conterfeit cigarette warehouse raided in queens

Three men arrested for posession of Chinese imitations and $350,000 in cash. Authorities in Queens, N.Y. have seized nearly 600,000 packs of cigarettes with brand names like Marlboros and Newports, half of which are suspected of being counterfeits from China, reported the Associated Press. The cigarettes were found during a raid late last week at

sheetz fined for gasoline leak

Roughly 200 gallons of spilled fuel have been recovered. Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz Inc. has been fined $8,500 by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a gasoline spill in March 2006 at its College Township, Pa. store. The spill caused soil, groundwater and surface water contamination. “Sheetz lost an undetermined amount of gasoline when an

quiktrip selects multiplan inc

New network gives the chain central resources for healthcare management needs. QuikTrip has opted to use Multiplan Inc. for its PPO networking needs. The chain will utilize the MultiLine’s national primary PPO, the PHCS Network, throughout the country. In order to maximize employee choice while still saving on healthcare costs, QuikTrip will also make use

ryan oil sells to quality state

Acquisition marks end of friendly competition. After 33 years of service, Ryan Oil has decided to sell its five stores in Wisconsin to local competitor, Quality State, which operates the Q-mart chain. The deal was finalized July 30, and the former Ryan stores are now officially Q-marts, although the signage has yet to change. “It’s

sun mart collects for reading

New campaign collects donation for local charity. Sun Mart and the Mid-Columbia Reading Foundation, located in Kennewick, Wash., are teaming up to raise money to donate books to children During the month of August, area customers can buy a card for a dollar at all Sun Mart gas stations. Customers can then send those cards

10 critical questions to ask a manufacturing erp vendor

Plexus Systems suggests that many manufacturers are focusing on the wrong issues whenconsidering ERP solutions. The ERP industry has earned such a poor reputation for delivery in thelast 20 years that users has learned to live within a very narrow set of constraints – and thoseconstraints have been in place for so long that the

hot fuel protestors criticize exxons warning stickers

FTCR claims new campaign by the chain is just a cover up. Many Mobil and Exxon stations in California have begun posting small signs on each pump, calling it a “Motor Fuel Measurement Notice.” The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR), however, feels that the stickers–warning that the energy content of a gallon of

valero fined for air emissions

Money to be used at funding local schools and transit systems. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has fined San Antonio, Texas-based Valero Energy Corp. $119,149 for air emissions released by its Texas City plant in 2006, according to the Express-News. The TCEQ cited 12 different incidents that occurred at the plant. During each

another listeriainduced sandwich recall

IFS brings back 7,500 units. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the processing of recalling 7,500 IFS Inc. vending machine and c-store sandwiches due to a possible contamination outbreak. According to the FDA, the South Elgin, Ill.-based company discovered some of the sandwiches might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that

the pantry offers stock repurchase program

Sinking numbers cause company to reclaim shares. Stanford, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc.’s Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program of up to $35 million for each of fiscal 2007 and fiscal 2008 but not to exceed an aggregate of $50 million. The program authorizes the company to repurchase shares of the company’s common

rutters gives away more gasoline

Second winner awarded free fuel in summer-long promotion. Rutter’s Farm Stores’ “Fuel Up Free!” giveaway continues as it awards a new winner, Newberry, Pa.’s Jennifer Anderson, who won free gas for three years. Rutter’s officials presented the award to Anderson, who said she entered the contest four or five times, always at the local Rutter’s

lukoil accused of price fixing

Green Oil takes several companies to trial for $25 million. Illinois-based bio-product company Green Oil Co. has filed a claim against LUKOil, Saudi company Aramco, and state-owned Venezuelan producer PdVSA on charges of price fixing. The company is demanding that the defendents sell their U.S. assets, worth a total of $25 million, according to the

couchetard extends contract with desjardins

Company also expands service into Mac’s banner. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has renewed its contract with Desjardins payment solutions (debit and credit services). Building on their running, ten-year partnership, Desjardins Card Services and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. have not only renewed their agreement for services in Qubec, but also expanded it across Canada into the areas served

tesco inks banking deal

Wachovia to be the exclusive ATM provider to Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets. Tesco have revealed that Wachovia Bank will be the exclusive ATM provider to Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market when the company’s first stores debut in Southern California, Las Vegas and Phoenix this fall. The partnership between Wachovia and Fresh & Easy Neighborhood

rennie petroleum assets head to auction

Matrix Capital to manage the sale of the bankrupt Virginia chain. As part of its bankruptcy proceeding, Rennie Petroleum Corp. said it would sell its chain of 24 convenience stores along with its motor fuels supply agreements to an additional six stores through an auction to be managed by Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. The

giant eagle offers backtoschool promotion

Customers can double “fuelperks!” rewards until Sept. 8. Pittsburg-based Giant Eagle has revealed its new back-to-school promotion. Consumers can now double fuelperks! rewards when they purchase gift cards from Giant Eagle stores, GetGo locations and online at GiantEagle.com. The promotion and runs through Sept. 8 and offers a 20 cents-per-gallon discount at GetGo stores for

tuna and egg salad sandwiches recalled

Listeria contamination in products presents potentially fatal symptoms. CFS Operations Ltd. has issued a recall on 4219 units of Cloud’s Tuna Salad Sandwiches and Egg Salad Sandwiches because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and maybe fatal infections in young children, elderly people and others with weakened immune

toledo extends moratorium on cstores

Ban expected to be lifted after new expiration date in September A moratorium on convenience store permits that has existed in Toledo, Ohio since last August has been extended until Sept. 15 in certain parts of the city, reported the Toledo Blade. City Council voted to extend the moratorium in many of Toledo’s central neighborhoods.

macs pulls controversial ad

New marketing aimed at 16-year-olds causes public outcry. Mac’s is in trouble once again for offending the general public with promotions centered on its frozen carbonated beverages. This time, the trouble comes from 19 videos produced and posted by the store on the Internet. One of the most controversial of the videos feature to scantily

tim hortons introduces the timcard

Chain moves forward with initiative to increase electronic payments. Tim Hortons Inc. will be launching the closed-loop, reloadable “TimCard” this fall as part of a movement by the chain to increasingly accept electronic payments. During a recent analyst call, company officials for Oakville, Ontario-based Tim Hortons said they expect it will take two years before

7eleven recognizes miller brewing with retailer initiative award

7-Eleven Inc. will present Miller Brewing Co. its 2006 Retailer Initiative Award on Aug. 30 in Dallas. This annual honor recognizes top suppliers/partners that excel at assisting 7-Eleven in meeting its customers’ changing needs through team merchandising, demand-chain solutions, cost of goods and category management and creativity in advertising and promotional programs. Miller Brewing was

pilot refuses visa and mastercard at pump

Pilot Travel Centers LLC is following Flying J’s lead by becoming the latest truck stop chain to stop accepting Visa and MasterCard at the pump. Pilot made the change in order to halt “significant” quarterly losses due to chargebacks– a process by which credit card banks bill merchants after a cardholder claims either fraud or

the fair fight against hot fuel

New act offers solution to motorists paying more for gasoline due to hot temperatures. U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has introduced the Future Accountability In Retail, or FAIR, Fuel Act, which requires the installation of automatic temperature compensating equipment in all retail gas station pumps within six years to adjust the price of gas as it

titan grows with appco acquisition

Plans to swell its energy division come together in three-part strategy. Titan Global Holdings Inc. has released its Energy’s Strategic Initiatives for fiscal 2008 following the acquisition of Appalachian Oil Co. (Appco). Titan has launched a three-part strategic plan to follow the Appco deal, starting with securing the supply of biofuels products through strategic agreements

iowa settles touchplay lawsuit

Deal with division of Krause Gentle worth $1.6 million. The State of Iowa will pay a $1.6 million settlement to the largest of several companies that sued after the state pulled more than a thousand TouchPlay machines from Iowa businesses. A statement issued by the Iowa attorney general’s office said state reached the out-of-court settlement

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