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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

Sheetz Prize Patrol Rolls Through Winston-Salem

Celebrates its title as a best place to work in North Carolina.            Sheetz employees have another reason to brag about their jobs.  The company continues its summer tour of celebrations this week with customers and employees at several of its Convenience Restaurants. Employees of Sheetz voted their employer the 3rd Best Place to Work in

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Core-Mark Announces Second Quarter 2013 Investor Call

Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. plans to release its earnings before the market opens on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, and will host an investor call later that morning at 9 a.m. Pacific time.  This call may be accessed by dialing (800) 588-4973 using the code 35282385.  The call

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7-Eleven’s Summer of Snacking

Retailer responds to snackers’ needs with new bites, treats and deals. 7-Eleven Inc. continues to answer consumers’ 24-hour need for small-portioned foods, snacks and mini-meals with an evolving menu of bits, bites and snacks—all at a sweet price. The newest hot snacks to join the mini-meal scene at 7-Eleven stores are Corn Dog Bites, Mozzarella

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Love’s Travel Stops To Offer DEF At All Locations

Love’s completes installation of DEF at the pump at all of its travel stops nationwide. Love’s Travel Stops now offers diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at the pump for professional truck drivers at all 245 travel stops across the country. Love’s began installing DEF at the pump on diesel islands in 2011 and completed its rollout

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Atlas Oil Expands Presence in Southeast U.S.

Adds offices in Orlando, Fla., Charlotte, N.C. and Greensboro, N.C. Atlas Oil Co. has expanded its presence in the Southeast with additional offices and trucking assets in Orlando, Fla,, Charlotte, N.C. and Greensboro, N.C. The expansion is a natural outgrowth of increasing commercial business demand for fuel in the Southeast. “As the nation’s economy continues

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Delek Logistics Acquires Tyler Storage Tanks, Product Terminal

“This transaction is expected to increase the annual EBITDA forecast provided in Delek Logistics’ IPO prospectus by approximately 21%,” says Delek Logistics CEO. Delek Logistics Partners LP and Delek US Holdings Inc. have announced that Delek Logistics has acquired, from a subsidiary of Delek US, certain storage tanks and the product terminal at Delek US’s

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Corner Store Raises $58,000 For Colorado Wildfire Victims

“We strive every day to be positive, contributing members of our Corner Store communities,” says CEO of CST Brands. Over the past four weeks, Corner Store has raised more than $58,000 for the people whose lives and homes were devastated by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history. Contributions came from customers at 155 Colorado

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Kangaroo Express Sponsors Babe Ruth Softball Commission

Fans invited to celebrate 12U Babe Ruth World Series kick-off with Kangaroo Express on Aug. 1 Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc., announced it is the exclusive convenience store sponsor for the Babe Ruth Softball Commission in Alachua County, Fla. during its upcoming tournament games. The commission is hosting three tournament games taking place

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Four Charged In Major Hacking Scheme That Impacted 7-Eleven

More than 160 million stolen credit and debit card numbers were sold globally. Four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian have been charged with running a hacking organization that during the course of seven years penetrated computer networks of more than a dozen major American and international corporations, including 7-Eleven, the Independent Record reported. More than

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Bellman Oil Raises Over $41,000 To Fight Muscular Dystrophy

23rd annual MDA Golf Tournament brings in $23,000.   CITGO Petroleum Corp. and Bellman Oil helped members of the North Liberty community raise more than $23,000 for children affected by neuromuscular diseases at the 23rd Annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Golf Tournament at Whispering Pines Golf Course on June 18. “We look forward to raising

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GPM Acquiring Five Get & Zip Stores

Hurst Harvey Oil Inc. sells five BP-branded sites. GPM Investment LLC and Hurst Harvey Oil Inc., a family-owned and operated business in the Northern Neck of Virginia, have entered into an agreement for GPM Investments to purchase five GET & ZIP convenience stores, all with BP branded fuels from Hurst Harvey Oil Inc.  Hurst Harvey

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U.S. Hispanics More Likely to Purchase Groceries at C-Stores

NPD report examines the c-store shopping behavior of Hispanics. U.S. Hispanics are more likely to purchase grocery foods, dairy, and bread from convenience stores (c-stores) than non-Hispanics, reports The NPD Group, a  global information company. Spanish-dominant Hispanics are more likely to make grocery item purchases at c-stores than other Hispanics, according to the NPD report

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McAllen Woman Wins A Year Of Flights In Corner Store Contest

Corner Store gave away 24 round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines. Lee Ann Dupont, a 54-year-old clerk from McAllen, won a year of flights from Southwest Airlines in Corner Store’s recent Drink Up and Fly Away contest. Participating Corner Stores across the U.S. gave away a year of flights from Southwest Airlines to one grand prize

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Tedeschi Takes Home Three 2013 Wicked Local Reader’s Choice Awards

Tedeschi’s superior food selection is recognized in three categories. Tedeschi Food Shops was voted tops in three Wicked Local Reader’s Choice Awards for 2013. WickedLocal and WickedLocal.com provide local news and information through both traditional newspaper and online to more than 160 communities throughout eastern Massachusetts. Each year, thousands of readers nominate their favorites in

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