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Atlas Oil Names New Executive Vice President Of Retail Operations

Atlas Oil chooses James Fiene to serve on its company’s executive team. Atlas Oil named James Fiene as its new executive vice president of retail operations, and a member on the company’s senior leadership team. Fiene served as the chief operating officer for Open Pantry since 2003. During his time at Open Pantry, Fiene transformed

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Mr. Zip Convenience Stores Acquired

The Mr. Zip convenience store chain, operator of 16 stores along the I-75 corridor between Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tenn., was acquired today by Textron Energy, a subsidiary of Classic Star Group of Ft. Worth, Texas. Terms of the deal, which includes the 16 stores and a wholesale fuels business, were not disclosed. Classic Star Group

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Heineken Names New Vice President Of Marketing

The Heineken team congratulates one team members’ promotion to vice president of marketing this week. Heineken USA, America’s leading upscale beer importer, announced the appointment of Collin Westcott-Pitt as Heineken’s vice president of marketing. Westcott-Pitt takes his position immediately. In his new role, he plans on leading marketing for the flagship Heineken brand in the

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Manitowoc Appoints New VP Of Global Accounts

Manitowoc Foodservice promotes an experienced team member to vice president of global accounts. Manitowoc Foodservice announced the promotion of Bill Hallett to vice president of global accounts–YUM effective immediately. Hallett will be responsible for managing the relationship aspects of YUM! Brands / YUM! Restaurants International (YRI) corporately and globally. Both Joe Kaplan, vice president of

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Sheetz President Recognized By Nation’s Restaurant News

“It takes vision and confidence in your strategy” to be a Golden Chain Award winner, says Randall Friedman of Nation’s Restaurant News. Sheetz President and CEO Stan Sheetz has been honored and named a 2012 Golden Chain Award winner by Nation’s Restaurant News for demonstrating overall business performance and growth. Sheetz will be presented the

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NCR Silver Helps Small Businesses To Compete

New POS solutions from NCR Corp. help smaller business owners connect with customers and sell products from anywhere. The NCR Corp. released NCR Silver to give small businesses a hand at running businesses and connecting with customers. NCR Silver is available for download at www.ncrsilver.com or on the Apple App Store for $79 a month.

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Murphy Oil Corp. Announces Executive Management Changes

President and CEO retires after 17 years with Murphy Oil.   The Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corp. has announced the appointment of Steve Cossé as president and CEO, effectively immediately. David Wood, the company’s current president, CEO and member of the Board of Directors, will retire after a 17-year career at the company

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Orion Food Systems Taps Suerth as New CEO

The board of directors of Orion Food Systems, the foodservice provider of leading brands such as Hot Stuff and Lettieri’s, has announced the appointment of Henry J. (Hank) Suerth as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Suerth brings more than 40 years of experience in a variety of industries, including over 20 years at the President/CEO and

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NACS Welcomes Products and Services Manager

Bethany Saldana joins NACS team. On April 16, Bethany Saldana joined the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) as its products and services manager. Saldana previously worked part time for NACS while she was completing her coursework for her M.S. in organization development and knowledge management, which she received from George Mason University in January.

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Altria Chairman and CEO To Retire

“Now is the time to transition leadership to people of an age to guide the company through its next phase of growth,” says Altria CEO. Altria has announced that Chairman and CEO Michael Szymanczyk, 63, has decided to retire after 23 years of distinguished service to the company, including four years as chairman and CEO

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Train to Retain

To get and keep “A” players, retailers must become an employer of choice. This doesn’t always mean paying more money, but it does mean understanding that the way employees treat customers reflects the way their employers treat them. By Mel Kleiman, Contributing Editor. Do you ever wonder why no one ever trains us for life’s

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Heineken Appoints Senior Director of Regional Marketing

Johnson brings more than 20 years of marketing and business development experience to Heineken USA’s Regional Marketing team. Heineken USA has appointed Darrell Johnson as senior director, regional marketing. In his new role, Johnson will report to Kheri Tillman, vice president of trade marketing and sales strategy, and will be responsible for leading the regional

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Coinstar Inc. Provides Q2 Results

Coinstar Inc. says goodbye to one of its executive leaders as it releases its second quarter results for fiscal 2011. Coinstar Inc., a provider in automated retail, has announced a leadership transition for the company’s redbox business, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar. Mitch Lowe has resigned as president of redbox to pursue entrepreneurial and other

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C-Stores Partner With Nexxus

Convenience stores look to Nexxus Group solutions for category visibility via scan based trading. Kroger, Holiday Stationstores and GasAmerica all recently separately partnered with Nexxus Group to utilize its scan-based trading programs. Kroger enlisted Nexxus to provide the systems and customer service for scan based trading at its 786 c-stores in 18 states under five

Global Partners Acquires 42 Exxon Stations

Global Partners LP, a wholesale distributor of gasoline, distillates and residual oil in New England, has completed the final phase of its acquisition of 42 Mobil-branded and operated retail gas stations and fuel supply rights in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Earlier this month, the Partnership completed the acquisition of 148 dealer-operated Mobil stations,

Master-Bilt Adds New Sales Groups

Master-Bilt, manufacturer of commercial refrigeration systems for over 70 years, has appointed two new sales representative groups. Cimenet USA LLC will cover Mexico and Wyllie Marketing will focus on the New England area consisting of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, effective immediately. Based in Weymouth, Mass., Wyllie Marketing has represented a

Quest Oil Acquires B&B Oil

Kerrville, Texas-based Quest Oil Inc., an independent oil and gas exploration company, successfully acquired all of the outstanding shares of B&B Oil, a private, independent oil and gas exploration and development company based in Fredericksberg, Texas, on Aug. 6. Quest Oil now holds a 100% equity interest in and title to B&B Oil’s assets. In

Quest Oil Acquires B&B Oil

Kerrville, Texas-based Quest Oil Inc., an independent oil and gas exploration company, successfully acquired all of the outstanding shares of B&B Oil, a private, independent oil and gas exploration and development company based in Fredericksberg, Texas, on Aug. 6. Quest Oil now holds a 100% equity interest in and title to B&B Oil’s assets. In

Jeffrey Newman Joins Boyd Coffee As President And CEO

Boyd Coffee Company, a family owned and operated purveyor of fine coffee, tea, food products and coffee brewing equipment nationwide, has appointed Jeffrey Newman as the company’s president and CEO. David Boyd and Dick Boyd will remain as owners and Co-Chairmen for Boyd Coffee Company. Newman started as president and CEO on Jan. 11. “We

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