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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Dollar General Opens 14,000th Store

New dollar store in Dauphin, Pa. holds grand opening celebration complete with samples for customers. Dollar store chain Dollar General has opened its 14,000th retail store. The 14,000th store hosted hundreds of excited customers in Dauphin, Pa. to celebrate the grand opening. “Dollar General is excited to celebrate our company’s continued growth by celebrating our

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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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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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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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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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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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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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BP Launches ‘BP Offers’

New text messaging loyalty program makes it easy for customers to join and receive discounts. BP has introduced a new text messaging loyalty program called BP Offers. BP Offers was rolled out to BP customers in all marketing regions on Aug. 1. Consumers can join BP Offers by texting the key word MOBILE to 38831.

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ALON Achieves Guinness World Record

Creates the world’s largest gift card. ALON officially holds the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Gift Card. ALON constructed the World’s Largest gift card on Aug. 11 at the ALON/7-Eleven on 320 S. Americas Ave in El Paso, TX. As part of the festivities, ALON presented El Paso resident Andrew Saldivar, who was

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Flyers Energy Divests C-Stores To Andeavor

Andeavor plans to rebrand some of the stations. Flyers Energy has exited the retail business, selling all 39 of its convenience stores to San Antonio-based Andeavor Corp., formerly known as Tesoro, effective July 28. According to a report in the Auburn Journal Andeavor plans to rebrand some of the Flyers locations to Mobil, Exxon, ARCO

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Cumberland Farms Recalls Chicken Caesar Salad Over Gluten-Free Label

Cumberland Farms’ Northeast and New York convenience stores are affected by the recall. Cumberland Farms has recalled its large (9.95-ounce) Chicken Caesar Salad due to the presence of gluten in a product mislabeled as gluten free. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to specific types of allergens, such as gluten, run the risk

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Phillips 66 Partners with GasBuddy

GasBuddy Business Pages to assist Phillips 66 with managing critical customer-facing store information. Phillips 66 has embarked on a new partnership with GasBuddy to help it compete even more effectively. Phillips 66 selected GasBuddy Business Pages, the smartphone app company’s B2B Retailer Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), to help drive excellence across more than 6,000 fuel and convenience

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Turkey Hill Celebrates 50 Years

Turkey Hill introduces weekly deals, limited-edition ice cream and sweepstakes prizes. Turkey Hill is celebrating its 50th anniversary with sweepstakes and deals on c-store products. Five decades ago, two business-minded brothers began brainstorming better ways to market dairy products and other quality goods without skimping on neighborly service. Not long after, in 1967, Charles and

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C.N. Brown Adds PDI as ERP Software Provider

Partnership to assist C.N. Brown in streamlining processes, eliminate manual entry and make better business decisions. C.N. Brown Company has selected PDI, a global provider of enterprise-class software solutions, as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider. Based in South Paris, Maine, C.N. Brown licensed PDI’s financial, retail, wholesale and workforce management software solutions. The

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S.Abraham & Sons Launches FreshBite Café at its Annual Foodservice Showcase

FreshBite Café offers retailers new, unique concept for its customers. Abraham & Sons Inc., one of the nation’s leading wholesale distributors specializing in the food industry that services retail stores throughout the Midwest, will introduce FreshBite Café at its annual Foodservice Showcase, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17 at the Greater Columbus

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Paytronix Introduces Three POS Integrations

Ability to pull data from and push it to the POS enhances the customer experience. Paytronix Systems Inc., a provider of reward program software, has expanded its rewards platform with integrations to three additional Point of Sale (POS) systems—Gilbarco Passport, NCR Radiant and Verifone Commander—the most prevalent POS solutions for convenience stores. The newly completed

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