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U.S. motor fuel gross profit increased 52%, merchandise gross profit increased 5%
Nielsen report reveals how global snack-buyers get territorial
Deploys SiteSage at select Alltown and Mr. Mike's c-stores in New England
Changes will spur growth in c-store, supermarket segments
As 2014 winds down, many downstream-based master limited partnerships are ramping up. At press time, the 6,400-store Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) had tucked into its portfolio Aloha Petroleum, one of Hawaii’s largest c-store operators with 100 locations. This came after a series of stunning ETP acquisitions, the 5,000-store Sunoco chain in 2012 and 640-store Texas jewel Susser Holdings just this past spring. “This is just the beginning,” say experts.
Who does it better, traditional food and beverage retailers or online?
Speedway’s $2.8 billion bid for Hess banks on retailer’s elite loyalty program.
Speedway’s Speedy Rewards program--with more than 4 million active members--features nearly 30 category- and brand-specific clubs that reward members for frequent purchases. Check out these examples.
Brings multi-channel experience to company's category expansion
Dried-fruit sales in convenience stores have slowed from previous years, but continue to grow by double digits buoyed by healthy attributes and simple convenience. The category growth is led by dates, which are up 254% in unit sales, but represent a small percentage of the category. The largest subcategory--dried fruit chips--are up 40% during the 52 weeks ending Aug. 10, 2014, according to IRI.

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