Corporate News

Corporate news affecting the convenience store industry

Hershey names Vucovich Chief Customer Officer, Commercial Group

HERSHEY, Pa. -- The Hershey Co. said that Dan Vucovich has been named vice president and chief customer officer for the U.S. Commercial Group. Vucovich, who joins Hershey from Pepsi-Cola North America where he was vice president of business development, will be responsible for leading Hershey's...

Headquarters expansion presages ramp-up in jobs, stores

POWELL, Tenn. -- Weigels Inc. has embarked on an ambitious expansion of its longtime corporate headquarters in Powell, Tenn., said the Knoxville News Sentinel. A new, 10,000-sq.-ft. addition will nearly triple the size of the company's existing 5,500-sq.-ft. home. The convenience store retailer has...

Hershey names Andrea Thomas vice president of global chocolate

HERSHEY, Pa. -- The Hershey Co. said that Andrea Thomas has been named vice president of global chocolate. Thomas, who joins Hershey from Frito-Lay Inc. where she was vice president of innovation, will be responsible for global platform innovation and branding for Hershey's chocolate portfolio. She...

Sheetz opens four new stores, announces three promotions
Jim W. Nokes, executive vice president of refining, marketing, supply and transportation for ConocoPhillips, has elected to retire after 36 years.
Lorillard Tobacco Co. has announced the promotion of Kathleen A. Sparrow to senior vice president of sales.
Southeast retailer adds 19 stores, 20-store fueling contract with completion of deal
7-Eleven Inc. has announced that Paul Rostron, executive vice president and chief people officer, is resigning from the company.
The Pinnacle Corp. hired Denise Lewis as retail solutions manager for Palm POS and payment networks and Rick Davis as territory manager for the U.S. western sales division.
Opened 177 units in c-stores, truckstops