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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)

Pilot Flying J Named Best Place To Work

Knoxville News Sentinel Reader’s Choice Poll recognizes Pilot Flying J. Pilot Flying J has been voted the ‘Best Place to Work’ in the category of companies with more than 50 employees by the readers of the Knoxville News Sentinel, the daily newspaper in Knoxville, Tenn., where Pilot Flying J is headquartered. The designation was announced

Parker’s Presents $1,500 Check to Liberty County Schools

“We’re deeply committed to giving back to every community where Parker’s does business,” says CEO of Parker’s. Parker’s presented a $1,500 Fueling the Community check to Liberty County Schools as part of a larger unrestricted charitable contribution to area schools in South Carolina and Georgia. Parker’s president and CEO Greg Parker officially presented  the donation

Rutter’s Ends the Year With Recognition Ceremony

Toy drive collects 200 toys for Salvation Army of York and Mont Alto Fire Co. Rutter’s manager and guests of honor gathered together to round out another year of dedication and hard work with a ceremony to recognize the employees of the year. Most of the evening was dedicated to celebrating and rewarding the excellent

RGIS and Retail Control Group Announce Partnership

Companies combine resources to provide expert physical inventory and shrink reduction best practices. RGIS LLC, the market leader in physical inventory services, and Retail Control Group (RCG), the industry’s leading store operations and shrink control consultancy, announced a new partnership to provide profit improvement services to the retail industry. For more than 25 years, the

Target Rocked By Credit Card Breach

Retail giant breached over Black Friday weekend. Target Corp. has confirmed a data breach that may have affected about 40 million customer credit card and debit card accounts between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, which included Black Friday weekend, one of the biggest shopping times of the year. The breach occurred on a national level

TravelCenters Completes Minit Mart Purchase

The 31 locations are set to keep the same convenience store banner post acquisition. TravelCenters of America LLC has closed on its purchase of 31 Minit Mart convenience stores with gas stations for $67.9 million, the Associated Press reported. This week the company noted that it plans to continue operating the stores under the “Minit

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Pro Reps To Represent Server Products In Southern California

“I am confident this new strategic business relationship will create value for all our customers in Southern California,” says Server Products’ director of sales & marketing. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, Pro Reps will be Server Products’ professional representation to the foodservice industry in Southern California. With 12 outside sales people and 10 more support staff

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7-Eleven Introduces Gifts For Millennials

From toys to tech, 7-Eleven targets Gen Y gift givers and receivers with pop culture, gadgets, games and gift cards. The holidays are full of surprises, and 7-Eleven stores’ variety of gift options this season is a pleasant one. To appeal to Gen Y, or millennial-age, (born between 1980 and 2000) shoppers, the retailer’s selection

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