Terrible Herbst Honored

Las Vegas-based Terrible Herbst Inc. has been honored with the Employers Workplace Safety Award for its commitment to providing the safest work environments possible for its employees. The Employers Workplace Safety Award was created by Employers, a small business insurance specialist, to recognize outstanding workplace safety performance and to expand awareness of accident prevention as

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C-Store Kidnapping Sparks Safety Review

After a clerk was abducted from a Cedar Rapids Kwik Stop c- store Monday, May 17, attention has been drawn to the safety of clerks who work the late shift, KCRG-TV reported. It also has prompted c-stores to take a look at the safety measures they have in place. In Cedar Rapids, a law requires

Marathon to Divest 166 stores

Marathon Oil Corp. has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with ACON Investments LLC, NTR Partners LLC and TPG Capital, L.P. to sell most of its Minnesota downstream assets.   The assets include the 74,000 barrel per day St. Paul Park refinery and associated terminal, 166 SuperAmerica convenience stores along with the SuperMom’s Bakery (a

7-Eleven Expands In Long Island

7-Eleven has added its 194th c-store on Long Island and signed with real estate brokers C.B. Richard Ellis with expectations of opening more, Long Island Business News reported. The new 2,950-square-foot 7-Eleven is located on the Jericho Turnpike. The Dallas-based retailer has plans to open 180 stores on Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, Gregg

FDA Holds Retailer Web Conference

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) is developing a retailer education campaign to raise awareness about new regulations regarding the sale and distribution of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. “The retail community plays a direct role in helping us protect our kids from tobacco,” the CTP noted in a press release.

FDA Holds Retailer Web Conference

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) is developing a retailer education campaign to raise awareness about new regulations regarding the sale and distribution of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. “The retail community plays a direct role in helping us protect our kids from tobacco,” the CTP noted in a press release.

Heineken Launches Summer Marketing Initiative

Heineken, the top-selling European import beer in the U.S., unveiled the details of its ‘Plug into Summer’ on-premise initiative that invites consumers to enjoy Heineken and Heineken Light through interactive music experiences that connect them to all that Heineken’s fully integrated off-the-chart “Plug into Summer” program has to offer. Heineken’s “Plug into Summer” program combines

Ontario Fights 8% Tobacco Tax

Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) is warning that if the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is introduced as planned on tobacco products, tobacco prices would grow by 8%, redirecting millions of dollars in taxes to organized crime groups. As it stands now, sales of tobacco products are not subject to Ontario, Canada’s 8% Provincial Sales Tax

BP Refutes Atlantis Accusations

BP has responded to allegations that its Atlantis platform in the Gulf of Mexico operated with incomplete and inaccurate engineering documents. In light of claims recently made in the media that flawed or missing documentation posed a threat to safe operation of the platform, BP said it had thoroughly investigated these allegations when they were

Gasoline Prices Slipping into Memorial Day

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Gasoline futures known as RBOB (Reformulated Blendstock for Oxygenated Blending) that trade on the New York Mercantile Exchange tumbled 35cts or 14 percent from a 19-month high reached on May 3 to May 17, capping the uptick in retail prices ahead of the unofficial kickoff to

Web-Based Training

Ready Training Online and Targeted Solutions have partnered to deliver online training services to the convenience industry. “Our industry is changing at a rapid pace,” noted Tom Hart, founder and CEO of Targeted Solutions. “I am thrilled to join forces with RTO, the leading online training company, to provide customized online solutions. We’ll offer businesses

Taking Back Breakfast

Hot Stuff Foods has launched an initiative to help retailers “Take Back Breakfast” from the QSR competition. “Fast food restaurants have amped up their efforts to take the traditionally strong breakfast business from convenience stores,” said Craig VanHyfte, vice president of marketing for Hot Stuff Foods. “And Hot Stuff Foods is arming our retailer partners

Register Now For CSD’s 2010 Foodservice Webcast Series

There’s a host of potholes marring the road to profitability, and few convenience chains on the market can afford to bankroll a multimillion dollar facility to optimize their foodservice production and profits. What c-stores can do, however, is build an effective foodservice program from the ground up if they learn to nurture the fundamentals and

Master-Bilt Announces New Sales Rep

Master-Bilt, manufacturer of commercial refrigeration systems for 70 years, has appointed a new sales representative group, Dynamic Equipment Solutions, based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.  With additional offices in Murietta (San Diego area), and Las Vegas, Dynamic Equipment Solutions will service the southern California and southern Nevada markets. Formerly Auerbach Phelan Group, Dynamic Equipment Solutions

Sheetz Adds New All-Natural Beverage

Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz, is offering HINT Water’s top six SKUs: Blackberry, Watermelon, Pomegranate-Tangerine, Mango-Grapefruit, Raspberry-Lime and Strawberry-Kiwi in its more than 365 locations. The all-natural essence water has zero calories and no sugar. Like many c-stores Sheetz is incorporating natural and healthy alternatives like HINT to meet growing customer demand. “We are excited to bring

Rite Aid Foundation Donates To Flood Victims

The Rite Aid Foundation is donating water, food, cleaning and first aid supplies to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help the victims, families and communities affected by the recent flooding in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. “Flood waters can wreak damage on homes and can take days to recede. As our operations in the

Starbucks Flavored Coffee Reaches Supermarkets

Starbucks Corp. flavored coffee is headed to U.S. grocery stores this June, BusinessWeek reported. Customers will have the chance to buy vanilla, caramel and cinnamon flavored varieties from Starbuck’s new Natural Fusions line to brew at home. The 11-ounce packages will be available for a suggested retail price of $8.99. About 60% of Starbucks customers

BP Releases Video of Spill

BP increased the estimated cost of its Gulf of Mexico oil spill to $450 million Thursday, after it released a video showing oil and gas pouring from its well a mile beneath the ocean’s surface, MarketWatch reported. BP released the video to the public late Wednesday, more than three weeks after the Deepwater Horizon drilling

Senate Passes Swipe Fee Reform

The U.S. Senate voted to include swipe fee reform in the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 through an amendment introduced by Sen. Richard Durbin. Specifically, the measure is expected to ensure that debit card transactions are reasonable and proportional to the cost of processing the transaction. “Tonight, the Senate stood up to the

Kwik Trip Adds Blockbuster Express

Kwik Trip is adding NCR’s Blockbuster Express kiosks in more than 300 of its locations throughout Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, increasing Blockbuster Express availability in the Midwest in addition to existing presence in markets such as Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis. Kwik Trip customers will be able to rent their favorite new and classic DVD titles 24

Marathon Oil Implements Visa ReadyLink

Visa Inc. and Marathon Oil Corporation are rolling out Visa ReadyLink—Visa’s prepaid reload network—in 4,000 Marathon Brand retail stations. To date the service has rolled out to approximately 2,000 locations, with the remainder expected to be active by the end of 2010. Marathon markets through approximately 4,600 branded locations in 18 states in the Midwest

BP Releases Video of Spill

BP increased the estimated cost of its Gulf of Mexico oil spill to $450 million Thursday, after it released a video showing oil and gas pouring from its well a mile beneath the ocean’s surface, MarketWatch reported. BP released the video to the public late Wednesday, more than three weeks after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig caught

BP Releases Video of Spill

BP increased the estimated cost of its Gulf of Mexico oil spill to $450 million Thursday, after it released a video showing oil and gas pouring from its well a mile beneath the ocean’s surface, MarketWatch reported. BP released the video to the public late Wednesday, more than three weeks after the Deepwater Horizon drilling

BP Releases Video of Spill

BP increased the estimated cost of its Gulf of Mexico oil spill to $450 million Thursday, after it released a video showing oil and gas pouring from its well a mile beneath the ocean’s surface, MarketWatch reported. BP released the video to the public late Wednesday, more than three weeks after the Deepwater Horizon drilling

Goo Goo Dolls To Headline Wawa Event

Rock legends and Grammy-nominated performers, The Goo Goo Dolls, are scheduled to headline the July 4 musical finale for the 2010 Wawa Welcome America! festival—the largest free concert in America. Longtime and new Goo Goo Dolls’ fans will enjoy popular hits such as “Iris,” “Name” and “Better Days” while also being treated to music from their new album, Something

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