Empire Petroleum Acquires Keeman Petroleum

A new acquisition will strengthen Empire’s South Georgia footprint. Empire Petroleum Partners LLC has officially acquired the wholesale distribution rights of Valdosta, Ga.- based Keeman Petroleum Co. Inc. Keeman is a distributor that supplies branded fuel to gas stations primarily in the Southern Georgia and Florida markets, and this acquisition will strengthen Empire’s South Georgia

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Sun Capital Partners Acquires Admiral Petroleum & Lemmen Oil

Significant growth opportunities are expected for Admiral & Lemmen through their recent acquisition by Sun Capital Partners. Sun Capital Partners Inc., a private investment firm, has announced that one of its affiliates has completed the acquisition of Admiral Petroleum Co. & Lemmen Oil Co. Admiral, which had been family owned and operated since 1905, is

Leadership and Convenience Store Employees

By Bill Scott, President, StoreReport LLC For over three decades, I have tried, in vain, to identify the method that guides most convenience store operators in the business of managing their employees. Is there a standard manual somewhere that I have neglected to read? Some empirical research that could assist employers in the employee management

National Fuel Price Averages Reach 2016 High

For the first time since August of last year, drivers in every state are paying an average of more than $2 per gallon. As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, gas prices across the U.S. have reached the highest point for the year, so far. According to a report from AAA, the national average of $2.28

Millennial Grocery Shopping Trends

A new report from Retale has revealed grocery shopping trends and preferences among Millennial consumers. The results of a recent commissioned study from Retale that examines grocery shopping preferences among Millennial consumers have been released. The study, “Retale Millennial Grocery Report” collected data from 1,000 Millennials across the U.S., and was conducted May 2-6, 2016.

Wawa Introduces New “Hero Award”

Wawa is looking to recognize non-profit organizations that help to preserve freedom and empower individuals to become better citizens. The Wawa Foundation has introduced the new “Hero Award,” through which the foundation will honor a non-profit organization serving the greater Philadelphia area. This new award seeks to recognize an organization that assists others and helps

Wawa Announces 4th of July Celebration

Wawa has announced the official lineup of events for its annual 4th of July celebration week. In celebration of the 4th of July, as part of its seventh year as title sponsor of Wawa Welcome America!, Wawa has announced a lineup of exciting events and activities that will be a part of Wawa’s eight day

New Trends Emerge at 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo

The sweets and snacks industry is expecting increased innovation this year, as manufacturers continue to try and meet evolving consumer needs. A number of new candy and snack industry trends are emerging as the 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo kicks off in Chicago. The National Confectioners Association has revealed the latest industry trends of 2016

Hershey Debuts New Product Innovations

Hershey is keeping up with consumers’ evolving tastes by creating new products, as well as introducing new takes on fan favorites. The Hershey Co. has announced that it will debut a number of new, innovative confections at this year’s annual Sweets & Snacks Expo, taking place in Chicago from May 24-26, 2016, from the National

Nutrition Facts Panel Overhaul Breakdown

The Nutrition Facts Panel will encounter a number of valuable changes in the coming years, and it is crucial for consumers to have a better understanding of the information that the Panel provides. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially announced the changes that will be made to the Nutrition Facts Panel in the

TravelCenters Announces Results of Annual Shareholders Meeting

TravelCenters’ shareholders recently met to discuss and vote on current company issues, and the company has revealed the results of this meeting. TravelCenters of America LLC held its 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 19, 2016. The results of this meeting have been released, and are as follows: Lisa Harris Jones was re-elected as

Research and Markets Offers Insight into Mobile Payments

The new mobile payments report from Research and Markets offers advice to retailers on how to succeed with mobile payments technology. A new report has been added to Research and Markets’ array of report offerings. The new “Mobile Payments at the Service Station- Trend Report” offers key insights into the mobile payment industry, and instructs

Jack Flash Caters to Diesel Truck Customers

New updates at a recently opened Jack Flash Stores location has turned the store into a destination for diesel truck drivers. The final phase of construction on the new Jack Flash Stores location, which opened in Farmersville, Ill. on Jan. 6, 2015, is now officially complete. With the completion of this final phase, this store

7-Eleven Employee Sets Mt. Everest Record

Lhakpa Sherpa has reached the summit of Mt. Everest seven times and counting. A 7-Eleven employee based in Connecticut has set a world record for being the first woman to scale Mount Everest seven times. In doing so she broke her own previous record for the most summits of Mt. Everest by a woman. According

New Love’s Opens in Nebraska

The newest Love’s Travel Stops location features made-to-order meal options at any time of day. Love’s has opened the doors to its newest travel stop location in western Nebraska, and it features an IHOP Express restaurant. This new location offers drivers a place to park and access to a variety of driver services, along with

Innovation Keeps the Burger Market Alive

Foodservice operators now have the chance to experiment with their burger offerings, as consumers are looking for menu items that excite. According to a report from Mintel, despite the decline in beef consumption over the past decade, burgers remain a staple in the American diet. However, although beef burgers remain quite popular, a growing number

Organic Food Industry Reaches All Time High in 2015

Enormous growth in the organic food industry in 2015 can be attributed partially to overwhelming consumer demand. A recent survey from the Organic Trade Association (OTA) has revealed that the organic food industry reached new industry records in 2015. The Organic Trade Association’s 2016 Organic Industry Survey revealed that the industry reached a new benchmark

Tomlinson Encourages Employees to Stay Active

Tomlinson recently challenged its employees to step up their game with a company-wide step competition. Tomlinson Industries recently held a competition between its employees to help team members to remember to stay active during their busy lives. From Monday, April 4 through Sunday, May 15, 52 Tomlinson employees took part in a six-week Step to

Swiss Farms Announces Summer Promotion

Swiss Farms is helping save customers time and money with fully stocked beach coolers that offer both healthy and indulgent snacks. Swiss Farms has announced the launch of a new summer promotion, Store to Shore. This new promotion will run from May 23 – June 5, and it offers customers a quick and convenient way

Parker’s President and CEO Recognized by Grand Lodge Order of Elks

Greg Parker is being recognized for the many charitable services he provides to his community. On May 7, 2016, Parker’s president and CEO, Greg Parker, was awarded the 2015-2016 Distinguished Citizenship Award by the Grand Lodge Order of Elks at a special Elks banquet. The banquet was hosted by Savannah Lodge No. 183 in Savannah,

Two C-Stores with Fuel in Arizona Available for Sale

Two attractive convenience stores and their properties are being offered for sealed bid sale through NRC. One lender has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC to arrange the sale of two convenience stores with fuel in Mesa, Ariz. The properties are located on Broadway, a heavily trafficked arterial street in Mesa, Ariz. and are

Cumberland Farms Partners with f’real to Make Wishes Come True

Cumberland Farms and f’real foods help to build awareness for Make-A-Wish during the companies’ special f’real day promotion. On May 20, Cumberland Farms and f’real foods sponsored a 99 cent f’real day to help raise money to make a child’s wish come true. In an effort to help make wishes come true, the companies donated

Sweets & Snacks Expo Educates on Specialty Consumer Landscape

Key insights on the evolving state of the specialty consumer landscape will be offered by experts at the upcoming Sweets & Snacks Expo. Sweets & Snacks Expo attendees will have the opportunity to hear from speakers from the Specialty Foods Association (SFA), Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) and SPINS LLC. Subject matter experts from these organizations

Enmarket Combats Childhood Obesity with Partnership for a Healthier America

Convenience stores have enormous opportunity for growth as consumers continue to demand healthier options, and Enmarket has recognized this growth potential and is committed to offering healthier options. Enmarket is demonstrating its commitment to providing consumers healthier choices through a new partnership with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), making Enmarket the sixth convenience store

Independent Restaurants Increase Spending with Broadline Distributors

Independent retailers who were able to withstand recent economic hardships are now doing quite well. Research from The NPD Group has revealed that, despite declines in the number of independent restaurants in the industry, independent restaurant operators account for one third of broadline foodservice distribution dollars. Data from the NPD’s report also revealed that independent

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