7-Eleven Hires Presslink Printing Ltd.

7-Eleven Inc. recently awarded two of its print management and print fulfillment contracts to a new single-source provider. Chris Hetterich, president of Dallas-based Presslink Printing Ltd., led a collaborative effort with one of his long-time print supply chain partners to secure the business. The team of printing and fulfillment industry veterans replaced two incumbent 7-Eleven

Casey’s Acquires Market Express Store

Casey’s General Stores has acquired a Market Express convenience store on the east side of Marion, Iowa, for $1,025,000, The Gazette reported. The 4,000-square-foot Conoco-branded station and the adjacent 900-square-foot car wash were purchased from NH Petroleum LLC last month, according to Linn County Assessor records. The Market Express store was built in 1996 and

TA Adds “On Your Time” Fuel Receipts

TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has added “On Your Time” fuel receipts to enhance the professional driver’s experience and time management at all TA and Petro branded full service locations. The “On Your Time” Fuel Receipt System gives UltraONE members the choice to: Print fuel receipts at the UltraONE kiosk in any location (even a

CITGO Fundraises for Flood Victims

Torrential rains over the past two weeks have caused floods and mudslides across much of Venezuela, forcing more than 100,000 people out of their homes.   Out of great concern for the victims of this tragedy, CITGO and its corporate volunteer group, CITGO in Action, are leading a drive to raise funds for the people

Aloha Petroleum Wins Military Fuel Supply Contract

Aloha Petroleum Ltd. has been awarded a $45 million, one-year contract to supply gasoline and diesel to elect military bases on Oahu, Hawaii. Under the contract with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, also known as Exchange, Aloha Petroleum will supply six Exchange locations on the island.  The contract goes into effect in January

The Pantry Releases Fiscal Q4 and 2010 Results

The Pantry Inc. has announced the financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended Sept. 30, 2010. The quarter and year included 14 and 53 weeks, respectively, one more week than the comparable periods in fiscal 2009. In the fourth quarter, net income for The Pantry totaled $8.5 million or $0.38 per diluted

NOCO Express Raises $3,296 To Fight Breast Cancer

In recognition of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NOCO Express Stores donated 10 cents from every cup of coffee sold throughout the month to the Susan G. Komen, Western New York Affiliate. NOCO Express guests helped to raise $3,296 for breast cancer education and research. “Breast cancer touches so many women and families in our

Tedeschi Remodels Three Locations

Continuing with its plan to update all of its sites, Tedeschi Food Shops has remodeled three stores in Leominster, Mass., bringing the total of locations remodeled in 2010 to 16. The stores are located at 185 Main Street, 766 Central Street and 782 North Main Street, and now offer a wide variety of fresh, healthy

Irving Oil Continues Northeastern Growth

Irving Oil continues to grow in Vermont with the announcement of a new location at 16 Route 106 in North Springfield. The North Springfield Smart Shop is the third Irving location opened by Midway Oil in the past three months. “As a family-owned company it was important for us to partner with someone with a

Fresh & Easy Adds Roof-Mounted Solar Panels

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has partnered with REC Solar, a solar electric system provider in the U.S., to install roof-mounted solar systems on nine stores. The systems is expected to generate more than 410 kW of solar energy. In total, the systems will produce an estimated 620,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually, the equivalent of reducing

Kum & Go Celebrates Grand Openings

Kum & Go announced the grand opening of two stores this weekend, one in Mt. Vernon, Mo., and one in Sioux City, Iowa. The new Vernon, Mo., Kum & Go is located at 8900 E Mt. Vernon Blvd, and the Sioux City, Iowa location opened at 1373 Pierce St. Both stores kicked off their grand

C-Store Competitors Drive Sales With Social Media

Dunkin’ Donuts is using social media platform Foursquare to secure loyal customers in the Florida market, Nation’s Restaurant News reported. It recently launched its first Foursquare regional promotion in two markets in Florida. The promotion offers users of the location-based game the chance to win a free donut after they “check in” at the same

Retail Gasoline On the Rise

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical arm of the Department of Energy, released an outlook projecting the U.S. retail price for regular grade gasoline will average $3 gallon in 2011-a price level previously seen as a breaking point for the American consumer. No more; with higher

Employment Outlook Shows Promise

Employers’ hiring plans for the upcoming first quarter are “the most promising” in more than two years, on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook survey published Tuesday. A seasonally adjusted net 9% of firms said they expect to hire in the first quarter, the largest percentage since the fourth quarter of

NCSU Scores Narrow Lead In Battle for Bean Street

Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc., has announced more than 20,000 University of North Carolina, NC State University and Duke University branded coffee cups have been purchased at Triangle Kangaroo Express locations since the start of the Battle for Bean Street competition three weeks ago. For the first time in a single collaborative campaign, Kangaroo Express

Kroger Names SVP of Retail Operations

The Kroger Co. has named Geoffrey Covert senior vice president of retail operations, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Covert, 59, joined Kroger in 1996.  He has served as president of the company’s Cincinnati/Dayton Division for the past six years. Previously, he served as senior vice president and president of Kroger Manufacturing. Before joining Kroger, Covert worked

Gas Prices Grow

Gas prices have soared to the highest price of the year, topping $3 a gallon, The Citizens’ Voice reported. For the first time since Oct. 2008, gas prices have risen to an average of $3.05 a gallon in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa. area, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. The national average price of self-serve regular gas sits

7-Eleven Buys 183 ExxonMobil Locations in Florida

7-Eleven Inc. has agreed to acquire ExxonMobil’s retail interests in 183 Florida sites. Included in the acquisition is a combination of company- and dealer-operated sites located in Orlando, Southwest Florida, Palm Beach and Broward County.  The 183 sites include five unused parcels of land.  The majority of locations will be rebranded as 7-Eleven operations, and

Kroger Provides Free Flu Shots

The Kroger Co. is bringing free flu shots to thousands of eligible individuals. Beginning today, Kroger is making free flu shot vouchers available to The Salvation Army and to Feeding America, a domestic hunger relief organization. Uninsured or underinsured shoppers in areas with a Kroger or a Kroger banner pharmacy such as City Market, Dillons,

Sunflower Farmers Market To Open In California

Sunflower Farmers Market, a rapidly growing value-priced organic and natural foods grocer in six Southwestern states, is set to open its first store in California in April 2011. While the concept is new to California, Mike Gilliland, the man behind the brand, is well known there. He established the popular Wild Oats supermarket in the

AWMA Announces Education Sessions

The American Wholesale Marketers Association (AWMA) plans to offer more than 18 hours of education during the 2011 AWMA Show scheduled to take place Feb. 8-10, 2011 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. “Distributors, brokers, retailers and manufacturers will experience an entirely new event as we continue on the path to re‐invent the Show

Gasoline Prices continue to Chug Higher

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Preliminary federal data shows gasoline demand down 0.5 percent through the four-week period ended Nov. 26, but gasoline prices continued to move higher. Based on the sharp gains, with several cities seeing their wholesale prices up by more than 10 cents from the previous week, the US gasoline

Gulf Oil Returns to Minnesota

Gulf Oil has returned to the Twin Cities after 23-years through a partnership with Inver Grove Heights, Minn.-based Lucky Oil Co., the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal reported. Six metro-area stores are already open for business and more store openings are planned in the last few weeks of 2010. “I think this market’s looking

Casey’s 2nd Quarter Results Impacted by Hostile Bid

Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores Inc. released the results of its second quarter of fiscal 2011 ended Oct. 31, 2010. Casey’s reported 51 cents in basic earnings per share during the period and approximately $19.4 million in expenses pertaining to the company’s recapitalization plan completed in the second quarter, as well as the unsolicited hostile

Quick Chek Adds Digital Music Kiosks

Quick Chek customers who are music fans now have a new and convenient way to buy DRM-free MP3s, now that the chain has added Download2Go digital music kiosks by MOD Systems. Quick Chek  has added the new music kiosks to 10 locations across its New York and New Jersey convenience stores. Download2Go kiosks bring digital

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