First Public CNG Station Opens in Casa Grande

Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. and Trillium CNG host ribbon cutting at new station. Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. and Trillium CNG hosted a green ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the first public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Casa Grande. The station is located on Golden Eagle’s property at 1000 N Jefferson. Compressed Natural

Kum & Go Makes Inc. 5000 List For Fifth Consecutive Year

“We attribute our continued success and aggressive growth to our dedicated associates and loyal customers,” says Kum & Go President and CEO. For the fifth consecutive year, Kum & Go has been listed by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America. Kum & Go ranks among the top 20

Atlas Oil Named To Inc. 5000 List

Ranks No. 3,844 overall, and No. 62 in Metro Detroit. Atlas Oil Co. is once again ranked among the fastest growing private companies in the nation. Inc. Magazine just published its 2013 Annual Inc. 5000 list and Atlas is ranked No. 3,844. Within the Metro Detroit area, Atlas ranks No. 62 and in Michigan, where

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U.S. Oil To Build GAIN Clean Fueling Station

U.S. Oil aims to add 50 CNG stations in the next three years. U.S. Oil has partnered with FST Logistics to build a GAIN Clean Fuel station at the intersection of Atlas Street and Renner Road in Columbus, Ohio. The new station will provide Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to FST’s CNG truck fleet and will

Pictured from left to right: Liza Salaria, senior vice president of merchandising at Circle K Mid-Atlantic; Kathy Erhardt, director of development for Feedmore; and Lynn Lambrecht, senior vice president of human resources at Circle K Mid-Atlantic.

Circle K Mid-Atlantic Presents Grant to Central Virginia Food Bank

Partnership with BP Fueling Communities directs funds to local hunger-relief agency. In partnership with the BP Fueling Communities program, Circle K Mid-Atlantic has presented a $3,500 grant to FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank for hunger relief efforts in the 31 counties and five cities the nonprofit serves. BP Fueling Communities is a philanthropic program that

Parker’s Honored by Inc. 500|5000

Named one of America’s fastest growing companies for second consecutive year. Parker’s, a nationally-recognized convenience store leader with 32 retail locations throughout southeast Georgia and coastal South Carolina, announced that Inc. ranked the company on its annual Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies list. This marks the second consecutive year Parker’s has been included on this

Cumberland Farms Awards Believe and Achieve Scholarships

Convenience store retailer helps over 900 students reach their dreams since program inception. Cumberland Farms announced that 130 talented high school seniors from 11 states have been awarded Believe and Achieve Scholarships to help them attend college in the fall of 2013. Cumberland Farms’ popular scholarship program began seven years ago and has already provided

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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

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