Four C-Stores for Sale in South Central Pennsylvania

Bid deadline on convenience stores set for Aug. 22. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC is coordinating the sale of four convenience stores with gasoline in Greencastle, Carlisle, Hummelstown and Mechanicsburg, Pa. Lot sizes range from 23,000 square feet to 2.6 acres, while store sizes range from approximately 1,196 square feet to 3,250 square feet.

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Pilot Flying J Rebate Scheme “Architect” Takes Plea Deal

Designer of the scam set to testify against former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood. Four more former Pilot Flying J employees on Monday agreed to take plea deals, including one ex-employee the FBI calls “the architect” of the fuel rebate scam—Pilot Flying J’s former vice president of sales, John “Stick” Freeman. The four latest

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Sheetz Gives Employees Opportunity to Earn GEDs

Sheetz invests in frontline employees’ education. Sheetz Inc. has joined with GED Testing Service to introduce the GEDWorks program at Sheetz corporate and convenience store locations. GEDWorks is a comprehensive program that is free for Sheetz employees who want to earn their GED credential. Sheetz, a family-owned and operated convenience store chain, will offer the

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MFA Oil Co. Upgrades Price Signs at New Petro-Card 24 Site

MFA Oil plans to replace its older, manual price signs at many cardlock stations going forward. MFA Oil Co. has selected Skyline Products to provide LED price signs to a new Petro-Card 24 cardlock fuel station located in Hamilton, Mo. The two LED price signs will provide seamless integration to Fiscal, the company’s existing POS

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Hy-Vee To Introduce ‘Super-Sized’ Convenience Store

Enters Lakeville, Minn. market with a c-store set to cater to busy customers. Des Moines, Iowa-based supermarket chain Hy-Vee plans to debut a ‘super-sized’ c-store in Lakeville, Minn., just two years after entering the grocery market in the Twin Cities. According to an article in the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, the new 8,800-square-foot convenience store

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TravelCenters Embarks On Eighth Annual SCF Campaign

‘Band Together’ campaign raises funds for truckers facing financial difficulties due to medical issues. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, is set to launch its annual ‘Band Together’ campaign on Aug. 1, in support of the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF), a

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Atlas Upgrades Website, Logo with Focus on Fueling Innovation

Atlas unveils logo and ‘Fueling Innovation’ icon that represent Atlas’ 30-year evolution into an extensive nationwide energy network. Atlas Oil is updating its look, introducing a new website and logo, it also confirms its committed to fueling innovation through new technology and strategic nationwide partnerships. “Atlas is excited to remain a catalyst in the much-needed

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Home Service Oil Raises $85,000 for MDA

Buddy Bass Tournament and in-store shamrock sales raise funds for an important cause. Home Service Oil Co.’s annual Buddy Bass Tournament to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) took place on May 6. A combination of shamrock sales in Express Mart Convenience Stores and event sponsors raised approximately $85,000 total for the MDA. “Thanks also

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Rutter’s Hosts Grand Opening for 68th Store

Donates more than $63,000 to benefit local charities in Blair County. Rutter’s celebrated the grand opening of its newest convenience store in Duncansville, Pa. on Thursday, July 20 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Following the event, Rutter’s donated more than $63,000 to seven different charitable organizations in the Duncansville/Altoona, Pa. area. The following organizations received

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NATSO Applauds Proposed Extension of Biodiesel Blenders’ Tax Credit

Trade groups, including NACS also support the proposal’s five-year phase out. NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with the Advanced Biofuels Association, National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA), Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) and the American Trucking Associations (ATA), have commended Representatives

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Rhodes C-Stores Launches Internship Program

Two college students join the Rhodes 101 Stops c-store team for the summer. Rhodes 101 Stops has launched a new internship program. This June, the company announced that two college students— Haleigh Knapp and Christina Niedbalski —would join the Rhodes team during the summer. According to a report in The Southeast Missourian, the interns will

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Chevron Adds More Cleaning Power in Gasoline

Chevron with Techron and Texaco with Techron help clean deposits left by low quality gas. Chevron Products Co., a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., has announced that Chevron with Techron and Texaco with Techron gasolines now have even more cleaning power in every grade, every gallon. So, when it comes to build-up clean up, all

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Kwik Trip Acquires PDQ Food Stores

PDQ Food Stores fits Kwik Trip’s growth strategy for Wisconsin. Kwik Trip, Inc., based in La Crosse, Wis., is acquiring the assets of PDQ Food Stores. PDQ is an employee-owned company based in Middleton. Its assets include 34 company-operated convenience stores located in southeastern Wisconsin. This acquisition allows Kwik Trip to expand its presence in

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Cumberland Farms Saves Customers $75 Million With SmartPay

SmartPay Check-Link users save 10 cents on each gallon of gas. Cumberland Farms’ customers have saved a total of $75 Million through its SmartPay program since its launch in January 2013. Available as both a payment card and a mobile payment app, the program is free to join and free to use. SmartPay Check-Link users

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Electronic Vehicle Growth Limited Through 2025

Through 2025, vehicles powered by liquid fuels to account for more than 96% of vehicles on the road in the U.S. While car companies and even countries have recently pledged to go all-in on electric vehicles (EV), market conditions will make it difficult for EVs to gain 2% share of vehicles on the road by

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NACUFS Announces Campus Dining Awards

More than 75 colleges and universities vied for the award. Given by The National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS), the 2017 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards (named for a NACUFS founder, past president, and highly regarded innovator), the dining awards celebrate exemplary menus, presentations, special event planning, and new dining concepts. These

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QuickChek Volunteers With Local Food Bank

QuickChek team members donate their time and support throughout the year to local food banks. QuickChek team members are giving back to the communities they serve, aiding thousands of families in need by volunteering at local community food banks. Fourteen volunteers from the fresh convenience market chain’s headquarters in Whitehouse Station, N.J. and various local

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Small Retailers Fight Border Tax Proposal

NRF warns Border Tax could reduce jobs and hurt small retailers. The National Retail Federation (NRF) is urging the House tax-writing committee to consider small retailers and their employees when reforming the nation’s tax code, saying they would suffer more than large companies under a proposal to create a border adjustment tax that would drive

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Three Finalists Win Franchise Fee-Free 7-Elevens

First Women’s Initiative Contest concludes with three winners. 7-Eleven Inc. has announced that all three finalists will win a 7-Eleven store in its first franchise give-away contest targeted exclusively to women entrepreneurs. Winners Alyson Rae Lawson of Dallas, Texas, Avalon Young of Castle Rock, Colorado, and Evelyn Scott of Chesapeake, Virginia, will each receive a

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7-Eleven FOAC Trade Show Features NACS Chairman

Budhwani shares his early lessons, advice during opening session keynote speech. The 7-Eleven Franchise Owner’s Association of Chicagoland (FOAC) Trade Show kicked off on Thursday, July 13 at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Ill. Rahim Budhwani, 2016-2017 chairman of NACS (the National Association of Convenience Stores) and the founder and CEO of Alabama-based

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Love’s Travel Stops Grows in Mississippi and Ohio

The new 24/7 locations offer showers, gourmet coffee, fresh fruit and vegetables, name-brand snacks, fountain drinks and more. Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new locations in West Point, Miss., and Circleville, Ohio. The West Point travel stop is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 45A and Lagoon Road, and the Circleville store is at

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Clark’s PNS Plots Its Future

The retailer’s goal to assimilate fuller foodservice and larger stores while exploring new markets are just a few reasons why Convenience Store Decisions has chosen  Clark’s Pump-N-Shop as one of its 2017 Chains to Watch. By David Bennett, Senior Editor There are a number of convenience chains in the industry that go about their business

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NACUFS Announces Minah Distinguished Service Award Winner

Award recipient Rich Neumann has almost 40 years of hospitality business experience. NACUFS has awarded the Minah Distinguished Service Award to Rich Neumann of Ohio University. The Theodore W. Minah Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor NACUFS bestows upon an individual in recognition of their outstanding and enduring contributions to NACUFS and the foodservice

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Kelley’s Market Takes Top C-Store Spot

GasBuddy app users rate convenience stores across six categories. GasBuddy has issued its quarterly report card revealing which gas station convenience brands topped the list in the second quarter of 2017, making them the most likely destinations where drivers will have a “perfect pit stop,” according to GasBuddy user ratings and reviews. Illinois-based Kelley’s Market

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Pilot Flying J Becomes Official Travel Center of the SEC

Looks to leverage network’s national exposure to build strong brand presence and further position the travel centers as “roadside destinations of choice.” Pilot Flying J has entered a four-year, multimillion-dollar sponsorship agreement with the Southeastern Conference and ESPN to be the “Official Travel Center of the SEC.” This initiative with the SEC represents the largest

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