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Sunoco LP Expands Revolving Credit Facility to $1.5 Billion

Sunoco LP announced that it has amended its existing revolving credit facility and expanded aggregate credit commitments from $1.25 billion to $1.5 billion. The facility with a syndicate of banks matures in September 2019. The expansion will provide the Partnership with additional financing flexibility and liquidity to fund future growth capital expenditures. The Partnership has

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Love’s Travel Stops Opens Location in Williams, Ariz.

Love’s adds 91 parking spaces on Interstate 40. Ninety-one additional truck-parking spaces are now available along Interstate 40 in Arizona. The new Love’s Travel Stops location in Williams, located at Interstate 40, Exit 163, opened yesterday, April 9. The 12,000 square foot facility gives professional drivers access to a variety of products and driver services,

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Stripes Raises Funds for Children’s Miracle Network

Campaign to provide vital funds for pediatric programs through an in-store Miracle Balloon Fundraising Campaign. Now through May 5, Stripes Convenience Stores will be asking customers to Put Their Money Where The Miracles Are and purchase a $1 Miracle Balloon to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Stripes has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network

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Dunkin’ Donuts Adds Google Wallet

Guests with Android devices will be able to purchase and reload virtual Dunkin’ Donuts Cards using Google Wallet on Dunkin’ Mobile App. Dunkin’ Donuts has unveiled a new mobile payment option, announcing that U.S. customers with Android devices can now purchase and reload virtual Dunkin’ Donuts Cards using Google Wallet. This new digital payment option

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IDDBA Introduces FSCRP

Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program (FSCRP) helps retail members afford food safety steps. The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) is promoting food safety among its retail members by reimbursing them up to $2,000 annually for food-safety-certifying store-level dairy, deli, and bakery managers and employees. Called the Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program (FSCRP), it reimburses retail members

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National Average Gas Price Continues To Drop

Today’s average gas price stands at $2.39. Pump prices continue to dip as refineries complete scheduled maintenance and prepare for the summer driving season, AAA reported. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has fallen for 24 of the past 30 days, after reaching a peak-to-date price for 2015 of $2.46 per gallon on

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7-Eleven Holds Bring-Your-Own-Cup Slurpee Day

Slurpee fans are invited to bring their own, sanitary and no-larger-than-10- inches- in-diameter container to fill with their favorite Slurpee flavors this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at a participating 7‑Eleven store. Bring your carafes … beakers … goblets … jars … or anything else that could even remotely be considered a cup

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Does Apple Pay Violate Durbin Amendment?

As merchants using Apple Pay have the ability to select routing options that allow for lower fees, some say Apple Pay is in violation of the Durbin Amendment, American Banker reported. The amendment by Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., into the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, requires issuers to give greater access to certain PIN. Under the law,

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Pay Raises For Walmart Associates In Florida Go Into Effect

Pay raises a key aspect of overall commitment to help workers move beyond entry-level jobs. As part of Walmart’s additional $1 billion investment in its workers this year, Walmart is giving pay raises to 34,244 associates in Florida for the pay period starting April 4. With the raises, associates earn at least $1.75 an hour

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NOCO Express Opens Tim Hortons

Kenmore store also newly renovated to provide expanded selection of fresh foods. NOCO Express announced the grand opening of Tim Hortons at its store located at 535 Kenmore Avenue, at the corner of Klauder Road, in Tonawanda, N.Y. This is the first Tim Hortons for which NOCO is the franchisee. The store also marked the

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NYACS Announces Hall of Fame Elections

Terry Pier, Mike Siwik, the Byrne Family to be inducted in NY C-Store Hall of Fame. The New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS) has announced that Terry Pier, Mike Siwik and the Byrne Family have been elected to the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame. NYACS will honor them at its annual Chairman’s

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NCA Announces Enhanced Educational Lineup

Diverse range of topics expected to draw crowds and enhance learnings at NCA’s Sweets & Snacks Expo. NCA reveals an enhanced educational lineup in both the keynote sessions and Sweet Insights Theater at the 2015 Sweets & Snacks Expo, held May 19-21. Featuring topics ranging from the latest trends in online grocery shopping to consumer

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A Letter From Home

Making a life change isn’t always easy, but sometimes it’s necessary. By Fran Duskiewicz Through 30 years, I had become quite used to seeing Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes mentioned in trade journals’ headlines and stories—always in a positive way, usually focused on some innovation or one of the many awards and honors won by

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More Military Tobacco Restrictions Likely

Increased regulations and price increases may continue to dissuade military members from smoking. As military bases look to discourage tobacco use, increased tobacco prices and more tobacco-free areas on military bases are options that will be presented to Defense Secretary Ash Carter by an advisory committee, according to a defense spokeswoman, the NavyTimes reported. It’s

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HEINEKEN USA Appoints New CEO

Ronald Den Elzen to succeed Dolf Van Den Brink who will lead HEINEKEN Mexico. HEINEKEN USA has announced that effective July 1, Dolf van den Brink will be the new CEO of Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma/HEINEKEN Mexico. He will be succeeded by Ronald den Elzen, the current managing director of HEINEKEN Portugal. Van den Brink has been

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Hershey Hits Certified Sustainable Cocoa Sourcing Milestone

Hershey will source enough certified and sustainable cocoa to produce four of its iconic chocolate brands in 2016. The Hershey Co. announced that it will source enough certified and sustainable cocoa in 2016 to surpass the amount of cocoa required for the global production of four of its most popular chocolate brands: Hershey will source

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7-Eleven Stores Toasts New To-Go ‘Melt’ Sandwiches

Based on popular demand for fresh and hot sandwiches, 7‑Eleven introduces its Melt sandwiches at participating stores for a suggested retail price of $2.99. Making a sandwich is easy, right? Two slices of bread, meat, cheese and sauce … done. Creating the two new 7‑Eleven Melt artisan sandwiches was a little more involved. Like evaluating

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Casey’s General Store to Hold May “Dog Tag” Promotion

Proceeds to benefit nonprofit Hope for the Warriors. During the entire month of April, Casey’s General Store is offering a special “Dog Tag” Promotion to raise funds and awareness for Hope For The Warriors and for the growing needs of service members and military families. For only $1, Casey’s customers can do their part to

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Gulf Racing Fuels Becomes Official Fuel of Atlantic Championship Series

Sponsorship includes Atlantic-themed consumer and retail promotions. The Atlantic Championship Series has announced that Gulf Racing Fuels will be the official fuel for the 2015 Atlantic Championship Series season. Gulf Racing Fuel MACH 110 octane unleaded race gas will be the specified fuel for all Atlantic race cars during all seven weekends and 14 races

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EPA Recognizes Hoshizaki America Inc.

Hoshizaki receives the 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year –Sustained Excellence Award. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Hoshizaki America, Inc. with a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Hoshizaki’s accomplishments will be recognized

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Refreshing Crystal Light Bag-In-Box

Bring new appeal to customers seeking better-for-you beverages with flavorful and refreshing CRYSTAL LIGHT Bag-In-Box. Available in great-tasting, on-trend flavors with only 5 calories per 8-oz. serving, your customers will love the option for delicious refreshment without the calories of sugary soft drinks. Plus, the equipment is easy to use and eco-friendly! Requiring absolutely no

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Counting Down to EMV Liability

In a few months, retailers not prepared to accept EMV credit and debit cards could find themselves liable for purchases made with counterfeit cards. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor As the second quarter of 2015 begins, retailers have approximately 100 business days to prepare for the EMV fraud liability deadline of Oct. 1. Those merchants

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Kum & Go, Habitat for Humanity Expand Partnership

Customer fundraising in April will help select site for company-sponsored Habitat home. Kum & Go and Habitat for Humanity announced an expansion of their partnership, launching a national campaign that will feature a corporate donation and in-store fundraising during the month of April. Through their donations, Kum & Go customers will help select a community

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U.S. Oil Expands Distribution and Supply Footprint

 Acquires Wisconsin Terminal. U.S. Oil, the petroleum and renewable energy distribution division of U.S. Venture Inc., has acquired a Milwaukee area terminal from Marathon Petroleum Corp., based in Findlay, Ohio. The terminal, located at 9125 North 107th Street will add 530,000 barrels of capacity to the U.S. Oil network and will expand its distribution network

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Overtime Expansion Would Harm Retail Careers, Says NRF

NRF survey shows overtime expansion proposal would hollow out middle management. An Obama administration proposal to expand overtime and redefine what it means to be a restaurant or retail manager will likely harm mangers’ career paths and undermine the quality of customer service they are able to provide, according to a new survey conducted for

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