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Chevron Announces Partnerships To Reduce HIV Transmission Rates

Chevron partners with four other companies to help reduce HIV transmissions between mothers and children in three African nations. Chevron announced at the 2012 International AIDS Conference that a business partnership will work to combat mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Nigeria, Angola and South Africa. “We must intensify our collective efforts to meet the serious

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Valero, Cardtronics Help Frost Bank Build ATM Business

Three Texas-based companies help to expand a local bank’s services in convenience stores. Valero Corner Stores in Texas and Cardtronics Inc. help Frost Bank significantly expand its ATM service locations for Frost customers. Frost customers will have free access to all 615 ATMs at Valero Corner Stores in Texas by Aug. 15. The additional 615

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Mark VII Awarded Circle K Car Wash Contract

Last year Mark VII expanded its relationship with Circle K to include three additional regions and now it is adding three more for a grand total of seven regions. Mark VII Equipment Inc., the North America subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, and producer of vehicle washing equipment worldwide, has been awarded a two-year contract

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Valero Offers Free Music And Movie Nights

Customers get a choice of a free Billboard MP3 download or a Redbox movie night with each 44-ounce fountain drink. As summer heats up, Valero Retail Holdings Inc. Corner Store locations are giving a gift of FREE music or FREE movie nights with every 44-ounce fountain drink purchase. Corner Stores are ready to give away

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Cintas Announces The Top Five Disaster Preparation Techniques

Protect your business in case of a disaster. According to the Insurance Information Institute, up to 40% of businesses affected by a natural or human-caused disaster never reopen. With the approaching storm season, Cintas Corp. issued the top five tips to help retailers prepare for disasters. Cintas will speak about these tips, along with other

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Gulf Oil, Red Sox Amp Up Partnership

Gulf Electricity becomes official power supplier to Fenway Park on its centennial. In the latest innovation between two iconic partners, Gulf Oil LP is now the official electricity supplier to historic Fenway Park. Through its Gulf Electricity division, the Gulf brand is “amping up” its decades–long relationship with the Boston Red Sox by now powering

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Roadrunner Partners With PeopleMatter

“PeopleMatter has an understanding and focus on our industry that is unparalleled,” says Roadrunner CEO. Roadrunner Markets, a nearly 35 year-old company operating more than 92 convenience stores throughout the Southeast, today announced a partnership to implement the PeopleMatter Platform. The PeopleMatter Platform is an integrated software system that helps employers manage all of their

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The Pantry Renews FleetCor Partnership

“FleetCor has been flexible and innovative in providing new products, services and programs to help The Pantry grow commercial business through our retail stores,” says a spokesperson for The Pantry.   The Pantry has renewed its commercial fleet card contract with FleetCor Technologies Inc., which has been managing The Pantry’s fleet card portfolio for over

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Jiffy Mart Revamps Coffee Program

After adding the new ThermoFresh Digital Server and Brewing system Jiffy Mart expects an increase in sales and a decrease in waste. Partnering with Lacas Coffee and Cooper Booth Wholesale, Jiffy Mart Convenience Store Chain has revamped its coffee program.  Jiffy Mart has moved away from its mix of air pots and glass pots, upgrading

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Kroger Sponsors Honoring Our Heroes Campaign

Kroger associates to present USO with $1.5 million donation at Daytona 500. The Kroger Co. and the USO are strengthening their partnership with a fresh campaign to support men and women in the armed forces and their families. In conjunction with the Daytona 500 celebration on Sunday, Feb. 26, Kroger will launch Honoring Our Heroes,

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Outcast Partners With Fox News

Exclusive news content now available for viewers on the go. Outcast, a growing television network at the pump, and FOX News Channel have formed  an exclusive partnership to deliver daily news updates to on-the-go viewers while they fuel up. Outcast will deliver FOX News Channel content to more than 13,000 screens nationwide, including top-of-the-line gas

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Take the 2012 CSD/Kleiman HR Human Resources Benchmarking Survey

In order to support the convenience store industry’s forecasting and planning responsibilities for the new year, Convenience Store Decisions and Kleiman HR are collaborating to provide insight into the industry’s human resources practices. For the fourth consecutive year, Convenience Store Decisions, in partnership with human resources expert Mel Kleiman is launching a confidential online survey

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Coulson Oil Buys Two Arkansas Convenience Stores

While it usually leases properties to independent operators, Coulson Oil plans to operate its newly acquired stores. After years of supplying gasoline, North Little Rock, Ark.-based Coulson Oil Co. has purchased two convenience stores in the Texarkana, Ark. area, marking a new direction for the company, which chiefly sells fuel, Arkansas Business Online reported. The

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Shopping On The Commute

Grocery shopping is now as simple as a few cell phone clicks. Philadelphians spend on average of nearly 30 minutes commuting to work, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That amounts to 2.5 hours per week. And now, commuters can put that time to good use by getting a jump start on their grocery shopping—provided

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AdvancePierre Foods, Johnsonville Sausage Form Alliance

Under partnership, AdvancePierre becomes the exclusive foodservice distributor of Johnsonville Sausage. AdvancePierre Foods and Johnsonville Sausage have formed a strategic partnership, leveraging AdvancePierre Foods’ dynamic foodservice organization and distribution system to deliver quality Johnsonville Sausage to foodservice customers across the U.S. This partnership will make AdvancePierre Foods, a supplier of value-added protein and handheld convenience

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New Employment Screening Tools For NACS Members

LexisNexis program makes it easy and affordable for NACS member companies to screen employees. NACS and LexisNexis have teamed up to offer NACS member companies an affordable, user-friendly employment screening solution. The LexisNexis service is specifically designed to streamline and simplify the screening and hiring process to NACS members — both retailers and suppliers —

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Dunkin’ Donuts Opens Eight Restaurants in Des Moines

Franchise opportunities still available in Sioux City and Ottawa, Iowa, as well as in Lincoln and Omaha, Neb. Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with sister and brother franchisee team, Lori Kelderman High and Jeff Kelderman, for eight new restaurants in Des Moines, Iowa. Two restaurants are slated to open in 2013 and

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Dot Foods Partners With General Mills

“We’re excited to offer General Mills products to our customers,” says Dot Foods spokesperson. Dot Foods, a national food re-distributor, has partnered with General Mills Convenience Store Division for the distribution of dry products to its convenience store distributors. General Mills is home to some of the most recognizable food brands, such as Cheerios, Betty

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Hunt Brothers Pizza Partners with RCR

“We’re so excited to partner with one of the most legendary racing organizations in NASCAR for the 2012 and 2013 Nationwide Series,” says Hunt Brothers CEO. Hunt Brothers Pizza, a brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry, will sponsor two of Richard Childress Racing’s NASCAR Nationwide Series teams as well as the No.

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A Remedy for Boosting Impulse Sales

Whether it’s aspirin or shaving cream, HBC is a growing category that deserves a renewed focus. By Joe Bush, Contributing Editor. HBC is making a comeback from coast to coast. The category—from shampoos and skin creams to cough drops and cold remedies—has always had its rightful place in a convenience store—providing a grab-and-go remedy for

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Meijer and Quiznos Partner

Meijer’s Michigan locations to feature Quiznos. Meijer, a Great Lakes region supercenter chain and grocery retailer based in Michigan, and Quiznos, a quick-service restaurant (QSR) chain and pioneer of the toasted sandwich, have partnered to open Quiznos restaurants inside Meijer locations. The relationship between Quiznos and Meijer is the most recent in a series of

Subway Honors Manitowoc Foodservice

Two awards presented to Manitowoc at the Subway chain’s annual convention. At the Subway restaurant chain’s annual convention held in San Francisco in July, Manitowoc Foodservice was the recipient of two distinguished awards that recognized excellence in customer service and innovation.

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Walgreens To Add Charging Stations

Drug store retailer Walgreens and energy company NRG Energy have teamed to deliver the first privately-funded electric vehicle network in the U.S., Energyefficiencynews.com reported. Some 18 eVgosm high-powered rapid charging stations are scheduled to be rolled out at Walgreens stores across Houston, Texas, starting in February. “Our neighborhood stores will be a great and convenient

RBG, Haskel Thompson & Associates Join Forces

Ft. Myers, Fla.-based Haskel Thompson & Associates LLC has welcomed Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG) into its Strategic Alliance Program. RBG, headquartered in Lisle, Ill., represents 6,000 convenience locations nationwide. “Our two companies share a joint vision dedicated to maximizing sales and profitability of convenience store and petroleum locations,” said Haskel Thompson. “We are proud

Wawa’s Surcharge-Free ATMs Reach One-Billionth Transaction

Wawa Inc. announced that its ATM transactions are on pace this month to surpass an extraordinary milestone: the one-billionth transaction using Wawa’s surcharge-free PNC Bank ATMs. Through the years, Wawa and PNC customers have collectively saved more than $1.3 billion in potential ATM surcharge fees. To celebrate this milestone, Wawa is hosting with PNC Bank

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