Speedway Announces Four State Hiring Initiative

Speedway is hosting a number of job fairs to assist in its search for over 500 new team members. Speedway has announced that it will be holding a number of job fairs in four states as the company looks to hire a slew of new employees. According to reports from HCP Press and The Orlando

Wawa Announces Plans for North Florida Expansion

Wawa has plans to open 30-40 North Florida stores in the coming years. Wawa Inc. has announced that the company has big plans for its expansion into North Florida. According to a report from The Daily Record, Wawa has announces that the company will begin the roll-out of stores with up to five gas station-convenience

Change is On the Horizon for Cumberland Farms

Cumberland Farms has plans to return its focus to retail. Cumberland Farms’ CEO, Ari Haseotes, has announced a number of big changes that are on the horizon for the company. According to a recent report from The Boston Globe, Haseotes is planning a number of changes which will allow the company to return to its

QuikTrip Launches Private Label Credit Card Program

QuikTrip customers can receive special rewards for using the new QuikTrip Credit Card in QuikTrip stores. QuikTrip Corp., in partnership with First Bankcard, a division of First National Bank of Omaha, has launched the new QuikTrip private label credit card program. The new QuikTrip Credit Card, which can be used at any QuikTrip throughout the

QuickChek Opens Second Howell, N.J. Location

The newest QuickChek store in Howell, N.J. is hosting a number of limited time promotions to celebrate the store’s grand opening. On Tues., June 14, 2016, QuickChek opened a new 5,496-square foot store in Howell, N.J., at 4253 Route 9. It is the company’s second location in the township; QuickChek recently opened a new store

Walmart Canada No Longer Accepting Visa

High swipe fees have led Walmart Canada to discontinue its acceptance of Visa branded cards. Walmart Canada has announced that, beginning this summer, the company will no longer accept Visa cards for payment in their stores. According to a report from USA Today, Walmart Canada stated that the change comes in response to Visa’s “unacceptably

Miracles Rarely Happen

By Bill Scott, President, StoreReport LLC Thirty years ago, I lived in a small community between Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas known as Bedford. I was at the height of my career. I had 360 customers who had purchased and were using my software to run their oil distribution companies and convenience stores. I had

McLane Co. Hires New Vice President of Sales

McLane Co. now has a new vice president of sales for three of the company’s accounts. Vito Maurici has been hired as the new vice president of sales for the convenience, military and travel accounts for McLane Co. Inc. “Vito’s proven track record of driving results as well as his deep understanding of our industry,

BRP Highlights the Importance of Omni-Channel Integration

Retailers are making the creation of a seamless shopping experience across channels their top priority. As the face of retail continues to evolve, retailers must progress rapidly if they hope to maintain their customer loyalty. Retail is growing more and more complicated as customers look to a multitude of platforms to do their shopping. The

MFA Oil Co. Supports Operation Homefront

MFA Oil Co. raised $165,000 for Operation Homefront through the company’s second annual charity golf outing. On June 6, farmer-owned cooperative, MFA Oil Co., hosted its second Annual Charity Golf Scramble & Concert at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo., where the company is based. Through the recent charity outing, the company raised

Kroger Convenience Store Brands Launch Summer Promotion

This summer, all Kroger convenience store brands will be participating in Kroger’s It’s Your Great American Summer loyalty promotion. On Thurs., June 16, the Kroger family of convenience store brands will launch the It’s Your Great American Summer promotion. Kwik Shop, Loaf ‘N Jug, Tom Thumb and Turkey Hill will be participating in the Kroger family of

Hershey Reports Company Progress in 2015

Hershey adapted to customers’ changing relationships with food better than ever before in 2015. In its latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, “Shared Goodness,” The Hershey Co. has showcased the progress the company made against a variety of priority issues in 2015. Building on 2014, Hershey made continued progress through a range of efforts supporting

Boston Retail Partners Offers Solutions for POS and EMV Transaction Speed

Boston Retail Partners is addressing retailers’ concerns about how EMV transaction processing times are impacting customer satisfaction. Despite the benefits that EMV presents to many retailers, the new transaction process has had a negative impact on transaction processing times, and many retailers are second-guessing the methods and systems that they have used to implement EMV.

Jack Flash to Open New Vandalia, Ill. Location

The new Jack Flash Stores location in Vandalia, Ill. will offer Shell fuel, including Shell V-Power for high performance engines.  The Sunset 66 store at 1820 Veterans Ave., Vandalia, Ill. is now owned by Jack Flash Stores. The new Jack Flash location is replacing an existing station, and the company intends to earn each customer’s

Parker’s Hosts Hiring Event in South Carolina

Parker’s offered a variety of foodservice and retail career opportunities to attendees of its special hiring event. On Mon., June 13, 2016, Parker’s hosted a special Hiring Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the S.C. Works Beaufort Center in Beaufort, S.C. At the event, the company offered attendees career opportunities in retail as

Kum & Go Opens Marketplace Prototype in Arkansas

Kum & Go customers in Paragould, Ark. have access to a variety of new offerings at the brand’s recently opened Marketplace prototype. On Friday, June 10, 2016, Kum & Go opened the doors of its new store in Paragould, Ark. The newly constructed 6,200+ square-foot store, which features the brand’s new Marketplace design, is located

Cumberland Farms Awards $130,000 in Scholarships

Cumberland Farms recently distributed $130,000 in scholarships among 130 talented high school seniors. Cumberland Farms has once again awarded 130 high school seniors the $1,000 Cumberland Farms “Believe & Achieve” Scholarship. This year’s scholarship presentation marks the 10th consecutive year that the brand has distributed the award. From the launch of its scholarship program a

New Kum & Go to Open in Waukee, Iowa

On Thurs., June 16, Kum & Go will become the first retailer in Waukee, Iowa’s Kettlestone development. Kum & Go is scheduled to open the doors of its newly built store in Waukee, Iowa, at 6 a.m. on Thurs., June 16. The brand new store, located at 3105 Grand Prairie Parkway, features the brand’s Marketplace

Love’s Travel Stops Opens Third Oregon Location

Loves continues to strengthen its store network with the opening of its newest travel stop. Boardman, Ore. is now home to the newest Love’s Travel Stops location. This new travel stop offers drivers in northern Oregon a new place to purchase fuel, snacks and more. The new store is located along Interstate 84 at Exit

NACS Names Applegreen 2016 International Convenience Retailer of the Year

Applegreen’s M1 Lisburn location has earned the company the title of International Convenience Retailer of the Year for its wide array of conveniences and its effective use of space. On June 8, during this year’s International Convenience Retailer Awards gala, NACS awarded the NACS 2016 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award to Applegreen. The

Dover Corp. to Acquire Wayne Fueling Systems

A change in ownership is expected to benefit both Wayne and its customers around the world. Dover Corp. recently entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wayne Fueling Systems. Wayne is a global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation and control technologies, and the company is currently majority-owned by funds managed by Riverstone Holdings LLC. “Today’s

Shell Enters Milti-Year Agreement with Chase

Shell customers paying with Chase credit and debit will soon have the option to use mobile payments at the pump. Shell will now be accepting Chase Pay at its stations across the U.S. as a part of a multi-year agreement that the company recently signed with Chase. Chase Pay is a payment service that lets

TravelCenters of America Acquires Five Convenience Stores

TravelCenters will add five Minit Mart locations in Illinois. TravelCenters of America LLC has officially completed it acquisition of five Illinois convenience stores. This previously disclosed transaction includes the acquisition of five Apollo Markets located in Illinois. TravelCenters has announced plans to rebrand each of these stores to the Minit Mart brand, and all of

Thorntons Renews APT License

Thorntons is continuing to fuel its innovation with Applied Predictive Technologies.  Thorntons has officially renewed its license of Applied Predictive Technologies’ (APT) Test & Learn technologies. Their license agreement includes APT’s Test & Learn for Sites, Test & Learn for Customers and Market Basket Analyzer software. Thorntons joins industry leaders, including Wawa, Sunoco, Maverik and

Walmart Tests Grocery Delivery

Beginning in late June, customers in certain markets will have the chance to order their groceries from Walmart online and have them delivered to their door. In an attempt to keep up with the competition that Amazon has imposed on the grocery market, Walmart has announced plans to launch its own grocery delivery service. According