BP Wins U.S. Olympic Committee Award

Recognized for its commitment to U.S. Paralympics. The U.S. Olympic Committee has recognized BP’s commitment to U.S. Paralympics with its Paralympic Amazing Impact Award, an honor given annually to organizations that raise awareness and support for the U.S. Paralympic Movement. “The 2013 winners of our Paralympic Amazing Awards are delivering in the areas of grassroots

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Rutter’s Children’s Charities Tees Up 11th Annual Golf Outing

Make-a-Wish Foundation, Chambersburg Hospital to benefit. Golfers tee off today at the Outdoor County Club in York, Pa. at the 11th annual golf outing to benefit Rutter’s Children’s Charities. The two-day event, the proceeds from which total over $1 million since its beginning in 2002, brings together suppliers from across the country to support the

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TravelCenters of America Opens New Petro Stopping Center

New acquisition in Wells, Nev. to feature Iron Skillet brand restaurant and a fully-stocked travel store.   TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced the acquisition and rebranding of a travel center in Wells, Nevada, to the Petro Stopping Centers brand. Petro Wells is


Family Dollar Partners With TAS

Improves data visibility and collaboration with enterprise market knowledge solution.    Family Dollar, a dollar store channel business, is seeing a wide variety of benefits from the deployment of TAS Unity, an enterprise market knowledge system specifically designed for retail real estate from Trade Area Systems (TAS) Inc. Since the TAS system went fully operational


Jiffy Mart Teams Up To Aid Carroll County Food Sunday

The Jiffy Mart team presented Carroll County Food Sunday with funds totaling $4,400. Baltimore Football fans were out in full force on April 18 to see their long snapper, Morgan Cox, punter, Sam Koch and kicker, Justin Tucker at the Jiffy Mart “SNAP.HOLD.KICK.” Charity autograph signing event. The event was held at the Westminster Greene


Thorsby Inducted Into Car Wash Hall of Fame

International Carwash Association honors past executive director. Mark Thorsby has been inducted into the Car Wash Hall of Fame by the International Carwash Association (ICA). He receives this honor — the professional car wash industry’s highest honor — in recognition of his immense impact on the profession. The award was presented on April 23 by


Under FBI Investigation Haslam Outlines Steps To Fix Fraud

Pilot Flying J’s CEO hires chief compliance officer, starts electronic rebate payments, restructures team and begins its own field audit, among other steps. Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Pilot Flying J, and owner of the Cleveland Browns, has released a statement regarding the ongoing FBI and IRS investigation into the Pilot Flying J travel plaza business


Storms Spike Wholesale Gasoline Costs in Midwest

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric Just as worry demand for oil would be less than previously projected amid expectations for sluggish global economic growth led to a widespread selloff that dropped gasoline futures to their lowest point since mid-January, wholesale costs in the Midwest surged on storm-triggered supply disruptions. Reformulated blendstock gasoline

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Kum & Go Gift Funds Funds Stock Market Video Wall

A $300,000 gift from Kum & Go and the Krause Gentle Foundation helps Tippie College of Business provide live financial information to students. The Henry B. Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa recently unveiled a new stock market video wall, funded by a $300,000 donation from Kum & Go and the Krause


Retailers Gain Mobile Insights At RAMP Show

The RAMP Advanced Commerce & Mobile Retail Services Summit (known as the Retail RAMP Show) drew a number of retailers and mobile technology companies to St. Charles, Ill., April 15-17, as it delivered an in depth look at emerging payment models and platforms, including merchant coalitions and the growing number of mobile wallet options now


7-Eleven Selling 139 C-Store Properties

Properties in Texas, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin are scheduled for a sealed-bid auction. 7-Eleven Inc. has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) to coordinate the sale of 139 gasoline stations and/or convenience stores, 83 of which are located in Texas, 31 in Florida, 11 in Ohio, eight in Pennsylvania, five in


CITGO Introduces TriCLEAN Gasoline

Fueling Good gets better with custom-blended fuel.     Maximizing engine performance and drivability are two key benefits of an enhanced gasoline recently introduced by CITGO Petroleum Corp.   Known as TriCLEAN gasoline, this custom blend includes more nitrogen cleaning agents to keep vital engine parts clean for a smoother running engine that maximizes mileage


The Car Wash Show 2013 Opens In Vegas

The Car Wash Show 2013, the world’s largest car wash convention and trade show, opens today, Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Presented by the International Carwash Association, The Car Wash Show 2013 is expected to draw thousands of car wash professionals from around the country and


Getty Selling 40 Gas Stations, 70 Retail Properties

The majority of the sites are located in New York and New Jersey. Getty Realty Corp. is directing a sealed bid sale through NRC Realty & Capital Advisors of 40 gas stations sold without supply agreements and 70 commercial and retail properties that are former gas stations being sold without tanks. The properties are located


Team Oil Controller Helps Children With Hair Loss

Charity donates free wigs to children with help of donations. Tina Smeby, controller of Team Oil Travel Center in Spring Valley, Wis., has donated her hair to the charity Children With Hair Loss (CWHL) for the 4th time. CWHL is an organization that takes human hair donated by caring individuals and makes wig for children


7-Eleven, IRI Launch Category Management Solution

Creates a “Single Version of the Truth” between 7-Eleven and manufacturer partners. 7-Eleven Inc. and Information Resources Inc. (IRI), a global provider of innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, have launched 7-Exchange Next Generation solution. This new solution will help ensure 7-Eleven and subscribing manufacturer partners work from a “single


CITGO, ClassWish Launch Fueling Education Promotion

Registration opens for teachers to win $1,000 in school supplies. CITGO Petroleum Corp. has launched its Fueling Education Promotion, a new program with ClassWish that offers teachers, student teachers and PTA/PTO members a chance to win $1,000 in school supplies for their classrooms. From April 15 through July 7, 2013, K-12 public school teachers can


Susser Provides First Quarter 2013 Operating Results

Earnings conference call set for May 8. Susser Holdings Corp. and Susser Petroleum Partners LP today provided partial operating results for the first quarter of 2013.  Susser Holdings expects to report:     • Same-store merchandise sales growth of approximately 4.2%.     • Retail average per-store fuel volume growth of approximately 4.1%. New Locations Update Susser Holdings opened


FBI Investigates Pilot Flying J

Haslam says Pilot Flying J is cooperating with FBI. The FBI secured Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pilot Flying J headquarters Monday, NBC Sports reported. It remains unclear why FBI and IRS officials are looking into Pilot Flying J, run by Jimmy Haslam, who is also the owner of the Cleveland Browns. Haslam said in a statement that


Kangaroo Express Introduces New Mobile App

Customers can download the free smartphone app to find their next RooCup refill and unlock $30 in digital coupons. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc., has launched its new mobile app, allowing guests to quickly find nearby store locations, unlock exclusive in-store savings and more. The Kangaroo Express mobile app is free to download


Atlas Oil Launches Earth Market Stores

Atlas to host Chicago-area store grand opening on Earth Day. Atlas Oil is set to launch its all new convenience store concept—Earth Market—on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2013 with a grand opening at its Frankfort Store located at 16 E. Lincoln Hwy. in Frankfort, Ill. Local influential and company personnel will be on hand


Express Mart Raises Over $50,000 For MDA

Buddy Bass Tournament and Shamrock sales aid cause. Home Service Oil Co.’s annual Buddy Bass Tournament to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in April raised approximately $50,000, thanks to a combination of Shamrock sales in Express Mart Convenience Stores and 61 two-person teams who participated in the fishing tournament fundraiser.   Tournament winners Scott


Circle K Renews Exclusive Agreement With MoneyGram

Adds money transfer and bill payment services.   Circle K, the nation’s second-largest convenience store chain has renewed its exclusive relationship with MoneyGram, a global money transfer company.  Circle K has also expanded its product offerings to include money transfer and bill payment services in addition to the money order service MoneyGram previously provided to


Motivating Employees Through Gamification

Gamification is one way to increase employee productivity and morale, noted Linda McKenna-Welch during a breakout session at the NACS State of the Industry (SOI) Summit. Linda McKenna-Welch, principal of Employee Performance Strategies Inc., spoke with retailers on how to revolutionize employee performance through gamification during a breakout session on human capital and operations at


NACS SOI Summit Reveals Industry Performance, Opportunities

A strong 2012 brought $700.3 billion in sales, but opportunities exist to grow foodservice, and drive customer spending on trips in 2013. The NACS State of the Industry (SOI) Summit took place in Chicago on April 10-11, giving retailers an overview of the economy, industry statistics, and the challenges that are just ahead. Glenn Plumby,