TravelCenters Moving Ahead with Express Format

New travel center model offers broader platform for potential franchisees. TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, will be able to provide its customer base more wide-ranging service with its new TA Express model, expected to officially launch by the end of 2018. Barry Richards, president and […]

TravelCenters Moving Ahead with Express Format

New travel center model offers broader platform for potential franchisees. TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, will be able to provide its customer base more wide-ranging service with its new TA Express model, expected to officially launch by the end of 2018. Barry Richards, president and […]

RaceTrac Touts Tennessee Expansion

President Billy Milam explains to Convenience Store Decisions why the Volunteer State holds a strategic place in the c-store’s growth plans. With potential store locations being assessed, RaceTrac Inc. is targeting Tennessee as a natural fit for the chain’s future expansion. As Nashville and surrounding areas in the state spur an economic transformation with an […]

Kwik Trip Redefines Healthy Food Agenda

Steve Loehr has been at the forefront of the chain’s push to provide more nutritious choices. By David Bennett, Senior Editor As America embraces healthier eating habits, the c-store channel has undertaken the slow and methodical process of transforming the country’s perception of an industry that deals in unhealthy, mostly processed food products, to one […]

FriendShip Sails Toward New Horizons

With a revitalized foodservice strategy and other company initiatives, FriendShip is charting a course for fresh retail waters. By David Bennett, Senior Editor The FriendShip chain is located along the south shore of Lake Erie. While the highly seasonal market can create challenges for c-stores, FriendShip is experienced in weathering unique retail climates. Beck Suppliers […]

The Shifting Outlook for E-Tobacco

The FDA has set its sights on lower-risk alternatives to cigarettes. However, heat-not-burn products and other innovations still face a lengthy road to market. By David Bennett, Senior Editor How regulatory groups view future vaping products as viable, less harmful alternatives to combustible cigarettes will certainly change the future outlook of e-tobacco products. The prospect […]

C-Stores Battle Human Trafficking

Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT), a program of national nonprofit In Our Backyard, works with the c-store industry to combat human trafficking in the U.S. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Because human trafficking is a vastly underreported crime, many Americans don’t appreciate how wide spread it is nationwide. Also unknown is how the c-store industry […]

Pilot Earns Tech Innovator Award

With MuleSoft platform, the Knoxville, Tenn.-based retailer has been able to deliver new features to our guests, including mobile payment and real-time parking availability data to professional drivers. Pilot Flying J has been awarded MuleSoft’s 2018 Tech Innovator Award for most transformative customer experience. The award was presented recently in San Jose at MuleSoft Connect […]