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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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National Retail Federation Announces Information-Sharing Platform

First step in establishment of retail and merchant industry information sharing and analysis center for cybersecurity. The National Retail Federation (NRF) is moving forward with the creation of a program that will provide retailers access to information on cybersecurity threats identified by retailers, government and law enforcement agencies and partners in the financial services sector.

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SFATA Responds To Durbin Report On E-Cigarettes

“There is no evidence that use of e-cigarettes and vapor products may lead to or contribute to the use of combustible cigarettes, by teenagers or by anyone else,” says president of SFATA. Following the Durbin report, released yesterday on electronic cigarettes  being found to target youth, Phil Daman, Esq., president of SFATA (Smoke Free Alternatives

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Marathon Petroleum Partners With Drop Tank

Offers cents-off discount program. Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) and Drop Tank LLC and have announced a plan to roll out Drop Tank’s fuel discounting technology across Marathon-branded fuel sites to enable a new suite of cents-off products and offers. With Drop Tank technology and services, MPC will expand its current branded card offerings to include

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CITGO Employees Bowl to Support MDA in Illinois

The MDA Shamrock Bowl is one of several annual CITGO MDA fundraisers. On March 13, 306 CITGO Lemont Refinery employees and contractors raised more than $80,000 at the Fourth Annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Shamrock Bowl. Held at Brunswick Zone in Romeoville, Ill., the event benefits the MDA and its muscular dystrophy advocacy, awareness, research

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The Pantry Schedules Release of Second Quarter Results

Conference call scheduled for May 1. The Pantry Inc. has announced that it will release its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 before the market opens on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Dennis Hatchell, president and CEO, and B. Clyde Preslar, senior vice president and chief financial officer of The Pantry, will

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7-Eleven Reenters Detroit With New Store

Local franchisee celebrates April grand opening event. More than 40 years since opening its first Detroit store and 11 since closing its last, 7-Eleven Inc. is bringing back its brand of convenience retailing to the Motor City. Detroit native and new 7-Eleven franchise Robert Taylor celebrated the grand opening of his new store at 2660

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Tevis Oil Enhances Shopping Experience at Jiffy Mart

NCR’s intuitive software design helps train new employees quickly while a new layer of redundancy promotes optimal availability. Tevis Oil Co. has selected NCR’s Radiant point-of-sale (RPOS) technology solutions to improve service and reliability at its Jiffy Mart convenience store chain. “Prior to installing the NCR RPOS solutions, we were plagued by a slow operating

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Marathon Petroleum Announces Instant Cents-Off Discount Program

“We see this as an investment in the core of the Marathon brand network that will provide dividends for many years,” says MPC Brand Marketing Director. Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) has announced a plan to roll out an instant cents-off-per-gallon discount program on fuel purchases across its Marathon-branded marketing network. MPC will expand its current

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Orlando Tops Most Frugal U.S. Cities List

“While consumers clamor for savings across the entire country, the Midwest and Southeast dominate the most frugal U.S. cities list, owning more than half of the top 25 slots,” says Coupons.com household savings expert. Residents of Orlando shine when it comes to saving money, as the Florida city took the No. 1 ranking on the

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