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RaceTrac Opens First Location in Alabama in 15 Years Kicking-Off Reentry into Market
RaceTrac opened a new store in Gardendale, Alabama, marking the Atlanta-based chain’s reentry into the Alabama market after 15 years. The convenience store will offer Alabama residents everything they need to refuel and recharge, including customizable food and beverage options, free Wi-Fi, indoor and outdoor seating and the exceptional store experience and guest service for which the brand is known.
“We are thrilled to bring the full RaceTrac experience back to the Central and Northern Alabama region,” said Brian Thornton, RaceTrac Vice President of Construction, Real Estate, Engineering, and Special Projects. “This region is undergoing a true transformation with an influx of new residents and businesses that provide an exciting opportunity for all involved. We believe the region’s population and business growth, specifically in the technology, aerospace, and auto-manufacturing sectors, provide a foundation for continued growth for many years to come across the state.”
RaceTrac has been bringing this Whatever Gets You Going style of convenience to guests since 1934, and this expansion into Alabama deepens its roots in the Southeastern region. The company will be building a number of other stores throughout Alabama, including other locations already in the permitting phase in the Irondale, Alabaster, Gadsden, Huntsville, and Muscle Shoals areas. The next store, in Oxford, will open in March 2021.
Foo Fighters collab with Vans on limited edition trainers for 25th anniversary
The rock band Foo Fighters have joined forces with Vans to release new trainers. In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Dave Grohl and the Learn To Fly rockers have collaborated with the famous footwear brand to release limited edition, black and white high-tops, which brandish their logo.
They shared the kicks on Instagram, with the caption: "In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, we collaborated with #FooFighters on a special limited edition pair of Vans. The Vans x Foo Fighters Sk8-Hi is coming soon."
Sony Announces $1.7M Donation to the International African American Museum
The International African American Museum announced a $1.7 million product donation from Sony Corporation of America (SCA), on behalf of Sony Corporation and its U.S. affiliates.
The Museum is scheduled to open in 2022 at the former Gadsden's Wharf in Charleston, SC. Historians estimate nearly half of all African captives brought to America arrived in Charleston, most of them at Gadsden's Wharf.
"One silver lining of the pandemic is that museums have been challenged to re-imagine the visitor experience," said Dr. Elijah Heyward III, Chief Operating Officer of the Museum.
Tempur Sealy Issues 2021 Corporate Social Values Report
Tempur Sealy issued its 2021 Corporate Social Values Report. As a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of bedding products, Tempur Sealy
The Company has made significant progress towards its ESG initiatives, including sstablished the goal of achieving carbon neutrality for our global wholly-owned operations by 2040; achieved a 28% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per unit produced at our wholly-owned manufacturing and logistics operations compared to prior year; and mproved the percent of waste recycled from our North American wholly-owned manufacturing operations to 91% in 2020, compared to 85% in 2019.
Landis+Gyr and PayGo Announce Billing and Payments Partner Agreement
Landis+Gyr and PayGo have signed a partner agreement that authorizes Landis+Gyr to provide PayGo's prepay, digital billing and payment services to its advanced metering customers.
Landis+Gyr is now able to offer PayGo to existing and future AMI customers as a premium prepay, digital billing and payment service. Prepayment systems for utility services have proven to deliver benefits for both the customer and utility, giving the customer greater control over their energy usage leading to improved energy efficiency. These programs also reduce the need for security deposits and fees, while lowering debt and improving customer satisfaction.
"This agreement allows Landis+Gyr to provide a proven digital payment platform that complements our existing consumer engagement offerings while enhancing the proven benefits of flexible payment options for utilities and their customers," said Tim Weidenbach, Senior Vice President of Technologies at Landis+Gyr.
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