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Kum & Go Opens New Store in Sioux Falls

New eco-friendly store features fresh food and a variety of fuel options. Kum & Go opens a new convenience store in Sioux Falls, S.D. at the intersection of Minnesota and Russell. The store is 5,000-square-feet and during its opening week, the new store will offer $1 fresh pizza slices. This is the seventh store to

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Cumberland Farms Calls For Scholarship Applications

Encourages 2015 high school seniors to apply for Believe and Achieve Scholarships. Cumberland Farms reminded high school seniors across its eight-state service area that time is running out to apply for the company’s popular Believe and Achieve Scholarship Program. With the Dec. 15, 2014 application deadline only two weeks away, the convenience store retailer encourages

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Corner Store Introduces Winter Menu Items

New food offerings feature peppermint whoopie bites. Customers can cozy up for the holidays with new treats and eats at their nearest Corner Store this winter. Beginning Dec. 2, peppermint whoopie bites with chocolate cake and peppermint blast sprinkles are available at $1.99 for a five-pack. Customers can also cozy up with a mug of

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Turkey Hill Awards Free Fuel For Life

Ephrata resident Tosha Hoffer wins grand prize. Turkey Hill Minit Markets presented the Grand Prize of Free Fuel for Life in the Great Gas Giveaway sweepstakes to Ephrata resident Tosha Hoffer at her local Turkey Hill store (3585 Rothsville Road, Ephrata, Pa.). The prize entitles Tosha to up to $60,000 in free gasoline fill-ups at

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Stripes Launches College Scholarship Fund

Fund to benefit local college bound students. Obtaining a college education will now be easier for students within the Stripes operating market areas thanks to the Stripes College Scholarship Fund, a program launched today by Stripes Convenience Stores. Stripes has begun its second in-store fundraising campaign, inviting customers to participate by donating as little as

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Core-Mark To Webcast First Investor Day

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 that it will Webcast its presentation from its first Investor Day on Dec. 9, 2014 from Tampa, Fla. The live Webcast will begin at 8:45 a.m. Eastern time and can be

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U.S. Gasoline Prices Take Dive as OPEC Stands Pat

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric Far from unexpected, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries rolled over their production quota at their meeting in Vienna, Austria, during the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday, triggering a steep selloff in thinned down trading for crude oil and gasoline futures. The 12-member producer group at their

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7-Eleven Campaign Donates Pizzas to Area Needy

Local 7‑Eleven stores invited residents to help put food on the tables of their less fortunate neighbors. Thanksgiving is perhaps the holiday most associated with food and family get-togethers. But many American families cannot afford even the most meager of meals, much less the standard holiday turkey and dressing spread. Local 7‑Eleven stores invited residents

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Love’s Expands In Utah And Wisconsin

Opens two new locations. Professional drivers now have access to nearly 160 additional parking spaces in two new parts of the U.S. Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) opened for business in Salina, Utah, at I-70, Exit 54, and Fond du Lac, Wis., at U.S. Highway 41, Exit 97, on Thursday, Nov. 20. Both locations are open

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VP Racing Fuels Appoints New General Manager of Consumer Products

Kelley Hendel to bring broad and deep experience to new role. VP Racing Fuels Inc., announced the appointment of Kelley Hendel as general manager-consumer products. Based at the company’s corporate headquarters in San Antonio, Hendel will be responsible for overseeing customer service and support for distributors, dealers and retail customers who purchase VP’s consumer products

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Couche-Tard’s Profits Rise

Alimentation Couche-Tard sees profits increase despite dipping sales.   Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. posted a slight decrease in sales in the second quarter while net earnings rose 24.6 per cent. The Laval, Que.-based convenience-store giant booked net profit of $286.4-million (U.S.) or 50 cents per share, up from $229.8-million or 40 cents in the like period

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NACS: New FDA Menu Labeling Regs Bad for C-Stores

NACS disapproves of the FDA menu labeling decision, saying c-stores are different from restaurants.   The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) criticized the new menu labeling rules the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently placed on convenience stores, grocery stores, movie theaters, and even vending machines. “The FDA has clearly gone beyond congressional intent by expanding

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Beck’s Stores Go Digital

Beck’s adopts a system that markets to customers on Facebook and Twitter.   Beck’s Stores has reached an agreement with digital marketing provider OpenStore to outfit its chain with digital network designed to reach customers through a branded mobile app, individual store web pages, mobile coupons and social media that includes Facebook and Twitter. “We have recognized

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Rutter’s Adds Fried Shrimp, Basket Meals to Menu

Rutter’s is expanding its dinner offerings in time for the holidays.               What puts customers in the Thanksgiving spirit? Shrimp, of course. That and other options are now on the menu at York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Food Stores, which has added fried shrimp and meal baskets to its dinner offerings. Ten lightly breaded shrimp make each fried shrimp order a

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Sheetz Honored in Virginia

Convenience store chain recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in the state. Sheetz Inc. was recently named as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia. The annual list of the Best Places to Work in Virginia was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. This statewide survey and

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U.S. Gasoline Marketers Eye Bountiful Demand Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Gasoline demand in the U.S. is expected to be robust over the Thanksgiving Day holiday, with travel projected to reach a seven-year high on a cheerier consumer smiling as retail gasoline prices hover at a four-year low. “Holiday joy has come early this year with Americans likely to pay the lowest Thanksgiving gas price since

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Stinker Stores Raises $54,000 for Idaho Families

 Idaho C-store proves a valued partner in fight against hunger.     Hungry Idahoans are getting some extra help this holiday season, with Stinker Stores completing their “Stomp Out Hunger” fundraiser for 2014, raising $54,110 to help solve hunger in Idaho. From November 7-17, Stinker customers were asked if they wanted to add a donation to The

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Ricker Named Chairman of the Fuels Institute

Ricker Oil chief leads think tank at a time when alternative fuels and vehicles are at the forefront.   Jay Ricker, chairman of Anderson, Ind.-based Ricker Oil Co. was elected chairman of the Fuels Institute during the recent Fuels Institute’s Annual Meeting and Fuels Summit. Andy Viens, president of global marketing for Phillips 66 Co. in Houston, Texas, was elected

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Stripes Announces Thanksgiving and Black Friday Freebie

Stripes is celebrating Thanksgiving with tacos.   Stripes Stores and Laredo Taco Company will be celebrating Thanksgiving and Black Friday with a Free Breakfast Original Taco coupon from the Laredo Taco Company. Customers interested in the promotional offer must print the coupon from the Prize Cooler Tab located on the Stripes Stores Facebook page (www.facebook.com/stripesstores). The

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Survey: 56% Prefer Mobile Pay For the Holidays

Mobile pay options are becoming more popular among shoppers, especially Millennials.   A commissioned study examining consumer interest and adoption of in-store mobile payment in advance of the holiday shopping season, according to Retale,  a location-based mobile platform connecting shoppers with their favorite local retailers. The study focused on several key areas, including the benefits,

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Rutter’s Donates $230,000 in Scholarship Money

Carrying on a long tradition, York, Pa.-based c-store gives back to the community.   Rutter’s will donate an additional $230,000 to 10 area schools to provide tuition to eligible students, the company recently announced. The latest announcement follows Rutter’s commitment to provide $200,000 for scholarships at 12 preschools and daycare centers in south central Pennsylvania

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Del Monte Opens Plant in Toronto

Company expands its operations to service customers in Ontario and Quebec with full line of products.   Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (Del Monte) announced that its first state-of-the-art Canadian distribution center, that opened in January this year, is now being complemented by the opening of a fresh cut facility in Oshawa, ON. The

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NOCO Stores Dig Out From the Snow

NOCO Express finds itself buried along with many other western New Yorkers. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Like thousands of stranded New Yorkers over the last few days, employees of NOCO Express found themselves buried to the hilt in one of the largest snowstorms to every hit the Buffalo area. In western New York, locations around Buffalo were covered with massive mounds of

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Anheuser-Busch Media Event Shares Best Practices

“Being best in craft beer also means being best in value brands—you can’t succeed by only growing one segment,” says Anheuser-Busch’s vice president of small format sales. Anheuser-Busch hosted a media event for the trade press, Wednesday Nov. 19-20 in St. Louis, to share best practices in driving beer sales, beer and food pairing concepts,

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QuikTrip Challenged Over Expansion Plans

Convenience chain in neighbors’ crosshairs over development project.   QuikTrip as a Kansas City neighborhood and the convenience store chain are going toe-to-toe over a new development plan. Worried about extra traffic and other related concerns, area neighbors filed a protest petition with the city clerk. The plans to buy the extra land and expand

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