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FJ Management to Acquire Majority Interest in Maverik

Maverik Executive Vice President Brad Call tells CSD the leadership team and direction of the company remains unchanged. By John Lofstock, Editor FJ Management Inc., formerly known as Flying J, reached a deal to acquire a majority interest in North Salt Lake City, Utah-based Maverik Inc. Maverik, which was founded nearly 60 years ago, has

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NOCO Donates To The Buffalo Zoo

Sea Lion Cove exhibit receives support. Family-owned and locally-operated NOCO will donate $45,000 to the Buffalo Zoo as part of a three-year commitment in support of the Sea Lion Cove, an exhibit NOCO has been proud to support since 2005. The Sea Lion Cove is home of the Zoo’s California sea lions, Dallas and Pocus.

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Speedway Donates $1 Million To Children’s Hospital Foundation

Speedway helps a Tri-State-area children’s hospital through a million-dollar donation. Speedway LLC pledged to raise $1 million throughout the next three years for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The million dollars is expected to go toward the purchase of two new “Just For Kids” transport vehicles for the pediatric transport team at Kosair Children’s Hospital, and

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Murphy USA, Skyline Products Complete 3-Year Project

Murphy USA updates its signage at nearly half of its locations with the help of Skyline Products. Murphy USA and Skyline Products Electronic Price Displays completed a three-year project to replace all of Murphy’s older electronic canopy price signs at more than 500 locations.  Murphy chose to partner with Skyline for the project because of

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Flash Foods Captures Real Returns In HR Automation

“Hiring managers give feedback on how much faster they are able to complete the interview and hiring process,” says Flash Foods’ director of training. Flash Foods, a self-sustained convenience store chain with more than 195 locations throughout Georgia and Florida, and PeopleMatter, a comprehensive talent management solution specifically designed for the convenience store industry, have

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Mapco Express, Sunny Sky Products Partner

The Original Slushie Co. to be Mapco’s frozen un-carbonated beverage provider, starting in summer 2012. This summer, Mapco Express Inc. is set to carry The Original Slushie Co. frozen un-carbonated beverage (FUB) product through Sunny Sky Products, a manufacturer and distributor of specialty-dispensed beverages.   In a collaborative venture with Mapco, the new partnership entails

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Understanding Today’s Tobacco Customers

MSA and Paradigm Sample, in partnership with Convenience Store Decisions, examine the purchasing habits of adult tobacco consumers at U.S. convenience stores. By Trish Temmerman, Management Science Associates, and John Lofstock, Editor. The tobacco industry continues to face challenges on multiple fronts, namely ongoing legislative initiatives and the ever-present high rate of taxation. These persistent

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RaceTrac Hosts New Feedback System

RaceTrac learns what its customers want through its new feedback program with Mindshare Technologies. RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. teamed with Mindshare Technologies, a feedback management provider, to roll out a new guest survey program for its stores. The feedback system allows RaceTrac to continuously gather feedback and respond to the customer’s needs in real-time to make

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Gulf Oil Grows In Ohio Through R&R Partnership

Gulf’s iconic orange disk logo begins to appear more throughout major cities in Ohio. Gulf Oil announced a new branded partnership agreement with R&R Takhar Oil Co. returning the motor fuel brand to major Ohio cities for the first time in two decades. R&R Takhar Oil Co., based in the greater-Dayton, Ohio area, plans to

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Caffeinated Partnership In Charleston, S.C.

Sunoco hosts a press conference with the Lowcountry Food Bank Monday to introduce their partnership plans. Sunoco executives plan to announce a partnership with the Lowcountry Food Bank during a press conference at 2 p.m. on Monday. Pat Walker, president and CEO of the Lowcountry Food Bank, Cynthia Archer, vice president of marketing and development

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Sheets Welcomes Chris Paul

Sheets Brand Energy Strips has announced the addition of four-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul to its roster of brand partners. Paul joins a premier group of athletes and entertainers, including LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Drake and Pitbull in the effort to help spearhead the brand’s marketing, advertising and promotional initiatives. As part of the partnership,

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7-Eleven, Coca-Cola Help Protect Polar Bears’ Habitat

Partnership enhances The Coca-Cola Co.’s “Arctic Home” campaign, supporting World Wildlife Fund to conserve polar bears’ arctic habitat. Coca-Cola and 7-Eleven are joining forces this holiday season to give customers a chance to have some chilly fun for a great cause. The initiative is part of The Coca-Cola Co.’s “Arctic Home” campaign, which supports World

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