Wawa Previewing First Tampa Bay Store (CSP Daily)

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — Wawa Inc. is celebrating the Feb. 8 grand opening of its first store in the Tampa Bay area with a VIP Store Tour & Luncheon preview the day before the store opens to the public. At the Thursday event, the mayor of Pinellas Park, Fla., Sandra Bradbury, along with Wawa officials, will announce expansion plans and Wawa’s expected economic impact in the Tampa area.

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Wawa Hits One Million Facebook Fans (CSDecisions)

Wawa hit one million Facebook fans on Jan. 28, and has launched a two week celebration to reward fans for their loyalty.From merchandise to gift cards, Wawa is showering its social media fans with affection. But the celebration doesn’t end there; Wawa is also launching its “What Will Wawa do Next?” program.

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Tedeschi Food Shops Honored By Social Media Award (CSDecisions)

The Brooklyn Nets? Fugetaboutit. New York City’s largest borough is celebrating the growth of a convenience store chain it can call its very own. That’s because Bolla Management Corp. hasn’t just come of age over the past two years, it is setting standards in retail design and foodservice that are attracting the attention of customers and competitors alike.“We take our relationship with our customers very seriously,” said Harry Singh, president and CEO of family-owned Bolla Management Corp., which oversees the company’s retail, jobber, construction and consulting businesses.

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Pilot Flying J Launches New Dining Experience (CSDecisions)

After answering the question, “Where can I stop for fuel?” Pilot Flying J has developed a new answer to another important question drivers on the road ask on a long drive: “Where can I get a good meal?”In another enhancement to its already wide menu of food options, Pilot Flying J is getting customers off to a “sunny head start” on the road with a new breakfast bar, featuring home-style choices such as biscuits and sausage gravy and southwest egg scramble.

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Wawa Crisis Campaign Assists Disaster Relief (CSDecisions)

Wawa Inc. today announced the launch of a chain-wide, in-store crisis campaign, designed to provide disaster relief assistance to those communities most affected by Hurricane Sandy.The campaign is being held in partnership with the American Red Cross and allows customers to help contribute to disaster relief by adding $1, $3, or $5 to their Wawa purchase at checkout.

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More to Love (CSP Daily)

OKLAHOMA CITY Love’s Travel Stops has announced time-saving new features to its Love’s Connect mobile application for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smart phones.The enhanced Love’s Connect mobile app provides professional truck drivers with My Love Rewards loyalty point balances within minutes of their last purchase.

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Wawa Deploys Digital Signage Across 600 Stores (CSP)

BURLINGTON, Ont. — Wawa Inc. has incorporated digital signage into more than 600 convenience stores. In the fall of 2011, following a successful 25-store pilot, Wawa selected ADFLOW Networks Inc. to power its digital marketing network as part of a redesigned foodservice area that features a fresh and appetizing new look.Read More

Wawa’s Southern Exposure (CSP)

ORLANDO, Fla. — There are the white-sand beaches, warm weather and amusement parks, but for retailers looking to grow, the main attraction of Florida is an expanding population and plenty of room to innovate. Just ask major quick-serve restaurant (QSR) chains such as Dunkin Donuts and Panera, convenience store chains like Thorntons Inc., and Wawa, which recently broke ground on its sixth location in the Sunshine State.Read More