7-Eleven Suing Two Locations For Trademark Infringement

Eleven-7 Food Mark and Z-Eleven allegedly use logos meant to “deceive customers” into thinking they’re associated with the 7-Eleven brand. 7-Eleven is suing Eleven-7 Food Mart on Coney Island Ave. and Z-Eleven deli on Henry St., in New York, seeking to remove the signage, which is similar to 7-Eleven branding. According to New York Daily

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Parker’s Announces New Director of Operations

Jeff Bush to help Parker’s expand into new markets. Parker’s has promoted Jeff Bush to director of operations. In his new position, Bush is responsible for overseeing daily operations of all retail stores, including fuels, pricing and logistics. Bush joined Parker’s in 2012 as director of fuel management and was responsible for overseeing fuel logistics,

New Mexico C-Stores Offer Lottery Option At Fuel Pump

Powerball and Mega Millions tickets available right at the gas pump. The New Mexico lottery has teamed with Linq3 in the rollout of Play at the Pump technology. As a result, New Mexico convenience store retailers will be able to offer their fueling customers the ability to buy Powerball and Mega Millions tickets directly from

TA Expands, Doubling Godfather’s Pizza Offering

Some 40 Minit Mart convenience stores are planned for Missouri, Kentucky and Illinois, where customers will be able to order Godfather’s Pizza. Travel Centers of America is set to add 40 new Minit Mart stores this year around Kansas City, Mo.; Lexington, Ky.; and across the state of Illinois, and in doing so will double

Speedway Adds NCR’s OPTIC Solution

OPTIC helps convenience store chain Speedway get EMV-ready and offers flexibility for developing unique retailer applications. Speedway LLC, the nation’s second largest company-owned and -operated convenience store retailer, has selected NCR’s OPTIC pay-at-the-pump terminals, which are EMV-ready for its 2,770 stores in 22 states. The NCR solution offers a robust consumer experience on an open

Hanley Investment Group Finishes Sale of Three 7-Eleven Convenience Stores

The c-store sales show the “strong appetite investors have for high quality investment-grade net-lease properties,” says Hanley Investment Group SVP. Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors’ Senior Vice President Jeremy McChesney has completed the sale of three 7-Eleven stores—two located in Los Angeles County and one in Orlando, Fla. One of the transactions had a

Kent Cos. Alli Bixler Joins YEO Board of Directors

A third-generation executive at The Kent Cos. In Texas, Bixler will help shape the direction of the growing Young Executive Organization. As the convenience store and petroleum industry continues to evolve, training the next generation leaders of tomorrow is more important than ever before. The National Advisory Group’s (NAG) Young Executive Organization (YEO) is a

Brands Struggle On Customization Efforts

A new survey by Radius Global Market Research shows that brands’ customization attempts aren’t meeting the mark as far as customers are concerned. It is common knowledge that customization is of high importance to customers today, and brands are increasingly responding by using technology and data to provide these customized products and services. A new

CITGO, Boston Red Sox Foundation Introduce Spirit Pump Campaign

Red Sox-branded fuel pumps to help raise money for the Red Sox Foundation at some CITGO-branded gas stations. A number of CITGO branded stations are set to get a Red Sox makeover from July through October as part of a unique campaign. CITGO Petroleum Corp., along with its local New England partners, SEI Fuels, H.A.

Double Quick Finds Fuel Management Solution

The c-store chain gains better control over inventory with Pinnacle Corp.’s Dispatcher Workstation. Obtaining complete control over fuel inventory from ordering to projecting sales and beyond is a key concern for any c-store operation that also sells fuel. Double Quick, based in Mississippi, is using Pinnacle Corp.’s Dispatcher Workstation to more effectively control its fuel

7-Eleven, Flirtey Partner For Drone Delivery

7-Eleven and Flirtey plan to expand drone delivery tests. 7-Eleven has teamed up with Flirtey, an independent drone delivery service, and successfully completed the first fully-autonomous drone delivery to a customer’s residence. The milestone exercise was intended to advance research toward integrating drones into the National Airspace System. This delivery is the first time a

Hough Petroleum Adds Software To Assist With Fuel Price Strategy

Hough Petroleum looks to PriceAdvantage software to help the chain optimize fuel prices and take advantage of market opportunities. Hough Petroleum is streamlining store-specific fuel pricing strategies at its owned and operated locations located throughout New Jersey. Hough Petroleum selected PriceAdvantage software to achieve its goals, based on the software’s ability to centralize critical fuel

NAG/YEO Partner With Study Hall Research for Exclusive Conference Research

Results from two surveys will be shared at the 2016 National Advisory Group Conference in Savannah, Ga. on Sept. 14. As the 2016 National Advisory Group (NAG) Conference approaches, Study Hall Research is working with Convenience Store Decisions and NAG to tailor industry research exclusively for NAG members and NAG conference attendees. In order to

Are Food Delivery Trends Hurting Drive-Through Sales?

Today’s consumers are ordering meals for delivery from a wide variety of restaurants. Foodservice delivery is gaining steam among hungry consumers who see it as “the ultimate” dining convenience, and its uptick in popularity is hurting drive-through sales at restaurants and convenience stores, according to a recent report by global information company NPD Group. Over

Yesway Welcomes Former Cumberland Farms CEO

Petrowski to help Yesway in its strategy to grow to 1,000 c-stores. Yesway, the new convenience store brand by BW Gas & Convenience, has hired industry veteran Joseph Petrowski, former Cumberland Farms CEO, as a senior advisor and member of the firm’s executive committee. Petrowski will report directly to Thomas Nicholas Trkla, the firm’s chairman

Kwik Trip Campaign Raises Funds To Fight Childhood Obesity

Kwik Trip convenience stores raised $65,000 through checkout lane coin canister donations. Kwik Trip Convenience Stores during the month of June raised $65,000 through its 2016 coin canister campaign. The campaign supported the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to help

Love’s Debuts Second Travel Center in Van, Texas

New 12,000-square-foot travel center features an array of foodservice options. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has opened its second travel stop in Van, Texas on Interstate 20. The new site is directly across the street from the existing Love’s Travel Center location at Exit 540. “Opening our second location in Van is monumental because

Customers Willing To Pay More For Quality Snacks

New research from Mintel reveals what’s driving consumer snack purchases. As Americans continue to diverge from a traditional three-meals-a-day eating schedule, more are seeking healthy snack options throughout the day, and customers are willing to pay more for high quality healthy snacks. New research from Mintel reveals that three in four (73%) consumers are willing

High Ethanol Blends Come to Terminals in U.S.

HWRT becomes first company in the U.S. to offer E15 at the terminal level. HWRT Oil Co. has announced that it will soon offer pre-blended gasoline with E15 at the terminal level. According to a report from Morning Consult, with this introduction, HWRT will become the first company in the U.S. to offer these blends

New Competition Cropping Up in New Jersey

Royal Farms has plans for at least four new New Jersey c-stores. Maryland-based Royal Farms has announced plans to continue its expansion into Southern New Jersey. According to a report from NJ.com, Royal Farms has plans to bring at least four new convenience store locations to the area. The first of these four locations will

Are Meal Kit Delivery Services as Popular as They Seem?

All of the talk about meal kit delivery services may be making them seem more popular than they really are.  New data from The NPD Group has revealed that, despite the increase in awareness and the buzz around meal kit delivery services, the trial of delivery kits remains rather low. Within the last year, only

Thorntons Seeks 100 New Team Members

Thorntons is looking to fill a variety of positions, and is offering competitive base pay and benefits to attract 100 new team members. Thorntons is currently looking to hire over 100 new team members in the Louisville, Ky. area. The new team members will be hired at a new hourly minimum rate of $10.25, which

Eby-Brown Names New Senior Vice President of Merchandising

Eby-Brown’s newest executive team member is expected to be an asset to the company’s continued growth. Eby-Brown has added T.J. Powers to the company’s executive team. In his new position as senior vice president of merchandising, Powers will be responsible for the enhanced growth and positioning of the company’s merchandising strategy. “T.J. brings more than

John Schaninger Joins NAG Board of Directors

The QuickChek veteran will lend his industry experience to shaping the direction of the National Advisory Group. The National Advisory Group (NAG), retail trade association for convenience store and petroleum operators, is proud to announce that John Schaninger, ‎Vice President of Sales & Marketing at QuickChek, has joined the Board of Directors. As a member

GC Express Accepts Mobile Payments at the Pump

One Michigan fuel station is now rewarding customers for making mobile payments at the pump. Caro, Mich.-based GC Express is now offering one free coffee or fountain beverage to customers who use the Team One Credit Union Mobile Banking App to pay for their fuel purchase of $10 or more. GC Express has made it

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