PAPCO Acquires 24 Virginia Locations

Acquisition will leverage supply and marketing capabilities in Hampton Roads, Va. Virginia Beach, Va.-based petroleum marketer PAPCO Inc. has acquired the “Tidewater Retail Assets” which consists of 23 Shell branded retail gas stations and one Exxon location, from SMO Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Wills Group, Inc. “We are very excited about the SMO

Sites For Sale In Alabama

Bid deadline is scheduled for Oct. 8, 2013. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) is coordinating the sale of four operating convenience stores with gas and one retail pad site in Alabama. The retail pad site, zoned B2—Business, is located in Evergreen, Ala., directly off of Interstate 65, while the convenience stores are located

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Partners With Convenience Valet

Convenience Valet to donate a minimum of $250,000 annually. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity raising funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, has partnered with Convenience Valet. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, Convenience Valet will donate a minimum $250,000 annually to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals based on proceeds from carded items with

Atlas Oil Makes New Executive Appointments

“I am excited about our growth prospects and the new business opportunities we have created for 2014 and beyond,” says CEO. Atlas Oil has made some key executive appointments to its leadership team. Edwin “Skip” Herbert, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, Faiz “Victor” Simon, vice president of real estate and Michael Ruehring, vice


CEO of Cheyenne International Passes Away

Over the weekend, William “Bill” Greiwe, the CEO of Cheyenne International, passed away unexpectedly.  Greiwe was a founding partner of Cheyenne International and served as the company’s CEO since the company was formed.  Cheyenne International was a long time member of National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) and Greiwe was a strong supporter of NATO’s

Valero Introduces eSource

Online program for branded stores adds value and makes purchasing easier. In an effort to lower the cost of fixtures, supplies and materials for operators of Valero-branded stores, Valero and e-Procurement Services (ePS) have unveiled Valero eSource, a new program that will enable store operators to purchase convenience store equipment and supplies.  Valero eSource is


U.S. Gasoline Market Exits Peak Demand Season

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric The session before expiring on the last business day of August, the September gasoline futures contract rallied to a $3.1095 gallon six-week high on the spot continuation chart, spurred higher by concern over U.S. military intervention in Syria in response to evidence the Syrian government used the


Protein-based Snacks

For the 90% of teens who reach for a snack once a day and the 73% eating more than one snack per day, Hormel Foods introduces Hormel REV wraps; a protein-rich snack providing sustained, real energy to keep them fueled longer. Adding to the Hormel Foods portfolio of convenient and quality products, Hormel REV wraps

BP Branded Sites To Be Sold In Bankruptcy Sale

“A little TLC and these stations can be pumping high gas gallons and have great inside sales,” says NRC’s executive managing director. Eugene Crane, as Chapter 11 Trustee, has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC, (NRC) to coordinate the sale of five operating convenience stores with gas. The stores are being sold pursuant to

Spinx Extends Loyalty With Mobile App

The Spinx Co. is launching its new Spinx Xtras mobile app today, Sept. 3. The app allows consumers to manage their Spinx Xtras loyalty card by earning gas discount rewards, redeeming gas discount rewards at the pump and paying for their purchases at the store via mobile payment. Customers can receive a five-cent-per-gallon discount when

Corner Store Opens New Texas Locations

New stores feature fresh-baked items. Continuing its Texas growth streak, Corner Store has opened two new locations in Texas, one in Burnet, Texas and the other in Conroe, Texas, just north of the Houston metro area. Both stores measure 4,650 square feet and feature indoor and outdoor dining, a beer cave, an ATM and seven


7-Eleven Partners With Pillsbury

Introduces warm cinnamon rolls. The mornings just got a little sweeter at 7-Eleven stores with the introduction of a new Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll, the retailer’s first warm bakery offering and the first Pillsbury branded fresh-bakery item with a convenience retailer. Available with hot foods as well as in the fresh bakery case at participating stores,

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KickBack Rewards Systems Kicks Off Fantasy Football Season

Cardholders can build their Fantasy Football team when using their KickBack card at participating locations and will compete against other KickBack cardholders for a chance to win two tickets to The Big Bowl Game, February 2, 2014 at the MetLife Stadium. With the start of the 2013 National Football League season, KickBack Rewards Systems is


Bigger One-Gram Snus Pouch

In response to adult snuser demand, Camel SNUS Frost, the No. 1 selling snus in America, is now available nationwide in a one-gram pouch. Camel SNUS Frost Large offers the same cool, refreshing taste consumers of Camel SNUS Frost have come to expect—just in a larger size. Camel SNUS Frost Large became available nationwide on

Kwik Trip Celebrates 15th Compressed Natural Gas Station

More stations planned for Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Kwik Trip Inc. celebrated the opening of its 15th compressed natural gas station on Aug. 28 in Janesville, Wis. The company plans to add an additional 10 stations before the end of the calendar year. Kwik Trip has committed to developing a functional CNG fueling infrastructure throughout

CITGO-Venezuela Energy Efficient Lighting Program Kicks Off

More than 600,000 CFL bulbs are donated to benefit low-income families. This week at the Linden House in Chicago, CITGO Petroleum Corp. President and CEO Nelson Martinez was joined by 4th District Illinois State Representative Cynthia Soto to launch the fourth edition of the CITGO-Venezuela Energy Efficient Lighting Program (EELP), which will provide 625,000 compact

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Rainbow Express Partners With KickBack

Company to offer KickBack points at its Conoco-branded c-store, as well as its Rainbow Grocery store, hardware/sporting goods store in Colorado. In the retail world, storeowners can successfully build their brand and their reputation in a host of ways including advertising, marketing and a number of other building processes. With a little hard work and

Couche-Tard Announces Results for Q1 of Fiscal 2014

“Numerous improvement efforts deployed in Europe enabled us to turn around the negative trend in in-store sales as well as fuel volume,” says CEO. For its first quarter of fiscal 2014, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has announced net earnings of $255.0 million, up $152.1 million (147.8%), which equals $1.35 per share on a diluted basis. The

Avoid Unsanitary Ice

Experts share tips on ice machine maintenance. FCSI-The Americas, the only consulting society dedicated to serving independent foodservice design and hospitality management professionals, has announced the results of the latest FCSI Consultant’s Crystal Ball Survey, which offers insight to good health and safety practices for maintaining and servicing ice machines. FCSI-TA members were asked about


Designer Merchandiser

Transform your Hatco Flav-R-Savor Holding and Display Cabinet into a Designer Merchandiser with accessory curved or straight front, back or side panels. Curved hinged header panels can be outfitted with a magnetic graphic (not included) allowing easy access to controls and water fill cup. Designer Black and additional colors available. For More Information From Hatco

Wawa Opens 25th Florida Store

New location located across from Orlando International Airport. Wawa Inc. has announced exciting news for the Orlando Community—the grand opening of its newest store located directly across from the Orlando International Airport, at the intersection of Rt. 436 & Lee Vista Blvd at 6500 South Semoran Blvd. After years of price gauging at the pump,

United Supermarkets Offers Fall Fuel Discounts

Fuel discount vouchers earned through in-store grocery purchases.   United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos stores are rewarding loyal guests by offering a fuel discount with their in-store purchases. Between Aug. 28 and Oct. 29, guests will earn discounts on their fuel purchases at United Express fuel stations when they shop at participating United Supermarkets,


VP Racing Fuels Rocks The Industry

New music video pushes boundaries of marketing support for branding programs. VP Racing Fuels will soon serve up an example of the “edgy” attention-getting marketing support its new retail partners can expect from VP’s innovative branding program. It takes the form of a music video, due for release in early September and for which a

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Miller Oil Foundation Donates Over $25,000 To Hampton Roads Charities

The Hearts of Hope campaign raises record amount of donations from store customers. In July, the Miller Oil Foundation distributed over $25,000 to charities in the Hampton Roads area.  The Foundation’s mission is to help people help themselves and those around them through the meaningful and enthusiastic involvement of the Miller family members, and staff

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Convenience Valet Welcomes Doug Steffen

 Steffen named vice president of sales and business development. Convenience Valet, supplier of single and double dose over-the-counter (OTC) medications and convenience/travel size personal care and general merchandise, has named Doug Steffen vice president of sales and business development.  Steffen brings 15+ years’ experience in the consumer products/retail industry and was most recently executive vice