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Cumberland Farms To Award Scholarships

Believe And Achieve Scholarship Program now in its seventh year. Cumberland Farms, for the seventh consecutive year, is now accepting applications from bright and ambitious high school seniors across its service area for the company’s popular Believe and Achieve Scholarship Program. Since Cumberland Farms began the program six years ago, Cumberland Farms has awarded close

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Freezing Out the Competition

Establishing an effective frozen beverage offering helps drive customers across all demographics. Megan Wilkinson, Assistant Editor. Frozen beverages have been helping convenience store operators create stronger relationships with younger consumers, but there is an opportunity in this category with all age groups. According to Mintel’s 2012 Convenience Store Foodservice report, frozen beverages ranked as the

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Worth The ‘Hassel’

Cumberland Farms turns a unique theft problem into a marketing campaign on its social media sites. By Megan Wilkinson, Assistant Editor Cumberland Farms stores launched a promotion of its iced coffee featuring David Hasselhoff as its spokesman last month, and it garnered instant attention from its customers…maybe too much attention. The chain decided to place

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Cumberland Gulf Group Opposes Settlement With Visa And MasterCard

“We support bringing real competition and transparency to the credit card market, and this proposed settlement clearly fails to meet this objective,” says Ari Haseotes, president and chief operating officer of Cumberland Farms Inc. The Cumberland Gulf Group opposed the proposed settlement of longstanding antitrust litigation between retailers and the credit card industry. The proposed

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Gulf Oil Rolls into Dallas

Just weeks after announcing its return to Houston, and close on the heels of its return to Austin, Gulf Oil announced today that it is back in Dallas through its partnership with Fuel City, one of the Lone Star State’s best known gas stations. Gulf’s new agreement with Fuel City in Dallas puts the Gulf

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Cumberland Farms Sells 20 Sites

Locations are available in eight northeastern states.   Cumberland Farms Inc., which operates 589 convenience store locations, is divesting 18 operating and closed convenience stores, plus two retail development sites throughout the Northeast. The 20 properties are located in a variety of urban and suburban markets in eight Northeastern states—six properties each in Massachusetts and

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Cumberland Farms To Raise Funds For Children’s Hospital

Iced coffee sales at participating Cumberland Farms c-stores to help benefit U.S. Children’s Hospital Boston. During the month of May, Cumberland Farms is set to raise funds to benefit Children’s Hospital Boston through the convenience store retailer’s Pediatric Care Campaign. Participating Cumberland Farms stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island will donate five cents per cup

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Cumberland Farms Stores Testing Smartphone Payment App

Several Cumberland Farms stores in Massachusetts are offering customers the option to pay at the pump by using a smartphone app. Cumberland Farms has partnered with PayPal for the pilot program, the first of its kind, The Taunton (Mass.) Gazette reported. The SmartPay app lets customers start the pump from a mobile phone and process

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Cumberland Farms Launches Pediatric Care Campaign

New corporate giving initiative allows convenience store retailers to raise funds for hospitals helping to heal children. Cumberland Farms has launched a Pediatric Care Campaign today, where the convenience store retailer will work with communities to raise much needed funds for hospitals that provide medical care to children. During this initiative, Cumberland Farms plans to

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Cumberland Farms Celebrates the New Year With Free Coffee

Customers welcome in new years with a free cup of Joe. For the fifth consecutive year, Cumberland Farms will offer free coffee starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 until 5 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. An annual community service tradition, Cumberland Farms encourages customers to stop by any one of Cumberland

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Free Coffee Fridays

Customers who stop into Cumberland Farms on a Friday this November can enjoy a free cup of coffee in the size of their choice. Cumberland Farms is offering Free Coffee Fridays this November. On Nov. 11, 18 and 25 customers can receive a smooth cup of Cumberland Farms’ Farmhouse Blend coffee—any size, any way they

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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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Cumberland Farms Selects Spacenet’s Managed Network Services

Spacenet to upgrade and manage Cumberland Farms’ network at retail locations. Cumberland Farms Inc. has selected Spacenet Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., and provider of managed network services, to upgrade and manage its communications infrastructure at more than 600 stores across 11 states. The upgraded network solution will utilize DSL

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Cumberland Farms Reopens Harwich Store

Following a fire, the Cumberland Farms c-store prepares to welcome back customers. Cumberland Farms is reopening its c-store on Main Street in Harwich Port, Mass.-based, after the store burned down on June 28. Cumberland Farms Marketing Manager Kate Ngo told the Cape Cod Times that the chain plans to reopen its Harwich Port store this

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Cumberland Farms Sells 29 Stores

“The repositioning of capital within our market area is an important part of our strategy to acquire new sites, renovate existing sites, and own and operate sites consistent with our brand identity,” says Cumberland Farms CEO. Framingham, Mass.-based Cumberland Farms Inc. has divested 29 stores to multiple buyers, including regional jobbers, individual store buyers, and individual

Cumberland Farms Celebrates New Store

To mark the grand opening of its newest remodeled convenience store, Cumberland Farms has kicked off a month-long fundraiser that will benefit the students of Brookfield Elementary School. For the next month, Cumberland Farms plans to donate 20 cents from every Chill Zone beverage and cup of coffee sold at its 225 Main Street store

Cumberland Farms Selling 61 Stores

Cumberland Farms Inc. is selling 61 convenience store properties through a structured sale process to be managed by Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. Cumberland owns the real estate at all of the sites and leases them to third party tenants under triple net lease agreements. These tenants operate independent convenience stores and other retail businesses

Cumberland Farms Offers $3 Prepaid Cards

Cumberland Farms convenience store locations in New England, the mid-Atlantic and Florida are adding nFinanSe $3 Visa and $3 Discover Reloadable Prepaid Debit Cards. “By offering it’s customers a $3 Visa or $3 Discover Reloadable Card, Cumberland Farms will now be able to compete with any retailer on the basis of price for a reloadable

Free Iced Coffee

Framingham, Mass.-based Cumberland Farms is rolling out a new iced coffee offering made from its Farmhouse Blend coffee recipe, the Boston Globe reported. In response to customer demand, Cumberland Farms’ medium roast now is available chilled. The chain’s stores are installing iced-coffee equipment for the first time to accommodate the new offering. The chain has

Energy North To Buy Clipper Mart

Energy North placed a winning bid of $9.27 million, plus the value of the stores’ inventory to acquire M.W. Sewall’s 11 Clipper Mart stores, outbidding Cumberland Farms Inc.’s $8.5 million offer, The Times Record reported.  Other qualified bidders at Tuesday’s auction included H.A. Mapes Inc., Mac’s Convenience Stores LLC and TD Bank. Two other qualified

Gulf Oil Partners With Atlanta Braves

Gulf Oil Limited Partners has entered a multi-year sponsorship deal with Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves, The Boston Globe reported. The agreement will allow Gulf a presence at Turner Field, the home of the Atlanta Braves, where rotational signage, displaying Gulf’s “Sunrise” logo will appear behind home plate for all Braves home games. “We want

Gulf Oil Acquires Gulf Brand From Chevron

Framingham, Mass.-based Gulf Oil LP, a division of Cumberland Farms Inc., has acquired the rights to the Gulf brand in the U.S. from Chevron USA Inc., the Boston Business Journal reported. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gulf Oil began using the Gulf name in 1986 through a licensing agreement with San Ramon, Calif.-based

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