Wawa Raises Company Wages

In a competitive labor market, companies are focusing on attaining and retaining quality employees.  Wawa convenience stores has announced that it will be raising its starting wages, as well as increasing the wages of its current employees. According to a report from The Morning Call, the convenience chain is raising wages for its customer service associates

H-E-B Opens New C-Store

Grocery operator, H-E-B, is trying its hand in convenience retail. Grocery store operator, H-E-B, which operates 370 grocery locations in Mexico and Texas, has announced that the company will soon begin construction of a new mini-mart location, and construction is expected to be completed in March. According to a report from mySA, this new mini-mart will

Mondelēz Commits to Cage Free

The Humane Society has applauded Mondelēz International’s efforts to make a difference for animals. Following years of progress in sustainable and responsible sourcing, Mondelēz International has committed to transitioning to using cage-free eggs in the U.S. and Canada by 2020 and in Europe by 2025. “With the ambition of being the global leader in well-being

Love’s Opens New Oklahoma Location

New Love’s offers two dining options and other services to customers along in Texhoma, Okla. A new Love’s Travel Stops location has opened for business along U.S. Highway 54 in Texhoma, Okla.. The new travel stop provides drivers in the Oklahoma Panhandle a new place to purchase fuel, snacks and more. The new store offers

Swisher International and Drew Estate Appoint Vice President of Corporate Tobacco Procurement

Swisher International supports Drew Estate’s goals and helps to propel the company forward with the creation of a new position. Nick van Olden has been hired by Swisher International and its sister company, Drew Estate, to fill the newly established position of vice president of corporate tobacco procurement. In this new role, van Olden is responsible

Reynolds American Sells Rights to Natural American Spirit Brand

Nearly all of RAI’s cigarette trademarks are now owned by international tobacco companies. The international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name and associated trademarks have been sold to the Japan Tobacco Group by Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $5.0 billion. The sale also includes the international

Sheetz is Raising Employee Wages

Sheetz’ competitive wages and employee benefits makes it one of the best places to work in retail. Sheetz has announced that, to further its commitment to offer employees a great place to work and a competitive total compensation package, the company will invest more than $15 million to raise the wages of store employees across

The United Family Celebrates 100th Anniversary

The United Family will kick off the year-long birthday celebration on Jan. 16, 2016, by giving away 100,000 free cupcakes to customers. In 2016, The United Family will celebrate the 100th anniversary of United Supermarkets. In 1916, the company began as the United Cash Store in Sayre, Okla., and has since grown into a multi-banner, Texas-based

Rutter’s Demonstrates Committment to Charitable Giving

Rutter’s has donated over $5 million to worthy causes over the last 12 years. Throughout 2015, Rutter’s donated over $235,000 to Central Pennsylvania charities. The donations made over the past year have elevated the company’s charitable giving total to over $5 million the last 12 years. “We believe that our donations to community organizations, primarily

Speedway, Eby-Brown Renew Supply Agreement

Eby-Brown commits to meeting Speedway supply chain initiatives. Speedway LLC has reached an agreement for a multi-year contract renewal with consumer products distributor, Eby-Brown Co. LLC. This long term agreement states that Eby-Brown will remain the exclusive supplier to Speedway’s Midwest locations. Throughout the past several decades, Eby-Brown has developed core strategies and reengineered multiple business

Thorntons Breaks Ground on Store Support Center

Thorntons has plans to add 110 jobs in the next 10 years. On Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, Thorntons broke ground on the construction for their new Store Support Center. Matt Thornton, CEO, Thorntons, Tony Harris, president, Thorntons and mayor Greg Fischer, of Louisville Metro were all present at a groundbreaking ceremony held on Jan. 8,

NASM Elects New Chairperson

NASM appoints former chairman’s daughter as the 2016 chairperson. Valerie Kelley Amsden of Shakopee, Minn.- based Kelley Fuels, has been appointed as the 2016 chairperson for The National Association of Shell Marketers (NASM). Amsden carries on a long family tradition of service to NASM and other industry associations, following in the footsteps of her father,

What Did You Learn From Your Employees Last Week?

By Mel Kleiman, president, Humetrics If your answer is: “Not a thing,” you must not be asking any questions and that’s the biggest mistake a manager can make. Your people are the ones in the trenches and they know exactly what’s going on, but they’re not going to tell you unless you ask. Here are

Core-Mark Enters Amendment to Expand Credit Facility

Core-Mark expands credit facility to support company growth. North American marketer of fresh and broad-line supply solutions, Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., has entered into a seventh amendment to its credit facility, which is expected to mature in May 2020. The amendment increases the size of its credit facility from $200 million to $300 million. The

7-Eleven Seeks U.S. Veterans For Franchise Operations

Operation: Take Command from 7-Eleven will award one qualified military veteran a fee-free 7-Eleven franchise. 7-Eleven has something in store for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who are looking to open a franchise and be their own boss. Dallas-based 7-Eleven is recruiting qualified men and women who have been honorably discharged to enlist in

Ted Cruz Partakes in NACS In Store Event

Ted Cruz reaches out to the community through the NACS In Store events program. As a part of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) In Store events, Republican presidential candidate from Texas, senator Ted Cruz, took a break from campaigning to spend a day working at the Casey’s convenience store in Manly, Iowa. According

McDonald’s Announces Brand Makeover

In keeping with the company’s progressive views, McDonald’s has launched a worldwide company makeover. In an attempt to create a new atmosphere for consumers, McDonald’s has given its brand packaging a major makeover. According to a report from NBC Chicago, McDonald’s has opted to use colors outside of the brand’s traditional red and yellow for

CST Brands Announces Leadership Changes

CST shuffles leadership as it looks to increase profitability. CST Brands Inc. has announced the following organizational changes in leadership positions. Hal Adams, CST’s senior vice president, chief marketing officer, has been named to the newly created position of president, retail operations, combining marketing and merchandising with operations. Tony Bartys, senior vice president and chief

SUPERVALUE Explores Separation From Save-A-Lot

SUPERVALUE has proposed turning Save-A-Lot into a stand-alone company. An initial Form 10 Registration Statement (Form 10) has been filed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by SUPERVALU INC. in connection with the possible spin-off of its Save-A-Lot business into a separate, publicly traded company. SUPERVALU announced in July 2015 that it was exploring

FriendShip Enjoys Smooth Sailing

With its expanded Anchor Café foodservice program, new store locations and stronger customer engagement, Ohio-based FriendShip Food Stores is charting its course for the future. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Situated between Toledo and Cleveland, the Ohio city of Port Clinton means walleye fishing, the dizzying roller coasters of Cedar Point and the eminence of Lake

Parker’s Appoints New Director of Finance and Administration

An accomplished CPA has been named Parker’s new Director of Finance and Administration. Brian Prevatt, CPA (Certified Public Accountant) was recently hired as Parker’s Director of Finance and Administration. Prevatt is now responsible for overseeing financial strategy and fiscal operations at Parker’s. An accomplished CPA, Prevatt excels at developing long-term strategic and financial plans. Before

Enmarket Hosts Encourage Health Series

Nonprofit organizations are invited to compete for a chance to win a $1,000 grant through and Enmarket Stations Facebook contest. Nonprofit organizations in the Savannah, Ga. area are being invited by Enmarket Stations to participate in the 2016 Encourage Health Series through a facebook contest, for a chance to win a $1,000 grant. Any Savannah, Ga. area

Bad Inventory Management Leads To More Employee Theft

By Bill Scott, founder of StoreReport LLC & Scott Systems Inc. Starting and running a business is not for sissies. I know, because during my life I have started several. 38 years ago I finally got it right. There’s an old saying that goes, “If you want to start a perfect company, start your third one first.”

New South Carolina Parker’s Location

In response to consumer demand, Parker’s has opened its first location on Hilton Head Island, S.C. Hilton Head Island, S.C. is now home to the newest Parker’s convenience store. This is the Savannah, Ga.- based company’s 43rd convenience store, and its first on Hilton Head Island. The store is located on Hwy. 278 at 165 William Hilton

Heineken Launches its SOCCER IS HERE Program

Retailers are encouraged to take advantage of Heineken’s popularity among soccer fans through a new promotion from the brewer. Through a new partnership with UEFA Champions League(UCL) and Major League Soccer(MLS), Heineken Premium Lager is advising soccer fans Never Miss a Minute of the action this season. Beginning March 1, Heineken’s fully-integrated, 360° retail and on-premise SOCCER IS HERE