CITGO Retailer Meetings Commence

More than 650 local CITGO retailers and marketers are expected to gather this month to celebrate the 100-year heritage of CITGO while learning about the brand-building programs for the year ahead. The annual CITGO Retailer Meetings are a forum to share best practices about improving and growing retailer businesses. Retailers will learn about new products from leading convenience

The Benefits of Going Green

An Illinois CITGO fuel marketer became the first gas station owner in the nation to receive the Green Business League award for its efforts to reduce energy and minimize its environmental footprint. Dave Welch, president of Deerfield CITGO, began his journey toward achieving a green business in June 2009, when he and a consultant started

CITGO Pop Shoppes Raise Over $27,000 for Muscular Dystrophy

CITGO Pop Shoppe stores across North Carolina have rallied the community in support of children and families touched by debilitating neuromuscular diseases. Through paper shamrock sales, CITGO Pop Shoppe stores and their supplier Mid-State Petroleum, raised more than $27,000, enough to send more than 30 children with muscular dystrophy to a Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

Embracing Automated Cash Control

More convenience store operators are phasing out their drop safes and replacing them with sophisticated cash management systems that perform a variety of functions more easily and quickly than ever before. One of those is the linking of computer networks for easier access to information throughout the organization. In doing so, cash shrinkage due to

The Sky’s the Limit

Making your mark in the convenience store industry requires hard work, dedication, great people and outstanding service. Throw in three generations of family-owned leadership and a firm commitment to quality and value, and you’ll understand why High’s of Baltimore Inc. is among one of the most revered operators in its markets. “Our brand has been

CITGO Participates In Earth Hour 2010

On Saturday, CITGO Petroleum Corporation joined more than 70 local businesses, government agencies, universities, colleges, hotels, and museums, as well as hundreds of residents and small businesses, in observing Earth Hour 2010. Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour took place on March 27 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Participants from 400 cities

New Jersey Students Win One Year Supply of Gas From Citgo

Middletown, N.J. high school seniors Erika Rech and Mike Ruane are the latest Grand Prize winners in the Fueling Good program created by CITGO Petroleum Corporation. The cousins earned their prize of a year’s supply of CITGO gasoline by supporting individuals and families affected by breast cancer. Their charity, Breast Friends Forever, raised more than

Quickway Sponsors Mirabito Outdoor Classic Hockey Game

Quickway food stores partnered with New Leaf Brands, a provider of all natural beverages to co-sponsor the Mirabito Outdoor Classic hockey game last weekend. The Mirabito Outdoor Classic is the American Hockey League’s (AHL) first-ever outdoor hockey game. The event took place on Saturday, Feb.  20, at 1 p.m. at the New York State Fairgrounds

CITGO To Send 120 Tons of Aid To Haiti

 CITGO Petroleum Corporation, and its charitable organization the Simón Bolívar Foundation, have started shipping 120 tons of humanitarian aid to Port-Au-Prince, in coordination with the Embassies of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Republic of Haiti in the U.S. This effort complements the contributions of the Venezuelan people through their government, led by President

Friendly Service Station Inc. Opens New Location

A new gas station in Wilton, Conn., is attracting customers with “fair and reasonable prices,” from its coffee bar to the gas pumps, the Wilton Bulletin reported. Trumbull, Conn.-based Friendly Service Station Inc., is the parent company of the new Citgo station and c-store on 386 Danbury Road. The store opened its doors on Dec.

Clifford Fuel Takes it Nice N Easy

As one of the largest franchisees of the Nice N Easy convenience store brand, Clifford Fuel Co. Inc., a petroleum marketer and c-store retailer throughout central and northern New York, pairs the brand recognition and reach of a large c-store chain with the more intimate management of a small franchise. Founded in 1961, the Utica,

Driving Car Wash Sales

Doggy Drive Throughs One of the faster growing car wash trends is the do-it-yourself dog wash, which appears largely driven by financial considerations on the part of dog owners. No wonder: With dog grooming salons charging anywhere from $25 to $100 to bathe Fido these days, a $5 or even $10 self-serve alternative is a

Simon Says: Refine Your Retail

Don Glenn and Jake Leatherman had just wrapped up three store visits to Atlas Oil customers in southern Michigan when their conversation turned from coffee to a slightly more slippery substance: petroleum. “Four dollars,” said Glenn, director of retail sales at Taylor, Mich.-based fuel distributor Atlas. “That’s where everybody’s world changed.” Leatherman, Atlas’ senior retail

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