Wilson Farms Adds ACH Debit Card with Multiple Rewards

Wilson Farms has introduced a combination ACH debit and loyalty card to their customers in the Batavia, N.Y. market. The Red Hot Rewards Card allows Wilson Farms’ customers to earn free and discounted products as well as 5% cash back on both fuel and non-fuel purchases and earn rewards every time they shop with Wilson

Maverik Country Stores to Sell Kronik Energy drinks

Just in time for the summer selling season, Kronik Energy drinks are being added to the vaults of more than 140 company-operated Maverik convenience stores across seven western states. Kronik Energy is being introduced as a new product to the Maverik stores based on customer demand for a fresh, chug-able and thirst-quenching, alternative to the

New Jersey Students Win One Year Supply of Gas From Citgo

Middletown, N.J. high school seniors Erika Rech and Mike Ruane are the latest Grand Prize winners in the Fueling Good program created by CITGO Petroleum Corporation. The cousins earned their prize of a year’s supply of CITGO gasoline by supporting individuals and families affected by breast cancer. Their charity, Breast Friends Forever, raised more than

Open Pantry Launches Rainforest Alliance Coffee Campaign

Open Pantry has successfully launched its Rainforest Alliance coffee campaign, with help from GSP Marketing Technologies (GSP), a leader in strategic marketing at the point of purchase. The campaign promotes the new coffee blend that is farmed without harming the rainforests by leveraging a unique in-store experience developed by GSP. As Open Pantry, which operates

New Cigarette Rules Proposed Today In New York

This afternoon, the state tax department of New York will issue regulations to collect taxes on cigarettes sold by Indian retailers, The Buffalo News reported. The new plan looks to collect the tax “upstream” rather than from Indian retail shops. Tobacco manufacturers will be required to sell cigarettes only to licensed stamping agents, certifying that

Coke To Aquire North American Operations Of Its Biggest Bottler

Coca-Cola Co. today announced it plans to buy the North American operations of its largest bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., in a strategic reversal that would close a competitive gap after PepsiCo. reached a similar deal, Reuters reported. “Coke couldn’t sit back while Pepsi delivered $600 million (or more) in synergies for reinvestment and then transformed

RaceTrac Haiti Fundraising Effort Brings In Over 100k

This week, RaceTrac Petroleum Inc., is donating $102,939.88 to the American Red Cross in support of the Haitian Earthquake Relief effort, the Cedartown Standard reported. The more than $100,000 in funds was raised during last week’s Coffee for a Cause campaign, during which all proceeds from the sale of 16-, 20- and 24-ounce cups of

7-Eleven To Offer New Magazine For Hispanic Audience

This summer, nearly 2,000 7-Eleven stores across the country will offer the quarterly Spanish magazine Constru-Guia al Dia, which will increase the publication’s readership 251% and reach a growing demographic at c-stores. The new distribution at 7-Eleven, coupled with an existing collaboration with The Home Depot, will put Constru-Guia al Dia directly into the hands

White Castle To Be Featured Sunday On “Undercover Boss”

White Castle is participating in the upcoming episode of the CBS show Undercover Boss.  Dave Rife, White Castle family member and owner is scheduled to appear this Sunday, Feb. 28 at 9:00 pm EST. The one-hour program is devoted to White Castle with Dave visiting restaurants, a bakery and a White Castle Distributing plant where

New Save-A-Lot Opens In Dallas Area

Save-A-Lot food stores, one of the nation’s hard discount grocery retailers is expanding its presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the opening of a new store at 2627 W. Jefferson Blvd in the historic Oak Cliff community. A series of Grand Opening events will run from March 4-9, with an official Dollar-Cutting ceremony beginning

Outsite Networks Completes Loyalty Certification for Verifone

This certification allows Outsite Networks to integrate directly with the terminal loyalty ports and offer loyalty partners the additional capabilities of special member pricing, price roll back and stored cash-value rewards. “Our loyalty solution opened the possibility of loyalty across varied combinations of POS equipment because it works with every make and model POS equipment

Aloha Petroleum Fuels HGEA Scholarship Program

Aloha Petroleum is helping the Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) to fund its scholarship program. Aloha Petroleum, an independently-owned and locally operated petroleum marketer, which operates 50 retail locations Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii, recently presented HGEA with a check for $3,009 to support the organization’s Charles R. Kendall Scholarship and Education Fund,

Retail Gasoline Prices Moving Sharply Higher

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN A recent government report showed inflationary pressure coming from higher gasoline prices in January, highlighting the impact of last month’s early surge in prices at the pump. Retail gasoline prices fell from early January highs, and inflation is not a near-term threat. In fact, the Consumer Price

Stripes Helps Raise More than $103,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

The 9th annual Stripes Kicks Cares For Kids Radiothon raised $103,488.25 for Children’s Miracle Network this past weekend, and donations are still being accepted on the Kicks 99.1FM Web site. The event took place live from Music City Mall in Odessa, Texas. Those who tuned into Kicks 99.1FM between Feb. 19-21 heard stories of care, love

7-Eleven Gained $1.5 Million In Media Value

7-Eleven gained much in the way of free marketing when CEO and President Joe DePinto debuted on the CBS new hit show Undercover Boss, Front Row Analytics reported. According to Front Row Analytics, 7-Eleven received $1,591,966 in media value through verbal mentions, signage, and uniform logos by a total of 65 sequences on the TV

Tom Love Honored

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores’ Founder and CEO, Tom Love, was named one of Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEOs by The Journal Record. During an awards ceremony Feb. 18, the Journal Record honored eight CEOs from around the state as the most admired in their respective fields. Love’s category was private companies with more than

Quick Chek Introduces Third Annual Devils Night Out Sweepstakes

Celebrating its third year as the official coffee of the New Jersey Devils, Quick Chek, the family-operated premier chain of more than 120 food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, announces its Devils Night Out Sweepstakes is back by popular demand. Beginning Monday, Feb. 22, customers will be able to submit an

ExxonMobil Introduces Students to Engineering

More than 3,000 middle school girls had the chance to visit ExxonMobil facilities and got a first-hand experience as an engineer. The event, taking place nationwide at ExxonMobil locations, is part of the company’s participation in Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and National Engineers Week, which ran from Feb. 16-20. For the second year,

Wawa Title Sponsor of Welcome America! Festival

Wawa Inc. has signed on to be the title sponsor for Welcome America!, a multi-day festival that celebrates America’s birthday.    The partnership will help continue a tradition of nearly two decades of excellence and build on the success of last year’s festival. Mayor Michael Nutter and Wawa officials made the announcement about the sponsorship at

High’s Dairy Stores Re-Aligns Upper Level Management

High’s of Baltimore Inc. has announced four management promotions it is making in order to aid the achievement of organizational goals and objectives.  “The challenges that our whole industry have faced over the last two years has made us a stronger operator and taught us what it’s going to take to continue to be successful

Quickway Sponsors Mirabito Outdoor Classic Hockey Game

Quickway food stores partnered with New Leaf Brands, a provider of all natural beverages to co-sponsor the Mirabito Outdoor Classic hockey game last weekend. The Mirabito Outdoor Classic is the American Hockey League’s (AHL) first-ever outdoor hockey game. The event took place on Saturday, Feb.  20, at 1 p.m. at the New York State Fairgrounds

Joe DePinto Stars On The CBS Show

On Sunday, Feb. 21, 7-Eleven’s President and CEO Joe DePinto appeared on the CBS show Undercover Boss, going incognito at his company, disguised as new recruit “Danny.” DePinto got a taste of life at the store level, making coffee, cleaning restrooms, riding in a delivery truck, working the graveyard shift and learning the ropes at

Energy Efficiency Pays Off

Savvy convenience store chains are leading the charge toward more energy efficient store equipment that both respects the environment and lowers operating costs, using everything from LED lighting and state-of-the-art cooler doors to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings and clean fleet initiatives to do so.   One stellar example of this trend comes

Quick Check Donates To Ramsey N.J. Ambulance Corps.

Ramsey, N.J. Quick Chek representatives have presented a donation of $1,234 to members of the Ramsey Ambulance Corps. The donation represents $0.25 for every sub, sandwich and wrap sold during the store’s first 30 days in operation following its recent grand opening celebration.  Located at 40 N.J. State Route 17 North, the new store includes

Stewart Shops Profit Grew 10% In 2009

Stewart Shops saw overall sales fall in 2009 due to a decline in gas prices, but in-store sales and profits grew for the year, company officials told the Albany Business Review. Sales in 2009 for Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based Stewart’s, which has 327 stores in upstate New York and southern Vermont, totaled $1.26 billion, compared to

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