Rewards of Redesign

Whether it’s rebranding an acquired site, expanding a merchandising space or simply sprucing up the interior, convenience retailers around the country are investing in remodeling projects to entice today’s customers. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor After acquiring 31 PDQ convenience stores last October, Kwik Trip launched an interior to exterior conversion program to be completed

Andretti Petroleum Outlines Growth, Acquisitions and Alliances

New partnerships and initiatives help Andretti Petroleum more efficiently and effectively serve customers. Andretti Petroleum is set for growth in 2018, from a new acquisition to new organizational appointments. Central Petro Acquisition Grants Pass, Ore-based Colvin Oil, an Andretti Petroleum group company, has partnered with Thompson and Harvey Transportation Inc. of Santa Maria, Calif. and

Douglas Beck of Beck Suppliers Passes Away

Under Doug Beck’s leadership, Beck Suppliers grew into a diversified, multi-branded enterprise. Ohio Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association (OPMCA) is mourning the loss of long-time industry champion and association director Douglas (Doug) Beck, who passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at Toledo Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. Beck was a recognized and highly

Prepaid Card Rules Delayed Again

Restrictions on prepaid cards are pushed to April 2019. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced last Thursday it would delay the effective date of new restrictions on prepaid cards until April 2019, citing industry needs for more time to comply. The agency had already said in December it would push back the rule, which