Rumors

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

Sometimes you just have to clean up your predecessor’s mess. Are we right, M.M.?


BR hears Kwik Chek in Texas certainly knows its place and is happy to be there: “I’m after Bubba. That’s my customer. The competitor can try to get a woman to buy a bottle of water.”


Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Dan Rooney, who also is founder of the charity Folds of Honor, thanks former petroleum marketer Michael Kirschner for a generous donation to the charity and for inspiring many others at Outlook Leadership to do the same.


It won’t be long now before an East Coast powerhouse flexes some muscle in the Midwest.


BR hears training associates is turning into one of the biggest challenges of selling vaping products. “They don’t know the difference between e-cigarettes and e-hookahs,” one retailer laments.


A.K., that East Coast c-store chain you’ve been keeping an eye on is about to grow again. Good for you!


BR hears Bill N. is getting back in line to jump out of another airplane. That first skydiving freefall has him jonesing for another rush of adrenaline!


Gas margins should be better, says one southern retailer, but competition is putting on the squeeze.


BR hears a certain East Coast retailer played a big role in the development of an ice-cream company’s new flavor. Sounds like a tasty partnership!


All-nighter resets are on the agenda for a chain in the West that’s been rebranding acquired stores.


Back Rumor Snapshot

Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Dan Rooney, who also is founder of the charity Folds of Honor, thanks former petroleum marketer Michael Kirschner for a generous donation to the charity and for inspiring many others at Outlook Leadership to do the same.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s …: Trenton Jenney got his head in the Superman mindset during a visit to Metropolis, Ill.