Gulf Oil, GasBuddy Give Away Free Fuel

Month-long TANKS-giving event gives customers something extra to be thankful for this November. Gulf Oil has joined forces with GasBuddy to kick off the holiday driving season by giving away thousands of gallons of free gas to consumers in cities across the Northeast. Gulf Oil and GasBuddy have come together to surprise drivers who have

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7-Eleven Introduces Chatbot Platform

Chatbot marks beginning of 7-Eleven’s digital innovation. 7‑Eleven Inc. is launching a chatbot platform. The 7‑Eleven Bot on Facebook Messenger allows millions of 7‑Eleven fans to engage with the brand from within one of the world’s most popular social channels. The move is poised to propel the convenience retailing industry into a new era of

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7-Eleven Celebrates Halloween With Slurpee Flavors, Treats

Customers can enjoy an orange and white Halloween Slurpee drink with a special Halloween straw. With Halloween around the corner, 7-Eleven is prepared to help customers celebrate the holiday with candy, great deals on whole pizzas and special Slurpee drinks. Along with the pizza, candy and Slurpee drinks that everyone can enjoy, 7-Eleven stores have

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TravelCenters’ Minit Mart C-Stores Adds Paytronix Rewards Platform

New loyalty platform expected to strengthen customer relationships through highly-targeted rewards and messages. TravelCenters of America LLC’s Minit Mart stores and an array of branded restaurants have added Paytronix Systems Inc., as their loyalty and guest engagement platform. Paytronix expects that the platform will strengthen customer relationships by delivering highly-targeted, relevant and timely offers, earned

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Hanley Investment Group Closes Three 7-Eleven Transactions

Properties feature corner locations with good traffic counts and proximity to major thoroughfares. Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors’ Executive Vice President Jeremy McChesney has completed the sale of three 7-Eleven properties in separate transactions for a combined value of $9,130,000. The properties are located in Los Angeles, San Diego and Bakersfield, California. One of

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C-Store Industry Provides Job Experience

C-store jobs help workers create a foundation for their careers. Nearly one in five Americans (19%) say they have worked in a convenience store and the vast majority of them found their experience to be valuable as a career opportunity, or in gaining workplace experience, according to a new national survey of consumers conducted by

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Motiva Grows 76 Brand in Texas Market

In addition to Texas, Motiva is actively working to grow the 76 brand across its entire territory of 26 Gulf and East Coast states. Motiva is set to grow its fleet of 76 stations, and it has already announced the grand opening of the newest and largest 76 branded gas station in Texas. The 76

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Remodeled Love’s Reopens after Fire Damage

Updated Love’s offers an expanded food selection and other amenities. The Waller, Texas Love’s Travel Centers is again open for business after a remodel. The store closed in December after sustaining fire damage. The opening means truck parking and services for professional drivers are available once again at 30710 FM 2920 (U.S. Highway 290 and

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McLane’s Private-Label Subsidiary Raises Funds for CMN Hospitals

CVP to make a charitable donation each time YumBees candy and CVP Health Unit Dose Medication is sold. McLane Co. Inc.’s private-label subsidiary, Consumer Value Products (CVP), is teaming up with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise awareness of CMN Hospitals and its mission by donating one cent for every unit of CVP Health unit

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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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