Winning Military Vet Embarks on Career as 7-Eleven Franchisee

Two other contest winners set to take command of their franchise stores later this fall. After winning the 7-Eleven Operation: Take Command contest earlier this year, Military veteran Mark Anthony Page assumed control of his 7-Eleven franchise in Burleson, Texas. It is the culmination of nine months’ work and a competition to win first America’s


How Today’s Gas Prices Compare

Although the Midwest continues to face higher prices after a refinery malfunction, nationwide, gas prices are on the decline. Average U.S. gas prices today stand at $2.59, marking the lowest levels for this time of year since 2004, according to an Aug. 24 report by AAA, which pointed to a decline in the cost of

G&M Oil Partners With OpenStore To Launch Mobile App

Also introduces a redesigned Website for on-the-go c-store customers. G&M Oil Co. has partnered with OpenStore by GasBuddy to introduce the free G&M Mobile App and a newly redesigned Website, As an incentive to customers to check out the new app, those who download it will be rewarded immediately with a free fountain drink

Love’s Completes TirePass Rollout

The full-service tire inflation system is now available nationwide at more than 200 sites. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has completed its nationwide rollout of TirePass, a full-service tire inflation system. Installations began earlier this year and now more than 200 locations offer TirePass. This means professional drivers across the country now have access

VP Racing Fuels Welcomes Perfect Petroleum

Distributor Perfect Petroleum joins VP’s retail branding program as it looks to target Millennial customers and tap into new revenue streams. Perfect Petroleum, based in Orlando, Fla., has joined VP Racing Fuels’ retail branding program. Perfect Petroleum services more than 250 retail locations and is positioned to greatly enhance VP’s expansion efforts in Florida and

7-Eleven Completes Tedeschi Acquisition

Adds 180 convenience stores to its portfolio. 7-Eleven Inc. has closed on the acquisition of Rockland, Mass.-based Tedeschi Food Shops, adding approximately 180 stores to its existing 150 7-Eleven stores in the greater Boston and southern New Hampshire area. 7-Eleven has made job offers to employees working at the stores and most non-store personnel of

Missouri Convenience Stores Offer Cigarette Tax Proposal

As numerous voices debate cigarette tax increases, Missouri c-stores offer solutions of their own. Missouri convenience stores appear to be taking the “if you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em” approach to fighting tobacco taxation proposals. After spending decades fighting efforts by the state of Missouri to raise cigarette taxes in the state, the c-stores are

Fortune Recognizes Starbucks’ Impact

Starbucks named to Fortune list for its reach and progress with social and environmental issues. Fortune magazine has listed Starbucks as No. 23 among 51 companies making “a sizable impact on major global social or environmental problems as part of its competitive strategy.” The list is meant to “shine a spotlight on companies that have made significant

RDG Pushing TravelCenters of America To Engage in Share Buyback

Shareholder looks to boost stock price for TA to $17 a share. RDG Capital Fund Management, a shareholder of TravelCenters of America (TA), has requested that TA in a share buyback to grow travel stop chain’s stock price. RDG announced it has delivered a letter to the TA’s Board of Directors strongly recommending a $100

Parker’s Debuting Drive-Through C-Store in Vidalia, Ga.

New site to mark Parker’s second drive-through location. Parker’s is set to open the company’s 38th retail store—and second drive-through location—on Friday, Aug. 21, at 105 Queen St. in Vidalia, Ga. The new store, which will be open 24/7, will sell high-quality Parker’s gas (including non-ethanol and diesel fuel) at 16 fueling locations, the company’s

BP Wins Fraud Lawsuit Brought By Franchisees

Judge chides BP for intending to deceive plaintiffs, but says plaintiffs failed to prove BP’s concealment played a role in their gas station purchase decisions. Cook County Circuit Judge Sanjay Tailor has ruled in favor of BP Products North America Inc. in a lawsuit brought by two Chicago-area franchisees that claimed the oil giant had

7-Eleven Partners With Zipcar in Washington, D.C.

Now convenience store customers can pick up a Zipcar when they stop for their coffee at nine 7-Eleven locations. 7-Eleven is about to get even more convenient for car-less commuters in Washington D.C. who rely on the services of Zipcar, a car sharing network. 7-Eleven Inc. is set to place a total of 18 Zipcars

Sunoco LP Acquiring Fuel Distributor For $57 Million

Included in the purchase are 30 fee-and-lease properties. One of Sunoco LP’s (SUN) wholly-owned subsidiaries is acquiring a wholesale motor fuel distribution business that services the Northeastern U.S. The transaction is expected to cost SUN approximately $57 million plus the value of inventory on hand at the time of closing. The business distributes approximately 55

How Working Women Shop For Groceries

Depending on the type of shopping trip—be it fill-in or a full stock up trip—female customers prefer to visit different channels. Today’s working women are strapped for time and frequently shop for groceries during their evening commute home from work. Now a new study from WorkPlace Impact (WPI) is looking at the various types of

Alon Brands Acquires 14 Convenience Stores From Roberts Oil

Roberts Oil Co. divests family-owned Pump-N-Save c-stores in Albuquerque to Alon Brands. Roberts Oil Co. has sold 14 family-owned Pump-N-Save convenience stores in Albuquerque, N.M. to Dallas-based Alon Brands, which has already begun converting the sites to Alon/7-Eleven stores. Customers can expect to see their favorite 7-Eleven brands, including Slurpee, Big Gulp and Big Bite

Wawa Partners With The Philadelphia Eagles

Wawa has been named the “Official Hoagie of the Philadelphia Eagles.” Wawa Inc. is now a “proud partner” of the Philadelphia Eagles. Wawa and the Eagles have signed a multi-year agreement partnering the organizations, as well as naming Wawa the “Official Hoagie of the Philadelphia Eagles” Unique experiences will now be available to Eagles fans through promotions throughout the year that

Target to Try Delivery

Target withholds details about new grocery-delivery service. Target Corp. has recently announced that it will soon begin testing a grocery-delivery service. This new service is being explored by a number of retailers, and Target has decided to follow suit. The planned delivery service is a logical next step for Target, after beginning the testing of curbside

How Retailers Are Combatting Organized Crime

What if organized retail theft could be quickly identified and stopped before it spreads? A single case on a man who we will call “Mr. Smith” has led the U.S. to investigate new ways to protect retailers and other agencies against organized crime. At first glance, Mr. Smith seemed like a petty shoplifter. But appearances

What is Fifth Third Currency Processing Solutions?

Fifth Third Currency Processing Solutions is a comprehensive approach to managing cash receipts, from point of sale to bank deposits and every point along the way. To learn how much cash handling is costing you go to

Kraft Heinz Oscar Mayer Plant Layoffs

An estimated 2,500 total layoffs to follow initial 165. The Kraft Heinz Co. has recently announced several layoffs at the Oscar Mayer plant in Madison, Wis. It has been rumored that these recent layoffs will not be the last as Kraft Heinz seeks to eliminate a number of positions as the company moves forward. According to a

Core-Mark Partners With Boyd Coffee Co.

Strategic partnership to help Core-Mark provide its customers with the proper tools to further drive coffee sales. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. has joined Boyd Coffee Co. in order to expand its coffee and beverage-based solutions. Boyd Coffee Co. has a 115-year history in the coffee industry, which will help Core-Mark, a distributor and marketer of fresh and broad line

TravelCenters Acquires 33 Fresh & Fast C-Stores

After 26 years in the industry MKM Oil has decided to leave its stores in the hands of a company that has the ability to take the stores to the next level. MKM Oil Co. has sold its 33 Central Illinois Fresh & Fast convenience stores to Travel Centers of America. Terry Monroe, president of American

Convenience Valet Appoints New Board Members

Convenience Valet strategically adds two experienced members to its board. Convenience Valet’s Board of Directors has appointed two new members. The two new directors are Van Tarver and Michael Brown. Van Tarver is the former president of the Kroger Convenience Store Division. Tarver has more than 36 years of experience managing convenience stores and fuel operations.

Coca-Cola Appoints New President and Chief Operating Officer

Coca-Cola faces a number of changes as 25 year company veteran retires and the company appoints a new president and chief operating officer. James Quincey has been appointed as the new president and chief operating officer of The Coca-Cola Co. In his new position, Quincey will be responsible for all of the Company’s operating units worldwide, and he will

National Petroleum Included on Inc. 500|5000 list

National Petroleum has grown more than 4,000% in base revenue since its inception. National Petroleum has once again been named as one of the nations fastest-growing private companies on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 500|5000 list. This marks the fifth time National Petroleum has been included on this exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Within the