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

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.

Rite Aid closures, Halloween candy, Amazon-AI
Mon, 25 Sep 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Rite Aid could be forced to close up to 500 locations. Amazon has made a big investment in artificial intelligence. And Shell is opening its newest stores in the world of Fortnite.

Walmart, QuikTrip, Ohio
Fri, 22 Sep 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Walmart is adding a subscription-based delivery service. QuikTrip continues to expand its healthcare business. And Ohio appears to be a hot spot for new convenience stores.

Supermarkets. Better Work Awards. Royal Farms.
Thu, 21 Sep 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Why are supermarkets are facing an “existential threat?” A convenience retailer earned the top spot in the Better Work Awards. And Royal Farms is installing 30 DC Fast Chargers.

C-store openings, Kroger, Kudos c-store
Wed, 20 Sep 2023 21:57:00 GMT
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These are the states that saw the most new c-stores last month. Kroger’s CEO kicked off Groceryshop in Las Vegas. And there’s a new c-store brand in Houston.

Casey’s General Stores, Instacart, Target
Tue, 19 Sep 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Pizza is fueling Casey’s General Stores’ growth. Instacart is now a publicly traded company. And Target is doubling down on grocery sales for the holiday season.

 EG America, Brew Oil, FreshTake
Mon, 18 Sep 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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EG America has a new CEO. Brew Oil has closed five convenience stores. And FreshTake will open a new grocery store in Georgia.

Instacart, Maverik, best places to work
Fri, 15 Sep 2023 21:55:00 GMT
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Instacart is upping its IPO goals. Maverik is shaking up its discount program. And two convenience-store retailers are among the best retail places to work.

Chicago, Good 2 Go, retail shrink
Thu, 14 Sep 2023 21:55:00 GMT
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Is Chicago looking to get into the grocery business? Good 2 Go acquires a batch of convenience stores. And how to solve the pressing problem of shrink.

bp’s CEO, Walmart & Albertsons, grocery prices
Wed, 13 Sep 2023 21:55:00 GMT
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bp’s CEO has resigned. Walmart and Albertsons are investing in speedy delivery. And grocery prices dipped in August.

RetailTEC, Parkland, Kroger
Tue, 12 Sep 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Retail technology leaders attend the inaugural RetailTEC conference in Dallas. Parkland has a new retail leader. And Kroger has agreed to pay more than $1 billion in an opioid settlement.

Instacart IPO, Hostess acquired
Mon, 11 Sep 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Instacart readies an IPO, Hostess gets acquired by J.M. Smucker, and Kroger’s divestiture deal with C&S bodes well for the Albertsons merger.

Kroger, Brett Giesick, 7-Eleven
Fri, 08 Sep 2023 21:56:00 GMT
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C&S Wholesalers is becoming a major grocery retailer. A convenience-store industry veteran is retiring. And 7-Eleven has expanded to a new country.

Circle K, new grocery stores, ampm
Thu, 07 Sep 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Circle K’s new loyalty program is performing well. New grocery openings picked up in August. And ampm is expanding its frictionless checkout technology.

C&S Wholesale Grocers, KwikTrip, grocery hiring
Wed, 06 Sep 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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A grocery wholesaler is reportedly in talks to scoop up divested Kroger-Albertsons stores amid the pending merger. KwikTrip has been honored with a new award. And Rutter’s is expanding its dispensed-beverage options. grocery job growth was largely flat in August.

Mega Consumers Cooperative, Walgreens, Metro
Tue, 05 Sep 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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One convenience retailer has closed nearly half of its stores amid a bankruptcy filing. Walgreens is searching for a new CEO. And Sheetz has launched a new line of doughnuts. a Canadian grocer is back in business following a protracted strike.

Dollar General, TravelCenters of America, Kroger-Albertsons merger
Thu, 31 Aug 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Dollar General had a rough Q2. TravelCenters of America has a new CEO. And another elected official is sounding the alarm over the pending Kroger-Albertsons merger.

Maverik, swipe fees, Walmart
Wed, 30 Aug 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Maverik’s major acquisition is complete. Credit card swipe fees are reportedly set to increase. And Walmart is setting an e-commerce record.

Florida gas stations, Giant Eagle, Metro
Tue, 29 Aug 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Why are some Florida gas stations being asked to stop selling fuel? GetGo has a new president. And a major grocery strike in Canada continues

Sheetz, Instacart, Rite Aid
Mon, 28 Aug 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Sheetz is building a massive new distribution facility. Instacart finally appears ready to go public. And a bankruptcy filing is impacting operations at nearly 20 Mountain Express Oil locations with Pilot fuel branding.

Express Oil, Kroger, student loans
Fri, 25 Aug 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Mountain Express Oil may be no more. Kroger’s CEO talks about creating a national supermarket company. And meat-snack maker Wenzel’s Farm now holds a Guinness World Record. retailers are bracing for student loan payments to restart.

Subway, Walmart drones, Dollar Tree
Thu, 24 Aug 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Subway has found a buyer. Walmart is expanding drone delivery. And RaceTrac is entering Ohio.Dollar Tree continues to grow its grocery business.

Metro, Juul, Dollar Tree
Wed, 23 Aug 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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The strike at There’s no end in sight for a strike at Canadian grocer Metro. Vape maker Juul is undertaking a major round of layoffs. And Dollar Tree has signed a $1.35 million safety agreement with the Department of Labor.

Aldi, Circle K, Albertsons
Tue, 22 Aug 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Aldi’s CEO talks about the grocer’s surprising acquisition. Circle K may soon be searching for a new cannabis partner. And 7-Eleven is donating to wildfire relief in Hawaii.

The Fresh Market, gas prices, Dollar General
Mon, 21 Aug 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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The Fresh Market has big growth plans. Gas prices are climbing. And Dollar General has opened a first-of-its-kind distribution facility.

Instacart IPO, 7-Eleven dinged for scheduling violations
Fri, 18 Aug 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Instacart is nearing an IPO. 7-Eleven has been dinged for employee scheduling violations. And is getting a second life.

Walmart, c-store visits, store brands
Thu, 17 Aug 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Grocery sales continue to fuel Walmart’s solid quarterly results. Visits to convenience stores are up. And is it time for c-store retailers to pull back on private label?, one expert says.

Aldi, Buc-ee’s, Kroger-Albertsons
Wed, 16 Aug 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Aldi is making a major acquisition. Buc-ee’s is entering two new states. And secretaries of state are again calling for a stop to the proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger.

Casey’s General Stores, grocery sales. Kroger
Tue, 15 Aug 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Casey’s General Stores has acquired dozens of convenience stores. Grocery sales are on the rebound. And Kroger is adding more vertically farmed produce to its lineup.

Arko Corp., Save A Lot, Olin Oil
Mon, 14 Aug 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Arko Corp. appears ready to buy another convenience retailer. Save A Lot CEO reveals why the company’s new business model is such a good fit. And a Wisconsin convenience-store chain has a new owner.

ampm, big-box retailers, Grocery Outlet
Fri, 11 Aug 2023 21:55:00 GMT
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Another c-store retailer is experimenting with an all-digital store. Big-box retailers may be through the worst of an inflation-fueled dip. And one discount grocer is seeing record interest from prospective operators.

bp, grocery prices, Wawa
Thu, 10 Aug 2023 21:55:00 GMT
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bp’s profits dropped in the second quarter. Grocery prices rose a bit in July. And Wawa is expanding into another state.

Grocery market share, CrossAmerica Partners, Metro strike
Wed, 09 Aug 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Walmart keeps gobbling up a larger share of grocery spending. CrossAmerica Partners is shifting to company-owned c-stores. And labor negotiations are ongoing as a strike continues at a major Canadian grocer.

Parkland Corp., Kroger-Albertsons merger, grocery prices
Tue, 08 Aug 2023 21:56:00 GMT
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Restructuring has apparently served Parkland well. The CEOs of Albertsons and Kroger continue to make their pro-merger case. And are food prices finally headed downward?

Wawa, Save A Lot, Murphy USA
Mon, 07 Aug 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Wawa is testing an all-digital store. Save A Lot has nearly completed its transition to an all-wholesale model. And Murphy USA stores are getting a makeover.

 Amazon Fresh, c-store M&A, grocery jobs
Fri, 04 Aug 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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An Amazon Fresh overhaul is underway. One Tennessee c-store operator has acquired another in the state. And grocery employment was on the upswing in July.

Kroger-Albertsons merger, DoorDash retail, fastest-growing retailers
Thu, 03 Aug 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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The consumer lawsuit against the Kroger-Albertsons merger has been tossed out. C-store and grocery channels are doing well for DoorDash. And many grocers made the list of the country’s fastest growing retailers.

Amazon Fresh revamp, TA-Bojangles, SpartanNash
Wed, 02 Aug 2023 21:59:00 GMT
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Amazon Fresh is re-imagining its in-store grocery experience. Expect to see more Bojangles restaurants at one convenience retailer. And SpartanNash is rolling out a premium private-label line.

CVS, Shell Canada, 7-Eleven competition
Tue, 01 Aug 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Major layoffs are coming to CVS. Shell Canada is selling off gas stations to ward off competition. And, in the U.S., 7-Eleven is facing stiffer competition.

Parkland, Metro strike, Oregon gas
Mon, 31 Jul 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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Parkland Corp. has a new chairman of the board. A strike is closing grocery stores in Canada. And Oregon now has self-fueling.

Wegmans enters Manhattan, Buc-ee's knockoff store, Shipt rewards program
Mon, 31 Jul 2023 14:43:18 GMT
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Wegmans is set to open its second New York City supermarket. Buc-ee’s vows to take action on a new convenience store that resembles its name and mascot. And Shipt unveils a new rewards program.

Amazon, Anheuser-Busch layoffs; Kroger-Albertsons merger; c-store foodservice
Thu, 27 Jul 2023 21:55:00 GMT
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Layoffs are hitting both Amazon and Anheuser-Busch. Why a federal attempt to block the Kroger-Albertsons mega-merger may be a bad idea. And why investing in dinner appears to be a wise idea for convenience stores.

Tobacco sales, grocery e-commerce, Wawa Pizza
Wed, 26 Jul 2023 21:55:00 GMT
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Convenience-store retailers are not very optimistic about tobacco sales. The number of online grocery shoppers appears to be shrinking. And pizza is officially on the menu at Wawa.

C-store beverages, Albertsons Q1, Dollar General food
Tue, 25 Jul 2023 21:55:00 GMT
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C-store beverage sales appear to be on the upswing. Digital sales propelled Albertsons to a solid first quarter. And Dollar General is intensifying its competition with other food retailers.

Lidl US CEO, gas prices, recession fears
Mon, 24 Jul 2023 21:55:00 GMT
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Lidl US is apparently once again searching for a CEO. Gas prices are up a bit. And more shoppers than not think the country is in a recession.

Tobacco sales, SNAP access, Martie expands
Fri, 21 Jul 2023 21:55:00 GMT
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Tobacco sales appear to be plummeting. A grocery industry association is supporting a bill to protect SNAP access. And one online grocer is rapidly expanding.

Kroger-Albertsons merger, Kwik Trip-bitcoin, Walmart
Thu, 20 Jul 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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The pressure is intensifying around the proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger. Kwik Trip is getting rid of its bitcoin ATMs. And Walmart is launching a new, half-price membership for shoppers who receive government assistance.

Dollar General, Parker’s, Metro
Wed, 19 Jul 2023 21:58:00 GMT
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One discount retailer has run afoul of the National Labor Relations Board. Parker’s c-stores are adding a new state to their footprint. And a strike has been averted at one Canadian grocer.