Sunoco LP Releases Second Quarter 2016 Financial and Operating Results

Sunoco LP has revealed a number of accomplishments from the second quarter of 2016. Sunoco LP has released its financial and operating results for the recent three-month period ending June 30, 2016. Revenue totaled $4.1 billion, a decrease of 19.6%, compared to $5.1 billion in the second quarter of 2015. The decline was the result

Growth Energy Responds to Department of Energy’s Ethanol Blends Study

The Department of Energy has released a study that highlights the benefits of using high octane mid-ethanol blends. The “Summary of High Octane, Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Study,” a scientific analysis which showed the numerous benefits of using high octane mid-level ethanol blends in future optimized engines, was recently released by the Department of Energy’s Oak

Thorntons Announces Location of Final E15 Discount Day Promotion

Thorntons will be hosting one final E15 Fuel Discount Day in the Chicagoland area this summer.  Thorntons has announced that the third and final Unleaded15 fuel promotion will take place on Fri. Aug, 5, 2016 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Thorntons located at 476 N York St. in Elmhurst Ill. The Thorntons’ branded E15

Toot’n Totum Food Stores and Pak-A-Sak Adopt PDI/Labor Scheduler 2.0

Toot’n Totum Food Stores and Pak-A-Sak are optimizing labor costs with PDI’s second generation labor scheduling software. Toot’n Totum Food Stores and Pak-A-Sak have now officially completed their rollout of PDI/Labor Scheduler 2.0. This second generation labor scheduling software uses market basket transaction data to predict customer traffic and recommend appropriate staffing levels. The result

Gulf Oil Strikes Up Two New Partnerships

Gulf has partnered with two MLB teams to promote its online shopping rewards program. Gulf Oil has teamed up with the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets to promote the company’s online shopping rewards program: Power Points. Customers in the Boston market who enroll in the Power Points program between July 1 and

Speedway Raises $2.35 Million for CMN Hospitals through Golf Tournament

This year, Speedway celebrated its 25-year partnership with CMN Hospitals through a record-breaking golf fundraising event. The 25th Annual Speedway Miracle Tournament, which is the main event for Speedway’s annual fundraising efforts, raised $2.35 million for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. This year’s tournament, which was held in Dayton, Ohio, hosted nearly 800 golfers, and

The President of The Coca-Cola Co. Will Present at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference

Investors are invited to tune into a presentation by The Coca-Cola Co. on Sept. 6. On Tues., Sept. 6, 2016, James Quincey, president and chief operating officer for The Coca-Cola Co., will present at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference, which will be held in Boston. Quincey will present at 3:45 p.m. The company has

Top Five Gasoline Vendors for 2016 to 2020

Technavio has revealed five gasoline vendors that are expected to lead the market through 2o2o. In the company’s recent gasoline market in the U.S. until 2020 report, Technavio has ranked the top five gasoline vendors in the country, based on revenue and market dominance in terms of experience, geographical presence, product portfolio, financials and R&D.

Comcast Customers Can Now Pay Their Bills at 7-Eleven

7-Eleven offers Comcast customers a convenient and simple around-the-clock location to pay their bills in cash. 7-Eleven is now making it easier than ever for Comcast customers to pay their TV, Internet or phone bills with cash. Comcast customers now have the option to pay their bills with cash at one of more than 7,700

Americans Seek to Reduce Food and Packaging Waste

Food items with minimal packaging and that offer convenient portions are popular among American consumers. Many Americans are becoming more conscientious of their carbon footprint when it comes to purchasing packaged foods. In fact, half (52%) of Americans prefer to purchase foods with minimal or no packaging in an attempt to reduce waste. As Americans

NAG Burning Issue 3: Three Keys to Doing Foodservice Right

When it comes to being a foodservice rock star, bigger is not always better. Doing the little things right can make a big difference in your offering. Drive-throughs, limited-time offers and separate foodservice P&L’s are three relatively simple solutions that can move you to the head of the foodservice pack. This topic will be covered

Filling a Gift Card Niche

Gift cards come in many varieties, providing convenience stores the flexibility to generate more sales. By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Editor Technology is increasingly impacting the way convenience stores sell gift cards. As a result, c-store retailers are changing their marketing approach to meet this merchandising metamorphosis. Specifically, the technology that’s spurring a new era within

Probing Scan Data

Convenience stores are analyzing scan data to better determine what items to carry, how to optimize penny profit, improve promotions and target customers more effectively. By Lisa White, Contributing Editor For 17 of John Tomlinson’s 19 years as director of merchandising and purchasing for Duchess Shoppe, he relied on sales rep data to determine what

McDonald’s Goes High Tech

Labor costs may be cut in U.S. McDonald’s restaurants, as the chain has plans to rollout high tech stores that allow customers to order via tablets and self-service kiosks. McDonald’s Corp. has announced yet another initiative to help boost its U.S. sales, but this new project is a bit more intricate than a revamp of

Dunkin’ Donuts Expands its Delivery Service

Dunkin’ Donuts brings delivery to New York City. Dunkin’ Donuts has announced that the Dunkin’ Delivery will soon be tested in select areas in New York City, including parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Dunkin’ Delivery service will be offered through DoorDash, and will make it even easier for people to run on Dunkin’. Brooklyn

7-Eleven Launches a Flavorful Promotion

7Rewards members can now receive a free bag of 7-Select chips with the purchase of a 7-select beverage. Through its latest promotion, “One Million Chip Free-For-All,” 7-Eleven Inc. will be giving away one million single-serve bags of 7-Select chips through Sun., Aug. 7. 7Rewards members can purchase any 7-Select bottled beverage and scan the 7-Eleven

Core-Mark to Release Second Quarter 2016 Earnings

Core-Mark will host an investor call, following the release of the company’s second quarter financial results. Before the market opens on Tues. Aug. 9, 2016, Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. will release its earnings for the second quarter ending June 30, 2016. Core-Mark has also announced that it will host an investor call later that morning

Kroger Announces Second 2016 Nationwide Hiring Event

Kroger’s continued growth has created a number of job openings across the country. The Kroger Co. is once again holding open interviews in its stores nationwide. On Tues., Aug. 9, job-seekers are invited to visit their local Kroger store for an interview, with no appointment necessary. Additionally, Kroger has now made applying online even easier

Bolla Oil Partners With NCR

Bolla Oil is creating a luxurious customer experience, using technology provided by NCR. Bolla Oil Corp. has officially chosen NCR as the company’s technology partner. Through this partnership, NCR will assist Bolla Oil in providing customers with a smooth, hassle free shopping experience. Bolla operates convenience stores across the New York City, Long Island and

Thorntons Participates in Community-Wide Lemonade Stand

Thorntons partnered with Lemonade for Life to help support families dealing with Type One diabetes and pediatric cancer. On Sat., July 30, 2016, Thorntons partnered with Lemonade for Life to host the first community-wide Lemonade Stand fundraiser. The event, which ran from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m., was held at 13 Thorntons locations across Louisville,

Kellogg’s Launches Promotion for Convenience Channel

Kellogg’s has launched an exciting, Olympics themed promotion in the convenience store channel. The Kellogg Co. is bringing the excitement of the 2016 Summer Olympics to convenience stores with the new Kellogg’s Win Gold promotion. “The spirit of the Olympics is contagious,” said Gavin Bowyer, senior director of morning foods and bars. “The ceremonies, the

Mars Inc. Mourns Forrest E. Mars Jr.

Forrest Mars Jr., businessman, philanthropist, visionary and family man, has passed away. Mars Inc. has announced that Forrest Mars Jr. passed away on July 26, 2016, at the age of 84. Mars Inc. and associates are filled with sadness at his passing. Mars was: A businessman, who together with his brother John and sister Jacqueline,

Massachusetts Makes Equal Pay Mandatory

A new law requires that men and women be paid equally for comparable work in Massachusetts. On Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, during a Statehouse ceremony, Massachusetts Republican governor Charlie Baker signed a pay equity bill into law. According to a report from CBS Boston, the new law, which will take effect July 1, 2018, requires

Trend Watch — From Fresh Fruit to Renewable Fuel

Sustainability is on trend from what customers put in their bodies to what they put in their vehicles. By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group Inc. Think about one of the biggest trends in the convenience store industry: the addition of fresh and healthy food options. Now I’m going to tell you how that is related to your

Scotsman Ice Announces New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Scotsman has hired an individual with an impressive foodservice background to serve as the company’s new vice president of sales and marketing. Scotsman Ice Systems has hired Nick Mirkovich as the company’s new vice president of sales and marketing. In his new position, Mirkovich is now responsible for managing sales through distribution, key chain and