Kum & Go opens the doors to its newest store in Ozark, Missouri

Brand new store features Marketplace store prototype, fresh food and a variety of fuel options Ozark, MO, 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go opens the doors Thursday, February 16, at 6 a.m. to its newest store in Ozark, Missouri, at 901 West Jackson Street. The 6,200+-square-foot store is the first store in […]

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Sheetz opens its new store at Harmar Township, PA, in Allegheny County

ALTOONA, Pa, 2017-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers for more than 60 years, today ( Feb. 14, 2017) announced the upcoming opening of its new store located in Harmar Township, PA, in Allegheny County.  The opening is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16, at the store, located at […]

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NACS survey: Americans are optimistic about the economy as gas prices fall

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — A majority of Americans (57%) are optimistic about the economy as gas prices fell by 5 cents per gallon over the past month, according to the latest National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Consumer Fuels Survey of U.S. adults who purchase fuel for a vehicle at least […]

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2017 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count: 154,535 stores in U.S. as of December 31, 2016; 0.2% increase vs. last year

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. convenience store count increased to a record 154,535 stores as of December 31, 2016, a 0.2% increase (340 stores) from the year prior, according to the 2017 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count. The industry store count has increased by 63% over the last three decades. […]

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NACS welcomes the reintroduction of legislation on menu labeling regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) today (2/2/2017) applauded the reintroduction of legislation to protect small businesses and their workers from the unreasonable burdens and potential criminal penalties of the Food and Drug Administration’s final menu labeling regulations. The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, reintroduced by […]

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Lawson, Inc. and Save On Corp. swap franchising rights in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2017-Feb-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lawson, Inc. and Save On Corp. have signed a mega-franchise contract in Gumma, Tochigi, Niigata, Saitama, and Chiba prefectures. About the mega-franchise agreement: At the end of December 2016, Save On operated 503 SAVE ON convenience stores. Save On has agreed to gradually change the outlets into […]

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7‑Eleven sponsors Tony Kanaan’s No. 10 Indy car in four races in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series

7‑Eleven Returns as Veteran INDYCAR Driver Tony Kanaan Sponsor IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. will join with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR)to sponsor popular Verizon IndyCar Series driver Tony Kanaan 14 years after first backing him at the start of his record-breaking career. 7‑Eleven will be an associate sponsor for Kanaan’s No. 10 Indy car in […]

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Harris Teeter celebrates the opening of its Waterford Commercial Fuel Center with special promotion

Harris Teeter celebrates the opening of its Waterford Commercial Fuel Center with special promotion   Company to Celebrate Grand Opening with Fuel Specials Matthews, NC, 2017-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter is proud to welcome customers to its Waterford Commercial Fuel Center on Friday, February 3, 2017 as the company celebrates its grand opening […]

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NACS announces the appointment of Nidia Reyes as accounting manager

​​​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nidia Reyes has joined NACS as an accounting manager. Reyes comes to NACS from the Cato Institute, where she served as a senior accountant. She also spent several years at the Edison Electric Institute in various accounting roles.  Reyes has developed budgeting, forecasting and reporting tools, trained […]

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7‑Eleven® introduces hot, ready-to-eat breakfast pizza!

7‑Eleven® introduces hot, ready-to-eat breakfast pizza!   New Breakfast Pizza with Biscuit Crust is Available Whole, by the Slice IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Good gravy! Participating 7‑Eleven® stores now have hot, ready-to-eat breakfast pizza! While some like to eat traditional breakfast foods for the first meal of the day, others choose what’s […]

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Sheetz for the Kidz raised a record-breaking $580,000 during its annual December 2016 campaign

ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz for the Kidz is proud to announce that it raised more than $580,000 during its annual December campaign through customer donations.  This is a record for the Sheetz employee-run charity that exceeds last year’s campaign fundraising total by more than $60,000. Sheetz for the Kidz is a […]

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NACS survey: Consumer optimism strong at the start of 2017 despite continued rise in gasoline prices

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumer optimism remains very strong at the start of 2017 despite a continued rise in gasoline prices. For the third month in a row, a majority of consumers (57%) say they are optimistic about the economy—despite gas prices rising all three months, according to the latest National […]

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7‑Eleven, Inc. wins No. 1 position in Entrepreneur magazine’s 38th annual Franchise 500

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. has won the coveted No. 1 position among the franchise elite in Entrepreneur magazine’s 38th annual Franchise 500. Billed as the most comprehensive franchise ranking in the world, the Franchise 500 presents the top franchise opportunities based on an in-depth evaluation that measures financial strength, […]

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UNIQLO to launches convenience store pickup service at Seven Eleven, FamilyMart, and Lawson stores throughout Japan

Berlin, Germany, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNIQLO, in collaboration with FamilyMart Co., Ltd. and Lawson, Inc., will launch in spring a convenience store pickup service for UNIQLO products at FamilyMart and Lawson stores nationwide. Together with a similar service already available at Seven-Eleven stores1, this expansion will allow UNIQLO customers to pick up their […]

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4000th Carrefour Express store opens in the centre of Montpellier

Boulogne-Billancourt, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour is continuing with its drive to increase its numbers of convenience stores in mainland France with the opening of its 4000th store on Tuesday, 20 December 2016: A Carrefour Express store, right in the centre of Montpellier. A bespoke store The 180 m² retail outlet has been located […]

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NACS survey: Low gas prices drove sales increases at convenience stores in 2016; retailers expect strong sales to continue in 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va, 2017-Jan-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Low gas prices helped drive sales increases at convenience stores in 2016—and retailers expect those strong sales to carry over into 2017, according to a survey of retailers released today (1/2/2017) by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). More than two in three convenience retailers (68%) […]

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Wawa selects Harmelin Media as its Media Agency

Philadelphia, PA, 2016-Dec-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harmelin Media announced that they have been selected as Wawa’s Media Agency of Record effective January 1, 2017. Harmelin will be responsible for various media channels including TV, radio, out-of-home, digital channels and sports sponsorships. External View Consulting Group, a national agency search consultancy, assisted in managing the […]

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NACS appoints Alicia Personne as accounting manager

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2016-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alicia Personne has joined NACS as an accounting manager. Personne comes to NACS from Tate & Tryon CPAs and Consultants, where she served as an audit supervisor.  She also spent time at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Citigroup Inc.  She comes to NACS with many years of public accounting […]

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NACS conducted toy and food collection drives for Volunteer Alexandria’s Community Toy Drive (Virginia) and DC Central Kitchen

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2016-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) conducted toy and food collection drives to help two local community groups: Volunteer Alexandria’s Community Toy Drive (Virginia) and DC Central Kitchen. NACS staff purchased 120 toys for the Alexandria Community Toy Drive, which will be distributed to children in […]

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NACS survey: Americans more likely to go out and shop this holiday season compared to previous years

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2016-Dec-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The continued economic optimism that is driving the stock market to new highs may have the same effect on holiday shopping and travel, according to the results of a new national consumer survey released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). A record 60% of U.S. fuel […]

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Kum & Go features its new Marketplace store design at its newest location in Craig, Colorado

New store prototype features fresh food and a variety of fuel options Craig, CO, 2016-Dec-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go opens the doors on Thursday, December 15, at 6 a.m. to its newest store in Craig, Colorado, at 700 Victory Way East. The 6,200+-square-foot store is the first store in Colorado to feature […]

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New eco-friendly Kum & Go store opens in West Des Moines, Iowa

West Des Moines, Iowa, 2016-Dec-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go will open the doors Friday, December 9, at 6 a.m. to its newest location in West Des Moines, Iowa, at 5901 Mills Civic Parkway. The 6,200+-square-foot store featuring the Marketplace store design with a variety of unique offerings is the latest Kum […]

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NACS announces appointments focused on the European market and the launch of NACS Convenience Summit

ALEXANDRIA, VA , 2016-Dec-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — NACS has expanded its leadership role in the international convenience and fuel retailing space with the addition of two hires focused on the European market and the launch of a new conference, the NACS Convenience Summit – Asia. In early December, Mark Wohltmann joined NACS as […]

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Sheetz to open three new stores in central Pennsylvania: Manheim, Hummelstown-Derry Township and York

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers for more than 60 years, today (Dec. 6, 2016) announced the upcoming openings of three new stores in central Pennsylvania:  Manheim, Hummelstown-Derry Township and York. The first opening is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8 at the store in […]

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Sheetz announces goal of committing to the sale of only cage-free eggs in its stores by 2025

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, today ( Dec. 2, 2016) announced a goal of committing to the sale of only cage-free eggs in its stores by 2025.  The shift is a component of its efforts toward offering a wide variety of great-tasting, quality […]

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Sheetz for the Kidz and The Salvation Army to make holidays brighter for underprivileged kids across Mid-Atlantic

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Dec-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the past 24 years, Sheetz for the Kidz has partnered with The Salvation Army to host Christmas parties and make the holiday season brighter for more than 100,000 underprivileged kids across the Mid-Atlantic. Sheetz for the Kidz is a 501 (c)(3) employee operated charitable organization that […]

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Kum & Go opens new store in 220 50th Street, West Des Moines, Iowa

New eco-friendly store features fresh food and a variety of fuel options including E85, E15 and Diesel West Des Moines, Iowa, 2016-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go will open the doors Thursday, December 1, at 6 a.m. to its newest location in West Des Moines, Iowa, at 220 50th Street. The 6,200+-square-foot […]

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Sheetz to move forward with pay increase on all its salaried employees despite federal judge’s injunction

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, today (Nov. 30, 2016) announced that all of the company’s salaried employees will earn a minimum base salary of $47,500 per year.  The decision was made in connection to the proposed Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule from […]

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NACS survey: economic optimism up, gas prices down, election over, Americans intend to travel and spend more over the holidays

ALEXANDRIA, Va, 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — More Americans today (11/22/2016) are optimistic about the economy than they have been in the nearly four years of tracking consumer sentiment—and they say that they intend to drive and spend more over the coming month, according to the results of a national consumer survey released by […]

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Sheetz names Nick Ruffner as its Public Relations Manager

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Nov-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, this week welcomed Nick Ruffner, who will lead the company’s communications efforts as its Public Relations Manager. Ruffner, who is a native of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, has a background across the communications spectrum, from public relations to television […]

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