McDonald’s to Launch Mobile App Nationwide

McDonald’s continues to search for ways to combat falling sales. The new McDonald’s mobile app will be available to customers nationwide by October this year. According to a report from The Daily Meal, the new McDonald’s mobile app, which was tested first in San Diego and will launch next in New York, will soon be


National Petroleum Included on Inc. 500|5000 list

National Petroleum has grown more than 4,000% in base revenue since its inception. National Petroleum has once again been named as one of the nations fastest-growing private companies on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 500|5000 list. This marks the fifth time National Petroleum has been included on this exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Within the

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Shock Top Combats California Drought

Shock Top looks to go beyond fundraising to find solutions for California’s drought. As California’s critical drought situation continues, organizations are looking for solutions. Shock Top, teaming up with Indiegogo and California water organizations, plans to respond to the situation by organizing a program called Shock the Drought. This new program will identify, fund and distribute water-saving innovations that could make


Parker’s Included On Inc. 500|5000’s Elite List

Parker’s joins top U.S. companies like Microsoft on Inc. 500|5000’s list of fast growing private companies. For the fourth consecutive year, Savannah, Ga.- based convenience store chain, Parker’s, has been included on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Inc. released the complete list of honorees early Aug. 12 and will recognize


DASH IN Food Store Opens In Urbana, Md.

DASH IN now provides Urbana, Md. with a one-stop-shop for food, fuel and wash. Urbana, Md. is home to the newest DASH IN Food Store location. The grand opening of the store was held Saturday, Aug. 8. During the celebration, guests were entertained with samples of DASH IN’s signature Craveable Sandwich line, free car washes and Shell gas card giveaways. The


Getty Realty Corp. Releases Latest Financial Results

Getty Realty Corp. second quarter 2015 financial results show substantial company growth. Getty Realty Corp. has announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. The company has taken some large strides in the most recent quarter, and it is working to ensure long-term growth and success through a number of strategic moves.


Five Sacramento, Calif. Stations Sign Supply Agreement With Pearson Fuels

Pearson promotes a clean environment through five new supply agreements, along with E85 fuel for 85 cents per gallon. Five gas stations in and around the Sacramento, Calif. metropolitan area have signed new supply agreements with Pearson Fuels. In an attempt to promote alternative fuel options, Pearson and its new retail partners offered ethanol flex


NOCO Contributes $6,000 to Mercy Flight Fundraiser

NOCO Energy Corp. gives support to Mercy Flight of Western New York through contributions to its annual fundraiser. NOCO Energy Corp. has announced that it has contributed $6,000 LakeFest 2015. LakeFest is an annual fundraiser that benefits Mercy Flight of Western New York and several other related causes throughout the region. This year, the event


How Dollar General Is Committing to the Beauty Category

Americans are always searching for a deal, but when it comes to beauty products it is often unwise to sacrifice quality for price; but what if you can have both? Dollar General has introduced an array of multicultural beauty products to its diverse offering of beauty supplies. Along with making new products available, Dollar General


Natural Gas May Have Limited GHG Benefits

Using natural gas as transportation fuel may not be as effective on reducing GHG emissions as was hoped. Despite the limited effectiveness of natural gas on reducing lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions when used to fuel larger vehicles, there are still a number of benefits to using natural gas in other areas. Carnegie Mellon University researchers have done


New QuickChek Opens in Mount Arlington, N.J.

QuickChek Corp. has opened its newest store in its hometown. On Monday, Aug. 10, QuickChek, the Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based c-store chain, opened a new 5,700-square-foot store at 9 Howard Boulevard in Mount Arlington, N.J. The new store is less than one mile from an older QuickChek location in the borough which was closed when the new store opened at 5 p.m. on


What’s Ahead for Gas Prices?

C-store customers rejoice as pump prices dip for 26th consecutive day. Pump prices continue to trend downward, falling for 26 straight days to today’s national average of $2.59 per gallon. This marks the longest consecutive decline since January, AAA reported. Compared to last week, drivers are saving six cents per gallon and compared to last


What Do Americans Want From Soft Drinks?

Many Americans are seeking natural alternatives to regular soda, but not everyone is happy with the currently available alternatives. As Americans continue to grow more health-conscious, carbonated soft drinks are facing mounting negative health perceptions from Americans. However, craft and natural soda alternatives are increasing in popularity among the most active soft drink consumers. While natural and craft

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Target to Rebrand CityTarget and TargetExpress Stores

CityTarget and TargetExpress will no longer play a part in Target’s urban expansion strategy. As Target Corp. works to grow within densely-populated urban areas the company has been rolling out compact stores to fit in crowded areas. These smaller stores were named TargetExpress and CityTarget and they have been growing in number over the past

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Pilot Flying J Named Gold Sponsor of Nashville Salutes

Pilot Flying J is proud to give back to the men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces. Pilot Flying J has been named a “$25K Gold Sponsor” for Nashville Salutes: A Tribute to Our Nation’s Most Honored Heroes. The funds raised through this program support the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s (CMOHF)

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NCA Launches Future Leadership Program

The National Confectioners Association looks to facilitate the growth of young talent in the industry. The National Confectioners Association (NCA) has announced the launch of its new Future Leadership Program. This program is a new initiative from the Association’s Young Professionals Network, designed to foster industry growth and career advancement. Support, education, access and opportunity will be provided to five

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Concord Township Approves Wawa’s Request to Sell Beer

Wawa’s first bid to sell alcohol since 2003 is one step closer to being approved. Wawa is now one step closer to gaining approval to sell beer at its Delaware County, Pa. store. After waiting several months, the Concord Township Board of Supervisors has finally announced its approval of Wawa’s latest request to sell beer.

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Columbia, S.C. Hosts New TA Truck Service Facility

New TA Truck Service facility will serve drivers 24/7/365. A new truck service facility has been opened by TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands. The recently built TA Truck Service facility is located at I-20, Exit 71, (7400 Wilson Blvd.) in Columbia, S.C. Two service bays are


How Single-Person Households Are Influencing Snacking Trends

Single-serve packaged snacks are popular meal options in smaller households, and c-stores are in a prime position to cater to this need. As the number of single-person households in the U.S. continues to grow, so does their impact on snacking. Snack foods being consumed at meal time has become quite common, mainly among consumers who

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ACE Hosts E15 Fuel Panel

Selling fuels with higher ethanol blends may not be as costly to fuel marketers as it was initially predicted to be. This year’s American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Conference, held in Omaha, Neb., Aug. 19-21, will focus on how higher ethanol blends help fuel retailers to succeed. The CEO of ProTec Fuel, Todd Garner, and Kum


Falling Fuel Prices Ignite Consumer Optimism

Falling gas prices raises consumer economic optimism; however, consumers are careful not to be overly optimistic. The latest Consumer Fuels Survey results released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has revealed that consumers are currently more optimistic about the economy and plan to increase their driving this month. However, even as prices fall from the

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How Convenience Stores Are Winning With Ice Cream

Convenience stores entice customers with ice cream and other cool novelties this summer. By Michele Wojciechowski, Contributing Editor Few Things top off a scorching hot day better than ice cream. While c-stores sell the sweet treat and other frozen products all year, summertime is the top occasion to capitalize on consumers’ appetites. It’s not surprising


Reynolds American Designs New Logo and Website

Reynolds American updates its image following $27 billion merger and product line expansion. Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) has unveiled a new company logo, along with a redesigned corporate Website. The new logo comes with plans to redesign the packaging of RAI products. According to a report by the Triad Business Journal, the redesign follows the $27.4 billion


Love’s Reopens in Van Horn, Texas

Love’s is keeping the nationwide convenience store and travel stop chain fresh and new. Three months following the initial tear-down, Love’s Travel Stops has reopened its doors in Van Horn, Texas. The new travel stop, along Interstate 10, Exit 140, features a range of driver services and also provides those travelling along the southernmost transcontinental highway in

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Par Petroleum Releases Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Second quarter 2015 financial report reveals growth for Par Petroleum. Par Petroleum Corp. has released financial results for the second quarter 2015. The highlights of the report are as follows: Net Income of $11.7 million, or $0.31 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2015 compared to net loss of $24.7 million, or $(0.81) per