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CST Brands Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

U.S. merchandise gross profit dollars increased 5%. CST Brands Inc., one of the largest independent retailers of motor fuels and convenience merchandise in North America, reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Three Months Results For the three month period ending June 30, 2014, the Company reported net income of $32

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Logic Expands Into Canada

The No. 2 electronic cigarette company in the U.S. extends international distribution. LOGIC Technology, makers of premium electronic cigarettes, announced plans for international retail distribution in Canada. Through a partnership with Hilary’s Salesmaster Inc., LOGIC’s line of electronic cigarettes will be brought to more than 30,000 accounts operated by the distributor nationwide. LOGIC holds the

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Consumer Optimism Plummets in August

Only 39% of customers optimistic about the economy. Just as quickly as consumer optimism surged in July, it plummeted in August, even as gas prices fell by more than 15 cents over the past month. Less than four in 10 consumers (39%) now say that they are optimistic about the economy, a sharp decline from

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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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“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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Walgreens to Remain U.S. Based Despite Acquisition

Purchasing Europe’s Alliance Boots. Walgreens is set to acquire the remaining 55% of European pharmacy retailer and wholesaler Alliance Boots in an agreement that will keep its corporate tax headquarters in the U.S., despite speculation that the drug store chain would move its headquarters overseas to take advantage of a lower corporate tax rate. Walgreens

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NCASEF Flexes Charity Muscles

Activities, such as a golf tournament and auctions, helped raise donations for Swim Across America and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchises (NCASEF) and its partners made two sizable donations to its charities of choice last month at its national convention in Orlando. Representatives from Swim Across America (SAA),

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Atlas Oil Buys K9 For Taylor Police

National fuel supply and logistics company purchases police dog, plans to buy second one, for local police department. Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Co. announced today the company has purchased a new K9 police dog for the Taylor Police Department, and plans to purchase another one for the department in the near future. Atlas Oil Chairman

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Cinnabon Opens 100th Bakery With Pilot

By the end of 2015, an estimated 150 Pilot Flying J locations will carry fresh-baked Cinnabon products. Cinnabon Inc. this month celebrated the 100th opening with Pilot Flying J, a partnership that has fueled the fast growth of the bakery leader in travel centers and plazas across the country. The 100th bakery opened Aug. 1,

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Core-Mark Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 11 cents per common share. The dividend is payable on Sept. 15, 2014 to shareholders of record as of

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