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KelloggsConvenience.com Wins Website Award

The winning site launched in 2011 to market Kellogg brands to the c-store industry. Miron Communications won the best food industry Web site award from the Web Marketing Association on behalf of agency client, Kellogg Company, during the Association’s 10th annual Internet Advertising Competition Awards. The winning Web site, KelloggsConvenience.com, was launched in 2011 to

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The 2012 Convenience Store Foodservice Report

Top-quartile chains continue to post strong sales across all food segments, while retailers express confidence for healthy category growth throughout 2012. By David Bishop, Contributing Editor. We all know times are tough. The consumer is looking for greater value at a time when retailers are focusing on being competitive without losing their shirts. Retailers recognize

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Murphy Oil USA Names Pointsmith Supplier Partner of the Year

Pointsmith receives honor for third straight year after being selected based on a company-wide survey. Murphy Oil USA has named Pointsmith, an at-store point-of-purchase management company, as its Supplier Partner of the Year for the third consecutive year. The award was presented at Murphy Oil’s annual National Managers meeting Jan. 23, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.

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Susser Holdings Reports Q4 And 2011 Results

“Our newly built stores continue to perform very well, and as a result, we plan to increase our overall capital budget in 2012 to accelerate new store construction to a planned 25-30 stores,” says Susser Holdings CEO. Susser Holdings Corp. reported strong financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2011.

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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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Sunoco Adds 11 Retail Locations

Latest acquisition strengthens Sunoco’s position as fuels retailer and convenience store operator in Florida. Sunoco Inc. has acquired 11 retail locations in Daytona, Fla., and the surrounding communities in Volusia County from First Coast Energy L.L.P. Each location will be company operated and include an APlus convenience store. “We continue to grow in areas where

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C-Store Count Grows 1.2%

Today there is approximately one c-store per 2,100 U.S. residents. The U.S. convenience store count increased to a record 148,126 stores as of Dec. 31, 2011, a 1.2% increase (1,785 stores) from the year prior, according to the latest NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count. The convenience retailing industry has seen remarkable growth over the last

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Hess Corp. Announces Capital and Exploratory Budget for 2012

“We are committed to creating value and delivering sustainable growth in production and reserves from both our unconventional and conventional portfolios,” says Hess spokesperson. Hess Corp. has announced a 2012 capital and exploratory budget of $6.8 billion, nearly all of which is targeted for Exploration and Production: $2.5 billion for unconventionals, $1.6 billion for production,

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Getting Crafty in the Cold Vault

Beer sales are hot right now and driving the push are specialty brews and imports. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Consumer interest in more flavorful food and beverages has led, among other things, to the rise of craft beers. Retailers: Start your engines. Craft beers offer more challenging tastes, authenticity and often even a quirkiness

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Kum & Go Considers Colorado Expansion

Kum & Go is looking to open at least five new locations in the Pikes Peak region. Midwest-based convenience store chain Kum & Go is considering opening five or more locations in Colorado Springs, The Colorado Springs Gazette reported, citing proposals Kum & Go submitted to Colorado Springs and Monument officials. Colorado Springs has given

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Susser Expects To Report Q3 Growth

Susser anticipates same-store merchandise sales growth ahead of its third quarter results release. Susser Holdings Corp. expects to report same-store merchandise sales growth for the third quarter of 2011 of approximately 7.4% versus the third quarter of 2010.  Meanwhile, retail average per-store fuel volumes are expected to increase by 5.6% year-over-year. For the first three

Irving Oil Continues Northeastern Growth

Irving Oil continues to grow in Vermont with the announcement of a new location at 16 Route 106 in North Springfield. The North Springfield Smart Shop is the third Irving location opened by Midway Oil in the past three months. “As a family-owned company it was important for us to partner with someone with a

BP Outlines Plan to Move Brand Forward

BP Products North America Inc. recently reaffirmed its commitment to the BP retail brand in Gaylord, Md., at the 2010 BP Amoco Marketers Association (BPAMA)  Convention and Business Expo, an annual gathering of BP marketers. A record number of marketers attended this year’s event to hear from several top BP executives how the company plans

Casey’s To Acquire 52 Stores

Casey’s General Stores Inc. has released its first quarter of fiscal 2011 results ended July 31, 2010, and with it an announcement that it has signed commitments to acquire an additional 52 locations, which it anticipates purchasing by the end of the calendar year. Casey’s reported basic earnings per share of $0.73 and approximately $6.2

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BP At a Glance BP is one of the largest integrated oil companies in the world, with an estimated global market share of around 3% of oil & gas production and 4% of refining capacity in the major global markets in which it operates. Its U.S. retailing brands are BP, ARCO and ampm. Global sales:

Casey’s Intros New Store

In keeping with a plan outlined in 2008, Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores is rolling out expanded store designs. Casey’s executives said that roughly six stores with the new design are open or nearing completion, and the company hopes to finish a total of 20 by the end of April. The new ‘O’ floor plan

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