Yesway Grows in Iowa and Kansas

Buys a total of seven convenience stores. Yesway has acquired seven additional Midwest-based convenience stores. In Iowa, Yesway has acquired the Krueger’s Convenience Stores location in Grimes, and the Pronto Market location in Kanawha. Five Pic Quik stores in Hutchinson, Kan., have also been acquired and will be added to its existing portfolio. The company

Casey’s Selects SpeedLine for Expertise in Pizza Delivery

The new POS technology helps Casey’s streamline operations and boost sales. Casey’s General Store has selected SpeedLine Solutions Inc.’s integrated point of sale and enterprise restaurant management systems for the company’s expanding pizza delivery operations. Casey’s has installed SpeedLine point of sale systems in more than 200 locations to date. The Ankeny, Iowa-based convenience store

Sweet Snack Sales Surge

As customers continue to be starved for time, convenience stores are in an ideal position to fill their meal and snacking needs. The proof is in the rise in sweet snack sales across the board. Total packaged pastry and doughnut sales for the 52 weeks ending Dec. 25, 2016 increased 3.62% to $1.54 billion, according

TA-Petro Sponsoring Mid-America Trucking Show

New this year, TA Truck Service OnSITE truck and technicians will be on-site in the FREE truck parking lot, ready to work on rigs. TravelCenters of America LLC, (TravelCenters), operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers is set to be an exhibiting sponsor at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky.,

CSD Exclusive: John Schaninger Departs QuickChek

After 38 years at the New Jersey-based chain, the retail veteran looks forward to the next chapter in his career. Following nearly four decades of service at QuickChek, John Schaninger has departed the New Jersey-based convenience store chain, Convenience Store Decisions has learned. Schaninger joined QuickChek in 1978 as an assistant manager, growing through the

Genuine Broaster Chicken Named Best in Minnesota

Minnesota television viewers find The Brass Rail offers the ‘Best Broasted Chicken In Minnesota.’ The Brass Rail, a licensed Genuine Broaster Chicken operator, has been named in the ‘Best of Minnesota’ by CBS Minnesota. Serving Broasted Chicken for over 40 years, the establishment has become a destination for Minnesota-residents seeking world-famous Genuine Broaster Chicken. The

ACE Supports President Trump’s Decision On Fuel Economy Standards

President Trump directs EPA to conduct midterm review of CAFÉ-GHG standards and make a new final determination by April 2018. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) supports President Donald Trump’s decision to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the final determination of greenhouse gas standards (GHG) for model year (MY) 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles and,

7-Eleven, Ferrara Introduce Sour Sloths & New Slurpee Flavor

Now through April 30, 7-Eleven customers can enjoy Sloth-filled treats. 7-Eleven has teamed up with Trolli, the sour gummie brand from Ferrara Candy Co., to introduce Trolli Sour Brite Sloths and a Trolli Pineapple Lime Slurpee. Both products will be exclusively available in participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide through April 30. The new Trolli Sour Brite

Petro Columbia Opens for Business

The newly-constructed facility offers a range of amenities including a Minit Mart store. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has completed construction on Petro Columbia, located at I-77, Exit 5 (2154 South Beltline Blvd.) Columbia, S.C. The new location is now open to the public.

Stimulating Salty Snacks Sales

Convenience stores continue salting away profits by catering to Americans’ never-ending cravings for potato, corn and tortilla chips, peanuts, pretzels, popcorn, cheese snacks, crackers and many other types of indulgent snack foods. Slowly, but surely, indulgent snacks options are being pushed by healthier items. Threading the salty-but-healthy snack combination is a major key in appealing

Alimentation Couche-Tard Sees “Positive Results” in Q3

Works to consolidate its position as a leader in the convenience store industry. For its third quarter ended Jan. 29, 2017, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announced net earnings of $287 million, representing 50 cents per share on a diluted basis. “Notwithstanding the headwinds seen in the overall retail industry during the quarter, we continue seeing positive

Louisiana Among States Now Offering E15 at the Pump

American consumers have surpassed 750 million miles on E15. Louisiana has become the 29th state to offer consumers a better choice at the pump – gasoline blended with 15% ethanol known as E15. The latest in this market expansion is a RaceTrac station in Baton Rouge – now one of 672 locations nationwide to offer

MacEwen Petroleum Partners with PDI

Software to help streamline operations and automate business processes. MacEwen Petroleum Inc. (MacEwen) has selected PDI as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider. MacEwen licensed a number of products from PDI, including its retail and wholesale petroleum software suites, to help improve operational visibility and control. “Over the years, our company has continued to

Samsung Pay Now Available Through ExxonMobil Speedpass+ App

ExxonMobil consumers can now use Samsung Pay directly through the Speedpass+ app. Payment just got more convenient for ExxonMobil customers with Samsung Galaxy devices. ExxonMobil has enabled Samsung Pay as a method of payment through the Speedpass+ mobile payment app, providing consumers with a simple and secure way to purchase Synergy fuel and car washes

ATMs Undergo Transition

Before last Thanksgiving, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of class action lawsuits by consumers, accusing Visa, Mastercard and several U.S. banks of conspiring to inflate the prices of ATM access fees in violation of antitrust law. The lawsuits in question accused the companies of adopting rules protecting themselves from competition with lower-cost ATM

Car Wash Potential Sparkles

According to reports, the U.S. auto industry reached a sales milestone of 17.55 million vehicles sold in 2016. Not only is this larger volume of vehicles good for U.S. fuel marketers, it’s also good news for convenience store operators who offer car wash services. Coupled with lower gas prices, Americans are driving more, increasing demand

Optimism High Even as Gas Prices Grow

Southerners report the highest levels of economic optimism and Midwesterners report the lowest. Greater economic optimism could mean more sales for c-stores. Gas price are on the rise, but still three in five (61%) gasoline consumers report feeling optimistic about the state of the economy, according to the latest National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)

Younger Consumers Turn to Snacks for Main Meals

Fresh fruits and vegetables with a “health halo” are in demand. Snacking is allowing customers to eat on the go and support an active lifestyle. Health consciousness, more solo households and convenience are among the reasons more U.S. consumers, particularly young adults, are eating snack foods as part of their main meals, finds The NPD

Culinary Visions Panel Reveals Latest Foodie Trend

Customers want variety and food markets are offering options. As customers look for new dining experiences, food markets and festivals are piquing their interest. Culinary Visions Panel’s latest research explores consumer attitudes towards experiential-based dining opportunities such as food halls, farmers markets, emporiums and arcades. The inspiration for this emerging market report was a recent

Sheetz Named Among Fortune ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’

Comes in at 87th, up 10 positions from last year. Sheetz is one of the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine. This list, now in its 20th year, recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. Sheetz, which ranked 87th,

Love’s Travel Stops Expands in Maryland

Increases parking spaces along Interstate 81. The second Love’s Travel Stop in the state of Maryland, located in Hagerstown has opened for business. Located on Interstate 81 and Showalter Road (Exit 10A), the new travel stop adds 84 truck-parking spaces to the area. “We recognize the need for truck parking and driver services across the

VERC Enterprises Teams with Hopeful Journeys Educational Center

Two students with Autism set to intern at Danvers c-store location. VERC Enterprises is teaming with Hopeful Journey Education Center, a private school approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education, which provides a comprehensive education to students ages 3-22 diagnosed with Autism and requiring an individualized curriculum. VERC Enterprises is a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf

Energy Drinks Chugging Along

On-the-go consumers—who make up the bulk of c-stores’ customer base—show no sign of slowing down, which means energy drink sales will continue to grow. The reason is obvious: Americans crave energy. According to a projection by Packaged Facts, sales of energy drinks and shots will grow to $21.5 billion by the end of 2017, driven

C-Stores Learning Their Craft

Beer ranks third among the top 10 merchandise categories, behind cigarettes and packaged beverages, according to the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) “2016 State of the Industry” Report preliminary data, derived from submissions as of March 31. In addition, the beer category ranks sixth for in-store gross margin contribution at 4.2%. Moreover, Americans are

A Twist On Refreshment

Both bottled water and sports drinks are thirst quenchers that continue to be staples in the convenience channel. According to research firm Mintel, 83% of U.S. consumers drink unflavored still bottled water, compared with 82% drinking tap water. Flavored still bottled water was consumed by 48% of those surveyed, and 46% sought out both unflavored