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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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Sunoco’s “Free Fuel 5000” Winner Announced

Sunoco gives away eight years worth of free gasoline. Roger Brooks of Bristol, Tenn. is the winner of Sunoco’s 2011 Free Fuel 5000 promotion. As this year’s grand prize recipient, Brooks won 5,000 gallons of high-quality Sunoco gasoline, enough fuel to keep him driving for eight years. As the official fuel of NASCAR, Sunoco’s Free

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Tumbling on Weak Demand

Even as the U.S. crude price benchmark comes within pennies of $100 barrel, wholesale gasoline costs moved sharply lower, down by double digits in numerous major metropolitan markets across the country during the second full week of November. Partly explaining the disconnect is weak demand for gasoline, which recently sunk to near an eight-year low

Royal Dutch Shell stops gasoline sales to Iran

Royal Dutch Shell has stopped gasoline sales to Iran, the latest addition to a growing list of firms, including BP, that have halted supplies or decided not to enter new trade agreements under threat of future U.S. sanctions, Reuters reported. “Shell currently does not supply gasoline to Iran,” a Shell spokesman said. U.S. politicians are

On Location with CSD

It isn’t often one finds a c-store with a hanging chandelier and a fireplace in the office, but Dave Carney’s Hillside Chevron Station in Torrance, Calif., is anything but conventional. This April, the store began a major renovation, transforming what was a traditional c-store into a site with charming old-world Santa Barbara style; a Spanish

A Higher Calling

Pastor Tom Atchison’s work with those down on their luck has led him to many places, but never did he think he would find his calling at a Texaco car wash and convenience store. As Pastor of the New Beginnings Church in Tampa, Fla., Atchison also runs a program called New Beginnings, which provides transitional

Reaching Your Target Audience

When times are good, you should advertise. When times are bad, you must advertise. There’s no doubt we’re trudging through some tough times—it’s been this way for at least the past year. And there’s certainly no “crystal ball” to tell us when it’ll all be over. We might pull out of this down cycle sooner

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