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C-Stores Honored For Electronic Business Initiatives

Buc-ee’s, Aloha, Quality Oil, Maverik, Mid-Atlantic and Holiday Stationstores among first place winners in a variety of categories. After more than 60 nominations and several weeks of deliberation, the results for PDI’s second annual Doing Business Electronically awards are in. Quality Oil Co., Maverik, Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores, Holiday Stationstores, and joint entrants Buc-ee’s and Aloha

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MillerCoors Shoots For Sustainability

MillerCoors announced its strategies and plans to increase sustainability within its company, which plans to focus primarily on responsibility, environmental stewardship, supply chain, people & communities and ethics & transparency.  The company’s newest report, “Great Things on Tap” gives details on its performance in these areas. MillerCoors has made progress toward its 2015 goals for

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Seattle Bans Plastic Bags

More U.S. cities go green and ban the use of plastic bags in retail outlets. The ban on plastic bags continues as Seattle bans single-use plastic shopping bags at all businesses in the city, according to an Examiner report. The ban went into effect on Sunday, as was approved by the Seattle City Council in December.

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Subway Gets Top Ranking On Franchise List

Blake Newton of Gunnison, Utah, who worked his way from sandwich artist to Subway franchise owner, was the recipient of a 2011 SUBWAY Franchisee of the Year Award. For the second year in a row, the SUBWAY restaurant chain has been awarded the No. 1 ranking in the Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises Rankings,

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CITGO Wins API Award

CITGO Pipeline Co. was recently honored with the 2011 Safety Performance Award and the 2011 Environmental Performance Award in the small operator category presented by the American Petroleum Institute (API). These awards are among the industry’s top honors and are reserved for companies that demonstrate excellence in safety and environmental stewardship. The Occupational Safety Award

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PMAA Endorses Gasoline Regulations Act of 2012

Gasoline Regulations Act of 2012 passes House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power. On Tuesday, April 17, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power approved a bill along party lines known as the “Gasoline Regulations Act of 2012,” which would delay EPA’s 2008 ozone requirements and it’s new Tier 3

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Renewable Fuels Hearing Set For This Week

House Subcommittee to hold hearing on renewable fuels liability bill. This Thursday, Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) of the House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing on the “Domestic Fuels Act of 2012” (H.R. 4345), which would provide a legal and regulatory pathway for retailers to sell EPA-approved fuels including E15. Witnesses

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Visibly Fresh

Inline Plastics Corp. has introduced a new line of upscale containers specifically designed to meet the needs of the foodservice industry.  The new Visibly Fresh product line consists of rigid, crystal clear plastic containers that represent the ideal combination of value and quality. The upscale design and minimal ribbing of the Visibly Fresh line promotes

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McDonald’s To Test Replacing Foam Cups

Paper cups to take the place of foam cups in 2,000 restaurants in a test that is mostly to affect West Coast locations. In response to a 2011 shareholder resolution filed by shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow, McDonald’s Corp. recently confirmed that it is taking a major step toward possible phase-out of polystyrene foam

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NACS Spends $655,000 Lobbying Government

The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) spent $655,000 during the third quarter lobbying the federal government on issues related to price gouging, energy policy, credit card fees, tobacco regulation and other key business issues that impact the industry, the Associated Press reported. This year the association also lobbied the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department

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Congress Urges EPA to Consider Costly Gas Proposal

A proposed rule to reduce sulfur and other chemicals in gasoline, could reduce U.S. gasoline supplies. Last week, a bipartisan group of almost 70 lawmakers sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to weigh the costs and benefits of a costly proposed rule to reduce sulfur and other

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CITGO Headquarters Receives LEED Gold Certification

“CITGO believes in operating its business as a good steward of the environment and serving as a guardian of natural resources,” says CITGO spokesperson. The CITGO Petroleum Corp. headquarters building on Eldridge Parkway, in the Energy Corridor area of West Houston, has received LEED Gold Certification for an Existing Building from the U.S. Green Building

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Thorntons Reopens Bloomingdale Store

Station features eco-friendly E85 flex fuel. Thorntons is celebrating the grand re-opening of its store location at 190 East Lake Street, Bloomingdale, Ill., on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Thorntons currently operates 162 stores throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee and Ohio. Customers will experience a newly designed store, with a clean and friendly environment. Thorntons will

Driving Car Wash Sales

Doggy Drive Throughs One of the faster growing car wash trends is the do-it-yourself dog wash, which appears largely driven by financial considerations on the part of dog owners. No wonder: With dog grooming salons charging anywhere from $25 to $100 to bathe Fido these days, a $5 or even $10 self-serve alternative is a

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