Publication: Convenience Store/Petroleum

First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Savings at the Pump vs. Oil Exports (Infographic)

NEW YORK -- The number of Americans who believe U.S. oil should be kept on U.S. soil to lower gasoline prices rose in the last four months, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll said in late March.Some 77% of respondents support export restrictions if that will help ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - 7 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Sheetz Shwellness Center Earns Gold LEED Certification

ALTOONA, Pa. -- Convenience store retailer Sheetz Inc. will formally accept the gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design(LEED) program for the environmentally responsible design of its Sheetz ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - 16 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Where Do C-Stores Rate on Loyalty Programs? (Infographic)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Convenience store shoppers are avid members of loyalty programs, though participation in c-store programs lags that of the grocery and drugstore channels, according to two General Mills Convenience & Foodservice research projects focusing ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

7-Eleven Launches Pizza for Life Sweepstakes

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. will award a lifetime of pizza to one customer in the first Pizza for Life Sweepstakes. The contest runs through May 16, which is National Pizza Party Day.Pizza for Life Sweepstakes entry forms are available on the 7-Eleven smartphone ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

General Merchandise: Retailer Perspective

Q. Tell us about your chain’s renewed focus on the general-merchandise category.A. Over the years, this segment has ebbed and flowed with the economy. When times were good in the mid- to late ’90s, we were selling all sorts of items that weren’t typical ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

General Merchandise: Health Care 2014

Where the Gains AreC-store sales, 52 weeks ending Dec. 29, 2013C-store sales of over-the-counter (OTC) medication flagged in 2013, with even the largest segment—analgesics—seeing declines. Dollar sales of analgesics fell by 1.4% and unit sales fell 5.5%, ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Vermont GMO Bill Step in Wrong Direction, Says GMA

WASHINGTON -- The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) issued a statement opposed to the movement of HB 112, a bill that would require mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients, through the Vermont legislature:"Vermont ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Warheads Bringing the Easter Season Year Round

LITTLETON, Colo. -- The Warheads sour candy brand is extending the Warheads Sour Jelly Beans beyond the Easter season. Starting in May 2014, Warheads Sour Jelly Beans will be available year round with an expanding offering of packaging formats."The everyday ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 18 2014]
Entities: Warhead, Fruit, Retailing
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Walmart to Go Using Movista's Fast to Go App04/17/2014

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- The Fast to Go application developed for Wal-Mart by technology firm Movista LLC is a free application that allows users to pre-order deli foods from the new Wal-Mart to Go concept convenience store in Bentonville, Ark. The firm released ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Parker's Names Hines Chief Technology Officer

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Parker's has named Stephen Hines as chief technology officer. The convenience store chain also has brought its communications in house through the hiring of Lou Phelps and has promoted manager Susan Mondello to district manager.In his ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

Wawa Toasts Customers on 50th Anniversary (Slideshow)

Published in CSP Daily NewsFree coffee all day caps celebration of half century in convenience retailingDick Wood (left), Howard Stoeckel, Chris GheysensRelated ContentWeek of Wawa Exclusive: 8 Highlights From 'The Wawa Way'4/15/2014Week of Wawa: From ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

CST Embarking on 100 Site Sell-Off

SAN ANTONIO -- Following through on its announcement last month that it had identified 100 convenience stores as candidates for pruning to "optimize" its network of approximately 1,900 locations, CST Brands Inc. said that it is selling 100 gas stations ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 16 2014]

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...support unlimited exports is because they're seeking a higher price for their oil," Bill Day, a Valero spokesperson, told the news agency. "It's pretty clear to us that higher crude oil prices should lead to more expensive gasoline."
"Our annual Earth Day event has grown in size and popularity with our employees," said Sheetz. "We look forward to this day and encourage the Sheetz workforce from our distribution center, warehouse and Sheetz Bros. Kitchen in Claysburg, as well as our corporate office staff and CLI Transport team in Altoona to get out, get some fresh air, enjoy themselves, and learn about ways they can make a difference with the footprint they leave in their community."
...There is definitely an opportunity to expand," said Chris Quam, consumer insights manager at General Mills Convenience & Foodservice. "In keeping with the speedy nature of a c-store transaction, signup needs to be fast and friction-free. Once shoppers have joined and start participating, they will expect to see the benefits of patronizing the store on a regular basis so rewards need to be kept within reach to maintain their loyalty."
"Pizza is popular with our guests," said Laura Gordon, 7-Eleven vice president of marketing and brand innovation. "Because it tastes so good and is a great value. No coupons, no limited-time offers--just large hot pizzas for $5.55 each."

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Savings at the Pump vs. Oil Exports (Infographic) [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - 7 hours ago]
Sheetz Shwellness Center Earns Gold LEED Certif... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - 16 hours ago]
Where Do C-Stores Rate on Loyalty Programs? (In... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 18 2014]
7-Eleven Launches Pizza for Life Sweepstakes [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 18 2014]
General Merchandise: Health Care 2014 [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 18 2014]
General Merchandise: Retailer Perspective [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 18 2014]
Warheads Bringing the Easter Season Year Round [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 18 2014]
Vermont GMO Bill Step in Wrong Direction, Says GMA [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 18 2014]
Parker's Names Hines Chief Technology Officer [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 18 2014]
Walmart to Go Using Movista's Fast to Go App04/... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 18 2014]
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