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Car Wash Upgrades on Deck for 2012

Convenience store and petroleum retailers with car washes have faced a challenging 3-4 years in the car wash industry, and as a result have mostly refrained from new development of car wash sites. “We know from our equipment sales reports that there have been low levels of investment, particularly at petroleum c-store car wash sites,”

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PMAA To Members: “Contact House of Representatives”

PMAA calls for vigorous opposition to rest area commercialization amendment. PMAA is urging retailers to contact their Congress members and fight the rest area commercialization amendment that could come up for a vote as early as tomorrow. Representatives Steven LaTourette (R-OH), Steve Stivers (R-OH), and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) have introduced an amendment to the Highway

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Robinson Takes the Helm at NACS

Incoming chairman promotes advocacy as he prepares to battle swipe fees, fuel standards and tobacco regulations in the year ahead. By John Lofstock, Editor. Renowned author and business strategist Tom Peter once said, “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” When it comes to the challenges facing the convenience store and petroleum industry over

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Congress Urges EPA to Consider Costly Gas Proposal

A proposed rule to reduce sulfur and other chemicals in gasoline, could reduce U.S. gasoline supplies. Last week, a bipartisan group of almost 70 lawmakers sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to weigh the costs and benefits of a costly proposed rule to reduce sulfur and other

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Who Was Your Mentor?

As the convenience store industry continues to mature, today’s leaders have a responsibility to pass their wisdom forward. By Jim Callahan. Way back when I entered the oil industry as a bookkeeper in 1968, I didn’t have a clue how fortunate I was to have two great mentors. To be absolutely candid, I never heard

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Celebrate America Recycles Day

West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association works to recycle and encourages other organizations to join in the cause ahead of America Recycles Day. The West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association, representing convenience stores, independent groceries and petroleum marketers across the state, is working to do its part to recycle and conserve resources. The

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Clark Brands Signs Scher-Cash and Belmont Carson Petroleum

Clark is assisting Scher-Cash and Belmont Carson Petroleum with the installation of the new image at all 14 locations that are set to be converted to the Clark brand. Clark Brands LLC today announced that Scher-Cash Inc., based in Martin’s Ferry, Ohio, and Belmont Carson Petroleum Corp., based in Bridgeport, Ohio, have branded with Clark.

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Clark Teams with Petroleum Parts

Clark Brands LLC said it has partnered with Petroleum Parts Inc. (PPI) to offer dispenser overlay graphics and replacement exterior sheet metal for Clark branded facilities. As a Clark preferred vendor, PPI will provide a full-catalog of overlays to rebrand or “facelift” nearly any make or model of petroleum dispensers including Gilbarco, Wayne and Tokheim.

PDI

PDI provides software, hardware, and professional services to multi-unit convenience retailers and wholesale petroleum marketers. Worldwide, approximately 350 companies operating more than 23,000 locations rely on PDI’s systems for retail automation, supply-chain management, business intelligence, financial reporting, and employee selection and training. PDI’s flagship product, PDI/Enterprise, reflects the best practices of over 250 PDI customers.

Reduce Costs With Fuel Management Solution

Fuel management solution providers OPW Fuel Management Systems, a business unit of OPW, and FuelQuest Inc., are partnering to offer an end-to-end, centralized fuel network management solution. Fuel operators can now enjoy the benefits of proactive tank monitoring integrated with fuel management automation software and services to reduce fuel costs, lower working capital requirements, and

Interchange Reform Continues

Now that the Durbin Amendment, part of the Wall Street reform bill, has been signed into law by President Obama, the industry continues to address issues related to interchange reform. Texas Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (TPCA) President Chris Newton noted the amendment was “an important first step” in dealing with the negative impacts

Fighting Credit Card Costs

Is there relief ahead for exorbitant credit card fees? The answer is yes. But first, there’s a fight to be fought. According to NACS in Alexandria, Va., credit card payments have grown from 21% of transactions in 1995 to 49% today, with the trend expected to grow to more than 50% by next year. The

Here Comes the Sun

As the summer selling season hits its peak, operators must hone best practices to increase market share. Gazing through my crystal ball, I see it boldly predicts summer 2009 is going to bring some very solid sales numbers, indeed greatly increased sales for much of the country.  Moreover, as you view this issue of Convenience

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