Dual MixMaker Cups Hit 7-Eleven Stores

The 2011 Summer of Slurpee includes concerts, and flavor-mixing fun. The 2011 Summer of Slurpee is shaping up to be a mash-up of cool cups, concoctions and concerts. Now, the MixMaker dual-chambered cup and valve straw lets Slurpee-drinkers enjoy their favorite frozen beverage like they never have before. The refillable cup and straw combo, available

7-Eleven To Operate Six Apple Market Stores

“Adding these appealing locations in Virginia complements our store-development strategy of acquiring retail sites where we currently operate stores,” says 7-Eleven’s vice president of development. This June, 7-Eleven Inc. signed an agreement to operate six convenience-store locations in Virginia from Workman Oil Co. of Lynchburg, Va. The stores, located in Roanoke and Salem, are being

FDA Sends Warning Letter To Adult-Only Tobacco Stores

As FDA cracks down on adult-only tobacco stores, NATO seeks clarification from FDA on whether a “bouncer” is needed at the door to check IDs. Some adult-only tobacco stores have been receiving warning letters regarding a failure to ensure that no minors enter the store, and for failure to have a staff member checking IDs

Thorntons Offers Fuel Discount

Customers who stopped by a Thorntons convenience store on Friday, June 10, saved 10 cents per gallon by using a debit card to buy gas. Thorntons offered a fuel promotion to debit card carrying guests on Friday, June 10, just days after the Senate voted to upload a law that would provide interchange relief on

Customers Gravitate Toward Private Label

A sluggish economy means customers continue to pinch pennies by turning to private label options and shopping less frequently. A new report by Acosta Sales & Marketing, a sales, marketing and merchandising company, found grocery shoppers are spending less, making fewer store trips, searching out deals and discounts, and buying more private label products, Advertising

Food Lion Adds BLOCKBUSTER Express Movie Kiosks

At more than 800 Food Lion Stores customers can get a $1 a night movie rental free for the first night at the BLOCKBUSTER Express kiosk at Food Lion Stores. NCR Corp. has announced the addition of more than 800 new BLOCKBUSTER Express locations at Food Lion grocery stores to help make every night a movie night

Ampm Launches Too Much Good Stuff Promotion

Customers must register on ampm’s Facebook page and spin a virtual slot machine for a chance to win. C-store chain ampm is driving fans to its Facebook page for a chance to win prizes, including a trip for two to Las Vegas, in its Too Much Good Stuff Giveaway, Instant Win Game and Sweepstakes, sponsored

VPS Raises Over $85,000 for Boy Scouts

“We are very proud as a company that we have such a long-standing commitment to our local scouts,” says VPS Convenience Store Group CEO. VPS Convenience Store Group, operator of the Scotchman Convenience Stores, held its 28th Annual Summer Swing Golf Tournament and Auction to benefit the Boy Scouts of America, Cape Fear Council this

7-Eleven To Offer 14 MHC Stores For Franchise

“Our franchise model supports the local business owner with infrastructure and consulting, which enables them to operate great stores and make product assortment decisions that meet neighborhood needs,” says 7-Eleven’s east region senior vice president. 7-Eleven Inc. plans to convert 14 northwestern Illinois Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard (MHC) stores to 7-Eleven stores and offer them for

Clark Brands Signs Scher-Cash and Belmont Carson Petroleum

Clark is assisting Scher-Cash and Belmont Carson Petroleum with the installation of the new image at all 14 locations that are set to be converted to the Clark brand. Clark Brands LLC today announced that Scher-Cash Inc., based in Martin’s Ferry, Ohio, and Belmont Carson Petroleum Corp., based in Bridgeport, Ohio, have branded with Clark.

34 Georgia C-store/Gas Stations For Sale

Bid deadline set for Aug. 18. Sam’s Real Estate Holdings – Georgia LLC  is selling  34 c-store properties located in the greater Atlanta, Ga., metropolitan area by sealed bid sale. Sam’s has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) to coordinate the offering and sale of the properties. Sealed bids are required to be

Koko’s Chillin’ Weekend At NYC Dylan’s Candy Bar

Starting the summer off right, Dylan’s Candy Bar hosted a “Chillin’ Weekend” this past June 4-5, featuring Koko’s Confectionery’s ICEE and Slush Puppie candies. The iconic team of the ICEE bear and Slush Puppie were seen hanging around Dylan’s and signing autographs for children of all ages. Confection and beverage lovers alike were privy to

NACS Responds As Debit Card Reform Passes Final Barrier

The Senate’s rejection of an amendment offered by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Bob Corker (R-TN) demonstrates the power of consumer and retail industry advocacy efforts and is a major victory for the convenience and fuel retailing industry, said NACS Chairman Jeff Miller. The Tester-Corker amendment needed 60 votes for passage in the Senate, however

Swipe Fee Reform Safe

It’s a huge victory for convenience store retailers and merchants across the U.S. today, as the Senate rejected an amendment offered by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Bob Corker (R-TN) to delay swipe fee reform. The vote was 54-45 in favor of the Tester-Corker amendment, six short of the 60 needed to delay swipe fee

VPS Holds Annual Summer Swing Golf Tourney

Proceeds from the auction and golf tournament to benefit the Cape Fear Council of Boy Scouts. The VPS Convenience Store Group and the Cape Fear Council of Boy Scouts are holding their 28th Annual Summer Swing Golf Tourney and Auction to benefit the Boy Scouts of America June 7-8, 2011 in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. The dinner and

Swipe Fee Vote Pending Today

NACS is urging retailers to call their Senators in one final push before the 2p.m. EST vote. Today, June 8, at 2 p.m. EST, the Senate is set to vote on an amendment by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), which seeks to delay and effectively kill swipe fee reform. The debate ( happening now) and the

Chevron Invests $2 Million in South Bay Schools

“Supporting STEM is a key Chevron value, and these funds are truly an investment in preparing the next generation workforce for increasingly technical careers,” says Chevron spokesperson. Chevron has completed the distribution of its 2011 “Energy for Learning” grants delivered via a yellow school bus to South Bay schools. The grants represent a significant increase

Worries Over Economy Pressuring Oil Prices

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale gasoline costs are again moving lower, pressured in early June by worry over economic growth highlighted by an increase in the U.S. unemployment rate in May. Poor results in manufacturing and housing detailed in recent data releases have also piled onto the heightening concern over the

Pilot Opens Two New Sites

Travel centers in Haines City, Fla., and Morgantown, W.Va., welcome customers. Pilot has opened two new travel centers with full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public. The new sites are located  at 2309 Smithtown Rd. in Morgantown, W. Va., off Interstate 79 at Exit 146, and at 35647 U.S. Highway 27 North in

Krispy Krunchy Chicken Opens New Locations

With 132 new stores open already this year, Krispy Krunchy Chicken moves toward its goal. Krispy Krunchy Chicken opened seven new stores this week, bringing its YTD total openings to 132. “I ask each market for its (store opening) goals at the beginning of the year,” said Dan Shapiro, executive vice president of Krispy Krunchy

New All-Stars For Charities Fruit Snack Benefits Fight for Autism

JAL Enterprises and Summit Foods team with the Darryl Strawberry Foundation Fight for Autism. JAL Enterprises, a company that creates products to support non profit organizations and Summit Foods have teamed up with the Darryl Strawberry Foundation “Fight for Autism” to introduce a new fruit snack, All-Stars for Charities Fruit Snacks. All-Stars for Charities Fruit

Reese’s Brand and Warner Bros.’ Team for ‘Green Lantern’ Promotion

Instant-win promotion will land one lucky consumer a chance to fly like Superhero Hal Jordan. Imagine soaring at 40,000 feet, topping the speed of sound as you man a state-of-the art fighter jet. Well, now customers can score just such an experience as Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, in partnership with Warner Bros. Entertainment, launches an

TA Releases TruckSmart 2.0 Mobile App

New version includes UltraONE Rewards access and instant shower feature. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has released version 2.0 of its TruckSmart mobile application for Android and iPhone smartphone platforms. Version 2.0 continues the track record of the popular 1.0 by bringing even more first-in-the-industry features. TruckSmart 2.0 gives professional drivers the power to access

Valero Launches Music Promotion

Customers will get a free MP3 download with each 44-ounce fountain drink. As the excitement of summertime heats up, Valero Retail Holdings Inc. announced that its Corner Store locations are giving a gift of free music with every 44-ounce fountain drink purchase. The timing of this event is perfect for consumers, as music is a

Rutter’s Donates to York Chapter of Make-a-Wish

Rutter’s Farm Stores presented Ann Waltman from the Greater Pennsylvania and southern West Virginia chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation with a check for $34,000 on June 3. The money will be used to grant 10 wishes to local children. “We believe in the good work of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and we’re glad to have the

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