Rutter’s Expands Corporate Office to 23,000 Square Feet

The building addition will create room for 50 more office team members. As York, Pa.-based convenience store chain Rutter’s continues to grow, it’s also expanding its corporate office to include more space for team members and departments. The convenience retailer recently started construction to expand and double the size of its corporate office to 23,000

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Leadership Change at RaceTrac, Moran No Longer CEO

Allison Moran will no longer serve as CEO of the Atlanta-based chain. Allison Moran, the daughter of Carl Bolch who served as CEO of the Atlanta-based chain since 2012, is out of the top spot, but will remain on the board of directors. In a statement to Convenience Store Decisions, the company said: “As of July

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Core-Mark Introduces New, Upscale Coffee Line

Core-Mark and Boyd’s create a premium line of coffee exclusively available to Core-Mark’s customers. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. is introducing its new, upscale line of coffees: Arcadia Bay Select Coffees. Core-Mark is a marketer of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America. The new premium line of coffees offers

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Hunt Brothers Pizza Celebrates 10 Years of NASCAR Partnership

Introduces “throw-back” paint scheme and themed items for fans. After 10 years as a sponsor of NASCAR drivers, Hunt Brothers Pizza is participating in throwback weekend—paying tribute to its first year in NASCAR with a throwback paint scheme on the No. 41 Ford Mustang Kevin Harvick will drive during the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200

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U.S. Gasoline Prices Have Room to Run Higher in August

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices  By Brian Milne Although selling off during the first trade session in August, wholesale gasoline prices in the United States could spike a dime or more per gallon ahead of Labor Day after closing out July with a rally and at the highest valuations since

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Chevron Expands Joint Rewards Program with Albertsons

Now West Texas and New Mexico-based shoppers can save at the pump. Albertsons Cos. LLC, through its United Family division, and Chevron Products Co., a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., are expanding their popular Gas Rewards program to even more customers with the addition of Albertsons Market stores in New Mexico, and the addition of

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McLane, Love’s Extend Partnership

McLane’s national scope allows Love’s Travel Stops to achieve its growth goals. Love’s Travel Stops and McLane Co. are renewing their service agreement. As part of this extended agreement, McLane will continue to deliver to more than 430 Love’s stores across 41 states. With its consistent service levels, efficient operational structure and nationwide reach, McLane

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7-Eleven Adding Surcharge-Free ATMs at 8,000 C-Stores

ATM provider FCTI partners with MoneyPass. 7-Eleven is set to offer surcharge-free ATMs to convenience store customers at more than 8,000 U.S. convenience store locations, following a multi-year agreement between MoneyPass and FCTI Inc., 7-Eleven’s ATM provider. According to a reporty by CUInsight, beginning this month and continuing through Q1 of 2018, MoneyPass access will

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MoneyPass to Provide Surcharge-Free ATMs at 8,000 7-Elevens

The convenience retailer will add a new wrinkle to its financial services. Beginning August 2017, MoneyPass access will be rolled out across ATMs in approximately 8,000 7- Eleven stores nationwide. The ATM roll out is expected to continue through first quarter 2018. At the completion of the roll out, MoneyPass will have an estimated 33,000 surcharge-free ATMs

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Core-Mark To Release Q2 Earnings

Call scheduled for Aug. 8. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. plans to release its earnings before the market opens on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 for the second quarter ending June 30, 2017, and will host an investor call later that morning at 9 a.m. Pacific time. This call may be accessed by dialing 800-588-4973 using the

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Love’s Retains McLane as Supplier

With new agreement, McLane will continue to partner with the national truck stop chain. McLane Company  Inc., has announced a renewal of its service agreement with long-time customer Love’s Travel Stops. As part of this extended agreement, McLane will continue to deliver to more than 430 Love’s stores across 41 states. With its consistent service

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BAT Applies To Sell Glo in U.S.

Plans to use “substantial equivalence claim.” British American Tobacco PLC (BAT) expects to submit an application next year to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell its tobacco heating product, Glo. According to a report by Market Watch, after BAT successfully closed its deal to buy Reynolds American, the company announced it will

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Preparing Next Generation Leadership

In a family business, passing the baton of leadership from one generation to the next isn’t without hurdles, but planning ahead can smooth some bumps in the transition. By Erin Rigik Del Conte, Senior Editor Succession planning, particularly in a family-owned business, is a crucial consideration every chain should take seriously. In the event the

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Biofuel Advocates Speak at EPA Public Hearing

Ethanol and biofuels advocates urge EPA to protect America’s choices at the pump. Biofuel advocates spoke out during an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public hearing on proposed 2018 targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), held on Aug. 1. Supporters urged the EPA to make more ethanol and other biofuels available to consumers in next

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Cumberland Farms Supports Pediatric Care Through Fundraiser

Annual Cups for Kids campaign donates five cents per cup of iced coffee or Chill Zone beverage purchased in August at convenience store chain Cumberland Farms. Cumberland Farms has launched its 6th annual Cups for Kids fundraising campaign, a month-long fundraiser that will benefit pediatric care programs at five regional hospitals throughout the Northeast –

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ADD Systems Welcomes New Hires

Expands marketing department to keep clients and industry better informed about its solutions. Advanced Digital Data Inc. (ADD Systems) is welcoming two new hires to its marketing department: Brittany Cooper and Victoria Leyson. Cooper is a full-time marketing associate, while Leyson is a full-time marketing intern. The management team is excited to have two new

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Chicago Soda Tax Starts Wednesday

Judge dismisses lawsuit, allowing tax to begin. Cook County, Ill.—which includes Chicago and surrounding areas—is set to implement a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages beginning Aug. 2. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, on Friday, July 28, Cook County Circuit Judge Daniel Kubasiak dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the county tax as unconstitutional

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How Biodiesel Can Improve Your Bottom Line

By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group Inc. Why is interest in biodiesel growing among convenience store operators? In past blog posts for CSD, I’ve touched on some of the reasons, including its performance benefits, its lower emissions and the increasing number of diesel-powered vehicles. But let’s be honest. If biodiesel didn’t make economic sense, c-store

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Bakery Drives Local Demand

Through consistency and a focus on local trends, convenience store bakery programs can create savory margins. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor When it comes to creating a successful baked goods program, inspiration is found in the most unlikely places. Just ask Ryan Krebs, director of foodservice for Rutter’s Farm Stores, based in York, Pa. The

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Court Decision A Win for Renewable Fuel Producers

Court rules against EPA. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is applauding the Friday, July 28, decision of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that the Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) erred in its interpretation of its authority to waive biofuel requirements that reduced the 2014-‘16 total Renewable Volume Obligations

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Kum & Go Embraces Biodiesel as Sustainability Rises in Importance

A Convenient Sustainability Solution for C-stores  Approximately 90%  of the diesel fuel Kum & Go sells includes biodiesel. As one of the largest chains in the competitive convenience store industry, Kum & Go must stay on top of trends. In recent years, environmental sustainability has emerged as perhaps the biggest trend around. The West Des

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Thrillist Recognizes Krispy Krunchy Chicken

The premium c-store-based quick-service restaurant concept gets special attention. Krispy Krunchy Chicken was recently honored by online media giant, Thrillist, in an article titled, “You Probably Haven’t Heard of America’s Best Fried Chicken Chain.” Thrillist authors explained why the nationwide fast-food chain is their favorite. “Chances are you won’t find America’s best-kept fast-food secret at

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Bettering Burgers & Brats

Burgers, brats and sausages may be traditional convenience store foodservice items, but that doesn’t mean they have to play second fiddle to fancier fare. Retailers tell how they have turned what could be ‘been there, ate that’ foods into meals customers return for again and again. Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Americans eat more than 13

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Rutter’s Partners with Restaurant Technologies

Modernizes fryer oil management and overcomes labor inefficiencies. Rutter’s Farm Stores, with 68 convenience stores throughout central Pennsylvania, has partnered with Restaurant Technologies to install the automated Total Oil Management system in all 55 of its locations that offer fried-food options. Rutter’s plans to use the technology in its new stores moving forward. “The Total

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Gen Xers Responsible for 25% of All Restaurant Visits

Gen Xers enjoy dining out and are more likely than other generations to have dual income and the money to do it. While everyone is talking about boomers and Millennials, Gen Xers continue to be an important—if often overlooked—demographic. Generation X, ages 36 to 52, now represents 23% of all restaurant visits, not a significant

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