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7-Eleven Sues New York C-Store Owner

Franchisee accused of siphoning money and having employees wrongly enter product costs. 7-Eleven filed a lawsuit Friday against the franchisee of five Long Island, N.Y. stores, claiming he siphoned hundreds of thousands of dollars for at least four years, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company is seeking $1 million in damages, and also terminated

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Kum & Go Celebrates 50th Store Opening in Colorado

New store in Colorado Springs focuses on fresh food, expanded offerings and sustainable practices. Kum & Go, L.C. is celebrating a milestone with the opening of its 50th store in Colorado. The new store opened its doors to the public on  June 21, and is located at 6735 N. Carefree Circle in Colorado Springs. The

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7-Eleven Conducts I-9 Review

Following federal investigation, 7-Eleven cracks down on franchises. After nine 7-Eleven franchisees and store managers were indicted this week on charges of harboring illegal aliens, wire fraud and identity theft, 7-Eleven is conducting its own internal review. 7-Eleven sent a letter to 5,000 franchisees Thursday informing its franchisees of upcoming internal reviews. The letter was

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Murphy Oil Announces BOD For Murphy USA

R. Madison Murphy set to act as chairman of the Board of Murphy USA Inc. Murphy Oil Corp. 10 directors who are expected to serve on the Board for Murphy USA Inc., after completion of a spin off later this year. Murphy USA Inc., currently a subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corp., will become a stand-alone

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Kass Joins CHS As Digital Strategy Leader

“We are excited that Tammie has joined our team to take our digital presence to the next level,” says CHS spokesperson. Tamara (“Tammie”) Freund Kass, an experienced agricultural communicator and leader, has joined CHS Inc. as its digital strategy leader. CHS is a farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company. The company

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Delek US Holdings Declares Cash Dividend

Special cash dividend of $0.10 per share available July 30. Delek US Holdings Inc. announced that its Board of Directors declared a special cash dividend of $0.10 per share. Shareholders of record on July 9, 2013 will receive the special cash dividend payable on July 30, 2013. “We are pleased to announce our second special

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Federal Raid On 7-Eleven Franchises Continues

7-Eleven takes over two more Virginia franchises after federal inquiry. 7-Eleven Inc. has reclaimed the operations of two more Hampton Roads franchises, in Virginia Beach and Newport News, Va., after a federal inquiry into the illegal hiring of immigrant employees by franchise owners in New York and Virginia, the Richmond Times Dispatch reported. “7-Eleven Inc.

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Breaking News: Kum & Go Co-Founder William Krause Passes Away

Under Krause’s leadership, Krause Gentle Corp. was Convenience Store Decisions’ 1998 Convenience Store Chain of the Year. William Krause, a West Des Moines, Iowa entrepreneur who built Kum & Go, the nation’s fifth largest privately held convenience store chain, died today at 78. Krause passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family after

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Three More Pilot Flying J Employees Plead Guilty To Fraud

As the federal investigation continues, a total of five employees have now accepted plea deals. Three more Pilot Flying J employees pleaded guilty on Tuesday of being part of a  scheme to defraud trucking companies out of rebates, USA Today reported. The three employees included a sales manager who helped set up a training session

Tesoro Sells Hawaii Refinery

Par Petroleum to take the reigns as deal is expected to close in third quarter.   Par Petroleum Corp. is set to acquire San Antonio-based refiner Tesoro Corp.’s Hawaii refinery, the San Antonio Express-News reported. According to the deal, Houston, Texas-based Par Petroleum Corp. has agreed to pay Tesoro $75 million, plus working capital of

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Atlas Oil Acquires Hadi Group Assets

“Our goal is to help our newest customers rebuild their business,” says Atlas CEO. Atlas Oil Co. has purchased substantially all of the Assets of the Hadi Group Distributors Inc., Hadi Petroleum Transporter Inc., C & H Land Co. LLC, Fordson Consumer Center Inc. and A & G Land Co. LLC (The Hadi Cos). Atlas

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United Supermarkets Cuts Ribbon On New Convenience Store

New Borger, Texas-based United Express is company’s sixth c-store. A seventh location is set to open soon. United Supermarkets, LLC, opened its newest freestanding convenience store today following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its United Express location in Borger, Texas. The 2,400 square-foot store is located southwest of the company’s United Supermarkets location, on Hwy. 136.

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High’s Launches With OpenStore by GasBuddy

“OpenStore has allowed us to gain an overall greater and more loyal customer base than we have ever had,” says marketing coordinator. High’s of Baltimore operates 51 locations in Maryland under the name High’s of Baltimore. High’s has launched a new rewards program accompanied by a new branded Website with individual pages for each location,

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Deals Driving Smokeless Sales

Portion pouches and value pricing are injecting new energy into this core tobacco category. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. While electronic cigarettes are gaining a lot of attention, smokeless tobacco sales are chugging along with brisk sales.Overall, smokeless sales jumped 6% to $4.93 billion for the 52 weeks ended April 21, 2013, according to SymphonyIRI

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Sheetz To Construct Distribution Center In Burlington, N.C.

Sheetz plans to open at least a dozen more centers in the state over the next few years. Sheetz Inc. has partnered with Samet Corp. on the construction of a 250,000 square-foot distribution and production facility in Burlington, N.C. Sheetz recently selected Samet as the contractor in charge of construction management for the $32.8 M

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2013 COLLOQUY Census Shows Loyalty Trends

Census shows 45% growth in drug store membership, but fuel and convenience membership fell. U.S. retailers—led by department, drug and specialty stores—have captured the spotlight in the 2013 COLLOQUY Loyalty Census. Department Stores achieved 70% growth in loyalty program memberships since the 2011 COLLOQUY Census, far surpassing the 26.7% rate of growth in loyalty programs

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Core-Mark to Give Webcast Presentation

Presentation from Oppenheimer 13th Annual Consumer Conference to be available online. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, announced that it will Webcast its presentation from the Oppenheimer Consumer Conference on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 beginning at 2:55 p.m.

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Retail Improvements with Help From Uncle Sam

The renewed American Taxpayer Act offers some key tax breaks to convenience store retailers through 2013. By Mark Battersby, Contributing Editor.The so-called “Fiscal Cliff” tax bill enacted last December, the American Taxpayer Relief Act, renewed important tax breaks used by some c-stores to reduce the out-of-pocket expenditures required to keep their business premises fresh and

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7-Eleven Sues Franchisee For Fraud

Franchise operators allegedly steal hundreds of thousands in unreported transactions. 7-Eleven and TSC Lending Group have sued 7-Eleven franchisee Balraj Chopra, his wife Neelam Chopra and Chopra Holdings Inc., for allegedly committing RICO fraud, breach of contract, unfair competition and trademark infringement, noted CourtHouse News Service. 7-Eleven sought $500,000 in damages through the lawsuit, as

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CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip To Visit C-Stop CITGO

Customer appreciation and literacy event to be held at local CITGO station in Plano, Ill. The CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip is making a pit stop at the locally owned C-Stop CITGO station at 101 Waubonsee Drive in Plano, Ill. on Friday, June 14. Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., community members are invited to

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Is Your Family Fit to Run the Family Business?

For most family businesses, planning for succession is the toughest and most critical challenge they face. Yet succession planning can also be a great opportunity to maximize opportunities and create a multi-generational institution. By Lois Lang, Contributing Editor.Family-owned businesses remain the backbone of the convenience store industry. Many chains have been successfully passed on from

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Fresh & Easy Acquisition Pending

Locations could be converted to the Wild Oats brand. Tesco’s struggling Fresh & Easy U.S. retail brand may soon be acquired. Multiple reports have shown billionaire investor Ron Burkle is in talks with Tesco regarding an acquisition. Burkle would use the locations to relaunch the Wild Oats brand. Jim Keyes, the former CEO of 7-Eleven

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VPS Hosts 30th Annual Auction And Golf Tourney

Fundraiser benefits Cape Fear Council Boy Scouts. VPS Convenience Store Group, operator of the Scotchman Convenience Stores, will host its 30th Annual Summer Swing Golf Tournament and Auction to benefit the Boy Scouts of America, Cape Fear Council, on June 11-12, 2013. A dinner and auction will be held at the Holiday Inn Resort at

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TravelCenters Announces ‘Ultimate Platinum’ Rewards Level

Members can reach the UltraONE Platinum level by earning 20,000 points in any calendar year. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has added a new rewards level to its UltraONE Driver Rewards Program. The new ‘Ultimate Platinum’ level, the highest rewards level, rewards professional driver

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Nice N Easy Offers Summer Sweepstakes

Customers have the chance to win a new bike. Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes has announced the winner of its Ultimate Summer Grilling Sweepstakes: Kate Uriarte from Forestport, N.Y.  Uriarte won a prize pack from Bud Light Lime, including a combination charcoal/propane grill, smoker, thermoelectric cooler and patio set. The summer sweepstakes fun continues as

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