Sells southwest U.S. retail assets to Tesoro. BP has completed the previously announced sale of its Carson, California refinery and related logistics and marketing assets in the region to Tesoro Corp. for approximately $2.4 billion as part of a plan to reshape BP’s U.S. fuels business. Cash proceeds from the sale include approximately $1.075 billion
By October, all but seven sites will offer DEF. Pilot Flying J is on track to offer diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at the pump at nearly every diesel lane at the company’s travel centers and travel plazas across the U.S. by October. In March, Pilot Flying J announced that the company’s network of DEF at
Scripto has introduced the new Folding Utility Lighter. The refillable utility lighter folds into a compact 5.5-inch lighter allowing for easy storage in small compartments, kitchen drawers, garages and backpacks. The bright and easily distinguishable neon green color makes it easy to spot, and the folding nozzle conveniently lights in multiple positions. Available in a
Cause Marketing Forum ranks top U.S. campaigns, totaling $358 million raised for non profits in 2012. Coin canisters, paper icons and other fundraising tools at retail and restaurant checkouts are generating hundreds of millions in revenue for charity, according to America’s Checkout Charity Champions, a new Cause Marketing Forum study. More than $358 million was
Krispy Krunchy Chicken aids storm victims in Moore, Okla. Volunteers from Krispy Krunchy Foods, a Lafayette, La.-based company, are preparing and delivering 10,000 Krispy Krunchy Chicken meals to the residents, emergency responders, and volunteers in the storm-ravaged area of Moore, Okla. Representatives from Krispy Krunchy, including former Moore resident Jordan Lindsey, converged on the region
Stephens Inc. Spring Investment Conference presentation to be available online. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., a marketer of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, announced today that it will Webcast its presentation from the Stephens Inc. Spring Investment Conference on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern.
While FDA regulations remain to be seen, e-cigarette companies are self regulating, and technology continues to evolve. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. In a conference call yesterday with Bonnie Herzog, managing director of beverage and tobacco analyst at Wells Fargo securities, and Andries Verleur, co-founder at VMR Products, parent company of V2 Cigs, discussed trends
Swisher International’s e-Swisher e-cigarettes and e-cigar now feature soft tips to provide a more realistic look and feel. Soft tips are 30% lighter than current e-Swisher products and the flexible tip is more comfortable to smoke. The quality soft-core filter also ensures the cap stays on. e-Swisher products with soft tips are available now. e-Swisher
Company responds to news of federal conspiracy charges of two employees. Two Pilot Flying J sales employees pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal conspiracy charges for their role in what federal authorities are calling a large-scale scheme to defraud unsuspecting trucking companies, Cleveland Online reported. In response to inquiries, Pilot Flying J spokesman Tom Ingram released
“We rebuilt this travel center with the professional driver in mind,” says CEO of TravelCenters. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has opened its newly rebuilt Petro Stopping Centers facility in Gary, Ind. Located at I-80/I-94, Exit 9, (3001 Grant Street), on 29 acres of
Exclusive offers and deals on doughnuts all week long lead up to National Donut Day on June 7. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc. is celebrating National Donut Day on Friday, June 7 by offering a free doughnut for every guest at its more than 300 bakery-ready Kangaroo Express convenience stores throughout the Southeast.
Donation will support the construction of Bissonette Family Recreation Area in Hinesburg. Local CITGO Marketer Champlain Oil Co. raised $2,530.60 by collecting three cents from every gallon of gas purchased in the month of April at the Hinesburg Jiffy Mart in Vermont for the construction of a new recreational facility, the Bissonette Family Recreation Area.
Logic is releasing a new, innovative multivendor e-cigarette display solution. The solid construction display consists of four shelves large enough to house all three major e-cigarette players as well as other SKUs. It is very versatile in that it can be used as a counter top non-self-service display, or as a back bar display. The
Even more guests will enjoy Aunt M’s fresh and hearty food options at Kangaroo Express. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc. has announced it will expand its Aunt M’s Kitchen offering to several Kangaroo Express locations throughout the Southeast. Aunt M’s Kitchen is an exclusive quick-service restaurant concept found only at Kangaroo Express stores.
Prizes and free gas await customers at Rutter’s Farm Stores. Registered Rutter’s Rewards customers are just a scan away from free gas for a whole year, and over 1,000 other valuable prizes, with the start of the Rutter’s Rewards Summer Gas Giveaway. Four prizes of a year of free gas will be awarded throughout the
Mandela Market hosts first “Fueling Good in Buffalo Day” with Bess the Book Bus. East Buffalo’s Mandela Market and local CITGO Marketer Goetz Energy Corp. hosted the first “Fueling Good in Buffalo Day” on Saturday, May 25, with special guest Bess the Book Bus. A national mobile literacy outreach program, Bess the Book Bus, gave
By ‘Blipping the Bowtie,’ smartphone users could help direct which U.S. states get scholarships through ‘Folds of Honor’. For more than 150 years, Anheuser-Busch, its employees and family of wholesalers have supported America’s armed forces through numerous programs and philanthropic efforts. These include lending resources, raising funds for veterans and assisting dependents of military families.
“We continue to invest in our growth,” says CEO of Core-Mark. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the company to repurchase an additional $30 million of the company’s common stock.
Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric A mid-May price spike in Midwest gasoline cash differentials spurred by a trio of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit outages at refineries located in the region atop of refinery upgrades that have limited the production of oil products in the Midwest continues to abate, pressuring supplier “rack” postings
Green Smoke E-Cigarettes offer the flavor your customers want. Electronic Cigarettes are expected to reach $3.2 billion in global sales by 2015, according to Citi Bank Investments. Green Smoke e-cigs have been rated by smokers as having one of the most realistic and robust cigarette tastes available, with an 88% retention rate online. Smokers are
With 63 sites in Oklahoma, Love’s reaches out to neighbors impacted by the recent tornado. Love’s Travel Stops has announced a $3 million donation to support the immediate and long-term relief efforts in Oklahoma following a devastating tornado that impacted the communities of Moore, Shawnee and surrounding areas. The first $1 million will be designated
Calls agreement a ‘surrender’ that fails to address ‘evil’ of price fixing. The National Retail Federation (NRF) and a broad cross-section of retailers have asked a federal judge to reject a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit over credit card swipe fees that drive up prices for consumers by $30 billion a year, calling the
Kum & Go customers can add $1 to their purchase at any Kum & Go store to benefit tornado victims. Kum & Go is joining the American Red Cross disaster relief effort in Oklahoma. The convenience retailer is harnessing its network of more than 400 stores across 11 states to raise money for the victims
Grand prize winner receives Culinary Institute Retreat. Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. (Del Monte) has announced its final of four weekly aspiring chef winners for its “Find Your Inner Chef” online contest. The fourth and final winner is Gisele Rainville, from Drummondville, Quebec Canada. Rainville moves on to the final round and will be
Company plans to expand program into neighboring states. Gulf Oil, the nation’s fastest growing branded marketer of energy products, announced that its Gulf Electricity services, which earlier launched in Connecticut, Maine and Massachusetts in 2012, are now available to New Hampshire residential and commercial customers. The expansion of Gulf Electricity into New Hampshire is part