Sheetz To Expand In West Virginia

With two sites under contract, Sheetz negotiates for additional properties. Sheetz Inc. plans to open more stores in West Virginia, at an anticipated rate of six per year, according to the Sacramento Bee. Already, a site in Beckley and one in Ripley are under contract, according to David Hazelet, Sheetz real estate manager, as quoted

Atlas Oil To Give Away A Two-Year Lease On A New Camaro LS

Summer Road Rally promotion starts Monday, Aug. 12. Atlas Oil Co. will be awarding a two-year lease on a new Chevrolet Camaro LS to one lucky winner in its Summer Road Rally Promotion, which begins Monday, Aug. 12 at participating Marathon stations in metro Detroit. The summer promotion runs Aug. 12 – Sept. 8 and

Friendly Express Partners With OpenStore by GasBuddy

“It’s a better way to communicate than through typical store POS that tends to get stale,” says Friendly Express CEO. Friendly Express, with 40 locations in Georgia, has partnered with OpenStore by GasBuddy to offer their own branded mobile app to customers. The app showcases in-store promotions, updated gas prices, locations, loyalty points balance, and

Pilot Flying J Wins As Request To Consolidate Lawsuits Denied

A pending settlement with eight companies is scheduled for a hearing in November. In a win for Pilot Flying J, a federal Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation denied the plaintiffs’ request to consolidate the remaining lawsuits against Pilot Flying J, following arguments last month, Trucking Info reported. Recently, Pilot Flying J reached a settlement with

Delek US Holdings Reports Second Quarter Results

With five large format stores already open, Delek plans for another 5-7 large-format stores in the second half of 2013. Delek US Holdings Inc., a diversified energy company with assets in the petroleum refining, logistics and retail industries, announced financial results for the second quarter 2013. Delek operates 370 company-operated convenience store locations operated under

TA Educates Motorists Through Kid’s Meal Placemats

Launches Citizen Driver Award program to recognize and reward the best truckers in the industry. TravelCenters of America (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has introduced a new placemat in its full-service restaurants designed to educate the motoring public about the role that truckers play in the economy. As

Murphy Oil Approves Spin-Off of Murphy USA

Announces regular dividend. Murphy Oil Corp.’s Board of Directors has approved both the spin-off of its U.S. retail marketing business and the regular quarterly dividend. The spin-off of the U.S. retail marketing business will be achieved through the distribution of 100% of the shares of Murphy USA Inc. (MUSA) to holders of Murphy Oil common

Susser Declares 3.5% Increase in Quarterly Distribution

“We anticipate continued growth in fuel volumes and rental income for the foreseeable future,” says Susser CEO. Susser Petroleum Partners LP (SUSP), a wholesale distributor of motor fuels, today reported financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. Net income for the quarter was $9.7 million, or $0.44 per unit.  Adjusted

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Holiday Stationstores Announces Expansion in Dakotas

As part of Holiday’s expansion plans The Gas Stop will become a Holiday Stationstores franchisee for 16 stores. Holiday Stationstores has reached an agreement with I-90 Fuel Services Inc. to convert 16 of The Gas Stop convenience stores to Holiday Stationstores. This will expand the Holiday brand in the South Dakota and Southwestern Minnesota markets.

CITGO Provides School Supplies To 108 Schools

Winning classrooms announced in first annual Fueling Education Promotion. CITGO Petroleum Corp. announced the 108 winners of its first-ever Fueling Education Promotion with Classwish. A total of 83 teachers, student teachers and PTA/PTO members across 27 states and the District of Columbia won $1,000 in school supplies for their classrooms. An additional 25 teachers that

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GPM Investments Closes On VPS Southeast Acquisition

“This acquisition is our largest purchase to date and our most exciting,” says CEO of GPM Investments.    Effective Aug. 6, 2013, GPM Investments LLC, based in Richmond, Va., the operator of Fas mart and Shore Stop convenience stores, has purchased VPS Convenience Store Group LLC, Southeast division. GPM Southeast will be based in Wilmington,

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U.S. Oil Acquires Combined Oil

“Adding Combined Oil accelerates our expansion efforts and provides a greater foundation for our market development in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states,” says U.S. Oil vice president. Appleton, Wis.-based U.S. Oil has acquired Combined Oil, a reseller and distributor of petroleum products based in Lincolnshire, Ill. The acquisition marks the fourth by U.S. Oil in

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The Pantry Announces Third Quarter Results

Completes 31 store remodels and opens three new QSRs during the third quarter. The Pantry Inc. has released its financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 27, 2013. Net income was $5.9 million or $0.26 per diluted share. This compares to net income of $14.8 million or $0.65 per diluted share in last

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Tesoro Completing Sale of Hawaii C-Stores

The sale is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year. Tesoro Corp. has received U.S. Federal Trade Commission clearance for the sale of its 94,000 barrel-per-day Kapolei refinery, plus dozens of retail gas stations in Hawaii, to a subsidiary of Texas-based Par Petroleum Corp., Pacific Business News reported. The price of

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Lehigh Gas Partners Acquires 34 Stations From Rocky Top Markets

The newly-acquired sites are located in the Knoxville, Tenn. region. Lehigh Gas Partners LP has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Rocky Top Markets LLC and Rocky Top Properties LLC to purchase 30 motor fuel stations, and enter into leases for four motor fuel stations, assume seven third party supply contracts and purchase certain

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Graham Enterprises Acquires 10 Stations From RWJ Management Co.

Deal includes 10 stations in the Chicagoland area. Graham Enterprises Inc. has purchased 10 BP branded retail convenience store gas stations from RWJ Management Co. Inc. The sites are located in the greater Chicago area. Graham Enterprises Inc. purchased the properties on July 19, pursuant to an Order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court having jurisdiction

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Rutter’s Inks Deal With Core-Mark, US Foods

“The addition of Rutter’s represents Core-Mark’s continued commitment to delivering fresh and broad line products with a more efficient supply-chain, which resonates with the country’s best retailers,” says senior vice president marketing for Core-Mark. Rutter’s Farm Stores has entered into three-year agreements with both Core-Mark, one of the largest supply-chain management companies in the convenience

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Murphy Oil Reports Progress in Spin Off

Announces preliminary Q2 earnings. Murphy Oil Corp. has announced its current development status of its Murphy USA Inc. spin off, and its preliminary second quarter 2013 results. Steven Cosse, president and CEO, of Murphy Oil Corp. noted that “substantial progress has been made” in the spin off of Murphy Oil Corp.’s retail gas station business

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Getty Realty Corp. Announces Earnings Release Date

Second quarter earnings conference call set for Aug. 8. Getty Realty Corp. plans to release its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 after the market closes on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. The company plans to conduct an earnings conference call on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate

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Defining Social Media Success

More and more convenience store chains are adopting interactive promotions to attract friends and fans and establish a longer-term relationship. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Today’s customers are more connected into the digital world than ever and to communicate with them effectively, convenience store operators must have a visible presence on social media sites. Savvy

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Warning: Encroachers Encroaching

The competitive landscape is changing again as drug stores, such as Walgreens and Duane Reade, and even furniture stores are beginning to feature foodservice, and dollar stores are selling snacks, cigarettes and beer. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. It seems that everybody wants to be a convenience store these days. Walgreens has 10 and growing

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Fast-Food Workers Strike For Higher Wages

Protests demand higher wages for fast food employees. Fast-food worker strikes to demand higher wages that started in New York eight months ago have spread now to Midwestern cities, including Chicago and Washington and this week has hit St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit and Flint, Mich., the New York Times reported. Thousands of fast-food workers

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United Supermarkets Supports MDA

During the 15th Annual “Aisles of Smiles” promotion guests can buy Smiley Face scan tags for $1 to benefit the cause. United Supermarkets LLC, Acosta Marketing and manufacturers are once again teaming up to help fight neuromuscular disease through the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Aisles of Smiles promotion. From July 31 to Sept. 3, when

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Casey’s To Card For Energy Shot Purchases

The Midwestern c-store chain looks to prevent teens from consuming the shots irresponsibly. Casey’s General Stores  is now requesting ID with the purchase of energy shots and pills.   Brian Johnson, Vice President of Finance for Casey’s General Store, told CBS News St. Louis that the chain will not sell energy shots and pills to

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BP Adds 17 Branded Sites In Northeastern Michigan

Agreement with Corrigan Oil strengthens BP presence in Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area. BP is adding 17 more branded sites in Michigan’s Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area. The agreement, which was finalized in June, represents approximately 19 million gallons of new volume for BP and also expands the brand’s relationship with Brighton-based Corrigan Oil. The 17 site conversions are

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