UC Cenex Rewards Good Deeds (CSP Net)

BEAVER DAM, Wis. –The Tanks of Thanks program gives Cenex retailers, customers and anyone else in the community a new way to say “thank you” to neighbors, friends and family by recognizing their good deeds and nominating them for free fuel from their local Cenex convenience store.Read More

U-Gas shows the possibilities of a small-scale foodservice commissary. (CSP Net)

The commissary at U-Gas Inc. was born six years ago with a board-meeting pronouncement from company founder Paul Taylor: “Let’s open a commissary and make a good sandwich.”The company had been supplied with sandwiches from a third party. But unhappy with the product quality, U-Gas hired two deli managers from a local grocery chain to develop a sandwich program from scratch. “We started off with two ladies doing it themselves, making and delivering it, going to stores and ordering what they needed,” says Curtis Springer, director of foodservice for the St. Louis-based chain.Read More

Ideas 2 Go: In a Pickle (NACS)

Could a single pickle set your store apart from the competition? Double Quick, a 45-store chain headquartered in Indianola, Mississippi, thinks so. The retailer has successfully refined a local favorite that’s caught the attention of a cable food network and The New York Times.Read More

Honey Farms Integrates With OpenStore by GasBuddy (CSDecisions)

Honey Farms Inc., with 36 locations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, officially rolled out OpenStore earlier this month, and the free Honey Farms Inc. mobile app is worth the download.

The app showcases in-store promotions, updated gas prices, locations and more.  Customers can send feedback from their mobile phone and receive time-sensitive electronic mobile coupons.

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First Things First for Seibert’s (CSP Daily)

RICHMOND, Va. Seibert’s Family of Cos. has announced that it successfully applied to the BP Fueling Communities program and received a $6,500 grant on behalf of First Things First of Greater Richmond.The Fueling Communities initiative provides grant donations to local BP business owners to help them support a local organization of their choosing. First Things First is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families through education, collaboration and mobilization. Its primary focuses are encouraging healthy marriages; connecting dads with their kids; and teaching youth relationship skills.Read More

Love’s Travel Stop Reopens in Webbers Falls, Okla. (CSDecisions)

Love’s Travel Stops has announced it reopened a travel stop in Webbers Falls, Okla., at Interstate 40 and Hwy 100. This travel stop is a raze and rebuild to replace a 22-year-old Love’s in Webbers Falls, which was closed in late September 2012.The rebuilt location includes 80 truck parking spaces, Subway and Burger King restaurants and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center.Read More