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Corner Store Raises $2.3 Million For MDA

Shamrocks program helps fund MSA research. CST Brands Inc.’s U.S. Corner Store Team Members and customers came through in a big way for an important cause, raising more than $2.3 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Shamrocks program. The popular fundraiser helps support MDA’s worldwide research programs, MDA clinics and MDA families with muscle diseases.

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Rutter’s Golf Outing Raises Over $110,000

Local charities benefit from donations. Rutter’s Children’s Charities raised more than $110,000 for central Pennsylvania charities at its 11th annual golf outing, the company announced. Since its beginning in 2002, the two-day outing has raised over $1 million for children’s charities in central Pennsylvania.  The Make-a-Wish Foundation of greater Pennsylvania, the Chambersburg Hospital, and York

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BP Cherry Point Refinery Adds Diesel, Hydrogen Units

Project positions Cherry Point for future opportunities. BP has announced the successful commissioning of a state-of-the-art diesel hydrotreater and hydrogen plant at its 234,000 barrel per day Cherry Point Refinery located in Blaine, Wash. “BP is committed to safe operations and providing consumers in the Northwest with cleaner fuels,” said Jeff Pitzer, BP’s Northwest fuels

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MACS Appoints Salaria As Senior Vice President of Merchandising

Salaria joins MACS from Giant Eagle. Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS) has announced the appointment of Liza Salaria as senior vice president of merchandising. In this role, Salaria will be responsible for leading merchandising and marketing strategy to achieve sales and gross profit goals. Salaria joins MACS from Giant Eagle, where she served as senior director

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Parker Featured As Georgia Trend “Power Player”

Article notes Parker’s Convenience Stores offer style in addition to substance. Greg Parker, the president and CEO of Parker’s, is featured in a “Power Players” profile in the May 2013 issue of Georgia Trend. An award-winning industry leader, Parker has influenced the convenience store industry with his emphasis on loyalty, spirit of innovation, love of

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Core-Mark Announces Q1 2013 Financial Results

Non-cigarette margins improved by more than 30 basis points, results show. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., a marketer of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. “I am encouraged to see healthy growth in our non-cigarette sales and robust

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Guion Joins The Pantry Board

“Her knowledge and expertise will be a great addition to our board of directors,” says BOD chairman.  The Pantry Inc.  has announced that Kathleen Guion has joined the company’s board of directors effective May 3, 2013.   “We are very excited to have Kathleen Guion join our board of directors,” said the chairman of The

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C-Store Hosts Fueling Good Road Trip Stop

Community event to benefit local non-profits and offer customer giveaways. The CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip is stopping at the Food Bag CITGO Quik Mart at 1289 Farmington Ave. on May 8 for the ultimate Fueling Good experience. From noon – 4 p.m. EST, customers will receive free coffee from New England Coffee Co. and

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Future Forces, Top Retail Trends To Highlight C-Metrics Outlook Forum

Skrovan speaks on changes impacting go-to-market retail strategies. A developing retail shift that requires business strategy changes by all supply chain partners will be the focus of the keynote address at the AWMA C-Metrics Convenience Industry Outlook Forum, to be held June 24-25 in New Orleans. Speaking on Tuesday, June 25 will be Sandy Skrovan,

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Remington Oil Signs With VP Racing Fuels

Distributor to bolster VP brand presence in northern Wisconsin, Michigan.   VP Racing Fuels Inc. announced Remington Oil Co. Inc. has signed on as its newest retail brand partner, building on its four-year relationship as a distributor of VP’s race fuels. As a supplier to 10 company-operated retail locations and 50+ independent locations, Remington will

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MAPCO Suffers Data Breach

The incident involves credit/debit card payments for transactions at MAPCO locations between March 19-25, April 14-15 and April 20-21. Convenience store operator MAPCO Express Inc. has experienced a security breach by third-party hackers that may have compromised the credit/debit card information of certain MAPCO customers. MAPCO operates convenience stores in Tennessee, northern and central Alabama,

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Parker’s Voted Best Convenience Store

Sweeps three additional categories in Savannah Morning News Reader’s Choice Awards. Parker’s recently swept four categories in the 2013 Savannah Morning News Reader’s Choice Awards. Voters honored Parker’s as Best Convenience Store and also gave the company top honors in the following categories: Best Wine Selection, Best Lunch Bargain and Best She Crab Soup. The

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Chevron, Safeway Expand Loyalty Partnership

Grocery purchases lead to fuel discounts for customers in three new markets. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. To capture an increased number of fuel customers, Chevron and Safeway have expanded their joint loyalty program to Las Vegas, Northern California and Hawaii.  Customers in these regions can now earn gas rewards when they shop using their

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The Affordable Care Act: What You Need to Know Now

Beginning in 2014, health insurance will be available to individuals and small businesses through state-run “exchanges.”  These will require insurance companies to compete for business in the marketplace. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor. Now is the time for employers to prepare to meet requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Obama administration’s healthcare law

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Nice N Easy Recognizes Top Employees

Duskiewicz honored with Sharon Jordan Memorial True Spirit Award. Recently, Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes recognized several excelling employees that demonstrated outstanding service during 2012. The evening began with the recognition of Joan Seifried, who has been a part of the Nice N Easy Family since the 1980’s.  She started many years ago as the

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Chevron ExtraMile Launches Warp Speed Instant Win Game

Contest celebrates new Star Trek Into Darkness film. Chevron ExtraMile has announced its new Warp Speed Instant Win Game in support of the upcoming film Star Trek Into Darkness opening May 17, 2013. Now through June 30, or while supplies last, eligible visitors to participating ExtraMile locations in California, Oregon and Washington can request a

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Fifty Shades of Green

Even small, sustainable initiatives can resonate with customers and improve a convenience store’s bottom line. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. The verdict is in: A growing number of customers are becoming environmentally-conscious and they prefer to spend their money at stores doing their part to grow sustainability. Retailers across all channels are beginning to cash

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A Family Like No Other

From self-distribution and unique product development to outstanding customer service and social media investments, Gus Olympidis continues to push the boundaries of innovation at Family Express. By John Lofstock, Editor. On a frigid February Indiana morning, about a dozen prospective employees rolled into Family Express’s state-of-the-art learning center in Valparaiso, Ind., to see if they

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Earth Market Debuts with Earth Day Celebration

With a tagline of “fresh energy for life,” Atlas Oil’s latest convenience store concept features Eco-Earth Coffee, LED lighting and a host of recycling initiatives. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor Atlas Oil launched its new Earth Market c-store concept in February, rebranding its five    company-operated stores in the greater Chicago market. True to its name,

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Rutter’s Adds Value Menu

Customers can find favorites for all dayparts priced under $2. Rutter’s Farm Stores introduced a value menu this week, reinforcing its commitment to delivering exceptional food at a great value, the chain announced this week. The new value menu consists of existing choices, more than 50 long-time customer favorites, all priced to please from 99

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2013 RooCup Now Available At Kangaroo Express

Unlimited 25-cent refills, combined with new customization options, promise “ROO-diculous” summer of deals & fun. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc., announced its RooCup, a collectible cup refillable with any fountain and frozen beverage for only 25 cents, is now available in stores. The RooCup has captured the hearts of thirsty guests and will

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Harmonizing Assortment Conference Set to Help Distributors Build Profits

Program to help convenience industry supply chain partners effectively use exclusive convenience industry data to improve operations. The second annual AWMA DEF Harmonizing Assortment conference, which will help distributors use data to improve category management and profits for themselves and their customers, will be held June 25-27 in New Orleans. “This state-of-the-art executive education program

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7-Eleven Selling 143 Properties

Sealed bid sale set for June 27. 7-Eleven Inc. is selling 143 convenience stores with gas in a sealed bid sale, including in Florida (32), Ohio (10), Pennsylvania (9), Texas (83), Utah (8), and Wisconsin (1).    The company has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (“NRC”) to coordinate the offering and sale of the

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Champlain Oil Raises Money For “Project Graduation”

CITGO marketer helps high school students in Vermont and New Hampshire. Local CITGO Marketer Champlain Oil Co. is set to launch its “Be A Star. Buy A Star.” fundraiser to benefit the “Project Graduation” program at six local high schools. From May 1-31, seven of Champlain Oil’s CITGO Jiffy Mart locations in New Hampshire and

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Study Finds Diverse Hispanic Market

New study provides insight into cultural duality and its impact on consumer behavior. “To know thy own target audience” could be the mantra of today’s successful marketing campaigns. Hispanic Millennials, GenXers and Boomer generational segments have unique consumer buying patterns. How they view the marketplace is influenced by a combination of macro-trends of their respective

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