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Survey Reveals Shopping Habits Of Working Women

Some 46% of surveyed women reported regularly purchasing groceries on their way to or from the office or during a lunch break. One trip to the grocery store is never enough. WorkPlace Impact, a marketing company that targets consumers directly at work, found in a recent survey that working women are making frequent trips to

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Top 10 Ways to Avoid Costly Hourly Employee Turnover

By Mel Kleiman,  founder, Humetrics. In order to minimize costly frontline, hourly employee turnover, you’ve got to: Hire tough (so you can manage easy). Let every new employee know why their job is important. Avoid the mindset that it is “only an entry-level job” (in both the new employee’s mind and in your own mind).

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“Take Two” for U.S. Gasoline Demand

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric. A month in front of the Labor Day holiday in the U.S., the unofficial end of the peak summer driving season, gasoline demand spiked from what has been lackluster consumption this summer, with preliminary data showing a surge in demand to the highest weekly rate so far

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Wells Fargo Comments on CST-LGP Deal

Expects to see more c-store chains pursuing MLP partnerships. CST: LGP Deal – Good Things Will Come To Those Who Wait – CST’s Deal with LGP Expected To Create Long Term Value for Investors Wells Fargo Securities LLC predicts that CST’s recent deal with Lehigh Gas Partners(LGP) will create long-term value for investors, however, that

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Team CITGO Cycles To Fight Multiple Sclerosis

CITGO Lemont Refinery employees participate in 33rd annual Bike MS: Tour de Farms. Team CITGO, the employee volunteer team at the CITGO Lemont Refinery, cycled between 35-200 miles to raise more than $28,000 in the 33rd Annual Bike MS: Tour De Farms Event hosted by the Greater Chicago-land Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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VP Sponsoring AMA Pro HillClimb

Named official fuel and title sponsor for the 2014 season. VP Racing Fuels has signed on as Official Fuel and Title Sponsor of the VP Racing Fuels AMA Pro Hillclimb series for the 2014 season. With the agreement, VP has been designated the exclusive trackside fuel supplier at each event. VP will make a substantial

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Sheetz Fights To Sell Beer In Shippensburg

After liquor license is approved, an appeal keeps Sheetz in limbo over beer sales at its Shippensburg, Pa. location. For Sheetz customers in five other states, filling up your tank, grabbing some dinner, and taking home a six-pack of beer for later is a common occurrence. In Pennsylvania, it’s a novelty. A topic of even

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CAA Submits Comments On FDA Proposed Regulations

“Our message to the FDA is that when it comes to regulating the cigar industry, fairness means flexibility,” said CAA president. Arguing for regulations that reflect “the unique character of the cigar industry,” the Cigar Association of America (CAA), the national trade association representing cigar manufacturers, importers, distributors, and other suppliers, has submitted comments on

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Susser Holdings Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

Five new Stripes stores are opened, two locations are acquired. Susser Holdings Corp. reported financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 29, 2014. Results detailed below include the results of Susser Petroleum Partners LP unless otherwise noted. Same-store merchandise sales increased 4% in the second quarter of 2014, which included the Easter

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APCA Announces Launch of Bay Area Chapter

With the launch of the Bay Area chapter, APCA currently has nearly 500 members. The American Petroleum and Convenience Store Association (APCA), a grassroots organization formed to represent small independent gasoline and convenience stores owners, launched its Bay Area chapter late last month. Board members were pleased to see that what once was only a

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Davidson Oil Partners With VP Racing Fuels

Helps grow VP brand in Texas and beyond. VP Racing Fuels Inc. announced Davidson Oil as the newest partner in VP’s retail branding program. Based in Amarillo, Texas, Davidson provides wholesale distribution of fuels to retail sites throughout Texas, New Mexico, Kansas and Oklahoma. “VP’s retail brand program has so much going for it, in

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Visa Service To Help Gas Station Retailers Reduce Fraud At Pump

Intelligent analytics help merchants identify fraud before it happens. Visa Inc. is helping U.S. fuel retailers prevent credit and debit card fraud at the pump with intelligent analytics that identify higher-risk transactions that may be fraudulent. While global fraud rates across the Visa payment system remain near historic lows—less than six cents for every $100

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Tedeschi Food Shops Launches New Fresh Produce Program

Tedeschi paves the way for fresh produce in the convenience store. Following months of research and careful planning, Tedeschi Food Shops is now offering more selection and higher quality fresh fruits and vegetables to its customers through its new Fresh Produce Program. Features of the produce program include a new ordering system and a new

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CST Brands To Acquire General Partner of Lehigh Gas Partners

Provides CST Brands with a platform for a long-term drop down strategy of its U.S. wholesale fuel supply business and newly constructed real estate into LGP. CST Brands Inc. announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to purchase 100% of the membership interests of Lehigh Gas GP LLC, the general partner of Lehigh Gas

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Doors Open at 60th Rutter’s Farm Store

The new site is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and includes 12 fueling spaces and four high-speed truck diesel fueling spaces. Rutter’s Farm Stores has opened the doors at its second location in Dauphin county, providing customers east of the Susquehanna River more opportunity to take advantage of the Rutter’s Rewards

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VP Racing Fuels Appoints Chris Wall As CMO

Industry veteran to energize marketing efforts. VP Racing Fuels announced the appointment of industry veteran Chris Wall as chief marketing officer. VP’s recent growth and changes have poised VP to become an international force not only in race fuel, but also in performance chemicals for both the racing and consumer markets and in the retail

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PCI SSC Publishes Third-Party Security Assurance Guidance

PCI Special Interest Group guidance provides merchants with payment security best practices for working with third-party providers. Businesses are rapidly adopting a third-party operations model that can put payment data at risk. Today, the PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, published guidance to help organizations

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The Hub Breaks Ground

New chain aims to be the premier c-store destination in the open expanse of North Dakota. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor It is unprecedented that Convenience Store Decisions would select a Chain to Watch that hasn’t finished constructing its first location, but The Hub Convenience Stores, which is set to open its first travel center

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Rattlers Poised For Growth

The Texas chain is upping its game online while perfecting its own grab-and-go concept. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor With 11 locations in Texas, Rattlers Convenience Stores, is set to renovate one of its earliest stores located near its company headquarters in Navasota, Texas, doubling the location’s size. It’s just one sign the growing chain

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Zarco Debuts Innovative Pump Service

Zarco USA gains sales from fuel customers with touchscreen ordering that allows patrons to order their favorite foods while filing up their tanks. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Scott Zaremba, president of Lawrence, Kan.-based Zarco USA this past May rolled out touchscreen ordering at the pump at one of his nine convenience stores, with plans

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Distribution Models That Deliver

A self-distribution model can cut out the middle man and help your chain save on costs, but is a big capital investment. Partnering with a good distribution provider can be the right course of action, but only if the arrangement brings value to your operation. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Candy, tobacco, drinks, food and

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Deriving Loyalty From Data

Scanned data is putting basket-level insights in the hands of decision makers who can turn this information into strategies that drive profitability. By David Bennett, Senior Editor A customer’s continuing business is no longer guaranteed. Because of that fact, convenience stores strategize more and more on the need to understand their customers better, and to

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Managing Loss Prevention

Shrink comes in all shapes and sizes, but knowing how to identify and remedy these occurrences can enable c-stores to turn losses into gains. By David Bennett, Senior Editor When a convenience store is humming along efficiently, the signs are unmistakable: The coffee is fresh and flowing. People are enjoying prompt foodservice offerings. Motorists are

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Finding the Right Foodservice Gear Helps

Choosing the best equipment can be the difference between a robust foodservice program and a bland one. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor A piece of equipment doesn’t have to be brand new to be considered the most valuable player in a foodservice operation. Take the Lincoln impinger ovens that Fremont, Ohio-based FriendShip Food Stores has

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Cigars Face Uncertain Future

The c-store industry continues to monitor the FDA’s deeming rules regarding cigars and what it means going forward. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor The federal government’s recent decisions concerning tobacco products, specifically cigars, underscore the need for vigilance and involvement on the part of convenience store operators, not just to maintain category sales, but to

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