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New Sweets Added to Rutter’s Dessert Menu

Oreo Churro and Krispie Treat are new sweet options for consumers. Rutter’s menu promises a happy ending to every meal with the addition of the Oreo Churro and Krispie Treat to the dessert menu, the central Pennsylvania retailer announced. The Oreo Churro is seven-inches of Oreo cookie twist, which is fried to a crisp and

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Obama Touts Healthy Economy

The president appears in Cleveland to explain how “middle-class economics” is taking hold and helping. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Boasting one of the most diverse manufacturing bases in the country, the city of Cleveland served as a suitable backdrop for President Obama who arrived Wednesday to promote proposals for more federal investment to help

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Love’s Travel Stops Opens Location in Box Elder, S.D.

Love’s adds 74 parking spaces on Interstate 90. Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) opens its second location in South Dakota on Thursday, March 19. The new Love’s in Box Elder is located at Interstate 90, Exit 67B. Professional drivers have 24-hour access to name-brand snacks, gourmet coffee, a Hardee’s restaurant, electronics, gift merchandise, a game room,

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Sheetz Opens New Locations in North Carolina

“Sheetz is experiencing a lot of growth companywide and we have done a tremendous amount of growth in the North Carolina market,” says Sheetz spokesperson. Sheetz opened two new locations in Winston-Salem and Lexington, N.C., on March 11. The stores give people in Winston-Salem and Lexington a new location for great food and drinks. The

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CST Brands Celebrates Grand Opening of New Distribution Center

New complex in San Antonio will serve as new company headquarters in 2016. Fortune 500 company CST Brands (parent company of Corner Store) celebrated the grand opening of its new Corner Store Distribution Center on Tuesday, a 365,000 square foot warehouse that will serve as the main hub for distributing food and merchandise to approximately

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QuikTrip Site Burned In Ferguson Riots To Be Repurposed

Jobs training center set to be built on the property. The site of a QuikTrip destroyed during the Ferguson riots earlier this year is finding a new purpose. QuikTrip Corp. recently donated its former convenience store property at 9420 W. Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo. to the Urban League of Metropolitan St., which plans to

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Couche-Tard Begins Pantry Overhaul

The company has already begun consolidating staff and downsizing via employee layoffs. Following the acquisition of The Pantry by Couche-Tard, the company has laid off 250 employees as it consolidates job functions, according to Triangle Business Journal. The cuts were disclosed via mandatory filing with the N.C. State Commerce Department, and are directly related to

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ExxonMobil Launching Coalition Loyalty Program

Debuting this spring, customers can earn and use points among well-known brands. ExxonMobil, AT&T Macy’s, Nationwide, Rite Aid, Direct Energy and Hulu are joining with American Express to launch Plenti, the first U.S.-based coalition loyalty program with well-known brands where consumers can earn and use Plenti points for purchasing a wide range of products, regardless

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Couche-Tard, Pantry Deal Complete

Couche-Tard reviews third quarter results. Couche-Tard has completed its acquisition of The Pantry through an all-cash transaction valued at US $36.75 per share, with a total enterprise value of approximately $1.7 billion including debt assumed. The Pantry operates over 1,500 stores in 13 states. “The third quarter of fiscal 2015 was marked by the great

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E-Z Mart Selects PriceAdvantage Fuel Pricing Software

Gains greater speed and control over fuel pricing. E-Z Mart has chosen PriceAdvantage software to drive fuel pricing automation at 286 convenience stores throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. E-Z Mart selected PriceAdvantage based on the software’s automation of manual processes, management by exception tools, and demonstrated return on investment. “Simply put, we wanted greater

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Couche-Tard Acquiring Tiger Tote Food Stores

Circle K to gain 21 stores and 151 dealer sites in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has signed, through its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, Circle K Stores Inc., an agreement with Cinco J, Inc. (doing business as Johnson Oil Co.), Tiger Tote Food Stores and their affiliates to acquire 21 stores, 151 dealer fuel

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Couche-Tard, Pantry Merger Set To Close Today

Now that the HSR waiting period has expired, the acquisition is expected to be finalized soon. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (“HSR Act”) applicable to the offer made by its indirect wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary to acquire The Pantry has expired. The expiration

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7-Eleven Announces Franchise Contest Semi-Finalists

Public to choose top three finalists among 10 semi-finalists vying for franchise fee-free 7-Eleven store. And now there are 10. Ten military veterans or those soon to leave the U.S. Armed Forces are competing for the public’s favor and the opportunity to own a 7‑Eleven franchise without the expense of a franchise fee. The Facebook

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Pilot Flying J To Settle Lawsuits With Three Trucking Companies

Four additional trucking companies are continuing a civil lawsuit. Pilot Flying J is settling lawsuits with three trucking companies who allege the company cheated them out of fuel rebates, ABC News Cleveland reported Attorneys for National Retail Transportation, Keystone Freight and Shoreline Transportation of Alabama notified U.S. District Court Judge Amul Thapar of the settlement

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Natural Gas Fueling Station Opens In Orlando

New station at Orlando International Airport to service a range of vehicles. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced the opening of its newest natural gas fueling station, located at 6155 Cargo Road, Orlando, Fla. The new station at Orlando International Airport is open to the public 24/7 and can accommodate a variety of natural gas vehicles

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Meeting America’s Fuel Efficiency & Environmental Goals

Automakers and Diesel Associations outline benefits of new diesel technology on Capitol Hill. As the U.S. advances efforts to increase passenger car mileage and decrease Greenhouse Gas emissions in the coming years, advanced clean diesel vehicles can play a key role in achieving efficiency and environmental gains providing new government policies don’t hinder current or

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An End To Climbing Gas Prices?

Prices dip after a 40-day climb, but more fluctuation is expected. The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline dipped on March 8 for the first time since increasing for 40 consecutive days—the longest streak of daily price increases since 2011, AAA reported. During the 40-day rise, average gas prices grew by 43 cents per

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7-Eleven Launches 7Rewards Loyalty Platform on App

When customers buy six drinks they get the 7th free. 7‑Eleven Inc. is launching 7Rewards, an expanded customer loyalty platform that rewards customers with a free beverage for every six cups purchased through its 7‑Eleven mobile app. The program includes 7‑Eleven coffee and its other hot beverages, Big Gulp, Slurpee and Chillers drinks. “7‑Eleven is

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The Pantry Stockholders Approve Merger With Couche-Tard

Stockholders to receive $36.75 in cash per share. The Pantry Inc. announced that its stockholders approved the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger with a U.S. subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. at its special meeting of stockholders. Based on the tabulation of the stockholder vote, approximately 99% of the total votes cast, which represents

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SAS Trade Show Spotlights New Items

Draws more than 200 exhibitors. The final curtain has closed and the award for “Best in Show” goes to S. Abraham & Sons for their 29th Annual Vendor Exhibit and Trade Show—“SAS Celebrates the Stars of Convenience Retailing.” More than 200 manufacturers exhibited their products to convenience store chains and single-store owners during the show,

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TravelCenters of America Acquires 26 Convenience Stores

Looks to rebrand newly acquired sites under its Minit Mart brand. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, and the Minit Mart convenience store brand announced that it has acquired a total of 26 gasoline/convenience store locations located primarily in Minnesota (18) and Kentucky (six) in

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VP Racing Fuels Branding Program Gets Rave Reviews

Retailers weigh in with their experiences. These days, the true identity of the “Mad Scientist” at VP Racing Fuels Inc., could be debated. While the persona had its origins in VP founder Steve Burns’ passion and talent for formulating performance fuels to maximize horsepower, the moniker could just as easily apply today to VP’s president,

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Consumer Optimism Falls as Gas Prices Rise

Rising gas prices are taking a toll on consumer optimism about the economy, with optimism falling to its lowest level since August 2014. Consumer optimism fell from 54% to 44%, the largest decrease in optimism in more than two years, according to survey results released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). In the

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Casey’s Posts Record Third Quarter

Strong inside sales and fuel margins aid growth. Casey’s General Stores Inc. reported diluted earnings per share of $1.01 for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 ended Jan. 31, 2015, compared to $0.33 per share for the same quarter a year ago. Year to date, diluted earnings per share were $3.57 compared to $2.73 a

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Save-A-Lot’s Newest Stores Focus On Fresh

Expands across eight states. Over the past month, Supervalu’s hard-discount grocery banner, Save-A-Lot, has opened 13 new stores across eight states—its latest last week in Rockford, Ill. The banner’s newest stores, according to company officials, focus on fresh, with a “commitment to bring “fresh produce, dairy and meats” to their communities. The new stores are

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