C-Stores/Social-Media/Branding

There are some things we simply cannot live without. By Bill Scott, President, StoreReport LLC PART TWO The Worst Punishment of All Solitary confinement, isolation from all forms of human contact could be the cruelest punishment of all. While many of us enjoy the solitude of our quiet time alone, no human contact for an

SUBWAY Recognized Top Performers

SUBWAY Restaurants has named the company’s Franchisees of the Year and the Development Agents of the Year. During the company’s annual meetings in Chicago, SUBWAY Restaurants recognized the company’s outstanding franchisees and development agents. SUBWAY restaurants recognized 12 franchisee teams as recipients of its 2016 Franchisee of the Year awards, and three teams from its

Sinclair Oil Launches New Rewards Program

Sinclair Oil has introduced a new way for its customers to save on fuel. Sinclair Oil Corp. is now offering its customers the opportunity to earn rewards with the company’s new DINOREWARDS program. With the new program, Sinclair customers can now earn rewards through online purchases and convert the rewards into discounted fuel. According to

Chipotle Ordered to Remove Unlawful Social Media Policy

The policy prohibiting Chipotle employees from making disparaging comments against the company publicly online has been ruled illegal. Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that the social media policy that Chipotle had in place is in violation of federal law. According to a recent report from Business Insider, Chipotle is no longer

TravelCenters to Accept New Voyager Fleet Card from U.S. Bank

TravelCenters of America has strengthened its partnership with U.S. Bank by implementing U.S. Bank’s new fuel payment solution. TravelCenters of America has announced that it will now be accepting the new single Voyager Fleet Card from U.S. Bank at all of the company’s TA and Petro Stopping Centers and Minit Mart convenience store locations. The

Sheetz Opens Two New C-Store Locations

Travelers in Pennsylvania and North Carolina now have a new place to grab coffee and snacks with the opening of two new Sheetz stores.   Sheetz has announced the opening of two new stores in two different states. On Thursday, Aug. 25, Sheetz opened two new stores one in Shippensburg, Pa., located at 8000 Olde

Small Businesses Changing Hands at Record Rate

Will the upcoming election influence the sale of small businesses?   New research from BizBuySell.com has revealed that, during the first half of 2016, the total number of small business sales has not only increased from last year, but it has also surpassed the record-setting numbers in 2014. A total of 1,935 closed transactions were

Parker’s Hires New Marketing Assistant and Graphic Designer

Pocket Media Marketing’s lead graphic designer is now working for Parker’s. Savannah, Ga.-based Parker’s has announced that the company has hired Brittany Rehan as its new Marketing Assistant and Graphic Designer. Rehan will be responsible for graphic design for the company website as well as digital advertising. Before joining Parker’s, Rehan worked as the lead

VP Racing Fuels Appoints New Western Division Regional Manager

VP Racing’s new Western Division regional manager has a passion for motorsports. Kyle Moose has been appointed as the regional manager for the Western Division of VP Racing Fuels Inc. In his new position, Moose will be responsible for the sales and distribution of race fuel in the company’s Western region, which includes California, Oregon,

Pilot Flying J to Present at GATS 2016

Pilot Flying J will present company upgrades in a booth at this year’s GATS. Pilot Flying J will be presenting at this year’s Great American Trucking Show (GATS), which runs from Aug. 25-27. According to a new report from The Trucker, Pilot Flying J will present recent company upgrades and new products in booth number

Love’s Continues its Support for CMN Hospitals

Love’s is once again raising money to help the sick and injured children in the communities it serves. On Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, Love’s Travel Stops will launch its annual campaign to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). Beginning Friday, more than 390 Love’s locations will begin selling paper balloons for $1,

Sheetz Looks to Cater to Air Travelers

Sheetz may soon open a new store that will serve both air and road travelers. Air and road travelers in Lancaster, Pa. may soon have a new place to stop and grab some coffee and a snack, as the Lancaster Airport Authority is working to bring a Sheetz convenience store to Airport Road and Lititz

Dunkin’ Donuts Rewards Program Reaches Five Million Members

DD Perks members can receive 50 bonus points on their next purchase, through Aug. 28. Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating a new milestone for its DD Perks Rewards program. The company has announced that its rewards program now has over five million members. In celebration of this achievement and to thank the brand’s fans, Dunkin’ Donuts

Pump & Pantry Launches New “Keep it Local” Campaign

Pump & Pantry is supporting small, local businesses through the “Keep it Local” campaign. In support of the “Shop Small” initiative, Bosselman Enterprises and Pump & Pantry Inc. have launched a new campaign as part of the “Keep it Local” and #ShopLocal movements. Pump & Pantry stores throughout Nebraska now feature signage as part of

CST Brands and Couche-Tard Enter into Definitive Merger Agreement

Couche-Tard is expected to complete its acquisition of CST Brands by early 2017. The Board of Directors for CST Brands Inc. has unanimously decided to enter into a definitive merger agreement with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. Under this new agreement, Couche-Tard will acquire all shares of CST for $48.53 per share in cash. The total transaction

Manufacturing Marvels Showcases Hoshizaki

The Fox Business Network is going behind the scenes with Hoshizaki America Inc. Peachtree City, Ga.-based Hoshizaki America Inc. is being highlighted in the Manufacturing Marvels production from Marvel Production Group LLC. Hoshizaki will be featured in the nationally televised program between 9:30 and 9:44 pm EDT, on Thurs., Aug. 25, 2016 on The Fox

New DOVE Chocolate Commercial Encourages Living without Regrets

DOVE Chocolate is encouraging consumers to indulge and savor life’s pleasures. Mars Chocolate North America has released a new DOVE Chocolate Brand television commercial that encourages consumers to enjoy every moment and live with no regrets. Featuring the timeless voice and lyrics of Edith Piaf’s “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien,” (“No, I Do Not Regret

Hershey Makes Substantial Strides towards Company Goals

Hershey is moving ever closer to its goals of sustainable sourcing, simple ingredients and product transparency. The Hershey Co. has made significant progress towards its goals since February of 2015. Michelle Buck, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Hershey has shared the company’s progress, and identifies the key milestones that have already been

National Petroleum Makes Inc. 5000 List

National Petroleum has now been listed in Inc. 5000 for its sixth year. National Petroleum has been ranked as one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies, as it has once again been listed in the 35th annual Inc. 5000. The Inc. 5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of

Six Iowa C-Stores for Sale

NRC coordinates sale of six Iowa c-stores with the option of fuel supply. Ravinia Capital LLC of Chicago has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors to act as marketing agent and broker to coordinate the sale of six Guppy’s on the Go stores. Ravinia Capital is the financial advisor to the seller. The six stores

Mondelēz International Partners with RBG

Mondelēz International is expanding its reach through a new partnership with RBG. In an effort to drive brand awareness to the independent retail channel, Mondelēz International Inc. has partnered with Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG). “We’re excited to partner with top brands like Oreo, Chips Ahoy, Sour Patch Kids, Trident and many more to ensure

Consumer-Centric Chinese Convenience Store

Lin Jia Convenience Store is working to provide consumers with an above-average convenience store shopping experience, and the company’s success in these efforts has resulted in substantial growth, as the company is now preparing to enter markets outside of China. Lin Jia Convenience Store, a Chinese retailer that focuses in customer service excellence and innovation,

The Evolution of Grocery Shopping

A number of trends are emerging that may be changing the face of grocery shopping. While the traditional grocery store hasn’t changed a great deal since the first supermarket was introduced in 1930, certain megatrends are emerging that have the potential to change grocery shopping forever, according to The Revolution of Grocery Shopping, the most

TravelCenters Sponsors GATS 2016

TravelCenters is offering some exciting incentives for drivers who attend GATS 2016. TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, is hosting and sponsoring a variety of exciting events at this year’s Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. TravelCenters is making sure that GATS 2016 is well worth the visit. The following

Convenience Delivered

Delivery service competition is heating up in Portland, Ore. Consumers in Portland, Ore. can now have convenience store items delivered to their doors within 30 minutes. According to a recent report from GeekWire, on Aug. 16, goPuff launched its delivery service in Portland, Ore. goPuff offers 30-minute delivery of over 3,000 c-store products, including snacks,

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