Retail Daily

From the editors of Winsight Grocery Business and CSP Daily News comes Retail Daily, a new podcast that serves up a quick daily download of the top industry stories from supermarkets and c-stores. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you like to tune in for the must-know retail news of the day. Read stories featured in the episodes on our websites: and

Kwik Trip, inflation, tobacco
Fri, 08 Dec 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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Kwik Trip is seeing success with self-checkout. Grocery inflation remains a concern. And big changes appear to be coming to the tobacco category.

Amazon grocery, Casey’s General Stores, Dollar General
Thu, 07 Dec 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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Amazon continues to tinker with its grocery offering. Casey’s won’t rebrand nearly two dozen Lone Star Food Stores it purchased. And Dollar General is slowing its expansion pace.

7-Eleven Mexico, UNFI Q1 financials
Wed, 06 Dec 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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7-Eleven Mexico goes the SaaS route for category management, United Natural Foods turns in a disappointing Q1 performance, and a menthol cigarette ban is in the offing.

Kwik Trip expansion, Wegmans openings
Tue, 05 Dec 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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Kwik Trip eyes growth in upper Michigan, Wegmans gives a store opening update, and new research shows that in-store ATMs encourage purchases.

Black Friday winners, EV charging
Mon, 04 Dec 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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Mass merchants are the Black Friday winners, convenience and grocery retailers ramp up EV charging, and Weis Markets reports a possible customer data breach.

Casey’s acquisition, Ahold Delhaize DC tour
Fri, 01 Dec 2023 22:55:00 GMT
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Casey’s acquires some Love’s c-stores, Ahold Delhaize gives a distribution center tour, and Grabango sizes up self-checkout’s impact on retail shrink.

Seven & i holdings, Kroger, Wawa
Thu, 30 Nov 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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7-Eleven International is buying 7-Eleven Australia. Kroger’s sales fell during the third quarter. And Wawa is heading to a new state.

Ahold Delhaize, Phillip Morris, Meijer-EVgo
Wed, 29 Nov 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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Ahold Delhaize details its omnichannel strategy. Phillip Morris has a new chief communications officer. And Meijer and EVgo are expanding their fast-charging network.

Kroger-Kitchen United, Circle K, Neptune’s Fix
Tue, 28 Nov 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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Kroger has shut down its Kitchen United food halls. Circle K’s parent company is putting more stores up for sale. And the FDA is issuing a warning about a supplement commonly sold in c-stores.

C-store M&A, Foxtrot-Dom’s, Turkey Wednesday
Mon, 27 Nov 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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2023 has been a big year for convenience store M&A activity. Speaking of which, Foxtrot and Dom’s Kitchen & Market plan to merge. And, grocers saw a bigger-than-normal boost on Turkey Wednesday.

BP-AI, Kroger-Albertsons merger, Pilot Co.
Tue, 21 Nov 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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BP is getting serious about AI. The finish line for the Kroger-Albertsons merger could be in sight. And the Pilot Co. has a new c-suite executive.

Publix CEO, RaceTrac, Molo-Twin
Tue, 21 Nov 2023 21:58:11 GMT
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Publix Super Markets will have a new CEO in the new year. RaceTrac is expanding into a new state. And one petroleum seller has run afoul of state regulations.

Gas N Wash, BJ’s Wholesale Club, cinnamon investigation
Fri, 17 Nov 2023 22:58:00 GMT
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One convenience store retailer has received an investment to fuel its expansion. Sales were flat during the recent quarter at BJ’s Wholesale Club. And the FDA is investigating whether shipments of cinnamon have been contaminated with lead.

Walmart, CrossAmerica Partners, new c-stores
Thu, 16 Nov 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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Walmart sees consumers being cautious this holiday season, but nevertheless raised its economic forecast for the year. CrossAmerica Partners reported shrinking gasoline margins. And CSP counted 16 new c-stores last month.

Target, Sheetz, Plaid Pantry
Wed, 15 Nov 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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Target is predicting slow holiday sales. Sheetz is entering a new market. And one c-store retailer is debuting its first EV-charging station.

Stewart’s Shops, Save A Lot CEO, food prices
Tue, 14 Nov 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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One c-store retailer is closing a store due to soaring theft and violence. Save A Lot is looking for a new CEO. And food prices inched up in October.

Buc-ee’s, Private Label Trade Show, menthol ban
Mon, 13 Nov 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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Buc-ee’s is heading to a new state. The Private Label Trade Show kicked off, with a record number of exhibitors. And NACS is asking the president to reconsider the federal ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.

Coborn’s, omnichannel shoppers, C-Store Women conference
Fri, 10 Nov 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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Coborn’s is selling off more than a dozen c-stores to focus on its grocery business. Holiday grocery shoppers will likely be omnichannel shoppers. And the first C-Store Women conference is wrapping up in Napa.

Amazon, Buc-ee’s, Instacart
Thu, 09 Nov 2023 22:58:00 GMT
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Amazon is making a major change to its grocery operations. Buc-ee’s is launching premium EV-charging stations with Mercedes Benz. And Instacart gave some insight into its finances in its first earnings report since going public.

Ahold Delhaize, Wally’s, Grocery Outlet
Wed, 08 Nov 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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Ahold Delhaize is selling off its FreshDirect grocery delivery company. Wally’s is opening another massive travel center. And Grocery Outlet had another big quarter.

Arko, Uber, Casey’s General Stores
Tue, 07 Nov 2023 22:59:00 GMT
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Arko is making an acquisition. Uber is beefing up its grocery business. And Casey’s General Stores is heading to Texas.

Gas prices, fruit pouch recall, Sprint Mart
Mon, 06 Nov 2023 22:55:00 GMT
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Gas prices are falling. A food recall is widening. And one c-store retailer has opened a massive new location, with a full-service restaurant.

Target, Murphy USA, food retail jobs
Fri, 03 Nov 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Target shoppers are buying fewer groceries. Murphy USA is slowing its unit growth. And food retailers saw an uptick in jobs last month.

MAPCO, new grocery stores, Petroleum Marketing Group
Thu, 02 Nov 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Acquisitions of the MAPCO convenience-store chain are now complete. New grocery openings picked up in October. And Petroleum Marketing Group has added another 10 stores.

bp, Target, Alimentation Couche-Tard
Wed, 01 Nov 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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bp’s profits are up over the previous quarter. Target wants to sell you a $25 Thanksgiving dinner. And Douglass Distributing is exiting the wholesale fuel business.

Wawa store design, Sprouts Farmers Market loyalty, Core-Mark
Tue, 31 Oct 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Wawa is unveiling a new store design. Sprouts Farmers Market plans to test its first loyalty program. And distributor Core-Mark is looking to expand awareness of its foodservice brands.

Walmart remodels, Pilot lawsuit, Wawa expansion
Mon, 30 Oct 2023 21:56:00 GMT
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Walmart is debuting $500 million worth of store remodels. The founding family of the Pilot travel center chain is suing its current owner. And Wawa has big plans for North Carolina.

Kum & Go, food and beverage sales, Shipt
Fri, 27 Oct 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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A c-store chain has a new food-focused location. Food and beverage sales are down year over year nationwide. And one grocery delivery platform is planning layoffs as demand slows.

Fed debit card fees, grocer holiday deals
Thu, 26 Oct 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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The Fed looks to lower debit-card swipe fees, big grocers plan holiday food deals, and BP is buying fast-charging hardware from Tesla.

 Kroger-SNAP, Love’s RV Stops, Wakefern
Wed, 25 Oct 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Kroger is now accepting digital SNAP benefits systemwide. Love’s is opening more RV stops. And sales are up at Wakefern.

Kwik Trip outage, Target grocery, frozen food sales
Tue, 24 Oct 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Kwik Trip’s rewards system is back online. Target is creating more loyal grocery shoppers. And inflation is driving a major increase in frozen food sales.

Chevron-Hess, Instacart health, Alimentation Couche-Tard 
Mon, 23 Oct 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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A $53 billion oil company acquisition is in the works. Instacart is bolstering its health-focused business. And Alimentation Couche-Tard is focused on growth.

Walgreens-Rite Aid. Fat Dog Travel Centers. FABI Awards.
Fri, 20 Oct 2023 21:55:00 GMT
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Walgreens settles with Rite Aid investors, Fat Dogs Travel Centers plans new locations, and the National Restaurant Association Show has opened 2024 Food and Beverage Award nominations.

Costco CEO, Altria lawsuit, Misfits Market
Thu, 19 Oct 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Costco has a new CEO. Altria has filed a vape-related lawsuit. And Misfits Market’s integration with Imperfect Foods is complete.

Kwik Trip outage, Thanksgiving prices, menthol ban
Wed, 18 Oct 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Kwik Trip’s systemwide outage appears to be largely resolved. It looks like Thanksgiving might be a little less expensive this year. And a proposed menthol ban for cigarettes and cigars is getting closer to happening.

Grocery sales, unruly customers, Albertsons
Tue, 17 Oct 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Grocery sales dipped in September. Convenience retailers are learning how to deal with unruly customers. And Albertsons is growing its loyalty program.

Rite Aid bankruptcy, age verification, top co-ops
Mon, 16 Oct 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Rite Aid declared bankruptcy. Convenience stores have new age-verification technology. And there’s a new ranking of the top-grossing grocery cooperatives.

Dollar General, Kwik Trip, Kroger-Albertsons merger
Fri, 13 Oct 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Dollar General’s CEO had a very short-lived retirement. Kwik Trip’s systemwide outage continues. And there appears to be a new challenge to the pending Kroger-Albertsons merger.

SQRL acquisition, food inflation, cigarette prices
Thu, 12 Oct 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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One convenience retailer has acquired more than 200 stores from a single seller. Food prices dipped a bit in September. But cigarette prices are on the rise.

Kwik Trip, Walmart milk plant, c-store m&a
Wed, 11 Oct 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Kwik Trip is in the midst of a system-wide outage. Walmart is building a milk processing plant. And convenience store acquisition activity just might speed up before year’s end.

Drug store troubles, gas prices, online grocery orders
Tue, 10 Oct 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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The country’s largest drug chains are facing a challenging time. Gas prices are down, but that could change due to conflict in the Middle East. And online grocery orders declined in September.

Amazon delivery fee, NACS chairman, grocery employment
Fri, 06 Oct 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Amazon has lowered its free grocery delivery threshold. NACS has a new chairman. And grocery employment held relatively flat last month.

Retail Leader of the Year, Rite Aid delisting notice, RaceTrac EV
Thu, 05 Oct 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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A new Retail Leader of the Year has been named by CSP. Rite Aid’s struggles continue. And RaceTrac debuted its first EV charging station.

C-store retail media, new grocery stores, c-store acquisitions
Wed, 04 Oct 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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With the 2023 NACS Show in full swing, c-store retailers are discussing hot topics like retail media networks and acquisition strategy. And, in grocery, it’s a busy time for new store openings.

UNFI, NACS, Goodwill
Tue, 03 Oct 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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UNFI has ousted its president. NACS is underway in Atlanta. And Goodwill–yes, that Goodwill–appears to be getting into the grocery business.

bp, Walgreens, lottery theft
Mon, 02 Oct 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Executive changes are afoot at bp and Walgreens. Lottery theft is a growing issue for convenience retailers. And rebranding is underway at Lou Perrine’s Gas & Grocery.

Circle K, Gelson’s, Amazon Fresh
Fri, 29 Sep 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Circle K’s parent is selling dozens of sites. A Southern California grocer will be the foodservice provider for a new network of EV charging stations. And Amazon has a huge opportunity in the grocery space.

Retail foodservice, Ahold Delhaize, Wawa expansion
Thu, 28 Sep 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Foodservice is playing a key role in boosting c-store traffic. Ahold Delhaize’s CEO is bullish on omnichannel shoppers. And Wawa has big plans for Ohio.

Wawa openings, Target closures, C-StoreMaster
Wed, 27 Sep 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Wawa has big expansion plans for Kentucky. Target is closing stores due to theft. And a c-store distributor is getting into the gasoline distribution business.

Amazon, shrink, candy sales
Tue, 26 Sep 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Amazon is facing a new lawsuit centered on its alleged anticompetitive practices. Shrink is a growing problem for retailers. And candy sales are hot at c-stores.