First Data Helps Houston Business Owners Get Back on their Feet

Clover Go mobile card readers allow businesses to reopen faster. First Data is sending thousands of its Clover Go mobile credit and debit card readers to the Houston area to distribute free to business owners who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The initiative, designed to help the local economy get back on its feet, includes

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How Your Competitor is Selling Diesel for Less Than You

Have you ever wondered how the c-store down the street can sell its diesel fuel for five cents less per gallon than you? C-stores that blend biodiesel into their petroleum diesel sell their fuel for less—while still earning a higher margin than those without biodiesel blends. This can be accomplished through state tax incentives, Renewable

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Love’s Donates $1 Million to Aid Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

Creates relief fund for employees impacted by the storm. Love’s Travel Stops is donating $1 million to assist with the Hurricane Harvey relief effort, including $500,000 s to the United Way Worldwide’s Harvey Recovery fund. Love’s is also earmarking $500,000 to help its employees through the Love’s Employee Emergency Fund during this difficult time. The

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Andeavor Expands ARCO-Brand in Mexico

Opens first ARCO station in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Andeavor has officially begun operating in Mexico and has successfully opened the first ARCO station in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. As announced in July, Andeavor and Profesional Fuels Solutions, S.A. de C.V. (ProFuels) have an established wholesale marketing agreement and have outlined plans to expand the

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Core-Mark Spearheads Hurricane Relief Efforts

Core-Mark is uniquely positioned to help fill the supply lines into the areas most impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. is working to assist survivors of Hurricane Harvey in areas struggling to fulfill basic needs, such as water and food. In conjunction with state and federal disaster relief officials, Core-Mark’s hurricane relief assistance

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Wawa & The Wawa Foundation Introduce ‘Crisis Campaign’

Wawa customers can add donations at checkout to assist Hurricane Harvey survivors. Wawa Inc. and The Wawa Foundation Inc. have introduced a chain-wide, in-store crisis campaign, designed to provide disaster relief assistance to those communities most affected by Hurricane Harvey. The campaign is being held in partnership with the American Red Cross and allows customers

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Federal Overtime Rules Struck Down

Cap of $47,000 could impact managers, says Judge Mazzant in his ruling. A federal judge— U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant in Sherman, Texas—has struck down the Obama administration overtime pay rules that would have expanded mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million U.S. workers by increasing the maximum salary still eligible for overtime pay

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Casey’s General Stores Matches Hurricane Harvey Donations

Whatever customers donate to help hurricane survivors Casey’s will match. Casey’s General Stores is doing its part to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The c-store chain plans to accept customer donations at the register to help those affected by the hurricane, and will match all donations received from Sept. 1-15, up to $100,000. Funds

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Amazon Leverages Multi-Channel Growth

Looking ahead to 2020 and beyond, annual double-digit growth is realistic for Amazon in the food & beverage market, according to Packaged Facts. Customers are beginning to gravitate toward online grocery shopping and Amazon is ready to help lead the way. Now, with the one-two punch of Amazon’s AmazonFresh expansion and the retailer’s pending acquisition

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Parkland Fuel Corp. Supports 6th Annual ‘C-Store Day’

C-Store Day is celebrated nationwide across Canada. Canada-based Parkland Fuel Corp.’s On the Run/Marché Express convenience stores is the title sponsor of the sixth annual C-Store Day, which for the first time was held nationwide on Aug. 30. “On the Run, an iconic Canadian convenience store brand is honored to be sponsoring the first national

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Cumberland Farms Sells $2 Billion In Gas With SmartPay Check-Link

SmartPay has saved customers more than $75 million on gas. Cumberland Farms is celebrating the success of its SmartPay Check-Link program. The c-store chain has sold $2 billion in gas through its SmartPay program since its launch in January 2013. Over the last 12 months, transaction volume has increased by nearly 50% and continues to

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Report: C-Stores Opening More Sites in 2017

Rumors that brick-and-mortar retail is dying are greatly exaggerated. U.S. retailers—including convenience stores—are opening 4,080 more stores in 2017 than they are closing and plan to open over 5,500 more in 2018, according to a new research report, “Debunking the Retail Apocalypse,” from the IHL Group. The report comprises data from more than 1,800 retail

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Pilot Flying J Launches Sweepstakes to ‘Fuel Fans’

As the official travel center of the SEC, Pilot Flying J introduces season-long sweepstakes to fuel fans’ gameday experiences. Pilot Flying J customers have chances to win free fuel for a year weekly as part of the travel center chain’s season-long sweepstakes. Fans are encouraged to text “FuelingFans” to 30311 to enter for the chance

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Couche-Tard Supports Texas Communities Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Employees work to get Texas stores impacted by Harvey reopened. Alimentation Couche-Tard and its North American network of stores (Couche-Tard and Circle K) has outlined fundraising initiatives to assist its employees as well as communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The state of Texas is home to one of Couche-Tard’s largest business unit with more than

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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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7-Eleven Introduces ‘RENEW’ Carbon Reduction Test Program

Customers can reduce emissions by simply purchasing the same high-quality fuel they have always pumped at 7-Eleven stores. 7-Eleven Inc. is continuing its focus on sustainability and minimizing its energy footprint. In its latest move, the c-store giant has launched a test program called RENEW this month at 95 stores in Portland, Ore., Seattle and

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Coffee Category Grows Cold

Coffee offerings in c-stores are hotter than ever, including cold-brew coffee programs. As this beverage offering gains in popularity, convenience chains such as Wawa are brewing up new programs to capture a different beverage experience. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Wawa Inc.’s signature branded coffee, introduced in the 1970s, is now one of the most

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Winners of John MacDougall/NAG Memorial Scholarship Chosen

The $1,000 grants for NAG members will help offset the rising cost of education. As the founder of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, John MacDougall was a longtime supporter of the National Advisory Group (NAG). In his personal life, he was also a strong supporter of higher education. MacDougall passed away in 2014. To remember

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Hurricane Harvey Impacts Gas Prices Across U.S.

Damage to area refineries not yet known. As Hurricane Harvey barreled through Texas it also caused gas price increases across the nation. As of Aug. 28, the national average price of gas had moved up four-cents compared to the previous week to $2.37 per gallon, which is the largest one-week surge in price seen all

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Pilot Flying J Unveils New Travel Center

National retailer opens its latest location in California. Pilot Flying J announced that it will open a Flying J Travel Center in Lathrop, Calif. The travel center features full amenities for area residents and the traveling public, adding approximately 70 local jobs to the community. “We’re thrilled to serve the Lathrop community and contribute to

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Flooding in Texas Continues

Fuel supply disruption promises higher gas prices in the coming days as area retailers contend with the disaster. Many convenience retailers in southeast Texas have shuttered store operations in around the city of Houston as local communities are besieged by cresting floodwaters leftover from Hurricane Harvey. The nation’s fourth-largest city remained mostly paralyzed by one

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How South Dakota Sales Tax Case Could Overturn Quill Decision

With online commerce taking off, policymakers look to end loophole that prevents online retailers from collecting sales tax. The South Dakota Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could ultimately persuade the United States Supreme Court to revisit Quill Corp v. North Dakota, a 1992 decision that forbade states from requiring retailers without

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NOCO Express Renovates Sheridan Drive C-Store

Revamped c-store features a new open footprint so customers can better see products. The NOCO Express at 2596 Sheridan Drive, at the corner of Parker Boulevard, in Tonawanda, N.Y., is looking better than ever now that NOCO has finished a month-long interior and exterior remodel of the c-store. The convenience store now features an updated

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Amazon Finalizes Whole Foods Acquisition, Slashes Prices

Customers can enjoy lower prices now that Amazon is the driving force behind Whole Foods. With Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods completed by Monday, Aug. 28, it wasted no time in cutting prices at Whole Foods Market on Monday—as much as 43%. Bloomberg reported that at a Whole Foods Market on East 57th

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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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