PAPCO Acquires 24 Virginia Locations

Acquisition will leverage supply and marketing capabilities in Hampton Roads, Va. Virginia Beach, Va.-based petroleum marketer PAPCO Inc. has acquired the “Tidewater Retail Assets” which consists of 23 Shell branded retail gas stations and one Exxon location, from SMO Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Wills Group, Inc. “We are very excited about the SMO

Sites For Sale In Alabama

Bid deadline is scheduled for Oct. 8, 2013. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) is coordinating the sale of four operating convenience stores with gas and one retail pad site in Alabama. The retail pad site, zoned B2—Business, is located in Evergreen, Ala., directly off of Interstate 65, while the convenience stores are located

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Partners With Convenience Valet

Convenience Valet to donate a minimum of $250,000 annually. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity raising funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, has partnered with Convenience Valet. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, Convenience Valet will donate a minimum $250,000 annually to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals based on proceeds from carded items with

BP Branded Sites To Be Sold In Bankruptcy Sale

“A little TLC and these stations can be pumping high gas gallons and have great inside sales,” says NRC’s executive managing director. Eugene Crane, as Chapter 11 Trustee, has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC, (NRC) to coordinate the sale of five operating convenience stores with gas. The stores are being sold pursuant to

Corner Store Opens New Texas Locations

New stores feature fresh-baked items. Continuing its Texas growth streak, Corner Store has opened two new locations in Texas, one in Burnet, Texas and the other in Conroe, Texas, just north of the Houston metro area. Both stores measure 4,650 square feet and feature indoor and outdoor dining, a beer cave, an ATM and seven

Kwik Trip Celebrates 15th Compressed Natural Gas Station

More stations planned for Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Kwik Trip Inc. celebrated the opening of its 15th compressed natural gas station on Aug. 28 in Janesville, Wis. The company plans to add an additional 10 stations before the end of the calendar year. Kwik Trip has committed to developing a functional CNG fueling infrastructure throughout

CITGO-Venezuela Energy Efficient Lighting Program Kicks Off

More than 600,000 CFL bulbs are donated to benefit low-income families. This week at the Linden House in Chicago, CITGO Petroleum Corp. President and CEO Nelson Martinez was joined by 4th District Illinois State Representative Cynthia Soto to launch the fourth edition of the CITGO-Venezuela Energy Efficient Lighting Program (EELP), which will provide 625,000 compact

Couche-Tard Announces Results for Q1 of Fiscal 2014

“Numerous improvement efforts deployed in Europe enabled us to turn around the negative trend in in-store sales as well as fuel volume,” says CEO. For its first quarter of fiscal 2014, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has announced net earnings of $255.0 million, up $152.1 million (147.8%), which equals $1.35 per share on a diluted basis. The

Wawa Opens 25th Florida Store

New location located across from Orlando International Airport. Wawa Inc. has announced exciting news for the Orlando Community—the grand opening of its newest store located directly across from the Orlando International Airport, at the intersection of Rt. 436 & Lee Vista Blvd at 6500 South Semoran Blvd. After years of price gauging at the pump,

United Supermarkets Offers Fall Fuel Discounts

Fuel discount vouchers earned through in-store grocery purchases.   United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos stores are rewarding loyal guests by offering a fuel discount with their in-store purchases. Between Aug. 28 and Oct. 29, guests will earn discounts on their fuel purchases at United Express fuel stations when they shop at participating United Supermarkets,

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Miller Oil Foundation Donates Over $25,000 To Hampton Roads Charities

The Hearts of Hope campaign raises record amount of donations from store customers. In July, the Miller Oil Foundation distributed over $25,000 to charities in the Hampton Roads area.  The Foundation’s mission is to help people help themselves and those around them through the meaningful and enthusiastic involvement of the Miller family members, and staff

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Convenience Valet Welcomes Doug Steffen

 Steffen named vice president of sales and business development. Convenience Valet, supplier of single and double dose over-the-counter (OTC) medications and convenience/travel size personal care and general merchandise, has named Doug Steffen vice president of sales and business development.  Steffen brings 15+ years’ experience in the consumer products/retail industry and was most recently executive vice

New Pilot Travel Center Opens In Tucson

The new facility is Pilot Flying J’s 13th in Arizona. Pilot Flying J announced the opening of a Pilot Travel Center in Tucson, Ariz., featuring full amenities for professional drivers. “We’re thrilled that our new travel center will serve professional drivers traveling on I-10 through Arizona,” said Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam. “We hope drivers will enjoy the

Kangaroo Express Takes To The Races

Retired U.S. Army soldier and drag racer Don O’Neal ends summer with NHRA and Lucas Oil Racing event spree in the Salute Our Troops Dragster. The Pantry Inc. announced its Salute Our Troops tour headliner Don O’Neal, U.S. Army soldier (ret.) and drag racer, is set to end the summer with a racing spree. O’Neal

Sam’s Mart Centralizes Fuel Pricing Control

Closed loop pricing from headquarters with price change confirmation feedback. LSAA LLC has chosen PriceAdvantage SMART Fuel Pricing, a fuel price management solution, for its 60 Sam’s Mart stores in the Carolinas and Georgia. It chose PriceAdvantage for centralized fuel pricing control from headquarters, including business intelligence data at their fingertips. Sam’s Mart will be


2014 Independent C-Store Expo Dates Announced

RBG will announce the winners of the thirteenth annual Royal Buying Group Education Scholarship Program at the show. Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG) announced that its annual Independent C-Store Expo (I-C-Expo) will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Burr Ridge Marriott Hotel located at 1200 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge, Ill.  Additional


Romine Oil Signs With VP Retail Branding Program

Distributor looks for competitive advantage with new image, program features. De Queen, Ark.-based Romine Oil Co. has signed on as the latest partner in VP Racing Fuels’ national branding program. “We are excited to get in on the ground floor of, what we think, is an industry changing concept,” said Larry Romine, president of Romine

Top Trends In Commercial Building

More businesses are turning to alternative energy sources in efforts to lower utility costs. Green’s the word this year as the commercial building industry begins to see a significant move toward greater transparency, higher energy efficiency standards, increased sustainability and a more responsible use of building resources, according to Lennox Commercial, which offers products to

First Public CNG Station Opens in Casa Grande

Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. and Trillium CNG host ribbon cutting at new station. Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. and Trillium CNG hosted a green ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the first public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Casa Grande. The station is located on Golden Eagle’s property at 1000 N Jefferson. Compressed Natural

Kum & Go Makes Inc. 5000 List For Fifth Consecutive Year

“We attribute our continued success and aggressive growth to our dedicated associates and loyal customers,” says Kum & Go President and CEO. For the fifth consecutive year, Kum & Go has been listed by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America. Kum & Go ranks among the top 20

Atlas Oil Named To Inc. 5000 List

Ranks No. 3,844 overall, and No. 62 in Metro Detroit. Atlas Oil Co. is once again ranked among the fastest growing private companies in the nation. Inc. Magazine just published its 2013 Annual Inc. 5000 list and Atlas is ranked No. 3,844. Within the Metro Detroit area, Atlas ranks No. 62 and in Michigan, where


U.S. Oil To Build GAIN Clean Fueling Station

U.S. Oil aims to add 50 CNG stations in the next three years. U.S. Oil has partnered with FST Logistics to build a GAIN Clean Fuel station at the intersection of Atlas Street and Renner Road in Columbus, Ohio. The new station will provide Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to FST’s CNG truck fleet and will

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Circle K Mid-Atlantic Presents Grant to Central Virginia Food Bank

Partnership with BP Fueling Communities directs funds to local hunger-relief agency. In partnership with the BP Fueling Communities program, Circle K Mid-Atlantic has presented a $3,500 grant to FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank for hunger relief efforts in the 31 counties and five cities the nonprofit serves. BP Fueling Communities is a philanthropic program that

Parker’s Honored by Inc. 500|5000

Named one of America’s fastest growing companies for second consecutive year. Parker’s, a nationally-recognized convenience store leader with 32 retail locations throughout southeast Georgia and coastal South Carolina, announced that Inc. ranked the company on its annual Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies list. This marks the second consecutive year Parker’s has been included on this

Cumberland Farms Awards Believe and Achieve Scholarships

Convenience store retailer helps over 900 students reach their dreams since program inception. Cumberland Farms announced that 130 talented high school seniors from 11 states have been awarded Believe and Achieve Scholarships to help them attend college in the fall of 2013. Cumberland Farms’ popular scholarship program began seven years ago and has already provided