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Corporate news affecting the convenience store industry

O'Donovan named store operations director

DUXBURY, Mass. -- Independent convenience store/gas station retailer VERC Enterprises has promoted Kieran O'Donovan to the position of store operations director. O'Donovan joined VERC Enterprises in 1997 as the manager of the Danvers, Mass., location, and he worked most recently as a district...

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

ALTOONA, Pa. -- Sheetz Inc. celebrated the grand openings of four new stores over the past two months. The Altoona, Pa.-based convenience store retailer also has made some management position changes. Most recently, on January 19, the 300-plus-store retailer held a grand opening for its new 6,000-...

Lorillard Tobacco Co. has announced the promotion of Kathleen A. Sparrow to senior vice president of sales.
Jim W. Nokes, executive vice president of refining, marketing, supply and transportation for ConocoPhillips, has elected to retire after 36 years.
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
The United Kingdom's largest supermarket chain plans c-store growth in the U.S.