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Gulf Oil Providing Electricity Services In Massachusetts

As the official power supplier to Fenway Park, Gulf extends its service to residential and commercial customers across the Commonwealth. Gulf Oil’s Gulf Electricity services, which were first made available in Connecticut and Maine earlier this year, are now available to Massachusetts residential and commercial customers.  The expansion of Gulf Electricity into Massachusetts is part

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Tedeschi Expands Soda Offering At Nine Stores

Tedeschi Food Shops integrates the new Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser at nine of its c-stores. Tedeschi Food Shops added the Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage dispenser at several of its Massachusetts locations. The Coca-Cola Freestyle is expected to expand Tedechi Food Shops’ beverage program for customers, giving their customers a wider variety of refreshment options. Tedeschi Food Shops

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Getty Realty Selling 66 Properties

The majority of the sites are located on high-traffic corners in mature neighborhoods and in small towns. Getty Realty Corp. is divesting 66 commercial and retail properties. The 66 properties are located in a variety of urban and suburban markets in six Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, including 11 properties in New York, 21 in New

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Tedeschi Partners With Boston Cannons

Promotions and contests to center around Boston Cannons Lacrosse home games. Tedeschi Food Shops has partnered with the Boston Cannons, Boston’s professional Major League Lacrosse team. Throughout the 2012 season, Tedeschi Food Shops will be involved with the team in a variety of contests and promotions. The 2012 season home opener took place at Harvard

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Cumberland Farms To Raise Funds For Children’s Hospital

Iced coffee sales at participating Cumberland Farms c-stores to help benefit U.S. Children’s Hospital Boston. During the month of May, Cumberland Farms is set to raise funds to benefit Children’s Hospital Boston through the convenience store retailer’s Pediatric Care Campaign. Participating Cumberland Farms stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island will donate five cents per cup

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AAA Fuel Gauge Report Shows Gas Price Volatility

Prices at the pump climb in Massachusetts and Hawaii, but drivers in Michigan and Chicago see minor relief over last week’s prices.   The national average for gasoline sits at $3.93 per gallon as of April 8, with some states seeing small dips in price this week and others facing price climbs, according to AAA’s Fuel

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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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Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. Reopens Hyde Park Store

Newly rebuilt store offers increased energy efficiency and more space for fresh and prepared foods. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC is set to reopen its doors at 7 a.m., March 30 to its Hyde Park, Mass., store located at 1025 Truman Parkway. The newly constructed, energy-efficient store boasts approximately 40,000 square feet, double

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NATO Announces Initiative To Combat Local Ordinances

Free sign up date for the April 2012 NATO Show extended. The National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) launched a new initiative in response to the wave of local ordinances being proposed in cities in Massachusetts, California, Rhode Island, Illinois, Pennsylvania and other states.  “These local ordinance are the latest in the attempt by the anti-tobacco

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VERC Enterprises Presents Grant to North Pembroke Elementary

Through the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program, Verc Enterprises gives back to the community. VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with 24 locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, recently presented North Pembroke Elementary School with a check for $500, a grant made possible through the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program. Funded by the

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Mean Healthy Business

While some c-store operators are gingerly testing the waters of healthy lunch and dinner solutions, others have plunged right in as the tide of consumer demand moves steadily toward fresher fare. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. With the opening of its latest store in Marshfield, Mass., Tedeschi Food Shops launched a new initiative that puts

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Cigarette Tax Changes Proposed For Rhode Island

State lawmaker looks to reduce cigarette tax to keep smokers shopping inside Rhode Island. Rhode Island Representative Robert Philips is calling on the state to slash its cigarette tax by $1 to encourage smokers to shop local instead of crossing state borders to buy smokes in neighboring Massachusetts and Connecticut, thus keeping tax dollars in

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Tedeschi Remodels Bridgewater Locations

Newly upgraded stores feature a selection fresh foods prepared by Tedeschi’s proprietary commissary. Tedeschi Food Shops has completed the remodel of two locations in Bridgewater and East Bridgewater, Mass. Renovations of the 169 Spring Street, Bridgewater and 52 Bedford Street, East Bridgewater stores, which were completed in 2011, are part of a company-wide initiative to

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DeMoulas Super Markets Under Fire

U.S. Labor Department files complaint to require DeMoulas Super Markets to address hazards at Market Basket stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The U.S. Department of Labor’s regional solicitor’s office in Boston has filed a complaint against DeMoulas Super Markets Inc., doing business as Market Basket, with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. The

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Salinsky Honored by SIGMA

Massachusetts retailer is the 19th operator in 53 years to receive the association’s Distinguished Marketer Award. By John Lofstock, Editor. Few people have seen the convenience store and petroleum industry evolve as has Richard Salinsky, president of Best Petroleum in Lynn, Mass. With more than 50 years of experience and dedication to the industry, Salinsky

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Marshfield’s Renovated Tedeschi Celebrates Customer Appreciation

This Friday cooking demonstrations and giveaways to greet customers at Tedeschi’s newly remodeled store. Tedeschi Food Shops at 774 Plain Street in Marshfield recently underwent a major renovation. The store, which features an expanded TD’s Deli, now serves fresh foods and meats alongside its standard convenience fare.  In addition to offering a variety of snacks

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Cumberland Farms To Offer MoneyGram Xpress

In-lane money transfer service makes transactions easier for customers. Massachusetts-based Cumberland Farms has signed an agreement with MoneyGram International to launch the first locations of the MoneyGram Xpress service. This new in-lane money transfer service allows consumers to purchase pre-packaged money transfers in $50, $100 and $200 denominations and redeem them online or by telephone

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Putting the Community to Work

With 20% of its staff now made up of challenged and disabled individuals, VERC Enterprises has earned a reputation as a top employer. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. VERC Enterprises, an independent convenience store, gasoline station and car wash operator in eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, has reached a new milestone by including challenged/disabled individuals

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Irving Oil Awards Free Gas for a Year

Walter Kalil of Newburyport, Mass., wins free fuel thanks to the Irving Rewards gas savings program.    Walter Kalil of Newburyport, Mass., has won free gas for a year thanks to Irving Oil. Kalil is one of six New England residents who will receive $2,100 worth of Irving gas cards for participating in the Irving

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Tedeschi Introduces New Advertising and Promotions Manager

Arscott to help Tedeschi showcase its fresh, healthy food concepts as it looks to draw new customer demographics. Tedeschi Food Shops welcomes Mary Arscott to its sales and marketing team. In her new role as advertising and promotions manager, Arscott now oversees all advertising and marketing functions, including promotions, media relations, traditional and digital advertising,

Tedeschi Remodels Three Locations

Continuing with its plan to update all of its sites, Tedeschi Food Shops has remodeled three stores in Leominster, Mass., bringing the total of locations remodeled in 2010 to 16. The stores are located at 185 Main Street, 766 Central Street and 782 North Main Street, and now offer a wide variety of fresh, healthy

Smoker Friendly Signs New Locations

Smoker Friendly International has signed nine new locations, working with Harold Levinson Associates (HLA) sales team. The independent stores are tobacco customers of HLA, and have decided to license with Smoker Friendly International as authorized dealers to have an exclusive private label program for each of their stores. The stores are located in northern New

VERC Enterprises Aims and Delivers

VERC ENTERPRISES AT A GLANCE   VERC Enterprises was launched 35 years ago by Paul Vercollone and his father Eugene in 1975 with a single gas station/car wash in Marshfield, Mass. Leo Vercollone, the company’s current president and CEO, joined the team after he graduated from Boston College in 1977. Paul continues to oversee the

Tedeschi Food Shops Remodels Westford Location

Continuing toward its goal of renovating all of its locations, Rockland, Mass.-based Tedeschi Food Shops has remodeled its store at 103 Main Street in Westford, Mass., bringing the total of stores remodeled in 2010 to 13. This store now offers a wide variety of fresh, healthy options like TD’s Deli Express crisp salads, delicious wraps,

VERC Enterprises Fundraises For Flood Victims

In response to the devastating floods recently experienced in the country of Pakistan, VERC Enterprises, an independent convenience store, gasoline station and car wash operation with 23 locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, has initiated a fundraising effort at each of its stores to assist those affected by the natural disaster. “VERC Enterprises currently

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