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JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Convenience Store News is extending the deadline for its 2014 Spirit Awards for Community Outreach to the end of September. Retailers that go the extra mile to improve the lives of the people in their local markets can now submit entries through Sept. 30.
The annual awards include one Grand Award and three awards based on c-store chain size: one to 99 stores, 100 to 499 stores and 500-plus stores.
Winners will be selected based on the scope of giving, personal involvement of company management and associates, innovation and creativity of programs, and more.
Submissions must include detailed descriptions of the community service programs that took place during 2013-2014, along with a handling fee of $125.
Click here to view the contest rules and submit an entry.
Last year's Grand Spirit Award winner was VERC Enterprises. The category winners were St. Romain Oil Co. (one to 99 stores), Alon Brands Inc. (100 to 499 stores) and CST Brands Inc./Corner Store (500-plus stores).