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The latest retailer, wholesaler and supplier news, including corporate & store operations, technology, legislative, regulatory & legal news, marketing, mergers & acquisitions and more. Also includes expert viewpoints, people news and special features.

Couche-Tard Seeks to Be a Key Player in North American Cannabis Market

The retailer plans to use its position in Canada, where recreational use is legal, to achieve this goal.

Cash-Wa Distributing

Cash-Wa Distributing to Acquire FSA-Fargo Distribution Center

The site will serve as the company's third distribution facility, expanding its reach in the Upper Midwest.

According to corporate, 4,700 franchisees have signed a new 15-year franchise agreement in the last 12 months.

The retailer’s five-year initiative puts foodservice at the forefront of the brand.

7-Eleven logo

The Westfield Brandon location is one of several the retailer plans to debut this year.

Circle K logo

The company has placed the new banner on more than 5,800 c-stores in North America to date.

vapor products

A $20-million public awareness campaign is just part of Gov. Gavin Newsom's orders.

Platform Beer

New sponsorships, promotions and acquisitions are also announced by blu, Coca-Cola and others.

7-Eleven Mobile Checkout

7-Eleven, the nation's largest convenience store chain, is not afraid to push the envelope.

With PepCoin, customers earn back $2 for scanning specially marked products that they've purchased.

A RaceTrac convenience store

He served as president from 2015 to February 2019.

The word taxes and money

The Tobacco Tax Equity Act of 2019 would also increase the tobacco tax rate.

Vapor products and regulations

The state Department of Health will begin enforcement efforts in two weeks.

Christiansburg, Va., residents will have access to more than 100 products and six convenient "packs" via the Wing app.

Stores as small as 12,000 square feet are on the horizon as the retailer rolls out its new Good & Gather private brand line.

ExxonMobil logo

Boosted partnership brings Gas Rewards to multiple East Coast states.

Laredo Taco Company

New pages highlight the El Campeón vs. El Rival breakfast taco rivalry.

An electronic cigarette user

Among Gov. Andrew Cuomo's moves, retailers who sell to underage youth could face criminal penalties.

A woman using Casey's mobile app

CEO Darren Rebelez highlights the chain's center-store pricing moves and mobile app as its latest milestones.

Oreo mint

The Effie Awards recognized the campaign to support the Oreo brand and its new mint flavor.

Holiday Cos. convenience stores

The acquisition of the Midwest retailer brings foodservice programs and a new labor model.

Sixty-five emerging brands will be invited to make their case about why they deserve a spot on the retailer's store shelves.

Kwik Trip

More Wisconsin locations expected to add the service in the weeks ahead.

Casey's President and CEO Darren Rebelez

The retailer expects to break ground this fall on the new facility, which will be in the southwest portion of its territory.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy

The 10-member panel will submit recommendations for a comprehensive strategy in 21 days.

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