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ARCO Installing inovationTV at 138 Locations

New stations to add more than three million monthly impressions to the GSTV Network. ARCO has signed to have inOvationTV installed at 138 of its stations immediately through a partnership with Gas Station TV (GSTV), a national away-from-home television network at the pump, and Wayne, A GE Energy Business and global innovator of fuel dispensers

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BP Corrects Reports On ARCO

BP intends to sell its Carson refinery, associated businesses and the ARCO-branded retail network in 2012 as an on-going business. BP has corrected a number of inaccurate reports that the ARCO brand would be withdrawn from Southern California. BP noted that it remains committed to the ARCO and ampm convenience store brands. BP announced plans

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BP Unveils New Customer Loyalty Technology

Oil company’s Pump Rewards platform allows customers to redeem cents-per-gallon rebates to save on gas purchases. BP Products North America Inc. announced today the launch of Pump Rewards, a new payment technology that lets loyal BP customers earn cents-per-gallon rebates and redeem them at BP gas stations to experience an instant rollback of gas prices.

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BP’s ampm Sponsors 2012 Big West Basketball Tournament

Students and fans will have the opportunity to win “too much good stuff” for the second year in a row. Honda Center and the Big West Conference have once again partnered with convenience store leader ampm for the annual Big West Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament. The sponsorship establishes the 1,100-plus location franchise as the

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BP In Settlement Talks Regarding Oil Spill

Trail date is postponed as BP and PSC negotiate how to compensate those impacted by the Deepwater Horizon spill. BP and the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) confirmed that the U.S. District Court has adjourned the start of the Deepwater Horizon Multi-District Litigation 2179 civil trial by one week, until Monday, March 5. This adjournment is

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Buck’s Inc. Selling Chicago Convenience Stores

Both company-owned company-operated sites and company-owned dealer-operated locations are available for purchase.   Buck’s Inc. is selling 62 properties located in the greater Chicago and St. Louis metropolitan areas by sealed bid sale. The St. Louis deadline (Feb. 22) has passed, but the Chicago bid deadline is set for March 8. NRC Realty & Capital

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BP Faces $5 Million Lawsuit For Expired Voucher

An expired $12 voucher turns into a major headache for BP. An expired $12 carwash voucher has turned into a $5 million lawsuit against BP, Pioneer Press reported. A Minneapolis customer bought a $12 carwash voucher in November from Calhoun Beach Automotive, a BP gas station in Minneapolis, but due to a long line she

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MACS Donates $10,000 To Fight Hunger

Grant helps food bank distribute 50,000 meals. In partnership with the BP “Fueling Communities” program, Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), presented a check of $10,000 to FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank, NACS reported. The grant is intended to help the food bank distribute 50,000 meals to the one-in-seven residents in central Virginia who live in food-insecure

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BP Unveils $500 Million Marketing Plan

BP Products North America looks to revitalize its U.S. retail brand. BP Products North America Inc. has rolled out plans to reclaim the title as the number one fuels marketer east of the Rockies at the 2012 BP Amoco Marketers Association (BPAMA) Convention and Business Expo—an annual gathering of BP marketers taking place in Florida.

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Jiffy Mart & Tevis Motor Fuel Named 2011 Small Business of the Year

Jiffy Mart & Tevis Motor Fuel, based in Westminster, Md., has been named 2011 Small Business of the Year by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll County Department of Economic Development. The award was presented Nov. 3 at a dinner held at the Portico of St. John for outstanding service to the

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Seibert’s Donates to BP’s ‘Fueling Communities’ Program

This past June, Seibert’s fueling stations was able to donate over $6,000 to the Richmond Mayor’s Youth Academy, giving the education and youth-based program more support for mentoring and training local children for post-secondary education or vocation. Now, with the support of BP’s “Fueling Communities” Program, the Richmond, Va.-based fuel wholesale, service station, towing and

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BP Updates Gulf Restoration Activity in New TV Ad

National campaign provides progress report on Gulf recovery and restoration BP is launching a new nationwide television advertising campaign to update the American people on progress being made to clean up and restore the Gulf Coast region in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon accident. The initial advertisement in the series, which will debut on

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Holiday Hoops for Hope

BP and BP marketer, Automated Petroleum & Energy Co., to present $20,000 donation to benefit Tampa youth and adults with physical disabilities. To fuel the spirit of BP’s sponsorship of the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, Tampa-based BP Marketer, Automated Petroleum & Energy Co. (APEC), has teamed up with Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay to

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Industry Veteran Scott Barrett Joins KSS Fuels

Bringing 20 years of fuels marketing experience from BP, Barrett aims to help customers enhance performance. KSS Fuels announced that Scott Barrett has joined the management team as vice president of customer pricing and planning management. Barrett joins KSS Fuels from BP and brings more than 20 years of retail and wholesale fuels marketing experience

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BP, Mark Oil Co. Donate $20,000

Donation to benefit Charlotte, N.C. youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities. To fuel the spirit of BP’s sponsorship of the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, Charlotte, N.C.-based BP distributor, Mark Oil Co., is teaming up with Paralympic Sport Metrolina to help raise awareness of the benefits of recreational and competitive sports for

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Foodservice Trends for Hispanic Consumers

Stripes is among the growing number of convenience store chains providing an authentic Hispanic cuisine to attract this growing demographic. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor. Early each morning the parking lots of Stripes Convenience Stores fill up with the trucks and cars of customers wanting to purchase a hearty meal of breakfast tacos, carne guisada

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Effectively Managing the Fuel Market

As gasoline prices trend upward, retailers are struggling to stay competitive on price while protecting their margin. By John Lofstock, Editor. The cost of fuel has been roaring up and down like a rollercoaster, and so has the risk to retailers when purchasing fuel in large quantities. Fortunes can be made by accurately predicting which

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Nella Oil Joins Channel Partner Program

“The wide reach of the Voyager Network will be critical for us as we expand our business beyond California and Nevada,” says director of commercial fueling at Nella.   Nella Oil Co. LLC has joined U.S. Bank’s Channel Partner Program.    U.S. Bank is a provider of universal fleet fueling and maintenance cards and owner

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BP Launches Commute Better Campaign

BP launches a “Commute Better” program to aid local Columbus, Ohio drivers in improving their driving routines. The daily commute of Columbus, Ohio drivers is not generally as stressful as that of other U.S. cities, according to research from Kiplinger, but a recent survey commissioned by BP Products North America Inc. suggests there is room

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BP’s ampm Launches Snack Bites

“Those looking for a quality product at a value price will enjoy the Snack Bites offer,” says ampm president. The ampm convenience store chain has rolled out new Snack Bites across its network, offering customers a chicken or potato option. Designed as a value snack on their own, or as a tasty companion to the

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Bid Deadline Set For Florida Panhandle Stores

NRC Realty & Capital Advisors, LLC (NRC) has announced that Feb. 15, 2011 has been set as the bid deadline for the previously-announced sale of up to 55 fee properties in the Florida Panhandle. Most of the properties are operating gas stations with convenience stores, including one closed site. Most of the operating stations are

BP ampm Brand Exists Central Ohio

The 25 BP ampm convenience-stores in central Ohio are set to be transformed into Duchess Shoppe stores, the Columbus Dispatch reported. The local franchise owner, Englefield Oil Co. already operates all the stores involved, plus 103 other stores that use the Duke/Duchess Shoppe name. BP is allowing Englefield Oil to drop the ampm name penalty-free

BP Outlines Plan to Move Brand Forward

BP Products North America Inc. recently reaffirmed its commitment to the BP retail brand in Gaylord, Md., at the 2010 BP Amoco Marketers Association (BPAMA)  Convention and Business Expo, an annual gathering of BP marketers. A record number of marketers attended this year’s event to hear from several top BP executives how the company plans

BP Partners With Telvent

BP has selected Telvent DTN TABS, a real-time IT solutions and information provider, to manage U.S. credit limits and monitor production allocations. DTN TABS terminal automation system authorizes or denies fuel loads based on pre-defined controls, which reduces the risk of credit losses or inventory depletion. By monitoring real-time load data from its terminals, BP

BP’s ampm Adds Healthier Fountain Beverage

Parched consumers now have another low-calorie drink option at ampm stores: Emergen-C Splash, a fountain beverage that provides vitamins and other nutrients. BP’s ampm is the exclusive convenience store distributor for the orange-tangerine flavor of Emergen-C Splash from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, so c-store customers can only find the beverage at ampm during that

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