Casey’s General Stores Donates $366,000 To Hurricane Relief Efforts

Donations went directly to the American Red Cross. Casey’s General Stores, with assistance from customers donated $366,093.76 to help those affected by recent hurricanes. This included a company match for the first $100,000 raised. Funds were provided to the American Red Cross at a presentation held at Casey’s in Ankeny on Oct. 12, 2017. “On

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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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Q3 U.S Beverage Growth Soft in C-Store Channel

Wells Fargo encouraged by “pockets of improvement.” Wells Fargo Securities LLC released the results of its recent Beverage Buzz survey of beverage retailers representing over 15,000 convenience store (c-store) locations across the U.S. Wells Fargo provided the following takeaways: (1) Non-alcoholic beverage sales were up only 1.3% while alcoholic beverage sales were up 3.4%, led

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Winco Settles Lawsuit with San Jamar

San Jamar asserted that Winco infringed San Jamar’s design patent and trademark for San Jamar’s Saf-T-Grip cutting boards. San Jamar has long been recognized as an industry leader in providing premium, innovative solutions for the foodservice industry that are smarter, safer and more sanitary. In that spirit, San Jamar exercises its right to protect its’

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TPE, NATO Join Forces in 2018

Three-day event creates a powerhouse destination for everything tobacco. NATO’s Industry Outlook and TPE 2018, the first big buying tradeshow of the year for the tobacco + industry, are combining their efforts in 2018 in Las Vegas. Known for offering insights on market trends and current legislation, the NATO Industry Outlook will now be co-located

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Nominate Your Next-Generation Leader to CSD’s 40 Under 40

For the third consecutive year, Convenience Store Decisions and the Young Executives Organization are collaborating on the convenience store industry’s 40 Leaders Under 40 to Watch. Nominate your your company leaders today. The National Advisory Group (NAG) and Convenience Store Decisions are proud to partner on the Young Executive Organization’s (YEO) third annual 40 Under

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Parker’s Charity Golf Tournament Raises Over $100,000

Funds help support education and healthcare among other causes. Parker’s Convenience Stores announced that its 5th Annual Parker’s Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament, held on Oct. 11 at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga., raised more than $100,000 to benefit education, healthcare and other important causes in coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

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Kroger Contemplates Selling C-Store Business

The giant grocer is reviewing strategic options for its $4 billion convenience division. Kroger Co. has announced its intention to explore strategic alternatives for its convenience store business, including a potential sale, as part of its Restock Kroger plan. This is the result of a review of assets that are potentially of more value outside of the

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Franchise Owners Sue Parent 7-Eleven

Owners say company is not living up to its promises The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees, which represents the owners of nearly 7,000 franchised locations in the United States, Thursday announced the filing of a lawsuit against its parent company, 7-Eleven Inc., because the franchisor has not fulfilled its promise of treating franchisees as

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RaceTrac Introduces Cinnabon Gooey Swirls

Celebrates one-year partnership with Cinnabon. Atlanta-based RaceTrac is continuing its partnership with Cinnabon. Texas and Florida RaceTrac locations will regularly add the Crafted by Cinnabon line to bakery cases. Cinnabon is introducing a limited-time-offer Frosting Filled Pumpkin Muffin Top to its exclusive line-up at RaceTrac, which already includes a decadent Crafted by Cinnabon Frosting Filled

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TravelCenters Donates Over $241,000 for Truckers in Need

Wraps up annual campaign for St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF). TravelCenters of America LLC’s (TravelCenters) annual campaign for the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) known as “Band Together for SCF,” brought in more than $241,310.58, which was presented to the SCF in the form of a check. The funds

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Sheetz Aids Hurricane Response

All funds collected have been donated to The American Red Cross. Sheetz is donating $150,000 to assist with disaster relief efforts following the series of recent hurricanes. Funds donated by Sheetz customers were accompanied by a lump sum donation by Sheetz. A portion of the match donation will be designated for hurricane relief in Puerto

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Four C-Stores with Car Washes for Sale

Properties are located in Pennsylvania. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) has been retained to sell four convenience stores with gas, a free-standing car wash and other associated tunnel and self-serve car wash businesses located in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Whitehall, Pa. The owner of the businesses is Rudy’s Car Washes, which is locally

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Ricker’s Replenish Plants 20,000th Tree in Indiana

Through its partnership with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Ricker’s Replenish has supported and participated in six community volunteer projects. Ricker’s reduced emissions program, Replenish, is proving its commitment to the local and global environment as it continues to grow. In May 2016, Ricker’s introduced the Ricker’s Replenish program with GreenPrint LLC at more than 500 pumps

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How Big Data Can Enhance Sustainability Initiatives

Remote monitoring enhances energy efficiency and assists in food safety efforts. By Ron Chapek, director of product management retail solutions, Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions Today, across nearly all industries, corporations are being held to higher standards for sustainable operations and the food retail industry is no different. The pressure is coming from all sides,

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7-Eleven Canada Joins Informed Dining Program

7-Eleven to include access to more information about the calories, sodium and nutrients in food sold at the convenience store. 7-Eleven Canada is working to build healthier communities by offering customers the information they need to make more informed food and beverage choices when shopping at 7-Eleven convenience stores. 7-Eleven joins the B.C. government’s Informed

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Buc-ee’s Ranks in Top Spot on GasBuddy Q3 Report Card

Kwik Trip takes the second overall spot. Texas-based Buc-ee’s Convenience Stores with 33 locations is making its first appearance on the GasBuddy Perfect Pit Stop Report Card by capturing the top spot in all six categories. GasBuddy, the only smartphone app that connects nearly 70 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, revealed the quarterly

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Cultivating Hispanic Foodservice

C-stores can provide a fresh look at navigating the factors of health while at the same time connecting better to Hispanic communities. By Sylvia Klinger As we face a significant amount of change in the retail industry as a population as a whole in the U.S., Hispanics aren’t exempt from these changes. More than ever,

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Cox Oil Co. Partners with PDI

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to provide reporting and business intelligence capabilities. Cox Oil Co. has selected PDI as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider. The Tennessee-based convenience retailer licensed several products from PDI, including its retail and workforce management software solutions. “Our need for a single solution and centralized database that would help

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Hough Petroleum Grows Northeast Footprint

Acquisition adds significantly to Hough’s network of retail gasoline and diesel fuel locations throughout North Jersey and into New York. Ewing, N.J.-based Hough Petroleum Corp. has announced the acquisition of Gordon Petroleum Corp.’s wholesale dealer supply assets. The deal will add approximately five million gallons annually to Hough’s fuel volume in New Jersey and New

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BP Announces Return of Amoco Fuel Brand

After more than a decade Amoco re-enters the market. BP is reintroducing its Amoco retail fuel brand, giving current BP marketers more growth options in select U.S. markets and helping BP boost retail fuel sales nationwide. Last seen more than a decade ago in the U.S., the Amoco brand will be available to BP marketers

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Future Trends Await the C-Store Industry

Digital trends and savvy service solutions are part of the channel’s future landscape. This past April, the global technology and engineering firm Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions partnered with Euromonitor International to generate research-based insights on the grocery, convenience, foodservice and mixed retail markets. Geared toward grocers and restaurants, the report, entitled “Retail and Foodservice

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Prepaid Card Potential

Although retailers report prepaid cards are targeted to a specific customer segment in the convenience channel, there is potential for growth with these money makers. By Lisa White, Contributing Editor With credit card and identity theft on the rise, prepaid cards have become a safer alternative for those seeking more disposable, anonymous payment options. Unlike

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Fuel Stations Offering E15 Surpass 1,000

Casey’s, Cenex, Family Express, Kum & Go, Sheetz and Kwik Trip are just a few of the chains offering E15. More fuel stations are opting to provide E15 fuel. Growth Energy announced that more than 1,000 fuel stations around the country are offering E15—a fuel with 15% ethanol—more than doubling the number of stations from

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ADD Systems’ Frank Chamberlin Retires

Industry veteran served in a number of roles during his more than 20 years with ADD Systems. Advanced Digital Data Inc. (ADD Systems), a supplier of software solutions to the energy distribution industry, has said farewell to long-term employee and industry veteran, Frank Chamberlin. ADD Systems announced the retirement of Chamberlin on Sept. 15, 2017.

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