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TravelCenters Honors Veterans

Veterans who are also truck drivers get free meals on Veterans Day. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers, invites all truck drivers who are also veterans of the U.S. armed services to enjoy a complimentary meal on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at any participating

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CST Brands Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

Opens 25 new stores year-to-date. CST Brands Inc., one of the largest independent retailers of motor fuels and convenience merchandise in North America, reported financial results for the third quarter ended Sept.30, 2014. Three Months Results For the three-month period ended Sept. 30, 2014, the company reported net income of $63 million, or $0.83 per

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Stripes Celebrates Veteran’s Day

Facebook promotion encourages customers to post photos of themselves or a loved one in their military uniform.             Stripes Stores Facebook fans will have an opportunity to win a Stripes $50 gift card by submitting a picture of themselves or a loved one(s) in Uniform. To honor and celebrate Veteran’s Day, Stripes will randomly selected

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Kretek Names Central Region Sales Director

Jay Kloepfer brings additional multi-channel experience to company’s growth and category expansion. Kretek International Inc., exclusive importer and marketer of Djarum and Cuban Rounds Cigar brands, Voodoo and EZ-Cig e-vapor products, DjEEP lighters, Nuvino Wines, and VirMax performance products, has named Jay Kloepfer as central region sales director. Kloepfer joins Kretek from Tantus Tobacco and

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U.S. Gasoline Demand Pops As Retail Prices Break Below $3 Gallon

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric For the first time since late 2010, the U.S. retail gasoline price average for regular grade slipped below $3 gallon, with the Energy Information Administration reporting a $2.99 gallon average on Nov. 3 in its weekly survey. The average has more downside, with lower wholesale costs still working

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Cumberland Farms Adds Apple Pay

Customers can use Apple Pay in-store at any Cumberland Farms location. Cumberland Farms has announced that it is accepting mobile payments via Apple Pay at all of its nearly 600 retail locations across the Northeast and Florida. Apple Pay enables customers to conveniently pay for goods by tapping their iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 or

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7-Eleven Salutes Military With Free Car Washes on Veteran’s Day

More than 300 locations in 16 states plan to participate in the promotion. This Veteran’s Day, 7‑Eleven Inc. car wash locations offer current and former military personnel a free car wash. The free car washes are available from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, when the country observes Veterans Day. This is

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Survey: 77% of Executives ‘Confident’ in Basic Security Controls

Some 27% of IT professionals ‘not confident’ in the secure configuration of network devices. Tripwire Inc., a global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, announced the results of an extensive survey conducted by Atomik Research on the state of foundational security controls. The survey respondents included 404 IT professionals and 302 executives from

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Sami’s Quick Stop Gets Innovative

Newly remodeled site serves as a one-stop shopping convenience destination. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Sami’s Quick Stop on the corner of East Midlothian Blvd. and Youngstown-Poland Road in Youngstown, Ohio recently wowed customers when it reopened its doors in September, following a major $1.8 million renovation. The new and improved 24-hour location was expanded

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NJOY No. 1 in Vaping Retail Sales, Says IRI

Entire vaping category sees double-digit growth. NJOY, one of the world’s largest independent e-cigarette and vaping company, announced that its new NJOY vaping product line captured the No. 1 rank for U.S. retail vaping sales according to IRI. IRI’s Multi-Outlet data measurement combines both accessories and e-liquids during the most recent four-week period ending Oct.

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Broad Merchant Coalition Wants Breach Notification Legislation

Some 44 organizations sign letter to Congressional leaders. A broad coalition of national and state associations representing retailers and other merchants sent a letter this week to congressional leaders calling for federal legislation to establish a single national standard for notifying American consumers when a business suffers a breach of security involving financial data or

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PCI SSC Announces Special Interest Group Election Results

Daily log monitoring and determining shared responsibilities selected as priority issues by PCI community for 2015 . The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the election results for 2015 Special Interest Group (SIG) projects. SIGS are PCI community-led initiatives that address specific

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Hershey CEO Appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Council

J.P Bilbrey to advise on advancing business priorities in Africa. The Hershey Co. has announced President and CEO J.P. Bilbrey’s recent appointment by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the newly established President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA). The private-sector advisory council will focus on strengthening the U.S.’s commercial relationships with African

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Low Gas Prices Spur C-Store Sales

Wells Fargo weighs in on how the price at the pump is impacting fuel and merchandise sales. Wells Fargo Securities LLC has reported that cheaper gas is resulting in strong sales at convenience stores. Since the end of Q2 (June 30, 2014) through Oct. 31, the price of crude oil fell nearly 25%, while retail

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7-Eleven Urges Customers to ‘Go Bananas’ To Help The Hungry

Supports Feeding America by donating 10 cents for every two bananas customers buy for local food banks. 7‑Eleven Inc. is joining the Feeding America network of food banks in a pay-it-forward campaign to buy bananas for food-insecure individuals and families in the U.S. To participate, 7‑Eleven customers can purchase two Del Monte bananas for $1,

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Love’s To Open First Fast-Fill CNG Location in Georgia

Love’s is moving further east in its endeavor to offer CNG to more customers. Love’s Travel Stops will introduce compressed natural gas (CNG) at its first location in Georgia. Upon completion, Love’s existing travel stop in Thomson will be the company’s 18th CNG location and the first connecting the East Coast with Love’s Fast-Fill CNG

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Study Finds Shrink Cost Retailers $128 Billion Worldwide

Retail loss “penalty” costs average U.S. household $403 annually. Shrink, comprised of shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud and administrative errors, cost the global retail industry more than $128 billion last year, $42 billion in the U.S. alone, according to the latest Global Retail Theft Barometer. This represents 1.29% of retail sales, on average. Per household

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Leiszler Oil Renovates Short Stop Forecourts

Adds inOvationTV media platform. Leiszler Oil Co. has selected Wayne Ovation fuel dispensers—equipped with the inOvationTV media program—as part of a major forecourt renovation effort at its Short Stop convenience stores and fueling sites in central and northeastern Kansas. The inOvationTV media platform is offered jointly by Wayne Fueling Systems and Gas Station TV (GSTV).

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CST Brands Completes Nice N Easy Acquisition

CrossAmerica Partners LP and CST Brands jointly purchase the assets of Nice N Easy. CST Brands Inc. (CST) and CrossAmerica Partners LP (CAPL) (the “Partnership”) have announced the closing of the previously announced acquisition of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes. Based in Canastota, N.Y., Nice N Easy operates 77 corporate and franchise stores in Central

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Stripes Awards 20 Public Elementary School Grants

Schools received $200 grants and garden kits. Stripes Convenience Stores has awarded 20 Texas public elementary schools $200 each to teach students about fresh vegetables through the Stripes Fresh Learning Garden seeded by Laredo Taco Co. grant. The grant includes $200 for supplies, a garden kit—educational coloring books for each student, garden seed packets to

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Verifone Launches New Brand Voice and Identity

Brand reflects Verifone’s commitment to clients in an era of rapid transformation in payments and commerce. Verifone has launched its new brand identity around the world. The brand represents a new Verifone that is driving the future of commerce in a rapidly evolving digital world where electronic payments, commerce and mobility are converging. “Today’s payments

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Corner Store Hosts Grand Opening in Plano

New 7,707-square-foot store features a modern design. Corner Store is hosting a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting Thursday, Nov. 6 for a brand new store in Plano, Texas. At the event, Corner Store will be making a $5,000 donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County.  Everyone is invited to try a free, fresh-baked

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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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