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Tedeschi Food Shops Urges Support for The One Fund Boston

Four of the chain’s nearly 200 stores remain closed due to the ongoing manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers. Separately, 7-Eleven tells CSD that despite media reports one of its stores was not robbed by the suspects early this morning. By John Lofstock, Editor As the nation continues to mourn the senseless terrorist attack on

Chains Worth Watching

Despite the global recession, convenience stores have thrived thanks to their ability to provide fast service, quality products and great value in strategic locations. As service and location remain the industry’s primary competitive advantage over supermarkets, drug stores and mass merchandisers, many of whom are moving into the fuel and fresh food business, convenience stores

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California C-Stores Promote New, Self-Chilled Beverage Cans

Three c-store locations on the West Coast are hosting events to promote the sale of the new West Coast Chill Pure Energy, a self-chilled beverage that doesn’t require refrigeration. A Chevron Carwash and Food Mart in Pasadena, Calif., plans to feature the new West Coast Chill Pure Energy packaged in a self-chilling beverage can at

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Aloha Petroleum Releases New EV Fast Chargers

Aloha Petroleum adds new fast chargers for electric vehicles at three of its locations. Aloha Island Mart and Shell gas stations unveiled new ways to fuel with new electric vehicle fast chargers at their Hawaii gas stations. AeroVironment’s electric vehicle DC fast chargers are now offered at three locations across Hawaii: Aloha Island Mart Kahala,

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Shell Continues Rollouts On Its Fuel Rewards Network

With the help of Excentus, Shell connects customers to fuel saving programs across all its stations. Shell and Excentus kicked off the expansion of the Fuel Rewards Network (FRN) in June, and the rollout of this program continues through July. The program aims to rollout in different cities each month. So far, it is available

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Shell, Jewel-Osco Launch Fuel Rewards Program

“Jewel-Osco is pleased to be able to offer local consumers the opportunity to save money on fuel,” says Jewel-Osco’s director of marketing. Shell and Jewel-Osco are teaming up to help local shoppers get increased value on their everyday grocery purchases by launching the My Jewel-Osco Fuel Rewards program in participating area Jewel-Osco stores. Local consumers

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Americans Favor Fuel From Grocery And Wholesale Markets, Study Finds

Traditional gasoline and c-store brands continue to sell the most gasoline, but consumers are increasing their tendency to fuel-up at grocers or warehouse retailers. A survey of 4,500 consumers, completed by Market Force Information, reports that Costco and Kroger are consumers’ favorite places to fill their gas tanks as of April 2012. The survey found

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TA To Offer LNG Fueling Lanes

TravelCenters of America answered questions on whether to support the emerging natural gas market today with the help of Shell Oil Products, TA CEO Tom O’Brien says. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) entered a memorandum of understanding with Shell Oil Products US and its affiliates to construct and run a network of liquefied natural gas

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Shell Saves Customers Cents-Per-Gallon On Fuel

Shell and Excentus team up to help customers save as much as $3 per gallon of gasoline in two Florida markets. Shell’s new rewards program with the Fuel Rewards Network (FRN) allows consumers in the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-areas to save cents-per-gallon on gasoline. The new loyalty program has kicked off in the two

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Gas Stations Settle In Clean Air Act Lawsuit

Washington, D.C.-area gas stations face violation fines with the EPA. Six D.C.-area gas stations have settled in a case alleging that they violated Clean Air Act regulations. Samad Corporation with CITGO, two Anacostia Realty with Exxon, Shirlington Petroleum Realty with Exxon and Springfield Petroleum Realty with Shell were all involved with the case. The Clean

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CVS Creates Summer Fuel Perks

CVS lets drivers save up to $50 on high gas prices this summer at ExxonMobil or Shell stations CVS/pharmacy plans to give members of its ExtraCare program free gas cards throughout the season with its “Earn Free Gas” promotion. The program will allow more than 69 million active cardholders to earn up to five $10

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Quick and Complete

Roadrunner Markets refines its retail operations with the addition of a c-store prototype, a renewed commitment to foodservice and a firm emphasis on customer service. By John Lofstock, Editor. At a time when customers demand fast service, quality foods and convenient locations, Roadrunner Markets is pushing ahead with a retail strategy that would make even

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Carving Out a Sandwich Strategy

While branded and proprietary foodservice programs get a lot of attention at retail, prepared sandwiches have quietly—and profitably—filled a valuable niche for retailers. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Sandwiches and wraps are a $2.7 billion category and sales are expected to remain strong through 2014, according to a 2011 report from foodservice research and marketing

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Shell Helps Customers Save At The Pump

Consumers enjoy regular savings on high-quality fuel with grocery rewards programs. Fuel prices are top of mind for many consumers and finding ways to save at the pump continues to be a priority. That’s why Shell is reminding consumers that they can turn their everyday purchases on groceries into significant savings on high-quality fuel at

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Service to the Fleet

With fuel costs again on the rise, a fleet card network can attract new business while offering fleet managers the safety, security and reporting tools they need to be successful. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Fleet cards are a nice piece of business for c-store operators. But the key to keeping that business growing is

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BP Wins Fraud Lawsuit Brought By Two Franchisees

Judge reprimands the oil giant for concealing profit margins from buyers. A Cook County judge has ruled in favor of BP Products North America Inc. in a lawsuit brought by two of its Chicago-area franchisees that accused the oil giant of fraud, the Chicago Tribune reported. Cook County Circuit Judge Sanjay Tailor ruled Wednesday that

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Shell, BI-LO Team To Help Customers Save

Charleston customers can now redeem My BI-LO BONUSCARD fuelperks! Rewards at local Shell stations. BI-LO and Shell have teamed up to give My BI-LO BONUSCARD Cardholders the opportunity to redeem their fuelperks! Rewards at participating Shell stations in Charleston, S.C. Savvy consumers who use their My BI-LO BONUSCARD at participating BI-LO stores will now be

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Shell’s Smart Driving Program Kicks Off

The Taylors will drive throughout the 48 contiguous states to demonstrate improved fuel efficiency. As global energy demand continues to rise, Shell is helping to improve energy use for transportation through Smarter Mobility. Demonstrating that improved fuel efficiency is possible today, the Shell Smarter Driving program helps inform motorists on how to make the most

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Shell, Rainbow Help Customers Save With FuelPerks!

Customers who use their Roundy’s Rewards Card at Rainbow stores can redeem fuelperks! Rewards at local participating Shell stations. Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc.  has teamed with Shell to give Roundy’s Rewards Cardholders the opportunity to redeem their fuelperks! Rewards at participating Shell stations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Savvy consumers who use their Roundy’s Rewards Card

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Shell Launches New Fuel

New Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines address changes in car engine technologies and consumer needs. Shell is launching its new Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines to address the increasing need for engine protection. With advanced engine technologies coming to the market and with consumers holding on to their existing vehicles longer, it is becoming increasingly important for

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Breaking News: Carroll Independent Fuel Co. Acquires High’s of Baltimore

“The acquisition by Carroll will ensure the continuance of a well-recognized brand and the accelerated growth of the High’s name within our market area,” says High’s spokesperson.   High’s of Baltimore Inc. has divested its High’s Dairy Stores to The Carroll Independent Fuel Co. Hanover, Md.-based High’s directly operates 46 retail convenience stores and gas

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Shell $aver Cardholders Save On WINsdays

The Wednesday after NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger wins, Shell $aver cardholders save 22 cents per gallon on fuel. Shell is offering consumers a chance to save money on their fuel purchases every time the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge takes the checkered flag in a points race during the 2012 race season. Each win, Shell $aver

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Big Apple Plants the Seeds for New Growth

After rebranding a number of its locations under the CITGO brand, Big Apple Food Stores looks to expand its retail portfolio in 2012. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor C.N. Brown’s Big Apple Food Stores has had a busy 12 months. The 82-store chain with locations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, completed an aggressive push

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Shell Launches iPad App

New app showcases “some of the amazing means we use to produce energy, deliver it to local communities and help people use it more efficiently,” says Shell spokesperson. Shell has launched a free iPad application called INSIDE ENERGY to highlight the vital role innovation and technology play in delivering energy to power people’s lives. A campaign

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Hit-n-Run Food Stores Prepares for the Future

Brenton Investment Corp. is set to build a new prototype design as it sets its sights on growth through new builds. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. With 11 years under its belt and 13 successful convenience stores throughout southern Louisiana, Brenton Investment Corp. is ready to grow its fleet of Hit-n-Run Food Stores beginning with

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