Meijer to Offer Home Delivery

Meijer will soon offer home delivery from 25 different Detroit-area stores. On Sept. 15, Meijer, in partnership with Shipt, will launch a home grocery delivery service in Detroit and southeastern Michigan. This new service provides customers with an even more convenient way to shop at Meijer. Beginning Sept. 15, shoppers will be able to use

Growth Potential in the Oil and Gas Refining and Marketing Segment

A new report has revealed the growth potential of four different oil and gas refining and marketing companies. A new study from Stock-Callers.com has reviewed some of the major companies in the oil and gas refining and marketing segment to identify the growth potential of each company. The companies that were studied are engaged in

VP Racing Hires New Regional Manager of Wholesale Business Development

VP Racing has hired a new regional manager to help the company grow its Western Region. VP Racing Fuels Inc. has hired Gary Jaiman as the company’s new regional manager of branded wholesale business development. Jaiman has been appointed to this position in order to support VP’s growing retail branding program. “The increasing number of

Sunoco Acquires Emerge Energy Services’ Fuels Business

Sunoco has now acquired two transmix processing plants that currently process over 10,000 barrels per day of transmix. On Aug. 31,2016, Sunoco LP announced that the company had completed the acquisition of Emerge Energy Services LP’s fuels business. The acquisition was completed for a total of $167.7 million, plus working capital adjustments.  The Fuels Business

McLane Chosen as Main Distributor for Fred’s Pharmacy

McLane Co. will help fred’s Pharmacy to improve efficiencies by acting as the company’s main distributor.  Beginning in October, McLane Co. Inc. will be the main distributor for fred’s Pharmacy. With more than 650 locations across the Southeastern part of the U.S., this new service agreement allows McLane’s nationwide reach and expertise to consolidate the

CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Merchandising Candy

Today’s idea of the day: Merchandise or repack candies and pastries in clear to-go cups down the candy aisle between gum, mints and candy bars. Do you have an idea to share? Email Senior Editor Erin Rigik Del Conte at edelconte@csdecisions.com.

Jersey Boys

After launching a new travel center in New Jersey, New York’s Bolla Oil is now eyeing a dozen new-to-industry sites in the Garden State. By John Lofstock, Editor Bolla Oil has never been afraid to take a gamble on a unique opportunity, so when the chance to enter the New Jersey market presented itself, the

Love’s Plans to Open its First Montana Location

A new Love’s Travel Stop in a new state is in the works for early 2017. Love’s Travel Stops is on track to open its first store in Montana in early 2017. According to a report from Billings Gazette, a new 10,000-square foot Love’s store will be opening at Exit 495 along Interstate 90 in

Chevron to Supply LNG to China

Chevron continues to expand its customer base through a 10 year Sales and Purchase Agreement agreement with ENN LNG Trading Co. Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corp., will now be delivering liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China as a part of a newly signed LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) between

7-Eleven Stores Founder has Passed Away

Bill Brown is remembered as a grateful and humble man. On Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, William C. “Bill” Brown passed away in his home at the age of 89. Brown, who was born July 27, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y., was the founder of Oklahoma City-based 7-Eleven Stores. Brown’s son, Jim Brown, is now the current

Wage Increases Rise in Lower-Paying Industries

Many of the nation’s lower-paying jobs are increasing wages in an attempt to retain employees. Industries which typically offer lower pay rates, such as gas stations and food and beverage stores, are currently raising their wages at a faster rate than higher paying professions. According to a recent report from Bloomberg Markets, research conducted by

VP Racing Fuels Victor Cagnazzi for the NHRA Nationals

VP Racing will fuel multiple cars for Gray Motorsports at this year’s NHRA National events. VP Racing Fuels has entered into a new partnership with Victor Cagnazzi and Gray Motorsports’ COPO Camaro Sportsman racing team. Under the new agreement, each of the team’s cars will be powered exclusively by VP’s C25 racing fuel at the

Dunkin’ Donuts Offers Discounted Coffee when the Patriots Win

Dunkin’ Donuts is offering 87 cent medium coffees after every regular season win for the Patriots. Beginning September 12, and continuing throughout this year’s regular football season, DD Perks members will receive a medium hot or iced coffee for 87 cents the day after a New England Patriots’ win. This offer, which marks the return

7-Eleven Announces the Return of the 7-Election

7-Eleven customers can cast their cups and make their voices heard this election season with the return of the 7-Election Presidential Coffee Poll. The company will host a number of promotions from now until the election to encourage customers to cast their cups. On Aug. 31, 2016, 7-Eleven launched the fifth quadrennial 7-Election Presidential Coffee

Select Sunoco Stations to Accept Safeway Gas Rewards

Sunoco LP is now offering even more ways for customers to save at the pump. A number of Sunoco stations will now be adopting the Safeway Gas Rewards program, as Safeway has now teamed up with Sunoco LP to expand this popular program. The Sunoco stations that will now offer the ability for customers to

Growth has Slowed in the Restaurant Industry

Restaurant industry results for the second quarter of 2016 have revealed only minimal growth in the industry. A new report from The NPD Group has revealed that the total restaurant industry results for the quarter ending June 2016 are uncannily similar to the results of the year’s first quarter. Just as in the first quarter

McLane Rebrands its Private Label Company

McLane’s private label company, which has now been rebranded to CVP, now offers an even greater variety of products to McLane customers. On Aug. 31, at the company’s National Trade Show, McLane Co. Inc. announced that it is rebranding its private label company Salado Sales to CVP (Consumer Value Products). Additionally, McLane has unveiled five

Tecate Launches Boxing Themed Promotion

A new promotion from Tecate is encouraging boxing fans to elevate their viewing experience by choosing Tecate this boxing season. On Sept. 1, 2016, Tecate launched a new promotional program to encourage LDA+ boxing fans to choose Tecate this boxing season. The new We’ve Got Your Back program from Tecate features national TV spots, on-

CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Checkout Lines

Idea of the day: Split the sales counter with the cash register to form two lines for customers—one line on each side of register. Two shorter lines look less intimidating than one short line. In stores with multiple registers, always keep the registers manned during busy hours. The majority of convenience store customers crave speed

Hunt Brothers Launches Annual Hunt to Win Sweepstakes

Hunt Brothers has announced the return of the company’s most popular sweepstakes, and this year’s prizes are too exciting to pass up. Just in time for the upcoming hunting season, Hunt Brothers Pizza has launched the company’s fifth annual “Hunt to Win” sweepstakes. Now through November 13th, hunting and outdoor enthusiasts can enter to win

Health Trends haven’t Hurt Sales of Less Healthy Breakfast Items

Despite current health trends, syrup smothered breakfast items remain a menu staple in American households. While American consumers continue to opt for healthier food choices, new research from Packaged Facts has revealed that Americans have not completely cut out the less healthy items, especially when it comes to breakfast. Recent research by Packaged Facts reveals

McLane Announces 2016 National Trade Show Features

The 2016 NTS from McLane Co. features celebrity guests and a new interactive foodservice experience. On Aug. 30, McLane Co. Inc. kicked off its annual National Trade Show (NTS) in Grapevine, Texas. This year’s NTS runs from Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, and it features a “Profit Playbook” theme. Throughout the event, there will be

Love’s to Double the Size of its Main Corporate Campus

Love’s has purchased property and a building adjacent to its current main corporate campus in order to house future growth. On Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the building and land located to the south of the company’s main corporate campus on Pennsylvania

Jonnie Lindberg Uses Only VP Racing Fuels in Battle for Championship

Jonnie Lindberg call VP’s M1 the cleanest Methanol on the market. VP Racing Fuels has announced a new partnership with Jonnie Lindberg Motorsports for the 2016 racing season. As a part of this new alliance, Jonnie Lindberg, reigning NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car champion, will exclusively use VP’s M1 Methanol to fuel his attempt to

Alimentation Couche-Tard Releases First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

A busy first quarter of 2017 has led to substantial growth for Alimentation Couche-Tard. It has been a busy first quarter of fiscal 2017 for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., and the company has now released its financial results for the quarter, ending July 17, 2016. These financial results have been released on the heels of a

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