Sheetz Opens Two New C-Store Locations

Travelers in Pennsylvania and North Carolina now have a new place to grab coffee and snacks with the opening of two new Sheetz stores.   Sheetz has announced the opening of two new stores in two different states. On Thursday, Aug. 25, Sheetz opened two new stores one in Shippensburg, Pa., located at 8000 Olde

Small Businesses Changing Hands at Record Rate

Will the upcoming election influence the sale of small businesses?   New research from BizBuySell.com has revealed that, during the first half of 2016, the total number of small business sales has not only increased from last year, but it has also surpassed the record-setting numbers in 2014. A total of 1,935 closed transactions were

Parker’s Hires New Marketing Assistant and Graphic Designer

Pocket Media Marketing’s lead graphic designer is now working for Parker’s. Savannah, Ga.-based Parker’s has announced that the company has hired Brittany Rehan as its new Marketing Assistant and Graphic Designer. Rehan will be responsible for graphic design for the company website as well as digital advertising. Before joining Parker’s, Rehan worked as the lead

VP Racing Fuels Appoints New Western Division Regional Manager

VP Racing’s new Western Division regional manager has a passion for motorsports. Kyle Moose has been appointed as the regional manager for the Western Division of VP Racing Fuels Inc. In his new position, Moose will be responsible for the sales and distribution of race fuel in the company’s Western region, which includes California, Oregon,

Pilot Flying J to Present at GATS 2016

Pilot Flying J will present company upgrades in a booth at this year’s GATS. Pilot Flying J will be presenting at this year’s Great American Trucking Show (GATS), which runs from Aug. 25-27. According to a new report from The Trucker, Pilot Flying J will present recent company upgrades and new products in booth number

Love’s Continues its Support for CMN Hospitals

Love’s is once again raising money to help the sick and injured children in the communities it serves. On Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, Love’s Travel Stops will launch its annual campaign to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). Beginning Friday, more than 390 Love’s locations will begin selling paper balloons for $1,

Sheetz Looks to Cater to Air Travelers

Sheetz may soon open a new store that will serve both air and road travelers. Air and road travelers in Lancaster, Pa. may soon have a new place to stop and grab some coffee and a snack, as the Lancaster Airport Authority is working to bring a Sheetz convenience store to Airport Road and Lititz

Dunkin’ Donuts Rewards Program Reaches Five Million Members

DD Perks members can receive 50 bonus points on their next purchase, through Aug. 28. Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating a new milestone for its DD Perks Rewards program. The company has announced that its rewards program now has over five million members. In celebration of this achievement and to thank the brand’s fans, Dunkin’ Donuts

Pump & Pantry Launches New “Keep it Local” Campaign

Pump & Pantry is supporting small, local businesses through the “Keep it Local” campaign. In support of the “Shop Small” initiative, Bosselman Enterprises and Pump & Pantry Inc. have launched a new campaign as part of the “Keep it Local” and #ShopLocal movements. Pump & Pantry stores throughout Nebraska now feature signage as part of

CST Brands and Couche-Tard Enter into Definitive Merger Agreement

Couche-Tard is expected to complete its acquisition of CST Brands by early 2017. The Board of Directors for CST Brands Inc. has unanimously decided to enter into a definitive merger agreement with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. Under this new agreement, Couche-Tard will acquire all shares of CST for $48.53 per share in cash. The total transaction

Manufacturing Marvels Showcases Hoshizaki

The Fox Business Network is going behind the scenes with Hoshizaki America Inc. Peachtree City, Ga.-based Hoshizaki America Inc. is being highlighted in the Manufacturing Marvels production from Marvel Production Group LLC. Hoshizaki will be featured in the nationally televised program between 9:30 and 9:44 pm EDT, on Thurs., Aug. 25, 2016 on The Fox

New DOVE Chocolate Commercial Encourages Living without Regrets

DOVE Chocolate is encouraging consumers to indulge and savor life’s pleasures. Mars Chocolate North America has released a new DOVE Chocolate Brand television commercial that encourages consumers to enjoy every moment and live with no regrets. Featuring the timeless voice and lyrics of Edith Piaf’s “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien,” (“No, I Do Not Regret

Hershey Makes Substantial Strides towards Company Goals

Hershey is moving ever closer to its goals of sustainable sourcing, simple ingredients and product transparency. The Hershey Co. has made significant progress towards its goals since February of 2015. Michelle Buck, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Hershey has shared the company’s progress, and identifies the key milestones that have already been

National Petroleum Makes Inc. 5000 List

National Petroleum has now been listed in Inc. 5000 for its sixth year. National Petroleum has been ranked as one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies, as it has once again been listed in the 35th annual Inc. 5000. The Inc. 5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of

Six Iowa C-Stores for Sale

NRC coordinates sale of six Iowa c-stores with the option of fuel supply. Ravinia Capital LLC of Chicago has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors to act as marketing agent and broker to coordinate the sale of six Guppy’s on the Go stores. Ravinia Capital is the financial advisor to the seller. The six stores

Mondelēz International Partners with RBG

Mondelēz International is expanding its reach through a new partnership with RBG. In an effort to drive brand awareness to the independent retail channel, Mondelēz International Inc. has partnered with Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG). “We’re excited to partner with top brands like Oreo, Chips Ahoy, Sour Patch Kids, Trident and many more to ensure

Consumer-Centric Chinese Convenience Store

Lin Jia Convenience Store is working to provide consumers with an above-average convenience store shopping experience, and the company’s success in these efforts has resulted in substantial growth, as the company is now preparing to enter markets outside of China. Lin Jia Convenience Store, a Chinese retailer that focuses in customer service excellence and innovation,

The Evolution of Grocery Shopping

A number of trends are emerging that may be changing the face of grocery shopping. While the traditional grocery store hasn’t changed a great deal since the first supermarket was introduced in 1930, certain megatrends are emerging that have the potential to change grocery shopping forever, according to The Revolution of Grocery Shopping, the most

TravelCenters Sponsors GATS 2016

TravelCenters is offering some exciting incentives for drivers who attend GATS 2016. TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, is hosting and sponsoring a variety of exciting events at this year’s Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. TravelCenters is making sure that GATS 2016 is well worth the visit. The following

Convenience Delivered

Delivery service competition is heating up in Portland, Ore. Consumers in Portland, Ore. can now have convenience store items delivered to their doors within 30 minutes. According to a recent report from GeekWire, on Aug. 16, goPuff launched its delivery service in Portland, Ore. goPuff offers 30-minute delivery of over 3,000 c-store products, including snacks,

Alimentation Couche-Tard to Announce First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Couche-Tard will discuss its financial results for the company’s first quarter of 2017 during a conference call on Aug. 30. On Aug. 30, 2016, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. will release its financial results for its first quarter of 2017. The company is now inviting analysts known to the corporation to send their two questions to its

The Power of a System

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics Systems are designed to achieve consistency and predictability and can range from simple, paper-and-pen checklists to complex software programs. Do you have the needed hiring systems in place to ensure you consistently hire STAR* employees? Where are your checklists when it comes to recruiting, screening, selecting, onboarding, and employee retention

Do You Know…

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics Why the applicant accepted or turned down your job offer? How the applicants feel about your hiring system and interview process? How many of the applicants who turned you down took another offer from someone else, and why? If you don’t know, how are you ever going to improve your

Not to be Taken Lightly

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics Whether you’re hiring a V.P. or a an entry-level clerk, never take your hiring RoadtoSuccessdecisions lightly. Both you and the job applicant expect certain results from your agreement to work together and you’re both most likely to get what you want if you spell the following out up front: What

Get ‘Er Done?

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics “Just get ‘er done,” may have its place, but it’s not during training. When you train for speed, whether it’s waiting tables or making sales calls, you hinder understanding and quality. Always train for process (not only the hows, but the whys as well) and, with experience, the speed will

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