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NAPA Myers Auto Parts Chooses Gulf Racing Fuels

Selects Gulf Racing Fuels because of the new EPA approved Gulf Off Road fuel. Gulf Racing Fuels are now distributed in five states by NAPA Myers Auto Parts of Williston, N.D. NAPA Myers Auto Parts is a full-service wholesale distributor and retailer of automotive parts and accessories. NAPA Myers Auto Parts now offers five and

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Supreme Court Decision Opens Door for More Claims Against BP

“Deepwater” business losses ruling gives Gulf Coast businesses from Texas to Florida an additional six months to file new claims. The U.S. Supreme Court announcement Monday that it had rejected energy giant BP PLC’s challenge to a class-action settlement of claims stemming from the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in 2010 gives businesses along the Gulf

Holiday Light Display Attracts Audience

Mid Pac Petroleum VP makes news for neighborhood light display. In the Waikele neighborhood on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Keith Yoshida, vice president, business development for Mid Pac Petroleum LLC, is making news for the neighborhood light show he organized. “This year we expanded the light show to include eight of our neighbors so

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Corner Store Hosts 5K Country Run Series

Offers $1 million donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters and local children’s charities. CST Brands, a Fortune 500 convenience chain based in San Antonio, and parent company of Corner Store, has wrapped up its first-ever signature fundraising event, an eight-city 5K fun run series called the Corner Store Country Run. The Country Run raised a

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Fresh Food Consumption Growth To Continue

Youngest generations driving trend. The age-old parental advice to “eat your fruits and vegetables” has taken hold. From 2003 and 2013, consumption of fresh foods— fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, and eggs—grew by 20% to over 100 billion eatings, and it’s the youngest generations, Generation Z, ages 0-23, and Millennials, ages 24-37, driving the trend,

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Wawa Adding Coca-Cola Freestyle in All Locations

Beginning now, and through the end of the year, all new Wawa stores and remodeled locations will include enhanced new self-service cold beverage areas and the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines. Wawa Inc. plans to become the first national retailer in the convenience retail channel to offer Coca-Cola Freestyle chain-wide. Coca-Cola Freestyle is a touchscreen soda fountain

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Study Shows Complexities of Consumers’ “Path to the Plate”

Acosta Sales & Marketing and Technomic collaborate on “The Why? Behind The Dine” Foodservice Report. Acosta Sales & Marketing, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, and Technomic, a fact-based research and consulting firm in the food industry, released “The Why? Behind The Dine,” a joint foodservice report that

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Alternative Fuel Vehicles Sales May Decline With Gas Prices

Consumer interest in alternative vehicles has fallen sharply since April 2014 when gas prices were 90 cents per gallon more than today. Consumers are much less likely to consider a non-gasoline powered vehicle as gas prices continue to decline, according to a new consumer survey examining preferences related to alternative vehicles. Four in five consumers

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Chicago Ethanol Stubbornly Holding Premium to Gasoline

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric. In the physical wholesale market, ethanol spot prices have now held a premium to gasoline spot values for a month, with the inversion an infrequent occurrence for the market in which the biofuel feedstock is usually in a discount position. The vast majority of gasoline sold in the

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Bill Troyer Retiring From Clark Brands

Troyer ‘s career began with Union Oil as a dealer rep in Newark, Ohio, and he spent 17 years with Clark Brands. Bill Troyer, a seasoned, 45-year veteran of the petroleum industry, will be retiring from Clark Brands, effective Dec. 31, 2014. Troyer has had 17 exciting years with Clark Brands, where he started at

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U.S. Oil Widens Distribution and Supply Footprint

Acquires Noble Petro Terminals. U.S. Oil, the petroleum and renewable energy distribution division of U.S. Venture, Inc. has acquired six terminals from Houston-based Noble Petro Inc. The new terminals add 1.75 million barrels of additional capacity and expand U.S. Oil’s existing distribution network from 13 to 19 terminals in North America. The acquisition includes three

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VERC Enterprises Raises $5,979 For Breast Cancer Research

Participates in Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. VERC Enterprises, a leading convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, recently partnered with Gulf and raised a total of $5,979 for breast cancer research during the Strides Against Breast Cancer five-mile walk, held Oct. 5 at the Hatch Shell in

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Hershey Named One of Top 50 Most Civically Minded U.S. Companies

Hershey scored in the top 25% of companies in all five ranking categories. The Hershey Co. was recognized today as one of America’s most community-minded companies in The Civic 50, an annual recognition for companies that are committed to making a difference in the communities where they do business. Hershey was recognized as No. 3

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Jodi McMahon Joins Server Products

McMahon brings more than 20 years of quality manager/director experience. Server Products has hired Jodi McMahon as director of quality and business improvement. In the capacity of director of quality and business improvement, Jodi McMahon will lead Server’s continued initiative to maintain and improve quality and utilize best practices. McMahon is an accomplished quality management

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Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Launches Digital Marketing Platform

Clark’s Pump-N-Shop can now reach customers through a branded mobile app, individual store Web pages, mobile coupons and social media. Clark’s Pump-N-Shop is launching a new interactive digital marketing strategy with OpenStore by GasBuddy. OpenStore is a complete digital marketing solution to help convenience store owners and managers concentrate on reaching and rewarding their customers,

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Gulf Oil Re-Launches Gulf Gift Cards

“We are very pleased to be providing a strong Gift Card Program to benefit our high quality network of over 2,500 branded Gulf stations across the country,” says Gulf Oil spokesperson. Gulf Oil LP has re-launched its very popular Gulf Gift Card for the 2014 holiday season as part of its ongoing commitment to helping

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Starbucks Details Five-Year Plan

Company forecasts continued strong growth and plans to launch mobile order and pay and delivery in the U.S. Starbucks Coffee Co. Chairman, President and CEO Howard Schultz and other company leaders will detail Starbucks five-year strategic growth plan at its biennial Investor Day, hosted at the company’s Support Center in Seattle for the first time

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McCormick Flavor Forecast Reveals Eight Flavor Trends for 2015

15th annual report highlights top tastes driving the future of flavor and menu innovation. McCormick & Co., a global leader in flavor, has released its McCormick Flavor Forecast 2015, highlighting eight enticing trends that will shape the future of flavor. Now in its 15th year, the much-anticipated report drives flavor innovation and exploration throughout the

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Tony Harris Named NAG Board Chairman

The president of Thorntons Inc. will succeed Mary Banmiller as chairman beginning Jan. 1, 2015, and oversee the association’s effort to support and engage small, mid-sized and family-owned convenience store businesses. As President of Thorntons Inc., Tony Harris leads one of the largest family-owned convenience store chains in the country. Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the

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GPM Selling 16 Properties

Sealed bid deadline set for Dec. 11. GPM Investments LLC is offering to sell its interest in 16 properties in a sealed bid sale. The properties are located in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. GPM has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) to coordinate the sale. Sealed bids are required to

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Corner Store Hosts Grand Opening

Debuts new store in Gonzales, Texas. Corner Store is hosting a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting Thursday Dec. 4, beginning at 10 a.m. for a brand new store in Gonzales, Texas. Giveaways, sampling and activities will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. At the event, Corner Store will be making a $5,000 donation

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Marathon Petroleum Deploys ‘Cents Off Marathon’ Discount Program

Offers co-brand opportunities. Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) plans to officially deploy Cents Off Marathon, an instant cents-off-per-gallon discount program on fuel purchases throughout its Marathon-branded marketing network. Nearly 80% of Marathon’s independent jobbers and dealers have enrolled in the program, which uses technology developed by Drop Tank. The program will be made available throughout the

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House Leadership Responds To FDA Overreach

Proposed FDA regulations must be changed to avoid banning vapor products and stifling innovation. The American Vaping Association, a leading advocate for the benefits of vapor products such as electronic cigarettes, reacted to the release of a letter sent last week by members of leadership in the House of Representatives to HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.

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Fruit Punch Flavor

In December 2014, Wrigley’s 5 gum is launching a new rhythmic fruit punch flavor called 5 Tempo. 5 Tempo is a delicious blend of fruits that combine to create a memorable experience. It will be available at retailers nationwide in a 15-stick envelope pack (MSRP $1.49) and a Multipack with three 15-stick envelope packs (MSRP

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New El Cajon 7-Eleven Celebrates Grand Opening

Retailer to donate $711 at ribbon-cutting to San Diego Music Foundation for Taylor Guitars in Local Schools. 7‑Eleven, Inc. will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest El Cajon store Wednesday, Dec. 3, that includes free coffee, doughnuts and guitars for local schools. The store is located at 500 N. Second St., south of Interstate

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