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Retail Solutions Help New Cenex Retailers Succeed

Community Oil Co. opens first c-store in Iowa. Retail services provided by CHS Inc., an energy, grains and foods company, continue to help marketers achieve a smooth and successful transition to its Cenex brand. Recently Community Oil Co. took advantage of those retail services to ensure a successful opening for its first convenience store in

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Parker’s To Sponsor Picnic in the Park

“We’re delighted to sponsor Picnic in the Park again this year,” says president and CEO of Parker’s. The City of Savannah has announce that Parker’s will be the Presenting Sponsor for Picnic in the Park 2014, which will take place on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at Forsyth Park. This marks the third

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Shell Oil Makes LED Lighting Available to Network

Partners with LSI Industries. LSI Industries Inc. has been selected by Shell Oil Company to participate in Shell’s National Wholesaler Co-op Program to make available LED technology lighting products to their network of wholesalers and dealers that brand Shell across locations in North America. With this program, Shell announced to its network recently that they

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Friendly Express Updating Georgia C-stores

CBX to help with design and branding initiative focusing on next-generation approaches to the c-store experience. Global brand agency CBX will help Friendly Express update the design and branding of its 42-store network of community-focused convenience stores in southeast Georgia. “Friendly Express, which has been in business for more than 25 years, is known for

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Trip Advisor Awards Parker’s Market Urban Gourmet

Parker’s receives 2014 Winner Certificate of Excellence. Parker’s Market Urban Gourmet has been named a 2014 Winner of the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, based on the ratings of customers at Savannah’s leading gourmet market, deli and coffee bar in the city’s Historic District at 222 Drayton Street, Savannah, Ga.

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7-Eleven Adds Sprite 6 Mix By Lebron James Slurpee

Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee combines the traditional taste of Sprite with cherry and orange flavors and is available exclusively at participating 7-Eleven locations. As summer heats up and the hardwood action reaches a fever pitch, 7-Eleven is exclusively introducing a game-changing flavor to its Slurpee all-star roster— Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron

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Freshness is Fundamental at Lunchtime in Convenience Stores

Survey shows freshness tops the list of shopper priorities when buying food. Lunchtime is an important time of day for convenience stores. However, there is stiff competition from a variety of competing venues, including fast-food stores, coffee shops and more. General Mills Convenience & Foodservice recently conducted a research project to understand the convenience channel’s

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New Rules For Repair Costs

Convenience store operators could be in line for tax deductions for building repairs and property depreciation. By Mark Battersby, Contributing Editor Since the inception of the Internal Revenue Code, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and convenience store businesses have been at odds over whether expenditures made are currently deductible or whether they must be capitalized

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7-Eleven Selling 75 C-Stores

Convenience store properties available in Florida, Virginia and 14 other states. 7-Eleven has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC to coordinate the sale of 75 gasoline stations and/or convenience stores. This includes 31 locations in Florida, 14 in Virginia, six in Massachusetts and Illinois, three in Texas, two in New York, Delaware, New Jersey

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Rutter’s Voted No. 1 in Five Categories in Annual Reader’s Poll

Out ranks Starbuck’s and Panera Bread. Rutter’s Farm Stores was voted to the top spot in the annual Best of York reader’s poll in all five categories for which the company received nominations; Best Quick Service Breakfast, Best Quick Service Lunch, Best Quick Service Dinner, Best Coffee and Best Milk. Rutter’s beat several national brands,

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Quick Mart 2 Partners With U-Haul

“I was looking for a profitable business that would increase my profits,” says owner. Quick Mart 2, located at 307 S. Sterling St., welcomed U-Haul to its gas station, which has been in business for eight years. Owner Ravi Patel was looking for a way to increase his profit margin, so he reached out to

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Kum & Go Opens New Convenience Store in Colorado Springs

New app gives customers instant digital discounts, information on store locations. Kum & Go opened a new convenience store in Colorado Springs, Colo., located at 3091 N. Chestnut St., on May 23. Customers are invited to stop by the 5,000-square-foot store during opening week to enjoy $1 fresh pizza slices. The new store is designed

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VP Racing Fuels Extends Partnership With GNCC, ATVMX

VP named official fuel through 2016. VP Racing Fuels has announced an extension of its Official Fuel sponsorship with the AMSOIL AMA Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis (GNCC) and Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series (ATVMX) through 2016. “The two series pit riders against some of the most treacherous terrain for

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Ross Pillari Joins Board of The Pantry Inc.

Pillari’s knowledge and expertise will be “of great benefit to our board,” notes the chairman of The Pantry’s Board of Directors. The Pantry Inc. has announced that Ross Pillari joined the company’s board of directors effective May 21, 2014. “We are very excited to have Ross Pillari join our board of directors,” said the chairman

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Rutter’s Launches #SummerofFreedom Sweepstakes

Four lucky customers will win free gas for a year. Registered Rutter’s Rewards customers across central Pennsylvania are just a scan away from free gas for a whole year, and over a thousand other valuable prizes, with the start of the Rutter’s Rewards #SummerofFreedom Sweepstakes. Four prizes of a year of free gas will be

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Greg Parker Speaks At Small Business Awards Luncheon

Offers entrepreneurship tips that have aided the dynamic growth of The Parker Cos. Greg Parker, president and CEO of Parker’s, a nationally-recognized convenience store leader, was the keynote speaker at the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Awards Luncheon held Wed., May 21, 2014 at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort. Parker’s, headquartered

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Speedway Acquires Hess

Positions Speedway as one of the largest company-owned and -operated convenience store chains in the U.S. Marathon Petroleum Corp. has announced that its subsidiary, Speedway LLC, has signed a definitive agreement with Hess Corp. to acquire Hess Retail Holdings LLC. This transaction incorporates all of Hess’ retail locations, transport operations and shipper history on various

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Circle K Raises More Than $1.3 Million for CMN

Three-week campaign benefits 30 children’s hospitals across 14 states. Midwest and Great Lakes Circle K convenience store employees asked customers to Put Their Money Where The Miracles Are this spring, raising a total of $1,357,138.59 in donations for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals, a charity that raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals. This

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Independent C-Stores Gain CareerBuilder To Reduce Turnover

Convenience Store Alliance helps independent operators win and retain high-quality employees. In its ongoing effort to help independents compete with large chain stores, Convenience Store Alliance (CSA) has announced the addition of CareerBuilder, the nation’s largest online job site, to its arsenal of vendor programs. With employee labor as the largest c-store operating cost, CSA

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Gulf Oil Raises Over $100,000 For Breast Cancer Research

Inaugural “Swing for Hope” Golf Tournament benefits American Cancer Society. Gulf Oil LP announced that the Gulf Oil Giving Foundation’s inaugural Swing for Hope Golf Charitable Tournament has raised over $100,000 for breast cancer research and awareness. The event was held on Monday, May 19 as part of Gulf’s 2014 Brand Meeting and Trade Show,

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Hallum Fuel Distributors Partners With VP Racing Fuels

Increases growth potential for VP in Southwest U.S. VP Racing Fuels announced the newest partner in its retail brand program—Hallum Fuel Distributing. Providing distribution services in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado, including company-owned and operated c-stores, Hallum represents significant expansion potential for VP’s program in the southwest U.S. “Hallum Fuel Distributing is excited

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CST Divesting 117 Properties in Sealed Bid Sale

Bid deadline set for June 17. CST Brands LLC, parent company of Corner Store convenience stores,  is selling 117 properties located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming by sealed bid sale. CST has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) to coordinate the offering and sale of the

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Core-Mark Announces Two-for-One Stock Split

“We continue to have confidence in the company’s strong financial position and believe additional liquidity is in the best interest of our shareholders,” says Core-Mark CEO. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, announced that its Board of Directors

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Sunhouse Petroleum Selects inOvationTV Media Program

Innovative technology creates opportunities to engage consumers. Sunhouse Petroleum LLC recently installed the inOvationTV media platform in Greensboro, N.C. “The oil industry is constantly evolving and at an increasingly rapid rate,” stated Shri Kamma, president, Sunhouse Petroleum LLC. “Technology creates so many new opportunities to engage with our customers. The inOvationTV media program is an

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Cooper-Booth Wholesale Co.’s Chapter 11 Plan Confirmed

Confirmation paves the way for the company’s emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Cooper-Booth Wholesale Co. (CBW), one of the top 15 largest convenience store distributors in the country, announced that its Chapter 11 Plan of reorganization has been confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Cooper-Booth Wholesale is now moving

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