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Hit-n-Run Food Stores Prepares for the Future

Brenton Investment Corp. is set to build a new prototype design as it sets its sights on growth through new builds. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. With 11 years under its belt and 13 successful convenience stores throughout southern Louisiana, Brenton Investment Corp. is ready to grow its fleet of Hit-n-Run Food Stores beginning with

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Stinker Stores Acquires 14 Albertsons Fuel Centers

As Supervalu divests 107 locations, Stinker Stores sees an opportunity to grow its store count. Stinker Stores Inc. has purchased 14 Albertsons fuel centers from Supervalu, which owns the Albertsons supermarkets in Idaho, and is set to officially convert them to Stinker Stores in October. Albertsons cards still will be accepted at the soon-to-be Stinker

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Sheetz Expands Pennsylvania Operations

Sheetz adds a new store to the Pittsburgh community. Sheetz opened a new store in the Pittsburgh area on Aug. 11.  This new location sits at 3457 William Penn Highway. Excitement for this store has been heightened with a contest for the first 50 people in line when the doors open.  These lucky customers won

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Food Lion Expands In South Carolina

Food Lion unveils six new stores it acquired from grocery store chain Bloom, and assures customers it plans to offer as many of Bloom’s key products as possible. The Food Lion is increasing its business in Greenville, S.C., with the opening of  six new stores it acquired from grocery chain Bloom. Seven Bloom stores in

Kum & Go Celebrates Grand Openings

Kum & Go announced the grand opening of two stores this weekend, one in Mt. Vernon, Mo., and one in Sioux City, Iowa. The new Vernon, Mo., Kum & Go is located at 8900 E Mt. Vernon Blvd, and the Sioux City, Iowa location opened at 1373 Pierce St. Both stores kicked off their grand

Sheetz Opens Greencastle Store

Sheetz is opening another long-awaited location in Greencastle, Pa.  The new store is on Buchanan Trail (U.S. Route 16) and Grindstone Road. Employees are hosting a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting today at 11 a.m. The new store offers the same great fresh food items as always like the MTGo! and Shweetz Bakery lines

Cumberland Farms Celebrates New Store

To mark the grand opening of its newest remodeled convenience store, Cumberland Farms has kicked off a month-long fundraiser that will benefit the students of Brookfield Elementary School. For the next month, Cumberland Farms plans to donate 20 cents from every Chill Zone beverage and cup of coffee sold at its 225 Main Street store

Rutter’s Opens New Store

York, Pa., Rutter’s Farm Stores has opened its newest location, bringing some 40 permanent jobs to a 24-hour store at 1455 York Road, Monroe Township, Cumberland County. The store is at the junction of routes 74 (York Road) and 174 (Boiling Springs Road). Rutter’s has opened three Cumberland County stores-the others are in Shippensburg and

Shop ’n Save Acquires Rinderer’s Drug Stores

SHOP ‘N SAVE, a grocery and drug retailer serving the St. Louis metropolitan area and Springfield, Ill., is expanding its network of pharmacies with the purchase of Rinderer’s Drug Stores Inc., a family-owned company that has served the metro area for generations. The sale involves all six Rinderer’s stores. Next month, three of the locations

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

Nice N Easy Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, which operates 80 stores throughout New York State and was named CSD‘s Chain of the Year in 2009, recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary at Utica-Rome Speedway with bands, a kids zone, a classic car and bike show, food and fun. “It was a great day and one that many will

United Supermarkets To Build First Convenience Store

United Supermarkets is ready to break ground on what will be its first United Express convenience store and fuel station in Lubbock, Texas. The chain plans to begin developing the property it owns on the southeast corner of 4th and Milwaukee in Lubbock, Texas, in the next 4-6 weeks, starting with the anticipated 3,100-square-foot United

Wilson Farms Adds Chester’s Chicken

Wilson Farms has remodeled its Hyde Park Boulevard location in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to include a Chester’s Chicken site inside the store. Savino Nanula, a Niagara Falls native, chairman of the board and founding partner of Wilson Farms, along with his son Paul Nanula, president and CEO of Wilson Farms, were joined by Niagara Falls Mayor

Walgreens Tests Fresh Food

Walgreens is venturing into convenience store territory as it begins to conduct a test of chilled foods at 12 of its stores this fall, feeling out its ability to thrive in the growing fresh foods market, the Wall Street Journal reported. Walgreen spokeswoman Tiffani Washington confirmed the test noting the fresh food initiative could help

Kum & Go Features E85 Promotion

To start off the Iowa Corn Indy 250 race weekend the Kum & Go station at 2110 Guthrie Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa featured an E85 promotion and a two-hour appearance and autograph signing by race car driver Marco Andretti. On Thursday, June 17 from 5:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m. customers that visited the Kum &

Wawa Ventures North In New Jersey

Wawa with many locations in southern New Jersey, is heading north to Morris County where it will compete directly with Quick Chek and 7-Eleven, The Daily Record reported. Wawa plans to build and open its first Morris County store in mid- to late November at the corner of New and Edwards roads in the eastern

Tedeschi Remodels Stores

At a time when many retailers are cutting back on spending, Tedeschi Food Shops is aggressively reinvesting in renovations of its convenience store locations. Recently, 23 locations, including stores in North Weymouth, Chelmsford, Billerica, Westford and Needham have undergone major remodels at an average cost of $250,000 per store in an effort to offer more

7-Eleven Expands In Long Island

7-Eleven has added its 194th c-store on Long Island and signed with real estate brokers C.B. Richard Ellis with expectations of opening more, Long Island Business News reported. The new 2,950-square-foot 7-Eleven is located on the Jericho Turnpike. The Dallas-based retailer has plans to open 180 stores on Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, Gregg

Quick Chek to Open Manchester, N.J., Store

Quick Chek, which operates more than 120 fresh food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, is hosting a grand opening celebration at its newest location in Manchester, N.J., with free coffee; plus kids under five feet tall get free fountain drinks during the store’s first 13 days in business (Apr. 13-25). Located

Sheetz Builds In West Virginia

Sheetz, which operates locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina, is constructing a new store in Fayetteville, W.Va., off U.S. 19, scheduled to open in late summer.   This expansion in the southern part of West Virginia comes after the convenience chain’s success in nearby counties as well as the northern

7-Eleven Expands in Central Florida

Dallas-based 7-Eleven Inc.’s plans to expand in Central Florida already are underway with one new franchisee open in DeLand, Fla., and five more Florida stores in the works for 2010. The chain aims to open or convert 45 local stores by 2012, the Orlando Business Journal reported. The first of the five are opening soon.

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