Renewable Energy Group Supports New Biofuel Legislation

Iowa lawmakers are supporting worthwhile biofuel incentives. Daniel Oh, president and CEO of Renewable Energy Group Inc., recently made a statement in support of legislation which was passed by the Iowa House and Senate. This new legislation extends biofuel production and retail incentives through 2024. This legislation adjusts the current retail incentive for fuel containing

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Raising the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage

The secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry praises Sheetz for its decision to raise workers’ pay. During the recent “Jobs that Pay” tour in Cambria County, Pa., Kathy Manderino, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, focused her presentation on raising the minimum wage. At the Greater Johnstown Career & Technical

AMBEST Announces 2015-16 Grand Prize Winner

One lucky AMBEST customer has been awarded a brand new Harley Davidson. Steve Johnson has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2015-16 AMBUCK$ Grand Prize.  On Thursday, March 24, 2016, Johnson was awarded the AMBEST Grand Prize Harley Davidson Softail Motorcycle by AMBEST, in partnership with Lucas Oil Products, at the AMBEST Penn

How to Operate Sustainably

The NRA has offered advice to help restaurant’s operate in a more sustainable way. Just in time for Earth Day, the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA’s) Conserve program has released a list of sustainability tips advising restaurant operators on how a few simple steps can make a significant impact on their environmental footprints and their bottom

Is the Dairy Milk Market in Trouble?

Dairy milk is struggling to gain favor over non-dairy substitutes among consumers. New research from Mintel has revealed that the U.S. dairy milk market has declined in recent years. This decrease in the dairy milk market is being attributed to negative health perceptions, reductions in retail prices and exports and the growing number of non-dairy

Thomaston Extends Sealed Bid Deadline

The previous sealed bid deadline for the six properties being offered by Thomaston Land Co. has been extended an additional two weeks. The deadline for the previously announced sealed bid sale offered by Thomaston Land Co. has been extended. The company is still offering six properties located in Maryland and Pennsylvania by sealed bid sale,

Bob O’ Connor Appointed Chairman of WPMCA

The NAG board member and president of the Jetz convenience store chain was elevated to chairman at the association’s annual conference this week in Green Bay, Wis. The Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association (WPMCA) has elevated Bob O’Connor to chairman of the organization’s board of directors. O’Connor has been a member of the board

Pilot Flying J Hones Workforce Success

Utilizing innovative team-building tools can put you ahead of the pack when it comes to fostering a competitive workforce. By Mark Rowan, Chief People Officer, Pilot Flying J Like most industries, convenience stores are adjusting to keep up with emerging technologies and an increasingly multigenerational workforce. As this evolving workplace continues to reshape the way

TravelCenters Completes Quaker Steak & Lube Acquisition

TravelCenters looks to grow QSL into a nationally-recognized brand through franchising and licensing. TravelCenters of America LLC has completed of its previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Quaker Steak & Lube (QSL), for approximately $25 million. The sale amount does not include working capital adjustments, inventory and other closing costs. “We are pleased to

QuickChek Opens New Store and Donates To Local Recreation Department

A portion of sandwich and wrap revenue from the new QuikChek’s first 30 days of operation benefited youth sports in Fairfield, N.J. In honor of its newest New Jersey c-store location, QuickChek donated $4,127.50 to the Fairfield, N.J. Department of Recreation to benefit the township’s youth sports teams. It is the largest ever store-opening donation

Love’s Opens 12th Florida Location

The new travel stop offers 69 parking spaces, showers, gourmet coffee and more. Love’s Travel Stops opened a new travel center in Davenport, Fla., on April 21, located along Interstate 4 and U.S. Highway 27. “We are excited to open our first stop on the busy U.S. Highway 27 in central Florida,” said Greg Love,

The Rutter & Hartman Family Receive Cornerstone Award

Recognized for their philanthropy including generous donations to central Pennsylvania charities. SpiriTrust Lutheran presented their annual Cornerstone Award to the Rutter and Hartman family, which acknowledges remarkable generosity of leadership, charitable support, and volunteer service of York County individuals. Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter’s Farm Stores, Todd Rutter, president of Rutter’s Dairy, and

Study Shows State of Retail Supply Chain

Overall retailers globally share the same supply chain challenges. The second annual supply chain research study: ‘State of the Retail Supply Chain 2016’ highlights the key priorities for North American retail supply chain executives. The study was conducted by research firm Martec International and commissioned by RELEX, the first supply chain solution provider to offer

Snacking Does Not Replace the Three Meals a Day

Although snacking is gaining popularity, societal norms are keeping Americans attached to the three daily meals construct. A new report from the NPD Group has revealed that, despite the increase in snacking habits among American consumers, the majority of U.S. consumers are still eating three main meals a day. It’s fact that U.S. consumers snack

CVS Launches CVS Express

The new CVS Express service will offer greater convenience to customers, but the service has some limitations. As customers search for more convenient, more personalized shopping experiences, CVS is rising to the challenge, as it will soon be virtually unnecessary to enter a CVS location in order to purchase products. According to a report from

KenJo Markets Partners with Verge Retail

Customers of KenJo Markets will now have access to a number of services through the company’s new mobile app. KenJo Markets has partnered with Verge Retail, a subsidiary of MR Williams, to deploy Verge Connect to the customers of the convenience store chain’s 36 retail locations throughout East Tennessee. The launch is scheduled for later

Gulf Oil Appoints New Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Gulf has chosen a 20 year industry veteran to help the company to grow and move forward. Todd O’Malley has officially been appointed as Gulf Oil LP’s new executive vice president and chief commercial officer. As chief commercial officer, O’Malley will lead the focus and growth of Gulf Oil’s commercial activities, including Gulf’s geographic expansion,

Industry Executives Discuss Snacking Trends

The 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo will host snack-focused presentations by industry executives from IRI, Geometry Global and Integer. Presentations on the current state of the snacking industry will be delivered by executives from IRI, Geometry Global and Integer at the 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo, from the National Confectioners Association. Additionally, these executives will

House Appropriations Committee Amends Tobacco Control Act

The predicate date established in the Tobacco Control Act has been changed. The tobacco industry is celebrating as the House Appropriations Committee has passed an amendment to change the predicate date for the Tobacco Control Act. According to a report from the Cigar Association of America Inc., the predicate date, which was previously set at

VP Racing Fuels Sponsors the Drift Queen

Danielle Murphey looks to earn VP Racing Fuels its first European Drift Championship title. VP Racing Fuels Inc. is now the official sponsor of “the Drift Queen,” Danielle Murphy, for the 2016 season. Murphy, winner of the 2013 and 2015 European Drifting Championships, will be powered by VP’s C16 racing fuel in her quest to

Wayne Fueling Concludes the 2016 Technology Summit

Wayne and its sponsors were given the opportunity to exhibit and promote their technology, products and solutions at Wayne Fueling’s 2016 Technology Summit. Wayne Fueling Systems has reported that its 2016 Technology Summit, which was recently held in Austen, Texas, was a great success, and earned positive attendee feedback. The sold out event brought nearly

Gulf Oil Appoints New Leadership

A number of industry veterans have been selected to serve as members of Gulf Oil’s newly constructed leadership team. Gulf Oil LP has appointed a new leadership team following its acquisition by ArcLight Capital Partners LLC. ArcLight also recently acquired Pyramid Petrolem Terminals (PPT), formerly PPC. The new leadership team for Gulf Oil is: Jerry

Vaping Saved By House Vote

House Appropriations Committee passes amendment to stop the FDA from banning most vapor products. The vaping industry is rejoicing after the House Appropriations Committee, on April 19, voted in favor of an amendment to the FY 2017 Agriculture Appropriations bill that would modernize the predicate date for vapor products and stop the FDA from banning

Swiss Farms Gets Healthy

Delaware County’s, Pa.-based drive-through market now offering good-for-you options with help from a local dietitian. Swiss Farms, the Delaware County-based drive-through market, is welcoming customers with fresh, new lifestyle-focused, good-for-you food choices curated by local dietitian, Audrey Hasse. In addition to the indulgent and nostalgic favorites, Swiss Farms now gives customers a more convenient way

IRI Names Top CPG Launches of 2015

In the convenience store channel, median year-one sales across the top 10 IRI New Product Pacesetters were $18.6 million. Research company IRI has revealed 2015’s most successful consumer packaged goods launches in its recently released “2015 New Product Pacesetters” report, an industry-recognized benchmark analysis of exceptional first-year CPG sales success for newly launched products. Thousands

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