March 2010 Back Rumor

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Who was that hot blonde with J.F.? His wife, of course! 

Is a new online/socialmedia effort in the works for a central Texas c-store chain?

BR hears 13% alcohol “beer” is gaining traction in the West.

A Texas-based chain continues to experiment with its foodservice offer, with the goal of developing a concrete plan to roll out chainwide by year’s end.

Brion G., do you have a secret stash of four-leaf clovers?

Dick M., we think you have a whole lot of spunk yourself. To the CRU lunch table: Frozen iguanas for everyone!

BR hears some big names in the c-store industry frequently spend their weekend nights conversing with one another via their Facebook accounts.

Sid, thanks for your friendship and support over the years, and congrats on hanging up your boots! We’re all jealous!

The folks over at Aloha Petroleum are reporting “vog”— smog from the volcanoes.

Congrats to Dean Pulver’s 10-year-old daughter, Sydney, and her 3v3 World Championship soccer team!

BR hears that Scott MacIntyre was so impressed with one of the contestants of CRU’s Got Talent that he approached him about a future collaboration.

An OTC medication supplier tells BR that a jump in sleep-aid medication sales could be connected to the rising fortunes of energy shots.

Kudos to Mike Richardson of Casey’s for being honored by the Pleasant Hill, Iowa, chamber of commerce as its citizen of the year.

S.B., congrats on your son’s acrobatic success. We’ll look for him in “Mystere” or “Allegria.”

Could a major c-store chain be close to a new international foothold?

BR is still wondering about that skydiving statistic. Joe V.H., thanks for saying what we were all thinking! Congrats to CSP’s own Greg Lindenberg on his daughter Rachel’s audition for the lead in the Coen brothers’ remake of “True Grit”!

According to one industry mover-and-shaker, four major acquisitions are in the works.

Jane H., we’ll tell everyone your wrist gave out after rolling 9,000 burritos.

Fuel rewards will soon be convertible to air miles, says Nicole W.

BR hears an investment fund is planning to buy several outlots from a major retailer to build up to 50 c-stores in 2010.

Too bad you have to fly over an ocean to see your new grandson, A.K. BR hopes Webcams can narrow the distance.

BR hears Shell will launch a new fleet-card program soon. Own your town’s gas-price Web site and you can stand out from the crowd, says Jason T.  

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