How C-Stores Can Save on Operating Costs

ACC is offering new savings strategies to c-store chains to help stores save on day-to-day operating costs. A new cost reduction program from Alliance Cost Containment (ACC) has been introduced to the retail grocery and convenience store industry. The new program, which is being referred to as C-Store Savings, offers chains that operate 10 or

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Flyers Energy Expands into the High Desert

Flyers Energy has made a number of acquisitions in the past two years, and the company has plans for furthering its expansion efforts. Flyers Energy LLC has finalized its acquisition of Hesperia, Calif.-based RE Goodspeed & Sons Distributing, a Chevron lubricants distributor. Goodspeed comprises cardlocks, bulk fuel, bulk lubricant services and transportation. Both Flyers and

New Sheetz Commercial Warns Against Making Assumptions

The newly released Sheetz commercial uses donkeys to show consumers what happens when they make erroneous assumptions about Sheetz’ foodservice. North Carolina-based Tattoo Projects is helping Sheetz to battle the assumption that a gas station can’t serve high quality food. In a continuation of their nine-year Agency of Record relationship, Sheetz and Tattoo Projects have

Jack Flash to Open Central Illinois Store

The new Jack Flash store will give customers access to Shell’s Fuel Rewards Network. Belleville, Ill. will soon be home to the 11th central Illinois Jack Flash store. A new Jack Flash convenience store and Shell gas station are slated to be constructed. The new store will be: Located on IL Rt. 15 across from

Former President of Pilot Flying J Indicted

Eight other former employees are facing indictments. Mark Hazelwood, the former president of Pilot Flying J was indicted Tuesday, Feb. 9, in connection with the ongoing investigation into a federal rebate scheme that came to light after a raid on the company’s Knoxville headquarters in 2013. According to a report by the Tennessean, Hazelwood is

How to Curb Employee Theft

Encouraging best practices among employees requires effective training, monitoring and accountability. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Superior cash management and loss prevention strategies begin with best practices in labor management, including employee training, monitoring and accountability. A recent report from Retail Knowledge, a retail fraud and loss prevention firm, indicated that over the past three

VERC Provides Grants to Trinity Catholic Academy

A total of $1,000 has been awarded to Trinity Catholic Academy. With the help of ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program, VERC Enterprises has provided two checks for $500 to Trinity Catholic Academy in Brockton, Mass. Funded by the ExxonMobil Corporation and Global Partners LP, the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide local retailers an

Wells Fargo Releases Fourth Quarter Beverage Industry Results

U.S. beverage sales are strong, but it is not strictly smooth sailing in the current market. A new report from Wells Fargo has revealed the state of the beverage industry from the fourth quarter 2015. The new report shows that, despite strong industry sales, certain markets may continue to struggle in the coming year. Some

Minit Mart Expands California Presence

Minit Mart continues in its efforts to provide a positive experience for travelers. TravelCenters of America LLC is expanding its network of Minit Mart stores. The expansion is underway, as the company has opened the new Minit Mart Wheeler Ridge, Calif. The new store is located at I-5, Exit 219A/219B (5615 Laval Road) in Arvin,

Three Industry Trends for Leading Convenience Stores to Consider

Convergence of store concepts, a focus on fresh foods and the impact of changing regulations. By Mark Dunson, President, Retail Solutions, Emerson Climate Technologies The convenience store space is continuing to evolve to keep up with industry trends and consumer demands. Today, some retailers are expanding their footprints, others are narrowing to niche markets, and some may even

VP Racing Has a New Quality Control Manager

VP Racing’s new Quality Control Manager will help quality remain at the forefront of the company’s growth. Anna Crowder has been appointed as the Quality Control Manager for VP Racing Fuels Inc. In her new position, Crowder will report to Chris Taylor, Director of Specialty Chemicals, and will be responsible for overseeing the ISO certification

Schwan’s Food Service Creates New Position

Jeffrey Swinton has plans to help Schwan’s Food Service and its partners to drive success by developing new food offerings and service platforms. Schwan’s Food Service Inc. has appointed Jeffrey Swinton as the new senior director of sales, convenience stores and national accounts. This newly created position reflects the company’s dedicated commitment to these important

Hunt Brothers Has Announced Sweepstakes Winners

Thanks to a partnership with Easton Corbin, Hunt Brothers offered an unforgettable grand prize to one lucky sweepstakes winner. Hunt Brothers Pizza has announced the winners of the fourth annual “Hunt to Win” sweepstakes. A number of winners have received prizes fit for any hunter and country music fan. Becky Harrell of Elizabethtown, Ky., is

Wawa to Open a Location in Miami

Miami residents will soon have access to all of the convenience that Wawa has to offer. Miami residents are celebrating as Pennsylvania-based Wawa convenience store chain has announced that it will be opening a location in Miami Gardens. According to a report from The Miami Herald, the new store will open as a part of

Customers Invited to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with 7-Eleven

7-Eleven Canada is offering customers $1 coffee in celebration of Valentine’s Day. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, 7-Eleven is sharing the love by offering its customers coffee for only $1, throughout the month of February. Coffee lovers across Canada will be able to wear their heart on their cups by choosing a limited-edition Coffee Date

R.E. Powell Adopts New Buying Program

A new buying program from CSA offers customers significant money saving opportunities. A new buying group has been administered to the Pacific Northwest-based fuel distributor, R.E. Powell, by Convenience Store Alliance (CSA). The addition of this new group brings the buying power of CSA’s 1,130 stores to R.E. Powell’s network of customers throughout Washington, Oregon

Forehand Joins Golden Pantry

The Athens, Ga.-based chain’s local flavor and consumer-centric values resonate with Jacob Forehand who has left Flash Foods to join the Golden Pantry team. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Jacob Forehand, former director of human resources at Flash Foods, is set to join Golden Pantry Convenience Stores as the new director of human resources and

Parker’s Opens 44th C-Store Location

Just in time for the company’s 40th anniversary, Parker’s has opened its 44th convenience location. Statesboro, Ga. is now home of the 44th Parker’s convenience store location. The newly opened store is also the fifth Parker’s in Statesboro, Ga. The new store, conveniently located at 12399 US 301 near Veterans Memorial Parkway, sells high-quality Parker’s

QuickChek Donates to Feed the Hungry

Check-Out Hunger is grateful to QuickChek and the communities it serves for its generous donations to the annual fundraiser. QuickChek Corp. is helping to feed hungry families in New Jersey’s metropolitan area through its partnership with Check-Out Hunger. During the seven-week campaign, QuickChek raised $160,000. The company’s Piscataway store raised $10,877, the most money of

Love’s Expands Kansas Network

A new 24-hour Love’s location offers a wide variety of amenities to drivers in Kansas. Garden City, Kan. is now home to a new Love’s Travel Stop. Garden City, Kan. residents and travelers along U.S. Highway 50/400 now have a new place to purchase fuel, snacks and more. “We are excited to expand our Kansas

Blackhawk Acquires NimbleCommerce

The acquisition of NimbleCommerce has expanded the distribution capabilities and offers that Blackhawk can offer its customers. Blackhawk Network, a prepaid and payments network, has acquired NimbleCommerce. NimbleCommerce is a digital commerce platform and network for promotions that also allows merchants and brands to manage their own prepaid offer and gift card programs, or resell

TravelCenters Opens Franchise Location in Bernardo, Texas

New travel center is always open and features a range of amenities, including a pet walking area. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) continues to expand its network. The company recently debuted its new TA Bernardo location at I-10, Exit 709 (6701 US Hwy. 90) in Bernardo, Texas. Amenities at the new, always-open, TA Bernardo travel

How to Become an Adaptive Retailer

Despite the advancements that retailers have made in recent years, many are struggling to meet the ever-evolving needs of the consumer. According to two new studies from Accenture, retailers are failing to meet consumer demand for increased convenience while shopping with mobile devices. Accenture’s research findings have highlighted the need for retailers to become more

CST Brands and CrossAmerica to Hold Joint Conference Call

CST Brands and CrossAmerica Partners will hold a conference call to discuss year-end and fourth quarter earnings results. On Feb. 19, 2016, CST Brands Inc. and CrossAmerica Partners LP will host a joint conference call at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (8 a.m. Central Time). During the conference call, the companies will discuss 2015 year-end and

Coming Soon: Five New Orleans Dunkin’ Donuts Restaurants

Strong Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees help the brand to secure strong growth opportunities. Dunkin’ Donuts recently signed a multi-unit store development agreement with Panama City Donuts LLC, an existing franchise group. The agreement includes the development of five new restaurants in New Orleans, with the first restaurant under the agreement slated to open in 2017. Led

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