Dunkin’ Donuts Offers Discounted Coffee when the Patriots Win

Dunkin’ Donuts is offering 87 cent medium coffees after every regular season win for the Patriots. Beginning September 12, and continuing throughout this year’s regular football season, DD Perks members will receive a medium hot or iced coffee for 87 cents the day after a New England Patriots’ win. This offer, which marks the return

Select Sunoco Stations to Accept Safeway Gas Rewards

Sunoco LP is now offering even more ways for customers to save at the pump. A number of Sunoco stations will now be adopting the Safeway Gas Rewards program, as Safeway has now teamed up with Sunoco LP to expand this popular program. The Sunoco stations that will now offer the ability for customers to

McLane Rebrands its Private Label Company

McLane’s private label company, which has now been rebranded to CVP, now offers an even greater variety of products to McLane customers. On Aug. 31, at the company’s National Trade Show, McLane Co. Inc. announced that it is rebranding its private label company Salado Sales to CVP (Consumer Value Products). Additionally, McLane has unveiled five

Hunt Brothers Launches Annual Hunt to Win Sweepstakes

Hunt Brothers has announced the return of the company’s most popular sweepstakes, and this year’s prizes are too exciting to pass up. Just in time for the upcoming hunting season, Hunt Brothers Pizza has launched the company’s fifth annual “Hunt to Win” sweepstakes. Now through November 13th, hunting and outdoor enthusiasts can enter to win

Love’s to Double the Size of its Main Corporate Campus

Love’s has purchased property and a building adjacent to its current main corporate campus in order to house future growth. On Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the building and land located to the south of the company’s main corporate campus on Pennsylvania

Alimentation Couche-Tard Releases First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

A busy first quarter of 2017 has led to substantial growth for Alimentation Couche-Tard. It has been a busy first quarter of fiscal 2017 for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., and the company has now released its financial results for the quarter, ending July 17, 2016. These financial results have been released on the heels of a

Amazon May Soon Expand Deeper into Grocery Business

Consumers may soon have a new way to grocery shop with Amazon, and they wont have to worry about their perishable food items going bad before they are delivered. Amazon may soon be moving even further into the grocery market with a new “click and collect” option for online grocery shoppers. According to a new

Sheetz Opens Four Stores in Four States

This week, Sheetz is opening new stores in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio. Sheetz has announced the grand opening of three new store locations. The three new stores are located in Morrisville, N.C., Galax, Va. and Parma, Ohio. Sheetz has also announced the grand opening of the company’s third Sheetz restaurant/grocery concept in Indiana,

Mondelēz Abandons Hershey Acquisition Efforts

Mondelēz International will now be seeking different ways to create value for the company as no agreement could be reached with Hershey. Following a number of discussions with The Hershey Co., Mondelēz International Inc. has announced that it is no longer looking for an opportunity to combine the companies. “As the world’s leading snacking company,

McLane to Service 42 Apple Market Stores for GPM Investments

McLane Co. continues to help GPM Investments to expand into new markets. McLane Co. Inc. has now entered into an expanded service agreement with Richmond, Va.-based GPM Investments LLC. Under the newly expanded agreement, McLane will provide its services to GPM for its 42 recently acquired Apple Market convenience stores in Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.

NOCO Express Supports United Way through Donations

NOCO Express raises over $13,000 during one month fundraising campaign for United Way. During a paper t-shirt pin up campaigh, which ran throughout the month of July, NOCO Express raised $13,743 for the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, N.Y.  Customers and employees at all 36 NOCO Express stores helped to raise money by

Delek to Sell MAPCO to COPEC

Delek will unlock the value of its retail assets by selling MAPCO Express for a total of $535 million in cash. Delek US Holdings Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell MAPCO Express Inc., along with certain related affiliated companies, to a U.S. subsidiary of Compañía de Petróleos de Chile COPEC S.A. (COPEC).

Alimentation Couche-Tard to Purchase 53 Louisiana Sites

As part of a new agreement, 53 Cracker Barrel locations soon will  be rebranded to Circle K.  Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has announced that, through its wholly‑owned indirect subsidiary Circle K Stores Inc., the company has signed an agreement to purchase 53 Louisiana sites. The sites are being purchased from American General Investments LLC and North

Circle K Chooses McLane to Service Eastern and Midwest Stores

McLane will soon provide its services to 2,143 Circle K locations. Circle K has officially chosen McLane Co. Inc. to provide grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions to Circle K locations throughout the eastern and midwest U.S. Included in the multi-year agreement, McLane will begin servicing 1,161 Circle K locations starting January 2017, and an

Sharif Jamal Joins YEO Board

Second-generation executive at Chestnut Petroleum rounds out the eight-member Young Executives Organization leadership team. The National Advisory Group’s (NAG) Young Executives Organization (YEO) is pleased to announce that Sharif Jamal, the corporate training manager for Chestnut Petroleum (CPD), has joined the board of directors for a two-year term. Chestnut Petroleum, based in New Paltz, N.Y.,

Irving Oil and Circle K Support the New England Special Olympics

Irving Oil donates $1 per fuel transaction made on Aug. 27 to the New England Special Olympics. Saturday, Aug. 27 marked the finale of Irving Oil and Circle K’s Fueling Dreams campaign, a month-long program focused on raising money to support New England Special Olympics athletes and their programs. For the campaign’s finale, Irving Oil

How to Optimize Holiday Marketing Programs

Retailers should never underestimate the value of personalization and a “thank you” note. The holiday shopping season will be here before you know it, and it is time to start planning your holiday marketing campaigns to help drive sales during this crucial season. To help ensure that brands create a successful marketing campaign, Experian Marketing

Measuring the Cost of Loyalty

Most U.S. retailers operate a loyalty or reward program, but far fewer figure out the return on investment. By CSD Staff Members of retailers’ customer loyalty programs generate between 12-18% more revenue for retailers than do customers who are not members of the loyalty programs, according to new research from digital provider Accenture Interactive. Those

Fighting Fire With Fire

Convenience stores can develop a social media program to work in their favor as long as they still employ quality customer service. By Jim Callahan Let’s review a long-time conception related to the all-important subject of customer service. Then we’ll delve into the idea of how providing great customer service has evolved from being very

Guess Chooses Real Estate Firm to Coordinate C-Store Site Acquisitions

The Guess Corp. is moving forward with its plans to expand into the gas station and convenience store markets.  Following the release of the company’s designs for its new gas station and convenience store concept, The Guess Corp. has announced that it has chosen Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, a global commercial real estate firm, to

The Guess Corp. Unveils New Convenience Store Concept

A new, upscale convenience store experience is on the horizon. The Guess Corp. has now officially revealed renderings for the company’s planned gas stations and convenience stores. According to a report from Benzinga, the newly released design will be used for all of the company’s planned stores, which will be built across the U.S. through

Travel Centers and Blue Tiger Donate $105,000 to SCF

Since 2010, TravelCenters has collected over $1.7 million in donations for the St. Christopher Trucker’s Development and Relief Fund. TravelCenters of America LLC and Blue Tiger USA are working together to benefit truck drivers by donating a portion of the proceeds from sales of specially designed Blue Tiger Elite headsets to the St. Christopher Truckers

Global Partners Monetizes Non-Strategic Retail Sites

Global Partners has completed the sale of 30 non-strategic retail sites for around $40 million. Through a wholly owned subsidiary, Global Partners LP has now completed the previously announced sale of 30 gas stations and convenience stores to Mirabito Holdings Inc. The 30 sites that have been sold were non-strategic locations in New York and

Quik Mart Takes Advantage of SCS Lighting Division’s Lighting Solutions

New lighting from the SCS Lighting Division will result in substantial savings on lighting costs for Quik Mart. New lighting upgrades have been installed at 25 Quik Mart convenience store locations throughout Arizona, and employees and customers have noticed the improvements. The SCS Lighting Division recently replaced the existing fluorescent and HID interior/exterior lighting with

Love’s Donates to Louisiana Flood Relief

Love’s donates $25,000 to recovery and relief efforts in Louisiana.  Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is helping to provide aid to those affected by the devastating flooding that recently struck Louisiana by donating $25,000 to The Salvation Army. The money is to be used for relief and recovery efforts in the Louisiana Gulf Coast