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Reese’s, NCAA Partner On Perfect Play Promotion

Lucky fan to have a shot at winning $1 million. College basketball fans love picking the perfect play, and doing so could win them $1 million, now that the Reese’s brand, a corporate partner of the NCAA for the third consecutive year, has begun its “Perfect Play” promotion. The promotion gives fans the opportunity to

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Take the 2011 CSD/Kleiman HR Human Resources Benchmarking Survey

In order to support the convenience store industry’s forecasting and planning responsibilities for the new year, Convenience Store Decisions and Kleiman HR are collaborating to provide insight into the industry human resources practices. For the third consecutive year, Convenience Store Decisions, in partnership with human resources expert Mel Kleiman is launching a confidential online survey

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Card Networks Still at Risk

Visa and MasterCard are among the payment providers targeted by “hacktivists”  calling into question the effectiveness of PCI compliance. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the U.K. in early December got some people angry—and they took revenge. A day after Assange was arrested and denied bail in London

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JDRF to Honor Wawa at 2011 Promise Ball

“JDRF is the leader in funding type one diabetes research, and Wawa stands behind its mission to find a cure,” says Wawa president. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter has announced and Wawa as the 2011 Honoree for its annual black-tie gala, the Promise Ball, themed “Keeping the Promise.” The Promise Ball

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FDA Publishes Import Refusal Data

Import Refusal Report aims to provide the public with information on products that have been found to appear in violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a list of every foreign manufacturer that has had a shipment refused entry to the U.S. since October 2001,

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Great America Bake Sale Kicks Off

Share Our Strength launches annual Great American Bake Sale and Schedules National Challenge for May 13-15, 2011. Share Our Strength has announced its eighth annual Great American Bake Sale, presented by Domino Sugar, C&H Sugar and Duncan Hines, which officially kicked off nationwide on March 1, 2011. Great American Bake Sale is a national campaign

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Casey’s to Acquire Five QuikTrip Stores

Casey’s General Stores Inc. has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire five convenience stores from QuikTrip Corp. The five stores are located in the Springfield, Mo., metropolitan area operating under the QuikTrip banner. The stores are expected to immediately rebranded to Casey’s once the transaction is completed. “Springfield has been a great market for

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SymphonyIRI Identifies Growth Opportunities for 2011

Consumers deserted shopping malls and car dealerships in droves to spend wisely and save in 2009. While this conservative mindset has stuck with many consumers, others increased spending at least somewhat during 2010. The CPG industry demonstrated signs of improvement, with unit sales declines slowing markedly across channels, and some departments and categories experiencing positive

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Atlas Oil Supporting Troops 2 Truckers Marine Program

Atlas Oil has begun hiring drivers from a unique, military-to-civilian vocational program for active duty service members. The Troops 2 Truckers program provides transportation,logistics training and credentialing and was designed to improve employment opportunities for members following their military service. Founded in 2006, Troop Transition operates these vocational training programs aboard military installations. When service

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 OPMCA Welcomes New Director of Regulatory & Government Affairs

“In a complex industry like ours, his experience in research and analysis, and (Biemel’s) attention to detail will be valuable assets,” says OPMCA CEO. The Ohio Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association (OPMCA) has announced Dave Biemel as its new director of regulatory and government affairs. Biemel is a 2010 graduate of Case Western Reserve

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TPE 2011 Kicks Off in Las Vegas

E-cigarettes are a big trend on the show floor, with several new manufacturers showcasing electronic products. The Tobacco Plus Expo International (TPE) opened in Las Vegas on March 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, bringing together a broad array of tobacco, tobacco products and accessories under one roof. On the show floor, the major

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TA Launches TruckSmart i-Phone Application

“TruckSmart provides invaluable data and locating services, some of which have never been available before in the industry,” says CEO. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has launched a new smart phone application called TruckSmart. “TA and Petro offer customers the full-service advantage and TruckSmart is yet another dimension to what TA is doing to help

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Lukoil Transfers Ownership of Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc.

On March 1, 2011 Getty Realty Corp. was informed by management of Lukoil North America LLC that Lukoil transferred its interest in its wholly-owned subsidiary, Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc. (Marketing), Getty Realty’s largest tenant, to an unrelated party on Feb. 28, 2011. Getty Realty has commenced a preliminary dialogue with the new management of Marketing.

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Midwest Circle K Offers Hunt Brothers Pizza

“We recognized a growing consumer demand for hot fresh food options,” Circle K spokesperson says. A Circle K convenience store in Manteno, Ill., has added Hunt Brothers Pizza, a national made-to-order pizza brand that serves the convenience store industry. Located at 29 South Locust and open 24/7, the store plans to offer Hunt Brothers Pizza

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Seneca Honored by Illinois Safety Council

Des-Moines, Iowa-based Seneca Companies has recently been notified of their fifth consecutive Safety Award from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council (IISC) for outstanding achievement in accident prevention in 2010. This award will be presented at the April 29th Awards Ceremony during the 58th Annual Professional Development Conference at Expo in Bettendorf, Iowa. The company boasts multiple

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Casey’s Expands Hours

Several Illinois stores set to stay open 24 hours. More than 24 Casey’s General Stores in Illinois are set to stay open 24 hours, starting March 1, the Pantagraph reported. Three stores in Bloomington, Ill., plus one each in Pontiac, Dwight, Streator, Tremont and Heyworth, Ill., are among those that will be featuring the extended

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Sunoco Completes Toledo Refinery Sale

Sunoco’s existing retail marketing and logistics operations in Ohio and neighboring states are not impacted by the sale. Sunoco Inc. has completed the previously announced sale of its refinery in Toledo, Ohio to Toledo Refining Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of PBF Holding Co. LLC for approximately $400 million (consisting of $200 million in

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TA Celebrates Nashville Reopening

“Six-String Celebration” March 1-6 to provide celebrities, music, fun and prizes for customers. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) is planning a grand reopening celebration event March 1-6 at the newly remodeled and reopened Nashville TA located at 111 North First Street, outside downtown Nashville, Tenn. Named “Six-String Celebration,” the week’s events promise customers music, fun

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Love’s Opens CNG Fueling Station

More CNG fueling stations expected at Love’s locations around the U.S. Oklahoma City, Okla.-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores are partnering to open a new public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, reported Oklahoma City’s NewsChannel4. The CNG station at a Love’s store on State Highway 3 in downtown Kingfisher

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