Archives for November 2012

Obama Takes 7-Election Victory Cup

For fourth time, 7-Eleven coffee-cup poll correctly calls U.S. election results. For the fourth time in as many presidential elections, 7-Eleven Inc.’s coffee-drinking customers have correctly called the U.S. presidential election in its unabashedly unscientific, unofficial, just-for-fun 7-Election presidential coffee-cup poll. 7-Election results had President Barack Obama out-cupping Republican challenger Mitt Romney handily, with 59%

Jiffy Mart Partners With American Breast Cancer Foundation

“On behalf of our associates and customers, we are pleased to donate $2,000 this year to the American Breast Cancer Foundation,” says Jiffy Mart’s general manager. Jiffy Mart, a division of Tevis Oil Inc. spent the month of October contributing to the welfare of the communities in which it does business. Partnering with the American

Retailers Fuel Capitol Christmas Tree

As the Capitol Christmas Tree caravan travels through the state, it is fueling and refreshing at NACS members’ locations. In addition to serving as a lead sponsor of the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree, NACS and its members are donating the fuel and refreshments for the caravan as it travels on its 21-day trip from Colorado

VP Racing Fuels Positioned To Help C-Stores Through Shortage

Delaware office has VP small engine fuel ready to ship. As hard as the gasoline shortage is on motorists in the Northeast, it’s equally problematic for those using outdoor power equipment in storm recovery efforts. With thousands of generators and chain saws already running virtually 24/7 and another storm looming, VP Racing Fuels Inc. is

Raising the Bar on Neighborhood Stores

After an extensive remodel and the introduction of Tedeschi Fresh Foods, Elizabeth Constantine’s franchise unit has seen its sales soar. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. As a long-time franchisee of Tedeschi Food Shops, Convenience Store Decisions’ 2012 Convenience Store Chain of the Year, Elizabeth Constantine has been impressed with how well Tedeschi looks after its

Wawa Crisis Campaign Assists Disaster Relief

Wawa launches chain-wide fundraising effort, and donates $100,000 to the Red Cross. Wawa Inc. today announced the launch of a chain-wide, in-store crisis campaign, designed to provide disaster relief assistance to those communities most affected by Hurricane Sandy. The campaign is being held in partnership with the American Red Cross and allows customers to help

ExxonMobil Supports Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief

American Red Cross to receive $1 million in assistance. ExxonMobil continues to work to support distribution of gasoline and fuel throughout the area affected by Hurricane Sandy and is donating $1 million to the American Red Cross for disaster relief assistance in New York, New Jersey and the Caribbean. “Hurricane Sandy has had a devastating

7-Eleven Closes Deal to Purchase TETCO Stores

“The stores in San Antonio allow 7-Eleven to strategically expand its footprint in Texas,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. 7-Eleven Inc. has acquired the retail and wholesale dealer assets of San Antonio-based TETCO Inc., closing a deal that was announced Aug. 14. The assets include 163 company-operated convenience stores in Utah and the Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and

More Customers To Shop Using Smartphones This Holiday Season

Shoppers look to embrace the use of their smartphones or tablets to save time and money during the holiday shopping season. A new survey has found that more than one-quarter (27%) of U.S. adults will use their smartphone or tablet for their holiday shopping this year. In addition, 83% of those who will use

BPAMA Executive Director Named

“The BPAMA will benefit from Walt’s global leadership experience in retail, foodservice, store operations, fuels, chemicals, renewable energy, business development and finance,” says BPAMA chairman. BP Amoco Marketers Association (BPAMA) and BP Products North America Inc. today announced the appointment of Walter (Walt) Clements as the new president of BP Amoco Marketers Association (BPAMA). Clements

Cash Automated Solutions

Brink’s U.S. has announced its newest retail cash room automation solution designed to optimize retailers’ in-store and corporate cash flow. The system also helps retailers focus on the core issue of turnover by combining leading in-store hardware currency and coin recyclers with advanced information systems. These services drive efficiencies, lower in-store risk and optimize cash

New Snickerdoodle Flavor

General Mills Convenience is adding more variety to its popular Chex Mix Muddy Buddies line by introducing the new Snickerdoodle flavor. Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Snickerdoodle is a mix of cinnamon and sugar flavors, available in a 4.5-ounce snack bag with a suggested retail price of $2.49. The new Snickerdoodle flavor is the latest addition

Gasoline Futures Tumbles on Demand Destruction

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN A loss of gasoline demand in the heavily populated Northeast due to Hurricane Sandy pressed New York Mercantile Exchange RBOB futures to a 4-1/2 month low, with the contract, short for Reformulated Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending, used as a benchmark in setting spot gasoline prices. Although long

Mac’s Recognized For Crime Prevention Initiatives

Mac’s takes home volunteer of the year and business of the year awards. The Mac’s Convenience Stores (Mac’s) Central Loss Prevention Team was acknowledged as world leaders in Crime Prevention at the recent International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP) Conference in Las Vegas. Nominated by the Ontario Provincial Police for initiatives like Operation Freeze/Operation

BP Foundation Donates $500,000 To American Red Cross

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, BP offers funds to help provide food, shelter and medical care to storm victims. The BP Foundation is donating $500,000 to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The $500,000 donation is in addition to donations made by the BP Foundation Employee Matching Program and

The NATSO Show Registration Opens

The NATSO Show 2013 is set for Feb. 2-6 in Savannah, Ga.   NATSO, the trade association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, has announced its annual show in Savannah, Ga., Feb. 2-6 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. As the premier gathering place for the nation’s truckstop and travel plaza owners

epay Introduces New Gift Card Center

“Gift cards have seen double digit growth over the past few years, with a large percentage of sales occurring during the holiday season,” says managing director, of epay U.S.  epay, a division of Euronet Worldwide Inc. and a leading prepaid and payments processor and distributor in the U.S., has launched a new epay Gift Card

VP Delaware Provides Storm Support

Team shipping VP Small Engine Fuel throughout region. The VP Racing Fuels regional distribution center in Newark, Del. locked down in preparation for Hurricane Sandy last Monday, but weathered high winds, heavy rains and driving bans to emerge unscathed and ready to roll the following Tuesday morning with a focus on providing storm support. Ever

The Logical Choice for E-Cigarettes

LOGIC Technologies is pushing the limits of electronic tobacco with new varieties and patented technology. LOGIC Technologies is a clear leader in disposable electronic cigarettes. It’s a battery-powered device that provides inhaled doses of nicotine or non-nicotine vaporized solution. LOGIC offers an alternative to smoking tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars or pipes. LOGIC products

Storm Sandy Continues to Wreak Havoc on Fuel Market

OPIS Chief Oil Analyst Tom Kloza stressed that the fuel supply is strong and that consumer panic is causing long lines and undue stress at the pumps. By John Lofstock, Editor Motorists in New York and New Jersey are facing two-hour lines at gas stations–if they can find one selling gasoline at all. Lines stretch

Redefining The Rechargeable E-Cig Category

Logic Technology, the New Jersey-based electronic cigarette company best known for creating the disposable electronic cigarette market, has now changed the landscape once again, launching the all new Power Series Line in October. The all New Power Series Line features Logic’s all new rechargeable e-cig technology, which uses the state-of-the-art Power Series Battery to be

Sheetz Announces Leadership Changes

“While I am looking forward to serving the company in a new capacity, I am also extremely excited to see Joe takeover leadership as president and CEO,” said Stan Sheetz. Sheetz Inc. has announced that Joe Sheetz, executive vice president of finance and store development, will advance into the position of president and CEO at

Anheuser-Busch Aids Areas Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Brewer’s foundation announces $100,000 donation to American Red Cross for relief efforts. Anheuser-Busch is packaging 44,000 cases of emergency drinking water—or 1,056,000 cans—this week for residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy and other natural disasters.  More than 4,000 cases of canned water are already en route to Anheuser-Busch distributors Harrison Beverage in Pleasantville, N.J., and Ritchie

Atlas Oil Deploys More Resources to Sandy Relief Effort

We have to be a part of the solution so the area and the residents can return to normal,” says Atlas CEO. Atlas Oil is sending additional trucks and fuel as the demand for fuel is accelerating in the New Jersey area following the wrath of Hurricane Sandy.  In addition, because lodging in the area

NJOY Joins We Card

Helps retailers prevent youth access to electronic cigarettes.  NJOY Electronic Cigarettes has become the first independent electronic cigarette company to support the nationally recognized We Card Program and join its Manufacturers Advisory Council.  The We Card program is widely accepted across the country as a premier sales training and education program working with retailers, trade