TravelCenters Acquires 36 C-Stores

The previously disclosed agreement for the acquisition of 36 c-stores has been completed. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) announced it has completed the acquisitions of 36 convenience stores. These new stores are located throughout Missouri and Kansas, and they are part of a previously disclosed agreement. All of the acquired stores have begun operation under TravelCenters.


Good Oil Co. Releases Mobile App

With access to on-the-go customers, the new app from Good Oil will help to attract new and repeat business, as well as drive in-store sales. Good Oil Co. has partnered with OpenStore in an attempt to reach on-the-go customers. The Indiana-based company, Good Oil, currently owns and operates 14 convenience locations throughout Indiana and Illinois under the Good

The United Family Launches Sweepstakes

United Family’s sweepstakes offers once-in-a-lifetime grand prize opportunity. The United Family has launched the Farmland Race with Royalty Sweepstakes. All United Supermarkets, Market Street, Albertsons Market, Amigos and United Express locations in Dallas-Fort Worth, West Texas and New Mexico will participate in the sweepstakes.  According to Ron Bonacci, senior director of marketing for The United Family, the

Chevron to Sponsor Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Chevron’s new sponsorship of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers holds promise of future promotions for fans. Chevron Products Company, a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “We are excited to welcome Chevron as our newest sponsor,” said Brian Ford, chief operating officer with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “Chevron’s

Anheuser-Busch Acquires Golden Road

Golden Road is the latest addition to Anheuser-Busch’s High End Business Unit’s portfolio. Anheuser-Busch has announced that it will soon acquire Los Angeles-based Golden Road Brewing. Anheuser-Busch will help to bring the fresh, canned beer of Golden Road to more consumers. Golden Road’s commitment to bring fresh beer to the market in the most sustainable way possible

How to Build a Strong Service Team

Does your team really make service a priority? There are things you can do to develop a strong service team—and happier customers. By CSD Staff Developing a customer service team that has the skills to provide quality assistance to your customers can be the most straightforward plan if taken step by step. What can you

CSD Announces Product Winners

This summer we asked c-store customers in Ohio to taste-test the latest in snacks, sweets and beverages and let us know which ones they liked best. Now the votes have been tallied and we unveil the winners. By CSD Staff The votes are in and the winners of our First Annual Consumer Choice Contest have

Craveable Danish

Building on the popularity of its premium, bakery-style goodies for the packaged bakery set, General Mills Convenience is adding to its line-up of Pillsbury Minis with two new craveable Danish. The fruit Danish come in mini-form, making them easy to eat on the go and perfect for satisfying sweet cravings at breakfast and throughout the […]

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Flame Grilled Jerky

Tyson Convenience has introduced Ball Park Flame Grilled Jerky. Ball Park, the maker of America’s Favorite Beef Hot Dog, has reinvented jerky because meat from the grill just tastes better. The product is dried for toughness then flame grilled for a tender texture and superior char-grilled flavor. Flavors include: Ball Park Flame Grilled Original Jerky, Ball […]

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Healthier Energy Solution

Consumer behavior is widely shifting in a more health-conscious direction, where cleaner products are king and no artificial additives is the ruling law. More and more food and ingredients companies are feeling the pressure to evolve with this trend, and the energy market specifically is desperate for something new to fill void. That’s where new […]

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Zero-Calorie Waters

Perfected with the goodness of nature, Agua Brands has introduced Agua Fruit Essence, the first naturally-flavored, zero-calorie, zero-carbohydrate, sweetener-free, electrolyte-enhanced water. Agua Fruit Essence features purified water infused with all-natural fruit and vegetable flavors for a refreshing and replenishing experience for active, healthy and passionate everyday achievers, or those who are just flat-out water bored. […]

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Windshield Service Center

Forte Product Solutions is launching its new the TwoFold Pole Mount Windshield Service Center. This innovative unit is outfitted with dual, large capacity washer buckets and double towel trays to provide customers with more convenient access to these services. The TwoFold Pole Mount Windshield is made of strong plastic material with added UV inhibitors to […]

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Thermometer Integration

Zenput, a provider of mobile operations management for retail stores and restaurants, has announced an integration with BlueTherm probe thermometers, which lets multi-unit foodservice operators instantly measure and log temperature readings for all prepared foods. Together, the thermometer probe and Zenput’s mobile solution eliminate the need for foodservice workers or managers to manually log temperatures, […]

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Taco Bell Offers Pre-Pay Option Through New Website

Taco Bell has unveiled innovative plans to revolutionize the fast food experience. Taco Bell has launched its new virtual restaurant and Website,, which will allow customers to customize, order and pay for food in advance. The new site gives customers access to the full Taco Bell menu and to flavor combinations that they never knew

Research and Markets Reveals Confectionary Trends

An increase in disposable income has led to increased customer willingness to pay for better quality confections. Rising disposable income has led to increased consumer willingness to pay more for better quality products and premium chocolates, according to a new report by Research and Markets, titled Confectionery Market in the US 2015-2019. Confectionery Market in

RAI Sells Natural American Spirit International Businesses to JT Group

The sale does not include the rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name and associated trademarks in the U.S. Reynolds American Inc. announced that it is selling the international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name and associated trademarks, along with the international companies that distribute and market the brand outside the U.S.,

How to Foster a Stronger Workforce

As convenience retailers compete with other channels to attract qualified workers, it may be time for c-stores to rethink their strategies. By David Bennett, Senior Editor The old adage that one bad apple spoils the bunch can apply to numerous things—from pies to politicians. Inside c-stores, a bad apple can impair customer service, productivity and

QuickChek Revises New Market Plans in Seaford

QuickChek seeks to assure the local community that the new market concept will greatly benefit the local economy. QuickChek has revised it’s original plans for the construction of a new convenience market in Seaford, N.Y. The company’s original plans were met with concerns from the community, and in order to show that the new market

MFA Oil Expands Footprint Through New Acquisition

MFA Oil welcomes Lyberger Oil’s former employees and customers into it’s family. MFA Oil Co. has announced its acquisition of Lybarger Oil Inc., based in Garnett, Kan. The new acquisition will establish a substantial presence in the east-central Kansas market for MFA Oil. “We are excited to welcome Lybarger Oil’s employees and customers to the MFA

Wawa Signs Multi-Year Credit Agreement With Citi

Wawa customers will soon have a credit card of their own to make fueling up better than ever. Wawa Inc. has announced a new multi-year agreement with Citi Retail Services to launch a private label consumer credit card program for Wawa customers. The new program will launch on Sept. 30, 2015, and the service and portfolio

Will Japan Tobacco Purchase RAI Cigarette Assets?

While talks are said to be “advanced” a deal has not been finalized. Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI) is reportedly in talks to buy cigarette assets from Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) According to a report by Bloomberg, JTI may acquire assets worth about $5 billion, including some of the Natural American Spirit tobacco brand. Discussions were

MotoMart Partners With Acumera

Rolls out a comprehensive network management solution, including Dual WAN Failover app, which provides high availability wide area network (WAN) connectivity. MotoMart convenience stores have added Acumera’s C-Store Connections package. MotoMart is part of family-owned FKG Oil Co., is headquartered in Belleville, Ill., and operates 78 stores in six states in the Midwest. According to

Samsung Pay Launches in the U.S.

Samsung enters mobile payments race with new, widely accepted technology. Samsung, as of Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, has launched it’s new Samsung Pay technology within the U.S. This debut comes only weeks after Android Pay was launched and approximately one year after the introduction of Apple Pay, but Samsung is confident that its new technology

Tyson and NACS Provide Protein to Food Bank

Tyson and NACS help to provide wholesome food to hungry people throughout southern Nevada. Tyson Foods Inc. and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)  recently donated a truckload of protein to Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas. This donation was made in an effort to eliminate hunger in southern Nevada. Three Square, which serves Clark, Esmeralda,

New Sheetz Concept Launched in State College, Penn.

The new store concept is expected to attract the students of nearby Penn State University. The students of Pennsylvania State University now have a new place to eat and purchase alcohol, within walking distance of campus. A new and improves Sheetz store has just opened and this is a treat for all State College, Penn.