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New Corner Store Opens in Magnolia, Texas

Officials present $5,000 donation to Magnolia High School. Corner Store held a grand opening celebration today for its newest location in Magnolia at 32502 FM 2978 near the intersection with Egypt Lane. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Pete Linton, regional vice-president of Corner Store, presented Magnolia High School with a check for $5,000 to show

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GetGo Brewing Up Pennsylvania Store Plan

New c-store will offer kitchen-cooked food and beer on site. By David Bennett, Senior Editor GetGo is moving ahead with its plan to construct its newest prototype store—this one outside of Erie, Pa. Officials from Harborcreek Township are reviewing the company’s plan for the 6,100-square-foot c-store and restaurant that is the second proposed GetGo location

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SpeedStop Stores Convert to SuperAmerica

Concerns over BP’s long-term viability in the Midwest prompted change in fuel supplier. Longtime owner and operator of SpeedStop stores, JM Companies is converting its BP-supplied gas stations — except those in Jenkins, Pequot Lakes and Pierz, Minn. —to SuperAmerica convenience stores, as well as at an E-Z Stop store that JM Companies recently acquired.

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Couche-Tard Acquiring The Pantry

Definitive merger agreement strengthening Couche-Tard’s position in attractive Southeastern and Gulf Coast U.S. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. and The Pantry Inc. have announced a definitive merger agreement under which Couche-Tard will acquire The Pantry in an all-cash transaction valued at $36.75 USD per share, with a total enterprise value of approximately $1.7 billion USD, including debt

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GPM Investments Donates $20,000 To Pink Heals

Marks conclusion of successful $1,000,000 scratch card game contest. For GPM Investments LLC, community support is the name of the game when it comes to its $1 Million Scratch Card Game and Charity Donation. GPM’s highly successful $1 Million Scratch Card Game began in 2014. The game afforded GPM the opportunity to simultaneously conduct a

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MFA Oil Announces New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

“Jon’s leadership with our sales and marketing teams, along with the success and growth of APM LLC, our dealer business, has greatly improved MFA Oil,” says MFA Oil president and CEO. MFA Oil has named Jon Ihler as vice president of sales and marketing. Ihler is responsible for overseeing sales, marketing, quality control and oil

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IDDBA Reveals 10 Insights to Watch in 2015

“Evolving tastes, customer demographics, and shopping patterns continue to impact the retail food industry,” says senior education coordinator, IDDBA. Traditional grocery is projected to lose market share to alternative channels, snacking now accounts for one-half of all eating occasions, and bakery shoppers are as worried about high-fructose corn syrup as they are about trans fats,

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CST Brands & CrossAmerica Acquire Landmark Stores

Purchase of 22 stores in San Antonio and Austin is third acquisition in less than three months by CST and CrossAmerica. CST Brands Inc. and CrossAmerica Partners LP have agreed to jointly purchase 22 convenience stores in San Antonio and Austin, Texas from Landmark Industries, the third combined acquisition in less than three months. The

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Sunoco LP Completes Acquisition of Aloha Petroleum

Purchase price approximately $240 million. Sunoco LP has completed the previously announced acquisition of Honolulu, Hawaii-based Aloha Petroleum Ltd. Aloha Petroleum is the largest independent gasoline marketer and one of the largest convenience store operators in Hawaii, with an extensive wholesale fuel distribution network and six fuel storage terminals on the islands. Aloha currently markets

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The Pantry For Sale, Seeks Acquirer

Expected to announce bid winner within days. Convenience store chain The Pantry Inc. is reportedly up for sale, according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper noted that the Cary, N.C. company, which does business primarily under the Kangaroo Express banner, has a market value of $685 million, and using a typical takeover premium, an

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Charlotte Beers To Be 2015 AWMA Expo Women’s Leadership Speaker

“Charlotte Beers has combined her business insight with an innate Southern charm to become highly successful in the competitive world of advertising and marketing,” says AWMA President & CEO. Charlotte Beers, former Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and national advertising agency CEO, will address attendees at the Women’s Leadership Breakfast during

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NOCO Express Opens Grand Island C-store

Store includes U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt and convenient amenities. NOCO Express recently celebrated the grand opening of its newly rebuilt store located at 1898 Whitehaven Road in Grand Island, N.Y. The former 950-square-foot store has been replaced with a brand new 4,000-square-foot store to accommodate the needs of today’s on-the-go customers. Open 24 hours daily, the

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Thorntons Celebrates Dixie Highway Store Reopening

Donates to Kosair Charities. Thorntons recently held a ribbon cutting and check presentation Kosair Charities to celebrate the reopening of its newly renovated 4520 Dixie Highway location at 5 p.m. on Dec. 4. Event attendees included: Tony Harris, president, Thorntons Inc., Scott Love, economic development manager, Louisville Metro Sherry Conner, mayor of Shively Randy Coe,

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7-Eleven Offers Gifts, Holiday Solutions

Whether it’s a last minute present or a missing ingredient, 7-Eleven is open and ready to aid customers over the holidays. The countdown is on to complete shopping before the Dec.25 holiday deadline, and with 6% of shoppers waiting until the last minute, 7‑Eleven stores are ready to meet the needs of these busy people.

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Hispanics’ Purchasing Power Growing

New report shows that Hispanics are responsible for $605 billion in annual U.S. spending. The Partnership for a New American Economy has issued a new report highlighting the important role that both native and foreign-born Hispanics play as consumers, purchasing goods and services that circulate money through the economy and help to grow and sustain

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Casey’s Altering Pizza Delivery, Announces Financial Results

Wells Fargo weighs in on Casey’s pizza plans and financial report. Casey’s General Stores has released its second quarter 2015 EPS (earnings per share) and also recently announced changes to its pizza delivery strategy. Casey’s reported diluted earnings per share of $1.28 for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 ended Oct. 31, 2014, compared to

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Love’s Reveals Holiday Surprises

“We enjoy surprising drivers with our Christmas merchandise and giving them convenient access to popular items that will bring such happiness to the loved ones in their lives,” says Love’s founder and executive chairman. Surprise! That’s the emotion customers might feel when they step into a Love’s over the next few weeks. Love’s Travel Stops

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Rutter’s Employees Celebrate Record-Breaking Year

Rutter’s recognizes employees with honors. Rutter’s corporate employees, store employees and retirees donated $3,000 in toys and cash to local kids, and recognized several exceptional employees at the company’s annual banquet, bringing the company’s record-breaking year to a close. Each employee in attendance donated an unwrapped toy to the Mont Alto Fire Company and the

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Gulf Racing Fuels Named Official Fuel of World Racing League

WRL matches Gulf Racing Fuels to its endurance race cars. From the 27th annual Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis, Gulf Racing Fuels announced that the World Racing League (WRL), a nationwide, class-based endurance racing series, has selected Gulf Racing Fuels as the official fuel for its 2015 races. Gulf will provide track-side fuel

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CrossAmerica Partners LP Acquires Erickson Oil Products

“Along with our partners at CST, we expect to continue to grow the Erickson platform to further expand in the region,” says CEO of CrossAmerica Partners. CrossAmerica Partners LP is purchasing all the outstanding shares of Hudson, Wis.-based Erickson Oil Products Inc. and certain related assets for $85 million, subject to certain closing adjustments. Erickson

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Kangaroo Express Launches “Kash for Kids”

Third-annual in-store fundraiser benefits Junior Achievement programs in Chattanooga, Cleveland, Nashville, Huntsville and north Georgia areas. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc., announced it will invite customers in more than 100 Kangaroo Express convenience stores throughout the Chattanooga, Cleveland, Nashville, Huntsville and north Georgia areas to participate in its third-annual “Kash for Kids” campaign

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Pilot Flying J Opens Three New Stores

New sites are located in Texas, Iowa and Florida. Pilot Flying J has announced the opening of three new travel centers in the month of December in Texas, Iowa and Florida. “Pilot Flying J builds new travel centers at strategic locations across the country to better serve our customers,” Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam

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NAPA Myers Auto Parts Chooses Gulf Racing Fuels

Selects Gulf Racing Fuels because of the new EPA approved Gulf Off Road fuel. Gulf Racing Fuels are now distributed in five states by NAPA Myers Auto Parts of Williston, N.D. NAPA Myers Auto Parts is a full-service wholesale distributor and retailer of automotive parts and accessories. NAPA Myers Auto Parts now offers five and

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Corner Store Hosts 5K Country Run Series

Offers $1 million donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters and local children’s charities. CST Brands, a Fortune 500 convenience chain based in San Antonio, and parent company of Corner Store, has wrapped up its first-ever signature fundraising event, an eight-city 5K fun run series called the Corner Store Country Run. The Country Run raised a

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Wawa Adding Coca-Cola Freestyle in All Locations

Beginning now, and through the end of the year, all new Wawa stores and remodeled locations will include enhanced new self-service cold beverage areas and the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines. Wawa Inc. plans to become the first national retailer in the convenience retail channel to offer Coca-Cola Freestyle chain-wide. Coca-Cola Freestyle is a touchscreen soda fountain

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