C-store services news for the convenience store retail industry.

OK lottery kicks off tomorrow

TULSA, Okla. -- Convenience stores in Oklahoma are gearing up for the first day of the Oklahoma Lottery, which starts Wednesday with the sale of scratch-off tickets at more than 1,200 locations across the state, according to a report from KOTV News. In Tulsa, the Daily Stop store had its Lotto...

Three-year service agreement to help drive growth

TEMPLE, Texas -- McLane Co. Inc. has entered into a three-year service agreement with Fleming Corp. of Kansas. Fleming, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Kan., operates numerous fuel and convenience stores throughout the state. "McLane is fully prepared and anxious to support Fleming's ambitious...

72% of companies have Web sites

ATLANTA -- More than 70% of small businesses have an Internet presence, and of those 78% feel their company is healthier, that is, has a competitive advantage or stronger economic footing, because of their Web site. The results of the Summer 2005 Business Barometer survey conducted by Atlanta-based...

Valero retail network launches fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network.
Total contributions, initiatives total more than $700,000
7-Eleven offers lower-cost, rechargeable calling cards
Sunoco scrubs policy of $100 debit hold for gas purchases
Retailers can offer discounts without penalty
Could provide basic needs; some retailers skeptical
$5 million for community; extra month's pay for employees.