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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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Fleming Oil, Dead River Co. Merge

The two family-owned businesses share core values and look to grow in the Vermont, New Hampshire area. Fleming Oil Co. in Brattleboro, Vt., and Dead River Co. have merged, effective Nov. 17, with plans to expand into select markets in New England. Fleming Oil operates at 11 locations in Vermont and New Hampshire. Dead River

Irving Oil Station Opens in Winooski

The Handy family has opened the first Irving Oil gas station at 401 Main Street in Winooski, Vt., expanding the regional brand to the community. “Our family has owned and operated convenience stores in Vermont and New Hampshire since the 1970′s,” said Charlie Handy. “We have been impressed by Irving’s cleanly, well-lit, efficient stores and

Circle K Offers Harley-Davidson Sweepstakes

XYIENCE is offering Circle K convenience store shoppers in select states the chance to win a new Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Low in a text message sweepstakes contest. The contest, which launches Sept. 1 and runs through Oct.31, includes participating stores in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. Legal residents of

Vermont Chain Pays After UST Leak

A South Burlington, Vt., gas station owes the state of Vermont $35,000 in civil penalties as part of a settlement for an alleged gasoline leak from an underground storage tank (UST), Legal Newsline reported. Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell noted that Slimain Handy’s Convenience Stores, the owners of the Gracey’s Store gas station and convenience

Vermont State Offers Amendment on Interchange Fees

The state of Vermont is proposing an amendment to S. 138 being introduced today in the Vermont Senate. This amendment would allow merchants to set minimum and maximum transaction amounts for all debit, credit and charge card transactions, permitting them to reject a customer’s card. The Electronic Payments Coalition has spoken out against the amendment

Stewart Shop President To Work Friday Shift At C-Store

Gary Dake, the president of Stewart’s Shops, which operates 327 c-stores in more than 30 counties across upstate New York and southern Vermont, is going to work a four-hour shift Friday Jan. 29 at the Stewart’s on the corner of Route 50 and Jones Road in Saratoga Springs. The special visit by Gary is to recognize the

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