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BP Faces $5 Million Lawsuit For Expired Voucher

An expired $12 voucher turns into a major headache for BP. An expired $12 carwash voucher has turned into a $5 million lawsuit against BP, Pioneer Press reported. A Minneapolis customer bought a $12 carwash voucher in November from Calhoun Beach Automotive, a BP gas station in Minneapolis, but due to a long line she

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Pilot Flying J Offers Free Winter Diesel Additive Program

“The goal of our winter diesel additive program is to give our customers added peace of mind and to make their winter driving experience a positive one,” says Flying J executive vice president. Pilot Flying J has announced its annual winter diesel additive program at participating Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas in

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Holiday, Cub Foods Reignite Gas Rewards

Program allows Minnesota Cub Foods customers to redeem Gas Rewards at Holiday. Cub Foods, a division of SUPERVALU INC., and Holiday Cos. are launching a fuel rewards program that will allow consumers to save money at Holiday Stationstores when they shop at Cub Foods stores. The two Minnesota-based companies have teamed up in the past

Gulf Oil Returns to Minnesota

Gulf Oil has returned to the Twin Cities after 23-years through a partnership with Inver Grove Heights, Minn.-based Lucky Oil Co., the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal reported. Six metro-area stores are already open for business and more store openings are planned in the last few weeks of 2010. “I think this market’s looking

Tesoro Grows Shell Retail Network

Tesoro Corp. is set to acquire the existing Shell-branded wholesale supply contracts in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Utah and most of Idaho. The acquired contracts represent approximately 300 Shell-branded stations. Under the terms of the agreement, Tesoro may also grow the Shell brand through retail stations in these areas, which are anchored by the

Stop-N-Go Pulls Adult Magazines

Stop-N-Go, which runs more than 20 locations in North Dakota and Minnesota, has stopped selling adult magazines at its stores. The chain’s owner, Sheldon Ellig, told the Grand Forks Herald adult magazines were previously removed from six Stop-N-Go stores and other stores pulled the magazines from shelves this week. “We have had a number of

The Shack Pushes the Bounds of Convenience

As all convenience store chains look for innovative ways to drive sales as tobacco and gas margins decline, they might take note from an unlikely teacher—a small town store in Grandy, Minn., whose unique offerings are going to new lengths to meet consumer demands. Though only 1,100 square feet, “The Shack on 65” packs the

Pumping Up In-Store Sales

A busy salesman on the way to his next appointment pulls into a Spinx convenience store to fill up his tank. It’s almost 1 p.m. and he hasn’t stopped since his day began just before 9 a.m. While pumping fuel, he glances at the color monitor built into the gas pump. He looks closer at

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