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MACS Converts to Circle K

Under a unique partnership with Couche-Tard, Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores is now the exclusive developer of the Circle K brand across the mid-Atlantic. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS) and Alimentation Couche-Tard forged a new partnership in July where MACS will act as the exclusive developer for the Circle K brand in Virginia,

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Pilot Flying J Announces Plans For New Stores

Pilot Flying J is working on opening two new stores in Virginia and Michigan. Pilot Flying J plans to open two new stores in August. New stores include a location in Harrisonburg, Va., which opens on Aug. 13, and a Port Huron, Mich., location, which opens on Aug. 20. The new locations will feature gas

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Food Lion Launches New Brand Strategy

Lower prices, fresh produce and an enhanced shopping experience to greet customers in 268 Food Lion stores. Food Lion has launched a new brand strategy in 268 stores in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.  These markets are the first stores in 2012 to unveil the new strategy, which is based on customer feedback and

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Sheetz Announces 2012 Outstanding Supplier Partner Awards

Three supplier partners recognized by Sheetz for outstanding service. Sheetz Inc. has announced the recipients of its 2012 Outstanding Supplier Partner Awards presented for superior service and dedication to advancing the success of the company and its stores. The awards were presented during the Sheetz Marketplace recognition dinner held Sunday, March 18, in Hershey, Pa.

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Wawa To Enter Florida

Some 100 Wawa c-stores are planned for Florida over the next five years. Wawa, which operates more than 580 c-stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, is set to begin construction on its first Florida convenience store across from SeaWorld at International Drive and Central Florida Parkway, in Orlando, Fla., the Orlando Sentinel

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Wawa Provides Red Cross Support

Fall schedule includes more than 38 blood drives open to the public. This fall Wawa is encouraging customers to join it in helping the American Red Cross save lives by donating blood at one of the more than 38 Wawa sites hosting a blood drive. The blood drive began Oct. 3 and will continue through

Sheetz Enlists Teradata Corp.

Sheetz Inc. is installing the Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance by Teradata Corp. Once installed, the new data warehouse appliance is expected to further increase data management capacity at the convenience store chain-known for its award-winning food, innovative technology and excellent customer service. Sheetz continues to grow its network of stores and the need for more

Wawa Celebrates National Car Care Month

AAA Mid-Atlantic and Wawa are continuing their partnership to benefit motorists. Throughout October, AAA Mid-Atlantic is giving it away for free during National Car Care Month, and offering motorists a free 40-Point Car Care check-up at more than 20 Car Care events around the auto club’s territory. Seven of those events are scheduled at Wawa

Wawa Revamps Coffee Stations

Wawa stores throughout southern New Jersey are going through an “Extreme Coffee Makeover,” trading out glass coffee pots for new insulated dispensers with the intent of making producing a fresher brew that saves energy and reduces waste, Press of Atlantic City Media Group reported. The change comes after a chain-wide price increase that boosted the

Sheetz Opens New Virginia Location

Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz continues to grow around the Lynchburg area of Virginia with a new location in Forest. The store officially opened to the public on Monday, and employees celebrated the opening at 14449 Forest Road with a reception and ribbon cutting at 3:30p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2. “Virginia has been a great place for

Mid-Atlantic Acquires Exxon Sites

Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), an investment platform backed by Catterton Partners, a consumer-focused private equity firm in North America, has acquired 58 convenience stores/fuel stations, located in Northern Virginia and Maryland, from Exxon Mobil Corp. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MACS is a convenience store operator in the Mid-Atlantic region and one of

Mid-Atlantic Acquires Uppy’s

Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores, backed by equity firm Catterton Partners, has acquired a majority interest in Uppy’s Convenience Stores Inc. and 170 convenience stores/fuel stations from Exxon Mobil Corp. The transaction creates a leading convenience store operator in the Mid-Atlantic region with more than 200 convenience store operations in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.  Uppy’s was founded

Wawa’s Annual Summer Blood Drive Underway

This summer Wawa is making it easy for customers to donate blood by offering a blood drive at more than 25 Wawa sites to help the American Red Cross save lives. The blood drive, already underway, will continue until Aug. 28 in four of Wawa’s operating states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Last year,

Woodstock, Va., Council Keeps Carwash Ordinance

Woodstock, Va., is keeping its carwash regulations as is, including a rule requiring all carwashes to obtain a special-use permit.  After Sheetz looked to bypass the ordinance in order to add a carwash to its c-store in Woodstock, the Town Council’s ordinance committee had a vigorous debate between panels on the topic, and in the

Wawa Provides Red Cross Support with Chain Wide Blood Drives

Wawa is encouraging customers to join its efforts to help the American Red Cross save lives. From Feb. 15 until March 31, Wawa will be hosting blood drive sites at 20 sites in four of its operating states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Wawa Associates have supported the American Red Cross blood drives for

Innovation a Hallmark at Sheetz

In 1952, Bob Sheetz purchased an Altoona, Pa., dairy store, one of five retail operations owned by his father. His second store opened its doors in 1963 and the third opened five years later. By 1969, Bob’s brother Steve was serving as general manager, and the pair decided to open one store each year through

Sunoco Downsizing

Sunoco Inc. said it is selling off 165 convenience stores and gas stations in the Eastern U.S.  The properties are located in selected markets in Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Philadelphia-based Sunoco operates a network of approximately 4,700 retail sites—including the APlus

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