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Kum & Go Opens Second Convenience Store in Bixby

New eco-friendly store features fresh food and a variety of fuel options. Kum & Go has opened its second convenience store in Bixby, Okla., located at 11115 S. Memorial Road. An older Kum & Go store at this site was razed to make way for the new 5,000-square-foot store offering $1 fresh pizza slices during

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QuickChek Expands Foodservice Menu

New premium wrap collection offers opportunity for customization, signature favorites. QuickChek, with more than 130 stores throughout New Jersey and southern New York, has introduced two new options to its foodservice menu: Turkey Avocado Supreme and The Premium Wrap Collection. The Turkey Avocado Supreme is the latest addition to QuickChek’s Premium Sub Collection. It features

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NATSO Applauds Proposal to Increase Federal Fuel Tax

“Raising the fuel tax is long overdue, and this is the right solution for both motorists and businesses,” says NATSO president and CEO. NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, is applauding a proposal by Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) to raise the federal fuel tax and index it to

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IRI Report Finds “Golden Opportunity” With Boomers, Seniors

IRI predicts annual CPG spending by boomers and seniors will surpass $230 billion by 2020. Accounting for more than 50% of CPG spending, the baby boomer/senior market spent more than $200 billion across shopping channels in the last year alone. And, with the number of Americans aged 65 and older set to double during the

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Local CITGO Marketers Fuel Food in Michigan

CITGO fueling good road trip celebrates local heroes and loyal customers. Local CITGO Marketers in Michigan, Miss America representatives and the CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip Ambassadors Adam and Diego were fueling good across Michigan with special events throughout May. The CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip traveled across the state for customer appreciation events and

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CVS Free Gas Card Promotion Returns

ExtraCare members can earn free $10 gas cards when spending $30 on everyday essentials advertised in the circular. CVS/pharmacy has announced the return of the “Free Gas Card” promotion, a program designed to help customers save on gas while shopping for everyday essentials at participating CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide. Through July 19, members of the ExtraCare

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DASH IN Opens New Store In Waldorf

Launches new customer-focused experience to southern Maryland. DASH IN Food Stores Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its Fairway Village location in patriotic spirit on Saturday, June 14. The event launched DASH IN’s all-new store design, which includes its newest innovations in customer convenience providing drivers with an exciting new experience while fueling up and

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Retailers Ask Appeals Court to Overturn Swipe Fee Settlement

“This is a serious mistake the appellate court needs to correct,” says NRF spokesperson. The National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) have asked an appeals court to overturn a federal judge’s approval of a controversial lawsuit settlement over Visa and MasterCard’s credit card swipe fees, saying it was negotiated by

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Gasoline Prices to Rise as Promise in Iraq Upended

Supply chain dynamics impacting retail fuel prices. By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric. Rising U.S. oil production, with weekly rates reaching a 28-year high in early June has reduced price volatility for crude and oil products such as gasoline and diesel, and held prices down. The growing production countered global supply disruptions, namely

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Starbucks to Provide Free College Education to Workers

Starbucks teams with Arizona State University, to offer a unique opportunity to its workers. Starbucks has announced that it expects to provide a free online college education through an arrangement with Arizona State University to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, The New York Times reported. The program is

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Valero Announces Rumble with Bumblebee Sweepstakes

Transformers fans have a chance to win a new 2014 Camaro. Valero and participating Valero-branded locations are partnering with Paramount Pictures for a “Rumble with Bumblebee” sweepstakes to give Transformers fans a chance to win a Grand Prize of a new 2014 Camaro. Additionally, one first-prize winner will receive a private hometown screening of “Transformers:

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VERC Enterprises Wins Best of Plymouth Award

Enters Plymouth Business Hall of Fame after seventh consecutive win. VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire has received the 2014 Best of Plymouth Award in the Convenience Stores category, an honor it has taken for seven consecutive years to qualify the company for inclusion

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Rutter’s Celebrates National Dairy Month

Eliminates high fructose corn syrup from chocolate milk. Rutter’s Dairy has made several healthy, customer-friendly changes to their award-winning milk, cream and tea beverages to further improve the quality of the products, just in time for June’s National Dairy Month. Among the changes, the elimination of high fructose corn syrup from Rutter’s chocolate milk. All

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Customers Willing To Pay More For Protein

Nearly half of U.S. consumers buy protein-enriched foods, NPD report finds. In their quest to get more protein in their diets, about half of U.S. consumers purchase protein-enriched foods, reports The NPD Group, a global information company. Cereal and bread are the most likely protein-enriched foods to be purchased, according to NPD’s recently released report,

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GoMart Acquires Cool Spot

Stores in Coolsville and Tuppers Plains expand GoMart’s presence in Ohio. Cool Spot gasoline stations and convenience stores in Coolsville and Tuppers Plains, Ohio have been sold to GoMart for nearly $5 million, Athens Ohio Today Online reported. Records in Athens County Auditor’s Office noted that Bryan White sold the Cool Spot business—which includes a

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Tea Time at 7-Eleven

Retailer introduces fresh-brewed iced tea in 3,000 stores. 7-Eleven Inc. is brewing something fresh this summer to quench the thirst of Big Gulp fans. The convenience retailer is introducing fresh-brewed iced tea, available in either sweetened or unsweetened flavors, at more than 3,000 participating 7-Eleven stores. Stores where the fresh-brewed iced tea is available are

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O’Brien’s II General Store Offers “Freaky Friday” to Benefit Baseball Team

Local CITGO retailer is ‘Fueling Good’ for Portsmouth Little League.             Local Portsmouth, N.H. CITGO Retailer O’Brien’s II General Store and CITGO Petroleum Corp. are giving back to the local Portsmouth Little League with a “Freaky Friday” promotion. From June to September, five cents of every gallon of gas pumped at O’Brien’s II General Store

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Keurig and SUBWAY Announce Hot Beverage Partnership

Keurig brewers help SUBWAY franchisees simplify operations. Keurig Green Mountain Inc. and the SUBWAY restaurant chain have announced a partnership to bring Keurig’s single serve brewers to thousands of the restaurant brand’s North American locations. The Keurig K150 brewer expands the restaurants’ hot beverage options, providing freshly brewed coffee on demand. Currently, more than half

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VMR’s Brands Now In More Than 50,000 Retail Locations

Leading online electronic cigarette manufacturer grows globally in brick-and-mortar c-store locations. VMR Products has announced traditional retail growth into 50,000-plus locations worldwide. This achievement was made just one year after bringing the company’s flagship online brand V2 to convenience store locations. The milestone, which signals the fastest growth rate in the industry for a Web-first

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First Data Releases May 2014 SpendTrend Analysis

May consumer spending shows healthy year-over-year growth. First Data Corp., a global supplier of payment technology and services solutions, has released its First Data SpendTrend analysis for May 1-30, 2014, compared to May 2-31, 2013. SpendTrend tracks same-store point-of-sale data by credit, signature debit, PIN debit, EBT, closed-loop prepaid cards and checks from nearly four

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Analysts Weigh In On Casey’s Q4 Results

The company is unlikely to roll off its assets into an MLP structure anytime soon. Casey’s General Stores Inc.’s fiscal Q4 2014 results beat expectations. The convenience store chain reported diluted earnings per share of $0.59 for the fourth quarter of fiscal year ended April 30, 2014 compared to $0.60 for the same period a

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Kum & Go Headquarters Estimated To Cost $92 Million

Kum & Go is transferring its headquarters to downtown Des Moines. Kum & Go aims to move its headquarters from West Des Moines to downtown, and is applying for more than $8.5 million in state tax incentives to help finance the move, according to The Des Moines Register. A Des Moines City Council document show

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Ryko Acquiring National Carwash Solutions

Combined expertise strengthens comprehensive carwash program. Ryko Solutions Inc., the largest provider of managed car wash systems in North America, is set to acquire National Carwash Solutions, L.P. (NCS), the largest independent carwash service organization in North America. The transaction is expected to close within the next 30 days. NCS, a respected and innovative service

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Quarles Welcomes U.S. Bank Voyager Network Cards

Some 125 unattended Mid-Atlantic fueling stations now accepting cards on U.S. Bank’s Voyager Network. Commercial fuel station operator Quarles Petroleum and U.S. Bank have reached an agreement that gives holders of the U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Card, or any of the bank’s Voyager Network fleet partners, access to 125 Quarles unattended card-lock stations in Virginia,

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Poultry Consumption Soars

With commodity prices of beef and other non-poultry proteins on the rise and consumers wanting healthful choices and variety, chicken continues to grow as a foodservice favorite among c-store operators and their customers. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor 7-Eleven announced in April that it was beefing up its chicken offerings with the addition of lightly-

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