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Sunoco and Sheetz Introduce Xenergy

Starting in March, energy drink Xenergy is set to appear in 818 corporate and 642 independently-owned Sunoco stores and 320 Sheetz locations. C-store chains Sheetz Inc. and Sunoco Inc. both have opted to add XYIENCE’s Xenergy, the official energy drink of the UFC, to their stores, expanding the brand’s presence on the East Coast. Between

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NATSO Elects 2011 Chairman

Robert Berkstresser succeeds Scott Paulson as chairman of the NATSO board of directors. NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, has named Robert Berkstresser, owner of Lee Hi Travel Plaza and White’s Travel Center, as its 2011-2012 chairman of the board. Berkstresser, who succeeds Scott Paulson as chairman of the board, has

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Mid-Atlantic Announces New Leadership Team

Five new members bring business experience that will be an asset the chain, says CEO. Richmond, Va.-based Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), a convenience store operator in the Mid-Atlantic region and one of ExxonMobil’s largest consortiums of retailers in the U.S., has added five new members to its Leadership Team: Jim Summers, president and chief operating

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Speedway Raises $5.6 Million For Children’s Miracle Network

Donation amount marks new fundraising record for Speedway. As a result of its 2010 fundraising campaign, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (Speedway) has donated $5.6 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals. This represents a new record in giving for Speedway employees, customers and vendor partners. Additionally, 2010 marks

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Jewel-Osco Partners With AHA for Heart Month

Store activities in February support ‘Go Red For Women’ campaign. JEWEL-OSCO, a Midwest food and drug retailer, is partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) to raise awareness and funds for the AHA’s “Go Red For Women” campaign against heart disease, the leading cause of death for American women. In February, which is also American

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Irving Oil Station Opens in Meriden, Conn.

As Irving Oil expands across the Northeast, it continues to seek partnerships with local retail operators. The recently opened a new Irving Oil service station at 978 Broad Street in Meriden, Conn., expanding the regional brand to the community. “We have always admired the Irving brand,” said Omar Hamideh. “We knew that if we ever

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Smith’s Debuts Electric Car Charging Station

New equipment allows the option of using solar panels to power the fuel station in the future. Smith’s Food & Drug Stores has opened its 37th Smith’s Express fuel station in Utah, located in the parking lot of the Smith’s store at 876 South 800 East in Salt Lake City. The fuel center is the

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Gasoline Price Advance Arrested, if Only for the Moment

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN A string of successive advances in the US retail gasoline price average reported by the federal government that started in late November ended Jan. 31 with a 0.9 cents decline to $3.101 gallon. The US average, which is for regular grade gasoline and reported by the

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Improving Business-For-Sale Conditions

The nation’s business brokers closed more business-for-sale transactions in 2010 than in 2009, according to BizBuySell.com The number of closed business-for-sale transactions in the U.S., as reported by business brokers, grew 3% in 2010, according to the recent BizBuySell.com Insight Report. “Spurred on by a strong showing in the fourth quarter, the business-for-sale market showed

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Nice N Easy Store Approved For Canton, N.Y.

New c-store plans to feature prepared foods and operate 24 hours per day. After an almost year-long battle, Valentine Stores has won approval via a 4-1 vote by the Village Board of Trustees to build a Nice N Easy c-store on a former Main Street Mobil lot in Canton, N.Y., the Daily Courier-Observer. At 5,500

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MotoMart Acquires Two QuikTrip Stores

“Those two stores no longer suited our long-term needs,” QuikTrip Spokesperson says. QuikTrip stores in O’Fallon, Ill., and Cahokia, Ill.,  are set to be converted to MotoMart gas stations and convenience stores, which are owned by Belleville, Ill.-based FKG Oil Co., the Belleville News-Democrat reported. QuikTrip Spokesperson Mike Thornbrugh told the Belleville News-Democrat that while

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Gulf Oil Rolls Out eFreeze Trivia Game

Customers who opt to receive email blasts gain chances to win gas cards and other prizes. Gulf Oil is reaching customers via email, by encouraging them to sign up to receive eBlasts and participate in its new eFreeze Trivia Game for chances to win prizes. Through its eBlasts, Gulf keeps customers updated on its latest

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Health-Sports Bands

Florida-based 386 Warehouse LLC’s Ampli5 health and sports wristbands are available for purchase at major retail outlets and convenient stores nationwide. Ampli5’s Health-Sports bands are designed to increase one’s performance by balancing the natural energy field and restoring the proper internal frequencies of the body. The Ampli5 Technology is contained in a proprietary alloy that

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Sunoco Reports Fourth Quarter 2010 Results

Sunoco “finished the year with $1.5 billion in cash, achieved growth in our retail and logistics businesses and improved the competitiveness of our refineries,” says CEO. Sunoco Inc. has reported its fourth quarter results for 2010, including net income attributable to Sunoco shareholders of $87 million ($0.72 per share diluted) compared to the net income

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Hess Adds Quiznos To Two Florida Locations

After debuting its first Quiznos location last December, Hess has added six more of the franchises to its fleet of stores. Two Hess Express gas station/convenience stores on Florida’s Treasure Coast recently welcomed Quiznos franchises to their locations, TCPALM reported. The first Quiznos opened two weeks ago in a Port St. Lucie Hess Express at

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Shell Celebrates WINsday With Rewards

Shell Saver Card holders will gain cents off fuel when driver Kurt Busch wins a race. Shell is encouraging motorists to join its Shell Saver Card program with new offers rewarding customer loyalty. New cardholders will be rewarded for activating a card with savings of 10 cents per gallon on every grade of Shell Nitrogen

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Wilson Farms Launches Cookie Contest

Customers are encouraged to name the Wilson Farms cookie line for a chance to win a free ipad. Wilson Farms is introducing a new line of cookies and is reaching out to customers for their help in naming the new offering. The cookies are made locally in Western New York and at a giant four-ounces

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MSA Releases VendorExpress for Distributor-Manufacturer Connections

Management Science Associates Inc. (MSA) announced its intention to market VendorExpress to enhance and streamline information exchanges between wholesale distributors and their suppliers. VendorExpress is an expansion of an in-house product developed by Pine State Trading Company called mypinestate.com, a collaborative business platform that provides the Maine-based distributor’s suppliers with 24×7 access to the most

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TA Stocks Soar Amid Lease Agreement

“The amended lease and debt agreements give us confidence that (TA) will continue operating for the foreseeable future and places them in an effective position to better compete,” analyst says. Shares of stock in TravelCenters of America LLC soared by 109% earlier this week, after the company and its landlord agreed on a deal for

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Atlas Oil Offers Employees Enhanced Benefits

“At Atlas, we recognize that our team members are truly our greatest asset,” says CEO. Atlas Oil Co. has rolled out enhanced benefits to its employee base, which has grown to more than 400 in 2011. At a time when many companies are looking for ways to cut from its workforce—jobs, benefits, bonuses, etc.—Atlas Oil

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Wilson Farms Supports ‘Check Out Hunger’ Campaign

For the sixth year, Wilson Farms helps shoppers find an easy way to feed the hungry in their communities. Wilson Farms Inc. is once again teaming up with other local retailers to support the Food Banks of Western and Central New York in the annual “Check Out Hunger” campaign. All 188 Wilson Farms, Sugarcreek and

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Thorntons Holds Job Fair

Thorntons is expanding its coffee program and is now filling new positions created by its coffee initiative. Thorntons is launching a new coffee program, company-wide, starting in the Louisville/Southern Indiana Market, and plans to add up to 160 new jobs over the next year to support its new coffee program. Thorntons will be accepting applications

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Innovative New Heineken Can Offers Distinct Feel, Contemporary Look

Heineken, the No. 1 selling European Lager in the U.S., announced the launch of their new can packaging beginning in February. Heineken’s upscale and visually appealing new look – and unique, tactile feel – elevates the overall appeal of the package and reinforces the high quality and great brewing tradition of the nation’s premier beer

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Casey’s Looks To Buy City Block In South Dakota

Planned site would include a sit down area for foodservice and a modern appearance. Casey’s General Stores Inc. has plans to purchase a long-vacant lot on East 10th in Sioux Falls, S.D., allowing it to develop a convenience store and gas station that could span an acre, Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported. Communication Service for

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Quick Chek Launches N.J. Devils Sweepstakes

The grand prize includes free Quick Chek coffee for one year and tickets to a N.J. Devils game. Celebrating its fourth year as the official coffee of the New Jersey Devils, Quick Chek, the premier chain of more than 125 food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, has launched its “Win A

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