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Kum & Go’s Chief Operating Officer To Retire

An internal and external search is being launched for a new chief operating officer. Kum & Go Chief Operating Officer Dennis Folden is retiring from the company later this summer.  According to Folden, after more than four decades at Kum & Go, he felt the timing was perfect. “I have been honored to serve Kum

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Salinsky Honored by SIGMA

Massachusetts retailer is the 19th operator in 53 years to receive the association’s Distinguished Marketer Award. By John Lofstock, Editor. Few people have seen the convenience store and petroleum industry evolve as has Richard Salinsky, president of Best Petroleum in Lynn, Mass. With more than 50 years of experience and dedication to the industry, Salinsky

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Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

While management is always on the lookout for new talent, it’s also up to employees to demonstrate that they are ready to advance to leadership positions. By Jim Callahan. As we embark on 2012, it’s time to start considering how you’re going to begin grooming team members for advancement within the company. Today’s employees are

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Luke Oil Plans To Grow in Northwest Indiana

New locations would grow Luke Oil’s portfolio of stores to 30 sites in 2012. Hobart, Ind.-based Luke Oil Co. plans to open at least five new gas stations and convenience stores in 2012, the NWI Times Online reported. New stores planned for Cedar Lake, Hobart and East would beef up Luke Oil’s portfolio of 25

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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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Building the Business with a Quality Team

Cindy Fitzgibbons, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Stop’nGo of Medina Inc. A relative newcomer to convenience store industry, but no stranger to the world of operations management, Cindy Fitzgibbons has climbed the ranks since joining Stop’nGo of Medina Inc. in 2010. In her current position as general manager and chief operating officer at Stop’nGo

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AWMA’s Closing Super Session Panel Announced

AWMA’s 2012 Show Closing Super Session titled “What’s Driving the Changing Retail Landscape?” is set to be held Friday, Feb. 17., and will include insights from a panel of leading retailers that includes Tedeschi  Food Shops President & CEO Peter Tedeschi, Open Pantry Food Marts of Wisconsin COO James F. Fiene, and CPD Energy CEO

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Core-Mark Appoints New Board Member

Rob Gross brings more than 20 years of multi-retail experience to his new role with Core-Mark. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, has appointed Robert Gross to its Board of Directors. Gross will serve as an independent director

7-Eleven Adds Stores In Salt Lake City

7-Eleven Inc. has announced a real estate partnership with NAI Corporate Real Estate Services (NAI CRES) in the Salt Lake City market to build its presence in the area and significantly add to the nearly 100 stores the company operates, franchises and licenses in the area. The convenience retail leader selected NAI as its exclusive

PCATS Announces 2010 Board of Directors 


The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) has announced the results of elections to the Board of Directors and its Officers for 2010. PCATS 
was founded in September 2003 to continue the development and maintenance of standards work initiated under the NACS Technology Standards Project. PCATS’ mission is to develop, maintain and assist members

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

Is Green in Your Future?

Being green. You can’t go a day without hearing about it. Escalating energy costs and a renewed awareness of the environment have put green initiatives at the top of the agenda for the global convenience industry. Retail industry leaders such as Walmart and Tesco are setting targets to reduce energy use by at least 20%.

Honoring Our Past

This month begins a very special year for Convenience Store Decisions. Throughout 2009 we are committed to recognizing the leaders and innovators that have shaped the convenience store and petroleum industry and helped create this multi-billion-dollar retail sector. Legends in Retailing will focus on the challenges operators faced in the early days of the industry,

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