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NATSO Foundation Doubles Bill Moon Scholarships

Applications accepted until May 1, 2013. The NATSO Foundation is pleased to announce that for the first time in 20 years it is doubling the financial awards granted under the Bill Moon Scholarship, which helps truckstop and travel plaza owners and operators, their employees and their families further their education. The NATSO Foundation will award

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The 2013 Convenience Store Human Resources Study

Nearly 100 convenience store chains representing more than 12,000 stores offered insights on employee salaries, hiring trends and labor costs. By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics. In order to support convenience store operators as they plan and forecast their human resources investments over the next 12 months, Convenience Store Decisions and Humetrics have collaborated on our

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BP Launches First Brand-Wide Fuel Loyalty Program

BP Driver Rewards offers cents-per-gallon fuel savings. BP Products North America Inc. has announced the launch of BP Driver Rewards, a fuel loyalty program that offers consumers a smarter way to save money on quality gasoline. Now available at participating BP stations, the program features a free loyalty card that rewards customers with savings on

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Parker’s Breaks Ground On Newest Convenience Store

The Bloomingdale, Ga. site marks Parker’s 31st location. Parker’s officially broke ground this week on its latest state-of-the-art store in Bloomingdale, Ga., in response to customer demand. The Bloomingdale store, located at Hwy. 80 and Zeigler Road, will offer discounted gasoline as well as nearly 4,000 square feet of retail space. The company’s 31st location

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Fuel Rewards Network Brings Big Savings At Shell

Since the program’s launch in 2012 customers have saved more than $68 million. Shell knows that paying less for fuel continues to be top of mind and consumers are hungry for a loyalty rewards program that will help them drop their price at the pump. The Fuel Rewards Network (FRN) program, the first-of-its-kind national program,

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Stop’n Go Celebrates 50 Years

As part of the year-round festivities, stores will hold community events to celebrate their individual anniversaries. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Stop’nGo of Medina Inc. is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year with store celebrations, promotions and customer sweepstakes, among a slew of other exciting commemorative events. Family-owned Stop’nGo operates 10 locations throughout Medina and

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7-Eleven Partners With YooLotto

New App for lottery players tracks tickets and delivers real-time drawing results. YooLotto has announced that version one of its free lottery-management application is now available for download for both iOS and Android devices. Currently supporting Powerball and Megamillions games in Texas, YooLotto is planning a national roll-out for the multi-state games later this year.

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United Supermarkets Growing its C-Store Business

With fresh foods, made-to-order coffee and drive-through service, United Express is meeting the grab-and-go needs of Texas customers. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor United Supermarkets is going all in on its effort to boost its convenience store business by expanding its United Express c-store concept. With two freestanding United Express stores already up and running,

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Pursuing the Loyalty Factor

In the convenience store industry, successful loyalty programs adhere to a tried-and-true mantra: rewards, recognition and service, said Fred Thompson, a partner specializing in retail services practices at LoyaltyOne Consulting. Offering rewards because everyone is doing it or simply to access customer information is only going to drive the business so far, said Thompson, who

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Tesco Seeks Fresh & Easy Exit Plan

Tesco’s struggling Fresh & Easy chain, which opened in 2007 and has failed to make a profit, appears to be weighing its exit options, the UK Telegraph reported. The chain reportedly has held talks with rivals Aldi and Trader Joe’s. Tesco Chief Executive Philip Clarke in December called for a strategic review of Fresh &

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Kum & Go Opens New, Larger Store in Loveland

New store focuses on fresh food, expanded product options and sustainability. Kum & Go L.C. has opened a new Kum & Go store today in Loveland, Colo. at 1600 E. Eisenhower Blvd. The new store brings Kum & Go’s presence to two stores in Loveland, 10 stores in northern Colorado and 48 stores across the

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Hess And Elliot Vie For Shareholder Attention

Both Hess and Elliott send letters to shareholders urging them to support their board nominees. Hess Corp. sent a letter to all shareholders, urging them to vote for the election of the board’s nominees.  The letter accompanied its definitive proxy materials filed in connection with its 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, set for May 16,

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NATSO Elects 2013 Chairman of the Board

Tom Heinz Elected as Chairman, NATSO Board of Directors. NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, today announced that it has named Tom Heinz, President of Heinz Inc. and Coffee Cup Fuel Stops & Convenience Stores, as its 2013 Chairman of the Board. Heinz, who succeeds Darrin Flitton as Chairman of the

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Bankrupt Jump Oil Divests Stores

Some 46 gas stations are for sale, as well as other assets. Jump Oil Co. Inc., a petroleum marketing and convenience store company headquartered in Jefferson City, Mo., is selling its chain of 46 gas stations and convenience stores.  In addition, the chain is divesting one other retail location, the related dealer leases and fuel

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Leased Lehigh Gas Stores Rebranded 7-Eleven

“Lehigh Gas Partners looks forward to working with 7-Eleven and is confident customers will benefit from the rebranding of these locations,” says Lehigh Gas Partners CEO. 7-Eleven Inc. is rebranding convenience stores in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties in Ohio as part of a 19-store lease from Lehigh Gas Partners LP, based in Allentown, Pa. Lehigh

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Aloha Joins Mansfield's DeliveryONE Distribution Network

Aloha Petroleum becomes the exclusive provider for Air1 diesel exhaust fluid in Hawaii. Aloha Petroleum of Hawaii has joined Mansfield Oil Co.’s DeliveryONE network distribution for Yara’s Air1 brand of diesel exhaust fluid. Ready to service the local market, Aloha Petroleum services Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. Diesel exhaust fluid is the key

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Love’s To Purchase 50 New CNG Trucks For Fuel Delivery

Love’s plans to power 12.5 % of its fuel tanker fleet with compressed natural gas. Love’s Travel Stops has agreed to purchase 50 new Freightliner Cascadia trucks with the Cummins Westport 12-liter compressed natural gas (CNG) engine for its fleet of fuel haulers, operating under the Gemini Transport brand. Gemini, a sister company to Love’s,

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Leiszler Oil Brings VP Retail Brand To Kansas

Kansas distributor to adopt VP Racing Fuels retail brand program. Clay Center, Kan.-based Leiszler Oil Inc. has partnered with VP Racing Fuels Inc. In addition to operating 16 Short Stop Convenience stores, Leiszler Oil Inc. also provides wholesale distribution of fuels to 14 branded and 13 unbranded retail sites in central and NE Kansas. “We

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7-Eleven Suing 7-SEVEN Stores For Trademark Infringement

The c-store behemoth wants a judge to prevent the use of the 7-SEVEN name; the numbers 7 and 11 or color combinations of red, green, orange and white as part of convenience store logos. Dallas-based 7-Eleven Inc. has reportedly filed two federal lawsuits against 7-SEVEN stores in Bibb County, Texas, claiming trademark infringement, The Telegraph

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Chevron, Safeway, Vons Partner To Offer Rewards

Joint loyalty program allows customers to save at Vons, Safeway, Chevron and Texaco. Safeway, Vons and Chevron have joined forces to offer a joint Rewards Points loyalty program in Las Vegas and Northern California. Customers who earn gas rewards by shopping with their Vons ClubCard or Safeway Club Card at Vons and Safeway stores are

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Susser Completes Sale/Leaseback Transactions For $15.2 Million

Three new Stripes stores debut in March. Susser Holdings Corp. and Susser Petroleum Partners LP announced that three new Stripes stores have opened in Texas during March.  Sale/leaseback transactions worth $15.2 million for these three stores were completed on March 21. These latest Stripes store sales by Susser Holdings to Susser Petroleum Partners bring the

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C-store Chain ampm Celebrates National Corndog Day

Customers can enjoy a corn dog and Pepsi deal this Saturday. This March 23, National Corndog Day gets off to a strong start at participating ampm convenience stores with an exclusive coupon offer for corn dog-loving customers. In collaboration with sponsors Pepsi and Foster Farms, participating ampm locations are offering a coupon, available in participating

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CITGO, Sun Coast Resources Help Houston Furniture Bank

Houston-based businesses make surprise donation to local non-profit. CITGO Petroleum Corp. and Houston-based CITGO Marketer, Sun Coast Resources, organized a surprise donation for the Houston Furniture Bank in honor of its commitment to “furnishing hope by making empty houses homes.” Together, the two companies presented furniture collected by Sun Coast Resources employees and $500 in

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MACS’ Circle K Rollout Nears Completion

Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores is nearing completion of a rebranding announced last summer, where its company operated stores will be unified under the Circle K banner. The company is in the midst of  a grand-opening celebration for the newly named stores, the Richmond Times Dispatch reported. The celebration began Friday and is expected to last a

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High’s Celebration Includes $1.99-Per-Gallon Gas

Free concert tickets, coffee and prizes also greeted customers at the Edgewater High’s grand-reopening celebration. High’s customers had the chance to fuel up for less this morning, March 15. Beginning at 6 a.m. and for the following 107 minutes, customers had the opportunity to purchase regular unleaded gasoline for $1.99 per gallon.  The offer was

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