Gilligan’s new manager of business development has years of experience in the c-store industry. Neal McDermott joined the Gilligan Oil Wholesale Fuel Team this summer as its new manager of business development. McDermott has been in the c-store industry for more than 30 years, working for BP and Lehigh companies. He has a solid background
Parkers presents a Monster electric guitar to a 50-year-old customer for participating in its latest text contest. Parkers, a c-store located in Savannah, Ga., awarded a local customer with a Monster electric guitar as a part of its June Text Contest. Greg Parker, president and CEO of Parkers, presented Pooler, Ga., local Gregg Geiger with
High’s Dairy Stores rolls out a new fuel price management solution at its c-stores. High’s of Baltimore Inc. chose PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management system, for its High’s Dairy Stores across Maryland. PriceAdvantage, a division of Skyline Products, will also help the company feed prices to their electronic price signs, VeriFone Sapphire POS and fuel
By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The U.S. fell for the 13th consecutive week through July 2 and, at $3.356 gallon, are at a six-month low. So, just as one of the busiest travel periods in the US was underway during the July 4th holiday, retail gasoline prices were averaging at their
With the help of Excentus, Shell connects customers to fuel saving programs across all its stations. Shell and Excentus kicked off the expansion of the Fuel Rewards Network (FRN) in June, and the rollout of this program continues through July. The program aims to rollout in different cities each month. So far, it is available
Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s pipeline unit MPLX LP filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $365 million in an initial public offering (IPO), Reuters reported. The limited partnership, recently formed by the refiner to own, operate, develop and acquire pipelines and other midstream assets, plans to list its common units on the New York Stock
Seasonal promotion features chance to win ‘gas for life.’ Leading gas station chains Phillips 66, 76 and Conoco are encouraging travelers to hit the road this summer through a seasonal promotion that offers drivers the opportunity to win free gas for life, among more than 6,000 other prizes. With automobiles as the primary means of
“The Court’s decision to keep in place employer mandates will place significant burdens on nearly 40% of our industry and put these businesses at a substantial competitive disadvantage,” says NACS chairman. The Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law Thursday, June 28, 2012, MSNBC Online reported. The ruling allows the government to
Weigel’s hosts grand opening celebrations at its newest, Knoxville, Tenn. store. Weigel’s, a family-owned dairy in East Tennessee, opened its 60th full-service convenience store in West Knoxville, Tenn.-area on June 8 at the corner of Choto Road and Northshore Drive. Bill Weigel, chairman and CEO, said he decided to build the store after receiving requests
Vendgogh’s vending system allows customers to purchase cold drinks at the pump. Douglass Distributing Retail Co. is partnering with Vendgogh LLC to pilot gas island vending at their Lone Star Food Store No. 50 in Sherman, Texas—the first installation of its kind in the state of Texas. Vendgogh’s patented, UL-approved vending systems integrates seamlessly with
by Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Even with the rapidly approaching July 4th holiday, with holiday travel seen near the 2007 record this year, retail gasoline prices are continuing to decline as economic expansion cools and US unemployment remains high. Price watchers should expect the Energy Information Administration to report its twelfth
BP wants to get customers excited about the upcoming 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with in-store promotions. As the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games approach, BP Products North America Inc. gives Washington, D.C. consumers the opportunity to step into the shoes of Team USA hopefuls at an upcoming BP Team USA Experience event. BP’s
Rutter’s announced its first winner for its Register, Scan and Win contest for summer 2012. Rutter’s Farm Stores plans to give away eight years of free gas to its loyal customers this summer, and its first winner was announced this week. Gregory Ball of Dover, Pa. won Rutter’s Fuel Up Free Sweepstakes, earnng a year’s
“We believe this transaction will allow us to de-lever the convenience store portion of our business, reduce our cost of capital and further diversify our access to capital to fund our growth strategy,” says Susser CEO. Susser Holdings Corp.’s Board of Directors has approved the filing of a registration statement to effect an initial public
“These stores are great assets and will complement our existing Corner Store network,” says CEO of Valero Retail. Valero Retail Holdings, a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corp., is purchasing 29 stores in the Little Rock and Hot Springs, Ark. areas from The Crackerbox Stores and converting them to Valero Corner Stores in the coming months.
“Jewel-Osco is pleased to be able to offer local consumers the opportunity to save money on fuel,” says Jewel-Osco’s director of marketing. Shell and Jewel-Osco are teaming up to help local shoppers get increased value on their everyday grocery purchases by launching the My Jewel-Osco Fuel Rewards program in participating area Jewel-Osco stores. Local consumers
“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.
One lucky winner each day to receive a $100 Cenex Gift Card. The Cenex and Cabela’s brands have teamed up to launch a $10,000 Summer Gas Giveaway. Every Cabela’s CLUB Visa cardholder that shops at Cenex convenience stores from June 1 through Sept. 8, 2012, will be automatically entered to win free fuel. “We’re giving
Mitt Romney talks hoagies and touchscreens in Pennsylvania. Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney, while on the campaign trail, visited a Wawa convenience store and polled the crowd at the Cornwall Iron Furnace, in Cornwall, Pa., about where they buy their sandwiches. The question touched on a local state divide: Wawa or Sheetz, Yahoo News reported.
The Pantry Inc. converting 168 stores. Valero’s 2012 advertising theme is “Keeping America Moving,” and thanks to a new branding agreement with The Pantry Inc., based in Cary, N.C., Valero will be keeping more and more Americans moving throughout the Southeast. Under the new agreement, 143 properties will convert to a newly created Valero and
Smucker’s, a trusted brand of jams, jellies and preserves, expands its line of peanut butter products to offer a low-sodium option. Smucker’s peanut butter is offered in convenient control packages, and now, guests at restaurants and c-stores can choose to use a low-sodium peanut butter package that has the same flavor and quality as regular
More Statoil shareholders accept Alimentation Couche-Tard’s tender offer as of Tuesday. Alimentation Couche-Tard reports 77.7% of Statoil Fuel & Retail shareholders have accepted its takeover offer, an increase from 66.7% three weeks ago, after a large shareholder agreed to bid on Tuesday. Alimentation Couche-Tard declined to identify the shareholder, but said it was “very confident”
Traditional gasoline and c-store brands continue to sell the most gasoline, but consumers are increasing their tendency to fuel-up at grocers or warehouse retailers. A survey of 4,500 consumers, completed by Market Force Information, reports that Costco and Kroger are consumers’ favorite places to fill their gas tanks as of April 2012. The survey found
Customers get a choice of a free Billboard MP3 download or a Redbox movie night with each 44-ounce fountain drink. As summer heats up, Valero Retail Holdings Inc. Corner Store locations are giving a gift of FREE music or FREE movie nights with every 44-ounce fountain drink purchase. Corner Stores are ready to give away