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Illinois MotoMart Celebrates After Selling Winning Lottery Ticket

Nine c-store employees at the Red Bull, Ill. store will get a chunk of the winnings. A MotoMart convenience store in southern Illinois that sold one of three lottery tickets that won a share of the world-record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot is celebrating this week.  Illinois Lottery Superintendent Michael Jones presented the MotoMart convenience

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Cloutier Oil Divests Stores To Victory Properties

A 53-year old company exits the c-store business.  Cloutier Oil, after 53 years in the business, has sold its business to Victory Properties.  Victory Properties, is a partnership formed by Rex Gillis of Columbus and Joe Morris of Ridgeland, two businessmen who also do business with Shell Oil. Victory properties purchased 11 Gas Lane and

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Southern California Gas Station Franchisees Sue BP

Some 40 station owners claim BP failed to comply with the federal and state rules for terminating a franchise, seek $1 billion in damages and a restraining order to protect them from being forced from their property. A group of Southern California Arco and Thrifty gas station franchisees are suing BP and Thrifty Oil Co.,

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Kum & Go’s Chief Operating Officer To Retire

An internal and external search is being launched for a new chief operating officer. Kum & Go Chief Operating Officer Dennis Folden is retiring from the company later this summer.  According to Folden, after more than four decades at Kum & Go, he felt the timing was perfect. “I have been honored to serve Kum

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McMahon Joins Cumberland Gulf Group Leadership Team

John McMahon enters the role of senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Cumberland Gulf Group. The Cumberland Gulf Group of Cos. has named John McMahon senior vice president and chief human resources officer. McMahon is an experienced human resources professional with a track record of creating successful programs for talent management and

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Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

While management is always on the lookout for new talent, it’s also up to employees to demonstrate that they are ready to advance to leadership positions. By Jim Callahan. As we embark on 2012, it’s time to start considering how you’re going to begin grooming team members for advancement within the company. Today’s employees are

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BP Updates Gulf Restoration Activity in New TV Ad

National campaign provides progress report on Gulf recovery and restoration BP is launching a new nationwide television advertising campaign to update the American people on progress being made to clean up and restore the Gulf Coast region in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon accident. The initial advertisement in the series, which will debut on

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Sheetz Named Among Best Places to Work

“The fact that this is the 10th year in a row that our employees have rated us so highly says a lot about our culture and the spirit of teamwork and respect that exists throughout our company,” says Sheetz’ CEO. Sheetz Inc. has been named one of 2011’s Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.  

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Nice N Easy Recognizes Long-Term Employees

At an awards banquet, the Nice N Easy team celebrates employees who have worked with the company for five to 30 years. Canastota, N.Y. –based Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes recently recognized several employees who achieved very important milestones at a Service Awards Banquet held at The Rusty Rail in Canastota. President and CEO John

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Sheetz To Hire 250 Employees

As Sheetz grows its fleet of stores, it looks to add new employees. Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz plans to hire up to 250 new employees in greater Pittsburgh by the end of 2012 as it opens new stores and renovates others, Bizjournals.com reported. Within the next three months, the c-store chain is set to open two

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Love’s Presents Scholarships to Employees

Five employees and seven dependents get some relief on college tuition costs. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores’ Learning With Love’s Scholarship Fund, now in its third year, has awarded $40,000 in scholarships to a number of Love’s employees and their dependents to assist with college costs for the 2011-2012

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The Pantry’s Holman Appointed As Interim CEO

As Terrance Marks steps down on Oct. 5, Edwin Holman, chairman of the Pantry’s Board, to take the helm as CEO. On Sept. 14, 2011, the Board of Directors of The Pantry Inc. appointed Edwin Holman to act as interim CEO, effective Oct. 5, 2011, the date of resignation for the current CEO Terrance Marks.

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Spinx Partners With PeopleMatter To Streamline HR Process

“This will create a dynamic experience that will carry our team members through the life-cycle of our organization from hiring to retire,” says Spinx CEO. Spinx has partnered with PeopleMatter, a comprehensive talent management solution provider for the service industry, which is set to help automate and streamline the HR processes for Spinx’s 66 locations

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Productivity: Motivating Employees

By John Matthews, president and founder of Gray Cat Enterprises Inc. “The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker, but of the manager.” – Peter Drucker. I remember my first managerial job in retail foodservice.  The year was 1987, and I was a manager trainee for Little Caesars Pizza.  I had just

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Clark Brands Re-Opens Mentor C-store

After a tornado destroyed the store last year, Clark Brands rebuilds Mentor, Minn., location. Clark Brands is re-opening its Mentor C-store in Mentor, Minn., a little more than a year after a June 17, 2010 tornado destroyed the store. The Mentor C-store, a local fixture off U.S. Highway 2, is once again serving customers from

Kum & Go Mourns Loss of Associate

Associates and officials of Kum & Go L.C. are shocked and saddened by the loss of a longtime associate, Sheila Myers, who was a victim of a crime at a Kum & Go store in Humboldt, Iowa this November. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sheila Myers. Our thoughts and prayers go out

Tri-State Petroleum Welcomes New HR Director

Tri-State Petroleum Corp., a family-owned convenience store operator and wholesale distributor of motor fuels in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, has hired an experienced human resources professional to lead HR initiatives for the company’s 215-plus employees. David Denham brings more than 25 years of high-level experience as a human resources director to his new position.

VERC Enterprises Achieves Workplace Goal

VERC Enterprises, an independent chain of gasoline stations and convenience stores throughout the region, has reached its goal of having a workforce made up of 15% disabled/challenged individuals within their stores, dBusinessNews reported. Leo Vercollone, CEO of VERC Enterprises, said his company has long believed in the value of reaching out to individuals who have

Industry Mourns John Hervey’s Death

John Hervey, a former NACS employee and PCATS executive director, with a long and distinguished career in the convenience and petroleum retailing industry passed away on Aug. 5. Hervey’s 40-year-plus career began at Mobil Oil Corp., where he served in a variety of capacities for 25 years, including providing retail automation solutions for its 1,000-plus

Executive Vice President To Retire From Chevron

Chevron Corporation’s executive vice president, Charles A. James, will leave the company effective May 2, 2010. James, who intends to retire from the active practice of law, will join the adjunct faculty of the law school at Arizona State University and pursue other charitable ventures. This move is part of a planned transition under which

Is Your Land at Risk?

The question of eminent domain may sound scary and far fetched, but as a convenience store owner your land could in fact be seized by a municipality. It happens more than you think, said noted attorney William Goldman, who works with landowners facing this threat to ensure they get what they deserve. Goldman spoke with Convenience

Family Express Achieves Zero Turnover in Half of Stores

Family Express, a northwest and north central Indiana 52-store chain, reached a new milestone by experiencing zero turnover in half of their store locations in 2009.   “Reaching this milestone underscores the wisdom of building our business model around what we call the ‘living brand,’” said Kris Condon, director of human resources for Family Express.

Hiring Mistakes We’ve All Made

1. Not Knowing What You’re Looking For. You can’t hit the target when you don’t know what it looks like. Define what you’re looking for by writing a job analysis that spells out the mental and physical capacities, attitudes, personality and skills you need. 2. Not Thinking Outside the Box.  One overlooked source of candidates

The Maine Thing

If you’re driving north or south along a crooked road just inside Maine’s Atlantic coast, you’re eating up New England’s northernmost scenery on Interstate 95. Trucking southbound through the state’s southern belly, you might stop off for gas in the town of Waterville and find J&S Oil’s Xpress Stop Service Station sitting just off the

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