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7-Eleven Rolls Out Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Network

7-Eleven and 350Green help drivers re-charge vehicles in under 30 minutes at Illinois Tollway Oases. Governor Pat Quinn and representatives from the Illinois Tollway, 350Green LLC and 7-Eleven Inc. have announced the availability of the nation’s largest network of fast-charging electric vehicle (EV) stations. As part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to increasing sustainability across Illinois,

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Kangaroo Express Announces Collegiate Coffee Mugs

Tar Heel, Wolfpack and Blue Devil hoops fans now can show team spirit while enjoying a cup of coffee. The Pantry Inc. is now offering collegiate coffee mugs at Kangaroo Express convenience stores, allowing fans to start their day with a mug of Bean Street Coffee marked with school pride. Aligned with the start of

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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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Pilot Flying J Fights Human Trafficking

“Our associates, professional drivers and the motoring public can take a stand by keeping our eyes and ears open for trafficking red flags,” says Pilot Flying J CEO. In an effort to help raise awareness about human trafficking along America’s roadways, Pilot Flying J has partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) to expand education for

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7-Eleven Participates In One City One Hire Program

7-Eleven hosts job fair to draw Washington D.C.-based applicants.   7-Eleven Inc. is participating in One City One Hire, Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s new initiative to get District residents employed, the Washington Post reported. At a job fair Monday at the Department of Employment Services headquarters, 7-Eleven offered 26 District residents jobs at its

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Rutter’s Latest Charitable Donations Total $130,000

The York, Pa.-based retail chain’s year-to-date donations to local charities exceed $288,000. Rutter’s has announced a set of charitable donations totaling $130,000 to four central Pennsylvania community organizations.   Rutter’s plans to give $50,000 to the York County Public Library system to provide two years of free Internet access at computers in the libraries. The donation

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What’s On Your Customer’s C-Store Shopping List?

By: Jeff Weghorst, director of merchandising at dunnhumbyUSA One of the primary drivers behind a customer’s willingness to transact with a retailer is product selection. If a customer does not encounter an appealing assortment of products in-store, they are highly unlikely to engage even once with the retailer, and much less likely to become a

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BP Launches Commute Better Campaign

BP launches a “Commute Better” program to aid local Columbus, Ohio drivers in improving their driving routines. The daily commute of Columbus, Ohio drivers is not generally as stressful as that of other U.S. cities, according to research from Kiplinger, but a recent survey commissioned by BP Products North America Inc. suggests there is room

Chevron Launches We Agree Campaign

Chevron Corp. has launched a new global advertising campaign titled “We Agree,” but a hoax group is attempting to ruin the company’s thunder. The campaign by Chevron highlights the common ground Chevron shares with people around the world on key energy issues.  It also describes the actions the company takes in producing energy responsibly and

SUPERVALU Aims To Reduce Emissions

SUPERVALU INC., through a partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), plans to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 10% by the end of 2012 with a baseline year of 2007. SUPERVALU’s initiative is comparable in scope to eliminating the electricity use of more than 352,000 average U.S. homes for one year. This partnership makes

7-Eleven and Police Team To Reward Kids

The uniformed officer approaches a group of kids, hands them “tickets” and says, “You have the right to … a free Slurpee drink.”  It’s all part of Operation Chill, 7-Eleven stores’ popular community program that rewards “good behavior” with a cool beverage treat and helps build positive relationships between local law enforcement agencies and young

Recycling Program Breeds Customer Loyalty

While stopping for gas one day, two waste management interns working for the city of Lexington, Ky., pondered how much garbage could be recycled from cars if locations, such as gas stations, made it more convenient to recycle. The interns, Elizabeth Rebmann and Natalie Cooke, pitched their idea for such a recycling program to Bruce

API Presents CITGO With Safety Award

The American Petroleum Institute (API) awarded CITGO Petroleum Corp. an Occupational Safety Performance Award for 2009, during the 61st Annual Pipeline Conference in New Orleans.  “As a company committed to the highest standards in safety, CITGO is honored to receive this prestigious award. The people of CITGO are also deeply committed to caring for our communities, our

CITGO Participates In Earth Hour 2010

On Saturday, CITGO Petroleum Corporation joined more than 70 local businesses, government agencies, universities, colleges, hotels, and museums, as well as hundreds of residents and small businesses, in observing Earth Hour 2010. Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour took place on March 27 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Participants from 400 cities

High’s Dairy Stores Re-Aligns Upper Level Management

High’s of Baltimore Inc. has announced four management promotions it is making in order to aid the achievement of organizational goals and objectives.  “The challenges that our whole industry have faced over the last two years has made us a stronger operator and taught us what it’s going to take to continue to be successful

High’s Dairy Stores’ Haiti Relief Campaign Raises Over $10,000

Hanover, Md.-based High’s of Baltimore Inc., has announced that customers of its 70 High’s Dairy Stores in Maryland and Delaware, collectively donated more than $10,000 to the company’s Haiti Earthquake Relief Campaign.  At checkout, store associates asked customers if they would like to make a $1 donation to the campaign which was in association with the American Red Cross.  “We’re extremely proud of

7-Eleven Debuts Cup With A Cause

  7-Eleven, Inc. aims to donate more than $2 million to charities as it launches its charity-focused coffee campaign this month: “7-Eleven Coffee Cup With A Cause.”   Throughout 2010, 7-Eleven will introduce limited-edition 20-ounce coffee cups designed by entertainment and sports celebrities to be sold in 7-Eleven stores nationwide. Proceeds from cups sold will benefit

The Complete Foodservice Package

As demand for grab-and-go soars, convenience store foodservice managers are looking more than ever for packaging to not only maintain product quality and consistency, but be environmentally friendly and serve as a marketing vehicle. That’s a lot of responsibility to heap on stuff customers casually toss away. “I don’t know that takeout packaging is changing

Convenience Concerns

I was getting breakfast at my local convenience store recently, an unbranded joint close to my office, when I noticed a new addition to the store. Right by one of the two pay stations was a neatly handwritten sign that read, “No Cell Phones in Line.” I have to admit this message surprised me. The

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