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I.C. Pit Stop Strikes Gold

I.C. Pit Stop, a c-store in eastern Iowa, makes profits  buying gold from local consumers. The I.C. Pit Stop has bought gold for just over a year now, and so far, the business has been a success. Mark Paterno, owner of the c-store, said he gets a customer willing to sell gold products almost every

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Retail Gasoline Prices Still Pointed Lower

by Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Even with the rapidly approaching July 4th holiday, with holiday travel seen near the 2007 record this year, retail gasoline prices are continuing to decline as economic expansion cools and US unemployment remains high. Price watchers should expect the Energy Information Administration to report its twelfth

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7-Eleven Closes Open Pantry Acquisition

A total of 18 Open Pantry stores—14 of which are fuel locations—acquired in Wisconsin. 7-Eleven Inc. has completed a transaction to acquire 18 Open Pantry convenience store locations in Wisconsin, primarily in the greater Milwaukee and Madison markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. All 18 stores are located approximately in the lower third

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Pilot Flying J Partners With T2T

Pilot Flying J aims to help truckers improve health through a triathlon program. Pilot Flying J has committed to a new health goal by teaming with Truckers to Triathletes (T2T) to help professional drivers achieve healthier lifestyles. Through Pilot Flying J’s sponsorship of the Revolution3 (Rev3) Triathlon series, the company was introduced to Truckers to

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BP Features Interactive ‘Team USA Experience’ At A D.C. Location

BP wants to get customers excited about the upcoming 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with in-store promotions. As the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games approach, BP Products North America Inc. gives Washington, D.C. consumers the opportunity to step into the shoes of Team USA hopefuls at an upcoming BP Team USA Experience event. BP’s

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Rutter’s Rewards One Customer’s Loyalty With Fuel

Rutter’s announced its first winner for its Register, Scan and Win contest for summer 2012. Rutter’s Farm Stores plans to give away eight years of free gas to its loyal customers this summer, and its first winner was announced this week. Gregory Ball of Dover, Pa. won Rutter’s Fuel Up Free Sweepstakes, earnng a year’s

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Kangaroo Express Supports Troops And Families Through Summer Campaign

The Pantry continues its tradition of supporting and funding U.S. servicemen. The Pantry Inc. announced it plans to launch its second annual Salute Our Troops campaign, inviting customers at more than 1,600 Kangaroo Express c-stores in 13 states to support military personnel and their families. From June 27 through Sept. 4, Kangaroo Express and Salute

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HillBilly Brand Pocket Lighters

Scripto introduces new HillBilly Brand Licensed Pocket Lighters to its product line. Designed to target a rapidly growing fan base of patriotic, fun loving, country music fans and outdoor enthusiasts: the HillBilly Nation. The lighters will be available in five assorted designs featuring fishing, patriotic, HillBilly Hottie, camouflage and a country music guitar. The HillBilly

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Sugar-Free Syrups

Monin Gourmet Flavorings, a global provider of premium syrups and flavoring products, has responded to demand from calorie-conscious consumers by offering 19 different Sugar Free products. Sugar Free Syrups from Monin are made to be used in a variety of cocktails, iced teas, sodas and lemonades.  Popular flavors include on-trend favorites like Peach, Pomegranate, Blackberry

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VPS Raises Funds For Pediatric Cancer Research

Partners with Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation for 10th straight year. All 425 locations under the VPS Convenience Store umbrella are set to launch fundraising campaigns beginning the week of June 24 through Saturday, July 21 to support research and treatment at select pediatric cancer hospitals through a partnership with the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. For

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Tri-State Petroleum, Marathon Petroleum Partner

Marathon is supplying branded fuel to all Tri-State Petroleum locations. Tri-State Petroleum Corp., a family-owned convenience store operator and wholesale distributor of motor fuels in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, is has entered a new brand relationship with Marathon Petroleum Co. (MPC). MPC will be supplying branded fuel to all of Tri-State Petroleum’s convenience store

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Fruit Punch and Strawberry Passion Juice Drinks

Minute Maid is introducing two new juice drink flavors—Fruit Punch and Strawberry Passion—to its Juice To Go portfolio. Both bring together a blend of tasty fruit flavors and, because they are from the Minute Maid brand you know and trust, both all-new varieties offer refreshing, on-the-go enjoyment that can fit into any schedule. Both are

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Eliminate Grease

Removing grease build-up is time intensive, arduous and is one of the biggest issues facing foodservice managers. Clorox Commercial Solutions Clorox Professional Cleaners & Degreasers is a line of commercial degreaser. The new Clorox degreasing products utilize unique technology to remove heavy-duty, grease-related soils found in various foodservice operations. Clorox Professional Multi-Purpose Cleaner & Degreaser

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Weigel’s Nominated Milk Plant Of The Year

“This is such a great honor to be nominated along side milk industry giants,” says chairman and CEO of Weigel’s. Weigel’s Stores, home of Broadacre Dairy, has been nominated by Dairy Foods Magazine for Milk Plant of the Year. Weigel’s is considered a micro-dairy among the nominees that include The Dannon Co., Swiss Valley Farms

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Flash Foods Captures Real Returns In HR Automation

“Hiring managers give feedback on how much faster they are able to complete the interview and hiring process,” says Flash Foods’ director of training. Flash Foods, a self-sustained convenience store chain with more than 195 locations throughout Georgia and Florida, and PeopleMatter, a comprehensive talent management solution specifically designed for the convenience store industry, have

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Shell, Cybera Sign Deal

Cybera ONE Security Services platform now available for Shell-branded wholesalers nationwide. Cybera Inc. announced an agreement with Shell Oil Products US and Motiva Enterprises LLC (Shell) to offer its Cybera ONE Security Services Platform to Shell-branded wholesalers nationwide. With the Cybera ONE service, the company’s branded wholesalers and their operators will be able to reduce

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Retailers Lost More Than $34 Billion To Theft in 2011

Report shows a $2.6 billion decrease when compared to the $37.1 billion loss recorded in the previous report. Retail theft, including shoplifting, employee theft, administrative error and vendor fraud is down, according to an annual survey recently conducted by the University of Florida with a funding grant from ADT Commercial Security, soon to be Tyco

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Susser Pursues Master Limited Partnership IPO Of Wholesale Fuel Business

“We believe this transaction will allow us to de-lever the convenience store portion of our business, reduce our cost of capital and further diversify our access to capital to fund our growth strategy,” says Susser CEO. Susser Holdings Corp.’s Board of Directors has approved the filing of a registration statement to effect an initial public

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Valero To Acquire 29 Crackerbox Stores

“These stores are great assets and will complement our existing Corner Store network,” says CEO of Valero Retail. Valero Retail Holdings, a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corp., is purchasing 29 stores in the Little Rock and Hot Springs, Ark. areas from The Crackerbox Stores and converting them to Valero Corner Stores in the coming months.

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Murphy Oil Corp. Announces Executive Management Changes

President and CEO retires after 17 years with Murphy Oil.   The Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corp. has announced the appointment of Steve Cossé as president and CEO, effectively immediately. David Wood, the company’s current president, CEO and member of the Board of Directors, will retire after a 17-year career at the company

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Sugar Reform Denied

Coalition hopes close vote signals momentum for reform this year. In response to the Senate’s narrow defeat of an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill, which would have modestly reformed the costly U.S. sugar program, the Coalition for Sugar Reform released the following statement. “While we are disappointed the Senate voted to maintain the status

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Ryko Solutions Drives Into Summer

Revenue building enhancements, such as changes to SoftGloss MAXX, Radius, Pulse and Conveyor, increase wash counts and trim costs for car wash operators. Ryko Solutions Inc., a full spectrum car wash equipment, chemicals and service supplier in North America, is ready for a summer of increased wash counts, reduced costs, and more profitable car washes

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Wayne Introduces Wayne Helix Family of Fuel Dispensers

Fuel dispenser line emphasizes design, security and advanced technology. Wayne, a global innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, has announced the arrival of the Wayne Helix fuel dispenser line, emphasizing intelligent design, transaction security and advanced technology. Wayne developed Helix as the result of extensive research working closely with customers, retailers and users from around

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Shell, Jewel-Osco Launch Fuel Rewards Program

“Jewel-Osco is pleased to be able to offer local consumers the opportunity to save money on fuel,” says Jewel-Osco’s director of marketing. Shell and Jewel-Osco are teaming up to help local shoppers get increased value on their everyday grocery purchases by launching the My Jewel-Osco Fuel Rewards program in participating area Jewel-Osco stores. Local consumers

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Local Store Marketing: Charities

By John Matthews, Founder, Gray Cat Enterprises. Some of the local store marketing strategies that I have highlighted over the past year are designed to increase awareness and sales for your brand, others because it’s the right thing to do. Working with charities over a period of time enables you to give back to the

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