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PC&F Adds Digital Forecourt Marketing

Applause TV allows PC&F to entertain customers, while providing advertising and couponing to enhance site-specific promotions. Pacific Convenience & Fuels LLC (PC&F) is set to install Gilbarco Applause TV with Outcast as the standard digital forecourt marketing solution for its new locations. PC&F already has systems installed at some California and Colorado locations and is

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PDQ Manufacturing Donates To Twin Towers Orphan Fund

Funds help provide long-term higher educational assistance and healthcare to kids who lost one or both parents in the Sept. 11 tragedies. De Pere, Wis.-based PDQ Manufacturing Inc., a manufacturer of touch-free vehicle wash systems, has recently made a donation to the Twin Towers Orphan Fund (TTOF). Founded on Sept. 11, 2001, the mission of

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Spinx Partners With PeopleMatter To Streamline HR Process

“This will create a dynamic experience that will carry our team members through the life-cycle of our organization from hiring to retire,” says Spinx CEO. Spinx has partnered with PeopleMatter, a comprehensive talent management solution provider for the service industry, which is set to help automate and streamline the HR processes for Spinx’s 66 locations

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Sheetz Selects Marathon Health

New 10,000-square-foot multi-use facility to house health center. Marathon Health Inc. is set to serve as Sheetz Inc.’s  onsite medical services provider at the company’s Claysburg, Pa., distribution center. Under the agreement signed last month, Marathon Health will operate the 2,200-square-foot health center and provide high-quality primary care, health assessments, lifestyle coaching, and disease management

Mall Variety

  Coinstar Inc. announced an agreement between Coinstar E-Payment Services Inc. and Charter One for Coinstar to distribute the universal Charter One MasterCard Gift Card through Coinstar gift card malls. The program offers consumers the convenience and flexibility of being able to usethis card at millions of locations where Debit MasterCard is accepted. The balanced

Savings Oil Teams With Cardtronics

Savings Oil Co. and Cardtronics Inc. have joined to provide ATM services to customers at 47 convenience stores owned by Savings Oil. Under the multi-year agreement, Savings Oil will own the ATM equipment while Cardtronics will provide ATM management services. Cardtronics plans to operate the ATMs through its own high-availability processing platform and provide ATM

Kwik Trip Adds Blockbuster Express

Kwik Trip is adding NCR’s Blockbuster Express kiosks in more than 300 of its locations throughout Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, increasing Blockbuster Express availability in the Midwest in addition to existing presence in markets such as Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis. Kwik Trip customers will be able to rent their favorite new and classic DVD titles 24

Rutter’s Pledges $50,000 to York JCC

York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Farm Stores has pledged a lead gift of $50,000 to help the York Jewish Community Center celebrate its 100th anniversary by building a “natural playscape” playground. Rutter’s, which traces its York County farm roots to 1747, has been a long-time supporter of the JCC. “We have a lot of respect for the

Xtra Mart Adds DVD Kiosks

Some 80 Xtra Mart c-store locations are adding NCR’s Blockbuster Express-branded kiosks, which allow customers to rent DVDs with no membership required. Customers use their credit card at the machine and are charged $1 per night until they return the DVD to any Blockbuster Express kiosk-not just the kiosk where they rented the DVD. The

Budweiser Honors America’s Troops

With the help of nearly 3,000 soldiers stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, Budweiser announced a partnership with the USO (United Service Organizations) early this week to honor America’s Armed Forces through the “Proud to Serve Those Who Serve” program. As part of the program, Budweiser and its wholesalers will donate $250,000 in May and June

NOCO Express Installs Blockbuster-Express DVD Kiosks

NOCO Express Stores have partnered with NCR Corp. to offer BLOCKBUSTER-Express DVD rental kiosks to western New York customers. By June, NCR’s BLOCKBUSTER-Express kiosks will be available at 22 NOCO Express Stores across western New York. The first kiosk was recently installed at the NOCO Express located at 58 West Main Street in Webster. “We

Using ATMs to Drive Profits

For many years ATMs were nothing more than large boxes hiding in the corner of convenience stores across the country. Over the years, though, that strategy has evolved as in-store real estate became more valuable and marketers looked for every edge to attract new customers. As such, retailers these days are faced with three distinct

A.E. Robinson Oil Deploys ADD eStore

ADD Systems announced that A.E. Robinson Oil Company in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine is the first to fully deploy ADD eStore at all of its retail locations throughout Maine.  ADD eStore is a home office / store manager software solution for the convenience store industry.  Its intuitive data centric solution offers marketers unprecedented visibility into their operations

C-store Coming to Southwest Florida International Airport

Those traveling through Southwest Florida International Airport soon will have access to a c-store, gas station and fast food options as they arrive for their flights.   GAZ Realty Inc., a developer and operator of Super-Station and Airport Plazas, won a contract to begin the design, construction and operation of an Airport Plaza at Southwest

ExxonMobil Offers Gas Station Locator Download

ExxonMobil introduced a new feature that will allow customers to download Exxon and Mobil service station locations to their GPS devices. This feature is downloadable from the ExxonMobil Station Locator Web site, and is compatible with the leading consumer GPS devices, including Garmin, TomTom and Magellan. The site features easy to follow instructions along with

What Do Your Restrooms Say About You?

When it comes to sanitation and store cleanliness, looks speak for themselves. Whether it’s the front counter, the forecourt or the restrooms, convenience store operators must monitor the message they are sending to customers. “If you’re in this business and want to stay in this business your customer is going to tell you what their

Gaming Purchases Just Got Easier

7-Eleven Inc., the world’s largest convenience store chain, and Kwedit Inc., a provider of alternative payment systems, are making it easier for millions of online gamers to buy virtual goods in a game-changing “Play Now. Pay Later.” plan, announced today.   Americans who do not have credit or debit cards or who prefer to pay

7-Eleven Gets in the Game

By Brett Wilshe, Contributing Editor When Apple released iTunes in 2001, music retailers began to question their futures. The music industry, once an invincible force in the global market, suddenly seemed vulnerable. But a much larger question loomed: Would it stop with music?  We live in an age where corporeal media is vanishing. Newspapers are

Pricing on Demand

KSS Inc. has introduced RackPrice SaaS, a hosted version of the company’s fuel price management software for fuel wholesalers. The new system gives fuel suppliers the option to benefit from a comprehensive, automated fuel price management capability via a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, where the application—and accompanying customer database and information–resides and is managed by KSS

International Carwash Association Appoints New President

The International Carwash Association (ICA), the world’s largest association for car wash professionals, has announced its 2010 Board of Directors and new Association President Jeff Gheysens, who is the owner of Sparkle Kleen Car Wash. The appointments went into effect on Jan. 1. The newly-elected board members represent both the operator and vendor community. “An ideal

Rutter’s Invites Customers To Stay A While With Free WiFi

Rutter’s is reminding customers that it has free WiFi at select locations, allowing customers who stop in for coffee to sit down with their laptop while they finish a hot dispensed beverage. The WiFi at Rutter’s can instantly be accessed once customers are within a certain distance from select locations. A customer’s digital device, whether

Fabulous Freddy’s Fuels with Flair

Fabulous Freddy’s is wooing new customers with old tricks. Resurrecting the customer service of decades past, the seven-store chain headquartered in Las Vegas, offers its patrons full-service treatment at the pump, at self-service prices. “Our company’s mission statement is to provide fabulous service to everyone, and one of the ways we do that is to

Mind Control: The Road to Success and Rewards

Fostering determination, desire and a great attitude in employees is what allows cashiers and middle managers to rise in senior management’s eyes. Saturday is my “honey, I’ll do it today” day. To be candid, though, my wife is much better with home repairs than me. We tackled regrouting an entire bathroom and my task was

Taking Convenience to a New Level

The milkman is making his rounds in Mountain Top, Penn. Good2Go is enhancing its convenience offering by providing residents the option of having fresh, all-natural and organic products delivered directly to their front doors. When partners Awais Ahmad, V.J. George and Thomas Job opened the store in September 2008, they had no idea how popular

Handee Marts Garners Ethics Award

Don’t think customer service makes a difference? Handee Marts’ President and CEO Mike Triantafellou would disagree. Handee Marts, which operates 67 7-Eleven convenience stores in Pittsburgh, was honored recently with the Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award (PBEA), presented by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, in conjunction with the David Berg Center

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