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Weigel’s Celebrates 20 Years of Spreading Holiday Joy
Weigel’s partners with the Salvation Army and Hall’s Kmart to help local children in need.
Posted Dec 15, 2017

Spinx Donates More Than $168,000 to American Cancer Society
All Spinx locations contributed to the donation.
Posted Dec 13, 2017

Mars Partners With Operation Gratitude to Deliver Two-Millionth Care Package for U.S. Troops
The company reinforces its commitment to supporting military personnel and their communities.
Posted Dec 13, 2017

Sheetz Employees Volunteer to Help Local Families
Employee-run charity, Sheetz For The Kidz, will provide holiday gifts for 9,300 kids.
Posted Dec 5, 2017

Minit Stop Kicks Off 2017 Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive
Customers can bring unwrapped toys to their local Minit Stop store in support of the annual toy drive.
Posted Dec 1, 2017

Stinker Stores Helps End Hunger
Convenience store chain raises more than $80,000 through its Stomp Out Hunger campaign.
Posted Nov 27, 2017

NACS Foundation Shows How #ConvenienceCares
New video focuses on the “C” in community in advance of Giving Tuesday.
Posted Nov 22, 2017

NACS Foundation Launches #GivingTuesday Campaign
The convenience retailing industry collects or contributes $1 billion annually to charities.
Posted Nov 21, 2017

Stories From Houston’s Hurricane Harvey
This week’s Convenience Matters podcast features voices from convenience retailers who weathered the August storm.
Posted Nov 21, 2017

Be a Good Neighbor
Communities and retailers will host recycling events across America to commemorate America Recycles Day.
Posted Nov 15, 2017

OnCue Raises $334,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Convenience retailer reaches its 25th year of hosting its fall fundraiser.
Posted Nov 14, 2017

Swisher Sweets Artist Project Donated $25,000 for Hurricane Relief
The $25,000 donation was made to MusiCares to assist local musicians affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Posted Nov 13, 2017

High’s of Baltimore Donates $20,000 to Hurricane Relief
The chain ran a campaign that gave a dime from every cup of coffee sold during a specific time frame.
Posted Nov 10, 2017

Circle K Offers Free Polar Pop to Veterans
Veterans who show their military ID will receive beverage free Polar Pop beverage.
Posted Nov 9, 2017

Delta Sonic Honors Veterans With Free Car Wash, Oil Change
On November 11, all active duty military and veterans will receive two free services.
Posted Nov 7, 2017

Circle K Rallies Communities with “Fueling Our Schools” Campaign
Campaign aims to raise more than $700,000 through 2018 to support schools and local communities.
Posted Oct 31, 2017

NOCO Donates $19,000+ to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Total donation includes funds raised by both NOCO customers and its employees.
Posted Oct 30, 2017

Rapid Refill Raises More Than $118,000 in Alzheimer’s Fundraising Campaign
The seventh annual Purple Pump-Up For Alzheimer’s ran over the summer.
Posted Oct 27, 2017

7-Eleven Takes Action to Plant Trees, Clean Up Parks
New reduced emissions project nets first dividends for Pacific Northwest communities.
Posted Oct 26, 2017

Cumberland Farms Raises More Than $56,000 for Hurricane Relief
The convenience retail chain donated 10 cents from every fountain or frozen beverage sale to the American Red Cross.
Posted Oct 24, 2017

Ricker’s Replenish Plants 20,000th Tree in Indiana
Organization continues to positively impact its communities.
Posted Oct 17, 2017

Casey’s General Stores Donate More Than $366,000 to Hurricane Relief Efforts
The chain matched the first $100,000 donated by customers.
Posted Oct 17, 2017

Sheetz Donates $150,000 to Support Hurricane Disaster Relief Efforts
Convenience retailer matches customer donations to help provide food and shelter.
Posted Oct 16, 2017

Supporting an End to Global Poverty
The Atlanta Retailers Association and Circle K Atlanta participated in the city’s Partnership Walk, which raised more than $320,000 for the Aga Khan Foundation.
Posted Oct 13, 2017

Convenience Retailers Help Stop Human Trafficking
Latest Convenience Matters podcast explains how retailers can be part of the solution to help save victims of human trafficking.
Posted Oct 10, 2017

Irving Oil Marks a Milestone Year for Fuel the Care
Program helps families during stressful times while seeking medical care for their children.
Posted Oct 5, 2017

Town Pump Collects Food Bank Donations
All Town Pump retail outlets are raising funds now until November 30 to benefit the local food bank.
Posted Oct 5, 2017

ACS Welcomes New Report on UK Recycling Issues
Introducing a deposit return scheme in the U.K. would have a significant negative impact on the convenience sector, per the Association of Convenience Stores.
Posted Oct 2, 2017

PepsiCo Foundation Helps Mexico City and Puerto Rico Recover & Rebuild
The foundation will provide $2 million in grants to help communities impacted by recent natural disasters.
Posted Sep 25, 2017

Dispatches from Tallahassee
Frank Beard shares how he and his GasBuddy team traveled to Florida during Hurricane Irma to help emergency responders locate fuel.
Posted Sep 22, 2017

Kroger Announces Zero Hunger, Zero Waste Plan
New initiative sets a goal to end hunger in the communities where Kroger operates and eliminate waste in the company by 2025.
Posted Sep 21, 2017

The Wills Group Raises $500,000 for Local Community
All money raised during the retailer’s first-ever golf outing supports programs focused on ending childhood hunger and ensuring safe and healthy homes.
Posted Sep 21, 2017

VERC Enterprises Steps Up for Best Buddies Friendship Walk
The September 23 event will raise awareness and funds in support of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Posted Sep 15, 2017

Wawa Reopens Most Florida Stores
As of midday Tuesday, about 85 of the retailer’s 122 Florida stores were open for business following Hurricane Irma.
Posted Sep 14, 2017

Enmarket Sets $90K Fundraising Goal for Local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The retailer’s convenience stores in three states will sell paper icons during Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
Posted Sep 14, 2017

Wayne Fueling Systems Launches Harvey Recovery Initiatives
The company has pledged to aid the recovery efforts as much as possible.
Posted Sep 13, 2017

7-Eleven Donates $150,000 and Free Water to Hurricane Irma Victims
Convenience retailer pledged a donation to the American Red Cross for relief efforts.
Posted Sep 11, 2017

Couche-Tard/Circle K Launches Nationwide Campaign to Support Texas Communities and Employees
The company is also donating $100,000 to the Red Cross.
Posted Aug 31, 2017

Lending a Helping Hand Year-Round
This week’s Convenience Matters podcast talks about how retailers can partner with the American Red Cross.
Posted Aug 30, 2017

Enmarket, Healthy Savannah Present Grant to Savannah Urban Garden Alliance
The $1,000 grant is part of the convenience store’s yearly Encourage Health Education series.
Posted Aug 25, 2017

Rutter’s Donates $60,000 to Pre-K EITC Organizations
Money raised will benefit scholarship funding for children in Pennsylvania’s Blair County.
Posted Aug 18, 2017

Kwik Trip Lends Support to PHA
C-store chain raised $75,000 in support of the Partnership for a Healthier America’s work to make healthier choices more accessible and end childhood obesity.
Posted Aug 17, 2017

PepsiCo Works Toward Goal of 100% Sustainable Palm Oil
Efforts to strengthen its palm oil supply chain now include new steps to promote human rights, responsible land use and supplier transparency.
Posted Aug 7, 2017

VERC Enterprises Named Employer of the Year by Arc of Greater Plymouth
The convenience store chain received the honor because of its practice of hiring those with disabilities.
Posted Aug 3, 2017

Retailer Opens His Doors to the Homeless
A gas station owner allows those without a place to sleep or cleanup access to his store and its facilities.
Posted Jul 26, 2017

Rutter’s Donates $63,000 to Local Community
Seven local charities received contributions at the opening of the retailer’s newest store.
Posted Jul 24, 2017

QuickChek Aids Thousands of Families
Support will help school-aged children who don’t have access to food programs during the summer months.
Posted Jul 19, 2017

Mac’s Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Positive Youth Program
Initiative helps local police engage with youths by ‘positively ticketing’ them with coupons for a free cold or hot beverage at their local Mac’s convenience store.
Posted Jul 18, 2017

Boyett Petroleum Raises $275,000 for Local Children
Funds raised during annual golf tournament will benefit local children’s programs.
Posted Jul 17, 2017

Sheetz For The Kidz Kicks Off July Campaign
Program provides children in need with new toys, clothes and other basic needs.
Posted Jul 12, 2017

Spinx Hosts Upcoming Leadership Opportunity Fair
Convenience retailer is offering interested applicants an opportunity for substantial career growth.
Posted Jul 7, 2017

Cumberland Farms Celebrates Believe & Achieve College Scholarship Winners
Convenience retailer awards 130 high school seniors with a $1,000 scholarship.
Posted Jun 30, 2017

Parker’s Awards College Scholarships
Six high school students received $1,000 and $500 academic scholarships.
Posted Jun 26, 2017

QuickChek Supports ‘Hope for the Warriors’ With Paper Dog Tag Campaign
Programs for veterans, servicemembers and military families fueled by “dog tag” sales.
Posted Jun 7, 2017

Dr Pepper Snapple and KaBOOM! Encourage Play Opportunities for Kids
Partners are offering $200,000 to innovators to help make active play the easy choice for kids in the Los Angeles community.
Posted Jun 5, 2017

The PRIDE Stores Launches Reduced Emissions Program
Convenience retailer partners with GreenPrint to help reduce each customer’s carbon footprint.
Posted Jun 5, 2017

Operation Chill Returns to 7-Eleven Stores
Local police departments will receive millions of free Slurpee coupons to reward kids for good behavior.
Posted Jun 1, 2017

Hostess Gives Back with the American Red Cross
New summertime snacks reintroduced in conjunction with Red Cross partnership.
Posted Jun 1, 2017

Mansfield Surpasses $6 Million for MDA
Annual golf classic is the largest golf event in the U.S. that supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Posted May 22, 2017

Parker’s Donates $20,000 to Local Public Schools
Donation was made possible through Parker’s Fueling the Community program.
Posted May 15, 2017

Tom Thumb Raises $30,000 for Local Charities
Funds raised through the Mahi Mayhem Fishing Tournament will benefit two local charities.
Posted May 15, 2017

Pennsylvania Governor Visits Rutter’s on ‘Jobs That Pay’ Tour
Gov. Tom Wolf emphasized that retail often provides a career choice for many.
Posted May 12, 2017

Feeding America to Play Bigger Role in Reducing Food Waste
MealConnect helps save food that might have gone to waste, then directs the rescued food to pantries and meal programs that serve people in need.
Posted May 11, 2017

Reward Your Employees With a NACS Scholarship
Time is fast running out to nominate tomorrow’s c-store leaders for a scholarship.
Posted May 9, 2017

Rutter’s Raises $175,000 for Local Charities
Funds were raised this week during the company’s annual golf outing.
Posted May 4, 2017

Cumberland Farms Celebrates Its Great Place to Work Certification
Eighty-four percent of employees say Cumberland Farms is a great workplace.
Posted May 1, 2017

Walmart Calls on Consumers to Help Fight Hunger
Purchase of products and donations at the register will help Feeding America secure 100 million meals.
Posted Apr 18, 2017

Starbucks Is Planting a Lot of Trees
Starbucks is fighting for the future of coffee with 100 million coffee trees by 2025.
Posted Apr 18, 2017

Stripes, APlus Team Up to Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Convenience store chains have raised more than $11 million since 2000 for sick and injured kids.
Posted Apr 11, 2017

QuikTrip Lands on ‘Companies That Care’ List
People magazine names top U.S. companies that demonstrate respect and compassion for their workforce.
Posted Apr 4, 2017

Highlight the C in ‘C-Store’—for Community
This week’s Convenience Matters podcast discusses NACS’s new toolkit, focused on helping retailers strengthen community relationships.
Posted Mar 28, 2017

NACS Publishes Community Toolkit
Online, interactive resources showcase examples of how convenience retailers are making a difference in their communities by giving back.
Posted Mar 27, 2017

Governor Christie Praises QuickChek’s 50 Years of Growth
New Jersey governor visited QuickChek’s newest store, calling the c-store ‘a good news company.’
Posted Mar 27, 2017

Students, Police Partner to Combat Underage Drinking
Participants worked side-by-side in local Fas Mart convenience stores.
Posted Mar 24, 2017

VERC Enterprises Partners with Hopeful Journeys Educational Center
Two students will be invited to intern at a VERC convenience store.
Posted Mar 13, 2017

Mars, Sheetz Recognized on Fortune’s 2017 Best Companies to Work for List
Both companies strive to reward employees for hard work and great service.
Posted Mar 10, 2017

Alta Convenience Raises $53,057 for Make-A-Wish
Funds were raised through the Buy-A-Star, Make-A-Wish in-store campaign.
Posted Mar 7, 2017

Local Police, Mac’s Partner for Positive Ticketing Program
Operation Heat and Operation Freeze reward kids for their positive behavior.
Posted Feb 27, 2017

Enmarket Raises $15,000 for Partnership for a Healthier America
Funds will help bring an end to childhood obesity.
Posted Feb 23, 2017

Speedway Raises $10.9 Million for Kids
Remarkable amount will help treat kids at local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.
Posted Feb 20, 2017

QMart Donates $20K to Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Funds will help families cope with drug abuse through counseling support and other resources.
Posted Feb 14, 2017

Reduced Emissions Program Generates Improved Business Metrics
After successful pilot, Ricker's is continuing its investment in Replenish by GreenPrint.
Posted Feb 13, 2017

Pilot Flying J Announces Winners of Third Annual Road Warrior Contest
Three professional drivers received cash prizes for their hard work, perseverance and passion for driving.
Posted Feb 3, 2017

Parker’s Awards Academic Scholarship to Future Naval Academy Student
Each month during the 2017 school year, Parker’s and WSAV-TV are awarding a scholarship to a local high school junior or senior.
Posted Feb 2, 2017

Chinonye ‘Chi Chi’ Omeje Joins VERC Enterprises
The Nigerian native, who was severely burned and blinded as a teenager, has been hired as a greeter following a four-month internship.
Posted Jan 26, 2017

Rutter’s Teams With SOAR for 12th Year
The project involves sending Valentine’s Day gift boxes to American troops stationed abroad.
Posted Jan 25, 2017

Ricker’s Raises $75K for Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign
Jay “Pops the Clown” Ricker presented the donation last week to the Salvation Army.
Posted Jan 24, 2017

Convenience Stores Can Guard Against Thefts of Donation Boxes
Retailers help charities collect close to $1 billion in donations from customers.
Posted Jan 19, 2017

Enmarket Fundraiser Aims to Help End Childhood Obesity
Customers can add $1 to purchases in support of a healthier future for children.
Posted Jan 12, 2017

QuickChek Senior VP Works 41st Consecutive Christmas
“If I’m going to have people work that day, then I should be there, too.”
Posted Jan 3, 2017

Minnoco Contributes $15,000 to Hope Chest for Breast Cancer
The 22 stations made a donation for every gallon of E15/Unleaded Plus sold during the “Pink Out” promotion.
Posted Dec 21, 2016

Burger King Turns Unwanted Gifts Into Whoppers
The QSR will allow customers to exchange unwanted holiday gifts for a Whopper.
Posted Dec 20, 2016

Rutter’s Donates to Local Food Organizations
Donations will help feed more than 150 families at Christmas.
Posted Dec 19, 2016

Parker’s Donates to Toombs County Schools, Vidalia City Schools
Through its Fueling the Community Program, the chain gave a total donation of $5,500 to four schools.
Posted Dec 16, 2016

F’real Foods Offering Limited-Time Flavor for Make-A-Wish
Nine-year-old creates Frosted Cupcake milkshake flavor, available now through February 2017.
Posted Dec 15, 2016

Brewers Expand Corporate Partnership With Kwik Trip
A new element of the seven-year relationship includes sponsorship of Bernie Brewer's slide.
Posted Dec 13, 2016

Doing Good for the Neighborhood
The latest NACS Convenience Matters podcast focuses on how one convenience retailer exceeds customer expectations and gives back to the community.
Posted Dec 12, 2016

Weigel’s Partners With Salvation Army, Hall’s Kmart For Kids
The retailer helped 200 local children with Christmas gifts this year.
Posted Dec 2, 2016

Retailers Team Up to Distribute Turkeys
AFPD's annual turkey drives distribute thousands of turkeys in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois.
Posted Nov 28, 2016

Verc Enterprises Named to Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work
This is the fourth time VERC has been named to the prestigious list honoring best employers in Massachusetts.
Posted Nov 21, 2016

OnCue Raises $302,500 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
‘Spooktacular’ fall fundraiser engaged the community to make a difference in the hospital’s lifesaving mission for children.
Posted Nov 21, 2016

Corner Store Raises $1.46 Million for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Texas-based c-store chain concluded its third annual 10-city 5K race series on November 12.
Posted Nov 15, 2016

Convenience Retail Community Honors Veterans
From free coffee to car washes, the industry is honoring veterans and current military.
Posted Nov 11, 2016

Sheetz Honors Veterans, Active Military
Veterans and active military personnel will receive a free meal on Veterans Day.
Posted Nov 10, 2016

Rhodes Convenience Stores Donate $5,000 to Local Veteran Organizations
The chain gave funds to four groups that help military veterans.
Posted Nov 9, 2016

Rutter’s Donates to Local Food Pantry
The $3,000 donation will help feed 100 local families during the holiday season.
Posted Nov 8, 2016

VERC Honors Veterans With Free Car Wash
Military veterans will receive a free car wash and wax on November 11.
Posted Nov 7, 2016

Subway Donates 11 Million Meals to Feeding America
Chain makes the largest single-day donation to Feeding America and its network of food banks.
Posted Nov 7, 2016

Yesway Convenience Store Celebrates Grand Opening in Iowa
The convenience store chain will offer free coffee, specials and giveaways this Friday and Saturday.
Posted Nov 4, 2016

Delta Sonic Donates Car Seats to Local Sheriff
Free event aims to protect children by ensuring car seats are properly installed.
Posted Oct 28, 2016

Subway to Donate Unlimited Meals to Feeding America
The chain will commemorate National Sandwich Day through its The Good Deed Feed program.
Posted Oct 24, 2016

Convenience Stores Contribute Nearly $1 Billion to Charities
More than 97% of retailers donate to nonprofits.
Posted Oct 19, 2016

Cumberland Farms Now Accepting ‘Believe and Achieve’ Scholarship Applications
The convenience retailer will award $1,000 scholarships to 130 high school seniors.
Posted Oct 19, 2016

Consumers Recognize Community Benefits of Convenience Stores
Younger consumers overwhelmingly have a favorable attitude toward c-stores.
Posted Oct 18, 2016

Kellogg to Create 3 Billion Better Days
The company plans to donate 2.5 billion servings of food by 2025 to help fight hunger.
Posted Oct 14, 2016

QuickChek Converts Headquarters into Mini Golf Course
Fundraising event will benefit the QuickChek Family Fund and team members in need.
Posted Oct 13, 2016

Wawa and Sheetz Team Up at USS John P. Murtha Commissioning
Pennsylvania-based c-store chains are partnering to provide meals during the naval commissioning ceremony, honoring the late congressman.
Posted Oct 7, 2016

Parker’s Offers Special Edition Coffee Travel Cup
Fifty cents from every cup sold will benefit Susan G. Komen and breast cancer research.
Posted Oct 6, 2016

Kum & Go to Support United Way of Central Iowa
Approximately 50 stores will participate in the month-long fund-raising campaign.
Posted Oct 6, 2016

McLane Furthers Focus on Diversity with Expansion of SPARK Initiative
Initiative focuses on identifying workplace diversity opportunities through a variety of programs.
Posted Oct 4, 2016

Parker’s Donates $50,000 to Support Emergency and Trauma Center
The donation is part of a larger $1 million endowment to support the Parker’s Emergency & Trauma Center.
Posted Oct 3, 2016

Sheetz Named Best Place to Work for Women
Convenience store chain is ranked as one of the best places to work for women by Fortune magazine.
Posted Sep 19, 2016

Giving Back by Doing Good
NACS and other industry partners sponsored a playground build in Atlanta, the area hosting next month’s NACS Show.
Posted Sep 16, 2016

Parker’s Gives Away Jeep Renegade in Celebration of 40 Years
The company also offered customers other specials as part of its fourth decade anniversary.
Posted Sep 16, 2016

Convenience Stores Give to a Good Cause
Since their early involvement with the MDA Labor Day Telethon decades ago, convenience stores today contribute or collect nearly $100 million a year for local charities.
Posted Sep 6, 2016

How We Can Help Louisiana Flood Victims
Donations and volunteer efforts are underway in the Baton Rouge area following catastrophic flooding.
Posted Aug 22, 2016

Parker’s Co-Hosts Pokemon Go Clean-Up Event
Gamers can play Pokemon and help keep the city of Savannah clean at an August 20 event.
Posted Aug 15, 2016

U.S. Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Will Celebrate Her Gold Stateside at Wawa
Her brother’s proud Instagram posted ended with, ‘As soon as you land, we're going straight to Wawa.’
Posted Aug 12, 2016

VERC Enterprises Hosts U.S. Rep. Bill Keating
Congressman learned about the convenience store industry as part of the NACS In Store program.
Posted Aug 11, 2016

Indiana Convenience Store Thanks Police With Candy
The KB Express has started handing out bags of candy to emergency personnel.
Posted Aug 5, 2016

Gulf Teams Up With Boston Red Sox, New York Mets
The oil company is partnering with Major League Baseball teams on a summer sweepstakes.
Posted Aug 5, 2016

Speedway Miracle Tournament Raises $2.35 Million for CMN Hospitals
The tournament is the largest golf fundraising event for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Posted Aug 4, 2016

Casey’s General Store Helps Send Kids to MDA Summer Camp
Casey’s and MDA celebrate 10 years of partnership by raising funds through annual pinup program.
Posted Aug 2, 2016

Kwik Trip Helps Combat Childhood Obesity
Convenience retailer raised $65,000 to help invest in healthier futures for children.
Posted Jul 27, 2016

CITGO and Boston Red Sox Get in the Spirit
CITGO and its New England partners are teaming up with the Boston Red Sox Foundation for the Spirit Pump campaign.
Posted Jul 26, 2016

PMAA Community Supports Slain Police Officers
Association members encouraged to support the families of three officers killed near a B-Quik convenience store in Southeast Baton Rouge.
Posted Jul 25, 2016

VERC Enterprises Sends Fruit Baskets to Police Departments
New England convenience store chain’s special delivery to local police departments is a gesture made both in admiration and support.
Posted Jul 21, 2016

Showcasing How C-Stores Contribute to Their Communities
An updated NACS toolkit helps retailers engage with community groups in a positive way.
Posted Jul 20, 2016

The Wawa Foundation Announces First Hero Award Recipient
SPIN Special People in Northeast is recognized during the Wawa Welcome America festivities.
Posted Jul 6, 2016

A Bubbly Wedding Pairs Delta Sonic with Love
A New York couple tied the knot by riding through a Delta Sonic car wash in the back of a limousine.
Posted Jun 29, 2016

C-Store Owner Takes a Stand Against Drugs
Fed up with watching his customers go through drug addiction and overdoses, a local convenience store owner is bringing awareness to his community.
Posted Jun 20, 2016

Rutter’s Wins in Best of York 2016
The chain received first place in Best Milk for the 14th consecutive year.
Posted Jun 1, 2016

QuickChek Associate Shares Inspirational Journey
Inspired by his family, Sebastian Galvez is pursuing his dream of higher education and giving back.
Posted May 23, 2016

Rutter’s Brings In Funds for Local Charities
The company’s 14th annual golf outing raised more than $165,000 for local charities.
Posted May 12, 2016

Celebrate Your Overnight Employees Today
National Third Shift Workers Day is the annual recognition of those who labor through the night.
Posted May 11, 2016

Military Veterans Compete for a 7-Eleven Store
Contest invites the public to “like” their favorite veteran and video.
Posted May 10, 2016

QuickChek Supports Military Nonprofit One Dollar at a Time
C-store’s donation from “dog tag” sales will benefit military families.
Posted May 4, 2016

Enmarket Hosts ‘Encourage Health’ Series
The second of four events this year will focus on health and wellness through a nutritional category called phytochemicals.
Posted Apr 26, 2016

CITGO and Local Refineries Observe Earth Day
The company and its employees helped with environmental preservation and recycling events across the United States.
Posted Apr 25, 2016

The Rutter and Hartman Family Awarded for Philanthropy
The SpiriTrust Lutheran presented the company with its yearly Cornerstone Award.
Posted Apr 22, 2016

Enmarket Sets $100K Goal for 2016 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser
Also, Stripes and Aplus stores will raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Posted Apr 15, 2016

Wawa Volunteer Center Opens at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Today is also Wawa Day, commemorating the convenience store chain’s 52nd anniversary with free cups of coffee all day long.
Posted Apr 14, 2016

Corner Store Fundraiser Gives Back
Now in its 22nd year, the annual fundraising campaign has raised more than $32 million since 1995.
Posted Apr 4, 2016

Making People Smile
A Chevron gas station in Seattle uses its sign to entertain customers, rather than inform.
Posted Mar 28, 2016

Local Retailer Turns into Safe Haven During Storm
Hitesh Patel opened his store for the night to help stranded motorists in need of shelter.
Posted Feb 18, 2016

Speedway Raises $10.3 Million for Kids
Convenience store chain raised $2 million more than in 2014, providing vital resources for local children’s hospitals.
Posted Feb 17, 2016

Sheetz Family Charities Changes Name to Sheetz For The Kidz
The nonprofit gets a new logo but will still provide assistance during the holidays for area children.
Posted Feb 10, 2016

Positive Possibilities
The Positive Side recognizes the good things in life.
Posted Feb 5, 2016

Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo Provide Water for Students
Donations will provide up to 6.5 million bottles of water for Flint, Michigan, public schools.
Posted Jan 28, 2016

Alta Convenience Raises More Than $60,000 for Make-A-Wish
The convenience retailer’s charity campaign will help fund eight wishes for children with severe medical conditions.
Posted Jan 26, 2016

Illinois Gas Station Manager Wins Community Service Award
Laura Britto with Gilbert’s Mobil Mart gets her station involved in charity works to help her customers.
Posted Jan 25, 2016

Massachusetts Retailer Ready for Snow
Verc Enterprises has proved it's prepared for any storm.
Posted Jan 22, 2016

Mac’s Convenience Stores and Captain Canuck Partner With Crime Stoppers
The Canadian comic book superhero kicks off Crime Stoppers Month.
Posted Jan 18, 2016

Rutter’s Charitable Giving Reaches $5 Million
Pennsylvania convenience store chain donated more than $235,000 to local charities last year.
Posted Jan 15, 2016

Wawa Announces 2015 Contributions
Total Wawa and The Wawa Foundation contributions last year topped more than $11.3 million.
Posted Jan 7, 2016

TravelCenters Helps Professional Drivers Get and Stay Fit
Locations are offering healthier food and expanded fitness options through its StayFit program.
Posted Jan 5, 2016

QuickChek Senior VP Works 40th Consecutive Christmas
“If I’m going to have people work that day, then I should be there, too.”
Posted Dec 30, 2015

QuickChek Aids Thousands of Families in Need
Team members volunteered to help sort food at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
Posted Dec 21, 2015

Wawa Celebrates Grand Opening Triple Header
Today, the convenience store chain will open three new locations in Chantilly, Hampton and Suffolk, Virginia.
Posted Dec 18, 2015

Chevron’s Fuel Your School Program Provides Classroom Supplies
The program has provided more than $8.8 million toward classroom projects in 21 U.S. communities.
Posted Dec 14, 2015

Alabama State Rep. Urges Support of Christian-Owned C-Stores
NACS responded that retailers from all backgrounds work hard to connect with their customers.
Posted Dec 3, 2015

‘Operation Heat’ Rewards Youth with Free Hot Chocolate
Youngsters across Ontario who get caught by police for positive behavior will earn a free hot chocolate, courtesy of Mac’s Convenience Stores.
Posted Nov 30, 2015

Rutter’s Donates $75,000 to Three Local Charities
The funds are from the company’s new corporate giving program called Vote With Your Dollars.
Posted Nov 20, 2015

Artist Finds Inspiration in Gasoline Stations
The painter recreates scenes from 1940s gas stations as a tribute to their service as community gathering places.
Posted Nov 20, 2015

Corner Store’s Country Run 5K Series Raises $1.4 Million
Big Brothers Big Sisters and local children's charities will benefit from the 2nd annual racing event.
Posted Nov 17, 2015

QuickChek Helps Check-Out Hunger
The fundraising campaign benefits hungry families this holiday season.
Posted Nov 4, 2015

NOCO Raises More Than $25,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The New York convenience store chain ran the fundraiser in August and September.
Posted Oct 29, 2015

Convenience Stores Serve as Safe Havens
Retailers, such as Ricker’s in Indiana, provide safe havens for domestic violence victims in need of help.
Posted Oct 23, 2015

Hershey Commits to Nourish One Million Minds by 2020
Nourishing Minds will provide children with the basic nutrition they need to learn and grow.
Posted Oct 14, 2015

Spinx Establishes Hurricane Relief Fund
South Carolina-based convenience store chain is assisting employees impacted by Hurricane Joaquin.
Posted Oct 8, 2015

Robinson Fresh Helps Fresh & Easy Stores Donate to Local Hospital
The fundraiser culminated with October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Posted Oct 8, 2015

VERC Enterprises CEO Shares Value of Hiring Employees With Down Syndrome
NACS Board member Leo Vercollone says more than 20% of the company’s workforce consists of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Posted Oct 6, 2015

We Card September Awareness Month a Huge Success
Twenty-six governors issued proclamations and letters of support.
Posted Oct 5, 2015

Tyson Foods, NACS Donate Truckload of Protein to Las Vegas Food Bank
Three Square will distribute the donated food through its service network of agency partners.
Posted Sep 29, 2015

Speedway Raises Millions for Charity
The retailer raised more than $2 million for Children’s Miracle Network.
Posted Sep 25, 2015

Atlanta Retailers Foundation Makes Healthy Donation
Funds help with installation of outdoor fitness station in Atlanta.
Posted Sep 21, 2015

CITGO, Red Sox Foundation Help Youth in Boston
Donation of $2,500 in gas gift cards benefits underserved children in the Boston community.
Posted Sep 18, 2015

Stripes Convenience Stores Partners With MD Anderson
The convenience store chain will help raise funds and awareness for the children’s cancer hospital.
Posted Sep 11, 2015

British Convenience Stores Among Most Positive Services
Research by U.K.’s Association of Convenience Stores reveals that c-stores have positive impact on communities.
Posted Sep 9, 2015

Canadian C-Stores Recognized as Important Part of Community
Annual Atlantic Convenience Store Day raises awareness for c-store industry while raising money for charity.
Posted Sep 3, 2015

Making News with Kwik Trip
Wisconsin-based retailer gets a congressional visit and leads the way with a $100,000 donation to local community center.
Posted Aug 31, 2015

QuikTrip Is a Sanctuary for Those in Need
Through Safe Place program, Atlanta area QuikTrip locations have helped more than 500 teens in need this year.
Posted Aug 28, 2015

CITGO Sponsors Muscular Dystrophy Association Event
As a long-time supporter of MDA, CITGO-sponsored event raised more than $90,000.
Posted Aug 25, 2015

QuickChek Aids Thousands of Families in Need
Now is a critical time for donations, as many school-aged children are without access to food programs during the summer months.
Posted Aug 17, 2015

Major Brands Join for Hiring Initiative
100,000 Opportunities Initiative represents the largest employer-led coalition to meaningful youth employment opportunities.
Posted Aug 7, 2015

Hawaii First Lady Recognizes Aloha Petroleum for Promoting Healthy Options
Choose Healthy Now initiative demonstrates that convenience stores are a destination for healthy foods and beverages.
Posted Aug 4, 2015

Pediatric Cancer Foundation Recognizes The Radiant Group
Tampa-based convenience and fuel retailer donated $509,149 to PCF in the past seven years.
Posted Jul 27, 2015

Free Gas Winner Pays It Forward
Winner of free gas for a year from Spinx gives prize to family with child in neo-natal intensive care unit.
Posted Jul 20, 2015

QuikTrip Donates Ferguson Site to Urban League
Construction begins on site of former c-store that was burned during last year’s unrest.
Posted Jul 14, 2015

QuikTrip Among Fortune’s Top Workplaces for Millennials
C-store ranked at 69, one of a few retailers to make Fortune’s first annual list.
Posted Jun 25, 2015

Kwik Trip Receives Top Workplace Honor
Convenience retail chain receives highest honor for large companies in southeastern Wisconsin.
Posted Jun 15, 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev Recognized for Efficient Water Use
Brewer achieves global environmental goals and launches company’s Global Walk for Water, while donating to flood victims.
Posted Jun 8, 2015

C-Stores Are Top for Charity Fundraising
More than $388 million raised for charitable cause through checkout charity campaigns at retailers and restaurants.
Posted Jun 5, 2015

QuickChek to Raise Money for Military Families
Hope For The Warriors in-store promotion begins June 6.
Posted Jun 4, 2015

West Virginia C-Store Association Raises Funds for Children’s Home Society
West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association donates $79,615 to support child assistance programs.
Posted Jun 2, 2015

Invest in Employee Excellence
Deadline approaching for NACS Scholarship Program, allowing retailers to invest in promising employees.
Posted May 29, 2015

Bikes, Beers and Coffee Sales Benefit Others
Active lifestyle brand Miir’s new flagship store donates 3% of revenue to help those in need.
Posted May 26, 2015

7-Eleven Names Veterans as Franchise Winners
In a surprise twist, all three Operation: Take Command contest finalists will win a fee-free franchise location.
Posted May 5, 2015

Nominate a Colleague for NACS Scholarships
Scholarship program helps future convenience leaders achieve their dreams.
Posted May 1, 2015

Consumers Turning to Fresh Items in Convenience Stores
More than six in 10 American consumers (61%) say convenience stores are offering healthier, nutritious products, according to NACS data.
Posted Apr 27, 2015

QuickChek Named Best Place to Work in New York
The fresh market convenience store chain moved up in the rankings this year from 16th to 7th.
Posted Apr 27, 2015

Cumberland Farms Honored for Healthcare Efforts
CEO Ari Haseotes recognized by Health Care for All organization, for company’s ‘health care revolution.’
Posted Apr 24, 2015

Kum & Go Sees Green
Convenience retailer celebrated Earth Day with its 100th LEED-certified store.
Posted Apr 23, 2015

Making the Zoning Process Easier for Retailers
NACS Site Approval Toolkit shares strategies to help retailers achieve success throughout zoning process, including with community members.
Posted Apr 21, 2015

Enmark Stations Supports Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Company sets a fundraising goal of more than $83,000 for campaigns in the month of May.
Posted Apr 21, 2015

Focus on Fresh Leads to Stronger Industry
The NACS reFresh initiative focuses on revamping the industry’s image through a focus on healthier offerings and educating the public.
Posted Apr 20, 2015

QuikTrip’s Secret of Success
Highly selective hiring process chooses the best candidates, rewards them with the best benefits.
Posted Apr 8, 2015

CITGO Co-Hosts Teen Tech Fair
Partnership with the Houston Public Library provides interactive, educational activities for local teens and students.
Posted Apr 2, 2015

NACS Member Jim Tudor Honored by Georgia Legislature
Georgia House Resolution 287 recognizes contributions of longtime leader of the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores.
Posted Mar 20, 2015

How to Define Your Community Impact
NACS resource offers a starting point for retailers to tell their stories about their business and community commitment.
Posted Mar 16, 2015

QuickChek Helps Thousands of Local Families
Convenience retailer’s team members sorted and boxed food donations for 5,000 New Jersey families.
Posted Mar 16, 2015

U.S. House of Representatives Honors Sheetz
Pennsylvania’s Bill Shuster issued a statement on the House floor congratulating Sheetz for opening its 500th convenience store.
Posted Mar 9, 2015

Spinx Announces Beneficiaries for 2015 Charity Classic Golf Tournament
Annual charity golf tournament will benefit charities that support children’s health, education and well-being.
Posted Mar 9, 2015

Stripes Convenience Stores Announces Teacher Grants
Selected schools will receive a $500 grant and seeds for the fall garden for students to learn about the importance of fresh vegetables.
Posted Mar 5, 2015

QuikTrip, Folds of Honor, Title Sponsors for NASCAR Race
This weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will honor fallen and wounded U.S. military servicemen and women.
Posted Feb 26, 2015

QuickChek Raises $460,000 for Local Causes
Convenience retailer caps off 2014 fundraising with $125,000 to feed area families.
Posted Feb 16, 2015

24-Hour C-Store Re-Opens in Japan’s Fukushima Zone
Store hopes to help residents returning home four years after nuclear incident.
Posted Feb 3, 2015

QuickChek Continues Balloon Festival Sponsorship
Largest summertime hot air balloon festival in the United States has raised more than $2.4 million for charity since 1993.
Posted Feb 2, 2015

Convenience Stores Give Back to Local Communities
Miller’s Neighborhood Markets and VERC Enterprises support local communities with charitable efforts.
Posted Jan 19, 2015

Rutter’s Announces 2014 Donations for Local Charities
Convenience retail company’s total charitable donations amounted to more than $793,000 in 2014.
Posted Jan 6, 2015

NACS Member Takes on Food Competition This Sunday
Tune in to Food Network on Jan. 4, to cheer on NACS member Joe Chiovera in "Guy’s Grocery Games: Family Style."
Posted Dec 30, 2014

Retailers Give Back to Local Communities During the Holidays
Tedeschi Food Shops and QuickChek get into the holiday spirit with charitable contributions.
Posted Dec 29, 2014

Corner Store Donates $1 Million to Children’s Charities
5K Country Run series wraps up, with contributions to Big Brothers Big Sisters and other charities.
Posted Dec 9, 2014

Stripes Launches College Scholarship Fund
Company sets goal of raising $600,000 for fund benefitting local college-bound students.
Posted Dec 2, 2014

Stinker Stores Sets Record for Idaho Food Bank
Community campaign raises over $54,000, enough for 216,440 meals.
Posted Nov 26, 2014

Convenience Retailers Support Local Communities During Holidays
QuickChek launches holiday food drive; Stripes Stores announces Thanksgiving and Black Friday freebie.
Posted Nov 24, 2014

C.H. Robinson Collaborates on One-Day Food Fundraiser
The NACS member company partnered with local news station to sponsor Twin Cities food drive.
Posted Nov 21, 2014

Convenience Chains Donate Generously to Children and Military Families
Rutter’s contributes $200,000 for preschool scholarships, while QuickChek supports military families with $75,000.
Posted Nov 13, 2014

Veterans Pay It Forward for C-Store Customers
Illinois store experiences two good deeds in one day, both courtesy of veterans.
Posted Nov 11, 2014

NOCO Campaign Raises $22,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Funds raised by employees and customers will support research and community services.
Posted Oct 29, 2014

Gulf Fuels Breast Cancer Research with New Pink Ribbon Gift Card
New Gulf Oil Giving Foundation initiative amplifies support for American Cancer Society.
Posted Oct 21, 2014

Cumberland Farms Continues Scholarship Tradition
C-Store chain announces opening of ninth annual scholarship program for 2015 graduates.
Posted Oct 16, 2014

Stripes Donates More Than $1.4 Million to Charity
Record-breaking fundraising campaign almost triples the goal for MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital.
Posted Oct 15, 2014

Hunt Brothers Distributor Launches National Charity Initiative
“Provide” program pairs convenience stores with local charities to reach people in need.
Posted Oct 3, 2014

Kangaroo Express Raises $1.9 Million to Support Military Families
This summer’s fundraising brings four-year campaign total to $10 million.
Posted Sep 24, 2014

Retailers Continue Support for Ending Global Poverty
Alabama Merchant Association recognized as part of Birmingham’s Partnership Walk, which raised more than $300,000 for Aga Khan Foundation.
Posted Sep 23, 2014

Family-Owned C-Store Chain Supports College and Community
New England’s VERC Enterprises purchases and renovates former rectory to support graduate service program.
Posted Sep 17, 2014

Police ‘Fill Up’ for Earth Market Customers
Chicago police officers pumped gas for motorists as part of community event to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Posted Sep 8, 2014

Corner Store and NOCO Express Continue Charitable Efforts
Latest campaigns benefit Children’s Miracle Network and Hospice Foundation.
Posted Sep 4, 2014

Canadian Politicians Go Behind the Counter
Nova Scotia Convenience Store Day brings recognition to industry.
Posted Aug 29, 2014

Convenience Stores As a Safe Haven
Seoul, South Korea, uses convenience stores as a safe shelters for women in need.
Posted Aug 28, 2014

Stripes Partners with MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital
September is “Stripes Stores Celebrates Tomorrows” month for customers.
Posted Aug 27, 2014

‘Paying It Forward’ at Starbucks
Florida location is latest to make news with 450-plus customers buying drinks for fellow patrons.
Posted Aug 25, 2014

British Photographer Idealizes Brightly Lit Gas Stations
Stations shine “like a beacon of hope in the night for a weary traveler.”
Posted Aug 20, 2014

BP Supports Veterans and Active Duty Service Members
Company sponsors Valor Games Midwest, introduces #WallOfThanks campaign.
Posted Aug 19, 2014

Green Valley Grocery Invests in Community
Southern Nevada c-store chain joins community development campaign.
Posted Aug 14, 2014

Convenience Industry Makes Significant Contributions to Military
Kangaroo Express and Corner Store campaigns support military through fundraising and free drinks.
Posted Aug 5, 2014

QuickChek Employees Lend a Hand to Superstorm Sandy Victims
More than 40 staff contribute their labor — and $125,000 — to help ongoing recovery.
Posted Aug 1, 2014

RaceTrac Reaches $1 Million in Charitable Giving
Milestone donations to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Posted Jul 30, 2014

Stripes® Raises Funds for Children’s Charity
Partnership with Red Bull will benefit Texas Operation Military Kids.
Posted Jul 29, 2014

New Orleans Launches Cigarette Butt Recycling Program
Partnership with Santa Fe Natural Tobacco is first in nation.
Posted Jul 25, 2014

Journalist Shares Regrets for Judging C-Store Clerk
Essay describes experience of getting to know clerk after misjudging her.
Posted Jul 23, 2014

NOCO Express Stores Raise More Than $12,000 for Charity
Funds will benefit United Way locations in Western New York.
Posted Jul 17, 2014

C-Stores Are Oases in a Food Desert
Atlantic City’s neighborhood convenience stores can be a port in a storm during bad weather and good.
Posted Jul 10, 2014

Honesty Can Be the Best Policy
From self-service cafés to Panera’s pay-what-you-can locations, depending on customers’ ethics can be good business.
Posted Jul 10, 2014

Spinx Presents $70,000 to Five Local Charities
Proceeds raised through the 14th Annual Spinx Charity Classic Golf Tournament.
Posted Jun 30, 2014

Enmark Stations Raises More Than $75K for Charity
Fundraising effort will support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk.
Posted Jun 24, 2014

Corner Store Kicks Off 20th Annual Fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Convenience store chain is the first to offer hospital bracelets for a $1 donation.
Posted Jun 9, 2014

Stripes College Scholarship Fund Gifts Angelo State University With $34,000
Donation will help 34 students to attend ASU.
Posted May 27, 2014

Circle K and Reay’s Raise Millions for Children’s’ Charities
Circle K’s campaign benefits 30 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across 14 states; Reay’s annual golf tournament raises $1.05 million for Arizona’s Children Association.
Posted May 23, 2014

Gulf Oil Celebrates 100 Years by Raising More Than $100,000 for Breast Cancer Research
Inaugural Golf Tournament at Gulf’s 2014 brand meeting and trade show benefits the American Cancer Society.
Posted May 21, 2014

Connecticut Retailers Fuel Fight to Cure Neuromuscular Diseases
Local CITGO marketers exceed goal in annual MDA fundraising campaign.
Posted May 16, 2014

Rutter’s Golf Outing Raises More Than $100,000 for Charity
This year’s donation brings total to more than $1 million since program began in 2002.
Posted May 15, 2014

Kangaroo Express Reveals New Military-Focused Store
N.C. location designed for military with input from local troops, families.
Posted May 9, 2014

Gulf Oil Celebrates 100 Years of Service
The company’s 2014 brand meeting and trade show will benefit breast cancer research and awareness.
Posted Apr 22, 2014

Stripes Convenience Stores Supports National Guard and Reserve
A “Statement of Support” reaffirms Stripes’ ongoing support for U.S. service members and their families.
Posted Apr 8, 2014

Global Partners’ Alltown Convenience Stores, CFMS Donate $300,000 to National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The money was raised through a combination of Alltown customer contributions and other fundraising activities.
Posted Apr 3, 2014

Stripes Convenience Stores Launches New Campaign for Students to Learn About Fresh Vegetables
The new program gives elementary school students a hands-on experience to understand where food comes from and learn the value of using fresh foods.
Posted Mar 31, 2014

Corner Store Hosts MDA Goodwill Ambassador
CEO Kim Bowers hosted an appearance by 8-year-old Reagan Imhoff, a goodwill ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Posted Mar 17, 2014

QuickChek Selected as One of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey
The convenience store chain is recognized for the fifth year in a row.
Posted Mar 4, 2014

Speedway Exceeds $60 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Fundraising for the charity totaled $7.6 million in 2013.
Posted Mar 3, 2014

Nice N Easy Partners With National Kidney Foundation of Central New York
The convenience store chain will donate funds and sponsor the April Kidney Walk.
Posted Feb 7, 2014

Speedway Supports a Special Cause
Its Cincinnati-area locations are partnering with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise funds.
Posted Jan 24, 2014

Stripes Convenience Stores Named March of Dimes #1 Texas Corporate Partner
The company has raised $3.2 million dollars since 2008, which ranks 11th in the nation.
Posted Jan 22, 2014

QuickChek Creates Jobs With New Store
The new Somerset store in New Jersey has 35 local employees and opened its doors on January 21.
Posted Jan 22, 2014

Stripes Convenience Stores Raise More Than $530,000 During First Ever In-Store College Scholarship Campaign
The company will award 533 scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year to students in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Posted Jan 20, 2014

Sheetz, QuikTrip Named Top 100 Best Companies to Work For
Fortune Magazine’s annual list debuts Sheetz at #87, while QT continues its 10-plus years on the list by coming in at #48.
Posted Jan 20, 2014

Aloha Petroleum Donates Canister Collection Funds to American Heart Association, Hawaii Division
The funds were raised through canister collection donations at participating Aloha Island Mart and Shell locations across Hawaii.
Posted Jan 6, 2014

Parker’s Named Entrepreneurial Business of the Year
The Georgia-based convenience store chain has been recognized for its growth and philanthropic and community involvement success.
Posted Dec 30, 2013

CITGO Joins 17 Miss America Representatives to Highlight Local Community Issues
CITGO and Miss America state winners are promoting the importance of volunteering, health and education.
Posted Dec 23, 2013

Thorntons Volunteers to Help Disabled
Also, Pinnacle joined Habitat for Humanity to build a home.
Posted Nov 19, 2013

Kangaroo Express Salute Our Troops Campaign Raises $172,000
Money raised will benefit the Enlisted Association of National Guard of Tennessee Auxiliary Soldier Airman Relief Fund.
Posted Nov 14, 2013

Hershey Donates $100,000 to Wounded Warrior Project
Funds will help support the needs of this generation’s injured service members.
Posted Nov 7, 2013

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