Sheetz Opens Greencastle Store

Sheetz is opening another long-awaited location in Greencastle, Pa.  The new store is on Buchanan Trail (U.S. Route 16) and Grindstone Road. Employees are hosting a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting today at 11 a.m. The new store offers the same great fresh food items as always like the MTGo! and Shweetz Bakery lines

Mac’s Offers Free Popcorn

To commemorate Remembrance Day and as the latest element of the We Salute Our Heroes initiative to honor and aid Canadian troops, Mac’s convenience stores are rewarding customers with a free bag of popcorn, The Province reported. Customers who enter any Canada-based Mac’s Convenience Store from Manitoba to B.C. today will receive one large, 190-gram

Shell Named Top Gasoline Brand

Shell has been named the “Favorite Gasoline Brand” in Popular Mechanics magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards for the second consecutive year. More than 10,000 Popular Mechanics readers participated in the 2010 survey, which determines readers’ favorite consumer products across more than 30 categories. Among five brand choices, Shell was voted as the preferred gasoline brand. “Shell

ExxonMobil Introduces Station Locator App

ExxonMobil has introduced the “Exxon Mobil Fuel Finder” iPhone and iPod touch application, which provides drivers with real-time maps, driving directions and station information for more than 10,000 Exxon and Mobil retail locations across the continental U.S. “We are very excited to bring our customers the first mobile app from ExxonMobil, using technology to allow

RYO Machine Rule Stands

A judge has struck down a request for a temporary restraining order against the U.S. Treasury’s Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s (TTB) ruling that regulates the commercial size cigarette-making machines being used in retail stores, the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) reported. The TTB previously ruled that a retailer who provides a commercial

7-Eleven To Introduce ATM Advertising

Advertising is coming to ATMs in 7-Eleven stores. Cardtronics plans to launch advertising on approximately 2,200 of its Vcom financial kiosks located in 7-Eleven stores in the U.S., on the heels of offering third-party advertising on about 800 ATMs operated by Bank Machine, Cardtronics’ United Kingdom subsidiary. Cardtronics signed a multi-year agreement with i-design, the

The Pantry Relaunches Coffee Program

The Pantry Inc. has unveiled a coffee re-launch program in the Chattanooga, Tenn., and Dalton, Ga., markets to serve its guests new coffee in a fast, friendly and clean store environment. New and improved high-quality Bean Street Coffee is now being served at The Pantry’s local Kangaroo Express convenience stores. There are 81 Kangaroo Express

Sheetz Unveils East-West Clean Fuel Corridor

Pennsylvania motorists wishing to use E-85, a cleaner fuel consisting of 85% Ethanol, will soon have a more consistent source of fuel as they travel between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. Sheetz has unveiled its “East-West Clean Fuel Corridor” where E-85 fuel may be purchased. That includes three Pittsburgh area Sheetz locations and three locations in and

Wholesale Gasoline Costs Surge on Fed’s Quantitative Easing

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale gasoline costs were pumped higher by a sharp advance in New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures during the first week of November, with crude values spiking to a better than two-year high after the Federal Reserve announced a monetary policy aimed at spurring economic growth. NYMEX

Sheetz Enlists Teradata Corp.

Sheetz Inc. is installing the Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance by Teradata Corp. Once installed, the new data warehouse appliance is expected to further increase data management capacity at the convenience store chain-known for its award-winning food, innovative technology and excellent customer service. Sheetz continues to grow its network of stores and the need for more

McDonald’s Reports October Sales Growth

McDonald’s Corp. reported Monday across-the-board sales growth in October, fueled by a steady uptick in North America and strong worldwide demand, MarketWatch reported. In the U.S., the fast food giant was up 5.6% on the back of the company’s Monopoly game promotion and products including Chicken McNuggets, McGriddles, and McCafe beverages. In Europe, same-store sales

Convenience Store Auction Announced

Tranzon Auction Properties, along with their partners Tranzon Fox and Tranzon Alderfer, are marketing the Bankruptcy Sale of 21 gas and convenience stores in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The stations are currently involved in the bankruptcy case filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, by Universal Marketing Inc. “We’re pleased to bring these properties to

Little General Opens 75th C-Store

Beckley, W.Va.-based Little General is expanding its operations in southern West Virginia with the purchase of five Burger King operations and the opening of its 75th convenience store, wdbj7.com reported. Little General’s acquisition of Burger King operations in Beckley, Oak Hill, Princeton, Bluefield and Bluefield, Va., were effective as of Nov. 1. With this addition,

Dean Dirks Joins b2b Solutions

Dean Dirks has joined b2b Solutions LLC as a consulting partner.  “Dean has a long and very successful history in the industry as a retailer and supplier,” said Steve Montgomery, president of b2b Solutions LLC, a Chicago-based consultancy that specializes in working with retailers and suppliers to the convenience store / petroleum marketing industry. “b2b

New Safeway Opens In Estes Park, Colo.

Safeway has opened a new 24-hour gas station/convenience store in Estes Park, Colo., Stockbriefings.com reported. The new fuel center offers six pump stations and can fuel 12 cars at any given time, while the 850-square foot Safeway convenience store offers snacks, cold drinks, lottery tickets and beer. The project took approximately three months to complete.

NOCO Express Fundraises For Food Bank

Throughout November and December, NOCO Express Stores is donating 10 cents from every cup of Nickel City Roast Coffee sold in-store to the Food Bank of Western New York. “If each customer were to purchase one cup of coffee each day through the end of the year, they would be providing 34 meals to those

Slurpee Goes Purple For the People

7-Eleven has wasted no time jumping on a new campaign after President Barack Obama jokingly told a Bloomberg reporter he might serve the Slurpee, during an upcoming meeting with the incoming House Speaker, Ohio Rep. John Boehner and referred to it as “a very delicious drink.” “We are not surprised by President Obama’s comments about

7-Eleven Pushes For Slurpee Summit

After President Obama jokingly suggested at Wednesday’s day-after-election press conference that he might hold a “Slurpee Summit” with the new Republican leadership, 7-Eleven is vying to make the summit a reality, USA Today reported. “This is a rare opportunity for a brand,” said Margaret Chabris, a spokeswoman for 7-Eleven, which owns 44-year-old Slurpee. “We don’t

Shell Offers Holiday Savings

According to a recent travel survey conducted by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), travel patterns indicate Thanksgiving through New Year’s is among the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year. To assist with holiday or even daily travel expenses, Shell is offering a variety of payment options, including the Shell Drive for Five Card

7-Eleven Confirms End of Discussions With Casey’s

7-Eleven Inc. has confirmed that discussions with Casey’s General Stores Inc. regarding a potential transaction have terminated. 7-Eleven made a preliminary proposal of $40 per common share for a consensual transaction on Sept. 2, 2010. After completing additional due diligence, 7-Eleven raised its offer to $43 per common share. 7-Eleven believes its revised proposal fairly

Candy Tax Overturned

Tuesday’s election results brought relief to Washington consumers and a hard fought victory for Washington confectioners. The citizens of Washington overturned a food and beverage tax that would have cost consumers nearly $300 million over the next three years. This was achieved through the work of a coalition of consumers, retailers and food and beverage

Jenkins Joins Gilbarco Veeder-Root

Matt JenkinsMatt Jenkins has joined Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s Commercial Business Unit as sales manager. In this role Matt will support the company’s Commercial and Industrial customers with products such as Gasboy PLUS fleet management solutions, Atlas fuel dispensers and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensers, as well as Veeder-Root automatic tank gauges. “As part of our continued

Casey’s Rejects 7-Eleven Bid

Casey’s General Stores Inc. has rejected a $43-per-share offer by 7-Eleven and ended talks with the convenience store operator owned by Japan’s Seven & I Holdings, Reuters reported. Shares of Casey’s dropped 5% after it announced the revised offer did not reflect its full value and growth opportunities. In early September, 7-Eleven made a non-binding

Rewards Integration At The Car Wash

Intelio Technologies inc., a self-service marketing provider, has developed an interface to allow the leading brands of car wash entry systems to interface with Kickback Rewards Systems (KRS). The new interface allows car wash operators who utilize the Unitec Wash Select II or Ryko AMTT, Ryko AMTT CS and Intelio Activa entry systems to interface

Casey’s Acquires 44 Kabredlo’s Stores

Casey’s General Stores Inc. has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire up to 44 Kabredlo’s locations. The 44 stores include 22 in Nebraska, 21 in Kansas and one in Oklahoma. All of the locations acquired will be converted to Casey’s General Stores. For the 12 months ended June 30, 2010, these stores generated annual

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