McLane Co. Announces Rollout of Nationwide Supply Chain Solution

As consumers continue to seek better-for-you options, McLane Co. is making it easier for convenience store retailers to provide their customers with these options. McLane Co. Inc. has announced the official rollout of a turnkey solution that will help convenience retailers to provide top quality products to its customers. McLane Kitchen’s Fresh Produce + supply

GasBuddy Announces Leadership Additions

Gas Buddy has added three new members to its leadership team, and it has added 22 new positions company wide.  As GasBuddy continues to move forward with current growth plans, the company has announced that it has made some new additions to its leadership team. These new additions are intended to help drive the company’s

TA Associates Invests in Professional Data Solutions Inc.

As convenience stores continue to increase the variety of items that are sold in-store, it is expected that the need for the solutions provided by PDI will continue to increase. TA Associates has officially completed a majority investment in the leading provider of ERP software and services to the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale marketer

Love’s Partners with Revionics

In an effort to become a one-stop source and to deliver greater value to its customers, Love’s has selected Revionics to assist in price optimization. As a part of the company’s aggressive growth plan, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has selected Revionics Inc. to act as the company’s retail solution provider. Love’s is working

VERC Enterprises Celebrates National Pizza Day With Employee Surprise

VERC works to value its employees who are key in building relationships with customers. VERC Enterprises celebrated May 20—National Pizza Day—by surprising its convenience store employees in all 26 of locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire with a noontime pizza delivery from Papa Gino’s. VERC employees—and a few regular customers—enjoyed a lunchtime break complete

RaceTrac Launches People-Focused Programs

RaceTrac is working to improve its already unique, fun culture for its employees. In an attempt to increase loyalty and engagement among its already enthusiastic workforce, Atlanta-based RaceTrac has launched a number of enhanced people-focused programs. The new programs have been created in response to a 2014 survey of over 7,000 RaceTrac employees. In the

Dairy Queen Enters Coffee Market Competition

Dairy Queen has expanded its iced coffee and frappé offerings nationwide as a part of its summer happy hour promotion. Dairy Queen has announced the national launch of iced coffee and frappés as a part of its new Hardest Working Happy Hour promotion. The Happy Hour promotion will take place at participating U.S. DQ locations

Coca-Cola Enterprises to Create Coca-Cola European Partners

The creation of Coca-Cola European Partners will combine three bottlers to create the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. Shareowners of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. have officially approved the pending transaction to create Coca-Cola European Partners plc. The approval from Coca-Cola Enterprises is a key step in the completion of this transaction. A European Union listing prospectus is

The Coca-Cola Co. Announces Structural Changes and Leadership Promotion

Effective Aug. 1, 2016, the Coca-Cola Co. will be implementing leadership changes and a new international operating structure. In an effort to align its operating units against its global bottling footprint, The Coca-Cola Co. has plans to launch a new streamlined international structure. Additionally, the company is working to promote and develop key Coca-Cola leaders.

Empire Petroleum Acquires Keeman Petroleum

A new acquisition will strengthen Empire’s South Georgia footprint. Empire Petroleum Partners LLC has officially acquired the wholesale distribution rights of Valdosta, Ga.- based Keeman Petroleum Co. Inc. Keeman is a distributor that supplies branded fuel to gas stations primarily in the Southern Georgia and Florida markets, and this acquisition will strengthen Empire’s South Georgia

Sun Capital Partners Acquires Admiral Petroleum & Lemmen Oil

Significant growth opportunities are expected for Admiral & Lemmen through their recent acquisition by Sun Capital Partners. Sun Capital Partners Inc., a private investment firm, has announced that one of its affiliates has completed the acquisition of Admiral Petroleum Co. & Lemmen Oil Co. Admiral, which had been family owned and operated since 1905, is

Leadership and Convenience Store Employees

By Bill Scott, President, StoreReport LLC For over three decades, I have tried, in vain, to identify the method that guides most convenience store operators in the business of managing their employees. Is there a standard manual somewhere that I have neglected to read? Some empirical research that could assist employers in the employee management

Wawa Introduces New “Hero Award”

Wawa is looking to recognize non-profit organizations that help to preserve freedom and empower individuals to become better citizens. The Wawa Foundation has introduced the new “Hero Award,” through which the foundation will honor a non-profit organization serving the greater Philadelphia area. This new award seeks to recognize an organization that assists others and helps

Hershey Debuts New Product Innovations

Hershey is keeping up with consumers’ evolving tastes by creating new products, as well as introducing new takes on fan favorites. The Hershey Co. has announced that it will debut a number of new, innovative confections at this year’s annual Sweets & Snacks Expo, taking place in Chicago from May 24-26, 2016, from the National

Jack Flash Caters to Diesel Truck Customers

New updates at a recently opened Jack Flash Stores location has turned the store into a destination for diesel truck drivers. The final phase of construction on the new Jack Flash Stores location, which opened in Farmersville, Ill. on Jan. 6, 2015, is now officially complete. With the completion of this final phase, this store

New Love’s Opens in Nebraska

The newest Love’s Travel Stops location features made-to-order meal options at any time of day. Love’s has opened the doors to its newest travel stop location in western Nebraska, and it features an IHOP Express restaurant. This new location offers drivers a place to park and access to a variety of driver services, along with

Swiss Farms Announces Summer Promotion

Swiss Farms is helping save customers time and money with fully stocked beach coolers that offer both healthy and indulgent snacks. Swiss Farms has announced the launch of a new summer promotion, Store to Shore. This new promotion will run from May 23 – June 5, and it offers customers a quick and convenient way

Enmarket Combats Childhood Obesity with Partnership for a Healthier America

Convenience stores have enormous opportunity for growth as consumers continue to demand healthier options, and Enmarket has recognized this growth potential and is committed to offering healthier options. Enmarket is demonstrating its commitment to providing consumers healthier choices through a new partnership with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), making Enmarket the sixth convenience store

Dunkin’ Donuts Seeks Gas and C-Store Operators to Sign on as Franchisees

Dunkin’ Donuts is looking to gas and convenience store operators to assist the brand in its expansion throughout Michigan. Dunkin’ Donuts is recruiting franchisees to develop Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout Michigan. The brand is currently searching among qualified gas and convenience store operators in the market to apply for franchises. The brand is offering flexible

McLane Joins The Partnership for a Healthier America

McLane is working to make America healthier by launching more affordable, healthy private label products. McLane Company Inc. is demonstrating its commitment to making healthy choices easier for families by becoming the first grocery and chain restaurant distributor to sign on as a partner of The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA). As part of

Parker’s Fuels Education through Recent $8,000 Donation

In recognition of the value that Effingham County, Ga. places on education, Parker’s had presented the schools in this community a check for $8,000.    On May 6, as a part of the company’s Fueling the Community program, during a special celebration, Parker’s presented a check for $8,000 to Bulloch County Public Schools. The check

Warnings to Appear on Sugary Beverage Advertisements

Despite efforts made by a number of industry groups, the new law mandating that sugary beverage ads must be accompanied by warning labels will soon take effect in San Francisco. A new law that is intended to inform and protect consumers from the hazardous effects that may occur from excessive consumption of sugary beverages will

Parker’s Hires Construction Project Manager

Parker’s has chosen an experienced contractor and manager for the position of construction project manager. Savannah, Ga.-based Parker’s recently hired Andrew Udinsky to oversee the construction of new stores and the renovation of existing stores as the company’s new construction project manager. An experienced contractor and manager, Udinsky excels at leading building projects to a

Tecate Light Launches Summer Soccer Program

Tecate Light will help drive traffic for its retail partners through the brand’s summer promotion. Tecate Light has announced a new partnership with Chivas del Guadalajara, one of the most followed soccer clubs in the Americas. As a part of this partnership, Tecate Light will sponsor four of the club’s premier summer matches in the

7-Eleven Celebrates Shark Week

7-Eleven is bringing the excitement of Shark Week to a whole new level with a new eight week promotion. 7-Eleven has announced the launch of a massive eight week promotion that will embody the spirit of the Discovery Cannel’s Shark Week, which airs Sunday, June 26 through Sunday, July 3. Participating 7-Eleven locations will feature