A New Kum & Go Experience

A new store design from Kum & Go is offering customers a variety of new amenities to add to the convenience experience. A newly constructed Kum & Go opened its doors for business in Joplin, Mo. On Friday, March 18, at 6 a.m. The newly constructed store is located at 3434 South Range Line Road,

VERC Named Best of Plymouth

VERC is being recognized for its exceptional marketing efforts and its commitment to its community. For the ninth consecutive year VERC Enterprises has been awarded the 2016 Best of Plymouth Award in the Convenience Store Category. VERC is a leading convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The

Heineken Launches New Campaign

Heineken’s new marketing campaign emphasizes the brands star status. A new 360° global marketing campaign from Heineken invites LDA+ consumers to explore the stories behind the iconic brand. The new fully integrated campaign, There’s More Behind the Star, explores the brand’s foundation by incorporating national TVC, digital and social support, along with limited edition packaging,

Stripes Convenience Stores Debuts Pecos, Texas Location

Kicks off c-store grand opening Fiesta and ribbon cutting with a refillable mug promotion. Stripes Convenience Stores debuted its new Pecos, Texas c-store on March 16 with a grand opening fiesta and ribbon cutting ceremony. The new convenience store is located at 2612 State Highway 17. The ribbon cutting included a $1,000 donation check presentation

NRF Applauds Proposal To Delay Overtime Legislation

New bill asks for Department of Labor to review how the regulations would impact small businesses, such as convenience stores. The National Retail Federation (NRF) is speaking out in favor of the The Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act, which was introduced in Congress on March 17, and aims to delay the Department of Labor

7-Eleven Waiving Franchise Fee on Select U.S. Stores

The Zero Franchise Fee initiative helps a number of aspiring 7-Eleven franchise owners save up to $80,000. After a strong response to its Zero Franchise Fee initiative last year, 7-Eleven has decided to bring the program back in 2016 as an ongoing program to offer a low-cost investment opportunity for both proven business owners and

Will New Legislation Halt Overtime Rule?

The Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act looks to delay overtime regulations. The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have introduced a new bill —he Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act—that looks to delay the publication of a rule expected from the Department of Labor (DOL) that would dramatically change the rules governing overtime

Rogers Petroleum Acquires BV Oil Co.’s Western Division

The purchase marks Roger Petroleum’s entrance into the Florida market. Rogers Petroleum Inc. recently concluded the purchase of BV Oil Co. Inc.’s western division in Florida. The deal included an established commercial fuels and lubricants business; two commercial bulk plant facilities located in Arcadia and Wauchula, Fla.; a card lock facility in Arcadia, and related

Thomaston Land Co. Selling Four C-Stores In Maryland and Pennsylvania

The bid deadline for the sales being coordinated by NRC is May 3, 2016. The sales of four convenience stores with gasoline and one quick service restaurant (QSR) in Johnstown, Pa. and La Vale, Md. are now being coordinated. The lots and stores are of varying sizes, but all of the properties offered are free-owned.

VP Racing Remains Official Fuel of FASTRAK

A multi-year agreement will help to grow the VP Racing Fuels brand through significant brand exposure. A multi-year agreement between the FASTRAK Racing Series and VP Racing Fuels has once again named VP Racing Fuels as the Official Fuel of FASTRAK. VP Racing’s sponsorship extends to both the FASTRAK weekly series and touring series throughout

Turns * Margin = Profit

By Bill Scott, President, StoreReport LLC One of my favorite sales stories is the one about the new salesman that was constantly nagged by his superior to make more sales calls. On his first day, he made five sales calls and was told that if he wanted to make it in the company, he would

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