July 2011 Back Rumor
B.E., BR hears you’ve been dreaming about a life of leisure. Is it true?
What Canadian gasoline retailer on an acquisition streak would be the perfect match for Casey’s? Hint: Its initials are still not ACT.
Beware of monkeys on golf courses, K.D.
One major retailer that ended a popular fountain promotion certainly heard about it on Facebook.
BR hears a small dealership with a few c-stores in Georgia is looking for new owners.
Will Zombie Burger mean the apocalypse for high-concept burger joints?
A small chain in Arizona is said to be working with new owners following a takeover by investors.
BR hears large distributors are fighting the dealer perception of being a “commodity.”
Two chains—one Midwest, the other Northeast—are about to get their games on!
Congratulations, S.N., on your company getting into the wholesale- fuel business.
BR recently saw a counterfeit spotter that looked to be the real thing.
We’re still waiting to try those plantains, D.P.
Everybody wishes they could look as good as you “with child,” M.M.
BR hears two major soft-drink companies are making their machines a source of millennial engagement. One invigorated Ohio retailer is appreciating the “good” competition. Too much heavy LIFTing, Doug K.? Get well soon!
One policy expert tells BR retailers should watch how labor groups and immigration reform will soon be affecting their businesses.
Does an extended test period and no news mean good news for Marketside? Robin S. thinks not.
We didn’t know you once lived in a bomb shelter, Bo S. Where the competition goes, one must follow— even if the losses are significant, says one national retailer.
BR hears a certain Southeast chain could go on the block, once the owners find common ground.
A $700 router? Good catch, J.M.
Let it be known: Quick Chek mascot Q is a premium-roast drinker—and he likes his coffee black!
BR hears Kris K. enjoys a good bicycle ride, say 70 miles a day, in a foreign country, with little grasp of the language.
BR hears one QSR chain is working to reinvent itself.