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Susser Holdings Reports Q1 Results

“Based on this strong first quarter performance, we are raising our guidance for 2011 for same-store merchandise sales growth to a range of 3.0-5.5%, and we also are raising the lower end of our guidance range for new dealer sites to a minimum of 20,” says Susser CEO. Susser Holdings Corp. released its Q1 2011

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Tedeschi Adds Skinny Water

Enhanced zero-calorie water meets customer demand for better-for-you beverages. Tedeschi Food Shops is adding Skinny Water, a zero-calorie enhanced water at all 190 store locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut. With the addition of these stores, Skinny Water is now available in 7,486 retail locations nationwide. “As consumers search for ‘healthier-for-you-beverages,’ Skinny

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PS Food Mart Beats Fundraising Goal

Close to  $60,000 raised for local food banks. In just 17 days, the second annual PS Food Mart Charities “Fight Hunger. Give Hope.” campaign beat its fundraising goal by more than $10,000. Employees and customers from 30 PS Food Mart stores across South Central Michigan and Northwest Ohio raised almost $60,000 in support of local

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Rutter’s Fayetteville Store Opens

“This store represents all the things we’ve been working on through the years,” says Rutter’s CEO. Rutter’s Farm Stores celebrated the grand opening of its newest store Tuesday, May 10, in Fayetteville, Pa., at U.S. 30 and Pa. 997, Public Opinion News reported. Rutter’s President and CEO Scott Hartman kicked off the festivities by cutting

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Gluten-Free Chips

Beanitos are the first Always Corn-Free, gluten-free, low glycemic bean chips made from whole beans. Launched in 2010 the chips come in original flavors Black Bean and Pinto & Flax, as well as new flavors Chipotle BBQ Black Bean and Cheddar Cheese Pinto Bean. In over 5,000 stores nationally, including Whole Foods Beanitos Bean Chips

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Boneless Wings

Tyson Food Service introduces Tyson Red Label Boneless Wings, a great addition to an appetizer menu or a cost-effective entrée option. Menuing boneless wings, along with their bone-in counterparts, can help operators increase total wing sales by as much as 30%, www.myfoodservicenews.com reported. Part of the Tyson Red Label value-added line of products, Tyson Red

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NOCO and AAA Team to Provide Fuel Savings

Customers save three cents per gallon at NOCO Express locations. NOCO Express and AAA Western and Central New York have launched an exclusive fuel savings and rewards program for Western New York AAA members. The “AAA & NOCO Fuel Advantage” saves motorists three cents on every gallon of gasoline purchased when they swipe their AAA

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XYIENCE Launches Summer Sweepstakes

QuikTrip and independent retailers join XYIENCE in text message-based summer promotion. XYIENCE, maker of Xenergy, the official energy drink of the UFC, is teaming up with its retailers to launch a series of text message-based summer sweepstakes, including one with QuikTrip (QT) Convenience Stores and a second with hundreds of independent convenience stores throughout the

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Applause Media To Broadcast Amber Alerts

First system to print photos on demand at the gas pump. Information about abducted children can now be distributed through the gas pump. In support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s AMBER Alert program, Gilbarco Veeder-Root is working with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) as a secondary AMBER Alert distributor to

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Pemmican Partners With Operation Gratitude

Starting this May, every time a customer buys Pemmican beef jerky, the company donates a bag to support deployed U.S. Troops. Marfood USA has partnered with Operation Gratitude to donate a minimum of $100,000 worth of Pemmican Beef Jerky to deployed U.S. troops. Specially marked Pemmican–Operation Gratitude shipper displays will be in stores from May

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Budweiser Barbeque Sauces

Vita Food Products introduces the Bud four-pack, a gift pack of sauces created in partnership with the brew masters of Anheuser-Busch. This gift pack aims to delight any Budweiser fan and deliver an exceptional taste experience. The pack includes four Budweiser Genuine Sauces: Original Barbecue Sauce, Mild & Tangy Wing Sauce, Smoked Barbecue Sauce and

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All-Natural Beef Jerky

Oberto Brands’ signature Oh Boy, Oberto! beef jerky line is undergoing its first major jerky recipe overhaul in 12 years, as it realigns itself with its core customer demands. Oh Boy, Oberto! now offers an all-natural beef jerky line, which contains simple, all-natural ingredients resulting in a flavorful, hearty jerky that is seasoned, smoked and

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Is Oil in a Bull or Bear Market Now?

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN After seven consecutive weeks moving higher, we should see a decline in the U.S. average price for gasoline following a $16.75 barrel tumble by crude prices in futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange during the first week of May, which pressed the U.S. benchmark

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7-Eleven To Expand In Hawaii

The expansion would create  jobs and give 7-Eleven control over close to a third of the c-store market in Hawaii. 7-Eleven aims to nearly double its store count in Hawaii, expanding to some 100 locations during the next five years, Pacific Business News reported. The move would give 7-Eleven control of almost one-third of the

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CITGO Launches 2011 Ad Campaign

Real people, stories and local impact highlighted in campaign. CITGO Petroleum Corp. is launching its new multi-faceted advertising campaign featuring real people and stories of CITGO. All elements of the campaign highlight the unique local impact of the brand on communities and individuals across the country and the ongoing commitment to “doing good” displayed by

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Sunoco Releases Q1 2011 Results

Earnings from retail marketing saw a $22 million drop compared to the same quarter in 2010 due to lower average retail gasoline margins. Sunoco Inc. reported a net loss attributable to Sunoco shareholders of $101 million ($0.84 per share diluted) for the first quarter of 2011 compared to a net loss attributable to Sunoco shareholders

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CSD Announces Amazon Gift Card Winner

After participating in the roller grill usage study, retailers were entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card. Ryan White of Blarney Castle Oil was selected in a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card, after participating in Convenience Store Decisions’ Roller Grill usage study. CSD launched the study to learn more about

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Hard-Pack Little Cigars

Swisher International has introduced 84-millimeter hard-pack packaging for the company’s Swisher Sweets Little Cigars. While the traditional soft pack will remain available, the popular 84-millimeter length hard pack is designed to resist bending and crushing to preserve the product in its original condition. Today’s consumers have expressed a preference for more protective packaging, and now

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Eye On Cleanliness

Server Products’ new countertop organizer will keep condiment areas clean and mess-free while helping operators eliminate waste and improve efficiency. The PPO-3 is a top load, large capacity organizer with two dividers forming three compartments. Portion packs channel to the front, continually replenishing the supply. The attractive design will complement any décor and the brushed

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Chevron Launches Take Off to Adventure Game

Chevron ExtraMile and Disney partner to celebrate the re-launch of the Star Tours attraction at Disneyland Park. Beginning this week, every person who visits a participating ExtraMile location in California, Oregon and Washington can request a game card with two chances to win. The West Coast game runs May 1 to June 30 with thousands

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Eisman Appointed CEO of Alon USA

“I am looking forward to working with all of our employees to build upon the good foundation we have in place,” says Eisman. Alon USA announced that, effective May 3, Paul Eisman was named CEO of the company in addition to his role as president, and Jeff Morris was named as vice chairman of the

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Vermont Rolls Out Fit And Healthy Campaign

State calls on small stores to help fight obesity. The state of Vermont is launching a “Fit and Healthy” campaign aimed at small stores, encouraging them to offer more healthful products in the quest to fight obesity, WPTZ News reported. More than half of all Vermont adults are overweight or obese, while the number of

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Commonwealth Brands, Altadis USA Announce Integration

Commonwealth Brands and Altadis USA have announced the integration of their sales and marketing units into a unified team. The unified team is expected to provide greater sales coverage and more comprehensive service to its customer. “This will put us in a stronger position to drive growth across our USA mass market portfolio that comprises

Serving the Industry

There is more pressure than ever on convenience store chains to not only exceed customers’ expectations, but to stay ahead of the competition, navigate legislative issues and still be good corporate citizens in the communities they serve. This doesn’t even take into account managing operations, training employees and developing a strategy to grow the business.

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What Wal-Mart’s New C-Stores Mean for the Industry

By Lance Winslow It appears that Wal-Mart plans on setting up hundreds of convenience stores in the near future, and many of these will be completed before 2012. Why is Wal-Mart getting into the c-store business, you wonder? Well, consider if you will that at many of its superstores the company also sells fuel, and

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