Foot Traffic Study Details Customer Behavior at Pump

Quality meal offerings could help c-stores lure customers from other channels, such as QSR and grocery. Location data can reveal customers’ real-world behaviors when it comes to shopping and filling up, helping convenience stores and gas stations to better address their needs. Cuebiq, the largest provider of accurate and precise location data in the U.S.

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Cumberland Farms Launches ‘Come to your Coffee Senses’ Campaign

Michael Rapaport joins campaign as the voice of ‘coffee reason.’ Cumberland Farms’ largest advertising campaign to date is launching around its most popular product: Farmhouse Blend Coffee, and includes some ‘coffee reason’ around not paying too much for a cup of Joe. In the multichannel campaign created by Full Contact, Cumberland Farms takes on the

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RaceTrac Celebrates Summer With New Campaign

“It’s Always Summer in the South” celebrates the c-store chain’s Southern ties. RaceTrac Petroleum, based in Atlanta has launched its largest summer-focused marketing campaign in select Southern markets through July 31. With summer being the busiest season for RaceTrac, the c-store wants to capitalize on this momentum, and its popular offerings (such as Sodapalooza and

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CST Brands Sees Net Income of $3 Million in Q1

Prepares for merger with Circle K Stores Inc. CST Brands Inc. has reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. “As we anticipate the completion of the merger with Circle K Stores Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., I am proud of what our team has accomplished since becoming a

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Pilot Flying J To Celebrate Mother’s Day

An online coupon awards customers a free cup of coffee. Pilot Flying J is preparing to honor Moms the week of Mother’s Day (May 14). From May 14-20, Pilot Flying J is treating moms to one FREE cup (at any size) of Pilot Coffee. To get their free cup, moms can just display an online

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Circle K Debuts C-Store with Full-Service Food

Fresh pizza and breakfast sandwiches to greet customers in Wheaton, Ill. Circle K continues to expand its footprint in the Chicago area and is hosting a grand opening for the newest location on 100 W Geneva Road in Wheaton, Ill. The opening is notable because it’s the first convenience store in the area to offer

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Kum & Go Opens New C-Store in Colorado Springs

Latest c-store is designed for LEED-certified status and features a “Go Fresh Market.” Kum & Go introduced its latest convenience store—located in Colorado Springs, Colo. on May 4 The new store’s address is 525 Wooten Road, and it has a focus on fresh food and features a variety of unique offerings. A key feature of

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Sheetz Begins Hiring Spree

Set to add more than 3,400 employees across the company. Sheetz is growing its workforce. The Altoona, Pa.-based convenience store chain is set to hire more than 3,400 employees companywide. Recently named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune and Great Place to Work, Sheetz will hold open interviews for full-time

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Rutter’s Annual Golf Outing Supports Local Charities

Now in its 15th year, Rutter’s golf event helps children in need. Rutter’s is again giving back to local charity organizations. Rutter’s Children’s Charities raised over $175,000 for Central Pennsylvania charities at its 15th annual golf outing, the company announced. Since its beginning in 2002, the two-day golf outing has raised over $1.72 million for

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Growth Energy Applauds Kwik Trip On E15 Offering

Kwik Trip joins other c-store chains in expanding its fuel options for customers. Kwik Trip announced its move to join other major fuel retailers in offering E15—a biofuel that contains 15% ethanol—to customers in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Kwik Trip is aggressively adopting E15 by leveraging existing infrastructure to offer it. The company plans to

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QuickChek Expands on Long Island

Grand opening promotions for the chain’s latest convenience store include free large hot coffee and free 20-ounce iced coffee and fountain or QuickFreeze drinks. QuickChek has opened a new convenience store in Bethpage, marking its first c-store in Nassau County and second on Long Island. The 5,868-square-foot store opened at 3965 Hempstead Turnpike on Tuesday,

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Kwik Trip Introduces E15 Fuel

Most of the c-store chain’s 500+ locations are set to offer E15. Kwik Trip is now offering E15—a biofuel with 15% ethanol—to its fuel offering. The Wisconsin-based chain of convenience stores has offered E85 for years and now has begun its roll out of E15 in locations across the Midwest, and revealed plans to ultimately

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Cumberland Farms Certified as Great Place To Work

Employees rate Cumberland Farms as a superior work place in an anonymous survey. Cumberland Farms Inc. has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work. The designation is based on extensive ratings provided by its team members in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings can be found

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PMG Acquires C-stores From Leonard E. Belcher

Branded and unbranded wholesale business included in the sale, and 14 c-stores. Leonard E. Belcher Inc. has sold its retail assets and its branded and unbranded wholesale business to Petroleum Marketing Group Inc. (PMG) of Woodbridge, Va. Leonard E. Belcher (The Company)’s retail assets acquired by PMG consist of 13 company-operated stores, one new to

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Buc-ee’s Grows in Florida and Alabama

Prepares to break ground on a 50,000-square-foot Daytona Beach Travel Center. Buc-ee’s, based in Texas, is growing outside the Lone Star State, announcing plans to break ground in both Florida and Alabama. Known for plentiful gas pumps, delicious, freshly made travel snacks, and award-winning clean restrooms, Buc-ee’s is scheduled to break ground in Florida in

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Buc-ee’s Expanding in Florida

Texas-based Buc-ee’s set to open a c-store in Dayton Beach, Fla. Buc-ee’s has plans to open a 50,000 square-foot Buc-ee’s convenience store, marking the chain’s first location outside of Texas. The Daytona Beach News Journal reported that Buc-ee’s agreed to purchase a 35-acre site and plans to open as soon as next year. The convenience

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QC Team Members Among New Jersey Food Council Scholarship Winners

Twenty scholarships totaling $67,000 to help students pay for college. The New Jersey Food Council has announced the winners of its 2017 Education Development Scholarship Awards, and QuickChek team members were among the winners. Twenty member scholarships totaling $67,000 were awarded to an employee or family member of food industry related companies at a special

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Techron Advantage Card Holders Save at Chevron, Texaco

New cardholders get a discount on gas during the first 60 days of opening an account. Chevron is offering Techron Advantage Credit Cardholders the opportunity to earn 15 cents in fuel credits on every gallon for the first 60 days from the account open date at Chevron and Texaco stations. The intro offer allows new

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QuikTrip Tops List of Favorite Places to Fuel Up

Of gas station and c-store brands, Cumberland Farms places 2nd and Sheetz comes in third. From the most frequented c-stores to the fresh food quality, Market Force evaluated customer perceptions and preferences in its annual survey. QuikTrip and Costco are consumers’ favorite places to fill their gas tanks, according to a new study by Market

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Identifying the C-Store Industry’s HR Challenges

The 2017 CSD/Humetrics HR Survey finds overall optimism for the year ahead, but concerns for staffing and turnover. By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics and John Lofstock, Editor Convenience Store Decisions and Humetrics have collaborated on our ninth annual Convenience Store Industry Human Resources Survey. The results reported here are based on the respondents’ recent experiences

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Rutter’s Customers Vote for Charity Donation Recipients

Rutter’s customers vote for the charity of their choice with every dollar spent at Rutter’s. Rutter’s has re-launched its ‘Vote with your Dollars’ program for 2017 and has announced 10 charities to participate in the third consecutive year of the philanthropic program. The charities include: Adams County SPCA Diakon Adoption and Foster Care House of

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NACS SOI Summit Kicks Off

The NACS SOI Summit reveals industry numbers for the past year across key categories. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) State of the Industry (SOI) Summit kicked off in Rosemont, Ill., at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel on April 5. C-store retailers gathered to hear the economic outlook, as well as industry numbers and

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Kum & Go Supports Habitat for Humanity ‘Home is Key’ Campaign

Kum & Go set to distribute several grants to local Habitat for Humanity organizations. Kum & Go convenience store customers have a chance to join the chain in its support of Habitat for Humanity this April as it embarks on its fourth year running partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build strength, stability and self-reliance

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GPM Begins Operation of 92 Roadrunner Market Stores

With acquisition finalized, GPM now operates and supplies over 1,100 sites in 18 states, making it the 7th largest convenience store chain in the U.S. GPM Investments LLC and its affiliates have taken ownership of 92 convenience stores with fuel sales in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia operated by Mountain Empire Oil Co.

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Kum & Go Expands in Coralville, Iowa

New convenience store features Marketplace prototype, including an elevated food experience. Kum & Go introduced its latest store location in Coralville, Iowa at 2600 Holiday Road. The 6,200+-square-foot store was built with the Marketplace store design and opened on March 30. To encourage customers to try out those offerings, the first 99 customers to arrive

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