Dollar General Announces Plans for New Distribution Center

Dollar General will contribute to economic growth in Georgia through job creation that will result from the company’s new distribution center. Land in Jackson, Ga. has been purchased by Dollar General Corp. to serve as the location for the company’s new distribution center. The land is located in both Butts and Spalding counties, and the

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7-Eleven Chooses OPERATION: Take Command Contest Semi-Finalists

7-Eleven is looking to the public to help narrow down the seven finalists for OPERATION: Take Command to three. 7-Eleven has chosen seven semi-finalists for the company’s OPERATION: Take Command franchise giveaway contest. These seven veterans are competing for the opportunity to own a 7-Eleven franchise without the expense of a franchise fee. The video

7-Eleven Launches 21st Annual Operation Chill

7-Eleven is promoting a strong relationship between communities and their local law enforcement. 7-Eleven Inc. has launched the 21st annual Operation Chill community-service program, through which it will help thousands of local police officers across the country reward the good behavior of the young children in their communities by rewarding them with free Slurpee drink

Aloha Petroleum to Open Dunkin’ Donuts Restaurants in Hawaii

Aloha Petroleum will open its first Dunkin’ Donuts location in Hawaii in 2017. Aloha Petroleum Ltd. has signed a new multi-unit store franchise development agreement with Dunkin’ Donuts. Through this new agreement, Aloha Petroleum will develop 15 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii (The Big Island) in the

Sheetz to Add More Than 8,000 Jobs Companywide

Sheetz will be hosting interviews at a variety of locations throughout the month of May in search of new team members. Sheetz has announced that it has plans to hire more than 8,000 employees companywide. The company is looking to increase its employee total and full-time positions throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and

CST Brands Selling California and Wyoming Stores to 7-Eleven

Wells Fargo weighs in on the divestiture. CST Brands Inc., a San Antonio-based Fortune 500 fuel and convenience retailer, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell store operations in both the California and Wyoming markets to 7-Eleven Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, SEI Fuel Services Inc. The transaction includes 76 stores in California and

Turning to Inventory Management

Whether for one store or 1,000, good inventory management can keep customers happy and retailers profitable. Many convenience stores are using technical advances to take the guesswork out of buying to keep the turns coming. By D. Gail Fleenor, Contributing Editor The days of counting product and filling out inventory forms by hand are a

New Holyoke, Mass. Circle K

An abandoned lot in Holyoke, Mass. has been transformed into a new, state of the art Circle K. A new Circle K Convenience Store recently opened in Holyoke, Mass. According to a report from Mass Live, the new store, located at 337 Appleton St. recently hosted a grand opening celebration, at which mayor Alex Morse

7-Eleven Signs New Deal with Card Isle

Five 7-Eleven locations are now the home of new greeting card kiosks. 7-Eleven has recently signed an agreement with an up-and-coming, student-created greeting card business which eliminated the need for stores to host a greeting card isle. According to a report from The Roanoke Times, Card Isle, which was founded by three Virginia Tech students,

ExxonMobil Partners with FuelCell Energy

ExxonMobil seeks to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and increase power generation at power plants. Through a recently signed agreement, ExxonMobil Corp. and FuelCell Energy Inc. will pursue novel technology in power plant carbon dioxide capture through a new application of carbonate fuel cells. This new initiative could substantially reduce costs and lead to a more

The European Court Justice Upholds Tobacco Products Directive

The ECJ has ruled against the industry’s challenge of the 2014 tobacco directive. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled against the tobacco industry’s challenge to the 2014 tobacco directive. The directive is being upheld in its entirety. According to Wells Fargo, the directive effectively bans menthol cigarettes, requires health warnings to cover at

Patience is a Virtue, But Also Hard Work

Lately, CST Brands has been under scrutiny for making some bold acquisitions that will take time to generate an optimal return on investment. By Fran Duskiewicz CST Brands Inc. has been in the news quite a bit these past few months, facing challenges from a couple of activist shareholder groups that have taken issue with

Rainbo Discovers Pot of Gold

Rainbo Oil Co., which operates the Kwik Stop convenience chain, is exploring various opportunities in 2016. With new store locations and a dynamic foodservice plan, the company has developed an enviable gem in its marketplace. By David Bennett, Senior Editor In the convenience store industry, there are plenty of chains that fly under the national

What’s Your 10-Year Retail Strategy?

By John Lofstock, Editor-in-Chief The world is evolving at a faster rate today than ever before. More data has been collected in the past five years than since the beginning of time. This includes data on your customers and their ever-changing needs. As the world changes, convenience stores will need to adapt. So what will the

FDA Institutes New E-Cig Regulations

The federal ruling extends the FDA’s authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco. By CSD Staff Convenience retailers that have waited for federal decision makers to take a firm position on the regulation of electronic cigarettes don’t have to wait any longer. In a press conference this morning, Health

FDA Deeming Rules Could Stifle Innovation

The costly and time-consuming requirements will be burdensome for many small manufacturers. Wells Fargo Securities weighed in on FDA’s Thursday, May 5, announcement on the final ruling on electronic cigarettes and vapor regulation, which provides a framework for the FDA to regulate previously “undeemed” tobacco products, including e-cigs/vapor products and cigars in the U.S., and

TravelCenters Partners with Blue Tiger to Support Professional Drivers

TravelCenters and Blue Tiger anticipate raising over $40,000, by Dec. 31, to support professional drivers. TravelCenters of America LLC has launched a new promotion to benefit professional drivers, in partnership with Blue Tiger USA. Now through Dec. 31, 2016, TravelCenters will be selling specially designed Blue Tiger Elite headsets. For each headset purchased, $10 will

RSI Petroleum Partners with VP Racing Fuels

The new partnership with VP Racing is expected to take RSI’s revenue stream to a whole new level. Ramos/Strong, Inc., doing business as RSI Petroleum Products, is now the newest partner in VP Racing Fuels’ retail branding program. Based in Mojave, California, RSI supplies 60 retail sites throughout Southern California, primarily east of the Sierra

D&H United Fueling Solutions Acquires DNL Petroleum Service and Maintenance

The DNL Petroleum Service and Maintenance team, including the company’s founder, will be joining the D&H United team in Dallas. D&H United Fueling Solutions has acquired a Houston-based leading fuel system service company, DNL Petroleum Service and Maintenance. Through the acquisition, DNL will become the Houston branch office for D&H United. DNL personnel located in

Inter-Continental Trading Launches Loyalty Program

Inter-Continental Trading is adding incentive to drive repeat business. The recently launched Loyalty Points Program from Inter-Continental Trading USA Inc. allows customers to earn loyalty points for purchasing branded merchandise. Customers are then able to redeem their points for a variety of different rewards. Point values, which are located next to the UPC label, can

Showcasing Innovation

The upcoming Innovation Avenue event from the NCA will help turn new-to-industry products into household names. A number of the industry’s newest candy and snack entrepreneurs are slated to showcase their featured products at the 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo’s Innovation Avenue. The event, a destination for up-and-coming products and companies, is scheduled to take

How To Avoid Being A Cyber-Crime Victim

“Most companies have some vulnerability and it doesn’t take a sophisticated attack to cause a security breach,” warns the CEO of SnoopWall. Apparently, the heist couldn’t have been any simpler if it had been drawn up in the lunch line at an elementary school cafeteria. In February, Bangladesh’s central bank saw $81 million disappear out

Kwik Trip and BJ’s are Consumers’ Favorite Fueling Locations

A study from Market Force has revealed consumers favorite fueling stations, and it has identified the key factors that drive consumer preference. A new study from Market Force Information has revealed that Kwik Trip and BJ’s Wholesale Club are consumers’ favorite places to fill up their gas tanks. Market Force polled more than 10,000 consumers

NRC Arranges Sealed Bid Sale for Sunshine Fuel

Sunshine Fuel is offering a bulk package of 21 convenience stores with fuel through a sealed bid sale, arranged by NRC. Palm Beach, Fla.- based Sunshine Fuel LLC has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC to coordinate the sale of a bulk package of leasehold interests in 21 convenience stores with gasoline. Included in

7-Eleven Commits to Cage-Free

7-Eleven is showing the importance of humane treatment of animals through its new cage-free initiative. 7-Eleven Inc. has announced that it will be working with suppliers to achieve its new goal of sourcing only 100% cage-free eggs by 2025 for all U.S. and Canada locations, based on available supply. “7-Eleven cares about the treatment of

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