Insignia Capital Group Acquires Tillamook Country Smoker

Investment expands Insignia’s footprint in the food sector and growing meat snacks market. Insignia Capital Group has acquired Tillamook Country Smoker (TCS), a third-generation, family-owned provider of branded meat snacks based in Bay City, Ore. Several family shareholders participated in the transaction alongside Insignia. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. TCS manufactures and distributes

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GPM Investments Acquires Seven Dunkin’ Donuts Locations

Grows portfolio in the Southeast. GPM Investments LLC has taken ownership of Broyles Hospitality, the franchisee that operates seven Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Tennessee and Virginia. This acquisition will further develop GPM’s existing portfolio in the Southeast region. “These Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants are very well-established within the community and their employees have served customers with

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Parker’s Supports Effingham Public Schools

Awards $9,000 donation through Fueling the Community program. Parker’s is once again giving back to local schools. Parker’s donates a portion of every gallon of gas sold on the first Wednesday of each month to area schools through the Fueling the Community program. PumpPal club members can select which school will receive the proceeds from

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G&M Oil Co., GasBuddy Honor Military Members

Announces ‘Tank’ You for Your Service event. GasBuddy partnered with G&M Oil Co., a Southern California operator of company-owned fueling stations and convenience stores, to give away thousands of dollars worth of free fuel to GasBuddy members who are active military and veterans at a G&M location in the San Diego County, Calif. on May

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YEO Wraps up in Salt Lake City

YEO members get a personal tour of the evolution of Maverik stores from a Country Store through to the most recent prototype. The second and final day of the National Advisory Group’s (NAG) Young Executive Organization (YEO) Roundtable hosted by Maverik in Salt Lake City wrapped up on Thursday, May 25, 2017. YEO members gathered

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Fourth Annual YEO Roundtable Kicks Off at Maverik

Young executives gather in Salt Lake City to learn about Maverik and network with peers facing similar challenges. By Erin Rigik Del Conte, Senior Editor The National Advisory Group’s (NAG) fourth annual Young Executive Organization (YEO) Roundtable hosted by Maverik Convenience Stores welcomed more than 40 executives ages 40 and under to Salt Lake City

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Memorial Day Shoppers Plan To Eat on the Go

A survey by Cumberland Farms reveals the habits of traveling Americans ahead of Memorial Day. A whopping 63% of customers eat in their car every day, according to a new survey from Cumberland Farms, which means c-stores have a prime opportunity to drive foodservice sales this Memorial Day when a record number of customers are

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Gulf Oil Sponsors The Pittsburgh Penguins

Gulf signage to be displayed throughout the PPG Paints Arena. Gulf Oil has announced a major sponsorship agreement with the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Pittsburgh Penguins. Gulf Oil has a deep-rooted history of outstanding service and involvement in the Pittsburgh community, making this partnership a perfect fit. In 1913, Gulf revolutionized the way people fuel

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Phillips 66 Introduces New Mobile Experience

New platform to connect retail-fueling customers to Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 sites through a mobile app. In anticipation of the launch of their new mobile commerce platform, fuel brands Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 debuted their “Mobile Connect Experience” at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas during Phillip 66’s Momentum: Driven by

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Love’s To Introduce 50 New Locations This Year

Enters Montana—the company’s 41st state. Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) is expecting to open more than 50 new stores in 2017. The move comes on the heels of a record year in 2016 where the chain opened 47 new locations, the most ever opened in one year for the company. With more than 410 locations nationwide

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Consider An Experienced Mentor To Help Grow Your Business

Game-Changing Strategies for Retailers walks readers through founding, maintaining and growing a small business. A small business takes time and effort to build, maintain and grow. You need patience, a willingness to endure setbacks and—most important of all—an experienced mentor. John Matthews, president and CEO of Gray Cat Enterprises Inc., offers that mentorship. After decades

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Retailers Speak Out On $1 Trillion Border Tax Proposal

Higher prices for customers would hurt business, NRF says. Retailers would “have no choice” but to pass the higher costs on to consumers if Congress passes a proposed $1 trillion border adjustment tax as part of tax reform, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said. “The border tax proposal would cause the tax burden on retailers

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Core-Mark To Acquire Farner-Bocken Co.

Acquisition gives Core-Mark a strong foothold in the Midwest and additional foodservice and fresh expertise. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. has entered into a ‘Definitive Asset Purchase Agreement’ to acquire substantially all of the assets of Farner-Bocken Co. located in Carroll, Iowa. The purchase price is estimated to be approximately $190 million, predicated on the value

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NYACS Awards Marshall First MacDougall Leadership Award

The award recognizes industry leadership, relationship building and involvement in NYACS. During the New York Association of Convenience Stores’ (NYACS) recent trade show and convention, Case Marshall of Pit Stop Convenience Stores, Weedsport N.Y, was presented with the first-ever John MacDougall Leadership Award. Named for the late president of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes and

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Yesway Welcomes Vice President of Operations

Douglas Wald promoted from his former position as regional manager. Douglas Wald has been promoted to vice president of operations for BW Gas & Convenience Holdings, LLC, d/b/a Yesway, a gas station and convenience store chain with locations in Iowa and Kansas, and with expansions underway across the Midwest. Yesway is expected to employ over

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Rutter’s Serves Troops Before Deployment

Active military members enjoy free coffee and fountain drinks at Rutter’s. In anticipation for their upcoming deployment, a local military unit is making the Rutter’s in York Springs their last stop before departure from Sunday going forward. Yesterday a military unit added the Rutter’s on Heidlersburg Road in York Springs as the last stop on

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Paytronix Finds Low-Frequency Guests Key to Loyalty Success

As good programs mature, most new members were once infrequent customers. Paytronix Systems Inc., a provider of reward program solutions to restaurants and retailers, explained that targeting low frequency guests is the key to loyalty program impact in its latest brief, “Target low-frequency guests. Here’s why.” Defining critical mass as the point where more than

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Wawa To Enter Washington, D.C. Market

Specific location for the new c-store remains a secret. Wawa is headed for Washington, D.C. The Washington Business Journal reported that the first Wawa store in Washington, D.C. is set to feature a unique design created specifically for the nation’s capital. But the specifics on where the store will be located, whether it will offer

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Wawa Introduces Mobile Ordering

Wawa Rewards Members have the chance to order fresh food and beverages right from the app. Now Wawa Rewards members can order built-to-order fresh food and beverages via mobile ordering at all Wawa stores across its six-state operating area using the Wawa mobile app. According to a recent survey of Wawa Rewards members, more than

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VERC Enterprises Welcomes New Human Resources Manager

Vicki Richard brings 15 years of experience to her new role. VERC Enterprises announced that Vicki Richard of Quincy, Mass. has joined the company as human resources manager. VERC Enterprises is a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In this role, Richard’s responsibilities will include employee relations,

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Yesway Grows in Texas

Yesway looks to build on the work of the previous owner as it adds 35 c-store locations to its portfolio. Yesway is acquiring 35 Wes-T-Go and Chillerz Convenience Stores in Abilene, Texas. These new Yesway stores will be added to the company’s existing portfolio of 38 locations currently operating in Iowa and Kansas. By the

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TA Opens Burger King in Pearsall, Texas

Dining room seats 74 guests. TravelCenters of America’s TA Restaurant Group has introduced a new BURGER KING restaurant located at I-35 Exit 101 (Southbound), Exit 100 (Northbound) (110 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd.), in Pearsall, Texas. The new BURGER KING will serve the high-quality, great-tasting, and affordable food for which BURGER KING is famous. Guests can

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Mobil-Branded Stations To Open in Mexico

Exxon-Mobil plans a $300 million investment in fuels logistics, product inventories and marketing over next 10 years. ExxonMobil is entering the Mexican fuels market in 2017 with Mobil-branded stations and its new signature line of advanced Synergy gasoline and diesel fuels. The company plans to open its first Mobil service station in central Mexico during

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7-Eleven Tests BioPay in Korea

Smart convenience store allows guests to via HandPay, where individuals are recognized by the veins on the palm of their hand. 7-Eleven has partnered with Lotte Card and Lotte Data Communication, to launch its first smart convenience store equipped with a BioPay system at Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, according to The Korea

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TA Feeds Kids For Free

Now customers can add ‘free food’ to the list of reasons to stop at a TA or Petro location. This summer season, The TA Restaurant Group is giving parents a break from cooking for the family. Starting May 15, for a limited time, Country Pride Restaurants and Iron Skillet Restaurants will give children, age 10

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