NYACS Members Testify on Impacts of Employee Scheduling Regulations

At a New York State Senate hearing on Jan. 4, two members of the New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS) were among 12 employer representatives testifying about the negative business impacts of Governor Cuomo’s proposed employee scheduling restrictions. Ron Benderson, President of Delta Sonic Car Wash Systems, Buffalo NY, and Steve Doheny, Co-Owner/ Operator

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Brett Giesick Appointed President of Enmarket

Under Giesick’s leadership the chain recently acquired Clyde’s Markets. Savannah, Ga.-based Enmarket has named Brett Giesick as the president of Enmarket Convenience Stores. In this role, Giesick has top and bottom line responsibility for Enmarket and leads marketing, operations, accounting, foodservice, training, fuel procurement, logistics, and pricing, real estate & construction, facilities, safety & security,

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GPM Investments Acquiring E-Z Mart Stores

Acquisition makes GPM the sixth largest c-store chain in the nation. GPM Investments LLC has signed an agreement to acquire 273 convenience stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas from E-Z Mart Stores Inc. E-Z Mart’s CEO, Sonja Yates Hubbard told CSD the divestment was a hard decision, but one that was made with the

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The Coca-Cola Company Leverages Innovative Products, Shopper Solutions to Reverse Traffic Declines in Convenience Retail

At the 2017 NACS Show, the Coca-Cola Company featured a variety of innovations that can help retailers drive in-store traffic, ranging from the Sip & Scan loyalty program to new products like Barrilitos™ agues frescos.

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Love’s Opens Travel Centers in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Ohio

Professional drives gain access to more services along major highways. Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) is serving professional drivers at four new locations across the U.S. The newest Love’s locations opened for business today in Hope Hull, Ala.; Brush, Colo.; Bushnell, Fla.; and Bellville, Ohio, adding more than 350 truck parking spaces to interstates. “The new

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AJC to Honor Bonnie Herzog, Bill Sherman and Larry Sherman

Industry leaders recognized with the National Human Relations Award for their ongoing commitment to numerous charitable causes and social diversity.  AJC stands on the front lines of battling bigotry and extremism in all its forms, building mutual respect, and defending human rights around the world. The nonprofit group routinely works with members of the convenience

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John Frank Joins Chevron’s Board of Directors

Frank brings more than 30 years of legal and finance experience to the role. John Frank has been elected to Chevron’s board of directors. Frank’s appointment is effective Nov. 2, 2017, and he will serve on the company’s Audit Committee. “John Frank brings more than 30 years of legal and finance experience to the company,”

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Chevron Grows Joint Rewards Program in Texas, New Mexico

When shoppers earn 100 points at Albertsons stores, they receive a 10-cent-off-per-gallon Gas Reward redeemable at participating Chevron stations. Chevron Products Co., a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., is continuing to expand its joint gas rewards program with Albertsons Cos. LLC. The program now includes the addition of Albertsons in El Paso, Texas, along with

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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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Renewable Fuel Helps C-Stores Stay on Top of Sustainability Trend

If it seems like the sustainability trend is everywhere, that’s because it is. Walmart recently launched Project Gigaton, with a stated goal of reducing emissions in its supply chain by one gigaton by 2030. LEED certification has become an aspiration for many convenience stores opening new buildings. California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) calls for

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Come Celebrate Sheetz as CSD’s 2017 Chain of the Year

The Altoona, Pa. convenience store chain becomes the first two-time Chain of the Year winner in the award’s 28-year history, first winning top company honors in 1994. Tickets to the dinner and awards ceremony in Chicago are available free only to convenience store retailers. With an unsurpassed commitment to foodservice and technology, a world-class distribution

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NOCO Express Finishes Remodel of Depew C-Store

Updated location features expanded fresh food selection. NOCO Express has finished renovations at its store located at 5114 Transit Road, at the corner of Como Park Boulevard, Depew, N.Y. The month-long interior and exterior remodel features an updated look and expanded fresh and convenient food offerings. “We are always looking at ways to enhance the

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Equifax Data Breach Incident Impact Summary

What this could mean to your business and your employees. By Louis Powers, A2 Cybersecurity News of the Equifax data breach broke last week sending ripples across the global cybersecurity community. This data breach is arguably the most severe private data breach to date. Some 143 million Americans’ private data was exposed and stolen. Social security numbers

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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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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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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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Developing Real Estate: How to Find and Invest in Great Locations

The retail industry is more dynamic than ever. Retailers must evolve to succeed over the next decade. However, the cost of real estate continues to rise so convenience store operators must make wise decisions about how to develop properties. This important issue will discussed only at the 2017 National Advisory Group (NAG) Conference in Nashville

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NAG Early Bird Registration Ends This Week

With an agenda featuring more than a dozen speakers from the convenience store industry’s leading chains, NAG 2017 is one industry conference you cannot afford to miss. Register by August 18 to take advantage of Early Bird pricing to receive a discount off the registration fee. The convenience store industry continues to grow sales at

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What Will it Take to Remain Competitive on Fuel?

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is changing fuel economics across the country. Combined with new regulatory requirements, enhanced fuel-efficient vehicles and alternative power sources are muddying gasoline’s future and threatening trips to the convenience store. Hear from a panel of fuel industry experts only at the 2017 NAG Conference in Nashville. But hurry, Early Bird

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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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NAG Conference Super Save Expires Today!

With an agenda featuring more than a dozen speakers from the convenience store industry’s leading chains, NAG 2017 is one industry conference you cannot afford to miss, but the Super Saver registration rate expires today! Register now to received a deep discount off of the registration fee. The convenience store industry continues to grow sales

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Taking Sandwich Sales to a Higher Level

With foodservice taking on a greater role in the industry, retailers find themselves with a tough decision: invest in a commissary, partner with a third party or build an in-house brand of their own. The battle for share of stomach has taken many twists and turns for convenience stores over the years. What began with

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Super Saver Registration Extended for the 2017 NAG Conference

With an agenda featuring more than a dozen speakers from the convenience store industry’s leading chains, NAG 2017 is one industry conference you cannot afford to miss. Register by July 28 to take advantage of Super Saver registration and receive a deep discount off the registration fee. The convenience store industry continues to grow sales

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Navigating Staffing: Attracting, Motivating and Retaining Millennials

Vanderbilt professor Cherrie Clay Clark and Jonathan Ketchum, vice president of retail‎ operations for Energy North Group, will help c-store owners understand how to communicate with this growing demographic, but you can only catch them at the 2017 NAG Conference. Millennials currently account for 36% of the millions of job seekers in the U.S., and

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Sheetz Inc. Named CSD’s 2017 Chain of the Year

The Altoona, Pa. convenience store chain becomes the first two-time Chain of the Year winner in the award’s 28-year history, first winning top company honors in 1994. With an unsurpassed commitment to foodservice and technology, a world-class distribution model and a total commitment to its vast employee base, Sheetz Inc. embodies the very best the

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