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Four Charged In Major Hacking Scheme That Impacted 7-Eleven

More than 160 million stolen credit and debit card numbers were sold globally. Four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian have been charged with running a hacking organization that during the course of seven years penetrated computer networks of more than a dozen major American and international corporations, including 7-Eleven, the Independent Record reported. More than

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Bellman Oil Raises Over $41,000 To Fight Muscular Dystrophy

23rd annual MDA Golf Tournament brings in $23,000.   CITGO Petroleum Corp. and Bellman Oil helped members of the North Liberty community raise more than $23,000 for children affected by neuromuscular diseases at the 23rd Annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Golf Tournament at Whispering Pines Golf Course on June 18. “We look forward to raising

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GPM Acquiring Five Get & Zip Stores

Hurst Harvey Oil Inc. sells five BP-branded sites. GPM Investment LLC and Hurst Harvey Oil Inc., a family-owned and operated business in the Northern Neck of Virginia, have entered into an agreement for GPM Investments to purchase five GET & ZIP convenience stores, all with BP branded fuels from Hurst Harvey Oil Inc.  Hurst Harvey

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U.S. Hispanics More Likely to Purchase Groceries at C-Stores

NPD report examines the c-store shopping behavior of Hispanics. U.S. Hispanics are more likely to purchase grocery foods, dairy, and bread from convenience stores (c-stores) than non-Hispanics, reports The NPD Group, a  global information company. Spanish-dominant Hispanics are more likely to make grocery item purchases at c-stores than other Hispanics, according to the NPD report

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McAllen Woman Wins A Year Of Flights In Corner Store Contest

Corner Store gave away 24 round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines. Lee Ann Dupont, a 54-year-old clerk from McAllen, won a year of flights from Southwest Airlines in Corner Store’s recent Drink Up and Fly Away contest. Participating Corner Stores across the U.S. gave away a year of flights from Southwest Airlines to one grand prize

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Tedeschi Takes Home Three 2013 Wicked Local Reader’s Choice Awards

Tedeschi’s superior food selection is recognized in three categories. Tedeschi Food Shops was voted tops in three Wicked Local Reader’s Choice Awards for 2013. WickedLocal and WickedLocal.com provide local news and information through both traditional newspaper and online to more than 160 communities throughout eastern Massachusetts. Each year, thousands of readers nominate their favorites in

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NOCO Express Raises $11,410 For Hospice Foundation

Sunflower Days promotion draws donations at all 35 NOCO Express stores. NOCO Express Stores, its customers and employees recently joined forces to support Hospice Foundation of Western New York (WNY). Throughout the entire month of June, paper sunflowers were sold for $1 each at all of NOCO Express’ 35 locations to benefit Hospice for a

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Gulf Oil Partners With HYPERFUELS

HYPERFUELS to market Gulf Racing Fuel to race tracks and performance retailers throughout the country. Gulf Oil has announced a new partnership with HYPERFUELS, a distributor of high performance race fuels throughout the U.S. The multi-year agreement returns the iconic Gulf brand to race tracks and performance retailers throughout the country. Through this new partnership,

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Getty Realty Corp. Announces Settlement In Lawsuit Against Lukoil

Getty anticipates realizing initial cash proceeds of approximately $32 million pending additional hearings. Getty Realty Corp. has announced that a settlement has been reached in its lawsuit before the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, against Lukoil Americas Corp., Lukoil North America LLC, OAO Lukoil, and certain directors and officers of Getty

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CITGO Petroleum, Little Oil Co. Give Back To The Community

Local CITGO marketer hosts Fueling Good Customer Appreciation Days. CITGO Petroleum Corp. and local CITGO marketer Little Oil Co. are teaming up to give back to the local Richmond, Va. community this summer with a series of “Fueling Good Customer Appreciation Days.” The kick-off event will take place on Friday, July 19 from 9 a.m.

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Court To Consolidate Pilot Flying J Lawsuits

CEO Jimmy Haslam commends agreement. The Arkansas Federal Court has agreed to consolidate and oversee the class action claims against Pilot Flying J in the diesel fuel rebate inquiry. Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam commended the company and the class action lawyers for the agreement, which is expected to expedite the legal process by:

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Susser Reports Q2 2013 Operating Results

Six new large-format Stripes convenience stores open during Q2 of 2013. Susser Holdings Corp. and Susser Petroleum Partners LP have provided partial operating results for the second quarter and first half of 2013. Susser Holdings expects to report: • Same-store merchandise sales growth of approximately 2.2% for the second quarter and 3.2% for the first

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Carpenter Leads a Busy NACS Agenda

Chairman Dave Carpenter promotes advocacy as the industry continues to battle swipe fees, fuel standards and increased competition in the year ahead.By John Lofstock, Editor. The convenience store industry continues to evolve, becoming a bigger part of the American consumers’ daily lives. In 2012, the industry achieved record sales of $700.3 billion, according to the

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Meat Snacks Get Creative

From extra spicy to turkey or bacon based, today’s meat snacks are offering the variety customers crave. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. As customers continue to crave variety and new taste profiles, meat snacks manufacturers are staying on their toes, and providing c-stores with a range of new options to keep shoppers coming back for

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The Force is Strong with QuikTrip

New Market Force study anoints QT the top rated c-store chain for cleanliness, friendliness and food quality. By Erin Rigik, associate editor. QuikTrip, with 662 stores in 11 states, was voted the most popular convenience store chain, according to a new study by Market Force Information, beating out 7,600 study participants. Convenience store chains Wawa,

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Embracing Energy Efficient Solutions

Whether it’s installing LED lighting or partnering with a local utility, retailers have a wide assortment of new opportunities to maximize efficiencies for less. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor.Adding energy efficient features to convenience stores has numerous benefits from power bill and maintenance savings to the ability to market to today’s more eco-conscious consumer. If

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A Retail Oasis

Zarco 66 takes its convenience stores to the next level with technological advancements and a topnotch foodservice program.  By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Zarco 66 Earth Friendly Fuels doesn’t consider itself just a typical convenience store chain. In today’s hypercompetitive retail environment, it has to be much more.“We’re not in the c-store business anymore, we’re

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Tedeschi Completes Four Store Remodels

Convenience stores in Wareham, Revere, Lynn and Brighton, Mass. get facelifts. With new ceramic tile floors, modern lighting, fresh cases and more, four more Tedeschi Food Shops stores have been recently renovated in Wareham, Revere, Lynn and Brighton, Mass. The newly upgraded stores now feature an extensive selection of fresh salads, unique sandwiches, hearty subs,

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VPS Acquires 17 BreadBox Stores

“We are excited to expand our presence into middle Tennessee,” says VPS Chairman and CEO. VPS Convenience Store Group, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc., has acquired the 17 store BreadBox group located in the greater Knoxville, Tenn. area.  With this acquisition, VPS now operates 435 stores in eight states, including 34 locations in

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7-Eleven Debuts Soda Shaq

Named for Shaquille O’Neal, the new cream soda line is set to be a big hit with customers. One of pro-basketball’s biggest stars (literally and otherwise) Shaquille O’Neal is getting his own soda namesake: Soda Shaq. 7-Eleven Inc. has announced the national rollout of AriZona Beverages’ new, all-natural line of cream sodas, now chilling at

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Phillips 66 Partners With Convenience Store Alliance

“With our CSA relationship, we look forward to offering independent convenience store operators across the nation access to reduced costs on products and services, says Phillips 66 spokesperson. Phillips 66, which owns leading gas station brands Phillips 66, 76 and Conoco, announced the company’s new business relationship with Convenience Store Alliance (CSA), introducing a new

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Storm Proof Your Fuel Operations

 Hurricane preparedness in five easy steps.  By  Ryan Mossman, vice president and general manager of FuelQuest’s Fuel Services. Earlier this year, forecasters with the National Hurricane Center announced an “above average” hurricane season for 2013. Eighteen tropical storms, nine of which will be hurricanes, are on the horizon.  Even more concerning, there is a 72%

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Parker’s Market Urban Gourmet Honored With TripAdvisor

“We’re delighted to be recognized by our loyal customers for the quality of our prepared foods at Parker’s Market,” says Parker’s CEO. Parker’s Market Urban Gourmet, the nationally-recognized Parker’s convenience store company’s flagship location, was recently honored by TripAdvisor with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence. The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is awarded to businesses ranking

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7-Eleven Sues New York C-Store Owner

Franchisee accused of siphoning money and having employees wrongly enter product costs. 7-Eleven filed a lawsuit Friday against the franchisee of five Long Island, N.Y. stores, claiming he siphoned hundreds of thousands of dollars for at least four years, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company is seeking $1 million in damages, and also terminated

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Kum & Go Celebrates 50th Store Opening in Colorado

New store in Colorado Springs focuses on fresh food, expanded offerings and sustainable practices. Kum & Go, L.C. is celebrating a milestone with the opening of its 50th store in Colorado. The new store opened its doors to the public on  June 21, and is located at 6735 N. Carefree Circle in Colorado Springs. The

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