Shock Top Combats California Drought

Shock Top looks to go beyond fundraising to find solutions for California’s drought. As California’s critical drought situation continues, organizations are looking for solutions. Shock Top, teaming up with Indiegogo and California water organizations, plans to respond to the situation by organizing a program called Shock the Drought. This new program will identify, fund and distribute water-saving innovations that could make


Parker’s Included On Inc. 500|5000’s Elite List

Parker’s joins top U.S. companies like Microsoft on Inc. 500|5000’s list of fast growing private companies. For the fourth consecutive year, Savannah, Ga.- based convenience store chain, Parker’s, has been included on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Inc. released the complete list of honorees early Aug. 12 and will recognize

DASH IN Food Store Opens In Urbana, Md.

DASH IN now provides Urbana, Md. with a one-stop-shop for food, fuel and wash. Urbana, Md. is home to the newest DASH IN Food Store location. The grand opening of the store was held Saturday, Aug. 8. During the celebration, guests were entertained with samples of DASH IN’s signature Craveable Sandwich line, free car washes and Shell gas card giveaways. The

Getty Realty Corp. Releases Latest Financial Results

Getty Realty Corp. second quarter 2015 financial results show substantial company growth. Getty Realty Corp. has announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. The company has taken some large strides in the most recent quarter, and it is working to ensure long-term growth and success through a number of strategic moves.

NOCO Contributes $6,000 to Mercy Flight Fundraiser

NOCO Energy Corp. gives support to Mercy Flight of Western New York through contributions to its annual fundraiser. NOCO Energy Corp. has announced that it has contributed $6,000 LakeFest 2015. LakeFest is an annual fundraiser that benefits Mercy Flight of Western New York and several other related causes throughout the region. This year, the event

How Dollar General Is Committing to the Beauty Category

Americans are always searching for a deal, but when it comes to beauty products it is often unwise to sacrifice quality for price; but what if you can have both? Dollar General has introduced an array of multicultural beauty products to its diverse offering of beauty supplies. Along with making new products available, Dollar General

New QuickChek Opens in Mount Arlington, N.J.

QuickChek Corp. has opened its newest store in its hometown. On Monday, Aug. 10, QuickChek, the Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based c-store chain, opened a new 5,700-square-foot store at 9 Howard Boulevard in Mount Arlington, N.J. The new store is less than one mile from an older QuickChek location in the borough which was closed when the new store opened at 5 p.m. on

What’s Ahead for Gas Prices?

C-store customers rejoice as pump prices dip for 26th consecutive day. Pump prices continue to trend downward, falling for 26 straight days to today’s national average of $2.59 per gallon. This marks the longest consecutive decline since January, AAA reported. Compared to last week, drivers are saving six cents per gallon and compared to last

Target to Rebrand CityTarget and TargetExpress Stores

CityTarget and TargetExpress will no longer play a part in Target’s urban expansion strategy. As Target Corp. works to grow within densely-populated urban areas the company has been rolling out compact stores to fit in crowded areas. These smaller stores were named TargetExpress and CityTarget and they have been growing in number over the past

Pilot Flying J Named Gold Sponsor of Nashville Salutes

Pilot Flying J is proud to give back to the men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces. Pilot Flying J has been named a “$25K Gold Sponsor” for Nashville Salutes: A Tribute to Our Nation’s Most Honored Heroes. The funds raised through this program support the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s (CMOHF)

Concord Township Approves Wawa’s Request to Sell Beer

Wawa’s first bid to sell alcohol since 2003 is one step closer to being approved. Wawa is now one step closer to gaining approval to sell beer at its Delaware County, Pa. store. After waiting several months, the Concord Township Board of Supervisors has finally announced its approval of Wawa’s latest request to sell beer.

Columbia, S.C. Hosts New TA Truck Service Facility

New TA Truck Service facility will serve drivers 24/7/365. A new truck service facility has been opened by TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands. The recently built TA Truck Service facility is located at I-20, Exit 71, (7400 Wilson Blvd.) in Columbia, S.C. Two service bays are

Reynolds American Designs New Logo and Website

Reynolds American updates its image following $27 billion merger and product line expansion. Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) has unveiled a new company logo, along with a redesigned corporate Website. The new logo comes with plans to redesign the packaging of RAI products. According to a report by the Triad Business Journal, the redesign follows the $27.4 billion

Love’s Reopens in Van Horn, Texas

Love’s is keeping the nationwide convenience store and travel stop chain fresh and new. Three months following the initial tear-down, Love’s Travel Stops has reopened its doors in Van Horn, Texas. The new travel stop, along Interstate 10, Exit 140, features a range of driver services and also provides those travelling along the southernmost transcontinental highway in

Par Petroleum Releases Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Second quarter 2015 financial report reveals growth for Par Petroleum. Par Petroleum Corp. has released financial results for the second quarter 2015. The highlights of the report are as follows: Net Income of $11.7 million, or $0.31 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2015 compared to net loss of $24.7 million, or $(0.81) per

How To Attract Hispanic Shoppers

The Hispanic American population is growing steadily; therefore, it is crucial to long-term growth that retailers understand these consumers. A study performed by The NPD Group has revealed that Hispanic Americans, particularly those who speak Spanish on a regular basis, shop differently and buy different things when compared to other Americans. In particular: ●    Bilingual Hispanics spend 20%

How Stalled Traffic Growth Is Impacting The Foodservice Industry

Report by NPD Group shows a decrease in U.S. restaurant units in the face of flat traffic growth. The NPD group has released a census of U.S. commercial restaurant locations, which is compiled yearly in the spring and fall, that has revealed a decrease in U.S. restaurant units. A 3% drop in independent restaurant unit counts compared to year

Kum & Go to Open Three New Iowa Stores

Kum & Go expands its presence in Iowa to 156 stores. Kum & Go has acquired three Iowa City-Coralville, Iowa area convenience stores. All three stores were formerly operated as Gasby’s and are expected to be re-opened as Kum & Go stores later this year. The stores located in Iowa City (2303 Muscatine and 1310 Gilbert Street) will be re-branded and begin operations

Couche-Tard to Rebrand 700 “Extra” Stores to Circle K Brand in Mexico

Circle K expects to reach a minimum of 2,400 stores in Mexico by 2030. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (Couche-Tard) will be rebranding over 700 Extra convenience stores located throughout Mexico to the Circle K brand. An agreement was signed by Couche-Tard, through its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary Circle K Stores Inc., with Comercializadora Círculo CCK, S.A. DE C.V. (CCK), which states

CST Brands Reports Revenue Decline

CST Brands has high hopes for third quarter 2015, after a fair second quarter. After making some major acquisitions and capital investments this past year, San Antonio-based CST Brands Inc., which operates the Corner Stores chain of convenience stores, reported a decline in revenue in the second quarter compared to the same period last year.

Core-Mark Releases Second Quarter Financial Results

Cigarette sales increase, along with increases in volume and sales margin increases, have led Core-Mark to experience significant growth.   Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. has announced financial results for second quarter 2015, which ended June 30. The results in the report reveal exceptional growth in a number of areas. This growth has led the company to adjust

Retailers Look to Enhance Loyalty Programs

As customer behaviors and shopping habits evolve, so must loyalty programs and the entire shopping experience. Boston Retail Partners (BRP) have released a report which reveals that retailers understand the necessity of updating loyalty programs to satisfy today’s tech-savvy customers. New technology has ignited evolution of consumer habits, and it is crucial that retailers evolve with the consumer.

Hershey Learn to Grow Benefits Thousands in Côte d’Ivoire

Hershey is helping cocoa farmers increase productivity with The Hershey Learn to Grow program, but the aid doesn’t end there. Thousands of farmers in Côte d’Ivoire will be helped through the new partnership between The Hershey Company and its long-term cocoa sourcing partner, Barry Callebaut. The Hershey Learn to Grow program will help not only Ivorian cocoa

Sunoco LP Releases Financial Results

Sunoco LP reveals substantial growth in year-over-year comparison.   Sunoco LP has released its second quarter financial and operating results for the three months which ended June 30, 2015. Along with these results, Sunoco provided updates on recent developments. A year-over-year comparison of the results from second quarter of 2014 and the results that have

Kwik Shop Takes Over Former QuikTrip Site

Kroger c-store expands its footprint in the Midwest. Kwik Shop has purchased the former QuikTrip convenience store and gas station in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Kroger Co.-owned convenience retailer announced it has bought the land and all existing buildings at 1749 W. Broadway and plans to reopen a larger, renovated store within two months. A much