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Thorntons Launches Swipe & Score Sweepstakes

Refreshing Rewards members can win big now through April 1. Now that Thorntons has officially launched Swipe & Score Sweepstakes, registered Refreshing Rewards members can swipe their card for a chance to win one of thousands of prizes, including a trip to Football’s Final Showdown. Swipe & Score Sweepstakes runs now through April 1 and

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Global Partners LP Acquires Warren Equities

Some 147 Xtra Mart Convenience Stores included in assets. Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. announced today the successful closing on the sale of Warren Equities Inc.,which is owned by The Warren Alpert Foundation (the “Foundation”). Through Warren’s subsidiaries, Warex Terminals Corp. Inc. and Drake Petroleum Co. Inc., the company operates 147 Xtra Mart convenience stores,

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7-Eleven Selects New Digital Agency of Record

Partners with T3. 7-Eleven Inc. has announced T3, an independent innovation agency, as its new digital agency of record. T3 and 7-Eleven began working together in 2012 on the retailer’s award-winning app. “7-Eleven has been a great partner during the past few years we have worked with the company,” said Ben Gaddis, chief innovation officer

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Low Gas Prices Boosting In-Store Sales

Wells Fargo outlines category gains. From soft drinks to salty snacks, c-stores closed out 2014 with gains across a number of in-store categories. Soft Drink Sales Total carbonated soft drinks (CSDs)—excluding energy—dollar sales in the U.S. c-store channel were up a solid 3.6% ( up 2.1% for prior 12 weeks) during the four-week period ending

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Mad Max Growing Retail Assets With Acquisition of O’Connor Oil

The Wisconsin convenience store company is feeling pretty good after adding four new c-stores, but the deal to acquire O’Connor’s jobber operations creates a host of opportunities. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Mad Max Convenience Stores is set for an aggressive expansion. This fall it purchased the assets of O’Connor Oil Co., growing its footprint

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VERC Enterprises Presents Grant To High School

Raymond J. Grey Junior High School in Acton gains $500 grant funded by the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance. VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, recently presented Raymond J. Grey Junior High School in Acton with a check for $500, a grant made possible through the

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Poma Oil and Redwood Coast Petroleum Sold to Flyers Energy

Flyers Energy continues strategic acquisition push. Flyers Energy LLC has acquired the assets and business operations of both Bloomington, Calif.-based Poma Distributing Co. Inc. and Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Redwood Coast Petroleum, and related entities. These acquisitions come on the heels of Flyers’ acquisitions of California marketer Redding Oil and Nevada marketer Allied Washoe, both completed

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Turkey Hill Donates $102,000 To Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation

“If it had not been for Turkey Hill Minit Markets sponsoring us over the past two years, we may not even be in existence,” says Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation chairman. Turkey Hill Minit Markets presented a donation check for over $102,000 to the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation in a ceremony on Dec. 18 at the Turkey Hill

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Kum & Go Opens Two New Stores in Will Rogers Archway

New eco-friendly store features fresh food and a variety of fuel options. Kum & Go has opened two new convenience stores in Vinita, Okla. These stores are located on the Will Rogers Turnpike (767 East Will Rogers Parkway) and are part of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Oasis at the Vinita interchange. The stores are part

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Wawa Opening Stores in Palm Beach County

Wawa continues Florida expansion. Wawa has announced it will break ground on its first stores in Palm Beach County in 2016, with more details to come in late January, PalmBeachPost.com reported. The chain has not said where the stores will be located. Wawa has more than 675 stores in six states. The company has opened

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Aloha To Keep Brand Name

Following acquisition by Sunoco LP, Aloha Petroleum to retain brand name. Aloha Petroleum, the largest independent gasoline marketer and one of the largest convenience-store operators in Hawaii, will retain its brand name following its acquisition by Sunoco LP, according to a report by OPIS. OPIS noted this is different from the brand strategy Sunoco adopted

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GPM Investments Acquiring Eight One Stop Food Stores

Stores to convert to the Scotchman brand. GPM Southeast, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GPM Investments LLC, signed an agreement with Arey Oil Co. Inc., to acquire eight convenience stores with gasoline sales. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015. This retail brand acquisition will add to GPM’s existing portfolio

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WatchGuard Outlines Information Security Trends In 2015

From passwords and the Internet of Everything to nation state cyber warfare and jumping mobile malware, WatchGuard helps you gain some security perspective for 2015. WatchGuard Technologies, a leader in multi-function firewalls, revealed its annual security predictions for 2015. Along with its latest predictions, which examine the likelihood of common network security prophecies next year,

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Breaking News: Billy Milam To Become RaceTrac President in 2015

Max Lenker says goodbye after 40 years of service to RaceTrac. RaceTrac Petroleum announced today that Billy Milam is set to take on the role of RaceTrac’s president, effective Jan. 1, 2015. “The ringing in of a new year allows us all to reminisce about the successes of our past, but more importantly, it allows

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Enmark Contest Benefits Nonprofits

Four winners to be announced in January. Enmark Stations is selecting four nonprofit organizations to benefit from the 2015 Encourage Health Series based on a Facebook contest. Any Savannah, Ga. area registered 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education is encouraged to enter. To be eligible, the

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Spinx Partners With Piedmont Natural Gas

Adds compressed natural gas refueling facilities at Anderson, S.C. store. The Spinx Co. and Piedmont Natural Gas announced an agreement to add a Piedmont compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station at a Spinx convenience store location. Piedmont will lease space at an existing Spinx store located at the corner of Pearman Dairy Road and West

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Cumberland Farms Offers Free Coffee For The Holidays

C-store customers get free hot dispensed beverages when they stop into their local Cumberland Farms location at select times. On Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and the wee-hours of Jan. 1, guests can enjoy a free hot dispensed beverage, or iced coffee, according to the Sun Sentinel. From 8 a.m. to midnight on Christmas Day, stores

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Dunkin’ Donuts Adds New Menu Items for 2015

Introduces a New Year’s Twitter sweepstakes. As 2014 comes to a close, Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced two new menu items to help keep on-the-go guests running into the New Year: the Chocolate Croissant and the Tomato Mozzarella Supreme Bagel. Dunkin’ Donuts also launched a special New Year’s themed Twitter sweepstakes to help coffee lovers brew

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Tedeschi Donates To Life is Good Playmakers Foundation, SSYMCA

Employees give donations through Jeans for Charity. Over the years through Jeans for Charity, a program that collects donations when employees wear jeans on Fridays, Tedeschi Food Shops’ employees have contributed to local and national non-profit organizations. In the past, Tedeschi’s has donated to the Friendship Home, St. Vincent DePaul, the Women’s Place Crisis Center

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GetGo Opens 24-Hour Location in Mentor, Ohio

The new 24-hour Mentor GetGo offers a wide-ranging menu of meal options. GetGo continues to bring the best in food, fuel and convenience with the grand opening of its newest location on Dec. 18, 2014. Located at 7750 Reynolds Road in Mentor, Ohio the new store celebrated with a ribbon cutting event at 9 a.m.,

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CITGO, Flash Market, Core Mark Sponsor MDA Event

Local CITGO marketer raises $40,000 to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association. On Dec. 4, local CITGO Marketer Flash Market Inc., Core Mark and CITGO Petroleum Corp. hosted the 10th annual Passport to a Cure event featuring keynote speaker Zack Arnold, director and producer of GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story, which follows the life of a

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Pilot Flying J Announces Kyle Cones as 2014 Road Warrior Winner

Professional driver and U.S. Army veteran wins $10,000. Pilot Flying J has announced that Sandia Park, New Mexico, resident and professional driver Kyle Cones is the 2014 Road Warrior winner. As the winner, Cones, a U.S. Army veteran and driver for Pride Transport, will receive a $10,000 check from Pilot Flying J. After months of

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Sheetz Debuts New Store

“We are honored to grow that existing connection with the Lancaster community,” says Sheetz CEO. Sheetz Convenience Store opens a new location in Lancaster, Pa., to increase convenience for customers in Lancaster County. Located at 2425 Old Philadelphia Pike, the new store will give people in Lancaster a new location for great food and drinks.

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TA Opens New Location in Lincoln, Ala.

“We continue to look to add locations to the network that have the space and potential for us to offer drivers a wide variety of amenities and services,” says TravelCenters president and CEO. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced the expansion of its

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Empire Petroleum Acquires 13 CST Locations In Colorado

“The acquisition further solidifies our relationship with Valero,” says Empire’s vice president of mergers & acquisitions. Empire Petroleum Partners LLC has successfully acquired 13 former CST Corner Store locations in the State of Colorado from CST Brands Inc. The purchase of these 13 CST locations is in addition to the 28 former CST locations acquired

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