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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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VERC Enterprises Promotes Sherman

Employee of four years to manage Commerce Way Mobil station. VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire has named Donna Sherman of Plymouth as manager of the VERC Commerce Way Mobil at 131 Commerce Way in Plymouth. Sherman has been a member of the VERC

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M-PACT 2014 Hits It Out of the Park

Energy and c-store professionals gathered in Indianapolis in April for educational and networking opportunities at Midwest trade show M-PACT. M-PACT 2014 brought together nearly 4,500 energy and convenience professionals from across the Midwest for three days to gain new ideas, to learn from their peers on how to excel at exceeding customer expectations, and explore

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Retail Gasoline Prices Set To Decline On Softening Wholesale Costs

Prices to dip for first time since February. By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric The national average price for all formulations of regular grade gasoline sold at retail outlets across the U.S. is set to decline for the first time since the start of February, pressured by lower wholesale costs as refineries near

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Cumberland Farms Saves Customers $10 Million On Gas

Cumberland Farms now offers exclusive rewards in-store when customers use the SmartPay Check-Link Mobile App. Cumberland Farms customers’ have saved $10 Million on gas since the launch of Cumberland Farms’ free SmartPay Check-Link payment program in January 2013. The program lets customers pay for gas and in-store purchases using their mobile phones or with a

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Filling Station Rises in Buffalo

A transportation museum in the Queen City is putting the final touches on Frank Lloyd Wright’s first service station design, providing a glimpse of how modern service stations evolved. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Before Route 66 was designated Historic Route 66, and well before convenience stores offered the first Gas Station TV monitors above

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Zarco USA Introduces Ordering At The Pump

Now customers can buy a sandwich without setting foot in the c-store. Zarco USA, a convenience store chain located in Lawrence, Kan., has taken retailing to the next level by allowing customers to order deli sandwiches right at the pump. According to Zarco USA owner Scott Zaremba, fuel margins are getting smaller and competitor pricing

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TravelCenters Opens New Full-Service TA Location

New Brooklyn, Iowa store marks third TA site in the state. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced the expansion of its network with the acquisition and rebranding of the newest TA, located at I-80, Exit 197 (4124 V18 Rd.) in Brooklyn, Iowa. The

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RaceTrac Celebrates Sodapalooza

Stores in Florida, Georgia and Texas will offer FREE drink refills all summer. Customers can cool off this summer at RaceTrac during Sodapalooza FreeFill 2014. This celebration has officially kicked off in all Georgia, Florida and Texas RaceTrac stores and is sure to add a little “pop” to everyone’s day. Starting May 4 until July

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Kangaroo Express Debuts 2014 ROO Cup

The ROO Cup offers 25-cent refills through Sept. 30, keeping special deals, including a free ROO Cup refill with purchase of a grill item, flowing all summer long. Kangaroo Express has announced its ROO Cup, a collectible cup refillable with any fountain and frozen beverage for only 25 cents, is now available in stores for

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Walgreens Named Best Integrated Mobile Experience

Paperless coupons tops the shortlist for international awards honoring best of Web. Walgreens has been named the Best Integrated Mobile Experience for its paperless coupons offering in the 18th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and

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CST Brands Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Milestones include rapid new store growth and wider array of products. CST Brands, the parent company of Corner Store, today marked its one-year anniversary as a standalone company, celebrating milestones such as building 29 new stores, introducing new signature products and creating the Country Run, a 5K Run/Walk to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters and

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Parker’s Names Weckstein Director of Human Resources

Weckstein to oversee recruitment, compensation, benefits and training strategies. Parker’s has named Michelle Weckstein as director of human resources, a new position for the company, according to Greg Parker, president and CEO. “With Parker’s continued rapid growth, it was time to expand our human resources (HR) team, and bring in a person with Michelle’s professional

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The Pantry Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results

During the second quarter, The Pantry completed seven remodels, added three new QSRs and closed four stores. The Pantry Inc. announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 27, 2014. Second Quarter Summary:     Net loss was $10.3 million or $0.45 per share. This compares to net loss of $6.9 million or $0.30

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Knapp Oil Celebrates Its Roots

Local CITGO marketer thanks the community for nearly 10 years of support. Local CITGO Marketer Knapp Oil Co. Inc. celebrated its roots in southern Illinois with a grand opening and a series of Customer Appreciation Days at three of its Knapp CITGO locations. Approximately 6,000 customers helped the company open a new station in Harrisburg,

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IRI MarketPulse Survey Shows Jump in Consumer Confidence

Consumers feeling more positive about household finances. After a rocky end to 2013, consumer confidence increased dramatically in Q1 2014, according to IRI’s latest MarketPulse survey. All age groups across the board are reporting a sunnier outlook, especially Millennials, who are showing their greatest uptick in confidence, even though they’ve been one of the most

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Gasoline Prices Tugged Higher on Ukraine

Analysts worry the crisis in Ukraine will worsen, potentially threatening oil and gas supply from Russia to Europe, rallying Brent crude oil. By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric Gasoline futures values surged to a high last seen in July 2013 on April 24 before dropping back while the U.S. retail average has now

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