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Gulf Oil Re-Launches Gulf Gift Cards

“We are very pleased to be providing a strong Gift Card Program to benefit our high quality network of over 2,500 branded Gulf stations across the country,” says Gulf Oil spokesperson. Gulf Oil LP has re-launched its very popular Gulf Gift Card for the 2014 holiday season as part of its ongoing commitment to helping

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Starbucks Details Five-Year Plan

Company forecasts continued strong growth and plans to launch mobile order and pay and delivery in the U.S. Starbucks Coffee Co. Chairman, President and CEO Howard Schultz and other company leaders will detail Starbucks five-year strategic growth plan at its biennial Investor Day, hosted at the company’s Support Center in Seattle for the first time

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McCormick Flavor Forecast Reveals Eight Flavor Trends for 2015

15th annual report highlights top tastes driving the future of flavor and menu innovation. McCormick & Co., a global leader in flavor, has released its McCormick Flavor Forecast 2015, highlighting eight enticing trends that will shape the future of flavor. Now in its 15th year, the much-anticipated report drives flavor innovation and exploration throughout the

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Tony Harris Named NAG Board Chairman

The president of Thorntons Inc. will succeed Mary Banmiller as chairman beginning Jan. 1, 2015, and oversee the association’s effort to support and engage small, mid-sized and family-owned convenience store businesses. As President of Thorntons Inc., Tony Harris leads one of the largest family-owned convenience store chains in the country. Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the

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GPM Selling 16 Properties

Sealed bid deadline set for Dec. 11. GPM Investments LLC is offering to sell its interest in 16 properties in a sealed bid sale. The properties are located in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. GPM has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) to coordinate the sale. Sealed bids are required to

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Corner Store Hosts Grand Opening

Debuts new store in Gonzales, Texas. Corner Store is hosting a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting Thursday Dec. 4, beginning at 10 a.m. for a brand new store in Gonzales, Texas. Giveaways, sampling and activities will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. At the event, Corner Store will be making a $5,000 donation

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Marathon Petroleum Deploys ‘Cents Off Marathon’ Discount Program

Offers co-brand opportunities. Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) plans to officially deploy Cents Off Marathon, an instant cents-off-per-gallon discount program on fuel purchases throughout its Marathon-branded marketing network. Nearly 80% of Marathon’s independent jobbers and dealers have enrolled in the program, which uses technology developed by Drop Tank. The program will be made available throughout the

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Shining a Brighter Light on Shoplifting Trends

Studies indicate more than $13 million in merchandise is stolen from U.S. retailers annually. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Shoplifting and employee theft continue to plague retailers. Two recent studies—one conducted by Price Gun and another by Global Retail Theft Barometer—show just how theft is impacting the retail business. No. 1 Property Crime Price Gun,

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New El Cajon 7-Eleven Celebrates Grand Opening

Retailer to donate $711 at ribbon-cutting to San Diego Music Foundation for Taylor Guitars in Local Schools. 7‑Eleven, Inc. will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest El Cajon store Wednesday, Dec. 3, that includes free coffee, doughnuts and guitars for local schools. The store is located at 500 N. Second St., south of Interstate

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Kum & Go Selects Headquarters Architect

Winning firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop is known for its design of the New York Times Building. Kum & Go’s corporate headquarters in downtown Des Moines’ Western Gateway is set to be designed by international architect firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop, according to the Business Record Online. The firm, with offices in New York, Genoa

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Kum & Go Opens New Store in Sioux Falls

New eco-friendly store features fresh food and a variety of fuel options. Kum & Go opens a new convenience store in Sioux Falls, S.D. at the intersection of Minnesota and Russell. The store is 5,000-square-feet and during its opening week, the new store will offer $1 fresh pizza slices. This is the seventh store to

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Cumberland Farms Calls For Scholarship Applications

Encourages 2015 high school seniors to apply for Believe and Achieve Scholarships. Cumberland Farms reminded high school seniors across its eight-state service area that time is running out to apply for the company’s popular Believe and Achieve Scholarship Program. With the Dec. 15, 2014 application deadline only two weeks away, the convenience store retailer encourages

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Turkey Hill Awards Free Fuel For Life

Ephrata resident Tosha Hoffer wins grand prize. Turkey Hill Minit Markets presented the Grand Prize of Free Fuel for Life in the Great Gas Giveaway sweepstakes to Ephrata resident Tosha Hoffer at her local Turkey Hill store (3585 Rothsville Road, Ephrata, Pa.). The prize entitles Tosha to up to $60,000 in free gasoline fill-ups at

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Stripes Launches College Scholarship Fund

Fund to benefit local college bound students. Obtaining a college education will now be easier for students within the Stripes operating market areas thanks to the Stripes College Scholarship Fund, a program launched today by Stripes Convenience Stores. Stripes has begun its second in-store fundraising campaign, inviting customers to participate by donating as little as

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7-Eleven Campaign Donates Pizzas to Area Needy

Local 7‑Eleven stores invited residents to help put food on the tables of their less fortunate neighbors. Thanksgiving is perhaps the holiday most associated with food and family get-togethers. But many American families cannot afford even the most meager of meals, much less the standard holiday turkey and dressing spread. Local 7‑Eleven stores invited residents

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Love’s Expands In Utah And Wisconsin

Opens two new locations. Professional drivers now have access to nearly 160 additional parking spaces in two new parts of the U.S. Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) opened for business in Salina, Utah, at I-70, Exit 54, and Fond du Lac, Wis., at U.S. Highway 41, Exit 97, on Thursday, Nov. 20. Both locations are open

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Couche-Tard’s Profits Rise

Alimentation Couche-Tard sees profits increase despite dipping sales.   Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. posted a slight decrease in sales in the second quarter while net earnings rose 24.6 per cent. The Laval, Que.-based convenience-store giant booked net profit of $286.4-million (U.S.) or 50 cents per share, up from $229.8-million or 40 cents in the like period

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Beck’s Stores Go Digital

Beck’s adopts a system that markets to customers on Facebook and Twitter.   Beck’s Stores has reached an agreement with digital marketing provider OpenStore to outfit its chain with digital network designed to reach customers through a branded mobile app, individual store web pages, mobile coupons and social media that includes Facebook and Twitter. “We have recognized

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QuikTrip Challenged Over Expansion Plans

Convenience chain in neighbors’ crosshairs over development project.   QuikTrip as a Kansas City neighborhood and the convenience store chain are going toe-to-toe over a new development plan. Worried about extra traffic and other related concerns, area neighbors filed a protest petition with the city clerk. The plans to buy the extra land and expand

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Rutter’s Earns 2014 Commercial Recycling Award

Known for its ecological initiatives, Rutter’s Farm Stores has recycled 400 pounds of fryer grease and 17 tons of cardboard at one store.   Rutter’s Farm Store in Mechanicsburg, PA has been named the recipient of the 2014 Commercial Recycling Award given by the Mechanicsburg Borough Council in recognition of the company’s  recycling practices.  Since

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New Corner Store Opens in Round Rock, Texas

CST Brands continues to up its store count in Texas as well as other parts of the U.S.   Though CST Brands Inc. is expanding its corporate footprint at a fast clip, the parent of company of Corner Store convenience stores,  still celebrates store openings big time in its home state of Texas. Corner Store recently held the grand opening celebration

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Jiffy Mart Tackles Hunger

Jiffy Mart charity signing event features Brandon Williams. November is National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month. Westminster, Md.-based Jiffy Mart & the Greene Turtle partnered with the Shepherd’s Staff and Baltimore Football Defensive Tackle, Brandon Williams, in a canned food drive. The event took place on Monday, Nov. 10 at the Westminster Greene Turtle. Brandon

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Kangaroo Express Named Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation

Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle Chapter recognizes Kangaroo Express. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc., was named the 2014 Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation by the Triangle Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Executive leadership from Kangaroo Express accepted the award at AFP’s National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on Nov. 12 at the Prestonwood Country

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Empire Petroleum Acquires 11 Sites From CST Brands

“The Lubbock acquisition presents a great opportunity for us to expand our operations further into west Texas,” says Empire’s CEO. Empire Petroleum Partners LLC has successfully closed on the acquisition of 11 former CST—Corner Store locations in the Lubbock, Texas region from CST Brands, Inc. The addition of the CST locations expands Empire’s market presence

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Kangaroo Express Celebrates Black Friday

Stores across the Southeast will keep value-seeking shoppers energized with Bean Street Coffee for just 25 cents. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc. is celebrating Black Friday by offering a 16-ounce Bean Street Coffee for just 25 cents to guests at its more than 1,500 Kangaroo Express convenience stores. Any guest that visits Kangaroo

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