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Survey: Nearly 75% Using Their Mobile Devices to Shop This Holiday Season

Study breaks down mobile preferences by in store vs. out, smartphone vs. tablet, Android vs. iPhone. Retale,  a location-based mobile platform connecting shoppers with their favorite local retailers, announced the results of a commissioned study examining anticipated consumer shopping behavior during the busy holiday season. The study focused on two key areas—the use of mobile

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Pilot Flying J Gives More Details On Facility Upgrades

Healthy food options, hot beverage variety and $100 million in facility upgrades to greet Pilot customers. Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, is launching a fresh brand identity, invigorating its commitment to improving life on the road for professional drivers. The initiative includes offering customers a

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Thomas Petroleum, Pilot Logistics Services Announce Merger

The merger looks to combine the best of both companies to create a stronger organization and enable it to improve and expand services to customers. Pilot Logistics Services and Thomas Petroleum have reached an agreement to combine their energy services companies to form a premier provider of fuel solutions to the North American energy, mining

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Atlas Oil Launches Careers Website

Invests in recruiting top talent. Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Co., a national fuel supply, logistics and services company, announced the launch of its new comprehensive recruiting Website, www.atlasoilcareers.com. The Website gives potential job candidates an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at life at Atlas Oil Co., and provides a detailed overview of everything that sets Atlas Oil

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Quality State Oil Celebrates 25 Years of Support For MDA

Local CITGO marketer raises $73,000 for Muscular Dystrophy in 2014; $1 Million Since 1989. Local CITGO Marketer Quality State Oil (QSO), based in Sheboygan, Wis., marked a quarter century supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) by raising $73,000 through events and promotions in 2014. QSO once again teamed up with CITGO Petroleum Corporation, MDA ambassadors

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Diesel Demand In U.S. Seen Sliding Despite Climbing LDV Sales

By Brian Milne, energy editor, Schneider Electric The U.S. consumer’s past aversion to diesel operated light duty vehicles is subsiding as evidenced by rising vehicle sales and a broader offering of models by auto manufacturers. Despite this evolution, domestic diesel demand is expected to trend lower in 2017 and thereafter, as heavy duty vehicles increasingly

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Kum & Go Plans ADA Compliance Changes After Lawsuit

Some 400 Kum & Go stores to undergo renovations. The Kum & Go is set to spend millions of dollars to make changes at more than 400 stores in 11 states to settle a lawsuit that claimed its gas stations failed to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Gary McDermott, a man from

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NYACS Invites Neighborhood Retailers To ‘Building Blocks’

Educational Forum set for Dec. 3 in Tarrytown, N.Y. Timely education for convenience store operators and other neighborhood retailers will be offered Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, N.Y. Titled “Building Blocks for Today’s Neighborhood Retailers” and presented by the New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS), the event

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Parker’s Raises Over $70,000 For Area Schools

Hosts 2014 Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament. The 2014 Parker’s Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament, held on Oct. 28 at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga., raised $70,708 to benefit area schools. The tournament attracted 144 players from across the region, including a number of Parker’s vendors, suppliers and supporters. Proceeds

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Town Star Holdings Acquires 16 TimeSaver Food Stores

NRC acts as exclusive financial advisor to the buyer. Town Star Holding LLC, an affiliate of Junonia Capital LLC of Fort Myers, Fla., has acquired 16 convenience stores from TimeSaver Food Stores Co., based in Port St. Lucie, Fla. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to the buyer in connection

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Cheyenne International Appoints New CEO

Former chief financial officer takes the helm. Cheyenne International LLC announced that its board of directors has appointed David Scott, 58, as CEO and president of the company. Scott has served as chief financial officer and board member since the company’s inception in 2002 and will transition to the new role effective immediately. “We are

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WhiteWave Foods Acquires So Delicious Dairy Free

The WhiteWave Foods Co., a consumer packaged food and beverage company in North America and Europe, has completed its previously announced acquisition of So Delicious Dairy Free for approximately $195 million in cash. WhiteWave funded the acquisition through existing cash balances and available credit. “We are pleased to complete this transaction, which represents a great

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QuickChek Outsells Starbucks

Ranks first for coffee in overall satisfaction, recommendations and price value. Already voted as making the best cup of coffee in America, QuickChek continues to be the recommended choice close to where those in the Garden State live and work, too. In a survey of retail food service companies, the Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based convenience store

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7-Eleven Treating Hungry Families This Halloween

Retailer invites customers to pay it forward with pizza. Halloween can be a scary holiday for kids. But not having enough food is even scarier for too many kids in the greater Portland, Ore. and Vancouver, Wash., areas. Local 7‑Eleven stores are inviting residents to do something about it this Halloween weekend in its second

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Love’s Opens First Travel Stop In Northwestern Alabama

Debuts new location in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Professional drivers now have 76 additional parking spaces in northwest Alabama. Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) opens its newest location in Muscle Shoals, at the intersection of State Highway 157 and U.S. Highway 72, on Thursday, Oct. 30. The 24/7 travel stop features seven showers, a Love’s Truck Tire

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Core-Mark Announces Third Quarter 2014 Investor Call

Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. plans to release its earnings before the market opens on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014 and will host an investor call later that morning at 9 a.m. Pacific time. This call may be accessed by dialing 800-588-4973 using the code 38339865. The call may

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Millennials Twice as Likely to See Mobile Payments as Secure

Research shows that, despite attitudinal differences, the generations are essentially the same in their use of mobile payments. New research from GfK reveals vast age differences in U.S. attitudes toward mobile payments, with Generations Y and Z—often referred to as Millennials—twice as likely to view them as faster, easier, or more efficient than other types

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GPM Investments Selling 16 Sites in Five States

The properties will be sold using NRC’s well-known “buy one, some or all” sealed bid sale process. GPM Investments LLC of Richmond, Va., has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC to coordinate the sale of 12 convenience stores with gasoline, one convenience store with Subway franchise, two former convenience stores and one vacant land

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Stripes Convenience Stores Celebrates Día de los Muertos

Announces 2014 Commemorative Poster Giveaway. Stripes Convenience Stores will be celebrating Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday that takes place on Nov. 2, with a Facebook giveaway of autographed limited edition prints created by an emerging Texas Artist. Beginning today, Stripes will launch a contest on its Facebook page asking fans to upload a

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Parker’s Hires Convenience Store Industry Veteran

Lance Ramsey joins Parker’s as financial analyst. Parker’s recently hired industry veteran Lance Ramsey as a financial analyst. In his new position, Ramsey is responsible for projecting cash flow, conducting market research, analyzing budget capital expenditures and coordinating financial reporting. Ramsey joins Parker’s after working as a financial analyst and business analyst at Ricker Oil

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Tedeschi Welcomes Fall With Produce, Floral and Bakery Offerings

From apple cider to mini pumpkins and fresh vegetables, customers can find autumn favorites at Tedeschi. Tedeschi Food Shops continues to cross new boundaries in the Fresh Foods category for c-stores. Tedeschi’s has seen great success with the implementation of its new produce program that began in August of this year. The new program boasts

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U.S. Diesel Fuel Demand to Peak in 2015

While domestic demand for diesel fuel is expected to peak in 2015, global demand for diesel fuel is expected to increase by more than six million barrels per day from 2013 to 2030. An increase in overall vehicle efficiencies and the growing use of compressed natural gas for heavy-duty vehicles will more than offset a

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Chevron Shares Details With CSD On Apple Pay Rollout

Apple Pay, using Near Field Communication, is here and Chevron is among the first in the industry to roll it out to its locations. Apple Pay officially became available on Oct. 20 in the U.S., allowing customers across the nation to begin making payments with the touch of a finger. More than 30 retail chains,

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Pilot Flying J Expands Diesel Network in Virginia

By the end of the year, the company will complete a $50 million project to remodel driver showers, and it recently launched a $50 million project to remodel restrooms at its stores across North America. Pilot Flying J is expanding its nationwide network to include leasing the diesel islands at six travel center locations in

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Kino Oil Selects Gulf Racing Fuels

Gulf ATV has no ethanol, a key factor in Kino Oil’s decision to carry the complete line of Gulf racing fuels. Gulf Racing Fuels are now distributed by Kino Oil Co. of Fredericksburg, Texas. Kino Oil is a full-service wholesale distributor of lubricants in Texas. Kino Oil offers five- and 55-gallons drums of six Gulf

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