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Seattle Raises Minimum Wage To $15

The measure is set to take place gradually over several years. Seattle is raising the minimum wage to $15, following a unanimous vote by the Seattle City Council Monday. “Seattle wants to stop the race to the bottom in wages” and address the “widening gap between the rich and the poor,” Councilmember Tom Rasmussen was

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Jiffy Mart Helps the Boys and Girls Club Kids of Westminster

A charity autograph signing event featuring Marshal Yanda of the World Champion Baltimore Football team was held on April 3, 2014 to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster, Md. ​ Baltimore Ravens football fans filled up the Green Turtle Sports Bar & Grille on April 3 to see the three Time All Pro

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Smoker Friendly Welcomes New CIO

David Kittle to manage and expand the information technology systems team. The Cigarette Store Corp. and Smoker Friendly are welcoming a new employee: Chief Information Officer David Kittle. Kittle comes to The Cigarette Store Corp. and Smoker Friendly with 20 years of experience in the information technology and information systems industry. He graduated from Metropolitan

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Love’s Offers Tips For National Tire Safety Week

From monitoring air pressure to maintaining valve caps, drivers can keep tires working longer. Love’s Truck Tire Care experts are offering tips on how to keep your wheels and tires in the best possible condition in honor of the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s Tire Safety Week June 1-7, 2014, and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA)

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Par Petroleum Acquiring Mid-Pac Petroleum

The deal is expected to be finalized in the third quarter of 2014. Houston, Texas-based Par Petroleum, parent company of Hawaii Independent Energy, is buying Mid-Pac Petroleum for $107 million, Pacific Business News reported. Mid-Pac Petroleum is the exclusive licensee of the “76” brand in Hawaii and owner of more than 80 retail sites and

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CITGO’s Annual Meeting Addresses State of the C-Store Industry

Attendees to gain expert advice on how to build, grow and develop businesses within the industry. More than 400 CITGO marketers and retailers from nine states are convening at the Foxwoods Resort Casino today, June 3, for the annual CITGO Northeast Region Retailer Meeting. Attendees will gain valuable insights from marketing, branding and consumer behavior

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Stripes, Laredo Taco Co. Exceed $1 Million Fundraising Goal

Record-breaking campaign for Children’s Miracle Network to benefit 13 children’s hospitals in three states. Stripes and Laredo Taco Co. are proud of their customers and employees for surpassing their goal of raising $1 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during their 10th annual Miracle Balloon icon campaign from March 31-April 27. Stripes Stores raised a

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$250,000 State Grant Will Help Re-Open Vacant Grocery Store

Project expected to create new jobs and alleviate “food desert” in the northern Wisconsin county. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded a $250,000 grant to Florence County to help re-open a grocery store that has been vacant for more than seven years. The lack of a full-service grocery store has been an impediment

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Bennett Pump Co. Supplying Shell LNG Dispensers

TravelCenters of America installs dispenser at Ontario location. Bennett Pump Co. has been selected by Shell to supply LNG fuel dispensers for Liquefied Natural Gas fueling stations across the U.S. Earlier this month, Shell and Travel Centers of America (TA) announced the opening of their first LNG station in Ontario, Calif. This station is the

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Wawa Celebrates 50 Years of Retail Excellence

From loyal customers to prominent politicians, the community joined together in Philadelphia last month to commemorate the landmark anniversary for one of the convenience store industry’s most iconic brands. By John Lofstock and Erin Rigik While many retail brands these days tend to focus solely on the bottom line, Wawa serves as a reminder that

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Atlas Oil Sells BP-Branded Chicago-Area Assets

Parent Petroleum Inc. and Lehigh Gas Partners acquire Atlas locations. Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. has announced the successful closing on the sale of Atlas Oil Co.’s BP-branded Chicago area assets. The assets included 99 sites currently supplied by Atlas, two sites under contract to be supplied by Atlas, four undeveloped retail land sites and

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Retail Solutions Help New Cenex Retailers Succeed

Community Oil Co. opens first c-store in Iowa. Retail services provided by CHS Inc., an energy, grains and foods company, continue to help marketers achieve a smooth and successful transition to its Cenex brand. Recently Community Oil Co. took advantage of those retail services to ensure a successful opening for its first convenience store in

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Parker’s To Sponsor Picnic in the Park

“We’re delighted to sponsor Picnic in the Park again this year,” says president and CEO of Parker’s. The City of Savannah has announce that Parker’s will be the Presenting Sponsor for Picnic in the Park 2014, which will take place on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at Forsyth Park. This marks the third

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Shell Oil Makes LED Lighting Available to Network

Partners with LSI Industries. LSI Industries Inc. has been selected by Shell Oil Company to participate in Shell’s National Wholesaler Co-op Program to make available LED technology lighting products to their network of wholesalers and dealers that brand Shell across locations in North America. With this program, Shell announced to its network recently that they

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Friendly Express Updating Georgia C-stores

CBX to help with design and branding initiative focusing on next-generation approaches to the c-store experience. Global brand agency CBX will help Friendly Express update the design and branding of its 42-store network of community-focused convenience stores in southeast Georgia. “Friendly Express, which has been in business for more than 25 years, is known for

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Trip Advisor Awards Parker’s Market Urban Gourmet

Parker’s receives 2014 Winner Certificate of Excellence. Parker’s Market Urban Gourmet has been named a 2014 Winner of the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, based on the ratings of customers at Savannah’s leading gourmet market, deli and coffee bar in the city’s Historic District at 222 Drayton Street, Savannah, Ga.

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7-Eleven Adds Sprite 6 Mix By Lebron James Slurpee

Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee combines the traditional taste of Sprite with cherry and orange flavors and is available exclusively at participating 7-Eleven locations. As summer heats up and the hardwood action reaches a fever pitch, 7-Eleven is exclusively introducing a game-changing flavor to its Slurpee all-star roster— Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron

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Freshness is Fundamental at Lunchtime in Convenience Stores

Survey shows freshness tops the list of shopper priorities when buying food. Lunchtime is an important time of day for convenience stores. However, there is stiff competition from a variety of competing venues, including fast-food stores, coffee shops and more. General Mills Convenience & Foodservice recently conducted a research project to understand the convenience channel’s

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New Rules For Repair Costs

Convenience store operators could be in line for tax deductions for building repairs and property depreciation. By Mark Battersby, Contributing Editor Since the inception of the Internal Revenue Code, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and convenience store businesses have been at odds over whether expenditures made are currently deductible or whether they must be capitalized

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7-Eleven Selling 75 C-Stores

Convenience store properties available in Florida, Virginia and 14 other states. 7-Eleven has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC to coordinate the sale of 75 gasoline stations and/or convenience stores. This includes 31 locations in Florida, 14 in Virginia, six in Massachusetts and Illinois, three in Texas, two in New York, Delaware, New Jersey

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Rutter’s Voted No. 1 in Five Categories in Annual Reader’s Poll

Out ranks Starbuck’s and Panera Bread. Rutter’s Farm Stores was voted to the top spot in the annual Best of York reader’s poll in all five categories for which the company received nominations; Best Quick Service Breakfast, Best Quick Service Lunch, Best Quick Service Dinner, Best Coffee and Best Milk. Rutter’s beat several national brands,

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Quick Mart 2 Partners With U-Haul

“I was looking for a profitable business that would increase my profits,” says owner. Quick Mart 2, located at 307 S. Sterling St., welcomed U-Haul to its gas station, which has been in business for eight years. Owner Ravi Patel was looking for a way to increase his profit margin, so he reached out to

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Kum & Go Opens New Convenience Store in Colorado Springs

New app gives customers instant digital discounts, information on store locations. Kum & Go opened a new convenience store in Colorado Springs, Colo., located at 3091 N. Chestnut St., on May 23. Customers are invited to stop by the 5,000-square-foot store during opening week to enjoy $1 fresh pizza slices. The new store is designed

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VP Racing Fuels Extends Partnership With GNCC, ATVMX

VP named official fuel through 2016. VP Racing Fuels has announced an extension of its Official Fuel sponsorship with the AMSOIL AMA Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis (GNCC) and Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series (ATVMX) through 2016. “The two series pit riders against some of the most treacherous terrain for

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Ross Pillari Joins Board of The Pantry Inc.

Pillari’s knowledge and expertise will be “of great benefit to our board,” notes the chairman of The Pantry’s Board of Directors. The Pantry Inc. has announced that Ross Pillari joined the company’s board of directors effective May 21, 2014. “We are very excited to have Ross Pillari join our board of directors,” said the chairman

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