A loyal Rutter’s customer wins big in the chain’s “Register, Scan and Win” contest. Summer is heating up in Central Pennsylvania thanks to more prizes being awarded to loyal Rutter’s customers in the “Register, Scan and Win” contest. Among the winners was Joshua Welty, of Red Lion, Pa., who won a free month of gas.
BP launches a “Commute Better” program to aid local Columbus, Ohio drivers in improving their driving routines. The daily commute of Columbus, Ohio drivers is not generally as stressful as that of other U.S. cities, according to research from Kiplinger, but a recent survey commissioned by BP Products North America Inc. suggests there is room
Several c-stores and grocery stores agreed to join the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) with First Lady Michelle Obama to expand value and health foods to more impoverished U.S. communities. The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), together with First Lady Michelle Obama, announced that leading grocery retailers have committed to bring healthy, affordable
Turnover can be very costly, yet it is often overlooked or poorly measured by many convenience store retailers. Studies peg the cost of replacing one c-store employee can be $1,500 or more and that ignores the opportunity cost from increased sales resulting from a well trained, stable, customer focused work force. Many chains are
Sometimes it makes a lot of sense to have a cross functional work team established to tackle business challenges or drive operational improvement in current processes. Other times it is better to assign the task to an individual or to a group with a clearly defined leader. Cross functional teams provide the added benefit of brining
Coinstar Inc. says goodbye to one of its executive leaders as it releases its second quarter results for fiscal 2011. Coinstar Inc., a provider in automated retail, has announced a leadership transition for the company’s redbox business, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar. Mitch Lowe has resigned as president of redbox to pursue entrepreneurial and other
Customers with flex-fuel vehicles fill up on environmentally friendly fuel for a good price. Thorntons’ store at 2291 Elkhorn Drive in Lexington, Ky., is offering e85 Flex-Fuel at 85 cents per gallon from 10 a.m. to noon today, Friday July 22. Thorntons team members intend to be on-site with e85 Flex Fuel informational handouts, and
Corner Grocery partners with U-Haul to give customers a wide variety of moving equipment and supplies. Moving just got easier for Creedmoor, N.C., residents now that Corner Grocery convenience store, located at 2616 Hwy. 56 E., recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to its list of services. Customers to the c-store now have access
Walgreen Co. continues to grow its electric-vehicle charging station program, which helps to boost U.S. energy initiatives. Walgreen Co. is expanding its electric-vehicle charging station program at some 800 of its 7,733 stores by the end of 2011, MarketWatch reported. The drugstore chain operator began its charging station program late last year, as electricity producer
Mother Parkers’ Classic Southern Iced Tea takes top honor. Mother Parkers’ Classic Southern Sweetened Iced Tea Concentrate won first place in its category in the 2011 North American Tea Championship on June 1 in advance of the World Tea Expo. “This recognition from The North American Tea Championship formally confirms that we have achieved what
Manitowoc offers two types of nugget ice machines that complement any food and beverage applications from carbonated beverages to blended smoothies, making them perfect for use in convenience stores. The RN Series ice machine produces a tubular nugget ice ideal for dispensing in beverage applications, as the longer nugget discourages congealing. The ice shape is
Three new stores are set to be built this fall and 20-25 new Arkansas locations are anticipated over the next five years. Kum & Go has announced aggressive expansion plans into Arkansas, where the chain plans to invest $70-80 million in the next five years and aims to create approximately 150 new jobs by the
In celebration of the Cowboys & Aliens movie premiere 7-Eleven gives away film-themed freebies in select stores and Slurpees at comic book convention. 7-Eleven plans to give its fans an insider’s look at Comic-Con International, the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world, as seen through eyes of on-site roving reporter Art
Irving’s Fueling Dreams fundraiser has raised over $2 million in 10 years. Irving Oil is bringing back its Fueling Dreams fundraiser to support 28,000 Special Olympics Athletes in New England. July 23 has been designated as “To Serve and Protect Day,” where Special Olympics athletes, coaches and law enforcement officers will work alongside Irving and
Are you ready to comply with new cigarette warning label regulations? Get your questions answered straight from the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products in one of two information sessions. The FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) announced it is hosting two Webinars on Tuesday, July 26 on Required Warnings for Cigarette Packages and Advertisements. The
Huge response early on in Salute Our Troops campaign is expected to inspire more donations throughout summer. McLane Co. Inc. has helped The Pantry Inc. achieve the $1 million fundraising goal early in the “Salute Our Troops” summer-long campaign to support the military. Through The Pantry’s more than 1,600 Kangaroo Express stores across 13 states,
“We believe that Wal-Mart’s participation in the information sharing model reinforces the importance of business information and analytics in today’s retail climate,” says Nielsen CEO. Nielsen, a global provider of information and analytics around what consumers watch and buy, has signed a cooperation agreement with Wal-Mart to receive and analyze sales information from Wal-Mart’s U.S.
“ForeSite SV allows me to keep my finger on the pulse of my fuel operations while ForeSite IC allows me to discover inventory variances immediately,” says fuel purchasing specialist for Hy-Vee. FuelQuest Inc., an on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, is expanding its ForeSite product line with two real-time fuel
Food Lion unveils six new stores it acquired from grocery store chain Bloom, and assures customers it plans to offer as many of Bloom’s key products as possible. The Food Lion is increasing its business in Greenville, S.C., with the opening of six new stores it acquired from grocery chain Bloom. Seven Bloom stores in
Convenience stores look to Nexxus Group solutions for category visibility via scan based trading. Kroger, Holiday Stationstores and GasAmerica all recently separately partnered with Nexxus Group to utilize its scan-based trading programs. Kroger enlisted Nexxus to provide the systems and customer service for scan based trading at its 786 c-stores in 18 states under five
On National Hot Dog Day Thorntons serves up 40 cent hot dogs. July 23 marks National Hot Dog Day, and Thorntons is set to celebrate by offering Ball Park hot dogs with a variety of toppings for less than a dollar at participating stores. Customers are limited to two specially-priced hot dogs upon their visit.