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
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
“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
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
Current CEO Delen to retire on May 1. Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), the maker of Camel brand cigarettes, has announced that Susan Cameron is set to return as CEO, as Daniel Delen retires from the role of CEO on May 1, Bloomberg reported. Cameron also plans to remain on the company’s board, which she rejoined
“Eric brings a wealth of contacts and experience to Kretek in tobacco products and e-cigarettes,” says field sales vice president. Kretek International Inc., exclusive importer and marketer of Djarum and Cuban Rounds Cigars, Cig2o, EZ Cig and Voodoo e-vapor products, DjEEP lighters and VirMax performance products, has named Eric Heiberg as Northeast region sales director.
Kimball Distributing services Dallas/Fort Worth and 25 North Texas counties. Eco-Cigs Inc., a fast-growing marketer of electronic cigarettes, announced that it has added another beverage distributor to its expanding distribution network. With the signing of Kimball Distributing Inc. (KDI), Grand Prairie, Texas, Eco-Cigs now has full distribution in seven of the top 10 U.S. markets.
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.
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
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
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
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,
“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
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
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
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.
“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
“We must close this new gateway to addiction to protect our children,” says Durbin. Eleven Democratic lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives released a report that shows a dramatic recent increase in the marketing of electronic cigarettes with extensive resources being dedicated to social media, sponsorship of youth-oriented events, and television and
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
Higher demand coupled with the refinery maintenance season have prompted a string of weekly drawdowns in gasoline supply. By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric Gasoline supplied to the primary wholesale market in the U.S. poked above the five-year average for the fourth week in 2014, climbing to 8.996 million bpd during the week-ended
Wells Fargo predicts that vapors/tanks/mods pose the “greatest new threat” to e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes. Wells Fargo Securities LLC recently conducted a “Tobacco Talk” survey of its tobacco retailer and wholesaler contacts representing 35,000+ convenience stores in the U.S., which revealed that the competitive environment has heated up in the first quarter of 2014. Some
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
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
Mintel notes claims like gluten-free are appearing more frequently on food menus. Recently, consumer confidence in the food industry has been shaken by food scandals, lack of transparency in food preparation and questionable treatment of animals. As a result, restaurants have shifted their business practices to introduce a greater number and wider variety of claims
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