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Connecting with the Community

Chevron is gaining momentum through its corporate social responsibility initiatives and a growing loyalty program with Safeway. We increasingly hear that corporate social responsibility has become a business imperative. Not only do responsible and transparent approaches help build brand and reputation, they help strengthen the community and, therefore, the marketplace. A solid business plan, embedded

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Chevron’s Fuel Your School Program Expands

Innovative program to fund classroom projects, adds seven communities to the 2012 program. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has announced the expansion of its Fuel Your School program to nine communities this fall from two communities in 2011.  Fuel Your School will provide useful funding for eligible classroom projects developed by public school teachers and posted to

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California C-Stores Promote New, Self-Chilled Beverage Cans

Three c-store locations on the West Coast are hosting events to promote the sale of the new West Coast Chill Pure Energy, a self-chilled beverage that doesn’t require refrigeration. A Chevron Carwash and Food Mart in Pasadena, Calif., plans to feature the new West Coast Chill Pure Energy packaged in a self-chilling beverage can at

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Chevron Announces Partnerships To Reduce HIV Transmission Rates

Chevron partners with four other companies to help reduce HIV transmissions between mothers and children in three African nations. Chevron announced at the 2012 International AIDS Conference that a business partnership will work to combat mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Nigeria, Angola and South Africa. “We must intensify our collective efforts to meet the serious

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AllOver Media Creates a Larger Gas Station Ad Network

AllOver Media acquires GSA Media to gain dominance in the fast-growing gas station advertising market. AllOver Media Inc. recently acquired GSA Media, a division of Brite Media Group, to solidify its place in the gas station advertising market. Tony Jacobson, founder and CEO for AllOver Media, said this acquisition is important for the company’s plans

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E-Tobacco Shows No Signs of Slowing

Although the electronic cigarette category in the U.S. is barely five years old, a dizzying number of brands are vying for the attention of retailers—and more are entering the fray just about every day. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor In a report released in May, UBS Investment Research likened the chaotic e-cigarette category to the e-commerce

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Service to the Fleet

With fuel costs again on the rise, a fleet card network can attract new business while offering fleet managers the safety, security and reporting tools they need to be successful. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Fleet cards are a nice piece of business for c-store operators. But the key to keeping that business growing is

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C-Store Industry To Reach $856.5 Billion By 2014

New report shows c-stores have greatly benefited from the growth of the overall retail industry. Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “US Convenience Stores Forecast to 2014″ report to its offering. The U.S. convenience stores industry, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing sectors, presents lucrative investment opportunities for new players.

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Co-Branding Positives and Pitfalls

As rising gas prices continue to shrink profits at the pumps, having a strong foodservice offering can drive customers into convenience stores. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. A growing number of retailers are choosing to go the brand name route, partnering with high profile quick-service chains or turnkey commissary-style suppliers. Convenience Store Decisions asked some

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Chevron Nominates Moorman For Board of Directors

Board nominees to be considered for election at Annual Meeting of Shareholders in May. Chevron Corp. has announced that Charles W. “Wick” Moorman has been nominated for election to Chevron’s board of directors. Moorman will be part of the slate of board nominees to be considered for election to Chevron’s board at the company’s Annual

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Chevron Adds inOvationTV

Chevron’s Video-at-the-Pump program featuring inOvationTV is available immediately to selected retailers and can be installed via retrofit to existing Wayne Ovation fuel dispensers. Chevron has approved the new inOvationTV media platform for its Video-at-the-Pump program. Wayne, A GE Energy Business and global innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, and Gas Station TV (GSTV) will make

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Solid Growth Projections for Bottled Water and Sports Drinks

Water continues to briskly flow into and out of convenience stores. The key for retailers is to cut through the clutter and put together the most profitable set possible. Bottled water volume overall grew a little over 4% in 2011, according to preliminary tracking figures from the Beverage Marking Corp. (BMC). The single-serve retail PET

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SVM LP Launches FuelCircle

FuelCircle to initially leverage SVM’s relationships with BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Sunoco to create the first branded, nationwide network for the redemption of stored value fuel rewards. SVM LP, a global provider of gift cards and prepaid cards for businesses, announced today the formation of a new business unit that will utilize its core competencies

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Chevron Station Goes Green

Cree LED lighting upgrade to deliver an estimated 70% energy savings. Beaverton, Ore.-based Highland Chevron gas station and ExtraMile food market recently underwent extensive eco-renovations, including the installation of energy-efficient interior and exterior LED lighting by Cree Inc. The addition of Cree LED fixtures supports Highland Chevron’s mission of becoming a zero-energy establishment. Rebuilt from

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Hit-n-Run Food Stores Prepares for the Future

Brenton Investment Corp. is set to build a new prototype design as it sets its sights on growth through new builds. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. With 11 years under its belt and 13 successful convenience stores throughout southern Louisiana, Brenton Investment Corp. is ready to grow its fleet of Hit-n-Run Food Stores beginning with

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Chevron Helps Refurbish Community Park

Chevron co-sponsors remodel of basketball courts in partnership with the New Orleans Hornets. This summer, Chevron partnered with the New Orleans Hornets NBA team to renovate two basketball courts at Rev. Peter S. Atkins Memorial Park in Covington, La. With help from Chevron volunteers, the Hornets organization and members of the community who got to

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ConocoPhillips Spinoff Details Emerge

As ConocoPhillips splits, it reveals which assets are set to be part of its new exploration-and-production company. ConocoPhillips plans to complete the spinoff of its refining company in the second quarter of 2012, providing stockholders with one share in the new refining entity for every two shares they currently own, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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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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Valero Acquires Two Fuel Terminals

The ownership and operation of these facilities is expected to allow Valero to grow its wholesale marketing presence in eastern Kentucky. Valero Terminalling and Distribution Co., a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corp., has successfully completed the acquisition of Chevron USA Inc.’s Louisville and Lexington, Ky. product terminals for an undisclosed amount, company officials announced. Valero

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Chevron Invests $2 Million in South Bay Schools

“Supporting STEM is a key Chevron value, and these funds are truly an investment in preparing the next generation workforce for increasingly technical careers,” says Chevron spokesperson. Chevron has completed the distribution of its 2011 “Energy for Learning” grants delivered via a yellow school bus to South Bay schools. The grants represent a significant increase

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Quix Fix to Store Management

In addition to expanding its contract management business both nationally and abroad, Strasburger Enterprises is growing its Quix c-store brand with a renewed focus on foodservice. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Wherever oil companies and convenience store chains are divesting stores or taking on new assets, Strasburger Enterprises is often a lifeline on speed dial.

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Chevron Launches Take Off to Adventure Game

Chevron ExtraMile and Disney partner to celebrate the re-launch of the Star Tours attraction at Disneyland Park. Beginning this week, every person who visits a participating ExtraMile location in California, Oregon and Washington can request a game card with two chances to win. The West Coast game runs May 1 to June 30 with thousands

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Chevron Acquires Atlas Energy

“We look forward to welcoming the highly-talented employees from Atlas Energy into the Chevron family,” says Chevron Vice Chairman. Atlas Energy Inc.’s shareholders have approved the pending merger between Atlas Energy and Chevron Corp. Atlas noted the proposal to approve the merger was supported at a special meeting of shareholders by approximately 99.7% of 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

Chevron Appoints Macfarlane General Tax Counsel

Chevron Corp. has appointed C.N. “Sandy” Macfarlane general tax counsel and an officer of the corporation. In this position, Macfarlane will direct Chevron’s tax activities. He succeeds Thomas Schuttish who has retired after 30 years with the company. “Sandy is a recognized tax professional within the broader energy tax community,” said John Watson, Chevron’s chairman

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