Speedway and McLane Co. Reach Service Agreement

A new partnership will help Speedway continue its growth in new markets. McLane Co. Inc. will now service Speedway stores in the Eastern and Southeastern U.S., as a result of a recently signed multi-year service agreement between Speedway LLC and McLane. “McLane has demonstrated both the efficiency and flexibility to rapidly absorb new stores. They

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VP Racing Becomes the Official Fuel of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series

The Ultimate Super Late Model Series is helping promote VP Racing Fuels’ consistency and superior quality. A new multi-year agreement has made VP Racing Fuels the Official Fuel of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series (USLMS). This sponsorship names VP the preferred fuel for USLMS racers. VP Racing will also benefit from brand exposure at

Tecate Light is Launching its Champions Night Campaign

Tecate Light will drive sales through a month long advertising campaign. On March 1, Tecate Light, one of the fastest growing imported light beer in the U.S., will launch its Champions Night campaign. This fully-integrated, 360-degree campaign will inspire excitement in boxing fans over Tecate’s partnership with boxing. The campaign will include national TV advertising,

Why Restrooms Matter

C-stores can make a good impression on patrons by maintaining clean and well-equipped facilities. By Traci Dawn Carneal, Contributing Editor Will the state of your restrooms put you out of business? Probably not, but why give consumers a reason not to buy? With competition for sales dollars on the rise and foodservice a common offering,

QuickChek Employees Get A Raise

The convenience store chain boosts its starting salary as it continues to focus on investing in its employees. As of Feb. 1, QuickChek has raised its starting salary to $10 an hour. The move follows other convenience store chains, such as Sheetz, Wawa and Rutter’s, that have announced increased wages for employees as chains look

Sheetz Charity Gets Updated Name

A Sheetz employee-run charity is changing its name to better reflect its mission. Sheetz Family Charities Inc., a Sheetz employee-run charity is changing its name to Sheetz For The Kidz. For the past 23 years, the charity has worked to make the holiday season brighter for children in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and

Golden Pantry Supports Make-A-Wish Foundation

Exceeds original goal by $2,000 thanks to the generosity of c-store customers and team members. Golden Pantry Food Stores Inc. raised $25,000 selling Make-A-Wish Stars and donated the proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation this week. The Athens, Ga.-based convenience store chain’s 39 locations, which are spread across Georgia, are proud to have come together to

The Coca-Cola Foundation Supports the Community

The Coca-Cola Foundation donated nearly $85 million to support a number of initiatives in 2015. Nearly 300 organizations received financial support from The Coca-Cola Foundation in 2015. The foundation donated $84.5 million in grants which will benefit communities across more than 70 countries and territories. Approximately 95% of the grants are focused on The Coca-Cola

Rutter’s Sells Winning Powerball Ticket

Winner of the $100,000 prize has yet to be identified. The Rutter’s Farm Store at 509 Greenbrier Road, York, Pa. sold a $100,000 winning lottery ticket, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery. While there weren’t any jackpot winners from Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, there was a winning ticket from Rutter’s ‘store 47’ that matched four of the

Sunoco Redefines Sourcing Process

Information gained through solutions offered to Sunoco by SciQuest will help the company to make strategic expansion decisions. Sunoco LP has announced that it will be replacing its current procurement tools with SciQuest Inc.’s entire source-to-settle suite, which will completely redefine Sunoco’s sourcing process. Sunoco, which has recently completed a series of acquisitions, recognized the

Wawa Continues to Support Environmental Community Service

Applications for the annual Environmental Community Service Award are now available. Wawa, 6abc and the environmental law firm Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLC (MGKF) are once again presenting the annual Environmental Community Service Award. The award is now celebrating its 11th year of supporting environmental programs that improve the local community. The goal of

United Pacific Relocates Corporate Headquarters

United Pacific has purchased land from SARES•REGIS Group to construct a new corporate headquarters and provide greater convenience to its employees. Douglas Park at Long Beach Airport will soon be the home of the new headquarters for United Pacific, formerly known as United Oil. The 2.65 acre lot, acquired from SARES•REGIS Group (SRG), provides a

Allied Brand Capital Becomes Affiliate Partner to BPAMA

A new partnership is expected to hold benefits for both Allied Brand Capital and BPAMA, along with their clients. Allied Brand Capital (ABC) is now one of the newest Affiliate Partners under the BPAMA Affiliate Member Program. “BPAMA is a powerhouse of knowledge in the petroleum marketing business and one of the most effective Associations

How C-Stores Can Save on Operating Costs

ACC is offering new savings strategies to c-store chains to help stores save on day-to-day operating costs. A new cost reduction program from Alliance Cost Containment (ACC) has been introduced to the retail grocery and convenience store industry. The new program, which is being referred to as C-Store Savings, offers chains that operate 10 or

Flyers Energy Expands into the High Desert

Flyers Energy has made a number of acquisitions in the past two years, and the company has plans for furthering its expansion efforts. Flyers Energy LLC has finalized its acquisition of Hesperia, Calif.-based RE Goodspeed & Sons Distributing, a Chevron lubricants distributor. Goodspeed comprises cardlocks, bulk fuel, bulk lubricant services and transportation. Both Flyers and

New Sheetz Commercial Warns Against Making Assumptions

The newly released Sheetz commercial uses donkeys to show consumers what happens when they make erroneous assumptions about Sheetz’ foodservice. North Carolina-based Tattoo Projects is helping Sheetz to battle the assumption that a gas station can’t serve high quality food. In a continuation of their nine-year Agency of Record relationship, Sheetz and Tattoo Projects have

Jack Flash to Open Central Illinois Store

The new Jack Flash store will give customers access to Shell’s Fuel Rewards Network. Belleville, Ill. will soon be home to the 11th central Illinois Jack Flash store. A new Jack Flash convenience store and Shell gas station are slated to be constructed. The new store will be: Located on IL Rt. 15 across from

Former President of Pilot Flying J Indicted

Eight other former employees are facing indictments. Mark Hazelwood, the former president of Pilot Flying J was indicted Tuesday, Feb. 9, in connection with the ongoing investigation into a federal rebate scheme that came to light after a raid on the company’s Knoxville headquarters in 2013. According to a report by the Tennessean, Hazelwood is

How to Curb Employee Theft

Encouraging best practices among employees requires effective training, monitoring and accountability. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Superior cash management and loss prevention strategies begin with best practices in labor management, including employee training, monitoring and accountability. A recent report from Retail Knowledge, a retail fraud and loss prevention firm, indicated that over the past three

VERC Provides Grants to Trinity Catholic Academy

A total of $1,000 has been awarded to Trinity Catholic Academy. With the help of ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program, VERC Enterprises has provided two checks for $500 to Trinity Catholic Academy in Brockton, Mass. Funded by the ExxonMobil Corporation and Global Partners LP, the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide local retailers an

Wells Fargo Releases Fourth Quarter Beverage Industry Results

U.S. beverage sales are strong, but it is not strictly smooth sailing in the current market. A new report from Wells Fargo has revealed the state of the beverage industry from the fourth quarter 2015. The new report shows that, despite strong industry sales, certain markets may continue to struggle in the coming year. Some

Minit Mart Expands California Presence

Minit Mart continues in its efforts to provide a positive experience for travelers. TravelCenters of America LLC is expanding its network of Minit Mart stores. The expansion is underway, as the company has opened the new Minit Mart Wheeler Ridge, Calif. The new store is located at I-5, Exit 219A/219B (5615 Laval Road) in Arvin,

Three Industry Trends for Leading Convenience Stores to Consider

Convergence of store concepts, a focus on fresh foods and the impact of changing regulations. By Mark Dunson, President, Retail Solutions, Emerson Climate Technologies The convenience store space is continuing to evolve to keep up with industry trends and consumer demands. Today, some retailers are expanding their footprints, others are narrowing to niche markets, and some may even

VP Racing Has a New Quality Control Manager

VP Racing’s new Quality Control Manager will help quality remain at the forefront of the company’s growth. Anna Crowder has been appointed as the Quality Control Manager for VP Racing Fuels Inc. In her new position, Crowder will report to Chris Taylor, Director of Specialty Chemicals, and will be responsible for overseeing the ISO certification

Schwan’s Food Service Creates New Position

Jeffrey Swinton has plans to help Schwan’s Food Service and its partners to drive success by developing new food offerings and service platforms. Schwan’s Food Service Inc. has appointed Jeffrey Swinton as the new senior director of sales, convenience stores and national accounts. This newly created position reflects the company’s dedicated commitment to these important

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