Tecate Light Launches Summer Soccer Program

Tecate Light will help drive traffic for its retail partners through the brand’s summer promotion. Tecate Light has announced a new partnership with Chivas del Guadalajara, one of the most followed soccer clubs in the Americas. As a part of this partnership, Tecate Light will sponsor four of the club’s premier summer matches in the

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SUA Applauds USDA’s Move to Increase Raw Sugar Supply

The SUA has raised concern about the state of America’s sugar policy. Recent action taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase raw sugar supplies to meet market demand has been met with approval from the Sweetener Users Association (SUA). The SUA released the following statement in regards to the recent action: “We

Giant Eagle President to Retire

John Lucot, who has served a variety of roles for Giant Eagle over the past four decades, has announced his retirement. After a 42 year career of leadership within the company, John Lucot, Giant Eagle’s president and chief operating officer has decided to retire. Lucot began his career as a Giant Eagle supermarket clerk in

7-Eleven Celebrates Shark Week

7-Eleven is bringing the excitement of Shark Week to a whole new level with a new eight week promotion. 7-Eleven has announced the launch of a massive eight week promotion that will embody the spirit of the Discovery Cannel’s Shark Week, which airs Sunday, June 26 through Sunday, July 3. Participating 7-Eleven locations will feature

NRC Arranges Sealed Bid Sale for Global Partners LP

Global Partners is looking to sell a variety of properties, with or without fuel supply agreements. Global Partners LP and its subsidiaries (Seller) has retained NRC Realty and Capital Advisors LLC to coordinate the offering and sale of 86 properties. The properties, located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island,

National Fuel Price Average Continues to Rise

The approach of the summer driving season and the recent Canadian wildfires are driving fuel prices skyward. The national average fuel price continues to increase over the past week, and prices are expected to continue trending upward as we enter into the summer driving season, with some expecting prices to reach a new high for

McDonald’s Continues Turnaround Efforts

McDonald’s is working to improve its food quality, along with the customer experience. After recent struggles threatened the success of fast food giant, McDonald’s, the company has been working on multiple turnaround efforts to bring the chain out of its slump. From introducing all-day breakfast to devising new menu items, the chain has made a

New Mobile App Helps Combat Skimming

As customer payment information security becomes a top priority, retailers are seeking ways to ensure that their customers’ data is safe. NACS has teamed up with The Pinnacle Corp. in an effort to help convenience store operators combat skimming. Skimming is a growing concern in the convenience industry, as fuel dispensers are one of the

Core-Mark Increases Capacity of Credit Facility

The increased capacity of Core-Mark’s credit facility will allow the company greater flexibility and enable growth. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. has entered into an eighth amendment to its credit facility which increased the size from $300 million to $450 million. In addition, this amendment includes an expansion feature which provides the company the option to

Meal Kit Delivery Services Take Off

Are meal kit delivery services posing a threat to the foodservice and grocery industries? Across the country, consumers are embracing the convenience of meal kit delivery services, and incorporating this service into their busy lives. Offering consumers a more convenient way to cook at home, these services are rapidly gaining popularity, and this growth and

Registration Opens for the 2016 NAG Conference in Savannah

With an agenda featuring more than a dozen speakers from the convenience store industry’s leading chains, NAG 2016 is one industry conference you cannot afford to miss. The convenience store industry continues to grow sales at record numbers, but the stakes have never been higher as convenience store owners face competition from multiple retail channels.

Brakebush Acquires Wells Food Processing

Brakebush has grown to operate three processing facilities through a recent transaction with North Central Equity LLC. Previously owned by North Central Equity LLC, Wells Food Processing has been purchased by Brakebush. The transaction of the Wells, Minn.-based company was completed April 21, 2016. Founded in 1925 by brothers William and Otto Brakebush, Brakebush is

ampm Offers Dodger Dogs

Dodger fans in the Los-Angeles area no longer have to take a trip to the stadium to get their hands on a Dodger Dog. Los Angeles-area ampm convenience stores are now carrying the iconic Dodger Dogs. According to a report from ABC7, for the first time ever, the iconic 10-inch long hot dogs can be

Kids Eat for Free this Summer at TA and Petro Restaurants

Children can eat breakfast, lunch or dinner for free at TA and Petro Restaurants. TA Country Pride and Petro Iron Skillet Restaurants are offering free meals to children, age 10 and under,  from May 15 – Sept. 5, 2016. The TA Restaurant Group announced that the restaurants will provide children with a free meal from

7-Eleven Supports Relief Efforts in Fort McMurray, Canada

Every dollar raised in 7-Eleven stores to support relief efforts in Fort McMurray, Canada will contribute $4 to the cause. In response to the recent fire that destroyed whole communities in the Fort McMurray area, 7-Eleven has donated $15,000 directly to the Canadian Red Cross to support relief efforts. Additionally, the company has launched coin

QuickChek Announces New Howell, N.J. Locations

QuickChek has announced the opening of two stores in Howell, N.J, which will feature the company’s new store prototype. Among a number of new locations planned to open in 2016, QuickChek has announced the opening of two new locations in Howell, N.J. this spring. The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based fresh convenience market chain opened a new

Minit Stop Recognized for Design Excellence

Minit Stop’s new logo and carry-out designs have received one of Hawaii’s most design prestigious awards. On April 23, during the Pele awards ceremony on Oahu, Hawaii, Minit Stop was awarded top honors for the company’s new logo and carry-out food boxes. The Pele awards are Hawaii’s top recognition for excellence in advertising design, and

A New Way to Play the Lottery

New technology has made playing the lottery even more convenient for today’s technology oriented consumers. The new Play at the Pump technology from Linq3, which will allow consumers to play the lottery at the pump, will be supported by Commander Site Controller from Verifone. Play at the Pump brings the lottery to busy consumers, delivering

NYACS President Inducted into N.Y. C-Store Hall of Fame

New members were inducted into the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame during the recent Chairman’s Banquet. The New York Association of Convenience Stores recently announced, at the company’s 30th anniversary Trade Show and Convention, that retiring NYACS vice president, Amy Baldovin, has been inducted into the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame.

Parker’s is Fueling Education

Parker’s continues to donate a portion of the proceeds from its fuel sales to public and private schools throughout Georgia. On April 26, 2016, Parker’s presented a $7,500 donation check to Bulloch County Public Schools through the company’s Fueling the Community Program. The check was presented during a ceremony at Statesboro High School in Statesboro,

Conexxus Elects New Company Leadership

Eight individuals have been newly elected to leadership roles for Conexxus. At the Conexxus Annual Conference, which took place from May 1-5, the company named two new members to its Board of Directors and elected six new members to its Board of Advisors. Kevin Smartt, president and CEO, Kwik Chek Food Stores Inc. (Austin, Texas),

Free Gas From Thorntons

Thorntons has launched a summer sweepstakes that will award free fuel to customers every week this summer. Thorntons has once again launched its Free Gas for a Year Sweepstakes, but this year the promotion offers even greater perks. Each week through July 5, Thorntons is giving away hundreds of gallons of free fuel at each

Parker’s Works to Keep Georgia Beautiful

Parker’s new Savannah, Ga. headquarters will allow the company to expand its operations in Georgia. On April 22, Parker’s was awarded a Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation at The Georgia Trust’s 39th Annual Preservation Awards in Atlanta. The award was granted to the company for its ambitious renovation of the

Shell Fosters Innovation in the Future of Fuel

Shell is encouraging young minds to innovate and create new designs to build a more energy efficient world. This year’s Shell Eco-Marathon, which occurred in Detroit from April 22-24, 2016, featured a variety of hands on learning stations and activities, focusing on energy efficient and clean fuels technology. This forward thinking event challenges young people

Payment Technology Innovation

Customers are increasingly seeking alternate payment options, but cash remains a top choice. As Americans continue to utilize new payment options innovation is on the rise in the payments category. According to a report from Blackhawk Network, customer’s are placing a great deal of importance on in-store payment processes, and it is now influencing brand

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