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KickBack Points Program Launches Mobile App

The KickBack Points Program, an industry leading loyalty program, has announced the launch of a new mobile application for use on iPhones and iPads. The app allows consumers to enroll their KickBack card, check their KickBack Points balance or locate participating KickBack Points Program retailers. “We are committed to remaining the industry leader for loyalty

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CITGO Rewards Visa Cardholders In Summer

CITGO and Visa work together to reward customers with a $15 gift card for choosing their companies. CITGO Petroleum is launching CITGO Good Rewards, a summer promotion that allows customers to earn CITGO gift cards after eight purchases of $20 or more on a Visa card enrolled in the program. From June 1 to Sept.

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root Personalizes Loyalty

Gilbarco Veeder-Root partners with Kickback Points to give its customers stronger loyalty programs. Gilbarco Veeder-Root certified its Kickback Points with its generic loyalty interface for the Applause Media System.  This is the first time an embedded digital forecourt media solution that personalizes advertising and promotions has been available to convenience store retailers. Kickback Points’ implementation

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Excentus Files Lawsuit Against QuikTrip

Suit alleges that Chopper Shopper Fuel Rewards program infringes on patents owned by Excentus. Excentus Corp. has filed a patent and trademark infringement lawsuit against QuikTrip Corp., Midax, Inc. and several companies operating Price Chopper grocery stores. The suit, filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri for unspecified damages,

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Quick and Complete

Roadrunner Markets refines its retail operations with the addition of a c-store prototype, a renewed commitment to foodservice and a firm emphasis on customer service. By John Lofstock, Editor. At a time when customers demand fast service, quality foods and convenient locations, Roadrunner Markets is pushing ahead with a retail strategy that would make even

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Cultivating Loyal Customers

Savvy c-store operators are using loyalty programs to improve merchandise planning and forecasting to spur long-term growth. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Loyalty programs, when administered well, offer c-store retailers solid benefits—the ability to react to trends quickly, make more informed decisions, improve cost effectiveness and aid in merchandise planning and sales forecasting. “Loyalty programs

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Data Security Spurs Advancements In Loyalty

As loyalty programs evolve, ensuring customers that their private information is secure and being used appropriately is essential in gaining their trust. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. The secret to succeeding with a loyalty program in 2012 is to make sure you’re offering customers value on their terms, while also ensuring them that their information

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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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TA Launches “Name the Burger” Contest

TA and Petro Stopping Centers full-service restaurants, professional drivers are encouraged to submit burger names for the chance to earn 25,000 UltraONE loyalty points. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) invites all professional drivers to enter its online “Name the Burger” contest for a chance to win big. Burger creations have been unveiled by the executive

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MACS To Offer Shopkick In Washington D.C. Stores

MACS becomes one of the first c-store chains in the U.S. to pioneer shopkick technology. As an ExxonMobil partner, Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS) has announced its Washington, D.C. stores will now offer shopkick Inc.’s loyalty program. MACS is one of the first convenience store chains in the country to join the ranks of major retailers

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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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Rutter’s Announces February Prize Winners

Rutter’s enhances prize list, adds more gas giveaways. Rutter’s Farm Stores has announced the latest winners in its Register, Scan and Win contest this week. This year’s prize list, viewable at www.ruttersrewards.com, is slightly different than last year’s, noted Rutter’s Chief Customer Officer Jeff Leedy. “We’re offering more gas prizes this year. That’s one of

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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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Parker’s Launches New Smartphone App

Customers offered special promotions, instant fuel pricing information using their iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry or Android platform. The Parker Cos., based in Savannah, Ga., has released a free app for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android users. The user-friendly app provides customers with a full-range of interactive services. This free mobile app offers a convenient Parker’s store

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BP Unveils New Customer Loyalty Technology

Oil company’s Pump Rewards platform allows customers to redeem cents-per-gallon rebates to save on gas purchases. BP Products North America Inc. announced today the launch of Pump Rewards, a new payment technology that lets loyal BP customers earn cents-per-gallon rebates and redeem them at BP gas stations to experience an instant rollback of gas prices.

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Mize Elevated to COO at Pinnacle

The Pinnacle Corp. announced the promotion of Drew Mize to chief operating officer. In his new role, Mize will be responsible for product management, marketing, client services, development, and information technology. Mize joined the organization in 2005 as Vice President of Retail Solutions, and most recently served as Vice President of Product Management and Marketing.

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PS Food Mart Partners With OpenStore by GasBuddy

“The initiative includes a newly designed Website and a free PS Food Mart mobile app,” says president and CEO of Folk Oil. PS Food Mart recently launched a new Website and is now providing a free mobile app for customers with smartphones. The new PS Food Mart site showcases store amenities, products, promotions, gas prices

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Ricker Oil Launches Rewards Program

Ricker’s Rewards card connects to customers’ checking accounts, so they can use the card like a debit card for discounts on in-store and gasoline purchases. Ricker Oil Co. is launching a rewards program this week to drive traffic and help customers battle escalating gas prices, the Indianapolis Star reported. The Ricker’s Rewards loyalty program offers

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Country Music Star Trace Adkins To Be Pilot Flying J Spokesperson

“Trace is a natural match; he’s been called the hardest working man in country music, and that aligns well with our work ethic at Pilot Flying J,” says CEO. Pilot Flying J has announced that country music star Trace Adkins will serve as a company spokesperson for the spring launch of its loyalty program, representing

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AMBEST Announces AMBUCK$ Grand Prize Winner

Loyalty card holder Randy Brundige receives a free motorcycle after he swipes his AMBUCK$ card. AMBEST, America’s Best Truck Stops, in partnership with Lucas Oil Products, has announced the winner of the 2011 AMBUCK$ Grand Prize.  Randy Brundige of Irwin, Mo., who drives professionally for Enright Ranch & Supply located in Lamar, Mo., recently was announced

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Sheetz Debuts New Locations

New stores in West Virginia and North Carolina welcomed customers for the first time Thursday. Sheetz opened two new stores on Jan. 26. One store opened in Beckley, W.Va.—marking the second store in the area—and the other in McGee’s Crossroads near Benson, N.C., located at 13433 NC Highway 210. Doors officially open to customers Thursday

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Driving Foodservice Profitability

Taking steps to promote innovative products and value pricing can elevate the whole roller grill experience. By Heather Henstock, Contributing Editor. When consumers think of convenience store food, roller grill hot dogs are top of mind. Roller grills have developed a mixed reputation over the years, but they remain a staple of c-store foodservice programs

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Kangaroo Express Announces Collegiate Coffee Mugs

Tar Heel, Wolfpack and Blue Devil hoops fans now can show team spirit while enjoying a cup of coffee. The Pantry Inc. is now offering collegiate coffee mugs at Kangaroo Express convenience stores, allowing fans to start their day with a mug of Bean Street Coffee marked with school pride. Aligned with the start of

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Last Chance to Take the Fifth Annual CSD/Balvor 2012 Foodservice Survey

Today is the last day to take the survey! How is foodservice performing for your company? What’s your outlook for the various foodservice categories in 2012? And what are some of the best practices for marketing the foodservice category to today’s convenience store consumers? Convenience Store Decisions in partnership with David Bishop, managing partner of

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TA Opens Fresh Healthy Café

“We are adding this new Fresh Healthy Café to augment our StayFit program, which provides professional drivers better ability to follow their own wellness program,” says TA CEO. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has opened a Fresh Healthy Café at TA Livingston, located at SR 99, Exit 203 – Winton Parkway, in Livingston, Calif. Fresh

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