Convenience Store News - May 2018 - 12

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TOP 5 DAILY NEWS HEADLINES

1

Sheetz HR Leader Honored at Inaugural
Leadership Awards Gala

Stephanie Doliveria, vice president of human resources, was honored at
Great Place to Work's inaugural "Great Place to Work For All Leadership
Awards." Honorees were chosen by senior leadership at their companies
for being a leader who consistently plays a critical role in helping their
organization deliver on strategic growth and business goals.

2

Couche-Tard Updates Status of
Circle K Rebranding

In the United States, the rebranding effort is set to move west from former
The Pantry Inc. locations in the Southeast now into the Midwest, Couche-Tard
President and CEO Brian Hannasch said during the company's third-quarter
fiscal 2018 earnings call. In addition, rebranding efforts have begun in Russia;
will move to Ireland this spring; and Couche-Tard has begun the transformation of Mac's locations in Canada to the new global Circle K brand.

3

7-Eleven Testing New Lottery Instant
Game Technology

The retailer has begun testing Scientific Games Corp.'s new SCiQ lottery
instant game retail technology in select c-stores. The SCiQ dispensers are
currently live in pilot tests at participating 7-Eleven stores in Arizona, Ohio,
Maine, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Additional pilot tests are
scheduled for Georgia, New York and Pennsylvania.

4

7-Eleven Among Top Retailers in Customer
Experience Ratings

7-Eleven achieved a rating of 73 percent in the 2018 Temkin Experience
Ratings, an annual customer experience benchmark of companies based
on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. To generate the ratings, consumers
were asked to evaluate their recent experiences with a company across
three dimensions: success, effort and emotion.

5

The Early Insights Coming Out of Amazon Go

Amazon Go, Amazon's tech-forward convenience store concept, has been
up and running in Seattle for only three months, but already executives are
noticing some shopper trends. The most hyped aspect of the Amazon Go
store has been its "Just Walk Out" technology, which enables customers
to grab items off the shelves and head out the door without checking out
with a cashier, or otherwise. As it turns out, people are wary of exiting a
store without some sort of payment friction.

THE FOODSERVICE
INNOVATION PODCAST
Rutter's Director of Foodservice Ryan Krebs chats with
Convenience Store News Editorial Director Don Longo about
Rutter's ability to offer a high degree of customization to its
customers, as well as big flavors and big-sized offerings. Other
topics include retailers' role in their communities; the latest food
trends; and the impact of technology, like cashierless checkouts,
on future customer expectations.

12 Convenience Store News C S N E W S . c o m

An Inside Look at RaceTrac's
New Made-to-Order
Food Program
RaceTrac Petroleum Inc.'s new concept convenience stores feature a full
made-to-order, fresh prepared food
program that takes the Atlanta-based
retailer's foodservice to a higher level.
The program features sandwiches,
wraps, a specialty hot and
cold beverage bar with
barista-style
smoothies
and shakes,
and all-day breakfast items. Guests
customize and order their meals on a
touchscreen kiosk, and then can watch
the store staff prepare their food. The
new deli-based food concept replaces
RaceTrac's previous venture into
made-to-order foodservice with the
Speedy Avocado Mexican Grill.
For more exclusive stories, visit the Special
Features section of www.csnews.com.

MOST VIEWED NEW PRODUCT

White Owl Spiked
Lemonade Cigarillos
Swedish Match's
White Owl brand
is expanding its 
Limited Edition
FoilFresh franchise
to include White
Owl Spiked Lemonade cigarillos. The
newest variety has a refreshing taste
with just a little bit extra, according
to the company, which describes the
tobacco product as "a little bit sweet, a
little bit tart, and a whole lot of delicious." White Owl Spiked Lemonade
cigarillos began shipping last month
and are available in "2 for 99 cents," "2
for 1.49" and "Save on 2" formats.
Swedish Match
Richmond, Va.
(804) 787-5100
www.swedishmatch.com


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