Archives for September 2013

Outages at Refineries in California to Lift State’s Retail Prices

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric A string of outages at refineries in California during the first week of September spiked spot gasoline prices in the state with those costs to be passed through the supply chain to retail outlets, pushing pump prices there higher despite a lower trending New York Mercantile Exchange

Albertson’s LLC Acquiring United Supermarkets

Acquisition includes 50 supermarket locations, 26 fuel sites, three distribution centers, and one manufacturing facility in North and West Texas. United Supermarkets LLC, d.b.a. The United Family (United) announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Albertson’s LLC, which currently operates more than 600 locations in 16 states. Terms of the transaction were not

A Gallon of Hope for Hunger Action Month

7-Eleven, Dean Foods donate a meal to North Texas Food Bank for each gallon of Oak Farms milk sold during four-week campaign. In North Texas, each gallon of milk purchased at participating 7-Eleven stores between Sept. 6 and Oct. 4 could mean a meal for someone suffering from hunger. In recognition of Hunger Action Month

C-Store Beverage Sales Grow Over Labor Day

Strong results bring optimism for Q3 earnings. Wells Fargo Securities LLC recently conducted a survey of beverage retailers representing more than 10,000 c-store retail locations across the country to measure beverage trends over the recent Labor Day holiday. Survey results indicated that c-store beverage sales growth was up a strong +4% for Labor Day 2013,

BP America Supports Olympic Hopefuls

BP-Sponsored Team USA athletes include two returning London 2012 competitors and wounded veteran. BP America announced today that it will sponsor six U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes training for the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and Team USA. “As a

Corner Store Debuts New Snacks For Fall

BBQ pork ribs, new whoopie pie and kolache varieties add warmth and spice. As fall football season approaches, Corner Store is introducing finger-licking BBQ pork ribs, a Sweet Jalapeño Whoopie Pie and a Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuit Breakfast Sausage Kolache under the store’s signature Fresh Choices brand, a selection of crave-able and creative foods you can’t

Heineken USA Introduces ‘Beers of Mexico’ Variety Pack

Variety pack offers a mix of experiences perfect for holiday gatherings. Heineken USA is gearing up for the season of celebrations and entertaining with the Beers of Mexico Fiesta Variety Pack, the perfect all-in-one party solution to drive consideration and incremental sales this holiday season. Available in 12 packs of bottles or cans, the Beers

The Hershey Co. Shares Growth Strategies

During a media day with trade press editors on Sept. 4, executives from The Hershey Co. revealed its plans and strategies for “disciplined, sustainable growth” over the next 20 years. The Hershey Co. aims to maintain the No. 1 market share in North America, and to be among the top three in emerging markets, such

NATO Responds To CDC Youth Tobacco Use Survey

“It appears the CDC and the FDA are extrapolating data from the 2011 and 2012 National Youth Tobacco Surveys (NYTS) to support the FDA’s announced plan to expand its authority over other tobacco products,” says NATO’s executive director. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sept. 5, announced the findings from the National

Englefield Oil Celebrates Utica Duchess Shoppe Opening

The newly built store features 16 fueling stations plus a grander Duchess Deli and Crown Café. Englefield Oil Co. is set to celebrate the grand opening of its Utica Duchess Shoppe on Thursday Sept. 12, 2013 at 12 Columbus Road Utica, Ohio.  The event grand opening event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2

NATSO Foundation To Award Best Idea At NATSO Show

A $500 prize awaits best idea for improving operations. The NATSO Foundation plans to award $500 during the NATSO Show 2014 to the independent truckstop or travel plaza operator who generates the best new idea for improving truckstop operations. The $500 prize, which will be awarded during the 2014 Great Ideas! for Independent Operators Session,

The Hershey Co. Presents Vision Award

International Singer and Actress, Lucero, receives the Vision Award at the 26th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. The Hershey Co. presented the Vision Award to international singer and actress, Lucero, at the 26th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards (HHAs) on Sept. 5, 2013 at The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Having sold more than 27

We Card Program Enters 18th Year With Call To Action

Successful Social Responsibility Program educates retailers on e-cigarette restrictions. September is We Card Awareness Month, named for one of the most successful corporate social responsibility efforts in America. The We Card program is entering its 18th year with a call to action for retailers, requesting stronger restriction of tobacco products to minors. The program, recognized

Easy-To-Use Food Scale

A new portable, all stainless steel food service scale that is ideally suited for both commercial and educational applications is being introduced by Alliance Scale Inc. of Canton, Mass. The Alliance/OHAUS Valor 3000 XTREME Portable Scale is an all stainless-steel food scale designed for tough environments where frequent washdown is required and capacity is exceeded

Susser Holdings Acquires Gainesville Fuels

“The Gainesville acquisition gives us access to new geographic wholesale markets in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma,” says Susser president and CEO. Susser Holdings Corp. (SUSS) and Susser Petroleum Partners LP (SUSP) announced that SUSS has completed the acquisition of Gainesville Fuels Inc., which operates a wholesale fuel and lubricants distribution business selling approximately 60

Kum & Go Celebrates its 41st Store Opening in Arkansas

New convenience store in Maumelle features fresh food and sustainable practices. Kum & Go is set to open a new, 5,000-square-foot convenience store on Friday, Sept. 6, in Maumelle, Ark. This new store, located at 21510 Highway 365 North, is part of the company’s aggressive growth strategy in the Little Rock metropolitan area. The new

PAPCO Acquires 24 Virginia Locations

Acquisition will leverage supply and marketing capabilities in Hampton Roads, Va. Virginia Beach, Va.-based petroleum marketer PAPCO Inc. has acquired the “Tidewater Retail Assets” which consists of 23 Shell branded retail gas stations and one Exxon location, from SMO Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Wills Group, Inc. “We are very excited about the SMO

Sites For Sale In Alabama

Bid deadline is scheduled for Oct. 8, 2013. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) is coordinating the sale of four operating convenience stores with gas and one retail pad site in Alabama. The retail pad site, zoned B2—Business, is located in Evergreen, Ala., directly off of Interstate 65, while the convenience stores are located

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Partners With Convenience Valet

Convenience Valet to donate a minimum of $250,000 annually. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity raising funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, has partnered with Convenience Valet. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, Convenience Valet will donate a minimum $250,000 annually to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals based on proceeds from carded items with

Atlas Oil Makes New Executive Appointments

“I am excited about our growth prospects and the new business opportunities we have created for 2014 and beyond,” says CEO. Atlas Oil has made some key executive appointments to its leadership team. Edwin “Skip” Herbert, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, Faiz “Victor” Simon, vice president of real estate and Michael Ruehring, vice

CEO of Cheyenne International Passes Away

Over the weekend, William “Bill” Greiwe, the CEO of Cheyenne International, passed away unexpectedly.  Greiwe was a founding partner of Cheyenne International and served as the company’s CEO since the company was formed.  Cheyenne International was a long time member of National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) and Greiwe was a strong supporter of NATO’s

Valero Introduces eSource

Online program for branded stores adds value and makes purchasing easier. In an effort to lower the cost of fixtures, supplies and materials for operators of Valero-branded stores, Valero and e-Procurement Services (ePS) have unveiled Valero eSource, a new program that will enable store operators to purchase convenience store equipment and supplies.  Valero eSource is

U.S. Gasoline Market Exits Peak Demand Season

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric The session before expiring on the last business day of August, the September gasoline futures contract rallied to a $3.1095 gallon six-week high on the spot continuation chart, spurred higher by concern over U.S. military intervention in Syria in response to evidence the Syrian government used the

Protein-based Snacks

For the 90% of teens who reach for a snack once a day and the 73% eating more than one snack per day, Hormel Foods introduces Hormel REV wraps; a protein-rich snack providing sustained, real energy to keep them fueled longer. Adding to the Hormel Foods portfolio of convenient and quality products, Hormel REV wraps

BP Branded Sites To Be Sold In Bankruptcy Sale

“A little TLC and these stations can be pumping high gas gallons and have great inside sales,” says NRC’s executive managing director. Eugene Crane, as Chapter 11 Trustee, has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC, (NRC) to coordinate the sale of five operating convenience stores with gas. The stores are being sold pursuant to