Wawa Celebrates 25th Annual Hoagie Day

Festivities focus on history and heros during Wawa’s eighth year as the title sponsor of Wawa Welcome America! Wawa Welcome America! Festival kicked off with Hoagie Day on June 29 and continues through the Fourth of July. As part of its eighth year as title sponsor of Wawa Welcome America!, Wawa is celebrating our nation’s

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Canadian Convenience Stores Association To Celebrate C-Store Day

Annual event goes national for the first time on Aug. 30. In time for Canada’s 150th Anniversary, the Canadian Convenience Stores Association makes C-Store Day a nation-wide celebration. An annual event started in Atlantic Canada to celebrate the contributions that convenience store retailers make to the communities they serve will go Canada-wide for the first

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American Ethanol Honors Military Members

Growth Energy works with NASCAR and Richard Childress Racing partners to thank and honor veterans. On Sunday, Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway was the “final lap” for the NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola program – the sport’s official thank-you to the men and women who serve our nation in the armed forces.

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Rutter’s Expands into Blair County

A grand opening event is set for July 20. Rutter’s has opened its first store in Blair County, Pa., marking its 68th store location. The new Rutter’s is located at 935 Plank Road in Duncansville, a suburb of Altoona, Pa. The Duncansville Rutter’s is 7,850 square feet and has 16 auto fueling stations and five

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NC A&T State’s C-Store Serves Student Needs

Currently revamping its c-store and constructing a new dining hall, Campus Enterprises at NC A&T State uses student feedback to better plan food and c-store offerings. By Erin Rigik Del Conte, Senior Editor North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (NC A&T) State University has embarked on major renovations to bring its convenience store and dining services

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Sunoco Repeats ‘Free Fuel 5000’ Sweepstakes

Now in its 13th year, the sweepstakes are set to award $5,000 in free fuel to a grand prize winner. This summer, some lucky gas station shoppers with Sunoco decals on their cars will win gift cards and be entered for a chance to win free fuel. For the 13th consecutive year, the Sunoco Free

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Appeal to Customers with Dairy

Dairy can offer flavor and adventure for any daypart. When snack attacks hit, dairy can be a healthful option. Market research firm Packaged Facts’ report “2017 Forecast: Culinary Trend Tracking Series,” shows even as non-dairy alternatives expand into new territories, so do the animal milk-based originals. Packaged Facts forecasts that in the months and years

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July Fourth Shoppers Look to Social Media for Deals

Among Fourth of July weekend activities, shopping is high on the list for many customers. A study by ChargeItSpot shows 43% of shoppers say they plan to shop Independence Day deals. ChargeItSpot, a provider of cell phone charging stations for major retailers, events, and other indoor public venues, has announced the results of its “2017

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Cumberland Farms Honors Scholarship Winners for 11th Year

This year Cumberland Farms has awarded $130,000 in “Believe & Achieve” Scholarships to 130 students. For the 11th consecutive year, 130 talented high school seniors have been awarded $1,000 “Believe & Achieve” Scholarships by convenience store chain Cumberland Farms. Cumberland Farms has provided over $1.1 million in critical financial assistance to more than 1,100 bright,

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Aloha Petroleum Raises $5,000 for Partnership For A Healthier America

Aloha Island Mart convenience stores raise money through checkout donations. Aloha Petroleum Ltd. raised $5,000 to support the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) through a two-month, in-store donation campaign at its Aloha Island Mart locations. Throughout the months of April and May, customers at any Aloha Island Mart location could add a $1 or

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VERC Enterprises Introduces Mayflower Provisions

Renames Mayflower Food & Spirits following acquisition, looks to grow offering. VERC Enterprises has announced a new name for its most recent acquisition at 164 South Street in Plymouth, Mass. Mayflower Food & Spirits will now be called Mayflower Provisions. New ownership, new equipment, expanded offerings and now a new name! For the past 40

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Couche-Tard Closes CST Deal

Circle K will run its largest U.S. business unit, the Texas Business Unit (BU), from San Antonio. The Texas BU will manage close to 700 stores in Texas. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Quebec-based Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., on June 28, announced that it has successfully closed on its deal for CST Brands Inc., following approval

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QT To Open C-Stores in San Antonio, Austin

More than 100 convenience stores planned for the launch in San Antonio and Austin. QuikTrip (QT) is expanding into San Antonio and Austin, Texas. The first QT stores in each city are expected to open in the summer of 2018. QT has been serving Texas customers in the Dallas/Fort Worth market since 1999, and currently

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Getty Realty Lease-Back Related to Couche-Tard’s CST Brands Acquisition

Getty provides lease-back funding necessary for Empire Petroleum to purchase the 70 sites Couche-Tard must shed to finish its CST Brands acquisition. In order to complete it’s acquisition of CST Brands as scheduled on June 28, Alimentation Couche-Tard’s Circle K Stores must divest 70 locations. Those locations are being purchased by Empire Petroleum Partners LLC,

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Empire Petroleum Acquiring 70 Corner Store Gas Stations

Purchase moves Empire into the Arizona market, as well as expanding its presence in existing areas of business. Empire Petroleum Partners LLC has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with Circle K Stores Inc. and CST Brands, Inc. to acquire 70 Corner Store gas stations. The acquisition of these Corner Store locations will expand

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MFA Oil Adds Outdoor Payment Solution at Break Time Convenience Stores

MFA Oil is bringing the latest pay-at-the-pump technology to customers’ fingertips. MFA Oil, an energy and farmer-owned cooperative that operates 73 Break Time convenience stores in Missouri and Arkansas, has selected NCR OPTIC 5 NCR solution for its user-friendly software, open source platform and cutting edge media management features. The NCR solution will allow MFA

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NRF PROTECT Recognizes Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention Experts

Award recognizes pioneers in the retail loss prevention community whose “honor, integrity and character serve as an example for the industry.” The National Retail Federation (NRF) is honoring those who have helped the retailer community better succeed at loss prevention. Three members of the law enforcement and retail loss prevention community will be honored this

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Kwik Trip, Gas Buddy Partner in “Fuel Up for Freedom”

Customers have the chance to get free gas on June 29 at a soon-to-be announced Kwik Trip location if they are using the Gas Buddy app. A number of lucky Kwik Trip fuel customers in the Twin Cities using the Gas Buddy app are about to get free gas in honor of Independence Day. GasBuddy,

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ampm Partners With Los Angeles Dodgers Player Justin Turner

ampm took over Dodger Stadium June 24. Toomgis, spokes-creature for ampm convenience stores, which operates nearly 1,000 West Coast locations, has recruited his orange-bearded buddy, Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, to help him find a summer job. Five humorous social media videos, show Toomgis, the loveable snack giant whose moniker stands for Too

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TravelCenters Honors Active Military Members, Veterans on July 4

‘Fallen Soldier Tables’ include a single place setting at an empty table to represent the wish that fallen men and women of the armed forces could be present to dine. TravelCenters of America LLC’s TA Restaurant Group division is honoring service men and women this Fourth of July. The TA Restaurant Group invites all active

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Sunoco LP President and CEO Bob Owens To Retire

Joe Kim named president and chief operating officer, while other executives also announce retirement. Sunoco LP’s President and CEO, Robert “Bob” Owens, announced his intention to retire from the Partnership as of Dec. 31, 2017, after more than 20 years with Sunoco and its predecessors. Owens, who joined Sunoco Inc. in 1997, has been serving

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Jason Reiser Joins Dollar General as Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer

Reiser brings more than 30 years of retail experience to Dollar General. Dollar General Corp. is welcoming Jason Reiser as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer effective, July 12. Reiser replaces Jim Thorpe who recently retired. Reiser brings more than 30 years of experience in retail management, private brand sourcing, regulatory affairs as well

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Americans Set To Increase Spending Around July 4 Weekend

Some 27.6% of customers were planning to purchase patriotic merchandise in the weeks leading up the Fourth of July. The weather is warm, gas prices are down and consumers are ready to celebrate the July 4 holiday, and they’re not afraid to dig into their wallets to do it. Americans are expected to spend $7.1

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The Wawa Foundation “Hero Award” Finalists Announced

Four Greater Philadelphia area non-profits to be celebrated during Wawa Welcome America! festivities. The Wawa Foundation has selected four finalists for its 2017 Hero Award, after receiving more than 125 submissions competing for the honor. The Hero Award is given to a non-profit organization serving the greater Philadelphia area that assists others, and builds stronger

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Women Compete for 7-Eleven Franchise

Public to vote on video contest that awards one lucky winner a franchise fee-free c-store. 7-Eleven’s Women’s Franchise Initiative Competition is underway with seven women entrepreneurs now selected as finalists. One of the seven will win a franchisee fee-free 7-Eleven store. As the competition intensifies, each semi-finalist has produced a short “Why I Should Win”

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