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TravelCenters of America profit soars in Q2

BY Staff Writer

Westlake, Ohio — TravelCenters of America LLC reported Tuesday that net income for its fiscal second quarter rose to $21.7 million, compared with $1.2 million a year earlier. The improved performance was due to higher fuel sales and higher margins.

During the second quarter, total fuel sales rose 4.3%.

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Meijer introduces latest Simply Give campaign

BY CSA STAFF

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — After exceeding more than $2 million in food and donations, Meijer announced that it once again has launched the Simply Give campaign throughout its stores.

The latest campaign, which will run through Sept. 24, aims to restock the shelves of nearly 200 local food pantries in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, Meijer said. The program has been running for nearly three years and encourages shoppers to purchase $10 Meijer food pantry donation card at special displays throughout the store, as well as Meijer gas stations and pharmacies, which then are converted into Meijer Gift cards and given to the local food pantry selected by the store.

Meijer’s last Simply Give campaign, which ran in the spring, garnered more than $270,000 for 195 local food pantries.

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Sports Authority expands in time for BTS

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Children will be returning to school in a matter of weeks, and many of them will be joining or returning to some sort of sporting activity. Enter Sports Authority, which is answering the need for sporting goods by opening six news stores on Aug. 13. The six new stores will open in five states nationwide, in the major markets of Miami, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Chicago and Milwaukee, the company reported.

The store locations will be as follows:

  • Miami Beach, Fla.at 3401 N. Miami Ave.

  • Vero Beach, Fla. at6560 20th St.

  • Lakewood, Calif. at 4950 Faculty Ave.

  • Salt Lake City at 220 N. Station Pkwy.

  • Orland Hills, Ill. at 9231 159th St.

Sports Authority already operates stores in 45 states nationwide, and each features a wide selection of such name brands as Nike, Under Armour and The North Face, as well products that cater to the interests of local customers, the company said.

“We are excited to open our six new locations in California, Utah, Wisconsin, Illinois and Florida, further reinforcing Sports Authority’s commitment to meeting residents’ sporting and active lifestyle needs by providing industry-leading customer service and a diverse selection of quality sporting good products,” said David Campisi, president and CEO of Sports Authority. “Sports Authority truly believes in celebrating the good in sport and with these new locations, Sports Authority is not only helping local job creation, but providing great value and service to athletes and organizations in these communities.”

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