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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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Englefield Oil Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Three generations of exceptional leadership and a keen focus on employees help the family business reach this distinctive milestone. By: John Lofstock, Editor. To understand the history of the convenience store and petroleum industry is to understand the individual success stories that helped build our great nation. Each company has a unique story, but their

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EZ Energy Supports Homeless Children’s Education

The Homeless Children’s Education Fund gets a needed financial boost as it works to launch underprivileged kids on a successful path. EZ Energy USA, as part of its commitment to local charitable foundations, has committed to $40,000 donation to the Homeless Children’s Education Fund in Pittsburgh. The donation was made by Easytrip stores’ sponsorship of

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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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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.

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BP Launches Commute Better Campaign

BP launches a “Commute Better” program to aid local Columbus, Ohio drivers in improving their driving routines. The daily commute of Columbus, Ohio drivers is not generally as stressful as that of other U.S. cities, according to research from Kiplinger, but a recent survey commissioned by BP Products North America Inc. suggests there is room

Kroger Names SVP of Retail Operations

The Kroger Co. has named Geoffrey Covert senior vice president of retail operations, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Covert, 59, joined Kroger in 1996.  He has served as president of the company’s Cincinnati/Dayton Division for the past six years. Previously, he served as senior vice president and president of Kroger Manufacturing. Before joining Kroger, Covert worked

Kroger Provides Free Flu Shots

The Kroger Co. is bringing free flu shots to thousands of eligible individuals. Beginning today, Kroger is making free flu shot vouchers available to The Salvation Army and to Feeding America, a domestic hunger relief organization. Uninsured or underinsured shoppers in areas with a Kroger or a Kroger banner pharmacy such as City Market, Dillons,

Sheetz Among Virginia’s Best Places to Work

Not only is Sheetz one of the top convenience stores in Virginia to stop for food, hot coffee and fuel, it’s now been named to be one of Virginia’s best places to work. The annual competition is judged by a public/private partnership that includes the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Virginia Society for Human Resource

Circle K, XYIENCE Award Harley-Davidson Prize

Circle K and XYIENCE, maker of Xenergy, announced that Dolly Charley of Akron, Ohio is the lucky winner of their Harley-Davidson sweepstakes. The text-message based contest, which took place in partnership between XYIENCE and Circle K Great Lakes Division stores in nine states, offered shoppers the opportunity to win a Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Low. “Our

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

Tri-State Petroleum Goes Pink for a Day

Tri-State Petroleum Corporation, a family-owned convenience store operator and wholesale distributor of motor fuels in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, is going pink for a day to raise money for breast cancer awareness. The company has encouraged employees at its 50-plus locations to wear pink on Oct. 29 in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness

Market District Opens In Ohio

Inspired by the open-air markets of Europe and a passion for food, Giant Eagle Inc. opened its Kingsdale Market District food store-a 132,000 square-foot culinary, dining and shopping destination, on Oct. 14, in Columbus. The Kingsdale Market District, the fourth for the multi-format food retailer and first in Ohio, delivers central Ohio residents with a

Tri-State Petroleum Welcomes New HR Director

Tri-State Petroleum Corp., a family-owned convenience store operator and wholesale distributor of motor fuels in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, has hired an experienced human resources professional to lead HR initiatives for the company’s 215-plus employees. David Denham brings more than 25 years of high-level experience as a human resources director to his new position.

Michigan Speedway Stations To Offer PNC ATMs

Banking is now more convenient throughout Michigan as Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (SSA), PNC Bank, a member of The PNC Financial Services Group Inc., and self-service provider, EDC, partner to provide PNC-branded ATMs in nearly 300 store locations across the state. “We are dedicated to providing our customers with great service,” said Grant Heminger, SSA’s vice

Thorntons Celebrates Store Openings In Illinois

Thorntons recently celebrated the grand opening of its two newest store locations in the Chicago suburbs. On Sept. 21, the company opened a store located at 28937 West IL Route 120 in Lakemoor, Ill., and on Sept. 28, Thorntons opened a location at 110 West Devon Ave. in Wood Dale, Ill. With the addition of

Kroger, Union Reach Agreement

Associates of Kroger’s Columbus Division, an affiliate of The Kroger Co., have ratified an agreement with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 75. The agreement covers approximately 3,000 associates in Toledo and Northwest Ohio working in 26 stores and 12 fuel centers. Stores are located in the metropolitan Toledo, Ohio area and Findlay, Fremont, Tiffin,

Thorntons Reopens Evansville Store

Thorntons celebrated the grand re-opening of its existing store location at 2401 Morgan Ave. Evansville, Ind., on Sept. 16, 2010. With the addition of this location, Thorntons will operate 161 stores throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee and Ohio. Customers can look forward to a clean and friendly environment with high quality foods, such as fresh

Thorntons Debuts Remodeled Store

Thorntons has announced the grand re-opening of its existing store location at 4154 Bardstown Road in Louisville, Ky., on Aug. 31. With the addition of this location, Thorntons  operates 161 stores throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee and Ohio. Customers can look forward to a clean and friendly environment with high quality foods, such as fresh

Circle K Offers Harley-Davidson Sweepstakes

XYIENCE is offering Circle K convenience store shoppers in select states the chance to win a new Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Low in a text message sweepstakes contest. The contest, which launches Sept. 1 and runs through Oct.31, includes participating stores in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. Legal residents of

SSA President Leads United Way Campaign

Tony Kenney, president of Speedway SuperAmerica (SSA), has been selected to lead this year’s Clark County campaign for United Way, Springfield News-Sun reported. Speedway and Kenney have been long-time and strong supporters of the United Way, Executive Director Doug Lineberger said. “Tony’s been someone who believes in the United Way and believes it’s important to

Speedway Adds Speedy Rewards Pay Card

Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (SSA), has partnered with the National Payment Card Association (NPCA), a provider of merchant branded PIN-based debit cards, in taking their Speedy Rewards loyalty program to the next level through the introduction of the Speedy Rewards Pay Card. Speedy Rewards members can now turn their loyalty card into a debit card by

Folk Oil Fights Hunger

Folk Oil’s PS Food Marts chain went to bat for hunger in Michigan and Ohio and raised more than $50,000 for local charities in just two short weeks. From March 15-31 PS Food Mart employees at the chain’s 29 stores encouraged customers and vendors to purchase paper hearts as part of its “Fight Hunger. Give

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

Otis Spunkmeyer Inc Opens New Customer Contact Center

Otis Spunkmeyer Inc. is moving three of its customer contact centers (CCC) to a new Ogden, Utah facility. A celebration Feb. 25, 2010 at Business Depot Ogden (BDO) complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony marked the dedication of the new CCC about 30 miles north of Salt Lake City. The company decided to move to accommodate

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