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

Convenience Valet Appoints Brad Heetland to Board of Directors

The company is also relocating to a larger facility in Glendale Heights, Ill. The Weinberg Capital Group has appointed Brad Heetland as a board member to its portfolio company, Convenience Valet. Heetland brings over 37 years of relevant experience in numerous leadership roles including leading Kraft Foods’ c-store business and the president of the Core-Mark

Tyson Foods Launches Two Million Acre Sustainable Grain Initiative

Sustainable grain commitment, part of Tyson Foods’ new sustainability report, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Tyson Foods Inc. has committed to support improved environmental practices on two million acres of corn by the end of 2020. It is the largest-ever land stewardship commitment by a U.S. protein company and supports Tyson Foods’ recently announced goal

Japan Shifts Policy To Allow U.S. Ethanol

The change is part of update to existing sustainability policy. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and their member organizations welcome the news that the Japanese government’s new biofuel policy will allow imports of ETBE made from U.S. corn-based ethanol. “The U.S. Grains Council is pleased by this decision

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

Gemini Wins 2018 North American Safety Champion Award

National Tank Truck Carriers Inc. recognizes Love’s Travel Stops’ fuel-hauling fleet. National Tank Truck Carriers Inc. (NTTC), a trade association that specializes in bulk transportation services, recognized Gemini Motor Transport, the primary fuel-hauling fleet for Love’s Travel Stops, for its safe driving record. Representatives from Gemini accepted The Harvison Division North American Safety Champion Award

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