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Ricker’s and LIFT Announce Agreement

LIFT Station helps retailers effortlessly up-sell shoppers. Ricker Oil Co. and LIFT Retail Marketing Technology announced a multi-year agreement for a chain-wide rollout of LIFT’s suggestive selling solution – an award-winning point-of-sale technology that recommends upsell items to shoppers based on what the shopper is currently purchasing.  “We are excited to be installing the LIFT

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Sheetz Opens Mansfield Store

Customers are known to line up as early at 4:30a.m. in anticipation of a new Sheetz store opening for a chance to win Sheetz Z-cards. Sheetz is opening a new store in Mansfield, Pa., today, Thursday, Sept. 29.,  at 85 West Wellsboro Street. Doors officially open to customers this morning at 11 a.m. Excitement for

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Gaining Insights into Convenience Store Customers

MSA and Paradigm Sample, in partnership with Convenience Store Decisions, delve into c-store shoppers’ attitudes about buying seasonal and holiday candy. By Trish Temmerman, Contributing Editor. With Halloween and Christmas just around the corner, we are approaching that time of year when some of the most widely recognized seasonal confectionery items are purchased and consumed:

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Chevron Helps Refurbish Community Park

Chevron co-sponsors remodel of basketball courts in partnership with the New Orleans Hornets. This summer, Chevron partnered with the New Orleans Hornets NBA team to renovate two basketball courts at Rev. Peter S. Atkins Memorial Park in Covington, La. With help from Chevron volunteers, the Hornets organization and members of the community who got to

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PumpTopTV Gains Additional 75 Million Annual Viewers

“The strength of our relationship with Gilbarco coupled with the positive response from advertisers and retailers has allowed us to grow our overall PumpTopTV network,” says Outcast Media CEO. Outcast Media’s PumpTopTV network, a wholly-owned fuel dispenser digital media fuel television network, has experienced rapid growth in the first half of 2011 with a 15%

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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

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Moving Convenience

Corner Grocery partners with U-Haul to give customers a wide variety of moving equipment and supplies. Moving just got easier for Creedmoor, N.C., residents now that Corner Grocery convenience store, located at 2616 Hwy. 56 E., recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to its list of services. Customers to the c-store now have access

7-Eleven Confirms End of Discussions With Casey’s

7-Eleven Inc. has confirmed that discussions with Casey’s General Stores Inc. regarding a potential transaction have terminated. 7-Eleven made a preliminary proposal of $40 per common share for a consensual transaction on Sept. 2, 2010. After completing additional due diligence, 7-Eleven raised its offer to $43 per common share. 7-Eleven believes its revised proposal fairly

7-Eleven and Slim Jim Sponsor SummerSlam

7-Eleven and Slim Jim are set to be co-presenting partners of World Wrestling Entertainment’s annual SummerSlam pay-per-view on Sunday, Aug. 15 at 5pm PT/8ET at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. SummerSlam weekend kicks-off Thursday, Aug. 12, and includes a two-day fan extravaganza: SummerSlam Axxess, at Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live, sponsored the National Guard.

Low-Carb Dining

Quiznos introduces a new, healthier line of subs for its customers. Quiznos Sub launches the next phase of low-carb living: more than 20 Low Carb Toasty Flatbreadsandwiches under 10 grams of net carbohydrates. This unique line of low carbsandwiches are prepared similarly to Quiznos’ toasted sub sandwiches. Quiznosserves customers’ favorite sub recipes on top of

Thorntons Adding E85 Pumps

Thorntons Inc. has teamed with Growth Energy to establish 20 new E85 stations in five states. “We are very excited about the expansion of E85 fuel in our stores,” said Matt Thornton, CEO of Thorntons, which operates more than 160 c-stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. “We support the use of ethanol, wherever

NATSO Fights Rest Area Commercialization

NATSO, a national trade association representing travel plaza and truckstop owners is warning Arizona of the dangers of rest area commercialization. Lisa Mullings, the president and CEO of NATSO told Arizona Director of Transportation John Halikowski that adding commercial services to rest areas would allow states to monopolize Interstate business, hurting established commercial enterprises operating at

Lucky Deuces Selects FuelQuest

Lucky Deuces Casino and Truck Stop has signed a five year contract with FuelQuest Inc., a software services company for the global downstream energy industry. FuelQuest Fuel Center, FuelQuest’s outsourced fuel management service, will source, monitor, replenish, and reconcile retail motor fuel for Lucky Deuces’ growing establishment in Duson, La. Lucky Deuces’ goal is to

CITGO Rewards Local Charities

CITGO Petroleum Corp. is launching its 2010 Fueling Good campaign on June 1 to recognize and reward charities and individuals making a difference in the lives of others. Charities, community groups and individuals can join Fueling Good and submit their entries at www.FuelingGood.com for an opportunity to win up to $2,500 in CITGO Gift Cards,

Aloha Acquires Shell’s Hawaii Assets

Aloha Petroleum Ltd. has entered an agreement to buy Shell Oil Products U.S.’s retail and terminal operations in Hawaii, BusinessWeek reported. Financial terms and details were not disclosed, and the exact number of stations Aloha will acquire is not yet known, as some of the locations are subject to first-right-of-refusal or options to purchase held by other

Chevron Releases Corporate Responsibility Report

Chevron Corp. invested $144 million in communities around the world, adopted a human rights policy and completed major energy efficiency projects, according to the company’s 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report, The Value of Partnership, which was issued this week. “Global economic prosperity and quality of life depend on secure supplies of reliable, affordable energy,” said John

Daily’s Adds Purple Stuff

Daily’s Convenience Stores in Tennessee now are offering Purple Stuff Soda.  Purple Stuff Sodas is distributed by Lipman Brothers / R.S. Lipman Co. Together, the Lipman companies service restaurant and retail accounts, and function as an educational resource for both trade and consumer markets. Purple Stuff is best known as a relaxation soda. “By switching

Coke Plans New Distribution

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. is testing a new method of delivering beverages to 7-Eleven stores in Southern California, using Costco Wholesale Corp. as an intermediary, Reuters reported. Currently, under Coke’s direct-store delivery model, beverages are sent from the bottling facility to a warehouse and then to a distribution center, which distributes the drinks to individual stores.

Wawa’s Surcharge-Free ATMs Reach One-Billionth Transaction

Wawa Inc. announced that its ATM transactions are on pace this month to surpass an extraordinary milestone: the one-billionth transaction using Wawa’s surcharge-free PNC Bank ATMs. Through the years, Wawa and PNC customers have collectively saved more than $1.3 billion in potential ATM surcharge fees. To celebrate this milestone, Wawa is hosting with PNC Bank

CITGO Pop Shoppes Raise Over $27,000 for Muscular Dystrophy

CITGO Pop Shoppe stores across North Carolina have rallied the community in support of children and families touched by debilitating neuromuscular diseases. Through paper shamrock sales, CITGO Pop Shoppe stores and their supplier Mid-State Petroleum, raised more than $27,000, enough to send more than 30 children with muscular dystrophy to a Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

Valero to Sell Delaware City Assets for $220 Million

Valero Energy Corp. is selling the assets of its terminal operation and discontinued operations in Delaware City to the Delaware City Refining Company LLC and Delaware Pipeline Company LLC, wholly owned subsidiaries of PBF Energy Partners LP. Valero is selling the assets for $220 million and will retain the minimal levels of remaining crude oil

Iron Man Returns To 7-Eleven

After the first IRON MAN movie took 7-Eleven stores by storm in 2008, with customers clamoring to buy collectible cups and boosting Slurpee sales by double digits, Marvel Studios’ IRON MAN 2 is returning to 7-Eleven to celebrate release of the Paramount Pictures’ film on May 7. In both movies, Robert Downey Jr. plays Tony

Clark Brands Teams With CBE

Clark Brands and CBE have partnered on a new program that will offer special pricing on VeriFone equipment to Clark branded and credit card locations. This pricing is especially attractive for retailers who are working to upgrade their Point of Sale (POS) devices and PIN pads as part of their compliance strategy. “In Clark’s continuing

Chevron, Exxon Top Corporations for Women Businesses

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) named Chevron and Exxon Mobil Corporation among America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises for providing growth opportunities to women business owners, in February. The WBENC’s annual listing is the only national award honoring corporations for world-class programs that create level playing fields for women’s business enterprises to

Quiznos Looks To Grow Within C-store Channel

Quiznos sandwich chain has plans to increase its presence within convenience stores in 2010. In the recession, customers are busier and thriftier and have been increasing their visits to convenience stores while reducing their visits to restaurants. Restaurant visits began slowing in 2007 and then fell 3% last year while trips to convenience stores to

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