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NOV 2014

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20 Convenience Store News | NOVEMBER 2014 | WWW.CSNEWS.COM INDUSTRYROUNDUP retailer tidbits n Thorntons Inc. will spend approxi- mately $700,000 to overhaul each of its 178 stores in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Florida and Illinois over the next five years. It takes four to six weeks to remodel and the store remains open for all but two of those weeks. n VP Racing Fuels introduced Winner's Circle, a new con- venience store brand, at the 2014 NACS Show. The core of the new backcourt brand reflects VP's racing heritage. n CST Brands Inc. is receiving near- ly $1.5 million in incentives from the San Antonio City Council to build its new headquarters in the far north side of the city. n Gulf Oil LP launched a Pink Ribbon Gift Card as part of its Gulf Oil Giving Foundation. It's expected to gener- ate up to $25,000 a year to help fight breast cancer. n Murphy USA Inc. is teaming up with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and the Iowa Corn Growers Association to host seven separate grand-opening events to promote its new E15 and E85 fuel offerings. n Rutter's Farm Stores expanded its foodservice menu with the increas- ingly popular sriracha hot sauce and the classic American fare of corn dog bites. n Sheetz Inc. is eyeing a November completion date for its new $32.8-million distribution center in Burlington, N.C. Training in the facility was slated to begin Oct. 13 and the first truck ships from the facility Dec. 9. n Delek US Holdings Inc. is look- ing to relocate its headquar- ters but stay in Tennessee. The parent company of MAPCO Express has outgrown its current 56,000-square-foot location in Brentwood, Tenn. n QuickChek Corp. is installing backup power solutions at 19 locations in New Jersey as part of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority's $7-mil- lion Retail Fuel Station Program. n Englefield Oil Co. joined with ISG CNG Services to build a com- pressed natural gas (CNG) fuel- ing station at a Duchess Shoppe convenience store in Obetz, Ohio. This is the first Duchess station to offer CNG. n Pit Stop convenience stores now offer the Virginia E-ZPass Reload Card. InComm and the Virginia Department of Transportation partnered to launch the card. DISCOVER A NEW WAY TO TRAIN YOUR TEAM wanted ar fi ngertips. Access training programs for MarkTen ® e-vapor through APT, a new kind of training website fr to BM109 | ©2014 Nu Mark LLC. For T . MarkTen and related design marks are trademarks of Nu Mark LLC. ®

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