EZ Energy Raising Capital

EZ Energy Ltd.’s U.S. subsidiary EZ Energy USA Inc. has signed a letter of intent to sell up to 17 gas stations and convenience stores to a real estate investment trust (REIT) for up to $20.7 million. The properties were previously purchased from BP Products North America Inc. $15.5 million. EZ Energy will lease back

7-Eleven Prepared for Christmas Rush

Between Black Friday, Green Monday and Red Alert ("Oh my gosh, I’m out of time!) Christmas Eve, millions of American shoppers realize their days… and dollars are numbered. Heading into the homestretch, time is at a premium and every convenience helps. Enter 7-Eleven. Created 80 years ago as a quick in-and-out shopping alternative for time-crunched

Cleanup Continues at QuikTrip Store

Cleanup continues at a suburban St. Louis QuikTrip service station, where the Missouri Department of Natural Resources said more than 20,000 gallons of fuel leaked underground. The leak was discovered Friday, though state officials told the Associated Press they believe it began earlier last week. Crews were trying to remove gasoline from the soil and

Green Oil Embraces Holiday Season

Having just celebrated in 85th anniversary, Geo. H. Green Oil is busy proving that is only getting better, not older. Five company stores, were joined by the office staff and a $1,000 donation from is dealer organization to raise $30,000 in less than a month to assist three local charities and the Juvenile Diabetes Research

New Marketing Agency for Wrigley

The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. said it has selected Ryan Partnership as an additional consumer promotions agency, joining GMR Marketing, in now providing creative event marketing and promotional support for the company’s brands in the U.S. The decision comes after a comprehensive agency review by Wrigley to determine its optimum U.S. consumer promotions agency resource

New Money Set for Release

On March 13, Federal Reserve banks will begin distributing the redesigned $5 bills to customer banks, which then distribute currency to businesses and consumers. The new bills will first begin circulating in the U.S. and gradually in other countries as international banks place orders for $5 bills from the Federal Reserve. Older $5 notes will

Shell Launches Care-Care Promotion

Building off the momentum of 2007, the Shell "Stop Gunky Build-up" advertising campaign featuring the Shell Passionate Experts will continue in 2008 with a continued focus on the company’s commitment to fuel quality. Like last year, the campaign will center around the desire to help consumers stop the build-up of engine gunk on their vehicles’

Dutch Oil Chooses FuelQuest

Dutch Oil Co., the Columbus, Miss.-based petroleum marketer, will implement FuelQuest’s Fuel Management System (FMS) to streamline fuel distribution and fleet operations at its network of 100 company-owned and operated locations, dealer-owned stores and independent retail sites. Tommy Gilreath, CFO of The Dutch Group Cos., said the company will deploy FMS to improve complex and

Rutter’s Keeps on Giving

Highlighted by record giving in 2007, Rutter’s charitable contributions have topped $1.4 million over the past five years. Almost all of the contributions benefit children’s programs in the communities where the York-based Rutter’s companies operate. "We’re incredibly blessed to have the long-standing trust and support of customers throughout central Pennsylvania," said Scott Hartman, president of

Hess Reaches Deal with Dunkin’ Donuts

Hess Corp., operator of more than 1,350 convenience stores in 14 states from Massachusetts to Florida, announced an exclusive agreement with Dunkin’ Donuts, to offer high-quality coffee, hot chocolate and donuts in a new self-service offering. "We are thrilled at the opportunity to provide greater value to our customers by partnering with an outstanding brand

7-Eleven Garners Top Honors in Franchise 500 Rankings

7-Eleven Inc., the Dallas-based convenience store operator of more than 7,300 stores in North America, has been recognized as the number-one franchise opportunity in Entrepreneur magazine’s "Annual Franchise 500" rankings for 2008. This marks the first time the convenience retailer has captured the top spot and recognizes 7-Eleven for its accelerated franchising activity, expansion and

NACS Posts Strong Show Numbers

Total attendance at the NACS Show 2007 was 22,800, a 1% increase over attendance in 2006, according to final attendance numbers released by NACS. Of the total attendees, 7,773 were classified as "buyers," retailers, wholesalers and distributors. The NACS Show 2007 took place November 6 to 9 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

sara lee named exclusive provider of dunkin donuts coffee

Sara Lee Corp.’s Foodservice division has partnered with Dunkin’ Donuts to be the exclusive provider of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee to foodservice outlets across the country.   This new multi-year agreement now gives Sara Lee the right to sell and market Dunkin’ Donuts coffee throughout the foodservice channel, to locations such as office buildings and cafeterias.

Sara Lee Named Exclusive Provider of Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee

Sara Lee Corp.’s Foodservice division has partnered with Dunkin’ Donuts to be the exclusive provider of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee to foodservice outlets across the country. This new multi-year agreement now gives Sara Lee the right to sell and market Dunkin’ Donuts coffee throughout the foodservice channel, to locations such as office buildings and cafeterias. Sara

nacs posts strong show numbers

Attendance, number of exhibits increased for the 2007 conference in Atlanta. Total attendance at the NACS Show 2007 was 22,800, a 1% increase over attendance in 2006, according to final attendance numbers released by NACS. Of the total attendees, 7,773 were classified as “buyers,” retailers, wholesalers and distributors. The NACS Show 2007 took place November

motiva transitions rhode island assets

Colbea to acquire 34 Shell-branded stations and wholesale marketing agreements. Motiva Enterprises LLC (Motiva), the company that markets Shell-branded gasoline in the eastern United States, has accepted an offer from Colbea Enterprises LLC (Colbea) to acquire Motiva’s interest in 34 Shell-branded retail sites in the state of Rhode Island. Motiva holds a partial ownership position

bp continues us selloff

British oil company to franchise its remaining 700-plus stations. BP America Inc. said it will sell all of its more than 700 company-owned and -operated U.S. convenience stores over the next two years. The company said most of the sites will be sold to franchise owners, while some will be sold to dealers and large

smoking in texas cstores debated

Retailers may face difficult choice: smoking or lottery sales. A provision in a 17-year-old law that protects the rights of the disabled could effectively ban smoking in virtually every convenience store in Texas, the Fort Worth (Texas) Star Telegram reported. An attorney for the Texas Civil Rights Project, argued before the Texas Lottery Commission to

ricker oil partners with kss

Oil company to use PriceNet Mobile for fuel “pricing management on the go.” Ricker Oil Co., a 29-store chain based in Anderson, Ind., said it would use PriceNet Mobile to enhance its usage of the KSS PriceNet fuel pricing software. This software combination allows pricing decisions to be made “anywhere, anytime” via mobile devices. By

pump prices dropping

EIA survey says gasoline down for the third straight week. U.S. retail gasoline prices fell for a third straight week, dropping 3.6 cents to $3.06 a gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). But drivers are still paying more at the pump than they were a year ago. The national average price for regular

lewis group acquires shell stores

Deal includes 10 stations and increases minority ownership of the fuel brand. Building on its commitment to increase minority opportunities throughout the Shell retail network, Motiva Enterprises LLC said The Lewis Group LLP (TLG) will acquire 10 of its Shell-branded convenience stores in the Houston marketer. “We are proud to be members of the Shell-branded

profits jump at caseys

C-store chain also announced Ronald Lamb will retire as an executive officer effective April 30. Casey’s General Stores Inc. said second quarter profits increased 62% to $27.7 million from $17.2 million a year ago. Sales for the quarter, which ended Oct. 31, totaled $1.19 billion, up from $1 billion a year ago. Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey’s,

san fran bill could hurt refiners

City Supervisor wants oil companies to sell off their company-owned gas stations within two years. A San Francisco City Supervisor Tom Ammiano has introduced legislation that could radically alter the city’s gas station and convenience store market. Ammiano proposed that oil refiners be required to sell off their company-owned gas stations within two years. The

tea for two

Mega partnership creates new ready-to-drink Bigelow Tea and first-ever AriZona hot teas. Bigelow Tea and AriZona Beverages are teaming up to offer retailers and tea drinkers a new line of bottled ready-to-drink chai teas as well as new hot tea flavors. The partnership marks a debut for both companies, with Bigelow entering the bottled, ready-to-drink

nacs adds medical coverage

Partnership with Financial Marketing Concepts offer discounted health care for uninsured employees. NACS has teamed with Financial Marketing Concepts Inc. to offer a new member benefit that provides discount medical coverage for uninsured employees. The program, Med Values Plus, helps NACS member companies provide discount medical coverage for uninsured employees at a fraction of the

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