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Getty Realty Corp. Selling 33 Properties

Commercial properties and gas stations available in seven states through sealed bid sale. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors, LLC (NRC) announced today that it has been retained again by Getty Realty Corp. to coordinate the divestiture of six operating and non-operating gasoline stations and 27 commercial and retail properties in Connecticut (6), Maine (4), Massachusetts

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Eby-Brown Honored

Named One of Northern Tier Retails’ Strategic Partners of The Year Eby-Brown Co. LLC, a consumer products distributor to the convenience industry in the Eastern U.S., was awarded one of Northern Tier Retail’s Strategic Partner of the Year awards. Northern Tier Retailer, a petroleum convenience store operator with 260 corporate & franchise locations in Wisconsin

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Shell Becomes Largest Independent Producer of LNG

Acquisition of BC Group Plc marks biggest oil-and-gas deal in 20 years. Royal Dutch Shell has acquired of smaller British rival BG Group Plc for about USD 70 billion to create the world’s largest independent producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Business Standard reported. The deal, the first major acquisition since oil prices began to

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Circle K Sponsoring North Carolina Festival

Following The Pantry acquisition agreement, Circle K to sponsor Speed Street festival in Charlotte. Circle K, which is acquiring Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry, is set to sponsor the North Carolina festival Speed Street, which begins next month, The Charlotte Observer reported. Speed Street, which is presented by Coca Cola, is now in its 21st year

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Par Petroleum To Introduce New Hawaii Branding Strategy

Plans to communicated and executed in the coming months. Par Petroleum Corp., owner of Hawaii’s largest oil refinery, plans to unveil a new branding strategy in the next 2-3 months, according to Pacific Business News. In 2013, Houston-based Par Petroleum’s subsidiary, Hawaii Independent Energy, closed on its purchase of the former Tesoro Corp.’s Hawaii refinery

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Sunoco LP Expands Revolving Credit Facility to $1.5 Billion

Sunoco LP announced that it has amended its existing revolving credit facility and expanded aggregate credit commitments from $1.25 billion to $1.5 billion. The facility with a syndicate of banks matures in September 2019. The expansion will provide the Partnership with additional financing flexibility and liquidity to fund future growth capital expenditures. The Partnership has

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Love’s Travel Stops Opens Location in Williams, Ariz.

Love’s adds 91 parking spaces on Interstate 40. Ninety-one additional truck-parking spaces are now available along Interstate 40 in Arizona. The new Love’s Travel Stops location in Williams, located at Interstate 40, Exit 163, opened yesterday, April 9. The 12,000 square foot facility gives professional drivers access to a variety of products and driver services,

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Stripes Raises Funds for Children’s Miracle Network

Campaign to provide vital funds for pediatric programs through an in-store Miracle Balloon Fundraising Campaign. Now through May 5, Stripes Convenience Stores will be asking customers to Put Their Money Where The Miracles Are and purchase a $1 Miracle Balloon to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Stripes has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network

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Dunkin’ Donuts Adds Google Wallet

Guests with Android devices will be able to purchase and reload virtual Dunkin’ Donuts Cards using Google Wallet on Dunkin’ Mobile App. Dunkin’ Donuts has unveiled a new mobile payment option, announcing that U.S. customers with Android devices can now purchase and reload virtual Dunkin’ Donuts Cards using Google Wallet. This new digital payment option

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IDDBA Introduces FSCRP

Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program (FSCRP) helps retail members afford food safety steps. The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) is promoting food safety among its retail members by reimbursing them up to $2,000 annually for food-safety-certifying store-level dairy, deli, and bakery managers and employees. Called the Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program (FSCRP), it reimburses retail members

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National Average Gas Price Continues To Drop

Today’s average gas price stands at $2.39. Pump prices continue to dip as refineries complete scheduled maintenance and prepare for the summer driving season, AAA reported. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has fallen for 24 of the past 30 days, after reaching a peak-to-date price for 2015 of $2.46 per gallon on

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7-Eleven Holds Bring-Your-Own-Cup Slurpee Day

Slurpee fans are invited to bring their own, sanitary and no-larger-than-10- inches- in-diameter container to fill with their favorite Slurpee flavors this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at a participating 7‑Eleven store. Bring your carafes … beakers … goblets … jars … or anything else that could even remotely be considered a cup

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Does Apple Pay Violate Durbin Amendment?

As merchants using Apple Pay have the ability to select routing options that allow for lower fees, some say Apple Pay is in violation of the Durbin Amendment, American Banker reported. The amendment by Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., into the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, requires issuers to give greater access to certain PIN. Under the law,

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Pay Raises For Walmart Associates In Florida Go Into Effect

Pay raises a key aspect of overall commitment to help workers move beyond entry-level jobs. As part of Walmart’s additional $1 billion investment in its workers this year, Walmart is giving pay raises to 34,244 associates in Florida for the pay period starting April 4. With the raises, associates earn at least $1.75 an hour

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NOCO Express Opens Tim Hortons

Kenmore store also newly renovated to provide expanded selection of fresh foods. NOCO Express announced the grand opening of Tim Hortons at its store located at 535 Kenmore Avenue, at the corner of Klauder Road, in Tonawanda, N.Y. This is the first Tim Hortons for which NOCO is the franchisee. The store also marked the

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NYACS Announces Hall of Fame Elections

Terry Pier, Mike Siwik, the Byrne Family to be inducted in NY C-Store Hall of Fame. The New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS) has announced that Terry Pier, Mike Siwik and the Byrne Family have been elected to the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame. NYACS will honor them at its annual Chairman’s

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NCA Announces Enhanced Educational Lineup

Diverse range of topics expected to draw crowds and enhance learnings at NCA’s Sweets & Snacks Expo. NCA reveals an enhanced educational lineup in both the keynote sessions and Sweet Insights Theater at the 2015 Sweets & Snacks Expo, held May 19-21. Featuring topics ranging from the latest trends in online grocery shopping to consumer

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More Military Tobacco Restrictions Likely

Increased regulations and price increases may continue to dissuade military members from smoking. As military bases look to discourage tobacco use, increased tobacco prices and more tobacco-free areas on military bases are options that will be presented to Defense Secretary Ash Carter by an advisory committee, according to a defense spokeswoman, the NavyTimes reported. It’s

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Oil Prices and U.S. Gasoline Demand Growth

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor at Schneider Electric West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures have again nosed above $50 bbl early in the second quarter, trading at a roughly $6 bbl discount to global oil prices, with renewed discussion in the market again that oil prices have found their bottom after a better-than eight-month nosedive,

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HEINEKEN USA Appoints New CEO

Ronald Den Elzen to succeed Dolf Van Den Brink who will lead HEINEKEN Mexico. HEINEKEN USA has announced that effective July 1, Dolf van den Brink will be the new CEO of Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma/HEINEKEN Mexico. He will be succeeded by Ronald den Elzen, the current managing director of HEINEKEN Portugal. Van den Brink has been

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Hershey Hits Certified Sustainable Cocoa Sourcing Milestone

Hershey will source enough certified and sustainable cocoa to produce four of its iconic chocolate brands in 2016. The Hershey Co. announced that it will source enough certified and sustainable cocoa in 2016 to surpass the amount of cocoa required for the global production of four of its most popular chocolate brands: Hershey will source

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7-Eleven Stores Toasts New To-Go ‘Melt’ Sandwiches

Based on popular demand for fresh and hot sandwiches, 7‑Eleven introduces its Melt sandwiches at participating stores for a suggested retail price of $2.99. Making a sandwich is easy, right? Two slices of bread, meat, cheese and sauce … done. Creating the two new 7‑Eleven Melt artisan sandwiches was a little more involved. Like evaluating

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Casey’s General Store to Hold May “Dog Tag” Promotion

Proceeds to benefit nonprofit Hope for the Warriors. During the entire month of April, Casey’s General Store is offering a special “Dog Tag” Promotion to raise funds and awareness for Hope For The Warriors and for the growing needs of service members and military families. For only $1, Casey’s customers can do their part to

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Gulf Racing Fuels Becomes Official Fuel of Atlantic Championship Series

Sponsorship includes Atlantic-themed consumer and retail promotions. The Atlantic Championship Series has announced that Gulf Racing Fuels will be the official fuel for the 2015 Atlantic Championship Series season. Gulf Racing Fuel MACH 110 octane unleaded race gas will be the specified fuel for all Atlantic race cars during all seven weekends and 14 races

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EPA Recognizes Hoshizaki America Inc.

Hoshizaki receives the 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year –Sustained Excellence Award. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Hoshizaki America, Inc. with a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Hoshizaki’s accomplishments will be recognized

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