Wawa Volunteer Center Opens at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Wawa continues its support for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia through a $5 million philanthropic gift. The Wawa Foundation has funded a new Wawa Volunteer Center, which is now open at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The Center was funded by a $5 million philanthropic gift from The Wawa Foundation. The hospital’s existing volunteer

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Eby-Brown Adds New Sales and Marketing Executives

Three experienced professionals have been added to Eby-Brown’s sales marketing teams. Eby-Brown is poising for growth by adding three new sales and marketing executives to further the company’s growth in the convenience store distribution and food services market. Eby-Brown is the largest privately held convenience store distributor in the U.S. with annual revenues in excess

Coca-Cola European Partners Registration Declared Effective

A number of Coca-Cola subsidiaries are combining to create the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler. In relation to a previously announced transaction, which will combine Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Coca-Cola Iberian Partners S.A.U (CCIP) and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke GmbH (CCEG), CCE has announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared the Registration Statement of Coca-Cola European

US Foods Acquires Food Genius

US Foods has greater access to foodservice data through its acquisition of Food Genius. US Foods has officially acquired Food Genius, a leading foodservice data and analytics provider. US Foods has also announced that Food Genius team members are being invited to join US Foods. Focused exclusively on foodservice, Food Genius offers a suite of

Stripes and APlus Stores Are Raising Funds for CMN Hospitals

Every year, 10 million sick and injured children benefit from donations made by customers at Stripes and APlus Stores. Stripes Convenience Stores and APlus Stores are once again raising funds to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). Through May 3, 2016, the two chains will ask customers to “Put Their Money Where The Miracles

Wallis Oil Acquires Schnucks Express Stores

As Schnucks moves to focus on its supermarkets, its c-stores get new ownership. Schnucks Express convenience stores in Champaign, Urbana and Savoy, Ill. have been acquired by Wallis Oil Co. of Cuba, Mo., which will begin running the stores on May 2. The News-Gazette reported that Schnucks plans to focus on its supermarket, which it

MFA Oil Co. Acquires Brownfield Oil Co.

The purchase of Brownfield Oil to help MFA Oil improve operational efficiency. MFA Oil Co. has acquired Brownfield Oil Co., a refined fuels and lubricants supplier based in Moberly, Mo. The purchase includes a Sinclair gas station in Shelbina, Mo. and a Sinclair cardlock fueling facility in Kirksville, Mo. “Brownfield Oil serves an area where

AdvancePierre Proposes Public Shares Offering

AdvancePierre may be offering common stock shares for sale through three book-running managers. AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc. has proposed an initial public offering of shares of its common stock. The company has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) relating to the offering. The number of

What to Know About Sale-Leasebacks

A recent lease accounting rule change provides a new financing wrinkle for retailers. By Mark Radosevich Fifteen years ago, I worked as a deal originator for a Lehman Brothers entity focused on the sale-leaseback (SLB) as an alternative to traditional debt financing for retail petroleum acquisitions. Some of the advantages of an SLB that we

Condon Invested in Family Express’ Future

From programmatic hiring to competitive training processes, Kris Condon is helping shape the convenience store chain’s flourishing workforce. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Frontline employees are the backbone of any c-store chain, which makes crafting a strategy for successful hiring, training, conveying of company culture and retaining quality talent crucial for any convenience store chain.

Croton Holding Co. Acquires Par Mar

Par Mar Oil Co. has been acquired by Croton Holding Co., based in Pittsburgh. Fifth Third Securities Inc. served as the exclusive financial advisor to Par Mar Oil Co. in the transaction. “This transaction highlights the continued strategic activity in this industry and the value of partnering two organizations that can grow by leveraging their

First 365 by Whole Foods Market to Open Next Month

Whole Foods Market has plans to open 13 new 365 by Whole Foods Market locations in the next two years. The first ever 365 by Whole Foods Market location is now scheduled to open in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles on May 25. This new brand was designed to complement the Whole Foods

Kroger Announces Partnership with Lucky’s Market

The new partnership between Lucky’s Market and Kroger will benefit both companies, and their customers. The Kroger Co. has entered into a strategic partnership with Lucky’s Market. As a part of the new partnership, Kroger has made an investment in the specialty grocery store chain, which focuses on natural, organic and locally-grown products. The partnership

The Key To Successful Sales

By Bill Scott, President, StoreReport LLC In the 1960s, I was fortunate enough to have worked for the L.M. Berry company, a well-known telephone directory advertising business. They had an excellent sales school that I was required to attend before I became active in the sales process. I was a pretty good salesman before joining

7-Eleven Now Accepting Tax Payments Through Agreement with IRS

Customers can now pay their taxes at more than 7,000 7-Eleven Convenience Stores. 7-Eleven is helping to make paying taxes easier for those without bank accounts or credit cards who can now pay their taxes right at their local 7-Eleven c-store when they stop in to pick up Slurpees or snacks. The Internal Revenue Service

CDA Names New President and CEO

The CDA has named a seven year company veteran as its new president and CEO. The Executive Committee for the Convenience Distribution Association (CDA) has officially named Kimberly Bolin as the company’s new president and CEO. The announcement follows a period, which began Feb. 19, 2016, during which Bolin acted as interim president and CEO.

Nouria Energy Acquires J&S Oil Assets

Nouria Energy has acquired eight convenience locations and more through its acquisition of J&S Oil assets. The acquisition of J&S Oil assets by Nouria Energy Corp. is officially complete. Eight convenience store locations with fuel, two Express Lube auto-service stations, three state-of-the art carwash locations, a wholesale fuel supply division and a transport logistics business

How to Boost Employee Retention

The annual Workplace America report has revealed the key drivers that help employers retain their employees. The 12th annual Workplace America report has been released by TalentKeepers. The report observes employee engagement and retention trends, and it is now the longest continuously running study of engagement and retention in the U.S. Over 880 organizations participated

Snyder’s-Lance Commits to Cage Free

Snyder’s-Lance is making an effort to improve its supply chain sustainability. Snyder’s-Lance Inc. has announced new efforts to begin using only 100% cage-free eggs. The efforts are being made as the company continues to commit to supply chain sustainability. The company intends to use 100% cage free eggs in all of its products that contain

Kum & Go Launches New Rewards Program

Kum & Go customers will now be rewarded for their everyday purchases through the new &Rewards program. A new free rewards program from Kum & Go is rewarding customers simply for shopping at Kum & Go. The free program, &Rewards, is easy to use and customers earn points for everyday purchases, like fuel, food, soft drinks,

Sunoco Privately Offers Senior Notes

Sunoco LP has announced a private offering of senior notes in order to repay a portion of a recently entered loan. Sunoco LP is privately offering $500 million of senior notes, which will be co-issued by Sunoco Finance Corp., a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Sunoco. The senior notes are due 2021. Sunoco intends to use

Hunt Brothers Announces Fishing Themed Promotion

Although some may be disappointed about the lack of fish pizza, excitement is growing around Hunt Brothers’ latest promotion. On April 1, 2016, Hunt Brothers Pizza announced its latest fishing themed promotion, along with the release of a fish-flavored pizza. This ReelFish Pizza would have featured fresh caught bass, hearty kale and a lemon drizzle

Corner Store Gives to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Corner Store is giving back to the communities it serves through a campaign to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. During the 22nd Miracle Balloon campaign, Corner Store, its customers and its team members are helping give back to local kids being treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). The campaign runs from

TravelCenters Acquires 17 Wisconsin C-Stores

Quality State Oil is leaving the convenience store business in order to focus its efforts on the wholesale fuel business. TravelCenters of America LLC has officially completed the acquisition of 17 Wisconsin convenience stores from Quality State Oil. Formerly branded Q Marts, these 17 stores will be branded as Minit Mart convenience stores. In addition

TravelCenters Announces Citizen Driver Honorees

This year’s Citizen Drivers will have their favorite TA or Petro Stopping Center named after them. At the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, TravelCenters of America LLC held its third annual Citizen Driver luncheon ceremony, where it announced this year’s Citizen Driver honorees. TravelCenters’ Citizen Driver program recognizes professional drivers for bringing respect

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