Convenience Store News

JUL 2015

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INDUSTRYROUNDUP retailer tidbits n Following a portfolio review, Thorntons Inc. is selling eight convenience stores in various regions of the United States, including all three of its loca- tions in Terra Haute, Ind. Employees at the affected stores will be able to transfer to another site. n Enmark launched a chainwide rebranding initiative and will now do business as "enmarket." The new brand is more indicative of the type of stores the retailer operates. n Giant Eagle Inc. is closing down its smaller GetGo con- venience stores near The Ohio State University. These smaller format stores cannot accommodate the fresh food, in-store dining, fuel and convenience offerings of the aver- age GetGo store. n Casey's General Stores Inc. will roll out online ordering chainwide. The retailer's plan is to add 300 stores per month and have the option in place at all 1,878 Casey's stores by the end of this calendar year. n The Spinx Co. introduced its large-format convenience store to its hometown of Greenville, S.C. The store measures more than 6,500 square feet and fea- tures indoor and outdoor dining areas, and expanded food and beverage selections. n Exxon Mobil Corp. added the Uber Partner Fuel Card pow- ered by FleetCor and MasterCard to its Momentum Driver Rewards Program. Discounts are available to Uber drivers throughout Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., and will expand nationwide later this summer. n Chevron USA Inc. launched the Chevron and Texaco Xponent Rewards Card. The card has been introduced in Dallas, Miami, Tampa and Orlando, Fla., and Atlanta. n TripAdvisor recently honored Parker's Market Urban Gourmet with a 2015 Certificate of Excellence based on strongly positive consumer opinion. This is the third consecutive year that the Savannah, Ga., store has earned the award.

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