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Parker’s Opens State-Of-The-Art C-Store

Parker’s announces its plans to open a highly developed convenience store this November in Garden City, Ga. Parker’s, a leader in convenience store sales across Georgia and South Carolina, has announced its latest cutting-edge c-store in Garden City, Ga., which is expected to open this November. The store, which measures almost 4,000 square feet, is

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United Supermarkets Offers Fuel Discount Promotion

United Express to accept fuel discount vouchers earned through grocery purchases. United Supermarkets plans to help its store guests combat the rising cost of driving this spring by offering a fuel discount with their in-store purchases. Between March 28 and May 22, guests can earn discounts on their fuel purchases at all United Express fuel

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ExxonMobil To Reward Speedpass Customers

A 15-cents-per-gallon rebate is available for 60 days after customers register online. Speedpass customer appreciation days are back. To express appreciation to customers, ExxonMobil is repeating a favorite promotion of 15-cents-per-gallon rebate of gas purchased with a registered Speedpass account. Beginning today, customers may register their Speedpass accounts at Speedpass.com/save to earn discounts for a

Tracking the Trends in Convenience Retailing

Despite the global recession, convenience stores have thrived thanks to their ability to provide fast service, quality products and great value in strategic locations. As service and location remain the industry’s primary competitive advantage over supermarkets, drug stores and mass merchandisers, many of whom are moving into the fuel and fresh food business, convenience stores

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Excentus Corp. Announces Employee Promotions

New CAO and president/COO take the helm at Excentus Corp. Excentus Corp. has appointed Brandon Logsdon as president and chief operating officer and Jim Mills as chief administrative officer of the company. The appointments were announced at a recently company town hall meeting by Dickson Perry, founder, chairman and CEO of Excentus Corp., a provider

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Retail Outlook: Cautiously Optimistic

Balvor survey highlights the foodservice concerns, focus and sentiments held by convenience store operators heading into 2011. By David Bishop, Contributing Editor. Cautious because a number of external factors, ranging from continued high unemployment, constrained consumer spending, and weak construction and housing markets are creating especially stiff headwinds for their core shopper base. Optimistic as

Excentus Corporation And Safeway Inc. Settle Lawsuit

Excentus Corporation and Safeway Inc. have entered into a settlement and licensing agreement settling all outstanding litigation between them. “We are pleased to put this litigation behind us,” said Safeway spokesman Brian Dowling. “We respect the breadth of the Excentus intellectual property portfolio and look forward to exploring ways to work together on fuel rewards.”

Speedway SuperAmerica Presents a Unified Front

SuperAmerica won CSD’s Chain of the Year award in 1991, and Speedway was recognized with that honor six years later. In 1998, the two convenience store chains merged to form Speedway SuperAmerica LLC, which is owned by Marathon Oil Corp. Today, Speedway SuperAmerica, which is based in Enon, Ohio, is made up of more than

Neighbours to the North

Since receiving CSD’s Chain OF THE YEAR award in 2002, Petro-Canada has seen multiple changes. The most significant has been the merger between Suncor Energy Inc. and Petro-Canada, which was finalized in August of this year. While the company operates under the Suncor Energy name, it maintains the trusted Petro-Canada brand for its refined products

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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