Love’s Debuts Three New Travel Centers

New Indiana, Oklahoma and Colorado travel centers offer drives a range of amenities from showers and gourmet coffee, to foodservice and name-brand electronics. Love’s Travel Stops is now welcoming customers at three new travel centers. All opened for business on March 10. They are located along U.S. Highway 30 in Plymouth, Ind.; along Interstate 70

Buc-ee’s To Break Ground On Louisiana C-Store

Buc-ee’s plans to include local Baton Rouge products in its first convenience store location outside of Texas. Buc-ee’s is expanding its footprint beyond the Lone Star State by opening its first convenience store in Louisiana. According to a report from the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Buc-ee’s is debuting its new location in The Greens

Patriot Capital, U.S. Oil Partnership To Help Dealers With EMV Upgrades

U.S. Oil retailers to gain access to financing programs that make it possible to convert forecourt, in-store equipment to meet EMV compliance requirements. A partnership between fuel distributor U.S. Oil and Patriot Capital is set to aid dealers in meeting EMV deadlines. U.S. Oil retailers, whose brands include Shell, Sunoco, BP, ExxonMobil, Phillips 66, Marathon,

ATMs Meet Industry Cash Needs

Visitors to the NAC2016 Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla., hosted by the National ATM Council Inc. in October, will learn the latest advances in the ATM industry, from machines that work with mobile devices, to those which enable customers to make cardless cash withdrawals, purchase lotto tickets, exchange foreign currency and participate in coupon

7-Eleven Canada Purchasing 148 C-Stores From Imperial Oil

The Imperial locations will be remodeled as 7-Eleven convenience stores and stocked with a full assortment of fresh products. 7-Eleven Inc. is growing its footprint in Canada, where it already operates more than 500 stores. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, 7-Eleven Canada Inc., is acquiring approximately 148 convenience and fuel retail sites from Imperial Oil of Canada.

Feds Secretly Recorded Conversations During Pilot Flying J Investigation

Prosecutors look to keep files involved in the ongoing investigation of Pilot Flying J rebate fraud sealed. More indictments could surface in the Pilot Flying J scandal after federal agents revealed they secretly recorded more than 200 hours of conversations that took place during the investigation of rebate fraud at the Knoxville, Tenn.-based travel center

7-Eleven Divesting 13 East Coast C-Stores

The Massachusetts and New Hampshire-based convenience stores will be sold using NRC’s “buy one, some or all” sealed-bid sale process. 7-Eleven Inc. plans to sell 13 gasoline stations and/or convenience stores in the Eastern U.S., which includes 12 locations in Massachusetts and one in New Hampshire. 7-Eleven has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors to

CEFCO Partners With GasBuddy to Introduce Deals Club and Website Redesign

CEFCO Convenience Stores customers receive digital coupons and alerts about giveaways through new CEF Club. CEFCO Convenience Stores, through a partnership with GasBuddy OpenStore has introduced a newly redesigned Website and CEF Club—a new deals club. The new site— www.cefcostores.com —features a clean design and engaging user experience with enhanced search and navigation tools. Customers

Couche-Tard Buying 279 Esso-Branded Sites in Canada From Imperial Oil

Located in key urban areas in Ontario and Québec, the c-store sites include a long-term supply agreement for Esso-branded fuel. Alimentation Couche-Tard, through its wholly‑owned indirect subsidiaries Mac’s Convenience Stores Inc. and Couche-Tard Inc., is set to acquire a number of Canadian convenience retail assets located in the Provinces of Ontario and Québec from Imperial

Most Interesting Man In The World Says Goodbye

As Dos Equis campaign evolves a new Most Interesting Man is set to be introduced this year. Dos Equis’ legendary “Most Interesting Man in the World,” campaign is taking an unexpected turn as the character heads to Mars in a new commercial. The latest spot from Dos Equis, “Mission to Mars,” will be the last

Enmarket Raises Management and Starting Salary Wages

The wage-increase strategy aims to attract new talent and aligns with enmarket’s “Enriching Life” campaign that looks to foster the personal and professional growth of team members. Enmarket is upping its starting salary above the federal minimum wage and giving management a financial boost too. Savannah, Ga.-based enmarket, (formerly Enmark) is investing more than $500,000

ExxonMobil Accepting Mobile Payment At The Pump

Gas pump customers can now pay for gas securely with a moble phone at more than 6,000 Exxon- and Mobil-branded stations With the rollout of its Speedpass+ mobile payment app, ExxonMobil has become the first major fuel retailer to accept mobile payment at the pump, including Apple Pay, throughout the majority of its U.S. network.

Consumers Expect Pump Price Upticks

Drivers brace for the increase in demand and the transition to summer-blend fuels that occurs during spring. While drivers continue to enjoy current gas price lows not seen since 2009, they’re not optimistic about the longevity of such inexpensive pump prices. Consumer expect gas prices to increase and end the year at $2.68 per gallon,

Casey’s Reports Third Quarter Operating Results

Looking ahead to the fourth quarter, Casey’s plans to add pizza delivery in an additional 45 stores and complete 40 major remodels. Casey’s General Stores Inc. reported a strong performance for its third quarter— ending Jan. 31, 2016—with improved margin performance in prepared food as well as a same-store sales increase of 7.1%. Moving into

Grocery Shoppers Weigh In On Preferences

National Grocers Association study polls independent grocery store shoppers. What do shoppers who patron independent grocery stores want? The National Grocers Association (NGA) delved into this question with a recent consumer trends study that, for the first time, segmented independent supermarket shoppers from national chain shoppers. The results revealed high consumer satisfaction among independent supermarkets.

SAS Show Identifies Solutions For Retailers

New products and programs and quality entertainment greeted the more than 1,500 attendees. The S. Abraham & Sons (SAS), 30th annual Vendor Exhibit and Trade Show has concluded with more than 175 booths and over 1,500 attendees representing convenience store owners and managers. Houdini’s Magic Mart featured merchandising ideas, new item displays, new store fixtures,

Pilot Flying J, McLane Co. Extend Partnership

McLane to service 530 Pilot Flying J travel centers in 42 states. Pilot Flying J and McLane Co. have extended a multi-year agreement through which McLane will service 530 Pilot Flying J travel center locations. McLane is a supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions. Pilot Flying J is the largest

Wawa Tests CNG In New Jersey

Test site allows Wawa to determine demand for CNG. Wawa has teamed with a New Jersey utility, South Jersey Gas, to offer compressed natural gas (CNG) at its Paulsboro, N.J. gas station. The south New Jersey location, which is on Berkley Road at the Interstate 295 interchange, marks Wawa’s first test site for the fuel.

VP Racing Appoints Industry Veteran To Sales Manager-Lubricants Position

Glady to manage the sales of lubricants for the consumer market. VP Racing Fuels has appointed Richard Glady to the position of sales manager-lubricants. Glady will be reporting to Bruce Hendel, VP’s director-consumer product sales. Based at the company’s headquarters in San Antonio, Glady will be responsible for sales of lubricants developed for the consumer

Niagara Falls, N.Y. NOCO Express Completes Renovations

The Niagara Falls, N.Y. NOCO Express has changed its look and now offers a wider selection of food items. The two-week interior remodel of the NOCO Express store in Niagara Falls, N.Y. has been completed. The renovations included creating an updated look and expanding the store’s fresh product selection. The renovated store is located at 6724

ALON Presents $10,000 to Text Contest Grand Prize Winner

Thousands of dollars in YOUCash and coupons have been awarded to ALON Brands customers. A lucky Allsup’s customer received $10,000 in YOUCash from ALON Brands the week of Feb. 20, 2016. Mary Lou Griego of New Mexico was the lucky grand prize winner of ALON’s latest All About YOU text contest. More than 800 ALON

Manitowoc Foodservice Spin-Off Established

Manitowoc Foodservice is now poised for sustainable growth as an independent public company. The Manitowoc Co. Inc. has announced the successful completion of the spin-off of Manitowoc Foodservice Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary. With the spin-off completion, Manitowoc Foodservice is now an independent public company, and its shares are now listed on the New York Stock

CST Brands Announces BOD Appointments

Following agreements, JCP Investment Management and Engine Capital L.P. withdraw their plans to nominate candidates for CST’s Board of Directors. CST Brands Inc. has entered into an agreement with JCP Investment Management (JCP) and Joshua Schechter through which Thomas “Tad” Dickson, former Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Pantry Inc. was appointed to

CST Brands To Explore “Strategic Alternatives”

Wells Fargo weighs in on CST Brands’ plans. CST Brands Inc. is beginning an “exploration of strategic alternatives” to further enhance stockholder value, the company has reported. In order to facilitate the review, the Board of Directors will oversee the process through a committee of outside, independent directors. The strategic review process will be comprehensive

Heineken Highlights its Passion for Soccer

Heineken is celebrating soccer’s rise and growth within the U.S. Heineken has launched a new year-long campaign to highlight soccer’s rich history in the U.S., and to promote the sport’s exciting future. In an effort to support the growth of the sport in the U.S., Heineken recently launched a number of new commercials, contests and

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