Corner Store Celebrates Newest Store Opening in Killeen

Corner Store officials present $5,000 donation to Ellison High School. Corner Store celebrated the grand opening of its newest store in Killeen on Tuesday with giveaways and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store is located at 3900 Trimmier Road. At a ribbon-cutting, Dave Mock, regional vice president for CST Brands, Corner Store’s parent company, presented Rico


Mountain Express Adding E15 Fuel In Atlanta

Mountain Express, Protec Fuel, First in Georgia to offer E15 ethanol. Offering the first E15 in Georgia, Mountain Express convenience stores, assisted by Protec Fuel, has launched the 88-octane E15 at two stations in the Atlanta metro area. E15 ethanol blend can run in any 2001 and newer gasoline engine and costs less than regular

As Gas Prices Decline, American Consumer Confidence Goes Up

Nielsen shows how low gas prices are impacting consumer spending. With gas prices down 31% since June, 2014 and oil prices around $85 a barrel, tumbling rapidly to its lowest levels in several years, American Consumer Confidence has improved dramatically, going up 12% points year over year, Nielsen reported. For Q4, while overall consumer confidence

BP Debuts New Ad Campaign For BP Gasoline With Invigorate

New ads showcase the humor in everyday travel situations to deliver a quality fuel message to motorists. BP announced the debut of a new advertising campaign for BP gasoline with Invigorate. “We’re continuing to invest in advertising as a way to attract consumers to fill up at BP gas stations,” said Jo Brecknock, director of

ACA Spurs Change

Convenience retailers should weigh their options to determine how their operations will coexist with the Affordable Care Act. By David Bennett, Senior Editor When Congress in 2010 enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), one pillar of the law’s sweeping objective was fostering a wide span of health plans to empower smaller employers.

Wawa Launches New Mobile App and Wawa Rewards Program

Offers customers a new way to connect, save and pay. Wawa Inc. has launched two exciting new initiatives—the Wawa Mobile App and Wawa Rewards program. The Wawa mobile app, which features the Wawa Rewards program on its platform, is now available for free through the App Store for Apple devices and through Google Play for

Parker’s Presents $10,000 Check to Beaufort County School District

Donation part of Fueling the Community Program. Parker’s recently presented a $10,000 Fueling the Community check to Beaufort County School District. The donation, which is part of a larger unrestricted charitable contribution to area schools, was officially presented at the Beaufort County Board of Education meeting on Jan. 20. “We’re deeply committed to giving back

Rutter’s Teams With SOAR for 10th Year

“We are proud to lend our support to this worthy cause,” says Rutter’s chief consumer officer. For the 10th year, volunteers from Rutter’s and Support Our American Recruits (SOAR) packed Valentine’s Day goodie boxes to be shipped to American troops stationed abroad. The boxes are filled with snacks, chewing gum, coffee and magazines donated by

Corner Store Celebrates Grand Opening in Kingwood

Corner Store officials present $5,000 donation to local high school. Corner Store celebrated the grand opening of its newest store in Kingwood, a community located in Houston, Texas, on Thursday with giveaways and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store is located at 19506 North Park I59. At a ribbon-cutting Thursday, Pete Linton, regional vice president for

Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Properties Completes Asset Sale

Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. provides merger and acquisition advisory services. Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Properties (MAPP) has successfully sold certain assets to Petroleum Marketing Group Inc. and affiliates. Headquartered in Germantown, Md., MAPP has been an owner and operator of petroleum marketing and convenience retailing businesses in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. MAPP’s owners started the

Enmark Gives Encourage Health Education Series Details

Announces speakers and benefiting nonprofit organizations. Enmark’s Encourage Health Educational Series presents the 2015 lineup and benefiting nonprofit organizations. The series will feature four presentations throughout the year, from the area’s most respected experts sharing insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living. Selected 501c3 nonprofit organizations will be awarded a $2,000 grant

Sheetz To Offer E15 Fueling Option in 2015

Company plans roll out to stores in North Carolina. Sheetz Convenience Stores announced that it will soon be offering an E15 fueling option to its North Carolina customers. The company will begin to install the new E15 fuel option in early 2015 and by spring of 2016 installation should be completed at 60 stores in

Kalibrate Uncovers Industry Trends In Fuels Pricing Survey

Opportunity to improve profit remains top reason for investing in fuels pricing software. Kalibrate, provider of strategy and technology solutions to the global fuel retail industry, announced the results of its third annual global fuels pricing survey comprising feedback from executives at retail petroleum companies representing more than 8,000 sites selling 10 billion gallons annually.

inOvationTV Media Platform Now Offered Free to All Fuel Retailers

New media-at-the-pump program provides an all-inclusive media solution. Wayne Fueling Systems, a global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation, and control technologies for retail and commercial fuel stations and Gas Station TV (GSTV), a video network at the pump, delivers the inOvationTV media platform at no charge and with no hidden fees to gas retailers

Kangaroo Express Adding PNC Bank ATMs

PNC Bank, through an expanded deal with Cardtronics to expand ATM access in four states. Kangaroo Express is adding PNC Bank ATMs at 51 convenience stores in North Carolina and 12 in South Carolina, the Charlotte Business Journal reported. Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services Group has expanded a deal with ATM owner Cardtronics to give PNC

Reflexis Highlights Omni-Channel, Labor Operations Excellence at NRF

Customers presentations, award winning implementations, new mobility solutions, integration with order management systems to drive omni-channel excellence, expansion into Latin America. Reflexis, a provider of integrated real-time execution and workforce management solutions, made numerous announcements and held several events at the NRF Big Show 2015 Jan. 11-13, 2015 in New York City: Eric Bass, senior

NOCO Express Stores Donate To Friends of Night People

Raises $11,000 to fight hunger and homelessness. NOCO Express stores, its customers, and employees raised $11,000 to support Friends of Night People. Throughout the entire month of November, paper plates were sold for $1 each at all of NOCO Express’ 37 locations with all proceeds benefiting Friends of Night People. “Because of the dedication and

7-Eleven Launches Operation: Take Command

Franchise giveaway targets U.S. military veterans. Enlistment has been brisk for Operation: Take Command, 7‑Eleven, Inc.’s first franchise giveaway contest targeted exclusively to U.S. military veterans. With the Jan. 25 deadline less than two weeks away, more than 1,200 veterans have completed the contest application, exceeding company expectations for the first-time promotion. The winner will

MFA Oil Names New Vice President of Human Resources

Janice Serpico joins MFA Oil, bringing 30 years of human resources experience. MFA Oil President and CEO Mark Fenner have announced the hiring of Janice Serpico as vice president, human resources. Serpico joins MFA Oil with 30 years of human resources experience, most recently serving as the vice president of corporate human resources at Scientific

Break Time Opens New Grindstone Parkway Location

New store features a range of foodservice offerings plus expanded tea and fountain selections. MFA Oil Co. opened a new Break Time Neighborhood Market on Grindstone Parkway, in Missouri this week. This is Break Time’s 16th store in the Columbia market and 77th store overall. The new store is in the Red Oak development across

QuickChek Adds Self-Serve Kiosks

Partners with Xpedient to enhance foodservice ordering. QuickChek has partnered with Xpedient, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Advanced Solutions Inc., to provide self-serve kiosk software to its entire convenience store foodservice operation. A market leader in foodservice, QuickChek is a New Jersey-based convenience store chain, operating 137 retail locations throughout both New York and New Jersey.

Thorntons Launches Swipe & Score Sweepstakes

Refreshing Rewards members can win big now through April 1. Now that Thorntons has officially launched Swipe & Score Sweepstakes, registered Refreshing Rewards members can swipe their card for a chance to win one of thousands of prizes, including a trip to Football’s Final Showdown. Swipe & Score Sweepstakes runs now through April 1 and

Global Partners LP Acquires Warren Equities

Some 147 Xtra Mart Convenience Stores included in assets. Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. announced today the successful closing on the sale of Warren Equities Inc.,which is owned by The Warren Alpert Foundation (the “Foundation”). Through Warren’s subsidiaries, Warex Terminals Corp. Inc. and Drake Petroleum Co. Inc., the company operates 147 Xtra Mart convenience stores,

7-Eleven Selects New Digital Agency of Record

Partners with T3. 7-Eleven Inc. has announced T3, an independent innovation agency, as its new digital agency of record. T3 and 7-Eleven began working together in 2012 on the retailer’s award-winning app. “7-Eleven has been a great partner during the past few years we have worked with the company,” said Ben Gaddis, chief innovation officer

Low Gas Prices Boosting In-Store Sales

Wells Fargo outlines category gains. From soft drinks to salty snacks, c-stores closed out 2014 with gains across a number of in-store categories. Soft Drink Sales Total carbonated soft drinks (CSDs)—excluding energy—dollar sales in the U.S. c-store channel were up a solid 3.6% ( up 2.1% for prior 12 weeks) during the four-week period ending