Channel: Convenience

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BP has announced changes to its UK retail leadership team with the appointment of Jo Hayward as VP mobility & convenience retail and Natalie Cattermole as senior dealer manager. These changes come at a pivotal time for BP as it looks to grow its UK… This story continues at New VP convenience retail appointment among […]
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  At the intersection of growth fresh food sales specifically Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat prepared food the convenience store sector is simply trouncing the grocery store sector.  In fact, Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® stated, grocery stores should be embarrassed by the way the convenience store sector and garnered share of […]
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BP has announced it is continuing to invest in the security of its retail team members by rolling out the Auror retail crime intelligence platform across its 300 company-owned stores and is implementing Reveal body worn cameras at stores experiencing higher levels of abuse and… This story continues at BP invests in Auror retail crime […]
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Cambridgeshire forecourt operator Highland Group has refurbished its Childerley Gate Service Station into a ‘local shopping experience’ with an on-site farm shop and butchers recently launching. The forecourt operators purchased the Dry Drayton site eight years ago from BP and had operated a small Budgens… This story continues at Highland Group creates ‘shopping experience’ at […]
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Track Gas Station spending for free Access chart data in Dash. Around 73% of Buc-ee’s customers also shopped at Shell in the trailing 12 months ended March 24, 2024 according to Earnest credit card data. It is just one sign that the gas station chain is making inroads with incumbent gas station brands. The jumbo-sized […]
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With so many shifts in the market, the pressure is on to upskill your workforce. However, there is a balance between getting employees up to speed quickly and effectively while also fostering open communication and confidence. The retail industry can benefit from adopting new ways of allowing employees to train safely, creating a path to […]
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As the nation gears up to hit the road over the Easter weekend, BP has shared how people are expected to shop during one of the busiest travel periods of the year. BP anticipates sales of over two million chocolate eggs as customers stock up… This story continues at BP predicts record sales of over […]
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Alimentation Couche-Tard, which operates Couche-Tard convenience stores in Canada and Circle K stores in the U.S., will deploy technology from Relex Solutions designed to enhance inventory management and in-stock positions. Relex’s AI- and machine learning-powered solutions include demand forecasting, replenishment and advanced space and floor planning functionalities. Integrating these systems will help Couche-Tard improve its […]
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I talked this week about how Jon Jenkins of AWS made the point during the NGA technology Summit that retailers should not compare smart carts to more traditional carts in terms of cost;  instead, he suggested, they should be thought of a self-checkout systems being used throughout the store, taking pressure off the front end. […]
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  At the intersection of consumers trends, pizza delivery success, and branded line extensions Casey’s General Stores have added new hand-held food menu items for immediate consumption is a perfect fit Edifying its consumer focused grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared menu in the minds-eye of the consumer, according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® […]
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  If you love music by now you know what a great line-up of events Live Nation has in 2024.  You might already have some tickets.  If not don’t worry 7-Eleven jut might be the one company that can get you tickets to one of your favorite Live Nation events according to Steven Johnson Grocerant […]
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  So, Wawa recently launched the Goose Media Network, a retail media network (RMN) designed to enhance offerings for its dedicated consumer base. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® this moved with edify Wawa’s relationship with consumers and brands driving Top-line sales and Bottom-line profits. Through this network, Wawa’s customers can engage with partner […]
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Mashgin reports deployment of its self-checkout technology at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business in Hanover, New Hampshire. New touchless self-checkout kiosks speed up the checkout experience for Tuck students, with average transaction times at Mashgin kiosks said to be between 10 and 16 seconds. These use AI powered computer vision to recognise and ring up […]
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Wawa has launched Goose Media Network, the c-store chain’s retail media network (RMN), to give brands the opportunity to reach Wawa customers online as well as via the mobile app and videos played at the gas pump. Wawa worked with Publicis Groupe’s Publicis Sapient, Epsilon and CitrusAd to create the new offering. “Goose Media Network […]
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CVS Pharmacy has partnered with Grubhub to make thousands of beauty, household, wellness and convenience items available for delivery from its 6,000+ stores in 48 states. The companies are kicking off the relationship with a collection of Daylight Saving Essentials designed to address the grogginess that often follows the time change, which will take place […]
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  At the intersection of getting the consumers interested in your brand and elevating meal bundling options Casey’s General Stores is focused on consumer messaging that they are about more than just gasoline and pizza according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. ·         Did you know that: 1.       Casey’s has […]
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CHICAGO — Grubhub said that it’s now offering thousands of wellness, beauty, household and other convenience items from CVS Pharmacy on its Grubhub Marketplace. More than 6,000 CVS locations are available on Grubhub across 48 states. With daylight saving time around the corner on March 10, Grubhub surveyed consumers to better understand the implications of the time […]
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BP has announced the appointment of former M&S franchise director David Phillpot as convenience trading director, Europe. Phillpot brings over 25 years of experience in diverse food retail roles. In his most recent role as franchise director, he led relationships and commercial plans with all… This story continues at BP strengthens convenience retail team with […]
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It’s that time of the year. The Northern hemisphere looks forward to spring. The Southern hemisphere looks forward to fall. And everybody in martech and marketing operations looks forward to the annual Stackie Awards. This will be our 10th edition of The Stackies: Marketing Tech Stack Awards. Wow, a decade of hundreds of martech stack […]
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  Casey’s General Stores has long been a staple in the hearts of communities across its 16-state footprint. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  Caseys operates at the intersection of a convenience store retailer and pizza chain.  Casey’s plays a vital role in providing essential goods and services to its […]
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  If you’re are a food and beverage industry professional you know that 7-Eleven has been selling Slurpees, since 1966.  The brand originated when 7-Eleven made a licensing deal with The Icee Company to sell slushies in 7-Eleven stores. Today the Slurpee is sold in 7-Eleven stores in at least 19 different countries. Branding relevance […]
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Yesterday we had a piece about how how ESG (environmental, social and governance) and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) have lost their luster with many companies. One MNB reader responded: First of all, I appreciate your nuanced position on ESG and DEI, which is in keeping with your ability to see all sides of any […]
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  You all know the old adage ‘When you can’t beat them join them’.  Well at Dash-In convenience stores they have been watching the ilk of Sheets and Wawa gobble market share by providing customers a once unique experience now a common place experience. That being restaurant quality meals from a non-traditional restaurant footprint and […]
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  There is no doubt that when Circle K announced that it was teaming up with Butterfinger to offer multiple unique treats for a limited time, all small retailers cried foul, began pouting chains had an advantage, but that just may not be the whole story.  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA […]
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For several years now the term “retail media” has been buzzing around both retail and media circles. Whether you’re looking for a deeper understanding of the implications and applications of retail media or need a down-and-dirty explainer on what retail media actually is, you’ve landed in the right place. This special Retail TouchPoints resource hub […]
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Consumer Price Index inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, down from 3.2% in March, albeit higher than expected, according to the Office for National Statistics. It’s the lowest level since the summer of 2021, versus 3.2% in March. The news follows yesterday’s announcement from Kantar… This story continues at Industry reacts to CPI inflation dipping […]
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MINNEAPOLIS—Target reported that first-quarter sales were down compared to last year, as it had projected. However, the company expects sales to turn positive in the second quarter and for the year as a whole. Comparable sales declined 3.7% in the first quarter, reflecting a comparable store sales decline of 4.8% partially offset by a comparable […]
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at petco.com for […]

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