CITGO Launches ‘Fill Up On Fun’ Sweepstakes

Customers can download the Club CITGO app for a chance at a grand prize trip for four to St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla., and other prizes. CITCO has introduced a fall sweepstakes to spur interest in its Club CITGO app. Starting Sept.13 through Nov. 21, 2017, CITGO Petroleum Corp. is encouraging customers to enter its “Fill Up

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Strategies for Site Planning

There are factors to consider and much data to gather when assessing the right plan to build a new store. By John Matthews Real estate site selection can be a complex web of evaluating store attributes within a potential store trade area. The process utilizes both a science and an art to the overall selection

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Selecting an Optimal Location for Your C-Store

There are various factors that determine the “Goldilocks Zone,” but they’re all driven by traffic. By Bryant Ficek All you really need to know about convenience store land use is in the name: convenience. Customers generally choose to visit these retail sites because of the ease and speed with which they can get in, get

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VERC Enterprises Welcomes New Hire

James Young to manage software applications and analysis. VERC Enterprises welcomes James Young of Raynham, Mass. as manager of software applications and analysis. In his new role, Young is responsible for data analysis, programming, SQL, software integration and process automation. Based in Duxbury, Mass., VERC Enterprises is a Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with 27 locations throughout

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Chevron Teams with Jacksons Food Stores, Expands ExtraMile Brand

New company, Extra Mile Convenience Stores LLC, aims to double the number of ExtraMile sites by 2027. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. is set to expand its successful ExtraMile convenience store brand, following years of steady growth, via a newly-created joint venture with Jacksons Food Stores, which will extend the brand across more of the Western U.S.

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Are Sale/Leasebacks Beneficial?

Sometimes a sale/leaseback strategy can be a strategic boon for c-stores looking to manage their real estate holdings differently. By Terry Monroe Recently a friend of mine sent me an email showing a beautiful new convenience store that was listed for sale and wanted to know why would a new store by a notable convenience

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Wawa Aids Hurricane Irma Survivors

Campaign in partnership with the American Red Cross runs through Sept. 22 across all Wawa convenience stores. Wawa is stepping up to assist hurricane survivors after Hurricane Irma. Wawa Inc. and The Wawa Foundation Inc. launched a chain-wide, in-store crisis campaign, designed to provide disaster relief assistance to those communities most affected by Hurricane Irma.

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Atlas Oil Provides Relief After Hurricanes

Emergency response team helps to provide fuel after Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma came barreling through, Atlas Oil Co. came to the rescue providing emergency fuel. Atlas Oil Co. has deployed 79 total trucks and drivers to regions affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma making the dual emergency deployment operation the

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7-Eleven Donates To Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

Encourages customers to add $1 to in-store purchases to assist with Hurricane relief. 7‑Eleven has pledged a $150,000 donation to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts. With over 800 stores in Florida, 7-Eleven also gave back to the community it serves by donating 4,800 cases of 7-Select purified water for free

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TA Travel Center Opens Popeyes and Dunkin’ Donuts

TravelCenters of America is expanding its foodservice options for customers in Mobile, Ala. The TA Restaurant Group has announced the opening of a new Popeyes restaurant and Dunkin’ Donuts with a drive-thru located at I-10, Exit 4 (Wilmer Road, South), in Mobile, Ala. The new Popeyes restaurant will serve the distinct, Cajun-inspired, southern-style food that

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Empire Petroleum Closes on Purchase of 70 Corner Stores

Plans to hire many former CST employees. As previously announced, Empire Petroleum Partners LLC has successfully closed on its purchase of 70 Corner Store convenience store properties in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. While Empire’s focus has been on developing a national wholesale distribution network, this acquisition springboards Empire into a

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Rutter’s Awards Car to Winner in Summer of Freedom Sweepstakes

Convenience store customers take home thousands of prizes. Rutter’s Farm Stores has announced the grand prize winner of a brand new car, as part of its Summer of Freedom Sweepstakes. Beth Drokenak has been selected as the grand prize winner of a car of her choice, and she chose a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport

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Global Partners Selling 19 C-Stores

Convenience stores for sale in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) has been retained by Global Partners LP to coordinate its third sale for the company. Of the 19 sites, six are located in Connecticut, and seven in Massachusetts with the balance in Maine, New Hampshire, and

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Rutter’s Sponsors ‘Weather Kid Wednesday’

Children selected to participate get a pint of Rutter’s chocolate milk. Rutter’s Farm Stores is now the local sponsor for Fox43 and MaryEllen Pann’s Weather Kid Wednesday. Each child that gets chosen to be one of MaryEllen’s Weather Kids with receive a pint of Rutter’s Chocolate Milk, a t-shirt, a drawstring bag, and a plush

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Love’s Donates $1 Million to Aid Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

Creates relief fund for employees impacted by the storm. Love’s Travel Stops is donating $1 million to assist with the Hurricane Harvey relief effort, including $500,000 s to the United Way Worldwide’s Harvey Recovery fund. Love’s is also earmarking $500,000 to help its employees through the Love’s Employee Emergency Fund during this difficult time. The

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Parkland Fuel Corp. Supports 6th Annual ‘C-Store Day’

C-Store Day is celebrated nationwide across Canada. Canada-based Parkland Fuel Corp.’s On the Run/Marché Express convenience stores is the title sponsor of the sixth annual C-Store Day, which for the first time was held nationwide on Aug. 30. “On the Run, an iconic Canadian convenience store brand is honored to be sponsoring the first national

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Cumberland Farms Sells $2 Billion In Gas With SmartPay Check-Link

SmartPay has saved customers more than $75 million on gas. Cumberland Farms is celebrating the success of its SmartPay Check-Link program. The c-store chain has sold $2 billion in gas through its SmartPay program since its launch in January 2013. Over the last 12 months, transaction volume has increased by nearly 50% and continues to

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Pilot Flying J Launches Sweepstakes to ‘Fuel Fans’

As the official travel center of the SEC, Pilot Flying J introduces season-long sweepstakes to fuel fans’ gameday experiences. Pilot Flying J customers have chances to win free fuel for a year weekly as part of the travel center chain’s season-long sweepstakes. Fans are encouraged to text “FuelingFans” to 30311 to enter for the chance

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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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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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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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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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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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