VERC Partners with MCB to Offer Employment Opportunities to the Blind

VERC demonstrates its understanding of the full potential of the legally blind to perform jobs within the company. VERC Enterprises has entered into a new partnership with the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), through which the company will provide employment and internship opportunities to individuals who are deemed legally blind. The MCB provides the

BP Releases Fourth Annual U.S. Economic Impact Report

BP’s latest U.S. Economic Impact Report has revealed  the many ways in which BP directly benefits the U.S. economy. On Mon., Sept. 12, BP released its U.S. Economic Impact Report 2016. This recently released report provides a comprehensive overview of BP’s operations and investments in the U.S. This new report details how BP spent $20

The United Family Wraps Up its 100 Days of Giving

The United Family donated thousands to nonprofit organizations during its recent campaign of giving. Sept. 7 marked the final day of The United Family’s 100 Days of Giving campaign. During the 100 Days of Giving, The United Family demonstrated its commitment to the communities it serves by donating $1,000 to a different nonprofit organization each

TA Restaurant Group Launches a New Sweep’STEAKS’ Promotion

Purchasing a juicy steak from TA and Petro full-service restaurants is now even more rewarding. On Sept. 12, the TA Restaurant Group launched a new Sweep’STEAKS’ promotion to reward its customers for choosing to dine at participating TA Country Pride and Petro Iron Skillet restaurants. This newly launched fall promotion runs through November 21, 2016,

Upscale Dining to Complement Upscale Convenience from Guess

The Guess Corp. has revealed plans for an upscale dining facility to accompany the company’s upscale convenience stores. Following the recent announcement of the new upscale convenience stores that will soon be introduced by The Guess Corp., the company has now announced that some of these stores will be accompanied by an upscale dining experience.

Rutter’s Announces Summer Freedom Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner

Rutter’s has revealed the winner of a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Rutter’s has announced the grand prize winner of the Rutter’s Summer of Freedom Sweepstakes. As this year’s winner, Rebecca Zebley will receive a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited from Apple Automotive. Zebley received her prize on Sept. 9, at the Rutter’s store located at 3050

Walgreens to Move Forward with Rite Aid Acquisition

Walgreens is required to sell up to 1,000 stores before acquiring Rite Aid. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has discovered that it will likely be required to sell more stores than the company had originally intended in order to complete its acquisition of Rite Aid Corp. According to a recent report from Reuters, Walgreens initially estimated

Pilot Flying J Celebrates Driver Appreciation Month

Throughout September, professional drivers will have the opportunity to earn additional MyRewards points and win valuable prizes from Pilot Flying J. In recognition of Driver Appreciation Month, throughout the month of September, Pilot Flying J is showing their gratitude to professional drivers for their dedication. This month, all Pilot Flying J travel centers will host

Chester’s Celebrates Professional Drivers During Truck Driver Appreciation Week

The industry is coming together to recognize the drivers who keep America running. Sept. 11-17, 2016 is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and in honor of the holiday, a number of industry groups will come together during the week to recognize the 3.5 million drivers and the roughly four million support personnel in the industry.

GPM Investments Continues Aggressive Expansion Efforts

GPM Investments has now acquired the Jiffi Stop brand along with 20 Illinois c-stores. GPM Investments, a subsidiary of Petro Group Ltd., has now acquired the Jiffi Stop brand from Smith Oil Co. As a part of the acquisition, GPM will be adding 20 Illinois Jiffi Stop stores to the company’s portfolio of approximately 800

Campus Convenience

Sodexo creates a city within a city at Liberty University, adding a convenience store and multiple dining options to the campus. Students at Liberty University have been welcomed back to campus with a new and improved dining facility. Sodexo designed this new dining experience, after multiple student surveys were conducted to reveal that students were

White Castle Launches X-Men Themed Sweepstakes

Some bold new flavors have been introduced to the White Castle menu to accompany the chain’s new sweepstakes. In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, White Castle has launched an X-Men themed sweepstakes. For the grand prize, one lucky sweepstakes winner will receive a three-night trip for two to New York City and the

Pilot Flying J Launches Major Marketing Campaign

Pilot Flying J is taking full advantage of its first major title sponsorship. The Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol football game is scheduled for Sept. 10, 2016 at Bristol Motor Speedway. In anticipation of this iconic college football game, Pilot Flying J has launched its first major integrated marketing campaign in an attempt to

Kroger Introduces Corporate Brand Cage-Free Eggs

Kroger’s new line of cage-free eggs makes cage-free affordable. The Kroger Co. has launched its own line of more affordable corporate brand cage-free eggs. “Kroger-brand Cage-Free Eggs are now available in our family of stores nationwide,” said Gil Phipps, Kroger’s vice president of corporate brands. “More customers are looking for an affordable cage-free egg option.

Couche-Tard to Acquire Certain Imperial Oil Assets

Couche-Tard will soon complete the previously announced acquisition of certain Imperial Oil assets. On Sept. 7, 2016, the Canadian Competition Bureau granted approval for Alimentation Couche-Tard to acquire certain retail assets of Imperial Oil. The assets to be acquired are located in the Provinces of Ontario and Québec. The acquisition is expected to be completed

Casey’s Reports First Quarter 2017 Earnings

Casey’s experienced significant growth during the first quarter of 2017, and further growth is expected throughout the remainder of the year. Casey’s General Stores Inc. has released the company’s earnings for the first quarter of 2017, ending July 31, 2016. The company recorded diluted earnings per share of $1.70, compared to $1.57 per share for

Stripes Fuels the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Stripes is once again partnering with The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital to help fund the fight against pediatric cancer. September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, and in recognition of the importance of this month, on Sept. 7, 2016, Stripes Convenience Stores launched its third annual campaign in partnership with The University of

QuickChek Raises Funds for Hope For The Warriors

QuickChek customers purchase 110,000 dog tags to support post-9/11 service members. During a recent four-week promotion, QuickChek Corp. raised $163,oo2 to offer support to post-9/11 service members and their families. The funds were raised both through an in-store donation program and a charity golf outing. Store customers were invited to purchase dog-tag shaped magnets for

Convenience Stores Contribute to their Communities

Consumers recognize the efforts that convenience stores put forth to support their communities. Many convenience stores make an effort to be active in the communities which they serve. In showing their great commitment to their communities, convenience stores give back through charities, campaigns and other organizations, both local and national. In fact, according to a

Farm Stores Extends Reach to New Jersey

Farm Stores has its eye on two counties in New Jersey for two new Farm Stores locations. Miami-based drive-through convenience retailer, Farm Stores, has announced that it is working to bring a drive-through grocery service to New Jersey. According to a recent report from, Farm Stores is currently developing plans to open two drive-through

SUBWAY Announces New Acquisition and New Product

SUBWAY is growing its presence in Vancouver, along with its menu. SUBWAY restaurants has announced some exciting news regarding a new acquisition and the addition of a new product to the company’s menu offerings. SUBWAY restaurants has acquired a digital technology team and assets from Vancouver-based Avanti Commerce. Avanti Commerce is an online commerce solution

Rutter’s Opens 64th Retail Location

Rutter’s newest Pennsylvania location will be one of the first Rutter’s stores to feature a Beer Cave. On Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, Rutter’s opened the chain’s 64th convenience store. The store, which is located in Mercersburg, Pa. is the company’s sixth location in Franklin County. The new store is in the heart of Mercersburg on

Kum & Go Names 2016 Category Manager of the Year

Lil’ Drug Store Products is recognized for its outstanding customer service and for driving category growth over the past year. Kum & Go has named Lil’ Drug Store Products the 2016 Category Manager of the Year. Kum & Go awards this special recognition to one supplier each year. The award goes to the supplier that

Mountain Energy Sold to First Coast Energy

Mountain Energy has been sold, and the company’s founder has announced his retirement. First Coast Energy has officially purchased Mountain Energy, the largest gas station and convenience store chain in the mountains. A new report from the Citizen-Times has revealed that, following the sale of the company, Mountain Energy’s founder Thomas Morgan will now be

Kroger Highlights Partnership with Rainforest Alliance

Kroger strives for sustainability, even when it comes to creating the famous Garland of Roses for the Kentucky Derby. The Kroger Co. has now released a new video showcasing the “Journey of the Roses” that Kroger uses to construct the Garland of Roses for the Kentucky Derby. This new video was released in celebration of