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NCASEF Announces 2013 Convention Dates

The conference is scheduled in July at the Venetian Hotel and Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) has announced its 38th National Convention and Trade Show—”In It To Win It”—is scheduled for July 14-18, 2013 in Las Vegas, at the famous five diamond Venetian Hotel and Casino

Subway Recognizes Franchisee

2012 Regional Franchisee of the Year Award goes to Sequin, Texas business owner. SUBWAY restaurant chain has named Larry Gerosa of Seguin, Texas as the recipient of its 2012 Regional Franchisee of the Year award for single-unit owners from the chain’s domestic developed markets. The award was presented during the company’s recent convention held in

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Sheetz President Recognized By Nation’s Restaurant News

“It takes vision and confidence in your strategy” to be a Golden Chain Award winner, says Randall Friedman of Nation’s Restaurant News. Sheetz President and CEO Stan Sheetz has been honored and named a 2012 Golden Chain Award winner by Nation’s Restaurant News for demonstrating overall business performance and growth. Sheetz will be presented the

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Red Cross Names Wawa 2012 Citizen of the Year

“Few organizations help us fulfill the American Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering like Wawa, led by Howard Stoeckel,” says CEO of American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania. The American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Chapter  honored Wawa’s CEO, Howard Stoeckel, with the 2012 Citizen of the Year Award during its 30th annual

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SavOn Earns CNY BEST Award

The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) of Central New York (CNY) gives BEST Award to SavOn stores. SavOn convenience stores has earned first place recognition from the Central New York BEST awards in 2012 for its commitment to workplace learning and performance. This is the first year SavOn applied for the award, beating

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Tedeschi Food Shops Named CSD’s 2012 Chain of the Year

A new store design, a dazzling foodservice program and outstanding customer service earns the Massachusetts chain the convenience store industry’s most prestigious honor. Few companies can match the rich tradition and deep roots Tedeschi Food Shops has planted in the convenience store industry. In business since 1923, the company’s nine decades of service in the

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Kum & Go’s Krause Honored

Krause recognized with 2012  Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award in retail and consumer products category. Kyle Krause, president and CEO of Kum & Go convenience stores, has been recognized as a winner in the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program. Krause was recognized in the Retail and Consumer Products

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VERC Enterprises Receives Best of Plymouth Award

VERC Enterprises selected in convenience store category for fifth consecutive year.  For the fifth consecutive year, VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with 24 locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire has been selected for the Best of Plymouth Award in the Convenience Stores category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA), a

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NSF International Appoints VP of Global Food Safety and Quality

Tom Chestnut to draw on 25 years of food safety experience in his new role at NSF International. NSF International, an independent global organization that writes public health standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, and consumer goods industries, has appointed Tom Chestnut as vice president of NSF International’s Global Food Safety

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CITGO Wins API Award

CITGO Pipeline Co. was recently honored with the 2011 Safety Performance Award and the 2011 Environmental Performance Award in the small operator category presented by the American Petroleum Institute (API). These awards are among the industry’s top honors and are reserved for companies that demonstrate excellence in safety and environmental stewardship. The Occupational Safety Award

Atlas Oil Sammy Award Winners (from left) Mark Robinson, Keith Wyatt, Sara Crooks, Sam Simon (Atlas CEO), Marlene Jewell, David Arehart and Brian Hansen (representing the Griffiths AMPM store in Griffiths, Ind.).

Atlas Oil Hosts First Annual Sammy Awards

The Sammy Awards are voted on by Atlas team members who wish to recognize excellence among their peers. It was a star-studded evening complete with a red carpet and Oscar-esque award statues on Friday, Jan. 27 at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Mich. “Atlas Oil is a company that prides itself on its entrepreneurial spirit

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Royal Buying Group Receives 2011 Best of Business Award

 “We are honored to receive recognition for the hard work and dedication of all of our staff here at RBG,” says RBG CEO. Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG) has been selected for the 2011 Best of Business Awards by the Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA Community).  The Royal Buying Group was also privileged to have

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Chuck Bosselman to Receive NATSO Hall of Fame Award

“(Bosselman’s) ability to think outside of the box and his allegiance to his fellow operators have benefitted the entire truckstop and travel plaza industry,” says NATSO chairman. NATSO, the trade association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, has announced that Chuck Bosselman, owner of the Bosselman Family of Cos., will receive the NATSO Hall

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Icelandic Wins Award

Gordon Food Service 2011 VIP Partner Award recognizes Icelandic’s excellence and improvement in supply and customer relations. Icelandic was recently honored with the Gordon Food Service 2011 VIP Partner Award.  In business since 1897, Gordon Food Service delivers quality, value and customer service to foodservice operators throughout the Midwest and along the East Coast of

7-Eleven Inc. Wins Retailer Chief Award for Merchandising Excellence

This week, 7-Eleven is being honored by Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) as the 2009 winner of the Retail Chief Award for Merchandising Excellence. The award will be given during POPAI’s Annual Night of Honors on Thursday, Jan. 21, in Miami Beach, Fla., concluding the 2010 MarketSmart Conference. “I can’t think of a more

Nice N Easy Celebrates in Style

In a gala befitting the industry’s oldest and most prestigious retail award, Convenience Store Decisions and more than 150 industry retailers and suppliers honored Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes as the 2009 Convenience Store Chain of the Year at the Wynn Hotel’s venerable Daniel Boulud restaurant in Las Vegas. Nice N Easy, the Canastota, N.Y.

Super Quik Named Kentucky Store of the Year

The Kentucky Grocers Association and Kentucky Association of Convenience Stores (KGA/KACS) honored Flatwoods, Ky.-based Super Quik Inc. and its president G. Lynn Rice with the 2009 Kentucky Convenience Store of the Year last month. Rice accepted the award on behalf of all the Super Quik employees at KGA/KACS’s annual meeting. “It’s nice to be recognized

MAPCO’s New Direction

Great stores, outstanding service and a commitment to its people helped MAPCO Express garner Chain of the Year honors in 1996. The company has changed quite a bit since then, but the focus on convenience store operations remains stronger than ever. MAPCO Express, as it exists today, was formed with Delek US Holdings’ acquisition of

Nice N Easy Named CSD’s 2009 Chain of the Year

Nice guys do finish first. Nice N Grocery Shoppes Inc., the Canastota, N.Y. operator of 82 convenience stores, was named Convenience Store Decisions’ 2009 Convenience Store Chain of the Year. Nice N Easy will be honored at an invitation-only gala at the Wynn Las Vegas during the NACS Show on Oct. 21.  “The last line

Handee Marts Garners Ethics Award

Don’t think customer service makes a difference? Handee Marts’ President and CEO Mike Triantafellou would disagree. Handee Marts, which operates 67 7-Eleven convenience stores in Pittsburgh, was honored recently with the Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award (PBEA), presented by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, in conjunction with the David Berg Center

The Singers Strike Gold

The third time is indeed the charm for Bill and Loretta Singer, who own and operate Singer’s Chevron just outside the Oregon border in Walla, Walla, Wash. In 2006, the Singers were presented with Chevron’s “Customer First” bronze award. In 2007, they took home the silver. And, for 2008, they finally laid claim to the

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