Couche-Tard Supports Texas Communities Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Employees work to get Texas stores impacted by Harvey reopened. Alimentation Couche-Tard and its North American network of stores (Couche-Tard and Circle K) has outlined fundraising initiatives to assist its employees as well as communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The state of Texas is home to one of Couche-Tard’s largest business unit with more than

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Rutter’s Supports Hurricane Harvey Survivors

From essential items to monetary donations, c-store chain Rutter’s is stepping up to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Rutter’s is set to do its part to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The convenience store chain is planning to send Rutter’s-branded bottled beverages; and is enabling customers to contribute through coffee purchases and in-store

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7-Eleven Introduces ‘RENEW’ Carbon Reduction Test Program

Customers can reduce emissions by simply purchasing the same high-quality fuel they have always pumped at 7-Eleven stores. 7-Eleven Inc. is continuing its focus on sustainability and minimizing its energy footprint. In its latest move, the c-store giant has launched a test program called RENEW this month at 95 stores in Portland, Ore., Seattle and

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Winners of John MacDougall/NAG Memorial Scholarship Chosen

The $1,000 grants for NAG members will help offset the rising cost of education. As the founder of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, John MacDougall was a longtime supporter of the National Advisory Group (NAG). In his personal life, he was also a strong supporter of higher education. MacDougall passed away in 2014. To remember

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Hurricane Harvey Impacts Gas Prices Across U.S.

Damage to area refineries not yet known. As Hurricane Harvey barreled through Texas it also caused gas price increases across the nation. As of Aug. 28, the national average price of gas had moved up four-cents compared to the previous week to $2.37 per gallon, which is the largest one-week surge in price seen all

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Pilot Flying J Unveils New Travel Center

National retailer opens its latest location in California. Pilot Flying J announced that it will open a Flying J Travel Center in Lathrop, Calif. The travel center features full amenities for area residents and the traveling public, adding approximately 70 local jobs to the community. “We’re thrilled to serve the Lathrop community and contribute to

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How South Dakota Sales Tax Case Could Overturn Quill Decision

With online commerce taking off, policymakers look to end loophole that prevents online retailers from collecting sales tax. The South Dakota Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could ultimately persuade the United States Supreme Court to revisit Quill Corp v. North Dakota, a 1992 decision that forbade states from requiring retailers without

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NOCO Express Renovates Sheridan Drive C-Store

Revamped c-store features a new open footprint so customers can better see products. The NOCO Express at 2596 Sheridan Drive, at the corner of Parker Boulevard, in Tonawanda, N.Y., is looking better than ever now that NOCO has finished a month-long interior and exterior remodel of the c-store. The convenience store now features an updated

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Amazon Finalizes Whole Foods Acquisition, Slashes Prices

Customers can enjoy lower prices now that Amazon is the driving force behind Whole Foods. With Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods completed by Monday, Aug. 28, it wasted no time in cutting prices at Whole Foods Market on Monday—as much as 43%. Bloomberg reported that at a Whole Foods Market on East 57th

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Atlas Oil Joins Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

Atlas is among the most trusted emergency fuel suppliers in the country. Atlas Oil Co.’s Emergency Fueling Response Team works to bring relief to Texas, during Hurricane Harvey. Atlas Oil Co.’s Emergency Fueling Response Team monitors all storms throughout the country. As Hurricane Harvey developed in the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlas team assembled in

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GasBuddy Debuts Gasoline Savings Program

Gas station customers save at the pump when using ‘Pay with GasBuddy’. GasBuddy has introduced ‘Pay with GasBuddy,’ a new payment service that provides U.S. drivers with a discount off of virtually every gallon of gas they will ever purchase. There are more than 200 million drivers in the U.S., spending more than $315 billion

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Core-Mark Introduces $40 Million Share Repurchase Program

Core-Mark continues to create shareholder value. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc.’s Board of Directors has authorized the company to repurchase up to $40 million of the company’s common stock. “The Board’s action, combined with our ongoing dividend program, is a clear sign of its continued confidence in Core-Mark’s strategy to create shareholder value,” said Thomas Perkins,

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Love’s Travel Stops Opens New Stores in North Carolina, Texas

More than 200 truck parking spaces, customer laundry facilities, among amenities. Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new stores in Newton, N.C., and Beaumont, Texas. Combined, the new locations provide more than 200 truck parking spaces. The Newton store is located at 1760 Southfork Drive (U.S. Highway 321, Exit 37). The Beaumont travel stop is

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NACS and NYACS Respond To Menu Labeling Hold

New York City agrees to wait until federal compliance date to enforce menu-labeling rules. “Common sense” won the day, after New York City agreed to wait until the compliance deadline to enforce menu-labeling rules. Lyle Beckwith, senior vice president, government affairs of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), released the following statement regarding settlement

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Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip Opens in C-Store Location

Popular bakery café brand is only current location in a convenience store/gas station. Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip, an international bakery café chain, has started serving as opened a new location inside a convenience store at 1605 South River Road in Des Plaines, Ill. It is the only Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip

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Flying Off the Shelf

For years, foodservice stakeholders have urged Americans to eat more chicken. More and more, convenience store patrons appear to be listening. By Brad Perkins, Contributing Editor Whereas a generation ago, per person consumption of beef outpaced chicken 63 pounds to 28, Americans have been consuming, per capita, more chicken than beef every year since 1992.

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Is the FDA Coming After Menthol Cigarettes?

After the FDA announced plans to open a comment period on menthol, a number of senators pen letter urging the agency to ban menthol cigarette sales. A number of Democratic senators are taking a stand against menthol cigarettes and imploring the FDA to take action. U.S. Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, (D-Mass) appealed to

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Pilot Flying J Celebrates Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Largest operator of travel centers in North America hosts myRewards sweepstakes to honor professional drivers  While National Truck Driver Appreciation Week takes place Sept. 10-16, Pilot Flying J will extend the celebration for more than five weeks through its Pilot Flying J 100 Million myRewards Points Giveaway. From Aug. 24 – Sept. 30, Pilot Flying

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Rutter’s Customers Vote With Their Dollars

C-Store customers help local charities through purchases at Rutter’s. Now through the end of October, Rutter’s customers can help raise money for their favorite charity through the “Vote with Your Dollars program.” This money raised through the program can be used to help these organizations meet their capital campaign and fundraising goals. Currently, Make-A-Wish Greater

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Enmarket, Healthy Savannah Present Health Grant

Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series enters fourth year. Enmarket Convenience Stores and Halthy Savannah awarded The Savannah Urban Garden Alliance (SUGA) an Encourage Health grant of $1,000 during the third lecture of the enmarket 2017 Encourage Health Education Series. Enmarket operates 60 c-stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. SUGA works to increase access

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Total All Channel Beverage and Snack Sales Dip

Nielsen data shows CSDs continue to fall while Monster energy drinks outperform. All channel dollar sales for the total snack and non-alcoholic beverage categories during the four-week period ending Aug. 12, 2017 were down -1.1%, according to Nielsen data, as reported by Wells Fargo Securities. Carbonated soft drinks (CSD), excluding-energy drinks, dollar sales were down

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Retailers Weigh in on Ethanol at ACE Conference

Ethanol industry can help c-store retailers add E15 and higher blends. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) hosted its 30th annual conference in Omaha, Neb. last week, and for the fourth year in a row, the retailer panel was one of the highlights of the event. Charlie Bosselman, owner of Nebraska-based Bosselman Enterprises and Pump

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Leading Companies Form Blockchain Collaboration with IBM

Blockchain technology can make food supply chain safer. A group of leading companies across the global food supply chain announced a major blockchain collaboration with IBM intended to further strengthen consumer confidence in the global food system. The consortium includes Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Co., McLane Co., Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever

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Traffic Growth Down Across U.S. Foodservice Industry

Are prices to blame for low restaurant visits? Foodservice operators are struggling to grow customer traffic and pricing may be one reason. Customer visits to U.S. restaurants and foodservice outlets remained negative in the quarter ending in June resulting in six consecutive quarters of weak traffic performance, according to The NPD Group, a global information

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Linq3 Earns Honors at 8th Annual TAG SSA Impact Awards

Linq3’s technology makes it easier than ever to play the lottery—offering opportunities to play at gas station pumps, ATMs and grocery store checkout lanes.   TAG Southeastern Software Association (SSA), one of the founding members of the Technology Association of Georgia, has awarded Linq3 an Impact Award. Out of five finalists in the “Independent Software

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