sheetz looks for a few hundred good men and women

Company launches job fair to help staff new kitchen. Sheetz Inc. will host a job fair offering hundreds of exciting employment opportunities at the new Sheetz Bros. Kitchen. The fair will be held at the Sheetz Distribution Center in Claysburg, Pa. on Nov. 2 and 3 from 10:00am to 6:00pm each day. The fair will

ampm makes list of top 200 franchise companies

BP-owned unit ranks 39th as the only c-store on the list. BP’s ampm convenience store has been ranked 39th in the 2007 Franchise Times “Top 200.” The companies that made the list have a minimum of 20% of total units operated by franchisees. Worldwide sales are also a factor in the rankings. ampm is the

tesoro considers kerkorians offer

Company evaluates selling off an additional 16%. Tesoro Corp. has revealed that it is carefully reviewing an offer from billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian to sell an increased stake in the company, according to the Associated Press. The Tesoro board will be in consideration over sale for the next 10 days. The unsolicited offer asks the

titan names anderson ceo of appco

Growing company plans on expanding into new markets. Titan Global Holdings Inc. has appointed Marty Anderson as chief executive of Appalachian Oil Co. (Appco), as well as the appointment of the energy division’s entire senior management team. Appco is the first acquisition of the company’s recently announced Titan Global Energy, which was formed to aggregate

alon picks alliance data systems

New credit card and marketing solution brought into the chain. Alon USA Energy Inc. has signed a multi-year expansion and renewal agreement with Alliance Data Systems Corp. to provide co-brand and private label credit cards services for Alon’s FINA-branded convenience stores. Through this agreement, Alliance Data will provide an integrated credit and marketing solution for

canadian tire chooses fujitsu

New self-checkout systems installed in 100 stores. Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc., with Canadian Tire, will install Fujitsu’s U-Scan Genesis self-checkout system at more than 100 of its 468 stores across Canada. “Customer service is a top priority at Canadian Tire and the Fujitsu self-checkout systems will provide a new and enhanced method to efficiently serve

kumgo cofounder awarded for philanthropy

NCEA committee honors Krause with highest honor. W.A. “Bill” Krause, co-founder of Kum & Go, has been named a 2007 honoree of the National Catholic Educational Association’s highest honor–the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award. The committee, which selected Krause, looks for awardees whose contributions to education and youth have been major and far-reaching. Krause was

ameristops receiver calls it quits

Court appoints new one after former leaves due to disagreements. A new receiver has been assigned to manage day-to-day operations of Petro Acquisitions Inc., the parent company for AmeriStop convenience stores, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Leonard Z. Eppel, president of Financial Resource Associates in Blue Ash, stepped down on Tuesday as the court-appointed receiver

iri launches allscan convenience reviews

New 100% POS system assists retail tracking. Information Resources Inc. (IRI) has launched AllScan Convenience Reviews, the industry’s first service that provides 100% point-of-sale (POS)-based convenience store coverage with weekly data for more than 250 product categories and insights for more than 50 states and local markets. This cost-effective, syndicated convenience tracking service combines POS

chevron supporting southern california victims

Donations given to help those affected by wildfires. Chevron Corp. has donated $500,000 to support relief efforts in the communities affected by the Southern California wildfires. The commitment includes a $400,000 contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund that will support wildfire relief efforts across Southern California and a $100,000 contribution that will

cstores named for exceptional customer service

New survey discovers most consumer-friendly businesses. Corporate Research International released the results of RealPeopleRatings.com, its quarterly customer service survey that illustrates the importance of brand image and customer perception. Subway, Chevron/Texaco, Publix and Walgreens were among those that earned the highest marks in their categories this quarter. Other c-stores included were Shell and The Pantry

bp surprises analysts

Third quarter results turn better numbers than expected. BP Plc has reported profit decline less than analysts estimated in the third quarter and said its two largest U.S. refineries are increasing production, according to Bloomberg.com. According to the report, profits excluding one-time items and changes in inventories dropped 6.4%, outgrowing analysts’ estimates for a second

marathon picks up four citgo terminals

Marathon Oil Corp. is in the process of purchasing four CITGO oil terminals in Ohio. The sale also includes a facility in Dayton. The Dayton Business Journal reported that the company reached an agreement to buy the terminals and purchase ownership interest in Inland Pipeline from Houston-based CITGO Petroleum Corp. When the deal closes, the

two kumgo stores come under new ownership

Tulsa, Okla. stores sold for $4.8 million for franchised units. A group of Des Moines, Iowa, investors paid $4.8 million for two Kum & Go locations in Tulsa. The company, Davis Estates Ltd., spent $2.4 million to Hurd Tulsa LLC for one store and paid $2.4 million to Hurd Oklahoma LLC for the convenience store

krogers helps ban underage smoking

State Attorneys General across the country calls to enforce stronger restrictions. Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff revealed that Kroger Co., the parent company of 48 stores in Utah, has agreed to enforce strict measures to keep tobacco from minors. “Utah and other states have been working since 2000 to keep cigarettes from kids. As more

depinto speaks at 2007 nacs show

7-Eleven CEO delivers presentation on Retail Business Strategy. 7-Eleven Inc. President and CEO Joe DePinto will lead an exclusive discussion on retail and business strategies at the upcoming 2007 NACS Show. On Nov. 8, DePinto will deliver the CEO Presentation on Retail Business Strategy. DePinto first joined 7-Eleven in 2002, and has held several executive

a royal education

RBG sponsors its sixth annual scholarship program. Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG) has revealed its sixth annual scholarship program is now open for applications. The RBG Scholarship Program is available to eligible candidates that are high school seniors or graduates who are planning to or are enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year College or

treats without the tricks

Candy sales jumping with Halloween fast approaching. Halloween is fast approaching, bringing with it plenty of costume-clad consumers looking for candy. According to The Nielsen Company, U.S. consumers are expected to purchase more than $2.1 billion in candy this Halloween season. The holiday generates the greatest sales volume of sweets for the entire year, with

wawa goes hormonefree

Chain brings its milk and dairy back to cleaner basics. Wawa Inc. will now only produce milk that is free of artificial growth hormones (rBST); this artificial bovine growth hormone will be eliminated from all milk that Wawa processes and sells at its 570 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. To ensure

mcdonalds close to expanding beverages

Fast-food giant looking to boost sales by as much as $1.3 billion. McDonald’s Corp. may be counting on thirsty customers to pull in new profits. Exploring what it believes could be a billion-dollar annual sales builder, the fast food giant is seriously considering expanding its U.S. beverage offerings, from specialty coffee and bottled sodas to

potential employees line up for fresheasy

Tesco’s Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is receiving plenty of attention from potential workers for its Nov. 8 opening. The company has reported receiving nearly 1,000 applicants for 170 jobs for the first six Southern California, according to Los Angeles Business. Fresh & Easy has been eyed up by seasoned management as well. According to

bp starts streamlining

Chicago headquarters marks the first target for restructuring initiative. Last week, BP revealed that 3,300 Chicago-area employees will soon be relocated or eliminated in an effort to globally streamline the company, according to the Chicago Tribune. This move marks the end to BP’s efforts to maintain a functional regional headquarters in Chicago. The message was

floridas faulty gas pumps

Florida gas customers have something to worry about other than paying above the national average per gallon: malfunctioning pumps that could be siphoning even more of their hard-earned money. A recent study conducted by South Florida Sun-Sentinel found as many as 34% of the gas stations in the state have at least one pump that

house fails to support schip

Cigarette smokers can breath a temporary sigh of relief. Uninsured children, not so much. In a valiant attempt, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to override President Bush’s veto of H.R. 976, a bill that would reauthorize and expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP). Said bill would have provided $35 billion to fund

sheetz goes further in virgina

New store marks third unit in Lynchburg market. Sheetz Inc. continues to expand across the country as it opens a new 5,000-square-foot store in Lynchburg, Va. The new store is the third in Lynchburg and brings the total number of stores in the chain to 340. While the store opened to the public last night,

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