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TravelCenters Donates More Than $5,000 To St. Christopher Fund

Customers donate record-setting amount during Mid-America Trucking Show. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has made another donation to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund in the amount of $5,260. The donations to the non-profit organization that provides direct assistance to professional truck

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MY M&M’s Celebrates “Star Wars Day”

Brand unveils unique Star Wars-themed M&M’S and packaging. To celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4th, MY M&M’S is unveiling “sweet” Star Wars-themed MY M&M’S chocolate candies and merchandise. Now, fans of either the dark or light side can join the chocolate ‘m’pire and display their allegiance with special blends of M&M’S with well-known Star

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7-Eleven Launches Pizza for Life Sweepstakes

7-Eleven offers large, hot Pepperoni and Triple Cheese pizzas for just $5.55 and a large Deluxe Meat pizza for $6.99, and now guests have the chance to win free pizza for life. 7-Eleven, Inc. is set to give a lucky pizza-lover a lifetime of hot, cheesy pizza in the first-ever Pizza for Life Sweepstakes. The

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TravelCenters Adds WiFi

New courtesy WiFi at 39 locations allows drivers to stay connected. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, is now offering Courtesy WiFi in the restaurant dining rooms of 39 TA and Petro locations. “We’re happy to be able to now offer courtesy WiFi in the

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Domino’s Offers Mobile Payment Option With Google Wallet

Promotion rewards customers who “Buy With Google” with a free order of specialty chicken. Domino’s Pizza is adding even more convenience to its customer experience by integrating Google Wallet with its Android ordering app. Domino’s customers who have an Android device can now pay for their online orders using Google’s digital wallet. Google Wallet is

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Chicken Dippers Newest Star of 7-Eleven Hot Foods Menu

7-Eleven adds 100% white meat pieces to address growing snack market. As meals and snacks continue to morph to interchangeable eating occasions, 7-Eleven Inc. adds another small-snack, big-value item to its hot foods line-up. Chicken Dippers are pieces of 100%, high-quality white-meat chicken with no fillers that are lightly breaded in a tasty coating and

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General Mills Releases Loyalty Study Results

C-store loyalty program participation lags behind grocery and drug store programs. As convenience stores work to build loyalty with shoppers, many retailers are exploring or implementing loyalty programs. General Mills Convenience & Foodservice recently conducted two research projects focusing on loyalty programs across retail channels to identify ways that c-store retailers can build programs that

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VERC Enterprises Named a Leader in Employment Opportunities

Cardinal Cushing Centers recognizes VERC Enterprises. VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire was recently honored as a Leader in Employment Opportunities by Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc.’s South Shore Industries division, Cushing’s work development program for adults. VERC Enterprises Vice President Paul Vercollone, Director of

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Gulf Oil Celebrates 100 Years of Service With Benefits To Help Fight Breast Cancer

2014 brand meeting and trade show to rally in support of Gulf Oil Giving Foundation’s work with the American Cancer Society. Gulf Oil LP announced as part of its 2014 Brand Meeting and Trade Show that Gulf dealers and partners from across the nation will join together to raise much-needed funding for breast cancer research

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Nisbet Oil and CITGO Petroleum Sponsor Charlotte Mountain Bike Series

“Nisbet Oil has always believed in promoting healthy lifestyles, and CITGO was excited to partner with us in sponsoring the series,” says Nisbet Oil. North Carolina-based CITGO Marketer Nisbet Oil and CITGO Petroleum Corp. have teamed up to sponsor the Charlotte Mountain Bike Series. The series features mountain bike races for all age and skill

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Atlas Oil Selling BP Branded Assets in Chicago and NW Indiana

Atlas notes it remains committed to growing its fuel distribution and supply management businesses. Atlas Oil Co. has announced Atlas Oil’s planned sale of its BP branded assets in Chicago and NW Indiana to Parent Petroleum Inc. and Lehigh Gas Partners LP. Atlas Oil supplies BP branded gasoline stations in Chicago and NW Indiana with

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Cameron To Return As Reynolds American CEO

Current CEO Delen to retire on May 1. Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), the maker of Camel brand cigarettes, has announced that Susan Cameron is set to return as CEO, as Daniel Delen retires from the role of CEO on May 1, Bloomberg reported. Cameron also plans to remain on the company’s board, which she rejoined

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Eric Heiberg Joins Kretek as Northeast Region Sales Director

“Eric brings a wealth of contacts and experience to Kretek in tobacco products and e-cigarettes,” says field sales vice president. Kretek International Inc., exclusive importer and marketer of Djarum and Cuban Rounds Cigars, Cig2o, EZ Cig and Voodoo e-vapor products, DjEEP lighters and VirMax performance products, has named Eric Heiberg as Northeast region sales director. 

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Eco-Cigs Signs Major Beverage Distributor in Texas

Kimball Distributing services Dallas/Fort Worth and 25 North Texas counties. Eco-Cigs Inc., a fast-growing marketer of electronic cigarettes, announced that it has added another beverage distributor to its expanding distribution network. With the signing of Kimball Distributing Inc. (KDI), Grand Prairie, Texas, Eco-Cigs now has full distribution in seven of the top 10 U.S. markets.

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Pulaski Nice N Easy Store Participates in Make A Wish

Little boy learns to make pizza at Nice N Easy location. Every 38 minutes Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition in the U.S. and its territories. In February, Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppe’s Pulaski location was asked to participate in granting a wish for a little boy named John.

AWMA C-Metrics Convenience Industry Outlook Forum Set For June

Exclusive sales data and industry trends insight to be presented. The 2014 AWMA C-Metrics Convenience Industry Outlook Forum is set for June 23–24, at the Doubletree Hotel Chicago O’Hare, and will present the industry’s first look at sales projections for 2014 for core in-store categories, providing information and insight to help companies gain a competitive

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Parker’s Names Stephen Hines as Chief Technology Officer

Hines “brings a tremendous wealth of IT knowledge and experience to our company,” says Parker’s president and CEO. Parker’s has named Stephen Hines as chief technology officer, a new position for the company. In his new position, Hines will be responsible for overseeing and managing all current technologies for Parker’s. He will ensure that all

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Breakfast Biscuits

General Mills Convenience & Foodservice has introduced Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits to give convenience store retailers a quick and convenient option to offer on-the-go customers during a high traffic time of day. The latest product from the No. 1 granola bar brand in convenience stores, Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits have a unique crispy texture and

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Newcastle Bombshell Blonde Ale Returns

Newcastle Brown Ale is bringing back the popular Newcastle Bombshell Blonde Ale this summer, featuring a swimsuit-clad bombshell on its packaging. Newcastle Bombshell is brewed with Cascade, Hallertau and Northdown hops. The combination helps balance the light-colored golden ale’s light aroma and bitterness with toasted malt for a smooth, clean finish. Bombshell is a well-balanced

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New Dipping Sauces

Krispy Krunchy is introducing four new dipping sauces for its Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Fish & Shrimp.  The new sauces include: Classic Tartar Sauce, Dijon Honey Mustard, Cajun Sweet BBQ and Classic Cocktail Sauce. These new sauces will go right along with the Krispy Krunchy Chicken original dipping sauces: Sweet & Hot Mustard, Spicy New Orleans

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Wawa Celebrates 50

Customers enjoy free coffee all day on “Wawa Day.” By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor / News & Online. Wawa’s 50th Anniversary celebration kicked off at 6 a.m. at the first Wawa store ever built, located at 1212 MacDade Blvd., Folsom, Pa., which first opened its doors 50 years ago on April 16, 1964. Even at

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CST Brands Selling 100 Stores

Locations for sale in Texas, Colorado, Arizona and six other states. San Antonio-based CST Brands Inc. has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC to coordinate the sale of 100 gasoline stations and/or convenience stores, 16 former gas stations and one land parcel. This includes 61 locations in Texas, 22 in Colorado, 14 in Arizona,

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New Dixie Mart Installs Wayne Ovation Fuel Dispensers

“We are engaged in a full-scale modernization effort, and new Ovation dispensers equipped with the inOvationTV media program are an important part of that effort,” says president, New Dixie Oil Corp. New Dixie Oil Corp. has chosen to install new Wayne Ovation fuel dispensers equipped with the inOvationTV media platform at its sites in Rocky

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Rattlers Convenience Stores Partners With OpenStore

New Website developed by OpenStore to help Rattlers fully integrate all available social media, Rattlers Rewards loyalty, mobile applications and communication tools. Voted Eagle’s Reader Choice Award and Best of the Brazos Valley in 2011, Rattlers convenience store chain’s name and image was established by Jim Kolkhorst in 2004 to unite several convenience stores operating

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Change To Circulating Change

The United States Mint asks the c-store industry to weigh in on possible coin changes.   How would changes to circulating coins impact your industry?  The Coin Modernization Oversight and Continuity Act of 2010, Public Law 111-301, authorizes the United States Mint to conduct research and appropriate testing on the use of alternative metals in

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