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Lukoil Stations Protest With $8 Gas

Station owners speak out against prices they say put them at a competitive disadvantage. More than 50 Lukoil gas stations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania doubled their gas prices on Wednesday, Sept. 12, to more than $8 a gallon. The one-day price hike was meant to capture attention as they protested what they called unfair

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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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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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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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Quick Chek Balloon Festival Celebrating 30 Years

New balloon shapes include an 80-foot, bright pink elephant and a 12-story Tyrannosaurus Rex. The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC Bank, the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America, is celebrating its 30th festival July 27-28-29, 2012. The three-day festival at Solberg Airport in Readington

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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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BP Community Scholarship Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

More than $2.5 million in scholarships have been awarded since the program’s inception. Over the past 25 years, New York and New Jersey area BP station owners have provided over $2.5 million in scholarships to more than 1,700 promising students. This year, 185 local BP station owners will present a BP Fueling Communities grant donation

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Lehigh Gas Files For IPO

Lehigh Gas Partners LP filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $120 million in an initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock to help repay debt and reimburse its general partner. The company this month entered into a master lease agreement with an affiliate of Getty Realty Corp. for 120 more

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The 1980s Las Vegas Turnaround… and Lessons for C-Store Operators

Widen your customer base and change your surroundings.  By David Hochman, owner of DJH Marketing Communications Inc. For the first 30 years or so, casinos in Las Vegas thrived, raking in obscene profits simply because options for legal gambling in the U.S. were few, far and in-between. Things started to get a bit more difficult for the casinos

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New State Law Causes AmEx to Pull Gift Cards in N.J.

American Express Co. has become the first company to pull its gift cards from New Jersey convenience stores, pharmacies and groceries rather than attempt to comply with a new wrinkle in the state’s unclaimed property law. AmEx spokeswoman Vanessa McCutchen told the Associated Press that the company began pulling gift cards sold through third-party retailers

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Navigating OTP’s Legal Battleground

The prospects for OTP throughout 2012 are good, as growth remains strong. But a swelling number of revenue-strapped state legislatures continue to hungrily eye the category. “I think the category will continue to expand,” predicted Matt Hieb, category manager for Gate Petroleum, which operates 225 convenience stores in six Southeastern states.“The growth of the brands

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Quick Chek Raises $100,000 To Combat Juvenile Diabetes

Colleagues Ride for the Cure in Tucson, surpass fundraising efforts. Quick Chek, a chain of 127 fresh food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, announced that its Riding Team, a group of 14 Quick Chek volunteers completed the Nov. 19 & 20 Tour de Tucson weekend-long bike ride event, raising $100,000 for

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Global Partners To Gain 542 Gas Stations

Global Partners acquires Alliance Energy in a deal expected to close in the first quarter of 2012. Global Partners LP is acquiring Alliance Energy LLC, which operates 542 gas stations in New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, for about $116 million, Reuters reported. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter

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Wawa To Enter Florida

Some 100 Wawa c-stores are planned for Florida over the next five years. Wawa, which operates more than 580 c-stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, is set to begin construction on its first Florida convenience store across from SeaWorld at International Drive and Central Florida Parkway, in Orlando, Fla., the Orlando Sentinel

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Wawa Provides Red Cross Support

Fall schedule includes more than 38 blood drives open to the public. This fall Wawa is encouraging customers to join it in helping the American Red Cross save lives by donating blood at one of the more than 38 Wawa sites hosting a blood drive. The blood drive began Oct. 3 and will continue through

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Hershey’s Chocolate Flies High

Consumers at the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning taste Hershey’s newest aerated chocolate product. The Hershey Co. has  introduced a new way to enjoy chocolate with the launch of Hershey’s Air Delight Chocolate – one of the first aerated chocolates for the company. To savor and enjoy the light and airy texture of

‘Joe to the World’ Returns For Black Friday

When alarm clocks ring Friday, Nov. 27, waking thousands from their after-turkey slumbers to hit those early morning holiday sales at their local malls, Quick Chek, the family-operated chain of more than 120 fresh food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, will offer these early risers complimentary medium coffees to help jump

Quick Chek To Host Sub Showdown

Quick Chek, with 125 food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, has announced the names of the five finalists slated to compete in its first-ever Sub Showdown, a build-your-own-sub recipe contest in which contestants will not only vie to win free Quick Chek subs for a year, but also the chance to

Wawa Revamps Coffee Stations

Wawa stores throughout southern New Jersey are going through an “Extreme Coffee Makeover,” trading out glass coffee pots for new insulated dispensers with the intent of making producing a fresher brew that saves energy and reduces waste, Press of Atlantic City Media Group reported. The change comes after a chain-wide price increase that boosted the

Quick Chek Opens First LEED Certified Store

Bayonne, N.J.’s third and newest Quick Chek store, which opened on Tuesday, Aug. 17, marks the company’s first LEED-certified store, complete with a heat-reflecting roof, local building materials and LED lighting, NJ.com reported. The store is a test to determine whether the 122-location company will seek the eco-friendly certification in the future. Quick Chek already

Fresh from the Farm

Focus on the Franchise   Minimum Franchise Requirements: Net Worth: $750, 000; Liquid assets: $250, 000 Targeted growth areas: Swiss Farms is looking for single and multi-unit franchisees in the following counties: Northern Delaware: New Castle County; Eastern Pennsylvania: Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia County; New York: Nassau and Suffolk County; New Jersey: Camden,

Quick Chek’s Summer Event Soars

Quick Chek’s 320-member team of volunteer employees helped welcome more than 112,000 to Readington, N.J.’s Solberg Airport for the 28th Annual Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. The highly-anticipated annual three-day festival held July 23-25, has consistently grown to be the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America.  Quick Chek

Wawa Ventures North In New Jersey

Wawa with many locations in southern New Jersey, is heading north to Morris County where it will compete directly with Quick Chek and 7-Eleven, The Daily Record reported. Wawa plans to build and open its first Morris County store in mid- to late November at the corner of New and Edwards roads in the eastern

Quick Chek Donates To Firefighters

Pictured from Left to Right: Quick Chek Assistant Store Leader Tony Elefante, Team Member Melissa Morin, Team Member Ashley Garcia, Store Leader John Thompson, Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company Chief Rudi Gaines and Lieutenant Bob Maras. Representatives from a new Manchester, N.J, Quick Chek store presented a donation of $2,655 to members of the Ridgeway Volunteer

Wawa’s Annual Summer Blood Drive Underway

This summer Wawa is making it easy for customers to donate blood by offering a blood drive at more than 25 Wawa sites to help the American Red Cross save lives. The blood drive, already underway, will continue until Aug. 28 in four of Wawa’s operating states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Last year,

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