Archives for 2013

VP Racing Partners With Western States Petroleum

“The program will serve to ramp up an already-strong relationship in which we’ve come to value Western States’ dedicated staff as they guide retail customers in race fuel selection,” says VP Racing president. VP Racing Fuels, Inc. has introduced Western States Petroleum (WSP) as the latest addition to the roster of partners in its retail

Wholesale Gasoline Costs Mostly Decline

Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric Most major metropolitan markets in the U.S. experienced a decline in wholesale gasoline costs coming into the second full week of 2013, which should cap and upside push by retail gasoline prices that have edged higher since registering the low for 2012 in mid-December. Wholesale gasoline costs, the

Empire Petroleum Acquires Besche Oil Co.

“The Besche Oil acquisition illustrates Empire’s continued ability to exercise on our growth plans, especially in our local market,” says Empire’s CEO. Empire Petroleum Partners LLC has acquired the fuel distribution rights of The Besche Oil Co., a Waldorf, Md.-based distributor that supplies branded and unbranded fuel to gas stations throughout Eastern Maryland. The addition

Delek US Holdings To Purchase Texas Biodiesel Facility

“This acquisition further integrates our operations by improving our feedstock flexibility for blending biodiesel at our Tyler refinery,” says Delek CEO. Delek US Holdings Inc., a diversified energy company with assets in the petroleum refining, retail and logistics industries, has entered into an agreement to purchase a biodiesel production facility and related assets based in

The Pantry Completes Branded Jobber Contract With BP

The Pantry Inc. has entered into a Branded Jobber Contract to purchase motor fuel from BP Products North America Inc. This new contract has a term of seven years and initially relates to 394 convenience store locations. “We have developed a strong relationship with BP Products North America Inc. over the last several years and

Mars Launches Better With M Campaign

“The ‘Better With M’ story is delivered through our colorful spokescandies, whose irresistible chocolate always makes moments even better,” says M&M’S spokesperson. Mars Chocolate North America has introduced M&M’S Brand’s new integrated marketing campaign called ‘Better With M,’ which includes a new, 30-second television commercial that will air during the first quarter of Super Bowl

Bean Street Coffee Debuts Whipped Topping

Mytop Whip Topping Machine expands coffee customization options. The Pantry Inc.’s Kangaroo Express convenience stores are introducing whipped topping to its Bean Street Coffee customization options, at no costs to its guests. Since Kangaroo Express introduced its new and improved Bean Street Coffee, guests have been invited to build their own brew at the Roo

Veeder-Root, Red Leonard Associates Partner

“The Red Leonard Associates team will work in partnership with Veeder-Root’s existing sales organization and distributor network to drive Red Jacket (brand) growth and share gain,” says Veeder-Root president. Veeder-Root has announced a strategic channel partnership with Red Leonard Associates Inc., to represent the Red Jacket brand in the Midwestern and Northeastern U.S. and Canada.

Wawa Celebrates Expansion Into North New Jersey

“We are thrilled to spread our wings into northern New Jersey and to celebrate this exciting occasion with honored friends and guests,” says Wawa’s vice president of store operations. Wawa Inc. has announced a milestone in its company’s history—the grand opening of its most northern-located store, signifying Wawa’s first store in Hudson County, N.J. Located

Woodman’s Markets Adds Mobile Shopping

Mobile Shopper launch at Madison, Wis. store continues Woodman’s century-long history of innovative customer service. Woodman’s Food Markets continues its century-long tradition of exceptional customer service and shopping innovation with the launch of Mobile Shopper powered by NCR Corp. at Woodman’s Gammon Road location in Madison, Wis. With Mobile Shopper, Woodman’s shoppers can save time

Giant Eagle Introduces Winter Low Price Lock

Price lock includes national brands as well as Giant Eagle brand products. As many consumers begin the new year facing post-holiday bills and feeling uncertain about the economy, multi-format food and fuel retailer Giant Eagle Inc. announced a new Winter Low Price Lock on hundreds of popular products.  Giant Eagle launched its first Low Price

Pike Research Forecasts Rise in Natural Gas Vehicles

Nearly one million natural gas trucks and buses will be sold from 2012 to 2019. Because trucks and buses use significant amounts of fuel and tend to emit high levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs), diesel and natural gas (NG) vehicles are increasingly attractive options in these commercial markets. At the same time, the rebounding construction

Lubbock’s Opens Second United Express Convenience Store

Specialty made-to-order coffee and tea service awaits customers. United Supermarkets opened its second freestanding United Express convenience location shortly after Christmas near its new Market Street location at 19th and Quaker. The convenience store opened its doors at 6 a.m. Dec. 27, according to Tony Crumpton, executive vice president of facilities, fuel and supply for

Preslar Joins The Pantry As Chief Financial Officer

“Clyde is a proven leader ideally suited for The Pantry with more than 15 years of financial leadership experience as a chief financial officer,” says The Pantry’s CEO. The Pantry Inc. has announced that B. Clyde Preslar is joining the executive leadership team as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Preslar joins The Pantry from

White Owl and Game Introduce FoilFresh Gold Cigarillos

Each cigarillo is filled with finely blended tobaccos and covered with slow burning, smooth Gold wrappers.  White Owl and Game by Garcia y Vega have announced the latest innovation in cigarillos, FoilFresh Gold!  Cigarillo lovers will strike gold with this new 24k smoking experience. Small HTL cigarillo is the largest segment in the cigar category

7-Eleven Launches Dollar Coffee Wednesdays

Retailer launches darkest Brazilian roast coffee with mid-week $1 any-size offer. To encourage coffee-lovers to try its latest, darkest roast coffee, 7-Eleven Inc. is holding Dollar Coffee Wednesdays this month, when every size cup of coffee will cost just $1. The new Brazilian Dark Roast is the leading convenience retailer’s richest, most full-bodied coffee to

Getty Realty Selling Six Closed Petroleum Terminal Sites

The New York area properties are up for bid through NRC. Getty Realty Corp. has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) to coordinate its divestiture of six closed petroleum terminal sites with potential redevelopment use. The properties are located in Long Island City, Bronx/Mt Vernon, Catskill, Port Ewen and Rhinebeck, N.Y. and Newark,

Hunt Brothers Pizza Announces Sweepstakes Winners

Company partnered with Realtree and Bad Boy Buggies to give away $25,000 in prizes. Hunt Brothers Pizza announced Ryan Wilson of Pelahatchie, Miss., as the winner of the grand prize Bad Boy Buggies Recoil IS 4×4 hunting ATV with Realtree camouflage design valued at $15,000 today. The contest which ended on Dec. 31, 2012 enabled

Englefield Oil Donates $10,000 Through BP Fueling Communities

Donation helps fund Muskingum County Children Services and its Avondale Youth Center. Bill and Ben Englefield, presidents of Englefield Oil Co., and the employees of Englefield Oil Co., along with their supplier BP have donated $10,000 to the Muskingum County Children Services through a grant provided by BP Branded Marketer, the Fueling Communities Program. Located

Atlas Oil Adds to Leadership Team

“I am excited about our growth prospects as we move into 2013 and beyond,” says Atlas CEO. Atlas Oil is beginning 2013 with a focus on strategic growth and expansion and has added two new executives to its leadership team. Both new leadership team members, Edward Shelton and Satish Kalala, have strategic growth backgrounds. “We

Customers Mixed On Starbucks’ Reusable Cup

Survey shows 57% probably won’t purchase the cup, but seven in 10 think it’s a good idea. More than a quarter of Americans (28%) have already bought or plan on purchasing one of Starbucks’ new $1 reusable coffee tumblers aimed at cutting down on paper cup waste, according to a YouGov Omnibus survey taken Jan.

U.S. Gasoline Supply Rebuilding From Fourth Quarter Lows

Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric December finished with a sixth consecutive weekly increase in domestic gasoline stocks, rebuilding from a four-year low plumbed in October amid a host of unexpected refinery outages in 2012 heading into the fourth quarter, and exacerbated by the destruction and resultant infrastructure disruptions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Record Growth For Kum & Go

In biggest-ever expansion, Kum & Go built 43 stores in 2012. It was a banner year for Kum & Go. In 2012, the privately held convenience store chain built a record 43 new stores in nine states—more than double its previous record of 21 new stores in 2009. The chain’s total reach is now 430

Mintel Announces Four Biggest Foodservice Trends

In 2013, customers to remain ingredient conscious and innovation to continue to evolve the beverage category. The restaurant industry continues to make gains and consumers are feeling more confident about spending their discretionary dollars on dining out. So, what will they be looking for this year when they sit down at their favorite eatery? Mintel

More Than 1,000 Students Apply For Cumberland Farms Scholarships

Cumberland Farms to help 130 students attend college through Believe and Achieve Scholarship Program. The deadline for the Cumberland Farms Believe and Achieve Scholarship Program officially closed on Dec. 15, 2012, and the company has announced that over 1,000 students from the high school class of 2013 have applied to win these scholarships. Cumberland Farms’