Gilbarco Veeder-Root Acquires Outcast Media

Acquisition of Outcast’s national video-network-at-the-pump to benefit retailers and advertisers with new products and scale. Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a global provider of retail petroleum technology, has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Outcast Media, the fastest growing video network at the pump.  Outcast will operate as the media business unit of Gilbarco, putting the combined company

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Love’s Announces Fast-Fill CNG Expansion

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores will purchase five additional CNG-powered trucks to support Amarillo, Texas expansion. Love’s Travel Stops is introducing fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling capability for heavy-duty trucks at its travel stop located on Interstate 40 at exit 74 in east Amarillo, Texas. The Love’s Fast-Fill CNG station is expected to

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Hosick Named NEW Board Vice Chair

“The Network has been fortunate to tap into Betsy’s wide-ranging experience and depth of knowledge for years,” says NEW President and CEO. Elizabeth “Betsy” Hosick, general manager, procurement for downstream, technology and services for Chevron Corp., has been named Network of Executive Women (NEW) Board vice chair. Hosick most recently served as Board secretary. Her

Humetrics Offers Free Trial On Pre-Employment Attitude Assessment

“These pre-employment assessments are proven online interviews that reliably report the applicant’s underlying attitudes,” notes Humetrics president. Humetrics is now offering free, trial usage of the company’s online, pre-employment attitude assessments. Designed to help business owners and hiring managers screen in only the best, the two Humetrics’ STAR attitude assessments (one for frontline, hourly employees

Exclusive: Phillips 66 Inks Deal With IMG Gonzaga

Rewards KickBack Points cardholders.   Convenience Store Decisions has learned that Phillips 66 is set to announce a new sponsorship with IMG Gonzaga where KickBack Points cardholders will have new ways to earn loyalty points.  Also, participating Conoco- and 76- branded sites in the Spokane, Wash., area will benefit by driving new customers to their

Will Couche-Tard Bid On Hess’s Retail Operations?

“When assets like this come up for sale, which isn’t very often, you need to be opportunistic,” notes one analyst. Alimentation Couche-Tard, analysts expect, is likely to make a play for Hess’ retail operations, now that Hess has filed with the SEC, noting it would either distribute its retail business to shareholders in a tax-free

Susser Among Wells Fargo’s Top Picks For 2014

“The market is not fully recognizing SUSS’s valuable stake in SUSP and the earnings power that can be generated in SUSS’s best-in-class retail business,” notes Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo Securities has introduced its 2014 Integrated Research & Economics Outlook where its analysts have provided their sector forecasts and top investment recommendations for 2014. Wells Faro’s

Hess To Spin Off Retail Segment

Despite SEC filing, Hess continues to seek bids from interested buyers. Hess Corp. has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a potential spinoff of its retail segment, but noted it would still solicit offers from potential buyers to purchase the entire retail business, the Wall Street Journal reported.    If bids come

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

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