Positioning 7-Eleven for the Future

President and CEO Joe DePinto shares with Convenience Store Decisions how a customer-obsessed culture is propelling the world’s largest convenience retailer forward. By David Bennett, Senior Editor For 91 years, 7-Eleven Inc. has often been on the cutting edge of major trends across the convenience store industry. Whether it was the company’s launch of the […]

Fuels Drive Awareness at NACS

Discussion focuses partly on enabling consumer choice at the pump and why E15 is growing in sale volume when offered. President Donald Trump announced on Oct. 9 that he would seek the lifting of an existing federal regulation that limits the sale of E15-blend gasoline during summer months. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prohibits […]

Adding Protein to Ice Cream

At the top of the healthy heap is Halo Top, an ice cream brand that has been out a few years, but is spurring a following in more c-stores. By David Bennett, Senior Editor It wasn’t that long ago that yogurt was the cream of the frozen and refrigerated dairy and novelty category. In fact, […]

Bill Kent Gauges a Changing C-Store Industry

The chief executive of The Kent Cos. dishes on topics central to today’s convenience channel, including mergers and acquisitions, foodservice and the need for more workers. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Bill Kent, president of Midland, Texas-based The Kent Cos., which operates a chain of 44 Kent Kwik Convenience Stores, recently sat down with Convenience […]

EG Group Buying Minit Mart

The UK retailer is making fast inroads into the U.S. convenience channel with its latest acquisition. After a $2.15 billion acquisition of Kroger’s convenience store business earlier this year, the Lancashire Business Review is reporting that EG Group has acquired the Minit Mart sites from TravelCenters of America (TravelCenters) for $305 million. EG Group is […]