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Kangaroo Express Tests Fuel Island Beverage Vending

Vendgogh’s vending system allows customers to purchase cold drinks at the pump. The Pantry Inc. is working with Vendgogh, LLC to pilot beverage vending at fuel islands in several Kangaroo Express stores in Raleigh, N.C. and Durham, N.C. “This is another option we are testing to serve our on-the-go guests,” said John Fisher, senior vice

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South Dakota Debates Sale Of 85-Octane Gasoline

South Dakota legislation continues to review rules on allowing the sale of 85-octane gasoline in the western half of the state. The proposed rule allowing the sale of 85-octane gasoline in western South Dakota is still in discussion as of Tuesday when a state legislative committee could not gain enough votes to approve or block

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The Love’s Revolution

With an increasing store count, ongoing redesigns and a renewed focus on foodservice, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has transformed its business model. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is set to begin construction on its 300th location this August. As it prepares for this milestone, the travel stop

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MACS Converts to Circle K

Under a unique partnership with Couche-Tard, Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores is now the exclusive developer of the Circle K brand across the mid-Atlantic. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS) and Alimentation Couche-Tard forged a new partnership in July where MACS will act as the exclusive developer for the Circle K brand in Virginia,

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Retail Gasoline Prices at 11-Week High

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN A string of refinery outages in late July, early August continues to drive retail gasoline prices higher, with the U.S. retail average gaining for five straight weeks through Aug. 6 to reach an 11-week high at $3.606 gallon per the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) weekly survey. Since

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Delek US Holdings Makes Records With Second Quarter Income Levels

Delek US Holdings manages to reduce its debt after reporting high income levels for its second quarter 2012. Delek US Holdings Inc., a diversified energy company with assets in the petroleum refining, marketing and retail industries, reported its second quarter results for 2012. For the three months ended June 30, Delek US recorded a net

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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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7-Eleven Retains NRC Realty & Capital Advisors For Store Sales

NRC Realty & Capital Advisors help 7-Eleven with the sale of 30 c-store properties in upstate and western New York. 7-Eleven Inc. retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors to coordinate the sale of 30 gas stations and c-stores in upstate and western New York. 7-Eleven acquired these properties as part of its acquisition of Wilson

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CITGO Freedom Oil Celebrates Its 10th Year In Business

Freedom Oil celebrates its 10th anniversary by offering a month-long rewards program to its loyal customer base. Freedom Oil, a Warsaw, Ind.-based CITGO Marketer, is celebrating its 10th anniversary by offering loyal customers with its Freedom Rewards Program. Customers can earn cents-off-per-gallon rewards based on store purchases marked at Freedom Express locations through Aug. 31.

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BP Presents Grant To New York-Area PAL Chapters

“We are thrilled to support our neighborhood PAL chapters to help fuel the future of local youth,” says Joseph Choi, Queens, N.Y., BP gas station owner. BP station owners of New York and New Jersey plan to present a BP Fueling Communities grant donation of $55,500 to four local Police Athletic League (PAL) chapters on

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Kroger Expected To Build Gas Station In Michigan

Kroger aims to clean up a Michigan township by adding new business to the area. Kroger is expected to open a new gas station by the end of 2012 on a property it owns in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., according to Ann Arbor digital media company news. The new gas station will measure nearly one acre on a

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The Pantry Announces Early Results Of Tender Offer

The Pantry Inc. announced early results of its offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding 7.75% senior subordinated notes due 2014 and solicitation of consents from holders of the notes to effect certain proposed amendments to the indenture governing the notes. As of 5 p.m. EST on Aug. 2, $198,856,000 in aggregate principal

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Hess Elects New Director To Its Board

A former U.S. senator joins the Hess board of directors team. Hess Corporation announced the election of former Sen. Sam Nunn to its board of directors. Nunn served as Georgia’s senator for 24 years (1972 to 1996), and was a chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and served on

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CITGO, Condon Oil Support Muscular Dystrophy Association This Summer

CITGO teams with Condon Oil to raise a grand total of $40,286 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in 2012. Condon Oil teamed with CITGO Petroleum Corp. and members of the Ripon, Wis., community to raise more than $30,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in 2012. The two companies teamed up for the 13th

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Ryko Solutions Completes Sale, Leaseback

Transaction frees funds for aggressive growth strategy. Ryko Solutions Inc., a full-spectrum supplier of car wash equipment, cleaning products and services support in North America has completed a sale leaseback of its 250,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Grimes, Iowa.   The move was a both a strategic part of the company’s recapitalization plan and a

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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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Love’s Rolls Out Cardless Technology

Love’s Travel Stops tests new cardless technology at 100 locations this month. Love’s Travel Stops completed the first successful live customer transaction using RFID cardless fueling technology and Comdata’s financial processing software at its Pauls Valley, Okla., location. More than 100 Love’s locations will have cardless fueling technology available for professional drivers by the end

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Clean Diesel Auto Sales Increase In U.S.

More consumers are converting to clean diesel vehicles, which means more gas station operators will need to fuel these needs for cleaner fuel options. Clean diesel automobile sales in the U.S. increased by 27.5% during the first six months of 2012 alone, according to new sales information compiled by HybridCars.com and Baum and Associates. The

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Valero Plans Separation of Retail Business

Company prepares to spin off fuel stations. Valero Energy Corp.’s board of directors has given the official OK for the company to sell or spin off its network of fuel stations, which could be worth as much as $2.8 billion, Businessweek reported. Spinning off the retail business is one of many moves CEO Bill Klesse

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Wayne Partner With Isis To Advance Mobile Commerce

“Integrating the Isis SmartTap mobile commerce application will open entirely new payment, loyalty and promotional opportunities for consumers and fuel retailers,” says Paul de la Port, vice president of Wayne, on its partnership with Isis. Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Wayne agreed to provide integrated support for the Isis SmartTap mobile commerce application, which allows customers to

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TA Acquires Travel Center In N.M.

TA adds business and fuel services for professional drivers and motorists in the southern N.M.-area. TravelCenters of America announced the acquisition and rebranding of the former Savoy Travel Center to the Petro Stopping Centers brand. The new travel center is located in Deming, N.M. The opening of this new location raises the number of full-service

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Pizza Cone Comes To Three C-Stores

Several New York-area convenience stores are delving into the sale of pizza cones. Three gas station chains in the New York metropolitan-area are selling new Cono Italiano Inc. “pizza conos” at their c-stores. Exxon, BP and Gulf Gas Stations are now selling pizza conos and empanadas to consumers. The pizza cono is a drip-free, cone-shaped

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Wayne Releases Futuristic Fuel Dispenser

Wayne launches the sale of its new Wayne Helix fuel dispenser to c-stores and gas stations later this year. Wayne, a GE Energy Business and global innovator of fuel dispensers and forecourt technologies, announced the launch of the new Wayne Helix fuel dispenser line. The new dispensers are intelligently designed and technologically advanced compared to

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Fresh & Easy Slashes Jobs

Despite job cuts, Tesco continues to fight for the future of Fresh & Easy.   Tesco has cut jobs at the Californian headquarters of its struggling Fresh & Easy chain in the U.S, but is still continuing with business as usual, according to Reuters. “In April we said we are taking a more cautious approach

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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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