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Casey’s Altering Pizza Delivery, Announces Financial Results

Wells Fargo weighs in on Casey’s pizza plans and financial report. Casey’s General Stores has released its second quarter 2015 EPS (earnings per share) and also recently announced changes to its pizza delivery strategy. Casey’s reported diluted earnings per share of $1.28 for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 ended Oct. 31, 2014, compared to

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Love’s Reveals Holiday Surprises

“We enjoy surprising drivers with our Christmas merchandise and giving them convenient access to popular items that will bring such happiness to the loved ones in their lives,” says Love’s founder and executive chairman. Surprise! That’s the emotion customers might feel when they step into a Love’s over the next few weeks. Love’s Travel Stops

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Rutter’s Employees Celebrate Record-Breaking Year

Rutter’s recognizes employees with honors. Rutter’s corporate employees, store employees and retirees donated $3,000 in toys and cash to local kids, and recognized several exceptional employees at the company’s annual banquet, bringing the company’s record-breaking year to a close. Each employee in attendance donated an unwrapped toy to the Mont Alto Fire Company and the

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Gulf Racing Fuels Named Official Fuel of World Racing League

WRL matches Gulf Racing Fuels to its endurance race cars. From the 27th annual Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis, Gulf Racing Fuels announced that the World Racing League (WRL), a nationwide, class-based endurance racing series, has selected Gulf Racing Fuels as the official fuel for its 2015 races. Gulf will provide track-side fuel

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CrossAmerica Partners LP Acquires Erickson Oil Products

“Along with our partners at CST, we expect to continue to grow the Erickson platform to further expand in the region,” says CEO of CrossAmerica Partners. CrossAmerica Partners LP is purchasing all the outstanding shares of Hudson, Wis.-based Erickson Oil Products Inc. and certain related assets for $85 million, subject to certain closing adjustments. Erickson

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Kangaroo Express Launches “Kash for Kids”

Third-annual in-store fundraiser benefits Junior Achievement programs in Chattanooga, Cleveland, Nashville, Huntsville and north Georgia areas. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc., announced it will invite customers in more than 100 Kangaroo Express convenience stores throughout the Chattanooga, Cleveland, Nashville, Huntsville and north Georgia areas to participate in its third-annual “Kash for Kids” campaign

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Pilot Flying J Opens Three New Stores

New sites are located in Texas, Iowa and Florida. Pilot Flying J has announced the opening of three new travel centers in the month of December in Texas, Iowa and Florida. “Pilot Flying J builds new travel centers at strategic locations across the country to better serve our customers,” Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam

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NAPA Myers Auto Parts Chooses Gulf Racing Fuels

Selects Gulf Racing Fuels because of the new EPA approved Gulf Off Road fuel. Gulf Racing Fuels are now distributed in five states by NAPA Myers Auto Parts of Williston, N.D. NAPA Myers Auto Parts is a full-service wholesale distributor and retailer of automotive parts and accessories. NAPA Myers Auto Parts now offers five and

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Corner Store Hosts 5K Country Run Series

Offers $1 million donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters and local children’s charities. CST Brands, a Fortune 500 convenience chain based in San Antonio, and parent company of Corner Store, has wrapped up its first-ever signature fundraising event, an eight-city 5K fun run series called the Corner Store Country Run. The Country Run raised a

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Wawa Adding Coca-Cola Freestyle in All Locations

Beginning now, and through the end of the year, all new Wawa stores and remodeled locations will include enhanced new self-service cold beverage areas and the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines. Wawa Inc. plans to become the first national retailer in the convenience retail channel to offer Coca-Cola Freestyle chain-wide. Coca-Cola Freestyle is a touchscreen soda fountain

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U.S. Oil Widens Distribution and Supply Footprint

Acquires Noble Petro Terminals. U.S. Oil, the petroleum and renewable energy distribution division of U.S. Venture, Inc. has acquired six terminals from Houston-based Noble Petro Inc. The new terminals add 1.75 million barrels of additional capacity and expand U.S. Oil’s existing distribution network from 13 to 19 terminals in North America. The acquisition includes three

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VERC Enterprises Raises $5,979 For Breast Cancer Research

Participates in Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. VERC Enterprises, a leading convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, recently partnered with Gulf and raised a total of $5,979 for breast cancer research during the Strides Against Breast Cancer five-mile walk, held Oct. 5 at the Hatch Shell in

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Jodi McMahon Joins Server Products

McMahon brings more than 20 years of quality manager/director experience. Server Products has hired Jodi McMahon as director of quality and business improvement. In the capacity of director of quality and business improvement, Jodi McMahon will lead Server’s continued initiative to maintain and improve quality and utilize best practices. McMahon is an accomplished quality management

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Gulf Oil Re-Launches Gulf Gift Cards

“We are very pleased to be providing a strong Gift Card Program to benefit our high quality network of over 2,500 branded Gulf stations across the country,” says Gulf Oil spokesperson. Gulf Oil LP has re-launched its very popular Gulf Gift Card for the 2014 holiday season as part of its ongoing commitment to helping

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Starbucks Details Five-Year Plan

Company forecasts continued strong growth and plans to launch mobile order and pay and delivery in the U.S. Starbucks Coffee Co. Chairman, President and CEO Howard Schultz and other company leaders will detail Starbucks five-year strategic growth plan at its biennial Investor Day, hosted at the company’s Support Center in Seattle for the first time

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McCormick Flavor Forecast Reveals Eight Flavor Trends for 2015

15th annual report highlights top tastes driving the future of flavor and menu innovation. McCormick & Co., a global leader in flavor, has released its McCormick Flavor Forecast 2015, highlighting eight enticing trends that will shape the future of flavor. Now in its 15th year, the much-anticipated report drives flavor innovation and exploration throughout the

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Tony Harris Named NAG Board Chairman

The president of Thorntons Inc. will succeed Mary Banmiller as chairman beginning Jan. 1, 2015, and oversee the association’s effort to support and engage small, mid-sized and family-owned convenience store businesses. As President of Thorntons Inc., Tony Harris leads one of the largest family-owned convenience store chains in the country. Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the

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GPM Selling 16 Properties

Sealed bid deadline set for Dec. 11. GPM Investments LLC is offering to sell its interest in 16 properties in a sealed bid sale. The properties are located in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. GPM has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) to coordinate the sale. Sealed bids are required to

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Corner Store Hosts Grand Opening

Debuts new store in Gonzales, Texas. Corner Store is hosting a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting Thursday Dec. 4, beginning at 10 a.m. for a brand new store in Gonzales, Texas. Giveaways, sampling and activities will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. At the event, Corner Store will be making a $5,000 donation

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Marathon Petroleum Deploys ‘Cents Off Marathon’ Discount Program

Offers co-brand opportunities. Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) plans to officially deploy Cents Off Marathon, an instant cents-off-per-gallon discount program on fuel purchases throughout its Marathon-branded marketing network. Nearly 80% of Marathon’s independent jobbers and dealers have enrolled in the program, which uses technology developed by Drop Tank. The program will be made available throughout the

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Shining a Brighter Light on Shoplifting Trends

Studies indicate more than $13 million in merchandise is stolen from U.S. retailers annually. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Shoplifting and employee theft continue to plague retailers. Two recent studies—one conducted by Price Gun and another by Global Retail Theft Barometer—show just how theft is impacting the retail business. No. 1 Property Crime Price Gun,

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New El Cajon 7-Eleven Celebrates Grand Opening

Retailer to donate $711 at ribbon-cutting to San Diego Music Foundation for Taylor Guitars in Local Schools. 7‑Eleven, Inc. will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest El Cajon store Wednesday, Dec. 3, that includes free coffee, doughnuts and guitars for local schools. The store is located at 500 N. Second St., south of Interstate

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Kum & Go Selects Headquarters Architect

Winning firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop is known for its design of the New York Times Building. Kum & Go’s corporate headquarters in downtown Des Moines’ Western Gateway is set to be designed by international architect firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop, according to the Business Record Online. The firm, with offices in New York, Genoa

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Kum & Go Opens New Store in Sioux Falls

New eco-friendly store features fresh food and a variety of fuel options. Kum & Go opens a new convenience store in Sioux Falls, S.D. at the intersection of Minnesota and Russell. The store is 5,000-square-feet and during its opening week, the new store will offer $1 fresh pizza slices. This is the seventh store to

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Cumberland Farms Calls For Scholarship Applications

Encourages 2015 high school seniors to apply for Believe and Achieve Scholarships. Cumberland Farms reminded high school seniors across its eight-state service area that time is running out to apply for the company’s popular Believe and Achieve Scholarship Program. With the Dec. 15, 2014 application deadline only two weeks away, the convenience store retailer encourages

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