How To Succeed With Day-Part Fuel Pricing

New research shows 30% of fuel retailers use strategy to hit margin targets. PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management software company and division of Skyline Products, has released a new research report that provides insight into dynamic, day-part fuel pricing. The research report was produced in collaboration with Schneider Electric, Petroleum Pricing Consultants, and Convenience Store

QuickChek Celebrates North Brunswick Grand Opening

A Q Café featuring baristas and handcrafted drinks, as well as new foodservice innovations to greet customers. The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based QuickChek is celebrating the grand opening of its new 5,496-square-foot store located at 1196 How Lane. The new convenience store opened on Feb. 21 and will continue offering grand opening promotions including a free

Kum & Go To Award Free Fuel

Ten lucky &Rewards members will gain free fuel for a year. Kum & Go’s has launched The Great &Rewards Giveaway, giving its &Rewards loyalty members have even more reason to swipe their card or scan their app with every visit. The Great &Rewards Giveaway gives members the opportunity to win a year’s worth of free

Pizza Slices Through Foodservice

When Americans need comfort they crave pizza twice as much as any other food. That’s what an online Harris Poll of more than 2,000 U.S. adults last year found. And those cravings aren’t likely to disappear any time soon. In its “2017 State of the Industry Pizza Report,” PMQ Pizza Magazine said that in the

Broaster Participates in 2017 MotoAmerica Season

Team Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda joins the 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Broaster Co. announced that Team Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda is a key player in the Superbike class for the 2017 MotoAmerica season. This marks the first year Broaster Co.’s involvement with the RoadRace Factory is elevated to a corporate-wide level of participation. “We’re excited

NRF Supports Association Health Plans

The option to team with other small employers could allow better access to affordable health care. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has urged Congress to support legislation that would allow small businesses to join together through association health plans to provide greater access to affordable health care for their employees. “Small businesses compete every day

U.S. Gasoline Futures Drop Back in Spring Transition

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices  By Brian Milne, Schneider Electric Sliding from a 1.5-year high on the first day of March, the April gasoline futures contract rolled into the nearest delivery position in trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, signaling the spring transition to more stringent fuel specifications. Known

Parker’s Awards Academic Scholarship

A senior at Benedictine Military School receives $500 and a chance to win more. Parker’s, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently partnered with WSAV-TV to award a $500 academic scholarship to Collins Sherrill, a senior at Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Ga. Parker’s President and CEO Greg Parker presented Sherrill with a check at a

Cue Vapor Launches National Ad Campaign

Educates smokers and vapers on its “Click and Vape” technology. E-Alternative Solutions (EAS), a sister company to Jacksonville, Fla.-based Swisher International, has launched a national advertising campaign for the Cue Vapor System (Cue) (patent pending), a breakthrough alternative to smoking. Cue is vaping made simple, providing fulfilling satisfaction in a premium-performance, stylish device that any

Chevron, Albertsons, Vons Expand Joint Rewards Program in Nevada

Now customers in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nev. can save at the pump after shopping for groceries. Albertsons Companies, LLC, and Chevron Products Company, a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., are expanding their popular Gas Rewards program to even more customers with the addition of Albertsons in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nev. Customers who earn

Looking Ahead at CM in 2017

In its March issue CSD examines 38 c-store categories, highlighting new product lines, technological advances, industry trends and best in sales. A CSD Staff Report There are strange noises circling the c-store industry. For instance, there’s a buzz about Amazon, which unveiled a 1,800-square-foot convenience location in Seattle that allows shoppers to skip the checkout

Chevron, Albertsons Expand Rewards Program to St. George, Utah

Customers can earn points shopping for groceries at Albertsons and redeem them at their local Chevron or Texaco. Albertsons Companies LLC, and Chevron Products Company, a division of  Chevron U.S.A. Inc., are bringing their popular Gas Rewards program to customers in St. George, Utah. Customers who earn Reward Points by shopping at their local Albertsons

GasBuddy App Users Rate C-Stores

App shows ratings of c-stores in core areas, including clean restrooms, best coffee, best customer service and more. GasBuddy has introduced a rating and reviews feature on its popular free mobile app where app users can weigh in on convenience store performance and appearance. The new feature is available across GasBuddy’s network of hundreds of

Sheetz Adds DMV Kiosks

West Virginia customers looking to renew their driver’s license can now visit their local Sheetz instead of the DMV. The definition of convenience continues to expand as retailers add new services to attract customers. Sheetz’ Beckley, W.Va. and Start City, W.Va. locations each added a DMV kiosk where customers can renew their West Virginia driver’s

Businesses Raise Funds through MDA Shamrocks

The program now in its 35th year has raised millions to support families with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases. Tens of thousands of retailers nationwide—including convenience stores— have rallied together to raise funds to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) save and improve the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy by

Core-Mark Releases 2016 Q4 and Full-Year Financial Results

Reports record annual sales of $14.5 Billion. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2016, as well as a strong outlook for 2017 driven by anticipated organic growth. Core-Mark is a marketer of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North

Mach 1: Breaking Barriers

This convenience chain is making cool things cooler and old things newer—all the while expanding its presence in the communities it serves. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Like many convenience retailers that pour over the details until they have a sure course of action, Mach 1 Stores contemplates its future steps carefully. The result has

Wendy’s Introducing Ordering Kiosks

Kiosks expected to cut down on labor costs, appeal to younger customers. Fast-food behemoth Wendy’s has announced plans to introduce self-ordering kiosks in one out of every six—or about 1,000—of its franchise locations nationwide by the end of 2017, with a typical location receiving three kiosks, according to a report by the Detroit Free Press.

Rutter’s Remodels To Introduce Beer Caves

Rutter’s looks to offer beer in as many stores as possible. Rutter’s has just remodeled its Middletown, Pa. location to incorporate a beer cave, making it the first convenience store in Dauphin County to offer a Beer Cave to customers. Previously, Rutter’s remodeled its Waynesboro, Pa. location to include a Beer Cave. This was the

Terrible Herbst Partners with PDI

The move allows Terrible Herbst to reduce software footprint and manage every part of operations. Terrible Herbst has selected PDI, provider of enterprise-class software solutions, as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider. Terrible Herbst, who had been a customer of The Pinnacle Corp. since 2003, was among the more than 100 customers acquired by

Home Service Oil Joins VP Racing Fuels

Home Service Oil begins reimaging first site with the VP brand in Piedmont, Mo. Home Service Oil has joined VP Racing Fuels’ national retail branding program. A wholesale fuel distributor based in Barnhart, Mo., Home Service owns and operates nine Express Mart c-stores and supplies 60 other retail sites across Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois. “We

Last Chance to take the CSD/Humetrics HR Survey

Time is running out to participate in the CSD/Humetrics Human Resources survey and gain complementary access to survey results.  In order to support the convenience store industry’s forecasting and planning responsibilities for the new year, Convenience Store Decisions and Humetrics are collaborating to provide insight into the industry most challenging problem, finding, hiring, retaining and motivating

NRF, RILA Ask Supreme Court To Let Stand Swipe Fee Appeals Court Ruling

Settlement deal “a bad one, unworthy of resuscitation,” say NRF and RILA. The National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand an appeals court ruling that struck down a controversial 2012 settlement of a class action lawsuit over Visa and MasterCard’s credit card

CST Brands Reports Q4, Year-End Financial Results

CST Brands opened 50 new-to-industry stores in 2016 with 38 in the U.S. and 12 in Canada. With its acquisition of Flash Foods in the rearview and its pending merger with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. set to close in the first half of 2017, CST Brands Inc. wrapped up a year of extensive changes in 2016.

NJOY Finishes Financial Restructuring

Following the restructuring, NJOY is majority-owned by Mudrick Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar investment firm, specializing in corporate turnarounds. NJOY LLC announced the acquisition of the assets of NJOY Inc. in connection with NJOY Inc.’s financial restructuring. In conjunction with this acquisition, NJOY completed a $35 million equity capital raise, and is now a well-capitalized