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United Supermarkets Opens Seventh Convenience Store in Texas

United Supermarkets LLC opened the doors to its 19th freestanding convenience store, a United Express location in Dumas, Texas. The 2,400 square-foot store is the company’s seventh freestanding convenience store and second in the Texas Panhandle area. Four stores are under the United Express banner and three are still under the Taste of Market Street

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M-PACT 2013 Fuels Minds, Boosts Business

Record-breaking attendance says it all–and this one’s for the history books. M-PACT 2013 brought together nearly 4,500 energy and convenience professionals from across the Midwest for three exciting days of innovation and inspiration. As the industry’s premier regional tradeshow, M-PACT combined thought-provoking educational sessions with top-notch networking opportunities so attendees left for home with ideas

Convenience Store Sales Topped $700 Billion in 2012

The convenience store industry had record sales of $700.3 billion in 2012, with in-store sales increasing 2.2% to reach a record $199.3 billion and motor fuels sales increasing 2.9% to a record $501.0 billion, according to figures released yesterday by NACS. The industry’s 2012 numbers were announced at the NACS State of the Industry Summit,

Wholesale Costs Set to Reverse March’s Lower Trend in Retail Prices

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric After four consecutive weeks with a decline, and 23 out of 29 days in which retail gasoline prices have fallen, higher wholesale costs could reverse the recent trend observed in March and push prices at the pump higher in early April. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported

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NACS Leadership Tackles Retail Challenges with Real Time Solutions

Customer engagement, the future of payment technologies, alternative fuels and the new legislative landscape highlight the 2013 Leadership Conference in Miami. By John Lofstock, Editor Convenience store retailers not in touch with the needs of their customers risk far more than losing repeat business and sales. They risk extinction as customers gravitate toward chains that

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Gasoline Prices Stirred Higher on Optimism

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric The American Petroleum Institute (API), the Washington, DC-based trade organization for the oil and gas industry, on Jan. 18 said at 8.7 million bpd U.S. gasoline deliveries in 2012 fell to their lowest level in 11 years, while down 0.4% compared with 2011. During 2012, gasoline demand

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Mixed in Late September

Wholesale gasoline costs moved mixed in very choppy trading during the third week of September, with the benchmark futures contract slumping to a six-week low at one point before rebounding on renewed optimism for the global economy amid central bank stimulus measures. A huge build in crude stocks reported by the Energy Information Administration for

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Ethanol Offering Stability

Isaac spares oil refineries in Gulf, yet prices continued to climb over Labor Day weekend. Over Labor Day weekend millions of Americans hit the open road, but with gas prices spiking toward $4 per gallon, many elected to stay home. The oil companies blame Hurricane Isaac for causing the sudden inflation, but the increases continue

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South Dakota Debates Sale Of 85-Octane Gasoline

South Dakota legislation continues to review rules on allowing the sale of 85-octane gasoline in the western half of the state. The proposed rule allowing the sale of 85-octane gasoline in western South Dakota is still in discussion as of Tuesday when a state legislative committee could not gain enough votes to approve or block

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Couche-Tard Acquires 29 Orlando, Fla. Stores

Alimentation Couche-Tard adds 29 c-store locations to its portfolio from Florida Oil Holdings. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. signed an agreement to acquire 29 stores in Orlando, Fla., from Florida Oil Holdings LLC through Couche-Tard’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Circle K Stores Inc. The transaction is anticipated to close at the end of August, and is subject to

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Delek US Holdings Makes Records With Second Quarter Income Levels

Delek US Holdings manages to reduce its debt after reporting high income levels for its second quarter 2012. Delek US Holdings Inc., a diversified energy company with assets in the petroleum refining, marketing and retail industries, reported its second quarter results for 2012. For the three months ended June 30, Delek US recorded a net

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Hess Elects New Director To Its Board

A former U.S. senator joins the Hess board of directors team. Hess Corporation announced the election of former Sen. Sam Nunn to its board of directors. Nunn served as Georgia’s senator for 24 years (1972 to 1996), and was a chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and served on

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Valero Uses PriceAdvantage In 100 Stores

Valero reaches a milestone mark as it rolls out PriceAdvantage at its 100th store. Valero Corner Stores has met its first milestone by rolling out PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management program, to the 100th store in less than a month. The Corner Store brand is a network of more than 1,000 Valero company-owned fuel retail

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Valero Plans Separation of Retail Business

Company prepares to spin off fuel stations. Valero Energy Corp.’s board of directors has given the official OK for the company to sell or spin off its network of fuel stations, which could be worth as much as $2.8 billion, Businessweek reported. Spinning off the retail business is one of many moves CEO Bill Klesse

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Clean Energy Releases Report On Natural Gas News

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. releases report listing companies that signed agreements for natural gas fuel and other services with them. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. released “The Road To Natural Gas,” which lists trucking companies, refuse haulers, fleet operators, airports, municipalities and other organizations that have signed new or expanded existing agreements with Clean Energy to

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Wayne Releases Futuristic Fuel Dispenser

Wayne launches the sale of its new Wayne Helix fuel dispenser to c-stores and gas stations later this year. Wayne, a GE Energy Business and global innovator of fuel dispensers and forecourt technologies, announced the launch of the new Wayne Helix fuel dispenser line. The new dispensers are intelligently designed and technologically advanced compared to

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Save-A-Lot Increases Brand Awareness Through Nationwide Tour

Save-A-Lot visits a handful of U.S. cities to let consumers know about the savings they can make at their stores. Save-A-Lot launched its 2012 Fuel Your Family Road Trip on Friday in Orlando, Fla., to raise awareness of its business. This marks the second year of the Save-A-Lot Fuel Your Family Road Trip. Two Save-A-Lot

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TA Installs At-The-Pump DEF At 100th Location

TA reaches milestone with installing DEF dispensers at its locations. TravelCenters of America LLC completed the installation of bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensers at 100 TA and Petro Stopping Center branded locations. The company plans to have most of its locations fitted with on-island bulk DEF by the end of 2012. The new dispensers

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More Upside for Retail Gasoline Prices

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Retail gasoline prices in the U.S. will continue to increase early this week, maintaining the trend seen this month, after wholesale costs jumped more than a dime nationally during the third full week of July. The string of price declines seen during the second quarter reversed

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Pilot Flying J To Make Acquisition Of Maxum Petroleum

Pilot Flying J creates new partnership with Maxum Petroleum to expand its business. Pilot Flying J, Metalmark Capital, Waud Capital Partners and Maxum Petroleum announced Pilot Flying J plans to acquire a controlling interest in Maxum for cash and Pilot Flying J’s contribution of Western Petroleum into Maxum. Maxum is one of the largest independent

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Agree Realty Acquires Three Wawa Stores

Agree Realty “pleased” to make Wawa acquisition. Agree Realty Corp. announced that it acquired a portfolio of three Wawa c-stores and fuel stores that are master leased by Wawa for $14,200,000. The cost of the portfolio acquisition includes the assumption of $8,580,000 of non-recourse mortgage debt, which will mature in June 2016, carrying a 6.56%

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EZ Energy Sells U.S. Stations

Sale expected to close Sept. 15. Israel-based EZ Energy Ltd. is selling its U.S. gas station and c-store operations for $64 million to a foreign operator, whose name has yet to be disclosed, Globes reported. The proceeds derived from the sale are expected to cover all the company’s debt to Israeli bondholders and the loans

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Alimentation Couche-Tard Acquires 27 Stores

Alimentation Couche-Tard builds company-operated business in its West Coast Division as it plans to acquire a handful of Sun Mart stores. Alimentation Couche-Tard has signed an agreement to acquire 27 stores from Sun Pacific Energy in Eastern Washington State, mostly in the tri-city area of Pasco, Kennewick and Richland. The transaction is expected to close

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Retail Gasoline Prices Reverse Higher after Three-month Slide

Brian L. Milne Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN After 13 consecutive weeks moving lower, retail gasoline prices snapped the decline, gaining during the first full week of July. Moreover, retail gasoline prices are in position to again increase, while the July 2nd six-month low in the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. average might hold for

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Hunt Brothers Pizza Encourages C-Store Support of U.S. Troops

“Hunt Brothers Pizza is a proud American company with a tremendous appreciation of the men and women who serve in our military,” says Keith Solsvig, vice president of marketing for Hunt Brothers Pizza. Hunt Brothers Pizza is asking consumers to donate $1 to Support U.S. Armed Forces when they stop for fuel or pizza at

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