Parker’s Fuels Education through Recent $8,000 Donation

In recognition of the value that Effingham County, Ga. places on education, Parker’s had presented the schools in this community a check for $8,000.    On May 6, as a part of the company’s Fueling the Community program, during a special celebration, Parker’s presented a check for $8,000 to Bulloch County Public Schools. The check

Warnings to Appear on Sugary Beverage Advertisements

Despite efforts made by a number of industry groups, the new law mandating that sugary beverage ads must be accompanied by warning labels will soon take effect in San Francisco. A new law that is intended to inform and protect consumers from the hazardous effects that may occur from excessive consumption of sugary beverages will

Parker’s Hires Construction Project Manager

Parker’s has chosen an experienced contractor and manager for the position of construction project manager. Savannah, Ga.-based Parker’s recently hired Andrew Udinsky to oversee the construction of new stores and the renovation of existing stores as the company’s new construction project manager. An experienced contractor and manager, Udinsky excels at leading building projects to a

Tecate Light Launches Summer Soccer Program

Tecate Light will help drive traffic for its retail partners through the brand’s summer promotion. Tecate Light has announced a new partnership with Chivas del Guadalajara, one of the most followed soccer clubs in the Americas. As a part of this partnership, Tecate Light will sponsor four of the club’s premier summer matches in the

7-Eleven Celebrates Shark Week

7-Eleven is bringing the excitement of Shark Week to a whole new level with a new eight week promotion. 7-Eleven has announced the launch of a massive eight week promotion that will embody the spirit of the Discovery Cannel’s Shark Week, which airs Sunday, June 26 through Sunday, July 3. Participating 7-Eleven locations will feature

NRC Arranges Sealed Bid Sale for Global Partners LP

Global Partners is looking to sell a variety of properties, with or without fuel supply agreements. Global Partners LP and its subsidiaries (Seller) has retained NRC Realty and Capital Advisors LLC to coordinate the offering and sale of 86 properties. The properties, located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island,

Core-Mark Increases Capacity of Credit Facility

The increased capacity of Core-Mark’s credit facility will allow the company greater flexibility and enable growth. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. has entered into an eighth amendment to its credit facility which increased the size from $300 million to $450 million. In addition, this amendment includes an expansion feature which provides the company the option to

Brakebush Acquires Wells Food Processing

Brakebush has grown to operate three processing facilities through a recent transaction with North Central Equity LLC. Previously owned by North Central Equity LLC, Wells Food Processing has been purchased by Brakebush. The transaction of the Wells, Minn.-based company was completed April 21, 2016. Founded in 1925 by brothers William and Otto Brakebush, Brakebush is

7-Eleven Supports Relief Efforts in Fort McMurray, Canada

Every dollar raised in 7-Eleven stores to support relief efforts in Fort McMurray, Canada will contribute $4 to the cause. In response to the recent fire that destroyed whole communities in the Fort McMurray area, 7-Eleven has donated $15,000 directly to the Canadian Red Cross to support relief efforts. Additionally, the company has launched coin

QuickChek Announces New Howell, N.J. Locations

QuickChek has announced the opening of two stores in Howell, N.J, which will feature the company’s new store prototype. Among a number of new locations planned to open in 2016, QuickChek has announced the opening of two new locations in Howell, N.J. this spring. The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based fresh convenience market chain opened a new

Minit Stop Recognized for Design Excellence

Minit Stop’s new logo and carry-out designs have received one of Hawaii’s most design prestigious awards. On April 23, during the Pele awards ceremony on Oahu, Hawaii, Minit Stop was awarded top honors for the company’s new logo and carry-out food boxes. The Pele awards are Hawaii’s top recognition for excellence in advertising design, and

A New Way to Play the Lottery

New technology has made playing the lottery even more convenient for today’s technology oriented consumers. The new Play at the Pump technology from Linq3, which will allow consumers to play the lottery at the pump, will be supported by Commander Site Controller from Verifone. Play at the Pump brings the lottery to busy consumers, delivering

Are You Paying a Hidden “Employer Brand Penalty?”

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics If your organization doesn’t have a well-known, positive “employer brand” (if it is not known as a great place to work) you undoubtedly are paying a penalty. Employers with great reputations can both spend less on employee recruiting and pay less than top dollar to hire the best. If your

Leverage the Law of Reciprocity

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics Last week, I met Michelle at an upscale resort hotel where she is working part-time as a server. This is her second job. For the last two years, her primary employer has been a family-style steak restaurant (high volume, low price). Michelle told me she took the resort job just

Undercover Not-Yet-the-Boss

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics You may want to try this idea from one of the frontline managers I worked with recently… When she gets an applicant who is working elsewhere, she does a brief telephone screen first and, if she is still interested in the applicant, she goes to that person’s place of work

You Cannot Motivate a Rock*

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics You can promise the rock a reward or you can threaten to punish it, but, no matter what you do, that rock just ain’t gonna move. The only way to make a rock move is to pick it up yourself and move it out of your way. (*In this analogy,

What Are You Doing Wrong?

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics If you don’t know the answer to this question, how can you possibly expect to get any better? If you want to improve and/or excel, you need to ask your boss, your coworkers and your employees questions like: What could I be doing better or differently? How could I improve

Before You Think Outside the Box, Look Inside It

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics Before you place a recruiting ad for a new employee, be sure to look at the people already on board. Perhaps someone on staff could easily do the job, or there may be someone this job would be a stretch for, but who deserves the opportunity to grow. Promoting from

To Change Your Results, Change Your Approach

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics Quit concentrating on how to avoid hiring the wrong people and focus instead on how to find and hire the right ones. The primary goal of most hiring managers and hiring systems is to screen out the least suitable applicants. They give scant attention to how to attract, hire and

Hiring Teens This Summer?

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics Because we live in a world of “Helicopter Parents” (parents who hover over and are involved in everything their children do), and because the number one reason teenagers quit or get fired is for not being able to work the hours required, when you find a teen you’d like to

Time, Space and Lifetime Employees?

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics What if there was a rift in the Space-Time Continuum, or, more believably, a change in the federal government’s employment law policies that made it impossible to get rid of any employee who is on your payroll six months from today? How would you change the way you look at

Parker’s is Fueling Education

Parker’s continues to donate a portion of the proceeds from its fuel sales to public and private schools throughout Georgia. On April 26, 2016, Parker’s presented a $7,500 donation check to Bulloch County Public Schools through the company’s Fueling the Community Program. The check was presented during a ceremony at Statesboro High School in Statesboro,

Conexxus Elects New Company Leadership

Eight individuals have been newly elected to leadership roles for Conexxus. At the Conexxus Annual Conference, which took place from May 1-5, the company named two new members to its Board of Directors and elected six new members to its Board of Advisors. Kevin Smartt, president and CEO, Kwik Chek Food Stores Inc. (Austin, Texas),

Free Gas From Thorntons

Thorntons has launched a summer sweepstakes that will award free fuel to customers every week this summer. Thorntons has once again launched its Free Gas for a Year Sweepstakes, but this year the promotion offers even greater perks. Each week through July 5, Thorntons is giving away hundreds of gallons of free fuel at each

Parker’s Works to Keep Georgia Beautiful

Parker’s new Savannah, Ga. headquarters will allow the company to expand its operations in Georgia. On April 22, Parker’s was awarded a Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation at The Georgia Trust’s 39th Annual Preservation Awards in Atlanta. The award was granted to the company for its ambitious renovation of the

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