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

Stripes’ Scholarship Fund Exceeds Goal

Fund to benefit 530 local college-bound students. Stripes Convenience Store customers contributed more than $530,000 in just four weeks to its 2013 Stripes College Scholarship Fund campaign—far exceeding its goal of $400,000.  Customers purchased $1 Stripes College Scholarship Fund paper cut-outs during the December 2013 campaign to benefit local students obtain a college education. In

Murphy USA Names Swisher International Supplier Partner of the Year

“Swisher International consistently embraces Murphy USA’s vision of success and helps make it become a reality,” says vice president of merchandising for Murphy USA. For the fifth year in a row, Murphy USA Inc. has selected Swisher International as its Supplier Partner of the Year. The honor was based on the collaboration between the two

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New Sunoco Brings Fresh Options to North Charleston

New APlus store introduces impressive fresh food lineup. Community leaders, customers and neighbors today helped Sunoco celebrate the opening of its newest APlus location with custom-crafted sandwiches and specialty beverages, including fresh cappuccino, lattes and smoothies hand-made by our local baristas. North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, flanked by city council and county council members and

Tanks of Thanks Program Recognize 10,000 Good Deeds

The Cenex Tanks of Thanks program continues to empower people to honor those who are making a difference in their communities. Cenex, the CHS energy brand, has announced that it will continue the far-reaching Tanks of Thanks program for a third year. Since its launch in 2012, the program has collected and shared more than

Stripes Opens A Record 29 Stores in 2013

Susser Holdings reports on Q4 and total 2013 operating results. Susser Holdings Corp. and Susser Petroleum Partners LP have provided partial operating results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013. Susser Holdings expects to report: • Same-store merchandise sales growth of approximately 2.4% for the fourth quarter and 3% for the full year, with total

The Pantry Schedules Release of First Quarter Results

The Pantry Inc. announced that it plans to release its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 before the market opens on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Dennis Hatchell, president and CEO, and B. Clyde Preslar, senior vice president and chief financial officer of The Pantry, will host an interactive conference call that

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Busch Heroes Campaign Celebrates Hard Workers

Campaign includes eight Busch Heroes featured in new digital creative and on packaging. Busch, long known as the beer for those who are “earning it,” launched “Busch Heroes,” a new cross-platform campaign that celebrates everyday people who work hard at their jobs and in their communities. The campaign centers on eight Busch Heroes, a collection

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Enmark Welcomes New Director Of Operations

Tom Kelly replaces Jerry Morris, who retired after more than 18 years of service at Enmark. Enmark Stations Inc. has announced that Tom Kelly joined the company as director of operations following the retirement of longtime director of operations Jerry Morris. In his new role, Kelly will oversee the company’s day-to-day field operations including food

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