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Red Eagle Oil Auction to Resume

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wyoming has approved Red Eagle Oil Inc. plan to sell off its retail assets. The company is offering its 15 convenience stores in Wyoming for sale individually, in groups or as a package. Under the bid procedures, parties have until May 2 to submit offers, court papers show. An auction

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Lawmakers Targeting Electronic Cigarettes

As their popularity soars in convenience stores, e-cigs are becoming the target of new smoking bans and tax regulations. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Once speculated to be a passing fad, e-cigarettes are increasing in sales and popularity and pushing their way toward becoming a mainstream product. Celebrities from Leonardo DiCaprio to Britney Spears have

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C-Store Industry To Reach $856.5 Billion By 2014

New report shows c-stores have greatly benefited from the growth of the overall retail industry. Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “US Convenience Stores Forecast to 2014″ report to its offering. The U.S. convenience stores industry, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing sectors, presents lucrative investment opportunities for new players.

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Pizza Occasions Grow With Key Sales Drivers

Innovation, convenience and versatility can boost your pizza sales in 2012. A new report by Technomic shows pizza consumption continues to rise. More than four in 10 (41%) consumers polled say they’re now eating pizza once a week, compared to 26% just two years ago. Pizza consumption has increased over the past two years as

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Battle Continues On Graphic Warning Labels

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments on FDA graphic warnings for cigarettes. On April 10, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard oral arguments regarding the constitutionality of the FDA’s graphic cigarette health warning labels. On Feb. 28, 2012, Federal District Court Judge Richard Leon issued a decision that

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Missouri Supreme Court Denies Casey’s Processing Exemption

Exemption on utilities, machinery, equipment and materials used or consumed in manufacturing or processing, does not extend to the preparation of food for retail sale, the Court rules. The Missouri Supreme Court has denied a Casey’s General Stores convenience store and restaurant a partial sales tax exemption for electricity used to prepare food for sale.

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Gulf Oil Expands In Texas

Agreement with Houston’s Petroleum Wholesale LP seals 10 year partnership. Less that a year since announcing its return to its Texas roots, Gulf Oil announced today that it is boldly continuing its expansion in the Lone Star state through a partnership with Petroleum Wholesale LP. The agreement calls for an immediate re-branding of 50 service

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Illinois MotoMart Celebrates After Selling Winning Lottery Ticket

Nine c-store employees at the Red Bull, Ill. store will get a chunk of the winnings. A MotoMart convenience store in southern Illinois that sold one of three lottery tickets that won a share of the world-record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot is celebrating this week.  Illinois Lottery Superintendent Michael Jones presented the MotoMart convenience

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Study by NACS Points To Hidden Card Fees

Study shows as gas prices increased 80% between 2004 and 2011, card fees grew 180%. A new study by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) called “Hidden Bank Fees Siphon Money from Customers and Merchants at the Pump,” shows drivers are paying 6-10 cents a gallon in hidden bank fees every time they purchase

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Managing Today’s Retail Workforce

As major shifts in the economy have created unparalleled effects on the labor market, CSD has partnered with Humetrics to help c-store operators benchmark their hiring practices and employee costs. By Mel Kleiman, Contributing Editor. In an ongoing effort to support the convenience store and petroleum industry’s forecasting and planning responsibilities, Convenience Store Decisions and

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Co-Branding Positives and Pitfalls

As rising gas prices continue to shrink profits at the pumps, having a strong foodservice offering can drive customers into convenience stores. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. A growing number of retailers are choosing to go the brand name route, partnering with high profile quick-service chains or turnkey commissary-style suppliers. Convenience Store Decisions asked some

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WilcoHess Implements Workforce Management Solution

Kronos Inc. to help WilcoHess control costs and improve employee satisfaction. WilcoHess, an operator of more than 400 convenience stores, travel plazas, and restaurants in southeastern U.S., recently selected a comprehensive workforce management solution from Kronos Inc., to further enhance customer and employee satisfaction. “Kronos has proven that technology innovation can make business applications easy

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Enter CSD’s 2012 Extreme Makeover Contest: Foodservice Edition

Is your foodservice program ready for an extreme makeover? Experts agree that to successfully compete in the convenience store industry retailers must have a solid foodservice program. Developing a winning foodservice strategy requires a radical change in the corporate culture, a hefty financial commitment, lots of hard work and patience. But if you are committed

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U.S. Gasoline Average Just Shy of $4 Per Gallon

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The national gasoline average for regular grade provided by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) is rapidly approaching $4 gallon, reaching $3.941 gallon on April 2, which was the tenth consecutive weekly increase in the average. Moreover, the average has increased in 14 of the last 15

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Thorntons Celebrates Earth Day

Customers have a chance to win free flex-fuel for a year. Thorntons has rolled out its Flex-Fuel Earth Day Promotion, where customers who drive flex-fuel vehicles can enter for a chance to win FREE Flex-Fuel for a Year. Of Thorntons’ 166 gasoline and c-store locations in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee, currently 63 offer

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Chevron Nominates Moorman For Board of Directors

Board nominees to be considered for election at Annual Meeting of Shareholders in May. Chevron Corp. has announced that Charles W. “Wick” Moorman has been nominated for election to Chevron’s board of directors. Moorman will be part of the slate of board nominees to be considered for election to Chevron’s board at the company’s Annual

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AAA Fuel Gauge Report Shows Gas Price Volatility

Prices at the pump climb in Massachusetts and Hawaii, but drivers in Michigan and Chicago see minor relief over last week’s prices.   The national average for gasoline sits at $3.93 per gallon as of April 8, with some states seeing small dips in price this week and others facing price climbs, according to AAA’s Fuel

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Fresh & Easy Offers Pink Slime Swap Meat

Customers swap meat purchased at other retail stores for ground beef from Fresh & Easy that they can trust to be pink slime free. Customers disturbed about the rampant use of pink slime, which has been making headlines recently, were invited to swap ground beef bought from other retailers at Fresh & Easy’s “Pink Slime

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Advansys Technology

Hobart’s Advansys is the most advanced warewashing system to date. Advansys technology includes innovations that save operators time and money, make the equipment easier to maintain and service, and improve productivity. The first product available in the Advansys line is Hobart’s new Advansys Ventless Door Type Warewasher. It is a recipient of the 2010 National

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Sheets Welcomes Chris Paul

Sheets Brand Energy Strips has announced the addition of four-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul to its roster of brand partners. Paul joins a premier group of athletes and entertainers, including LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Drake and Pitbull in the effort to help spearhead the brand’s marketing, advertising and promotional initiatives. As part of the partnership,

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Finding the Right Foodservice Equipment

To be a winner in the foodservice arena, break out of the convenience store box and take some equipment cues from quick-service, fast casual and white tablecloth restaurants. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. No one understands the pain of working in a cramped space better than a food truck operator, said Larry Miller, president of

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Dispensing Variety and Value

When it comes to dispensed beverages, customers are still looking for new and unique products that provide them with instant gratification. By John Lofstock, Editor. Dispensed cold and frozen beverages are proving to be not just popular year-round products—sales are strong and getting stronger as summer approaches—but excellent tools for driving traffic through promotions and

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Capturing Lunch and Dinner Customers

When it comes to foodservice, convenience store operators must develop the expertise to make smart choices and deliver winning mealtime solutions. By John Lofstock, Editor People need food, and convenience stores need people to like their food, which is why keeping lunch and dinner menus fresh, new and exciting is so important. The food itself

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Wawa Supports JOBS Act

“Wawa’s ability to grow and expand has a direct, positive impact on the communities in which we operate,” says Wawa CEO. Wawa participated in the White House ceremony to sign the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS Act), bipartisan legislation that will reduce the regulatory burdens on small businesses, enhancing their ability to grow and create

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FIN Electronic Cigarettes Launches Nationwide Ad Campaign

“With these ads, we definitely want to evoke memories of a time when smokers were not literally kicked to the curb,” says chief branding officer for Finiti Branding Group. FIN Electronic Cigarettes has launched a brand awareness campaign with full page ads in Rolling Stone magazine. The campaign features a series of full-page print advertisements

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