7-Eleven’s Sunoco Acquisition To Impact Employees

Nearly 100 Sunoco c-store employees to lose their jobs. As Sunoco prepares to complete the divestment of 1,100 c-stores to 7-Eleven for $3.3 billion, a number of Sunoco employees are expected to lose their jobs. According to a report in the Philadelphia Business Journal, Sunoco LP filed a notice with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor

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Royal Farms Seeking New Jersey-Based C-Store Employees

Royal Farms breaks ground in New Jersey. Maryland-based Royal Farms Convenience Stores has begun construction on its first five New Jersey-based c-store locations, and has already started the hiring process for its Magnolia store at 340 East Evasham Ave., according to a report in NJ.com. It’s other New Jersey locations are reportedly set for –

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Farmer Bros. Acquires Boyd Coffee

Acquisition expected to strengthen Farmer Brothers Co.’s position in the marketplace and expand its distribution footprint. Farmer Brothers Co., a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products is acquiring substantially all the assets of Boyd Coffee Co. with a combination of cash and stock. Boyd’s is a privately-held company in

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Cumberland Farms Unveils New Store Design

Cumberland Farms recently opened its first “next-generation” store in Titusville, Fla. The new location has many amenities including self-service ordering terminals. Cumberland Farms on Aug. 18 opened its first “next-generation” store in Titusville, Fla. The first of its kind in the Sunshine State, the Titusville store features Cumberland Farms’ newest design, equipment and food offerings

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Gas Prices Down in the East, Up in the West

Eclipse viewers could push gas prices higher along viewing path due to high demand. Gas prices are down in the Midwest, East Coast and the South, but up on the West Coast and in Rockies states. The national average price of gas came in at $2.33 on Aug. 21, just two cents less than last

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7-Eleven Recognized For Efficiency

Stores saving 458,000 megawatt hours each year. 7-Eleven has won an award for its focus on decreasing energy usage at its convenience stores. The Alliance to Save Energy has awarded 7-Eleven with the Alliance to Save Energy “Built Environment” award for its commitment to reducing energy consumption and improving efficiency in its stores. 7-Eleven has

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Dos Equis Sponsors College Football Playoffs

Helps retailers finish the season strong. This September, Dos Equis is returning as the official beer sponsor of the College Football Playoff for the second year, and celebrating the fans who choose to put “Game Day Over Everything.” These passionate fans, attracted by impactful off- and on-premise POS, will be given a chance to win

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Quarles Automates Fuel Pricing at 148 Locations

Automating the fuel pricing process expected to bring measurable results. Quarles Petroleum Inc. has selected PriceAdvantage fuel pricing software to help manage the complexity of pricing fuel across 118 card lock locations and 30 of its dealer sites throughout the mid-Atlantic region. “In every area of the card-lock business, speed is critical,” shared Chip Stadjuhar,

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TravelCenters Prepares for 2017 Great American Trucking Show

Stop by the TravelCenters booth for a wide variety of services and activities. TravelCenters of America LLC, (TravelCenters) is an exhibiting sponsor at the 2017 Great American Trucking Show (GATS) at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Aug. 24 – 26, in booth #15022. GATS is held Thursday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m.

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Speedway Miracle Tournament Raises Record Breaking Amount

Some $2.5 Million raised to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Speedway LLC has once again helped fundraise for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in order to help provide lifesaving medical equipment, medical research and advanced technologies to benefit children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Speedway raised nearly $2.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during the 26th

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Wells Fargo Anticipates Cigarette Price Increase

Could the next cigarette price increase appear this September? Convenience store retailers should expect the next cigarette price increase to arrive sooner than the normal November cycle, according to a report by Wells Fargo Securities LLC. Wells Fargo conducted a survey of its tobacco retailer and wholesaler contacts representing approximately 60,000 U.S. convenience stores to

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Love’s Travel Stops To Provide Diesel Oil Changes

Majority of Love’s Truck Tire Care locations are expected to be oil-change ready by the start of 2018. Love’s Truck Tire Care are now prepared to offer diesel oil changes at more than 130 locations, and Love’s continues to roll out the service to additional locations. Since introducing the concept with a focus on tires

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GasBuddy Teams with Zendrive

Helps c-store customers make smarter decisions on the road. GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting 70 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, has partnered with Zendrive, a mobile driver analytics platform to help millions of drivers forge the future of mobility on the road. The deal targets the more than 200 million drivers in

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PFSbrands Named to INC 5000 List For Ninth Consecutive Year

Only half a percent of those that have applied have made the list nine times. PFSbrands, the parent company of Champs Chicken and Cooper’s Express, has been named to the INC. 5000 list for the ninth consecutive year. The company has been named one of INC. 5000’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the United

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7-Eleven Features Dallas Cowboys on Big Gulp Cups

Customers can visit 7-Eleven each week for seven weeks to get a variety of collectible cups. 7-Eleven is appealing to football fans with its new cup series that celebrates the Dallas Cowboys with seven collectible cups. The first six cups will feature some of the team’s most popular players on co-branded Big Gulp/Slurpee cups. Suggested

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How Can Retailers Protect Customers From Fraud?

Boston Retail Partners finds online fraud has increased 137% post-EMV.   Boston Retail Partners (BRP)’s new white paper, “Payment Security Update: What’s Next After EMV” explores how thieves have become more sophisticated and retailers need to adapt new security tactics to protect their customers’ payment card and personal data. The white paper provides retailers practical tips

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Establishing Supplier Guidelines

When it comes to supply contracts, retailers should always keep an eye out for their best interests. By Steve Sandman The last time I bought a house it was pretty clear that the world we live is entangled in contracts, agreements, understandings and any other sort of written document that either we or the other

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7-Eleven Celebrates BYOC Day

Extends annual c-store beverage festivities to two days instead of one. Bring Your Own Cup (BYOC) Day is back at participating 7-Eleven stores Aug. 18 and 19, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. each day, allowing Slurpee fans to fill a cup—or any container of their choice that can serve as a cup—with a Slurpee

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Target Acquires Grand Junction, Prepares To Expand Delivery Services

Looks to leverage local delivery as a retail differentiator. Target Corp. is acquiring Grand Junction, a transportation technology company, to improve and expand Target’s delivery capabilities. The acquisition will also accelerate Target’s investments and ongoing efforts to transform its supply chain. “Grand Junction’s technology and algorithms will help Target deliver to guests faster and more

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Kwik Trip Raises $75,000 For PHA

Campaign has raised $255,000 since 2014. Convenience store chain Kwik Trip raised $75,000 during its 2017 coin canister campaign in support of Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair Former First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier. Throughout the month of June, all 570

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Kum & Go Embraces Biodiesel as Sustainability Rises in Importance

A Convenient Sustainability Solution for C-stores  Approximately 90%  of the diesel fuel Kum & Go sells includes biodiesel. As one of the largest chains in the competitive convenience store industry, Kum & Go must stay on top of trends. In recent years, environmental sustainability has emerged as perhaps the biggest trend around. The West Des

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Rutter’s Gives $60,000 to Pre-K EITC Organizations

Helps to fund three charitable organizations in Blair County, Pa. Rutter’s is continuing its commitment to give back to the local communities its serves. The York, Pa.-based c-store chain recently donated $60,000 of its Pre-K EITC funding to three different organizations in the Duncansville, Pa. area. Each of the donations will be used to provide

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Gas Prices Grow Nationwide

Strong demand, high imports and increasing production push pump prices higher. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline on Aug. 14 was $2.35 per gallon, up 22 cents over last year and nine cents more than a month ago. According to a report by AAA, gas prices are up in 27 states compared to

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What’s Driving Millennial Parents’ Eating Choices?

Millennials and Gen Zs are expected to maintain their attitudes regarding fresh and organic food consumption throughout their life stages. Now that Millennials are having kids, their lifestyle as parents often change the how, what and why behind their consumption choices. Breakfast is a meal occasion where being a Millennial parent necessitates convenience over satiation,

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Is Amazon Coming for C-Stores?

New Instant Pickup service offers a convenient way to collect the essentials. On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Amazon introduced ‘Instant Pickup,’ which allows Prime customers to order from a list of hundreds of basic supplies—such as non-perishable foods and personal care items—and Amazon devices via the app and collect them from a nearby pickup locker in

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