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Wawa Celebrates Grand Opening of First Florida Store

Five Wawa stores are scheduled to open in five weeks in the Orlando area, with the chain forecasting 100 stores for the Orlando/Tampa markets in the next five years. Wawa Inc. today announced a milestone in its company’s history—the grand opening of its first store in the state of Florida. Located directly across from SeaWorld

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BP Features Interactive ‘Team USA Experience’ At A D.C. Location

BP wants to get customers excited about the upcoming 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with in-store promotions. As the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games approach, BP Products North America Inc. gives Washington, D.C. consumers the opportunity to step into the shoes of Team USA hopefuls at an upcoming BP Team USA Experience event. BP’s

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NACS Show Registration Opens Today

Overall, 22,312 attendees were at the 2011 NACS Show in Chicago, a 1.5% increase over last year’s attendance. Retailer registration and housing opens, today, on Monday, April 2, for the NACS Show. This year’s NACS Show will take place Oct. 7-10 in Las Vegas. NACS Show retailer attendees, as well as wholesalers and distributors, can

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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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Country Music Star Trace Adkins To Be Pilot Flying J Spokesperson

“Trace is a natural match; he’s been called the hardest working man in country music, and that aligns well with our work ethic at Pilot Flying J,” says CEO. Pilot Flying J has announced that country music star Trace Adkins will serve as a company spokesperson for the spring launch of its loyalty program, representing

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BP America Supports Olympic and Paralympic Hopefuls

BP Team USA athletes to compete for spot in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. BP America has formally announced its support for nine U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes as they prepare for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including financial commitments to them and to charities of their choice in communities across

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Marshfield’s Renovated Tedeschi Celebrates Customer Appreciation

This Friday cooking demonstrations and giveaways to greet customers at Tedeschi’s newly remodeled store. Tedeschi Food Shops at 774 Plain Street in Marshfield recently underwent a major renovation. The store, which features an expanded TD’s Deli, now serves fresh foods and meats alongside its standard convenience fare.  In addition to offering a variety of snacks

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Circle K Raises $1 Million For UCP

“For more than three decades, our partnership with UCP has been one of the most important outlets for Circle K to give back to the people we serve,” says Circle K spokesperson. Circle K recently donated $332,000 to United Cerebral Palsy (UCP). The donation was raised during Circle K’s FishStix event, an annual golf and

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Circle K Store To Welcome Mixed Martial Arts Superstar

XYIENCE hosts autograph-signing with Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva at local c-store. Circle K and XYIENCE, maker of Xenergy, the official energy drink of the UFC, are inviting mixed martial arts (MMA) fans to meet XYIENCE team athlete Wanderlei Silva, who fights in the UFC’s middleweight division. Silva is scheduled to sign autographs at the

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Thorntons Salutes Hot Dogs

On National Hot Dog Day Thorntons serves up 40 cent hot dogs. July 23 marks National Hot Dog Day, and Thorntons is set to celebrate by offering Ball Park hot dogs with a variety of toppings for less than a dollar  at participating stores. Customers are limited to two specially-priced hot dogs upon their visit.

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Coulson Oil Rides With CARTI For Tour de Rock

Coulson Oil Co. sponsored the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute (CARTI) in its Tour de Rock cycling event to raise money toward cancer research. For more than 40 years, Coulson Oil Co. has been a strong supporter of local community events and organizations.  In June, the company was the presenting sponsor of the Central Arkansas

7-Eleven and Slim Jim Sponsor SummerSlam

7-Eleven and Slim Jim are set to be co-presenting partners of World Wrestling Entertainment’s annual SummerSlam pay-per-view on Sunday, Aug. 15 at 5pm PT/8ET at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. SummerSlam weekend kicks-off Thursday, Aug. 12, and includes a two-day fan extravaganza: SummerSlam Axxess, at Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live, sponsored the National Guard.

Folk Oil Fights Hunger

Folk Oil’s PS Food Marts chain went to bat for hunger in Michigan and Ohio and raised more than $50,000 for local charities in just two short weeks. From March 15-31 PS Food Mart employees at the chain’s 29 stores encouraged customers and vendors to purchase paper hearts as part of its “Fight Hunger. Give

Goo Goo Dolls To Headline Wawa Event

Rock legends and Grammy-nominated performers, The Goo Goo Dolls, are scheduled to headline the July 4 musical finale for the 2010 Wawa Welcome America! festival—the largest free concert in America. Longtime and new Goo Goo Dolls’ fans will enjoy popular hits such as “Iris,” “Name” and “Better Days” while also being treated to music from their new album, Something

‘Slurpee Battle of the Bands’ Begins

The battle is on as bands from coast-to-coast scramble to enter 7-Eleven Inc.’s 2nd Annual “Slurpee Battle of The Bands,” which opened May 10.    Entrants will compete for a chance to showcase their talent at one of four regional concerts and for the grand prize of $10,000 plus a recording session in San Francisco

Kangaroo Express Signs On As Speedway Sponsor

Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc., is scheduled to be the title sponsor of the 2010 Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “We are excited Kangaroo Express has come on board to sponsor the Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series,” said Seamus Curley, director of events at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “We strive to provide

Quick Chek to Open Manchester, N.J., Store

Quick Chek, which operates more than 120 fresh food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, is hosting a grand opening celebration at its newest location in Manchester, N.J., with free coffee; plus kids under five feet tall get free fountain drinks during the store’s first 13 days in business (Apr. 13-25). Located

FPMA Announces New Sunshine Food and Fuel Expo

The Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (FPMA) has announced the inauguration of the new Sunshine Food and Fuel Expo to be held in Kissimmee, Fla. The new show will take place from July 18-19 at the Gaylord Palms Resort.  Conceived as a key part of FPMA’s ongoing re-engineering efforts, the Sunshine Food and

Wilson Farms Helps Fight Leukemia And Lymphoma

Wilson Farms Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Corporate Recruitment Event will kick off on Thursday, March 18 with a check presentation. Paul and Karen Nanula, chairpersons of the western and central New York Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk, will present a check from Wilson Farms for funds collected through several

Wawa Provides Red Cross Support with Chain Wide Blood Drives

Wawa is encouraging customers to join its efforts to help the American Red Cross save lives. From Feb. 15 until March 31, Wawa will be hosting blood drive sites at 20 sites in four of its operating states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Wawa Associates have supported the American Red Cross blood drives for

FuelQuest Announces Speakers for Grail

FuelQuest Inc., a leading on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, has announced featured speakers for this year’s Grail, FuelQuest’s 6th annual user conference to be held March 31-April 1 in Austin, Texas. “The conference and its speakers will provide attendees with an invaluable forum for thought-provoking discussions and best practices

Stripes Helps Raise More than $103,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

The 9th annual Stripes Kicks Cares For Kids Radiothon raised $103,488.25 for Children’s Miracle Network this past weekend, and donations are still being accepted on the Kicks 99.1FM Web site. The event took place live from Music City Mall in Odessa, Texas. Those who tuned into Kicks 99.1FM between Feb. 19-21 heard stories of care, love

ExxonMobil Introduces Students to Engineering

More than 3,000 middle school girls had the chance to visit ExxonMobil facilities and got a first-hand experience as an engineer. The event, taking place nationwide at ExxonMobil locations, is part of the company’s participation in Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and National Engineers Week, which ran from Feb. 16-20. For the second year,

Wawa Title Sponsor of Welcome America! Festival

Wawa Inc. has signed on to be the title sponsor for Welcome America!, a multi-day festival that celebrates America’s birthday.    The partnership will help continue a tradition of nearly two decades of excellence and build on the success of last year’s festival. Mayor Michael Nutter and Wawa officials made the announcement about the sponsorship at

Turkey Hill Supports its Hometown Heroes

While the recession rages on at home and many Americans are struggling to make ends meet, far too many people have forgotten the work our brave men and women are doing overseas. So, Turkey Hill rallied its own troops to send them a message: You are not forgotten. Last month, the Pennsylvania-based operator of Turkey

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