TravelCenters Completes Renovation of South Carolina Travel Stop

Extensive renovations have turned the Columbia North, S.C. TA location into a luxury stopping place.  The TA stopping center located  at 7400 Wilson Blvd. in Columbia North, S.C., which is operated by TravelCenters of America LLC, has undergone extensive remodeling and changes to turn the location into a full-service travel center. The newly remodeled location


Thorntons Educates on Unleaded15 Fuel Offering

Three Thorntons locations will be hosting educational sessions discussing the Unleaded15 fueling option. Following the recent launch of the company’s E15 branded fuel option, Thorntons will soon be offering three educational opportunities surrounding Unleaded15 to guests in the Chicagoland area. The Thorntons’ branded E15 fuel option typically offers lower cost, improved engine performance and reduced

McIntosh Launches AmBest Rewards Program

McIntosh is now rewarding professional drivers simply for fueling up. McIntosh Energy has made it even more rewarding for professional drivers to visit two of its major Macfood Mart Convenience Stores and fueling stations. McIntosh Energy has now launched the AmBest rewards program at its stations located at 6925 E U.S. 930 and 4126 W.

Would Cleveland Setting a Citywide Minimum Wage be Unconstitutional?

Ohio may sue the city of Cleveland if it chooses to set a citywide minimum wage. Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General, has released an opinion in relation to the recent attempts by Cleveland voters to raise the city’s minimum wage. In the opinion that was issued, DeWine stated that municipalities cannot legally set their own

Mars Strives for Sustainability

Mars has made significant progress towards making its operations sustainable. Mars recently released its annual Principles in Action Summary report in order to share and track the company’s progress in regards to its bold commitments. Mars has made adopting sustainable practices across the world and creating healthier products its priority, as it works to create

Chester’s Celebrates National Fried Chicken Day

Chester’s invites fried chicken lovers to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day at their local Chester’s. July 6 is National Fried Chicken Day, and while every day is Fried Chicken Day at Chester’s, the brand is encouraging Americans to participate in the national celebration and celebrate this patriotic dish with the famous Chester’s family recipe. However

Renewable Fuel Standard Helps Keep Summer Fuel Prices Low

High-octane ethanol gasoline blends are helping American’s to enjoy low fuel prices this summer. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is proving to be beneficial to Americans in more ways than just providing a cleaner fuel supply. Gas prices in many parts of the country during Independence Day weekend will be the lowest since 2005, and

Rutter’s Revamps its Pizza Program

Customers can now enjoy restaurant quality, highly customizable pizza at their local Rutter’s convenience store. Rutter’s has introduced a new and improved fresh baked pizza program to its menu offerings. Rutter’s new pizzas are of the highest quality, made to order and can be finished with almost 50 favorite toppings. Customers can choose from two

Enhancing Omnichannel Efforts Helps Retailers Grow

The nation’s top retailers have maintained their top spots thanks to their enhanced omnichannel efforts. The nation’s largest retailers, as ranked by STORES Magazine and Kantar Retail, have all shown considerable efforts in rethinking their merchandise offerings while enhancing omnichannel efforts, and it is believed that these efforts are what keep them on top. “Retail’s

Sheetz Opens Four New Stores in Four States

Sheetz grows its store base in West Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. One of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated c-store chains, Sheetz, has announced the addition of four new store locations. These four new stores are located in four different states, with one in Morgantown, W.Va., Morrisville, N.C., St. Clairsville, Ohio and Bethel,

Hershey Rejects Indication of Interest from Mondelēz International

Mondelēz International recently indicated interest in purchasing The Hershey Co., but Hershey has rejected its proposal. The Hershey Co. has confirmed that Mondelēz International presented Hershey with a preliminary, non-binding indication of interest to acquire the company. Within the indication of interest, Mondelēz International proposed the acquisition of the company for a mix of cash

NACS Celebrates Circuit Court’s Rejection of Visa/MasterCard Settlement

Retailers rejoice as the Second Circuit Court off Appeals court has ruled the settlement from Visa and MasterCard to be “unreasonable and inadequate.” NACS is celebrating the recent decision made by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the class-action settlement in the case In Re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust

Love’s Opens Two New Kansas Travel Stops

On Thurs., June 30, 2016, Love’s Travel Stops opened two new stores in Kansas. One of the new stores is located at U.S. Highway 81 and 7th Street, Belleville, Kan., and the other is located along U.S. Highway 54 and U.S Highway 83 in Liberal, Kan. Belleville, Kan. Location The new store in Belleville, Kan. has

NRF Applauds Circuit Court’s Dismissal of Visa/MasterCard Settlement

After the rejection of the Visa/Mastercard settlement, the NRF hopes that real reform for swipe fees be reached. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has stated it approval of the ruling made by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, which struck down the 2012 settlement of a class action lawsuit

NATO, Pipe Tobacco Council and IPCPR Request Formal Analysis of New Deeming Regulations

The FDA reportedly failed to perform a mandatory regulatory analysis of the new deeming regulations. A formal request from NATO, the Pipe Tobacco Council and the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) has been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Tobacco Products. NATO reported that the request letter

RILA Responds to Circuit Court’s Rejection of Visa/MasterCard Settlement

U.S. Circuit Court rejects harmful settlement. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled to deny the settlement of the antitrust litigation that was filed to reveal the anti-competitive practices that Visa, MasterCard and the major banks use to set the fees that merchants pay on credit and debit card transactions. The Retail Industry

Core-Mark Appoints New Board Member

Core-Mark has added a ninth member to its Board of Directors. Laura Flanagan has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. This new appointment increases the size of Core-Mark’s Board from eight to nine members. In her new position, Flanagan will serve as an independent director under the Board’s appointment

The United Family Strives to End Child Hunger

The United Family of stores raised over $40,000 through an in-store promotion to raise awareness for child hunger.  The United Family of stores has raised $40,181.56 to raise awareness for the problem of food insecurity and to help end child hunger. From May 18 to June 1, The United Family held its scan tag promotion,

Morrisons’ Fueling Network Features ClearView Wetstock Management Product from Wayne

Morrisons now has access to solutions to compliance and operational challenges through Wayne’s ClearView.  Morrisons’ fueling network now features the ClearView wetstock management service product from Wayne Fueling Systems. Morrisons, one of the United Kingdom’s leading supermarket and fuel retailers, awarded a contract to Wayne that allows the company to install the ClearView wetstock management

Beverage Sales Heat Up as Consumers Look to Cool Down this 4th of July Weekend

Cold beverage sales are expected to reach their peak over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Retailers are expecting a spike in business over the coming holiday weekend, in fact, many are predicting that this will be the busiest weekend of the year. Convenience store sales increase as the weather heats up. Store sales from

Global Partners Opens New Alltown Market

The newest Alltown Market features the company’s second Center St. Kitchen and a full-service Dunkin’ Donuts. Stoughton, Mass. is now home to the newest Alltown Market. Global Partners LP held a Grand Store Opening for the new location on June 23. The new Alltown Market features the first Centre St. Kitchen in the state. Located

CSD & Truenorth to Host the Consumer’s Choice New Products Contest

The 2nd Annual Consumer’s Choice Contest will identify the hot new products convenience store customers want most. Increased channel blurring is making it tougher for convenience stores to retain existing customers—and harder yet to develop loyalty in new ones. That’s why new products are so important to convenience stores. They keep customers engaged and returning

Tesla Looks to Sheetz for Expansion of EV Charging Stations

An increase in consumer interest in EVs calls for an increase in charging stations, but will gas station owners agree to adding these stations on their lots? Sheetz may soon be helping to make taking long road trips in electric vehicles (EVs) possible. A new report from the Consumerist has revealed that Tesla Motors is

TravelCenters Introduces In-App Purchase Feature to its TruckSmart App

Professional drivers can now guarantee themselves a parking space at a TA or Petro Stopping Center using their mobile phones. TravelCenters of America LLC has announced the launch of an exciting update to its TruckSmart Mobile App. The new feature that has been added to the free app is the mobile version of TravelCenters popular

Chicago Enforces Tobacco Purchase Age Increase

By the end of the week, no one under 21 will be able to purchase tobacco products in Chicago. Beginning Friday, July 1, 2016, Chicago will require consumers to be 21 years of age, or older, to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products. According to a report from the Chicagoist, this new law was passed