Motor Fuel Group grows its network to 422 stations

LONDON, 2017-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Top 50 Indies forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is growing its network to 422 stations with the completed acquisition of four stations each from FW Kerridge and Burns & Co. and an exchange of contracts with Macclesfield-based Manor Service Stations for nine stations with completion scheduled to take […]

7‑Eleven® commits to $150,000 donation and 4,800 cases of water for Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts

IRVING, Texas, 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — As Hurricane Irma approaches the southeastern U.S., 7‑Eleven® is pledging a $150,000 donation to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Irma disaster relief efforts. With over 800 stores in Florida, 7‑Eleven is also giving back to the community it serves by donating 4,800 cases of 7-Select® purified water for free […]

Location3 Launches LOCALACT Platform, Enhanced with Facebook, Google and Bing Integration and Tools to Convert Digital Traffic to Increased Profit

Denver, CO., 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Location3, the digital marketing agency that delivers enterprise-level strategy with local market activation, today announced the launch of LOCALACT, the premier platform built to power and scale local digital marketing for franchise systems and multi-location businesses.  LOCALACT unifies localized digital advertising with organic listing and search management to […]

7‑Eleven® store’s Zero Franchisee Fee Initiative deadline Sept. 30, 2017

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Sep-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Entrepreneurs looking for the right financial opportunity to start a business better hurry to take advantage of the Zero Franchisee Fee Initiative to franchise a 7‑Eleven® store. The program ends Sept. 30, 2017. Until then, 7‑Eleven, Inc. will waive the franchise fee, a savings of up to $80,000, on select U.S. stores available to […]

7‑Eleven launches test program called RENEW at 95 stores in Portland, Seattle and Madison, Wisconsin

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. is furthering its commitment to reduce its energy footprint by launching a test program called RENEWTM this month at 95 stores in Portland, Seattle and Madison, Wisconsin. RENEW is a reduced emissions program 7‑Eleven®is launching in collaboration with GreenPrint, a company promoting sustainability through the retail gasoline, […]

Kum & Go opens its newest store in Ames, Iowa

New store on Lincoln Way features fresh food and a variety of fuel options Ames, IA, 2017-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go opens the doors Thursday, August 31, at 6 a.m. to its newest store in Ames, Iowa, at 4506 Lincoln Way. The 6,000+-square foot store will focus on fresh food and features a variety […]

Sainsbury’s kicks off Argos Click & Collect service in convenience stores nationwide

Sainsbury’s kicks off Argos Click & Collect service in convenience stores nationwide   London, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Customers will be able to pick up their Argos and Tu orders from over 100 Sainsbury’s Local stores by the end of 2017. One year after the acquisition of Argos, this furthers Sainsbury’s strategy of serving […]

Carrefour Belgium brings its convenience stores in Brussels metro and train stations

Carrefour Belgium brings its convenience stores in Brussels metro and train stations   Belgium, 2017-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — To forge ever closer relationships with its customers, Carrefour Belgium has expanded its convenience store network with the opening of two new Carrefour Express stores. They will allow the Group to provide a tailored offering combining […]

Sheetz For The Kidz July in-store fundraising campaign raised $560,000 to support children in need

Sheetz employees and customers break fundraising record ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz For The Kidz, a Sheetz employee-run charity that for the past 25 years has set out to make the holiday season brighter for children in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, today (Aug. 22, 2017) announced that it raised $560,000 during its July in-store fundraising […]

7‑Eleven® receives Alliance to Save Energy “Built Environment” award

7‑Eleven honored for its efforts to reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency IRVING, 2017-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Alliance to Save Energy has awarded 7‑Eleven® with the Alliance to Save Energy “Built Environment” award for its commitment to reducing energy consumption and improving efficiency in its stores. 7‑Eleven has successfully decreased electricity use […]

ENGLAND: B&M Bargains Store opens at Walsall

Hartlepool, United Kingdom, 2017-Aug-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — There was a lot of excitement in Walsall today (17 August 2017) as a new B&M Bargains Store was opened. The latest addition to B&M’s portfolio in the region comes as a huge boost to the local economy thanks to the creation of more than 35 […]

7‑Eleven® Bring Your Own Cup (BYOC) Day is back, Aug. 18 and 19

IRVING, 2017-Aug-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dust off your sand buckets, punchbowls, beach cups or other unique containers. The highly anticipated Bring Your Own Cup (BYOC) Day is back at participating 7‑Eleven®stores Aug. 18 and 19, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. each day. On BYOC, Slurpee® fans can fill a cup, or container that […]

Solar eclipse sunglasses approved for viewing by the American Astronomical Society available at 7‑Eleven®

Solar eclipse sunglasses approved for viewing by the American Astronomical Society available at 7‑Eleven®   IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sun-worshippers not wanting to be left in the dark when the “Great American Eclipse” crosses the U.S. can hit 7‑Eleven® stores for special – and safe – sunglasses to view the Aug. 21 phenomenon. Available in […]

ENGLAND: B&M Bargains Store opens in Strood, Kent region

Hartlepool, United Kingdom, 2017-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — There was plenty of excitement in Strood today (12 August 2017) as a new B&M Bargains Store was opened. It’s the latest addition to B&M’s portfolio in the Kent region and comes as a huge boost to the local economy thanks to the creation of more than […]

NACS: Economic optimism among American consumers held steady this month despite rise in gas prices

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Aug-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Economic optimism among American gasoline consumers held steady this month, despite a seven-cent climb in the price of gasoline, according to the latest NACS Consumer Fuels survey. NACS, which represents the convenience store industry that sells an estimated 80% of the fuel sold in the country, has […]

ENGLAND: B&M opens new store in Thorne, South Yorkshire

Hartlepool, United Kingdom, 2017-Aug-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — There was plenty of excitement in Thorne today (05 August 2017) as a new B&M store, with Garden Centre, was opened. It’s the latest addition to the stores in the South Yorkshire region and comes as a huge boost to the local economy thanks to the […]

UK: B&M opens new store in Livingston, Scotland

Hartlepool, United Kingdom, 2017-Aug-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — There was plenty of excitement in Livingston today (03 August 2017) as a new B&M store, with Garden Centre, was opened. It’s the latest addition to the stores in the West Lothian region and comes as a huge boost to the local economy thanks to the […]

Topaz (Circle K Ireland) unveils next generation fuel that contains a unique blend of additives

Topaz (Circle K Ireland) unveils next generation fuel that contains a unique blend of additives   DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2017-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz (Circle K Ireland), Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has unveiled its new miles fuel brand in Ireland at an official launch event at its flagship service station at Junction 5 […]

NACS and DHS Blue Campaign partner to raise public awareness about human trafficking

​ALEXANDRIA, Va, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — NACS has announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign to help combat human trafficking. Through this alliance with the DHS Blue Campaign, NACS will provide the DHS Blue Campaign’s training and awareness materials—including posters, handouts and other materials—to members free […]

All three finalists win 7‑Eleven’s first franchise give-away contest targeted exclusively to women entrepreneurs

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Three’s company at 7‑Eleven, Inc.  The world’s largest convenience retailer announced today (July 17, 2017) that all three finalists will win a 7‑Eleven® store in its first franchise give-away contest targeted exclusively to women entrepreneurs. Winners Alyson Rae Lawson of Dallas, Texas, Avalon Young of Castle Rock, Colorado, and Evelyn Scott of Chesapeake, Virginia, […]

Carrefour Express opens Italy’s first “3 Minuti” store

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Express once again demonstrates its commitment to the city of Genoa with the opening of Italy’s first “3 Minuti” store in via degli Orefici 37/R. This innovative Carrefour Express format allows customers the chance to enjoy a tasty breakfast, a quick lunch break, a snack or a […]

News convenience stores Ybor City News and Stellar Bay opens at Tampa International Airport

Tampa Bay, Fla., 2017-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tampa International Airport today (July 14, 2017) celebrated the grand opening of two news convenience stores, Ybor City News and Stellar Bay, as well as popular Chinese food chain Panda Express. Ybor City News, operated by the concessionaire group Paradies Lagardère, is located in TPA’s Blue […]

NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: As gas prices decline, Americans more optimistic about the economy

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Another decline in gas prices helped fuel Americans’ optimism about the economy to near record levels, according to the latest NACS Consumer Fuels Survey. The U.S. convenience store industry sells an estimated 80% of the fuel sold in the country, and NACS has conducted monthly surveys related […]

QuikTrip expands into San Antonio and Austin, Texas with first stores expected to open in summer 2018

TULSA, Okla., 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — QuikTrip (QT), one of the nation’s leading convenience and gasoline retailers, today  (June 28, 2017)  announced it is expanding into San Antonio and Austin, Texas. The first QT stores in each city are expected to open in the summer of 2018. QT has been serving Texas customers in […]

NACS to advance its advocacy, events and education with SwiftIQ partnership

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Jul-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing (NACS) and SwiftIQ, a leading retail insights, execution and measurement platform, have announced a strategic alliance. The alliance, initially publicized at the NACS State of the Industry Summit in April, will advance NACS advocacy, events and education by bringing significant shopper, […]

NACS welcomes Samuel Diarra as web developer

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Samuel Diarra has joined NACS as a web developer, providing support to NACS’s custom web development and data integration endeavors including custom websites and applications and database scripting. Diarra comes to NACS after having worked at Infospan, Inc. Diarra obtained a B.S. in electrical engineering with an […]

NACS welcomes Jayme Gough as research coordinator

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Jayme Gough has joined NACS as a research coordinator, providing support in a host of different NACS Research initiatives and projects including the NACS State of the Industry Report and the NACS Compensation Report as well as the NACS Convenience Tracking Program. Gough comes to NACS after […]

Sheetz starts July fundraising campaign to support the Sheetz For The Kidz Holiday Program and Make-A-Wish

ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the past 25 years Sheetz For The Kidz (SFTK) has set out to provide support, hope, joy and happiness to children within the communities in which Sheetz operates. SFTK is an employee driven 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that raises funds to support the Sheetz For The Kidz Holiday […]

NCR OPTIC 5 solution to be implemented in all MFA Oil Break Time convenience stores

DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today (June 27, 2017) announced that MFA Oil Company will be implementing NCR OPTIC 5, the leading outdoor multimedia device and payment solution for outdoor fuel retailing, at all of its Break Time convenience stores. This will […]

NACS partners with American Red Cross to advance community giving and disaster relief programs for NACS member companies

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., and WASHINGTON, DC, 2017-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The American Red Cross and NACS, the association representing the nation’s 154,000-plus convenience stores, announced that they have developed a partnership to advance community giving and disaster relief programs for NACS member companies. NACS is the first retail-focused association to partner with the American […]