Rumors

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

The biggest challenge with self-checkout lanes? Triggering an impulse purchase, according to retailers who are testing or using the offer.


BR hears the “better for you” products section at some QuickChek stores is attracting a lot of female shoppers—better than match.com, right?


Congratulations to Tim Strahan on his son Wyatt being drafted by the Cincinnati Reds!


Gentleman, industry stalwart and all-around great guy Bill Douglass was presented with an honorary degree from Austin College in May.


BR hears the “better for you” products section at some QuickChek stores is attracting a lot of female shoppers—better than match.com, right?


An exclusive flavor of Monster Energy? We hear it’s coming, and it’s quite a coup for one convenience retailer.


Amazon? Walmart? What’s the biggest threat to c-store expansion? NIMBY, or “not in my backyard” mindsets, says one Northeast retailer.


Ever stuck in a long Starbucks drive-thru lane? A N.C. c-store retailer is selling coffee through its drive-thru to help (win over) these consumers.


A big acquisition is causing fuel concerns for one Texas-based supplier.


J.B. has a camera on the roller grill to study buying habits (and to make sure it’s full!).


Back Rumor Snapshot

Gentleman, industry stalwart and all-around great guy Bill Douglass was presented with an honorary degree from Austin College in May.

The leadership of the 7-Eleven Franchise Owners Association of Chicagoland gather for a rare photo opportunity during the association’s annual trade show in Villa Park, Ill.