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MacNeil Wash Systems Establishes Tech Program

Howard Cooper rejoins company to serve distributors and growing customer base. MacNeil Wash Systems has established the MacNeil Tech, an expanded technical support program designed to assist distributors and customers with product and parts selection questions. The technical support program is staffed by highly trained and qualified technicians that are available 24/7 by calling (855)

Pilot Flying J Named Best Place To Work

Knoxville News Sentinel Reader’s Choice Poll recognizes Pilot Flying J. Pilot Flying J has been voted the ‘Best Place to Work’ in the category of companies with more than 50 employees by the readers of the Knoxville News Sentinel, the daily newspaper in Knoxville, Tenn., where Pilot Flying J is headquartered. The designation was announced

Parker’s Presents $1,500 Check to Liberty County Schools

“We’re deeply committed to giving back to every community where Parker’s does business,” says CEO of Parker’s. Parker’s presented a $1,500 Fueling the Community check to Liberty County Schools as part of a larger unrestricted charitable contribution to area schools in South Carolina and Georgia. Parker’s president and CEO Greg Parker officially presented  the donation

Rutter’s Ends the Year With Recognition Ceremony

Toy drive collects 200 toys for Salvation Army of York and Mont Alto Fire Co. Rutter’s manager and guests of honor gathered together to round out another year of dedication and hard work with a ceremony to recognize the employees of the year. Most of the evening was dedicated to celebrating and rewarding the excellent

RGIS and Retail Control Group Announce Partnership

Companies combine resources to provide expert physical inventory and shrink reduction best practices. RGIS LLC, the market leader in physical inventory services, and Retail Control Group (RCG), the industry’s leading store operations and shrink control consultancy, announced a new partnership to provide profit improvement services to the retail industry. For more than 25 years, the

Target Rocked By Credit Card Breach

Retail giant breached over Black Friday weekend. Target Corp. has confirmed a data breach that may have affected about 40 million customer credit card and debit card accounts between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, which included Black Friday weekend, one of the biggest shopping times of the year. The breach occurred on a national level

TravelCenters Completes Minit Mart Purchase

The 31 locations are set to keep the same convenience store banner post acquisition. TravelCenters of America LLC has closed on its purchase of 31 Minit Mart convenience stores with gas stations for $67.9 million, the Associated Press reported. This week the company noted that it plans to continue operating the stores under the “Minit

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Pro Reps To Represent Server Products In Southern California

“I am confident this new strategic business relationship will create value for all our customers in Southern California,” says Server Products’ director of sales & marketing. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, Pro Reps will be Server Products’ professional representation to the foodservice industry in Southern California. With 12 outside sales people and 10 more support staff

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7-Eleven Introduces Gifts For Millennials

From toys to tech, 7-Eleven targets Gen Y gift givers and receivers with pop culture, gadgets, games and gift cards. The holidays are full of surprises, and 7-Eleven stores’ variety of gift options this season is a pleasant one. To appeal to Gen Y, or millennial-age, (born between 1980 and 2000) shoppers, the retailer’s selection

Susser Announces $150 Million Increase In Revolving Credit Facility

“This increase provides added capacity as we plan for future growth,” says CEO of Susser Petroleum Partners. Susser Petroleum Partners LP (SUSP), a wholesale distributor of motor fuels, announced that it increased the aggregate lender commitments under its revolving credit facility by $150 million to a total of $400 million.  SUSP retains the ability to

BP Completes Commissioning of Whiting Refinery Units

Commissioning of new, state-of-the-art coker marks final major milestone in refinery upgrading project. BP has announced that all of the major new units associated with the Whiting modernization project have been successfully brought on stream.  The start-up of the new 102,000 barrel per day coker in mid-November marked the last major milestone of the multi-year,

Private Label, National Brands Have Opportunity For Mutual Growth

New IRI report shows private label and national brands each showing areas of strength. About one year ago, Information Resources Inc. (IRI) predicted that private label in the U.S. had hit a proverbial glass ceiling. This prediction has proven true, at least at the macro level, according to the latest IRI Times & Trends, “Private

Twelve C-Store/Gas Stations For Sale In Texas

SDI Petroleum partners with NRC to divest properties in sealed bid sale. SDI Petroleum LLC selling 12 convenience store/gas stations in Texas through a sealed bid sale. The convenience stores are being sold without a c-store brand, but with a fuel brand  and may be sold with or without fuel supply. The bid deadline is

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Experian Study Shows Email Volume Growing

Email volume increased nearly 13% Q3 2013. Experian Marketing Services, a global provider of integrated consumer insight and targeting, data quality and cross-channel marketing, showed that overall email volume increased 12.7% in Q3 2013 versus Q3 2012, according to the Experian Marketing Services 2013 Q3 Email Benchmark Report. The cross-channel marketing leader also found that

NRF Reacts To Swipe Fee Settlement Approval

“The settlement permanently ties the hands of thousands of businesses who wanted nothing to do with this misguided case, and a decision to approve it violates established law and common sense,” says NRF spokesperson. The National Retail Federation noted its disappointment after U.S. District Court Judge John Gleeson, on Friday, Dec. 13, approved an estimated

Consumers Petroleum Raises Over $114,000 For MDA

CITGO Marketer Hosts 20th annual MDA Golf Tournament. Local CITGO Marketer Consumers Petroleum raised more than $114,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at its 20th Annual MDA Golf Tournament. Consumers Petroleum was joined by 54 generous vendors and 110 golfers at the Great River Golf Club on Oct. 1, 2013, all of whom came

Kum & Go Opens New Convenience Store in Springfield

New eco-friendly store features fresh food and a variety of fuel options. Kum & Go has opened a new 5,000-square-foot convenience store in Springfield, Mo., at 609 E. Elm St. The new store is approximately 2,000 square feet larger than the previous store, which was razed to make way for the spacious, eco-friendly building. The

Love’s Travel Stops Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

Company also donates $10,000 to help raise awareness. Love’s Travel Stops has announced a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness among professional truck drivers and travel stop employees to combat human trafficking in our country. Love’s also donated $10,000 to help TAT with the costs of producing

Consumers To Increase Holiday Shopping At C-Stores

More than one in five consumers plan to buy more gift cards (23%), small presents or stocking stuffers (21%) and small items like tape and batteries (22%) more often at c-stores. Harried consumers seeking to complete their holiday shopping say that they will rely more on convenience stores this year for quick snacks, stocking stuffers,

Sheetz Jumps To No. 8 On Best Places To Work List

For the 12th straight year, Sheetz is honored on the Pennsylvania list. Sheetz Convenience Restaurants significantly improved its standing as a top employer in Pennsylvania with a move to number eight on the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania list of large companies. This is the 12th consecutive year for Sheetz to be recognized—something only

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Murphy USA Opens First Arkansas E15 Station

With the addition of the Arkansas station, there are now more than 60 stations in 12 states registered to offer E-15. Today, Dec. 11, Murphy USA opened the first E15 (15% ethanol, 85% gasoline) station in Arkansas. It is located at 2720 N. West Avenue in El Dorado. The Arkansas station is also the second

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CSA Welcomes New Vendor

CAF outdoor cleaning products are now available to Phillips 66 branded locations. Convenience Store Alliance (CSA), the Phillips 66 branded retailer buying program, continues to support independent retailers by adding CAF Environmental Solutions (CAF) as the outdoor cleaning preferred vendor. M/A/R/C Research studies show that after street price, cleanliness is the number one reason customers

Marianne Cooper To Keynote Women’s Leadership Breakfast At AWMA

Cooper acted as lead researcher for the book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg. The American Wholesale Marketers Association (AWMA) announced that sociologist and women’s work expert Marianne Cooper will be the keynote speaker at the AWMA Women’s Leadership Initiative Kickoff Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 27, at the 2014 AWMA

Consumer Pessimism Lingers

Women and consumers aged 50+ are the most pessimistic about the economy, according to a recent survey. Despite relatively low gas prices, consumers still aren’t feeling great about the economy. For the fourth straight month at least three in five consumers (61%) say that they are pessimistic about economic prospects, according the latest monthly NACS

The Pantry Announces Q4 And Fiscal 2013 Results

Merchandise gross margin in fiscal 2013 increased to 34.0% compared to 33.7% a year ago. The Pantry Inc. announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Sept. 26, 2013. “We achieved improved operating results during the fourth quarter and are gaining momentum in merchandise sales as we move into fiscal 2014,”

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