KSS Fuels Changing Name to Kalibrate Technologies

New name reflects broad scope of intelligence solutions for clients. KSS Fuels has announced that it is changing its name to Kalibrate Technologies to better reflect the broadened scope of the intelligence solutions it offers clients in the petroleum retail and convenience store industry. The company provides fuel pricing and retail network planning software and

Greg Parker Named Entrepreneur of the Year

President and CEO of Parker’s honored at 2013 Business Expo and Awards Banquet. The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce recently honored Parker’s president and CEO Greg Parker as the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year. Parker was recognized at the 2013 Business Expo and Awards Banquet, held on Oct. 24 at the Savannah International Trade and

Kum & Go Opens New Convenience Store in Bentonville

New eco-friendly store features fresh food and a variety of fuel options. Kum & Go is set to open a new 5,000-square-foot convenience store in Bentonville, Ark. at 800 Southeast J St. on Friday, Oct. 25. Customers are invited to stop by during opening week to enjoy fresh pizza for only $1 a slice. The

CITGO To Award A Year’s Supply of Free Gas

Customers in four cities are eligible to win fuel. From now through Nov. 10, CITGO is giving away $34,000 in CITGO Gift Cards to consumers who visit one of nearly 500 CITGO branded stations in San Antonio; Atlanta; Tampa, Fla.; and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa., as part of the CITGO Good Stuff Giveaway. During the six week

Ultimate Line Debuts on Rutter’s Menu

Burgers, tacos and quesadilla options greet customers. Rutter’s has taken a good things and made them even better with the introduction of The Ultimate line of burgers, tacos and quesadillas to the Central Pennsylvania’s convenience store chain’s award-winning menu. Rutter’s Ultimate Burger Melts are one-third pound Black Angus beef patty and topped with the customer’s

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Street Corner Ranked As A Top Franchise For Minorities

Convenience store chain recognized by USA Today for third year in a row. Street Corner, the convenience store chain ubiquitous in shopping malls in 19 states, has been chosen by USA Today as one of the 50 Top Franchises for Minorities, for the third consecutive year. The 50 Top Franchises for Minorities list will appear

Empire Petroleum Chooses KSS Fuels PriceNet Solution

Pricing Intelligence suite will help support growth at Maryland chain. Empire Petroleum Partners is set to implement the KSS Fuels PriceNet suite of Pricing Intelligence tools across its retail outlets in 13 states. As Empire continues to expand, the Maryland-based fuels distributor and retailer is implementing the complete PriceNet solution with mobile technology and business

Sionic Mobile, Pine State Trading Co. Sign Strategic Alliance

Partnership provides c-stores, fuel retailers a competitive edge, plus 75% savings in credit card fees. Sionic Mobile, an mCommerce company providing mobile gifting, payments and rewards and Pine State Trading Co., New England’s leader in marketing and distribution of convenience and beverage products, announced a strategic partnership to provide Pine State Trading Co.’s more than

Oregon Tests Mileage Tax

As states scramble for new revenue, many wait for the results of Oregon’s pilot mileage tracking program. Oregon is set to tax motorists based on the number of miles they drive as opposed to the amount of fuel they consume, raising concerns about cost and privacy, Fox New reported. Following a recently signed bill, the

CITGO Partners With Huddle Inc.

Launches High School Ticket Program, saving high schools across Alabama, Florida and North Carolina more than $150,000. CITGO Petroleum Corp. has announced a new partnership with Huddle Inc., and the launch of the CITGO & Huddle Inc. High School Ticket Program. Through this new program, which runs through May 2014, CITGO will help 222 high

Kangaroo Express Stores in the Piedmont-Triad Get New Offerings

Participating stores to receive updated Bean Street Coffee offers, new fresh food items; month-long celebration includes $10K in donations to local schools. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc. announced that 10 stores in the Piedmont-Triad area now feature new store offerings and upgraded appearances as part of the “New at the Roo” program, including

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Circle K Purchases PIX Stores

Publix Super Markets Inc. has announced its decision to sell PIX, the fuel/c-store concept it began testing in 2001. Circle K Stores Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., will purchase 13 sites of which 11 are located in Florida and two in Georgia, and Max Arnold & Sons LLC, a family-owned company

Corner Store Raises $47,000 For Flood-Impacted Communities

“We pride ourselves on being good neighbors to the communities we serve,” says CEO of CST Brands. Over the past few weeks, Corner Store has raised $47,000 for communities impacted by the devastating floods in Colorado. Contributions came from customers at 155 Colorado Corner Stores, Corner Store Team Members (employees) and a matching pledge from

NOCO Raises Over $12,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

“This was the first time we held a month-long campaign at our Express stores,” says NOCO’s executive vice president. NOCO Express Stores, along with its customers and employees, gave generously to the local chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, donating $12,010 during a recent in-store campaign.  Throughout the month of September, customers could purchase

CITGO Offers Special Pricing On Fuel Dispensers

New program offers significant incentives to CITGO marketers and retailers. CITGO Marketers and Retailers can purchase Bennett Pacific Series dispensers, fully imaged with CITGO Centennial graphics, at an exclusive CITGO-negotiated price on all orders placed before Dec. 31, 2014. Additionally, special CITGO pricing is also available for Big Fueler Ultra High Flow Diesel dispensers and

Dollar General Introduces New Fueling Station

Major retailer embarks on fuel pump pilot project at Alabama store location. Dollar General has announced the introduction of its first fuel station, as part of a test pilot project. The new fuel pumps are located at the Dollar General Market in Hanceville, Ala. “Dollar General continues to innovate to provide convenience and value for

Parker’s president and CEO Greg Parker, center, cut the ribbon at the latest Parker’s retail location at 11012 Hwy 301 South in Statesboro, Ga. on Oct. 18.

Parker’s Opens Statesboro Convenience Store

“We’re thrilled to help lower gas prices in the area while giving back to area schools,” says Parker’s CEO. Parker’s celebrated the official grand opening of a new state-of-the-art location in Statesboro, Ga. last week. Statesboro Mayor Joe Brannen, Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce board chair Keely Fennell, and Bulloch County Commissioner Carolyn Ethridge helped cut

Emily Roff of Dallas checks out the new line-up of wines at a 7-Eleven store in an affluent area where its customers are inclined to buy pricier varietals.

7-Eleven Expands Wine Category for Fall

C-store giant introduces fine wines—most rated 90 points and priced for less than $20. 7-Eleven Inc. has added four high-demand A-listers to its lineup at its top wine-selling stores – “A” as in wines that have scored 89-90 points in oenophile publications like Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. The ultra-premium varietals—La Crema Chardonnay, Louis Martini

Gulf Oil Supports Breast Cancer Research

Gulf sponsors regional “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” fundraising walks throughout its 29-state service area. As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Gulf Oil LP, the fastest growing branded marketer of energy products in the U.S., is bringing its national support for breast cancer research and awareness to new levels this year. 

Kroger Announces Leadership Succession Plan

Ellis takes over as president and COO as McMullen takes the helm as CEO. The Kroger Co. has announced that Michael Ellis will be named president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, 2014, completing the succession plan announced in September. The company expects its Board of Directors to elect Ellis to his new role

Cautious Consumers Trim Holiday Gift Giving Budgets

According to NRF Survey consumers are setting a modest budget for gifts while they wait to see how the U.S. economy fares the in coming months. Faced with continued economic uncertainty and used to doing more with less, consumers will take a conservative approach to spending this holiday season. According to NRF’s holiday consumer spending

Flash Foods Implements New Fuel Inventory Management Software

Simmons ClearView gives quick ROI for Flash Foods. Flash Food has rolled out Simmons ClearView to 170 c-store locations. ClearView provides continuous fuel inventory management software and services designed to track every drop of fuel through the tanks at the site.  In addition to stopping fuel losses, the system provides the ability to accurately reconcile

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Unilever Donates One Million School Meals

Partners with The World Food Programme For World Food Day 2013. On World Food Day (Oct. 16), Unilever, through its Foods category and Food Solutions business, donated one million school meals through the Unilever Foundation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help end child hunger by improving the availability and nutritional quality

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Atlas Oil Announces New President & Chief Operating Officer

Michael Evans to oversee day-to-day execution of the business in newly created role. Sam Simon, chairman and CEO of Atlas Oil Co., has announced the promotion of Michael Evans to the newly created position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Evans was executive vice president, real estate and business development. With this move, Simon will

Susser Provides Third Quarter 2013 Operating Results Update

Earnings conference call set for Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. ET. Susser Holdings Corp. and Susser Petroleum Partners LP provided partial operating results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2013. Susser Holdings expects to report:     Same-store merchandise sales growth of approximately 3.4% for the third quarter and 3.3% for the first

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