Preventing Power Outages

Generators can set your c-store apart when customers need food and fuel during disasters or bad weather. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Power outages and natural disasters can occur at any time, resulting in disrupted business, spoiled food and much worse. For many c-store owners, having a game plan to keep operations up and running


Seasonal Factors Poised to Arrest U.S. Gasoline Price Slide

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric Gasoline prices in the primary wholesale spot market in the United States rallied on the final trading day of January on a spike by oil futures triggered by a weekly report on US rig drilling activity, an attack on the Iraq city of Kirkuk by the Islamic State,

Corner Store Celebrates Two New Store Openings

Corner Store officials present $5,000 donation to El Dorado High School and River Valley Intermediate School. Corner Store celebrated the grand opening two new stores, one in El Paso at 2300 N. Zaragoza Road, and one in Waco at 25930 W. Highway 84, on the corner of 84 and Speegleville Rd. El Paso Ribbon Cutting

Gas Prices Aiding Merchandise Sales

Foot traffic improving amid falling fuel prices. Wells Fargo Securities LLC found that low gas prices are allowing customers to trade up on in-store merchandise in the fourth quarter. Based on its recent “Tobacco Talk” and “Beverage Buzz” surveys, Wells Fargo said that gas prices and foot traffic were the largest positive factors impacting c-store

Even With Lower Gas Prices, Consumers Remain Price Sensitive

Nearly three in four consumers (71%) say that the price is the most important factor in determining where they buy gas. Even with gas prices near six-year lows, U.S. consumers are still looking for the best gas prices. Three in five (63%) consumers say they would drive five minutes out of their way to save

CSD’s 3rd Annual Social Media Awards

Convenience Store Decisions recognizes chains that are using social media to their advantage, as well as the top trends going into 2015. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Convenience Store Decisions examined the results of nearly 60 c-store chains active on social media, specifically examining Facebook and Twitter to compile its 3rd annual Social Media awards.

Casey’s To Raise Funds for Pediatric Patients

One dollar at a time, convenience stores will raise funds during February to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Casey’s General Stores Inc. is raising funds to help give miracles to sick and injured kids during its second annual Miracle Balloon fundraiser, supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through the month of February, Casey’s customers can purchase

Family Dollar Stockholders Approve Dollar Tree Merger

“The Family Dollar Board of Directors and management team have worked diligently to advance the best interests of all of the company’s stockholders,” says Family Dollar chairman and CEO. Family Dollar Stores Inc. announced that, based on a preliminary count of the votes cast at the company’s Special Meeting of Stockholders, Family Dollar stockholders voted

PCI SSC Outlines Payment Security Mistakes

Retailers often get these things wrong when it comes to payment security. PCI Security Standards Council has put together a list of four common areas that retailers often get wrong about payment security along with advice on how to address these common vulnerabilities. Four things retailers often get wrong about payment card security Forgetting about

Rutter’s Launches Limited Time Offer for the Big Game

Each Big Game Day Special can be ordered with just one touch from the Big Game Day Special button which has been added to kiosks. Just in time for the big game, Rutter’s announced a limited time offer on delicious items that pair perfectly with football from the Central PA-based retailer’s award-winning menu. The Big

Jiffy Mart Donates To Library Program

Encourages kids to read through its participation in Battle of the Books program. Carroll County Public Library (CCPL) received 1,500 Subway Read a Book certificates and 1,500 coupon sheets, featuring eight Subway coupons, from Jiffy Mart of Westminster, Md. Read a Book certificates award readers a Subway Fresh Fit Kids meal. These items will be

Corner Store Celebrates Newest Store Opening in Killeen

Corner Store officials present $5,000 donation to Ellison High School. Corner Store celebrated the grand opening of its newest store in Killeen on Tuesday with giveaways and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store is located at 3900 Trimmier Road. At a ribbon-cutting, Dave Mock, regional vice president for CST Brands, Corner Store’s parent company, presented Rico

Mountain Express Adding E15 Fuel In Atlanta

Mountain Express, Protec Fuel, First in Georgia to offer E15 ethanol. Offering the first E15 in Georgia, Mountain Express convenience stores, assisted by Protec Fuel, has launched the 88-octane E15 at two stations in the Atlanta metro area. E15 ethanol blend can run in any 2001 and newer gasoline engine and costs less than regular

As Gas Prices Decline, American Consumer Confidence Goes Up

Nielsen shows how low gas prices are impacting consumer spending. With gas prices down 31% since June, 2014 and oil prices around $85 a barrel, tumbling rapidly to its lowest levels in several years, American Consumer Confidence has improved dramatically, going up 12% points year over year, Nielsen reported. For Q4, while overall consumer confidence

BP Debuts New Ad Campaign For BP Gasoline With Invigorate

New ads showcase the humor in everyday travel situations to deliver a quality fuel message to motorists. BP announced the debut of a new advertising campaign for BP gasoline with Invigorate. “We’re continuing to invest in advertising as a way to attract consumers to fill up at BP gas stations,” said Jo Brecknock, director of

ACA Spurs Change

Convenience retailers should weigh their options to determine how their operations will coexist with the Affordable Care Act. By David Bennett, Senior Editor When Congress in 2010 enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), one pillar of the law’s sweeping objective was fostering a wide span of health plans to empower smaller employers.

Wawa Launches New Mobile App and Wawa Rewards Program

Offers customers a new way to connect, save and pay. Wawa Inc. has launched two exciting new initiatives—the Wawa Mobile App and Wawa Rewards program. The Wawa mobile app, which features the Wawa Rewards program on its platform, is now available for free through the App Store for Apple devices and through Google Play for

Parker’s Presents $10,000 Check to Beaufort County School District

Donation part of Fueling the Community Program. Parker’s recently presented a $10,000 Fueling the Community check to Beaufort County School District. The donation, which is part of a larger unrestricted charitable contribution to area schools, was officially presented at the Beaufort County Board of Education meeting on Jan. 20. “We’re deeply committed to giving back

Rutter’s Teams With SOAR for 10th Year

“We are proud to lend our support to this worthy cause,” says Rutter’s chief consumer officer. For the 10th year, volunteers from Rutter’s and Support Our American Recruits (SOAR) packed Valentine’s Day goodie boxes to be shipped to American troops stationed abroad. The boxes are filled with snacks, chewing gum, coffee and magazines donated by

Corner Store Celebrates Grand Opening in Kingwood

Corner Store officials present $5,000 donation to local high school. Corner Store celebrated the grand opening of its newest store in Kingwood, a community located in Houston, Texas, on Thursday with giveaways and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store is located at 19506 North Park I59. At a ribbon-cutting Thursday, Pete Linton, regional vice president for

Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Properties Completes Asset Sale

Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. provides merger and acquisition advisory services. Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Properties (MAPP) has successfully sold certain assets to Petroleum Marketing Group Inc. and affiliates. Headquartered in Germantown, Md., MAPP has been an owner and operator of petroleum marketing and convenience retailing businesses in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. MAPP’s owners started the

Enmark Gives Encourage Health Education Series Details

Announces speakers and benefiting nonprofit organizations. Enmark’s Encourage Health Educational Series presents the 2015 lineup and benefiting nonprofit organizations. The series will feature four presentations throughout the year, from the area’s most respected experts sharing insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living. Selected 501c3 nonprofit organizations will be awarded a $2,000 grant

Sheetz To Offer E15 Fueling Option in 2015

Company plans roll out to stores in North Carolina. Sheetz Convenience Stores announced that it will soon be offering 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

Kalibrate Uncovers Industry Trends In Fuels Pricing Survey

Opportunity to improve profit remains top reason for investing in fuels pricing software. Kalibrate, provider of strategy and technology solutions to the global fuel retail industry, announced the results of its third annual global fuels pricing survey comprising feedback from executives at retail petroleum companies representing more than 8,000 sites selling 10 billion gallons annually.

inOvationTV Media Platform Now Offered Free to All Fuel Retailers

New media-at-the-pump program provides an all-inclusive media solution. Wayne Fueling Systems, a global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation, and control technologies for retail and commercial fuel stations and Gas Station TV (GSTV), a video network at the pump, delivers the inOvationTV media platform at no charge and with no hidden fees to gas retailers