left to right) Rob Bader, BP Sales Manager; Don Muscatell, VP of Southeast Operations for VPS; Jeff Faw, Executive Director of Tuomey Foundation; Jack Swaim, VPS Regional Director  

Young’s Food Stores Awards $12,500 Grant

Tuomey Foundation receives a monetary boost through the BP Fueling Communities Program. VPS Convenience Store Group, operator of Young’s Food Stores, has presented a $12,500 grant to the Tuomey Foundation through the BP Fueling Communities Program for the second year in a row. Young’s, in partnership with BP, has given a total of $25,000 to

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VPS Convenience Store Group Hosts Golf Tourney

The VPS Convenience Store Group hosts its 29th annual Summer Swing Golf Tournament and Auction. VPS Convenience Store Group, operator of the Scotchman c-stores, hosts a golf tournament and auction on June 12-13 to benefit the Boy Scouts of America, Cape Fear Council. The dinner and auction will take place at the Holiday Inn resort

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Village Pantry Acquires Miller Oil Co.

Acquisition gives Village Pantry a strong foothold in the Midwest.   Miller Oil Co., based in Champaign, Ill., is set to sell its seven Colonial Pantry convenience stores to Village Pantry of Wilmington, N.C.   American Business Brokers and WJF Services Inc. facilitated the transaction. The seven stores are all located in Illinois in the

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VPS, ExxonMobil Aid Local Schools

Some 50 local schools gain math and science grants through ExxonMobil Educational Alliance. VPS Convenience Store Group and the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program have awarded $25,000 in grant funding to 50 schools throughout its southeast service area to support math and science education. The company worked closely with school officials to secure the grants, which

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VPS Presents Grant to Tuomey Foundation

Young’s Food Stores, through the BP Fueling Communities Program, helps local organization get a much needed financial boost. VPS Convenience Store Group, operator of Sumter, S.C.-based Young’s Food Stores, presented a $12,500 grant on Wednesday to the Tuomey Foundation through the BP Fueling Communities Program. Young’s Food Stores and BP partnered to demonstrate their shared

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VPS Convenience Store Group Plans Aggressive Expansion

Sun Capital’s c-store division is bulking up its foodservice operations and rolling out new tobacco stores across the Southeast. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. With two acquisitions under its belt already this year, VPS Convenience Store Group, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc., is poised for additional growth, with its eyes focused on opportunities

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VPS Holds Annual Summer Swing Golf Tourney

Proceeds from the auction and golf tournament to benefit the Cape Fear Council of Boy Scouts. The VPS Convenience Store Group and the Cape Fear Council of Boy Scouts are holding their 28th Annual Summer Swing Golf Tourney and Auction to benefit the Boy Scouts of America June 7-8, 2011 in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. The dinner and

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Village Pantry Adds Hunt Brothers Pizza

Made-to-order pizza program is expected to increase customer appeal for Farmland, Ind., convenience store. Village Pantry is welcoming Hunt Brothers Pizza to its Farmland, Ind., store at 100 East Jackson Street. The store is open 24/7 and marks the eighth Indiana Village Pantry location to add the made-to-order pizza offering. Hunt Brothers Pizza demonstrated strong

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VPS Acquires 22 Appco Stores

Wilmington, N.C.-based VPS Convenience Store Group, has acquired 22 Appco locations in Bristols, Johnson City and Kingsport, TriCities.com reported. The stores have been closed for the past six months, due to bankruptcy of the former owners, but will re-open under the Scotchman brand in the next few weeks. “We are very excited to bring the

Turning a Foodservice Profit

C-store operators looking to grow their foodservice programs just may be overlooking, or at least underestimating, one of the best tools at their disposal: the humble roller grill. As in-store menus have expanded to include fresh foods and entrees, the time-honored roller grill has quietly continued to please customers and bolster bottom lines thanks to

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