Rumors

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

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?


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.


Do lawmakers make good c-store cashiers? Brad Call will soon find out: A few are training at his registers to get a better feel for the convenience channel.


Apparently birthdays or anniversaries don’t add that much to the bottom line. S.G. says greeting cards just don’t sell at c-stores.


Jimmy B. with an acoustic guitar—and hair—singing folk songs? BR is going to have a tough time putting that image out of its head.


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


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

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