Gasoline Prices Moving Higher in Early October

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Bucking the seasonal trend, retail gasoline prices are moving higher in early October following sharp increases in wholesale costs in a host of major metropolitan markets around the United States. Retail gasoline prices have averaged higher nationally in October compared with September in only two of

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Michigan Speedway Stations To Offer PNC ATMs

Banking is now more convenient throughout Michigan as Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (SSA), PNC Bank, a member of The PNC Financial Services Group Inc., and self-service provider, EDC, partner to provide PNC-branded ATMs in nearly 300 store locations across the state. “We are dedicated to providing our customers with great service,” said Grant Heminger, SSA’s vice

Global Partners Acquires 42 Exxon Stations

Global Partners LP, a wholesale distributor of gasoline, distillates and residual oil in New England, has completed the final phase of its acquisition of 42 Mobil-branded and operated retail gas stations and fuel supply rights in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Earlier this month, the Partnership completed the acquisition of 148 dealer-operated Mobil stations,

Hess, Red Sox Hit Home Run For Kids

Hess Corp.’s home run program with the Boston Red Sox is benefiting two local institutions serving children’s medical needs. Children’s Hospital Boston’s Trauma Program and the Jimmy Fund through the Red Sox Foundation each received a $55,000 check from Hess Retail Territory Manager Terri Bean at an on-field presentation at the Red Sox game on

Slurpee Battle of the Bands Winner Announced

7-Eleven Inc. announced The HOLLABACKS as the winner of its second annual 7-Eleven and “Slurpee Battle of the Bands” competition. Home-grown rock and popular bands battled in this multi-tiered competition, but only one from the 906 entries emerged the winner. “We want to thank the Slurpee brand, our friends, family and fans who helped us

Hess To Operate Tubular Bells

Hess Corp. has agreed to acquire an additional 20% interest in the Tubular Bells oil and gas field in the Gulf of Mexico from BP for $40 million and will become the operator. The increased ownership will bring Hess’ working interest in Tubular Bells to 40%. Chevron holds a 30% interest and BP will retain

BP Creates New Safety Division

BP plans to create a new safety division in the aftermath of this summer’s oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, CNN reported this week. The “powerful new unit” will have the authority to intervene in all aspects of BP’s technical activities, according to the company. The safety division is one of the new

Walgreens Showcases Products by Hispanic-Owned Businesses

Walgreens is highlighting the successes of Hispanic-owned businesses during Hispanic Heritage Month in October as part of its Community Corner program, a supplier diversity initiative designed to allow consumers to easily identify and purchase products produced by diverse companies. Walgreens is recognizing the Latino vendor partners through print advertisements, in-store announcements, in-store product demonstrations and

BP’s ampm Adds Hispanic Snacks

BP’s ampm brand is adding some spice to ampm convenience store shelves with the introduction of a new line of proprietary Hispanic snacks. The snacks, which hit the shelves in several ampm markets earlier this year, debuted under the store’s El Mero brand. “Hispanic consumers are looking for products with authentic flavors,” said Bill Fry,

Couche-Tard Walks Away

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has allowed its tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Casey’s General Stores Inc. for $38.50 per share in cash to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Sept. 30, 2010. At the expiration of the offer, certain conditions to the offer had not been satisfied and

Kretek

“While at NACS, be sure to visit Kretek International, booth #3726 for great deals on the all new ExtenZe Plus Male Enhancement 5-pack product, Djarum Filtered Clove Cigars, DjEEP lighters and CIG-2.0 Water Vapor E-Cigarettes. Booth #3726 Kretekwww.Kretek.com

Petroleum Card Services

To assist its independent merchants become and stay PCI (Payment Card Industry) DSS (Data Security Standards) compliant, Petroleum Card Services (PCS) specializes in understanding how the security standards affect independent petroleum merchants and makes it easier for clients to adhere to the standards. As a reseller of credit card processing for independent c-store merchants, PCS

VERC Enterprises Aims and Delivers

VERC ENTERPRISES AT A GLANCE   VERC Enterprises was launched 35 years ago by Paul Vercollone and his father Eugene in 1975 with a single gas station/car wash in Marshfield, Mass. Leo Vercollone, the company’s current president and CEO, joined the team after he graduated from Boston College in 1977. Paul continues to oversee the

Mission Foods

Mission Foodservice® is excited to introduce their new authentic tortilla nacho chips that are packed in branded, 3 oz. portion bags assuring the chips stay crisp and fresh. Available packaging options includeMission-branded paper boat or clear, plastic clamshell. Mission’s nacho tortilla chips are perfect for most on-site environments. Booth #7741 Mission Foodswww.missionfoodservice.com/Ideas/NachoProgram.aspx

Marfood USA

  Marfood USA is proud to announce the revived and refocused Pemmican Brand. New packaging. New product. New promotions. And most importantly, a new passion for returning to the traditions that built the Beef Jerky category. You know what we’ve done so far in 2010, now join us at NACS booth #4127 to see where

Tackling New Challenges

During her 13-year career in the industry, Donna Perkins has come a long way. Her enthusiasm and desire to learn drive her success. As pricebook manager for Calloway Oil Co., Perkins maintains costs and retails for all items in the company’s 23 E-Z Stop Food Mart stores in Tennessee. She also handles vendor issues, cost

Novamex

The #1 Mexican Soft Drinks Sold in The U.S Come by booth #6761 and discover the exotic Mexican soft drink flavors of Jarritos, Sidral Mundet and Sangria Senorial.  They are a proven hit with teen and young adult C-store customers across the country.  Ask about our custom cross category promotions and merchandising support. Booth #6761

5-Hour Energy®

Come to the 5-Hour Energy® booth at NACS (3365) to find out how to greatly increase your energy shot sales. According to Nielsen, the average number of 5-Hour Energy® shots sold per week per store is 23. But c-store chains that carry the 5-Hour Energy® 9-Box Rack sell an average of 41 bottles per week.

Keys to Growing Foodservice Profitably

Why are some retailers prospering when others are struggling? What are the keys to growing the business—even during tough economic times? How are successful retailers approaching the business differently than others? These are all questions that could be applicable to any part of the retail business. However, the questions are extremely salient to foodservice programs

Wilbur Curtis Company

Introducing IntelliFresh, an exciting advancement for Curtis GEMINI Systems. IntelliFresh maintains coffee’s ideal freshness and serving temperature throughout the dispensing cycle. Its advanced design envelops the satellite with digital pulses of gentle heat… eliminating cold or “cooked” coffee that creates waste and reduces profits. Booth #8033 Wilbur Curtis Companywww.wilburcurtis.com

POP ROCKS®

POP ROCKS® is the original brand for popping candy and a pop culture icon with phenomenal popularity status. With loyal consumers since 1970´s and a wide target audience, POP ROCKS® continues to be the promise of an exceptional fun experience. POP ROCKS® Strawberry is a TOP50 SKU in novelty non chocolate confectionery. We will be

CAT Scale Company

If you sell diesel fuel, then you need a CAT Scale.  Join the world’s leading public truck scale network.  Over 1,275 certified scales located across the United States and Canada.  No startup costs.  All equipment, maintenance and staff training is provided by CAT Scale Company.  National advertising program, 24-Hour Help Desk and a loyal customer

Hunt Brothers® Pizza

Hunt Brothers® Pizza will be present at NACS October 6-8 With more than 6,000 locations in 28 states, Hunt Brothers® Pizza is the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Family owned and operated for over 40 years, the company provides direct store delivery with all of the food products, marketing

Broaster Company

    The Broaster Company will be introducing 6 new dipping sauces and five new frozen foods from its line of convenient, delicious Broaster® Recipe products. New food items include Fully-Cooked Wings, Zesty Homestyle Chicken Tenders, Zesty Fully-Cooked Breast Fillets, Premium 4 oz. Cod Fillets, and Hand-Breaded Style Catfish. Booth #8733 Broaster Companywww.broaster.com

Krispy Krunchy Foods

Krispy Krunchy Foods will be showing two of their concepts during this year’s NACS show.  The chicken concept gives a franchise look with no franchise fees.  Operators get a week of training at their location and a first class graphics package.  The pizza concept is a pre-built product of high quality designed to take the

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