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Pump Prices Rise With Crude Costs

Slow building supply sends crude prices up, as do concerns in the Middle East. The national average price of gas jumped seven cents per gallon over the past week due to sharply rising crude oil costs, AAA reported. Domestic crude oil prices last week hit the highest prices so far this year as supplies built

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Chevron and JPMorgan Chase Sign Multi-Year Agreement

Chevron offers its customers easy, secure and private payment processing through ChaseNet. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has signed a multi-year agreement with Chase Commerce Solutions, the global payment processing, merchant acquiring business of JPMorgan Chase & Co., to handle payment acceptance and processing at Chevron’s nearly 8,000 retail locations in the U.S. beginning later this year.

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Lower Gas Prices Lead Customers To Spend More On Groceries

Acosta Sales & Marketing’s New “The Why? Behind The Buy” Report Analyzes consumers’ grocery shopping decisions. Acosta Sales & Marketing, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, released the 11th edition of “The Why? Behind the Buy” report, which analyzes how Americans grocery shop and what drives consumers’ purchase decisions.

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Mars Chocolate Reaches Sustainability Milestone

Partners with Farmers & Food Industry to lead production of higher quality peanuts. Mars Chocolate has met a significant benchmark in ensuring the sustainability of edible peanuts. In 2014, 51% of the peanuts used for the company’s U.S. products were high-oleic acid peanuts (HOAPs), helping the company keep pace with increasing product demand. The peanut

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Love’s Adds Location to Interstate 5

New California location features 86 truck parking spaces, seven showers and an expanded fountain drink selection. Professional drivers now have access to another Love’s Travel Stop location along Interstate 5 in California. The new Love’s in Lodi, located at Interstate 5 and State Route 12, is now open for business. The location marks the opening

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C-Store Beverage Sales Strong in Q1

Industry tailwinds continue. Wells Fargo Securities LLC recently completed its Beverage Buzz survey for the first quarter of 2015, where it polls beverage retailers, representing over 15,000 convenience store (c-store) locations across the U.S. “Based on our ‘Beverage Buzz’ survey results, it appears non-alcoholic beverage trends remain very strong with +6.4% sales growth in Q1

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JET Chooses VP Racing Fuels

VP to provide on-site fuel service at Silverstone Classic. Leading UK fuel brand and official fuel partner of Silverstone Classic 2015, JET, has chosen VP Racing Fuels to provide on-site race fuel service for this year’s Silverstone Classic. This year’s event is scheduled for July 24-26 at Silverstone Circuit, site of the 2015 Formula 1

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Enmark Stations Announces Full-Service Fridays

Campaign to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Enmark Stations will hold Full-Service Fridays across Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina to raise funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). A Full-Service Friday allows customers to pull into the Enmark Store, where members of the Enmark management team will be pumping gas, wiping windows and handing

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Convenience Stores See Strong Q1

Expect sales to heat up further in Q2. Convenience store sales were strong over the first quarter of 2015, despite harsh winter weather, and retailers are even more optimistic about second quarter sales, according to the results of retailer sentiment survey released today by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Lower fuel prices, a

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Extend Cinco Celebrations and Sales

Dos Equis’ Dos De Mayo Program debuts. Dos Equis is once again inviting consumers to showcase their individuality and make one of the most anticipated party occasions of the year even bigger. This year’s Dos Equis’ Dos de Mayo retail program is geared towards helping consumers celebrate the biggest Saturday ever with elements including National

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CDC Finds Declines in Youth Smoking As Vaping Increases

“There remains no evidence that e-cigarettes are acting as gateway products for youth,” says president of the American Vaping Association. The American Vaping Association, an advocate for the benefits of vapor products such as electronic cigarettes, has reacted to the release of new 2014 survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)

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PDI Management and Luminate Capital Partners Acquire PDI

Investment in PDI will accelerate growth opportunities in the convenience retail and foodservice industries. PDI, a leading provider of enterprise-class retail automation software systems to the convenience retail and foodservice industries, announced that the PDI management team has joined with Luminate Capital Partners to acquire PDI from McLane Co. Inc. PDI provides software, hosted solutions,

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Delek US To Acquire 48% Ownership Interest in Alon USA

Agreement to increase Delek US’ asset diversity and offers future growth opportunities. Delek US Holdings Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with Alon Israel Oil Company Ltd. (“Alon Israel”) to acquire approximately 33.7 million shares, or approximately 48% of the outstanding shares, of Alon USA Energy Inc. common stock

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Sunoco LP Acquires Eight Pico Convenience Stores

New retail locations to be operated by Stripes. Sunoco LP has acquired eight Pico convenience stores in South Central Texas. The stores will be leased to and operated by Stripes LLC, a Texas-based retail chain owned by Sunoco LP’s parent, Energy Transfer Partners L.P. Stripes will purchase all fuel sold at the locations from Sunoco

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“Share a Coke” Campaign Returns

Offers 1,000 reasons to enjoy a Coke this summer. Coca-Cola is bringing back one of its most successful U.S. programs of all time. “Share a Coke” swept the nation last summer and, beginning this week, Coca-Cola bottles across the country will once again feature the names of millions of Americans. Back by popular demand, Coca-Cola

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YEO Roundtable Kicks Off In Valparaiso

Attendees get an inside look at convenience store chain Family Express. The National Advisory Group’s (NAG) second annual Young Executives Organization (YEO) Roundtable hosted by Family Express kicked off on Monday April 13 in Valparaiso, Ind. During the two-day YEO Roundtable, guests had the unique opportunity to learn firsthand about the operations of Family Express,

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Huppert Honored With Award

At a recent Subway owner’s meeting, Eric Huppert, co-owner of Team Oil Travel Center based in Spring Valley, Wis., was surprised to receive an award. Huppert was named Best Subway Franchisee in the St. Paul region. “Congratulations Eric,” said Team Oil Travel Center CEO Tony Huppert. “I’d also like to thank our employees and customers

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Getty Realty Corp. Selling 33 Properties

Commercial properties and gas stations available in seven states through sealed bid sale. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors, LLC (NRC) announced today that it has been retained again by Getty Realty Corp. to coordinate the divestiture of six operating and non-operating gasoline stations and 27 commercial and retail properties in Connecticut (6), Maine (4), Massachusetts

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Eby-Brown Honored

Named One of Northern Tier Retails’ Strategic Partners of The Year Eby-Brown Co. LLC, a consumer products distributor to the convenience industry in the Eastern U.S., was awarded one of Northern Tier Retail’s Strategic Partner of the Year awards. Northern Tier Retailer, a petroleum convenience store operator with 260 corporate & franchise locations in Wisconsin

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Shell Becomes Largest Independent Producer of LNG

Acquisition of BC Group Plc marks biggest oil-and-gas deal in 20 years. Royal Dutch Shell has acquired of smaller British rival BG Group Plc for about USD 70 billion to create the world’s largest independent producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Business Standard reported. The deal, the first major acquisition since oil prices began to

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Circle K Sponsoring North Carolina Festival

Following The Pantry acquisition agreement, Circle K to sponsor Speed Street festival in Charlotte. Circle K, which is acquiring Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry, is set to sponsor the North Carolina festival Speed Street, which begins next month, The Charlotte Observer reported. Speed Street, which is presented by Coca Cola, is now in its 21st year

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Par Petroleum To Introduce New Hawaii Branding Strategy

Plans to communicated and executed in the coming months. Par Petroleum Corp., owner of Hawaii’s largest oil refinery, plans to unveil a new branding strategy in the next 2-3 months, according to Pacific Business News. In 2013, Houston-based Par Petroleum’s subsidiary, Hawaii Independent Energy, closed on its purchase of the former Tesoro Corp.’s Hawaii refinery

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Sunoco LP Expands Revolving Credit Facility to $1.5 Billion

Sunoco LP announced that it has amended its existing revolving credit facility and expanded aggregate credit commitments from $1.25 billion to $1.5 billion. The facility with a syndicate of banks matures in September 2019. The expansion will provide the Partnership with additional financing flexibility and liquidity to fund future growth capital expenditures. The Partnership has

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Love’s Travel Stops Opens Location in Williams, Ariz.

Love’s adds 91 parking spaces on Interstate 40. Ninety-one additional truck-parking spaces are now available along Interstate 40 in Arizona. The new Love’s Travel Stops location in Williams, located at Interstate 40, Exit 163, opened yesterday, April 9. The 12,000 square foot facility gives professional drivers access to a variety of products and driver services,

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Stripes Raises Funds for Children’s Miracle Network

Campaign to provide vital funds for pediatric programs through an in-store Miracle Balloon Fundraising Campaign. Now through May 5, Stripes Convenience Stores will be asking customers to Put Their Money Where The Miracles Are and purchase a $1 Miracle Balloon to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Stripes has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network

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