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Chicago Gas Station Owner Sentenced in Sales Tax Fraud Case

A suburban Chicago gas station owner was sentenced to a two-year prison term for underreporting Illinois sales taxes by nearly $1 million. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Department of Revenue announced that it was one of the largest gasoline sales tax fraud cases since the state started cracking down on gas station owners

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Corner Stores to Sponsor San Antonio Scorpions Soccer

Corner Stores, a division of CST Brands Inc., will be the official convenience store sponsor of the San Antonio Scorpions, a team whose proceeds benefit Morgan’s Wonderland, a theme park designed for people with special needs. “We are thrilled to build a relationship with a sports organization that cares as much about our city as

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Corner Stores Kicks Off Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser

Month-long campaign to benefit 32 children’s hospitals. Now through Oct. 31, Valero Corner Store employees will ask customers to purchase $1 or $5 Miracle Balloon icons to raise funds for 32 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The icons include a coupon for savings on goods in the stores, providing customers an extra incentive to make the

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Will Valero Sell or Spin Off Stores?

The tax bill for a spinoff is reportedly less than the tax bill for an outright sale. As would-be buyers eye a chance to bid on Valero Energy Corp.’s Corner Store chain, after it was announced the company plans to divest the stores, San Antonio Business Journal has reported that Valero could instead opt to

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Valero Makes Connections Through New Website

Valero Corner Stores strengthens its relationship with loyal customers through its new CornerStore4U.com Website. Valero Retail Holdings Inc. Corner Store locations delve deeper into the social media world as the company creates the new CornerStore4U.com Website and a store app. The launch enabled more than 100,000 consumers to participate in the free music and movies

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Valero To Acquire 29 Crackerbox Stores

“These stores are great assets and will complement our existing Corner Store network,” says CEO of Valero Retail. Valero Retail Holdings, a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corp., is purchasing 29 stores in the Little Rock and Hot Springs, Ark. areas from The Crackerbox Stores and converting them to Valero Corner Stores in the coming months.

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Valero Grows In Southeast

The Pantry Inc. converting 168 stores. Valero’s 2012 advertising theme is “Keeping America Moving,” and thanks to a new branding agreement with The Pantry Inc., based in Cary, N.C., Valero will be keeping more and more Americans moving throughout the Southeast.  Under the new agreement, 143 properties will convert to a newly created Valero and

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Valero Offers Free Music And Movie Nights

Customers get a choice of a free Billboard MP3 download or a Redbox movie night with each 44-ounce fountain drink. As summer heats up, Valero Retail Holdings Inc. Corner Store locations are giving a gift of FREE music or FREE movie nights with every 44-ounce fountain drink purchase. Corner Stores are ready to give away

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Valero Expands In D.C., Maryland

Springfield, Va.-based Landmark Petroleum Suppliers converts 27 stores. Motorists in Washington, D.C., Maryland and surrounding areas are seeing new teal-and-yellow signs going up at gasoline stations now that Valero has expanded its presence in the region under an agreement with Springfield, Va.-based distributor Landmark Petroleum Suppliers LLC. Twenty-seven Landmark properties are converting to the Valero

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Valero Brand Comes To Stations In Kentucky

Somerset-based Southern Petroleum converts 26 stores.  Motorists in north central and southeast Kentucky are seeing new teal-and-yellow signs going up at gasoline stations now that Valero has expanded its presence in the region under an agreement with Somerset, Ky.-based distributor Southern Petroleum, Inc. Twenty-six Southern Petroleum properties have undergone or soon will undergo conversions to

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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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Valero Raises $2.1 Million For MDA

Total fundraising surpasses $20 million dollars in 25-year partnership.  Valero Corner Stores raised $2.1 million in its 2012 Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) fundraising campaign. The amount represents a daily average of over $75,000 during the campaign.  This is the second time in the history of Corner Store MDA campaigns that Valero has achieved more than

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NOCO Express Acquires Store In Macedon

Newly acquired location to undergo renovations this spring. NOCO Express, a family-owned and operated gasoline convenience store chain headquartered in Tonawanda, N.Y., has entered Wayne County.  NOCO has acquired the lease for Prime Convenience, a 3,333 square foot store located at 1241 State Route 31 in Macedon effective March 1, 2012.  The addition of the

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Retailers Urged to Lighten Up

While LED lighting has helped many businesses reduce their carbon footprint, each retailer must decide if the endeavor is a worthy long-term investment. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor. During holiday season 2011, the 74-foot Norway spruce in New York City’s Rockefeller Center was covered in 30,000 multicolored light-emitting diodes (LED). Those glowing decorations were an

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Coulson Oil Sets the Stage for Expansion

With a new real estate entity in place, the company is positioned to grow its chain of dealer-leased stores beyond Arkansas. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Coulson Oil Co., one of the Southwest’s largest independent distributors of motor fuels, took a big step toward continued growth in August with the formation of Coulson Real Estate

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Valero Fundraises For Children’s Miracle Network

Four-week campaign to benefit 32 children’s hospitals. From Sept. 6 through Oct. 3, Valero Corner Store employees will be asking customers to purchase $1 or $5 Miracle Balloon icons to raise funds for 32 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The icons have a coupon attached, providing customers an extra incentive to make the $1 or $5

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Nella Oil Joins Channel Partner Program

“The wide reach of the Voyager Network will be critical for us as we expand our business beyond California and Nevada,” says director of commercial fueling at Nella.   Nella Oil Co. LLC has joined U.S. Bank’s Channel Partner Program.    U.S. Bank is a provider of universal fleet fueling and maintenance cards and owner

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Valero Donates $3 Million to Feeding America

Valero Energy Corp. has donated $3 million to Feeding America, as part of its “Fill Up to Fight Hunger” campaign. Motorists across America fought hunger in their communities simply by filling up with fuel at participating Valero-branded outlets for the past three months. For each 8-gallon fuel purchase made at a participating Valero outlet, Valero

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ConocoPhillips Announces Split

Separating upstream and downstream operations will make ConocoPhillips the largest independent refiner in the U.S. ConocoPhillips has announced it plans to split its business in two, separating its upstream and downstream operations, the Wall Street Journal reported. The news that the company will separate its refining-and-marketing assets from its energy and power companies sent shares of

This March, several c-store chains inspired customers to buy paper Shamrocks to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Industry Steps Up to Support Japan, Charitable Causes

Convenience stores continue to play an important role in raising much-needed funds in times of trouble. By: Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. When disaster strikes, convenience stores are often at their best stepping up to support the community. But what makes the industry so special is that it often continues to give back long after the

Ehrlich Steps Down at Certified Oil

By John Lofstock, Editor When Greg Ehrlich joined Certified Oil Co. in 2006, the company set myriad of goals aimed at upgrading the brand’s retail image, redesigning the convenience stores and developing a comprehensive loyalty program. With the projects complete, Ehrlich will step away from the day-to-day operations of Columbus, Ohio-based oil company and assume

Valero Adds Touch-Screen POS System

Valero Energy Corp. has approved the Nucleus point-of-sale (POS) system by Dresser Wayne, an innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, for implementation at Valero-branded fuel sites across the U.S. The popular touch-screen POS system has demonstrated its compatibility with the Valero payment network and seamless integration with Valero operations. To celebrate the announcement, both Dresser

Delivering the Goods

Winning Over CPG Customers   According to a new study commissioned by MEI Computer Technology Group Inc., there is an increased emphasis on improving trade promotion effectiveness, as consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers look to bolster the value and return on their trade spend, and capture wallet share from consumers.   Despite the current climate,

Valero Launches Rewards Club

Valero Marketing and Supply Co. has partnered with Outsite Networks to launch the Valero Rewards Club loyalty program in its wholesale marketing channel of 4,000 sites. This is the first scalable, customizable loyalty program offered by a major oil company that is deployable across a diverse set of dealer and distributor stores and geographic regions.

Valero Selects Spacenet as a Broadband Provider

Valero has added Spacenet to serve as a provider for its broadband network managed services and offer connectivity to its nationwide branded wholesale locations. Spacenet Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., and a provider of broadband network solutions. Valero, an independent refiner in North America and a retail operator with

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