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Cenex Zip Trip Stores Raise Over $31,000 For Kids

“Now every time someone makes a $1 donation in our stores, they sign a flyer that we post and we give them a free soda next time they come in,” says Cenex Zip Trip general manager. For the third year, Cenex Zip Trip stores have participated in growing The Salvation Army’s Backpacks for Kids Campaign

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Pantry Donates To Campaign Through Facebook ‘Likes’

The Pantry Inc. encourages guests to “Like” the Kangaroo Express Facebook page as each “Like” donates a dollar to the USO of North Carolina. The Pantry Inc. announced it plans to donate $1 to the USO of North Carolina for every “Like” received on the Kangaroo Express Facebook page from Aug. 6 through Aug. 17

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Par Mar Hosts Make-A-Wish Event

The Par Mar Convenience Store in Fairmont, Va. hosted an event on Aug. 1 to support the Make-A-Wish Campaign,  WBOY News 12 reported. The OMEGA and Make-A-Wish campaign are selling “Wish Stars” for $1 at convenience and grocery stores all month long, with the proceeds going to help grant wishes for sick children, such as

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Cumberland Farms To Raise Funds For Children’s Hospital

Iced coffee sales at participating Cumberland Farms c-stores to help benefit U.S. Children’s Hospital Boston. During the month of May, Cumberland Farms is set to raise funds to benefit Children’s Hospital Boston through the convenience store retailer’s Pediatric Care Campaign. Participating Cumberland Farms stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island will donate five cents per cup

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Milk Starts its Rebound at Retail

Look for a rise in consumer demand for milk, and an increased interest in flavored products in 2012. “We see flavors, particularly chocolate milk, as a key opportunity at convenience stores in 2012,” said Vivien Godfrey, CEO, MilkPEP. “Convenience stores are really over indexed in terms of flavored milk, so of all milk sold in

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PS Food Mart Stores Fight Hunger

In conjunction with the ‘Fight Hunger. Give Hope.’ campaign, PS Food Mart is introducing a smart phone application that provides updates on gas prices and current discounts and promotions. PS Food Mart Charities, created by CITGO Marketer Folk Oil, has launched its third annual ‘Fight Hunger. Give Hope.’ campaign, a fundraiser dedicated to supporting local

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RaceTrac Leverages Projectmates Construction Management Software

RaceTrac selects Projectmates for its flexibility, suite of business process workflows, and vast experience in the retail industry. RaceTrac convenience stores is leveraging Projectmates construction management software for its rapid expansion campaign. RaceTrac, which operates 320 retail gasoline convenience stores in five Southeastern states, is just one of the newest retail clients to adopt Projectmates—developed

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Farm Worker Advocates Target Kangaroo Express

Activists fighting for the rights of tobacco workers appeal to Kangaroo Express for help in pressuring big tobacco companies to improve conditions. Kangaroo Express is coming under fire from activists campaigning to end human rights abuses faced by tobacco farm workers. The Cary N.C.-based c-store is being targeted after activists requested a meeting with the

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MACS Donates $10,000 To Fight Hunger

Grant helps food bank distribute 50,000 meals. In partnership with the BP “Fueling Communities” program, Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), presented a check of $10,000 to FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank, NACS reported. The grant is intended to help the food bank distribute 50,000 meals to the one-in-seven residents in central Virginia who live in food-insecure

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Dollar General Launches Honoring Our Every Day Heroes Program

Lynchburg, Va. man selected as first national hero.   Dollar General is launching Honoring Our Every Day Heroes, a year-long program to honor the heroes among us—from firefighters and veterans to teachers and caregivers. “Dollar General is pleased to launch the Honoring Our Every Day Heroes program to recognize our customers—the everyday heroes who are

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Shell Launches iPad App

New app showcases “some of the amazing means we use to produce energy, deliver it to local communities and help people use it more efficiently,” says Shell spokesperson. Shell has launched a free iPad application called INSIDE ENERGY to highlight the vital role innovation and technology play in delivering energy to power people’s lives. A campaign

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Cumberland Farms Launches Pediatric Care Campaign

New corporate giving initiative allows convenience store retailers to raise funds for hospitals helping to heal children. Cumberland Farms has launched a Pediatric Care Campaign today, where the convenience store retailer will work with communities to raise much needed funds for hospitals that provide medical care to children. During this initiative, Cumberland Farms plans to

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TA Donates More Than $212,000 to SCF

Second annual campaign results in largest donation to truckers fund. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) wrapped up its second annual ‘Band Together for SCF’ campaign with $212,538.87 in donations to support the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF). Customers and employees of TA and Petro Stopping Centers made donations from Nov. 15 –

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TETCO Donates $206,385 To JDRF

TETCO has gifted more than $800,000 to the nonprofit since 2005. TETCO has donated $206,385  to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), South Central Texas Chapter, to help support the organization’s continued quest to find a cure for type 1 diabetes, a life-threatening auto immune disease. “TETCO has been such an amazing partner with JDRF

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Cardlytics Releases 2011 Transaction-Driven Marketing Results

Through the Cardlytics platform, retailers nationwide are able to present consumers with relevant messages and offers based on consumers’ actual buying behavior.  Cardlytics, a pioneer of Transaction-Driven Marketing, released aggregated advertiser performance results at the NRF Big Show.  The 2011 results spanned across multiple retail categories. The results demonstrate Cardlytics’ ability to drive large increases

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BP America Supports Olympic and Paralympic Hopefuls

BP Team USA athletes to compete for spot in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. BP America has formally announced its support for nine U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes as they prepare for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including financial commitments to them and to charities of their choice in communities across

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Gasoline Costs Pointed Up on EU Action, Geopolitical Risk

For the week through Dec. 5 U.S. wholesale gasoline costs mostly increased, while activity in the European Union coupled with heightened rhetoric from Iran are seen pushing gasoline prices even higher. Additionally, Sunoco Inc. announced Dec. 1 that it was beginning to idle the main process units at it Marcus Hook refinery near Philadelphia, Pa.,

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BP, Mark Oil Co. Donate $20,000

Donation to benefit Charlotte, N.C. youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities. To fuel the spirit of BP’s sponsorship of the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, Charlotte, N.C.-based BP distributor, Mark Oil Co., is teaming up with Paralympic Sport Metrolina to help raise awareness of the benefits of recreational and competitive sports for

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Celebrate America Recycles Day

West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association works to recycle and encourages other organizations to join in the cause ahead of America Recycles Day. The West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association, representing convenience stores, independent groceries and petroleum marketers across the state, is working to do its part to recycle and conserve resources. The

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7-Eleven Celebrates Veteran’s Day

“With this year’s Veteran’s Day falling on 11/11/11, the timing seemed perfect to say thank-you to the men and women serving our great country.  For those who are here, we can say thank-you with a free Slurpee.  For those serving, we hope to raise enough funds to help the USO distribute 40,000 care packages,” says

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Thorntons Honored as 2011 Convenience Store Chain of the Year

Outstanding service, a sincere dedication to its team members and an ongoing commitment to convenience retailing earn the Louisville, Ky. chain the industry’s oldest and most prestigious award. By John Lofstock, Editor. The late Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc., once said, “A lot of companies have chosen to downsize. We chose a different path.

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Vote Roo

Kangaroo Express’ Roo mascot runs for office—awards fans with free coffee. The Roo, the voice and mascot of Kangaroo Express Convenience Stores, is running for mayor of Charleston and Charlotte, N.C. “The Roo believes every man, woman and child deserves a break in their day. A couple minutes to grab a tasty cup of coffee

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Wawa Provides Red Cross Support

Fall schedule includes more than 38 blood drives open to the public. This fall Wawa is encouraging customers to join it in helping the American Red Cross save lives by donating blood at one of the more than 38 Wawa sites hosting a blood drive. The blood drive began Oct. 3 and will continue through

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7-Eleven, Pepsi Partner on Feeding America Campaign

Up to $250,000 to be donated to Feeding America from every Pepsi purchase. 7-Eleven Inc. and Pepsi have partnered to ask consumers to help relieve domestic hunger by purchasing a Pepsi trademark product at participating 7-Eleven locations nationwide, with proceeds of up to $250,000 going to Feeding America. Through Dec. 31, Pepsi plans to donate

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Kangaroo Express Asks Guests to ‘Give Kids The World’

Customers can donate at any Florida Kangaroo Express through Nov. 4 The Pantry Inc.’s Florida Kangaroo Express locations are collecting donations for Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), a 70-acre, non-profit “storybook” village in Central Florida that provides cost-free, weeklong vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. “Give Kids The World is a

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