Book reports for Slurpees helps keeps kids off the streets. A convenience store in central Fresno, Calif., is helping motivate kids to read, using its popular Slurpees as an incentive. Store Owner Sushil Prakash started a free children’s library inside his convenience store in response to a high crime rate in the neighborhood. “People have
Trend shows mounting concern about disproportionate spread of low-raise jobs in U.S. economy. While the retail-worker strikes that took place across the U.S. in 2013 did not spur Congress to hike the minimum wage, numerous states are inching the minimum wage upward, though far short of the $15 workers had been demanding, USA Today reported.
Delek US Holdings Inc., a diversified energy company with assets in the petroleum refining, logistics and retail industries, announced the resignation of Gabriel Last and Asaf Bartfeld from its board of directors effective Dec. 31, 2013. Last, chairman of the board of directors of Delek Group Ltd. and Bartfeld, president and CEO of Delek Group,
Shortly after McDonald’s revamped its Dollar Menu, Burger King offers tasty sandwiches for $1. Burger King has launched a revamp to its value member with King Deals, the Los Angeles Times reported. The King Deals offering includes more than 20 items that are priced starting at $1. The list includes the new Rodeo Crispy
Hot water is an essential part of any foodservice operation, but space can be an issue. The Wilbur Curtis Co. has introduced the new G3 Five Gallon Narrow Hot Water Dispenser with Aeration. With its slender base and feature-packed design, this new dispenser can take its rightful place on even the most crowded foodservice counter.
New eco-friendly store features fresh food and a variety of fuel options. Today Kum & Go opens a new 5,000-square-foot convenience store in Springdale, Ark., located at 500 South Thompson Street. Customers are invited to stop by during opening week to enjoy fresh pizza for only $1 a slice. The new store is designed to
One in five consumers (20%) say that they saw more stores offer prepared foods. While the price of gas was what consumers most noticed at convenience stores in 2013, they also say that they have increasingly noticed stores offering prepared and healthy food options in the past year, according to a consumer survey released by
Act 89 aims to make roads in Pennsylvania safer by funding needed repairs. Sheetz Convenience Restaurants released a statement on the issue of Act 89 of 2013 and its impact on Pennsylvania road improvements: The lack of funding available for repairs on Pennsylvania roads and bridges has taken a significant toll on Pennsylvania drivers, including
Utah looks to raise the smoking age, while Wisconsin seeks to exempt e-cigs from the public smoking ban. On the heels of the New York City decision to ban e-cigarette use in public places, Utah and Wisconsin are putting forth state bills to handle e-cigarette consumption in different ways. A Wisconsin bill would exempt e-cigarettes
A $3.4 million lottery ticket was sold from the Berks County c-store. One jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $3.4 million from the Dec. 26 drawing was sold at Quick Mart Convenience Store, 850 Golden Drive, Blandon, Berks County, Pa. The ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers, 03-14-15-19-26-34, to win a jackpot of $3.4
Negative sentiment causing a Diet downturn in CSDs, could be reversed with the help of social media in light of a decision by EFSA. This month, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) declared Aspartame to be safe. On Dec. 10, 2013, EFSA issued a report declaring that the consumption of Aspartame. “While the FDA long-ago
Music and comedy sensations unite to kick off the ‘Year of Peanut’ at the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the Southeast. One of the country’s most celebrated New Year’s Eve events will sound even sweeter this year. Mars Chocolate North America and Underground Atlanta have announced a star-powered lineup to ring in the “Year
Kum & Go now has 67 LEED-certified stores, with 16 additional projects under construction. Kum & Go has opened a new 5,000-square-foot convenience store, the first of its kind in Jonesboro, Ark. at 2214 E. Johnson Ave. Customers were invited to stop by during opening week, earlier this December, to enjoy fresh pizza for only
Deal includes independent dealer and subjobber supply contracts from Manchester Marketing in Virginia. Lehigh Gas Partners LP has completed the acquisition of certain wholesale motor fuel supply contracts from Manchester Marketing Inc. for a total consideration of $11.1 million, according to Reuters. The acquisition consisted of 45 independent dealer supply contracts, five subjobber supply contracts
Mars Inc. has been named one of the top 12 finalists for the Secretary of State’s 2013 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) for its cocoa sustainability and economic development work in Indonesia. “Mars is committed to making a real difference in the lives of people worldwide, and we are honored to be a finalist for
Now in its 90th year, Geo H. Green Oil Co., based in Fairburn, Ga., guided by its owners The Wyatt Brothers, has announced another successful year of fundraising. Aided by support from its great customer base, loyal vendors, a helpful dealer base and the giant efforts of two busy truck stops, this year’s efforts culminated
The new store is open 24/7 and offers the Rutter’s menu and free WiFi. The doors at Rutter’s 59th convenience store slid open to welcome the crowd gathered at 714 W. Main St. in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Dec. 18. The 6,280-square-foot store, Rutter’s first in Mechanicsburg, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a
Donates $65,000 to the organization, marking its fourth year of fundraising for the cause. On Friday, Dec. 13, petroleum jobber Giant Oil Inc. hosted a holiday and check presentation party on behalf of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation where gold medalist and cancer survivor Steven Cash served as the featured speaker. At the dinner event, Giant
Hometown brands celebrate family traditions with the defending Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks. As the Chicago Blackhawks hockey season gets into full swing, Carl Buddig & Co., the maker of popular Buddig lunchmeats and Old Wisconsin sausage and meat snack products, are sponsoring the defending Stanley Cup champion team and hometown NHL favorite for the 2013-14
Howard Cooper rejoins company to serve distributors and growing customer base. MacNeil Wash Systems has established the MacNeil Tech, an expanded technical support program designed to assist distributors and customers with product and parts selection questions. The technical support program is staffed by highly trained and qualified technicians that are available 24/7 by calling (855)
BY Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric Preliminary data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows unseasonably strong demand for gasoline during the fourth quarter, holding above the five-year average for nearly all weeks during the last three months of the year after keeping below the seasonal average consistently during the first six months
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