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Sunhouse Petroleum Selects inOvationTV Media Program

Innovative technology creates opportunities to engage consumers. Sunhouse Petroleum LLC recently installed the inOvationTV media platform in Greensboro, N.C. “The oil industry is constantly evolving and at an increasingly rapid rate,” stated Shri Kamma, president, Sunhouse Petroleum LLC. “Technology creates so many new opportunities to engage with our customers. The inOvationTV media program is an

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Cooper-Booth Wholesale Co.’s Chapter 11 Plan Confirmed

Confirmation paves the way for the company’s emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Cooper-Booth Wholesale Co. (CBW), one of the top 15 largest convenience store distributors in the country, announced that its Chapter 11 Plan of reorganization has been confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Cooper-Booth Wholesale is now moving

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Higher Wholesale Gasoline Costs Working Through Supply Chain

Domestically, crude production reached a 28-year high. By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric. The decline in U.S. retail gasoline prices through early May is set to reverse ahead of Memorial Day, frequently referenced as the start to the summer driving season and, indeed, expectations call for robust travel during the holiday weekend. The

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Bazco Oil Co. Celebrates New CITGO Location

Raises money for breast cancer awareness at station grand opening. Local CITGO Marketer Bazco Oil Co. celebrated the grand opening of its newest CITGO location in Dearborn, Mich., by raising money for breast cancer awareness and research. To celebrate, the company offered discounts of 20 cents per gallon on gasoline and, on May 3, 10

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Love’s Travel Stop Reopens in Oklahoma City

Love’s family members and employees welcome the new store four years after the previous location was destroyed by a tornado. Love’s celebrates the reopening of its travelstop in east Oklahoma City on I-40 at Exit 166, on Thursday, May 15. The previous site was destroyed by a tornado in May 2010. Four years later, Love’s

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Americans Are Primed for Travel This Summer

In Midwest, one in three customers plan to spend more money this summer. Americans plan to put the severe winter weather in their rearview mirrors and travel more frequently this summer, according to the results of a consumer survey released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). One in four consumers (25%) say that

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Goetz Energy Corp., CITGO Petroleum Partner With Buffalo Bisons

Introduce CITGO Fueling Good Wednesdays. Local CITGO Marketer Goetz Energy Corp., on behalf of its CITGO dealers and CITGO Petroleum Corp., have teamed up with the Buffalo Bisons to give back to baseball fans, CITGO customers and charitable organizations in the western New York community with “CITGO Fueling Good Wednesdays.” At every remaining Wednesday home

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NATSO Applauds Senate Transportation Legislation

“We thank the committee for setting us on a solid path forward,” says NATSO president and CEO. NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, commended the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for putting forth a pragmatic, long-term plan for funding highway infrastructure. “We applaud Senator Barbara Boxer and the Senate

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Disaster Preparedness Spares Business Losses

From power outages to natural disasters, stores with a disaster preparation plan, including generators to keep the lights on and the fuel flowing, fare much better than those who are unprepared. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor At Dion’s Quik Marts in south Florida, May marks the beginning of annual hurricane preparation month, where all 12

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Weighing Financial Services

Whether it’s check cashing or the latest mobile wallet technology, providing customers with useful financial offerings can help your bottom line. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Cash makes up nearly 29% of U.S. consumer transactions per year, or about $1.2 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve. Among those transactions last year were a lot of

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Aligning Loyalty Programs

There’s a simplified approach to loyalty that offers a good fit for today’s convenience customer. By David Bishop, Contributing Editor. Retail loyalty programs take various forms, ranging from the simple paper punch card to sophisticated shopper cards linked to purchases. While technology has evolved over the years, customer loyalty strategies continue to focus on engaging,

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BP Introduces ‘To Go’ Convenience Store Makeover Kit

Designed to enhance the consumer site experience. BP has announced the launch of its new ‘to go’ retail image, a flexible image offer that allows BP branded marketers to upgrade their convenience stores with an attractive, new look inside and out. Available starting this month, the BP ‘to go’ image is one more tool that

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Rutter’s Annual Golf Outing Funds Local Charities

Since its beginning in 2002 the golf outing has raised more than $1.25 million. Rutter’s Children’s Charities raised over $115,000 to benefit local children at its 12th annual charity golf outing. Since its beginning in 2002, the two-day outing has raised over $1.25 million for children’s charities in Central Pennsylvania.  The York Hospital, The Boy

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Nielsen Announces 2014 U.S. Breakthrough Innovation Award Winners

New products fill unmet consumer needs while demonstrating that game-changing innovation is possible in any category. Nielsen, a global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has announced the U.S. Breakthrough Innovation Winners for 2014: Angry Orchard Hard Cider, The Boston Beer Co. Barcel Takis, Barcel USA Bud Light Lime Ritas,

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Six Flags Entertainment and Impact Confections Partner

Debuting WARHEADS candy on digital kiosks and through in-park experiential program. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., the world’s largest regional theme park company, and Impact Confections Inc. announced a summer program with WARHEADS candy at participating Six Flags Theme Parks in the U.S. The centerpiece of the program is the launch of a custom WARHEADS application

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First Data Releases April SpendTrend Analysis

Easter shift, warmer weather pushed consumer spending up in April. First Data Corp., the global leader in payment technology and services solutions, has released its First Data SpendTrend analysis for April 1-30, 2014, compared to April 2, 2013 through May 1, 2013. SpendTrend tracks same-store point-of-sale data by credit, signature debit, PIN debit, EBT, closed-loop

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Wayne Teams With VP Racing Fuels

The relationship also includes a complimentary offer for VP Racing Fuels retailers to upgrade to the Ovation LX dispenser. Wayne, A GE Business, has aligned with VP Racing Fuels to provide equipment for sites across the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and southern U.S. These selected sites will receive Wayne Ovation fuel dispensers equipped with the inOvationTV media

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Street Corner Expands to Northern California

Eyes more locations in Northwest.   The Great Mall of the Bay in Milipitas, Calif., just become a little more convenient for shoppers and mall employees. May 2, 2014, marked the opening of a new Street Corner franchise at the mall. Street Corner, which exploits small and underused spaces in shopping malls, universities and other

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Love’s Travel Stop Opens in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Love’s expands its presence to I-95 in Fort Pierce. Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) opened its second travel stop in Fort Pierce, Fla., on I-95, at Exit 131, on Thursday, May 8. The additional location gives more drivers convenient access to services and amenities such as gourmet coffee, fresh fruit, gift merchandise and more. The new

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Maxine Bosselman Passes Away

“Grandma Max” got her start cooking for the family’s truck stop food business, which later became the restaurant that carries her name. (Grandma Max) Maxine Bosselman, 92 of Grand Island died peacefully with her loving family at her side Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Tiffany Square. Bosselman was an icon in the Bosselman Cos., parent

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Kangaroo Express Reveals New Military-Focused Fayetteville Store

Designed for military with input from local troops, families. Kangaroo Express’ first military-themed store opened on May 8 at 5642 Bragg Boulevard in Fayetteville, N.C., celebrating the strong Armed Forces community in Fayetteville and Fort Bragg. The grand opening will be celebrated on Friday, May 30 with a variety of festivities, including recognition of the

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Core-Mark Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Non-cigarette revenue increased over 10%, with same store sales increasing 6.7%. 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 financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. “I am pleased with our results which were in line

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Nielsen Data Shows Employers Unprepared For PPACA

Despite a lack of information the majority of employers do not plan to seek further information, study shows. Travelers released a Nielsen Research survey that offers insight into U.S. employers’ familiarity with and preparedness for the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The survey, which was sponsored by Travelers, highlights that

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Susser Petroleum Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Gallons sold increased 18%. Susser Petroleum Partners LP (SUSP), a wholesale distributor of motor fuels, has reported financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. Net income for the quarter was $10.1 million, or $0.46 per unit, compared to $8.2 million, or $0.38 per unit, in the first quarter of 2013.

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Sunoco To Become Official Sponsor of NHRA

“Our partnership with the NHRA represents our dedication to performance at the highest levels of racing and will carry over to the fuels that consumers put in their street vehicles,” says CEO of Sunoco. Sunoco is set to become an official sponsor of NHRA in 2015. Activation of the sponsorship will include a comprehensive package

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