Convenience Stores are Evolving

New GetGo Café + Market offers a new, high quality convenience store experience. Convenience stores are evolving as Millennial consumers continue to expect more from the places they shop. One example of this evolution is the recently opened GetGo Café + Market in Brunswick, Ohio. According to a report from, a grand opening celebration

Sheetz: A Great Place to Work for All

Sheetz has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work and Fortune. Sheetz has been included on the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women list, which is based on data collected by Great Place to Work and Fortune Sheetz has been ranked twice on the list, which is based on

Parker’s Named Best Convenience Store by Savannah Magazine Readers

Parker’s has now been included in Savannah Magazine’s “Best of Savannah” issue four years in a row. For the fourth consecutive year, Savannah, Ga.-based Parker’s has been voted the Best Convenience Store by Savannah Magazine readers. The honor was announced in the magazine’s September/October 2016 “Best of Savannah” issue. “Earning this recognition from our customers is

Parker’s Celebrates 40 Years by Gifting a Free Jeep Renegade

One randomly selected Parker’s customer has received a free Jeep Renegade that sports the Parker’s logo. In celebration of the company’s 40th anniversary, Parker’s has given away a free Jeep Renegade to one lucky customer. At the company’s Garden City, Ga. store, Parker’s CEO Greg Parker presented the keys to a white Jeep emblazoned with

Love’s Opens Three New Travel Stops

Drivers in three different states now have access to a variety of amenities at three brand new Love’s Travel Stops. On Thurs., Sept. 15, Love’s Travel Stops opened three new locations, with one in Kansas, one in Oklahoma and one in Mississippi. The Love’s Country Store in Meade, Kan., is located along U.S. Highway 54

Meijer Launches Grocery Home Delivery in Detroit

Meijer’s new delivery service in southeastern Michigan creates over 300 jobs. On Thurs., Sept. 15, Meijer launched a new grocery home delivery service in the greater Detroit area. Shoppers in the area can now have their groceries delivered to their doorstep within an hour. Not only does the partnership between the Midwest retailer and Shipt,

How Many Good Sellers Have You Unknowingly Dropped?

By Bill Scott, president, StoreReport LLC Last year, in March, a manager at one of my customer’s stores asked me to find out when the last sale of a certain item occurred. I reported back that the last sale occurred in November of the previous year. A little more digging around and I discovered the

Consigned Inventory in Retail Stores

Is consigned inventory in the convenience channel possible? By Bill Scott, president, StoreReport LLC Gasoline and diesel fuel is the single, highest investment a convenience store can make. In the past, it was common practice for fuel distributors to keep convenience store tanks filled with fuel and only bill the stores AFTER the fuel was

Sheetz Partners with Feeding America to Launch Made-to-Share Campaign

Sheetz remains committed to ending hunger in the communities which it serves. September is Hunger Action Month, and in an attempt to help those who struggle with hunger, Sheetz has partnered with Feeding America to launch the Made-to-Share campaign. Through this campaign, Sheetz will provide weekly product donations to Feeding America member food banks in

Adopters and Adapters

By Ed Collupy, executive consultant, W. Capra Consulting Group My recent business travels took me by my city neighborhood grammar school. It reminded me of the many yearly assignments to write a story about my summer vacation. My travels these past two summers have been to both new and familiar places and more car travel than

VERC Partners with MCB to Offer Employment Opportunities to the Blind

VERC demonstrates its understanding of the full potential of the legally blind to perform jobs within the company. VERC Enterprises has entered into a new partnership with the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), through which the company will provide employment and internship opportunities to individuals who are deemed legally blind. The MCB provides the

BP Releases Fourth Annual U.S. Economic Impact Report

BP’s latest U.S. Economic Impact Report has revealed  the many ways in which BP directly benefits the U.S. economy. On Mon., Sept. 12, BP released its U.S. Economic Impact Report 2016. This recently released report provides a comprehensive overview of BP’s operations and investments in the U.S. This new report details how BP spent $20

The United Family Wraps Up its 100 Days of Giving

The United Family donated thousands to nonprofit organizations during its recent campaign of giving. Sept. 7 marked the final day of The United Family’s 100 Days of Giving campaign. During the 100 Days of Giving, The United Family demonstrated its commitment to the communities it serves by donating $1,000 to a different nonprofit organization each

TA Restaurant Group Launches a New Sweep’STEAKS’ Promotion

Purchasing a juicy steak from TA and Petro full-service restaurants is now even more rewarding. On Sept. 12, the TA Restaurant Group launched a new Sweep’STEAKS’ promotion to reward its customers for choosing to dine at participating TA Country Pride and Petro Iron Skillet restaurants. This newly launched fall promotion runs through November 21, 2016,

Upscale Dining to Complement Upscale Convenience from Guess

The Guess Corp. has revealed plans for an upscale dining facility to accompany the company’s upscale convenience stores. Following the recent announcement of the new upscale convenience stores that will soon be introduced by The Guess Corp., the company has now announced that some of these stores will be accompanied by an upscale dining experience.

Rutter’s Announces Summer Freedom Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner

Rutter’s has revealed the winner of a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Rutter’s has announced the grand prize winner of the Rutter’s Summer of Freedom Sweepstakes. As this year’s winner, Rebecca Zebley will receive a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited from Apple Automotive. Zebley received her prize on Sept. 9, at the Rutter’s store located at 3050

Walgreens to Move Forward with Rite Aid Acquisition

Walgreens is required to sell up to 1,000 stores before acquiring Rite Aid. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has discovered that it will likely be required to sell more stores than the company had originally intended in order to complete its acquisition of Rite Aid Corp. According to a recent report from Reuters, Walgreens initially estimated

Pilot Flying J Celebrates Driver Appreciation Month

Throughout September, professional drivers will have the opportunity to earn additional MyRewards points and win valuable prizes from Pilot Flying J. In recognition of Driver Appreciation Month, throughout the month of September, Pilot Flying J is showing their gratitude to professional drivers for their dedication. This month, all Pilot Flying J travel centers will host

Chester’s Celebrates Professional Drivers During Truck Driver Appreciation Week

The industry is coming together to recognize the drivers who keep America running. Sept. 11-17, 2016 is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and in honor of the holiday, a number of industry groups will come together during the week to recognize the 3.5 million drivers and the roughly four million support personnel in the industry.

GPM Investments Continues Aggressive Expansion Efforts

GPM Investments has now acquired the Jiffi Stop brand along with 20 Illinois c-stores. GPM Investments, a subsidiary of Petro Group Ltd., has now acquired the Jiffi Stop brand from Smith Oil Co. As a part of the acquisition, GPM will be adding 20 Illinois Jiffi Stop stores to the company’s portfolio of approximately 800

Campus Convenience

Sodexo creates a city within a city at Liberty University, adding a convenience store and multiple dining options to the campus. Students at Liberty University have been welcomed back to campus with a new and improved dining facility. Sodexo designed this new dining experience, after multiple student surveys were conducted to reveal that students were

White Castle Launches X-Men Themed Sweepstakes

Some bold new flavors have been introduced to the White Castle menu to accompany the chain’s new sweepstakes. In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, White Castle has launched an X-Men themed sweepstakes. For the grand prize, one lucky sweepstakes winner will receive a three-night trip for two to New York City and the

Pilot Flying J Launches Major Marketing Campaign

Pilot Flying J is taking full advantage of its first major title sponsorship. The Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol football game is scheduled for Sept. 10, 2016 at Bristol Motor Speedway. In anticipation of this iconic college football game, Pilot Flying J has launched its first major integrated marketing campaign in an attempt to

Kroger Introduces Corporate Brand Cage-Free Eggs

Kroger’s new line of cage-free eggs makes cage-free affordable. The Kroger Co. has launched its own line of more affordable corporate brand cage-free eggs. “Kroger-brand Cage-Free Eggs are now available in our family of stores nationwide,” said Gil Phipps, Kroger’s vice president of corporate brands. “More customers are looking for an affordable cage-free egg option.

Couche-Tard to Acquire Certain Imperial Oil Assets

Couche-Tard will soon complete the previously announced acquisition of certain Imperial Oil assets. On Sept. 7, 2016, the Canadian Competition Bureau granted approval for Alimentation Couche-Tard to acquire certain retail assets of Imperial Oil. The assets to be acquired are located in the Provinces of Ontario and Québec. The acquisition is expected to be completed