KickBack Fantasy Football Returns

KickBack has expanded its Fantasy Football program to further drive sales of its retailer partners. As the 2015 National Football League (NFL) season approaches, KickBack Points is preparing this year’s season of KickBack Fantasy Football. For this year’s competition, KickBack has devised new opportunities to earn prizes and points, and for the third year in a row, a grand prize

How True Believers Are Keeping the Flame Alive

In a positive corporate culture, you need different leaders and “True Believers.” By Fran Duskiewicz I suppose the reason that I have been mulling over what makes for a great corporate culture is that I will be moderating a panel on that topic at the National Advisors Group (NAG) Conference in Santa Fe, N.M. in

Stripes Seeks to Strike Out Cancer

Generous donors will match donations collected through Stripes ‘Celebrates Tomorrows’ campaign, dollar for dollar. Stripes Convenience Stores has once again joined with The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital to combat childhood cancer. September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, and on Sept. 16 Stripes will launch its second annual fundraising campaign: “Stripes Stores Celebrates Tomorrows.” Last year,

NRC Coordinates Sealed Bid Sale For Getty Realty

Getty Realty Corp. sealed bid deadline is less than two weeks away. NRC Realty and Capital Advisors LLC is coordinating a sealed bid sale of 13 Getty Realty Corp. properties. These properties are located in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The sealed bids must be received by NRC on Sept.

Westex Capital Completes Assets Sale

NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC assists in the sale of 26 convenience stores. Del Rio Texas-based Westex Capital LTD and Bohica Investment LTD have completed the sale of 26 convenience stores in several markets in South Central and West Texas. The asset sale also included a fuel and propane distribution business with six bulk

How Kum & Go Is Optimizing Store Space

Kum & Go partners with Symphony EYC G.O.L.D. to more efficiently manage convenience store space. Kum & Go has partnered with Symphony EYC, employing its G.O.L.D. Space Optimization software with centralized data management to simplify the merchandising process across its stores. With G.O.L.D., Kum & Go will also streamline daily tasks such as importing of

How The Frozen Bakery Products Market Is Growing

As consumer lives get busier, ready-to-bake products gain momentum. The frozen bakery products market is one of the fastest-growing segments of frozen food market due to the growing trend towards ready-to-bake or ready-to-thaw frozen products. This growth is being driven by the rising demand for convenience food products, to save customers both time and effort,

Kendrick Oil Partners With VP Racing Fuels

Dealer flexibility and a nationally-recognized brand attracts Kendrick Oil to the VP retail branding program. Kendrick Oil Co., based in Friona, Texas, has become the newest chain to add VP Racing Fuels retail branding program. Kendrick provides a range of quality fuel products to 47 retail locations and a variety of other customers in Texas,

Gregg Gellman to Help 22nd Century Group in New Brand Approval

Previous success with attaining FDA approval makes Gellman an obvious choice for his new position. Gregg Gellman has been appointed the new director of business development and regulatory affairs of 22nd Century Group Inc. This new position will require Gellman to drive regulatory affairs strategies for the company’s two modified risk cigarettes in development. These

Why There is No Excuse for Poor Customer Service

Tony Huppert, CEO of Team Oil Inc. I believe working at a convenience store should be offered as a work release credit in high school. The benefits this education offers students are priceless. Tolerance, patience and self-control are just a few of the social skills that have to be mastered as a convenience store employee. I recently

Tyson and LULAC Donate 40,000 Pounds of Protein

The partnership between Tyson Foods and the LULAC has resulted in the feeding of thousands of poverty stricken individuals. In an effort to eradicate hunger in some of America’s most vulnerable communities, Tyson Foods along with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) have donated 40,000 pounds of protein to the South Texas Food Bank in Laredo,

Spinx Opens First CNG Fueling Station in Anderson, S.C.

Piedmont now has 10 public fueling stations that offer CNG as an alternative transportation fuel. The Spinx Co. and Piedmont Natural Gas and have opened the first public compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Anderson, S.C. The new station is located at 1207 S.C. Highway 28 Bypass. The is third public refueling facility in South Carolina for

Pro Food Systems Launches New Umbrella Brand

Pro Food Systems has introduced a new brand that is expected to help in the company’s continued growth. Pro Food Systems (PFS) has experienced rapid growth, since its inception, and in an effort to maintain that growth, the company has devised a new strategy, image, focus and enthusiasm. As a part of the company’s new growth strategy, it has

New Love’s Opens in Lubbock, Texas

The new Love’s Travel Stop offers a wide variety of driver services, including a safe place to park and a place to rest. There is now a new Love’s Travel Stop (Love’s) along Interstate 27 in Lubbock, Texas, at Exit 8. This new stop is the second location along the Interstate. Professional drivers will now

Turkey Hill Acquiring Two Giant to Go C-Stores

Two new Turkey Hill stores will offer a wide variety of products to residents of Lancaster, Pa. Turkey Hill Minit Markets will soon acquire two Giant to Go convenience stores from GIANT Food Stores LLC. Although an agreement has been made, the settlement on both properties will not be completed until the third week of September. The two stores,

How to Deal With Real Estate

Anytime a c-store acquires an existing property, there are various items to consider—from the environmental pollution that might exist in ground, to the traffic patterns on the corner, to the competition down the road. By David Bennett, Senior Editor A popular saying touts that the three most important considerations of a real estate deal are

How to Combat the Lazy Brain

Five tips to override this natural human tendency—and bolster your company in the process. By CSD Staff Humans are lazy thinkers. Although the brain comprises only about 2.5% of our body weight, it generally uses 20% of the body’s energy. That’s why the human learning machine prefers to operate in a low gear—on autopilot—as much

Rutter’s Ranks High on List of Top 100 Private Companies

What is it that has kept Rutter’s in the top 10 Private Companies of Central Pennsylvania for 10 years straight? The No. 3 spot on the Central Penn Business Journal’s 2015 list of Top 100 Private Companies in Central Pennsylvania has been claimed by Rutter’s convenience stores. The York, Pa.-based retailer has been ranked in the

How Eskimo Hut Plans To Double Its Retail Footprint

Some 27 new convenience store units are scheduled to open in Texas, and a new store design is underway. Convenience store chain Eskimo Hut is set to double in size with help from several multi-unit store development franchise agreements. The 27-store chain of drive-through convenience stores, specializing in frozen daiquiris and margaritas to-go in Texas,

What’s Ahead For Labor Day Gas Prices?

Customers are set to pay the lowest average price for gas over the Labor Day weekend in 11 years as long as there are no supply disruption surprises. Gas prices are expected to be the lowest they have been over Labor Day weekend since 2004. On Monday, Aug. 31, AAA reported that the national average

RaceTrac Petroleum Sealed Bid Deadline Extended

RaceTrac to sell 22 currently-operating stores. The bid deadline for the sealed bid sale of 29 RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. properties has been extended to Sept. 24. The sale is being conducted by NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC, and includes properties located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. According to a

YA Strikes Partnership With InComm

InComm expands to provide more businesses with its patented technology. Young America (YA) has announced that it has entered into a new partnership with InComm. This new partnership offers new benefits to both of the companies involved. As part of the partnership, InComm will provide YA with its expanded reward and payment solutions to clients, including hundreds of branded retailer gift

Chipotle Offers Delivery Through Tapingo

More than 100 college campuses will have the option of having Chipotle delivered by spring 2016. Chipotle Mexican Grill has partnered with Tapingo to make it easier for college students to indulge in their favorite burritos. Chipotle and Tapingo will save college students time by providing food pickup and delivery. Chipotle will offer delivery at 40 college campuses

U.S. Bank Voyager Cards to be Accepted at Washington ARCO Stations

BP and U.S. Bank agree to allow Voyager cards to be used at select stations. BP will now accept fleet cards from the U.S. Bank Voyager Network at BP’s 146 ARCO-branded fueling stations in the state of Washington. “ARCO provides our Voyager cardholders in Washington with an outstanding new fueling option,” said U.S. Bank Fleet Product

How A Strategic Partnership Is Making 7-Eleven Delivery Service Possible

7-Eleven stores are now offering delivery services in select markets. 7-Eleven customers in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago can now order products from their local 7-Eleven store to be delivered straight to their door. The service, made possible through 7-Eleven’s partnership with DoorDash, will soon also be available in Washington, D.C., and Boston. This new

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