Jerome Sedelmeyer to Speak at NACS Show Prayer Meeting

Volunteer program offers an all-faith event on Oct. 19 at the NACS Show. Industry technology professional Jerome Sedelmeyer is set to share his personal message at this year’s Annual Interfaith Prayer Meeting at the 2016 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show on Oct. 19 in Atlanta. The event takes place at the Georgia World

Food Safety Remains a Top Priority for Retail Businesses

By James Mitchell, product manager, ProAct Enterprise Software and Services, Emerson Climate Technologies Fresh, nutritious food options are available today in more locations than ever before. Food retailers are adapting their facilities to meet this consumer demand for fresh foods. Supermarkets are offering prepared food options and convenience stores are adding foodservice elements. Small format

Rutter’s Opens New Pennsylvania Store

Rutter’s will soon hold a grand opening ceremony for its first Berks County, Pa. store. Hamburg, Pa. is now the home of Rutter’s 65th convenience store location. The new store, which is located on Grand Street, near the Hamburg Area High School, about one mile off Interstate 78 exit 30, is the first Rutter’s store

Parker’s Donates $50,000 to Memorial University Medical Center

Parker’s shows its continued commitment to healthcare through a donation to Memorial University Medical Center. As a part of a $1 million endowment, Parker’s recently donated $50,000 to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga. This $1 million endowment is to support the Parker’s Emergency & Trauma Center at Memorial. Parker’s CEO Greg Parker presented

Love’s Opens 17th Indiana Location

Love’s continues to expand its presence in the Hoosier State. Love’s Travel Stops has announced the opening of its newest store location in western Indiana. This new travel stop offers travelers a new place to eat, rest and fuel up in Terre Haute, Ind., along U.S. Highway 41 and Harlan Drive. This new travel stop

Card Companies Cause EMV Adoption Slowdown

Even as many retailers have implemented EMV technology, consumer information is still not as safe as it could be. According to a report from the National Retail Federation (NRF), it is not only retailers’ lack of action that is causing a delay in EMV adoption, but rather it is partially due to delays by the

Pop-Tarts Helps Celebrate Slurpee’s 50th Birthday

Slurpee’s 50th birthday just got even sweeter with the introduction of new Slurpee Pop-Tarts. As 7-Eleven continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary, customers visiting 7-Eleven stores between now and Nov. 11 will have the opportunity to take part in the Fiftee Partee, where they can not only enjoy a Slurpee drink, but also indulge in

Stripes and Laredo Taco Co. Celebrate National Taco Day

Stripes Stores and Laredo Taco Co. offer buy one, get one free tacos on National Taco Day. Laredo Taco Co. has introduced a new taco in honor of National Taco Day. October 4 is National Taco Day, and in celebration, Laredo Taco Co. has launched “the champion” of all tacos filled with egg, chorizo, potato,

Kum & Go Offers Free Coffee to &Rewards Members on National Coffee Day

Kum & Go customers are rewarded with more than free coffee on National Coffee Day when they sign up to be &Rewards members. In celebration of National Coffee Day, on Thurs., Sept. 29, 2016 Kum & Go &Rewards members were offered a free Java Ridge medium-size coffee. “Coffee is an important part of many peoples’

7-Eleven and Johnsonville Join to Support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Johnsonville and 7-Eleven raised $2,200 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through a one day charity event. On July 19, 2016, 7-Eleven teamed up with the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill in Irving, Texas to host an event in support if St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Parked at the 7-Eleven headquarters on Hackberry Road, the Big

NRC Completes Sale of Two Portfolios

NRC has completed the sale of a number of convenience stores with gasoline on bahalf of Sunshine Fuel. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC has closed two portfolios through the company’s sealed-bid sale process. NRC completed the sale of a package of leasehold interests in 21 convenience stores with gasoline in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma,

Conexxus Introduces New Mobile Payments Standard

Conexxus has now added great value to the mobile payments process, and interaction between mobile payments and loyalty has never been smoother. Conexxus’ new Mobile Payments Standard, v2.0 has been approved and is now being released to the industry. The new standard allows tightly coordinated interaction between mobile payment and loyalty applications, helping to create

Retailers Find Value in Social Media Marketing

Retailers have plans to invest more funds into social media and digital marketing in years to come. When it comes to effective marketing for retailers, paid search and email marketing top the list, but new research has revealed that social media and mobile marketing are gaining favor among retailers seeking effective customer acquisition channels. This

Empire Petroleum Acquires Sunshine Fuel’s Distribution Rights

Empire Petroleum enters into new markets through its acquisition of Sunshine Fuel’s distribution rights. Empire Petroleum Partners LLC has successfully acquired the Missouri, Oklahoma and a portion of the Kansas wholesale distribution rights of Florida-based Sunshine Fuel LLC. Sunshine is a distributor of branded fuels to gas stations in the Kansas City market as well

Chevron Expands its Gas Rewards Program

Albertsons and Tom Thumb adopt Chevron’s popular Gas Rewards program. The popular Gas Rewards program from Chevron Products Co., a division of Chevron U.S.A., has now arrived in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area, as Albertsons Cos. and Tom Thumb stores have adopted the program at their stores. Customers who earn Reward Points by shopping at

House Votes on Six-Month Delay of Federal Overtime Rule

Congress may vote to delay the implementation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule to June 1, 2017, seeing as nearly 50% of business owners are still unaware of the new rule. The House of Representatives has announced that it will soon vote on a six-month delay of the Labor Department’s new federal overtime

TravelCenters Reopens TA Truck Service Center

TravelCenters opens its newly remodeled truck service center in Candler, N.C. A grand reopening ceremony has been planned for the newest TA Truck Service facility from TravelCenters of America LLC. The newly remodeled facility is located at I-40, Exit 37 (153 Wiggins Road) in Candler, N.C. The newly remodeled 5,001 square foot truck service center

Kum & Go Hosts Promotional E-15 Offering

Four Kum & Go stations offered discounted E-15 fuel to encourage consumers to fill their tanks with something new. On Wed., Sept. 28, Kum & Go offered E-15 fuel for $1.15 per gallon at four Sioux Falls-area locations. The following locations offered the discounted fuel from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Store 620 – 412

Love’s Expands Truck Maintenance Program

Love’s is addressing the top needs of trucking customers with an expanded array of truck maintenance services. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. is expanding its truck maintenance program at all of its travel stop locations nationwide. In addition to the company’s existing truck tire care and light mechanical options, the newly expanded program

VP Racing Fuels Partners with Owner of Montauk Native Gas

VP Racing Fuels comes to Long Island through a new partnership with Andre Hardy. Andre Hardy, owner and operator of Montauk Native Gas, has entered into a new branding partnership with VP Racing Fuels. Montauk Native Gas, located in Mastic, N.Y., will be the first station on Long Island to brand with VP. It will also

CrossAmerica Purchases State Oil Co.

State Oil Co. has been sold to CrossAmerica Partners following five years of strategic planning. CrossAmerica Partners LP and its affiliates have officially purchased State Oil Co. and certain related entities’ retail assets and wholesale fuels distribution business. Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. served as an advisor to State Oil for the transaction. Immediately prior to the

Heineken Launches the Brand’s Larges U.S. Media Investment Ever

Heineken spreads cheer with its new holiday oriented campaign.  Heineken has announced the launch of a new, fully integrated program to help spread cheer as the holiday season approaches. This new program, which features Academy Award winning actor Benicio del Toro, is supported by the brand’s powerful ‘There’s More Behind the Star’ credentials campaign. The

Pinnacle Launches Mobile App Solutions for C-Stores

Pinnacle has launched a new mobile app that will help to drive traffic at convenience stores. The Pinnacle Corp. has now officially launched its new consumer facing mobile app solutions for convenience store retailers across the U.S. Driving consumer traffic has always been one of the biggest challenges for convenience store retailers, and as a

National Gas Price Average Stable Despite Pipeline Leak

Texas boasts the least expensive pump prices. Disruptions on the Colonial Pipeline have pushed pump prices higher in some regions—mostly in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic—but overall, the national average price of regular unleaded gas stayed flat at $2.21 per gallon on Monday, Sept. 26, compared to a week prior, according to AAA. In fact, 25

Hispanic Consumers Want More

The reasons why the U.S. Hispanic community increasingly matters to c-stores’ marketing plans are becoming more varied, and important. By Sylvia Klinger and Tania Melendez, Contributing Editors In a country that has been shaped by the cultures of many different lands, it should come as no surprise that the many changes occurring in convenience stores