Aloha Petroleum Fuels HGEA Scholarship Program

Aloha Petroleum is helping the Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) to fund its scholarship program. Aloha Petroleum, an independently-owned and locally operated petroleum marketer, which operates 50 retail locations Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii, recently presented HGEA with a check for $3,009 to support the organization’s Charles R. Kendall Scholarship and Education Fund,

Retail Gasoline Prices Moving Sharply Higher

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN A recent government report showed inflationary pressure coming from higher gasoline prices in January, highlighting the impact of last month’s early surge in prices at the pump. Retail gasoline prices fell from early January highs, and inflation is not a near-term threat. In fact, the Consumer Price

Stripes Helps Raise More than $103,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

The 9th annual Stripes Kicks Cares For Kids Radiothon raised $103,488.25 for Children’s Miracle Network this past weekend, and donations are still being accepted on the Kicks 99.1FM Web site. The event took place live from Music City Mall in Odessa, Texas. Those who tuned into Kicks 99.1FM between Feb. 19-21 heard stories of care, love

7-Eleven Gained $1.5 Million In Media Value

7-Eleven gained much in the way of free marketing when CEO and President Joe DePinto debuted on the CBS new hit show Undercover Boss, Front Row Analytics reported. According to Front Row Analytics, 7-Eleven received $1,591,966 in media value through verbal mentions, signage, and uniform logos by a total of 65 sequences on the TV

Tom Love Honored

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores’ Founder and CEO, Tom Love, was named one of Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEOs by The Journal Record. During an awards ceremony Feb. 18, the Journal Record honored eight CEOs from around the state as the most admired in their respective fields. Love’s category was private companies with more than

Quick Chek Introduces Third Annual Devils Night Out Sweepstakes

Celebrating its third year as the official coffee of the New Jersey Devils, Quick Chek, the family-operated premier chain of more than 120 food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, announces its Devils Night Out Sweepstakes is back by popular demand. Beginning Monday, Feb. 22, customers will be able to submit an

ExxonMobil Introduces Students to Engineering

More than 3,000 middle school girls had the chance to visit ExxonMobil facilities and got a first-hand experience as an engineer. The event, taking place nationwide at ExxonMobil locations, is part of the company’s participation in Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and National Engineers Week, which ran from Feb. 16-20. For the second year,

Wawa Title Sponsor of Welcome America! Festival

Wawa Inc. has signed on to be the title sponsor for Welcome America!, a multi-day festival that celebrates America’s birthday.    The partnership will help continue a tradition of nearly two decades of excellence and build on the success of last year’s festival. Mayor Michael Nutter and Wawa officials made the announcement about the sponsorship at

High’s Dairy Stores Re-Aligns Upper Level Management

High’s of Baltimore Inc. has announced four management promotions it is making in order to aid the achievement of organizational goals and objectives.  “The challenges that our whole industry have faced over the last two years has made us a stronger operator and taught us what it’s going to take to continue to be successful

Quickway Sponsors Mirabito Outdoor Classic Hockey Game

Quickway food stores partnered with New Leaf Brands, a provider of all natural beverages to co-sponsor the Mirabito Outdoor Classic hockey game last weekend. The Mirabito Outdoor Classic is the American Hockey League’s (AHL) first-ever outdoor hockey game. The event took place on Saturday, Feb.  20, at 1 p.m. at the New York State Fairgrounds

Joe DePinto Stars On The CBS Show

On Sunday, Feb. 21, 7-Eleven’s President and CEO Joe DePinto appeared on the CBS show Undercover Boss, going incognito at his company, disguised as new recruit “Danny.” DePinto got a taste of life at the store level, making coffee, cleaning restrooms, riding in a delivery truck, working the graveyard shift and learning the ropes at

Quick Check Donates To Ramsey N.J. Ambulance Corps.

Ramsey, N.J. Quick Chek representatives have presented a donation of $1,234 to members of the Ramsey Ambulance Corps. The donation represents $0.25 for every sub, sandwich and wrap sold during the store’s first 30 days in operation following its recent grand opening celebration.  Located at 40 N.J. State Route 17 North, the new store includes

Stewart Shops Profit Grew 10% In 2009

Stewart Shops saw overall sales fall in 2009 due to a decline in gas prices, but in-store sales and profits grew for the year, company officials told the Albany Business Review. Sales in 2009 for Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based Stewart’s, which has 327 stores in upstate New York and southern Vermont, totaled $1.26 billion, compared to

Anheuser-Busch Eliminates 90 Positions

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV’s U.S. division cut about 90 jobs in its sales division Thursday, including several vice presidents, some 350 other layoffs are occur in the coming months as part of the company’s restructuring, The Wall Street Journal reported. The job reductions linked to the reorganization are intended to help the world’s largest beer maker

deep To Expand Reach For Otis Spunkmeyer

Springfield, Mo.-based deep, a Marlin Network Agency has added San Leandro, California-based Otis Spunkmeyer Inc., a pioneer in the fresh-baked cookie business, and the maker of the No. 1 frozen gourmet cookie dough in the foodservice industry, to its client roster. As agency of record for Otis Spunkmeyer, deep is responsible for the company widen

Shell Changes Executive Pay

Shell is changing the way it rewards senior managers, less than a year after shareholders revolted against its executive-pay policies, the Wall Street Journal reported. In a letter to investors, Hans Wijers, chairman of Shell’s remuneration committee, said salaries paid to Chief Executive Peter Voser and Chief Financial Officer Simon Henry-who stepped into their current

Core-Mark Holdings To Offer Jamba-Branded Products

Jamba Inc. and Core-Mark Holding Company Inc. have signed a non-binding memorandum of intent to establish a relationship to offer and deliver health-oriented Jamba branded food and beverage consumer products to Core-Mark serviced convenience retail locations.  The parties aim through this collaboration to strengthen Core-Mark’s fresh and health-oriented food and beverage product offering to its

D|Fab Announces Promotions

Madison Heights, Mich.-based D|Fab (Design Fabrications Inc.), a retail design and décor manufacturing firm, has announced a number of executive promotions. Jessica Roberts, formerly vice president of Operations, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.  Jessie joined D|Fab in 1988 and has worked in various managerial capacities of operations assistance, estimating, purchasing and client services. 

BP Sponsors U.S. Olympic Teams

BP has joined the U.S. Olympic Committee’s family of sponsors as the official USOC energy partner. It will be a sponsor of the 2010 and 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, as well as the 2011 U.S. Pan American Team. “We look forward to partnering with America’s Olympic and Paralympic teams to engage with the

Coke Zero Launches NCAA Promotion

Coke Zero has introduced its NCAA promotion and sweepstakes called “An Exclusive Ticket” at LongHorn Steakhouse. Fans can register for a chance to win “An Exclusive Ticket” to the 2010 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Indianapolis and experience the “Coke Zero Countdown” concert, starring Darius Rucker, along with an exclusive VIP party, and tickets to

California Station Ups Its Gas Prices to $8.87

Just what would happen if gas prices hit $9.00? Well, a station in Pasadena, Calif., found out when it upped its prices yesterday. The price of unleaded gas was listed at $8.87 a gallon at Washington Boulevard V and A Fuels station in Pasadena, Calif., on Tuesday and super unleaded was listed at $9.09, leaving

GM Calls For More Ethanol Fuel Stations

General Motors Co’s (GM) growing output of vehicles that can run on ethanol-gasoline blends won’t help cut polluting emissions or U.S. dependence on foreign oil until more stations begin dispensing ethanol, according to GM Vice Chairman Tom Stephens, Reuters reported. Half of GM’s vehicle lineup will be able to run on a mix of 15%

Better Beer Laws Campaign Begins in Harrisburg, Pa.

Members of the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA) and the Pennsylvania Convenience Store Council (PCSC) joined state Sen. John Rafferty (R-Montgomery) as he unveiled legislation that would make sweeping and historic changes to the state’s beer laws.   In addition to announcing its support of the beer bill, PFMA/PCSC revealed its new Web site, www.sixpacktogo.org,

NACS Introduces Teri Richman Internship Program

NACS has established an ongoing internship program honoring Teri Richman to perpetuate her passion for growing young talent, exploring new ideas and bettering the industry. The program was announced Feb. 10 at the NACS Leadership Forum in San Francisco. Richman joined NACS in 1982 as its first in-house federal lobbyist and played a critical role

7-Eleven’s Debuts New Chocolate-Covered Donuts

Joe Hermes, senior fresh foods director for baked goods at 7-Eleven tastes one of the new donuts. Joe Hermes, 7-Eleven Inc. senior fresh foods director for baked goods, has sweet memories of the German bakery just blocks away from his grandparents’ home in Louisville, Ky.  His favorite bakery treat?  Donuts with chocolate icing.  7-Eleven stores

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