CITGO Introduces “Fuel Up & Get Down” Promotion

Milwaukee area CITGO locations offer free tickets to local music events. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in the Greater Milwaukee area are working with local music halls for the “Fuel Up & Get Down” promotion through April 30, 201 A total of 160 CITGO locations in the Greater Milwaukee area are offering customers the opportunity to

Red Bull Turns Austin Corner Store Into FORMULA ONE Pit Stop

“Since Austin hosts the only F1 race in America, we wanted to bring the buzz and excitement of the international circuit to our customers there,” says CEO of CST Brands. To celebrate Formula One’s only stop in America with the U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas track in Austin Nov. 15-17, Red

Kum & Go And PEPSICO Expand Tulsa Recycling Program

Companies receive 2013 “Recycling Innovator!” Award. Kum & Go and PepsiCo announced that their recycling program, designed to encourage and facilitate on-the-go recycling, has expanded to all of Tulsa’s 47 Kum & Go locations. Since launching in January 2013, the recycling initiative has successfully diverted more than 6,000 pounds of recyclable materials from the landfill—an

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InComm Unveils Mobile-Optimized Shopping Cart

Within one month of launching the solution, one brand saw mobile sales account for 10% of all gift cards sold. InComm, a prepaid product and transaction services company, has unveiled its mobile-optimized shopping cart for retailers. The solution enables consumers to purchase and send digital and physical gift cards using a mobile device—whether from within

RaceTrac To Offer Gift Cards

Prepaid cards for leading brands to be sold at more than 365 RaceTrac convenience store locations in the southern U.S. RaceTrac has partnered with Blackhawk Network, a prepaid payment network, to offer gift cards in more than 365 RaceTrac convenience stores across the southern United States beginning in fall 2013. Blackhawk Network’s prepaid products reach

Liam Nace (L), Ethan Cramer (R) 5th grade students from Sinking Springs Elementary School in the Central York School District arrive at the Strand Capitol.

Rutter’s Donation Allows Children to Visit York Symphony Orchestra

Rutter’s Farm Stores donated $5,000 to the York Symphony Orchestra so that local elementary school students could attend Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York, PA. Fifth-grade students from Central York and York City School Districts were in attendance on Nov. 7 and Nov. 8 to view the concert and story performance,

Core-Mark Announces Q3 Financial Results

Third quarter sales increased 13.2%, driven by non-cigarette sales growth of 16.5%. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2013. “We continued to build momentum by delivering strong sales growth in the third quarter, particularly in our higher margin non-cigarette categories.  We firmly believe we have the right

7-Eleven To Give Away 58 Xbox One Entertainment Systems

“With more than 150 prizes awarded each day, the chances are good that our Slurpee fans will come away a winner during the contest,” says vice president of brand innovation for 7-Eleven. While temperatures are dropping, the traffic on www.slurpee.com is heating up as Slurpee fans enter to win the much-anticipated Xbox One Entertainment System.

Nielsen Report Shows Holiday Shopping Trends

Move over Black Friday. A new Nielsen report, the “Holiday Spending and Black Friday/Cyber Monday Forecast”  shows that consumers prefer shopping on Cyber Monday. Highlights ·         85% of consumers are skipping Black Friday this year, part of a four-year downward trend. ·         Nearly 50% of consumers say they will shop online this Cyber Monday, a

Alon Launches Fall Fundraiser To Benefit USO

Stores to offer free coffee and Big Gulp drinks for all veterans and activity duty service members on Veterans Day on Nov. 11. Alon Brands, the Dallas-based supplier and marketer of ALON fuels and largest 7-Eleven licensee in North America, announced the launch of its fall fundraising campaign for the United Service Organization (USO). Throughout

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Bolla Conquers the Big Apple

In a market that has traditionally been difficult for c-stores, Bolla Oil is thriving with an upscale new store design, a strong foodservice program and an impressive real estate portfolio. By John Lofstock, Editor. Surviving in New York’s cutthroat retail environment is difficult. But for Harry Singh (pictured above), failing to succeed was never an

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Enmark Names Carroll Director of Real Estate

Enmark Stations Inc. has announced that Doug Carroll has joined the company as director of real estate. In his new role, Carroll manages the company’s real estate strategy, including site selection and acquisition of Enmark-owned real estate, and oversees the existing real estate portfolio, disposition and re-position of surplus property. Carroll has held various roles

Sunoco Gives Away Eight Years’ Worth of Free Gas

New York’s Lisa Chapman wins Sunoco’s “Free Fuel 5000.” Sunoco has announced that Lisa Chapman of Jordan, N.Y., is the winner of its 2013 Free Fuel 5000 promotion. Chapman won 5,000 gallons of high-quality Sunoco fuel as the grand-prize recipient. The loyal Sunoco customer certainly did her part to earn the prize. Working in the

Susser Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

Reports 8.8% increase in gallons sold and 10 new Stripes stores. Susser Petroleum Partners LP (SUSP), a wholesale distributor of motor fuels, reported financial and operating results for its 2013 third quarter, representing the three months ended Sept. 30, 2013. Net income for the quarter was $9.6 million, or $0.43 per diluted unit.  Adjusted EBITDA

Delek US Holdings Reports Third Quarter Results

Six new large-format stores have opened during the first nine months of 2013 including one during the third quarter. Delek US Holdings Inc., a diversified energy company with assets in the petroleum refining, logistics and retail industries, has announced financial results for the third quarter 2013. For the three months ended Sept. 30, 2013, Delek

Getty Realty Corp. Announces Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend

Getty Realty Corp. has announced that at the Board of Directors meeting, held Nov. 7, the directors declared a cash dividend of $0.20 per common share payable on Jan. 8, 2014 to holders of record on Dec, 26, 2013.  Getty Realty Corp. is the leading publicly-traded real estate investment trust in the U.S. specializing in

Street Corner Adds Street-Side Stores Franchise

Topeka, Kan.-based convenience store chain brings on industry veteran Ed Davidson to steer the new segment. Street Corner, the convenience chain known for its small-square footage inline stores and mall kiosks, has announced that it has begun offering franchisees small and large street-side stores, and has engaged industry veteran Ed Davidson as part of the

Phillips 66 Launches Brand Image Central

One-stop program streamlines ordering process for branded materials and services. Phillips 66, which owns leading gas station brands Phillips 66, 76 and Conoco, has officially launched Brand Image Central (BIC). The program enables customers to shop for all image-related branding products through an easy-to-use Web portal. Leveraging state-of-the-art technology, Phillips 66 is providing customers with

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NOCO Assists Buffalo Prep In Securing Grant

Buffalo Prep marks first academic enrichment program to gain a grant from ExxonMobil Education Alliance Program through NOCO. Buffalo Prep was recently awarded a $1,500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program to support math and science education initiatives.  Michael Newman, executive vice president of NOCO and Charles Freiden, territory manager for ExxonMobil worked with

Parker’s president and CEO Greg Parker, left, recently donated $4,000 to Beaufort County Schools as part of the company’s Fueling the Community program.

Parker’s Presents $4,000 Check to Beaufort County Schools

Donation is part of Fueling the Community Program. Parker’s recently presented a $4,000 Fueling the Community check to Beaufort County Schools in Beaufort, S.C. The donation, which is part of a larger unrestricted charitable contribution to area schools in South Carolina and Georgia, was officially presented at the Beaufort County Board of Education meeting on

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Rutter’s and Dr. Pepper Award $500 Scholarship

Local student gets help with school fees thanks to 2013 Tuition Giveaway. Rutter’s and Dr. Pepper awarded a $500 scholarship to loyal Rutter’s customer, Melissa Mazzur of Dallastown, Pa., as part of Dr. Pepper’s 2013 Tuition Giveaway. Mazzur will use the scholarship money for her daughter, Jessica, who plans to attend Saint Francis University next

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Take Restrooms from Good to Great

Convenience store operators pushing a foodservice program must be committed to store cleanliness and sanitation. By John Lofstock, Editor. A new national survey revealed that 63% of Americans have had a particularly unpleasant experience in a public restroom due to the condition of the facilities. That’s bad news for operators looking to grow foodservice sales.

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Baron-Huot Oil Calls it Quits on Retail

Illinois chain exits the c-store business after a rich 102-year history in retail with the sale of its 10 stores to Alimentation Couche-Tard. It will focus on its wholesale business. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. What started in 1911 with Elzie Huot selling kerosene from a horse and buggy and grew to a fourth-generation, 10-store

Pilot Flying J To Settle Lawsuit for $72 Million

Pending a fairness hearing, the settlement would draw to a close a lawsuit brought by 10 trucking companies alleging fuel rebate fraud. Pilot Flying J is expected to settle the ongoing federal class action lawsuit over alleged fuel rebate fraud for $72 million, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. On Nov. 25, 2013 a fairness healing

CITGO Marketers Support 8MBA

CITGO Petroleum, Barrick Enterprises and Knight Enterprises help fund revitalization efforts for Eight Mile Corridor. CITGO Petroleum Corp., along with local CITGO Marketers Barrick Enterprises and Knight Enterprises, came together to support the Eight Mile Boulevard Association’s (8MBA) ninth annual golf outing, held Sept. 20 at the Whispering Willows Golf Course in Livonia, Mich. The

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