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

Pilot Flying J Launches Integrated Marketing Campaign

Pilot Flying J knows that you should never underestimate the importance of a clean and welcoming restroom. While convenience stores and travel stops are extremely important to everyday life, they may not be the most exciting or appealing places to consumers. However, when it came to its latest marketing campaign, Pilot Flying J sought to

U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren Participates in the NACS In Store Program

U.S. Representative Hultgren served customers from behind the counter at Casey’s on Aug. 31. On Wednesday, Aug. 31, as a part of the NACS In Store program, U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren spent the morning working behind the counter of the Casey’s General Store on Route 34 in Plano, Ill. Hultgren took this opportunity to tour

Retailers Fear Supply Disruption Following Hanjin Bankruptcy Filing

NRF encourages all parties to work together to minimize the impact of Hanjin’s bankruptcy filing on the economy. Hanjin Shipping recently filed for bankruptcy, and a number of retailers are concerned that this filing will impact the shipment of merchandise that is due to be delivered. In response to Hanjin’s filing, the National Retail Federation

Reorganization Plan Lifts Western Convenience Stores Out of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Successful reorganization and payment in full to all creditors has pulled Western Convenience Stores out of chapter 11 bankruptcy. On Dec. 28, 2015, Western Convenience Stores Inc. filed a chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado, and on Sept. 1, 2016, the company announced that it is now

Acosta Appoints New President and CEO

Acosta has chosen a new company president and CEO who will strategically help to drive company growth. Acosta has announced that it has chosen Steve Matthesen to serve as the company’s new president and CEO. Matthesen, formerly the president of global retail for The Neilsen Co., bring more than 20 years of experience in consumer

Love’s Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week all September Long

Truck Drivers will  have a chance to win thousands of My Love Rewards points this September at Love’s. In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores will give away 20 million My Love Rewards during the month of September. Truck drivers who make purchases at Love’s this month will

Convenience on a Larger Scale

Tri-Con. Inc. has started its push toward larger convenience stores. A new Exxon Exxpress Mart is in the works at 1-10 Washington Boulevard in Beaumont, Texas. According to a new report from Beaumont Enterprise, the location of the recently demolished Exxpress Mart across from the Golden Corral on Washington Blvd. will soon be home to

Two C-Store Chains Combine to Create Second Largest Chain in Japan

Seven-Eleven Japan may have some stiff competition now that a new merger has been completed. Two of Japan’s convenience retailers have now merged to create the second largest c-store chain in Japan. According to a recent report from The Japan Times, on Sept. 1, 2016, FamilyMart Co. and Uny Group Holdings Co. merged to create

Meijer to Offer Home Delivery

Meijer will soon offer home delivery from 25 different Detroit-area stores. On Sept. 15, Meijer, in partnership with Shipt, will launch a home grocery delivery service in Detroit and southeastern Michigan. This new service provides customers with an even more convenient way to shop at Meijer. Beginning Sept. 15, shoppers will be able to use

Growth Potential in the Oil and Gas Refining and Marketing Segment

A new report has revealed the growth potential of four different oil and gas refining and marketing companies. A new study from has reviewed some of the major companies in the oil and gas refining and marketing segment to identify the growth potential of each company. The companies that were studied are engaged in

VP Racing Hires New Regional Manager of Wholesale Business Development

VP Racing has hired a new regional manager to help the company grow its Western Region. VP Racing Fuels Inc. has hired Gary Jaiman as the company’s new regional manager of branded wholesale business development. Jaiman has been appointed to this position in order to support VP’s growing retail branding program. “The increasing number of

Sunoco Acquires Emerge Energy Services’ Fuels Business

Sunoco has now acquired two transmix processing plants that currently process over 10,000 barrels per day of transmix. On Aug. 31,2016, Sunoco LP announced that the company had completed the acquisition of Emerge Energy Services LP’s fuels business. The acquisition was completed for a total of $167.7 million, plus working capital adjustments.  The Fuels Business

McLane Chosen as Main Distributor for Fred’s Pharmacy

McLane Co. will help fred’s Pharmacy to improve efficiencies by acting as the company’s main distributor.  Beginning in October, McLane Co. Inc. will be the main distributor for fred’s Pharmacy. With more than 650 locations across the Southeastern part of the U.S., this new service agreement allows McLane’s nationwide reach and expertise to consolidate the

Jersey Boys

After launching a new travel center in New Jersey, New York’s Bolla Oil is now eyeing a dozen new-to-industry sites in the Garden State. By John Lofstock, Editor Bolla Oil has never been afraid to take a gamble on a unique opportunity, so when the chance to enter the New Jersey market presented itself, the

Love’s Plans to Open its First Montana Location

A new Love’s Travel Stop in a new state is in the works for early 2017. Love’s Travel Stops is on track to open its first store in Montana in early 2017. According to a report from Billings Gazette, a new 10,000-square foot Love’s store will be opening at Exit 495 along Interstate 90 in

Wage Increases Rise in Lower-Paying Industries

Many of the nation’s lower-paying jobs are increasing wages in an attempt to retain employees. Industries which typically offer lower pay rates, such as gas stations and food and beverage stores, are currently raising their wages at a faster rate than higher paying professions. According to a recent report from Bloomberg Markets, research conducted by

Dunkin’ Donuts Offers Discounted Coffee when the Patriots Win

Dunkin’ Donuts is offering 87 cent medium coffees after every regular season win for the Patriots. Beginning September 12, and continuing throughout this year’s regular football season, DD Perks members will receive a medium hot or iced coffee for 87 cents the day after a New England Patriots’ win. This offer, which marks the return

Select Sunoco Stations to Accept Safeway Gas Rewards

Sunoco LP is now offering even more ways for customers to save at the pump. A number of Sunoco stations will now be adopting the Safeway Gas Rewards program, as Safeway has now teamed up with Sunoco LP to expand this popular program. The Sunoco stations that will now offer the ability for customers to