Love’s Trading and Logistics Arm Opens DEF Facility

Musket Corp. to offer a flexible 24/7/365 operation with stable supply, product integrity that is competitive in the market. Musket Corp., the trading and logistics arm of the Love’s Family of Cos., recently opened its sixth DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) wholesale bulk rack in Morrow, Ga. Musket currently operates six DEF terminals across the United

Swiss Farms Challenges Customers To Name Rooster

Winner to gain a free month of ice cream. Swiss Farms, based in Broomall, Pa. is asking customers of all ages to help name the Swiss Farms Rooster. Starting now, kid, teen and adult customers are welcome to participate by completing a MadLibs-style letter via the Swiss Farms website. The Swiss Farms Rooster has been

Customers Turn To Food Delivery

A new report from Mintel has found that food delivery is one the rise, especially among younger consumers. After a long day at work, there’s nothing like relaxing at home with a delicious meal and it appears the convenience of food delivery service is catching on as a hassle-free option with new research from Mintel

Kum & Go Supports United Way of Central Iowa

All month, c-store customers have been donating to the cause at their local Kum & Go convenience store. Throughout the month of October, Kum & Go associates have been encouraging customers to add $1 with each transaction to be donated to United Way of Central Iowa’s annual campaign. Approximately 50 stores in Polk, Dallas and

Stripes Convenience Stores Debuts New Location in Houston

Adds more than 50 new jobs to the Houston area and donates $1,000 to North Shore High School. Stripes Convenience Stores is opening its newest Stripes Convenience Store in Houston, Texas. Stripes Stores will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony with the North Channel Chamber of Commerce beginning at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov.

QuickChek Opens New Location

Sub and drink specials greet customers during grand opening celebration as QuickChek debuts new location in Hanover, N.J. QuickChek, Convenience Store Decisions‘ 2016 Convenience Store Chain of the Year has opened its newest store in the Whippany section of Hanover Township in New Jersey. The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based fresh convenience market chain debuted the new

Alon Announces Financial Results

Results reflect a continuation of the difficult refining environment experienced in the first two quarters of 2016, says Alon’s president and CEO. Alon USA Partners LP announced results for the third quarter of 2016. Net income for the third quarter of 2016 was $2.1 million, or $0.03 per unit, compared to $53.8 million, or $0.86

Sheetz Celebrates Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

Debuts its 10th E85/E15 refueling station in Virginia. Sheetz is celebrating the impact of the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Biofuel Infrastructure Project Grant with the opening of its 10th E85 and E15 Biofuel station in Virginia. The Biofuel station opened on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership, which aims to increase

Amazon To Rollout 2,000 Grocery Stores by 2026

Pilot program to begin with 20 locations in 2018. Watch out c-stores, Amazon is coming for your brick-and-mortar business. While rumors have been swirling about Amazon’s brick-and-mortar plans, new details have emerged this week. Reports in Business Insider and Fortune note that Amazon plans to open 2,000 Amazon Fresh grocery stores within the next 10

Love’s Opens Travel Stop in West Siloam Springs, Okla.

Godfather’s Pizza and Chester’s Chicken restaurants are among the amenities that greet customers at the new location. Love’s Travel Stops has debuted a new travel stop in West Siloam Springs, Okla., along U.S. Highway 412. The new travel stop provides drivers in eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas with a new place to purchase fuel, snacks

Survey Shows Retailers See Growing Organized Crime

Some 59 executives found 100% of their companies dealt with organized crime problems in the past year. Organized retail crime (ORC) remains an issue that retailers must increasingly combat. In fact, some 83% of merchants surveyed reported an increase in ORC in the past year, according to the 12th annual ORC study released by the

Thorntons Provides Mobile Mammogram Screenings

Partners with Norton Healthcare Prevention & Wellness to bring screenings to customers. Through a partnership with Norton Healthcare Prevention & Wellness Thorntons provided a week of low to no cost mammogram screenings with the Norton Healthcare Mobile Prevention Center from Oct. 17-21. The screenings were available for women ages 40 and over who had not

Wawa Grows in Philadelphia

Two new c-store locations are planned for the Center City area. Wawa is set to expand with two new convenience stores in Center City, Philadelphia. Philly.com and the Philadelphia Business Journal reported that a 7,000-square-foot store is set for 12th and market streets in the East Market Project, while a 4,500-square-foot store, will span the

Sheetz Launches Delivery In Two Locations

Ordering from Sheetz is now more convenient than ever for Morgantown and State College residents. Sheetz has partnered with OrderUp from Groupon, an on-demand restaurant food-delivery service, in two locations: Morgantown, W.Va. and State College, Pa. Customers in these two locations can now place orders from local Sheetz stores and have them delivered to their

TravelCenters of America Donates To Truckers in Need

Raises more than $275,000 for professional drivers during Annual ‘Band Together for SCF campaign. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) is once again helping out professional drivers in need with an annual campaign donation to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF). As a result of customer and employee donations received during its annual

Gulf Oil To Supply Fabian Oil’s New England Locations

Agreement to enhance service for customers. Gulf Oil has increased its reach in New England through an expanded relationship with Fabian Oil Inc. With this expansion, Gulf will provide branded wet barrel supply to the Oakland, Maine-based company’s stations throughout the region, further promoting reliable fuel supply, exceptional customer service and unique marketing programs. Fabian,

Emerson, United Refrigeration Form National Distribution Partnership

Partnership to better serve the needs of refrigeration and air conditioning contractors across the U.S. Emerson has finalized a national distribution agreement with United Refrigeration Inc. that authorizes all United Refrigeration locations to sell Emerson’s full line of Copeland products “We recognize the need to expand our position with high-performing, growth-oriented wholesalers who are well-aligned

Sheetz Expands in West Virginia

Donates to the Special Olympics of West Virginia during convenience store grand opening event. Sheetz Inc. has opened a new location in Charleston, W.Va, marking the second location to the Kanawha County surrounding area. The new location opened its doors on Thursday, Oct. 20, and is located at 104 Lakeview Drive. Sheetz continues its growth

Hawaii Petroleum Receives Community Business Award

Maui Nonprofit Directors’ Association honors Hawaii Petroleum. Hawaii Petroleum was recently recognized by the Maui Nonprofit Directors Association, which awarded it the “Community Business Award” at its recent 2016 Legislative Pau Hana event. The award recognizes Hawaii Petroleum’s impressive work as an outstanding business leader in the non-profit community. Hawaii Petroleum has a long history

NOCO Express Debuts Newly Remodeled C-Store

Introduces new food concept that includes quick meal offerings. NOCO Express has finished an extensive three-month interior and exterior remodel at its Webster convenience store location at 58 W. Main Street. The store, which was closed during the renovations, debuts a complete redesign for an easier shopping experience in addition to enhanced fresh and convenient

New Chairman Rahim Budhwani Addresses NACS Attendees

NACS delivers ideas and connections, Budhwani says. Convenience retailing, or life for that matter, can be summed up by the two words of “hope” and “love,” said NACS 2016-17 Chairman Rahim Budhwani during the 2016 NACS Show Closing General Session today. “Hope is the constant of all things. It’s the only thing that stays with

Card Skimming Hot Topic at NACS 2016

Convenience stores can take steps to protect themselves from data theft at the pump. By CSD Staff Many convenience retailers by now are aware of what card skimming is and the losses it can mean to an operation. As c-stores become more diligent in stopping the illegal practice, thieves of credit card information are becoming

With Major Shifts Ahead C-Stores Must Prepare

Cultural and demographic shifts are set to change consumer needs and subsequently how c-stores adapt to stay relevant. By Erin Rigik Del Conte, Senior Editor In an educational session titled, “Ready or Not! The World of Work is Changing (And What it Means for the Convenience Industry),” speaker John Martin, CEO and president of Southeastern

Love’s Travel Stops Returns To Gulfport, Miss.

Love’s adds 97 truck-parking spaces along Interstate 10. Love’s Travel Stops is back in Gulfport, Miss., following a seven-year absence from the area. The new Love’s is located at Interstate 10 and County Farm Road, three miles west of the original Love’s on Interstate 10 and Canal Road. The new location is larger and features

QuickChek Honored At Chain of the Year Award Dinner

QuickChek receives the oldest and most prestigious award for convenience retailing. By Erin Rigik Del Conte, Senior Editor On Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, QuickChek was honored as Convenience Store Decisions’ 2016 Convenience Store Chain of the Year at a dinner held at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta during the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)