NRF Foundation Commits to Creating Career Enhancing Opportunities

NRF Foundation’s RISE UP program and student programs to help upskill workers over a five-year period. During a workforce development event at the White House today, the National Retail Federation (NRF) signed a “Pledge to America’s Workers,” committing to create enhanced career opportunities for 250,000 individuals over the next five years through the NRF Foundation’s […]

Riiser Fuels Acquires Mad Max Convenience Stores

Riiser Fuels grows store count to 45 in two months with R-Store and Mad Max acquisitions. Riiser Fuels Holdings LLC has acquired all 11 convenience stores of Saukville, Wis.-based Mad Max Convenience Stores. Janiece Maxwell, president and co-owner of Mad Max Convenience Stores said they had planned on growing the Mad Max chain of convenience […]

Global Partners Acquires Champlain Oil Co. C-Store Assets

Acquisition includes 37 Jiffy Mart c-stores in Vermont and New Hampshire as well as 24 fuel sites. Global Partners LP has completed the acquisition of retail fuel and convenience store assets of Vermont-based Champlain Oil Co. Inc. The acquisition includes 37 company-operated gas stations with Jiffy Mart-branded convenience stores in Vermont and New Hampshire, and […]

Russell Quick Joins Haskel Thompson & Associates

Quick brings more than 34 years of industry experience to his new position. Russell (Russ) Quick has joined Haskel Thompson & Associates’ team of executive recruiters, bringing more than 34 years of industry experience. Quick began his career sweeping parking lots and cleaning restrooms for his hometown c-store, which was branded CENEX. Quick attended Iowa […]

7-Eleven Day Brought 51% Uptick in Foot Traffic for 7-Eleven

GasBuddy shows in-store promotions can separate a brand from the competition. When 7-Eleven celebrated its birthday with its annual 7-Eleven Day celebration on July 11 this year, GasBuddy was tracking its foot traffic. The c-store behemoth gave away free Slurpees between 11 a.m. and 7p.m. on July 11. Of the 7,895 7-Eleven locations in the […]

TravelCenters Moving Ahead with Express Format

New travel center model offers broader platform for potential franchisees. TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, will be able to provide its customer base more wide-ranging service with its new TA Express model, expected to officially launch by the end of 2018. Barry Richards, president and […]

TravelCenters Moving Ahead with Express Format

New travel center model offers broader platform for potential franchisees. TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, will be able to provide its customer base more wide-ranging service with its new TA Express model, expected to officially launch by the end of 2018. Barry Richards, president and […]