Rumors

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

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!).


BR hears some Colorado retailers are cashing in on the state’s legalization of marijuana by selling scads of cigar wraps.


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.