Rumors

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

BR hears that one e-cigarette manufacturer has an investor from the L.A. Lakers.


Because freshness counts, we’ll know now to look for pinholes and tape on our coffee bags, G.S.


BR hears a certain mega-retailer is plotting to take over more of Texas.


D.M., sorry to hear about your ACA woes. Here’s hoping you find a workable plan soon.


BR hears some folks wish certain foodservice operators would lift their “cone of silence.”


Soaring in the Zero Alpha Yankee, Tom Dwelle of Flyers Energy breaks out the manual for his newest airplane while in midflight. Which begs the question: Who’s flying the plane?


BR hears new Alon managers trying to find a vacant apartment in Odessa have to stalk moving vans to find potentially open sites.


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.


Some automated systems “don’t play nice” when it comes to new technologies such as mobile messaging, says V.B.


A growler program for the soda fountain? Sounds promising.


Back Rumor Snapshot

Soaring in the Zero Alpha Yankee: Tom Dwelle of Flyers Energy breaks out the manual for his newest airplane while in midflight. Which begs the question: Who’s flying the plane?

CSP chairman emeritus Paul Reuter and Roxie Grieco send greetings from Spain as they walk the Camino de Santiago—all 764 kilometers of it. You can follow their trek on thesewalkingboots.com.