Thorntons Educates on Unleaded15 Fuel Offering

Three Thorntons locations will be hosting educational sessions discussing the Unleaded15 fueling option. Following the recent launch of the company’s E15 branded fuel option, Thorntons will soon be offering three educational opportunities surrounding Unleaded15 to guests in the Chicagoland area. The Thorntons’ branded E15 fuel option typically offers lower cost, improved engine performance and reduced

McIntosh Launches AmBest Rewards Program

McIntosh is now rewarding professional drivers simply for fueling up. McIntosh Energy has made it even more rewarding for professional drivers to visit two of its major Macfood Mart Convenience Stores and fueling stations. McIntosh Energy has now launched the AmBest rewards program at its stations located at 6925 E U.S. 930 and 4126 W.

Would Cleveland Setting a Citywide Minimum Wage be Unconstitutional?

Ohio may sue the city of Cleveland if it chooses to set a citywide minimum wage. Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General, has released an opinion in relation to the recent attempts by Cleveland voters to raise the city’s minimum wage. In the opinion that was issued, DeWine stated that municipalities cannot legally set their own

Mars Strives for Sustainability

Mars has made significant progress towards making its operations sustainable. Mars recently released its annual Principles in Action Summary report in order to share and track the company’s progress in regards to its bold commitments. Mars has made adopting sustainable practices across the world and creating healthier products its priority, as it works to create

Chester’s Celebrates National Fried Chicken Day

Chester’s invites fried chicken lovers to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day at their local Chester’s. July 6 is National Fried Chicken Day, and while every day is Fried Chicken Day at Chester’s, the brand is encouraging Americans to participate in the national celebration and celebrate this patriotic dish with the famous Chester’s family recipe. However

Renewable Fuel Standard Helps Keep Summer Fuel Prices Low

High-octane ethanol gasoline blends are helping American’s to enjoy low fuel prices this summer. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is proving to be beneficial to Americans in more ways than just providing a cleaner fuel supply. Gas prices in many parts of the country during Independence Day weekend will be the lowest since 2005, and

US Wholesale Gasoline Prices Decline in June despite Demand Surge

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices By Brian Milne, Editor, Schneider Electric Preliminary data indicates gasoline demand in the U.S. reached a record weekly high in June, and travel demand over the Independence Day holiday weekend is expected to climb to an all-time peak, as historically low retail gasoline prices for early

Rutter’s Revamps its Pizza Program

Customers can now enjoy restaurant quality, highly customizable pizza at their local Rutter’s convenience store. Rutter’s has introduced a new and improved fresh baked pizza program to its menu offerings. Rutter’s new pizzas are of the highest quality, made to order and can be finished with almost 50 favorite toppings. Customers can choose from two

Enhancing Omnichannel Efforts Helps Retailers Grow

The nation’s top retailers have maintained their top spots thanks to their enhanced omnichannel efforts. The nation’s largest retailers, as ranked by STORES Magazine and Kantar Retail, have all shown considerable efforts in rethinking their merchandise offerings while enhancing omnichannel efforts, and it is believed that these efforts are what keep them on top. “Retail’s

Sheetz Opens Four New Stores in Four States

Sheetz grows its store base in West Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. One of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated c-store chains, Sheetz, has announced the addition of four new store locations. These four new stores are located in four different states, with one in Morgantown, W.Va., Morrisville, N.C., St. Clairsville, Ohio and Bethel,

Hershey Rejects Indication of Interest from Mondelēz International

Mondelēz International recently indicated interest in purchasing The Hershey Co., but Hershey has rejected its proposal. The Hershey Co. has confirmed that Mondelēz International presented Hershey with a preliminary, non-binding indication of interest to acquire the company. Within the indication of interest, Mondelēz International proposed the acquisition of the company for a mix of cash

NACS Celebrates Circuit Court’s Rejection of Visa/MasterCard Settlement

Retailers rejoice as the Second Circuit Court off Appeals court has ruled the settlement from Visa and MasterCard to be “unreasonable and inadequate.” NACS is celebrating the recent decision made by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the class-action settlement in the case In Re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust

Industry Advocacy Needed

Committee work and share groups allow c-store stakeholders to impart ideas and information for the betterment of everyone. By Fran Duskiewicz I worked for Nice N Easy for 30 years. For 20 of those years, it seemed as though I spent as much time on activities and projects outside of our company on things that

Containing Utility Costs

Today, there are many ways for convenience stores to reduce their utility bills. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor Scott Zaremba likes to experiment with new ideas. The owner of three Zarco USA convenience stores in Lawrence, Kan., Zaremba grew in the fuel and convenience store industry and is constantly searching for ways to boost his

NRF Applauds Circuit Court’s Dismissal of Visa/MasterCard Settlement

After the rejection of the Visa/Mastercard settlement, the NRF hopes that real reform for swipe fees be reached. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has stated it approval of the ruling made by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, which struck down the 2012 settlement of a class action lawsuit

Mondelez Bids for Hershey

Company proposes changing its name to Hershey and relocating its global headquarters as part of the deal. Mondelez International Inc. has placed a bid in an effort to purchase The Hershey Co. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Mondelez, the maker of Oreo cookies and Cadbury chocolate bars, has sent Hershey a

NATO, Pipe Tobacco Council and IPCPR Request Formal Analysis of New Deeming Regulations

The FDA reportedly failed to perform a mandatory regulatory analysis of the new deeming regulations. A formal request from NATO, the Pipe Tobacco Council and the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) has been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Tobacco Products. NATO reported that the request letter

RILA Responds to Circuit Court’s Rejection of Visa/MasterCard Settlement

U.S. Circuit Court rejects harmful settlement. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled to deny the settlement of the antitrust litigation that was filed to reveal the anti-competitive practices that Visa, MasterCard and the major banks use to set the fees that merchants pay on credit and debit card transactions. The Retail Industry

Core-Mark Appoints New Board Member

Core-Mark has added a ninth member to its Board of Directors. Laura Flanagan has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. This new appointment increases the size of Core-Mark’s Board from eight to nine members. In her new position, Flanagan will serve as an independent director under the Board’s appointment

The United Family Strives to End Child Hunger

The United Family of stores raised over $40,000 through an in-store promotion to raise awareness for child hunger.  The United Family of stores has raised $40,181.56 to raise awareness for the problem of food insecurity and to help end child hunger. From May 18 to June 1, The United Family held its scan tag promotion,

Morrisons’ Fueling Network Features ClearView Wetstock Management Product from Wayne

Morrisons now has access to solutions to compliance and operational challenges through Wayne’s ClearView.  Morrisons’ fueling network now features the ClearView wetstock management service product from Wayne Fueling Systems. Morrisons, one of the United Kingdom’s leading supermarket and fuel retailers, awarded a contract to Wayne that allows the company to install the ClearView wetstock management

Beverage Sales Heat Up as Consumers Look to Cool Down this 4th of July Weekend

Cold beverage sales are expected to reach their peak over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Retailers are expecting a spike in business over the coming holiday weekend, in fact, many are predicting that this will be the busiest weekend of the year. Convenience store sales increase as the weather heats up. Store sales from

Global Partners Opens New Alltown Market

The newest Alltown Market features the company’s second Center St. Kitchen and a full-service Dunkin’ Donuts. Stoughton, Mass. is now home to the newest Alltown Market. Global Partners LP held a Grand Store Opening for the new location on June 23. The new Alltown Market features the first Centre St. Kitchen in the state. Located

CSD & Truenorth to Host the Consumer’s Choice New Products Contest

The 2nd Annual Consumer’s Choice Contest will identify the hot new products convenience store customers want most. Increased channel blurring is making it tougher for convenience stores to retain existing customers—and harder yet to develop loyalty in new ones. That’s why new products are so important to convenience stores. They keep customers engaged and returning

ATMs Generate Returns

ATMs have always been valuable tools for c-stores, and with the possibility of rising debit card fees, that value figures to rise. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor In an economy where more and more U.S. consumers have less access to big bank accounts, ATMs are still considered a viable commodity in the convenience store channel.