More Former Pilot Employees Plead Guilty To Rebate Fraud

A former director of sales, and a former regional sales manager are among the latest former Pilot Flying J employees to plead guilty. Three more former employees of Pilot Flying J pleaded guilty Monday to federal fraud charges that involved a scheme to cheat trucking companies out of fuel rebates, the Associate Press reported. This

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U.S. Gasoline Supply Climbs to Nearly Three Year High

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric Wholesale gasoline costs entered the final week of January mixed from prior week even as the benchmark futures contract gained 4.0cts over the same time frame, although price pressure will continue to be exerted over retail gasoline prices amid seasonal weakness. The Energy Information Administration’s U.S. retail

Empire Petroleum Acquires 83 Distribution Contracts From King Fuels

“With the King assets, we now have the necessary foundation of business to allow us to continue to grow the market and increase our market presence over the next 12-18 months,” said Empire’s CEO. Empire Petroleum Partners LLC (Empire) has successfully acquired 83 wholesale distribution contracts from King Fuels Inc., a Houston-based distributor that supplies

TravelCenters of America Opens First Montana Location

Missoula now home to TA-branded travel center. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced its network expansion into the state of Montana with the acquisition and rebranding of the newest TA, located at I-90, Exit 96 (8018 U.S. Hwy. 93 N.) in Missoula, Mont.

CST Brands Provides Preliminary Q4 Financial Results

CST Brands currently expects to report fourth quarter and full year 2013 results in early March. CST Brands Inc. provided an update to previous guidance related to its fourth quarter 2013 operating results. The company originally provided this information on its conference call to discuss its third quarter 2013 financial results on Monday, Nov. 4,

Speedway Supports Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Funds assist Complex Care Center, which provides 24/7 inpatient and outpatient management of children and teens with medically complex chronic diseases. Speedway LLC (Speedway) is again proving its commitment to helping the community and the future of child health through ongoing fundraising in support of Cincinnati Children’s. Cincinnati-area Speedway locations are Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

ExxonMobil Launches New U.S. Retail Fuels Technology Platform

Provides station owners with operational improvements and the ability to introduce custom loyalty offers and price rollbacks. ExxonMobil is launching EM1, a new retail fuels technology platform in the U.S., that will not only significantly upgrade a retail site’s technology, but enable stations to provide motorists with exclusive discounts and offers to reward their loyal

Speedway Partners With PUGS

Sunglasses, smartphone chargers, ear buds, energy shots and pill supplement items to be available through PUGS at Speedway this month. Speedway LLC has partnered with PUGS Inc., a 28+ year national distributor of sunglasses, charging accessories for smartphones and smart devices, seasonal apparel, work gloves and other GM items. “We are deeply humble and extremely

Freedom Energy First To Offer E-15 Fuel In Ohio

Ohio marks 14th state with E15. American Freedom Energy is the first retailer in Ohio to offer E15 to consumers for use in 2001 and newer vehicles. The expanded offering of E15 will create savings at the pump for consumers. Currently, E15 is available in 14 states across the country, and more and more retailers

A Partner with a Purpose

At a time when most Big Oil companies are exiting the retail business, Phillips 66 is stepping up with a host of new programs to help make its branded retailers more profitable. By John Lofstock, Editor The convenience store and petroleum industry has transformed dramatically over the past decade, but no change has been as

The Pantry Considers, Rejects Director Nominations

“The Pantry’s Board of Directors and management team are committed to acting in the best interests of the Company and all stockholders,” the company says in a statement. The Pantry Inc. has confirmed that JCP Investment Management LLC, and Lone Star Value Management LLC (the dissident group) submitted to the company a notice of intent

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Fast Eddy’s Partners With OpenStore

“Fast Eddy’s is excited to partner with OpenStore to bring our customers a top-rated mobile app while revamping our Website at the same time,” says owner of Fast Eddy’s.   After receiving many awards from national trade magazines for its store designs and originality, Fast Eddy’s now turns to a brand new marketing strategy intended

U.S. Convenience Stores Continue Impressive Growth

Convenience stores account for 34.3% of all retail outlets in the U.S., according to Nielsen. The U.S. convenience store count increased to 151,282 stores as of Dec.31, 2013, a 1.4% increase (2,062 stores) from the year prior, according to the 2014 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count. The link between fuels and convenience retailing continues to

Kum & Go Selects POP Program Management Services

GSP’s focus on sustainable business practices and minimizing the overall environmental impact of the various POP elements will help Kum & Go maintain environmentally-friendly convenience stores. Kum & Go has partnered with GSP, a retail service provider that will provide POP program management services as well as software management solutions for all Kum & Go

CITGO Refuels Bess the Book Bus For 2014 Tour

Funds support nationally recognized children’s literacy program. CITGO Petroleum Corp. is renewing its sponsorship of Bess the Book Bus, an initiative dedicated to promoting children’s literacy across the country and one of the first Fueling Good winners. Over the course of 2014, Bess will travel the U.S., making numerous stops at schools, community centers, shelters,

Twelve C-Stores For Sale In Texas

Bid deadline is Feb. 20. SDI Petroleum LLC is offering to sell 12 properties located in Texas by sealed bid sale. The seller has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) to coordinate the offering and sale of the Properties. Sealed bids are required to be received by NRC not later than Feb. 20,

Kroger Announces New Appointments

Kroger appoints Jay Cummins president of Smith’s Food and Drug Stores,  and Joe Fey president of Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division.             The Kroger Co. announced that Jay Cummins has been named president of the Smith’s Food and Drug Stores division and Joe Fey has been named president of Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic division. Cummins, 62, has been serving

Love’s Travel Stops Kicks Off Its 50th Anniversary

Founder and executive chairman Tom Love announces record year of building for 2014. Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) kicked off its 50th anniversary by declaring that 2014 would be an unprecedented year. Founder and executive chairman Tom Love announced the company would undergo a record year of building. “I’m humbled every day by our success,” said

Joe Galea Takes Helm at NCASEF

“My vision for the NCASEF is to build membership and help franchisees in any way possible,” says Galea. Joe Galea, who was elected chairman of the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) at the organization’s board meeting last October, has officially taken the helm of the organization after setting up an office in

Sheetz Opens New North Carolina C-Stores

New locations open in Goldsboro and Elkin. Sheetz Convenience Restaurants opened a new location in Goldsboro, N.C. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. Executive Vice President of Operations Travis Sheetz was joined by City of Goldsboro and Wayne county officials for the grand opening celebration. The store marks the company’s 466th throughout Pennsylvania, West

Kwik Trip Opens Two New CNG Stations

Kwik Trip is planning some 10-15 CNG locations in 2014. Kwik Trip Inc., a Wisconsin-based chain of convenience stores, has continued development of its industry leading fueling infrastructure for natural gas vehicles in the first quarter of 2014. In January, CNG sites in Eagan, Minn. and De Pere, Wis. were opened. Locations in Waterloo, Iowa;

Sheetz Makes Fortune’s 100 Best Companies To Work For List

“We work very hard to constantly improve the work lives of our associates,” says Sheetz president and CEO. Sheetz is in the national spotlight as one of a select few businesses to make Fortune magazine’s annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list, debuting at No. 87. The only Pennsylvania-based business on the list, Sheetz

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SAS Hosts Team Building Workshop, Donates Bicycles

Participants construct bicycles and donate them to a local YMCA. In December, 2013, the SAS Sales and Marketing management teams came together to take part in an activity to help build teamwork and to give back to their community. The first portion of the workshop focused on improving communications.  The facilitator, Ellen Patnaude, from The

Consumer Sentiment Up as 2014 Begins

“Future prospects are outweighing current conditions in defining consumer sentiment,” says NACS vice president of government relations. As the new year begins, consumers are feeling better about the economy than they have since last summer, according the latest monthly NACS Consumer Fuels Survey that examines how gas prices affect consumer sentiment. Though most consumers still

MAPCO To Offer E15 in 2014

MAPCO Express Inc. is set to begin offering E15 fuel to consumers. MAPCO has set a goal of offering E15 at all pumps at 100 stations. “This is a major market breakthrough for E15,” said Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association. “MAPCO is to be applauded for its unwavering commitment to

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