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Spinx Partners With PeopleMatter To Streamline HR Process

“This will create a dynamic experience that will carry our team members through the life-cycle of our organization from hiring to retire,” says Spinx CEO. Spinx has partnered with PeopleMatter, a comprehensive talent management solution provider for the service industry, which is set to help automate and streamline the HR processes for Spinx’s 66 locations

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Sheetz Selects Marathon Health

New 10,000-square-foot multi-use facility to house health center. Marathon Health Inc. is set to serve as Sheetz Inc.’s  onsite medical services provider at the company’s Claysburg, Pa., distribution center. Under the agreement signed last month, Marathon Health will operate the 2,200-square-foot health center and provide high-quality primary care, health assessments, lifestyle coaching, and disease management

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Gasoline Prices Tumbling Amid Weak Demand, Economic Worry

Wholesale gasoline costs in major metropolitan regions of the country tumbled during the week following Labor Day, pressured by several features including weak consumption of the fuel leading up the holiday weekend, while driving demand consistently slumps in September from August. Historically, gasoline demand and prices move lower in September after the summer driving season.

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Trader Joe’s To Enter Florida

With discount prices and an exotic array of private label products, grocery chain Trader Joe’s looks to attract customers in north Naples, Fla.  Traders Joe’s is headed for Florida with its first store, which will measure 14,000 square feet, scheduled to open in north Naples, at a former Borders bookstore at 10600 U.S. 41 North,

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Demand Expands Use of Clean Diesel Power

As President Obama outlines construction and infrastructure projects ahead, the Diesel Technology Forum explains how clean diesel power can help. The expansion of new construction programs for U.S. schools, roads, bridges and buildings in the “American Jobs Act” outlined by President Obama in his speech on Sept. 8, will require the efficient power provided by

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FDA Seeks Comments On Draft Guidance

FDA Center for Tobacco Products posted two Draft Guidance documents and an Advance Notice of Proposed Rule-Making, and encourages retailers to review the documents and submit comments.  • Draft Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff Demonstrating the Substantial Equivalence of a New Tobacco Product: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions. This draft guidance provides information in

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Preparing for PCI D-Day

As the deadline for PCI DSS 2.0 compliance approaches, chains should make sure they understand the changes— and triple check that they meet the requirements. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. On Jan. 1, 2012 all convenience store retailers must comply with PCI DSS 2.0 standards. While some chains have been ready for more than a

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Instant Rewards for Fuel Customers

With gas prices again on the rise, consumers are pumped about loyalty programs that offer discounts on gasoline. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor. Today’s competitive retailing environment makes it tough to attract and keep customers, so convenience stores are turning to loyalty programs that allow the faithful to earn points as they shop and redeem

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Capitalizing on Coffee Trends

Hot beverages anchor the industry’s foodservice offering, but the category is also a top in-store destination and among the most profitable.   By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Numbers don’t lie–and when it comes to consumers and coffee, they show a category poised for even greater growth in the months ahead.Coffee consumption among consumers aged 18-29

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Atlas Oil’s Lawry Named Top HR Executive

“Lawry has been instrumental in implementing new technologies and programs to enhance our recruiting efforts, new benefit offerings, talent management systems and on our policies and practices,” says Atlas CEO. Kari Lawry, vice president of human resources for Atlas Oil, has been named Michigan HR Executive of the Year by the American Society of Employers,

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Quick Chek Donates In Memory of Sept. 11

FealGood Foundation raises awareness about the health effects the first responders of Sept. 11 face today.   In remembrance of those lost on Sept. 11, Quick Chek is donatating 11 cents from each cup of coffee sold on Sunday, Sept. 11 to the FealGood Foundation. The FealGood Foundation is a non-profit organization, dedicated to raising awareness

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Mansfield Oil, Gevo Form Strategic Alliance

“Through this partnership, we are working to develop new fuels formulated with renewable isobutanol that expand the renewable content of the fuels we supply,” says Mansfield’s executive vice president. Mansfield Oil Co. and Gevo Inc., a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, have entered into a strategic marketing alliance to efficiently distribute isobutanol-based fuel into

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Hunt Brothers Debuts New Website

Hunt Brothers Pizza, a brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry with more than 6,000 locations in 28 states, has announced the launch of its newly redesigned Website, huntbrotherspizza.com. Updated with a bold color scheme and new consumer-friendly features including a store locator, in-store promotion details, multi-media components and social media feeds, the

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Inside Sales Drive Casey’s Strong Q1 Numbers

Casey’s annual goal is to increase same-store sales 5.8% with an average margin of 32.8%, and to grow it’s store count by 4-6%. Casey’s General Stores Inc. is off to a strong start in fiscal 2012 strong with a “record quarter.”  The c-store chain has reported basic earnings per share of $1.04 for the first

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Thorntons’ Promotion Targets Cards and Wildcats Fans

Now through Sept. 12 fans can win free tickets to the Big College Football Match-Up in Lexington on Sept. 17. Fall is almost here and with it the seasonal rivalry that signals the start of the college sports season. Thorntons invites customers to show their true fan colors, Cardinals Red or Wildcats Blue, as Thorntons

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Tesoro Acquires 290 Locations

As Supervalu divests stores, Tesoro plans to buy 51 Albertson’s Fuel Express stations, in addition to leasing 241 sites from Thrifty Oil Co. Tesoro Corp. is set to grow its fleet of retail stores by 25% with the acquisition of about 290 locations from Supervalu Inc. and Thrifty Oil Co. “The combined purchase and lease

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ConocoPhillips Spinoff Details Emerge

As ConocoPhillips splits, it reveals which assets are set to be part of its new exploration-and-production company. ConocoPhillips plans to complete the spinoff of its refining company in the second quarter of 2012, providing stockholders with one share in the new refining entity for every two shares they currently own, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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7-Eleven, Nielsen Broaden Partnership

More 7-Eleven stores’ information available through Nielsen means more detail and wider geographic representation of the convenience store industry. 7-Eleven and Nielsen, a provider of information and analytics around what consumers watch and buy, are broadening their relationship from sample to full-census cooperation. The expansion will increase 7-Eleven’s store count in Nielsen’s convenience store service

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Stinker Stores Acquires 14 Albertsons Fuel Centers

As Supervalu divests 107 locations, Stinker Stores sees an opportunity to grow its store count. Stinker Stores Inc. has purchased 14 Albertsons fuel centers from Supervalu, which owns the Albertsons supermarkets in Idaho, and is set to officially convert them to Stinker Stores in October. Albertsons cards still will be accepted at the soon-to-be Stinker

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Atlas Oil to Host Sept. 11 Remembrance Week

Atlas partners with the U.S. Army on key activities for the week, including a career fair and flag raising ceremony.   Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil plans to host a Remembrance Week Sept. 12-16, to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 and to thank first responders for their dedication and service to our country. The U.S.

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Valero Fundraises For Children’s Miracle Network

Four-week campaign to benefit 32 children’s hospitals. From Sept. 6 through Oct. 3, Valero Corner Store employees will be asking customers to purchase $1 or $5 Miracle Balloon icons to raise funds for 32 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The icons have a coupon attached, providing customers an extra incentive to make the $1 or $5

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Nella Oil Joins Channel Partner Program

“The wide reach of the Voyager Network will be critical for us as we expand our business beyond California and Nevada,” says director of commercial fueling at Nella.   Nella Oil Co. LLC has joined U.S. Bank’s Channel Partner Program.    U.S. Bank is a provider of universal fleet fueling and maintenance cards and owner

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Jiffy Mart, Tevis Propane Team To Fight Breast Cancer

“This year we decided to increase awareness by partnering with Tevis Propane and expanding over the months of September and October,” says Jiffy Mart general manager. Jiffy Mart, a division of Tevis Oil Inc., is spending the months of September and October contributing to the welfare of the communities in which it does business. Partnering

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Wholesale Gasoline Mostly Higher Through Labor Day

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor for Telvent DTN Still feeling the impact from last month’s Hurricane Irene, wholesale gasoline costs in most metropolitan markets across the United States moved higher Labor Day, the celebrated end to the summer driving season. Irene made a rare appearance by a hurricane in the Northeast, impacting the

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Breaking News: Sunoco Selling Refineries

“Given the unacceptable financial performance of these assets, it is clear that it is in the best interests of shareholders to exit this business,” says Sunoco CEO. Sunoco Inc. announced today, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, that it plans to exit the refining business. Philadelphia-based Sunoco, which owns two refineries—one in Philadelphia and one in Marcus

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