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Hess Expands Use of Kalibrate Technologies’ Pricing System

Rolling-out PriceNet system to recently acquired WilcoHess locations. Hess has extended the use of Kalibrate’s PriceNet fuels pricing system to include the recently acquired WilcoHess sites. Hess originally purchased PriceNet in 2010 and has subsequently partnered with Kalibrate to assist with strategic definition and location decisions. Hess plans to use PriceNet to price at all

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PAPCO Inc. and CITGO Battle Muscular Dystrophy in Virginia

CITGO marketer helps 14th Annual MDA Jersey Auction surpass fundraising goal. Local CITGO Marketer PAPCO Inc. and CITGO Petroleum Corp. raised nearly $70,000 during the 14th Annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Jersey Auction. Following a Norfolk Admirals’ hockey game at Scope Arena on March 22, PAPCO, CITGO and the Admirals American Hockey League Team auctioned

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Smoker Friendly To Open Accessories Chain Glass Werx

Targets cannabis users with new tobacco accessories line. Boulder, Colo.-based Smoker Friendly is preparing to move aggressively into cannabis accessories after 23 years of primarily serving the tobacco market, with the introduction of 10 new Glass Werx tobacco accessories stores this year the Denver Post reported. Glass Werx plans to sell a variety of pipes,

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Enmark To Sell Paper Icons To Support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Goal is set at $75,000 to fight blood cancer. Enmark Stations Inc. has made a commitment to once again sell paper icons in all 59 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk. The paper icons will be sold in

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C.N. Brown Co.’s MDA Shamrock Campaign Surpasses Fundraising Goal

CITGO marketer fights back for Mainers affected by neuromuscular diseases. C.N. Brown Co. and CITGO Petroleum Corp., sponsors of the annual “Buy A Shamrock” paper mobile program to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), raised more than $103,000 to benefit children, adults and families affected by neuromuscular disease in their local communities. From mid-February through

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Nielsen Announces New Beauty Market Agreement with NPD

Firms will co-produce Beauty Cross Channel Monitor, the most comprehensive report available on the beauty market today. Nielsen, a global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has announced a new agreement with The NPD Group, a global information company, to jointly produce the quarterly U.S. Beauty Cross Channel Monitor. The

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The United Family Offers Fuel Discount To Loyal Guests

Vouchers earned through grocery purchases can be redeemed for up to 20 cents off per gallon at United Express. The United Family is rewarding loyal guests by offering a fuel discount of up to 20 cents per gallon at all United Express fuel stations, based on in-store purchases at United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos

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Plaid Pantry Appeals To Bikers

Now bikers can repair a flat at any Plaid Pantry location. Plaid Pantry, a convenience store chain with 104 stores in Oregon, is offering bicycle aid stations for customers who arrive at their stores via bikes, according to Bikeportland.org. The new aid stations are coming soon to all Plaid Pantry locations. Administrative Manager Laura Sadowski

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Land Mark Products Achieves SQF Level 2 Certification

“Food safety is our No. 1 concern, and we are proud that we’ve achieved this level of credibility,” says Land Mark Products CEO. Land Mark Products, a food manufacturer to the convenience store industry, has been awarded the Safe Quality Food Institute’s (SQF) Level 2 Certification. The SQF Certification is awarded to food manufacturers that

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TravelCenters Donates More Than $5,000 To St. Christopher Fund

Customers donate record-setting amount during Mid-America Trucking Show. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has made another donation to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund in the amount of $5,260. The donations to the non-profit organization that provides direct assistance to professional truck

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7-Eleven Launches Pizza for Life Sweepstakes

7-Eleven offers large, hot Pepperoni and Triple Cheese pizzas for just $5.55 and a large Deluxe Meat pizza for $6.99, and now guests have the chance to win free pizza for life. 7-Eleven, Inc. is set to give a lucky pizza-lover a lifetime of hot, cheesy pizza in the first-ever Pizza for Life Sweepstakes. The

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TravelCenters Adds WiFi

New courtesy WiFi at 39 locations allows drivers to stay connected. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, is now offering Courtesy WiFi in the restaurant dining rooms of 39 TA and Petro locations. “We’re happy to be able to now offer courtesy WiFi in the

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General Mills Releases Loyalty Study Results

C-store loyalty program participation lags behind grocery and drug store programs. As convenience stores work to build loyalty with shoppers, many retailers are exploring or implementing loyalty programs. General Mills Convenience & Foodservice recently conducted two research projects focusing on loyalty programs across retail channels to identify ways that c-store retailers can build programs that

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VERC Enterprises Named a Leader in Employment Opportunities

Cardinal Cushing Centers recognizes VERC Enterprises. VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire was recently honored as a Leader in Employment Opportunities by Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc.’s South Shore Industries division, Cushing’s work development program for adults. VERC Enterprises Vice President Paul Vercollone, Director of

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Gulf Oil Celebrates 100 Years of Service With Benefits To Help Fight Breast Cancer

2014 brand meeting and trade show to rally in support of Gulf Oil Giving Foundation’s work with the American Cancer Society. Gulf Oil LP announced as part of its 2014 Brand Meeting and Trade Show that Gulf dealers and partners from across the nation will join together to raise much-needed funding for breast cancer research

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Nisbet Oil and CITGO Petroleum Sponsor Charlotte Mountain Bike Series

“Nisbet Oil has always believed in promoting healthy lifestyles, and CITGO was excited to partner with us in sponsoring the series,” says Nisbet Oil. North Carolina-based CITGO Marketer Nisbet Oil and CITGO Petroleum Corp. have teamed up to sponsor the Charlotte Mountain Bike Series. The series features mountain bike races for all age and skill

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Atlas Oil Selling BP Branded Assets in Chicago and NW Indiana

Atlas notes it remains committed to growing its fuel distribution and supply management businesses. Atlas Oil Co. has announced Atlas Oil’s planned sale of its BP branded assets in Chicago and NW Indiana to Parent Petroleum Inc. and Lehigh Gas Partners LP. Atlas Oil supplies BP branded gasoline stations in Chicago and NW Indiana with

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Pulaski Nice N Easy Store Participates in Make A Wish

Little boy learns to make pizza at Nice N Easy location. Every 38 minutes Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition in the U.S. and its territories. In February, Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppe’s Pulaski location was asked to participate in granting a wish for a little boy named John.

AWMA C-Metrics Convenience Industry Outlook Forum Set For June

Exclusive sales data and industry trends insight to be presented. The 2014 AWMA C-Metrics Convenience Industry Outlook Forum is set for June 23–24, at the Doubletree Hotel Chicago O’Hare, and will present the industry’s first look at sales projections for 2014 for core in-store categories, providing information and insight to help companies gain a competitive

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Parker’s Names Stephen Hines as Chief Technology Officer

Hines “brings a tremendous wealth of IT knowledge and experience to our company,” says Parker’s president and CEO. Parker’s has named Stephen Hines as chief technology officer, a new position for the company. In his new position, Hines will be responsible for overseeing and managing all current technologies for Parker’s. He will ensure that all

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Wawa Celebrates 50

Customers enjoy free coffee all day on “Wawa Day.” By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor / News & Online. Wawa’s 50th Anniversary celebration kicked off at 6 a.m. at the first Wawa store ever built, located at 1212 MacDade Blvd., Folsom, Pa., which first opened its doors 50 years ago on April 16, 1964. Even at

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CST Brands Selling 100 Stores

Locations for sale in Texas, Colorado, Arizona and six other states. San Antonio-based CST Brands Inc. has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC to coordinate the sale of 100 gasoline stations and/or convenience stores, 16 former gas stations and one land parcel. This includes 61 locations in Texas, 22 in Colorado, 14 in Arizona,

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New Dixie Mart Installs Wayne Ovation Fuel Dispensers

“We are engaged in a full-scale modernization effort, and new Ovation dispensers equipped with the inOvationTV media program are an important part of that effort,” says president, New Dixie Oil Corp. New Dixie Oil Corp. has chosen to install new Wayne Ovation fuel dispensers equipped with the inOvationTV media platform at its sites in Rocky

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Rattlers Convenience Stores Partners With OpenStore

New Website developed by OpenStore to help Rattlers fully integrate all available social media, Rattlers Rewards loyalty, mobile applications and communication tools. Voted Eagle’s Reader Choice Award and Best of the Brazos Valley in 2011, Rattlers convenience store chain’s name and image was established by Jim Kolkhorst in 2004 to unite several convenience stores operating

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Change To Circulating Change

The United States Mint asks the c-store industry to weigh in on possible coin changes.   How would changes to circulating coins impact your industry?  The Coin Modernization Oversight and Continuity Act of 2010, Public Law 111-301, authorizes the United States Mint to conduct research and appropriate testing on the use of alternative metals in

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