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Valero Uses PriceAdvantage In 100 Stores

Valero reaches a milestone mark as it rolls out PriceAdvantage at its 100th store. Valero Corner Stores has met its first milestone by rolling out PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management program, to the 100th store in less than a month. The Corner Store brand is a network of more than 1,000 Valero company-owned fuel retail

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Obama Administration Grants Final Approval For Sale Of E15

“The public has a right to choose between imported oil and home-grown energy and today’s action by the EPA advances that goal,” says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The Obama administration has given final approval for the sale of E15 ethanol blends under the waiver conditions set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Southwest Farm Press reported. 

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BP Community Scholarship Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

More than $2.5 million in scholarships have been awarded since the program’s inception. Over the past 25 years, New York and New Jersey area BP station owners have provided over $2.5 million in scholarships to more than 1,700 promising students. This year, 185 local BP station owners will present a BP Fueling Communities grant donation

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New Loyalty Platform At CITGO

CITGO integrates new loyalty system with the help of Pinnacle. CITGO announced that Loyalink, its loyalty platform, has been approved as a new offering with its Loyalty Bucks program. Loyalink allows retailers to create customized programs for their organizations and customer bases. CITGO partnered with a small group of loyalty solution and service providers in

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RaceTrac Kicks Off SodaPalooza

Social media promotion gives customers a chance to win free fountain drinks for a year. RaceTrac is kicking off SodaPalooza 365, which gives social media savvy customers a chance to win free fountain drinks for a year at RaceTrac. The promotion runs May 21-Aug 31, and the contest will see two weekly winners. Customers have

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NACSTech, PCATS To Team for 2013 Convention

NACSTech, an event that brings together c-store and fuel retailers and supplier IT professionals, kicked off May 21 in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center and concluded today, May 23. At the conclusion of the event, came an announcement that next year’s technology convention is set to look quite different. NACS, the Association of

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CITGO Helps “Clean The D”

More than 300 volunteers join together to improve a 27-mile portion of the Eight Mile Road. Volunteers from CITGO Petroleum Corp., local CITGO marketers and retailers, Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA) and the Miss Michigan Organization came together on May 5 for the 16th annual “Clean the D” event to improve a 27-mile segment of

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BP Wins Fraud Lawsuit Brought By Two Franchisees

Judge reprimands the oil giant for concealing profit margins from buyers. A Cook County judge has ruled in favor of BP Products North America Inc. in a lawsuit brought by two of its Chicago-area franchisees that accused the oil giant of fraud, the Chicago Tribune reported. Cook County Circuit Judge Sanjay Tailor ruled Wednesday that

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Gulf Oil Expands In Texas

Agreement with Houston’s Petroleum Wholesale LP seals 10 year partnership. Less that a year since announcing its return to its Texas roots, Gulf Oil announced today that it is boldly continuing its expansion in the Lone Star state through a partnership with Petroleum Wholesale LP. The agreement calls for an immediate re-branding of 50 service

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ExxonMobil Partners With Shopkick

The shopkick app detects a shopkick signal from a device located in each participating store, which is picked up by a shopper’s smartphone. ExxonMobil  has partnered with shopkick, a location-based shopping app that rewards shoppers simply for walking into stores and interacting with products.  As of today, shopkick is pumping out rewards at more than

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TA Announces New Ways To Save

UltraONE Member Pricing and Buy Big & Save introduced at Mid-America Trucking Show. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has announced two major savings programs for professional drivers available at TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel stores. Professional drivers who are members of the UltraONE Driver Rewards program will receive special Member Pricing discounts on

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Thorntons Renews Partnership With Churchill

“Not only do both companies share a Louisville heritage, Churchill Downs and Thorntons have an ongoing commitment to customers and fans, our loyal team members and associates, as well as to the community itself,” says Thorntons CEO. Thorntons Inc. has announced an extension of its partnership with Louisville, Ky.-based Churchill Downs Inc. as the “Convenience

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Spinx Chooses PriceAdvantage

“It is a superior tool in that it gives us the ability to pull historical data easily, manage multiple price changes per day,” says The Spinx Co.’s CEO. The Spinx Co. is now using PriceAdvantage at its 65 Spinx stores across the Carolinas. PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management solution, has given Spinx the ability to

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Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Center in North Dakota

“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 recently acquired a travel center in Grand Forks, N.D., and will remodel the Pilot Travel Center to feature full amenities for professional drivers

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Coulson Oil Sets the Stage for Expansion

With a new real estate entity in place, the company is positioned to grow its chain of dealer-leased stores beyond Arkansas. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Coulson Oil Co., one of the Southwest’s largest independent distributors of motor fuels, took a big step toward continued growth in August with the formation of Coulson Real Estate

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TA Announces New Subway Restaurant

New this year, the Porter South TA location now offers hungry guests a fresh sandwich option. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has opened a Subway restaurant in Porter, Ind., on the south side of I-94. The Porter South TA is a new location added to the TA system earlier this year. It is an ancillary

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Wayne to Deploy inOvationTV Media Platform

Wayne’s investment valued at more than $50 million. Wayne, a global innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, has announced that it will deploy the new inOvationTV media platform at fuel retailer locations throughout the U.S. Developed in cooperation with Gas Station TV (GSTV), a national away-from-home television network at the pump, inOvationTV enables fuel retailers

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No Repeal and No Deal for MotoMart

Despite MotoMart’s recent efforts, the city of Neenah, Wis., refused to repeal its ban on alcohol sales in convenience stores. The Neenah, Wis. Common Council turned down MotoMart’s request to repeal the city’s ban on c-store alcohol sales on Wednesday, Aug. 3. The Post Crescent Online reported that the Common Council voted 8-1 to deny

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MotoMart Challenges City Ban

One Wisconsin MotoMart store aims to change city regulations on alcohol sales. MotoMart is challenging alcohol laws in Neenah, Wis., that prohibit retailers that sell fuel from also offering customers alcohol, the PostCrescent Online reported. MotoMart argues that the current law is archaic, and that it puts the city’s convenience stores at a competitive disadvantage

USDA To Help Fund E-15 Blender Pumps

On Oct. 21, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA plans to allocate existing funds to assist the installation of 10,000 blender pumps across the country within the next five years, Ethanol Producer magazine reported. The initiative was one of many put forth by the USDA to further support the development, production and

ExxonMobil Aids Communities In Developing Countries

Exxon Mobil Corp. pledged $1 million at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to invest in the expansion of high impact, sustainable technologies that advance women economically in the developing world. The program is expected to directly benefit more than 13,500 people, with indirect benefits reaching more than 475,000 people in the next two years. The

Sunoco Shifts Focus To C-Stores

Lynn Elsenhans, Sunoco’s CEO, told analysts she hopes to expand the company’s profitable retail business by ramping up its convenience-store offerings, Philadelphia Inquirer reported. “An area of opportunity for us to unlock even more value out of our real estate is by changing our mind-set from a fuels retailer that also sells some convenience items,

Gasoline Pushes Higher

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN After inching off a one-month low last week to $272.2 gallon, the U.S. retail gasoline average is poised to post its second straight weekly increase, following wholesale costs higher. The US price benchmark for gasoline, the Reformulated Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending futures contract that trades on

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DTN DTN introduces DTN Fuel Buyer, a real-time market information service designed to support profitable fuel buying and reselling decisions. DTN Fuel Buyer provides instant access to supplier price messaging from DTN DataConnect, rack and spot price discovery as well as analysis, industry news, weather and market information-all located on one convenient screen. DTN Fuel

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Information and store management can be made simpler for c-store owners and petroleum retailers. DTN introduces DTN Fuel Buyer, a real-time market information service designed to support profitable fuel buying and reselling decisions. DTN Fuel Buyer provides instant access to supplier price messaging from DTN DataConnect, rack and spot price discovery as well as analysis,

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