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Weighing a Sandwich Strategy

Whether doing it themselves or finding a national partner, convenience store operators are developing food programs with fresh ingredients and quick service. By Heather Henstock, Contributing Editor. Convenience store strategies for sandwich programs are as customizable as the sandwiches themselves. Some opt to develop and prepare sandwich lines in their own commissaries or via made-to-order

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Coulson Oil Sets the Stage for Expansion

With a new real estate entity in place, the company is positioned to grow its chain of dealer-leased stores beyond Arkansas. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Coulson Oil Co., one of the Southwest’s largest independent distributors of motor fuels, took a big step toward continued growth in August with the formation of Coulson Real Estate

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High’s Debuts Proprietary Fuel Brand

Maryland chain also unveils a prototype convenience store brand as it prepares for the future with a focus on energy efficiency, foodservice and market expansion. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor High’s of Baltimore is taking its convenience store and gas station business to the next level rolling out a new proprietary fuel brand—called High’s BTG—along

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Shell Announces Smarter Driving Sweepstakes Winner

The Shell Smarter Driving program helps motorists make the most of their fuel purchases with tips and contests that promote efficiency. From making small changes to their daily driving routine to ensuring proper vehicle maintenance before setting out on that next road trip, motorists from around the county jumped at the opportunity to share how

Is Big Oil Losing its Drawing Power?

For many, many years the power of the Big Oil brands was indisputable. They owned the refineries, the stations and the credit card networks to boot. While my father was an Exxon dealer and jobber for more than 30 years I distinctly remember seeing Shell and Texaco credit cards lying around the house. In those

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Nella Oil Joins Channel Partner Program

“The wide reach of the Voyager Network will be critical for us as we expand our business beyond California and Nevada,” says director of commercial fueling at Nella.   Nella Oil Co. LLC has joined U.S. Bank’s Channel Partner Program.    U.S. Bank is a provider of universal fleet fueling and maintenance cards and owner

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New Fuel Efficiency Record Set

New world record surpasses 2025 government mileage standards with non-hybrid vehicle thanks to the Shell Smart Driver program. After 23 days on the road, John and Helen Taylor, known as the world’s most fuel efficient couple, set a new world fuel efficiency record with Shell. The couple achieved an average 64.42 miles per gallon in

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Shell Encourages Fuel Efficiency With Smart Driving Program

World Record Breakers John and Helen Taylor join Shell to set another lowest fuel consumption record while sharing ways to drive smarter. Demonstrating that improved fuel efficiency is possible today, Shell is launching a national Smarter Driving program to help motorists make the most of their fuel purchases and our natural energy resources. To kick

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Quix Fix to Store Management

In addition to expanding its contract management business both nationally and abroad, Strasburger Enterprises is growing its Quix c-store brand with a renewed focus on foodservice. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Wherever oil companies and convenience store chains are divesting stores or taking on new assets, Strasburger Enterprises is often a lifeline on speed dial.

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Gilligan Oil Pushes a Multi Brand Foodservice Strategy

Newest location features Dunkin’ Donuts and Subway in an effort to target customers throughout the day. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Gilligan Oil Co. is aggressively embarking on a new foodservice model that aims to combine its c-stores and two QSR franchise partners under one roof to better pull a variety of customers into the

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Reward Points Bring Fuel Savings

Save Mart and S-Mart Foods team with Shell Stations to reward customers with gas discounts. Save Mart Supermarkets and S-Mart Foods announced that beginning May 9, customers who shop at any of their greater Sacramento-Modesto- Stockton, Calif.-area stores using their new Save Mart or S-Mart Foods Reward Cards can now earn significant discounts on fuel

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Shell And Excentus Join To Offer Fuel Discounts

Gas station customers can look forward to cents-per-gallon fuel discounts at participating Shell stations nation-wide. Shell and Excentus, a provider of marketing programs and services using cents-per-gallon fuel discounts as the ultimate consumer reward, have announced the nationwide expansion of their alliance through an exclusive, long-term strategic deal. The relationship between Shell and Excentus aims

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Bid Deadline Set For Florida Panhandle Stores

NRC Realty & Capital Advisors, LLC (NRC) has announced that Feb. 15, 2011 has been set as the bid deadline for the previously-announced sale of up to 55 fee properties in the Florida Panhandle. Most of the properties are operating gas stations with convenience stores, including one closed site. Most of the operating stations are

Shell Named Top Gasoline Brand

Shell has been named the “Favorite Gasoline Brand” in Popular Mechanics magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards for the second consecutive year. More than 10,000 Popular Mechanics readers participated in the 2010 survey, which determines readers’ favorite consumer products across more than 30 categories. Among five brand choices, Shell was voted as the preferred gasoline brand. “Shell

Shell Offers Holiday Savings

According to a recent travel survey conducted by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), travel patterns indicate Thanksgiving through New Year’s is among the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year. To assist with holiday or even daily travel expenses, Shell is offering a variety of payment options, including the Shell Drive for Five Card

Shell To Sell Downstream Businesses in Finland, Sweden

Shell has agreed to sell the majority of its refining and marketing businesses in Finland and Sweden to Keele Oy. The terms of the transaction, which are subject to regulatory approvals, include Shell’s retail business, including some 340 service stations in Sweden and some 225 in Finland, as well as its commercial road transport (CRT)

Georgia Customers To Save at the Pump

The Kroger Co., and Shell are expanding their joint rewards program to give metro Atlanta and Northern Georgia area customers the chance to earn fuel savings at the pump. The exclusive alliance provides Kroger shoppers the opportunity to save on fuels by using their Kroger Plus Card. Beginning Oct.25, every time Kroger customers in the

Shell Educates Customers Through Gas Giveaway Promotion

Shell is continuing its efforts to educate consumers about the benefits of using high quality gasolines in their vehicles by giving away thousands of gallons of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines to drivers coast-to-coast today, Friday, Oct. 15. To ensure consumers have a firsthand opportunity to learn about and try Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines for themselves,

Sunshine Rolls Out New Technology At 100 Sites

Sunshine Gasoline Distributors Inc. of Doral, Fla. is rolling out Gilbarco Encore S dispensers, Passport point-of-sale (POS) systems and Veeder-Root TLS-450 tank gauges at 100 sites. “We chose Gilbarco Veeder-Root because they are in a unique position to provide turnkey solutions at the forecourt, in-store POS and underground fuel management,” said Luis Lago, vice president

Kroger, Shell Expand Fuel Rewards

The Kroger Co. and Shell are continuing the expansion of their fuel rewards loyalty program that provides shoppers the opportunity to save on fuels by using their Kroger Plus Card or other Kroger family of stores loyalty cards to earn points that can be redeemed for fuel discounts at participating Shell stations. Originally launched in

Shell Leaps into Loyalty

At a Glance: Shell’s Fuel Rewards Program   In an effort to bring value to its fuel customers and branded marketers, Shell Oil Products U.S., in July, launched its Grocery Rewards program with several of the nation’s largest supermarket brands in markets across the country. Customers earn one fuel point for every dollar spent at

Tesoro Grows Shell Retail Network

Tesoro Corp. is set to acquire the existing Shell-branded wholesale supply contracts in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Utah and most of Idaho. The acquired contracts represent approximately 300 Shell-branded stations. Under the terms of the agreement, Tesoro may also grow the Shell brand through retail stations in these areas, which are anchored by the

Kroger and Shell Join Forces

The Kroger Co., has teamed up with Shell to give customers in Dallas- Fort Worth and surrounding communities the chance to earn fuel savings at the pump. The exclusive alliance provides Kroger shoppers the opportunity to save on fuels by using their Kroger Plus Card. Beginning Aug. 30, every time Kroger customers in the area

Shell Announces Fuel My Passion Finalists

Shell V-Power “Fuel My Passion” Contest finalists have been selected by experts at Car and Driver, Road & Track and Cycle World. Now Shell is looking to its customers to help select the ultimate automotive enthusiasts who will drive away with the grand prize-a year’s worth of free Shell V-Power premium gasoline. One grand prize

Shell Sweepstakes Kicks Off

For the second year in a row, Shell V-Power “Fuel My Passion” Contest and Sweepstakes is rewarding vehicle lovers for sharing their passion for their rides.   Consumers who enter have a chance to win one of the five category grand prizes including free Shell V-Power for a year or a $500 Shell Gift Card.

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