dillons and kwik shop help revive devastated town

Kroger-owned stores reenter tornado-ravaged community. The Kroger Co.-owned Dillons and Kwik Shop have unveiled plans to reopen a grocery store in Greensburg, Kan. as the town rebuilds in the aftermath of a devastating tornado. “The community of Greensburg will rebuild, and we will be there with them during the rebuilding efforts and beyond. We look

exxonmobil and shell testify at hot fuel hearings

Companies under heat for backing different regulations in different countries. Only July 25, senior executives from ExxonMobil and Shell will testify at a Domestic Policy Subcommittee hearing on “hot fuels” and what appears to be a double standard in the way they measure gasoline. Hot fuel as been a controversial subject in the energy industry

iri insight across the convenience channel

IRI AllScan Provides Granular Level Insights for All Product Categories To more effectively analyze and understand sales and brand performance across the c-store industry, Information Resources Inc. (IRI) has released its new AllScan Convenience Store Tracking service, the only service in the industry that provides comprehensive scanner-based point-of-sale (POS) data across the entire convenience channel.

tesoro shows its support for wildlife reserve

Tesoro has given a $50,000 grant to help restore the historic viewshed of President Theodore Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch. The USDA Forest Service recently acquired the largest remaining remnant of Roosevelt’s North Dakota ranch still in private ownership with the support of the Friends of the Elkhorn Ranch. “Environmental stewardship is one of Tesoro’s core values,”

nacs asks congresss to reconsider fda tobacco regulations

Association urges government to weigh the damage such control over the industry could have. Following a July 17 hearing, in which members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee determined that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was ill-equipped to regulate food safety, the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) asked lawmakers to keep

subway on the fast track

New openings in non-traditional locations and brand notoriety move the chain in to the future. Subway is on a fast expansion track, opening 628 new locations–many of which are c-stores–between the beginning of March and the end of June of this year, adding what the company calculates as roughly the equivalent of 750,000 square feet

opw names new president

Carlin replaces Crause as head of Fluid Transfer group. OPW Fueling Components, producer of commercial and retail fueling equipment, has named Phil Carlin president of its OPW Fuel Management Systems Inc. business unit. Carlin will replace David Crouse who was recently promoted to president of OPW Fluid Transfer Group, another Dover Company. Carlin has held

exxonmobil warns customers of hot fuel

New decals placed on pumps not enough to quell FTCR anger. ExxonMobil will put decals on its gasoline pumps in California and Arizona acknowledging that “hot fuel” may not deliver the full value of a gallon of gasoline, according to a report in the industry publication Oil Express, a division of the Oil Price Information

brookshire brothers and polk oil partner up

Brookshire Brothers and Polk Oil have signed an agreement to operate their respective businesses together, according to the Longview (Texas) News Journal. The companies will continue to operate as separate entities with Carl Ray Polk, Jr. remaining president of Polk Oil after the merger, all 360 employees of Polk Oil will be welcomed as Brookshire

gulf gets aggressive on fuel

To fight the high cost of credit card transactions, Gulf Oil LP has developed a new Gulf MasterCard promotion, with which customers can earn up to 25% in rebates on Gulf gas purchases, and 2% back in rebates on all other purchases during the first 60 days their account is open. At today’s prices, that

mcpherson oil selects redprairie

McPherson Oil Products has selected RedPrairie, a consumer-driven optimization company, to support its rapid expansion and increase customer satisfaction. McPherson, which is a leading Southeast distributor of industrial lubricants and a full-service petroleum products and services company, plans to implement the RedPrairie solutions at its two regional distribution centers in Trussville, Ala. and Atlanta beginning

ab signs deal with icelandic glacial

Anheuser-Busch Inc. is the new master distributor for Icelandic Glacial super-premium natural spring water in the U.S., effective immediately. Anheuser-Busch has taken a 20% equity interest in Icelandic Water Holdings as part of a new agreement. Initial distribution will focus on select markets–including California, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut–with plans to expand nationwide in

conocophillips auctions off missouri properties

Units available for sealed bid through Sheldon Good & Co. ConocoPhillips, the third largest integrated energy company in the U.S., has set up gas stations and investment properties in Missouri for sealed bid through Sheldon Good & Co. Auctions. The portfolio consists of 11 operating gas stations and c-stores (two with Subway restaurants), a bulk

rutters presents customer with free gas for three years

Pennsylvania resident wins contest prize valued at over $6,750. Rutter’s Farm Stores presented the first grand prize in its summer gas giveaway–free gas for three years–to Wrightsville, Pa. resident Mary Wherley. Rutter’s officials presented the award, valued at $6,750.74, at Wherley’s family-owned business, Wherley Automotive. Her husband, Lowell, with whom she has two sons, accompanied

a matter of trust

Companies and candidates need to be diligent in their career search, but should rest easy in knowing that their confidentiality will not be compromised. by Haskel Thompson, National Executive Personnel Imagine that you are the CEO of a major company in the convenience store industry. A key division manager within the organization has just informed

mark vii expands to arkansas

Company signs distribution agreement with SourceONE. Mark VII Equipment Inc., supplier of solutions for the car wash business worldwide, has signed SourceONE as distributor for the state of Arkansas. Based in Fort Smith, SourceONE is a full-service car wash company engaged in the development, construction, consulting, management, marketing, distribution, sales and service of car wash

senate goes to vote on tobacco tax increase

R.J. Reynolds sets up Website opposing bill. Today, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a vote over the proposed 61-cents-per-pack increase on cigarettes and the possibility of a 156% increase on other tobacco products, such as cigars, pipe tobacco and smokeless products. The new tax, introduced by Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.), is

bp sells off akron stations

Twenty-six units acquired by Giant Oil. BP has made a deal with Tampa, Fla.-based Giant Oil Co., selling off 26 stations in the Akron, Ohio area. While the details to the deal were not disclosed, a BP spokesperson told the AkronBeacon Journal that the deal was running as a typical business procedure for the worldwide

rutters installs skyline electronics priceadvantage

New software helps the chain instantly change gas pricing displays. York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Farm Market has turned to Skyline Electronic Pricing Solutions, an electronic price display manufacturer, to install its newest product, PriceAdvantage Central Control Fuel Pricing Software. The patent-pending software allows petroleum marketers to simultaneously update fuel pricing at their Skyline Products Electronic Price

delek to acquire interest in lion oil

Purchase of equity may lead to minimum ownership in the private company. Delek US Holdings Inc. has entered into agreements with several shareholders of Lion Oil Co. to acquire a minority equity interest of 28.3% in Lion Oil. Total cash consideration paid to the selling shareholders will equal approximately $65.4 million in the aggregate. The

campaign against hot fuel continues

OOIDA sets up new Website to inform motorists. The “Turn Down Hot Fuel” campaign has just launched a new website to educate consumers on how “hot fuel” may have them paying higher prices than necessary for fuel. The campaign is spearheaded by a professional truckers’ organization, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), and includes a

iowa cstore group fights new tobacco tax

Proposed increase could leader to higher security and operating costs. Fearing that a new federal tobacco tax will hurt overall store operations for a lot of retailers, the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa has stepped up and taken an open stand against the proposed legislature. The group feels that another increase in tobacco

iezzi joins executive leadership solutions

Executive Leadership Solutions, a search firm that specializes in executive recruitment for the convenience store, petroleum and travel center industries, has signed on Robert “Bob” Iezzi as a senior executive recruiter. Iezzi is no stranger to the convenience store industry. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family he was behind the counter at a very young

thirteen el paso stores caught selling tobacco to minors

County-wide undercover operation leads to big fines for illegal sales. When it got suspicious as to how so many minors in the area were acquiring cigarettes, the El Paso County Sheriffs Dept. in Texas launched an undercover investigation. The investigation targeted local grocery and convenience stores, catching 13 of them in the act of selling

visa helps protect small business

New program helps strengthen data security. Visa USA has released a program designed to help the nation’s small businesses improve their security. The credit card company’s program calls for acquiring financial institutions to strengthen their existing data security efforts to identify and address risks among their small merchant customers–such as smaller c-store chains–including identifying whether

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