Rumors

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

BR hears two well-known chains are testing beacon technology in their stores.


Congrats to Frank W. on becoming the industry’s newest MBA! Now, about that bad TV you’ve been watching …


We’re pretty sure that’s Joe Burke, formerly of Coca-Cola Refreshments, taking the ALS ice-bucket challenge. Looks like a cold one!


D.S., some leisurely afternoon BR is going to spend an afternoon at the largest train museum in the country, then come by your place to enjoy the quiet. Does a Saturday this fall work for you?


One Texas retailer killed his dollar section but kept the big sellers: $1 pregnancy tests, and $1 eyewash bottles (which are popular with oil-field workers).


Terry T., great to see you on the trade-show circuit again! Best of luck with your newest venture.


It’s a true c-store guy who grills hot dogs for the trick-or-treaters every Halloween.


Back Rumor sends hearty congratulations to new granddad Jim Donker of Nestle Waters North America, on the birth of his 6-pound-4-ounce granddaughter Brianna.


K.M., when are you going to make room in your cold vault for moonshine?


BR hears one operator wants to know: How does one milk an almond?


Back Rumor Snapshot

We’re pretty sure that’s Joe Burke, formerly of Coca-Cola Refreshments, taking the ALS ice-bucket challenge. Looks like a cold one!

Back Rumor sends hearty congratulations to new granddad Jim Donker of Nestle Waters North America, shown holding 6-pound-4-ounce granddaughter Brianna.