Jack Flash Adopts New Recycling Practices

New recycling services will allow certain Jack Flash locations to recycle cardboard boxes. Five Illinois Jack Flash stores will once again be recycling their cardboard boxes. M J Kull LLC Cardboard Recycling is now offering box recycling services in Effingham and Coles County, Ill., and Jack Flash is the will be the first convenience store

TravelCenters Opens New TA Truck Service Facility

Lincoln, Ala. is now home to the newest TA Truck Service facility. TravelCenters of America LLC has now opened a newly built TA Truck Service facility in Lincoln, Ala. This new service facility offers four service bays and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new TA Truck Service facility in

Forte Product Solutions Changes Name

Forte Product Solutions has changed its name to “Forte Products.” Forte Product Solutions has announced that the company name is being changed to Forte Products. In addition to the introduction of this shorter, fresher name, Forte has also unveiled a new company logo. “As we work to develop our company’s capabilities to propel our organization

CVR Energy Majority Owner Eyes Delek US Holdings

Carl Icahn may be preparing to gain greater stake in the energy industry. The owner of a controlling stake in CVR Energy, Carl Icahn, has announced that he is preparing to make an offer on Delek US Holdings. According to a new report from the New York Post, Icahn may be building some personal stake

OPMCA Names New Board Members

OPMCA’s new Board members will help to cultivate company growth strategies. On Aug. 4, 2016, during the Ohio Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association (OPMCA) 2016 Annual Meeting, OPMCA members elected four new directors to serve three-year terms on the association’s Board of Directors. The newly-elected directors are: Will Englefield, vice president, fuels and commercial

Dollar General Reaches Major Milestone

Dollar General now operates 13,000 stores across the U.S. Birmingham, Ala. is now the home of Dollar General’s 13,000th store location. The new store, which opened the morning of Aug. 13, 2016, marks a major milestone for the company, which was founded in Kentucky 77 years ago. “This morning’s grand opening celebration commemorates a major

Parker’s Taps Into Pokemon Go Craze

Partners with the City of Savannah to host inaugural Pokemon Go + Keep Savannah Clean Event. Parker’s, headquartered in Savannah, Ga., and the City of Savannah have joined forces for the inaugural Parker’s Pokemon Go + Keep Savannah Clean Event, set for Aug. 20. While playing Pokemon Go, attendees will break up into groups and

July 2016 Convenience Store Performance Results Are In

By Bill Scott, President, StoreReport LLC Summer is definitely here in the Southeast U.S., and you don’t have to go outside to realize it. Just one look into the inventory movement in our convenience stores tells the story. The skirmish over what products are selling the most is concentrated in the cold liquids department. Remember,

Consumers Crave Pokémon Themed Discounts

Pokémon themed products and promotions drive traffic in retail and foodservice establishments. Last month, MGH conducted a study to determine whether retailers and restaurants who are working to take advantage of the Pokémon Go craze have actually attracted more customers. The verdict is in, and the results of the study have revealed that offering Pokémon-themed

How to Drive Traffic with Pokémon Go

A number of retailers are already taking advantage of the opportunities presented by Pokémon Go, and you can too. By FoodPros Pokémon Go is spreading at unprecedented rates. Walter Chen at Inc.com reported that as Pokémon Go users traverse their towns in search of Pokémon, local stores, restaurants, movie theaters and other businesses are capitalizing

Love’s Reopens Roseburg, Ore. Location

Fire damage repairs have been completed at the Roseburg, Ore. Love’s location, and the store is reopening with a few improvements. In March, the Love’s Travel Stop in Roseburg, Ore. was temporarily closed when a fire damaged the store. Now, all repairs have been made, as well as some improvements, and the store has reopened

Gold Medalist to Celebrate Olympic Win at Wawa

Olympic Gold Medalist, Laurie Hernandez, may be headed to Wawa to celebrate her win when she returns home from Rio. After landing a gold medal in the Rio summer Olympics when the U.S. gymnastics team took first place, Laurie Hernandez snapped a selfie and surprised her brother with the news. Laurie’s brother, Marcus Hernandez, later

San Jamar Becomes Sole Supplier of Escali Measurement Tools

The new partnership between San Jamar and Escali will bring Escali measurement tools to a wider audience and drive growth for both companies. Under a newly formed agreement, San Jamar, provider of valuable solutions for the foodservice industry and facility operations, will now be the sole supplier of Escali measurement tools to the commercial foodservice

TBHC Delivers Introduces New ‘Rolling Warehouse Guarantee’

If an item you need isn’t on the truck, you will receive it at no cost during your next service visit. The new Rolling Warehouse Guarantee from TBHC Delivers, the largest distributor of Hunt Brothers Pizza, is helping to ensure that the company’s c-store customers are always stocked with the necessary products need to sell

Mondelēz Acquires Cadbury Biscuits License

The acquisition of the Cadbury Biscuits Licence will help Mondelēz to continue to grow globally.  Mondelēz International has purchased the license that enables the company to manufacture, market and sell Cadbury-branded biscuits around the world from Burton’s Biscuit Co. The agreement is subject to regulatory approval. “Ownership of the Cadbury biscuits license offers us exciting opportunities

Sunoco LP to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences

Sunoco LP will present at two upcoming investor conferences. Sunoco LP’s senior management team will be participating in two investor conferences this month. Management held meetings on Aug. 11, 2016 with investors at the Goldman Sachs Power, Utilities, MLP and Pipeline Conference in New York.  On Aug. 17-18, Sunoco will also participate in investor meetings

Chester’s Partners with Promark

Promark will now help Chester’s to expand both its convenience and super market locations. Chester’s International has forged a new partnership with Promark Food Industry Marketing. This new partnership will cover southern Louisiana and Texas. Promark has been in the food service business in excess of two decades. As a new area director for Chester’s,

Love’s Opens 12th Tennessee Location

Love’s is expanding its presence in Tennessee, as it has now opened a new store in a new part of the state. Love’s is providing drivers in western Tennessee  a new place to eat, rest and fuel up with the opening of its newest Travel Stop in Dyersburg, Tenn. The new store is now open

How to Protect Yourself from ADA Lawsuits

Five ways business owners and facility managers can protect themselves from ADA lawsuits when building new facilities. By Brad Gaskins Irene Bowen shared alarming statistics and noteworthy news last week week at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s class titled ADA and Facility Access Compliance: An Advanced Interpretation and Application Workshop on Federal Accessibility

Play at the Pump Gains Popularity

Playing the lottery in North Carolina is now more convenient and efficient than ever. There is a new way to play the lottery in North Carolina, and consumers are taking notice. The partnership between Linq3, creator of Play at the Pump technology, and the North Carolina Education Lottery (NCEL) has now surpassed $1 million in

Gulf Offers Increased Rewards to New Gulf Visa Card Holders

New Gulf Visa Card holders will receive extra rewards points on purchases at Gulf stations for their first two billing cycles. Gulf Oil has now launched a summer campaign to encourage customers to apply for the Gulf Visa Card. The new program offers incentive to consumers for becoming a Gulf Visa Card holder. During the

QuickChek Debuts New C-Store Location

Donates a portion of sub and sandwich sales to Bloomingdale Butler Youth Club in celebration. QuickChek has opened a new Butler, N.J. convenience store, which began welcoming customers on Aug. 9. The new c-store measures 4,542-square-feet and is located at 1268 Route 23. It will be open 24 hours a day, enabling customers to create

Chevron Expands Rewards Program

Rewards between Chevron and Albertsons Co. expands into southern Louisiana. Chevron Products Co., a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., and Albertsons Cos. LLC have announced further expansion of their fuel rewards program to customers in southern Louisiana. The expansion of the fuel rewards program helps to maximize value and savings for both Albertsons and Chevron

Reinventing Sobeys Express

It’s still early in the rollout of Canadian grocer Sobeys Inc.’s new convenience store program, but the results are promising. By David Bennett, Senior Editor It’s true that every chain begins with one link. Of course, it helps when you have several other chains to take up the slack, if necessary. Last December, Sobeys Inc.—a

Northwest Petroleum Hosts Charity Classic Golf Tournament

Proceeds to benefit The Lighthouse of Houston, which provides resources for the blind and visually impaired. Northwest Petroleum LP is set to hold its first Charity Classic Golf Tournament in which all proceeds will benefit The Lighthouse of Houston, an organization that is dedicated to providing education, recreation and career resources for the blind and