Pilot Flying J Celebrates Driver Appreciation Month

Throughout September, professional drivers will have the opportunity to earn additional MyRewards points and win valuable prizes from Pilot Flying J. In recognition of Driver Appreciation Month, throughout the month of September, Pilot Flying J is showing their gratitude to professional drivers for their dedication. This month, all Pilot Flying J travel centers will host

Select Shell Retail Fuel Sites to Adopt Cloud-Based POS

Cloud-based technologies are moving beyond small businesses, as Shell will soon implement iPad based POS systems at select locations worldwide. As a result of a new global framework agreement between Revel Systems and Shell Retail, selected retail fuel sites worldwide will soon be implementing Revel’s iPad based POS system services. Revel is an iPad Point

Emerson Celebrates the Grand Opening of The Helix Innovation Center

Emerson has expanded its global network of climate solutions-focused innovation centers, with the opening of its latest center at Georgia Tech. On Thurs., Sept. 8, 2016, Emerson celebrated the opening of The Helix Innovation Center at Georgia Tech. The new Innovation Center is located in the university’s Technology Square, and it offers a new site

Dos Equis: The Evolution of Interesting

Dos Equis fans can now catch a glimpse of the new Most Interesting Man in the World, with the release of a new teaser trailer from Dos Equis. On Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, Dos Equis released a new feature-film style trailer that provided the first glimpse of the new Most Interesting Man in the World.

Chester’s Celebrates Professional Drivers During Truck Driver Appreciation Week

The industry is coming together to recognize the drivers who keep America running. Sept. 11-17, 2016 is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and in honor of the holiday, a number of industry groups will come together during the week to recognize the 3.5 million drivers and the roughly four million support personnel in the industry.

GPM Investments Continues Aggressive Expansion Efforts

GPM Investments has now acquired the Jiffi Stop brand along with 20 Illinois c-stores. GPM Investments, a subsidiary of Petro Group Ltd., has now acquired the Jiffi Stop brand from Smith Oil Co. As a part of the acquisition, GPM will be adding 20 Illinois Jiffi Stop stores to the company’s portfolio of approximately 800

How Long will Baby Boomers Remain in the Workforce?

The nation’s most reliable generation is not likely to be exiting the workforce any time soon. New research indicates that baby boomers, some of the most driven members of today’s workforce, are not likely to be retiring early. In fact, a newly released survey from the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry suggests that businesses can

New CNG Fueling Station Coming to Johnstown, Pa.

A new CNG fueling station is expected to result in significant savings for transit agencies in Pennsylvania. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Sept. 7, 2016 for the construction of a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station in Johnstown, Pa. State local officials, along with the PennDOT deputy secretary for multimodal transportation, Toby Fauver, Cambria

Campus Convenience

Sodexo creates a city within a city at Liberty University, adding a convenience store and multiple dining options to the campus. Students at Liberty University have been welcomed back to campus with a new and improved dining facility. Sodexo designed this new dining experience, after multiple student surveys were conducted to reveal that students were

How to Manage the Five Generation Workplace

Each of the five generations are looking for different things in the workplace, and employers must work to appeal to top performers. There are currently five different generations in the workplace. With Generation Z (under 18 years old) now entering the workplace, the workforce is now more diverse than ever. Research has revealed that Gen

NRC Announces Sealed Bid Sale of Six Iowa C-Stores with Gas

NRC is looking for a single buyer to purchase six Iowa c-stores with gas. Six Iowa properties are being offered for sealed bid sale through NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC. The seller of the propertied retained Ravinia Capital as the financial advisor for the sale, and Ravinia retained NRC to act as the sale

White Castle Launches X-Men Themed Sweepstakes

Some bold new flavors have been introduced to the White Castle menu to accompany the chain’s new sweepstakes. In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, White Castle has launched an X-Men themed sweepstakes. For the grand prize, one lucky sweepstakes winner will receive a three-night trip for two to New York City and the

Pilot Flying J Launches Major Marketing Campaign

Pilot Flying J is taking full advantage of its first major title sponsorship. The Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol football game is scheduled for Sept. 10, 2016 at Bristol Motor Speedway. In anticipation of this iconic college football game, Pilot Flying J has launched its first major integrated marketing campaign in an attempt to

Cigarette Sales Weaken

Cigarette volume and dollar sales were soft for the first quarter of 2017. Current cigarette sales indicate that the market may be heading back to historical trends where sales will be down 3-4%. Current trends show that many consumers are moving back to purchasing in patterns more characteristic of past years, where premiumization and volume

C-Store Technology Gets Convenient with the Internet of Things

By Paul Hepperla, vice president of North American solution sales, Emerson Climate Technologies Just as the Internet has revolutionized the everyday lives of consumers, the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming operational performance for convenience stores. IoT is a network of physical items within the store – refrigerated cases, ovens and other facility systems – implanted

New Technology from Pinnacle and NBS will Protect Fuel Retailers Against Data Fraud

Newly integrated Palm POS with NBS technology offers the highest level of protection available for petro retailers. National Bankcard Services Inc. (NBS) and The Pinnacle Corp. have now jointly completed and certified the integration between the Pinnacle Palm POS and the NBS payment processing host. This newly combined solution is compliant with Europay, MasterCard and

NCA is Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Future Leadership Program

NCA has begun its search for the five young professionals who will make up the Future Leadership Program’s class of 2017. Now through Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, young professionals are invited to apply for the NCA’s class of 2017 Future Leadership Program. Five young professionals (40 and under) in the confectionery industry will be selected to

Global Savory Snacks Market Poised for Growth

Novelty items are crucial to market growth in developed countries. The recent Global 2016 Savory Snacks Market Report has revealed the savory snack market’s high growth categories, trends in packaging materials usage, brands market shares, category level distribution and more. The Global Savory Snacks market in 2015 was valued at $94.5 billion and is expected

The Healthy Eating Trend Shows No Signs of Slowing

Americans are now more willing to try new better-for-you options, but health food trends have not completely removed unhealthy snacks from consumers’ diets. A new national health food study from Earth Balance, which polled two thousand consumers, has revealed that grocery shoppers are increasingly searching for better-for-you options. The study observed which new foods consumers

Kroger Introduces Corporate Brand Cage-Free Eggs

Kroger’s new line of cage-free eggs makes cage-free affordable. The Kroger Co. has launched its own line of more affordable corporate brand cage-free eggs. “Kroger-brand Cage-Free Eggs are now available in our family of stores nationwide,” said Gil Phipps, Kroger’s vice president of corporate brands. “More customers are looking for an affordable cage-free egg option.

Couche-Tard to Acquire Certain Imperial Oil Assets

Couche-Tard will soon complete the previously announced acquisition of certain Imperial Oil assets. On Sept. 7, 2016, the Canadian Competition Bureau granted approval for Alimentation Couche-Tard to acquire certain retail assets of Imperial Oil. The assets to be acquired are located in the Provinces of Ontario and Québec. The acquisition is expected to be completed

Casey’s Reports First Quarter 2017 Earnings

Casey’s experienced significant growth during the first quarter of 2017, and further growth is expected throughout the remainder of the year. Casey’s General Stores Inc. has released the company’s earnings for the first quarter of 2017, ending July 31, 2016. The company recorded diluted earnings per share of $1.70, compared to $1.57 per share for

Stripes Fuels the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Stripes is once again partnering with The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital to help fund the fight against pediatric cancer. September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, and in recognition of the importance of this month, on Sept. 7, 2016, Stripes Convenience Stores launched its third annual campaign in partnership with The University of

QuickChek Raises Funds for Hope For The Warriors

QuickChek customers purchase 110,000 dog tags to support post-9/11 service members. During a recent four-week promotion, QuickChek Corp. raised $163,oo2 to offer support to post-9/11 service members and their families. The funds were raised both through an in-store donation program and a charity golf outing. Store customers were invited to purchase dog-tag shaped magnets for

Convenience Stores Contribute to their Communities

Consumers recognize the efforts that convenience stores put forth to support their communities. Many convenience stores make an effort to be active in the communities which they serve. In showing their great commitment to their communities, convenience stores give back through charities, campaigns and other organizations, both local and national. In fact, according to a

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