Casey’s Celebrates 50th Anniversary

In celebration, Casey’s to feature monthly specials through August and an Anniversary Sweepstakes. Casey’s General Stores Inc. based in Ankeny, Iowa is celebrating its 50th year of business in 2018. Combined with other recent celebrations for its 2,000th store in Russellville, Ky. and its first locations in the state of Michigan and Ohio, the company

7-Eleven Slurpee Cup Wins Package Design Award

7-Select packaging also recognized as part of the GDUSA 2018 American Package Design Awards. 7-Eleven’s Slurpee cup design and 7-Select packaging were recently recognized with design awards. Brandimage, a global consultancy of brand equity architects and designers, was honored with three awards recognizing packaging design excellence for 7-Eleven in the GDUSA 2018 American Package Design

Balancing the OTP Category

Will smokeless tobacco be able to capitalize on reduced-risk classification? By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor Last year, convenience store owners and operators along with other tobacco retailers were forced to empty out several slots of their smokeless tobacco racks because of a nationwide recall issued by the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. (USST), a division

Opportunity Flows from Fountain

More drink flavors and savvy promotions can help wring the most out of a c-store’s cold dispensed beverage program. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor From teas to functional carbonated beverages and specialty frozen drinks, the cold dispensed category is seeing an influx of new opportunities to capture customer dollars as traditional carbonated soft drinks decline.

Weigel’s Succession Plan Begins at the Top

In this edition of Executive Corner, Bill Weigel outlines a blueprint for producing tomorrow’s industry leaders. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Of all the responsibilities convenience owners and operators share, preparing for the future is perhaps the most daunting. Industry veteran Bill Weigel, founder and chairman of Weigel Stores Inc., explains how succession planning can

Fostering Proprietary Foodservice

To put a brand on their brand, more convenience retailers are entering the proprietary foodservice pool. By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Editor As convenience stores increasingly become go-to options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, more and more operators are mulling the decision to launch proprietary foodservice options or partner with a co-brand. They know either alternative

Kiosks Enhance C-Store Offerings

Digital kiosks are providing retailers the ability to provide a wider range of services. By Erin Del Conte, Senior Editor As disruption across channels continues, due to Amazon’s on-going innovation, changing consumer demands and rapidly developing technologies, many channels are turning to kiosks to manage labor costs, introduce new value-added services and increase speed of