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Vera Haskins PMOCO Spirit PMAA

Vera Haskins

Haskins has led PMOCO for a dozen years

NEW HOPE, Pa. -- Vera Haskins, president of Petroleum Marketers Oil Co. (PMOCO), which licenses the Spirit retail fuel brand to petroleum marketers, plans to retire at the end of 2016. Spirit is managed by marketers and owned by the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA). Haskins has...

Retailer rapidly expands convenience-store network

ALTOONA, Pa. -- Sheetz Inc. is adding four new convenience stores in four states: Morgantown, W.Va.; Morrisville, N.C.; St. Clairsville, Ohio; and Bethel, Pa. The Morgantown store opened June 29, 2016; the Morrisville and St. Clairsville stores opened June 30. The Bethel store will open July 7...

Retailer opening location in Lincoln’s Haymarket district

LINCOLN, Neb. -- U-Stop Convenience Stores Inc. is planning its largest convenience store and gas station in Hickman, Neb., and it has plans to bring a similar-sized store, without fuel, to the historic Haymarket district in Lincoln, Neb., next year, reported The Lincoln Journal Star . The Hickman...

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