BOGO Slurpees at 7-Eleven

7-Eleven is helping its customers cool down this Memorial Day weekend with Buy One-Get One Free Slurpees. To kick off the company’s “Hundred Days of Summer,” 7-Eleven is launching a four day Buy One-Get One (BOGO) Free Slurpee promotion from May 27 through May 30. During the promotion, customers can purchase any size Slurpee, all

Nutrition Facts Label Revamp Comes When Consumers Seldom Consult Such Labels

The FDA has announced changes that will soon be made to the Nutrition Facts Label, but data from The NPD Group suggests that the new label may not have much influence on consumers.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced plans to overhaul the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods, and First Lady

Top Quick Service Burger Chains Battle for Business

Foodservice operators have reentered the business of offering value-oriented combo meals, and the competition is heating up. As the economy continues to evolve, foodservice providers are adjusting their menu offerings to help drive traffic. According to a report from The NPD Group, the top three quick service burger chains, Burger King, McDonald’s and Wendy’s have launched

Consumers Surpass 150 Million Miles Using E15

Major retailers including Sheetz, Kum & Go, MAPCO, Minnoco, Murphy USA and Protec are adding E15 at their pumps and their choice is paying off. A key milestone for higher ethanol fuel blends has been reached. Major gasoline retailers working with Growth Energy have reported that over the past 12 months, using the U.S. average

Stripes Convenience Stores Expands In Port Arthur, Texas

Lamar State College Port Arthur receives a donation at the ribbon cutting. Stripes Convenience Stores has opened its second c-store in the Port Arthur, Texas area. Stripes Stores celebrated the new store with a grand opening fiesta ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, May 20 at 3600 Jimmy Johnson Blvd. The ribbon cutting included a $1,000

BW Gas & Convenience Welcomes New Associate General Counsel

Jerami Davidson to represent BW Gas & Convenience in all legal matters. BW Gas & Convenience Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Brookwood Financial Partners LLC, a private equity investment firm, has welcomed Jerami Davidson as Associate General Counsel. BW Gas & Convenience owns and operates gas stations with convenience stores in selected regions of the

QuickChek Once Again Sponsors Festival of Ballooning

Customers can now purchase presale tickets to the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at their local QuickChek fresh convenience markets. The 34th annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, presented in association with PNC Bank, will feature several new balloons from several different countries, as the event continues to grow as a global spectacle. This

Core-Mark Offers Two-for-One Stock Split

This is the second time in the past two years that Core-Mark has offered a two-for-one stock split. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc.’s Board of Directors has approved a two-for-one stock split of its outstanding common shares in the form of a stock dividend. The additional shares will be distributed on June 27, 2016 to stockholders

New Flying J Travel Plaza Opens in Texas

A new Flying J Travel Plaza has added 70 jobs to the Pasadena, Texas community. Pasadena, Texas is now home to the newest Flying J Travel Plaza from Pilot Flying J. The new travel plaza offers full amenities for drivers, and it has added 70 jobs to the community, along with other economic benefits. “We’re

How to Grow Better-For-You Sales

NACS has offered an online tool to help c-stores increase better-for-you sales. To help retailers grow their healthy offerings and to increase better-for-you item sales, NACS has created a new online toolkit that shares eight easy to implement, low-cost examples that have proven successful in the convenience store sector. Through the NACS reFresh initiative, the

Don’t Let Recent Fuel Margins Make You Complacent

By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group Inc. The low fuel prices of the past two years have been good news for the convenience stores. A drop in prices typically leads to increased profitability for retailers, even though many consumers wrongly assume the opposite is true. Also, if a c-store can get someone to the pump, the chances

Sweet Summer Coffee Specials at Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts has launched two new coffee flavors, just in time for summer, along with a sweet summer sweepstakes. Dunkin’ Donuts has taken the sweet taste of a candy bar and turned it into a refreshing coffee for its customers to enjoy. Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced new Heath and Almond Joy flavors to the brand’s

Food Marketers Adapt Based on Consumer Ingredient Avoidance

A new report from Packaged Facts has revealed which foods consumers are trying to avoid, as well as their reasons for doing so. A recent report from Packaged Facts has taken an in-depth look into the growing “free-from” foods trend. The new report, Food Formulation Trends: Ingredients Consumers Avoid, 2nd Edition, identified the ingredients that

Adult Smoking Rates Decline

A number of different factors have led to a decline in smoking rates among adults. Smoking rates among adults have declined rapidly over the past year. According to a report from ABC News, the CDC has reported that the smoking rate among adults fell to a mere 15% last year, down from approximately 17% in

Stripes and APlus Raise Over $1.8 for CMN Hospitals

Stripes Convenience Stores and APlus Stores have helped millions of children over the past 16 years through its partnership with CMN Hospitals. Stripes Convenience Stores and APlus Stores have concluded their recent four week fundraising efforts, and have announced that, combined, they raised over $1.8 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). Stripes and

Pump & Pantry C-Store Expansion

The current Pump & Pantry location in Saint Paul, Neb. will now feature a Little Caesars Express. Bosselman Enterprises and Pump & Pantry Inc. have announced plans for the major expansion of its Saint Paul, Neb. Pump & Pantry convenience store location. This expansion and remodel to the store will bring the store to a

McLane Co. Announces Rollout of Nationwide Supply Chain Solution

As consumers continue to seek better-for-you options, McLane Co. is making it easier for convenience store retailers to provide their customers with these options. McLane Co. Inc. has announced the official rollout of a turnkey solution that will help convenience retailers to provide top quality products to its customers. McLane Kitchen’s Fresh Produce + supply

GasBuddy Announces Leadership Additions

Gas Buddy has added three new members to its leadership team, and it has added 22 new positions company wide.  As GasBuddy continues to move forward with current growth plans, the company has announced that it has made some new additions to its leadership team. These new additions are intended to help drive the company’s

Dates Announced for Sunshine Expo

Retailers will have access to revamped and expanded education sessions at this year’s Sunshine Expo. The Southeast Asian American Store Owners Association (SAASOA) has announced that this year’s annual Sunshine Expo, which will take place at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla., is scheduled to occur from July 29 – August 1, 2016.

TA Associates Invests in Professional Data Solutions Inc.

As convenience stores continue to increase the variety of items that are sold in-store, it is expected that the need for the solutions provided by PDI will continue to increase. TA Associates has officially completed a majority investment in the leading provider of ERP software and services to the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale marketer

What Summer Snacking Means for C-Stores

General Mills has offered advice on how c-store retailers can make the most out of the increased summer traffic. As the summer driving season approaches, convenience stores can expect to see an increase in traffic, as more consumers will be stopping by to refuel and to stock up on snacks for their trips. In an

Bottled Water Gains Popularity

As consumers continue to grow more health conscious, bottled water is rising above other major beverage categories. A recent report from the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), in conjunction with Beverage Marketing Corp. (BMC), has revealed that, in 2015, the sales and consumption of bottled water had risen significantly from the previous year. Additionally, the

Love’s Partners with Revionics

In an effort to become a one-stop source and to deliver greater value to its customers, Love’s has selected Revionics to assist in price optimization. As a part of the company’s aggressive growth plan, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has selected Revionics Inc. to act as the company’s retail solution provider. Love’s is working

VERC Enterprises Celebrates National Pizza Day With Employee Surprise

VERC works to value its employees who are key in building relationships with customers. VERC Enterprises celebrated May 20—National Pizza Day—by surprising its convenience store employees in all 26 of locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire with a noontime pizza delivery from Papa Gino’s. VERC employees—and a few regular customers—enjoyed a lunchtime break complete

RaceTrac Launches People-Focused Programs

RaceTrac is working to improve its already unique, fun culture for its employees. In an attempt to increase loyalty and engagement among its already enthusiastic workforce, Atlanta-based RaceTrac has launched a number of enhanced people-focused programs. The new programs have been created in response to a 2014 survey of over 7,000 RaceTrac employees. In the