7-Eleven Announces $1 7-Election Coffee Days

In recognition of this year’s Presidential Debates, 7-Eleven customers can purchase a 7-Election coffee for just $1 the day after each debate. With the approach of the 2016 Presidential Debates, 7-Eleven has announced a new promotion as a part of the 7-Election. 7-Eleven is now offering fresh-brewed coffee in its extra-large 7-Election Stay-Hot Cups for

All Day Breakfast Happy Meal

Following the brands successful All Day Breakfast expansion, McDonald’s has introduced a new Breakfast Happy Meal. For the first time in 30 years, McDonald’s is updating its Happy Meal offerings. On Mon., Sept. 26, the 72 McDonald’s locations in Tulsa, Okla. added an All Day Breakfast Happy Meal option to its menu. The new All

Love’s Supports Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through National Coffee Day Promotion

A portion of the sales of 24 ounce coffees sold by Love’s on National Coffee Day will go to help sick children. National Coffee Day is Thurs., Sept. 29, and in celebration of the holiday, Love’s Travel Stops will donate $1 of every 24 ounce coffee or cappuccino that is purchased on Sept. 29 and

Finding Property Tax Savings

There are four steps you can take to save money and improve your overall commercial property tax management. By Anne Joyner Sheehan Let’s face it. Taxes are never a convenient issue for business owners, no matter if the tax levied occurs at the federal, state or local level. The common denominator for businesses is one

Biodiesel Crosses New Boundaries

Realizing financial incentives, attracting fleet customers and riding the sustainability wave are some of the benefits retailers can obtain by adding biodiesel. By Jon Scharingson Throw a dart at a map of the U.S. and you’re likely to hit a spot where selling biodiesel makes good business sense for convenience stores. Financial incentives in the

A Marketer’s Call to Action

Despite the dynamics that affect the convenience store industry today, established business associations still remain constructive partners. By Mark Radosevich At the time of this writing the presidential election is only 90 days away and there’s a perceptible mood of foreboding throughout the industry. After eight frustrating years of an illogical anti-business administration, it’s unfathomable

Street Corner Opens Two New Locations

Street Corner is bringing together convenience, grocery and deli services with its newest stores. Topeka, Kan.-based Street Corner has announced the opening of two new store locations, with one in Chattanooga, Tenn. and one in Jackson, N.J. These two new stores mark the chain’s 42nd and 43rd locations. Street Corner’s store designs run the gamut

The American Heart Association Launches +color Initiative

SUBWAY and AHA have launched a new, life-saving initiative in New York City. The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced the launch of a new initiative to help Americans lead healthier lives. The new initiative, +color, focuses on the positive health impact of fruits and vegetables. The health impact of +color is simple yet significant:

Kum & Go Offers Discounted E15 at Select Nebraska and Iowa Stores

Select Nebraska stores offered E15 for $1.15 per gallon during a one day promotion. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 23, Kum & Go offered E15 fuel for just $1.15 per gallon at several Nebraska and Iowa Kum & Go locations. E-15, a fuel blended with 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline, was

Kum & Go Opens New Des Moines, Iowa Location

Kum & Go offered a number of promotions to celebrate the opening of its newest Marketplace location. On Fri., Sept. 23, Kum & Go opened its newly built location in Des Moines, Iowa. The new location, which is located at 6304 SW 9th Street, opened its doors at 6 a.m. The brand new, 6,200+-square-foot store

Thorntons Celebrates New Illinois Store Opening

Thorntons hosts a grand opening celebration for its newest Illinois store location. On Fri., Sept. 23 at 10 a.m., Thorntons Inc. opened its newest store in Illinois. In celebration of the new store located at at 3233 Grand Avenue Waukegan, Ill., the company held an official ribbon cutting and check presentation ceremony. In order to

Irving Oil Concludes its Pump Up the Fun Summer Giveaway

Irving Oil concludes its Summer Giveaway with the presentation of two major prizes. Two major prizes have been awarded as the Pump Up the Fun, $5 Million Summer Giveaway from Irving Oil has come to a close. To close out the summer contest, one lucky Massachusetts resident, Jenna Taylor, picked up her $100,000 grand prize

Dunkin’ Donuts Offers Discounted Coffee to Celebrate National Coffee Day

Dunkin’ Donuts fans can purchase hot coffee for only 66 cents on National Coffee Day. In celebration of National Coffee Day, on Thurs., Sept. 29, Dunkin’ Donuts will be offering discounted coffee to its guests. In celebration of the brand’s 66-year history, on National Coffee Day, Dunkin’ Donuts’ guests will have the opportunity to enjoy

Consumers are Hyped Up for Halloween

Halloween spending is expected to reach an all-time high this year. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has released survey results that have revealed that Americans plan to go above and beyond with candy and costumes  for this year’s Halloween celebrations. According to the NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, total spending for

Pizza Vending Machines Offer a Taste of the Future

Pizza lovers can now access their favorite food 24/7 at new pizza vending machines. Pizza Touch has introduced new pizza vending machines to three Florida gas stations. According to a new report from NBC News, the new vending machines from Pizza Touch will offer piping hot pizza within two minutes. The new vending machines are

American Eating Habits are Evolving

How can retailers attract Millennials and earn their loyalty as consumers? As the dietary needs of consumers continue to evolve, supermarkets and other food retailers are constantly faced with the task of continuing to attract new generations of grocery shoppers. The task that faces food retailers today is attracting Millennial consumers and turning them into

Swiss Farms Unveils New Line of Breakfast Sandwiches

Swiss Farms celebrates National Coffee Day with free coffee and a new line of breakfast sandwiches. In celebration of National Coffee Day, on Sept. 29, Delaware County, Pa.-based Swiss Farms will launch a new line of fresh-made, breakfast sandwiches. The new sandwiches will be released at a special introductory price of $2 per sandwich. Also,

Maverik Expands to Colorado Springs

Maverik is facing the competition with larger stores and a wide array of menu offerings. The convenience store competition is heating up in Colorado Springs, Colo. as Maverik has announced plans to expand into the territory, an area formerly dominated by 7-Eleven, Kum & Go and other convenience retailers. According to a recent report from

Seven-Eleven Japan Plans Aggressive U.S. Expansion

Seven-Eleven Japan is confident that its new expansion efforts will lead to great success. Seven-Eleven Japan Co. has announced plans for an aggressive expansion in the U.S. According to a recent report from The Japan Times, Seven-Eleven Japan has plans to open more than 10,000 stores throughout the U.S., increasing the company’s total store count

Sluggish EMV Adoption Rates

Less than half of retailers have adopted EMV compliant technology. New survey results from The Strawhecker Group (TSG) have revealed that EMV acceptance among card-accepting merchants is not as high as it was expected to be by this time. According to the survey results, it is estimated that only 44% of U.S. card-accepting merchants have

Tools to Gauge Your Corporate Culture

It’s never too late to determine what makes your company tick. By David Hite In my last article, we looked at the different types of company cultures and how they affect the whole organization. This month, I want to address a few items that pertain to assessing your company culture. As an organizational development and

ARCO and Goodwill Partner to Give Back to Local Communities

ARCO has partnered with Goodwill Southern California to transform the lives of the people in the community. Tesoro, owner of the ARCO brand, has announced a new partnership with Goodwill Southern California (GSC) in order to assist the nonprofit in furthering  mission of “Transforming Lives Through The Power Of Work.” GSC’s footprint spans across Los Angeles,

Western Convenience Stores Emerges from Bankruptcy

Petroleum Equity Group and Garrison Investment Group help pull Western Convenience out of bankruptcy. With the assistance of Petroleum Equity Group, Western Convenience Stores has undergone a financial restructuring, which has successfully pulled the company out of bankruptcy. Headquartered in Centennial, Colo., the company remained in full operation during the bankruptcy period, which began on

C-Stores Compete for Millennial Foodservice Dollars

C-store competition heats up in Virginia. Wawa and 7-Eleven are heating up the competition in Virginia in an attempt to capture Millennial consumers. A new report from Daily Press has revealed that both companies are adding new stores in the state, with Wawa building a new store at Pembroke Avenue and Mercury Boulevard in Hampton,

Pinnacle’s Summit 2016 Draws Record Attendence

Pinnacle offered attendees of its Summit 2016 the opportunity to attend multiple training sessions and to take advantage of networking opportunities. The Pinnacle Corp. recently completed the company’s annual client conference, Summit 2016, and this year’s conference drew record attendance. Among the attendees were Pinnacle clients, respected partners and Pinnacle team members from across the