What Influences Employers’ Health Strategies?

A changing health landscape doesn’t seem to be enough to spark change in health strategies, but there are other variables that may bring employers into action. The health landscape is in a constant state of change and most employers plan to evolve with it, but few are actually doing so. A recent survey by Aon


Maverik C-store Proposed to Replace Restaurant Along I-25

Maverik has proposed plans for a new c-store that would feature an updated design concept.  Maverik Inc., a Utah based convenience store chain, which operates 270 stores in Western states, has proposed plans to replace the former Colorado Feed & Grain Cookhouse east of Interstate 25 with a convenience store and gas station. According to a


Gas-Mart USA Files Bankruptcy Petition

For protection from creditors and as a turnaround attempt, Gas-Mart has filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. Gas-Mart officials have received permission to utilize a $1.5 million loan from UMB Bank while the company reorganizes and attempts to find buyers for some of its stores, according to Bankruptcy and Debt Dow Jones. The loan is

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Love’s Promotes From Within

When searching to fill key positions, Love’s looks to promote from within. Longtime employee, Roger Ahuja, has been named vice president of operations for Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s). “With Roger’s experience and skills as an effective business strategist, he will be an exceptional leader,” said Tom Love, executive chairman and founder of Love’s. “He’s already


Parker’s Introduces New Mobile App

Business owners are seeking ways to make convenience store shopping even more convenient for customers. In order to meet consumer demand and to make shopping even more convenient, Parker’s convenience store has released a new app for iPhone and Android users. The mobile app is completely free and it grants customers access to Parker’s daily


Reed’s and RBI Strike a Partnership

A new partnership will help Reed’s to increase brand presence. Reed’s Inc., maker of craft sodas for natural food stores, has developed a distribution partnership with RBI Beverages. RBI, a new age beverage distributor based in Springdale, Ark., recently began distributing Reed’s brands throughout northwest Arkansas and northeast Oklahoma. To start, RBI carries 10 of


Fuel USA Acquires Workman Oil

Workman Oil, which operated c-stores primarily under the banner Apple Market, starts new phase under Fuel USA ownership.   Fuel USA LLC has acquired all of the assets of Workman Oil Co., effective June 29. Workman Oil, headquartered in Forest, Va. just outside of Lynchburg, was a retailer at 52 convenience store locations in Virginia


Ten Cities To Host This Year’s Corner Store Country Run

The second annual Country Run has some key improvements that customers wont want to miss. CST Brands, parent company of Corner Store, has announced the dates and venues for the 2015 Corner Store Country Run. This year, CST Brands has added two additional locations for a 10-city lineup. The 2015 run is presented by Aquafina and net

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Parker’s Hires New Loss Prevention Manager

Parker’s hires an experienced loss prevention manager to protect its assets. Jonathan Wilson has been hired as a loss prevention manager for Parker’s convenience stores. Wilson is now responsible for protecting assets at all Parker’s locations using strategic safety, inventory recovery and theft reduction programs. Before joining Parker’s, Wilson worked as a loss prevention manager at


7-Eleven Introduces Second Regional Delivery Service

7-Eleven launches second on-demand delivery service, this time in Austin, Texas. Last week, 7-Eleven launched its first ever delivery service in the San Francisco area, and this week it has expanded its on-demand delivery service to Austin, Texas. The delivery service in both areas is powered by Postmates, a San Francisco based technology company. Postmates is a tech

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Corner Store in Floresville, Texas Celebrates Grand Opening

New Floresville, Texas Corner Store features a Redbox and in-store dining area, among other amenities. The grand opening of the new Corner Store at 908 10th Street, Floresville, Texas was celebrated Friday with giveaways and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. At the ribbon-cutting, Pete Linton, regional vice president for CST Brands, Corner Store’s parent company, presented Floresville High


7-Eleven Partners With New ATM Provider in U.S.

7-Eleven convenience stores in the U.S. to begin installing ATMs from a subsidiary of the company that supplies ATMs to its Japan-based locations. Financial Consulting & Trading International Inc. (FCTI), of California, is the new ATM provider for 7-Eleven Inc. The agreement between FCTI and 7-Eleven was completed on July 6, 2015. FCTI is a wholly-owned subsidiary


Jiffy Mart Raises Funds for St. Jude

Jiffy Mart exceeds fundraising goal, raising $11,500 for St. Jude. For the eighth year in a row, during the month of May, Jiffy Mart stores in Carroll County Md. took part in the “Give Thanks. Give Hope.” campaign for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Jiffy Mart customers and associates have raised over $59,000 for St. Jude since

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Corner Store Thanks and Honors Heroes

Corner Store celebrates the country’s heroes with Military Mondays and the Share a Hero campaign. To celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, Corner Store is hosting Military Mondays and the Share a Hero campaign in order to recognize military and personal heroes. “Between Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day, summer is a great


Strategic Alliance Formed Between Nestlé and Polar Beverages

Nestlé and Polar Beverages to manufacture, distribute and sell cans under both brand names through new partnership. A distribution agreement has been made between Nestlé Waters North America Inc. and Polar Beverages, Inc. to produce cans under Nestea and Poland Spring brand names. The agreement is being called “Polar Strategic Ventures,” and it will become effective July 15, 2015 and will cover the


Family Dollar Sale to Dollar Tree in Final Stages

Takeover deal is set to close between Family Dollar and Dollar Tree. Deal is expected to cut costs and corporate jobs. After a yearlong takeover deal, Dollar Tree anticipates completing its purchase of Family Dollar Monday, July 6, 2015. The takeover took some time to settle due to another buyout attempt made by Dollar General. The


Kerry Acquires Insight Beverages

Leading beverage distributor is sold to nutrition-focused company. Insight Beverages Inc., a beverage formulator, manufacturer and distributor has been sold to Kerry Group plc, a global company focused on taste and nutrition systems, as well as functional ingredients and actives for the global food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. Farlie Turner & Co acted as the


Oakley Sues 7-Eleven for Patent Infringement

7-Eleven faces lawsuit over patent infringement involving sunglasses. 7-Eleven Inc. has been accused of willfully and intentionally infringing six patents of Oakley Inc. that involve the design of its sunglasses. The suit, which is being brought before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, alleges 7-Eleven has directly and/or indirectly made, used,


Love’s Travel Stop Opens in Jonesboro, Ark.

New Love’s Travel Stop provides a new place for drivers to stop in Jonesboro, Ark. Love’s Travel Stops opened its doors for business on July 2, 2015, providing drivers a new place to purchase fuel, snacks, meals and more along U.S. Highway 63 in Jonesboro, Ark. The 24-hour facility is more than 9,000 square feet and adds

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TA and Petro Shopping Centers Introduce Dyn-O-Mite Days of Summer

TravelCenters of America LLC is getting customers excited for summer with its Dyn-O-Mite Days of Summer promotion. To kick off the summer, TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers, is launching its Dyn-O-Mite Days of Summer Travel Store promotion. This promotion will include nostalgic merchandise, throwback pricing and a prize sweepstakes


Love’s Travel Stop Opens in Bevier, Mo.

New Love’s Travel Stop brings convenience to the community of Bevier, Mo. Bringing nearly 30 new jobs to Bevier, Mo., the new Love’s Travel Stop opened July 2, 2015 at Missouri Route O and Hickory Street. This travel stop offers a new place for residents to purchase fuel, meals, snacks and more. The new 24/7

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Clean Label Products Become the Norm

Consumer demand for transparency leads to a rise in clean label products. According to Innova Market Insights data, clean label has become more of a standard in the food industry with over 20% of U.S. products tracked in 2014 featuring a clean label positioning, up from 17% in 2013. Significant rises in the use of

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As Fourth of July Approaches, Gas Prices Dip

Alaska passes California as the most expensive state for gas. Even with gas prices climbing this year, drivers will pay the lowest prices at the pump over the Fourth of July holiday weekend than they have in five years. Average pump prices are 90 cents per gallon less than prices at this time last year,


7-Eleven Partners With Postmates in Delivery Service

7-Eleven is keeping up with consumers and their fast paced living with a new delivery service. In partnership with San Francisco-based technology company, Postmates, 7-Eleven is now offering delivery services to customers. This is taking 7-Eleven’s old mantra, “give customers what they want, when and where they want it,” one giant step forward. Select stores in San Francisco and


Kraft Foods GroupShareholders Vote in Favor of Merger

New merger will create the third-largest food and beverage company in North America. With 98% of votes casted in favor of the transaction, Kraft Foods Group Inc. has approved the previously announced merger agreement to create The Kraft Heinz Company. The 98% represented more than 69% of all outstanding Kraft shares; therefore, the way has been cleared