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Weigel’s Announces New Director of Real Estate

Chris Ooten joins the Weigel’s team. Weigel’s has hired Chris Ooten as its new director of real estate to expand Weigel’s retail footprint through new store site acquisition and the selling and leasing of company-owned property. “With a solid background in commercial development, Chris is poised to help expand and take Weigel’s to the next

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CITGO Headquarters Receives LEED Gold Certification

“CITGO believes in operating its business as a good steward of the environment and serving as a guardian of natural resources,” says CITGO spokesperson. The CITGO Petroleum Corp. headquarters building on Eldridge Parkway, in the Energy Corridor area of West Houston, has received LEED Gold Certification for an Existing Building from the U.S. Green Building

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Sheetz Plans Health And Fitness Center

New health and wellness center to improve employee health and manage healthcare costs. Leading a national trend by companies offering enhanced work place benefits to improve employee health, Sheetz Inc. announced it is building a new health and wellness center at its distribution facility in Claysburg, Pa. Scheduled to open in the fall of 2012,

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Walgreens Debuts Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Orlando

Drugstore chain helps build Orlando electric vehicle charging infrastructure with the addition of eight stations expected by the end of October. Walgreens is set to unveil its first electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Orlando at its International Drive and Sand Lake Road location with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Eastern time, as City

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Will Tesco Turn it Around?

Fresh & Easy is rolling out a new Express store format, but can the company come out on top after nearly four years of heavy losses? By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Tesco’s Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market grocery chain debuted with a bang in 2007, rolling out 20 stores in rapid succession in California, Nevada

Empowered by Energy Efficiency

With energy costs soaring and customers rewarding sustainable behaviors, many convenience store chains are realizing the need to upgrade stores to be more energy efficient. World marketed energy consumption is projected to increase by 44% from 2006 to 2030, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The increase could hit c-store retailers especially hard

Pennsylvania GetGo Becomes LEED Silver-Certified

Multi-format retailer Giant Eagle, Inc. today announced the receipt of a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for its GetGo convenience store and fuel station located at 140 Towne Center Drive in Wexford, Pa.  “Adding a LEED-certified convenience store and fuel station to our wealth of sustainable business practices underscores Giant Eagle’s

Growth, Innovation Propel Kum & Go

It’s been an eventful five decades for Kum & Go, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Entrepreneurs W.A. Krause and T.S. Gentle founded Kum & Go in 1959 under the original name of the Hampton Oil Co., which later changed to Krause Gentle Corp. In the 1970s, the co-founders wanted a name that would

Can Packaging Boost Sales?

The Anti-Styrofoam Brigade C-store retailers beware. If the current political and regulatory trends continue, you may have to find an alternative packaging that doesn’t contain Styrofoam, and fast. Because non-biodegradable garbage threatens more and more marine and coastal ecosystems as it continues to accumulate in the world’s oceans, California legislators have introduced a bill that

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