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Schoon’s Pump ‘N Pak Celebrates Local Vendors

This Friday, vendors can set up booths showcasing their products at the Clark branded store. Clark Brands LLC has announced that Schoon’s Pump ‘N Pak, a Clark branded store, in Brookings, S.D., is conducting a vendor appreciation day on Friday, Sept. 23. The store is located at 202 Main Ave. S.  Schoon’s is expecting more

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Exercise Caution on Fuel Tanks

With retailers still unsure of what the future holds for fuels in the U.S., investing in new USTs is a risky proposition. By John Lofstock, Editor. It’s been nearly four years since then-President George W. Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act into law, requiring at least 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel be

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The Pantry’s Holman Appointed As Interim CEO

As Terrance Marks steps down on Oct. 5, Edwin Holman, chairman of the Pantry’s Board, to take the helm as CEO. On Sept. 14, 2011, the Board of Directors of The Pantry Inc. appointed Edwin Holman to act as interim CEO, effective Oct. 5, 2011, the date of resignation for the current CEO Terrance Marks.

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7-Eleven to Acquire 28 PC&F Locations

“Year to date, 7-Eleven has added more than 400 new locations, and 2011 promises to be 7-Eleven’s biggest year for store growth since 1986,” says 7-Eleven VP of mergers and acquisitions. 7-Eleven  Inc. has agreed to acquire the retail interests of 28 locations from Pacific Convenience & Fuels LLC (PC&F). Located in the western half

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Chevron Helps Refurbish Community Park

Chevron co-sponsors remodel of basketball courts in partnership with the New Orleans Hornets. This summer, Chevron partnered with the New Orleans Hornets NBA team to renovate two basketball courts at Rev. Peter S. Atkins Memorial Park in Covington, La. With help from Chevron volunteers, the Hornets organization and members of the community who got to

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Wilson Farms Donates To Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Fundraiser and promotion draw customers to Wilson Farms’ dispensed beverage section. Wilson Farms is donating $8,296 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, following last week’s Coffee Day fundraiser. On Sept. 13, Wilson Farms celebrated Coffee Day, during which customers helped Wilson Farms fight blood cancers by simply purchasing a hot dispensed beverage including coffee, hot

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Negotiating for the Best Cost of Goods

Convenience store owners need to work more closely with suppliers and wholesalers to get better supply contracts and offer consumers more competitive prices. Pat Pape, Contributing Editor. Convenience store owners need to work more closely with suppliers and wholesalers to get better supply contracts and offer consumers more competitive prices. A plaque in Ray Johnson’s

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Rutter’s Announces Eighth Free Gas Winner

Customer Tammy Lawyer wins 12 months of free fuel-ups at Rutter’s Farm Stores.  This week, Rutter’s Farm Stores announced the eighth customer to win free gas for a whole year in the convenience store chain’s Fuel Up Free summer contest.   Tammy Lawyer of Hanover, Pa., gained entrance into the Fuel Up Free summer contest

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Handee Marts Awards Free Gas For A Year

Customer Susan Traska of Pittsburgh was selected as the recipient of free gas for a year. 7-Eleven licensee Handee Marts Inc. has announced its grand prize winner of free gas for a year from its successful summer giveaway campaign with the Carnegie Science Center.  Since launching its social media platform in summer 2010, Handee Marts

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Lower Gasoline Costs Moving Through Downstream Markets

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Most wholesale gasoline costs countrywide are moving lower as we march toward the end of the third quarter, with the current decline consistent with its historical pattern of falling prices as demand eases from the summer peak and production costs decrease with the transition to winter-grade

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Champlain Farms Partners With Quiznos

“We know Champlain Farms customers will be attracted by Quiznos’ brand recognition and appetizing menu,” says president of Champlain Farms.   Vermont-based convenience and gasoline retailer Champlain Farms is set to open Quiznos restaurants inside Champlain Farms’ 40 locations. The new Quiznos restaurants are planned for Champlain Farms locations throughout Vermont, situated in highly-frequented locations,

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Outsite Networks Introduces AllPoints

AllPoints is set to officially launch at the NACS Show, Oct. 1, 2011 in Chicago. Outsite Networks Inc. has launched AllPoints Rewards – a first-of-its-kind mobile application for the c-store industry. AllPoints is the c-store industry’s equivalent to Urbanspoon and Flixster. It brings together features of many of the nation’s leading mobile applications into one

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PumpTopTV Gains Additional 75 Million Annual Viewers

“The strength of our relationship with Gilbarco coupled with the positive response from advertisers and retailers has allowed us to grow our overall PumpTopTV network,” says Outcast Media CEO. Outcast Media’s PumpTopTV network, a wholly-owned fuel dispenser digital media fuel television network, has experienced rapid growth in the first half of 2011 with a 15%

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Effectively Managing the Fuel Market

As gasoline prices trend upward, retailers are struggling to stay competitive on price while protecting their margin. By John Lofstock, Editor. The cost of fuel has been roaring up and down like a rollercoaster, and so has the risk to retailers when purchasing fuel in large quantities. Fortunes can be made by accurately predicting which

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TA Opens New Petro Stopping Center

Acquired in May 2011, the new Brazil, Ind.-based site has been renovated and is ready to greet customers. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has completed renovations and rebranding on its newest Petro full-service travel center at Exit 23 off I-70, 1035 West State Road 42, Brazil, Ind. The location was previously operated as Steel City,

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Sale Closes On 30 New Mexico Stations

The former Chevron and Conoco-branded sites, once operated by Ever-Ready Oil, are acquired by two regional operators. In a deal valued at more than $15 million, San Diego-based Trigild Inc., in tandem with Dallas-based brokerage firm Annandale Real Estate, has closed the sale of a portfolio of 30 Albuquerque, N.M., area gas station/convenience stores once

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MSA Welcomes Convenience-Channel Veteran

“Steve Levey’s knowledge and understanding will enable MSA to engage more effectively with our manufacturing clients by consulting on programs and applications that are more wholesaler and retailer-friendly,” says MSA’s SVP. After an extensive six-month candidate search, Management Science Associates Inc. (MSA) welcomes Steven Levey to the role of account director focusing on channel partner

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“Salute Our Troops” Campaign Raises $2.5 Million

Donations from Kangaroo Express store guests to benefit the USO, Wounded Warrior Project and other military support organizations. Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc. announced $2.5 million has been raised by its “Salute Our Troops” campaign, more than double its original goal of $1 million. Through The Pantry’s more than 1,600 Kangaroo Express stores across 13

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Falafel Salsa Wraps

Foodservice industries have seen a notable leap in patrons embracing Mediterranean dishes over the past few years, and Falafel Republic responds to this national demand with the new Falafel & Salsa Wrap with Hummus. The dish is the first of its kind: an on-the-go, handmade sandwich wrap, made with natural ingredients.  The product caters to

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Meeting the Demand for Fresh Foods

When adding foodservice, retailers have many different options—each with distinct advantages. Deciding which one works best for your chain is half the battle. By Joe Bush, Contributing Editor. All convenience store operators should be looking at adding a foodservice solution to some degree, whether it’s simply a fresh-brewed coffee program and a roller grill or

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All Natural Beef Jerky

Consumers seeking more healthful snack options now have something to cheer for since Oh Boy, Oberto! rolled out its new All Natural Jerky line to retail shelves in July. This new snack is made from simple, all-natural ingredients with no preservatives or artificial flavors, resulting in a flavorful, hearty jerky that will satisfy consumers, while

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Rutter’s Announces Latest Sweepstakes Winners

Customers who used their Rutter’s Rewards card in August had the chance to win prizes including a free month of gas and a flat-screen TV. York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Farm Stores added a little sunshine to the rainy end of summer in central Pennsylvania this week by announcing the latest set of winners in the Register,

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Frost & Sullivan Awards Telvent DTN

Telvent DTN’s customer-centric terminal automation solutions for the oil and gas industry win recognition.  Frost & Sullivan has recognized Telvent DTN, a real-time IT solutions and information provider, with its 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement based on its recent analysis of the terminal automation market for the oil and

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PC&F Adds Digital Forecourt Marketing

Applause TV allows PC&F to entertain customers, while providing advertising and couponing to enhance site-specific promotions. Pacific Convenience & Fuels LLC (PC&F) is set to install Gilbarco Applause TV with Outcast as the standard digital forecourt marketing solution for its new locations. PC&F already has systems installed at some California and Colorado locations and is

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Thorntons Introduces Phone App

New app enables customers to have Thorntons with them 24/7. Louisville Ky.-based Thorntons has announced the launch of its brand-new proprietary, free mobile phone app available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry users. The mobile phone app, powered by OpenStore by GasBuddy, is free for all Thorntons customers at http://thorntons1.com/MobileApps.aspx. “Thorntons consumers are extremely tech-savvy and

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