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Alon Brands Takes Load-The-Code Program To Next Level

Introduces new mobile app. Alon Brands, the Dallas-based supplier and marketer of ALON fuels, has launched a new Load-the-Code mobile application (app), making it easier than ever for customers to enter to win prizes and vote to support local charitable organizations in the ALON network. Available to iPhone and Android users, the free ALON Load-the-Code

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Daily’s Selects NCR Software To Enhance Shopping Experience

Daily’s will enjoy faster speed and higher reliability coupled with effective marketing and foodservice options to grow their business. First Coast Energy has selected NCR’s Radiant point-of-sale (RPOS) technology solutions to improve service and reliability at its Daily’s convenience stores in Florida. Daily’s is the first Shell-branded convenience chain to select NCR RPOS following the

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Industry Mourns Passing Of MacDougall

Nice N Easy founder earned a reputation for his professionalism, honesty and humility. The convenience store industry is mourning, today, the loss of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes Founder and President John MacDougall, who passed away on Saturday at age 73, following an illness. Fran Duskiewicz, senior executive vice president of Nice N Easy, has

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Kangaroo Express Announces Fourth Annual ‘Salute Our Troops’ Campaign

Launches ‘Roo Rides’ as part of campaign to rally support throughout the Southeast. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc., announced the fourth annual Salute Our Troops campaign, inviting guests in its more than 1,530 Kangaroo Express convenience stores across 13 states to demonstrate united support for military personnel and their families. From the week

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Enmark Stations Raises Over $75K To Fight The Leukemia & Lymphoma

“I am so proud that we were able to reach our donation goal, and I cannot thank our customers enough,” says Enmark vice president and general manager. During the month of May, Enmark Stations, Inc. raised $76,097 by selling paper balloon icons in all 59 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North

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Kwik Trip Partners With Fleet Cor

New fuel card programs expected to launch later this year. Kwik Trip Inc., based in La Crosse, Wis., has partnered with Fleet Cor Technologies to launch and manage both a Kwik Trip Extended Network Fleet Card and a Kwik Trip Universal Fleet Card. FleetCor will be responsible for marketing and sales support, customer service, credit

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Nice N Easy Founder MacDougall Passes Away

CSD’s 2009 Chain of the Year Award Winner Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes bids farewell to visionary founder and president John MacDougall. John MacDougall, founder and president of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, passed away Saturday evening at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio surrounded by family. He was 73. MacDougall founded Nice N Easy

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U.S. Consumers Better Positioned Against Global Oil Prices

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric. The U.S. gasoline futures market paused June 20 from an upside price onslaught amid profit taking in the ICE Brent crude futures contract, with the consolidation coinciding with a slowdown in the advance of Sunni militants in Iraq. The campaign by the Islamic State of Iraq in

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First Winner Announced In Rutter’s #SummerofFreedom Sweepstakes

Thousands of prizes, including free coffee for a year, will be awarded. Roy Troop, of Hallam, Pa. is the summer’s first winner of free fuel for a year in Rutter’s #SummerofFreedom Sweepstakes. Four lucky customers will win free gas for a year throughout the summer promotion, which runs through August. Every customer can enter the

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Parker’s New Port Royal Store Opens

The almost $2 million c-store offers 12 fueling positions and beautiful tile bathrooms. Parker’s new store in Port Royal, S.C., located at 1705 Ribaut Road opened Thurs., June 19, marking the company’s 35th store in the Georgia and South Carolina area. “It’s a beautiful store, with a great Parker’s team there who are set to

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Massachusetts Approves $11 Minimum Wage

Becomes the state with the highest state minimum wage. Massachusetts has increased the minimum wage to $11, the highest state minimum wage in the nation. Lawmakers gave final approval on Thursday to legislation that is set to gradually raise the minimum to $11 an hour by 2017, up from $8 today, CNN Money reported. Governor

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Employees Suing Circle K

Employees in Nevada and Arizona claim the c-store chain labeled them managers to avoid overtime pay. A group of 59 former and current Circle K employees in Nevada and Arizona are suing the convenience store chain for allegedly intentionally misclassifying them as store managers in order to prevent them from getting overtime pay, KNPR News

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NACS, United Fresh Produce Association Partner

Aim to assist c-store operators in developing their own fresh produce supply chains and in-store management. NACS and the United Fresh Produce Association announced a new partnership to significantly increase the sales of fresh produce in convenience stores. A new task force of members of both groups met during the United Fresh 2014 convention in

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Sheetz Hiring At New Burlington Plant

Positions available include chefs, truck drivers and distribution center packers. Sheetz held a job fair Wednesday to fill more than 100 positions available at its new distribution plant in Burlington, N.C., WFMY News 2 Online reported. The jobs are sure to give a much needed boost to the area. North Carolina’s unemployment rate stands at

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Kum & Go Opens Second Convenience Store in Bixby

New eco-friendly store features fresh food and a variety of fuel options. Kum & Go has opened its second convenience store in Bixby, Okla., located at 11115 S. Memorial Road. An older Kum & Go store at this site was razed to make way for the new 5,000-square-foot store offering $1 fresh pizza slices during

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QuickChek Expands Foodservice Menu

New premium wrap collection offers opportunity for customization, signature favorites. QuickChek, with more than 130 stores throughout New Jersey and southern New York, has introduced two new options to its foodservice menu: Turkey Avocado Supreme and The Premium Wrap Collection. The Turkey Avocado Supreme is the latest addition to QuickChek’s Premium Sub Collection. It features

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NATSO Applauds Proposal to Increase Federal Fuel Tax

“Raising the fuel tax is long overdue, and this is the right solution for both motorists and businesses,” says NATSO president and CEO. NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, is applauding a proposal by Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) to raise the federal fuel tax and index it to

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IRI Report Finds “Golden Opportunity” With Boomers, Seniors

IRI predicts annual CPG spending by boomers and seniors will surpass $230 billion by 2020. Accounting for more than 50% of CPG spending, the baby boomer/senior market spent more than $200 billion across shopping channels in the last year alone. And, with the number of Americans aged 65 and older set to double during the

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Local CITGO Marketers Fuel Food in Michigan

CITGO fueling good road trip celebrates local heroes and loyal customers. Local CITGO Marketers in Michigan, Miss America representatives and the CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip Ambassadors Adam and Diego were fueling good across Michigan with special events throughout May. The CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip traveled across the state for customer appreciation events and

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CVS Free Gas Card Promotion Returns

ExtraCare members can earn free $10 gas cards when spending $30 on everyday essentials advertised in the circular. CVS/pharmacy has announced the return of the “Free Gas Card” promotion, a program designed to help customers save on gas while shopping for everyday essentials at participating CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide. Through July 19, members of the ExtraCare

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DASH IN Opens New Store In Waldorf

Launches new customer-focused experience to southern Maryland. DASH IN Food Stores Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its Fairway Village location in patriotic spirit on Saturday, June 14. The event launched DASH IN’s all-new store design, which includes its newest innovations in customer convenience providing drivers with an exciting new experience while fueling up and

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Retailers Ask Appeals Court to Overturn Swipe Fee Settlement

“This is a serious mistake the appellate court needs to correct,” says NRF spokesperson. The National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) have asked an appeals court to overturn a federal judge’s approval of a controversial lawsuit settlement over Visa and MasterCard’s credit card swipe fees, saying it was negotiated by

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Gasoline Prices to Rise as Promise in Iraq Upended

Supply chain dynamics impacting retail fuel prices. By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric. Rising U.S. oil production, with weekly rates reaching a 28-year high in early June has reduced price volatility for crude and oil products such as gasoline and diesel, and held prices down. The growing production countered global supply disruptions, namely

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Starbucks to Provide Free College Education to Workers

Starbucks teams with Arizona State University, to offer a unique opportunity to its workers. Starbucks has announced that it expects to provide a free online college education through an arrangement with Arizona State University to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, The New York Times reported. The program is

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Valero Announces Rumble with Bumblebee Sweepstakes

Transformers fans have a chance to win a new 2014 Camaro. Valero and participating Valero-branded locations are partnering with Paramount Pictures for a “Rumble with Bumblebee” sweepstakes to give Transformers fans a chance to win a Grand Prize of a new 2014 Camaro. Additionally, one first-prize winner will receive a private hometown screening of “Transformers:

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