Couche-Tard Discusses Third Quarter Financial Results

Alimentation Couche-Tard experienced merchandise and service gross margin increases of 0.5% in the U.S, 3.4% in Europe and 0.2% in Canada. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has officially released the financial results for the third quarter ending Jan. 31, 2016. The company’s financial report revealed that the company experienced significant growth and accrued substantial earnings throughout the

Slurpee Celebrates 50 With 7-Eleven ‘BYOCup’ Promotion

Customers can bring everything from fishbowls to teapots to their local 7-Eleven convenience store and fill it with their favorite Slurpee flavor. 7-Eleven is kicking off its second annual Bring Your Own Cup (BYOCup) where convenience store customers can bring a container of their choice and fill it with their favorite Slurpee Flavor. This year’s

QuikTrip Co-Founder Chester Cadieux Passes Away

QuikTrip co-founder Chester Cadieux, 84, passed away Monday evening, March 14, at his home in Tulsa, Okla. QuikTrip Spokesman Mike Thornbrugh shared the following statement from the company: “On behalf of the Cadieux family, we are deeply saddened to announce that Chester Cadieux peacefully passed away yesterday evening at his home in Tulsa. Chester’s vision,

Is Energy Transfer Selling Sunoco?

At least one company expressed interest, as Energy Transfer looks for ways to beef up its balance sheet ahead of its Williams Cos. acquisition. Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) has held talks about the possibility of divesting gas station and convenience store operator Sunoco LP. Sunoco operates about 900 convenience stores and fuel outlets in

TravelCenters of America Releases Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results

A number of factors weighed in to leave TA with a net loss of $1.6 million at the close of the fourth quarter 2015. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has announced financial results for the three months and the year ended Dec. 31, 2015. The results show that an increase in expenses and a decrease

Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council Releases New Video Installments

The Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council is providing key insight into how employers can make sure their employees love where they work. The second and third video installments of the “Power Up Employee Engagement” video series from the Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council (CCRRC) have been released. The second video installment, which is titled “Perception is Reality,”

Parker’s Renews Partnership with McLane Co.

Services and solutions provided by McLane are playing a vital role in propelling Parker’s c-store chain expansion and success. Parker’s has renewed a multi-year service agreement with supply chain services company McLane Co. Inc. McLane provides Parker’s with a number of grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions and is expected to assist Parker’s c-store chain

Parkland Fuel Corp. Acquires Assets from Imperial Oil in Canada

Purchase includes On the Run / Marche Express convenience store franchise system and 17 Esso-branded retail sites. Parkland Fuel Corp. is acquiring Imperial Oil’s On the Run / Marché Express convenience store franchise system and related trademarks in Canada. In addition, Parkland will also purchase the real estate assets at 17 Esso-branded retail sites in

Kum & Go Raises Money For Homes in Habitat for Humanity Partnership

District with the most donations will see a Habitat house built in their community. Kum & Go convenience stores has once again joined forces with Habitat for Humanity, marking the third straight year that the two are partnering on a national campaign. Through the partnership, Kum & Go stores will fundraise for Habitat for Humanity

McDonald’s To Woo Angry Starbucks’ Customers With Loyalty Program

After Starbucks changes its rewards rules, McDonald’s sees an opportunity to vie for coffee customers. McDonald’s is creating a loyalty program that can be accessed via its smartphone app and will likely reward customers with deals based on how many times they visit the QSR chain each month. Yahoo News reported that the app will

Last Chance to Participate in the CSD Human Resources Benchmarking Survey

In order to support the convenience store industry’s forecasting and planning responsibilities for the new year, Convenience Store Decisions and Humetrics are collaborating to provide insight into the industry most challenging problem, finding, hiring, retaining and motivating employees. For the eighth consecutive year, Convenience Store Decisions, in partnership with human resources expert Mel Kleiman is launching

Stripes Celebrates Livingston C-Store With Grand Opening Fiesta

New convenience store adds more than 30 jobs to the community. Stripes Convenience Stores celebrated the opening of its first Stripes Convenience Stores in Livingston, Texas, on March 8 with a grand opening fiesta ribbon cutting celebration. The new store is located at 2301 US Hwy 190 W. The ribbon cutting included a performance by

RaceTrac Petroleum Set To Revamp C-Stores In Louisiana

As the convenience store chain renovates more than 20 locations, it plans to implement an updated design and expand its coffee offering. RaceTrac Petroleum convenience store locations in Louisiana are set to get a major facelift. Some 21 c-stores from Baton Rouge to Lafayette to New Orleans are scheduled for remodel by the end of

Caryville Travel Center Adds Minit Mart C-Store

In May, the location plans to introduce an expanded truck parking lot, diesel islands, CAT truck scale and a professional driver entrance. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) adds a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a Minit Mart convenience store and a Shell gasoline offering at the TA located at I-75, Exit 141 (289 Howard Baker Hwy) in

Love’s Debuts Three New Travel Centers

New Indiana, Oklahoma and Colorado travel centers offer drives a range of amenities from showers and gourmet coffee, to foodservice and name-brand electronics. Love’s Travel Stops is now welcoming customers at three new travel centers. All opened for business on March 10. They are located along U.S. Highway 30 in Plymouth, Ind.; along Interstate 70

Buc-ee’s To Break Ground On Louisiana C-Store

Buc-ee’s plans to include local Baton Rouge products in its first convenience store location outside of Texas. Buc-ee’s is expanding its footprint beyond the Lone Star State by opening its first convenience store in Louisiana. According to a report from the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Buc-ee’s is debuting its new location in The Greens

Patriot Capital, U.S. Oil Partnership To Help Dealers With EMV Upgrades

U.S. Oil retailers to gain access to financing programs that make it possible to convert forecourt, in-store equipment to meet EMV compliance requirements. A partnership between fuel distributor U.S. Oil and Patriot Capital is set to aid dealers in meeting EMV deadlines. U.S. Oil retailers, whose brands include Shell, Sunoco, BP, ExxonMobil, Phillips 66, Marathon,

ATMs Meet Industry Cash Needs

Visitors to the NAC2016 Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla., hosted by the National ATM Council Inc. in October, will learn the latest advances in the ATM industry, from machines that work with mobile devices, to those which enable customers to make cardless cash withdrawals, purchase lotto tickets, exchange foreign currency and participate in coupon

7-Eleven Canada Purchasing 148 C-Stores From Imperial Oil

The Imperial locations will be remodeled as 7-Eleven convenience stores and stocked with a full assortment of fresh products. 7-Eleven Inc. is growing its footprint in Canada, where it already operates more than 500 stores. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, 7-Eleven Canada Inc., is acquiring approximately 148 convenience and fuel retail sites from Imperial Oil of Canada.

Feds Secretly Recorded Conversations During Pilot Flying J Investigation

Prosecutors look to keep files involved in the ongoing investigation of Pilot Flying J rebate fraud sealed. More indictments could surface in the Pilot Flying J scandal after federal agents revealed they secretly recorded more than 200 hours of conversations that took place during the investigation of rebate fraud at the Knoxville, Tenn.-based travel center

7-Eleven Divesting 13 East Coast C-Stores

The Massachusetts and New Hampshire-based convenience stores will be sold using NRC’s “buy one, some or all” sealed-bid sale process. 7-Eleven Inc. plans to sell 13 gasoline stations and/or convenience stores in the Eastern U.S., which includes 12 locations in Massachusetts and one in New Hampshire. 7-Eleven has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors to

CEFCO Partners With GasBuddy to Introduce Deals Club and Website Redesign

CEFCO Convenience Stores customers receive digital coupons and alerts about giveaways through new CEF Club. CEFCO Convenience Stores, through a partnership with GasBuddy OpenStore has introduced a newly redesigned Website and CEF Club—a new deals club. The new site— —features a clean design and engaging user experience with enhanced search and navigation tools. Customers

Couche-Tard Buying 279 Esso-Branded Sites in Canada From Imperial Oil

Located in key urban areas in Ontario and Québec, the c-store sites include a long-term supply agreement for Esso-branded fuel. Alimentation Couche-Tard, through its wholly‑owned indirect subsidiaries Mac’s Convenience Stores Inc. and Couche-Tard Inc., is set to acquire a number of Canadian convenience retail assets located in the Provinces of Ontario and Québec from Imperial

Most Interesting Man In The World Says Goodbye

As Dos Equis campaign evolves a new Most Interesting Man is set to be introduced this year. Dos Equis’ legendary “Most Interesting Man in the World,” campaign is taking an unexpected turn as the character heads to Mars in a new commercial. The latest spot from Dos Equis, “Mission to Mars,” will be the last

Enmarket Raises Management and Starting Salary Wages

The wage-increase strategy aims to attract new talent and aligns with enmarket’s “Enriching Life” campaign that looks to foster the personal and professional growth of team members. Enmarket is upping its starting salary above the federal minimum wage and giving management a financial boost too. Savannah, Ga.-based enmarket, (formerly Enmark) is investing more than $500,000