Rutter’s Charitable Giving Reaches $3.7 Million

Rutter’s donated $213,000 to Central Pennsylvania charities in 2013, elevating  the company’s charitable giving total to $3.7 million over the last 10 years. “We believe that our donations to community organizations, primarily those focused on improving the lives of local children, have made a significant and positive impact across the six central Pennsylvania counties in

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Fastrac Markets Announces New Vice President of Petroleum

Looks to fill open CIO position. Fastrac Markets, a local upstate New York convenience store chain, announced the promotion of Randy Case to vice president of petroleum. Case joined the Fastrac family in May of 2006 as the chief information officer (CIO). As CIO, Case had introduced and implemented numerous programs that improved the reporting

Twelve Convenience Stores With Gas For Sale in Texas

SDI Petroleum looks for buyers in sealed-bid auction. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) is coordinating the sale of 12 operating convenience stores with gas in Texas for SDI Petroleum LLC of Houston, Texas. The convenience stores are located in Alamo, Brownsville (2), Donna, Edinburg, Laredo (6) & Pharr, Texas on high-traffic corners. Building

Gulf Oil Launches Fuel Supply Business Segment

Company to supply diesel and gasoline to fleets in commercial sectors across the nation; industry veteran Douglas Moor joins company to direct daily operations of new unit. In a groundbreaking move for Gulf Oil LP, the fastest growing branded marketer of energy products in the U.S., the company announced the continued expansion and diversification of

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Slovacek’s Captures the Heart of Texas

This company’s latest convenience store celebrates the local Czech heritage and wows customers with unique features from a dog park to an upscale meat market. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Slovacek’s, a sausage company turned c-store, celebrated the grand opening of its newest location in West, Texas. At a whopping 22,000 square feet, the convenience

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Flyers Energy Acquires Allied Washoe Petroleum

Flyers is actively looking for additional acquisitions throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. Further advancing its previously-announced aggressive growth strategy, Flyers Energy LLC has acquired the assets of Allied Washoe Petroleum, a fuel distributor based in Reno, Nev.  Privately-owned Flyers Energy is on a campaign to expand their holdings throughout the Western

Kwik Trip Introduces Employee Health Clinic

Employees receive free wellness visits. Convenience store operator Kwik Trip is making health care more convenient for employees by introducing a new employee health clinic at its La Crosse, Wis.-based headquarters. The clinic will serve about 3,000 Kwik Trip employees and their families in the La Crosse area and provide online services for them and

Retailers Respond to the American Bankers Association

The National Retail Federation (NRF) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs Bill Thorne in response to the attack from the American Bankers Association: “The American Bankers Association has made the tactical choice to avoid talking about the merits of the court’s swipe fee settlement decision, primarily because the

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Louie Sheetz Steps Down As Woodley Assumes EVP Role

“Louie has been a great mentor and friend to me.  I am grateful for the same opportunity to follow,” says David Woodley.  Sheetz vice president of sales and marketing, David Woodley, moves into the executive vice presidency spot vacated by Louie Sheetz. Woodley has led the Sheetz sales and marketing department since 2005. The transition

Retailers Appeal Flawed Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

NRF speaks out on antitrust settlement. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has formally filed an appeal of a controversial antitrust lawsuit settlement covering credit card swipe fees, asking the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a lower court’s ruling. NRF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mallory Duncan issued the following statement after

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Cash Depot Names New SVP of Sales And Marketing

Industry Professional Scott Hill started post Jan. 2, 2014. Cash Depot has announced that Scott Hill has accepted the newly created role of senior vice president of sales and marketing. Hill was the vice president of Jack Link’s Convenience & World Kitchen Sales for Link Snacks Inc. dba Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. There he gained

Fresno C-Store Inspires Kids To Read

Book reports for Slurpees helps keeps kids off the streets. A convenience store in central Fresno, Calif., is helping motivate kids to read, using its popular Slurpees as an incentive. Store Owner Sushil Prakash started a free children’s library inside his convenience store in response to a high crime rate in the neighborhood. “People have

Some 13 States Increase the Minimum Wage

Trend shows mounting concern about disproportionate spread of low-raise jobs in U.S. economy. While the retail-worker strikes that took place across the U.S. in 2013 did not spur Congress to hike the minimum wage, numerous states are inching the minimum wage upward, though far short of the $15 workers had been demanding, USA Today reported.

Delek US Holdings Announces Changes to Board of Directors

Delek US Holdings Inc., a diversified energy company with assets in the petroleum refining, logistics and retail industries, announced the resignation of Gabriel Last and Asaf Bartfeld from its board of directors effective Dec. 31, 2013. Last, chairman of the board of directors of Delek Group Ltd. and Bartfeld, president and CEO of Delek Group,

Kum & Go Opens New Convenience Store in Springdale

New eco-friendly store features fresh food and a variety of fuel options. Today Kum & Go opens a new 5,000-square-foot convenience store in Springdale, Ark., located at 500 South Thompson Street. Customers are invited to stop by during opening week to enjoy fresh pizza for only $1 a slice. The new store is designed to

2013 Brought Gas Discounts, Fresh Foods At C-Stores

One in five consumers (20%) say that they saw more stores offer prepared foods. While the price of gas was what consumers most noticed at convenience stores in 2013, they also say that they have increasingly noticed stores offering prepared and healthy food options in the past year, according to a consumer survey released by

Sheetz Comments On Pennsylvania Transportation Act

Act 89 aims to make roads in Pennsylvania safer by funding needed repairs. Sheetz Convenience Restaurants released a statement on the issue of Act 89 of 2013 and its impact on Pennsylvania road improvements: The lack of funding available for repairs on Pennsylvania roads and bridges has taken a significant toll on Pennsylvania drivers, including

Quick Mart Sells Match 6 Lotto Jackpot-Winning Ticket

A $3.4 million lottery ticket was sold from the Berks County c-store. One jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $3.4 million from the Dec. 26 drawing was sold at Quick Mart Convenience Store, 850 Golden Drive, Blandon, Berks County, Pa. The ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers, 03-14-15-19-26-34, to win a jackpot of $3.4

M&M’s To Ring In The New Year At The 25th Annual Peach Drop

Music and comedy sensations unite to kick off the ‘Year of Peanut’ at the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the Southeast. One of the country’s most celebrated New Year’s Eve events will sound even sweeter this year. Mars Chocolate North America and Underground Atlanta have announced a star-powered lineup to ring in the “Year

Kum & Go Opens Eco-Friendly Store in Jonesboro

Kum & Go now has 67 LEED-certified stores, with 16 additional projects under construction. Kum & Go has opened a new 5,000-square-foot convenience store, the first of its kind in Jonesboro, Ark. at 2214 E. Johnson Ave. Customers were invited to stop by during opening week, earlier this December, to enjoy fresh pizza for only

Lehigh Gas Acquires 50 Wholesale Contracts

Deal includes independent dealer and subjobber supply contracts from Manchester Marketing in Virginia. Lehigh Gas Partners LP has completed the acquisition of certain wholesale motor fuel supply contracts from Manchester Marketing Inc. for a total consideration of $11.1 million, according to Reuters. The acquisition consisted of 45 independent dealer supply contracts, five subjobber supply contracts

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Green Oil Raises $23,000 For Charity

 Now in its 90th year, Geo H. Green Oil Co., based in Fairburn, Ga., guided by its owners The Wyatt Brothers, has announced another successful year of fundraising. Aided by support from its great customer base, loyal vendors, a helpful dealer base and the giant efforts of two busy truck stops, this year’s efforts culminated

Rutter’s 59th Store Opens In Central Pennsylvania

The new store is open 24/7 and offers the Rutter’s menu and free WiFi. The doors at Rutter’s 59th convenience store slid open to welcome the crowd gathered at 714 W. Main St. in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Dec. 18. The 6,280-square-foot store, Rutter’s first in Mechanicsburg, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a

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Giant Oil Supports Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Donates $65,000 to the organization, marking its fourth year of fundraising for the cause. On Friday, Dec. 13, petroleum jobber Giant Oil Inc. hosted a holiday and check presentation party on behalf of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation where gold medalist and cancer survivor Steven Cash served as the featured speaker. At the dinner event, Giant

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MacNeil Wash Systems Establishes Tech Program

Howard Cooper rejoins company to serve distributors and growing customer base. MacNeil Wash Systems has established the MacNeil Tech, an expanded technical support program designed to assist distributors and customers with product and parts selection questions. The technical support program is staffed by highly trained and qualified technicians that are available 24/7 by calling (855)

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