Archives for July 2007

freon leak shuts down cstore

Pa. store evacuated, but no injuries reported. A leaky refrigerator shut down a gas station and convenience store for several hours Monday morning. Meadville, Pa. firefighters were sent to the Country Fair store to investigate a suspected Freon leak. Firefighters confirmed the leak and evacuated the store, Meadville Fire Chief Tunie Hedrick said. The leak

indiana smokers head south for cigarettes

Tax hike pushes smokers to Kentucky for cheaper products. Hoosier smokers will have to pay more for their cigarettes. A new Indiana law went into effect Sunday that boosts the price. It’s always been cheaper in Kentucky. Indiana’s cigarette tax was 55 cents a pack. Now that’s it’s jumped to 99 cents, many more smokers

alon adds pipelines in california

Alon USA Energy Inc., today finalized the purchase of the crude and unfinished products pipeline system from Kinder Morgan, Inc. known as the “Black Oil System” for a purchase price of $4.5 million. The “Black Oil” system includes approximately six miles of active and thirteen miles of inactive pipelines in the Long Beach, Calif. area.

jim keyes to head blockbuster

Former 7-Eleven CEO replaces John Antioco as chairman and CEO of the entertainment company. Jim Keyes, who guided 7-Eleven through some of its most profitable era, today was named chairman and CEO of Blockbuster Inc. Ironically; he replaces John Antioco, another convenience story industry veteran, who served more than a decade with Tosco Corp. Under

7elevens kwike makeover

A dozen stores rebranded as part of the convenience chain’s month-long celebration leading up to The Simpsons Movie debut. Over the weekend, 7-Eleven Inc. turned a dozen stores into Kwik-E-Marts, the fictional convenience stores of “The Simpsons” fame, in the latest example of marketers making life imitate art. Those stores, in Manhattan, Bladensburg, Md., Orlando,