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Association gasoline brand adds turnkey backoffice services

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Nearly six years after forming its Spirit Petroleum brand to give its members a gasoline-brand alternative, the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) has licensed more than 300 sites, selling more than 150 million gallons of fuel in 2007. And the association is now...

Reimage of house label figures prominently in year-end earnings report

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Continued growth in its private-label sales has Delek US Holdings refreshing its private-label brand image with the hope of capitalizing on that growth and the high margins offered by such products. "We…plan to offer our customers three levels of products to meet different...

Femsa's c-store chain will expand beyond Mexico, executive says

MONTERREY, Mexico -- One month after Brazil's Petrobras chain announced that it may move into retailing in the United States, a second south-of-the-border retailer may be eying northerly expansion. Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV (FEMSA), Latin America's largest beverage company, will expand...

Franchisee tradeshow highlights new products, focus on foodservice, Slurpee
Deal would shift ownership of as many as 88 Shell MSO retail outlets
Franchisees pony up nearly $7 million in attempt to keep stores
Retailer alleges PMPA violations; oil co. says charges "inaccurate, out of context".
More SI stations opening ancillary profit centers to offset margin squeeze
Growth to come in Texas as prototype store development begins
Hess caught in middle after forging Dunkin' Brands marketing agreement.