Convenience Store News

JAN 2017

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18 Convenience Store News | JANUARY 2017 | WWW.CSNEWS.COM eye on growth n Casey's General Stores Inc. acquired five Guppy's convenience stores located in and around Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The stores were formerly owned by Fauser Energy Resources of Elgin, Ill. n 7-Eleven Inc. opened four new stores in Palm Beach County, Fla., in the closing weeks of 2016. The retailer plans to open five additional new stores in the county, and a total of 20 stores in Southeast Florida, in 2017. n Global Partners LP opened two new Alltown Market locations featuring its Centre St. Kitchen concept. The stores are in Peterborough, N.H., and Middlebury, Conn. The Middlebury store marks the first Centre St. Kitchen in Connecticut. n Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores added 47 new stores to its 40-state footprint in 2016. The portfolio expansion was the largest in a single year in Love's his- tory. The retailer now operates more than 400 locations. n Fuel City cut the ribbon on its third location, opening in Haltom City, Texas. Fuel City's other locations are in down- town Dallas and Mesquite, Texas. n Parkland Fuel Corp. acquired two truck stops and one convenience store in Wyoming from 7-Eleven. Two of the sites are in Cheyenne and one is in Laramie. n PetroServe USA bought Valley Dairy's nine conve- nience stores in North Dakota and Minnesota, mark- ing Valley Dairy's exit from the channel. The stores are expected to continue operating under the Valley Dairy name. n The Parker Cos., operator of Parker's c-stores, entered the vacation rentals business. The com- pany converted its former corporate headquar- ters into luxury lofts, which are now available as short- and long-term vacation rentals. n Sheetz Inc. recently expanded its presence in central Pennsylvania. In December, it opened new stores in Manheim, Hummelstown- Derry Township, and York. INDUSTRY ROUNDUP Nothing compares to the smell, taste and texture of fresh made fries. With AutoFry and MultiChef ventless technology you can serve hot appetizers without costly renovations. Convenient • Reliable Safe • Affordable GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT Your Source for Ventless Kitchen Solutions for over 25 years. 800-348-2976 MTIproducts.com AutoFry.com MultiChef.com

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