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Save-A-Lot Increases Brand Awareness Through Nationwide Tour

Save-A-Lot visits a handful of U.S. cities to let consumers know about the savings they can make at their stores. Save-A-Lot launched its 2012 Fuel Your Family Road Trip on Friday in Orlando, Fla., to raise awareness of its business. This marks the second year of the Save-A-Lot Fuel Your Family Road Trip. Two Save-A-Lot

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Valero, Cardtronics Help Frost Bank Build ATM Business

Three Texas-based companies help to expand a local bank’s services in convenience stores. Valero Corner Stores in Texas and Cardtronics Inc. help Frost Bank significantly expand its ATM service locations for Frost customers. Frost customers will have free access to all 615 ATMs at Valero Corner Stores in Texas by Aug. 15. The additional 615

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TA Builds Its StayFit Fitness Program

TravelCenters of America moves forward with its StayFit program by adding a new fitness center at a Dallas-based store. TravelCenters of America opened its 40th StayFit fitness center in a Dallas-based travel plaza.  The company announced all of its StayFit fitness rooms are free to professional drivers who carry the UltraONE Driver Rewards card.  The

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More Upside for Retail Gasoline Prices

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Retail gasoline prices in the U.S. will continue to increase early this week, maintaining the trend seen this month, after wholesale costs jumped more than a dime nationally during the third full week of July. The string of price declines seen during the second quarter reversed

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Getty Realty Selling 66 Properties

The majority of the sites are located on high-traffic corners in mature neighborhoods and in small towns. Getty Realty Corp. is divesting 66 commercial and retail properties. The 66 properties are located in a variety of urban and suburban markets in six Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, including 11 properties in New York, 21 in New

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Athena Fights Against Breast Cancer

Athena fights breast cancer year-round. The company, founded by breast cancer survivor of Trish May and a division of DS Waters of America Inc., plans to contribute a minimum of $1 million to support breast cancer awareness, education and research by 2014. Retailers are encouraged to offer Athena water to serve to their customers to

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Parker’s Features Video Technology At Its Pumps

Parker’s rolls out video technology at its gas pumps this year. Parker’s, a recognized leader in convenience store sales across southeast Georgia and South Carolina, is the first area company to integrate video technology at the gas pump. Parker’s currently offers high-tech gas pumps with 10-inch television screens at the company’s Pooler, Ga., location and

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Pilot Flying J To Make Acquisition Of Maxum Petroleum

Pilot Flying J creates new partnership with Maxum Petroleum to expand its business. Pilot Flying J, Metalmark Capital, Waud Capital Partners and Maxum Petroleum announced Pilot Flying J plans to acquire a controlling interest in Maxum for cash and Pilot Flying J’s contribution of Western Petroleum into Maxum. Maxum is one of the largest independent

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Agree Realty Acquires Three Wawa Stores

Agree Realty “pleased” to make Wawa acquisition. Agree Realty Corp. announced that it acquired a portfolio of three Wawa c-stores and fuel stores that are master leased by Wawa for $14,200,000. The cost of the portfolio acquisition includes the assumption of $8,580,000 of non-recourse mortgage debt, which will mature in June 2016, carrying a 6.56%

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Mark VII Awarded Circle K Car Wash Contract

Last year Mark VII expanded its relationship with Circle K to include three additional regions and now it is adding three more for a grand total of seven regions. Mark VII Equipment Inc., the North America subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, and producer of vehicle washing equipment worldwide, has been awarded a two-year contract

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The Pantry Announces Tender Offer

The Pantry Inc. announced the commencement of a cash tender offer for any and all of its outstanding 7.75% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014. In conjunction with the tender offer, The Pantry is soliciting consents from holders of the notes to effect certain proposed amendments to the indenture governing the notes. The tender offer and

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EZ Energy Sells U.S. Stations

Sale expected to close Sept. 15. Israel-based EZ Energy Ltd. is selling its U.S. gas station and c-store operations for $64 million to a foreign operator, whose name has yet to be disclosed, Globes reported. The proceeds derived from the sale are expected to cover all the company’s debt to Israeli bondholders and the loans

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Susser Releases Pricing For Wellspring’s Secondary Offering Of Common Stock

Susser prices approximately 5 million shares of its common stock. Susser Holdings Corp. announced it has priced a public secondary offering by affiliates of Wellspring Capital Management of 5 million shares of Susser common stock at a price of $36 per share. Wellspring has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 750,000

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BP Features Futuristic Fuel Dispensers At London 2012 Games

New Wayne Helix fuel dispensers are on display in London at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. BP plans to showcase the new Wayne Helix fuel dispenser at the “Fueling the Future” showcase in London during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. BP challenged Wayne, a global innovator of fuel dispensers, to design and build

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AllOver Media Creates a Larger Gas Station Ad Network

AllOver Media acquires GSA Media to gain dominance in the fast-growing gas station advertising market. AllOver Media Inc. recently acquired GSA Media, a division of Brite Media Group, to solidify its place in the gas station advertising market. Tony Jacobson, founder and CEO for AllOver Media, said this acquisition is important for the company’s plans

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Retail Gasoline Prices Reverse Higher after Three-month Slide

Brian L. Milne Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN After 13 consecutive weeks moving lower, retail gasoline prices snapped the decline, gaining during the first full week of July. Moreover, retail gasoline prices are in position to again increase, while the July 2nd six-month low in the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. average might hold for

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Hunt Brothers Pizza Encourages C-Store Support of U.S. Troops

“Hunt Brothers Pizza is a proud American company with a tremendous appreciation of the men and women who serve in our military,” says Keith Solsvig, vice president of marketing for Hunt Brothers Pizza. Hunt Brothers Pizza is asking consumers to donate $1 to Support U.S. Armed Forces when they stop for fuel or pizza at

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Gas Stations Experience Sharp Decline In Sales

Retail sales are declining across the board, and gas stations receive the biggest blow. Retail sales declined by 0.5% in June, following declines in May and April as more consumers cut spending on goods and services, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported. The biggest decline in sales occurred at gas stations, which is a good

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Susser Provides Q2 Preliminary Results

Announces secondary offering of common stock by Wellspring. Susser Holdings Corp. has provided partial preliminary financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2012,  ended July 1, 2012.  Susser expects to report: • Same-store merchandise sales growth of approximately 8% year-over-year, versus growth of 5.8% for the year-earlier period. • Total merchandise sales of approximately

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Wawa Celebrates Grand Opening of First Florida Store

Five Wawa stores are scheduled to open in five weeks in the Orlando area, with the chain forecasting 100 stores for the Orlando/Tampa markets in the next five years. Wawa Inc. today announced a milestone in its company’s history—the grand opening of its first store in the state of Florida. Located directly across from SeaWorld

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Zarco 66 First To Offer E15 Fuel

Zarco 66 is first U.S. gas station to deliver E15 ethanol fuel to consumers, reducing dependence on gasoline and imported oil. American drivers can now choose to use E15 fuel at the Lawrence, Kan., Zarco 66 gas station. The Zarco 66 is the first U.S. retailer to offer E15 fuel, which is 15% ethanol and

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Apache Oil Opens CNG Fuel Station In Louisiana

Apache Corp. helps the Lafayette, La., community by adding a CNG fuel station to fuel city vehicles. Apache Corp. celebrated the opening of its first public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in the state of Louisiana at its Lafayette station. “The state of Louisiana is a leader in supporting increased use of natural gas,”

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Aloha Petroleum Releases New EV Fast Chargers

Aloha Petroleum adds new fast chargers for electric vehicles at three of its locations. Aloha Island Mart and Shell gas stations unveiled new ways to fuel with new electric vehicle fast chargers at their Hawaii gas stations. AeroVironment’s electric vehicle DC fast chargers are now offered at three locations across Hawaii: Aloha Island Mart Kahala,

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Pilot Flying J Invest In Deluxe Showers

Pilot Travel Centers wants to remodel 75% of its shower facilities over the next 18 months to give professional drivers a better store experience. Pilot Travel Centers LLC announced the company plans to invest $49 million to remodel and upgrade its network of showers for professional drivers. Pilot made plans to upgrade all of the

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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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