Retailers Speak Out On $1 Trillion Border Tax Proposal

Higher prices for customers would hurt business, NRF says. Retailers would “have no choice” but to pass the higher costs on to consumers if Congress passes a proposed $1 trillion border adjustment tax as part of tax reform, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said. “The border tax proposal would cause the tax burden on retailers

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Core-Mark To Acquire Farner-Bocken Co.

Acquisition gives Core-Mark a strong foothold in the Midwest and additional foodservice and fresh expertise. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. has entered into a ‘Definitive Asset Purchase Agreement’ to acquire substantially all of the assets of Farner-Bocken Co. located in Carroll, Iowa. The purchase price is estimated to be approximately $190 million, predicated on the value

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NYACS Awards Marshall First MacDougall Leadership Award

The award recognizes industry leadership, relationship building and involvement in NYACS. During the New York Association of Convenience Stores’ (NYACS) recent trade show and convention, Case Marshall of Pit Stop Convenience Stores, Weedsport N.Y, was presented with the first-ever John MacDougall Leadership Award. Named for the late president of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes and

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Yesway Welcomes Vice President of Operations

Douglas Wald promoted from his former position as regional manager. Douglas Wald has been promoted to vice president of operations for BW Gas & Convenience Holdings, LLC, d/b/a Yesway, a gas station and convenience store chain with locations in Iowa and Kansas, and with expansions underway across the Midwest. Yesway is expected to employ over

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Rutter’s Serves Troops Before Deployment

Active military members enjoy free coffee and fountain drinks at Rutter’s. In anticipation for their upcoming deployment, a local military unit is making the Rutter’s in York Springs their last stop before departure from Sunday going forward. Yesterday a military unit added the Rutter’s on Heidlersburg Road in York Springs as the last stop on

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Paytronix Finds Low-Frequency Guests Key to Loyalty Success

As good programs mature, most new members were once infrequent customers. Paytronix Systems Inc., a provider of reward program solutions to restaurants and retailers, explained that targeting low frequency guests is the key to loyalty program impact in its latest brief, “Target low-frequency guests. Here’s why.” Defining critical mass as the point where more than

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Wawa To Enter Washington, D.C. Market

Specific location for the new c-store remains a secret. Wawa is headed for Washington, D.C. The Washington Business Journal reported that the first Wawa store in Washington, D.C. is set to feature a unique design created specifically for the nation’s capital. But the specifics on where the store will be located, whether it will offer

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Wawa Introduces Mobile Ordering

Wawa Rewards Members have the chance to order fresh food and beverages right from the app. Now Wawa Rewards members can order built-to-order fresh food and beverages via mobile ordering at all Wawa stores across its six-state operating area using the Wawa mobile app. According to a recent survey of Wawa Rewards members, more than

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VERC Enterprises Welcomes New Human Resources Manager

Vicki Richard brings 15 years of experience to her new role. VERC Enterprises announced that Vicki Richard of Quincy, Mass. has joined the company as human resources manager. VERC Enterprises is a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In this role, Richard’s responsibilities will include employee relations,

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Yesway Grows in Texas

Yesway looks to build on the work of the previous owner as it adds 35 c-store locations to its portfolio. Yesway is acquiring 35 Wes-T-Go and Chillerz Convenience Stores in Abilene, Texas. These new Yesway stores will be added to the company’s existing portfolio of 38 locations currently operating in Iowa and Kansas. By the

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TA Opens Burger King in Pearsall, Texas

Dining room seats 74 guests. TravelCenters of America’s TA Restaurant Group has introduced a new BURGER KING restaurant located at I-35 Exit 101 (Southbound), Exit 100 (Northbound) (110 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd.), in Pearsall, Texas. The new BURGER KING will serve the high-quality, great-tasting, and affordable food for which BURGER KING is famous. Guests can

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Mobil-Branded Stations To Open in Mexico

Exxon-Mobil plans a $300 million investment in fuels logistics, product inventories and marketing over next 10 years. ExxonMobil is entering the Mexican fuels market in 2017 with Mobil-branded stations and its new signature line of advanced Synergy gasoline and diesel fuels. The company plans to open its first Mobil service station in central Mexico during

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7-Eleven Tests BioPay in Korea

Smart convenience store allows guests to via HandPay, where individuals are recognized by the veins on the palm of their hand. 7-Eleven has partnered with Lotte Card and Lotte Data Communication, to launch its first smart convenience store equipped with a BioPay system at Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, according to The Korea

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TA Feeds Kids For Free

Now customers can add ‘free food’ to the list of reasons to stop at a TA or Petro location. This summer season, The TA Restaurant Group is giving parents a break from cooking for the family. Starting May 15, for a limited time, Country Pride Restaurants and Iron Skillet Restaurants will give children, age 10

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Yesway Welcomes New Vice President of Construction and Maintenance

Hatch to oversee remodeling, construction and facility upkeep projects for the c-store chain. Brookwood Financial Partners LLC has announced that Jamie Hatch has joined the firm as vice president of construction and maintenance for BW Gas & Convenience Holdings, LLC, d/b/a Yesway, a gas station and convenience store chain with locations in Iowa and Kansas,

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Parker’s Convenience Stores Donates $20,000 to Local School District

Donation to provide additional funding for technology to help kids prepare for the future. Parker’s Convenience Stores has donated $20,000 to Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools as part of the company’s Fueling the Community charitable initiative. Godley Station School Principal John King accepted the donation on behalf of Board of Education at a special ceremony held

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QuickChek Donates Percentage of Sandwich Proceeds to Baseball & Softball Association

To celebrate grand opening of North Brunswick store, QuickChek gives back to the community. QuickChek presented a donation on May 9 of $2,140.75 to the North Brunswick Baseball & Softball Association as part of its grand opening celebration of its new store in the township. The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based fresh convenience market chain presented the

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Cumberland Farms Joins Partnership for a Healthier America

Commits to promoting healthy food choices, renews focus on fresh food. Cumberland Farms has teamed with the nonprofit Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), becoming the largest convenience store chain in the U.S. to join PHA in its mission to promote healthy choices and fight childhood obesity. PHA is a nonpartisan organization led by some

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Rutter’s 67th C-Store Location Welcomes Customers

Celebrates ribbon cutting with donation to three local charities. Rutter’s has opened the doors to its latest convenience store and hosted a grand opening celebration on May 11. The new location is in Annville, Pa. During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Rutter’s donated $1,000 to three local charitable organizations. Recipients were the South Annville Township Police

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Foot Traffic Study Details Customer Behavior at Pump

Quality meal offerings could help c-stores lure customers from other channels, such as QSR and grocery. Location data can reveal customers’ real-world behaviors when it comes to shopping and filling up, helping convenience stores and gas stations to better address their needs. Cuebiq, the largest provider of accurate and precise location data in the U.S.

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Cumberland Farms Launches ‘Come to your Coffee Senses’ Campaign

Michael Rapaport joins campaign as the voice of ‘coffee reason.’ Cumberland Farms’ largest advertising campaign to date is launching around its most popular product: Farmhouse Blend Coffee, and includes some ‘coffee reason’ around not paying too much for a cup of Joe. In the multichannel campaign created by Full Contact, Cumberland Farms takes on the

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RaceTrac Celebrates Summer With New Campaign

“It’s Always Summer in the South” celebrates the c-store chain’s Southern ties. RaceTrac Petroleum, based in Atlanta has launched its largest summer-focused marketing campaign in select Southern markets through July 31. With summer being the busiest season for RaceTrac, the c-store wants to capitalize on this momentum, and its popular offerings (such as Sodapalooza and

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CST Brands Sees Net Income of $3 Million in Q1

Prepares for merger with Circle K Stores Inc. CST Brands Inc. has reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. “As we anticipate the completion of the merger with Circle K Stores Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., I am proud of what our team has accomplished since becoming a

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Pilot Flying J To Celebrate Mother’s Day

An online coupon awards customers a free cup of coffee. Pilot Flying J is preparing to honor Moms the week of Mother’s Day (May 14). From May 14-20, Pilot Flying J is treating moms to one FREE cup (at any size) of Pilot Coffee. To get their free cup, moms can just display an online

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Circle K Debuts C-Store with Full-Service Food

Fresh pizza and breakfast sandwiches to greet customers in Wheaton, Ill. Circle K continues to expand its footprint in the Chicago area and is hosting a grand opening for the newest location on 100 W Geneva Road in Wheaton, Ill. The opening is notable because it’s the first convenience store in the area to offer

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