Global Partners Retains NRC for Sale of C-Stores

NRC is coordinating the previously announced sale of multiple convenience stores by Global Partners. Global Partners LP has announced that it has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC to coordinate the sale of 86 convenience stores with gasoline in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Of the 86 sites, 28 are located in Connecticut, 22 in

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Free Wi-Fi at Wawa

More than 700 Wawa locations will now be providing patrons with free Wi-Fi access. Thanks to a new partnership between Wawa and Comcast, Wawa customers can now enjoy the convenience of free Wi-Fi at a number of Wawa locations. According to a report from Philly.com, more than 700 Wawa locations will now be offering free

McLane to Supply Vintners C-Stores

Through a new partnership, Vintners will now have access to new foodservice offerings and cutting-edge technology. McLane Co. Inc. has announced that, through a new service agreement, Fremont, Calif.-based Vintners Distributers LLC and 126 of its c-store locations, including 15 of the chain’s Loop Neighborhood Stores, has officially switched from a competing supplier to McLane

Many Companies Lack Insurance Protection for Cyber Security

Despite the potential devastating cost a company may encounter as a result of a data breach, a great deal of U.S. companies do not have insurance coverage for security and data breaches. According to the 2016 Risk:Value report from NTT Com Security, the majority of global organizations agree that it is crucial for their organization

Rutter’s Launches Summer Rewards Program

Rutter’s customers in Central Pennsylvania will soon have the chance to win valuable prizes through Rutter’s new summer sweepstakes. Rutter’s Rewards has launched its new #SummerofFreedom Sweepstakes. As a part of the new sweepstakes, Rutter’s Rewards members throughout Central Pennsylvania have the chance to win a 2016 Jeep Wrangler, along with a variety of other

Exploring Today’s Workforce

The Eighth Annual CSD/Humetrics Human Resources Benchmarking Survey identifies the key employee issues affecting convenience store retailers and what chains can do to overcome them. By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics and John Lofstock, Editor Convenience Store Decisions and Humetrics have again collaborated on our eighth annual Human Resources Benchmarking Survey. The results reported here are

Wells Fargo Shares NATO Show Takeaways

After a panel discussion featuring FDA Director Zeller, Wells Fargo notes its perceptions of where regulations are headed. Wells Fargo Securities LLC weighed in on highlights from the National Association of Tobacco Outlet (NATO) Show in Las Vegas last week where Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, presented on a panel.

Jiffy Mini-Marts Future Questioned As Legal Battle Persists

BDS Oil claims it is owed $247,000 in past rent and interest payments. A rental dispute and shareholder disagreement resulting in a court case has the future of seven Terre Haute, Ind. Jiffy Mini-Marts in limbo. Customers visiting the locations are greeted by “no gas” signage, pumps covered by plastic bags and low in-store inventory,

Hershey Acquires Ripple Brand Collective

Acquisition of barkTHINS snacking chocolate to assist Hershey as it looks to expand its mass premium offerings. The Hershey Co. has purchased Ripple Brand Collective LLC, a privately held company based in Congers, N.Y., maker of barkTHINS snacking chocolate brand. “This acquisition is a great addition to our Hershey chocolate portfolio and enables us to

ExxonMobil Assists Houston-Area Flood Relief Efforts

American Red Cross donation to help recent storm victims. Exxon Mobil Corp. has donated $100,000 toward American Red Cross disaster relief assistance for communities impacted by recent severe storms and flooding in the Greater Houston area. “We extend our heartfelt sympathies to residents who have been affected by the recent storms and flooding,” said Rex

Mister Car Wash Purchases Seven Venture Car Washes

Expands into Mississippi, marking its 20th state of operations. Mister Car Wash, earlier this month expanded its business into Mississippi through a purchase of seven Venture Car Washes. The acquisition represents the company’s 20th state and 29th market. Venture opened its first car wash in Ridgeland in 2003, adding stores in Brandon, Clinton, Meridian, Flowood

Chevron Selling Hawaii Assets

Transaction with Island Energy Services expected to close in the second half of 2016. Chevron USA Inc. reached an agreement last week with Island Energy Services to sell its assets in Hawaii. According to a report by Khon2News, the sale includes the 58,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Kapolei, interests in a network of 58 retail service

Summer Savings at the Pump

AAA has reported that drivers will continue to pay lower prices at the pump based on year over year comparisons. Despite the recent increase in fuel prices, consumers are still paying almost 40 cents less per gallon than this date last year. According to a report from AAA, these fuel prices, which are still relatively

Stripes Adds Over 30 New Jobs to Navasota, Texas

Stripes will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest location on April 27. Navasota, Texas is now home to the newest Stripes Convenience Store. The opening of the new store marks the first ever Navasota, Texas Stripes Store. Stripes Stores will host a grand opening fiesta and ribbon cutting ceremony along the Navasota

Sheetz Promotes its Made-to-Order Milkshakez

Sheetz has announced a number of advertising initiatives that will help the company to promote its new MTO shakez. Sheetz Convenience Stores has launched a new TV spot in support of their hand-made, made-to-order MilkShakez. The spot premiered in select markets across Pennsylvania, North Carolina and West Virginia on April 20, 2016. Created by Tattoo

Ellen Blossman Ph.D. to Speak at Enmarket Encourage Health Series

Ellen Blossman is scheduled to speak on the benefits of phytochemicals at this year’s Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series. The 2016 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, which will take place Tuesday, June 21, will feature a presentation from Ellen Blossman, Ph.D., entitled “Eat Well and Boost Your Energy With Phytochemicals.” Blossman’s presentation is scheduled to be

Core-Mark to Acquire Pine State Convenience

Core-Mark is acquiring the industry leading “supplier of choice” for the northeast. A Definitive Asset Purchase Agreement has been signed, stating that Core-Mark Holding Co. will acquire all of the assets of Pine State Convenience. Pine State Convenience is a division of Pine State Trading Co., located in Gardiner, Maine. The transaction is structured as

Mondelēz International Supports Soccer

Mondelēz International invites local communities to support their local soccer teams. Mondelēz International has announced its continued support of soccer through the #PassTheLoveBack campaign. This is the third consecutive year for this multi-brand program from the Official Snacks of U.S. Soccer and the Official Snacks if Major League Soccer. The program will leverage U.S. Women’s

The NACS In Store Program Continues

An Illinois Representative recently worked behind the counter at a Springfield, Ill. Qik-n-EZ. The latest participant in the NACS In Store program from the National Association of Convenience Stores, Representative Darin LaHood (IL-18), was invited to interact with the community while working the counter at a local Illinois c-store. During his time behind the counter,

Millennials Know What They Want

Packaged Facts has revealed five trends that are prominent among Millennial consumers. Packaged Facts has released new data revealing that Millennials are more confident and make bolder food choices than older consumers. The market research publisher’s new Millennial Menus: Culinary Trend Tracking Series offers strategies for those in the foodservice industry to nurture the demanding

Hispanic Consumer Trends in Foodservice

The NPD Group has offered advice on how foodservice operators can attract Hispanic consumers. The NPD Group has reported that Hispanics have increased their visits to restaurants and foodservice outlets last year while total restaurant traffic was flat. Hispanics are a major growth target for restaurant chains. NPD’s ongoing CREST Hispanic foodservice market research revealed that,

Stripes Opens a New Texas Location

Brownsville, Texas consumers have access to a wide range of amenities at the new Stripes Convenience Store. Brownsville, Texas is now home to the newest Stripes Convenience Store. The new location held a grand opening fiesta and ribbon cutting ceremony with the Brownsville, Texas Chamber of Commerce on Friday, April 22, 2016. The new Stripes

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

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

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