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Tedeschi Completes Weymouth Remodels

Brings fresh food into Weymouth, Mass. stores. Tedeschi Food Shops completed the remodel of two locations in Weymouth, Mass. in 2011. Renovations of the 11 Sea Street and 425 Washington Street stores are part of a company-wide initiative to ensure that all Tedeschi Food Shops offer an increased assortment of fresh, healthy meal and snack

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Bosselman Cos. Chairman Chuck Bosselman Dies

Chuck Bosselman, chairman of The Bosselman Cos., has passed away. He was 67. Bosselman lost his battle with cancer on Saturday in Grand Island, Nebraska, surrounded by his family. A leader among leaders and visionary of the company, Bosselman was a second-generation business owner. His father, Fred, founded the first Bosselman’s location in 1948. In

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Last Chance to Take the Fifth Annual CSD/Balvor 2012 Foodservice Survey

Today is the last day to take the survey! How is foodservice performing for your company? What’s your outlook for the various foodservice categories in 2012? And what are some of the best practices for marketing the foodservice category to today’s convenience store consumers? Convenience Store Decisions in partnership with David Bishop, managing partner of

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Japan Grows C-Store Fleet

Stores opening in 2012 expected to total a fifth more than those opened in 2011. Japan’s five major convenience store operators are set to open more than 3,400 stores in fiscal 2012 as customer traffic increases, Reuters reported. The net increase (openings minus closings) is expected to total 1,880-2,130 stores, up 40-60% compared to fiscal

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TETCO Donates $50,000 to Returning Heroes Home

Funding will go towards completion of a recreational and therapeutic park for wounded warriors and their families. Christmas just got a little brighter for Returning Heroes Home as the non-profit organization seeks additional funding to complete a $3.4 million, six-acre recreational and therapeutic park to serve wounded warriors and their families. The nonprofit received a

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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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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Turn Higher

After tumbling to a nine-month low of $3.368 gallon on Nov. 21, the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. retail gasoline average is positioned to increase following higher wholesale costs during the final full week of November. Wholesale gasoline costs were under renewed pressure in front of Thanksgiving Day on weak demand and heightened concern over

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Fas Mart and Shore Stop Poised For Growth

“Our customers will begin seeing innovative initiatives around our core service offerings that will both surprise and delight them,” says GPM Investments CEO.   Richmond, Va.-based GPM Investments LLC, operator of both the Fas Mart and Shore Stop Convenience Store chains, announced today that it has entered into a new $35 million credit facility with

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Retail Gasoline Prices Slipping in Front of Thanksgiving

After popping higher by a little more than a penny during the week-ended Nov. 14, the U.S. average for gasoline sold across the country’s retail outlets should resume its downtrend. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) releases its weekly gasoline average late afternoon on Mondays, with the average last reported 1.2 cents higher at $3.436 gallon

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Weigel Stores Promotes Yawberry

Douglas Yawberry has been promoted to vice president of operations at Weigel Stores Inc., a Knoxville Dairy and convenience store chain. In his new position, Yawberry is responsible for all store related operations, and will serve as a member of Weigel’s Corporate and Market Planning Group. Yawberry, a graduate of State Fair College Sedalia, Mo.,

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Love’s To Open 10 New CNG Fueling Stations

Chesapeake Energy and Love’s team add CNG accessibility across Oklahoma. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, an Oklahoma City, Okla.-based and family-owned operator of 280 travel stops and convenience stores, plans to add 10 publicly accessible compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations at existing locations across Oklahoma. These CNG fueling stations will be located in

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Handee Marts Reports Strong Resuts on Recycling Program

7-Eleven licensee Handee Marts Inc. reported strong results from its new PepsiCo Dream Machine recycling initiative. Handee Marts launched PepsiCo’s Dream Machine recycling program in June 2011. Since the program’s launch, more than 121,400 beverage containers have been recycled in Dream Machines at Handee Marts. For all the bottles and cans recycled at Handee Marts–and

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Ryko Solutions Announces New Hire

Joe Ivy appointed vice president of manufacturing and operations. Ryko Solutions Inc., North America’s largest manufacturer of car wash equipment and a major provider of service support and chemicals to the industry, has added Joe Ivy as vice president of manufacturing and operations at the company’s 250,000 square foot facility located in Grimes, Iowa. Ivy

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Tom Robinson Named New NACS Chairman

“I came [to NACS] for the advocacy and stayed for the knowledge and connections,” said new NACS Chairman Tom Robinson during the Oct. 4 Closing General Session at the NACS Show.   An estimated more than 22,000 attendees from 50 countries attended the 2011 NACS Show, which featured more than 60 workshops and 1,300 exhibitors

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Fostering Better Communication Through Franchise Advisory Councils

By John Matthews, founder and president of Gray Cat Enterprises Inc. Establishing a Franchise Advisory Council (FAC) as a formal communications system to ensure franchisees input with regard to store marketing & operations is a natural stepping-stone for a growing franchise operation. FAC representatives are an indispensable part of the communication system in that they

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NACS Celebrates the Past, Looks to Redefine the Future

As NACS celebrates the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s remarkable achievements since it was founded 50 years ago, the association is equally looking toward the future, said NACS President and CEO Hank Armour during the NACS Show Opening General Session. It is expected that more than 22,000 attendees from 50 countries will attend the 2011

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Easy Trip Launches Digital Marketing Platform

Easy Trip Convenience Stores are dedicated to customer service. As part of that strategy, the Ohio chain has introduced a new mobile app and fresh Websites to fast forward into the mobile, social and digital worlds. A newly launched client with OpenStore by GasBuddy, Easy Trip is thriving with the new technology that includes a

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Emerson Introduces Smart Dispatch Service

Emerson Climate Technologies released a new service called Smart Dispatch, which drives maintenance savings by reducing unnecessary dispatch events through root cause analysis and remote resolution. When an equipment alarm or maintenance notice occurs, dispatch decisions are typically based on simple event categorization or contractor terms rather than substantive insights confirming the necessity and severity

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Will Tesco Turn it Around?

Fresh & Easy is rolling out a new Express store format, but can the company come out on top after nearly four years of heavy losses? By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Tesco’s Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market grocery chain debuted with a bang in 2007, rolling out 20 stores in rapid succession in California, Nevada

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Lower Gasoline Costs Moving Through Supply Chain

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. retail price average for all formulations of regular grade gasoline fell 6 cents as of Sept. 19, and will continue to move lower into October on declining wholesale gasoline costs. Through the week-ended Sept. 26, wholesale gasoline costs moved lower

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Walgreens Reaches 100th Solar Power Installation

Drugstore chain on track to have the most solar power installations among retailers nationwide. Walgreens is marking its continued commitment to sustainability with its 100th rooftop solar power system installation in Mason, Ohio. Since its first solar installation in 2007, Walgreens has expanded its plans to include stores and distribution centers in Connecticut, New Jersey,

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7-Eleven to Acquire 28 PC&F Locations

“Year to date, 7-Eleven has added more than 400 new locations, and 2011 promises to be 7-Eleven’s biggest year for store growth since 1986,” says 7-Eleven VP of mergers and acquisitions. 7-Eleven  Inc. has agreed to acquire the retail interests of 28 locations from Pacific Convenience & Fuels LLC (PC&F). Located in the western half

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Gasoline Prices Tumbling Amid Weak Demand, Economic Worry

Wholesale gasoline costs in major metropolitan regions of the country tumbled during the week following Labor Day, pressured by several features including weak consumption of the fuel leading up the holiday weekend, while driving demand consistently slumps in September from August. Historically, gasoline demand and prices move lower in September after the summer driving season.

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Heineken USA Introduces Noche Buena Beer

Exclusive Mexican winter brew will be available in key U.S. markets beginning in October. Heineken USA today announced the launch of Noche Buena, a Bock-styled Lager brewed by Cerveceria Moctezuma, S.A., specifically made for the Fall/Winter season. The limited edition traditional Mexican beer will make its way to select markets in the U.S. in October.

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Love’s Launches Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser

Beginning now through Sept. 30, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores employees will be putting their hearts into raising funds for 89 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by asking customers to purchase $1, $5 or $20 heart icons. Love’s raises additional funds by holding bake sales, pumping gas for tips, conducting in-store drawings and coordinating other

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