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Prima Marketing Selling 26 Sites

Properties are available in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Prima Marketing LLC, of Denver, Colo., is selling 22 operating and closed c-stores plus four excess retail pad sites that it currently owns, leases, and/or operates. The properties are located in West Virginia and nearby areas of Pennsylvania and Ohio and include a mix of operating

Team Oil Adds A Subway Franchise

With a new car wash and maintenance shop in place, Team Oil Travel Center prepares to open a Subway franchise in early 2012. Team Oil is adding a Subway franchise at its Team Oil Travel Center in Spring Valley, Wis., the Pierce County Herald reported.

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NCASEF 2012 Convention To Be Held In Hawaii

The 37th NCASEF National Convention, themed Islands of Opportunity, prepares to welcome attendees to Honolulu. The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) announced today its  37th National Convention and Trade Show will be held July 8 – 12, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.  Vendors, store owners

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7-Eleven, Nielsen Broaden Partnership

More 7-Eleven stores’ information available through Nielsen means more detail and wider geographic representation of the convenience store industry. 7-Eleven and Nielsen, a provider of information and analytics around what consumers watch and buy, are broadening their relationship from sample to full-census cooperation. The expansion will increase 7-Eleven’s store count in Nielsen’s convenience store service

Pizza Hut Launches Franchise Web site

Pizza Hut has launched PizzaHutFranchise.com, a new Web site that showcases franchising opportunities nationwide and makes it easier for potential franchisees to join the Pizza Hut team. “We’re excited to offer people a way to really understand, step by step, what it means to become part of the Pizza Hut franchise system,” said Jim Avery,

Tedeschi store heats up deli sales with Autofry

Tedeschi store heats up deli sales with Autofry While Tariq Mehmood’s Tedeschi Food Shop in Hyde Park, MA, doesn’t offer gas, the bulk of his franchise’s sales volume flows from its TD’s Deli. With a roller grill, grill and full-service deli, Mehmood holds his own against some considerable foodservice competitors in the area. But it

Hot Stuff Foods

Hot Stuff Foods unveils a new format, name, look and incentive for its SmashHits Deli program. Formerly known as Smash Hit Subs, the new SmashHits Deli has an expanded menu including sub sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, fresh baked cookies and Italian ciabatta bread sandwiches and the new Phat Burrito. A removal of franchise fees for

Valero Adds Policies To Prevent Underage Tobacco Sales

The Valero company has agreed to a set of measures aimed at reducing tobacco sales to minors at more than 4,900 gas station convenience stores operating nationwide under Valero trademarks, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Wednesday. “Valero owns 1,000 convenience store outlets and has nearly 4,000 franchise outlets, so this will make a difference,”

Rite Aid Stores Now Accept EBT Cards/Food Stamps

Drug store chain Rite Aid is now accepting EBT (electronic benefit transfer) cards/food stamps provided through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), at its stores nationwide. More than 38 million Americans received food assistance through SNAP last year, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program,

7-Eleven Looks To Las Vegas

Dallas-based 7-Eleven Inc. is ready to expand in Las Vegas, with 15-20 more stores in the next three years. Starbucks, meanwhile has closed 12 locations in the area, Las Vegas Review Journal reported. The c-store chain already runs 160 convenience stores in Clark County, Las Vegas, but recently hired a commercial real estate firm to

7-Eleven Hires FM to Manage Maintenance

7-Eleven Inc. has selected FM Facility Maintenance to handle all store maintenance for its 6,200+ corporate- and franchise-owned locations in both the U.S. and Canada. The agreement allows 7-Eleven to centralize maintenance activity in order for stores to operate more efficiently, while reducing costs. “We believe 7-Eleven, our store operators, franchisees and, most importantly, our

New Year Marks New Leadership for 7-Eleven Franchisees

  The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees, which represents the owners of 4,583 franchised 7-Eleven stores across the country, recently elected Bruce Maples as its new chairman. Maples, who most recently served as a vice chairman of the National Coalition, assumed the new post on Jan. 1. Maples has been a 7-Eleven franchisee

BP’s ampm Makes Entrepreneur’s List of Top 10 Franchises

BP’s ampm convenience store business has landed on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2010 list of Top 10 franchises. The 10th place ranking represents a jump from 2009 when ampm came in 35th on the magazine’s Franchise 500 list. The BP convenience store brand also rose in the magazine’s rankings of fastest-growing franchises. Entrepreneur ranked ampm 14th on

7-Eleven Continues Reinventing Convenience

7-Eleven Inc., the world’s largest operator, franchisor and licensor of convenience stores, was named Chain of the Year in 2005. The stores got their iconic name in the 1940s because they were open from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., which was considered extended hours in those days. By the ‘60s, lifestyles were changing, and consumers

Competition Heats Up for Coffee

Did You Know? Data released by the National Coffee Association shows the market penetration for coffee has surpassed that of soft drinks, reversing a 20-year pattern. Fifty-seven percent of American adults drink coffee daily versus 51% for soft drinks. Coffee drinking among 18-24 year-olds also jumped 6%, the fourth year in a row for such

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