Growth Energy Endorses Coalition Letter to President-Elect Trump

Letter shows support for the Renewable Fuel Standard. Growth Energy, along with other members of Fuels America, sent a letter to President-elect Trump last week, congratulating him on his successful election, and expressing a desire to work with the new administration to ensure that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) remains a driving force of domestically

Swiss Farms Introduces Cruiser the Rooster

After a social media contest, Swiss Farms has a name for its iconic Rooster. Swiss Farms, the Delaware County, Pa.-based drive-through market, has introduced Cruiser who, after a lengthy name search and social call to action campaign, will have a number of responsibilities as company mascot for the organization. Cruiser will serve as brand and

Love’s Travel Stops Opens Five New Locations in Five States

New travel centers provide more safe places for parking where demand for driver services is high. Love’s Travel Stops opened five new locations across five states, adding more than 450 truck-parking spaces to busy interstates and highways. The openings of stores in South Jacksonville, Illinois; Ellsworth, Iowa; New London, Mo.; Norfolk, Neb., and Cayce, S.C.,

TA “SweepSTEAKS” Grand Prize Winners Revealed

Customers had a chance to win one of more than 100,000 prizes this fall. TravelCenters of America announced that its TA Restaurant Group has revealed the grand prize winners of its fall “SweepSTEAKS” program that ran from Sept. 12 – Nov. 21, 2016 at participating TA and Petro full service restaurants nationwide. Country Pride, Iron

Chevron Celebrates 500th Franchised ExtraMile

The ExtraMile store concept has grown since its debut more than 10 years ago. Chevron Products Co., a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., has announced its 500th franchised ExtraMile convenience store. Since the first store opened more than 10 years ago, the ExtraMile store concept has experienced steady growth, setting new standards in convenience store

Casey’s Buys Five Guppy’s Stores in Iowa

Fauser Energy divests retail locations. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC in conjunction with Ravinia Capital LLC announced the sale of five Guppy’s convenience stores located in and around Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The stores were owned by Fauser Energy Resources of Elgin, Iowa and were sold to Casey’s General Store. “These stores were non-core assets

NOCO Express Supports The Salvation Army

Raises more than $13,000 through the sale of paper kettles at NOCO Express stores. During this season of giving, NOCO Express customers donated $13,541 to support The Salvation Army Buffalo Area Services. Throughout the month of November, paper kettles were sold for $1 each at all NOCO Express’ 36 locations to benefit The Salvation Army.

Johnson & Johnson Transport Partners with ADD Systems

Implements ADD Energy E3 software. Johnson & Johnson Transport Inc. of Madison, Fla. has partnered with Advanced Digital Data Inc. (ADD Systems). Johnson & Johnson Transport needed a software solution for its wholesale fuel business and discovered ADD Systems in a non-traditional way—it called the state of Florida’s taxing authority and got a list of

Sheetz Introduces Cinnabon Treatz

Holiday beverages also on the c-store menu. Sheetz is debuting Cinnabon-flavored treats this holiday season in addition to traditional holiday beverages like gingerbread and peppermint flavored lattes. Customers are invited to try a variety of fun, seasonal Cinnabon treats, including: Cinnabon Milkshake Cinnabon White Hot Chocolate Cinnabon Cinnapopperz (bite-size Cinnabon snackz) For guests looking for

Amazon’s New C-Store Concept To Change Checkout

Introduces “Walk Out Technology. ” Amazon has released new details about its Amazon Go convenience store plans, including the checkout-free way customers can grab and leave with products. The company is introducing a way for customers to take the products they want from the shelves and exit the store without ever having to go through

Stripes Convenience Stores Opens New Location in Midland

Set to host grand opening with free refillable mugs for first 200 c-store customers. Stripes Convenience Stores is set to open its newest Stripes Convenience Store in Midland, Texas. Stripes Stores will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony with the Midland Chamber of Commerce beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 at

Casey’s Positioned for Future Growth

Some 84 sites under contract for new-store construction. Casey’s General Stores Inc. has reported financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2017. The c-store chain noted diluted earnings per share of $1.44 for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 ended Oct. 31, 2016, compared to $2 per share for the same quarter a year

Sunoco LP, Stripes Fundraiser Supports Cancer Research

Stripes Stores Celebrates Tomorrow campaign drives donations for MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital. Sunoco LP customers, team members and supplier partners joined together with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to support cancer research, education, prevention and hospital programs for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer. This year, their combined efforts raised

Kum & Go To Debut Latest Marketplace Location in West Des Moines

First 99 customers to receive a coupon for a 99-cent whole pizza. Kum & Go is introducing its latest c-store to the public on Friday, Dec. 9 beginning at 6 a.m. The new convenience store is located in West Des Moines, Iowa, at 5901 Mills Civic Parkway. The 6,200+-square-foot store featuring the Marketplace store design

TA Participates in Wreaths Across America Day

Veterans and volunteers to receive dinner at Petro Stopping Centers on their journey to Arlington National Cemetery. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) is set to welcome volunteers and vets involved in transporting wreaths for the Wreaths Across America (WAA) annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., to its Petro Stopping Centers Bordentown,

Buc-ee’s Teams With Enchanted Rock, Texas Microgrid

Buc-ee’s prepares ahead to ensure service is available to customers during weather related emergencies. Texas-based Buc-ee’s Convenience Stores has partnered with Enchanted Rock Ltd. (“ERock”) and Texas Microgrid LLC in a long-term service agreement. Through the agreement ERock and Texas Microgrid will to provide back-up power to 10 stores, with the intent to serve all

Sheetz Debuts Three New C-Stores In Pennsylvania

The new convenience stores will offer free self-serve coffee for a limited time. Sheetz is set to open three new convenience stores in central Pennsylvania: Manheim, Hummelstown-Derry Township and York. The first opening is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8 at the store in Manheim, located at 1205 Lancaster Road. On Dec. 15, Sheetz will welcome

Cumberland Farms Encourages High School Seniors To Apply For Scholarship

Believe and Achieve Scholarship Program to help 130 high school seniors with college costs. Cumberland Farms is reminding high school seniors across its eight-state service area that time is running out to apply for the company’s popular Believe and Achieve Scholarship Program. With the December 15, 2016 application deadline only two weeks away, the convenience

CSD Presents: 40 Leaders 40 and Under

Whether they’re in big corporations or modest c-store chains, individuals who shine—for professional successes and civic contributions—also form the backbone of the convenience store industry. Once again, CSD and the Young Executives Organization (YEO) collaborated to honor this year’s crop of inspiring industry leaders. A CSD Staff Report IN THE LAST FEW years, Millennials more

Growth Energy Testifies Before EPA on REGS Rule

Chris Bliley outlines concerns about impact of REGS Rule on developing market for E15. On Dec. 6 at a hearing in Chicago, Chris Bliley, director of regulatory affairs for Growth Energy testified before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule. During his testimony, Bliley outlined Growth Energy’s concern

VERC Enterprises Awards Veterans Free Car Wash

Nearly 200 veterans took advantage of the special Veterans Day deal. VERC Enterprises Veterans Day program a success; company provides 186 service men and women with free car wash and wax Some 186 military veterans took good advantage of a Veterans Day program at VERC Enterprises that offered a free top tier car wash and

McLane To Service 29 C-Stores Acquired by Mirabito

McLane now handles all of Mirabito’s c-store locations in the Eastern region, bringing the total to more than 100 stores. McLane Co. Inc., a supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions throughout the U.S., has been awarded services for 29 Xtra Mart c-store locations recently acquired by Binghamton, N.Y. -based Mirabito

Love’s Travel Stops Stock Up on Holiday Gifts

Customers can find something for everyone on their list at Love’s this holiday season. From toys to turntables to drones, Love’s Travel Stops offer gift options for all generations this holiday season. “We take pride in offering quality gift items for our customers because we want to meet as many of their needs as possible,”

IRI Examines Consumers’ Alcoholic Beverage Habits

Millennials, Generation Xers and baby boomers make in-store shopping trips more than once per week, and 40% of buyers walk into the store undecided on what product to purchase Information Resources Inc. has released a new study that analyzes the alcoholic beverage habits of U.S. consumers. The study revealed, although drinks of choice differed among

RILA Survey Finds Voters Oppose Swipe Fees

Some 63% of Trump voters believe banks are taking advantage of retailers. A survey conducted by Wilson Perkins Allen Research on behalf of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) found voters who cast a ballot in 2016 believe that banks are taking advantage of retailers and oppose the fees that merchants are charged every time