The rules in some industries may be changing, but the ‘old rules’ still apply to convenience store employees. By Mel Kleiman Except for the recent brouhaha about raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, the business press routinely ignores the approximately 60% of American workers, who are hourly employees. A recent article in Fast
Before convenience stores can effectively attract more Hispanic customers, they have to strive for cultural competence. This only happens through due diligence and time. By Sylvia Meléndez Klinger and Kate Brogan, Hispanic Food Communications Inc. There are more than 55 million Hispanic consumers in the U.S. today, and the Hispanic population is expected to double
Kocolene to continue to operate seven retail fuel outlets and 14 tobacco stores in addition to its wholesale motor fuels distribution business. Kocolene Marketing LLC has closed the sale of convenience store assets to Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mac’s Convenience Stores, LLC. The Company’s assets acquired by Couche-Tard include 13 company-operated convenience
If deal is completed as planned GPM would grow its store count to 950 stations. GPM Investments, owned by Arko Holdings Ltd., is purchasing up to 175 filling stations, c-stores and tobacco stores in the Midwest, according to a report by Globes. The deal is reportedly happening in two stages. In stage one of the
Drives convenience store traffic with new Web page and mobile app. Mcintosh Energy, parent company of MacFood Mart, has partnered with OpenStore by Gasbuddy to embrace all aspects of convenience store marketing through a multiplatform approach. McIntosh Energy realized that it takes more than just having a good location to drive business to a store.
Nine in 10 Halloween shoppers are expected to buy candy this year. Fall is here, and fast on its heels will come Halloween. This year more than 157 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Halloween Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. The average
Candler County School District receives $1,000 donation. As part of its Fueling the Community program, Parker’s Convenience Store chain recently presented the Candler County School District in Georgia with a $1,000 donation. The donation, which is part of a larger unrestricted charitable contribution to area schools, was officially presented at the Candler County School District’s
Partnership helps SuperAmerica reach its goals of continued customer satisfaction. SuperAmerica and Eby-Brown Co. LLC, a consumer products distributor to the convenience industry in the Eastern U.S., have reached an agreement for a multi-year contract renewal. Under a long-term agreement, Eby-Brown will remain the exclusive supplier to all of the corporate SuperAmerica stores and will
The list is determined by a survey sent to both the employers and employees from hundreds of companies in the state. Sheetz is among the list of 100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania. The alphabetical list was revealed this week by Team Pennsylvania Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED.
The 24th Annual Speedway Golf Tournament is the largest single-day golf fundraising event for the charity. More than 700 golfers raised over $2 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during the 24th Annual Speedway Miracle Celebration and Tournament, the centerpiece of Speedway LLC’s annual fundraising efforts. Recently held in Dayton, Ohio, the tournament raised this
U.S. Retail Fraud Survey 2015 launches at first Retail Fraud in New York. This year’s U.S. Retail Fraud Survey 2015, sponsored by Volumatic, is launching at the inaugural Retail Fraud – New York show this Thursday, Sept. 24. The survey is based on primary research into the systems, processes and strategies used by North America’s
Industry whispers point to CST Brands, 7-Eleven and Couche-Tard as potential interested parties. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor As Convenience Store Decisions first reported in yesterday’s daily news, Flash Foods is in talks with a potential suitor about a possible acquisition. “The Jones Company, who is the holding company for Flash Foods, is exploring a potential
CST Brands is the beneficial owner of 5,284,308 common units of CrossAmerica Partners LP, representing a 15.9% ownership interest. CST Brands Inc. has announced that the independent executive committee of its board of directors has approved a purchase program authorizing CST Brands and its subsidiaries to purchase up to an aggregate of $50 million of
Kangaroo Express, Circle K, Mac’s and Statoil retail brands all converting to new global brand. Starting in January 2016, Kangaroo Express stores throughout the Southeast U.S. are being rebranded to Circle K, a new global convenience brand. This new, global convenience brand will replace Couche-Tard’s existing Kangaroo Express, Circle K, Mac’s and Statoil retail brands
Entry statement includes over 20,000 square feet of Sunoco engagement and fan experiences. International Speedway Corp. (ISC) and Sunoco have formed a multi-year partnership that will make Sunoco the fourth Founding Partner at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) as part of its historic $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. The DAYTONA Rising project, encompassing the Speedway’s
E-liquids could see a tax increase of $8.75 per bottle in Chicago. The American Vaping Association, a leading advocate for the benefits of vapor products such as electronic cigarettes, is calling on ex-smokers, business owners, and public health advocates in Chicago to oppose Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed tax on vapor products. Set to be released
Bilingual, co-branded app to help 7-Eleven’s underbanked convenience store customers. 7-Eleven has partnered with PayNearMe, a financial services technology company, to introduce the PayNearMe Bill Pay app, enabling U.S. consumers to pay over 17,000 national and local billers with cash using a convenient barcode scan at participating 7-Eleven stores. The domestic bill payment service is
With new task management capabilities on Zenput’s mobile solution, MAPCO is able to auto-generate tasks for individual district managers or groups of store employees. MAPCO Express is among businesses using Zenput’s new task-management capabilities for its mobile solution. Zenput is a provider of mobile operations management for retail, restaurant and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies.
Dustin Snyder, formerly with Eby-Brown, joins good2grow team to lead convenience channel division. good2grow has hired a new vice president of sales to lead its convenience channel division. Effective Sept. 1, Dustin Snyder is overseeing all sales-related functions, including the management of the good2grow convenience channel team. Snyder will report directly to Gunner Olson, president.
Are the rumors true? Rumors swirled yesterday that Flash Foods, with 173 stores in Georgia and Florida, might be considering an acquisition offer. Convenience Store Decisions (CSD) confirmed that Waycross, Ga.-based Flash Foods is considering a potential sale with an unnamed suitor. “The Jones Company, who is the holding company for Flash Foods, is exploring
New Corner Store shows commitment to community through donations to the local high school. A ribbon-cutting ceremony has been held to celebrate the grand opening of the newest Corner Store in Temple, Texas. Along with the ceremony the store hosted giveaways for the customers who attended. The new store is located at 2502 W. FM 93
With points accumulation, guest can earn free fuel or groceries. The United Family is expanding its rewards program by launching a points program, which allows guests to earn free fuel or groceries by making everyday purchases at any of the 66 United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express locations in West Texas,
Construction will continue through 2018. Construction of the Kum & Go Downtown Headquarters, Krause Gateway Center, is set to move forward as early as next week. Construction fencing has been installed around the perimeter of the project at 1459 Grand Avenue, and demolition of existing buildings is slated to begin the week of Sept. 21,
Expands digital marketing presence at its convenience stores through a new mobile app. Mickey Mart Convenience Stores is expanding its digital marketing with its new OpenStore by GasBuddy mobile app. Locally-owned and operated, Mickey Mart takes pride in offering the best customer experience. The new app expands its engagement to customers’ mobile phones. “OpenStore offers
QuickCheck works to give back to its local communities. More than 5,000 bottles of water were provided by QuickChek Corp. to participants in the inaugural Suffolk County Marathon & Half Marathon to Support Our Veterans. The fresh convenience market chain is a Silver Star sponsor of the Sept. 13 race benefiting veterans living in Suffolk County. “We’re