VERC Enterprises Welcomes New Human Resources Manager

Vicki Richard brings 15 years of experience to her new role. VERC Enterprises announced that Vicki Richard of Quincy, Mass. has joined the company as human resources manager. VERC Enterprises is a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In this role, Richard’s responsibilities will include employee relations,

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Yesway Grows in Texas

Yesway looks to build on the work of the previous owner as it adds 35 c-store locations to its portfolio. Yesway is acquiring 35 Wes-T-Go and Chillerz Convenience Stores in Abilene, Texas. These new Yesway stores will be added to the company’s existing portfolio of 38 locations currently operating in Iowa and Kansas. By the

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TA Opens Burger King in Pearsall, Texas

Dining room seats 74 guests. TravelCenters of America’s TA Restaurant Group has introduced a new BURGER KING restaurant located at I-35 Exit 101 (Southbound), Exit 100 (Northbound) (110 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd.), in Pearsall, Texas. The new BURGER KING will serve the high-quality, great-tasting, and affordable food for which BURGER KING is famous. Guests can

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BRP Study Finds Retailers Looking to Incorporate New Technologies

Unified commerce helps retailers reach customers. According to a new report from Boston Retail Partners (BRP), 55% of retailers are focused on optimizing the customer experience to increase customer loyalty by improving the mobile shopping experience and creating a unified experience across all channels. “The customer experience in a unified commerce world is much more

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NRF Fights Consumption Tax Proposal

The Ryan-Brady plan would transition the United States from its longstanding income tax system toward a consumption tax system. The National Retail Federation (NRF) is urging Congress to focus on updating the existing federal income tax system through comprehensive reform rather than moving toward a consumption tax. Under either approach, Congress should reject a proposed

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Mobil-Branded Stations To Open in Mexico

Exxon-Mobil plans a $300 million investment in fuels logistics, product inventories and marketing over next 10 years. ExxonMobil is entering the Mexican fuels market in 2017 with Mobil-branded stations and its new signature line of advanced Synergy gasoline and diesel fuels. The company plans to open its first Mobil service station in central Mexico during

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Sheetz Hosts 19th Annual Golf Event to Benefit Kids

The annual tournament is a major fundraising effort for the company’s Sheetz for the Kidz charity arm. Sheetz is once again giving back to the communities it serves. Sheetz for the Kidz is set to hold its 19th annual For the Kidz Golf Classic on May 21-22 at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. Festivities

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How C-Stores Can Prepare For Increasing Competition

As channels blur in an attempt to diversify, Nielsen outlines how c-stores can maintain their lead in addressing convenience. A new report by Nielsen revealed that U.S. convenience stores have had the edge over adjacent retail channels in recent years in terms of strength and sales, a trend expected to continue thanks to c-stores’ ability

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Petro-Canada Adds Jones Soda

Customers have more soda options in the cold case at 800 Petro-Canada c-stores. Petro-Canada, headquartered in Calgary, Canada, has added Jones Soda Co.’s Root Beer, Cream Soda and Blue Bubblegum Soda to more than 800 stores. “Having launched Jones in Vancouver, Canada over 20 years ago, it is an honor to celebrate our heritage by

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Global Frozen Food Market Expands

The rise of single-person households, working women and desire for convenience are the factors responsible for the rapid growth of the market Technavio’s latest market research study found that the global frozen food market is expected to reach USD 311.9 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of more than 6%. This research report titled

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7-Eleven Tests BioPay in Korea

Smart convenience store allows guests to via HandPay, where individuals are recognized by the veins on the palm of their hand. 7-Eleven has partnered with Lotte Card and Lotte Data Communication, to launch its first smart convenience store equipped with a BioPay system at Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, according to The Korea

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Wells Fargo Polls Wholesalers on Beer Outlook

Wholesalers note price gaps are narrowing, and competition is brewing from wine and spirits. Wells Fargo conducted a survey of beer wholesalers that collectively service 150,000+ retail outlets to gauge current industry trends. The survey revealed key trends including: (1) Import/craft cans are hot — a potential opportunity. (2) The “entire beer industry faces headwinds

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7-Eleven Invites Slurpee Fans to ‘Bring Your Own Cup’

Customers can fill any container with Slurpee drink for only $1.50 this Friday and Saturday. 7-Eleven’s ‘Bring Your Own Cup’ Day is back and helping to kick off the 2017 Slurpee season at the c-store giant. Slurpee fans can fill any “cup” – or containers that can be used as cups – with Slurpee deliciousness

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Mars Chocolate & Wrigley Join Partnership for a Healthier America

Mars Chocolate and Wrigley have committed over $200 million to new product innovation under 200 calories, front-of-pack calorie labeling and consumer education. Mars Chocolate North America and Wrigley announced the creation of the confectionery industry’s first and most significant consumer health and wellbeing standards and commitments. In collaboration with the Partnership for a Healthier America

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Alternative Proteins Market Evolves

Healthy lifestyle goals and food allergies are spurring innovation in plant-based proteins. The plant-based protein alternatives market continues to evolve as customers look for healthier options. But even as the buzz around plant-based diets increases, it doesn’t mean customers are giving up meat. In recent years there has been a lot of expansion and innovation

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Rutter’s Introduces Wine Sales at Three Locations

Nine Rutter’s convenience stores now sell beer and six sell both wine and beer. Rutter’s continues to roll out wine departments to its fleet of convenience stores in York, Pa. Three more Rutter’s locations expanded their selection with wine on Friday, May 12. The Rutter’s in Waynesboro, Mercersburg, and Hamburg all began their wine sales

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TA Feeds Kids For Free

Now customers can add ‘free food’ to the list of reasons to stop at a TA or Petro location. This summer season, The TA Restaurant Group is giving parents a break from cooking for the family. Starting May 15, for a limited time, Country Pride Restaurants and Iron Skillet Restaurants will give children, age 10

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Yesway Welcomes New Vice President of Construction and Maintenance

Hatch to oversee remodeling, construction and facility upkeep projects for the c-store chain. Brookwood Financial Partners LLC has announced that Jamie Hatch has joined the firm as vice president of construction and maintenance for BW Gas & Convenience Holdings, LLC, d/b/a Yesway, a gas station and convenience store chain with locations in Iowa and Kansas,

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FDA Issues New Guidance on Deeming Regulations

NATO outlines FDA’s three-month enforcement extension on deeming compliance deadlines. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a guidance document as a follow up to the agency’s announcement last week to further explain the three-month extension of many deeming regulation future compliance deadlines for cigars, pipe tobacco, e-cigarettes, vapor products, hookah tobacco, and

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Registration Open for ACE 30th Annual Conference

Retailers and fuel marketers to explain why they are selling E15 at their convenience stores. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has opened registration and announced a preliminary agenda for its milestone 30th annual conference coming up Aug. 15-17 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Omaha. This year’s conference theme is Tested. Proven.

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Ricker’s ‘Replenish’ Program Plants 11,017 Trees in Indiana

Partners with Arbor Day Foundation and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. Ricker’s Replenish, a reduced emission program that reduces Ricker’s customers’ tailpipe emissions, has planted 11,017 trees through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. Recently announced at the Statehouse Bicentennial Tree Dedication, Ricker’s shared this impactful milestone while dedicating 44 trees Ricker’s

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KickBack Rewards Systems to Showcase its Industry-Leading Loyalty Solutions at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show

Restaurant operators and fast-food retailers looking to drive loyalty can learn about KickBack’s innovative loyalty solutions by visiting the KickBack team at Booth 5670 at The National Restaurant (NRA) Show from May 20-23 in Chicago. Creating a customer loyalty program is an excellent way for restaurants to keep their satisfied customers returning for future business.

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Last Chance to Register for the YEO Roundtable at Maverik

Dozens of next-generation leaders will be on hand to network with other professionals in their age group and learn about one of the industry’s premier convenience store chains. There are just three days left to register for the 4th Annual Young Executives Organization (YEO) Roundtable at Maverik. The roundtable will be hosted at Maverik’s new

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Parker’s Convenience Stores Donates $20,000 to Local School District

Donation to provide additional funding for technology to help kids prepare for the future. Parker’s Convenience Stores has donated $20,000 to Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools as part of the company’s Fueling the Community charitable initiative. Godley Station School Principal John King accepted the donation on behalf of Board of Education at a special ceremony held

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QuickChek Donates Percentage of Sandwich Proceeds to Baseball & Softball Association

To celebrate grand opening of North Brunswick store, QuickChek gives back to the community. QuickChek presented a donation on May 9 of $2,140.75 to the North Brunswick Baseball & Softball Association as part of its grand opening celebration of its new store in the township. The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based fresh convenience market chain presented the

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