RILA Responds on Online Tax Loophole

“For too long, giant online sellers have held a distinct advantage over local brick and mortar stores,” says RILA spokesperson. The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) released a statement following oral arguments this week in South Dakota v. Wayfair, a case that focuses on a decades-old loophole that allows online-only retailers to skirt collecting and

VERC Enterprises Partners with Minute Man Arc’s Jump Start Program

Welcomes Jump Start intern for convenience store internship. VERC Enterprises, an independent c-store chain with locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire is now working with the Minute Man Arc Jump Start Program. The pre-employment and transition program was established to provide internship opportunities to young people with disabilities, allowing clients of Minute Man Arc

Circle K Continues “Fueling Our Schools” Campaign

Campaign aims to support schools and local communities. Circle K convenience stores invite communities across the U.S. and Canada to make a meaningful contribution to local schools by simply fueling up at specially marked Circle K fuel pumps as part of its “Fueling Our Schools” campaign. One cent of every gallon (.25 cents of every

Walmart Plans EV Expansion Among Energy Initiatives

Expansion to bring Walmart’s total number of charging units to over 1,000. Walmart announced plans to double its renewable energy use and increase electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs across 34 states. Walmart suppliers have reported reducing more than 20 million metric tons (MMT) of greenhouse gas emissions in the global value chain, as part of

Inline Plastics Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The City of Shelton recognizes Inline Plastics for its corporate citizenship to the community. Inline Plastics celebrated its 50th anniversary in style on April 17, with an event at its corporate headquarters on Canal Street in downtown Shelton. The anniversary event kicked off at 11 a.m. with the president and owner, Tom Orkisz, welcoming the

Enmarket Assumes Operations of 34 E-Z Shop C-Stores

Enmarket has doubled its store count in recent months through two major acquisitions. Enmarket has assumed operations of 34 E-Z Shop convenience stores located throughout South Carolina. The Savannah, Ga.-based company recently bought the stores from Brabham Oil Co. Inc., based in Bamberg, S.C. The purchase includes Brabham Oil’s wholesale fuel distribution company as well

High’s Opens Remodeled Frederick County Store

Grand opening location is set for May 3. High’s recently completed an extensive renovation on its Woodsboro, Md. convenience store. The Woodsboro High’s Convenience Store, located at 304 N. Main Street, Woodsboro Md., opened for business on Monday, April 16, 2018 after being closed for five weeks to undergo a total renovation. The store is

Shop Your Way, GasBuddy Award Free Gas in Chicago

Gas station ‘Tank Takeover’ awards customers with free fuel. To celebrate its recent partnership to provide drivers with thousands of dollars in everyday savings, Shop Your Way and GasBuddy will host a special gas station ‘Tank Takeover,’ awarding free gas to local Chicago residents. On Thursday, April 19, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. CT,

Speedway Acquiring 78 Express Mart Sites in New York

Express Mart acquisition to expand Speedway’s brand presence in a key growth market. Speedway LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corp. is acquiring 78 convenience stores held by Petr-All Petroleum Consulting Corp. These c-stores are located primarily in the Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo markets in New York and operate under the Express Mart brand.