Convenience Store News

DEC 2016

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8 Convenience Store News | DECEMBER 2016 | WWW.CSNEWS.COM 570 Lake Cook Road, Ste. 310, Deerfield, IL. 60015 (224) 632-8200 Fax: (224) 632-8266 www.csnews.com Direct Mailing Address for Convenience Store News: 111 Town Square Place, Suite 400, Jersey City, N.J. 07310 BRAND MANAGEMENT Group Brand Director Ron Lowy (330) 840-9557 [email protected] EDITORIAL Editorial Director Don Longo (201) 855-7606 [email protected] Editor-in-Chief Linda Lisanti (201) 855-7608 [email protected] Senior Editor Melissa Kress (201) 855-7618 [email protected] Associate Editor Angela Hanson (201) 855-7619 [email protected] Associate Managing Editor Danielle Romano (201) 855-7604 [email protected] Contributing Editor Renée M. Covino (303) 741-3377 [email protected] Contributing Editor Tammy Mastroberte (201) 280-2614 [email protected] Art Director Michael Escobedo (224) 632-8245 [email protected] EVENTS • MARKETING • DIGITAL • RESEARCH • CIRCULATION Vice President/Custom Media Division Pierce Hollingsworth (224) 632-8229 [email protected] Strategic Marketing Director Bruce Hendrickson (224) 632-8214 [email protected] Director of Production Kathryn Homenick (973) 358-4875 [email protected] Director of Events Pat Benkar ( 973) 607-1330 [email protected] Director of Market Research Debra Chanil (201) 855-7605 [email protected] Audience Development Manager Shelly Patton (646) 217-1045 [email protected] List Rental The Information Refinery (800) 529-9020 Brian Clotworthy Reprints and Licensing Wright's Media (877) 652-5295 [email protected] Subscriber Services/Single-Copy Purchases (978) 671-0449 [email protected] CORPORATE OFFICERS Executive Chairman Alan Glass [email protected] President & CEO Peter Hoyt [email protected] Chief Financial Officer Chris Stark [email protected] Chief Customer Officer Ned Bardic [email protected] Chief Business Development Officer Korry Stagnito [email protected] Chief Digital Officer Joel Hughes [email protected] The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the consent of the publisher. The publisher is not responsible for product claims and representations. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Brett Atherton Bolla Management Rick Crawford Green Valley Grocery Edward Davidson ER Davidson & Associates (7-Eleven Inc., retired) Ray Johnson Speedee Mart Jack Lewis GPM Midwest Danielle Mattiussi Maverik Inc. Kyle McKeen Alon Brands Inc. Richard Mione GPM Southeast Jonathan Polonsky Plaid Pantries Inc. Greg Scriver Kwik Trip Inc. Roy Strasburger Convenience Management Services Inc. Jon Urbanik CST Brands Inc. Premier Trade Press Exhibitor CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS AFFILIATIONS CONTENTS FEATURES 38 | A Healthy 2017 Consumers will be looking for better-for-you food, beverage and snack options. TECHNOLOGY 58 | Smartening Up More c-store operators are using technology to capitalize on consumers' smartphone use. CATEGORY MANAGEMENT MOTOR FUELS 44 | The Forecourt of the Future Wawa leads the way when it comes to thinking outside the rectangle. TOBACCO 54 | Tobacco Goes to the Ballot Box California tax increase heads to the polls and finally wins voter approval. DEPARTMENTS VIEWPOINT 4 | Things to Watch for in 2017 Circle K, Amazon, fuel-less c-stores and dollar stores made headlines in 2016. 12 | CSNews Online 22 | New Products STORE SPOTLIGHT 64 | Its Own Little Corner of the World CornerStone Market brings Little Oil Co. back to c-store operations after 20 years. EXPERT'S VIEW 70 | The Leader's Mission: Bring Other Women With Her Kellogg's Tracy Joshua offers insights on gender and race in the workplace. 82 | Getting to the Core

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