Love’s Debuts Three New Travel Centers

New Indiana, Oklahoma and Colorado travel centers offer drives a range of amenities from showers and gourmet coffee, to foodservice and name-brand electronics. Love’s Travel Stops is now welcoming customers at three new travel centers. All opened for business on March 10. They are located along U.S. Highway 30 in Plymouth, Ind.; along Interstate 70

Are Pump Prices Heading Back Up?

While refinery maintenance is likely to bring higher gas prices, prices are still expected to be lower compared to this time last year. The national average price of gas increased on Feb. 16, marking the first time there has been an uptick in 20 days. Nonetheless, today’s average price of $1.70 hasn’t been seen since

How the CSD/Humetrics HR Survey Can Help You

In order to support the convenience store industry’s forecasting and planning responsibilities for the new year, Convenience Store Decisions and Humetrics are collaborating to provide insight into the industry most challenging problem, finding, hiring, retaining and motivating employees. For the eighth consecutive year, Convenience Store Decisions, in partnership with human resources expert Mel Kleiman is launching

Uphoff Details Terms of the Dion’s Deal

Steve Uphoff tells CSD  he will keep the Dion’s brand and looks to grow operations in South Florida through acquisitions and building new sites. “We’re looking for more,” he said. By John Lofstock, Editor While the deal to acquire Dion’s Quik Mart’s by Steve Uphoff closed on Monday, it was a match 11 years in

CSD EXCLUSIVE: Dion’s Quik Marts Acquired by Uphoff Ventures

Acquisition allows the former owner of the Uppy’s convenience store chain in Virginia to reenter the c-store business, this time in South Florida. By John Lofstock, Editor Dion’s Quik Marts, the family-owned South Florida convenience store founded by Larry and Florence Dion in 1948, is has been sold to Chester, Va.-based Uphoff Ventures, Convenience Store

Take the 2016 CSD/Humetrics Human Resources Benchmarking Survey and Get a Free Gift

In order to support the convenience store industry’s forecasting and planning responsibilities for the new year, Convenience Store Decisions and Humetrics are collaborating to provide insight into the industry most challenging problem, finding, hiring, retaining and motivating employees. For the eighth consecutive year, Convenience Store Decisions, in partnership with human resources expert Mel Kleiman is launching

Young Executives Organization (YEO) Names Three New Board Members

Lindsay Lyden, of Truenorth Energy; Jeremie Myhren, of Road Ranger; and Bart Stransky, of RaceTrac Petroleum will help lead the National Advisory Group’s YEO for 2016/17. The board also announces that registration is open for the YEO Roundtable in April hosted by RaceTrac. The National Advisory Group’s (NAG) Young Executives Organization (YEO) is pleased to

New Year Begins With Sub $2 Per Gallon Gas Prices

While prices are expected to climb this spring, the days of $3 per gallon gas are not expected to return in 2016. The New Year is off to an inexpensive start for drivers who are paying the lowest average for gas since March 25, 2009. Gas prices rang in the New Year at $1.997—the lowest

Scott Hartman and Denise Keane Honored By AJC

A CSD Exclusive. Leaders recognized for their ongoing commitment to numerous charitable causes and social diversity. By John Lofstock, Editor Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter’s Farm Stores and Denise Keane, executive vice president and general counsel for Altria, were honored with the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) National Human Relations Award at the Harmonie

Foodservice Equipment Sweepstakes

Heat up your business with Vollrath! The company is offering a sweepstakes where retailers can win $2,000 in foodservice equipment for their store. Click here to register now! To be eligible to win, you must be a convenience store owner, manager or purchasing lead of a chain or independent convenience store. At a time when

76 and UBER Partner in Seattle to Build Driver Loyalty

UBER driver partners can be some of the most loyal fuel customers in the industry. To reward them for their loyalty, 76 stations in the Seattle market are proud to launch a points bonus program that allows UBER partners to earn up to 7 KickBack Points (5 bonus points and 2 base points) for each

Buhler Named PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation’s Board Chairman

Robert Buhler succeeds Chris Tomaras, who passed away last month. The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation has named Robert Buhler, president of Open Pantry Food Marts Inc., as its new chairman of the Board of Directors. Buhler succeeds Chris Tomaras, who passed away on Oct. 14, 2015. Formerly, Buhler served as vice chairman of the Board. “We

Flyers Energy LLC Acquires SKS Oil

Seeks additional acquisitions in the West. Flyers Energy LLC has completed the acquisition of Southern California lubricants and fuel distributor SKS Oil. Beginning Nov. 1, Flyers took over bulk fuel, DEF delivery and lubricant operations at SKS bulk plants in San Diego, Escondido and Anaheim as well as all 13 commercial fueling “cardlock” sites. “SKS

KickBack Points to Showcase Industry-Leading Loyalty Solution at the 2015 NACS Show

The technology company will be on hand to showcase its innovative loyalty solutions at booth 5427 for convenience store and petroleum operators of all sizes at convenience store industry’s premier conference in Las Vegas Oct. 11-14. KickBack Points knows retailers have many questions when it comes to implementing a loyalty solution. That’s why the Idaho-based

Wisconsin C-Store Adds CNG Fueling Facility

CNG reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 25% compared to gasoline. An Andy’s-branded gasoline station and convenience store in Milwaukee, Wis., is partnering with VNG.co LLC to add a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling facility. To mark the occasion, VNG will offer CNG by VNG for a limited-time promotional price of 99 cents per

CITGO Helping Underserved Youth Though Red Sox Foundation Partnership

Donates $2,500 in gas gift cards, aids transportation costs. CITGO, along with its local branded marketers and retailers, is joining forces with the Red Sox Foundation to further help underserved youth in the Boston area. With a $2,500 donation of CITGO Gift Cards, the foundation can now provide transportation for youth involved in its two

Three States See Pump Prices Below $2

South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama boast the lowest gas prices in the country. Gas prices have continued their downward trend through and beyond the Labor Day holiday. Three states—South Carolina ($1.94), Mississippi ($1.99) and Alabama ($1.99)—are all posting averages below $2 a gallon, according to AAA’s Sept. 14 report. This marks the first time that

Wawa Celebrates 700th Convenience Store

C-store customers can enjoy free coffee through Aug. 30, and other grand opening specials. Wawa Inc. has opened its 700th c-store location. The new site opened Thursday, Aug. 20, in Bradenton, Fla. at 5306 14th St., Bradenton. A grand opening event began at 8 a.m. Thursday, the Bradenton Herald reported. The grand opening include 700-themed

Defining Your Retail Culture

Top Five Reasons to Attend the 2015 NAG Conference No. 3: Defining Your Retail Culture In today’s competitive convenience store industry, your corporate values and what you stand for are just as important to customers as the products you sell. How often have you considered another company’s success and immediately known that it was largely

How New Technology Will Drive Your Foodservice Sales

Top 5 Reason to Attend the NAG Conference #2 Driving Foodservice Sales Through New Technology The latest technologies being used to manage c-store food programs—from foodservice ordering terminals and high speed cooking equipment to digital signage and high-definition TV menu boards—are transforming the foodservice business by allowing marketers to streamline operations and enhance communications with

Colorado’s Largest Cigar Festival Gearing Up for 6th Annual Celebration

Boulder, Colo.-based Smoker Friendly announces that the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival will take place at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield Co. on Saturday, Aug. 225. The Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival, now in its 6th year, has become known as the premier festival of its kind in the Rocky Mountain Region. Created to cater to

Find Your Solution for Reducing Credit Card Swipe Fees

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the NAG Conference #1 Boost Profitability by Reducing Swipe Fees For years, banks have made enormous profits by avoiding competition when it comes to the swipe fees that merchants pay banks on debit transactions. Rather than competing with each other over these fee rates, the banks decided to let two

Are You Attending the 2015 National Advisory Group (NAG) Conference?

Educational topics include finding your foodservice niche, using technology to drive foodservice sales, reducing swipe fees, loyalty programs and executive leadership. The convenience store industry continues to grow sales at record numbers, but the stakes have never been higher as convenience store owners face competition from multiple retail channels. As competition for increases across the

County Fair, CITGO Sponsor Bike Rally

Roll out new loyalty app to kick off the Roar on the Shore event. CITGO Marketer Country Fair Inc. and CITGO Petroleum Corp. are once again joining forces to support the Roar on the Shore motorbike rally, set to take place this week in Erie, Pa. This is the second year CITGO and Country Fair

Improve Business Intelligence with KickBack Rewards

Learning to analyze market basket, shopping behaviors and consumer demographics with KickBack’s state-of-the-art loyalty platform. While many retailers have access to an abundance of critical customer data, most are not leveraging it to their best advantage. In fact, according to a Forrester Research report, the majority of firms still struggle to fully understand their customers

css.php