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

NACS Welcomes Director of Government Relations

“With her diverse experience and background in a number of issues important to NACS members, we are confident that she will be a valuable asset to our team and have an immediate, positive effect on our efforts on Capitol Hill,” says NACS vice president of government affairs. Carin Nersesian has joined NACS today as director

Tedeschi Food Shops Hires Director of Fresh Foods

Tedeschi Food Shops today announced that it has hired Bob Goodwin to join its retail team as the company’s director of fresh foods. Goodwin will oversee all facets of food service including the commissary, TD’s Deli, fresh meat and poultry, freshly baked goods, produce and flowers, and hot and cold dispensed beverages. Having spent 42

FDA’s CTP Website Features New Content

FDA seeks to educate retailers with new quizzes and updated information on tobacco regulations, including in Spanish. The FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products’ (CTP) has added new features to the retailer section of its Website. FDA hopes these new updates and quizzes will help educate retailers about relevant tobacco regulations and increase voluntary compliance with

Hess Joins Forces with Quiznos

Companies plan to open more than 50 new restaurants in Florida. Hess, operator of 1,350 gas stations and convenience stores in 18 states, reached a deal with Quiznos to open more than 50 Quiznos restaurants inside Hess locations in Florida. The partnership, the largest to date in terms of Quiznos convenience locations, is a significant

Susser Holdings Authorizes $15 Million Stock Repurchasing

“These opportunistic share purchases will allow us to directly leverage a portion of our cash flow to enhance shareholder value,” says Susser CEO. Susser Holdings Corp.’s Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $15 million of the company’s common stock. The share purchases may be made from time to time in open

Rutter’s Kicks Off Sumer Gas Giveaway

Every time customers purchase a hot beverage they are entered to win free gas. Rutter’s Farm Stores’ Summer Gas Giveaway is starting off hot. In June, each time Rutter’s customers purchase a hot beverage at a Rutter’s store and scan their registered Rutter’s Reward card, they’ll be entered into a drawing to win free gas

Thorntons Celebrates National Donut Day

Stores to offer free doughnut with beverage purchase on June 3. Thorntons is participating with “National Donut Day” by offering a free doughnut with any coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate, fountain or fresh brewed tea purchase. The promotion is taking place today, Friday, June 3, at all 42 Louisville and southern Indiana store locations until 6

Casey’s Purchasing 22 Kum & Go Sites in Rural Iowa

“These types of communities have proven to be an excellent fit for our business model,” says Casey’s CEO. Casey’s General Stores Inc. is acquiring 22 convenience stores from Kum & Go. All 22 stores are located in Iowa operating under the Kum & Go banner. The stores will be immediately rebranded to Casey’s once the

Irving Oil Launches New Rewards Program

Rewards customers save on fuel at Irving locations and are entered for a chance to win free gas for a year. In this time of high gas prices and with summer travel just around the corner, Irving Oil is launching its new Rewards program for customers. Now visitors to any of the 289 participating Irving

Love’s Unveils Free App and Sweepstakes

“Love’s Connect” is the first travel stop application available on all three major mobile platforms. Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores has announced its new “Love’s Connect” mobile application for iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones is available to download. The new Love’s mobile app provides customers real-time access to store locations, fuel prices, store amenities,

CITGO Kicks Off Fueling Good 2011

“The principles of Fueling Good, to support those making a difference in the lives of others and improving their communities, are central to everything we do at CITGO,” says CITGO spokesperson. CITGO Petroleum Corp.’s 2011 Fueling Good program, which recognizes and rewards 501(c)3 organizations that make a positive difference in their communities is now open

Cumberland Farms Sells 29 Stores

“The repositioning of capital within our market area is an important part of our strategy to acquire new sites, renovate existing sites, and own and operate sites consistent with our brand identity,” says Cumberland Farms CEO. Framingham, Mass.-based Cumberland Farms Inc. has divested 29 stores to multiple buyers, including regional jobbers, individual store buyers, and individual

NACS Issues an Urgent Industry Call to Action on Swipe Fee Reform

“We are locked in a difficult battle and we cannot afford to be defeated. Retailers must contact their senators and urge them vote against the Tester Amendment. If not, all of the hard work we have done over the past decade on swipe fee reform could be lost in an instant. Losing simply isn’t an

Operations Vice President Leaving The Pantry

“The company appreciates Mr. Williams’ dedication and hard work over the years and wishes him the best in his new endeavors,” the company says. The Pantry Inc. has announced  that Brad Williams, senior vice president of operations, has announced his decision to leave The Pantry. “During his 13-year tenure Mr. Williams has made many important

7-Eleven Rolls Out Super 8 Promotion

“This promotion will rank as the largest ever for 7-Eleven with an expected 21,000 prizes distributed,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. In June, 7-Eleven Inc. will award one of its most unusual prizes ever—a trip to space—as part of its super month-long promotion with Paramount Pictures’ film Super 8, released in theaters June 10. Super prizes, super

Clark Teams with Petroleum Parts

Clark Brands LLC said it has partnered with Petroleum Parts Inc. (PPI) to offer dispenser overlay graphics and replacement exterior sheet metal for Clark branded facilities. As a Clark preferred vendor, PPI will provide a full-catalog of overlays to rebrand or “facelift” nearly any make or model of petroleum dispensers including Gilbarco, Wayne and Tokheim.

VERC Enterprise Customers Receive Free Bottled Water With Fill Up

Customers in June get free half liter bottles of Nestlé Pure Life with fuel purchase. In an effort to help ease the pain at the gas pump, VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with 23 locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, is giving away free bottles of Nestlé Pure Life water

Gas Prices Rising After Slumping to Five-Week Low

Climbing wholesale gasoline costs are poised to push higher the U.S. regular grade retail gasoline average when the Energy Information Administration releases its survey results for May 31 from a five-week low of $3.849 gallon set on May 23, reversing two consecutive weeks in which the average fell by nearly 12 cents per gallon. The

Pilot Flying J Launches Find “Best Shower On Interstate” Contest

“Pilot Flying J is committed to providing the best experience possible for every professional driver in each of our 4,000 showers,” says CEO of Pilot Flying J. Pilot Flying J has announced that over the next 24 months, significant capital investments will be made to improve the shower experience for its trucking customers. “Showers are

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