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Kangaroo Express Raises $3 Million For U.S. Military Families

Donations from Kangaroo Express store guests will benefit the USO, Wounded Warrior Project and other military support organizations. The Pantry Inc.’s summer-long Kangaroo Express “Salute Our Troops” fundraising campaign has raised $3.17 million, surpassing the total number of funds raised during the inaugural 2011 campaign. In celebration of the campaign’s success, military personnel, veterans, cause

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Pantry Reports Results Of Tender Offer

The Pantry announces the final results of its offer to purchase senior subordinated notes. The Pantry Inc. released its final results of its offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding 7.75% senior subordinated notes due 2014 and solicitation consents from holders of the notes to effect certain proposed amendments to the indenture from

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Kangaroo Express Tests Fuel Island Beverage Vending

Vendgogh’s vending system allows customers to purchase cold drinks at the pump. The Pantry Inc. is working with Vendgogh, LLC to pilot beverage vending at fuel islands in several Kangaroo Express stores in Raleigh, N.C. and Durham, N.C. “This is another option we are testing to serve our on-the-go guests,” said John Fisher, senior vice

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Pantry Donates To Campaign Through Facebook ‘Likes’

The Pantry Inc. encourages guests to “Like” the Kangaroo Express Facebook page as each “Like” donates a dollar to the USO of North Carolina. The Pantry Inc. announced it plans to donate $1 to the USO of North Carolina for every “Like” received on the Kangaroo Express Facebook page from Aug. 6 through Aug. 17

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VPS Convenience Store Group Hosts Golf Tourney

The VPS Convenience Store Group hosts its 29th annual Summer Swing Golf Tournament and Auction. VPS Convenience Store Group, operator of the Scotchman c-stores, hosts a golf tournament and auction on June 12-13 to benefit the Boy Scouts of America, Cape Fear Council. The dinner and auction will take place at the Holiday Inn resort

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Food Lion Launches New Brand Strategy

Lower prices, fresh produce and an enhanced shopping experience to greet customers in 268 Food Lion stores. Food Lion has launched a new brand strategy in 268 stores in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.  These markets are the first stores in 2012 to unveil the new strategy, which is based on customer feedback and

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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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Farm Worker Advocates Target Kangaroo Express

Activists fighting for the rights of tobacco workers appeal to Kangaroo Express for help in pressuring big tobacco companies to improve conditions. Kangaroo Express is coming under fire from activists campaigning to end human rights abuses faced by tobacco farm workers. The Cary N.C.-based c-store is being targeted after activists requested a meeting with the

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7-Eleven Closes Sam’s Mart Deal

The 55 acquired stores are scheduled for rebranding as 7-Elevens in 2012. 7-Eleven Inc. has closed on the acquisition of 55 Sam’s Mart stores from Sam’s Mart LLC.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Slurpee drinks and Big Bite hot dogs aren’t the only good news 7-Eleven stores’ return to the Greater Charlotte

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Breaking News: 7-Eleven to Acquire 55 Sam’s Mart Stores

After a 24 year hiatus, 7-Eleven returns to the Charlotte, N.C. market. 7-Eleven Inc. is buying 55 Sam’s Mart stores in North and South Carolina, marking its return to the Charlotte, N.C. market after 24 years, the Dallas Business Journal reported. Dallas-based 7-Eleven previously sold its 33 stores in the Charlotte market in 1988. Although

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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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Sheetz Opens Ephrata, Pa. Store

New customers welcomed with contests and prizes. Sheetz opened a new store in Ephrata Township, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 22, at 9 a.m. The new location sits at 891 East Main Street.  Excitement for this store has been heightened with a contest for the first 50 people in line when the doors open. These lucky customers will

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Kangaroo Express Welcomes Returning Fort Bragg Soldiers

Kangaroo Express to provide breakfast to returning soldiers before address by President Obama. The Pantry Inc. is joining the USO of North Carolina in welcoming more than 200 men and women returning to Fort Bragg with breakfast before they are addressed by President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Dec. 14. “Providing breakfast to these brave service

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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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BP, Mark Oil Co. Donate $20,000

Donation to benefit Charlotte, N.C. youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities. To fuel the spirit of BP’s sponsorship of the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, Charlotte, N.C.-based BP distributor, Mark Oil Co., is teaming up with Paralympic Sport Metrolina to help raise awareness of the benefits of recreational and competitive sports for

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Vote Roo

Kangaroo Express’ Roo mascot runs for office—awards fans with free coffee. The Roo, the voice and mascot of Kangaroo Express Convenience Stores, is running for mayor of Charleston and Charlotte, N.C. “The Roo believes every man, woman and child deserves a break in their day. A couple minutes to grab a tasty cup of coffee

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Food Lion Stores Receive LEED Silver Certification

 Two green grocery stores in Fayetteville, N.C., recognized by U.S. Green Building Council. Two  Food Lion grocery stores in North Carolina have been awarded LEED Silver certification. Food Lion stores at 1738 Bingham Drive and 5555 Waldos Beach Road, both in Fayetteville, N.C., feature environmentally-friendly construction and energy-efficient services, including an on-site recycling center, an

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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.

NCSU Scores Narrow Lead In Battle for Bean Street

Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc., has announced more than 20,000 University of North Carolina, NC State University and Duke University branded coffee cups have been purchased at Triangle Kangaroo Express locations since the start of the Battle for Bean Street competition three weeks ago. For the first time in a single collaborative campaign, Kangaroo Express

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

Sheetz Opens Rocky Mount, N.C., Location

Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz is making it even more convenient for its customers in Rocky Mount, N.C., as it opens a second new store at 3715 North Wesleyan Boulevard. “North Carolina is still emerging for us and people there are getting excited about visiting our stores,” said Stan Sheetz, president and CEO, Sheetz Inc. “We have

CITGO Supports Local Red Cross

Nine locally owned CITGO stations in Robeson and Scotland Counties, N.C., are supporting the local Red Cross chapter through fundraising efforts and two community blood drives. From Aug. 3 to Sep. 6, these CITGO stations are selling $1 paper blood droplets to raise money for the many community, disaster, military and health assistance programs provided

The Pantry Announces Q3 Results

Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc. has announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended June 24, 2010. The Pantry reported net income for the quarter of $18.0 million or $0.80 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $749,000 or $0.03 per share in last year’s third quarter. The results for the third

Krispy Kreme Debuts In Wake Forest, N.C.

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. opened its newest Neighborhood Shop in Wake Forest, N.C., this morning, Wednesday, July 7, at 6 a.m. The 2,000-square-foot Neighborhood shop includes a drive-thru and features Krispy Kreme’s unique product offerings, which include its signature hot Original Glazed doughnuts and other unique doughnut varieties; signature coffees and espresso drinks; and Krispy

The Pantry Expands Fresh Initiative

Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc. this week unveiled its “Fresh Initiative” to serve customers new coffee, and fresh food options. Triangle-area residents will be the first to experience the new Bean Street Coffee and a broader assortment of pastries, warm breakfast sandwiches and fresh fruit. In addition, the stores will offer a variety of fresh

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