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Former Property Owner Celebrates Rutter’s Grand Opening

Rutter’s Farm Stores Chief Customer Officer, Derek Gaskins, had the opportunity to shakes hands with James Strickler (see photo, left), the first customer at Rutter’s newest location in Mountville, Lancaster County, Pa. Strickler’s family once owned the land on which the convenience store stands, the second Lancaster County location for the York, Pa.-based company. “On

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United Supermarkets LLC Announces Name Change

Company to now be known as The United Family. United Supermarkets LLC announced a name change for the parent company as the result of a strategic branding initiative for the entire organization. Moving forward, United Supermarkets LLC will be known as The United Family, reflecting the company’s multiple store brands, as well as its rich

Love’s Launches Paper Hearts Campaign

Promotion to benefit 92 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Love’s Travel Stops employees and customers are showing a lot of heart for local sick and injured kids with the return of their annual in-store fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Now through Sept. 23, those who donate a $1, $5 or $20 paper heart icon at

Pilot Flying J Opens New Locations

Ample diesel lanes and a wide foodservice selection, including Cinnabon, greet customers. Pilot Flying J has announced the opening of two new stores to better serve professional drivers: a Pilot Travel Center in Oakwood, Ill., and a Flying J Travel Plaza in Vandalia, Ohio. “We’re thrilled that our new locations will serve professional drivers traveling

MEC Access and Texaco Go Country Strong

Texaco adds country music star Luke Bryan and the CMA to its country music line-up. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and MEC Access, the Entertainment & Sports Partnership division of global media agency MEC, announced the expansion of the Texaco brand’s country music platform with the addition of country music star Luke Bryan and the Country Music

The Pantry Completes Refinancing Of Its Term Loan

The Pantry Inc. announced that it has completed the refinancing of its senior secured 2019 Term Loan. At the company’s current leverage ratio, the $253 million Term Loan will bear interest at LIBOR plus 375 basis points with a LIBOR floor of 100 basis points, compared to LIBOR plus 450 basis points with a LIBOR

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Martin Eagle Aims to Contain Rising Operating Costs

Using a new monitoring system, the Texas chain is saving time, energy and reducing the spoilage costs that can arise from damaged cold vault compressors. By Erin Rigik, associate editor. Martin Eagle Oil Co. knows first hand the financial and general frustrations convenience store operators can feel after losing a freezer full of products due

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Rutter’s No. 1 On Top York, Pa. Private Companies List

The c-store chain is also among the fastest growing central Pennsylvania companies. Rutter’s Farm Stores has reclaimed the top spot on the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal’s 2013 list of Top 100 Private Companies in York County, Pa., surging up from No. 2 on the list just one year ago. Rutter’s also climbed to No. 2

NCASEF Announces 2014 National Convention in Orlando

Conference set for July at Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel. The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) has announced that its 39th National Convention and Trade Show will be held July 12 – 16, 2014 in Orlando, Fla. at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel. This past July, 62 major sponsors and more

Parker’s president and CEO Greg Parker, center, cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of the newest Parker’s retail location. Statesboro Mayor Joe Brannen and Bulloch County dignitaries Keely Fennell and Garrett Nevil attended the ribbon cutting.

Parker’s Opens New Convenience Store

The new Statesboro, Ga. store is Parker’s 31st location. Parker’s celebrated the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art location in Statesboro, Ga. on Aug. 13, with a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Statesboro Mayor Joe Brannen and Keely Fennell and Garrett Nevil with the Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce helped cut the ribbon at the new

Brian Legried Named to Energy Leadership Role

CHS appoints new vice president, Refined Fuels Sales and Energy Services. CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, has named Brian Legried to the position of vice president, Refined Fuels Sales and Energy Services. In this new position Legried will provide strategic leadership and direction for the

GPM Investments Acquires Hurst Harvey Oil

GPM Investments has successfully acquired Kilmarnock, Va.-based Hurst Harvey Oil, Inc., according to Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. Hurst Harvey is a petroleum marketing and convenience store company. The company’s retail units trade as Get & Zip and are located on the Northern Neck and Upper Peninsula communities in Virginia. The Hurst Harvey stores offer

Pep-Up Inc. Acquires Bagwell Oil Co.

Pep-Up Inc. has successfully acquired Bagwell Oil Co. Inc. of Onancock, Va., announced Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. Bagwell and its affiliated companies have been engaged in multiple downstream fuels businesses including convenience store and motor fuels retailing for over 95 years. In 2006, Matrix first sold the company’s retail convenience store business. When it

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Empire Petroleum Partners Enhances Senior Leadership Team

Appoints Hank Heithaus as CEO and David Potter as chief financial officer. Empire Petroleum Partners LLC has named Henry (Hank) Heithaus, CEO and David Potter, chief financial officer, signaling the next steps in Empire’s strategy to further develop its current markets and increase its national footprint in the fuel distribution industry. “The addition of these

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Rutter’s Honored with Army Reserve Employer Support Award

Flexible scheduling for military personnel helps the chain’s employees serve their country and their customers. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Rutter’s Farm Stores’ Joel Workinger, a dairy transportation supervisor, and Todd Rutter, president of Rutter’s Dairy, were recognized last month with the Army Reserve Employer Support Award. Tom Rayburn, a delivery driver for Rutter’s Dairy

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Kwik Trip Opens 400th Store

New store in Chisago City, Minn. marks the 400th location for the convenience store chain. La Crosse, Wis.-based Kwik Trip has opened its 400th convenience store location. On it’s Facebook Page, Kwik Trip posted a photo of the store (left) and announced the opening of its milestone location at 11085 Lake Blvd. in Chisago City,

CST Brands Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

Four new-to-industry stores opened in Q2 and an additional four stores have opened already in Q3. CST Brands Inc., an independent retailer of motor fuels and convenience merchandise in North America, reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. “We are extremely proud of our accomplishments since our May 1 spin,” said

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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