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Duskiewicz Takes The Helm At Nice N Easy

Following Founder John MacDougall’s passing, his right hand man assumes leadership of the business. Fran Duskiewicz has taken the helm as president and CEO of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, following the passing of founder and CEO John MacDougall in June. “A few years ago, when John started experiencing health issues, he forged an agreement

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Kum & Go Opens New Store in Oklahoma

Eco-friendly store offers more food and fuel options. Kum & Go has opened a new convenience store at Ninth Street and Speer Avenue in Sapulpa, Okla. This 5,000-square-foot store, which offered $1 fresh pizza slices during opening week, replaces a smaller store at 709 N. Ninth Street. The location opened on June 27. The new

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Parker’s Names Wayne Reed As District Manager

Expands district manager team to manage growth. Parker’s has named Wayne Reed as District Manager. In his new position, Reed will oversee the company’s six stores in Beaufort County, South Carolina, part of Parker’s 36 stores in Georgia and the Lowcountry. “We are excited to welcome Wayne to the Parker’s family,” said Greg Parker, president

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Global Oil Prices Pressured as Geopolitical Concerns Ease

By Brian Milne, energy editor for Schneider Electric. Global oil prices are down $5 bbl from early June as the market retraces a spike in value to a nine-month high triggered by concern over supply disruptions in Iraq by a Sunni militant group, with the market erasing the geopolitical premium caused by the threat. The

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Weather and Rising Gas Prices Hurt Convenience Store Visits

Loyalty on the rise in the first quarter of 2014, reports NPD Group. Blame the weather and rising gas prices for the decline in visits to convenience stores in the first quarter of 2014, according to The NPD Group, a global information company. Traffic to convenience stores decreased by 3.5% in the first three months

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Atlas Oil Acquires More Than 80 Houston Fuel Customers

Acquires Dennis Trigg portfolio of business. Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Co. has acquired the Dennis Trigg portfolio of business in the greater Houston, Texas area as part of the national fuel supply, logistics and services company’s extensive growth plan. Atlas Oil Company Chairman and CEO Sam Simon made the announcement. Through the acquisition of this

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7-Eleven Partners With Nexxus Group

7-Eleven to use Nexxus Group’s SBT program to manage newspaper category invoices. 7-Eleven Inc. has signed an agreement with The Nexxus Group to employ that company’s scan-based trading (SBT) process to handle payments with its newspaper distributors. The Nexxus Group will use its proprietary SBT program to manage the newspaper category invoices for more than

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Love’s Travel Stop Re-Opens in Erick, Okla.

The rebuilt Love’s features additional amenities for professional drivers. Love’s Travel Stops opened a brand new travel stop in Erick, Okla., on I-40, Exit 7, on Thursday, June 26. The location replaces the Love’s that opened in Erick in 1989. The new travel stop offers additional items and services for professional drivers, including four diesel

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7-Eleven Debuts Doritos Loaded

Mtn Dew Solar Flare joins Big Gulf fountain drinks. 7-Eleven Inc. and PepsiCo have announced the national launch of two complementary food and beverage product innovations for 7-Eleven customers this summer. The two companies are launching Doritos Loaded, a bold, new snack sensation, and Mtn Dew Solar Flare, the first-ever exclusive Mountain Dew flavor for

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CITGO, Six Flags Fuel Good With Summer Discounts

Local Illinois and Wisconsin CITGO marketers provide customers with Six Flags giveaways. CITGO Petroleum Corp. and its local CITGO marketers in Wisconsin and Illinois are giving loyal customers discounts on park admission to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill. during the Six Flags Fueling Good Summer Discount promotion. Amusement park fans are encouraged to

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Mercury Fuels Partners With VP Racing Fuels

Distributor to help expand VP presence in Northeast. VP Racing Fuels Inc. announced its newest retail brand partner—Mercury Fuel Service Inc., based in Waterbury, Conn. Mercury distributes wholesale gasoline and fuel oil throughout Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts while servicing 75 branded retail locations, each of which will be on the table for rebranding with

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7-Eleven and Coca-Cola Celebrate 2014 FIFA World Cup

“Thanks to the support of Coca-Cola, this promotion marks the first time we’ve had anywhere near 35,000 7-Eleven stores participating in one event at the same time,” says executive vice president of 7-Eleven. Big things happen when you combine the world’s most iconic brand and the world’s largest convenience retailer with the most widely viewed

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Wawa Celebrates Hoagie Day

Features five-ton Hoagie Salute and 10,000 pounds of Hoagie goodness. As part of its fifth year as title sponsor of Wawa Welcome America!, Wawa will be hosting its most patriotic and meaningful Hoagie Day to date featuring the building and serving of a five-ton hoagie. Wawa’s 2014 Hoagie Day celebration marks the 22nd year since

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Enmark Raises $2,000 for Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia

Funds to be used for scholarship opportunities. Matching proceeds raised from Paula Kreissler’s “Five Strategies for Busy Families to Stay Healthy,” the second of five lectures in the Enmark Encourage Health Education Series 2014, Enmark Stations raised $2000 for Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia, a local Savannah nonprofit. The nonprofit raised an additional

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Eby-Brown Welcomes New Vice President of Strategic Insights

Jim Hachtel, with 32 years of convenience retailing experience, joins Eby-Brown. Eby-Brown Co. LLC welcomes former BP/ ampm Senior Category Manager, Jim Hachtel, as vice president of strategic insights. In this role, Hachtel will focus on Eby-Brown’s SmartProcess. “I’ve always been passionate about the convenience channel of trade, and helping our great retailers grow their

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Crime Prevention 101

Clear visuals, strict till limits and great customer service are keys to deterring convenience store robberies. Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Robbery occurs less often than some other crimes, but the potential for loss, injury and death is much greater during a single robbery incident, according to the convenience store security guidelines for owners and managers

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E-Cigarette Sales Are Smoking

Despite proposed FDA rules and looming tax hikes, e-cigarettes remain a breath of fresh air for c-store sales. By David Bennett, Senior Editor While the debate on electronic cigarettes is heating up among state and federal officials, convenience stores are pressing forward with broader product offerings, driving e-cigarette sales ever higher. Just ask Mike Gancedo,

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Parsing Data, Events to Understand Trend in U.S. Gasoline Demand

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric. The gasoline futures market on the New York Mercantile Exchange dropped back a nickel from a fresh 11-month high of $3.1520 gallon reached June 23, but remain over $3 gallon while the U.S. retail price average at $3.704 gallon will continue to advance into July as pass

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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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