Shrink-Wrapped Six-Packs

What’s better than a bottle of Uncle Si’s Iced Tea? A six-pack! Chinook USA and Duck Commander Family Foods are introducing shrink-wrapped six-packs for each of the four flavors of Uncle Si’s Iced Tea: Sweet, Un-Sweet, Peach, and Half & Half (half iced tea/half lemonade). The six-packs are shipping to wholesalers throughout Chinook USA’s 26-state

CST Brands & CrossAmerica Acquire Landmark Stores

Purchase of 22 stores in San Antonio and Austin is third acquisition in less than three months by CST and CrossAmerica. CST Brands Inc. and CrossAmerica Partners LP have agreed to jointly purchase 22 convenience stores in San Antonio and Austin, Texas from Landmark Industries, the third combined acquisition in less than three months. The

Sunoco LP Completes Acquisition of Aloha Petroleum

Purchase price approximately $240 million. Sunoco LP has completed the previously announced acquisition of Honolulu, Hawaii-based Aloha Petroleum Ltd. Aloha Petroleum is the largest independent gasoline marketer and one of the largest convenience store operators in Hawaii, with an extensive wholesale fuel distribution network and six fuel storage terminals on the islands. Aloha currently markets

The Pantry For Sale, Seeks Acquirer

Expected to announce bid winner within days. Convenience store chain The Pantry Inc. is reportedly up for sale, according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper noted that the Cary, N.C. company, which does business primarily under the Kangaroo Express banner, has a market value of $685 million, and using a typical takeover premium, an

Charlotte Beers To Be 2015 AWMA Expo Women’s Leadership Speaker

“Charlotte Beers has combined her business insight with an innate Southern charm to become highly successful in the competitive world of advertising and marketing,” says AWMA President & CEO. Charlotte Beers, former Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and national advertising agency CEO, will address attendees at the Women’s Leadership Breakfast during

NOCO Express Opens Grand Island C-store

Store includes U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt and convenient amenities. NOCO Express recently celebrated the grand opening of its newly rebuilt store located at 1898 Whitehaven Road in Grand Island, N.Y. The former 950-square-foot store has been replaced with a brand new 4,000-square-foot store to accommodate the needs of today’s on-the-go customers. Open 24 hours daily, the

U.S. Gasoline Demand Nosedives After Thanksgiving

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric. Preliminary data from the Energy Information Administration shows gasoline demand in the United States dropped 9.3% to a six-month low during the week following Thanksgiving Day, a busy travel holiday, tumbling from the second highest weekly rate of demand for 2014. Gasoline supplied to the primary wholesale U.S.

Thorntons Celebrates Dixie Highway Store Reopening

Donates to Kosair Charities. Thorntons recently held a ribbon cutting and check presentation Kosair Charities to celebrate the reopening of its newly renovated 4520 Dixie Highway location at 5 p.m. on Dec. 4. Event attendees included: Tony Harris, president, Thorntons Inc., Scott Love, economic development manager, Louisville Metro Sherry Conner, mayor of Shively Randy Coe,

Kum & Go Opens New Lowell Location

New eco-friendly Arkansas store features fresh food and a variety of fuel options. Kum & Go has opened a new convenience store in Lowell, Ark. at 104 North Bloomington Street. The new store is 5,000-square-feet and during its opening week, the store will offer $1 fresh pizza slices. An older Kum & Go was previously

7-Eleven Offers Gifts, Holiday Solutions

Whether it’s a last minute present or a missing ingredient, 7-Eleven is open and ready to aid customers over the holidays. The countdown is on to complete shopping before the Dec.25 holiday deadline, and with 6% of shoppers waiting until the last minute, 7‑Eleven stores are ready to meet the needs of these busy people.

First Data, Verifone Partner To Combat Payment Data Theft

First Data to offer Verifone’s Secure Commerce Architecture (SCA) to provide safer, streamlined transactions and expedite EMV integration in the U.S. First Data, a global payment technology companies, and Verifone, a global provider for secure payment acceptance, announced a partnership to help U.S. merchants reduce exposure to large-scale consumer payment data breaches and expedite merchant

Cowboy Travel Plaza Expands its Partnership With KickBack Points

The retailer’s Smokey Pokey restaurant joins the coalition loyalty program enabling customers to earn rewards on fuel, foodservice and other in-store purchases. For K.C. Andrews, providing convenience and outstanding service isn’t an empty promise. It is a way of life. So when the founder and owner of the Cowboy Travel Plaza in Stillwater, Okla., was

Understanding Changing Consumer Dynamics

Next year there will be increased attention on offering more unique menu items. As the restaurant industry struggles to entice more consumer visits, consumer attitudes and behaviors are shifting. Heading into the New Year, Bonnie Riggs, restaurant industry analyst at The NPD Group, a global information company, advises foodservice operators and manufacturers to put a

GPM Investments Gives Customer a Chance to Win $1,000,000

Selected customer must scratch ticket to win. GPM Investments LLC recently concluded its highly successful $1 Million Scratch Card Game within its retail chain of Shore Stop convenience stores. During the length of this promotion, customers were able to enter into an online game with a chance to Win $1,000,000. The customer, who was selected

TravelCenters of America Participates In Blue Campaign

Partners with U.S. Department of Homeland Security. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced its partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Blue Campaign, the DHS’s unified voice to combat human trafficking. “Groups whose principal concern is putting an end to human

Hispanics’ Purchasing Power Growing

New report shows that Hispanics are responsible for $605 billion in annual U.S. spending. The Partnership for a New American Economy has issued a new report highlighting the important role that both native and foreign-born Hispanics play as consumers, purchasing goods and services that circulate money through the economy and help to grow and sustain

Core-Mark Enhances Organizational Leadership

Supports growth opportunities. 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 two executive management changes following a careful review of the needs of the company. The changes include redefining certain management roles to enhance the focus on the company’s

Casey’s Altering Pizza Delivery, Announces Financial Results

Wells Fargo weighs in on Casey’s pizza plans and financial report. Casey’s General Stores has released its second quarter 2015 EPS (earnings per share) and also recently announced changes to its pizza delivery strategy. Casey’s reported diluted earnings per share of $1.28 for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 ended Oct. 31, 2014, compared to

Love’s Reveals Holiday Surprises

“We enjoy surprising drivers with our Christmas merchandise and giving them convenient access to popular items that will bring such happiness to the loved ones in their lives,” says Love’s founder and executive chairman. Surprise! That’s the emotion customers might feel when they step into a Love’s over the next few weeks. Love’s Travel Stops

AVA Responds To CDC Article

American Vaping Association calls for oversight of ACA grant money. The American Vaping Association(AVA), an advocate for the benefits of vapor products such as electronic cigarettes, reacted to the release of a new opinion article on vapor products written by employees of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly

Rutter’s Employees Celebrate Record-Breaking Year

Rutter’s recognizes employees with honors. Rutter’s corporate employees, store employees and retirees donated $3,000 in toys and cash to local kids, and recognized several exceptional employees at the company’s annual banquet, bringing the company’s record-breaking year to a close. Each employee in attendance donated an unwrapped toy to the Mont Alto Fire Company and the

Gulf Racing Fuels Named Official Fuel of World Racing League

WRL matches Gulf Racing Fuels to its endurance race cars. From the 27th annual Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis, Gulf Racing Fuels announced that the World Racing League (WRL), a nationwide, class-based endurance racing series, has selected Gulf Racing Fuels as the official fuel for its 2015 races. Gulf will provide track-side fuel

CrossAmerica Partners LP Acquires Erickson Oil Products

“Along with our partners at CST, we expect to continue to grow the Erickson platform to further expand in the region,” says CEO of CrossAmerica Partners. CrossAmerica Partners LP is purchasing all the outstanding shares of Hudson, Wis.-based Erickson Oil Products Inc. and certain related assets for $85 million, subject to certain closing adjustments. Erickson

Kangaroo Express Launches “Kash for Kids”

Third-annual in-store fundraiser benefits Junior Achievement programs in Chattanooga, Cleveland, Nashville, Huntsville and north Georgia areas. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc., announced it will invite customers in more than 100 Kangaroo Express convenience stores throughout the Chattanooga, Cleveland, Nashville, Huntsville and north Georgia areas to participate in its third-annual “Kash for Kids” campaign

Atlas Oil Hosts Atlas Cares Holiday Party

Holiday event celebrates military members and their families, thanks them for their service. Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Co., a premier national fuel supply, logistics and services company, hosted its 8th Annual Atlas Cares Holiday Party at Selfridge Air National Guard Base (SANGB) on Sunday, Dec. 7, honoring active members of the United States military and

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