QuikTrip Extends Fuel Management Contract

QuikTrip Extends 23-Year Relationship with WEX. QuikTrip has announced that it will continue its long-standing fuel management program with WEX Inc. WEX is a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, and QuikTrip, a prominent convenience store and gasoline marketer, has agreed to continue to market their co-branded and proprietary commercial card programs. “We are honored

TravelCenters Opens New Full-Service TA Stopping Center

TravelCenters has opened a new full-service location that will help drivers stay fit, clean and connected, while offering all of the traditional driver amenities. TravelCenters of America LLC has completed the construction of the new TA Stopping Center in Caryville, Tenn. The newly constructed store, located at I-75, Exit 141 (305 Howard Baker Hwy), offers

Nouria Tapping Retail Potential

In the past 10 years, Nouria Energy Corp. has put together a savvy organization, which is taking the necessary steps to grow its retail brand in New England. By David Bennett, Senior Editor There comes a point in every successful convenience store company’s existence wherein it’s time to broaden the customer base, introduce new products

NAG Continues its Support of Higher Education

By John Lofstock, Editor-in-Chief, Convenience Store Decisions As the founder of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, John MacDougall was a longtime supporter of the National Advisory Group (NAG). In his personal life, he was also a strong supporter of higher education. To remember John’s work and his longtime support of NAG, we are proud for

Dos Equis Announces Summer Marketing Initiative

Dos Equis is encouraging consumers to choose interesting through the brand’s summer program. Dos Equis has announced the launch of its Choose Interesting summer program. Choose Interesting is a 360° retail and on-premise program that will encourage consumers to Choose Interesting and make the most of the season’s celebrations, while anticipating the launch of the

Global Partners Enters Sales Agreement with Mirabito

A new agreement between Global Partners and Mirabito will grow Mirabito’s c-store portfolio by 31. Global Partners LP has announced that it will soon be selling 31 gas stations and convenience stores to Mirabito Holdings Inc. The stores that are being sold are located in New York and Pennsylvania. In addition, the parties will enter

Growth in British Convenience Store Market

New research from Mintel has revealed that the growing popularity of convenience stores in the British market can be partially attributed to consumers’ desire for a quick shopping trip. Research from Mintel has revealed that the increased popularity of “top-up” shopping has driven customers to convenience stores more often. Ever since the British sitcom, ‘Open

Hy-Vee Looks to Expand to the Twin Cities

Hy-Vee has plans to stir up competition among convenience stores in the Twin Cities. Hy-Vee recently announced plans to expand its business to the Twin Cities market. According to a report from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Hy-Vee is looking, not only to bring its full-scale grocery stores to the area, but also some smaller

365 by Whole Foods Market Opens in Los Angeles

A number of different amenities and grocery options are now available to customers of the newly opened 365 by Whole Foods Market.  On May 25, 2016, 365 by Whole Foods Market made its official debut in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood, where the new 28,000 square-foot store has finally opened its doors for business. The

Stripes Convenience Stores Expands In Port Arthur, Texas

Lamar State College Port Arthur receives a donation at the ribbon cutting. Stripes Convenience Stores has opened its second c-store in the Port Arthur, Texas area. Stripes Stores celebrated the new store with a grand opening fiesta ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, May 20 at 3600 Jimmy Johnson Blvd. The ribbon cutting included a $1,000

BW Gas & Convenience Welcomes New Associate General Counsel

Jerami Davidson to represent BW Gas & Convenience in all legal matters. BW Gas & Convenience Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Brookwood Financial Partners LLC, a private equity investment firm, has welcomed Jerami Davidson as Associate General Counsel. BW Gas & Convenience owns and operates gas stations with convenience stores in selected regions of the

New Flying J Travel Plaza Opens in Texas

A new Flying J Travel Plaza has added 70 jobs to the Pasadena, Texas community. Pasadena, Texas is now home to the newest Flying J Travel Plaza from Pilot Flying J. The new travel plaza offers full amenities for drivers, and it has added 70 jobs to the community, along with other economic benefits. “We’re

How to Grow Better-For-You Sales

NACS has offered an online tool to help c-stores increase better-for-you sales. To help retailers grow their healthy offerings and to increase better-for-you item sales, NACS has created a new online toolkit that shares eight easy to implement, low-cost examples that have proven successful in the convenience store sector. Through the NACS reFresh initiative, the

Sweet Summer Coffee Specials at Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts has launched two new coffee flavors, just in time for summer, along with a sweet summer sweepstakes. Dunkin’ Donuts has taken the sweet taste of a candy bar and turned it into a refreshing coffee for its customers to enjoy. Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced new Heath and Almond Joy flavors to the brand’s

Stripes and APlus Raise Over $1.8 for CMN Hospitals

Stripes Convenience Stores and APlus Stores have helped millions of children over the past 16 years through its partnership with CMN Hospitals. Stripes Convenience Stores and APlus Stores have concluded their recent four week fundraising efforts, and have announced that, combined, they raised over $1.8 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). Stripes and

Pump & Pantry C-Store Expansion

The current Pump & Pantry location in Saint Paul, Neb. will now feature a Little Caesars Express. Bosselman Enterprises and Pump & Pantry Inc. have announced plans for the major expansion of its Saint Paul, Neb. Pump & Pantry convenience store location. This expansion and remodel to the store will bring the store to a

McLane Co. Announces Rollout of Nationwide Supply Chain Solution

As consumers continue to seek better-for-you options, McLane Co. is making it easier for convenience store retailers to provide their customers with these options. McLane Co. Inc. has announced the official rollout of a turnkey solution that will help convenience retailers to provide top quality products to its customers. McLane Kitchen’s Fresh Produce + supply

GasBuddy Announces Leadership Additions

Gas Buddy has added three new members to its leadership team, and it has added 22 new positions company wide.  As GasBuddy continues to move forward with current growth plans, the company has announced that it has made some new additions to its leadership team. These new additions are intended to help drive the company’s

TA Associates Invests in Professional Data Solutions Inc.

As convenience stores continue to increase the variety of items that are sold in-store, it is expected that the need for the solutions provided by PDI will continue to increase. TA Associates has officially completed a majority investment in the leading provider of ERP software and services to the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale marketer

Love’s Partners with Revionics

In an effort to become a one-stop source and to deliver greater value to its customers, Love’s has selected Revionics to assist in price optimization. As a part of the company’s aggressive growth plan, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has selected Revionics Inc. to act as the company’s retail solution provider. Love’s is working

VERC Enterprises Celebrates National Pizza Day With Employee Surprise

VERC works to value its employees who are key in building relationships with customers. VERC Enterprises celebrated May 20—National Pizza Day—by surprising its convenience store employees in all 26 of locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire with a noontime pizza delivery from Papa Gino’s. VERC employees—and a few regular customers—enjoyed a lunchtime break complete

RaceTrac Launches People-Focused Programs

RaceTrac is working to improve its already unique, fun culture for its employees. In an attempt to increase loyalty and engagement among its already enthusiastic workforce, Atlanta-based RaceTrac has launched a number of enhanced people-focused programs. The new programs have been created in response to a 2014 survey of over 7,000 RaceTrac employees. In the

Dairy Queen Enters Coffee Market Competition

Dairy Queen has expanded its iced coffee and frappé offerings nationwide as a part of its summer happy hour promotion. Dairy Queen has announced the national launch of iced coffee and frappés as a part of its new Hardest Working Happy Hour promotion. The Happy Hour promotion will take place at participating U.S. DQ locations

Coca-Cola Enterprises to Create Coca-Cola European Partners

The creation of Coca-Cola European Partners will combine three bottlers to create the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. Shareowners of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. have officially approved the pending transaction to create Coca-Cola European Partners plc. The approval from Coca-Cola Enterprises is a key step in the completion of this transaction. A European Union listing prospectus is

The Coca-Cola Co. Announces Structural Changes and Leadership Promotion

Effective Aug. 1, 2016, the Coca-Cola Co. will be implementing leadership changes and a new international operating structure. In an effort to align its operating units against its global bottling footprint, The Coca-Cola Co. has plans to launch a new streamlined international structure. Additionally, the company is working to promote and develop key Coca-Cola leaders.