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Hunt Brothers Pizza Offers Free Music

A partnership with Universal Music Group Nashville allows Hunt Brothers to offer song downloads to customers who purchase the Pizza of the Month. Hunt Brothers Pizza is giving music fans everywhere something to sing about with the launch of its new Pizza of the Month promotion. Now through Dec. 31, consumers who purchase the Pizza

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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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QuikTrip Expands In Kansas City

New Generation 3 stores focus on an upscale experience, fresh food. QuikTrip  is set to debut an additional four next-generation store locations in the Kansas City, Mo. market by the end of 2012, the Kansas City Business Journal reported. That’s up from the estimated three next-generation stores the c-store chain predicted opening in the area

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Roadrunner Partners With PeopleMatter

“PeopleMatter has an understanding and focus on our industry that is unparalleled,” says Roadrunner CEO. Roadrunner Markets, a nearly 35 year-old company operating more than 92 convenience stores throughout the Southeast, today announced a partnership to implement the PeopleMatter Platform. The PeopleMatter Platform is an integrated software system that helps employers manage all of their

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Thorntons Renews Partnership With Churchill

“Not only do both companies share a Louisville heritage, Churchill Downs and Thorntons have an ongoing commitment to customers and fans, our loyal team members and associates, as well as to the community itself,” says Thorntons CEO. Thorntons Inc. has announced an extension of its partnership with Louisville, Ky.-based Churchill Downs Inc. as the “Convenience

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Jiffy Mart and Sam Koch Create Partnership

The football punter and resident of Carroll County is set to make appearances at local Jiffy Mart locations. Carroll County, Md. residents can expect to see Sam Koch, the American football punter for the Baltimore Ravens, at the four area Jiffy Mart locations. The Raven’s Punter will be making several live appearances and life-sized cardboard

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BP’s ampm Sponsors 2012 Big West Basketball Tournament

Students and fans will have the opportunity to win “too much good stuff” for the second year in a row. Honda Center and the Big West Conference have once again partnered with convenience store leader ampm for the annual Big West Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament. The sponsorship establishes the 1,100-plus location franchise as the

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R.J. Reynolds Launches Get Engaged

R.J. Reynolds delivers on its pledge to its retail partners with a powerful new online tool: Get Engaged. R.J. Reynolds has launched Get Engaged, a new feature on EngageRJRT.com, the online resource for R.J. Reynolds’ retail partners. Get Engaged was created as a research and learning platform intended to provide retailers with shopper insights and

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iSIGN, ADCENTRICITY, Team to Target Customers

Partnership drives customer engagement at point of decision at MAC’s convenience stores. Deepening its long-term relationship selling the Mac’s Couche-Tard digital network with a combined offering with iSIGN, ADCENTRICITY now provides retailers with the first-ever end-to-end value solution. iSIGN Media Solutions Inc., a provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions that serves advertisers, manufacturers, retailers and

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CITGO Introduces Loyalty Bucks Program

Partnering with Exclusive Connection$, CITGO looks to make the loyalty experience streamlined and easy. CITGO Petroleum Corp. knows that when it comes to its network of approximately 6,000 locally owned locations, a “one-size-fits-all” is not always the most effective approach for its brand programs. That is why the company developed its new CITGO Loyalty Bucks

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Circle K Renews Xenergy’s National Brand Status

“XYIENCE has continually shown commitment to overall category growth as well as taken steps in customer-first initiatives, and we have a great partnership together,” says Circle K spokesperson. Circle K has renewed its national brand agreement with XYIENCE, continuing to give its energy drink brand Xenergy access to all 4,200 locations of the convenience store chain in the

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Shopping On The Commute

Grocery shopping is now as simple as a few cell phone clicks. Philadelphians spend on average of nearly 30 minutes commuting to work, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That amounts to 2.5 hours per week. And now, commuters can put that time to good use by getting a jump start on their grocery shopping—provided

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Nielsen Acquires Perishables Group

With acquisition Nielsen looks to accelerate its work to integrate total-store information, providing a holistic picture of wall-to-wall activity within the store, notes CEO. Nielsen has acquired the Perishables Group Inc., an industry expert in fresh food consulting and category development. The move solidifies Nielsen’s position as the leader in total store reporting and analytics

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Hunt Brothers Re-launches Buffalo Chicken Pizza

“With the peak of the football party season upon us, what better time to bring it back than for the football playoffs and the big game,” says Hunt Brothers Pizza spokesperson. Hunt Brothers Pizza has re-launched its popular limited-time offer Buffalo Chicken Pizza, just in time for the football playoffs party season. This delicious offering

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Fikes Wholesale Acquires Taylor Food Mart

“This agreement truly represents a win-win for all parties involved,” says Fikes Wholesale CEO. Fikes Wholesale Inc., parent company of the 194 location CEFCO Convenience Stores Chain based in Temple, Texas, has successfully acquired the retail interests of 63 Taylor Food Mart Stores from Taylor Petroleum Co. based in Amarillo, Texas. The Taylor Food Marts

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Thorntons Donates To Santa’s Workshop Program

Thorntons partners with the Red Cross to provide 100 bicycles and 3,500 care packages to soldiers and their families. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Thorntons Inc. and the American Red Cross joined forces to show their appreciation for the awe-inspiring sacrifice of the soldiers of Fort Knox, Ky. As part of Thorntons Humanitarian Day event, 300

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Kangaroo Express Donates to ‘Give Kids The World’

Funds will help fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. The Pantry Inc.’s Florida Kangaroo Express locations have raised more than $233,000 for Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), a 70-acre, non-profit “storybook” village in Central Florida that provides cost-free, weeklong vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. “Give Kids The World

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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Weighing a Sandwich Strategy

Whether doing it themselves or finding a national partner, convenience store operators are developing food programs with fresh ingredients and quick service. By Heather Henstock, Contributing Editor. Convenience store strategies for sandwich programs are as customizable as the sandwiches themselves. Some opt to develop and prepare sandwich lines in their own commissaries or via made-to-order

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Chester’s Opens 17 New Locations

“Each opening brings Chester’s great chicken and sides to more people, and keeps the brand growing,” says Chester’s spokesperson. Chester’s International LLC continues its aggressive expansion by opening 17 more domestic locations.   With industry expectations that convenience store food sales will outperform the restaurant and food industry averages, Chester’s is well positioned for success. Chester’s

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7-Eleven, Greyhound Partner To Launch PayNearMe

PayNearMe allows customers to book bus trips online or with cash, a change that is especially advantageous to the un-banked and underbanked. 7-Eleven Inc. and  Greyhound, the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, have partnered to allow customers nationwide to purchase bus tickets online or over the phone with cash, giving them access

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Kangaroo Express Asks Guests to ‘Give Kids The World’

Customers can donate at any Florida Kangaroo Express through Nov. 4 The Pantry Inc.’s Florida Kangaroo Express locations are collecting donations for Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), a 70-acre, non-profit “storybook” village in Central Florida that provides cost-free, weeklong vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. “Give Kids The World is a

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EZ Energy Supports Homeless Children’s Education

The Homeless Children’s Education Fund gets a needed financial boost as it works to launch underprivileged kids on a successful path. EZ Energy USA, as part of its commitment to local charitable foundations, has committed to $40,000 donation to the Homeless Children’s Education Fund in Pittsburgh. The donation was made by Easytrip stores’ sponsorship of

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NOCO Teams With Buffalo Sabres

In sponsorship deal, company’s logo and tagline to appear at center ice in First Niagara Center. NOCO Energy has Buffalo Sabres fever.  The company agreed to a sponsorship deal that will feature the NOCO iconic green and orange logo with their new “At Home, At Work, and On the Go!” tagline at center ice in

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7-Eleven Signs Prepaid Agreement With Western Union

“The Western Union MoneyWise prepaid card incorporates all the benefits of a reloadable prepaid card, including convenience and ease of use, which is what our customers want,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. 7-Eleven and The Western Union Co. have signed a prepaid agreement to offer consumers the ability to obtain The Western Union MoneyWise General Purpose Reloadable

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