NCASEF Announces 39th Annual Convention

Conference set in Orlando, July 12-16. Online registration for franchisees, exhibitors and sponsors is now open for the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees’ (NCASEF) 39th Annual Convention and Trade Show, scheduled for July 12–16, 2014 in Orlando at the world-famous Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel. The theme of this year’s convention, “Celebrating Franchisees,”


Eighteen Gas Stations For Lease In New Jersey

NRC Realty and Capital Advisors has announced the sale of 18 gas station leases, in a bid sale directed by the Superior Court of New Jersey. The leases for the 18 gas stations are available now in Northern New Jersey, and most of the properties have with kiosks and service bays. All are being sold

Sheetz Continues North Carolina Expansion

Debuts new c-store in Elkin. Sheetz Convenience Restaurants has opened a new location in Elkin, Surry County, N.C. at 401 CC Camp Road. The store opened in January, brining the total of Sheetz stores in the state to 60,  a milestone that is expected to quickly advance later in 2014. “We are committed to opening

Atlas Oil Transitions Earth Market Operations To Dealers

Atlas continues to maintain ownership of the c-store brand it debuted a year ago. Atlas Oil announced that it has transitioned operations of its Earth Market convenience stores to dealers at the end of January. The Earth Market c-store chain debuted less than a year ago—on Earth Day, April 22, 2013, and expanded to include

Fueling Good Project Helps Pennsylvania Mobile Library

Friends of the Columbia County Traveling Library receives CITGO Gift to broaden reach in rural areas. CITGO Petroleum Corp. has announced the Friends of the Columbia County Traveling Library (CCTL) of Pennsylvania as one of nine winners of the 2014 CITGO Fueling Good Project. CITGO will provide $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to CCTL Director/Librarian,

Core-Mark Announces Q4 And Year-End 2013 Investor Call

Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. plans to release its earnings before the market opens on Thursday Feb. 27, 2014 for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2013 and will host an investor call later that morning at 9 a.m. Pacific time. This call may be accessed by dialing (800) 588-4973 using the code 36474323.

The Pantry Urges Stockholders to Vote for Its Nine Director Nominees

The Pantry advises stockholders to ignore dissident group looking to replace some nominees. The Pantry Inc. announced that it has mailed definitive proxy materials in connection with its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, in which it urged stockholders to vote for its nine “highly qualified and experienced director nominees.” The 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

JEI Inc. And CITGO Recognize Local Charity

Colors for a Cause-Louisiana receives CITGO gift cards for Fueling Good in the Community. CITGO Petroleum Corp. has named Colors for a Cause-Louisiana as a winner of this year’s Fueling Good Project. On Feb. 13, representatives from the CITGO Lake Charles Refinery and local CITGO Marketer, JEI Inc., awarded $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to

NACS Publishes Latest Assessment of Fuels Market Through 2040

Report gives fuels retailers more insight into market direction. Gasoline will remain the dominant fuel powering light duty vehicles through 2040, but consumption will drop 24% and market share will shrink 14% as fuel efficiency improves and alternative fuels—led by diesel fuel—increase their penetration into the market, according to a new report released by the

FastLane Customer Wins KickBack’s Annual Grand Prize Giveaway

Jesse Beckmann, of Winfield, Mo., earns a $15,000 shopping spree for using his KickBack Points card at participating convenience stores. Just weeks after announcing its Fantasy Football grand prize giveaway, which included a trip to the NFL’s Big Game in New Jersey, KickBack Points has announced Jesse Beckmann, of Winfield, Mo., as its 2013 Grand

ACSI Shows Customer Satisfaction At Retail

Customer satisfaction with Internet dips. Customer satisfaction improves for a third consecutive year for retail, according to a report released by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). The retail sector overall gains 1.7% to an ACSI benchmark of 77.9, boosted by higher customer satisfaction with specialty retail stores, supermarkets, drug stores and gasoline service stations.

Eby-Brown Welcomes New Corporate Foodservice Manager

Mathew Mandeltort, formerly with Technomic brings 25 years of experience to his new role.  Eby-Brown Company, LLC announces the addition of former Technomic Inc. consultant, Mathew Mandeltort, as the newly created corporate foodservice manager. In this role, Mandeltort will focus on current and future retailer foodservice needs, utilizing leading edge foodservice category data, analytics and

Jerry Taylor To Retire As MFA Oil CEO

Mark Fenner named as successor. Columbia, Mo.-based MFA Oil announced that Jerry Taylor, president and CEO, will retire effective August 31, 2014. Taylor will remain with the company to lead MFA Oil’s investments in MFA Oil Biomass, AgFuel Energy Systems and WasteWater Logic. Mark Fenner, currently chief operating officer, will assume the role of president

SNAP Requiring Stores To Provide More “Staple Food”

C-stores wishing to continue providing food stamps will need to stock up on four staple food products in order to comply with new regulations.  Convenience stores will need to begin stocking “staple foods” in order to comply with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and continue accepting food stamps, under a provision in the federal

Huck’s Opens New C-Store in Kentucky

Huck’s develops an existing property in Owesboro. Huck’s newest c-store opened for business at Southtown Blvd. in Owensboro, Ky. last Tuesday, Feb. 11 and celebrated with a ribbon cutting, SurfKY News reported. The new location marks number 114 for Huck’s, which is owned by Martin and Bayley Inc. The store was constructed over the holidays

VP Racing Fuels Named ‘Official Fuel’ of PDRA

“This relationship with PDRA further demonstrates our commitment to this important segment of drag racing,” says VP Racing Fuels director of marketing. The recently formed Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) named VP Racing Fuels as the “Official Fuel Supplier” for the all-eighth-mile drag racing series. In addition, VP Racing Fuels will sponsor a Low Qualifier

Casey’s Acquiring 24 Stop-N-Go Stores

Sites are located in Minnesota and North Dakota. Casey’s General Stores is set to acquire 24 Stop-n-Go convenience stores in Minnesota and North Dakota, according to the (Iowa) Gazette. Of the 24 locations, 20 are located in North Dakota and four are in Minnesota. “This acquisition will be accretive to earnings in the first year

Duchess Shoppe Sponsors Ohio State Men’s Basketball Game

One lucky contestant wins free gas for a year. Englefield Oil Co.’s Duchess Shoppe has been a sponsor of the Ohio State Men’s Basketball team for the past few years. Fans who attend the games can see the Duchess name flying high on the LED signs, get a Duchess t-shirt or coupon and enjoy the

Maverik Rolls Out Mobile Payment At The Pump

Wayne fuel dispensers with Isis improve customer experience at CSD’s 2013 Chain of the Year Award Winner, Maverik. Wayne, a GE Business, and a global innovator of fuel dispensers and forecourt technologies, announced it is working with Isis, the joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, Inc., and Verizon Wireless, to introduce mobile payments

Couche-Tard Corrects Erroneous News Story

The convenience store giant notes it did not acquire stores from Grupo Modelo. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announced that it was brought to its attention that an information disseminated through electronic media by a third party financial news service erroneously reported that Couche-Tard had entered into an agreement with Grupo Modelo to acquire 878 stores operated

CITGO Donates To Brainy Camps Association

The subsidiary of Children’s National Health Systems receives CITGO gift cards to transport volunteers and campers with chronic health conditions. Brainy Camps Association (BCA), a subsidiary of Children’s National Health Systems, is one of nine Fueling Good Project winners to be awarded with $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards. BCA Founder and Director Sandy Cushner-Weinstein, and

PPA Unveils 2014 Training Schedule

New this year is North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Certification. The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) Technical Training Center has introduced its 2014 Training Schedule.   The PPA holds classes from mid-March to mid-October across Pennsylvania, drawing from the Pennsylvania/Ohio/Maryland/Delaware/Virginia/New York and New Jersey areas.  The topics include a wide range of subjects from Basic Electric,

MacNeil Wash Systems Introduces New Regional Sales Manager

Matt Nall to spearhead Southeast U.S. sales. MacNeil Wash Systems, a provider of conveyor car wash engineering now supported by its parent company Ryko Solutions, has announced that Matt Nall has joined its sales team as Southeastern U.S. regional sales manager where he will be responsible for supporting MacNeil’s distributor and sales network. Nall has

Texas Star and CITGO Reward Non-Profit Business

Non-profit receives CITGO gift cards to help it serve foster children in the region. On Jan. 29, representatives from the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery and local CITGO Marketer Texas Star awarded the Foster Angels of South Texas Foundation $5,000 in CITGO Gift Cards. The non-profit was a Fueling Good Project winner for its work improving

CHS Invests $20 Million To Strengthen Fuels Supply, Distribution

“The projects we’ve completed already have contributed to strong Cenex-branded fuel growth for our customers in the northern tier region,” says CHS executive vice president. CHS Inc., a farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company and parent company of Cenex, is investing an additional $20 million in 2014 to strengthen refined fuels