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MACS Converts to Circle K

Under a unique partnership with Couche-Tard, Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores is now the exclusive developer of the Circle K brand across the mid-Atlantic. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS) and Alimentation Couche-Tard forged a new partnership in July where MACS will act as the exclusive developer for the Circle K brand in Virginia,

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MACS To Be Exclusive Circle K Developer in Mid-Atlantic Region

Company-owned stores to begin conversion to the Circle K brand starting this August. Richmond, Va.-based Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), one of the largest convenience store networks and fuel distributors in the mid-Atlantic region, announced today a new retail branding strategy that positions MACS as the exclusive developer for the Circle K brand in four regions:

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High’s Teams With PriceAdvantage

High’s Dairy Stores rolls out a new fuel price management solution at its c-stores. High’s of Baltimore Inc. chose PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management system, for its High’s Dairy Stores across Maryland. PriceAdvantage, a division of Skyline Products, will also help the company feed prices to their electronic price signs, VeriFone Sapphire POS and fuel

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Jiffy Mart Supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

“The $9,000 total was an 87.5% increase over the 2011 total of $4,800, and our highest fundraising effort to date,” says Jiffy Mart spokesperson. During the month of May, Jiffy Mart locations in Carroll County, Md. participated in a campaign to “Give Thanks. Give Hope.” for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This is their fifth

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Jiffy Mart Welcomes Dogs To The C-Store

Jiffy Mart partners with All Paws of CCSI International Inc. to give customers at one of its stores pet-washing services. Some Jiffy Mart customers can take their pets with them on their next stop since the company expanded its services to offer a self-serving pet wash station at one of its stores. The Jiffy Mart

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Baltimore Gas Station For Sale

The gas station is equipped with a security surveillance camera, two pumps, and a canopy that extends over both pumping stations. National Commercial Auctioneers announces the foreclosure auction of a former CITGO gas station in Baltimore, Md., on April 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. local time. “This is an excellent business opportunity or investment,” said

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Sheetz Announces 2012 Outstanding Supplier Partner Awards

Three supplier partners recognized by Sheetz for outstanding service. Sheetz Inc. has announced the recipients of its 2012 Outstanding Supplier Partner Awards presented for superior service and dedication to advancing the success of the company and its stores. The awards were presented during the Sheetz Marketplace recognition dinner held Sunday, March 18, in Hershey, Pa.

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Jiffy Mart and Sam Koch Create Partnership

The football punter and resident of Carroll County is set to make appearances at local Jiffy Mart locations. Carroll County, Md. residents can expect to see Sam Koch, the American football punter for the Baltimore Ravens, at the four area Jiffy Mart locations. The Raven’s Punter will be making several live appearances and life-sized cardboard

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Breaking News: Carroll Independent Fuel Co. Acquires High’s of Baltimore

“The acquisition by Carroll will ensure the continuance of a well-recognized brand and the accelerated growth of the High’s name within our market area,” says High’s spokesperson.   High’s of Baltimore Inc. has divested its High’s Dairy Stores to The Carroll Independent Fuel Co. Hanover, Md.-based High’s directly operates 46 retail convenience stores and gas

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Jiffy Mart & Tevis Motor Fuel Named 2011 Small Business of the Year

Jiffy Mart & Tevis Motor Fuel, based in Westminster, Md., has been named 2011 Small Business of the Year by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll County Department of Economic Development. The award was presented Nov. 3 at a dinner held at the Portico of St. John for outstanding service to the

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Sheetz Plans Health And Fitness Center

New health and wellness center to improve employee health and manage healthcare costs. Leading a national trend by companies offering enhanced work place benefits to improve employee health, Sheetz Inc. announced it is building a new health and wellness center at its distribution facility in Claysburg, Pa. Scheduled to open in the fall of 2012,

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Wawa To Enter Florida

Some 100 Wawa c-stores are planned for Florida over the next five years. Wawa, which operates more than 580 c-stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, is set to begin construction on its first Florida convenience store across from SeaWorld at International Drive and Central Florida Parkway, in Orlando, Fla., the Orlando Sentinel

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Wawa Provides Red Cross Support

Fall schedule includes more than 38 blood drives open to the public. This fall Wawa is encouraging customers to join it in helping the American Red Cross save lives by donating blood at one of the more than 38 Wawa sites hosting a blood drive. The blood drive began Oct. 3 and will continue through

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Sheetz Adds blu Cigs

“We went with blu because they’ve clearly captured consumers’ trust, so we feel confident we’re delivering a high quality product to our faithful customers,” says Sheetz’ spokesperson. On the heels of a successful retail store launch earlier this summer, e-cigarette company blu Cigs has expanded its in-store presence via a partnership with Sheetz. Now, consumers

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High’s Debuts Proprietary Fuel Brand

Maryland chain also unveils a prototype convenience store brand as it prepares for the future with a focus on energy efficiency, foodservice and market expansion. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor High’s of Baltimore is taking its convenience store and gas station business to the next level rolling out a new proprietary fuel brand—called High’s BTG—along

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Sheetz Opens New West Virginia Location

As part of the grand opening, Sheetz plans to make a donation to Special Olympics West Virginia. Sheetz is set to open a new store in Beaver, W.Va., Thursday, Sept 22 at 810 Ritter Drive—marking the second Sheetz location in this area to open this year. The first location opened in Beckley on Robert C.

Sheetz Enlists Teradata Corp.

Sheetz Inc. is installing the Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance by Teradata Corp. Once installed, the new data warehouse appliance is expected to further increase data management capacity at the convenience store chain-known for its award-winning food, innovative technology and excellent customer service. Sheetz continues to grow its network of stores and the need for more

Convenience Store Auction Announced

Tranzon Auction Properties, along with their partners Tranzon Fox and Tranzon Alderfer, are marketing the Bankruptcy Sale of 21 gas and convenience stores in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The stations are currently involved in the bankruptcy case filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, by Universal Marketing Inc. “We’re pleased to bring these properties to

Wawa Celebrates National Car Care Month

AAA Mid-Atlantic and Wawa are continuing their partnership to benefit motorists. Throughout October, AAA Mid-Atlantic is giving it away for free during National Car Care Month, and offering motorists a free 40-Point Car Care check-up at more than 20 Car Care events around the auto club’s territory. Seven of those events are scheduled at Wawa

Wawa Revamps Coffee Stations

Wawa stores throughout southern New Jersey are going through an “Extreme Coffee Makeover,” trading out glass coffee pots for new insulated dispensers with the intent of making producing a fresher brew that saves energy and reduces waste, Press of Atlantic City Media Group reported. The change comes after a chain-wide price increase that boosted the

Mid-Atlantic Acquires Exxon Sites

Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), an investment platform backed by Catterton Partners, a consumer-focused private equity firm in North America, has acquired 58 convenience stores/fuel stations, located in Northern Virginia and Maryland, from Exxon Mobil Corp. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MACS is a convenience store operator in the Mid-Atlantic region and one of

Lessons in Leadership

As the director of real estate for High’s of Baltimore and a member of the Darnell family, which owns the Hanover, Md., chain of 69 stores in Maryland and Delaware, Briana Darnell knows first hand the importance of being a strong leader and how it can impact a company’s success.   In her current role, she

Mid-Atlantic Acquires Uppy’s

Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores, backed by equity firm Catterton Partners, has acquired a majority interest in Uppy’s Convenience Stores Inc. and 170 convenience stores/fuel stations from Exxon Mobil Corp. The transaction creates a leading convenience store operator in the Mid-Atlantic region with more than 200 convenience store operations in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.  Uppy’s was founded

Wawa’s Annual Summer Blood Drive Underway

This summer Wawa is making it easy for customers to donate blood by offering a blood drive at more than 25 Wawa sites to help the American Red Cross save lives. The blood drive, already underway, will continue until Aug. 28 in four of Wawa’s operating states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Last year,

Raising the Bar on Snack Sales

Energy bars are most often associated with top athletes and endurance sports. But as consumers have found themselves pressed for time—and energy—the category has morphed into an array of tasty, low-cost products that provide a quick meal solution across multiple dayparts. More importantly, the category has evolved to include a multitude of variations from healthy

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