With acquisition, Holtzman Oil expects to increase its delivery of gasoline by 20 million gallons. Holtzman Oil Corp., based in Mount Jackson, Va., is set to purchase Cline Energy of Harrisonburg, Va. in a transaction that is expected to be completed at the beginning of 2015, according to NVDaily.com. “We are an Exxon supplier and
Chevron offers an easy, secure way to pay with Apple Pay. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. is integrating with Apple Pay, a new service that transforms mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. Apple Pay will soon be accepted at more than 3,000 Chevron and Texaco convenience stores including all Chevron and Texaco
Expands efforts after the success of last year’s campaign. Throughout the month of September, NOCO, its customers, and employees, raised a total of $22,436 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Western & Central New York Chapter. “After the success of last year’s month-long in-store fundraiser, which raised $12,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,
Hubbard comes to Tantus Tobacco with more than 28 years of experience. Tantus Tobacco Sales announced that Steve Hubbard has joined the Tantus team as vice president of sales. With over 28 years of sales experience, Hubbard was formerly vice president of sales and operations for The Britt Hunt Co. LLC, which is the largest
Kretek International Inc., exclusive importer and marketer of Djarum and Cuban Rounds Cigars, Voodoo and EZ Cig e-vapor products , DjEEP lighters, Nuvino Wines, and VirMax male performance products, has named Sean Teninty as trade marketing director and Kevin Newman as director of marketing of Phillips & King, Kretek’s specialty tobacco distribution company. Trade Marketing
By Brian Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric The freefall in New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) traded gasoline futures looks to have been arrested, halted near long-term support at $2.1354 gallon after nose diving 62.3 cents or 23% from a late September high to mid-October low. Retail prices have more downside. NYMEX Reformulated Blendstock for Oxygenate
Turkey Hill’s innovative approach to food drive helps customers. In an innovative approach to supporting the fight against hunger in central Pennsylvania, this year’s Fall/Winter Food Drive at Turkey Hill Minit Markets now enables customers to earn fuel savings by purchasing non-perishable items to donate in the stores. The Food Drive, which is operating through
Launches new Website and returns to the New York Stock Exchange. Susser Petroleum Partners LP (The Partnership) has announced the changing of its name to Sunoco LP, as well as the changing of its ticker symbol for its common units to “SUN.” Sunoco has returns to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as Sunoco LP.
Trade show set to host thousands of restaurant, foodservice and retail buyers next week. Restaurant industry pros from across the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut regions are in for a good show and business-building opportunity when doors open this week (Oct. 27-28, 2014) for the 2014 Tri-State Food Expo at the Meadowlands Exposition Center
Consumers are not only seeking more fresh and local products, they’re also willing to pay more for them. What’s in Store 2015, the latest edition of the annual trends publication of the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA), and What’s in Store Online, a collection of more than 150 downloadable tables, as well as white papers and
Integrator CBE to install 1,200+ locations with customized security and organizational efficiency solution. Murphy USA is planning to deploy 3xLOGIC’s VIGIL surveillance systems at more than 1,200 of its convenience store locations. The new systems, currently being rollout, are comprised of 3xLOGIC IP and hybrid appliances, cameras and business intelligence software integrated into a customized
Texaco and Luke Bryan amp up to give a lucky fan the ‘Ultimate Tailgate Truck.’ Chevron U.S.A. Inc., announced its program line-up to expand the Chevron and Texaco brands platforms into two classic American pastimes: country music and sports. Chevron retains its focus on platforms aimed at helping to build customer loyalty among the millions
Krista Reddington to lead marketing activities. Wilbur Curtis Co., a manufacturer of commercial coffee and tea brewing systems, recently named Krista Reddington as director of marketing. The announcement was made by Curtis Executive Vice President Kevin Curtis. Prior to this appointment, Reddington supported the company as manager of sales support and marketing. She has over
Purple Pump Up Campaign raises more than $64,000. Rapid Refill Convenience Stores, part of Volta group, became leaders in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by collecting donations for the Alzheimer’s Association from their customers this past May through July. The campaign in total raised over $64,000 donated directly to the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter. An
Local CITGO marketer hosts fifth annual Pop-Tarts fundraiser. CITGO Petroleum Corp., Folk Oil Co. and 31 PS Food Mart locations in Toledo, Ohio and across south-central Michigan have teamed up for the fifth annual PS Food Mart Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts fundraiser to support local food pantries, after school lunch programs and churches. Between now and Nov.
Signs on as primary sponsor of Harvick in four 2015 NASCAR races. Hunt Brothers Pizza, the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry, is returning to the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2015 with its sponsorship of Kevin Harvick and JR Motorsports. For the second consecutive season, Hunt Brothers Pizza will serve
“This wonderful facility is in the heart of tobacco country, near our factories and has the infrastructure to accommodate the enlarged business,” the company says. Imperial Tobacco Group has announced that it has selected Greensboro, N.C. as the location of the new company it is forming from its existing business in the U.S. and the
New HRC Advisory report indicates need for new approach to meet challenges created by today’s digitally savvy consumers. While numerous retailers have collected years of customer data, only 9% are leveraging the information in a structured, usable way, according to HRC Advisory (HRC), a strategic retail advisory firm and unit of Hilco Global. The finding
Licenses APT’s Test & Learn and Market Basket Analyzer software. Maverik, an innovative convenience store chain with over 250 locations, has signed an agreement to license Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) Test & Learn and Market Basket Analyzer software modules. Maverik will use APT’s software to improve their data-driven decision-making across merchandising, pricing, marketing, operations, and
“We first took advantage of this unprecedented opportunity in 2012 and found that it benefited both of our members, so we are excited to be able to recreate it again in 2015,” says NATSO president and CEO. For their 2015 annual tradeshows, NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, and the Western Petroleum
Love’s to open a seventh fast-fill CNG location on I-40 in West Memphis, Ark. Professional drivers and motorists will soon have access to compressed natural gas (CNG) at another location along I-40. The existing Love’s Travel Stop in West Memphis, Ark., will be the seventh Love’s location along the busy interstate to have Love’s Fast-Fill
Programs benefit communities connected to 27 cooperatives in six regions of Cote d’Ivoire. The Hershey Co. announced an innovative partnership with Hershey suppliers and a European sustainability agency to help thousands of farmers in Cote d’Ivoire improve productivity, raise incomes and improve communities. The partnership includes Blommer Chocolate and Olam International through their joint “GrowCocoa”
Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, announced it will host its first Investor Day in Tampa, Fla. on Dec. 9, 2014. Interested investors and research analysts should contact Milton Draper, director of investor relations, if interested in attending.
Expo size, attendance and booth sizes all increased at this year’s NACS Show. Attendance for the 2014 NACS Show increased 6.1% to reach 23,624 attendees, with 9,176 classified as buyers (retailers, grocery wholesalers and distributors). Both totals, which include Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) buyer registration, are the second-highest figures ever recorded for the NACS Show.
Shoppers visiting fewer stores and choosing those they perceive as offering best value. It’s no surprise that consumers are changing how they shop, where they shop and when they shop, because they have more than 2,500 unique paths to purchase to potentially follow. Since there is no longer an “average shopper” in today’s world, IRI