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VP Offers C-Stores A New Branding Program

VP Racing Fuels is in the process of creating alternative branding solutions for the retail industry. VP hired both Bryan Noonen and Matt Schuster to be regional mangers of branded wholesale business development because of their background on branding. VP expects to leverage the valuable industry expertise Noonen and Schuster acquired at past companies to

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Amazon Installs Lockers In Grocery And Convenience Store Chains In San Francisco

C-stores launch Amazon Locker program in their stores to give consumers a more secure delivery program. Convenience stores are adding Amazon.com web lockers in the San Francisco area. Amazon.com has been expanding its Locker system after testing services in c-stores in the Seattle, NYC, London and the Virginia-area. The addition of the Northern California locker

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Manitowoc Introduces New 0% Financing Program

C-store operators can take part in Manitowoc Foodservice’s new financing program until the end of this year. Manitowoc Foodservice wants to give retail operators a 0% financing program for 24 months on purchases now through Dec. 14, 2012. Convenience store operators who take part in the new program can access cost-effective, innovative and energy-efficient foodservice

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MAPCO Express Lets Customers Pay Bills In Store

“Having bill pay kiosks at MAPCO locations across Tennessee makes it easier for customers to pay their bills on time,” said Hamed Shahbazi, chairman and CEO of TIO Networks. TIO Networks Corp. announced it signed a deal with MAPCO Express Inc. to deploy 37 self-serve bill paying kiosks in store locations across Memphis and Nashville.

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Pilot Flying J Invest In Deluxe Showers

Pilot Travel Centers wants to remodel 75% of its shower facilities over the next 18 months to give professional drivers a better store experience. Pilot Travel Centers LLC announced the company plans to invest $49 million to remodel and upgrade its network of showers for professional drivers. Pilot made plans to upgrade all of the

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The Pantry Renews FleetCor Partnership

“FleetCor has been flexible and innovative in providing new products, services and programs to help The Pantry grow commercial business through our retail stores,” says a spokesperson for The Pantry.   The Pantry has renewed its commercial fleet card contract with FleetCor Technologies Inc., which has been managing The Pantry’s fleet card portfolio for over

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Pilot Flying J To Acquire Western Petroleum

“The acquisition of Western Petroleum’s operations and employing Western Petroleum’s talented workforce is a significant complement to an important aspect of our growth strategy,” says Pilot Flying J CEO. Pilot Flying J is acquiring Western Petroleum LLC. Western Petroleum is a market leader in selling and transporting approximately 200 million gallons of fuel and lubricants

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NATSO Appoints New Vice President Of Membership

Darren Schulte welcomed to NATSO leadership team.   NATSO has appointed Darren Schulte as the association’s new vice president of membership. “Darren brings a wealth of knowledge about the truckstop and travel plaza industry,” said NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings. “Combined with his retail merchandising, marketing and operations experience, Darren will be a valuable

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Valero Teams With Cardtronics

New deal names Cardtronics as exclusive provider of ATM services for Valero Corner Stores. San Antonio-based Valero Retail Holdings Inc., a division of Valero Energy Corp. has named Cardtronics as the exclusive provider of ATM services for Valero’s entire U.S. portfolio of company operated convenience stores, predominantly branded Valero Corner Stores. The newly-formed relationship with

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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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Fas Mart Donates $10,000 to Local Charity

The donation, given through BP’s Fueling Communities Grant Program, supports the BackPack Program for at-need children. GPM Investments LLC, which operates the Fas Mart convenience store chain has donated $10,000 to the Central Virginia Food Bank through BP’s Fueling Communities grant program. The donations will be used to support the BackPack Program, providing at-need children

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Pilot Flying J Completes Purchase of Bosselman Travel Centers

“These seven stops significantly enhance our network by shrinking the distance our customers travel to receive service in the Upper Midwest,” says Pilot Flying J president. Pilot Flying J and Bosselman Travel Centers Inc. today announced that the sale of seven Bosselman travel centers in the Midwest to Pilot Flying J has been completed. The

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TA Adds New High Tech Laundry Equipment

Drivers can be notified by text message when their laundry is complete. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has begun its rollout of the most modern laundry facility equipment on the highway. TA’s 190 laundry rooms in company-operated locations today contain nearly 2,000 washers and dryers; all of these machines are expected to be replaced with

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Sheetz Opens Ephrata, Pa. Store

New customers welcomed with contests and prizes. Sheetz opened a new store in Ephrata Township, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 22, at 9 a.m. The new location sits at 891 East Main Street.  Excitement for this store has been heightened with a contest for the first 50 people in line when the doors open. These lucky customers will

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Pilot Flying J Opens Nevada, Mo. Travel Center

“The travel center will serve this community through products and services as well as contribute to the local economy through jobs and tax revenue,” says Pilot Flying J CEO. Pilot Flying J is opening a new Pilot Travel Center in Nevada, Mo., on Dec. 19, featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public.

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NACS 2011 FBD

Frozen carbonated beverages can be one of your most profitable categories as a c-store retailer…if you choose the right dispenser. Focusing solely on frozen beverages, FBD’s engineering innovation is reinforced with a thorough commitment to quality. Through unmatched value, service and reliability, FBD is the leader in frozen beverage dispensers. Check out what we offered

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NACS 2011 Krispy Krunchy

Krispy Krunchy delivers first class graphics, food, product, and training. Training is a critical element of transcending an average program into a huge success for your operation. From inception to re-training, Krispy Krunchy service is second to none. What you expect from first rate QSR’s you’ll get from Krispy Krunchy. New wing program being offered

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Cumberland Farms To Offer MoneyGram Xpress

In-lane money transfer service makes transactions easier for customers. Massachusetts-based Cumberland Farms has signed an agreement with MoneyGram International to launch the first locations of the MoneyGram Xpress service. This new in-lane money transfer service allows consumers to purchase pre-packaged money transfers in $50, $100 and $200 denominations and redeem them online or by telephone

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Reduce Payments Costs

ACI Worldwide Inc., an international provider of payment systems, has announced the latest release of ACI Retail Commerce Server. This version is integrated with ISD Corp.’s In-Store suite of products, following the acquisition of ISD in March 2011. ACI now serves 14 of the top 25 U.S. retailers. The combined offerings of ISD and ACI

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Master-Bilt Announces New Sales Rep Groups

New representative groups to cover sales in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, and Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. Master-Bilt, manufacturer of a full line of premier commercial refrigeration systems, has appointed Johnson Commercial Agents and Ross Marketing as new sales representative groups. Johnson Commercial Agents will cover the territories of North Dakota, South Dakota

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NACS Chairman Jeff Miller Urges Advocacy

Approximately $3.2 million dollars. That’s the savings thus far to the convenience and fuels retailing industry and their customers since the Durbin amendment took effect just yesterday, said NACS Chairman Jeff Miller during the NACS Show Opening General Session. Miller, who is president of Norfolk, Va.-based Miller Oil Co., said that the swipe fee reform

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7-Eleven And FuelQuest Expand Relationship

“We consider FuelQuest a strategic partner and critical to the continued growth of our business,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. 7-Eleven Inc. and FuelQuest Inc., an on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, have announced a new five-year agreement. Under this agreement, 7-Eleven will continue to use FuelQuest Fuel Management System (FMS) to

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Emerson Introduces Smart Dispatch Service

Emerson Climate Technologies released a new service called Smart Dispatch, which drives maintenance savings by reducing unnecessary dispatch events through root cause analysis and remote resolution. When an equipment alarm or maintenance notice occurs, dispatch decisions are typically based on simple event categorization or contractor terms rather than substantive insights confirming the necessity and severity

Subway Honors Manitowoc Foodservice

Two awards presented to Manitowoc at the Subway chain’s annual convention. At the Subway restaurant chain’s annual convention held in San Francisco in July, Manitowoc Foodservice was the recipient of two distinguished awards that recognized excellence in customer service and innovation.

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Fuel Management Solutions

FuelQuest Inc., an on-demand software and services company for the downstream energy industry, has expanded its ForeSite product line with two real-time fuel management applications for petroleum retailers and distributors. FuelQuest ForSite Supervisor View (SV) identifies real-time inventory issues based on out-of-plan or changing site conditions. Key features include real-time supervisory view, operations rules, inventory

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