Alon Kicks off Clean 13 Program (Video)

Chain gives away the first of 13 cars to customers, employees and the local community. ALON Brands, which markets ALON motor fuel products at 900 locations and is the largest licensee of 7-Eleven in the U.S., is stepping up its effort to give customers the best experience possible, and that means clean stores and friendly

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Tedeschi Food Shops Urges Support for The One Fund Boston

Four of the chain’s nearly 200 stores remain closed due to the ongoing manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers. Separately, 7-Eleven tells CSD that despite media reports one of its stores was not robbed by the suspects early this morning. By John Lofstock, Editor As the nation continues to mourn the senseless terrorist attack on

Commonwealth-Altadis Bulks Up Staff

Commonwealth-Altadis Inc. has appointed Al Dejewski senior vice president for consumer marketing, and Eric Workman, senior vice president for strategic operations. Both report directly to Kevin Freudenthal, president & CEO of the tobacco company. “We are quite pleased to have Al join the team,” Freudenthal said. “He brings not only the strategically creative vision of

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NCASEF Announces 2013 Convention Dates

The conference is scheduled in July at the Venetian Hotel and Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) has announced its 38th National Convention and Trade Show—”In It To Win It”—is scheduled for July 14-18, 2013 in Las Vegas, at the famous five diamond Venetian Hotel and Casino

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Businesses Celebrate National Coffee Day

Freebies and deals abound. National Coffee Day is this Saturday, Sept. 29, and many businesses are kicking off the celebration early to maximize a chance to sample their brew to customers. While not all coffee chains have climbed on the National Coffee Day bandwagon—Starbucks, for example, has yet to announce its participation this year—many c-stores,

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Kansas Jury: Hot Fuel Not Deceptive

Numerous class-action lawsuits have been filed across the U.S. in 26 states, the District of Columbia and Guam, alleging oil companies and fuel retailers improperly profited from the sale of hot fuel. In a victory for QuikTrip, 7-Eleven and Kum & Go—three c-store retailers in a “hot fuel” lawsuit—a federal jury in Kansas City, Kan.

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7-Eleven Fights Crime in Dallas

7-Eleven donates to Safer Dallas Better Dallas, and announces a $40 million in-store, crime-fighting initiative in all of its U.S. stores. Dallas-based 7-Eleven Inc. has presented a $300,000 gift to Safer Dallas Better Dallas to fight crime in the Ross-Bennett and Five Points (Vickery Meadows) areas of Dallas. The donation is the first in Safer

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NCASEF Opposes NYC Soft Drink Ban

“Our National Coalition supports the National Restaurant Association and other organizations and associations who have raised their voices in opposition to this,” says NCASEF chairman. The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees, representing nearly 5,700 small businesses across the country, noted it is troubled by the decision of the New York City Board of

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Politics Are Brewing at 7-Eleven

Fourth 7-Election presidential coffee cup poll gets underway. 7-Eleven is announcing its fourth 7-Election presidential coffee cup poll, where customers vote by buying a cup that represents their preferred candiate. In past years, millions of everyday Americans have participated in the 7-Election vote as they go about their daily routines. While many states offer early

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Board of Health Approves NYC Soda Rule

Consumer group criticizes Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban as an assault on  New Yorkers’ intelligence. The NYC Board of Health has approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial ban on the sale of sugary drinks over 16 ounces in restaurants, coffee houses, fast-food joints, movie theatres, Broadway theaters, workplace cafeterias and most other places selling prepared food. The

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7-Eleven Launches Feeding America Campaign

Fundraiser coincides with Hunger Action Month. To mark Hunger Action Month, 7-Eleven Inc. is kicking off a national awareness and fundraising campaign to benefit Feeding America and the 37 million Americans it serves. Through the end of the year, customers at participating 7-Eleven stores can make donations of cash and spare change in specially marked

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7-Eleven Expected To Acquire EZ Energy's 91 Stores

Purchase of ampm, EasyTrip stores to triple chain’s reach in the Ohio market. 7-Eleven is planning to buy EZ Energy USA Inc’s 91 stores in Ohio and Pennsylvania, Crain’s Cleveland Business reported. The deal would boost 7-Eleven’s footprint in the Ohio market, where it currently operates only 23 sites. EZ Energy is part of Israel-based

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Little General Acquires Five Stores

The company has purchased a total of eight stores from Prima Marketing this year. Little General Stores Inc. has acquired four stores in West Virginia and one in Ohio that were previously operated under the 7-Eleven brand by Denver-based Prima Marketing, The Charleston Daily Mail reported. The West Virginia stores are located in Hurricane, Scott

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Former Wilson Farms Stores For Sale

Sealed-bid process starts Wednesday, Aug. 15 and ends Oct. 18. Convenience store giant 7-Eleven is renovating a former Wilson Farms store on Denison Parkway in Corning, N.Y., scheduled for completion this fall, and preparing to divest 30 more, The Leader Online reported. 7-Eleven bought Buffalo, N.Y.-based Wilson Farm’s 188-store New York network last year from

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7-Eleven Acquires TETCO Assets

“The combination of TETCO’s retail and wholesale operations will make this 7-Eleven’s largest acquisition since the company accelerated its growth plan four years ago,” says Stan Reynolds, 7-Eleven executive vice president and chief financial officer. 7-Eleven signed an agreement to acquire the retail and wholesale assets of TETCO, Inc. The assets include company-operated convenience stores

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7-Eleven Retains NRC Realty & Capital Advisors For Store Sales

NRC Realty & Capital Advisors help 7-Eleven with the sale of 30 c-store properties in upstate and western New York. 7-Eleven Inc. retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors to coordinate the sale of 30 gas stations and c-stores in upstate and western New York. 7-Eleven acquired these properties as part of its acquisition of Wilson

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Amazon Installs Lockers In Grocery And Convenience Store Chains In San Francisco

C-stores launch Amazon Locker program in their stores to give consumers a more secure delivery program. Convenience stores are adding Amazon.com web lockers in the San Francisco area. Amazon.com has been expanding its Locker system after testing services in c-stores in the Seattle, NYC, London and the Virginia-area. The addition of the Northern California locker

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NCASEF Raises $410,000 For Nonprofits

The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees donates nearly half a million to two charities.  The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) announced it raised $410,000 for two charities during its 37th National Convention and Trade Show in Honolulu last month. NCASEF raised a total of $340,000 for Hire Heroes USA, a

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Air Shots Could Be New Trend In C-Stores

A handful of New England c-stores begin to test AeroShot products, which were invented by a Harvard University professor. Air shots have hit the New England c-store market as AeroDesigns launches its AeroShot product at convenience stores in Northeastern U.S. AeroDesigns has established distribution partnerships with the New England-area’s leading distributors such as J Polep,

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FOAC Charity Golf Outing Benefits Chicago-Area Nonprofits

7-Eleven Franchise Owners of Chicagoland invites its team and the public to help out in its annual charity golf outing to support two local nonprofits. 7-Eleven Franchise Owners of Chicagoland (FOAC) wants to fundraise for two local nonprofits by hosting a charity golf outing on Aug 22 at the Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont, Ill.

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Open Pantry Food Marts Looks To Growth Opportunities

Open Pantry Food Marts has plans to grow and improve business for its eight c-store sites. Open Pantry wants to continue to operate eight core sites in Southeast Wisconsin, and plans to reposition the Open Pantry Brands for a 2013 roll out. Open Pantry sold 19 sites to 7-Eleven this summer, which allowed 7-Eleven to

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7-Eleven Updates Philippine Stores

Philippine Seven Corp. plans to add new stores and remodel older sites. Philippine Seven Corp., operator of 7-Eleven stores in the Philippines, announced plans to open 180 more stores within a year. According to a report from The Manila Standard Today, the additional stores would bring the nation’s 7-Eleven store count to 900 total. Philippine

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7-Eleven Adds Mini Tacos

Four-for-$1 Mini Tacos joins 7-Eleven’s food line-up, appealing to the growing number of round-the-clock snackers. 7-Eleven Inc. will spice up its hot foods menu with the addition of Mini Tacos, a tasty south-of-the-border treat for hungry consumers looking for a quick, hot snack. Suggested retail price is just $1 for four Spicy Beef Mini Tacos,

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7-Eleven Celebrates 43 Years in Canada

For the 13th consecutive year, Manitoba has been crowned the Slurpee Capital of the World for having the highest average number of Slurpee cups sold per store in a region. It has become a long-standing and much-anticipated tradition. Each summer, 7-Eleven Canada serves up hundreds of thousands of free Slurpee drinks to toast the company’s

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7-Eleven Celebrates 85 Years In Business

7-Eleven hands out free Slurpee drinks for its 85th birthday, along with a big summer sweepstakes of offers for customers. 7-Eleven prepares for its birthday on July 11, where participating stores in the U.S. and Canada will give away free 7.11-ounce Slurpee drinks between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Slurpee drinks are a summer tradition

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