marathon picks up four citgo terminals

Marathon Oil Corp. is in the process of purchasing four CITGO oil terminals in Ohio. The sale also includes a facility in Dayton. The Dayton Business Journal reported that the company reached an agreement to buy the terminals and purchase ownership interest in Inland Pipeline from Houston-based CITGO Petroleum Corp. When the deal closes, the

two kumgo stores come under new ownership

Tulsa, Okla. stores sold for $4.8 million for franchised units. A group of Des Moines, Iowa, investors paid $4.8 million for two Kum & Go locations in Tulsa. The company, Davis Estates Ltd., spent $2.4 million to Hurd Tulsa LLC for one store and paid $2.4 million to Hurd Oklahoma LLC for the convenience store

krogers helps ban underage smoking

State Attorneys General across the country calls to enforce stronger restrictions. Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff revealed that Kroger Co., the parent company of 48 stores in Utah, has agreed to enforce strict measures to keep tobacco from minors. “Utah and other states have been working since 2000 to keep cigarettes from kids. As more

depinto speaks at 2007 nacs show

7-Eleven CEO delivers presentation on Retail Business Strategy. 7-Eleven Inc. President and CEO Joe DePinto will lead an exclusive discussion on retail and business strategies at the upcoming 2007 NACS Show. On Nov. 8, DePinto will deliver the CEO Presentation on Retail Business Strategy. DePinto first joined 7-Eleven in 2002, and has held several executive

a royal education

RBG sponsors its sixth annual scholarship program. Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG) has revealed its sixth annual scholarship program is now open for applications. The RBG Scholarship Program is available to eligible candidates that are high school seniors or graduates who are planning to or are enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year College or

treats without the tricks

Candy sales jumping with Halloween fast approaching. Halloween is fast approaching, bringing with it plenty of costume-clad consumers looking for candy. According to The Nielsen Company, U.S. consumers are expected to purchase more than $2.1 billion in candy this Halloween season. The holiday generates the greatest sales volume of sweets for the entire year, with

wawa goes hormonefree

Chain brings its milk and dairy back to cleaner basics. Wawa Inc. will now only produce milk that is free of artificial growth hormones (rBST); this artificial bovine growth hormone will be eliminated from all milk that Wawa processes and sells at its 570 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. To ensure

mcdonalds close to expanding beverages

Fast-food giant looking to boost sales by as much as $1.3 billion. McDonald’s Corp. may be counting on thirsty customers to pull in new profits. Exploring what it believes could be a billion-dollar annual sales builder, the fast food giant is seriously considering expanding its U.S. beverage offerings, from specialty coffee and bottled sodas to

potential employees line up for fresheasy

Tesco’s Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is receiving plenty of attention from potential workers for its Nov. 8 opening. The company has reported receiving nearly 1,000 applicants for 170 jobs for the first six Southern California, according to Los Angeles Business. Fresh & Easy has been eyed up by seasoned management as well. According to

bp starts streamlining

Chicago headquarters marks the first target for restructuring initiative. Last week, BP revealed that 3,300 Chicago-area employees will soon be relocated or eliminated in an effort to globally streamline the company, according to the Chicago Tribune. This move marks the end to BP’s efforts to maintain a functional regional headquarters in Chicago. The message was

floridas faulty gas pumps

Florida gas customers have something to worry about other than paying above the national average per gallon: malfunctioning pumps that could be siphoning even more of their hard-earned money. A recent study conducted by South Florida Sun-Sentinel found as many as 34% of the gas stations in the state have at least one pump that

house fails to support schip

Cigarette smokers can breath a temporary sigh of relief. Uninsured children, not so much. In a valiant attempt, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to override President Bush’s veto of H.R. 976, a bill that would reauthorize and expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP). Said bill would have provided $35 billion to fund

sheetz goes further in virgina

New store marks third unit in Lynchburg market. Sheetz Inc. continues to expand across the country as it opens a new 5,000-square-foot store in Lynchburg, Va. The new store is the third in Lynchburg and brings the total number of stores in the chain to 340. While the store opened to the public last night,

pester names new presidentcoo

Spresser steps up to lead 1st Stop and FarmCrest stores. Pester Marketing Co., operator of 1st Stop and FarmCrest stores in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, has elected Richard Spresser president and chief operating officer. Spresser, a Kansas native, graduated from Fort Hays State University and has spent 27 years in the petroleum and convenience store

shell unveils nascar sponsorship

New agreement aimed at driving in-store sales. Shell is leveraging its relationship with Richard Childress Racing (RCR), Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil car in an effort to drive traffic and sales at Shell branded service stations in the United States. In the one year since the company’s announcement regarding its re-entry into the

kwik trip collects coats for kids

Program held in conjunction with Salvation Army provides warmth to the needy. Thanks to the help of Lacrosse, Wis. Kwik Trip, the Salvation Army’s annual Coats for Kids program is underway. The program collects coats for the needy. Donors drop off coats at local Kwik Trip stores, where they are then taken and distributed. Despite

pay to the order of stupid

C-store robber foiled by his own pay stub. It’s by no stretch the perfect crime, but that didn’t stop Robinson Rivera from attempting it anyway. Rivera, 25, went on a c-store robbing spree in Delaware, his weapon of choice being a crudely written note demanding that the clerks give him the cash in the registers

sheetz promotes two into vp spots

Lorenz and Ryan make their move up the company’s executive ranks. Sheetz Inc. has promoted two long-time executives to the level of executive vice president. Mike Lorenz, vice president of petroleum supply is now the executive vice president of petroleum supply while Ray Ryan, vice president of distribution services has been promoted to executive vice

sheetz arrives in sarver pa

Grand opening kicks off with donation to local school. Sheetz Inc. is opening its new location in Sarver, Pa. The newest addition to the 339-store chain is the first in Sarver. The store will host a community grand opening celebration on Oct. 18 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. As part of the Oct. 18 festivities,

bp spreads ampms reach

Chain continues growing its franchised brand. BP has unveiled plans to spread its ampm franchise from the West to the East, establishing its brand in new markets throughout the country. According to the plan, stores could be popping up in Atlanta and Chicago as early as November. The chain’s BP Connnect and Wild Bean Caf

ameristop files for bankruptcy

Petro Acquisitions Inc, the parent company of the Ameristop convenience-store chain, is preparing to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Petro, which franchises about 140 gasoline stations and convenience stores in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, was to file an order late Monday providing the schedule for Chapter 11 proceedings with Hamilton County

hot stuff cooks up charity

New “Warm Hearts” division focuses on philanthropy. Hot Stuff Foods has expanded in the foodservice industry over the past decade, but now it’s spreading into a new realm: charity. It started in 1996, when Hot Stuff Foods (then Orion Food Systems), spearheaded a charity golf event featuring premier players from the PGA Champions Tour to

couchetard eyeing shell sites

Canadian company looking to take advantage of dissolving MSO program. Alimentation Couche-Tard expressed its desire to expand further into the U.S. market making a bid for some of the 2,000 stations Shell plans to sell in the coming years. “We are always interested in any asset that can become available in the U.S. that can

nacs gets a new director of special events

Thomas brought in to take care of NACS Show and more. Meredith Thomas has joined NACS as its director of meetings & special events. Thomas will be responsible for many of the activities related to the convenience and petroleum association’s events, including the NACS Show, which is one of the 50 largest annual trade shows

giant oil snatches 32 bp stations

Expansions and redesigns announced for new locations. Giant Oil has unveiled plans to acquire all 32 company-owned BP service stations in the Dayton, Ohio. market by the end of the year, according to the South Florida Business Journal. Tampa-based Giant Oil Inc.–which owns gas stations and convenience stores in Florida and Ohio as well as

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