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MAPCO Express Lets Customers Pay Bills In Store

“Having bill pay kiosks at MAPCO locations across Tennessee makes it easier for customers to pay their bills on time,” said Hamed Shahbazi, chairman and CEO of TIO Networks. TIO Networks Corp. announced it signed a deal with MAPCO Express Inc. to deploy 37 self-serve bill paying kiosks in store locations across Memphis and Nashville.

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More Upside for Retail Gasoline Prices

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Retail gasoline prices in the U.S. will continue to increase early this week, maintaining the trend seen this month, after wholesale costs jumped more than a dime nationally during the third full week of July. The string of price declines seen during the second quarter reversed

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Mars Tweets For Ice Cream

SNICKERS Ice Cream with Mars Chocolate North America creates a new Twitter competition across the U.S. As of July 19, consumers had the opportunity to come up with a creative way to share 1,000 SNICKERS Ice Cream bars with family, friends and colleagues. Contestants must tweet their response in 140 characters or fewer before Aug.

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Getty Realty Selling 66 Properties

The majority of the sites are located on high-traffic corners in mature neighborhoods and in small towns. Getty Realty Corp. is divesting 66 commercial and retail properties. The 66 properties are located in a variety of urban and suburban markets in six Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, including 11 properties in New York, 21 in New

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Athena Fights Against Breast Cancer

Athena fights breast cancer year-round. The company, founded by breast cancer survivor of Trish May and a division of DS Waters of America Inc., plans to contribute a minimum of $1 million to support breast cancer awareness, education and research by 2014. Retailers are encouraged to offer Athena water to serve to their customers to

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Parker’s Features Video Technology At Its Pumps

Parker’s rolls out video technology at its gas pumps this year. Parker’s, a recognized leader in convenience store sales across southeast Georgia and South Carolina, is the first area company to integrate video technology at the gas pump. Parker’s currently offers high-tech gas pumps with 10-inch television screens at the company’s Pooler, Ga., location and

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Pilot Flying J To Make Acquisition Of Maxum Petroleum

Pilot Flying J creates new partnership with Maxum Petroleum to expand its business. Pilot Flying J, Metalmark Capital, Waud Capital Partners and Maxum Petroleum announced Pilot Flying J plans to acquire a controlling interest in Maxum for cash and Pilot Flying J’s contribution of Western Petroleum into Maxum. Maxum is one of the largest independent

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Salute Our Troops Campaign Raises $1 Million in Three Weeks

Campaign continues through Labor Day at Kangaroo Express to support military cause partners. The Pantry Inc. has raised $1 million in just the first three weeks of its “Salute Our Troops” campaign. Through The Pantry’s more than 1,600 Kangaroo Express stores across 13 states, store guests and communities have enthusiastically demonstrated united support for military

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SymphonyIRI Reaches 19,000 Retailers

SymphonyIRI works with more than 19,000 retailers by the end of 2012. SymphonyIRI builds its market position in convenience stores through recent retailer agreements, such as BP and Murphy Oil, which will provide data to more than 19,000 sample stores by the end of 2012.  SymphonyIRI AllScan Convenience Store Tracking Service already serves more than

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Agree Realty Acquires Three Wawa Stores

Agree Realty “pleased” to make Wawa acquisition. Agree Realty Corp. announced that it acquired a portfolio of three Wawa c-stores and fuel stores that are master leased by Wawa for $14,200,000. The cost of the portfolio acquisition includes the assumption of $8,580,000 of non-recourse mortgage debt, which will mature in June 2016, carrying a 6.56%

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AWMA & Merchants Grocery Co. Host FDA Plant Tour

Merchants Grocery Co. plant tour aims to help FDA better understand the distributor’s role in the tobacco distribution process. A group of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulators visited AWMA member Merchants Grocery Co. in Culpeper, Va., on Wednesday, July 18, and viewed the company’s tobacco processing operation at the invitation of AWMA and Merchants. 

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Mark VII Awarded Circle K Car Wash Contract

Last year Mark VII expanded its relationship with Circle K to include three additional regions and now it is adding three more for a grand total of seven regions. Mark VII Equipment Inc., the North America subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, and producer of vehicle washing equipment worldwide, has been awarded a two-year contract

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Home State of Chester’s Gains Another Store

 “We are excited to bring Chester’s great tasting chicken to the folks of Salem,” says Chester’s spokesperson. Chester’s, a fried chicken foodservice offering in the convenience store category, is celebrating the grand opening of a new location Salem, Ala. This location is in The Store, which is walking distance from Auburn University. This Chester’s location

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The Pantry Announces Tender Offer

The Pantry Inc. announced the commencement of a cash tender offer for any and all of its outstanding 7.75% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014. In conjunction with the tender offer, The Pantry is soliciting consents from holders of the notes to effect certain proposed amendments to the indenture governing the notes. The tender offer and

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PureCloud Security

nCircle, leader in information risk and security performance management, announced the release of PureCloud Enterprise, a cost-effective scanning solution that assists with security visibility. Scan results can be seamlessly integrated into nCircle Suite360 Intelligence Hub to provide a single view of security risk. Pricing for the product starts at $2,417. The product offers the following

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EZ Energy Sells U.S. Stations

Sale expected to close Sept. 15. Israel-based EZ Energy Ltd. is selling its U.S. gas station and c-store operations for $64 million to a foreign operator, whose name has yet to be disclosed, Globes reported. The proceeds derived from the sale are expected to cover all the company’s debt to Israeli bondholders and the loans

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Quick Chek Balloon Festival Celebrating 30 Years

New balloon shapes include an 80-foot, bright pink elephant and a 12-story Tyrannosaurus Rex. The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC Bank, the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America, is celebrating its 30th festival July 27-28-29, 2012. The three-day festival at Solberg Airport in Readington

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Budweiser Introduces Six Small-Batch Beers

Named for the zip codes where they’re brewed, the six finalists are being sampled nationwide this summer. Twelve Anheuser-Busch brewmasters at Budweiser’s 12 geographically dispersed breweries have worked together to create their own “tribute” beers to fit the Budweiser brand’s reputation for quality and consistency as part of “Project 12.” The assignment pays homage to

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Kangaroo Express Hands Out Hot Dogs

Kangaroo Express promotes its foodservice by handing out free hot dogs on National Hot Dog Day. The Pantry Inc. celebrates National Hot Dog Day this upcoming Monday, July 23, by offering a free hot dog to every guest at its 1,160 grill-ready Kangaroo Express c-stores. The Kangaroo Express invites customers to stop by participating stores

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Keep Stores Smelling Fresh In Summer

Restrooms, dumpsters and drain lines are among areas foodservice operators need to pay extra close attention to on hot summer days.  Recent record temperatures have made foodservice venues a haven for people dodging the heat. However, higher temperatures can mean more than just oppressive heat and humidity—they can also create malodors. Cintas a provider of

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Circle K Enters Agreement With NJOY

Circle K focuses on evolving its sale of e-cigarettes through a partnership with NJOY. Circle K entered a partnership with NJOY electronic cigarettes for chain-wide corporate store distribution in 3,100 U.S. retail locations as of August 2012. Circle K has been an early leader in the e-cigarette category, and this new partnership further strengthens NJOY’s

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Hoshizaki America Recognized At Dealer Design Awards

Hoshizaki America Inc. was recognized for excellence in product design in the 9th annual Dealer Design Awards program, sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. A panel of 29 contractors judged 81 entries in the contest. Hoshizaki’s Compact Undercounter Reach-In Refrigerator, HR24A, earned the silver award in the ice machine and refrigeration

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Alimentation Couche-Tard Acquires 27 Stores

Alimentation Couche-Tard builds company-operated business in its West Coast Division as it plans to acquire a handful of Sun Mart stores. Alimentation Couche-Tard has signed an agreement to acquire 27 stores from Sun Pacific Energy in Eastern Washington State, mostly in the tri-city area of Pasco, Kennewick and Richland. The transaction is expected to close

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FOAC Charity Golf Outing Benefits Chicago-Area Nonprofits

7-Eleven Franchise Owners of Chicagoland invites its team and the public to help out in its annual charity golf outing to support two local nonprofits. 7-Eleven Franchise Owners of Chicagoland (FOAC) wants to fundraise for two local nonprofits by hosting a charity golf outing on Aug 22 at the Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont, Ill.

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Susser Releases Pricing For Wellspring’s Secondary Offering Of Common Stock

Susser prices approximately 5 million shares of its common stock. Susser Holdings Corp. announced it has priced a public secondary offering by affiliates of Wellspring Capital Management of 5 million shares of Susser common stock at a price of $36 per share. Wellspring has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 750,000

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