The Global Foodservice Market Improves

Around the world, the foodservice market continues to meet consumers needs despite social and economic challenges. The global foodservice industry held steady in the third quarter and performed better than the previous quarter in spite of strong headwinds — an earthquake in Italy, a terror attack in France, a potential recession in Canada, concerns over

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Sheetz Offers Free Coffee on Christmas and New Year’s

Continues 20+ year tradition of celebrating the holidays with a free coffee giveaway. C-store customers have one more reason to celebrate this holiday season. Sheetz is once again celebrating the holidays by offering customers a free cup of freshly-brewed Sheetz coffee on both Christmas Day, from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m., and New Year’s, from

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Thorntons Updates Refreshing Rewards Program

Starting in 2017, Thorntons moves away from tiered rewards and instead rewards based on visits. Thorntons is updating its Refreshing Rewards guest loyalty program, allowing all Rewards members to begin accessing exclusive offers and savings immediately after swiping their card. Beginning Jan. 4, 2017, the program will discontinue use of the existing tier-based (Welcome, Premium,

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Kum & Go Opens First Colorado Springs Marketplace

First 99 c-store customers get a coupon for a 99-cent whole pizza. Kum & Go is introducing its 6,200+-square-foot marketplace store in Colorado Springs, Colo. The new location is located at 2422 Research Parkway and will open its doors at 6 a.m. on Thursday Dec. 22. The new location marks the first store in Colorado

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7-Eleven Welcomes Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

From batteries to gadgets to a bottle of wine, 7-Eleven is prepared to save to day for last-minute and emergency shoppers this holiday season. Few days remain for Christmas shoppers to snag last-minute gifts and goodies for holiday parties. As the holiday countdown continues, 7 Eleven stores become last-minute shopping headquarters and emergency stops for

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7-Eleven Completes Month One of Commercial Drone Deliveries

The convenience store giant plans to expand drone deliveries in 2017. 7-Eleven, in partnership with Flirtey, has completed 77 autonomous drone deliveries to customer homes in the U.S. Flirtey and 7-Eleven began a commercial collaboration, in July with the world’s first autonomous drone delivery to a customer’s residence. Flirtey conducted regular weekend deliveries during November

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Love’s Travel Stops Celebrates Record Store Openings in 2016

During ‘landmark year’ Love’s adds 220 showers and 3,000 truck-parking spaces at new travel stops. Love’s Travel Stops opened a record number—47 to be exact—of new Love’s locations in 2016. The locations span 40 states. It marks the largest number of stores opened in a single year in Love’s history. “2016 was a landmark year

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Kasich Squashes Minimum Wage Increases in Cleveland

Cities in Ohio can no longer increase minimum wage above the state minimum wage. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, earlier this week, signed Senate Bill 331, which will halt next year’s election vote on whether to increase the Cleveland minimum wage to $15 an hour. Cleveland.com reported that the bill prohibits communities in the state of

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Risser Oil Implements Fuel Pricing Strategies

Views real-time information via mobile phones. Risser Oil (Rally Stores) has selected PriceAdvantage software to consolidate competitor pricing data and rapidly execute pricing strategies for 54 company-owned and commission sites throughout central Florida. “Risser Oil is a great example of how PriceAdvantage can provide extraordinary value to fuel marketers who need to navigate the complexities

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NACS Helps Families This Holiday Season

NACS’ donations mirror what convenience stores contribute to communities across the country. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) conducted toy and food collection drives to help two local community groups: Volunteer Alexandria’s Community Toy Drive (Virginia) and DC Central Kitchen. NACS staff purchased 120 toys for the Alexandria Community Toy Drive, which will be

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Chevron Partners with WEX Bank

WEX to handle fleet card distribution and provide related payment services to Chevron and Texaco customers. Chevron Products Co., a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has partnered in a long-term agreement with WEX Bank, a subsidiary of WEX Inc. to issue and operate Chevron- and Texaco-branded commercial fleet cards commencing in January 2018. Through this

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Growth Energy Endorses Coalition Letter to President-Elect Trump

Letter shows support for the Renewable Fuel Standard. Growth Energy, along with other members of Fuels America, sent a letter to President-elect Trump last week, congratulating him on his successful election, and expressing a desire to work with the new administration to ensure that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) remains a driving force of domestically

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Swiss Farms Introduces Cruiser the Rooster

After a social media contest, Swiss Farms has a name for its iconic Rooster. Swiss Farms, the Delaware County, Pa.-based drive-through market, has introduced Cruiser who, after a lengthy name search and social call to action campaign, will have a number of responsibilities as company mascot for the organization. Cruiser will serve as brand and

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Love’s Travel Stops Opens Five New Locations in Five States

New travel centers provide more safe places for parking where demand for driver services is high. Love’s Travel Stops opened five new locations across five states, adding more than 450 truck-parking spaces to busy interstates and highways. The openings of stores in South Jacksonville, Illinois; Ellsworth, Iowa; New London, Mo.; Norfolk, Neb., and Cayce, S.C.,

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TA “SweepSTEAKS” Grand Prize Winners Revealed

Customers had a chance to win one of more than 100,000 prizes this fall. TravelCenters of America announced that its TA Restaurant Group has revealed the grand prize winners of its fall “SweepSTEAKS” program that ran from Sept. 12 – Nov. 21, 2016 at participating TA and Petro full service restaurants nationwide. Country Pride, Iron

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Chevron Celebrates 500th Franchised ExtraMile

The ExtraMile store concept has grown since its debut more than 10 years ago. Chevron Products Co., a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., has announced its 500th franchised ExtraMile convenience store. Since the first store opened more than 10 years ago, the ExtraMile store concept has experienced steady growth, setting new standards in convenience store

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Casey’s Buys Five Guppy’s Stores in Iowa

Fauser Energy divests retail locations. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC in conjunction with Ravinia Capital LLC announced the sale of five Guppy’s convenience stores located in and around Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The stores were owned by Fauser Energy Resources of Elgin, Iowa and were sold to Casey’s General Store. “These stores were non-core assets

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NOCO Express Supports The Salvation Army

Raises more than $13,000 through the sale of paper kettles at NOCO Express stores. During this season of giving, NOCO Express customers donated $13,541 to support The Salvation Army Buffalo Area Services. Throughout the month of November, paper kettles were sold for $1 each at all NOCO Express’ 36 locations to benefit The Salvation Army.

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Johnson & Johnson Transport Partners with ADD Systems

Implements ADD Energy E3 software. Johnson & Johnson Transport Inc. of Madison, Fla. has partnered with Advanced Digital Data Inc. (ADD Systems). Johnson & Johnson Transport needed a software solution for its wholesale fuel business and discovered ADD Systems in a non-traditional way—it called the state of Florida’s taxing authority and got a list of

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Sheetz Introduces Cinnabon Treatz

Holiday beverages also on the c-store menu. Sheetz is debuting Cinnabon-flavored treats this holiday season in addition to traditional holiday beverages like gingerbread and peppermint flavored lattes. Customers are invited to try a variety of fun, seasonal Cinnabon treats, including: Cinnabon Milkshake Cinnabon White Hot Chocolate Cinnabon Cinnapopperz (bite-size Cinnabon snackz) For guests looking for

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Amazon’s New C-Store Concept To Change Checkout

Introduces “Walk Out Technology. ” Amazon has released new details about its Amazon Go convenience store plans, including the checkout-free way customers can grab and leave with products. The company is introducing a way for customers to take the products they want from the shelves and exit the store without ever having to go through

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Stripes Convenience Stores Opens New Location in Midland

Set to host grand opening with free refillable mugs for first 200 c-store customers. Stripes Convenience Stores is set to open its newest Stripes Convenience Store in Midland, Texas. Stripes Stores will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony with the Midland Chamber of Commerce beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 at

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Casey’s Positioned for Future Growth

Some 84 sites under contract for new-store construction. Casey’s General Stores Inc. has reported financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2017. The c-store chain noted diluted earnings per share of $1.44 for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 ended Oct. 31, 2016, compared to $2 per share for the same quarter a year

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Sunoco LP, Stripes Fundraiser Supports Cancer Research

Stripes Stores Celebrates Tomorrow campaign drives donations for MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital. Sunoco LP customers, team members and supplier partners joined together with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to support cancer research, education, prevention and hospital programs for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer. This year, their combined efforts raised

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Kum & Go To Debut Latest Marketplace Location in West Des Moines

First 99 customers to receive a coupon for a 99-cent whole pizza. Kum & Go is introducing its latest c-store to the public on Friday, Dec. 9 beginning at 6 a.m. The new convenience store is located in West Des Moines, Iowa, at 5901 Mills Civic Parkway. The 6,200+-square-foot store featuring the Marketplace store design

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