Hess Corporation donated $100,00 to two charities this weekend as part of its Home Run Campaign, which kicked off on Boston Red Sox’ home opening day. On Sunday, Oct. 4, Aric Morrison, a Hess Retail regional director, presented the two $50,000 checks before the game-one to the Jimmy Fund through the Red Sox
Archives for October 2009
Domo, the fuzzy brown creature from Japan with a trademark enigmatic open-mouth expression, is taking 7-Eleven stores by storm this fall. From collectible Slurpee cups filled with Fuji Frost by Fanta, and flocked Slurpee character straws to Big Bite hot dog containers, coffee cups and even an exclusive Domo Attack! Energy drink, Domo
Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale gasoline costs in most major metropolitan markets across the U.S. stalled an extended seasonal price decline in early October following an unexpected drawdown in the nation’s inventory of gasoline, catching the market flatfooted, and driving a better than 6 percent increase in market pricing.
The House Financial Services Committee has scheduled a hearing for Oct. 8 to receive testimony on the Credit Card Interchange Fees Act (H.R. 2382), NACS reported. This legislation, introduced by Reps. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Bill Shuster (R-PA), would begin to change many of rules imposed on merchants by the credit card companies. In preparation
Save-A-Lot food stores is joining the fight against breast cancer by partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer advocacy organization, for the remainder of 2009. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Save-A-Lot food stores will unveil a “pinked out” version of their No. 60 Save-A-Lot
Dunkin’ Donuts’ president and chief brand officer, William Kussell, is leaving the company at year’s end. Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis will also assume the role of Dunkin’ Donuts president. “In the 15 years since Will joined Dunkin’ Donuts, the company has grown from a regional donut chain with about 3,000 stores
Jennifer Frances, founder of Bess the Book Bus, is the latest winner of a year’s supply of fuel in the Fueling Good program presented by CITGO Petroleum Corp. Based in Tampa, Fla., Bess the Book Bus is a mobile literacy program which provides free books and reading programs to underprivileged children across the community.
The 18th annual Halloween Promotion will kick off Oct. 1, to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. During the month-long Halloween Promotion, thousands of restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores and other retail locations nationwide
Wesco, a self-distributing convenience store chain with 51 locations across Michigan, has chosen Retalix’s DAX Analyzer, powered by the QlikView business intelligence engine from QlickTech, to further enhance its demand forecasting and replenishment operations. DAX Analyzer provides Wesco with a dashboard-style business intelligence interface that integrates with the retailer’s existing installation of Retalix’s
A protest ended peacefully yesterday evening after Greenpeace activists who entered Suncor’s oil sands site north of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, left the area under police escort. “We’re happy that we were able to resolve yesterday’s events in a safe and peaceful manner,” said Steve Williams, Suncor’s chief operating officer. “As always,
Quick Chek, a family-owned chain of 120 food stores throughout New Jersey and southern New York, celebrated the grand opening of its newest store in Middletown, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 21. The move furthers the marketer’s expansion into The Empire State, where it now operates two stores. Quick Chek remains an industry leader in foodservice
In response to the press conference held by 7-Eleven and the National Association of Convenience Stores regarding their petition, the Electronic Payments Coalition issued the following statement: “It is the height of irony that a convenience store, which regularly marks up their products by as much as 500% for ‘convenience sake,’ doesn’t want
Emerson Climate Technologies, a leader in retail facility operation, will be demonstrating how their Intelligent Store™ architecture delivers new actionable insights that help retailers make better decisions across their enterprise. By implementing this architecture, retail operators can lower their operational costs, dramatically increasing their profitability. For more information, visit www.EmersonRetailSolutions.com
Sam’s Clubs newest benefit to the Plus Membership offers more value and simplicity by loading additional savings and values directly on your Membership card. eValues are matched to a Member’s purchasing patterns. This means a Member’s eValues offers are more related to their needs and preferences. Visit samsclub.com/evalues for more info.
As the meat snack C-store experts, Old Wisconsin not only offers the largest variety of top-quality products in multiple flavors and sizes, we also supply a wide range of flexible, eye-catching displays and merchandising systems that meet your store’s needs. Our “2 For A Buck” and “Go For 2” Gravity Fed Displays deliver unbeatable value
Van Houtte will be featuring a wide selection of its gourmet blends including a full-line of fair-trade coffees available in traditional and single-cup format. Both supported with merchandising programs. A variety of hot and cold alternative beverages will be available for sampling including the recently launched iced coffee program. Van Houtte will also be featuring
Welch’s is proud to highlight two new offerings for convenience retail, 100% Blueberry Pomegranate Concord Grape and Black Cherry Concord Grape. Both flavors on-trend and bring exciting new variety to the single serve juice category. Stop by today and come taste the great new flavors!
Kretek International Inc., exclusive importer of Djarum brand tobacco products, has introduced new Djarum Filtered Clove Cigars, available in four styles–Classic Black, Vanilla Black, Cherry Black and Special Box. Three of the styles will carry the popular Black brand name with its distinctive red triangle and black package. Djarum Filtered Clove Cigars are packaged in
Krispy Krunchy Foods will be showing two of their concepts during this year’s NACS show. The chicken concept gives a franchise look with no franchise fees. Operators get a week of training at their location and a first class graphics package. The pizza concept is a pre-built product of high quality designed to take the
It may be the best new kids candy to come out in years and finally, a candy both kids & Mom’s can agree on! MONSTER GOO! It’s sugar free & made in the USA. Comes with a cool, resealable sports cap.
Headlines from National: Zig-Zag® Cigar Wraps score three new flavors to its line-up; Mango A Go-Go™, Straight-Up™ and Strawberry-Splash™. Zig-Zag® wraps are boldly flavored for a robust cigar experience. Stoker’s® Moist Snuff releases two new BIG flavors; Long Cut Straight and Mint 12-oz. Stoker’s® – Big Size, Big Value, Big Sales.
Should your stores carry more energy shot brands, or should they carry more energy shots that sell? Seventy-one percent of all energy shot sales in convenience stores are 5-Hour Energy. In fact, the top four selling energy shot SKUs are all 5-Hour Energy. Do your stores carry all four? Visit booth #4138 for more info.
The latest 30-day promotion from 7-Eleven features a Battle of the Bands online music contest geared toward music lovers and younger consumers, complete with live concerts around the U.S., and new guitar-shaped Slurpee and Big Gulp cups. The contest marks the first time Slurpee has sponsored a grassroots music competition with music-enthusiasts from across the
Since the onset of the April SCHIP tax increase, tobacco retailers have been turning to puffed or extended tobacco to help customers deal with the skyrocketing costs of cigarettes, especially as more customers are turning to the roll your own (RYO) category in an attempt to save dollars. Republic Tobacco’s Gambler is the market leader
Prepaid services are revolutionizing the way customers do business today. From unbanked customers to students and others looking to reduce their outstanding debt, prepaid debit cards and bill pay services offer customers a payment solution without the drawback of monthly interest charges. Retailers agree that choosing a vendor that will work with your chain to