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QuikTrip Grows in Tuscon

With nine stores already in operation locally and three under construction, QuikTrip makes plans for more locations. QuikTrip continues its Arizona expansion as it plans to begin construction on a new Tuscon, Ariz. convenience store and gas station this May at South Alvernon Way south of East 22nd Street from Evergreen Development Co., the Arizona

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Valero Teams With Cardtronics

New deal names Cardtronics as exclusive provider of ATM services for Valero Corner Stores. San Antonio-based Valero Retail Holdings Inc., a division of Valero Energy Corp. has named Cardtronics as the exclusive provider of ATM services for Valero’s entire U.S. portfolio of company operated convenience stores, predominantly branded Valero Corner Stores. The newly-formed relationship with

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BP’s ampm Adds Chase ATMs

Some 800 ATMs scheduled for ampm locations in five states. Chase ATMs are set to be installed at 800 ARCO-branded ampm locations in California as well as Washington, Arizona, Oregon and Nevada as part of Chase’s nation-wide ATM network expansion. “Chase’s ATMs are an exciting addition to our convenience store offering, and will help us

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Maverik Opens New Arizona Store

After a grand opening celebration last week, the new location is now open around the clock. Maverik Convenience Stores, with 220 locations in seven Western states, debuted its newest location on Thursday, Oct. 27 in Pinetop-Lakeside, Ariz., marking its third location in the greater Eastern Arizona area, White Mountain Independent Online reported. The new store

Fresh & Easy Adds Roof-Mounted Solar Panels

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has partnered with REC Solar, a solar electric system provider in the U.S., to install roof-mounted solar systems on nine stores. The systems is expected to generate more than 410 kW of solar energy. In total, the systems will produce an estimated 620,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually, the equivalent of reducing

Gas City Files for Bankruptcy

Frankfort, Ill.-based Gas City Ltd., a chain of independent gas stations founded and owned by William McEnery, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late Tuesday, Crain’s Chicago Business reported. Founded in 1966, Gas City includes 51 gas stations located mainly in the south suburbs of Chicago, but also in Indiana, Arizona and Florida, and listed

Fresh & Easy Debuts Kids Product Line

Fresh & Easy is celebrating the opening of three new Fresh & Easy stores in San Diego County and the launch of fresh&easy Goodness, a range of nutritious products designed specifically for kids. Fresh & Easy CEO Tim Mason was joined by Region IX Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Herb

Fresh & Easy Takes on Northern California

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is planning to open eight stores in Northern California-including in the San Francisco Bay Area and Modesto, in early 2011. These stores, will the company’s first stores north of Fresno and will create about 160 jobs in the region, bringing access to fresh, wholesome food at affordable prices to new

Fresh & Easy Reduces Water Consumption

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has embarked on an ambitious plan to reduce water consumption in its stores by 30% through the use of EnviroTower water conditioning technology. The EnviroTower system has already been installed in 37 Fresh & Easy locations and will be incorporated into all new stores, including the nine Fresh & Easy

Skimmers Found In Arizona Gas Stations

Police departments in Arizona have reported a whopping 30 cases of skimmers, illegal reading devices attached to credit card readers to steal electronic data, discovered at state gas stations in the past six months, prompting the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures to warm customers to be careful with their cards, the Arizona Republic reported.

Security by Force

Convenience store retailers are already dealing with tobacco taxes, PCI deadlines and encroaching competition. Now, if officials in Mesa, Ariz. get their way, operators within the city limits will be forced to invest in security measures aimed at reducing incidents of theft. The proposed mandate, aimed at convenience stores measuring less than 7,500 square feet,

Phoenix 7-Eleven Adds Transit Cards

C-stores in the Phoenix, Ariz., metropolitan area are about to get even more convenient now that the 60 local 7-Eleven stores are selling all day and reduced all day passes for the Valley Metro-the transit system for the greater Phoenix area, ABC15 News reported. “Our goal is to make it as easy and convenient as

Reay’s Ranch Raises More Than $141,000 For Arizona’s Children Association

Employees at Reay’s Ranch stores spent the last year dedicated to an important cause. In January 2009 the employees of Reay’s Ranch Investors’ Super Stop and Minit Market convenience stores and Gordon’s IGA Markets in Southern Arizona made it their goal to raise $100,000 to benefit vulnerable children and families served by Arizona’s Children Association

QuikTrip Opens In Tucson, Ariz.

Tulsa, Okla.-based QuikTrip opened its first Tucson, Ariz. c-store at 2345 E. Irvington Road on Wednesday night, ahead of it’s scheduled opening Thursday morning. On Wednesday night, “we were just standing around taking pictures; we were ready to go, and finally we just took the barricades down and let them in . . . about

The Many Hats of a Marketing Manager

As the sales and marketing manager for Jaco Oil Co., which runs 53 Fastrip stores in California and Arizona, Fred Faulkner’s job is a busy one. Faulkner holds the responsibility of buying for all categories, selecting in-store equipment from deli cases to fountain machines, shaping the deals for purchases, creating the point-of-sale for promotions and

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