Wawa Celebrates 500th Location With Fuel

Shows thanks to veterans during c-store opening. Wawa Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its 500th fuel store, located at 8250 Limekiln Pike in Cheltenham, Pa. on Nov. 10. The celebration included representatives from the Horsham, Pennsylvania, Air and Army National Guard; Liberty USO; Cheltenham Township and Pennsylvania state representatives; Cheltenham Fire and Police; local

GPM Investments Acquires 170 Admiral Petroleum Stores

GPM becomes the eighth largest convenience store chain in the country. GPM Investments LLC and its affiliates have acquired 137 convenience stores with fuel sales and 33 discount tobacco shops in Michigan and Indiana from Admiral Petroleum Co. This acquisition will further develop GPM’s existing portfolio of stores in the Midwest region. GPM will continue

Stripes Commissions Corpus Christi Latina Artist

Three new Stripes Convenience Stores to debut original artwork. A number of new Stripes Convenience Stores are about to get an aesthetic boost from a local artist. Stripes Convenience Stores recently opened three new stores across Texas in the cities of Seguin, Elgin and Houston featuring commissioned artwork by Corpus Christi artist Mayra Zamora. Zamora

Stockholders Approve CST Brands, Couche-Tard Merger

Merger remains subject to closing conditions and regulatory approvals. The merger between CST Brands and a U.S. subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. was given a green light to move forward now that CST Brands’ stockholders have approved the previously-announced merger at its special meeting of stockholders. Based on the tabulation of the stockholder vote, approximately

Game of Thrones

Presenting patrons clean and comfortable restrooms is an important part of any convenience retailer’s customer service planning. Some c-stores, however, do it better than others. Pat Pape, Contributing Editor Buc-ee’s 37 convenience stores, all located in Texas, are popular for plenty of reasons: caramel-coated snacks known as Beaver Nuggets, dozens of gas pumps per location

Trillium CNG Expands

New compressed natural gas stations now open in Washington and Maryland. Love’s Trillium CNG, part of the Love’s Family of Cos., has added two additional CNG stations in Washington and Maryland to its network of locations. The compressed natural gas company also recently signed an agreement to design a CNG system for an existing station

7-Eleven’s Slurp4Good Campaign To Help St. Jude

Eleven cents per Slurpee drink sold through Jan. 3 will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Convenience store customers now can help raise funds to benefit children with cancer when they purchase a Slurpee at 7-Eleven. 7-Eleven Inc. has launched a national Slurpee Slurp4Good fundraising campaign to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

BP Introduces “Miles” Personality Pump

Chicago and New York City gas customers are introduced to technologically-advanced pumps, with interactive features to make filling up more fun. BP is set to change the way gas customers view the experience of filling up their tanks. BP is debuting new, highly-interactive fuel pumps at a few sites around New York City and Chicago

Corner Store 5K County Run Series Raises $1.46 Million

Big Brothers Big Sisters and local children’s charities benefit from Corner Store fundraising events. CST Brands, parent company of Corner Store, has announced the fundraising results of its Corner Store Country Run Series. The third annual event that included 5K races in 10 cities raised a net total of $1.46 million for Big Brothers Big

Gas Prices Dip for 10 Straight Days

Pump prices are expected to move lower through the end of the year. An abundance of crude oil in the global market has helped push gas prices increasingly lower over the past 10 days. AAA reported that as of Nov. 14, the national average price of gas sat at $2.17—five cents per gallon less than

NOCO Raises $21,000 To Fight Leukemia and Lymphoma

August through September campaign raised money with the help of c-store employees and customers. Through a number of events in August and September at NOCO, convenience store customers and employees raised $21,173, which was donated to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Western & Central New York Chapter. “This is the fourth year NOCO has

TravelCenters Opens Black Bear Diner

Award-winning full-service dining concept comes to Barstow, Calif. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), is opening of the second Black Bear Diner restaurant with a log-cabin and bear-themed aesthetic in the TA and Petro network. This new full-service restaurant is located at TA, I-15, Exit 178 (2930 Lenwood Road), in Barstow, Calif. Black Bear Diner was

Pizza Still Piping Hot

With its easy-to-eat format and versatility that enables it to showcase both tried-and-true and trending ingredients and flavor profiles, pizza remains a top pick for consumers seeking a satisfying snack or full meal. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor America’s passion for pizza shows no sign of dwindling. CNBC reported that sales have reached $45 billion

Growth Energy Supports EPA Proposal

Opens comment period on denying petition by refiners. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed denying a petition by a group of merchant oil refiners to change the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Under the current RFS structure, oil refiners are the parties obligated to blend more renewable fuel into the

QuickChek Supports Veterans With Run for the Warriors

Annual event benefits Hope for Warriors. QuickChek, is supporting local veterans as it returns as a sponsor of the 9th annual Long Island Run for the Warriors on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 in Lindenhurst, N.Y. The annual event benefits Hope for the Warriors, a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life

Dollar General To Open DGX Small-Format Store

Concept to offer everyday low prices in a convenient, easy-to-shop format. Dollar General Corp. is set to open its first smaller-format location, branded DGX. The dollar store chain has leased part of a former TGI Friday’s restaurant space at the corner of West End and 21st avenues in Midtown, according to the Tennessean. DGX is

QuickChek Joins Check-Out Hunger Campaign

Money raised benefits those in need within the counties in which QuickChek operates store locations. QuickChek Corp. is set to participate in the Check-Out Hunger campaign to help feed hungry families during the upcoming holiday season. The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based fresh convenience market chain is a campaign partner of the annual fundraiser that takes place

Love’s Celebrates 400+ Locations

Plans to add 50 new stores before the end of 2016. With the opening of a new Love’s Travel Stop in South Holland, Ill., Love’s celebrates surpassing 400 locations. The company reaches this milestone during a year of tremendous growth. In 2016, Love’s has opened 37 locations and added more than 2,200 truck-parking spaces across

Sunoco LP Reports Q3 Financial Results

Gross profit uptick driven by higher wholesale motor fuel and merchandise profits. Sunoco LP has announced financial and operating results for the three-month period ended Sept. 30, 2016. Revenue totaled $4.1 billion, a decrease of 16.3%, compared to $4.9 billion in the third quarter of 2015. The decline was the result of a 47.1-cent per

Weigel’s Celebrates Veterans Day

Offers free coffee for service men and women. Weigel’s is celebrating Veterans Day at all stores by honoring military members, past and present. On Friday Nov. 11, Weigel’s invites all veterans and current service men and women to enjoy a free cup of coffee. Weigel’s has always supported the military community, and wants to give

Yesway Celebrates Grand Opening in Ottumwa, Iowa

On Nov. 11-12 Yesway is offering convenience store customers specials, giveaways and free coffee and food at grand opening celebration. Convenience store chain Yesway has announced the grand opening of four Ottumwa, Iowa, stores and one Centerville, Iowa, store. Yesway now offers an enhanced shopping experience, neighborly customer service, and competitively priced gas at its

What Does A Trump Presidency Means for C-Stores?

NACS to work with the administration to ensure c-store retailers’ voices are heard.  Trump has won the 2016 presidential election. What does a Trump presidency mean for c-stores? Republican majorities in both the House and Senate mean the Trump administration will likely to have free rein to push though its agenda. The Affordable Care Act

Turkey Hill Celebrates Veterans Day

Offers free coffee and car washes to veterans on Veterans Day. This Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Turkey Hill stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana are honoring America’s heroes by welcoming active, inactive and retired military personnel to stop by for a free 16-ounce coffee or cappuccino. At locations where car washes are available, they are

VERC Enterprises’ Paul Vercollone Honored With Award

Receives “You Make It Happen” award from New England Car Wash Association. Paul Vercollone, vice president of VERC Enterprises, was recently honored by the New England Car Wash Association (NECA) with the “You Make It Happen Award.” Vercollone received the honor during the Nov. 2 NECA meeting held at the Crown Plaza in Woburn. Dave

Aite Group Makes Predictions For A Trump Presidency

Will the Affordable Care Act and parts of the Dodd-Frank Act be rolled back? In the wake of last night’s U.S. election outcome, Aite Group analysts consider what the Trump presidency will likely mean for the financial services industry. Javier Paz, senior analyst, Wealth Management noted that capital markets don’t like surprises and demonstrate so