NOCO Express Supports United Way through Donations

NOCO Express raises over $13,000 during one month fundraising campaign for United Way. During a paper t-shirt pin up campaigh, which ran throughout the month of July, NOCO Express raised $13,743 for the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, N.Y.  Customers and employees at all 36 NOCO Express stores helped to raise money by

Delek to Sell MAPCO to COPEC

Delek will unlock the value of its retail assets by selling MAPCO Express for a total of $535 million in cash. Delek US Holdings Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell MAPCO Express Inc., along with certain related affiliated companies, to a U.S. subsidiary of Compañía de Petróleos de Chile COPEC S.A. (COPEC).

Alimentation Couche-Tard to Purchase 53 Louisiana Sites

As part of a new agreement, 53 Cracker Barrel locations soon will  be rebranded to Circle K.  Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has announced that, through its wholly‑owned indirect subsidiary Circle K Stores Inc., the company has signed an agreement to purchase 53 Louisiana sites. The sites are being purchased from American General Investments LLC and North

Circle K Chooses McLane to Service Eastern and Midwest Stores

McLane will soon provide its services to 2,143 Circle K locations. Circle K has officially chosen McLane Co. Inc. to provide grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions to Circle K locations throughout the eastern and midwest U.S. Included in the multi-year agreement, McLane will begin servicing 1,161 Circle K locations starting January 2017, and an

Sharif Jamal Joins YEO Board

Second-generation executive at Chestnut Petroleum rounds out the eight-member Young Executives Organization leadership team. The National Advisory Group’s (NAG) Young Executives Organization (YEO) is pleased to announce that Sharif Jamal, the corporate training manager for Chestnut Petroleum (CPD), has joined the board of directors for a two-year term. Chestnut Petroleum, based in New Paltz, N.Y.,

Irving Oil and Circle K Support the New England Special Olympics

Irving Oil donates $1 per fuel transaction made on Aug. 27 to the New England Special Olympics. Saturday, Aug. 27 marked the finale of Irving Oil and Circle K’s Fueling Dreams campaign, a month-long program focused on raising money to support New England Special Olympics athletes and their programs. For the campaign’s finale, Irving Oil

How to Optimize Holiday Marketing Programs

Retailers should never underestimate the value of personalization and a “thank you” note. The holiday shopping season will be here before you know it, and it is time to start planning your holiday marketing campaigns to help drive sales during this crucial season. To help ensure that brands create a successful marketing campaign, Experian Marketing

Measuring the Cost of Loyalty

Most U.S. retailers operate a loyalty or reward program, but far fewer figure out the return on investment. By CSD Staff Members of retailers’ customer loyalty programs generate between 12-18% more revenue for retailers than do customers who are not members of the loyalty programs, according to new research from digital provider Accenture Interactive. Those

Fighting Fire With Fire

Convenience stores can develop a social media program to work in their favor as long as they still employ quality customer service. By Jim Callahan Let’s review a long-time conception related to the all-important subject of customer service. Then we’ll delve into the idea of how providing great customer service has evolved from being very

Guess Chooses Real Estate Firm to Coordinate C-Store Site Acquisitions

The Guess Corp. is moving forward with its plans to expand into the gas station and convenience store markets.  Following the release of the company’s designs for its new gas station and convenience store concept, The Guess Corp. has announced that it has chosen Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, a global commercial real estate firm, to

The Guess Corp. Unveils New Convenience Store Concept

A new, upscale convenience store experience is on the horizon. The Guess Corp. has now officially revealed renderings for the company’s planned gas stations and convenience stores. According to a report from Benzinga, the newly released design will be used for all of the company’s planned stores, which will be built across the U.S. through

Travel Centers and Blue Tiger Donate $105,000 to SCF

Since 2010, TravelCenters has collected over $1.7 million in donations for the St. Christopher Trucker’s Development and Relief Fund. TravelCenters of America LLC and Blue Tiger USA are working together to benefit truck drivers by donating a portion of the proceeds from sales of specially designed Blue Tiger Elite headsets to the St. Christopher Truckers

Global Partners Monetizes Non-Strategic Retail Sites

Global Partners has completed the sale of 30 non-strategic retail sites for around $40 million. Through a wholly owned subsidiary, Global Partners LP has now completed the previously announced sale of 30 gas stations and convenience stores to Mirabito Holdings Inc. The 30 sites that have been sold were non-strategic locations in New York and

Quik Mart Takes Advantage of SCS Lighting Division’s Lighting Solutions

New lighting from the SCS Lighting Division will result in substantial savings on lighting costs for Quik Mart. New lighting upgrades have been installed at 25 Quik Mart convenience store locations throughout Arizona, and employees and customers have noticed the improvements. The SCS Lighting Division recently replaced the existing fluorescent and HID interior/exterior lighting with

Love’s Donates to Louisiana Flood Relief

Love’s donates $25,000 to recovery and relief efforts in Louisiana.  Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is helping to provide aid to those affected by the devastating flooding that recently struck Louisiana by donating $25,000 to The Salvation Army. The money is to be used for relief and recovery efforts in the Louisiana Gulf Coast

C-Stores/Social-Media/Branding

There are some things we simply cannot live without. By Bill Scott, President, StoreReport LLC PART TWO The Worst Punishment of All Solitary confinement, isolation from all forms of human contact could be the cruelest punishment of all. While many of us enjoy the solitude of our quiet time alone, no human contact for an

SUBWAY Recognized Top Performers

SUBWAY Restaurants has named the company’s Franchisees of the Year and the Development Agents of the Year. During the company’s annual meetings in Chicago, SUBWAY Restaurants recognized the company’s outstanding franchisees and development agents. SUBWAY restaurants recognized 12 franchisee teams as recipients of its 2016 Franchisee of the Year awards, and three teams from its

Sinclair Oil Launches New Rewards Program

Sinclair Oil has introduced a new way for its customers to save on fuel. Sinclair Oil Corp. is now offering its customers the opportunity to earn rewards with the company’s new DINOREWARDS program. With the new program, Sinclair customers can now earn rewards through online purchases and convert the rewards into discounted fuel. According to

Chipotle Ordered to Remove Unlawful Social Media Policy

The policy prohibiting Chipotle employees from making disparaging comments against the company publicly online has been ruled illegal. Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that the social media policy that Chipotle had in place is in violation of federal law. According to a recent report from Business Insider, Chipotle is no longer

TravelCenters to Accept New Voyager Fleet Card from U.S. Bank

TravelCenters of America has strengthened its partnership with U.S. Bank by implementing U.S. Bank’s new fuel payment solution. TravelCenters of America has announced that it will now be accepting the new single Voyager Fleet Card from U.S. Bank at all of the company’s TA and Petro Stopping Centers and Minit Mart convenience store locations. The

Sheetz Opens Two New C-Store Locations

Travelers in Pennsylvania and North Carolina now have a new place to grab coffee and snacks with the opening of two new Sheetz stores.   Sheetz has announced the opening of two new stores in two different states. On Thursday, Aug. 25, Sheetz opened two new stores one in Shippensburg, Pa., located at 8000 Olde

Small Businesses Changing Hands at Record Rate

Will the upcoming election influence the sale of small businesses?   New research from BizBuySell.com has revealed that, during the first half of 2016, the total number of small business sales has not only increased from last year, but it has also surpassed the record-setting numbers in 2014. A total of 1,935 closed transactions were

Parker’s Hires New Marketing Assistant and Graphic Designer

Pocket Media Marketing’s lead graphic designer is now working for Parker’s. Savannah, Ga.-based Parker’s has announced that the company has hired Brittany Rehan as its new Marketing Assistant and Graphic Designer. Rehan will be responsible for graphic design for the company website as well as digital advertising. Before joining Parker’s, Rehan worked as the lead

VP Racing Fuels Appoints New Western Division Regional Manager

VP Racing’s new Western Division regional manager has a passion for motorsports. Kyle Moose has been appointed as the regional manager for the Western Division of VP Racing Fuels Inc. In his new position, Moose will be responsible for the sales and distribution of race fuel in the company’s Western region, which includes California, Oregon,

Pilot Flying J to Present at GATS 2016

Pilot Flying J will present company upgrades in a booth at this year’s GATS. Pilot Flying J will be presenting at this year’s Great American Trucking Show (GATS), which runs from Aug. 25-27. According to a new report from The Trucker, Pilot Flying J will present recent company upgrades and new products in booth number

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