Recognizing Next-Generation Leaders With 40 Under 40

Nominate your next-generation leader today. The convenience store industry proves time and again that innovation and hard work are the foundation that supports steady, meaningful growth. This growth isn’t only important from a sales standpoint, but is vital to a company’s long-term stability when analyzing the human element. Convenience store companies must be able to

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SAS Hosts Seventh Annual Foodservice Showcase

Some 45 exhibitors representing 65 product lines to greet attendees in Lansing, Mich. Abraham & Sons Inc. (SAS) is set to host its seventh annual Foodservice Showcase on Thursday, Aug.18 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich., from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The show will feature more than 45 exhibitors representing 65 product lines. In addition,

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Kent Cos. Alli Bixler Joins YEO Board of Directors

A third-generation executive at The Kent Cos. In Texas, Bixler will help shape the direction of the growing Young Executive Organization. As the convenience store and petroleum industry continues to evolve, training the next generation leaders of tomorrow is more important than ever before. The National Advisory Group’s (NAG) Young Executive Organization (YEO) is a

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NAG/YEO Partner With Study Hall Research for Exclusive Conference Research

Results from two surveys will be shared at the 2016 National Advisory Group Conference in Savannah, Ga. on Sept. 14. As the 2016 National Advisory Group (NAG) Conference approaches, Study Hall Research is working with Convenience Store Decisions and NAG to tailor industry research exclusively for NAG members and NAG conference attendees. In order to

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John Schaninger Joins NAG Board of Directors

The QuickChek veteran will lend his industry experience to shaping the direction of the National Advisory Group. The National Advisory Group (NAG), retail trade association for convenience store and petroleum operators, is proud to announce that John Schaninger, ‎Vice President of Sales & Marketing at QuickChek, has joined the Board of Directors. As a member

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NAG Burning Issue 2: Preparing for the Future of Convenience Retailing

From healthy foods to a radical shift in goods and services, NAG offers a glimpse of the changing consumer needs that could shape the c-store industry over the next decade. So register today. Early Bird registration for the 2016 NAG Conference expires July 20. Customers seeking today’s newest phone apps. Electric fueling stations rather than

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QuickChek Named Convenience Store Decisions’ 2016 Convenience Store Chain of the Year

The convenience store chain is helping to redefine convenience in the Northeast by embracing cutting-edge retail technology and staying true to its foodservice roots at 143 locations throughout New Jersey and New York. Total Customer Dedication. It’s a phrase retailers like to use, but extremely difficult to execute. Not for QuickChek. For Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based

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Early Bird Registration Extended for the 2016 NAG Conference

Discounted registration for NAG members and guests now available through July 20. The National Advisory Group (NAG), a convenience store industry association for small, mid-sized and family-owned convenience store chains, has extended its early bird registration deadline to Wednesday, July 20. The deadline extension gives key industry executives and decision-makers an additional week to take

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NAG Burning Issue #1: Transitioning Leadership: Grooming Next-Generation Leaders

Convenience store chains that plan and implement successful leadership transitions are well-positioned to build upon their legacies and achieve new levels of success. But sometimes leadership transitions cannot be planned. This NAG session will discuss what c-store chains can do to ensure they have a viable strategy to groom leaders of tomorrow. The convenience store industry proves

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Love’s Opens Two New Kansas Travel Stops

On Thurs., June 30, 2016, Love’s Travel Stops opened two new stores in Kansas. One of the new stores is located at U.S. Highway 81 and 7th Street, Belleville, Kan., and the other is located along U.S. Highway 54 and U.S Highway 83 in Liberal, Kan. Belleville, Kan. Location The new store in Belleville, Kan. has

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CSD & Truenorth to Host the Consumer’s Choice New Products Contest

The 2nd Annual Consumer’s Choice Contest will identify the hot new products convenience store customers want most. Increased channel blurring is making it tougher for convenience stores to retain existing customers—and harder yet to develop loyalty in new ones. That’s why new products are so important to convenience stores. They keep customers engaged and returning

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Bill Weigel to Receive the NAG Lifetime Award for Convenience Retailing

The industry veteran has spent more than 55 years in the convenience store industry and has been active in the National Advisory Group (NAG) since 1980. He will receive the second annual Lifetime Award at the NAG Conference in Savannah, Ga. on Sept. 13. Family-owned convenience stores remain the backbone of the convenience store industry,

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Registration Opens for the 2016 NAG Conference in Savannah

With an agenda featuring more than a dozen speakers from the convenience store industry’s leading chains, NAG 2016 is one industry conference you cannot afford to miss. 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.

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Rice Oil Partners With VP Racing Fuels

Low credit card processing fees among the benefits that attracted Rice Oil to the VP brand. Rice Oil Co. has joined VP Racing Fuels’ roster of retail branding partners. Based in LaFollette, Tenn., Rice Oil has supplied the mining, convenience store and other industries for 36 years and currently supplies 12 retail locations in Tennessee,

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Just Two More Weeks to Register for the YEO Roundtable at RaceTrac Petroleum

The Third Annual Young Executives Organization (YEO) Roundtable will feature an inside look at one of the leading c-store chains in the country along with networking events for the convenience store industry’s next-generation leaders. The convenience store industry’s young executives and next-generation leaders face unique challenges as they grow their businesses in the competitive convenience

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NAG’s Peter Tamburro Leads NYACS 2016 Hall of Fame Class

Kevin Kenyon and Josh Altman also elected to the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame. The New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS) has announced that National Advisory Group (NAG) board member Peter Tamburro, Kevin Kenyon, and Josh Altman have been elected to the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame. NYACS will honor

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CSD Exclusive: Sunoco CEO Blasts Sale Rumors

In a letter to Sunoco employees obtained by Convenience Store Decisions, Bob Owens called media reports “erroneous” and said Energy Transfer Equity “has no interest in selling.” By John Lofstock, Editor While rumors continue to swirl that Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) is looking to sell off Sunoco, Sunoco’s CEO Bob Owens moved swiftly to squash

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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