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Speculators Unload Long Positions in Gasoline Contract

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric. Speculators holding positions in the U.S. gasoline contract unwound 30% of their bets that gasoline prices in the United States would increase, with the gasoline contract dropping to a 3-1/2 month low mid-July as the market looks to higher refinery runs offsetting peak seasonal demand. Nearest delivered

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Rattler’s Poised For Growth

The Texas chain is upping its game online while perfecting a grab-and-go concept. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor. Rattler’s Convenience Stores, with 11 locations in Texas, is set to renovate one of its earliest stores located near its company headquarters in Navasota, Texas, doubling the location’s size to accommodate today’s competitive market. The chain is

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7-Eleven Increases Franchise Incentive For Military Veterans

Recent veterans enjoy a 20% franchising-fee discount. Recognized as “military friendly” by multiple veterans’ organizations and publications, 7-Eleven Inc. is serious about growing its franchisee ranks with qualified military veterans. The world’s largest convenience retailer has increased its franchising-fee discount to 20% capped at $50,000 as an added incentive for qualified veterans who have left

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CITGO Launches Second Annual Fueling Education Promotion

Eighty-four educators to receive $1,000 in school supplies. Helping teachers and students succeed in the classroom is the foundation of the CITGO Fueling Education Promotion, a program that offers teachers, student teachers and PTA/PTO members a chance to win $1,000 in school supplies for their classrooms. Now through Oct. 19, 2014, eligible K-12 public school

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Buc-ee’s Sues B&B Grocery Over Similar Mascot

Buc-ee’s claims the “Frio Beaver” logo infringes on its Beaver logo and mascot. Convenience store chain Buc-ee’s Ltd. is suing B&B Grocery Inc. and Anica B. Joran, individually and as a member of Austin Logo Designs LLC, for using a beaver mascot in its logo that is similar to Buc-ee’s, the Southeast Texas Record reported.

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Susser Provides Second Quarter 2014 Operating Results

Earnings conference call set for Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. EST. Susser Holdings Corp. and Susser Petroleum Partners LP provided partial operating results for the second quarter and first half of 2014. Susser Holdings expects to report: Merchandise—Same-store merchandise sales growth of approximately 4% for the second quarter, which included the Easter holiday, versus growth

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Parker’s Opens 36th C-Store

New location offers a drive-through window. Parker’s recently held the official Grand Opening of the company’s new store in Statesboro, Ga. at 1588 Brampton Ave., with local officials and Chamber of Commerce leaders in attendance. It is the company’s 36th store in the Georgia and South Carolina area. “It’s a beautiful store, with a great

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Pilot Agrees to $92 Million Penalty

The company avoids criminal prosecution with agreement. Pilot Flying J has reached a settlement with federal prosecutors in which it will accept responsibility for the criminal conduct of its employees and agreed to pay $92 million in penalties. The Knoxville, Tenn.-based company had been accused of defrauding its trucking customers on fuel rebates. The settlement,

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Wawa Celebrates Ground Breaking of Fort Myers Locations

First Fort Myers stores set to open in spring, 2015. Wawa is “flying” into Fort Myers, Fla. and is set to share details about the expansion into southwest Florida through a Community Partnership Lunch. The event will be held immediately following Wawa’s groundbreaking event of its first Fort Myers store, which is set to open

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7-Eleven Celebrates 87th Birthday

Free Slurpee Drink Day is just the beginning of 7-Eleven’s weeklong birthday bash. 7-Eleven is celebrating its 87th birthday with a full week (actually eight days) of free offers, beginning Friday, July 11, or 7-Eleven Day. Except this time, instead of guests bringing presents to the birthday party, they’re receiving them as a thank-you from

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Redwood Markets Implements Technology To Enhance Customer Loyalty

“This opportunity will give us the ability to connect with our consumers in a new way,” says Redwood Oil’s president. Redwood Oil has launched anew digital and mobile marketing strategy. Redwood Oil Co. partnered with OpenStore by GasBuddy to build customer loyalty and drive in-store sales. OpenStore gives Redwood Markets the ability to reach drivers

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Stripes Launches New Environmentally-Safe Parking Area

New truck parking area uses recycled materials. Stripes is paving the way for the future of truck stops with its first installation of a new environmentally-safe truck parking area in Refugio, Texas. Recently, Stripes replaced its over-the-road truck parking lot at a Stripes located in South Texas with a new technology called TRUEGRID, a product

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Ryko Solutions Names Toubia Senior Director of Professional Services

“Under Sam’s leadership, we expect an even greater focus in implementing a consistent series of strategic business initiatives….” says Ryko Solutions CEO. Ryko Solutions Inc., the operator of the car wash industry’s largest nationwide managed services organization, has selected Sam Toubia to be the company’s senior director of professional services. In this key new role

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Duskiewicz Takes The Helm At Nice N Easy

Following Founder John MacDougall’s passing, his right hand man assumes leadership of the business. Fran Duskiewicz has taken the helm as president and CEO of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, following the passing of founder and CEO John MacDougall in June. “A few years ago, when John started experiencing health issues, he forged an agreement

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Kum & Go Opens New Store in Oklahoma

Eco-friendly store offers more food and fuel options. Kum & Go has opened a new convenience store at Ninth Street and Speer Avenue in Sapulpa, Okla. This 5,000-square-foot store, which offered $1 fresh pizza slices during opening week, replaces a smaller store at 709 N. Ninth Street. The location opened on June 27. The new

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Parker’s Names Wayne Reed As District Manager

Expands district manager team to manage growth. Parker’s has named Wayne Reed as District Manager. In his new position, Reed will oversee the company’s six stores in Beaufort County, South Carolina, part of Parker’s 36 stores in Georgia and the Lowcountry. “We are excited to welcome Wayne to the Parker’s family,” said Greg Parker, president

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Global Oil Prices Pressured as Geopolitical Concerns Ease

By Brian Milne, energy editor for Schneider Electric. Global oil prices are down $5 bbl from early June as the market retraces a spike in value to a nine-month high triggered by concern over supply disruptions in Iraq by a Sunni militant group, with the market erasing the geopolitical premium caused by the threat. The

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Weather and Rising Gas Prices Hurt Convenience Store Visits

Loyalty on the rise in the first quarter of 2014, reports NPD Group. Blame the weather and rising gas prices for the decline in visits to convenience stores in the first quarter of 2014, according to The NPD Group, a global information company. Traffic to convenience stores decreased by 3.5% in the first three months

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Atlas Oil Acquires More Than 80 Houston Fuel Customers

Acquires Dennis Trigg portfolio of business. Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Co. has acquired the Dennis Trigg portfolio of business in the greater Houston, Texas area as part of the national fuel supply, logistics and services company’s extensive growth plan. Atlas Oil Company Chairman and CEO Sam Simon made the announcement. Through the acquisition of this

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7-Eleven Partners With Nexxus Group

7-Eleven to use Nexxus Group’s SBT program to manage newspaper category invoices. 7-Eleven Inc. has signed an agreement with The Nexxus Group to employ that company’s scan-based trading (SBT) process to handle payments with its newspaper distributors. The Nexxus Group will use its proprietary SBT program to manage the newspaper category invoices for more than

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Love’s Travel Stop Re-Opens in Erick, Okla.

The rebuilt Love’s features additional amenities for professional drivers. Love’s Travel Stops opened a brand new travel stop in Erick, Okla., on I-40, Exit 7, on Thursday, June 26. The location replaces the Love’s that opened in Erick in 1989. The new travel stop offers additional items and services for professional drivers, including four diesel

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7-Eleven Debuts Doritos Loaded

Mtn Dew Solar Flare joins Big Gulf fountain drinks. 7-Eleven Inc. and PepsiCo have announced the national launch of two complementary food and beverage product innovations for 7-Eleven customers this summer. The two companies are launching Doritos Loaded, a bold, new snack sensation, and Mtn Dew Solar Flare, the first-ever exclusive Mountain Dew flavor for

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CITGO, Six Flags Fuel Good With Summer Discounts

Local Illinois and Wisconsin CITGO marketers provide customers with Six Flags giveaways. CITGO Petroleum Corp. and its local CITGO marketers in Wisconsin and Illinois are giving loyal customers discounts on park admission to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill. during the Six Flags Fueling Good Summer Discount promotion. Amusement park fans are encouraged to

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Mercury Fuels Partners With VP Racing Fuels

Distributor to help expand VP presence in Northeast. VP Racing Fuels Inc. announced its newest retail brand partner—Mercury Fuel Service Inc., based in Waterbury, Conn. Mercury distributes wholesale gasoline and fuel oil throughout Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts while servicing 75 branded retail locations, each of which will be on the table for rebranding with

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7-Eleven and Coca-Cola Celebrate 2014 FIFA World Cup

“Thanks to the support of Coca-Cola, this promotion marks the first time we’ve had anywhere near 35,000 7-Eleven stores participating in one event at the same time,” says executive vice president of 7-Eleven. Big things happen when you combine the world’s most iconic brand and the world’s largest convenience retailer with the most widely viewed

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