Samsung Pay Now Available Through ExxonMobil Speedpass+ App

ExxonMobil consumers can now use Samsung Pay directly through the Speedpass+ app. Payment just got more convenient for ExxonMobil customers with Samsung Galaxy devices. ExxonMobil has enabled Samsung Pay as a method of payment through the Speedpass+ mobile payment app, providing consumers with a simple and secure way to purchase Synergy fuel and car washes

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ATMs Undergo Transition

Before last Thanksgiving, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of class action lawsuits by consumers, accusing Visa, Mastercard and several U.S. banks of conspiring to inflate the prices of ATM access fees in violation of antitrust law. The lawsuits in question accused the companies of adopting rules protecting themselves from competition with lower-cost ATM

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Car Wash Potential Sparkles

According to reports, the U.S. auto industry reached a sales milestone of 17.55 million vehicles sold in 2016. Not only is this larger volume of vehicles good for U.S. fuel marketers, it’s also good news for convenience store operators who offer car wash services. Coupled with lower gas prices, Americans are driving more, increasing demand

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Ethanol Fuels Show Promise

Fuel sales have been the backbone of gas station operations since rumble seats were considered extreme in the 1930s. Today, that fact still remains as 80.1% of convenience stores (123,807) sell motor fuels, according to the “2017 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count Study.” Of course, in some 90 years of fuel trends, one of the

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Optimism High Even as Gas Prices Grow

Southerners report the highest levels of economic optimism and Midwesterners report the lowest. Greater economic optimism could mean more sales for c-stores. Gas price are on the rise, but still three in five (61%) gasoline consumers report feeling optimistic about the state of the economy, according to the latest National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)

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Sheetz Named Among Fortune ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’

Comes in at 87th, up 10 positions from last year. Sheetz is one of the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine. This list, now in its 20th year, recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. Sheetz, which ranked 87th,

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Love’s Travel Stops Expands in Maryland

Increases parking spaces along Interstate 81. The second Love’s Travel Stop in the state of Maryland, located in Hagerstown has opened for business. Located on Interstate 81 and Showalter Road (Exit 10A), the new travel stop adds 84 truck-parking spaces to the area. “We recognize the need for truck parking and driver services across the

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VERC Enterprises Teams with Hopeful Journeys Educational Center

Two students with Autism set to intern at Danvers c-store location. VERC Enterprises is teaming with Hopeful Journey Education Center, a private school approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education, which provides a comprehensive education to students ages 3-22 diagnosed with Autism and requiring an individualized curriculum. VERC Enterprises is a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf

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Wawa Rewards Members Enjoy Free Coffee Fridays

The March promotion is set to be Wawa’s largest Wawa Reward giveaway yet. Wawa Rewards members have a new reason to celebrate this March: Free Coffee Fridays. Everyone with a Wawa Rewards membership gets five free days of coffee—during every Friday in the month of March. This offer continues to make connecting with Wawa through

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GasBuddy Reveals Top Rated C-Store in Each State

QuikTrip, Wawa are among the highest rated chains. GasBuddy has released the results of the highest rated convenience store brands in each of the 50 states. Data was collected from millions of GasBuddy app user ratings throughout the country who said these brands had the best overall convenience store retail experience. Brands needed to have

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Yesway Launches Customer Appreciation Gas Promotion

Customers who fuel up at Yesway save $2 on in-store purchases of $10 or more with receipt. On Wednesday, March 8, convenience store chain Yesway launched “TANK YOU! Gas Up & $ave” – a new customer appreciation promotion to say thank you to its loyal patrons. From March 8 through April 5, 2017, Yesway customers

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NRF Supports House Plan to Repeal ObamaCare

Retailers want competition-driven private health-care market, says NRF. The National Retail Federation (NRF) supports legislation that was introduced by House Republicans to repeal and replace former President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. “Retailers want reforms that drive us toward a more competition-driven private health care market, and the ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bills take us in that direction,”

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Beverage Segments See Soft Results

Wells Fargo reports beverage and salty snacks numbers for four, 12 and 52 weeks ending Feb. 25. Wells Fargo Securities reported that all channel dollar sales (including grocery, drug, mass and convenience stores) for the total snack and beverage categories during the four-week period ending Feb. 25, 2017 were up +1.4%. Total carbonated soft drinks

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Love’s Offers Fuel-and-Go during Bike Week

High traffic means no long-term parking for trucks during Bike Week in Ormond, Fla. Love’s to offer only fuel-and-go in Ormond Beach, Fla. for Bike Week March 10-19 Hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists will converge on the Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach area March 10-19 for Bike Week. Daytona Harley Davidson (DHD), located next door to Love’s

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Casey’s Introduces Share Repurchase Program

Reports on financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2017. Casey’s General Stores Inc. reported diluted earnings per share of $0.58 for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 ended Jan. 31, 2017, compared to $0.97 per share for the same quarter a year ago. Year to date, diluted earnings per share were $3.72 versus

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Kum & Go Debuts Springfield Marketplace Store

Fresh food and a variety of fuel options greet convenience store customers. Kum & Go introduced its newest convenience store on March 2, in Springfield, Mo. The store is located at 1211 West Sunshine Street. The 6,200+-square-foot store is the latest store in Springfield and was built with the new Marketplace store design which features

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QuickChek Celebrates North Brunswick Grand Opening

A Q Café featuring baristas and handcrafted drinks, as well as new foodservice innovations to greet customers. The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based QuickChek is celebrating the grand opening of its new 5,496-square-foot store located at 1196 How Lane. The new convenience store opened on Feb. 21 and will continue offering grand opening promotions including a free

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Kum & Go To Award Free Fuel

Ten lucky &Rewards members will gain free fuel for a year. Kum & Go’s has launched The Great &Rewards Giveaway, giving its &Rewards loyalty members have even more reason to swipe their card or scan their app with every visit. The Great &Rewards Giveaway gives members the opportunity to win a year’s worth of free

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Parker’s Awards Academic Scholarship

A senior at Benedictine Military School receives $500 and a chance to win more. Parker’s, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently partnered with WSAV-TV to award a $500 academic scholarship to Collins Sherrill, a senior at Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Ga. Parker’s President and CEO Greg Parker presented Sherrill with a check at a

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Looking Ahead at CM in 2017

In its March issue CSD examines 38 c-store categories, highlighting new product lines, technological advances, industry trends and best in sales. A CSD Staff Report There are strange noises circling the c-store industry. For instance, there’s a buzz about Amazon, which unveiled a 1,800-square-foot convenience location in Seattle that allows shoppers to skip the checkout

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GasBuddy App Users Rate C-Stores

App shows ratings of c-stores in core areas, including clean restrooms, best coffee, best customer service and more. GasBuddy has introduced a rating and reviews feature on its popular free mobile app where app users can weigh in on convenience store performance and appearance. The new feature is available across GasBuddy’s network of hundreds of

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Sheetz Adds DMV Kiosks

West Virginia customers looking to renew their driver’s license can now visit their local Sheetz instead of the DMV. The definition of convenience continues to expand as retailers add new services to attract customers. Sheetz’ Beckley, W.Va. and Start City, W.Va. locations each added a DMV kiosk where customers can renew their West Virginia driver’s

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Mach 1: Breaking Barriers

This convenience chain is making cool things cooler and old things newer—all the while expanding its presence in the communities it serves. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Like many convenience retailers that pour over the details until they have a sure course of action, Mach 1 Stores contemplates its future steps carefully. The result has

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Home Service Oil Joins VP Racing Fuels

Home Service Oil begins reimaging first site with the VP brand in Piedmont, Mo. Home Service Oil has joined VP Racing Fuels’ national retail branding program. A wholesale fuel distributor based in Barnhart, Mo., Home Service owns and operates nine Express Mart c-stores and supplies 60 other retail sites across Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois. “We

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CST Brands Reports Q4, Year-End Financial Results

CST Brands opened 50 new-to-industry stores in 2016 with 38 in the U.S. and 12 in Canada. With its acquisition of Flash Foods in the rearview and its pending merger with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. set to close in the first half of 2017, CST Brands Inc. wrapped up a year of extensive changes in 2016.

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