Top 10 Convenience Store Stories 2013

Exclusive: CSP Daily News’ Most-Read Stories of 2013

Below is a list of the top 10 most-read convenience store industry stories from CSPnet.com, and links for those of you who missed them, from the year. Happy New Year, from CSP!

1. FBI Locks Down Pilot Flying J HQ

IRS confirms involvement; U.S. Attorney cites “ongoing investigation”

Original run date: April 15, 2013

2. Haslam Knew About Rebate Fraud, Source Alleges

Affidavit cites unnamed Pilot Flying J employee; CEO understands probe “more clearly”

Original run date: April 19, 2013

3. Characteristics of Leading Convenience Store Chains

From zero gasoline margins to consumer value, study reveals common attributes

Original run date: March 22, 2013

4. Guilty Pleas Reveal Details of Pilot Flying J Rebate Scheme

Two employees indicted, charged with conspiracy; prompts statement

Original run date: May 29, 2013


5. Wal-Mart Testing First Real Convenience Store

Retail giant set to open yet another small-format concept, including gas

Original run date: Nov. 7, 2013

6. The Pantry Struggles with Cigarettes, Fuel Volume

“We’re not happy that our comps have declined”

Original run date: Feb. 6, 2013

7. Fresh & Easy: A ‘$2-Billion Flop’

Tesco’s failure in U.S. among biggest “in modern supermarket history”: Report

Original run date: March 22, 2013

8. QuikTrip’s Market Jumping

How bold leaps have come to define the convenience store retailer

Original run date: March 8, 2013

9. 7-Eleven Complaint Details Claims Against Khan, Others

Inventory shortages allegedly topped $2.43 million

Original run date: June 25, 2013

10. St. Louis Retailers Target QuikTrip for a Third Time

QT calls predatory-pricing claim “completely meritless”

Original run date: April 19, 2013

Source:  CSP Daily News’ Most-Read Stories of 2013