sheetz promotes two into vp spots

Lorenz and Ryan make their move up the company’s executive ranks. Sheetz Inc. has promoted two long-time executives to the level of executive vice president. Mike Lorenz, vice president of petroleum supply is now the executive vice president of petroleum supply while Ray Ryan, vice president of distribution services has been promoted to executive vice

pay to the order of stupid

C-store robber foiled by his own pay stub. It’s by no stretch the perfect crime, but that didn’t stop Robinson Rivera from attempting it anyway. Rivera, 25, went on a c-store robbing spree in Delaware, his weapon of choice being a crudely written note demanding that the clerks give him the cash in the registers

kwik trip collects coats for kids

Program held in conjunction with Salvation Army provides warmth to the needy. Thanks to the help of Lacrosse, Wis. Kwik Trip, the Salvation Army’s annual Coats for Kids program is underway. The program collects coats for the needy. Donors drop off coats at local Kwik Trip stores, where they are then taken and distributed. Despite

hot stuff cooks up charity

New “Warm Hearts” division focuses on philanthropy. Hot Stuff Foods has expanded in the foodservice industry over the past decade, but now it’s spreading into a new realm: charity. It started in 1996, when Hot Stuff Foods (then Orion Food Systems), spearheaded a charity golf event featuring premier players from the PGA Champions Tour to

ameristop files for bankruptcy

Petro Acquisitions Inc, the parent company of the Ameristop convenience-store chain, is preparing to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Petro, which franchises about 140 gasoline stations and convenience stores in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, was to file an order late Monday providing the schedule for Chapter 11 proceedings with Hamilton County

bp spreads ampms reach

Chain continues growing its franchised brand. BP has unveiled plans to spread its ampm franchise from the West to the East, establishing its brand in new markets throughout the country. According to the plan, stores could be popping up in Atlanta and Chicago as early as November. The chain’s BP Connnect and Wild Bean Caf

sheetz arrives in sarver pa

Grand opening kicks off with donation to local school. Sheetz Inc. is opening its new location in Sarver, Pa. The newest addition to the 339-store chain is the first in Sarver. The store will host a community grand opening celebration on Oct. 18 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. As part of the Oct. 18 festivities,

bp gets virtual

Company markets itself through new video game. Electronic Arts and BP have teamed up to provide a cleaner environment–in the virtual world. The video game manufacturer and the big oil company have collaborated to include climate change education within SimCity Societies, the next iteration of the city-building game. BP’s logo appears in the game as

giant oil snatches 32 bp stations

Expansions and redesigns announced for new locations. Giant Oil has unveiled plans to acquire all 32 company-owned BP service stations in the Dayton, Ohio. market by the end of the year, according to the South Florida Business Journal. Tampa-based Giant Oil Inc.–which owns gas stations and convenience stores in Florida and Ohio as well as

nacs gets a new director of special events

Thomas brought in to take care of NACS Show and more. Meredith Thomas has joined NACS as its director of meetings & special events. Thomas will be responsible for many of the activities related to the convenience and petroleum association’s events, including the NACS Show, which is one of the 50 largest annual trade shows

couchetard eyeing shell sites

Canadian company looking to take advantage of dissolving MSO program. Alimentation Couche-Tard expressed its desire to expand further into the U.S. market making a bid for some of the 2,000 stations Shell plans to sell in the coming years. “We are always interested in any asset that can become available in the U.S. that can

chevron to increase us fuel production

Oil company to invest $500 million to expand Pascagoula, Miss. refinery. Chevron Corp., the second largest U.S. oil and gas company based in San Ramon, Calif., said today it plans to build a major gasoline production unit at its refinery in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The construction of the continuous catalyst regeneration project, estimated to cost around

no drivethrough cstore for canadian retailer

Plan hits a dead end after local residents circulated a petition. A plan to open the first drive-thru convenience store in St. John’s, New Foundland, has collapsed before it even made it to the checkout. North Atlantic Petroleum Co. had planned to open the drive-thru, but residents opposed and circulated a petition to complain that

wagnermentzer caught on false advertising

Company makes amends with donation. After an investigation over pricing fraud, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning revealed that Wagner-Mentzer will change its advertising practices and give $20,000 to the community of North Platte. Bruning investigated three of the company’s stations in August for allegedly using deceptive trade practices. The stations were accused of attracting customers

clean cities push 375 million gallons of gas in 2006

New report shows 50% increase from year before. The Department of Energy’s (DOE) has revealed that its Clean Cities coalitions around the nation displaced the equivalent of 375 million gallons of gasoline in 2006, according to a recent report from the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The amount of gasoline displaced in 2006 was

7eleven customer gets animated

Grand-prize winner to be drawn into upcoming episode of The Simpsons. As the grand-prize winner of 7-Eleven’s “Get Animated” online contest, part of the company’s campaign in July heralding The Simpsons Movie, Cheryl Yex of West Newton, Pa., is getting a taste of Simpson stardom by being animated on an upcoming episode. Yex enjoyed a

bps structure on the chopping block

CEO Hayward revealed plans to scale down company. BP Plc has created and unveiled a new plan to streamline its structure. The new plan will slash the amount of business units and do away with management layers, thanks to a poor financial performance that has left the Big Oil company behind the competition, according to

new blood for susser holdings

Alvin New expected to succeed current CEO Smith. Susser Holdings Corp. has revealed that that Roger Smith, executive vice president of Susser Holdings and CEO of the company’s retail operations, will resign upon the completion of Susser’s pending acquisition of Town & Country Food Stores. Alvin New, current CEO of Town & Country is expected

rutters renovates pennsylvania ywca

Newly remodeled office to be named after the chain. Rutter’s has donated $150,000 to the YWCA of Hanover, Pa., which will use the funds to renovate the building that houses its Junior Quantum Opportunities program. In recognition of Rutter’s donation, the building will be renamed Rutter’s Hall. “These much-needed improvements will create a better learning

trick treat or jail sentence

It’s October, which means it’s timefor candy apples, colorful foliage andmaking extra room on the gondolasfor Halloween candy. Halloween is oneof those holidays that brings the kid out ineveryone, giving people a fun excuse todress up in costumes, make their homesextra spooky and eat more candy thanany human stomach is supposedto hold. It’s also one

showing off the goods

Finding the right equipment to merchandise products is one key to selling them. Retailers discuss their successes and concerns about foodservice displays and merchandisers. One of the biggest challengesconvenience store owners continueto face is developing aneffective product assortmentthat fits into a small footprint while makingsure it still meets the customers’ needs.To overcome this challenge, more

brewing a java strategy

Flavorful, high-quality blends continue to drive coffee sales. Whether runninga large chainor single store, astrong coffee programis an essential cornerstone.With more flavors and choicesavailable than ever before,operators must delicately tailorofferings to meet the needsof core customers. Attention toconsumer demographics andmarket trends will help determine the best selection. Testing the WatersD.J. C-Stores, based in Unionville, Mo.,

chevron lauded at global marketing event

Touting its dual branding strategy and ExtraMile convenience store concept, retailers are offered concessions on gift cards and credit processing. Chevron Corp.’s North America n Marketing Conventiongave Chevron and Texaco operators plenty to be excitedabout. In addition to announcing its dual branded fuelstrategy was a rousing success, the oil company reportedit is ahead of industry

the power 25

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debate brewing for millercoors

Locals concerned about future headquarters of new manufacturer. The recently announced merge to form Miller-Coors may be on the horizon, but now local fans of the two individual brewers that formed the new company may be revving up for a fight. Only days after Miller and Coors went public with the plan, a debate has

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