Irving Oil Enhances Rewards Program

Now convenience store customers have new ways to save and can even earn on in-store purchases. Irving Oil has enhanced its Irving Rewards programs, offering customers more ways to save. The enhanced program offers big savings to customers across New England with three new ways to save up to 30 cents off per gallon. In

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Pilot Flying J To Celebrate Mother’s Day

An online coupon awards customers a free cup of coffee. Pilot Flying J is preparing to honor Moms the week of Mother’s Day (May 14). From May 14-20, Pilot Flying J is treating moms to one FREE cup (at any size) of Pilot Coffee. To get their free cup, moms can just display an online

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Irving Oil To Open $8 Million Goobies Big Stop

Revamped location to feature a 115 seat restaurant and eight fueling positions. Irving Oil’s plans for a new Goobies Big Stop will be good news to customers looking for great meals and clean washrooms along the TransCanada Highway. The existing Big Stop location will be taken down to make way for the new location featuring

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Rutter’s Introduces Wine Sales to Two Additional C-Stores

The new wine selection is located near the beer cave and offers convenience store shoppers a range of options. York, Pa.-based Rutter’s is growing its wine business. The second and third Rutter’s locations to sell wine started sales Friday, April 28. The Leola Rutter’s is the first convenience store in Lancaster County to start selling

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Circle K Debuts C-Store with Full-Service Food

Fresh pizza and breakfast sandwiches to greet customers in Wheaton, Ill. Circle K continues to expand its footprint in the Chicago area and is hosting a grand opening for the newest location on 100 W Geneva Road in Wheaton, Ill. The opening is notable because it’s the first convenience store in the area to offer

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Brands Sympathetic To Lifestyle Trends Appeal To Singles

As lifestyles change and more shoppers remain single longer, Mintel finds brands that embrace this reality are more likely to be rewarded by customers. New research from Mintel reveals that single adults are more likely to consider improving their physical health (56%), finding a new job (49%), buying a new car (42%), or buying a

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The Pride Stores, GreenPrint Join Forces

Introduce reduced emission program in Chicagoland. Following successes with similar programs, GreenPrint LLC, creator of Reduced Emissions Programs, announces expansion into Chicagoland through a partnership with The PRIDE Stores. The companies will be launching a reduced emissions program across every PRIDE Stores location in and around Chicago. The turnkey sustainability program, called Purpose, reduces consumers’

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SNAP Rule “Variety” Definition To Be Redefined

The rewrite would help make the regulations work for small retailers. The omnibus spending bill just passed by Congress included a provision that would require the Food & Nutrition Service (FNS) to rewrite the definition of “variety” in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) retailer eligibility regulations, according to the National Association of Convenience Stores

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ExxonMobil Speedpass +App Launches Groundbreaking Innovations

The app can now work with Ford vehicles with Ford SYNC 3 and Apple Watch. Customers at Exxon and Mobile stations are about to have even more ways to pay for gas. ExxonMobil is launching a number of updates to its Speedpass+ mobile payment app, including use of the app with both Ford vehicles equipped

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Rutter’s Grows Into Lebanon County

New location features 16 fueling stations, an espresso bar and award winning food options. Rutter’s has opened a new convenience store in Lebanon County located at 798 West Main Street in South Annville Township. This will be Rutter’s 67th location. The 7,500 square foot store has 16 auto fueling stations and four dedicated high speed

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Kum & Go Opens New C-Store in Colorado Springs

Latest c-store is designed for LEED-certified status and features a “Go Fresh Market.” Kum & Go introduced its latest convenience store—located in Colorado Springs, Colo. on May 4 The new store’s address is 525 Wooten Road, and it has a focus on fresh food and features a variety of unique offerings. A key feature of

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Philadelphia Retailers Battle Tobacco and Soda Regulations

While new tobacco ordinances make it challenging to get tobacco permits, a soda tax threatens sales in the beverage category. It’s a tough time to be a convenience store owner in Philadelphia. The City of Philadelphia’s Health Department, looking to protect children, early this year started snuffing out permits for selling tobacco products. According to

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Meat Sales Set to Grow

Be it chicken or beef jerky, protein demand is giving meat sales a boost. While consumers remain ‘mindful’ of meat consumption, their not stopping their consumption any time soon. Meat and poultry products are consumer favorites, food industry mainstays, and protein powerhouses—all factors that will keep the U.S. industry for animal protein growing despite challenges

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Heineken Sponsors ICC, Offers In-Store Sweepstakes

Heineken is bringing the excitement of ICC gameday to retail and to the host stadiums. With a deep heritage in the soccer space, this July HEINEKEN USA is bringing the beautiful game closer to its fans, wherever they are. Heineken will be the presenting sponsor for every International Champions Cup (ICC) match in the U.S.

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NRF Asks Congress To Support Competition Via Swipe Fee Reform

Ahead of Financial Choice Act vote, retailers speak out on interchange fee reform. The National Retail Federation (NRF) is urging the House Financial Services Committee to reject efforts to repeal debit card swipe fee reform as it considers approval of the Financial Choice Act. “Debit card swipe fee reform has brought competition and transparency to

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Sheetz Begins Hiring Spree

Set to add more than 3,400 employees across the company. Sheetz is growing its workforce. The Altoona, Pa.-based convenience store chain is set to hire more than 3,400 employees companywide. Recently named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune and Great Place to Work, Sheetz will hold open interviews for full-time

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Rutter’s Annual Golf Outing Supports Local Charities

Now in its 15th year, Rutter’s golf event helps children in need. Rutter’s is again giving back to local charity organizations. Rutter’s Children’s Charities raised over $175,000 for Central Pennsylvania charities at its 15th annual golf outing, the company announced. Since its beginning in 2002, the two-day golf outing has raised over $1.72 million for

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Growth Energy Applauds Kwik Trip On E15 Offering

Kwik Trip joins other c-store chains in expanding its fuel options for customers. Kwik Trip announced its move to join other major fuel retailers in offering E15—a biofuel that contains 15% ethanol—to customers in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Kwik Trip is aggressively adopting E15 by leveraging existing infrastructure to offer it. The company plans to

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Spicing Up the Menu

Ethnic foods continue to trend as consumer demands evolve to include house-made and authentic cuisine. By Erin Rigik Del Conte, Senior Editor Convenience Store Decisions spoke with Nick Powell, corporate chef for QuikTrip Corp. on how the ethnic flavor trend is playing out at the c-store chain and what he’s doing to spice things up

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Wells Fargo Outlines April Beverage & Snacks Sales Results

Promotional pricing helps soft drink sales while the energy segment sees soft growth. All channel dollar sales (including grocery, drug, mass, and convenience stores) for the total snack and beverage categories during the four-week period ending April 22, 2017 were up +3.4%, according to Wells Fargo Securities and Nielsen data. The timing of Easter this

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QuickChek Expands on Long Island

Grand opening promotions for the chain’s latest convenience store include free large hot coffee and free 20-ounce iced coffee and fountain or QuickFreeze drinks. QuickChek has opened a new convenience store in Bethpage, marking its first c-store in Nassau County and second on Long Island. The 5,868-square-foot store opened at 3965 Hempstead Turnpike on Tuesday,

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Kum & Go Kicks Off $1 Drink Promotion

&Rewards members also get an extra drink deal this summer. Kum & Go has relaunched its $1 any size drinks for the summer, beginning May 1. With up to 30 different flavors to choose from, Kum & Go customers may choose a refreshing fountain drink or Koolee in any size, all summer long for only

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ExxonMobil Introduces New Synergy

New diesel fuel offers improved fuel economy. ExxonMobil is introducing a new diesel fuel, Synergy Diesel Efficient, which features an innovative, proprietary additized formula to help deliver quantifiable fuel efficiency for diesel-powered vehicles. The new diesel fuel will be commercially available to U.S. retailers later this year. Extensive on-road testing conducted at leading independent research

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Kwik Trip Introduces E15 Fuel

Most of the c-store chain’s 500+ locations are set to offer E15. Kwik Trip is now offering E15—a biofuel with 15% ethanol—to its fuel offering. The Wisconsin-based chain of convenience stores has offered E85 for years and now has begun its roll out of E15 in locations across the Midwest, and revealed plans to ultimately

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McLane’s Maurici To Head National Sales Team

Maurici to helm all aspects of the sales organization including mass market retailers, drug stores, club stores and supermarkets. McLane Co. Inc. has promoted Vito Maurici to senior vice president of sales. In this new role, Maurici will be responsible for all aspects of McLane’s national sales team, with six sales directors reporting directly to

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