Jimmy Haslam Subpoenaed to Testify Against Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J CEO denies any involvement in the company’s schemes to cheat customers out of savings. Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Pilot Flying J and owner of the Cleveland Browns, has been subpoenaed to testify in a civil lawsuit against the Pilot Flying J chain, which Haslam owns in conjunction with his brother Bill Haslam,

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The Pinnacle Corp. Partners with Nolan Business Solutions

Nolan is joining Pinnacle’s diverse group of strategic business partners, and will help the company to enhance its technological integration. The Pinnacle Corp. has announced a new partnership with Nolan Business Solutions (Nolan). Through this partnership, Pinnacle will become a reseller of Nolan’s InterCompany Postings and Advanced Bank Reconciliation modules. This will enhance integration with

VP Racing Fuels is Official Fuel of Tomahawk Speedway

Racers can earn points towards prizes from the track’s points fund by purchasing VP fuel at the track. Beginning this year, VP Racing Fuels is now the Official Fuel of the recently reopened Tomahawk Speedway in Tomahawk, Wis. The agreement between VP Racing and Tomahawk Speedway calls for Remington Oil, VP’s distributor based in Antigo,

Seven & i Holdings Makes Leadership Adjustments

Leadership adjustments may lead to more profitable business for Seven & i Holdings.  The nomination committee for Seven & i Holdings, the parent company of 7-Eleven, has named Daniel Loeb as the company’s new president and Ryuichi Isaka as the company’s new chief executive. According to a Nasdaq report, the appointment of a new president

Convenience Store Non-Alcoholic Beverage Sales Up

Wells Fargo has reported overall positive beverage industry trends. A new report from Wells Fargo has revealed that, as retailers continue to benefit from strong in-store sales, convenience store non-alcoholic beverages experienced strong growth (+6.6%) in the first quarter of 2016. Wells Fargo recently conducted a survey of beverage retailers representing over 15,000 convenience store

Sunoco Acquiring Valentine Stores’ C-Store Business

The sale is set to close in the second quarter of 2016 and includes 18 c-store locations. Valentine Stores Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sunoco LP to sell its retail convenience store business serving Upstate New York to Sunoco. The transaction is anticipated to close in the second

Convenience Stores Change Lives

Convenience Stores that are active as Safe Places are providing a sanctuary to at-risk youth. In the latest Convenience Matters podcast, National Safe Place Network president and CEO Laurie Jackson spoke about how convenience stores and other community businesses are helping youth in distress. Jackson also informed listeners on how they can also become a

CITGO Partners with the Boston Red Sox

CITGO customers can help underserved children in the Boston area by fueling up at CITGO Spirit Pumps. CITGO has been named a “Proud Partner of the Boston Red Sox” for the 2016 baseball season. CITGO will feature customized, co-branded activations at more than 400 CITGO stations in the New England area and in the Fenway

Walmart to Expand Drive-Up Grocery Service

Greater convenience is on the horizon for Walmart customers. As Internet retailers continue to grow on the grocery market, Walmart is stepping up its game in order to keep up with the competition. According to a report from CNet, Walmart has announced that it will be expanding its drive-up service to eight more U.S. markets

The NRF Wants Health Benefits Tax Exclusion Cap Rejected

The NRF predicts that a health benefits tax exclusion cap will not reduce health care costs. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has requested that the proposals to cap the exclusion of employer-provided health benefits from federal income tax be rejected by the House Ways and Means Committee. “Favorable tax treatment today supports health coverage for

Wawa Celebrates 52 Years

Wawa is saluting its customers, employees and the communities it serves during the company’s 52nd Wawa Day. Wawa Inc. celebrated the company’s 52nd anniversary in retail by offering its customers free coffee of any size on this year’s Wawa Day, April 14. The free coffee offering was chain-wide, and it lasted all day long. This

Thorntons Brings Back Bourbon Ball Donuts

Available through the end of May, Thorntons convenience store customers can enjoy this iconic treat for only 99 cents. Kentucky Derby fans and doughtnut fans alike can rejoice, as Thorntons Bourbon Ball Donut is back just in time for Derby season! Thorntons’ Bourbon Ball Donut first debuted in Spring 2015, and it is back by

McDonald’s Testing McCafe Kiosks

Automated kiosk to serve up espresso to order. Customers who want to avoid lines can now order their espresso beverage of choice via kiosk at two Chicago McDonald’s locations—part of a recent test by the fast food giant. According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, the McCafe kiosk features a touchscreen to select lattes,

Sunoco LP Acquiring Rattlers Convenience Store Chain

Wholesale motor fuel distribution business also being divested. Navasota, Texas-based Kolkhorst Petroleum is divesting its 14 Rattlers convenience stores and its wholesale motor fuel distribution business to affiliates of Sunoco LP. The 14 stores are located in six counties throughout Central Texas. According to a report by Sealy News, the transaction is set to take

Enmarket Sets Aggressive Fundraising Goal

Enmarket seeks to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the search for a cure for blood cancer. From Wednesday, April 27 to Tuesday, May 31, enmarket will be selling paper icons in its 64 retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The icons are being sold to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma

Consumers Lack Knowledge Regarding High Ethanol Fuel Blends

Research shows that consumers are unaware of the dangers of using the wrong fuels in their power equipment. The results of a recent poll conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) have revealed that awareness and knowledge regarding how to use high ethanol fuel blends remains relatively unchanged among

TravelCenters Opens New Popeyes Location

TravelCenters has opened its sixth California Popeyes location. TravelCenters of America LLC has announced the opening of a new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in Buttonwillow, Calif. The new Popeyes is located at 27769 Lagoon Dr., at the I-5 Exit 257 (Hwy. 58). The new Popeyes will serve the prominent southern-style cooking that has made Popeyes famous.

Wawa Volunteer Center Opens at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Wawa continues its support for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia through a $5 million philanthropic gift. The Wawa Foundation has funded a new Wawa Volunteer Center, which is now open at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The Center was funded by a $5 million philanthropic gift from The Wawa Foundation. The hospital’s existing volunteer

Eby-Brown Adds New Sales and Marketing Executives

Three experienced professionals have been added to Eby-Brown’s sales marketing teams. Eby-Brown is poising for growth by adding three new sales and marketing executives to further the company’s growth in the convenience store distribution and food services market. Eby-Brown is the largest privately held convenience store distributor in the U.S. with annual revenues in excess

Coca-Cola European Partners Registration Declared Effective

A number of Coca-Cola subsidiaries are combining to create the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler. In relation to a previously announced transaction, which will combine Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Coca-Cola Iberian Partners S.A.U (CCIP) and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke GmbH (CCEG), CCE has announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared the Registration Statement of Coca-Cola European

ACE Discusses Importance of RFS

ACE is pushing for support for legislation that would extend RVP relief to E15 and other blends. On April 13 and 14, the eighth annual fly-in for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) took place in Washington D.C., and nearly 70 of ACE’s grassroots members were in attendance. ACE members had more than 125 meetings

US Foods Acquires Food Genius

US Foods has greater access to foodservice data through its acquisition of Food Genius. US Foods has officially acquired Food Genius, a leading foodservice data and analytics provider. US Foods has also announced that Food Genius team members are being invited to join US Foods. Focused exclusively on foodservice, Food Genius offers a suite of

Fuel Prices Take a Slight Dip

Gas prices are expected to remain relatively steady over the coming weeks. After experiencing nearly two months without a decrease in fuel prices, the average price of gasoline has fallen on the week. According to a report from AAA, gas prices have increased for 28 of the past 35 days, and drivers across the country

Thomaston Land Co. Offers Another Property for Sealed Bid Sale

Thomaston Land Co. has added a fifth convenience store property to its sealed bid sale offering. A new site has been added to the sealed bid sale from Thomaston Land Co. The company is offering to sell six properties in Maryland and Pennsylvania, and the most recent property that has been added to the list

Stripes and APlus Stores Are Raising Funds for CMN Hospitals

Every year, 10 million sick and injured children benefit from donations made by customers at Stripes and APlus Stores. Stripes Convenience Stores and APlus Stores are once again raising funds to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). Through May 3, 2016, the two chains will ask customers to “Put Their Money Where The Miracles

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