7‑Eleven, Inc. launches chatbot platform that allows quick and easy conversation with customers

IRVING, Texas, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Nov. 15, 2017), 7‑Eleven, Inc. launches a trailblazing chatbot platform that is poised to propel the convenience retailing industry into a new era of “conversational commerce.”  The company has a compelling history of innovation, being the first company to sell fresh brewed coffee in to-go cups, […]

B&M completes the relocation of Newport store as it opens new store at East Retail Park

Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The relocation of B&M’s Newport store has been completed, with the new-look store at East Retail Park opening to the public on Wednesday. The new store opening comes as a huge boost to the local economy, with the store increasing the number of employees by 60 having previously employed just […]

NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: record number of Americans say they will be driving the same or more this month

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, a record 93% of Americans say they will be driving the same or more this month, and they anticipate spending more over the same time period, according to the latest NACS Consumer Fuels Survey. Thanksgiving traffic could be heavy, as […]

7‑Eleven introduces OREO Mint hot chocolate

7‑Eleven introduces OREO Mint hot chocolate   IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. is teaming up with America’s favorite cookie brand to launch a minty fresh product lineup, anchored by OREO Mint hot chocolate. The exclusive flavor has never been available before as a hot chocolate and 7‑Eleven® stores will be the only ones – […]

Carrefour opens new convenience store at Bruxelles Congrès railway station; will open 7 more in 2017

Carrefour opens new convenience store at Bruxelles Congrès railway station; will open 7 more in 2017   Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour will open at least 7 more convenience stores in 2017, including one today (11/09/2017) at Bruxelles Congrès railway station. In so doing, Carrefour is increasing the density of its Express […]

Kum & Go opens its newest store in Waukee, Iowa

New store on Hickman Road features fresh food and a variety of fuel options Waukee, IA, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go opens the doors Thursday, November 9, at 6 a.m. to its newest store in Waukee, Iowa, at 650 Hickman Road. The 6,000+-square foot store will focus on fresh food and features a variety […]

7‑Eleven introduces new payments option — Amazon Cash

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Online shoppers who don’t have a credit card, or prefer not to use one for purchases, can now use Amazon Cash to add funds to their Amazon.com Balance at almost 8,000 7‑Eleven®  stores in the U.S.. The process is simple. To load money into their Amazon account, customers present […]

2017 NACS Show attendance increased 7.0% to a record 24,940 attendees from 63 countries

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Attendance at the 2017 NACS Show surged 7.0% to a record 24,940 attendees from 63 countries, according to figures released today (11/2/2017) by NACS. In addition, “buyers” attending the NACS Show (classified as retailers and convenience distributors, including Petroleum Equipment Institute [PEI] registration) grew 3.3% to 8,502. […]

Kum & Go opens the doors to its newest store in Altoona, Iowa

New store on First Avenue features fresh food and a variety of fuel options Altoona, IA, 2017-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go opens the doors Thursday, November 2, at 6 a.m. to its newest store in Altoona, Iowa, at 1430 1st Avenue North. The 6,000+-square foot store will focus on fresh food and features a variety […]

7‑Eleven has all the treats for the whole family this Halloween

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. has treats for the whole family this Halloween – creepy candy for the kids, monstrously good deals on whole pizzas for parents, and ghostly Slurpee®drinks for everyone. Along with the pizza, candy and Slurpee drinks that everyone can enjoy, 7‑Eleven® stores have hundreds of other meal-time, and treat-time, […]

William Shatner joins NACS in a special episode of Convenience Matters podcast

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The attributes that define William Shatner’s career also describe the convenience store industry: intellectual curiosity, innovation and a strong work ethic. So in a special episode of Convenience Matters podcast, “William Shatner’s Take on Convenience Stores,” NACS brought them both together. Shatner and NACS President and CEO […]

PHA AND NACS launch Healthier Product Calculator to help convenience retailers make healthier food choices more accessible to customers

CHICAGO, 2017-Oct-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair Former First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier, and NACS, the association representing the nation’s 154,000-plus convenience stores, today announced two new cobranded programs to help NACS members provide more visibility […]

NACS Releases 2017 Ideas 2 Go program

CHICAGO, 2017-Oct-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The fast-paced Ideas 2 Go program showcases emerging concepts that redefine convenience—as well as quick takeaways that retailers could easily implement at their own stores. Since 1994, Ideas 2 Go has provided a fast-paced video tour of some of the most interesting, creative and potentially profitable ideas in […]

Motor Fuel Group (MFG) adopts fuelService App across its UK network

Hertfordshire, UK, 2017-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is pleased to announce that it is adopting the revolutionary fuelService App across its 422-strong company station UK network. The free fuelService App has been launched to enable disabled drivers to re-fuel their vehicles more easily. The App helps the driver find a local […]

NCR Corporation unveils its new NCR Mobile Payments solution at the NACS Show

NCR and P97 are working together to provide an innovative end-to-end mobile payment option to fuel and convenience store customers Duluth, Ga., 2017-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, has unveiled its new NCR Mobile Payments solution at the NACS Show, the leading convenience and fuel retailing event, held in […]

Keep America Beautiful and NACS partner for a new guide on trash management

ALEXANDRIA, Va., and STAMFORD, Conn., 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Keep America Beautiful and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) have partnered to produce the new resource, “Being a Good Neighbor: A Guide to Reducing Litter, Managing Trash and Encouraging Recycling.” The guide provides quick and easy tips for convenience stores to improve […]

Tyson Foods and NACS team up to donate 36,060 pounds of protein to help fight hunger in the Chicagoland area

Chicago, Ill., 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tyson Foods, Inc. and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) partnered today (Oct. 16, 2017) to donate a truckload of protein totaling 36,060 pounds to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help fight hunger in the Chicagoland area. The Food Depository will distribute the donated food, […]

7‑Eleven creates the Trojan Horse brand to expand its selection of quality wines

7‑Eleven creates the Trojan Horse brand to expand its selection of quality wines   IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. is expanding its selection of private brand wines with the launch of two quality white wines – chardonnay and pinot grigio. The world’s largest convenience retailer created the Trojan Horsebrand for this new line of quality wines. […]

X5 to divest small-format convenience stores operating under the Perekrestok Express brand in Moscow

Moscow, 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group (“X5” or “the Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE: FIVE), plans to concentrate on its three major formats: Pyaterochka proximity stores, Perekrestok supermarkets and Karusel hypermarkets. The Company’s small-format convenience stores operating under the Perekrestok Express brand in Moscow will be put on sale. X5 has selected Renaissance […]

NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: consumers optimistic about the economy as gas prices fall

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumers have seen gas prices fall after the temporary supply disruptions caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and they say they are more optimistic about the economy, according to the latest national NACS Consumer Fuels Survey. Americans say that they have seen gas prices fall 9 cents […]

NACS survey: Convenience store food sales grows; retailers optimistic on business prospects for the remainder of 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Convenience store retailers say that in-store sales have performed strong so far this year, and they are optimistic about their business prospects for the remainder of 2017, largely because of the growth in food sales, according to a survey of U.S. retailers released today by the National […]

Whole Foods Market voluntarily recalls 365 Everyday Value Organic Raisin Bran that contains undeclared peanuts

Whole Foods Market voluntarily recalls 365 Everyday Value Organic Raisin Bran that contains undeclared peanuts   Austin, Texas, United States, 2017-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market stores is voluntarily recalling 365 Everyday Value Organic Raisin Bran because the product contains undeclared peanuts that were not listed on the product label. People who have […]

SPAR Netherlands opens more stores on University campuses

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, 2017-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — This summer, SPAR Netherlands has continued the successful rollout of SPAR stores on University campuses with the opening of two new stores – one in Eindhoven and the other in Delft. Furthermore, all existing stores were converted according to the SPAR University store format in Nijmegen. TU Eindhoven […]

7‑Eleven introduces the sweet and savory Pillsbury® Stuffed Waffle

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Sep-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Breakfast just got better at 7‑Eleven® stores with the introduction of the sweet and savory Pillsbury®Stuffed Waffle, served hot out of the oven. Developed and co-branded with Pillsbury, the convenience retailer’s first stuffed waffle combines a crispy, maple-flavored waffle on the outside and a fluffy egg omelet, savory pork sausage and […]

Motor Fuel Group grows its network to 422 stations

LONDON, 2017-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Top 50 Indies forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is growing its network to 422 stations with the completed acquisition of four stations each from FW Kerridge and Burns & Co. and an exchange of contracts with Macclesfield-based Manor Service Stations for nine stations with completion scheduled to take […]

7‑Eleven® commits to $150,000 donation and 4,800 cases of water for Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts

IRVING, Texas, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — As Hurricane Irma approaches the southeastern U.S., 7‑Eleven® is pledging a $150,000 donation to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts. With over 800 stores in Florida, 7‑Eleven is also giving back to the community it serves by donating 4,800 cases of 7-Select® purified water for free […]

Location3 Launches LOCALACT Platform, Enhanced with Facebook, Google and Bing Integration and Tools to Convert Digital Traffic to Increased Profit

Denver, CO., 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Location3, the digital marketing agency that delivers enterprise-level strategy with local market activation, today announced the launch of LOCALACT, the premier platform built to power and scale local digital marketing for franchise systems and multi-location businesses.  LOCALACT unifies localized digital advertising with organic listing and search management to […]

7‑Eleven® store’s Zero Franchisee Fee Initiative deadline Sept. 30, 2017

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Sep-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Entrepreneurs looking for the right financial opportunity to start a business better hurry to take advantage of the Zero Franchisee Fee Initiative to franchise a 7‑Eleven® store. The program ends Sept. 30, 2017. Until then, 7‑Eleven, Inc. will waive the franchise fee, a savings of up to $80,000, on select U.S. stores available to […]

7‑Eleven launches test program called RENEW at 95 stores in Portland, Seattle and Madison, Wisconsin

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. is furthering its commitment to reduce its energy footprint by launching a test program called RENEWTM this month at 95 stores in Portland, Seattle and Madison, Wisconsin. RENEW is a reduced emissions program 7‑Eleven®is launching in collaboration with GreenPrint, a company promoting sustainability through the retail gasoline, […]

Kum & Go opens its newest store in Ames, Iowa

New store on Lincoln Way features fresh food and a variety of fuel options Ames, IA, 2017-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go opens the doors Thursday, August 31, at 6 a.m. to its newest store in Ames, Iowa, at 4506 Lincoln Way. The 6,000+-square foot store will focus on fresh food and features a variety […]