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Rutter’s Opens 57th Store

New location brings 35 jobs to Loganville, Pa.  The 57th store in Rutter’s Farm Stores expanding chain of local convenience stores opened its doors this week at the intersection of Reynolds Mill Rd. and Susquehanna Trail in Loganville, Pa. The 5,700 square foot store, located just off Route 83 in southern York County, Pa. has

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Ayers Oil Teams with Steak ‘n Shake in Canton, Mo.

Ayers Oil partners with Steak ‘n Shake at its new travel plaza. By: Megan Wilkinson. Ayers Oil is set to open its 16th travel plaza by the end of June. The company has also partnered with Steak ‘n Shake, which will be attached to the new convenience store. Ayers Oil President Steve Ayers said his

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Managing Today’s Retail Workforce

As major shifts in the economy have created unparalleled effects on the labor market, CSD has partnered with Humetrics to help c-store operators benchmark their hiring practices and employee costs. By Mel Kleiman, Contributing Editor. In an ongoing effort to support the convenience store and petroleum industry’s forecasting and planning responsibilities, Convenience Store Decisions and

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Empire Gas to Pays More than $500,000 to Settle Wage Dispute

Empire Gas, which operates 14 gas stations in Riverhead, N.Y., and its owners, will pay $544,900 in back wages and interest to 35 employees to settle a lawsuit brought against the firm by the U.S. Department of Labor. The suit was based on an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division that found violations

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Do You Have the Staff You Deserve?

QC Mart comes under fire after the chain’s owner launched a contest asking employees to guess which employee would be fired next. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. In October, the Iowa Des Moines Register reported on the curious plight of William Ernst, the owner of QC Mart in Bettendorf, Iowa. Faced with employees who were

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Tax Savings After the Deadline

With operating costs soaring in a sluggish economy, convenience store owners have a variety of tax benefits available to them from the IRS.  By Mark E. Battersby, Contributing Editor. Earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service advised taxpayers to cool their heels and wait until mid- to late-February 2011 before filing their returns to allow

A Higher Calling

Pastor Tom Atchison’s work with those down on their luck has led him to many places, but never did he think he would find his calling at a Texaco car wash and convenience store. As Pastor of the New Beginnings Church in Tampa, Fla., Atchison also runs a program called New Beginnings, which provides transitional

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