Rumors

The latest scuttlebutt, rumors & fun in the convenience store industry

A Chicago Tribune sports columnist’s take on “those All-Star caps”: “At which gas station did MLB find them?”


BR hears that one e-cigarette manufacturer has an investor from the L.A. Lakers.


Because freshness counts, we’ll know now to look for pinholes and tape on our coffee bags, G.S.


BR hears a certain mega-retailer is plotting to take over more of Texas.


D.M., sorry to hear about your ACA woes. Here’s hoping you find a workable plan soon.


BR hears some folks wish certain foodservice operators would lift their “cone of silence.”


Soaring in the Zero Alpha Yankee, Tom Dwelle of Flyers Energy breaks out the manual for his newest airplane while in midflight. Which begs the question: Who’s flying the plane?


BR hears new Alon managers trying to find a vacant apartment in Odessa have to stalk moving vans to find potentially open sites.


So your company is part of a major bidding-war acquisition. How does a smart employee react? “Put your head down and think, ‘Business as usual.’ ” Thanks, D.G.


Some automated systems “don’t play nice” when it comes to new technologies such as mobile messaging, says V.B.


Back Rumor Snapshot

A Chicago Tribune sports columnist’s take on “those All-Star caps”: “At which gas station did MLB find them?”

Soaring in the Zero Alpha Yankee: Tom Dwelle of Flyers Energy breaks out the manual for his newest airplane while in midflight. Which begs the question: Who’s flying the plane?