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NRF Asks Judge to Reject Swipe Fee Settlement

Calls agreement a ‘surrender’ that fails to address ‘evil’ of price fixing. The National Retail Federation (NRF) and a broad cross-section of retailers have asked a federal judge to reject a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit over credit card swipe fees that drive up prices for consumers by $30 billion a year, calling the

Kum & Go Sponsors Red Cross Fundraising

Kum & Go customers can add $1 to their purchase at any Kum & Go store to benefit tornado victims. Kum & Go is joining the American Red Cross disaster relief effort in Oklahoma. The convenience retailer is harnessing its network of more than 400 stores across 11 states to raise money for the victims

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Gulf Oil Providing Electricity Services in New Hampshire

Company plans to expand program into neighboring states. Gulf Oil, the nation’s fastest growing branded marketer of energy products,   announced that its Gulf Electricity services, which earlier launched in Connecticut, Maine and Massachusetts in 2012, are now available to New Hampshire residential and commercial customers. The expansion of Gulf Electricity into New Hampshire is part

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Kum & Go Opens Its First Store in Conway

LEED-certified store focuses on sustainability, fresh food and a wide array of product options. Kum & Go has opened a new Kum & Go store in Conway, Ark. at 2050 Dave Ward Drive. This is the first Kum & Go store in Conway and the 39th store in Arkansas. In the nearly 5,000-square-foot store, customers

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7-Eleven Launches Summer Slurpee Days

Features 49-cent drinks on Memorial Day weekend. Although the first official day of summer isn’t until June 21, 7-Eleven is kicking off the Slurpee season when most people arguably go into summertime mode— Memorial Day weekend. The convenience retailer’s #Awesummer Summer Slurpee Days officially begins Memorial Day weekend—with a 49-cent medium-size Slurpee drink deal that

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The Pantry Completes Exchange Offer

The Pantry Inc. has successfully completed its offer to exchange up to $250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 8.375% Senior Notes due 2020.  These new notes have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), for an equal aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 8.375% Senior Notes due 2020 (old notes),

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Boris Zelmanovich Joins The Pantry

The Pantry welcomes new senior vice president, chief merchandising officer. The Pantry Inc. announced that Boris Zelmanovich is joining the executive leadership team as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer. Zelmanovich joins The Pantry from Big Lots effective June 3 and will lead merchandising. He served as vice president of merchandising strategy at Big

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Family Express Reaches “The Cloud”

Partners with 3xLOGIC. Family Express announced that it has chosen 3xLOGIC, Inc., a developer of intelligent video solutions, as its provider of video surveillance solutions beginning May of 2013. This is another innovative way that Family Express uses technology to enhance overall operational efficiency and deliver outstanding customer service. The 3xLOGIC’s VIGIL Video Management System

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Phillips 66 Partners With OpenStore

“We are excited to align with the well-recognized GasBuddy brand,” says president of global marketing for Phillips 66. OpenStore by GasBuddy, a multi-channel digital marketing solution for convenience store chains, has partnered with Phillips 66, owner of gas station brands Phillips 66, Conoco and 76. OpenStore will be launching new Websites and mobile apps for

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Flying J Brings Fresh Marketplace To Cotulla, Texas

New travel plaza marks Flying J’s 40th in Texas. Pilot Flying J recently opened a Flying J Travel Plaza in Cotulla, Texas, featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the second location of PJ Fresh Marketplace, the company’s new, fast casual dining concept. As part of Pilot Flying J’s commitment to making life better for

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Minnesota Tax Bill Impacts Cigarette Prices

Bill to raise $2.1 billion in new revenue. The Minnesota House has passed a tax bill that would include a $1.60 per pack cigarette tax increase, and up the OTP tax rate to 95%, greatly impacting retailers who sell tobacco products in the state. The bill could raise revenue $2.1 billion and would also up

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California Consumers To See High Gas Prices?

Feds and State bless Tesoro purchase of BP Refinery and Arco stations. A green light that Tesoro’s purchase of BP’s big refinery in Carson complies with anti-trust laws means over time gas prices will go up in the state, Consumer Watchdog said today. The approval by the Federal Trade Commission and California Attorney General of

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Kum & Go Opens New Store in Muskogee

New store features more square footage focused on fresh food, expanded product options and sustainability. Kum & Go has announced the opening of a new Kum & Go store today in Muskogee, Okla. at 2400 E. Hancock Road. This newly constructed store replaces an older store that had been located at 2301 S. York St.

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TravelCenters of America Launches Professional Driver Wellness Program

Program in partnership with ‘The President’s Challenge’ rewards healthy choices. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has launched its ‘Get Moving. Stay Fit.’ Program designed to help professional drivers live a healthier lifestyle by focusing on nutrition and physical fitness. The program was designed in

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Roo Cup Campaign Recognized

Public relations agency wins Best in Show for the second year in a row with Kangaroo Express Roo Cup campaign. Largemouth Communications, a full-service public relations firm based in Raleigh-Durham, earned “Best in Show” for the second year in a row—this year for its creativity and meaningful client results around the Kangaroo Express Roo Cup

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Susser Holdings Completes Refinancing of Senior Notes

Susser Holdings Corp. has completed the refinancing of $425 million of 8.5% senior notes due 2016 using approximately $235 million of capacity under its recently expanded $500 million revolving credit facility, along with available cash. The notes were called at a price of 104.25%. Including the $18.1 million call premium and approximately $4 million of

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Hess, Elliott Reach Agreement

Three Elliott Capital Management nominees to join Hess board, while Hess splits roles of chairman and CEO. Hess and Elliott Capital Management have reportedly reached an agreement that gives board seats to three nominees by the activist hedge fund, News & Observer Online reported. Hess Corp. on Thursday reported that in return for the addition

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TravelCenters of America Opens New TA Travel Center

New  Mocksville, N.C. site includes a sit down restaurant and a fully-stocked travel store, among other features. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced the acquisition and rebranding of the newest TA travel center, located at I-40, Exit 170 (1670 U.S. Hwy 601 North)

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Cumberland Farms Saves Customers $1 Million On Gas

SmartPay Check-Link payment program celebrates savings milestone just four months after launch. Cumberland Farms has announced that its customers have saved $1 million on gas since the launch of its free SmartPay Check-Link payment program in January. The program lets customers pay for gas and in-store purchases using their mobile phones or with a payment

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Shell Expands WINsdays

Shell $aver cardholders can save on fuel if Helio Castroneves pilots No. 3 Car to Victory Lane at the Indianapolis 500. Shell is extending its WINsday promotion into the world of IndyCar for the Indianapolis 500. If Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves notches a win during the historic IZOD IndyCar Series race, current Shell $aver

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Gabe Olives Joins Rutter’s Farm Stores

Olives to serve as director of fuels, a newly created position at Rutter’s. Convenience store industry veteran Gabe Olives has joined Rutter’s Farm Stores as director of fuels. Olives has extensive experience in the c-store industry, more than 25 years with Turkey Hill Minit Markets, and will bring his expertise in strategic planning, project management,

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CITGO Marketers Partner With Eight Mile Boulevard Association

The 17th annual “Clean the D” event drives community clean-up effort. On Saturday, May 4, CITGO and five of its local Detroit Marketers teamed up with the Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA), the Miss Michigan Organization and 450 community volunteers to beautify the Eight Mile corridor in Detroit. Now in its 17th year, volunteers tackled

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Getty Realty Corp. Acquires 36 Properties

Buys Northeast and Mid-Atlantic locations for $72.5 Million. Getty Realty Corp. has acquired 36 properties located in the metro New York and Washington, D.C. Beltway regions for approximately $72.5 million in two sale/leaseback transactions with Capitol Petroleum Group LLC. The acquisition includes 16 Mobil branded properties in metro New York, and 13 Exxon and seven

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Petrowski Named One of Nation’s Top CEOs

“I am honored to receive this recognition from ExecRank as one of the nation’s top private company CEOs,” says Petrowski. Joe Petrowski, CEO of The Cumberland Gulf Group, has been selected by ExecRank, the nation’s definitive ranking service of executives, as one of the nation’s “Top Private Company CEOs” for 2012. The rankings are the

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Thorntons Relaunches Gas Price Alert Text Program

Mobile text program joins forces with GasBuddy. Thorntons Inc. has relaunched its Gas Price Alert text program with new and improved features hosted by GasBuddy and powered by OpenSource software. The program now has new and expanded market coverage for the chain’s Midwestern and Southeastern customer base. The simple-to-use program requires a one-time participant text

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