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Ari Haseotes Named CEO of Cumberland Gulf Group

Haseotes takes helm of multi-billion dollar company established 75 years ago by his grandparents. The Cumberland Gulf Group, which includes Cumberland Farms, the highly successful convenience store chain, and Gulf Oil L.P., one of the nation’s fastest growing branded marketers of energy products, announced that Ari Haseotes has been named CEO. Haseotes, grandson of founders

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Paychex Brings On-the-Go Accounting To Small Businesses

Launches Accounting Online iPhone App. Paychex Inc., a provider of payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, announced the launch of its Paychex Accounting Online mobile application for iPhone. The Universal iOS app allows users to access their Paychex Accounting Online account from their iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

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Parker’s Drive-Through Open For Business

New Statesboro, Ga. store opens and in celebration, Parker’s offers a 10 cents per gallon discount on all fuel types across Statesboro. Parker’s new store in Statesboro, Ga. at 1588 Brampton Ave. opened, June 25, marking the company’s 36th store in the Georgia and South Carolina area. The modern convenience and fuel store features Parker’s

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QuikTrip Opens 700th C-Store

Plans to roll out QT Kitchens to most stores across the country. Tulsa, Okla.-based QuikTrip Corp. opened its 700th store on Thursday, June 26, in St. Louis, the Tulsa World reported. The milestone marks the fastest expansion in the history of the convenience chain, which has opened 100 stores in the last two years alone.

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Murphy USA Opens E15/E85 Station

Plans to offer E15/E85 at seven stations by summer’s end. Murphy USA is now offering E15 and E85 at its Indianola, Iowa location. The location marks the first of seven Murphy USA locations in Iowa set to begin offering higher ethanol blends. By the end of summer, Murphy USA plans to roll out E15 and

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BP Brings Olympic and Paralympic Spirit to Chicago

Sponsors ITU World Triathlon Race. BP is a main sponsor and the official energy partner of this weekend’s International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Chicago, furthering its long-running association with U.S. Olympic and Paralympic sports. “As a proud partner of the United States Olympic Committee, BP is honored to sponsor ITU World Triathlon Chicago, where

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Jiffy Mart Wins Business Breakthrough Award

Jiffy Mart was recently honored by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce for a Business Breakthrough Award. For the second year in a row, multiple Carroll County, Md. businesses were nominated for and won the Business Breakthrough Award, sponsored by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. Convenience store chain Jiffy Mart and Tevis Motor Fuel won in

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Parker’s Names David Springer Director of Food Service

“Our Parker’s customers love our fresh, prepared food selections which we continue to enhance every year,” says president and CEO Parker’s. Parker’s has named David Springer as director of food service. In his new position, Springer will oversee the company’s multi-million dollar self-serve food offerings in all 36 stores in Georgia and the South Carolina

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Rhodes 101 Introduces Mobile App

App allows customers to pay at the pump. Rhodes 101, a convenience store chain in southeast Missouri, has launched a mobile app: Rhodes 101 To Go! The app is available for download from the Google Play and Apple App stores.  With this app, customers will be able to see the chain’s current specials, find a Rhodes

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Auditors OK Pilot Flying J Rebate Math

Amount set to refund truckers for rebates owed gets the green light. Internal auditors at Pilot Flying J correctly tallied the amount owed to truckers under a rebate program that is the subject of an ongoing federal probe, according to an accounting firm that filed a report on June 13 in U.S. District Court in

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Sheetz Honored With Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

Recognized for practices promoting health, safety and work-life balance. The Pennsylvania Psychological Association has honored convenience store chain Sheetz Inc. with the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award, the Pittsburg Business Times reported. The award recognizes organizations that understand the link between employee health and well being and organizational performance and have implemented workplace practices aimed at

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Alon Brands Takes Load-The-Code Program To Next Level

Introduces new mobile app. Alon Brands, the Dallas-based supplier and marketer of ALON fuels, has launched a new Load-the-Code mobile application (app), making it easier than ever for customers to enter to win prizes and vote to support local charitable organizations in the ALON network. Available to iPhone and Android users, the free ALON Load-the-Code

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Daily’s Selects NCR Software To Enhance Shopping Experience

Daily’s will enjoy faster speed and higher reliability coupled with effective marketing and foodservice options to grow their business. First Coast Energy has selected NCR’s Radiant point-of-sale (RPOS) technology solutions to improve service and reliability at its Daily’s convenience stores in Florida. Daily’s is the first Shell-branded convenience chain to select NCR RPOS following the

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Industry Mourns Passing Of MacDougall

Nice N Easy founder earned a reputation for his professionalism, honesty and humility. The convenience store industry is mourning, today, the loss of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes Founder and President John MacDougall, who passed away on Saturday at age 73, following an illness. Fran Duskiewicz, senior executive vice president of Nice N Easy, has

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Kangaroo Express Announces Fourth Annual ‘Salute Our Troops’ Campaign

Launches ‘Roo Rides’ as part of campaign to rally support throughout the Southeast. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc., announced the fourth annual Salute Our Troops campaign, inviting guests in its more than 1,530 Kangaroo Express convenience stores across 13 states to demonstrate united support for military personnel and their families. From the week

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Enmark Stations Raises Over $75K To Fight The Leukemia & Lymphoma

“I am so proud that we were able to reach our donation goal, and I cannot thank our customers enough,” says Enmark vice president and general manager. During the month of May, Enmark Stations, Inc. raised $76,097 by selling paper balloon icons in all 59 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North

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Kwik Trip Partners With Fleet Cor

New fuel card programs expected to launch later this year. Kwik Trip Inc., based in La Crosse, Wis., has partnered with Fleet Cor Technologies to launch and manage both a Kwik Trip Extended Network Fleet Card and a Kwik Trip Universal Fleet Card. FleetCor will be responsible for marketing and sales support, customer service, credit

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Nice N Easy Founder MacDougall Passes Away

CSD’s 2009 Chain of the Year Award Winner Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes bids farewell to visionary founder and president John MacDougall. John MacDougall, founder and president of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, passed away Saturday evening at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio surrounded by family. He was 73. MacDougall founded Nice N Easy

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U.S. Consumers Better Positioned Against Global Oil Prices

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric. The U.S. gasoline futures market paused June 20 from an upside price onslaught amid profit taking in the ICE Brent crude futures contract, with the consolidation coinciding with a slowdown in the advance of Sunni militants in Iraq. The campaign by the Islamic State of Iraq in

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First Winner Announced In Rutter’s #SummerofFreedom Sweepstakes

Thousands of prizes, including free coffee for a year, will be awarded. Roy Troop, of Hallam, Pa. is the summer’s first winner of free fuel for a year in Rutter’s #SummerofFreedom Sweepstakes. Four lucky customers will win free gas for a year throughout the summer promotion, which runs through August. Every customer can enter the

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Parker’s New Port Royal Store Opens

The almost $2 million c-store offers 12 fueling positions and beautiful tile bathrooms. Parker’s new store in Port Royal, S.C., located at 1705 Ribaut Road opened Thurs., June 19, marking the company’s 35th store in the Georgia and South Carolina area. “It’s a beautiful store, with a great Parker’s team there who are set to

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Massachusetts Approves $11 Minimum Wage

Becomes the state with the highest state minimum wage. Massachusetts has increased the minimum wage to $11, the highest state minimum wage in the nation. Lawmakers gave final approval on Thursday to legislation that is set to gradually raise the minimum to $11 an hour by 2017, up from $8 today, CNN Money reported. Governor

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Employees Suing Circle K

Employees in Nevada and Arizona claim the c-store chain labeled them managers to avoid overtime pay. A group of 59 former and current Circle K employees in Nevada and Arizona are suing the convenience store chain for allegedly intentionally misclassifying them as store managers in order to prevent them from getting overtime pay, KNPR News

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NACS, United Fresh Produce Association Partner

Aim to assist c-store operators in developing their own fresh produce supply chains and in-store management. NACS and the United Fresh Produce Association announced a new partnership to significantly increase the sales of fresh produce in convenience stores. A new task force of members of both groups met during the United Fresh 2014 convention in

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Sheetz Hiring At New Burlington Plant

Positions available include chefs, truck drivers and distribution center packers. Sheetz held a job fair Wednesday to fill more than 100 positions available at its new distribution plant in Burlington, N.C., WFMY News 2 Online reported. The jobs are sure to give a much needed boost to the area. North Carolina’s unemployment rate stands at

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