Walmart Adopts Tobacco 21 Purchase Age

The retail giant also will stop selling certain flavored e-cigarettes as of July 1st By NACS Online // May 09, 2019 BENTONVILLE, Ark.—Walmart has announced it will raise the minimum age to 21 to purchase tobacco products across all U.S. stores starting July 1st, Reutersreports. The retail giant’s move follows those of drugstore chains Walgreens…

Another C-Store Consolidation Takes Shape

The trend is expected to continue as the industry grapples with the cost of growth By NACS Online // April 22, 2019 BUFFALO, N.Y.—Consolidation continues in the convenience store industry and isn’t expected to abate anytime soon, the Buffalo Newsreports, pointing to Noco Energy Corp.’s planned sale of 33 Noco Express c-stores and gas stations…

UNFI Accelerates Supervalu Integration, Names National Leadership Team

By The Shelby Report United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) said April 22 that in order to accelerate its integration of Supervalu into one organization, it now will operate under a national UNFI leadership team. UNFI says the change will advance its execution of its long-term strategic objectives and short-term synergy, revenue and EBITDA growth objectives. UNFI completed the acquisition…

C-Store Shoppers Buying More Fresh Items

Stores are convenient places to pick up premade salads, soups and cut flowers. By NACS Online // April 09, 2019 ALEXANDRIA, Va. —Convenience stores have long been the perfect place to grab a sandwich and soda after filling up with fuel. But now shoppers have discovered that the little stores are an ideal source for…

Toshiba Streamlines Shopping Experience for Michigan Grocer

Value Center Boosts Customer Satisfaction and Store Revenues with Toshiba Self-Checkout Systems Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, a global market share leader for integrated in-store retail solutions, is enhancing the customer experience for Value Center grocery shoppers. Value Center’s focus on customer experience has resulted in improved store revenues and operating efficiency for the Michigan grocer due to…

What C-Store Customers Want

An inviting forecourt, clean restrooms and good customer service help draw fuel customers inside, GasBuddy survey finds By NACS Online // March 28, 2019 BOSTON, Mass. – Convenience retailers generate nearly three-fourths of gross profit dollars from in-store sales, according to GasBuddy, a tech company featuring apps and websites that provide real-time fuel prices at…