rutters supports ymca preschool program

The $120,000 donation will provide scholarships for children with disabilities or from lower-income families. The Rutter’s companies has donated $120,000 to the YMCA of York and York County to provide scholarships for children who have disabilities or are from lower-income families. Rutter’s will serve as the major sponsor for a partnership called “With Rutter’s, All

mapcos core belief

Tennessee chain inks distribution deal with Core-Mark Holding Co. Core-Mark Holding Co. said it signed a non-binding letter of intent and is currently negotiating a definitive supply agreement with MAPCO Express Inc. MAPCO Express, Inc., headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., operates approximately 500 convenience stores in eight southeastern states under the MAPCO Express, MAPCO Mart, East

tesco opens the doors to us stores

British grocer delays opening its Arizona stores until December. After quietly opening its first store in the Los Angeles market late last week, Tesco’s said its Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets likely will not open in the Phoenix metro area until December, a company spokesman said. The British grocer and third-largest retailer in the world

holiday stationstores retains category one for reverse auction services

Process leads to “more competition and significant savings to the bottom line.” Bloomington, Minn.-based Holiday Stationstores operates more than 420 corporate and franchise locations in 12 states, has partnered with Category One (C1), a provider of reverse auction and eRFX services and technology, to utilize Category One’s C1 reverse auction platform to support its cost

mannatec launches private label fleet card program

FleetCor subsidiary delivers turnkey program for independent petroleum marketers. Mannatec introduced a new full service private label fleet card program for petroleum marketers. The new program brings simplicity, growth and cost savings opportunities versus previously available self-service private label programs. “This is a turnkey program for independent petroleum marketers and retailers where Mannatec does all

stewarts partners with payspot

Integrates with point-of-sale system to offer prepaid services. Stewart’s Shops, the Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based chain with over 300 convenience shops in New York and Vermont, has partnered with PaySpot Inc., to offer prepaid products through Stewart’s existing point-of-sale (POS) system. Stewart’s Shops, known for its proprietary and dairy products, signed a multi-year agreement, which is

local 7eleven stores support troops

Alon USA begins a new fundraising program to run through November. Odessa, Texas-based Southwest Convenience Stores LLC, the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the U.S., and the United Service Organizations (USO) have partnered to begin a new fundraising program. Throughout November, participating 7-Eleven stores in New Mexico and Texas will offer customers an opportunity to show

the paradies shops extends contract at sarasota bradenton

TravelMart brand also to partner with Dunkin’ Donuts is select locations. The Paradies Shops, the airport concessionaire/c-store chain based in Atlanta, has been awarded a contract extension at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) to operate three new stores through 2022. The extension will bring exclusive store concepts to SRQ, including CNBC Sarasota Bradenton, Gulf Coast

balmar petroleum rebranding to 7eleven

CEO Richard Oneslager calls decision to become a franchisee a “tremendous opportunity.” The incoming chairman for the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) will convert 10 of his Colorado convenience outlets to 7-Eleven stores this month in a move designed to strengthen his offering to customers and improve his bottom line. Richard Oneslager, president of

calling all dirty cars

The precise mix of equipment and marketing can quickly make the car wash one of the most valuable profit centers in the store. By Kim Sharrah, Associate Editor With high gasoline pricessqueezing fuel margins, theaddition of a car wash canturn a major profit for operatorslooking to make up some of therevenue lost at the pumps.

double kwik to sell 57 local stores

Fas Mart to acquire the Virginia and Tennessee units. Wise, Va.-based Double Kwik markets has entered into plans to sell its 57 store locations to Mechanicsville, Va.-based GPM Investments. GPM plans to convert the entire Double Kwik chain to its Fas Mart brand across Southwest Virginia and Tennessee, according to The Bristol Herald Courier. “This

tesoro considers kerkorians offer

Company evaluates selling off an additional 16%. Tesoro Corp. has revealed that it is carefully reviewing an offer from billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian to sell an increased stake in the company, according to the Associated Press. The Tesoro board will be in consideration over sale for the next 10 days. The unsolicited offer asks the

ampm makes list of top 200 franchise companies

BP-owned unit ranks 39th as the only c-store on the list. BP’s ampm convenience store has been ranked 39th in the 2007 Franchise Times “Top 200.” The companies that made the list have a minimum of 20% of total units operated by franchisees. Worldwide sales are also a factor in the rankings. ampm is the

sheetz looks for a few hundred good men and women

Company launches job fair to help staff new kitchen. Sheetz Inc. will host a job fair offering hundreds of exciting employment opportunities at the new Sheetz Bros. Kitchen. The fair will be held at the Sheetz Distribution Center in Claysburg, Pa. on Nov. 2 and 3 from 10:00am to 6:00pm each day. The fair will

kumgo cofounder awarded for philanthropy

NCEA committee honors Krause with highest honor. W.A. “Bill” Krause, co-founder of Kum & Go, has been named a 2007 honoree of the National Catholic Educational Association’s highest honor–the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award. The committee, which selected Krause, looks for awardees whose contributions to education and youth have been major and far-reaching. Krause was

titan names anderson ceo of appco

Growing company plans on expanding into new markets. Titan Global Holdings Inc. has appointed Marty Anderson as chief executive of Appalachian Oil Co. (Appco), as well as the appointment of the energy division’s entire senior management team. Appco is the first acquisition of the company’s recently announced Titan Global Energy, which was formed to aggregate

cstores named for exceptional customer service

New survey discovers most consumer-friendly businesses. Corporate Research International released the results of RealPeopleRatings.com, its quarterly customer service survey that illustrates the importance of brand image and customer perception. Subway, Chevron/Texaco, Publix and Walgreens were among those that earned the highest marks in their categories this quarter. Other c-stores included were Shell and The Pantry

chevron supporting southern california victims

Donations given to help those affected by wildfires. Chevron Corp. has donated $500,000 to support relief efforts in the communities affected by the Southern California wildfires. The commitment includes a $400,000 contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund that will support wildfire relief efforts across Southern California and a $100,000 contribution that will

ameristops receiver calls it quits

Court appoints new one after former leaves due to disagreements. A new receiver has been assigned to manage day-to-day operations of Petro Acquisitions Inc., the parent company for AmeriStop convenience stores, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Leonard Z. Eppel, president of Financial Resource Associates in Blue Ash, stepped down on Tuesday as the court-appointed receiver

two kumgo stores come under new ownership

Tulsa, Okla. stores sold for $4.8 million for franchised units. A group of Des Moines, Iowa, investors paid $4.8 million for two Kum & Go locations in Tulsa. The company, Davis Estates Ltd., spent $2.4 million to Hurd Tulsa LLC for one store and paid $2.4 million to Hurd Oklahoma LLC for the convenience store

depinto speaks at 2007 nacs show

7-Eleven CEO delivers presentation on Retail Business Strategy. 7-Eleven Inc. President and CEO Joe DePinto will lead an exclusive discussion on retail and business strategies at the upcoming 2007 NACS Show. On Nov. 8, DePinto will deliver the CEO Presentation on Retail Business Strategy. DePinto first joined 7-Eleven in 2002, and has held several executive

a royal education

RBG sponsors its sixth annual scholarship program. Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG) has revealed its sixth annual scholarship program is now open for applications. The RBG Scholarship Program is available to eligible candidates that are high school seniors or graduates who are planning to or are enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year College or

bp starts streamlining

Chicago headquarters marks the first target for restructuring initiative. Last week, BP revealed that 3,300 Chicago-area employees will soon be relocated or eliminated in an effort to globally streamline the company, according to the Chicago Tribune. This move marks the end to BP’s efforts to maintain a functional regional headquarters in Chicago. The message was

potential employees line up for fresheasy

Tesco’s Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is receiving plenty of attention from potential workers for its Nov. 8 opening. The company has reported receiving nearly 1,000 applicants for 170 jobs for the first six Southern California, according to Los Angeles Business. Fresh & Easy has been eyed up by seasoned management as well. According to

shell unveils nascar sponsorship

New agreement aimed at driving in-store sales. Shell is leveraging its relationship with Richard Childress Racing (RCR), Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil car in an effort to drive traffic and sales at Shell branded service stations in the United States. In the one year since the company’s announcement regarding its re-entry into the

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