Stripes Opens a New Texas Location

Brownsville, Texas consumers have access to a wide range of amenities at the new Stripes Convenience Store. Brownsville, Texas is now home to the newest Stripes Convenience Store. The new location held a grand opening fiesta and ribbon cutting ceremony with the Brownsville, Texas Chamber of Commerce on Friday, April 22, 2016. The new Stripes

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Raising the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage

The secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry praises Sheetz for its decision to raise workers’ pay. During the recent “Jobs that Pay” tour in Cambria County, Pa., Kathy Manderino, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, focused her presentation on raising the minimum wage. At the Greater Johnstown Career & Technical

AMBEST Announces 2015-16 Grand Prize Winner

One lucky AMBEST customer has been awarded a brand new Harley Davidson. Steve Johnson has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2015-16 AMBUCK$ Grand Prize.  On Thursday, March 24, 2016, Johnson was awarded the AMBEST Grand Prize Harley Davidson Softail Motorcycle by AMBEST, in partnership with Lucas Oil Products, at the AMBEST Penn

Thomaston Extends Sealed Bid Deadline

The previous sealed bid deadline for the six properties being offered by Thomaston Land Co. has been extended an additional two weeks. The deadline for the previously announced sealed bid sale offered by Thomaston Land Co. has been extended. The company is still offering six properties located in Maryland and Pennsylvania by sealed bid sale,

Bob O’ Connor Appointed Chairman of WPMCA

The NAG board member and president of the Jetz convenience store chain was elevated to chairman at the association’s annual conference this week in Green Bay, Wis. The Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association (WPMCA) has elevated Bob O’Connor to chairman of the organization’s board of directors. O’Connor has been a member of the board

Pilot Flying J Hones Workforce Success

Utilizing innovative team-building tools can put you ahead of the pack when it comes to fostering a competitive workforce. By Mark Rowan, Chief People Officer, Pilot Flying J Like most industries, convenience stores are adjusting to keep up with emerging technologies and an increasingly multigenerational workforce. As this evolving workplace continues to reshape the way

TravelCenters Completes Quaker Steak & Lube Acquisition

TravelCenters looks to grow QSL into a nationally-recognized brand through franchising and licensing. TravelCenters of America LLC has completed of its previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Quaker Steak & Lube (QSL), for approximately $25 million. The sale amount does not include working capital adjustments, inventory and other closing costs. “We are pleased to

QuickChek Opens New Store and Donates To Local Recreation Department

A portion of sandwich and wrap revenue from the new QuikChek’s first 30 days of operation benefited youth sports in Fairfield, N.J. In honor of its newest New Jersey c-store location, QuickChek donated $4,127.50 to the Fairfield, N.J. Department of Recreation to benefit the township’s youth sports teams. It is the largest ever store-opening donation

Love’s Opens 12th Florida Location

The new travel stop offers 69 parking spaces, showers, gourmet coffee and more. Love’s Travel Stops opened a new travel center in Davenport, Fla., on April 21, located along Interstate 4 and U.S. Highway 27. “We are excited to open our first stop on the busy U.S. Highway 27 in central Florida,” said Greg Love,

The Rutter & Hartman Family Receive Cornerstone Award

Recognized for their philanthropy including generous donations to central Pennsylvania charities. SpiriTrust Lutheran presented their annual Cornerstone Award to the Rutter and Hartman family, which acknowledges remarkable generosity of leadership, charitable support, and volunteer service of York County individuals. Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter’s Farm Stores, Todd Rutter, president of Rutter’s Dairy, and

Study Shows State of Retail Supply Chain

Overall retailers globally share the same supply chain challenges. The second annual supply chain research study: ‘State of the Retail Supply Chain 2016’ highlights the key priorities for North American retail supply chain executives. The study was conducted by research firm Martec International and commissioned by RELEX, the first supply chain solution provider to offer

CST Brands Under Scrutiny

Kim Lubel, president and CEO of CST Brands recently outlined the long-term benefits of some high-profile company moves, including the acquisition of Flash Foods. By David Bennett, Senior Editor In business circles, the term “inside baseball” connotes something highly detailed—usually operational. It can be as detailed as the diameter of customized bolts included within a

Everything Is A-OK at OnCue

While some c-stores might celebrate their 50th anniversary with a party and cake, OnCue Express is celebrating its Golden Jubilee with eight new stores in the pipeline and a growing reputation as one of Oklahoma’s premiere convenience retailers. By David Bennett, Senior In the last decade, Stillwater, Okla.-based OnCue Marketing LLC has taken incremental steps

CVS Launches CVS Express

The new CVS Express service will offer greater convenience to customers, but the service has some limitations. As customers search for more convenient, more personalized shopping experiences, CVS is rising to the challenge, as it will soon be virtually unnecessary to enter a CVS location in order to purchase products. According to a report from

Gulf Oil Appoints New Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Gulf has chosen a 20 year industry veteran to help the company to grow and move forward. Todd O’Malley has officially been appointed as Gulf Oil LP’s new executive vice president and chief commercial officer. As chief commercial officer, O’Malley will lead the focus and growth of Gulf Oil’s commercial activities, including Gulf’s geographic expansion,

VP Racing Fuels Sponsors the Drift Queen

Danielle Murphey looks to earn VP Racing Fuels its first European Drift Championship title. VP Racing Fuels Inc. is now the official sponsor of “the Drift Queen,” Danielle Murphy, for the 2016 season. Murphy, winner of the 2013 and 2015 European Drifting Championships, will be powered by VP’s C16 racing fuel in her quest to

Suppliers Part of Winning Team

When developing a successful supply and distribution arrangement, finding the right vendors is part of the process. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor Rutter’s Farm Stores, a 62-store chain based in York, Pa., is currently rebidding the company’s foodservice contract despite the fact that management is completely satisfied with the supplier it uses now. The regular

Gulf Oil Appoints New Leadership

A number of industry veterans have been selected to serve as members of Gulf Oil’s newly constructed leadership team. Gulf Oil LP has appointed a new leadership team following its acquisition by ArcLight Capital Partners LLC. ArcLight also recently acquired Pyramid Petrolem Terminals (PPT), formerly PPC. The new leadership team for Gulf Oil is: Jerry

Swiss Farms Gets Healthy

Delaware County’s, Pa.-based drive-through market now offering good-for-you options with help from a local dietitian. Swiss Farms, the Delaware County-based drive-through market, is welcoming customers with fresh, new lifestyle-focused, good-for-you food choices curated by local dietitian, Audrey Hasse. In addition to the indulgent and nostalgic favorites, Swiss Farms now gives customers a more convenient way

ACA Reporting Requirements

With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in effect, most convenience stores are ready to follow suit. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor After years of political posturing, court battles and postponements, the Shared Responsibility Employer Mandate aspect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now in full effect. For individuals,

The Pinnacle Corp. Partners with Nolan Business Solutions

Nolan is joining Pinnacle’s diverse group of strategic business partners, and will help the company to enhance its technological integration. The Pinnacle Corp. has announced a new partnership with Nolan Business Solutions (Nolan). Through this partnership, Pinnacle will become a reseller of Nolan’s InterCompany Postings and Advanced Bank Reconciliation modules. This will enhance integration with

Seven & i Holdings Makes Leadership Adjustments

Leadership adjustments may lead to more profitable business for Seven & i Holdings.  The nomination committee for Seven & i Holdings, the parent company of 7-Eleven, has named Daniel Loeb as the company’s new president and Ryuichi Isaka as the company’s new chief executive. According to a Nasdaq report, the appointment of a new president

Sunoco Acquiring Valentine Stores’ C-Store Business

The sale is set to close in the second quarter of 2016 and includes 18 c-store locations. Valentine Stores Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sunoco LP to sell its retail convenience store business serving Upstate New York to Sunoco. The transaction is anticipated to close in the second

Convenience Stores Change Lives

Convenience Stores that are active as Safe Places are providing a sanctuary to at-risk youth. In the latest Convenience Matters podcast, National Safe Place Network president and CEO Laurie Jackson spoke about how convenience stores and other community businesses are helping youth in distress. Jackson also informed listeners on how they can also become a

CITGO Partners with the Boston Red Sox

CITGO customers can help underserved children in the Boston area by fueling up at CITGO Spirit Pumps. CITGO has been named a “Proud Partner of the Boston Red Sox” for the 2016 baseball season. CITGO will feature customized, co-branded activations at more than 400 CITGO stations in the New England area and in the Fenway

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