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Retail Gasoline Prices Set To Decline On Softening Wholesale Costs

Prices to dip for first time since February. By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric The national average price for all formulations of regular grade gasoline sold at retail outlets across the U.S. is set to decline for the first time since the start of February, pressured by lower wholesale costs as refineries near

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Cumberland Farms Saves Customers $10 Million On Gas

Cumberland Farms now offers exclusive rewards in-store when customers use the SmartPay Check-Link Mobile App. Cumberland Farms customers’ have saved $10 Million on gas since the launch of Cumberland Farms’ free SmartPay Check-Link payment program in January 2013. The program lets customers pay for gas and in-store purchases using their mobile phones or with a

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Filling Station Rises in Buffalo

A transportation museum in the Queen City is putting the final touches on Frank Lloyd Wright’s first service station design, providing a glimpse of how modern service stations evolved. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Before Route 66 was designated Historic Route 66, and well before convenience stores offered the first Gas Station TV monitors above

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Zarco USA Introduces Ordering At The Pump

Now customers can buy a sandwich without setting foot in the c-store. Zarco USA, a convenience store chain located in Lawrence, Kan., has taken retailing to the next level by allowing customers to order deli sandwiches right at the pump. According to Zarco USA owner Scott Zaremba, fuel margins are getting smaller and competitor pricing

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TravelCenters Opens New Full-Service TA Location

New Brooklyn, Iowa store marks third TA site in the state. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced the expansion of its network with the acquisition and rebranding of the newest TA, located at I-80, Exit 197 (4124 V18 Rd.) in Brooklyn, Iowa. The

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RaceTrac Celebrates Sodapalooza

Stores in Florida, Georgia and Texas will offer FREE drink refills all summer. Customers can cool off this summer at RaceTrac during Sodapalooza FreeFill 2014. This celebration has officially kicked off in all Georgia, Florida and Texas RaceTrac stores and is sure to add a little “pop” to everyone’s day. Starting May 4 until July

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Kangaroo Express Debuts 2014 ROO Cup

The ROO Cup offers 25-cent refills through Sept. 30, keeping special deals, including a free ROO Cup refill with purchase of a grill item, flowing all summer long. Kangaroo Express has announced its ROO Cup, a collectible cup refillable with any fountain and frozen beverage for only 25 cents, is now available in stores for

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Walgreens Named Best Integrated Mobile Experience

Paperless coupons tops the shortlist for international awards honoring best of Web. Walgreens has been named the Best Integrated Mobile Experience for its paperless coupons offering in the 18th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and

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CST Brands Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Milestones include rapid new store growth and wider array of products. CST Brands, the parent company of Corner Store, today marked its one-year anniversary as a standalone company, celebrating milestones such as building 29 new stores, introducing new signature products and creating the Country Run, a 5K Run/Walk to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters and

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Parker’s Names Weckstein Director of Human Resources

Weckstein to oversee recruitment, compensation, benefits and training strategies. Parker’s has named Michelle Weckstein as director of human resources, a new position for the company, according to Greg Parker, president and CEO. “With Parker’s continued rapid growth, it was time to expand our human resources (HR) team, and bring in a person with Michelle’s professional

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The Pantry Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results

During the second quarter, The Pantry completed seven remodels, added three new QSRs and closed four stores. The Pantry Inc. announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 27, 2014. Second Quarter Summary:     Net loss was $10.3 million or $0.45 per share. This compares to net loss of $6.9 million or $0.30

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Knapp Oil Celebrates Its Roots

Local CITGO marketer thanks the community for nearly 10 years of support. Local CITGO Marketer Knapp Oil Co. Inc. celebrated its roots in southern Illinois with a grand opening and a series of Customer Appreciation Days at three of its Knapp CITGO locations. Approximately 6,000 customers helped the company open a new station in Harrisburg,

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IRI MarketPulse Survey Shows Jump in Consumer Confidence

Consumers feeling more positive about household finances. After a rocky end to 2013, consumer confidence increased dramatically in Q1 2014, according to IRI’s latest MarketPulse survey. All age groups across the board are reporting a sunnier outlook, especially Millennials, who are showing their greatest uptick in confidence, even though they’ve been one of the most

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Gasoline Prices Tugged Higher on Ukraine

Analysts worry the crisis in Ukraine will worsen, potentially threatening oil and gas supply from Russia to Europe, rallying Brent crude oil. By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric Gasoline futures values surged to a high last seen in July 2013 on April 24 before dropping back while the U.S. retail average has now

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Minit Mart Donates Nearly $43,000 to MDA

Muscular Dystrophy Association benefits from convenience store Shamrock fundraiser. Minit Mart, with store locations in Kentucky and Tennessee, raised $42,900 in donations from its customers and employees for MDA during its annual shamrock fundraising campaign. “The Minit Mart customers and dedicated employees make this annual campaign a resounding success each year,” shared Tom O’Brien, president

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Energy Transfer Partners to Acquire Susser Holdings

“The combination with Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco is the right next step for Susser Holdings and delivers significant value for Susser Holdings shareholders,” says Susser CEO. Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (ETP) has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Susser Holdings Corp. (SUSS) in a unit and cash transaction valued at a total

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Hess Expands Use of Kalibrate Technologies’ Pricing System

Rolling-out PriceNet system to recently acquired WilcoHess locations. Hess has extended the use of Kalibrate’s PriceNet fuels pricing system to include the recently acquired WilcoHess sites. Hess originally purchased PriceNet in 2010 and has subsequently partnered with Kalibrate to assist with strategic definition and location decisions. Hess plans to use PriceNet to price at all

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PAPCO Inc. and CITGO Battle Muscular Dystrophy in Virginia

CITGO marketer helps 14th Annual MDA Jersey Auction surpass fundraising goal. Local CITGO Marketer PAPCO Inc. and CITGO Petroleum Corp. raised nearly $70,000 during the 14th Annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Jersey Auction. Following a Norfolk Admirals’ hockey game at Scope Arena on March 22, PAPCO, CITGO and the Admirals American Hockey League Team auctioned

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Smoker Friendly To Open Accessories Chain Glass Werx

Targets cannabis users with new tobacco accessories line. Boulder, Colo.-based Smoker Friendly is preparing to move aggressively into cannabis accessories after 23 years of primarily serving the tobacco market, with the introduction of 10 new Glass Werx tobacco accessories stores this year the Denver Post reported. Glass Werx plans to sell a variety of pipes,

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Enmark To Sell Paper Icons To Support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Goal is set at $75,000 to fight blood cancer. Enmark Stations Inc. has made a commitment to once again sell paper icons in all 59 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk. The paper icons will be sold in

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C.N. Brown Co.’s MDA Shamrock Campaign Surpasses Fundraising Goal

CITGO marketer fights back for Mainers affected by neuromuscular diseases. C.N. Brown Co. and CITGO Petroleum Corp., sponsors of the annual “Buy A Shamrock” paper mobile program to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), raised more than $103,000 to benefit children, adults and families affected by neuromuscular disease in their local communities. From mid-February through

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Nielsen Announces New Beauty Market Agreement with NPD

Firms will co-produce Beauty Cross Channel Monitor, the most comprehensive report available on the beauty market today. Nielsen, a global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has announced a new agreement with The NPD Group, a global information company, to jointly produce the quarterly U.S. Beauty Cross Channel Monitor. The

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The United Family Offers Fuel Discount To Loyal Guests

Vouchers earned through grocery purchases can be redeemed for up to 20 cents off per gallon at United Express. The United Family is rewarding loyal guests by offering a fuel discount of up to 20 cents per gallon at all United Express fuel stations, based on in-store purchases at United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos

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Plaid Pantry Appeals To Bikers

Now bikers can repair a flat at any Plaid Pantry location. Plaid Pantry, a convenience store chain with 104 stores in Oregon, is offering bicycle aid stations for customers who arrive at their stores via bikes, according to Bikeportland.org. The new aid stations are coming soon to all Plaid Pantry locations. Administrative Manager Laura Sadowski

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Land Mark Products Achieves SQF Level 2 Certification

“Food safety is our No. 1 concern, and we are proud that we’ve achieved this level of credibility,” says Land Mark Products CEO. Land Mark Products, a food manufacturer to the convenience store industry, has been awarded the Safe Quality Food Institute’s (SQF) Level 2 Certification. The SQF Certification is awarded to food manufacturers that

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