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Wawa Adds Digital Signage

New digital signs powered by ADFLOW alert customers to daypart food options and new products at Wawa stores. Wawa Inc. is incorporating digital signage into its chain of over 600 stores across the U.S., including at new locations in central Florida.   Following a successful 25-store pilot Wawa, last fall, selected ADFLOW to power its digital

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Couche-Tard Acquires 29 Orlando, Fla. Stores

Alimentation Couche-Tard adds 29 c-store locations to its portfolio from Florida Oil Holdings. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. signed an agreement to acquire 29 stores in Orlando, Fla., from Florida Oil Holdings LLC through Couche-Tard’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Circle K Stores Inc. The transaction is anticipated to close at the end of August, and is subject to

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Sheldon Good & Company Auctions C-Stores And Gas Station Sites

A total of 31 retail sites in New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania are up for auction this summer. Sheldon Good & Company, a Racebook Portfolio Company and real estate auctioneer, announced an auction to sell a portfolio of 31 commercial real estate sites, all of which are gas stations, c-stores or development sites throughout New

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Publix Lets Consumers Order Deli Online

Publix c-stores tests the online sale of deli products at one of its stores this August. Publix Deli Online Easy Ordering plans to launch at a Lakeland, Fla., store on Aug. 3 and is expected to rollout in 50 additional stores later this year. Customers will be able to order custom deli subs, wraps, meats

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7-Eleven Reports Growth From 2011 Onward

 7-Eleven doubles its numbers from 2003 to 46,000 total  stores  After breaking both international and domestic store growth records last year, 7-Eleven Inc. plans to have even more growth in 2012.  Last year, the chain added more than 4,600 stores throughout the world. About 600 of these stores were built, acquired or transitioned from another

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Finding the Right Foodservice Equipment

To be a winner in the foodservice arena, break out of the convenience store box and take some equipment cues from quick-service, fast casual and white tablecloth restaurants. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. No one understands the pain of working in a cramped space better than a food truck operator, said Larry Miller, president of

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Details On 7-Eleven’s Return To Jacksonville

Some 80 stores are schedule to be built by 2015. As previously reported, 7-Eleven Inc. is re-entering the Jacksonville market after a 20-plus year hiatus in north Florida. President and CEO Joe De Pinto made the announcement at a March 21 event attended by Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. Held at

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7-Eleven Returns to Jacksonville

After 25 years, 7-Eleven is set to once again operate stores in the Jacksonville area. 7-Eleven officials announced this morning that it plans to open 80 new stores in the Jacksonville, Fla. area by 2015, which the company said will mean 800 new jobs, First Coast News Online reported. 7-Eleven representatives, along with Governor Rick Scott and

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Sunoco Adds 11 Retail Locations

Latest acquisition strengthens Sunoco’s position as fuels retailer and convenience store operator in Florida. Sunoco Inc. has acquired 11 retail locations in Daytona, Fla., and the surrounding communities in Volusia County from First Coast Energy L.L.P. Each location will be company operated and include an APlus convenience store. “We continue to grow in areas where

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UCP Honors Circle K

United Cerebral Palsy presents Circle K with its Chair Award at its 2011 Annual Conference. United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) presented Circle K with its Chair Award in recognition of a partnership that has spanned three decades and seen the convenience store chain donate tens of millions of dollars to the charity during the 2011 UCP

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Kangaroo Express Donates to ‘Give Kids The World’

Funds will help fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. The Pantry Inc.’s Florida Kangaroo Express locations have raised more than $233,000 for Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), a 70-acre, non-profit “storybook” village in Central Florida that provides cost-free, weeklong vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. “Give Kids The World

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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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Wawa To Enter Florida

Some 100 Wawa c-stores are planned for Florida over the next five years. Wawa, which operates more than 580 c-stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, is set to begin construction on its first Florida convenience store across from SeaWorld at International Drive and Central Florida Parkway, in Orlando, Fla., the Orlando Sentinel

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Kangaroo Express Asks Guests to ‘Give Kids The World’

Customers can donate at any Florida Kangaroo Express through Nov. 4 The Pantry Inc.’s Florida Kangaroo Express locations are collecting donations for Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), a 70-acre, non-profit “storybook” village in Central Florida that provides cost-free, weeklong vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. “Give Kids The World is a

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Former Phillips Oil Stations In Florida Sold

Sun State Oil to supply fuel to the multiple new owners that acquired the 30 properties. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC’s subsidiary, NRC Realty Advisors of Florida LLC, has completed the sale of the final 30 properties formerly owned and operated by Ryan Phillips (Phillips Oil) and located in the panhandle of Florida.  Sun

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Trader Joe’s To Enter Florida

With discount prices and an exotic array of private label products, grocery chain Trader Joe’s looks to attract customers in north Naples, Fla.  Traders Joe’s is headed for Florida with its first store, which will measure 14,000 square feet, scheduled to open in north Naples, at a former Borders bookstore at 10600 U.S. 41 North,

C-Store Competitors Drive Sales With Social Media

Dunkin’ Donuts is using social media platform Foursquare to secure loyal customers in the Florida market, Nation’s Restaurant News reported. It recently launched its first Foursquare regional promotion in two markets in Florida. The promotion offers users of the location-based game the chance to win a free donut after they “check in” at the same

7-Eleven Buys 183 ExxonMobil Locations in Florida

7-Eleven Inc. has agreed to acquire ExxonMobil’s retail interests in 183 Florida sites. Included in the acquisition is a combination of company- and dealer-operated sites located in Orlando, Southwest Florida, Palm Beach and Broward County.  The 183 sites include five unused parcels of land.  The majority of locations will be rebranded as 7-Eleven operations, and

Gas City Files for Bankruptcy

Frankfort, Ill.-based Gas City Ltd., a chain of independent gas stations founded and owned by William McEnery, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late Tuesday, Crain’s Chicago Business reported. Founded in 1966, Gas City includes 51 gas stations located mainly in the south suburbs of Chicago, but also in Indiana, Arizona and Florida, and listed

Gator ICEEs Expand Their Reach

At the start of the Gators football season, Kangaroo Express introduced Gator ICEEs to the Gainesville, Ocala market along with in-game promotions to “Freeze the Swamp.” Now those unique ICEE flavors are coming to Jacksonville and St. Augustine, with plenty of time for area fans to show their support before the Gators battle the Bulldogs

Hess Express ATMs Welcome PNC Customers

Hess, PNC Bank and Cardtronics Inc. agreed this month to expand ATM access for PNC customers at 230 Cardtronics-owned ATMs located in Hess Express stores across Florida. Under terms of the ATM branding deal, Cardtronics will place the PNC brand on the ATMs, operate the machines on behalf of PNC and make them available on

Florida Holdings Acquires 24 BP Stations

Scottsdale-based Florida Oil Holdings LLC bought 24 BP locations in Florida’s Lake, Orange and Osceola counties between March 8-11 for $33.5 million, marking its entry into the Central Florida market, the Orlando Business Journal reported. The stations were purchased in separate transactions under different business entity names. In acquiring the stores, the firm signed a

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

7-Eleven Expands in Central Florida

Dallas-based 7-Eleven Inc.’s plans to expand in Central Florida already are underway with one new franchisee open in DeLand, Fla., and five more Florida stores in the works for 2010. The chain aims to open or convert 45 local stores by 2012, the Orlando Business Journal reported. The first of the five are opening soon.

C-store Coming to Southwest Florida International Airport

Those traveling through Southwest Florida International Airport soon will have access to a c-store, gas station and fast food options as they arrive for their flights.   GAZ Realty Inc., a developer and operator of Super-Station and Airport Plazas, won a contract to begin the design, construction and operation of an Airport Plaza at Southwest

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