Alon Brands Rewards Clean TEAM Top Performers

Clean TEAM leaders are being rewarded for their quality management skills and strengthening store performance. An awards ceremony was held recently to celebrate the sixth year of Alon Brands’ Clean TEAM program, which was established in 2010 by Alon Brands, Dallas-based supplier and marketer of ALON fuels and the largest licensee of 7-Eleven in North


VERC Enterprises Awards Grant To Local Elementary School

The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program allows VERC Enterprises to invest in local community. VERC Enterprises recently presented a check for a $500 grant—made possible through the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program—to Cold Spring Elementary School in Plymouth, Mass. Funded by the ExxonMobil Corp., the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide local retailers an opportunity

Speedway Continues Support for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Speedway is entering its 25th year as a partner for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In 2015, Speedway LLC raised $10.3 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, through donations from its customers, vendor partners and employees – $2.3 million more than in 2014. The money raised by Speedway will help support children’s hospitals in the communities


SUPERAMERICA customers have access to another opportunity to save money on fuel. SUPERAMERICA has partnered with First Bankcard to provide its customers with the new SUPERAMERICA Credit Card program. Customers at all of SUPERAMERICA’s 267 locations in three states now have the ability to save money on fuel. The SUPERAMERICA Credit Card offers consumers five-cents

BP and Exxon Agree to Revive Esso Brand

The Esso brand is now allowed in the 15 states where it was previously banned. BP PLC and ExxonMobil Corp. have reached an agreement to allow Exxon to use the “Esso” gas station trademark in the 15 states where the trademark was formerly banned, and a federal judge from Missouri has signed off on the

Kangaroo Express Stores to be Rebranded

Circle K will be progressively expanding its presence in the Southeast in the coming year. All Kangaroo Express locations throughout the Southeast are soon to be rebranded as Circle K stores. The rebranding initiative is scheduled to begin within the month and is expected to be completed by the end of the summer. According to

Operation: Take Command Registration Deadline Approaches

Thousands of veterans have already registered for 7-Eleven’s second franchise giveaway. 7-Eleven Inc.’s Operation: Take Command is now in its second year, and the contest has already registered more entrants than last year’s contest. The registration deadline is Feb. 26, and more than 9,000 veterans have entered the contest, and hundreds of veterans are still

Speedway and McLane Co. Reach Service Agreement

A new partnership will help Speedway continue its growth in new markets. McLane Co. Inc. will now service Speedway stores in the Eastern and Southeastern U.S., as a result of a recently signed multi-year service agreement between Speedway LLC and McLane. “McLane has demonstrated both the efficiency and flexibility to rapidly absorb new stores. They

VP Racing Becomes the Official Fuel of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series

The Ultimate Super Late Model Series is helping promote VP Racing Fuels’ consistency and superior quality. A new multi-year agreement has made VP Racing Fuels the Official Fuel of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series (USLMS). This sponsorship names VP the preferred fuel for USLMS racers. VP Racing will also benefit from brand exposure at

Tecate Light is Launching its Champions Night Campaign

Tecate Light will drive sales through a month long advertising campaign. On March 1, Tecate Light, one of the fastest growing imported light beer in the U.S., will launch its Champions Night campaign. This fully-integrated, 360-degree campaign will inspire excitement in boxing fans over Tecate’s partnership with boxing. The campaign will include national TV advertising,

Why Restrooms Matter

C-stores can make a good impression on patrons by maintaining clean and well-equipped facilities. By Traci Dawn Carneal, Contributing Editor Will the state of your restrooms put you out of business? Probably not, but why give consumers a reason not to buy? With competition for sales dollars on the rise and foodservice a common offering,

QuickChek Employees Get A Raise

The convenience store chain boosts its starting salary as it continues to focus on investing in its employees. As of Feb. 1, QuickChek has raised its starting salary to $10 an hour. The move follows other convenience store chains, such as Sheetz, Wawa and Rutter’s, that have announced increased wages for employees as chains look

Sheetz Charity Gets Updated Name

A Sheetz employee-run charity is changing its name to better reflect its mission. Sheetz Family Charities Inc., a Sheetz employee-run charity is changing its name to Sheetz For The Kidz. For the past 23 years, the charity has worked to make the holiday season brighter for children in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and

Golden Pantry Supports Make-A-Wish Foundation

Exceeds original goal by $2,000 thanks to the generosity of c-store customers and team members. Golden Pantry Food Stores Inc. raised $25,000 selling Make-A-Wish Stars and donated the proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation this week. The Athens, Ga.-based convenience store chain’s 39 locations, which are spread across Georgia, are proud to have come together to

The Coca-Cola Foundation Supports the Community

The Coca-Cola Foundation donated nearly $85 million to support a number of initiatives in 2015. Nearly 300 organizations received financial support from The Coca-Cola Foundation in 2015. The foundation donated $84.5 million in grants which will benefit communities across more than 70 countries and territories. Approximately 95% of the grants are focused on The Coca-Cola

Rutter’s Sells Winning Powerball Ticket

Winner of the $100,000 prize has yet to be identified. The Rutter’s Farm Store at 509 Greenbrier Road, York, Pa. sold a $100,000 winning lottery ticket, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery. While there weren’t any jackpot winners from Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, there was a winning ticket from Rutter’s ‘store 47’ that matched four of the

Sunoco Redefines Sourcing Process

Information gained through solutions offered to Sunoco by SciQuest will help the company to make strategic expansion decisions. Sunoco LP has announced that it will be replacing its current procurement tools with SciQuest Inc.’s entire source-to-settle suite, which will completely redefine Sunoco’s sourcing process. Sunoco, which has recently completed a series of acquisitions, recognized the

Wawa Continues to Support Environmental Community Service

Applications for the annual Environmental Community Service Award are now available. Wawa, 6abc and the environmental law firm Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLC (MGKF) are once again presenting the annual Environmental Community Service Award. The award is now celebrating its 11th year of supporting environmental programs that improve the local community. The goal of

United Pacific Relocates Corporate Headquarters

United Pacific has purchased land from SARES•REGIS Group to construct a new corporate headquarters and provide greater convenience to its employees. Douglas Park at Long Beach Airport will soon be the home of the new headquarters for United Pacific, formerly known as United Oil. The 2.65 acre lot, acquired from SARES•REGIS Group (SRG), provides a

Allied Brand Capital Becomes Affiliate Partner to BPAMA

A new partnership is expected to hold benefits for both Allied Brand Capital and BPAMA, along with their clients. Allied Brand Capital (ABC) is now one of the newest Affiliate Partners under the BPAMA Affiliate Member Program. “BPAMA is a powerhouse of knowledge in the petroleum marketing business and one of the most effective Associations

How C-Stores Can Save on Operating Costs

ACC is offering new savings strategies to c-store chains to help stores save on day-to-day operating costs. A new cost reduction program from Alliance Cost Containment (ACC) has been introduced to the retail grocery and convenience store industry. The new program, which is being referred to as C-Store Savings, offers chains that operate 10 or

Flyers Energy Expands into the High Desert

Flyers Energy has made a number of acquisitions in the past two years, and the company has plans for furthering its expansion efforts. Flyers Energy LLC has finalized its acquisition of Hesperia, Calif.-based RE Goodspeed & Sons Distributing, a Chevron lubricants distributor. Goodspeed comprises cardlocks, bulk fuel, bulk lubricant services and transportation. Both Flyers and

New Sheetz Commercial Warns Against Making Assumptions

The newly released Sheetz commercial uses donkeys to show consumers what happens when they make erroneous assumptions about Sheetz’ foodservice. North Carolina-based Tattoo Projects is helping Sheetz to battle the assumption that a gas station can’t serve high quality food. In a continuation of their nine-year Agency of Record relationship, Sheetz and Tattoo Projects have

Jack Flash to Open Central Illinois Store

The new Jack Flash store will give customers access to Shell’s Fuel Rewards Network. Belleville, Ill. will soon be home to the 11th central Illinois Jack Flash store. A new Jack Flash convenience store and Shell gas station are slated to be constructed. The new store will be: Located on IL Rt. 15 across from

Former President of Pilot Flying J Indicted

Eight other former employees are facing indictments. Mark Hazelwood, the former president of Pilot Flying J was indicted Tuesday, Feb. 9, in connection with the ongoing investigation into a federal rebate scheme that came to light after a raid on the company’s Knoxville headquarters in 2013. According to a report by the Tennessean, Hazelwood is