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

A Wisconsin retailer is bemoaning the difficulty in finding good sites for his growing chain to acquire. They’re either priced too high or of poor quality, he says.

Beer-flavored jerky? We have only one question, B.L.: What took so long?

BR hears sales of single-serve drinks for children are skyrocketing in the big-box channel, with marketers eyeing the c-store channel next. Are you on board?

Watch out for those trade-show candy hoarders, J.B. You’ll lose a finger!

BR hears Maverik is taking the next step with craft beer. Best of luck!

Clay Lambert of MetroPetro found some time to catch up on Convenience Store Products magazine at CSP’s booth at the NATO Show.

Congrats to University of Illinois’ Logan Bradley, son of Curtis’ Steve Bradley, who took sixth place in the Pommel Horse All Americans!

BR hears an independent retailer in Atlanta may be on his way to rebranding to a major c-store franchise.

Who says retirement is dull!? With a first grandbaby on the way and a trip to Machu Picchu planned, sound like Bill D. is busier than ever!

No more dumbing it down! We like it, H.A. We like it.

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