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Sheetz To Celebrate 500th Store Opening

“We are thrilled to carry this momentum throughout the year with more than 30 store openings in 2015, including a new restaurant concept at WVU and Penn State,” says Sheetz CEO. Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned convenience store chains, will celebrate the opening of its 500th store on Feb. 24. All Sheetz locations

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Rutter’s Recognized as Leading Business

Tops several business lists in Central Penn Business Journal’s Book of Lists. Rutter’s Holdings, the parent company of Rutter’s Farm Stores and Rutter’s Dairy, sits atop several business lists in the 2015 edition of the Central Penn Business Journal’s annual Book of Lists, distributed this week. Rutter’s earned a No. 3 rank on the list

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Love’s Opens Travel Stop on I-69 in Indiana

Adds 95 parking spaces on Interstate 69. Love’s has opened a new travel stop in Ingalls, Ind., giving professional drivers 24-hour access to a Chester’s Chicken restaurant, 52 parking spaces, seven showers and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center. The travel stop also offers gourmet coffee, fresh fruit, gift merchandise, RFID cardless fueling technology, CAT

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JTI Acquires Ploom Intellectual Property Rights

“This agreement is a natural evolution of our fruitful partnership and enables both companies to concentrate independently on their areas of expertise,” says JTI’s deputy CEO. JTI has acquired from Ploom Inc. a number of patents and trademarks relating to Ploom Inc.’s devices, such as the Ploom modelOne and modelTwo and the Ploom tobacco vapor

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NATO Launches “Not One Cent, Not One Percent” Campaign

Opposes proposal to raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products. NATO is launching its “Not One Cent, Not One Percent” campaign aimed at urging U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives to oppose President Obama’s budget proposal to raise the federal cigarette tax by 94 cents per pack and increase the federal excise tax rate on

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SCV Oil LLC Acquires Rhodes Oil Co.

“We needed to acquire a company that would provide us with a complete turnkey operation, including systems and experienced personnel,” says co-founder of SCV Oil. PetroActive Real Estate Services LLC announced the successful closing on the sale of Rhodes Oil Co. Inc. to SCV Oil LLC. This represents the first acquisition for newly formed SCV

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Fuel Prices Continue To Grow

Only five states still post gas prices below $2 per gallon, according to AAA. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline increased every day for two straight weeks resulting consumers paying 14 cents more per gallon, as of Feb. 9, according to a recent report by AAA. Pump prices had dipped for a record

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Dr. Laura Berman to Endorse VirMax Dietary Supplement Products

Internationally respected sex therapist and relationship expert to be spokesperson for full line of sexual enhancement, testosterone, prostate and energy supplements. Natural Product Solutions LLC and Kretek International Inc. are pleased to announce that Laura Berman, PhD has agreed to be spokesperson for the VirMax line of dietary supplements. In her new role, Dr. Berman

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Hunt Brothers Pizza Announces ‘Mow Like a Pro’ Sweepstakes

More than $36,000 in prizes available through spring lawn makeover giveaway. With spring just around the corner, Hunt Brothers Pizza will help six lucky winners give their yards the five-star treatment in the new “Mow Like a Pro” sweepstakes. Together with Exmark, a leading manufacturer of professional turf care equipment, Hunt Brothers Pizza is giving

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Judge Dismisses Claims Against Pilot CEO Haslam

Some 24 claims against the trucking company to go forward, while more than a dozen are dismissed by U.S. District Judge. U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar, on Wednesday, dismissed seven of 11 civil claims against Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pilot Flying J, and allowed four others to proceed, including accusations of unjust enrichment

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North Carolina Scotchman Store Brings Lots of Luck

Winning lottery ticket purchased at Scotchman store. For the GPM Investments LLC-owned Scotchman at 359 Whiteville Road, Shallotte, N.C., luck was in store. There, a customer purchased one of the winning Powerball tickets with a jackpot worth $564 million, the third-largest Powerball prize ever and the fifth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. Winning tickets were

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RaceTrac Updating Frozen Drink Branding

Based on RaceTrac Insiders’ survey results, RaceTrac updates its frozen beverage logo. This April, updated branding for RaceTrac’s Numb Skull frozen drink offering is set to debut in more than 380 RaceTrac stores. In November 2014, RaceTrac was considering a rebranding effort for its Numb Skull frozen drink offering and decided to survey its most

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AdvancePierre Foods to Acquire Manufacturing Assets of Better Bakery

Expands ready-to-eat sandwich platform with premium, handcrafted stuffed sandwiches. AdvancePierre Foods, a supplier of value-added protein and sandwich solutions to foodservice, retail and convenience channels, announced that it will acquire the manufacturing assets of Better Bakery LLC (“Better Bakery”), a Valencia, Calif.-based manufacturer of premium stuffed sandwiches. Production will be relocated to AdvancePierre’s facility in

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Legislation Introduced To Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes

Legislation would apply tax equity to all tobacco products, including new developments like e-cigarettes. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) was joined by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) this week in introducing the Tobacco Tax Equity Act to close loopholes in the tax code. The Tobacco Tax Equity Act would

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PriceAdvantage Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Fuel pricing software company commemorates 10 years of agility. PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management software company and division of Skyline Products, is celebrating 10 years of supporting fuel pricing excellence through the agile development of easy-to-use, flexible, and effective fuel pricing software. PriceAdvantage first launched in 2005 to address the daily challenges fuel marketers faced

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KickBack Points to Exhibit at NATSO

Leading loyalty program provider will showcase its innovative technology solutions for truck stop operators. Travel plaza and truckstop owners are among the busiest retail operators in the country serving a mixture of truckers, businessmen and commuters heading to and from work. Attracting these customers and driving new business remains a clear goal for the travel

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Murphy USA To Offer E15 and E85

Adding alternative fuels in Chicago and Houston Locations in 2015. Murphy USA Inc., a marketer of retail motor fuel products and convenience merchandise, has announced an expansion program that will bring E15 to consumers in the suburbs of Chicago and Houston in 2015. After several successful introductions of the new fuel in Iowa, Murphy USA

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GPM Acquiring Midwest Division Of VPS

Upon closing, GPM would have over 800 company-operated convenience stores and dealer sites in 14 states. GPM Investments, LLC has entered into an agreement to purchase the Midwestern division of VPS Convenience Store Group LLC. This transaction adds to GPM’s acquisition of the Southeast operations of VPS in August 2013. The acquisition will include 163 company-operated

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Weight Concerns “Weigh” on C-Store Shoppers’ Minds

“C-store shoppers want better-for-you foods that help them achieve their weight management goals, but also taste great, are affordable, and easy to eat on-the-go,” explains a consumer insights researcher at General Mills Convenience and Foodservice. As convenience stores look to meet the diverse needs of its customers, General Mills Convenience & Foodservice recently conducted a

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Aite Group Report Shows POS EMV Evolution

Merchants who delay in upgrading to EMV chip will be exposed to US$1.1 billion in counterfeit credit card fraud losses. By the end of 2015, approximately 59% of U.S. point-of-sale (POS) locations will be chip-capable, said Aite Group. This finding and others are included in an upcoming Aite Group research report, “EMVelocity: Outlook for POS

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Fran Duskiewicz Joins Convenience Store Decisions

The industry veteran will serve as a featured columnist for Convenience Store Decisions magazine and a content adviser for the National Advisory Group (NAG). Fran Duskiewicz, the venerable industry veteran who helped grow Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes into a retail powerhouse and guided the chain through its sale to CST Brands following the death

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Kentucky Gas Station Faces Legislation

After the city of Somerset, Ky. opened its own gas station last summer, a Kentucky senator has now sponsored a bill to determine how fair the enterprise is to surrounding businesses. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Kentucky Sen. Chris Girdler (R-Somerset), on Feb. 6, filed a bill that would require government entities to conduct a

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Mutual Oil Co. Sells Dealer And Transportation Business

Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. provides merger and acquisition advisory services to Mutual. Mutual Oil Co. Inc. has successfully sold its branded, contract dealer business, comprised of over 150 dealer supply contracts, structured agreements and transportation fleet. The dealer supply contracts and structured agreements have been sold to an undisclosed purchaser. Mutual’s transportation business, comprised

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New Love’s Locations Offering CNG For 99 Cents

CNG now available in all three cities of the Texas Triangle. Love’s Fast-Fill CNG is now available in all three cities of the Texas Triangle between Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. The recent opening of Love’s first fast-fill CNG location in San Antonio connects the third market to Love’s existing CNG network in the Texas

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Saving Energy for Generations to Come

Developing revolutionary coffee equipment solutions for more than 25 years, FETCO is setting all-new standards with state-of-the-art, energy-conscious equipment construction, resulting in lower overall energy costs from 44–62%, according to an independent energy-savings study by Trace Laboratories. How does FETCO equipment save up to 62% in energy costs? By designing and building coffee brewing equipment

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