Joint Venture will Bring Crude Oil From Texas to Louisiana

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Bayou Bridge pipeline to be constructed through a three-way venture. A joint venture has been formed between Phillips 66, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. This venture was made to construct the Bayou Bridge pipeline to transport crude oil from the Phillips 66 and Sunoco Logistics terminals in Nederland, Texas, to Lake Charles, La.

FREE Weekends at 7-Eleven this August

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For 7-Eleven fans, more weekends equals more savings. 7-Eleven, is launching another summer special in August – FREEkends (FREE Weekends). During this new promotion, 7-Eleven will have a free product offer each weekend throughout August. The best part is that there are five weekends in August this year. 7-Eleven will launch its FREEkend offers Aug. 1 for

Sheetz Opens Two New Pennsylvania Stores

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The growing family-owned convenience store chain continues strong expansion in Pennsylvania. On July 30, Sheetz opened two new locations in Burnham, Pa. and Huntingdon, Pa. The new stores give customers in the Mifflin County, Pa. and Huntingdon, Pa. areas more food and fuel options. The store openings were celebrated with fun games, food, drinks and prize giveaways, along with free coffee

NOCO Fights Hunger Through Donations

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NOCO fights against hunger by donating thousands of pounds of non-perishable food items to the local Food Bank. NOCO and its employees recently donated more than 6,500 non-perishable food items to the Food Bank of Western New York. From July 10-17, NOCO’s eight office/warehouse locations throughout Western New York donated non-perishable items to the cause. On July 28,

Fresh & Easy Makes More Cuts

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A competitive market forces Fresh & Easy to cut underperforming locations. Fresh & Easy has announced that it will be closing 14 of its stores. These closures are being made as a part of a downsizing effort as the company attempts to compete in a challenging industry. Recent initiatives have been made to help drive sales

A Job Verses A Career

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A job will provide you a living. A career will provide you a life. By Tony Huppert, CEO of Team Oil Inc. I have met people over the years that have told me how lucky I have been over my 63 years. They emphasize the fact that, whatever I have been involved in, I always kept

Sunoco Acquires Susser Holdings Corp.

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Sunoco’s expansion continues with the acquisition of Susser Holdings Corp. Sunoco LP has completed the acquisition of Susser Holdings Corp. (SHC). The corporation was acquired from ETP Holdco Corp. and Heritage Holdings Inc., wholly-owned subsidiaries of Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP). The transaction is valued at approximately $1.93 billion. Sunoco paid $966.9 million in cash and

S. Abraham & Sons’ 6th Annual Foodservice Showcase

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Convenience store distributor dedicates showcase to foodservice. Thursday, Aug. 20 will be the sixth annual Foodservice Showcase by S. Abraham & Sons, Inc. (SAS). The showcase will take place in Lake Geneva, Wis., at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The company also hosts an annual trade show in

Core-Mark Second Quarter Earnings to be Released

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Core-Mark has announced a second quarter investor call which will be accessible on Aug. 6. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. plans to release its Q2 earnings before the market opens on Thursday Aug. 6, 2015.  The company will later host an investor call at 9 a.m. Pacific Time that same day. The call will be accessible by dialing 800-588-4973 using the

Sheetz Cuts Ties With Local Pepperoni Roll Supplier

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Sheetz may no longer sell West Virginia made pepperoni rolls, and customers do not approve. When Sheetz first announced that it was seeking a new supplier for its pepperoni rolls, customers made their disapproval clear. Pepperoni rolls are believed to have originated in West Virginia, and customers are demanding that the rolls continue to be

Eby-Brown Promotes Mathew Mandeltort to Help Drive Strategic Vision

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Eby-Brown has appointed a new vice president of foodservice strategy and education. Mathew Mandeltort has been appointed vice president of foodservice strategy and education for Eby-Brown Co. LLC., effective immediately. Prior to accepting his new position, Mandeltort was the corporate foodservice manager. In his new position, Mandeltort will be responsible for providing the strategic direction of all Eby-Brown foodservice

7-Eleven Expands to Vietnam

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New agreement helps 7-Eleven to add to its worldwide store total. A master franchise agreement between 7-Eleven, Inc. and Seven Systems Vietnam Co. Ltd. has been signed to allow the development and operation of 7-Eleven stores in Vietnam. The expansion will add to the company’s already established 56,400 stores worldwide, and also marks the company’s first stake in the

A Convenience Store is a Grocery Store on Steroids

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Change takes effect much faster in a convenience store than in a grocery store. By Bill Scott,  founder of StoreReport LLC & Scott Systems Inc. Convenience stores make the perfect test labs for statistical analysis, because they offer an environment where the slightest change may have immediate, far-reaching and noticeable effects. In these compact environments,

How To Recover After Storm Damage

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While rushing to re-open after summer storm damage, some crucial repairs are often overlooked. When a retail outlet or restaurant is damaged by severe weather, a quick recovery is essential. Realizing the importance of time, Cintas Corp. has provided five tips to help with a speedy recovery from disruptions, just in time for summer storm

NAG Awards Five Student Scholarships

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Selected students receive $1,000 each toward their college education. By CSD Staff The National Advisory Group (NAG) has announced the five winners of the 2015 John MacDougall/NAG Memorial Scholarship. The winners are Emily Harris, Louisville, Ky., Thorntons; Ashley Hernandez, Key West, Fla., Dion Quik Marts; Rachel Hudson, Amarillo, Texas, Toot N’ Totum; Maxwell Klyczek, Hollywood,

Shell Makes Cuts to Combat Low Oil Prices

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As oil maintains its lower prices, Shell adjusts with spending and job cuts. Given the extended period of low oil prices, oil companies are experiencing a decrease in net income from a year ago. Decreases in oil production revenue must be countered with other strategies. Some companies are finding it necessary to change former plans in order to

Wells Fargo Weighs in on RAI and Altria Financial Reports

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RAI expected to build momentum with Newport, while Altria Marlboro momentum leads to record retail share. Altria Altria released impressive second quarter results, demonstrating its strong execution. The company reported adjusted diluted Q2 earnings per share (EPS) of 74 cents (up 13.8%), primarily driven by strong cigarette volume growth of +1% and solid pricing of

How Does Fuel Pricing Influence Vehicle Purchases?

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Despite today’s price conscious consumers, it seems that consumers are not highly concerned about fuel prices when it comes to choosing a vehicle. A report by the Fuels Institute suggests that consumer vehicle purchases are not significantly influenced by fuel prices. Over the past five years, the average price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline

Hubertus Muehlhaeuser Appointed CEO of Manitowoc Foodservice

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Muehlhaeuser to lead Foodservice through its planned separation from Manitowoc Co. The Manitowoc Co. Inc. has appointed Hubertus Muehlhaeuser as CEO of Manitowoc Foodservice Inc. Muehlhaeuser will join the company on Aug. 3, 2015. “Hubertus is a dynamic leader with a demonstrated ability to drive strategic transformation throughout an organization. He has also established a

Circle K Divesting 26 Properties Through An Auction

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A number of former and operating c-stores and gas stations are available for purchase in four states. Circle K is selling 26 properties in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri through a real estate auction set to take place from Aug. 10-12. The properties for purchase include operating gas stations and former gas station/convenience stores as

What Do Foodservice Customers Want?

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Technomic plans webinar to explain its Eater Archetypes study. Instead of stereotyping customers based on demographic groups, zeroing in on shopper behaviors can better help foodservice providers deliver what customers want. Technomic Inc. responded to this industry need for behavioral segmentation with its proprietary Eater Archetypes, which break new ground for turning psychographic data into

Is Amazon Opening A Brick-And-Mortar Store?

The drive-through style pick-up location for previously ordered items is reportedly in the planning stages and set for Silicon Valley. Amazon is looking to enter the brick-and-mortar business, introducing drive-through grocery stores where customers can collect groceries they’ve purchased online, according to reports from the Silicon Valley Business Journal and CNBC Online. The first location

Rita’s Italian Ice Enters C-Store Channel

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Plans to open locations at 60 convenience stores by 2025. Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with more than 600 stores, is entering the convenience and gas channel nationwide with two area development agreements. The agreements were awarded to M&M ARC Inc. for the development of the West and to Ice &

7-Eleven Divesting 25 Convenience Stores in 10 States

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C-stores for sale in Virginia, Texas, Florida and Illinois, among other states. 7-Eleven Inc. is selling 25 gas stations/convenience stores, and has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC to coordinate the sale. The sale includes six locations in Virginia, three each in Colorado, Illinois, Texas and West Virginia, two each in Florida and Missouri,

Sunoco, Cardtronics Renew ATM Agreement

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Renewal extends 15-year relationship Sunoco Inc. has renewed its ATM services agreement with Cardtronics Inc., adding a long-term extension to a 15-year relationship between the two companies. Cardtronics is the world’s largest retail ATM owner / operator. Cardtronics currently owns and operates approximately 700 ATMs for Sunoco, Inc. in 15 Eastern states, primarily under the

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