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

Casey’s Reports First Quarter 2017 Earnings

Casey’s experienced significant growth during the first quarter of 2017, and further growth is expected throughout the remainder of the year. Casey’s General Stores Inc. has released the company’s earnings for the first quarter of 2017, ending July 31, 2016. The company recorded diluted earnings per share of $1.70, compared to $1.57 per share for

Stripes Fuels the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Stripes is once again partnering with The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital to help fund the fight against pediatric cancer. September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, and in recognition of the importance of this month, on Sept. 7, 2016, Stripes Convenience Stores launched its third annual campaign in partnership with The University of

QuickChek Raises Funds for Hope For The Warriors

QuickChek customers purchase 110,000 dog tags to support post-9/11 service members. During a recent four-week promotion, QuickChek Corp. raised $163,oo2 to offer support to post-9/11 service members and their families. The funds were raised both through an in-store donation program and a charity golf outing. Store customers were invited to purchase dog-tag shaped magnets for

Convenience Stores Contribute to their Communities

Consumers recognize the efforts that convenience stores put forth to support their communities. Many convenience stores make an effort to be active in the communities which they serve. In showing their great commitment to their communities, convenience stores give back through charities, campaigns and other organizations, both local and national. In fact, according to a

Farm Stores Extends Reach to New Jersey

Farm Stores has its eye on two counties in New Jersey for two new Farm Stores locations. Miami-based drive-through convenience retailer, Farm Stores, has announced that it is working to bring a drive-through grocery service to New Jersey. According to a recent report from nj.com, Farm Stores is currently developing plans to open two drive-through

SUBWAY Announces New Acquisition and New Product

SUBWAY is growing its presence in Vancouver, along with its menu. SUBWAY restaurants has announced some exciting news regarding a new acquisition and the addition of a new product to the company’s menu offerings. SUBWAY restaurants has acquired a digital technology team and assets from Vancouver-based Avanti Commerce. Avanti Commerce is an online commerce solution

Rutter’s Opens 64th Retail Location

Rutter’s newest Pennsylvania location will be one of the first Rutter’s stores to feature a Beer Cave. On Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, Rutter’s opened the chain’s 64th convenience store. The store, which is located in Mercersburg, Pa. is the company’s sixth location in Franklin County. The new store is in the heart of Mercersburg on

Kum & Go Names 2016 Category Manager of the Year

Lil’ Drug Store Products is recognized for its outstanding customer service and for driving category growth over the past year. Kum & Go has named Lil’ Drug Store Products the 2016 Category Manager of the Year. Kum & Go awards this special recognition to one supplier each year. The award goes to the supplier that

Mountain Energy Sold to First Coast Energy

Mountain Energy has been sold, and the company’s founder has announced his retirement. First Coast Energy has officially purchased Mountain Energy, the largest gas station and convenience store chain in the mountains. A new report from the Citizen-Times has revealed that, following the sale of the company, Mountain Energy’s founder Thomas Morgan will now be

Kroger Highlights Partnership with Rainforest Alliance

Kroger strives for sustainability, even when it comes to creating the famous Garland of Roses for the Kentucky Derby. The Kroger Co. has now released a new video showcasing the “Journey of the Roses” that Kroger uses to construct the Garland of Roses for the Kentucky Derby. This new video was released in celebration of

Pilot Flying J Launches Integrated Marketing Campaign

Pilot Flying J knows that you should never underestimate the importance of a clean and welcoming restroom. While convenience stores and travel stops are extremely important to everyday life, they may not be the most exciting or appealing places to consumers. However, when it came to its latest marketing campaign, Pilot Flying J sought to

U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren Participates in the NACS In Store Program

U.S. Representative Hultgren served customers from behind the counter at Casey’s on Aug. 31. On Wednesday, Aug. 31, as a part of the NACS In Store program, U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren spent the morning working behind the counter of the Casey’s General Store on Route 34 in Plano, Ill. Hultgren took this opportunity to tour

Retailers Fear Supply Disruption Following Hanjin Bankruptcy Filing

NRF encourages all parties to work together to minimize the impact of Hanjin’s bankruptcy filing on the economy. Hanjin Shipping recently filed for bankruptcy, and a number of retailers are concerned that this filing will impact the shipment of merchandise that is due to be delivered. In response to Hanjin’s filing, the National Retail Federation

Reorganization Plan Lifts Western Convenience Stores Out of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Successful reorganization and payment in full to all creditors has pulled Western Convenience Stores out of chapter 11 bankruptcy. On Dec. 28, 2015, Western Convenience Stores Inc. filed a chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado, and on Sept. 1, 2016, the company announced that it is now

Acosta Appoints New President and CEO

Acosta has chosen a new company president and CEO who will strategically help to drive company growth. Acosta has announced that it has chosen Steve Matthesen to serve as the company’s new president and CEO. Matthesen, formerly the president of global retail for The Neilsen Co., bring more than 20 years of experience in consumer

Love’s Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week all September Long

Truck Drivers will  have a chance to win thousands of My Love Rewards points this September at Love’s. In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores will give away 20 million My Love Rewards during the month of September. Truck drivers who make purchases at Love’s this month will

Convenience on a Larger Scale

Tri-Con. Inc. has started its push toward larger convenience stores. A new Exxon Exxpress Mart is in the works at 1-10 Washington Boulevard in Beaumont, Texas. According to a new report from Beaumont Enterprise, the location of the recently demolished Exxpress Mart across from the Golden Corral on Washington Blvd. will soon be home to

Two C-Store Chains Combine to Create Second Largest Chain in Japan

Seven-Eleven Japan may have some stiff competition now that a new merger has been completed. Two of Japan’s convenience retailers have now merged to create the second largest c-store chain in Japan. According to a recent report from The Japan Times, on Sept. 1, 2016, FamilyMart Co. and Uny Group Holdings Co. merged to create

Meijer to Offer Home Delivery

Meijer will soon offer home delivery from 25 different Detroit-area stores. On Sept. 15, Meijer, in partnership with Shipt, will launch a home grocery delivery service in Detroit and southeastern Michigan. This new service provides customers with an even more convenient way to shop at Meijer. Beginning Sept. 15, shoppers will be able to use

Growth Potential in the Oil and Gas Refining and Marketing Segment

A new report has revealed the growth potential of four different oil and gas refining and marketing companies. A new study from Stock-Callers.com has reviewed some of the major companies in the oil and gas refining and marketing segment to identify the growth potential of each company. The companies that were studied are engaged in

VP Racing Hires New Regional Manager of Wholesale Business Development

VP Racing has hired a new regional manager to help the company grow its Western Region. VP Racing Fuels Inc. has hired Gary Jaiman as the company’s new regional manager of branded wholesale business development. Jaiman has been appointed to this position in order to support VP’s growing retail branding program. “The increasing number of