Pinnacle Clients in the News

Green Valley Grocery Invests in Community (NACS)

LAS VEGAS, Nevada –​Green Valley Grocery, a Nevada-based chain of 52 convenience stores and gas stations, announced its investment in the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s (LVGEA) “Engage Southern Nevada” investment campaign, a three-year effort to raise $7.5 million for regional economic development.Read More

Pilot Flying J Expands Fuel Network (CSP)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. –​Pilot Flying J Inc., the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, has continued to expand its fuel network by providing diesel fuel to six additional locations across the country in the first quarter of the year.Pilot Flying J also opened three new travel centers and plazas in the first quarter and plans to open additional locations throughout 2014.Read More

Casey’s Weather Vane Points to Big City (CSP)

ANKENY, Iowa –​Casey’s General Stores Inc. has been successful serving a small-town niche, with nearly 60% of its convenience stores in communities of fewer than 5,000 people. But recently the red-and-yellow sign with the rooster weather vane has been popping up on more suburban and even urban corners, said a report by The Omaha World-Herald.y..Read More

UC Cenex Rewards Good Deeds (CSP Net)

BEAVER DAM, Wis. –The Tanks of Thanks program gives Cenex retailers, customers and anyone else in the community a new way to say “thank you” to neighbors, friends and family by recognizing their good deeds and nominating them for free fuel from their local Cenex convenience store.Read More

U-Gas shows the possibilities of a small-scale foodservice commissary. (CSP Net)

The commissary at U-Gas Inc. was born six years ago with a board-meeting pronouncement from company founder Paul Taylor: “Let’s open a commissary and make a good sandwich.”The company had been supplied with sandwiches from a third party. But unhappy with the product quality, U-Gas hired two deli managers from a local grocery chain to develop a sandwich program from scratch. “We started off with two ladies doing it themselves, making and delivering it, going to stores and ordering what they needed,” says Curtis Springer, director of foodservice for the St. Louis-based chain.Read More