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Gas Prices Rising After Slumping to Five-Week Low

Climbing wholesale gasoline costs are poised to push higher the U.S. regular grade retail gasoline average when the Energy Information Administration releases its survey results for May 31 from a five-week low of $3.849 gallon set on May 23, reversing two consecutive weeks in which the average fell by nearly 12 cents per gallon. The

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ExxonMobil Speedpass Customers Awarded Gas Savings

Free promotion available to those who register between May 2 and June 30, 2011. To express appreciation to customers and to give branded wholesalers another way to enhance customer loyalty, ExxonMobil is offering 15 cents off per gallon of fuel purchased with a registered Speedpass account. Starting with registration on May 2, 2011, customers can

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MACS Announces Dan Pastor as New CEO

“It is an exciting time to become a part of a company on such a trajectory of growth, including acceleration through strategic acquisitions and organic retail innovations,” says new MACS CEO. Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS) has appointed Dan Pastor as CEO to fill the position previously held by Steven Uphoff, who has transitioned from his

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MACS Bursts Onto the C-Store Scene

It’s been a busy first year for Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores, which  is set to roll out a proprietary foodservice program and is developing a unified retail image. By: Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS) might not be the oldest company in the industry, but it’s certainly poised for growth in 2011 as it

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7-Eleven Acquires Illinois Tollway Oases Sites

“This acquisition gives our brand great visibility in Chicagoland,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. 7-Eleven is taking over the remaining 17 years of a lease agreement for  ExxonMobil outlets located on seven Oases sites along the Illinois Tollway. The new agreement with 7-Eleven Inc. of Dallas includes maintenance and operations responsibilities for Mobil fuel stations at the

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Mid-Atlantic Opens Business Support Center

New center consolidates four former company headquarters. Richmond, Va.-based Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), one of the largest consortiums of ExxonMobil retailers in the U.S., has moved into its new Business Support Center in Richmond, Va. The 22,000 square-foot Business Support Center consolidates four former headquarters locations into a single operations hub for the company. The

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Mid-Atlantic Announces New Leadership Team

Five new members bring business experience that will be an asset the chain, says CEO. Richmond, Va.-based Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), a convenience store operator in the Mid-Atlantic region and one of ExxonMobil’s largest consortiums of retailers in the U.S., has added five new members to its Leadership Team: Jim Summers, president and chief operating

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Mid-Atlantic Selects PR Group

Jeff Dezen Public Relations to provide guidance on communications, assist with event planning. Richmond, Va.-based Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), one of ExxonMobil’s largest consortiums of retailers in the U.S., has selected Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) to be the company’s PR consulting group. “The strategic insights of the professionals at JDPR already are demonstrating value

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Getty Acquires 59 Properties

Getty Realty Corp. has completed the acquisition of 59 Mobil branded gasoline station and convenience store properties located in and around northern suburbs of New York City (including Westchester and Rockland Counties) and the lower Hudson Valley, funding a total investment of $111,300,000. The 59 properties were acquired in a simultaneous transaction among ExxonMobil, CPD

Tri-State Petroleum Awards Grants

Wheeling, W.Va.-based Tri-State Petroleum Corp. has awarded $24,000 in grants to local schools through its participation in the 2010 Educational Alliance Program sponsored by ExxonMobil Corp. A total of 32 area schools received grants of $750 each. “For more than a decade, Tri-State Petroleum has been passionate about supporting education in our local communities,” said

Chevron Launches We Agree Campaign

Chevron Corp. has launched a new global advertising campaign titled “We Agree,” but a hoax group is attempting to ruin the company’s thunder. The campaign by Chevron highlights the common ground Chevron shares with people around the world on key energy issues.  It also describes the actions the company takes in producing energy responsibly and

Retail Gasoline Prices to Ease off Five-Month High

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale gasoline prices across the U.S. moved lower during the second full week of October, halting a march higher in gasoline costs that started in September. The decline in wholesale gasoline costs will pressure retail gasoline prices that have been moving sharply higher during a time

Elevating Snack Sales

The weak economy has not taken much of a bite out of meat snack sales. Americans are loathe to sacrifice edible indulgences, even in times of financial crisis. All three NACS snacks categories—salty, packaged sweet and alternative—showed increases in average sales per store from 2008 to 2009, and showed gross-margin percentage and average gross-margin-dollar-per-store gains.

ExxonMobil Aids Communities In Developing Countries

Exxon Mobil Corp. pledged $1 million at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to invest in the expansion of high impact, sustainable technologies that advance women economically in the developing world. The program is expected to directly benefit more than 13,500 people, with indirect benefits reaching more than 475,000 people in the next two years. The

Chicago Gasoline Prices Spike on Pipeline Leak

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Reduced driving demand following Labor Day typically presses gasoline prices lower in September. There have been exceptions, such as when supply disruptions caused by a hurricane occur, with September the peak period for storm activity in the Atlantic Basin. US drivers should brace for another run higher

Tiger Management Acquires 26 Exxon Stations

Tiger Management Groups LLC, owned by Chattanooga, Tenn. businessman Lyle Finley, has acquired 26 ExxonMobil gas stations in the Nashville area, The Tennessean reported. Finley already owns and operates 11 Exxon gas stations, and this new purchase grows his store count to 37 locations.    The purchase also puts Irving, Texas-based Exxon closer to its

Keeping C-Stores Secure

When he thinks of PCI compliance, Ed Freels, director of information systems for Honey Farms Inc. recalls an old t-shirt slogan from the 1970s, “It showed the AC130 gun ship from the Vietnam era and it said, ‘You can run, but you’ll just die tired,’ and PCI compliance is no different. The most dangerous merchant

ExxonMobil Donates $7.9 Million for Education

ExxonMobil and its employees donated more than $7.9 million to a total of 83 educational institutions across Texas through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2009 Educational Matching Gift Program. ExxonMobil employees, retirees, surviving spouses and directors made 1,718 individual contributions totaling over $2.3 million to institutions of higher education across Texas. ExxonMobil Foundation matched those donations with

Valero Adds Policies To Prevent Underage Tobacco Sales

The Valero company has agreed to a set of measures aimed at reducing tobacco sales to minors at more than 4,900 gas station convenience stores operating nationwide under Valero trademarks, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Wednesday. “Valero owns 1,000 convenience store outlets and has nearly 4,000 franchise outlets, so this will make a difference,”

ExxonMobil Sweepstakes To Award Smart Fortwo Coupes

Exxon and Mobil retailers and Citi are giving cardholders the chance to win a 2010 smart fortwo coupe each week through the ExxonMobil Personal Card “Win a smart fortwo Sweepstakes.” From April 1 through June 30, a new winner will be drawn every week. In addition to the weekly car giveaways, consumers will also have the chance

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

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

ExxonMobil Introduces Students to Engineering

More than 3,000 middle school girls had the chance to visit ExxonMobil facilities and got a first-hand experience as an engineer. The event, taking place nationwide at ExxonMobil locations, is part of the company’s participation in Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and National Engineers Week, which ran from Feb. 16-20. For the second year,

7-Eleven Hires FM to Manage Maintenance

7-Eleven Inc. has selected FM Facility Maintenance to handle all store maintenance for its 6,200+ corporate- and franchise-owned locations in both the U.S. and Canada. The agreement allows 7-Eleven to centralize maintenance activity in order for stores to operate more efficiently, while reducing costs. “We believe 7-Eleven, our store operators, franchisees and, most importantly, our

Changes Abound at ExxonMobil

Since winning CSD’s Chain of the Year award in 2003, Exxon Mobil Corp. has been busy, beefing up it’s foodservice program at On the Run stores, then forming a new strategy that moves away from direct-store operations and beating out Wal-Mart for the top spot on the Fortune 500 list. But it’s the changes at

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