Retailer News & Updates From CSPedia
A monthly digest from the convenience store industry's online encyclopedia
MESA, Ariz. -- Every day, the staff of CSPedia, CSP Business Media's online encyclopedia of convenience chains, updates its files of more than 460 retailers with new insights and news. A monthly summary of these reports, often news not yet announced publicly, is delivered to CSPedia subscribers.
Here is a collection of some of the news and HR updates from November. Industry suppliers can get the complete and most recent updates by subscribing to CSPedia at www.cspedia.net.
People on the Move
- The Pantry/Kangaroo Express. Tom Terlecky, a 25-year industry veteran, has joined The Pantry as category director, proprietary foods. He was most recently with BP, where he served as senior category manager of foodservice. Jeff Bobbitt also joined The Pantry as vice president merchandising-packaged goods. Jon Bratta is now vice president merchandising-proprietary foods. Treeny Ahmed moves to dispensed beverages starting in February 2014.
- Newcomb Oil Co. (FiveStar Food Marts). Kip Sego has joined Newcomb Oil as head of foodservice marketing. The Kentucky chain operates 69 stores.
- MFA Oil Co. Robert Condron is completing his first year as chief financial officer, having joined MFA earlier this year from Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing, where he was director of supply and marketing. The chain operates 77 Break Time stores.
- Enmark Stations Inc. Jerry Morris is retiring at the end of the year. Tom Kelly will assume the role of director of operations for the Georgia chain of 62 stores.
- SuperAmerica. Steve Boomershine joins SuperAmerica in Woodbury, Minn., as director of marketing, replacing Tony Sanfilippo. Boomershine formerly was with Thorntons.
- Alliance Energy LLC. Rick Woolverton joined Alliance Energy this year as director of operations. David Locke and Nick O'Connor are new this year as foodservice managers for the Massachusetts chain that operates 120 stores.
In the News
- Almacenes Distribuidores de la Frontera, operators of nearly 200 convenience and grocery stores in Mexico and based in El Paso, Texas, added three stores in Juarez this year.
- Boyett Petroleum (Cruisers) of Modesto, Calif., has contracted with Core-Mark as its primary wholesale supplier. The chain has 11 company-operated Cruisers stores and more than 40 leased sites under other brands.
- Flash Foods, based in Waycross, Ga., with 172 stores, upgraded its coffee, fountain and frozen offerings, and added fresh fruit. The chain added NJOY to its e-cig offering.
- Arkansas retailer Flash Market is building two new stores that are expected to open in early 2014, bringing store count to 93 owned and operated.
- Holiday Oil of West Valley, Utah opened its 47th store in September and plans two more before year's end. All stores are in Utah.
- Royal Farms was selected to open a new convenience store and gas station in a former fire station in Towson, Md. The store will be a new concept/prototype and aims for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification. The chain is based in Baltimore and operates 155 stores. It plans to build 10 to 15 new stores in 2014.
- Rutter's of York, Pa., signed a new three-year contract with Core-Mark. Foodservice is a major focus for the 58-store chain, and in October it added an "ultimate line" of foodservice items, including Angus burgers and a "fish-a-dilla."
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