Casey’s Discovers Credit Card Skimming Devices

Seven of Casey’s General Stores locations were found to have credit card skimming devices on pumps. Credit card skimming devices were recently discovered at seven Casey’s General Stores Inc. locations. Six of the locations effected are in Nebraska,  and one is in Iowa. The effected stores are located at: 4150 W. U.S. Highway 30, Grand Island,


NOCO Combats Cancer in the Community

NOCO raises over $25,000 to support local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society chapter. Throughout August and September, NOCO customers and employees raised $25,015 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Western & Central New York Chapter. “As a company firmly committed to giving back to our local community, NOCO has been a proud supporter of the Leukemia

Raising the Foodservice Bar

C-stores and supermarkets are becoming strong competition for QSRs. Convenience stores and supermarkets have greatly improved their foodservice offerings in recent years. The NPD Group has reported that as food quality increases, so does the number of consumers choosing these outlets for their prepared meals and snacks in addition to quick service restaurants (QSRs). Quick and convenient

Online Credit Card Fraud On the Rise

Retail fraud weighs heavily on the industry and consumers, alike. The U.S. Retail Fraud Survey 2015, which was launched at the first Retail Fraud – New York conference, has revealed a substantial increase in online credit card fraud. Published by Retail Knowledge and sponsored by intelligent cash handling experts Volumatic, the Survey, now in its third year,

Walgreens Buying Rite Aid

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Rite Aid Corp. announced on Tuesday, Oct. 27, that Walgreens will acquire all outstanding shares of Rite Aid, a U.S. retail pharmacy chain, for $9 per share in cash, for a total enterprise value of approximately $17.2 billion, including acquired net debt. The purchase price represents a premium of 48% 

7-Eleven Selects New Distributor For 900 Locations

Core-Mark will soon service 7-Eleven stores in three western regions. A five-year supply agreement was recently signed stating that approximately 900 7-Eleven stores in three western regions will be serviced by Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. Core-Mark will be the primary wholesale distributor, delivering a wide range of products to these stores out of three of

Western Refining Proposes Acquisition

Western Refining has made an offer to purchase Northern Tier Energy common units. Western Refining Inc. has made a proposal to acquire all of Northern Tier Energy LP’s publicly-held common units. According to a report from Market Watch, Western Refining submitted their proposal to the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the general partner

How McDonald’s Is Perking Up Beverage Sales

In another attempt to drive sales, McDonald’s is now selling Monster energy drinks at select locations. Following the launch of all-day breakfast, McDonald’s is now testing another strategy to drive business in its restaurants. Some 20 U.S. McDonald’s stores in various states are now offering these highly caffeinated beverages for individual sale, as well as

How Time of Day Influences Snack Choices

The NPD Group has found that there is a time and place for certain snacks. A recent study by The NPD Group has revealed that consumer snack preferences are determined by both time of day and location. The study found that consumers’ tastes for savory and sweet snacks are determined by the time of day, while better-for-you

Lottery Industry Expands Reach

New agreement hopes to bring consumers a new, enjoyable lottery experience. InComm and Scientific Games Corp. have entered into an agreement to bring new lottery gift card product offerings to consumers in North America. The agreement expands the lottery industry’s reach into many new distribution channels like chain pharmacy, big box and general merchandise stores. The agreement

Mac Food Mart Fights Against Breast Cancer

Sunoco grand opening in Fort Wayne, Ind. helps fuel the fight against breast cancer. Mac Food Mart recently hosted a Fuel the Fight Against Breast Cancer Event at the Grand Opening of the new Fort Wayne, Ind. Sunoco gas station. Between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 17, Mac Food Mart donated 10 cents for every gallon of

Taco Bell Caters to Vegetarian Consumers

Taco Bell leads the industry in constructing the first QSR vegetarian menu. Taco Bell is leading the way when it comes providing easy, accessible vegetarian menu items, as it has become the first quick-service restaurant (QSR) to offer menu items certified by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA). The latest in Taco Bell’s Food for All journey – focused

Tecate Light Redefines Light Beer

Tecate is launching a 360-degree holiday program to help customers conquer the holiday season. Tecate Light will soon launch a new, comprehensive, 360-degree program, spanning from Thanksgiving to Dia de Reyes, that will offer LDA+ consumers everything they need to kick-start their holiday celebrations. The fully-integrated retail promotion, including digital partnerships with Pandora and Ibotta,

How Holiday Shopping Trends Are Evolving In 2015

A category shift has shoppers searching for much more than gifts this holiday season. Deloitte’s 30th annual holiday survey of consumer spending intentions and trends has revealed that, this year, holiday shopping may focus less on putting gifts under the tree than years past. The survey has also found that holiday shopping traditions may be changing,

How Falling Crude Costs Are Keeping Gas Prices Low

Drivers are getting relief at the pump, but will it last? The average pump price has fallen nationally for regular unleaded gasoline for 17 consecutive days, providing customers with a total savings of 12 cents per gallon. The national average currently sits at $2.20 per gallon, the lowest price since February, according to a report

Cigarette Sales Trending Above Historical Ranges

Trends suggest that combustible cigarette sales will remain high in 2016. As disposable income increases among tobacco consumers, combustible cigarettes are making their comeback. According to a report from Wells Fargo, cigarette industry volume is currently trending above historical ranges. There was virtually no downside risk in the tobacco industry during fiscal year 2015, but volume

How The Chocolate Market Is Poised For Growth

Despite common industry concerns, chocolate sales are expected to grow in 2016. According to a new report from Packaged Facts, thanks to the 81% of American consumers eating chocolate, the outlook for the U.S. chocolate candy market is trending upward. Packaged Facts estimates that chocolate sales will reach $22 billion in sales by the end of

SCV Oil Acquires Five C-Stores

SCV Oil expands presence in the Southeast. Southern South Carolina-based SCV Oil LLC has acquired five convenience stores located in Western Virginia and northeastern Tennessee from various related entities of Sunshine Fuel LLC of Florida. This is SCV Oil’s second acquisition this year, greatly expanding the company’s geographic reach to now encompass a wide area of the

CNG Energy Partners to Open Texas CNG Station

New CNG station expected to encourage the use of cleaner, cheaper, domestically produced fuel. CNG Energy Partners LLC has signed a 10-year contract with the City of Lake Jackson, Texas to build, operate and maintain a public access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The new facility will be commercial truck friendly, support the local desire to embrace the

How To Decorate Your C-Store For the Holidays

The do’s and don’ts of store decorating. The holidays can be a confusing time for business owners. Decisions need to be made in regards to staffing, inventory, and what can prove to be the trickiest of all: decorating. There are some definitive do’s and don’ts, and they can all impact a businesses’ bottom-line at the

How To Cash In On Top-Selling Holiday Treats

As the chocolate market expands, retailers fill shelves with more premium brands. According to a blog from, chocolate Halloween candy remains the top-selling treat for the holiday, generating $217 million in 2014. Although there is some variation in Halloween candy choices, industry leaders Hershey and Mars account for 87% of chocolate Halloween candy. Most variety

VERC Makes Strides Against Cancer

VERC exceeds $10,000 fundraising goal through the Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator, has exceeded its $10,000 fundraising goal of $10,000 for cancer research. The company raised a total of $11,207 through this year’s Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Team VERC was comprised of 60 VERC employees, relatives and friends, all participating

Recognizing Next-Generation Leaders With 40 Under 40

Nominate your next-generation leader today. The convenience store industry proves time and again that innovation and hard work are the foundation that supports steady, meaningful growth. This growth isn’t only important from a sales standpoint, but is vital to a company’s long-term stability when analyzing the human element. Convenience store companies must be able to

Construction Commences for Krause Gateway Center

Kum & Go breaks ground on new five-story company building. Groundbreaking has begun for the new Krause Gateway Center at 1459 Grand Ave. in Des Moines, Iowa. State and local officials, architect Renzo Piano and Kum & Go leaders and associates recently celebrated the first step in the process of building the new center. Kum & Go

New CNG Fueling Station Opens in Indiana

IGS CNG Services opens its second CNG fueling station in Speedway’s fueling network. IGS CNG Services’ second Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station within Speedway’s fueling network has opened. IGS CNG Services and Speedway LLC opened the new station in South Bend, Ind., at 6161 W. Brick Road, at the State Route 31 exit (exit 72) off Indiana