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CITGO Teams Up With Miss America Representatives

Promotes volunteering, health, education and other important issues in local communities. CITGO Petroleum Corp. has partnered with 16 states that are a part of the Miss America Organization to promote awareness surrounding the key issues of education and social investment, energy assistance, environmental protection and conservation and health. The Miss America state representatives serve as

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Go-Mart Teams With Acumera

“One of the factors that attracted us to Acumera is the breadth and depth of the team’s PCI knowledge, and their willingness to guide us through the complex process of building and maintaining a PCI-compliant network,” says Go-Mart general manager. Go-Mart, which operates more than 100 convenience stores in West Virginia and surrounding states, has

LOGIC Secures No. 2 Spot in E-Cigarette Category

Unit share report from Nielsen’s C-Track Database and Wells Fargo Securities LLC ranks LOGIC No. 2 in c-stores. LOGIC Technology, makers of premium electronic cigarettes, announced the results of the latest unit share report from Nielsen’s C-Track Database and Wells Fargo Securities LLC, indicating LOGIC has secured the No. 2 spot for electronic cigarettes in

VeriFone To Play Key Role in Egypt’s Retail Petroleum Market

“e-finance selected VeriFone’s superior consumer-facing payment acceptance solutions in part based on the company’s experience in the petroleum distribution channel,” says CEO, e-finance. VeriFone Systems Inc. announced that its portable payment acceptance systems, the VX 680 and VX 675, have been deployed by e-finance to facilitate the state-sponsored transition of Egypt’s entire gasoline and petroleum

U.S. Retail Gasoline Average Drops as Crude Supply Builds

Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric The Energy Information Administration (EIA) said its U.S. gasoline price average for regular grade sold at retail outlets across the U.S. dropped 7.1 cents to its lowest point in two years, eight months at $3.194 gallon during the week-ended Nov. 11, with the average down 25.5 cents from

TravelCenters of America To Purchase 31 C-Stores For $67 Million

Sites located in Kentucky and Tennessee. Travel Centers of America LLC has agreed to acquire 31 convenience stores with retail gasoline stations for $67 million, before closing costs and customary working capital adjustments. The seller is a private company, which operates these c-stores under its proprietary brand name “Minit Mart.” Twenty-eight of the c-stores are

Couche-Tard Acquires 36 C-Stores

Shortly after agreeing to acquire 13 stores from Publix, Couche-Tard inks a deal to buy 23 stores from Albuquerque Convenience and Retail LLC. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has signed, through its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, Circle K Stores Inc., an agreement with Albuquerque Convenience and Retail LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Phillips 66 Co., to acquire 23

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Thorntons Team Renovates Ann Storck Center

As part of Thorntons 2013 Humanitarian Day, volunteers participate in Projects With Purpose event. On Saturday Nov. 16, more than 500 Thorntons team members completed a major renovation of The Ann Storck Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,  as part of their 2013 Humanitarian Day. The Ann Storck Center is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals, both children

Cumberland Farms Opens New Concept Store in Roxbury Neighborhood

New c-store marks the brand’s first store to open in Boston in 32 years. Cumberland Farms has opened a new store in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston at 801 Massachusetts Ave., marking the brand’s first urban location to open in Boston since 1981. If you need a refresher, ’81 is when Ronald Reagan reigned, Lady Di

October Consumer Spending Up From September

Gas station dollar volume growth was -4.9% in October, the lowest growth seen since April 2013, but  growth in other areas offset this decline. First Data Corp., a global provider of electronic commerce and payment processing, released its First Data SpendTrend analysis for Oct. 1, 2013 through Oct. 30, 2013 compared to Oct. 2, 2012

Susser To Acquire Sac-N-Pac Convenience Stores

Transaction expands retail and wholesale fuel distribution reach in south central Texas. Susser Holdings Corp. (SUSS) and Susser Petroleum Partners LP (SUSP) have  signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the convenience store assets and fuel distribution contracts of Sac-N-Pac Stores Inc. and 3W Warren Fuels Ltd. Sac-N-Pac owns and operates 47 convenience

Kum & Go Expands Recycling at the Pump Program

Adds program to 42 Des Moines-area stores, and invites customers to celebrate America Recycles Day. Kum & Go announced that a total of 268-bottle-shaped recycling containers have been installed near fuel pumps at all 42 Kum & Go stores in Greater Des Moines as part of the “At the Pump Recycling” project. Kum & Go

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Jiffy Mart Recognized As Small Business Of The Year

The four-store chain’s philanthropic giving had already surpassed $20,000 for the year in August. Jiffy Mart, based in Westminster, Md., was named 2013 Small Business of the Year by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented Nov. 7 at the 7th Annual Business Awards Program and marks the third year in a

Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes To Host Red Kettles

Ten stores partner with Salvation Army in Central New York. Ten Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes throughout Central New York are partnering with the Salvation Army to host Red Kettles in their stores. “We are happy to partner with Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes who will host Red Kettles in their store during the holiday

CITGO Introduces “Fuel Up & Get Down” Promotion

Milwaukee area CITGO locations offer free tickets to local music events. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in the Greater Milwaukee area are working with local music halls for the “Fuel Up & Get Down” promotion through April 30, 201 A total of 160 CITGO locations in the Greater Milwaukee area are offering customers the opportunity to

Red Bull Turns Austin Corner Store Into FORMULA ONE Pit Stop

“Since Austin hosts the only F1 race in America, we wanted to bring the buzz and excitement of the international circuit to our customers there,” says CEO of CST Brands. To celebrate Formula One’s only stop in America with the U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas track in Austin Nov. 15-17, Red

Kum & Go And PEPSICO Expand Tulsa Recycling Program

Companies receive 2013 “Recycling Innovator!” Award. Kum & Go and PepsiCo announced that their recycling program, designed to encourage and facilitate on-the-go recycling, has expanded to all of Tulsa’s 47 Kum & Go locations. Since launching in January 2013, the recycling initiative has successfully diverted more than 6,000 pounds of recyclable materials from the landfill—an

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InComm Unveils Mobile-Optimized Shopping Cart

Within one month of launching the solution, one brand saw mobile sales account for 10% of all gift cards sold. InComm, a prepaid product and transaction services company, has unveiled its mobile-optimized shopping cart for retailers. The solution enables consumers to purchase and send digital and physical gift cards using a mobile device—whether from within

Snack Sales On the Rise As Energy Sales Slow

As salty snacks raise the bar and carbonated soft drinks recover sales growth, the energy and beer categories are losing momentum, according to a recent Wells Fargo Securities report. The carbonated soft drinks (CSD) category (excluding energy drinks) has seen sales growth recover slightly following two months of flat growth, according to Nielsen data for

RaceTrac To Offer Gift Cards

Prepaid cards for leading brands to be sold at more than 365 RaceTrac convenience store locations in the southern U.S. RaceTrac has partnered with Blackhawk Network, a prepaid payment network, to offer gift cards in more than 365 RaceTrac convenience stores across the southern United States beginning in fall 2013. Blackhawk Network’s prepaid products reach

Liam Nace (L), Ethan Cramer (R) 5th grade students from Sinking Springs Elementary School in the Central York School District arrive at the Strand Capitol.

Rutter’s Donation Allows Children to Visit York Symphony Orchestra

Rutter’s Farm Stores donated $5,000 to the York Symphony Orchestra so that local elementary school students could attend Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York, PA. Fifth-grade students from Central York and York City School Districts were in attendance on Nov. 7 and Nov. 8 to view the concert and story performance,

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IPAA Elects Chairman And Vice Chairman

Mike Watford takes the helm as chairman, while Mark Miller takes on the role of vice chairman. The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) has announce the election of Mike Watford as chairman of IPAA and Mark Miller as vice chairman of IPAA for the upcoming 2013-2015 term. Since 1999, Watford has been the Chairman,

Core-Mark Announces Q3 Financial Results

Third quarter sales increased 13.2%, driven by non-cigarette sales growth of 16.5%. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2013. “We continued to build momentum by delivering strong sales growth in the third quarter, particularly in our higher margin non-cigarette categories.  We firmly believe we have the right

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Bottoming Action for Gasoline Futures?

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric The nearest delivered gasoline futures contract—reformulated blendstock for oxygenate blending, fell below $2.50 gallon in trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange for the first time since 2011, trading at a $2.4945 23-month low Nov. 7. The contract, which has technical support at the $2.4440 gallon November

7-Eleven To Give Away 58 Xbox One Entertainment Systems

“With more than 150 prizes awarded each day, the chances are good that our Slurpee fans will come away a winner during the contest,” says vice president of brand innovation for 7-Eleven. While temperatures are dropping, the traffic on www.slurpee.com is heating up as Slurpee fans enter to win the much-anticipated Xbox One Entertainment System.

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