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Pilot Flying J Acquires New Travel Centers

“These travel centers will serve the community through products and services as well as contribute to the local economy through jobs and tax revenue,” says Pilot Flying J CEO. Pilot Flying J has acquired two new Pilot Travel Center locations in Pennsylvania: one in Duncannon and one in Frystown. Both locations will be remodeled to

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TA Opens Eight UltraMobile Verizon Retail Outlets

Plans include expansion to 100 locations through 2012. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has become an authorized Verizon wireless retailer and opened retail outlets under the UltraMobile name at eight of its TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded locations in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The UltraMobile outlets provide a full service offering in a convenient location

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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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Rutter’s Rewards October Sweepstakes Winners

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 receive flat screen TV, free gas and more.  York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Farm Stores gave many people in central Pennsylvania a reason to be thankful this week when it announced the latest winners in the Register, Scan and Win Sweepstakes.
 
 October’s grand prizewinner, Paul Seibert of Shippensburg, Pa. took home a

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Rutter’s To Break Ground on New Loganville Store

New store plans to employ 80 during construction, 40 full-time. York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Farm Stores plans to break ground on the chain’s 57th convenience store, which will be located off the Loganville exit of I-83 in Loganville Borough in southern York County, Pa. The multi-million dollar project is situated at the intersection of Susquehanna Trail

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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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Circle K Buys 26 Stores From Chico Enterprises Inc.

Following the acquisition, Circle K will operate 29 locations in western Pennsylvania. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s Circle K has acquired 26 stores in three states from Chico Enterprises Inc. of Morgantown, W.Va., the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reported. Seven of those stores are located in western Pennsylvania, including outlets in North Fayette and in Dunbar, Fayette County,

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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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Rutter’s Introduces New Appetizers

New biscuits, battered sweet corn bites and cheeseburger bites greet hungry customers. Rutter’s has heightened its commitment to providing the widest selection of fast food in central Pennsylvania by adding three new menu choices, including biscuits. The biscuits to the menu, not only enhance Rutter’s breakfast selection by giving customers another choice for their breakfast

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Sheetz Named Among Best Places to Work

“The fact that this is the 10th year in a row that our employees have rated us so highly says a lot about our culture and the spirit of teamwork and respect that exists throughout our company,” says Sheetz’ CEO. Sheetz Inc. has been named one of 2011’s Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.  

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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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EZ Energy Supports Homeless Children’s Education

The Homeless Children’s Education Fund gets a needed financial boost as it works to launch underprivileged kids on a successful path. EZ Energy USA, as part of its commitment to local charitable foundations, has committed to $40,000 donation to the Homeless Children’s Education Fund in Pittsburgh. The donation was made by Easytrip stores’ sponsorship of

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Sheetz To Hire 250 Employees

As Sheetz grows its fleet of stores, it looks to add new employees. Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz plans to hire up to 250 new employees in greater Pittsburgh by the end of 2012 as it opens new stores and renovates others, Bizjournals.com reported. Within the next three months, the c-store chain is set to open two

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Rutter’s Announces September Prize Winners

Register, Scan and Win Sweepstakes delivers prizes to lucky customers.    Rutter’s delivered good news to many loyal customers this week, announcing the latest winners in the Register, Scan and Win sweepstakes. The grand prize, a 42-inch flat screen TV, was given to Kimberly Moser of Wrightsville, Pa., who couldn’t believe her luck. “I can’t

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Todd Rutter To Join Dairy Leadership Council

New Pennsylvania Dairy Leadership Council to identify critical issues facing the dairy industry. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has named Rutter’s Dairy President, Todd Rutter, to the newly formed Pennsylvania Dairy Leadership Council. Rutter is one of 25 council members representing each key segment within Pennsylvania’s dairy industry named to the Leadership Council, which will make

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Rutter’s Latest Charitable Donations Total $130,000

The York, Pa.-based retail chain’s year-to-date donations to local charities exceed $288,000. Rutter’s has announced a set of charitable donations totaling $130,000 to four central Pennsylvania community organizations.   Rutter’s plans to give $50,000 to the York County Public Library system to provide two years of free Internet access at computers in the libraries. The donation

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Sheetz Opens Mansfield Store

Customers are known to line up as early at 4:30a.m. in anticipation of a new Sheetz store opening for a chance to win Sheetz Z-cards. Sheetz is opening a new store in Mansfield, Pa., today, Thursday, Sept. 29.,  at 85 West Wellsboro Street. Doors officially open to customers this morning at 11 a.m. Excitement for

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Sheetz Opens New West Virginia Location

As part of the grand opening, Sheetz plans to make a donation to Special Olympics West Virginia. Sheetz is set to open a new store in Beaver, W.Va., Thursday, Sept 22 at 810 Ritter Drive—marking the second Sheetz location in this area to open this year. The first location opened in Beckley on Robert C.

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Rutter’s Announces Eighth Free Gas Winner

Customer Tammy Lawyer wins 12 months of free fuel-ups at Rutter’s Farm Stores.  This week, Rutter’s Farm Stores announced the eighth customer to win free gas for a whole year in the convenience store chain’s Fuel Up Free summer contest.   Tammy Lawyer of Hanover, Pa., gained entrance into the Fuel Up Free summer contest

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Rutter’s Announces Latest Sweepstakes Winners

Customers who used their Rutter’s Rewards card in August had the chance to win prizes including a free month of gas and a flat-screen TV. York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Farm Stores added a little sunshine to the rainy end of summer in central Pennsylvania this week by announcing the latest set of winners in the Register,

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Sheetz Expands Pennsylvania Operations

Sheetz adds a new store to the Pittsburgh community. Sheetz opened a new store in the Pittsburgh area on Aug. 11.  This new location sits at 3457 William Penn Highway. Excitement for this store has been heightened with a contest for the first 50 people in line when the doors open.  These lucky customers won

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Sheetz Joins Luzerne Community

Sheetz opens a new c-store in Luzerne County, Pa., while also giving hundreds of dollars to new customers anticipating the store’s opening.  Sheetz is opening its first location in Sugarloaf, Pa., today at 551 Route 93.  Excitement is high for this store’s opening since there is a prize for the first 50 people in line

Sheetz Among Virginia’s Best Places to Work

Not only is Sheetz one of the top convenience stores in Virginia to stop for food, hot coffee and fuel, it’s now been named to be one of Virginia’s best places to work. The annual competition is judged by a public/private partnership that includes the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Virginia Society for Human Resource

Rutter’s Breaks Ground For New Store

Rutter’s Farm Stores has broken ground for a 5,200-square-foot convenience store at routes 30 and 997 in Greene Township, Franklin County. The 24-hour store is expected to support 80 jobs during construction and create 40 permanent jobs when it opens this spring. It will be Rutter’s fourth store in Franklin County and 57th in Pennsylvania.

Sheetz Unveils East-West Clean Fuel Corridor

Pennsylvania motorists wishing to use E-85, a cleaner fuel consisting of 85% Ethanol, will soon have a more consistent source of fuel as they travel between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. Sheetz has unveiled its “East-West Clean Fuel Corridor” where E-85 fuel may be purchased. That includes three Pittsburgh area Sheetz locations and three locations in and

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