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Casey’s Takes Charge

With an aggressive expansion and remodeling plan underway, Casey’s General Stores is in firm control of its future and sits atop the list of Chains to Watch in 2013. By: Erin Rigik, associate editor. Casey’s General Stores has come a long way in two years. The convenience store chain is branching into new territory, pushing

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Weigel’s Celebrates 60th Store Opening

Weigel’s hosts grand opening celebrations at its newest, Knoxville, Tenn. store. Weigel’s, a family-owned dairy in East Tennessee, opened its 60th full-service convenience store in West Knoxville, Tenn.-area on June 8 at the corner of Choto Road and Northshore Drive. Bill Weigel, chairman and CEO, said he decided to build the store after receiving requests

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Casey’s Prepares To Enter Tennessee

Construction is set to start on first Tennessee store in Dyersburg this June. Casey’s General Stores Inc. has completed its final due diligence and will break ground on its first site in Tennessee in June. This store will be located in Dyersburg, Tenn. and will mark the 13th state in Casey’s area of operations. “We

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Thorntons Celebrates Earth Day

Customers have a chance to win free flex-fuel for a year. Thorntons has rolled out its Flex-Fuel Earth Day Promotion, where customers who drive flex-fuel vehicles can enter for a chance to win FREE Flex-Fuel for a Year. Of Thorntons’ 166 gasoline and c-store locations in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee, currently 63 offer

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Casey’s Expands Into Kentucky

Casey’s takes on a 12th state as it prepares to break ground on its new Kentucky store. Casey’s General Stores Inc. has announced that the company has completed its final due diligence and will break ground on its first site in Kentucky later this month. This store will be located in Cadiz, Ky. and will

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Weigel Stores Promotes Yawberry

Douglas Yawberry has been promoted to vice president of operations at Weigel Stores Inc., a Knoxville Dairy and convenience store chain. In his new position, Yawberry is responsible for all store related operations, and will serve as a member of Weigel’s Corporate and Market Planning Group. Yawberry, a graduate of State Fair College Sedalia, Mo.,

Tackling New Challenges

During her 13-year career in the industry, Donna Perkins has come a long way. Her enthusiasm and desire to learn drive her success. As pricebook manager for Calloway Oil Co., Perkins maintains costs and retails for all items in the company’s 23 E-Z Stop Food Mart stores in Tennessee. She also handles vendor issues, cost

Thorntons Celebrates Store Openings In Illinois

Thorntons recently celebrated the grand opening of its two newest store locations in the Chicago suburbs. On Sept. 21, the company opened a store located at 28937 West IL Route 120 in Lakemoor, Ill., and on Sept. 28, Thorntons opened a location at 110 West Devon Ave. in Wood Dale, Ill. With the addition of

Flash Market Adds Pizza Inn Franchise

Convenience store chain Flash Market has added Pizza Inn’s traditional and specialty pizzas for takeout or delivery in Lebanon, Tenn., as part of a franchise agreement. The newest Pizza Inn delivery/carryout location opened at 1051 Murfreesboro Road in Lebanon, and similar Pizza Inn locations are planned for select Flash Market stores throughout Arkansas and Tennessee.

Thorntons Reopens Evansville Store

Thorntons celebrated the grand re-opening of its existing store location at 2401 Morgan Ave. Evansville, Ind., on Sept. 16, 2010. With the addition of this location, Thorntons will operate 161 stores throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee and Ohio. Customers can look forward to a clean and friendly environment with high quality foods, such as fresh

Thorntons Debuts Remodeled Store

Thorntons has announced the grand re-opening of its existing store location at 4154 Bardstown Road in Louisville, Ky., on Aug. 31. With the addition of this location, Thorntons  operates 161 stores throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee and Ohio. Customers can look forward to a clean and friendly environment with high quality foods, such as fresh

Roadrunner Markets Ups Social Media Strategy

Roadrunner Markets of Johnson City, Tenn., has hired Creative Energy to create and manage the social media strategy for the chain’s 92 convenience store locations in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. “Social media is an effective way to reach out to your customers and have a relationship with them,” said Creative Energy’s social

Tennessee Mulls Wine in Grocery Stores

Tennessee is the latest state to debate selling wine at grocery stores. And it would appear the movement is gaining steam-25,000 Tennesseans have now registered with the “Red, White and Food” campaign to try and make it happen, Eyewitness News reported. Jarron Springer, president of the Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store Association, told Eyewitness News,

Tri Star Adds Digital Merchandising

Nashville, Tenn.-based Tri Star Energy has partnered with GoGo Cast Inc., a provider of dynamic content and digital merchandising in the digital out of home (DOOH) space, to install GoGo Cast’s high definition Go-Screen at its 228 company-owned and dealer retail locations. GoGo Cast’s high definition Go-Screen’s are expected to provide Tri-Star customers with meaningful

MAPCO Adds Blockbuster Express DVD Kiosks

MAPCO Express Convenience Stores in Tennessee and the Mid-South are adding 24-hour Blockbuster Express-branded DVD kiosks. NCR Corp. has already deployed a number of the kiosks in Tennessee-area MAPCO Express locations as part of a pilot program. “MAPCO Express is committed to providing affordable quality and personalized convenience to time-starved consumers in neighborhood markets throughout

Tennessee Fuel Prices Drop

Gas prices in Tennessee have dropped nearly 10 cents a gallon since the beginning of 2010, the Memphis Business Journal reported. The fall mirrors the average price per gallon in the U.S., which also has declined, according to reports from AAA Auto Club South. The average price per gallon in Tennessee for regular unleaded is

Sunoco Downsizing

Sunoco Inc. said it is selling off 165 convenience stores and gas stations in the Eastern U.S.  The properties are located in selected markets in Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Philadelphia-based Sunoco operates a network of approximately 4,700 retail sites—including the APlus

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