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NOCO Express Opens 34th Store

NOCO Express ‘excited’ to open its first store in Steuben County, NY-area NOCO Express, a family-owned and operated gas and c-store chain based in Tonawanda, N.Y., celebrated the grand opening of its newest location in Wayland, N.Y. This past June, NOCO purchased the former Acorn Markets. Today marked the grand opening of the store under

NOCO Express opens in Macedon

NOCO Express Opens In Macedon

A 24-hour NOCO Express store celebrates its grand opening in Macedon, making it the 33rd store for the company. NOCO Express, a gasoline convenience store chain headquartered in Tonawanda, N.Y., celebrated the grand opening of its new store in Macedon at 1241 State Route 31.  The company acquired the lease for the Macedon store from

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NOCO Rolls Out Dino-Mart Franchise

“Our goal is to grow the Dino-Mart brand throughout our operating area and then across upstate New York,” says NOCO executive vice president. NOCO Energy Corp. is launching a retail gasoline convenience store franchise business called Dino-Mart across New York State, the Buffalo News Online reported.   NOCO is hosting a ribbon cutting today to

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LED Enlightenment Aids Efficiency Options

With so many choices now available, retailers must make sure they select wisely when upgrading canopy and interior lighting. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Lighting technology is undergoing a rapid expansion, with more energy-efficient options appearing in the marketplace. Many retailers seeking cost savings on their electric and maintenance bills are flocking to their utility

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Staying Safe in the Convenience Store

Handling cash is the bread and butter of convenience store operations, and the latest systems developed to make that process faster and safer do just that. But not all quarters of the industry have been quick to embrace them by any means. For many operators, changes still lie in the future, and time-honored standard practices

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NOCO Express Acquires Store In Macedon

Newly acquired location to undergo renovations this spring. NOCO Express, a family-owned and operated gasoline convenience store chain headquartered in Tonawanda, N.Y., has entered Wayne County.  NOCO has acquired the lease for Prime Convenience, a 3,333 square foot store located at 1241 State Route 31 in Macedon effective March 1, 2012.  The addition of the

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Chocolate Sales Boost Confections

Despite the weak economy, consumers continue to indulge in candy. By Joe Bush, Contributing Editor. The confectionery retail market has grown across all trade channels, but convenience stores have outpaced the overall retail market. Iconic brands (Hershey, Nestlé, Mars) prowl the chocolate landscape and provide consumers an affordable indulgence in a bitter economy. According to

Robert Schoelkopf, NOCO Energy Corp., Sean Tooley, NOCO Express, Michael Bradley, NOCO Energy Corp., Darla Van Tine, store manager, NOCO Express, Michael Billoni, Food Bank of WNY and Paul Wydro, NOCO Express.

NOCO Express Donates To Food Bank of Western New York

“Fighting hunger in Western New York is important 365 days a year, but the need is especially great during the holidays,” says NOCO executive vice president. Tonawanda-N.Y.-based NOCO Express Stores presented representatives from the Food Bank of Western New York with a donation of $2,126 to help feed those in need this holiday season. From

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NOCO Teams With Buffalo Sabres

In sponsorship deal, company’s logo and tagline to appear at center ice in First Niagara Center. NOCO Energy has Buffalo Sabres fever.  The company agreed to a sponsorship deal that will feature the NOCO iconic green and orange logo with their new “At Home, At Work, and On the Go!” tagline at center ice in

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Fuel Rewards Luring Customers

With gas prices rising, loyalty programs are rewarding customers with steep discounts. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. With fuel prices approaching record highs in May, customers were thinking carefully about where they stop for gas and are paying more attention to rewards programs that offer cents-off fuel gallons purchased. Convenience store chains are responding with

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NOCO and AAA Team to Provide Fuel Savings

Customers save three cents per gallon at NOCO Express locations. NOCO Express and AAA Western and Central New York have launched an exclusive fuel savings and rewards program for Western New York AAA members. The “AAA & NOCO Fuel Advantage” saves motorists three cents on every gallon of gasoline purchased when they swipe their AAA

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Enhancing the Possibilities of Bottled Water

Bottled water sales nationwide continue to rise. Sales in convenience stores reached nearly $2.9 billion for the 52-week period ended Dec. 26, 2010, according to SymphonyIRI Group, a growth of 2.19%. Of that, more than $2.6 billion came from convenience/PET still waters. Leading brands include Glacéau, Aquafina, Dasani, Nestlé Pure Life, Poland Spring, SoBe and

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Technology Driving Cash Management

Retailers are using smart safes and strict corporate policies to protect store employees against robbery attempts. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. While theft attempts are inevitable for convenience stores, especially those operating 24 hours, losing  hard-earned cash shouldn’t have to be. Since retail safes were introduced and combined with smarter money-handling practices, store owners have

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Driving Business with Branding

As competition increases from drug stores, fast-food restaurants and coffeehouse, communicating a clear branding strategy is timely and vital. The forecourt is more important than ever, especially as gas prices are rising at a fast clip. Fewer trips mean fewer opportunities to market through the forecourt, so retailers must use every strategy to drive store

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NOCO Donates $8,835 To Food Bank

For every dollar NOCO raised, the Food Bank was able to provide seven pounds of food for the hungry. To help fight hunger in Western New York, NOCO Express Stores recently donated $8,835 to the Food Bank of Western New York. NOCO donated ten cents from the sale of every cup of Nickel City Roast

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NOCO Express Benefits From Xenergy Promotion

The New York retailer reports more than a 50% increase in Xenergy sales during 2010 promotion. NOCO Express, a convenience store chain with 34 locations in New York, and XYIENCE ended 2010 on a successful note: a 58% increase in sales for Xenergy, XYIENCE’s sugar and calorie-free energy drink brand. The sales spike resulted from

NOCO Express Raises $3,296 To Fight Breast Cancer

In recognition of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NOCO Express Stores donated 10 cents from every cup of coffee sold throughout the month to the Susan G. Komen, Western New York Affiliate. NOCO Express guests helped to raise $3,296 for breast cancer education and research. “Breast cancer touches so many women and families in our

NOCO Express Adds Just Pizza

Tonawanda, N.Y.-based NOCO Express has added a Just Pizza location within its Depew store located at French and Borden Roads. The approximately 600-square foot Just Pizza location features a full menu of more than 75 varieties of pizza, chicken wings, submarine sandwiches, salads and appetizers for dine-in and carry-out. “We are always looking for ways

Pride & Perseverance

At a Glance: NOCO Express With 32 locations in Western New York and Rochester, NOCO Express is among the most recognized fuel brands in Western New York. The oil company has a 77-year history of providing fuel, lubricants and home heating oil to the market. Founded: 1933 Convenience Store and Fuel Brand: NOCO Express Jobber

NOCO Express Installs Blockbuster-Express DVD Kiosks

NOCO Express Stores have partnered with NCR Corp. to offer BLOCKBUSTER-Express DVD rental kiosks to western New York customers. By June, NCR’s BLOCKBUSTER-Express kiosks will be available at 22 NOCO Express Stores across western New York. The first kiosk was recently installed at the NOCO Express located at 58 West Main Street in Webster. “We

NOCO Express Kicks Off Shamrock Campaign

Tonawanda, N.Y.-based NOCO Express Stores are joining with their guests and associates to “share the shamrock spirit” in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). For just a $1.00 donation, guests can purchase a paper shamrock to benefit MDA of Western New York at all NOCO Express locations beginning Feb. 8 through March 17. This

NOCO Express Announces Free Gas Sweepstakes

M&T Bank and NOCO Express are offering western New Yorkers a chance to win Free Gas for one year, along with four additional prizes of $100 NOCO gift cards awarded each month. The sweepstakes runs Jan. 15 to March 31. Winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about April 15.  M&T Bank

NOCO Express Donates To American Red Cross Haiti Fund

Tonawanda, N.Y.-NOCO Express Stores has partnered with the National Payment Card Association, the processor of the NOCO Friends & Family Club Card with EZ Pay, to give customers an opportunity to support the American Red Cross International Response Fund for Haiti. For every gas purchase customers make with their NOCO Friends & Family Club Card

NOCO Express Donates To Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Tonawanda, N.Y. -based NOCO Express donated more than  $4,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure to save lives and end breast cancer forever during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2009. NOCO Express donated $.10 of every cup of coffee sold to the Komen Western New York Affiliate and were able to also support National Breast

Driving Cooler Sales

The economy, the environment and the weather. All three are impacting the sale of bottled water this year. From 1997 until 2007, consumers were thirsty for bottles of clear, refreshing water. Between 2003 and 2008, bottled water sales grew 59% to $5.1 billion, making it one of the fastest-growing drinks on the market. Consumers believed

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