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Former Wilson Farms Stores For Sale

Sealed-bid process starts Wednesday, Aug. 15 and ends Oct. 18. Convenience store giant 7-Eleven is renovating a former Wilson Farms store on Denison Parkway in Corning, N.Y., scheduled for completion this fall, and preparing to divest 30 more, The Leader Online reported. 7-Eleven bought Buffalo, N.Y.-based Wilson Farm’s 188-store New York network last year from

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The Carlyle Group Buys Sunoco’s Philadelphia Refinery

“We believe the changing nature of the energy paradigm in the U.S., coupled with a redefined operating model, can truly benefit this refinery,” says Carlyle managing director. Sunoco Inc.’s Philadelphia refinery, which was facing potential closure at the end of July, has been saved by The Carlyle Group. The Washington-based private-equity manager announced plans Monday

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CVS Creates Summer Fuel Perks

CVS lets drivers save up to $50 on high gas prices this summer at ExxonMobil or Shell stations CVS/pharmacy plans to give members of its ExtraCare program free gas cards throughout the season with its “Earn Free Gas” promotion. The program will allow more than 69 million active cardholders to earn up to five $10

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Husky Offers New Retail Loyalty Program

Customers can earn points across channels and redeem points for dollars off at the pump or online merchandise. Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based  Husky Energy has launched a new loyalty program that rewards customers for purchases of fuel, car washes, convenience store items and meals at Husky House Restaurants. The myHusky Rewards program offers points to customers

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KSS Fuels Launches Cloud-Based Pricing Solution

PriceNet Cloud offers speed, automation and intelligence for fuels pricing to petroleum marketers and retailers. KSS Fuels has introduced PriceNet Cloud. This latest addition to KSS Fuels’ suite of pricing intelligence solutions is well-suited to fuel retailers who want to benefit from an enterprise-scale fuels pricing solution without the associated capital investment and need for

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Shell Helps Customers Save At The Pump

Consumers enjoy regular savings on high-quality fuel with grocery rewards programs. Fuel prices are top of mind for many consumers and finding ways to save at the pump continues to be a priority. That’s why Shell is reminding consumers that they can turn their everyday purchases on groceries into significant savings on high-quality fuel at

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Getty Realty Corp. Repossesses 788 Properties

Getty enters into new lease agreements with affiliates of Lehigh Gas, Chestnut Petroleum Distributors, Ramoco Fuels and Sam’s Food Stores. Getty Realty Corp.’s master lease with Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc. (Marketing) has been rejected by Marketing effective April 30, 2012, pursuant to an order of the Bankruptcy Court.   The rejection was consistent with the

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CEFCO Convenience Stores Finds Scalability With PriceAdvantage

Recently acquired Taylor Food Mart stores using fuel pricing solution. CEFCO Convenience Stores has expanded its partnership chain wide with the addition of the recently acquired Taylor Food Mart stores. The new sites were acquired in January of this year, all of which are now fully implemented with PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management solution. “As

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NACS Testifies On Domestic Fuels Bill

NACS Vice President of Government Relations speaks before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. On April 19, NACS Vice President of Government Relations John Eichberger testified before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, on behalf of the convenience and fuel retailing

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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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Gulf Oil Expands In Texas

Agreement with Houston’s Petroleum Wholesale LP seals 10 year partnership. Less that a year since announcing its return to its Texas roots, Gulf Oil announced today that it is boldly continuing its expansion in the Lone Star state through a partnership with Petroleum Wholesale LP. The agreement calls for an immediate re-branding of 50 service

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AAA Fuel Gauge Report Shows Gas Price Volatility

Prices at the pump climb in Massachusetts and Hawaii, but drivers in Michigan and Chicago see minor relief over last week’s prices.   The national average for gasoline sits at $3.93 per gallon as of April 8, with some states seeing small dips in price this week and others facing price climbs, according to AAA’s Fuel

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Convenience Store Sales Topped $680 Billion in 2011

Convenience store sales, both at the pump and inside the store, set new records in 2011, according to data released today by NACS. In-store convenience store sales grew 2.4%, reaching a record $195.0 billion. Combined with $486.9 billion in motor fuels sales, total convenience store sales in 2011 were $681.9 billion, or one out of

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Domestic Fuels Act Introduced

Bill aims to make it easier for retailers to offer customers different kinds of fuel. The Domestic Fuels Act of 2012 (S.2264) was introduced in the U.S. Senate yesterday, March 29. The legislation would help retailers offer new fuels with a lower cost of entry, a lower liability risk and to limit other regulatory factors

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Chevron Adds inOvationTV

Chevron’s Video-at-the-Pump program featuring inOvationTV is available immediately to selected retailers and can be installed via retrofit to existing Wayne Ovation fuel dispensers. Chevron has approved the new inOvationTV media platform for its Video-at-the-Pump program. Wayne, A GE Energy Business and global innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, and Gas Station TV (GSTV) will make

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TA Announces New Ways To Save

UltraONE Member Pricing and Buy Big & Save introduced at Mid-America Trucking Show. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has announced two major savings programs for professional drivers available at TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel stores. Professional drivers who are members of the UltraONE Driver Rewards program will receive special Member Pricing discounts on

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Pilot Flying J Introduces MyRewards

“As the driver-driven company, serving our customers is always our top priority, and we wanted to make it easy for them to simply ‘join, drive and save,’” says Pilot Flying J CEO. Pilot Flying J is launching its new MyRewards loyalty program this spring.  The MyRewards program has a card for every customer: professional drivers,

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Customers Energized About Energy Drinks

The energy drink market has been on an upward growth trajectory since 2010 and with the improvement in the economy is expected to continue on this positive growth path, according to Chicago-based research firm Mintel International. Energy drink sales were up about 16% in 2011 in convenience stores, as well as up about 16% across

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Pilot Flying J To Acquire Western Petroleum

“The acquisition of Western Petroleum’s operations and employing Western Petroleum’s talented workforce is a significant complement to an important aspect of our growth strategy,” says Pilot Flying J CEO. Pilot Flying J is acquiring Western Petroleum LLC. Western Petroleum is a market leader in selling and transporting approximately 200 million gallons of fuel and lubricants

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Consumer Perceptions Vary About C-Store and Fuel Retailers

Customers guess retailers make 48 cents profit per gallon of fuel sold after expenses, when the reality is closer to 15 cents per gallon. While consumers intellectually understand that the corner store isn’t responsible for high prices at the pump, they still don’t like fuels retailers, according to findings released today from the new 2012

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Beverages Fuel Gas Customers’ In-Store Purchases

NACS releases findings from its 2012 consumer fuels report. Beverage purchases drive gas customers inside the store more than any other item, but new preferences are emerging, with consumers saying that more foodservice, more healthy options and more local involvement could all increase their spending at convenience stores, according to findings released today from the

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C-Store Count Grows 1.2%

Today there is approximately one c-store per 2,100 U.S. residents. The U.S. convenience store count increased to a record 148,126 stores as of Dec. 31, 2011, a 1.2% increase (1,785 stores) from the year prior, according to the latest NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count. The convenience retailing industry has seen remarkable growth over the last

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Maintaining Compliance with Fuel Tank Standards

Out of sight, out of mind could land convenience store and gas station owners in serious trouble if they neglect their underground storage tanks (USTs) any longer. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. With fines for leaks on the rise, regulations for tank compliance data retention getting longer and reporting frequencies increasing, the time has come

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Tesco Deploys Retalix 10 Store Suite

Retalix to present at NRF Show, outlining the future of Tesco’s retail IT strategies. Tesco Plc. is set to deploy the Retalix next generation store platform following a successful initial pilot of the Retalix 10 Store Suite software. Tesco, the third largest grocery retailer in the world, has been a Retalix business partner since 1995,

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SymphonyIRI Report Examines Shopping Mission Trends

Times & Trends report finds pantry stock-up and quick trips account for two-thirds of CPG trips and dollar sales.   It has long been a daunting task to stay in lock step with the shopper mindset. After all, mindsets are a moving target and can quickly change due to a variety of reasons, including purchase

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