Jan 26, 2015
U.S. Convenience Stores Continue Retail Channel Growth
Small operators account for most of the growth in the industry’s store count.
Beer Can Turns 80 Years Young
First can of beer was sold in Richmond, Virginia, on January 24, 1935.
Cumberland Farms Saves Customers $20 Million on Gas
Customers who use the convenience chain’s SmartPay Check-Link payment program have saved $20 million on gas purchases since January 2013.
Starbucks Moving Forward With Delivery Service
CEO confirms that the company is finalizing plans for two new delivery models.
Synchrony Financial and BP Announce Consumer Credit Program Agreement
Private label and co-branded credit programs to be accepted at more than 7,000 U.S. BP stations.
Jan 23, 2015
Big Industry Names Headline 2015 Convenience Summit
Just one week remains to save 25% on early bird registration for NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe.
Survey Shows Banks Take 500% Mark-Up on Debit Swipe Fees
New analysis from Federal Reserve illustrates ways in which high profit margins hurt consumers and merchants.
An End to the Dollar Wars?
Family Dollar shareholders voted overwhelmingly for Dollar Tree buyout.
Controversial Tobacco Plain-Packaging Proposal Moving Ahead in U.K.
Health minister predicts a vote in next few months, before results of plain-packaging study are released.
Wawa Launches App and Rewards Program
App lets customers earn rewards, pay with their phones, and find locations and gas prices.
Jan 22, 2015
Driver Demographics Research Identifies Transportation Trends
New report from the Fuels Institute analyzes decades of driver data and assesses potential transportation market developments.
EMV Adoption Is Unrealistic Target for U.S. Merchants, Banks
Numerous hurdles make widespread EMV-adoption unlikely ahead of October 1 liability shift deadline set by credit card companies.
C-Stores Embracing Healthy Snacks and Grocery Items
At annual show for CST Brands retailers, Corner Store emphasizes appeal to Millennials with more fresh, healthy items.
More States Offering Incentives for Alternative Fuels
North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts launching new aid programs and incentives to encourage adoption.
Japan’s Booming C-Store Industry Changing Packaged Snacks
The continuing rise in ‘konbini’ convenience stores is driving demand for smaller, shelf-ready packaging.
Jan 21, 2015
Supreme Court Declines Review of NACS’ Swipe Fee Claim
Retailers’ suit challenging Fed rule on debit swipe fees will not be heard by highest court.
Retail Technology Trends Revealed at NRF Show
From big data to RFID and security, security, security, retail show reveals what’s on the horizon.
New York Governor Proposes Minimum Wage Increase
Proposed $10.50 wage would be highest statewide wage in the nation, New York City would be at $11.50.
Will the Future City Be Car-Free?
Some cities around the globe are already going car-less, as urban planners design for people, not vehicles.
Report Finds Growth Opportunities for Private Label Products
While market share for private label products may be stalling, it’s essential to understand habits of the core shopper.
Jan 20, 2015
More Evidence for Increasing SUV Sales
$3 a gallon represents a “tipping point” for sales of SUVs compared to hybrids, similar to findings from NACS survey.
QuickChek Named One of Best New York Companies for Employees
Convenience chain honored for third year in a row, also recognized in New Jersey.
Tokenization: At What Cost?
NACS Magazine takes a look at the value of tokenization and whether it will be an industry game changer.
Circle K Planning Major Expansion in Middle East
More than half of planned locations will be in United Arab Emirates, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Ontario Convenience Retailers Recognize Canada’s Non-Smoking Week
Convenience store association emphasizes role of retailers in preventing underage tobacco sales.