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Douglass Distributing Inks Deals with Gilbarco, Outcast

Douglass Distributing has reached a deal with Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Outcast to that calls for Applause TV with Outcast to be the exclusive digital forecourt media provider for all of the company’s dealer- and company-owned Lone Star Food Store locations. With over 140 ExxonMobil, Valero and Shell fuel branded locations in the Sherman and Dallas/Fort

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Love’s Opening 10 Oklahoma CNG Fueling Stations

With these 10 new fueling stations, Love’s CNG infrastructure count has reached 11, giving Oklahoma more than 70 existing or planned public CNG stations. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, an Oklahoma City, Okla.-based and family-owned operator of more than 290 travel stops and convenience stores, has scheduled grand opening events for six of 10

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BP Wins Fraud Lawsuit Brought By Two Franchisees

Judge reprimands the oil giant for concealing profit margins from buyers. A Cook County judge has ruled in favor of BP Products North America Inc. in a lawsuit brought by two of its Chicago-area franchisees that accused the oil giant of fraud, the Chicago Tribune reported. Cook County Circuit Judge Sanjay Tailor ruled Wednesday that

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Valero Raises $2.1 Million For MDA

Total fundraising surpasses $20 million dollars in 25-year partnership.  Valero Corner Stores raised $2.1 million in its 2012 Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) fundraising campaign. The amount represents a daily average of over $75,000 during the campaign.  This is the second time in the history of Corner Store MDA campaigns that Valero has achieved more than

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Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Plaza In Canada

The new travel plaza marks Pilot Flying J’s 62nd location in Canada. Pilot Flying J recently acquired a travel plaza in Ayr, Ontario, and will remodel the Flying J Travel Plaza to feature full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public. The travel plaza is located at 2492 Cedar Creek Road off Highway 401

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Shell, BI-LO Team To Help Customers Save

Charleston customers can now redeem My BI-LO BONUSCARD fuelperks! Rewards at local Shell stations. BI-LO and Shell have teamed up to give My BI-LO BONUSCARD Cardholders the opportunity to redeem their fuelperks! Rewards at participating Shell stations in Charleston, S.C. Savvy consumers who use their My BI-LO BONUSCARD at participating BI-LO stores will now be

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Family Express Partners With Purdue University

Purdue football fans have the chance to win free fuel for a year.   Valparaiso, Ind.-based Family Express has entered a multi-year sports marketing agreement with Purdue University Athletics and its multimedia rights holder, Purdue Sports Properties. Effective with the upcoming fall football season, the Purdue-Family Express partnership will center on various social media promotions

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NACS Responds To House of Representatives Raiding LUST Trust Fund

“Stealing $3 billion away from LUST sends a clear message that members of Congress are abandoning a critical and necessary program that protects the health and water security of their constituents,” says NACS spokesperson. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has responded to final language included in the U.S. House of Representatives’ version of

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VERC Enterprises Recognized During “Celebrating Families” Event

Commitment to hiring individuals with developmental disabilities honored. VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with 24 locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire was recognized for its commitment to hiring those with developmental disabilities during the 16th annual “Celebrating Families” event at the State House. The Patrick-Murray Administration honored individuals and families

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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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Are CAFE and RFS Doomed?

“RFS and CAFE policies cannot coexist without substantial changes in the retail and vehicle markets,” says NACS vice president of government relations. The requirements mandated by the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and the proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards are likely to create a situation in which one or both of these programs will

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Susser Holdings Reports Q1 Results

Susser expects to build 25-30 new Stripes Convenience Stores in fiscal 2012. Susser Holdings Corp., which operates 540 convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma under the Stripes banner, has released its 2012 first quarter financial results. The company expects same-store merchandise sales growth for the first quarter of 2012 of approximately 6.7% compared

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U.S. Gasoline Average Just Shy of $4 Per Gallon

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The national gasoline average for regular grade provided by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) is rapidly approaching $4 gallon, reaching $3.941 gallon on April 2, which was the tenth consecutive weekly increase in the average. Moreover, the average has increased in 14 of the last 15

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Cumberland Farms Stores Testing Smartphone Payment App

Several Cumberland Farms stores in Massachusetts are offering customers the option to pay at the pump by using a smartphone app. Cumberland Farms has partnered with PayPal for the pilot program, the first of its kind, The Taunton (Mass.) Gazette reported. The SmartPay app lets customers start the pump from a mobile phone and process

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Missouri Proposes Rule to Warn Customers About Gas Price Increase

State lawmakers in Missouri are kicking around a proposal that requires convenience stores and gas stations to tell customers before the enact fuel price changes. This proposal is from a republican state rep from southwest Missouri, Ray Weter, according to St. Louis (Mo.) Today. The proposal would require fuel distributors to tell the stations in

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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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Price Trajectory Suggests $4 Gallon US Gasoline Average in April

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Retail gasoline prices in the U.S continue to move higher and climbing wholesale costs in most major metropolitan markets through mid-March show the trend will continue into April. Moreover, the swift increases in gasoline costs that are being passed through the supply chain suggest the U.S.

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Seibert’s Donates to BP’s ‘Fueling Communities’ Program

This past June, Seibert’s fueling stations was able to donate over $6,000 to the Richmond Mayor’s Youth Academy, giving the education and youth-based program more support for mentoring and training local children for post-secondary education or vocation. Now, with the support of BP’s “Fueling Communities” Program, the Richmond, Va.-based fuel wholesale, service station, towing and

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Thorntons Salutes Employees, Troops

The 2011 General Manager’s Conference in Louisville features awards for top team members and vendors and a Humanitarian Event at Fort Knox. By John Lofstock, Editor Close to 400 general managers, regional managers, company executives and corporate sponsors gathered in Louisville, Ky., this week as Thorntons Inc. kicked off its 2011 General Managers’ Conference. The

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New Fuel Efficiency Record Set

New world record surpasses 2025 government mileage standards with non-hybrid vehicle thanks to the Shell Smart Driver program. After 23 days on the road, John and Helen Taylor, known as the world’s most fuel efficient couple, set a new world fuel efficiency record with Shell. The couple achieved an average 64.42 miles per gallon in

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Sunoco Acquires 14 Stores From Shipley Group

New acquisitions expected to be reopened as APlus Convenience Stores. Sunoco Inc. has acquired leasehold interests in 14 convenience stores in central Pennsylvania from the Shipley Group, a private York, Pa., company that operates the outlets as Tom’s Stores, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sunoco is shifting its focus

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Sunoco Reports Q2 Results

“Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. had its best quarter ever and our logistics segment contributed $54 million to Sunoco’s earnings. Likewise, our retail segment also contributed strong earnings that approached a record for second quarter results,” says CEO. Sunoco Inc. has released its second quarter 2011 financial results, reporting a net loss attributable to Sunoco shareholders

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Shell Encourages Fuel Efficiency With Smart Driving Program

World Record Breakers John and Helen Taylor join Shell to set another lowest fuel consumption record while sharing ways to drive smarter. Demonstrating that improved fuel efficiency is possible today, Shell is launching a national Smarter Driving program to help motorists make the most of their fuel purchases and our natural energy resources. To kick

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Atlas Oil Enters Crude Transportation Market in Odessa

“We are always looking for ways to add value to our customers and this is a prime example of how you can take a customer need and put some fresh thinking and ingenuity into the process to come up with a great solution,” says Atlas Oil CEO. Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Co. is now transloading

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Sunoco Expands Into Alabama

“Our recent success in winning over new distributors has helped Sunoco enter new markets such as Alabama and expand our presence along the I-95 corridor, and in the Midwest and other Southeastern states,” says Sunoco spokesperson. Sunoco Inc. has added 13 new Sunoco-branded sites to its growing network of more than 4,900 retail locations selling

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