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VERC Enterprises Receives Best of Plymouth Award

VERC Enterprises selected in convenience store category for fifth consecutive year.  For the fifth consecutive year, VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with 24 locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire has been selected for the Best of Plymouth Award in the Convenience Stores category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA), a

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Murphy Oil USA Names Pointsmith Supplier Partner of the Year

Pointsmith receives honor for third straight year after being selected based on a company-wide survey. Murphy Oil USA has named Pointsmith, an at-store point-of-purchase management company, as its Supplier Partner of the Year for the third consecutive year. The award was presented at Murphy Oil’s annual National Managers meeting Jan. 23, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.

Atlas Oil Sammy Award Winners (from left) Mark Robinson, Keith Wyatt, Sara Crooks, Sam Simon (Atlas CEO), Marlene Jewell, David Arehart and Brian Hansen (representing the Griffiths AMPM store in Griffiths, Ind.).

Atlas Oil Hosts First Annual Sammy Awards

The Sammy Awards are voted on by Atlas team members who wish to recognize excellence among their peers. It was a star-studded evening complete with a red carpet and Oscar-esque award statues on Friday, Jan. 27 at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Mich. “Atlas Oil is a company that prides itself on its entrepreneurial spirit

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QuikTrip Corp. Named To Fortune’s “100 Best Companies” List

Some 45 new QuikTrip stores in 10 states are set to debut in 2012. QuikTrip Corp. has made Fortune magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the 10th straight year.  The company ranked No. 66, down from No. 34 in 2011. “It’s humbling, very humbling if you think about the amount

James Thornton, (left) founder of Thorntons Inc., and Matt Thornton, (right) president and CEO of Thorntons accept the Chain of the Year award from CSD Editor John Lofstock.

Thorntons Earns Top Chain Honors

Kentucky operator presented the industry’s most prestigious retail award at a gala in Chicago. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Convenience Store Decisions honored Louisville, Ky.-based Thorntons Inc. as its 22nd annual Convenience Store Chain of the Year at an exclusive dinner at Café Spiaggia in Chicago last month during the NACS Show. More than 200

Honoring the Thorntons Culture

Pride, tradition, exceptional service, an outstanding culture and dedicated employees. These are just some of the unique qualities found in the industry’s top convenience store chains. For the past 22 years, Convenience Store Decisions has had the honor of recognizing this excellence in retailing and this year we are proud to honor Thorntons Inc. as

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Sheetz Named Among Best Places to Work

“The fact that this is the 10th year in a row that our employees have rated us so highly says a lot about our culture and the spirit of teamwork and respect that exists throughout our company,” says Sheetz’ CEO. Sheetz Inc. has been named one of 2011’s Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.  

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Kum & Go Announces Major Expansion Into Arkansas

Three new stores are set to be built this fall and 20-25 new Arkansas locations are anticipated over the next five years. Kum & Go has announced aggressive expansion plans into Arkansas, where the chain plans to invest $70-80 million in the next five years and aims to create approximately 150 new jobs by the

API Presents CITGO With Safety Award

The American Petroleum Institute (API) awarded CITGO Petroleum Corp. an Occupational Safety Performance Award for 2009, during the 61st Annual Pipeline Conference in New Orleans.  “As a company committed to the highest standards in safety, CITGO is honored to receive this prestigious award. The people of CITGO are also deeply committed to caring for our communities, our

Rutter’s Recognized For Community Involvement

On April 28, York, Pa.-based Rutter’s will accept the 2010 Community Service Award at the York County Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of York” breakfast. The award recognizes an organization for having a culture that motivates its employees to be personally involved in community service. “Rutter’s has been a strong champion of the community,” said Bob

Victory For RaceTrac

Atlanta-based RaceTrac Petroleum has been awarded more than $3.4 million from a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel for damages the gas station chain sustained after it invested in the Bear Stearns hedge funds that imploded in 2007, Hedgefund.net reported. The FINRA arbitration award was issued in December, but was recently announced via the

Nice N Easy Celebrates in Style

In a gala befitting the industry’s oldest and most prestigious retail award, Convenience Store Decisions and more than 150 industry retailers and suppliers honored Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes as the 2009 Convenience Store Chain of the Year at the Wynn Hotel’s venerable Daniel Boulud restaurant in Las Vegas. Nice N Easy, the Canastota, N.Y.

MAPCO’s New Direction

Great stores, outstanding service and a commitment to its people helped MAPCO Express garner Chain of the Year honors in 1996. The company has changed quite a bit since then, but the focus on convenience store operations remains stronger than ever. MAPCO Express, as it exists today, was formed with Delek US Holdings’ acquisition of

Neighbours to the North

Since receiving CSD’s Chain OF THE YEAR award in 2002, Petro-Canada has seen multiple changes. The most significant has been the merger between Suncor Energy Inc. and Petro-Canada, which was finalized in August of this year. While the company operates under the Suncor Energy name, it maintains the trusted Petro-Canada brand for its refined products

The Singers Strike Gold

The third time is indeed the charm for Bill and Loretta Singer, who own and operate Singer’s Chevron just outside the Oregon border in Walla, Walla, Wash. In 2006, the Singers were presented with Chevron’s “Customer First” bronze award. In 2007, they took home the silver. And, for 2008, they finally laid claim to the

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