Judge Dismisses Claims Against Pilot CEO Haslam

Some 24 claims against the trucking company to go forward, while more than a dozen are dismissed by U.S. District Judge. U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar, on Wednesday, dismissed seven of 11 civil claims against Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pilot Flying J, and allowed four others to proceed, including accusations of unjust enrichment


North Carolina Scotchman Store Brings Lots of Luck

Winning lottery ticket purchased at Scotchman store. For the GPM Investments LLC-owned Scotchman at 359 Whiteville Road, Shallotte, N.C., luck was in store. There, a customer purchased one of the winning Powerball tickets with a jackpot worth $564 million, the third-largest Powerball prize ever and the fifth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. Winning tickets were

PriceAdvantage Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Fuel pricing software company commemorates 10 years of agility. PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management software company and division of Skyline Products, is celebrating 10 years of supporting fuel pricing excellence through the agile development of easy-to-use, flexible, and effective fuel pricing software. PriceAdvantage first launched in 2005 to address the daily challenges fuel marketers faced

Murphy USA To Offer E15 and E85

Adding alternative fuels in Chicago and Houston Locations in 2015. Murphy USA Inc., a marketer of retail motor fuel products and convenience merchandise, has announced an expansion program that will bring E15 to consumers in the suburbs of Chicago and Houston in 2015. After several successful introductions of the new fuel in Iowa, Murphy USA

GPM Acquiring Midwest Division Of VPS

Upon closing, GPM would have over 800 company-operated convenience stores and dealer sites in 14 states. GPM Investments, LLC has entered into an agreement to purchase the Midwestern division of VPS Convenience Store Group LLC. This transaction adds to GPM’s acquisition of the Southeast operations of VPS in August 2013. The acquisition will include 163 company-operated

Kentucky Gas Station Faces Legislation

After the city of Somerset, Ky. opened its own gas station last summer, a Kentucky senator has now sponsored a bill to determine how fair the enterprise is to surrounding businesses. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Kentucky Sen. Chris Girdler (R-Somerset), on Feb. 6, filed a bill that would require government entities to conduct a

Mutual Oil Co. Sells Dealer And Transportation Business

Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. provides merger and acquisition advisory services to Mutual. Mutual Oil Co. Inc. has successfully sold its branded, contract dealer business, comprised of over 150 dealer supply contracts, structured agreements and transportation fleet. The dealer supply contracts and structured agreements have been sold to an undisclosed purchaser. Mutual’s transportation business, comprised

New Love’s Locations Offering CNG For 99 Cents

CNG now available in all three cities of the Texas Triangle. Love’s Fast-Fill CNG is now available in all three cities of the Texas Triangle between Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. The recent opening of Love’s first fast-fill CNG location in San Antonio connects the third market to Love’s existing CNG network in the Texas

Wawa Presents Environmental Community Service Award

$10,000 in honorariums to be awarded in 2015 region‐wide search spearheaded by Wawa, 6abc and Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP. The Environmental Community Service Award, presented by Wawa, 6abc, and the environmental law firm Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP (MGKF), celebrates a decade of supporting environmental programs that improve the local community. The

IDDBA Releases On-Demand Webinar on Millennial Shoppers

Explores the evolving U.S. shopper of fresh perimeter categories. Changing American demographics and evolving food culture are affecting how we live, shop and eat. While baby boomers account for a large share of shoppers and dollars, it is Millennial shoppers who are at the forefront of the New American Appetite. IDDBA’s latest study, “Engaging the

Server Products Earns “Extreme Customer Service” Award

Honored at Foodservice Supply Summit. At the Diversified Foodservice Supply Summit in January, Server Products was honored to accept the “Extreme Customer Service” award. Diversified Foodservice Supply is the parent company of multiple brands focused on the distribution of foodservice parts, supplies, equipment and accessories. Diversified’s portfolio of brands serve some of the top restaurant

Wawa Launches Remodel Program

Plans to renovate legacy stores. Wawa Inc. has launched the Wawa Remodel Program, an initiative in which the company will embark on a massive effort to remodel older, legacy stores to reflect Wawa’s latest store design and foodservice offering. Throughout 2015, Wawa will remodel 40 existing stores—the most remodels to happen in one year ever

The Pantry Sets Date To Vote On Couche-Tard Merger

Meeting set for March 10. The Pantry Inc. has scheduled a special meeting of The Pantry stockholders for March 10, 2015 to consider and vote upon the previously announced proposed merger with a U.S. subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. The special meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Eastern Time at the Springhill Inn and

February Brings Gas Price Increases

Gas prices on the rise after dropping to lowest levels since 2009, according to AAA. U.S. average gas prices have increased seven days in a row for a total of two cents per gallon, AAA reported on Feb. 2. The up tick comes after gas prices had fallen for a record 123 consecutive days to

Newest Austin-Area Corner Store Celebrates Grand Opening

Corner Store officials present $5,000 donation to Dailey Middle School. Corner Store celebrated the grand opening of its newest store in the Austin area with giveaways and a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday. The store is located off of Texas 130 just south of Manor at 12200 FM 969. At a ribbon-cutting, Kim Lubel, president and

Banks Still Refuse To Embrace Chip And PIN

Despite support from lawmakers, Banking Association executive claims customers prefer less secure cards. In a U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce hearing on data breaches yesterday, Senator Amy Klobuchar made the case for chip and PIN payment card technology, which would provide customers with the highest level of data protection known today. In the face of

Sheetz Adding E15 in North Carolina

Provides alternative fuel option to customers. Sheetz Convenience Stores plans to offer 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 North Carolina. E15 is a combination of

IRI MarketPlus Survey Finds 2015 Holds Promise

Overall shopper sentiment surged in 2014, but was largely flat in Q4 2014 compared with Q3 2014. Decreasing unemployment rates, falling gas prices and an improving housing market bolstered the U.S. economy in 2014. However, wages are lagging behind, which is causing consumers to remain concerned about their economic future and cautious about their spending

Jiffy Mart Donates To Carroll County Hospital Center

Funds to benefit breast cancer patients in the community. Westminster, Md.-based Jiffy Mart, a division of Tevis Oil Inc., recently donated $4,000 to the Center for Breast Health on Jan. 19 to benefit breast cancer patients at Carroll Hospital Center. Employees from Jiffy Mart locations throughout Carroll County presented a check to Brenda Frazier, Carroll

Cumberland Farms Rewards Snow Plow Drivers

Offers free coffee during recent blizzard. Leading convenience, gasoline, and coffee retailer, Cumberland Farms offered free coffee, tea, or hot chocolate to any municipal, state or private plow driver working to clear the public roads until noon on Jan. 28, as a thank you during the recent snow storm. Drivers were able to stop by

Sheetz To Open Second Campus Concept Store

New model features a beer cave but no gas pumps. Sheetz is planning to open a new store at 129 S. Pugh St. in downtown State College, Pa. Set to open in August of this year, the store will feature a beer cave but no gas pumps, Centre Daily Times reported. Renovations on the 5,000-square-foot

GPM Investments Acquires One Stop Food Stores

Converting the eight acquired stores to the Scotchman banner. GPM Southeast, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GPM Investment, LLC, has taken ownership of eight One Stop Food Store convenience stores with gasoline sales. GPM will convert these acquired stores, which are located in North Carolina and South Carolina, to their Scotchman retail brand, which is

Murphy USA, Armor Safe Technologies Celebrate Nine-Year Partnership

Armor’s smart safes prove to be the best solution for long-term durability and reliability. Murphy USA has selected Armor Safe Technologies as its exclusive safe supplier citing the reliability, customer service and lower total cost of ownership of Armor’s safes at existing Murphy USA locations as the reason for choosing to sole-source from Armor. Additionally,

Building a Customized Loyalty Program

Using an industry-leading loyalty solution, operators across a host of retail channels can drive new business, gather crucial customer data and increase overall ticket sales. By John Lofstock, Editor Loyalty programs are everywhere in the retail industry. Customers encounter them multiple times almost every day—whether shopping at a grocery store, buying a cup of coffee

Quick Fuel Selects PriceAdvantage

PriceAdvantage to expedite rapid, accurate price changes at 55 automated fueling stations. Quick Fuel, a division of Jacobus Energy, has selected PriceAdvantage fuel pricing software for its 55 automated fueling stations. Quick Fuel has delivered some of the industry’s most progressive fuel management solutions to America’s fleets, facilities, emergency responders and businesses for more than