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Love’s Raises $1.5 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Funds raised during five-week campaign will benefit 89 children’s hospitals. Love’s Travel Stops raised more than $1.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. The company set a new fundraising record during this year’s five-week campaign. More than 290 Love’s locations nationwide contributed by selling paper donation hearts in the amounts of $1,

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Additech Announces Chief Technology Officer

“With his expertise and leadership, we anticipate further technical advances that will continue to facilitate Additech’s consumer interface and experience at the pump,” says Additech CEO. Additech, a North American outsourced operator of at-the-pump additive and  interactive merchandising systems, has appointed Richard Kemp to the position of chief technology officer.  Kemp formerly held that role

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MSA Headlines LEAD Marketing Conference

Management Science Associates’ (MSA) Managing Director, Suzy Silliman along with SmartRevenue’s Candace Adams, presented “The Drivers of Retailer Loyalty in the Convenience Channel” at the 4th Annual Shopper Technology Institute’s LEAD Marketing Conference in Chicago this week. The conference, with more than 200 retailer and CPG executives, is the only cross-channel collaborative event for retailers

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Kum & Go Pledges Over $100,000 To Toys For Tots

Hot drink fall promotion to benefit underprivileged children during the holiday season.    Giving back has never been so easy, or delicious. Through the new “Drink good. Do good.” campaign at Kum & Go convenience stores, coffee and cappuccino lovers can help buy toys for underprivileged children just by purchasing their favorite warm beverage.  Kum

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NCASEF Announces 2013 Convention Dates

The conference is scheduled in July at the Venetian Hotel and Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) has announced its 38th National Convention and Trade Show—”In It To Win It”—is scheduled for July 14-18, 2013 in Las Vegas, at the famous five diamond Venetian Hotel and Casino

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Ryko Acquires R.W. Mercer’s Car Wash Operations

“With the acquisition of Mercer’s carwash operation, Ryko has completed our plan to provide direct sales and service throughout the Midwest,” says Ryko CEO. Ryko Solutions Inc., a North American manufacturer of car wash equipment and a major provider of service support and cleaning products, has acquired the assets and operations of R.W. Mercer’s car

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Jack Link’s Acquires Manufacturing Facility

Acquisition provides increased production capacity to meet growing demand both now and in the future. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky is acquiring a packaged meat snack products manufacturing facility located in Bellevue, Neb., from Skylark Meats LLC, a subsidiary of American Foods Group LLC. The transaction is expected to close by the end of October 2012,

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Parker's Fuels The Community

Donates to Liberty County Public Schools. Parker’s has presented a check for $2,000 to Liberty County Public Schools as part of the company’s Fueling the Community program. The donation is part of a $20,000 charitable contribution Parker’s is making this month to area schools in Georgia and South Carolina. Parker’s donates one cent of every

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NOCO Donates To The Buffalo Zoo

Sea Lion Cove exhibit receives support. Family-owned and locally-operated NOCO will donate $45,000 to the Buffalo Zoo as part of a three-year commitment in support of the Sea Lion Cove, an exhibit NOCO has been proud to support since 2005. The Sea Lion Cove is home of the Zoo’s California sea lions, Dallas and Pocus.

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Pilot Flying J Raises Funds For Wreaths Across America

Pilot Flying J is asking professional drivers to join in its “Cup with a Cause” campaign in October-November. With some help from professional drivers across the nation, Pilot Flying J has pledged to raise $100,000 to honor our fallen heroes by supporting Wreaths Across America (WAA). WAA is a non-profit organization dedicated to coordinating wreath-laying

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Corner Stores Kicks Off Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser

Month-long campaign to benefit 32 children’s hospitals. Now through Oct. 31, Valero Corner Store employees will ask customers to purchase $1 or $5 Miracle Balloon icons to raise funds for 32 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The icons include a coupon for savings on goods in the stores, providing customers an extra incentive to make the

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Northern Exposure

By combining the rich experience of Shell Oil with family-owned ingenuity, truenorth convenience stores is poised for a breakout year. By: John Lofstock. There aren’t too many 93-year-old oil companies that have enjoyed decades of success, but have managed to keep a low profile. But the winds of change are blowing at Truenorth Energy LLC

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Retail Gasoline Prices to Again Advance

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN “Say it ain’t so Joe,” references a line in a movie from a young fan to “Shoeless” Joe Jackson on revelation eight members of the White Sox conspired to lose the 1919 World Series. Drivers in the U.S. might be singing a similar phrase about gasoline

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Will Valero Sell or Spin Off Stores?

The tax bill for a spinoff is reportedly less than the tax bill for an outright sale. As would-be buyers eye a chance to bid on Valero Energy Corp.’s Corner Store chain, after it was announced the company plans to divest the stores, San Antonio Business Journal has reported that Valero could instead opt to

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Robinson Oil Rolls Out VNET

“Couponing at the pump, combined with targeted offers at checkout, has the ability to drive a significant increase in c-store sales,” says Robinson Oil president. Robinson Oil, following an initial PAYMEDIA pilot, is now implementing VeriFone Digital Network (VNET) at all of its 34 Rotten Robbie retail locations in Northern California. Couponing is the newest

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Cumberland Farms To Award Scholarships

Believe And Achieve Scholarship Program now in its seventh year. Cumberland Farms, for the seventh consecutive year, is now accepting applications from bright and ambitious high school seniors across its service area for the company’s popular Believe and Achieve Scholarship Program. Since Cumberland Farms began the program six years ago, Cumberland Farms has awarded close

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Victory Marketing Installs Express Ordering

“The Express Ordering solution is a perfect balance of productivity and customer service, with a modern edge,” says director of foodservice at Sprint Mart. Victory Marketing LLC, a Mississippi-based convenience store chain branded Sprint Mart, has selected Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s Passport POS with Xpedient, Express Ordering, to increase high margin sales and boost efficiency throughout its

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The Growing Popularity of Growler Beer

Craft on draft is showing up in more and more convenience stores as consumers drive the demand for this niche brew program. Pat Pape, Contributing Editor. Despite restrictions on where and how it can be sold, growler beer is a rapidly growing segment of the beer category, and convenience store operators are getting in on

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