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CITGO Fall Fueling Good Program Recognizes 12 Charities

Winners in the Fall 2011 Fueling Good program span the CITGO footprint, from Wisconsin to Florida and Pennsylvania to Texas. Doing good in local communities is a core value woven throughout CITGO Petroleum Corp. and one that is uniquely demonstrated through its Fueling Good Program. Now in its third year, Fueling Good recognizes and rewards

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Bar Code Scanner

Datalogic introduces the Magellan 800i scanner to its family of bar code readers to help retailers around the world—large and small—harness the latest trends in data collection while improving productivity and reliability. The Magellan 800i scanner is available now through Datalogic’s global network of distribution partners. The Magellan 800i scanner offers image capture, illumix intelligent

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Regular and Menthol E-Cigarettes

Convenience Valet and Advantage Sales & Marketing have entered into a strategic alliance with Finiti e-cigarettes to represent and distribute the company’s electronic cigarette products. Finiti e-cigarettes will now be available through many distribution partners, including Core-Mark, Eby-Brown, Grocery Supply Co., H.T. Hackney Co., DOT Foods, LibertyUSA and C.D. Hartnett Co. These partnerships will extend

Hunt Brothers Pizza CEO Scott Hunt and NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick at victory lane.

Hunt Brothers Pizza Celebrates NASCAR Victory

Kevin Harvick wins race with No. 2 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet. Hunt Brothers Pizza celebrated in victory lane Aug. 24 when the made-to-order convenience store pizza chain’s NASCAR driver, Kevin Harvick, won the Camping World Truck Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., driving the Hunt Brothers Pizza No. 2

A.E. Robinson Oil Deploys ADD eStore

ADD Systems announced that A.E. Robinson Oil Company in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine is the first to fully deploy ADD eStore at all of its retail locations throughout Maine.  ADD eStore is a home office / store manager software solution for the convenience store industry.  Its intuitive data centric solution offers marketers unprecedented visibility into their operations

7-Eleven Continues Reinventing Convenience

7-Eleven Inc., the world’s largest operator, franchisor and licensor of convenience stores, was named Chain of the Year in 2005. The stores got their iconic name in the 1940s because they were open from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., which was considered extended hours in those days. By the ‘60s, lifestyles were changing, and consumers

Nice & Envied

Mission accomplished. When John MacDougall challenged his team at Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes to come up with a company mission statement, he left pretty simple instructions. “Keep it short, keep it focused and let’s be true to ourselves,” he said. The result was a concise proclamation of the chain’s commitment to the customers it

Pizza Popularity Drives Food Sales

Some version of pizza has been around ever since a working man in Ancient Greece discovered that a flat round bread (plankuntos) embellished with assorted toppings made a hearty, thrifty and convenient dining experience. Little did that anonymous cook suspect that his humble meal would one day launch a major industry. According to Blumenfeld and

Taking Convenience to a New Level

The milkman is making his rounds in Mountain Top, Penn. Good2Go is enhancing its convenience offering by providing residents the option of having fresh, all-natural and organic products delivered directly to their front doors. When partners Awais Ahmad, V.J. George and Thomas Job opened the store in September 2008, they had no idea how popular

Competition Heats Up for Coffee

Did You Know? Data released by the National Coffee Association shows the market penetration for coffee has surpassed that of soft drinks, reversing a 20-year pattern. Fifty-seven percent of American adults drink coffee daily versus 51% for soft drinks. Coffee drinking among 18-24 year-olds also jumped 6%, the fourth year in a row for such

Focused on the Franchise

BP At a Glance BP is one of the largest integrated oil companies in the world, with an estimated global market share of around 3% of oil & gas production and 4% of refining capacity in the major global markets in which it operates. Its U.S. retailing brands are BP, ARCO and ampm. Global sales:

Service Reigns Supreme

There is no greater ally for convenience store owners than their supplier partners. When retailers boost sales and satisfy their customers, everyone in the supply chain benefits. When Convenience Store Decisions launched its Reader’s Choice Awards four years ago, our premise was simple: To find out just who retailers identified as their top supplier partners.

Redbox Heads To 7-Eleven

An instant video-rental concept is moving into a leading c-store chain after storming the  grocery channel. Redbox is spreading into 7-Eleven stores nationwide as it continues its focus on the c-store market. Starting this month and continuing through next year, Redbox will be installing its DVD rental machines into 2,600 7-Eleven locations nationwide, boosting its

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