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

Walmart to Expand Drive-Up Grocery Service

Greater convenience is on the horizon for Walmart customers. As Internet retailers continue to grow on the grocery market, Walmart is stepping up its game in order to keep up with the competition. According to a report from CNet, Walmart has announced that it will be expanding its drive-up service to eight more U.S. markets

Sunoco LP Acquiring Rattlers Convenience Store Chain

Wholesale motor fuel distribution business also being divested. Navasota, Texas-based Kolkhorst Petroleum is divesting its 14 Rattlers convenience stores and its wholesale motor fuel distribution business to affiliates of Sunoco LP. The 14 stores are located in six counties throughout Central Texas. According to a report by Sealy News, the transaction is set to take

Enmarket Sets Aggressive Fundraising Goal

Enmarket seeks to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the search for a cure for blood cancer. From Wednesday, April 27 to Tuesday, May 31, enmarket will be selling paper icons in its 64 retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The icons are being sold to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma

Wawa Volunteer Center Opens at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Wawa continues its support for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia through a $5 million philanthropic gift. The Wawa Foundation has funded a new Wawa Volunteer Center, which is now open at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The Center was funded by a $5 million philanthropic gift from The Wawa Foundation. The hospital’s existing volunteer

Eby-Brown Adds New Sales and Marketing Executives

Three experienced professionals have been added to Eby-Brown’s sales marketing teams. Eby-Brown is poising for growth by adding three new sales and marketing executives to further the company’s growth in the convenience store distribution and food services market. Eby-Brown is the largest privately held convenience store distributor in the U.S. with annual revenues in excess

Coca-Cola European Partners Registration Declared Effective

A number of Coca-Cola subsidiaries are combining to create the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler. In relation to a previously announced transaction, which will combine Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Coca-Cola Iberian Partners S.A.U (CCIP) and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke GmbH (CCEG), CCE has announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared the Registration Statement of Coca-Cola European

US Foods Acquires Food Genius

US Foods has greater access to foodservice data through its acquisition of Food Genius. US Foods has officially acquired Food Genius, a leading foodservice data and analytics provider. US Foods has also announced that Food Genius team members are being invited to join US Foods. Focused exclusively on foodservice, Food Genius offers a suite of

Stripes and APlus Stores Are Raising Funds for CMN Hospitals

Every year, 10 million sick and injured children benefit from donations made by customers at Stripes and APlus Stores. Stripes Convenience Stores and APlus Stores are once again raising funds to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). Through May 3, 2016, the two chains will ask customers to “Put Their Money Where The Miracles

Wallis Oil Acquires Schnucks Express Stores

As Schnucks moves to focus on its supermarkets, its c-stores get new ownership. Schnucks Express convenience stores in Champaign, Urbana and Savoy, Ill. have been acquired by Wallis Oil Co. of Cuba, Mo., which will begin running the stores on May 2. The News-Gazette reported that Schnucks plans to focus on its supermarket, which it

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