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Suggest Focus Ares For PCI Review

One month remaining to propose topics for PCI Council Special Interest Groups.  The PCI Security Standards Council is inviting the PCI community to submit ideas for the formation of new Special Interest Groups (SIG) Council SIGs focus on developing guidance or providing recommendations on areas of the PCI Standards and supporting programs that may need

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Heineken Introduces Holiday Promotion

Heineken is  unveiling the details of its ‘Spread Your Holiday Cheer’ retail program in  plenty of time for grocery, c-store and liquor retail partners to plan for  big 2011 holiday sales. Heineken’s multi-channel ‘Spread Your Holiday Cheer’  program offers adult consumers convenience and value and provides the mobile  portal through which they can capture and

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C-Store Visits Decline As Gas Prices Grow

In the second quarter of 2011, due to rising fuel prices, convenience store traffic declined by 4% compared to same quarter year ago, according to The NPD Group. Historically when gas prices rise convenience store visits decline and history held true in the second quarter of 2011 when, due to rising gas prices, convenience store

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Sunoco APlus Convenience Store Welcomes UFC Champion

Mixed martial arts fans can visit athlete Matt “The Terror” Sera at a local Sunoco APlus store. Sunoco APlus  Convenience Stores and XYIENCE, the maker of Xenergy, the official energy drink of the UFC, are inviting mixed martial arts (MMA) fans to meet XYIENCE team athlete Matt “The Terror” Serra.  The former UFC welterweight champion

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The National Advisory Group: Building Profits and Relationships

Only one more week to capitalize on early bird registration for the 2011 NAG Ideas Conference in Savannah, Ga. 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

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Chocolate Milk Crave

Upstate Niagara Cooperative Inc., a food and beverage cooperative owned by dairy farmers in western New York State, has introduced chocolate milk in Frost Free aluminum bottles that chill fast and stay colder longer. The bottle gives Crave, which is available in Original and Strawberry Chocolate flavors, its ultra-cold, fresh and intense flavor. Crave is

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Taste The Rainbow

Wrigley has launched Skittles Blenders, a bite-sized chewy candy with unique blended fruit flavors. Each pack of Skittles Blenders contains a rainbow of five new flavors inspired by blended beverages: Watermelon Green Apple Freeze, Strawberry Lime Blast, Melon Berry Burst, Mango Lemonade Blast, Cherry Tropicolada. Skittles Blenders are available at retailers nationwide starting at the

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WWE Collectible Cups, Straws Roll Out at 7-Eleven

“Couple this popular promotion with the intense heat gripping much of the nation, and we expect legendary Slurpee and Super Big Gulp drinks to be superstars themselves this month,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson.   7-Eleven Inc. and WWE have announced that after two successful partnerships, the companies will get back in the ring for the month

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Shell Encourages Fuel Efficiency With Smart Driving Program

World Record Breakers John and Helen Taylor join Shell to set another lowest fuel consumption record while sharing ways to drive smarter. Demonstrating that improved fuel efficiency is possible today, Shell is launching a national Smarter Driving program to help motorists make the most of their fuel purchases and our natural energy resources. To kick

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TA Opens New Store in DeMotte, Indiana

Former Gas City opens as a TravelCenters of America store, featuring a Country Pride restaurant and BP-branded gasoline. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has completed the renovations and rebranding of the newest TA full-service travel center at Exit 230 off I-65, 11166 West State Rd., DeMotte, Ind. The location was previously operated as Gas City,

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7-Eleven, T-Mobile USA Partner

T-Mobile now offers prepaid device at participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide. T-Mobile USA Inc. and 7-Eleven Inc. have announced the availability of a T-Mobile prepaid, no term contract handset in the retail chain’s 7-Eleven stores. The affordable handset works with T-Mobile’s prepaid plans and services that run on its nationwide 4G network. 7-Eleven, one of the

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Pemmican Beef Jerky Shoppers Strike it Rich

New promotion around the release of the Cowboys & Aliens movie offers Pemmican beef jerky fans a chance to win a pound of gold and other prizes. In celebration of the release of Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures’ all-new action-thriller Cowboys & Aliens, Pemmican Beef Jerky has launched its “Strike it Rich on the Pemmican

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Start August Mixed

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale gasoline costs across the U.S. ended the final week of July mixed with a downward bias, which should arrest the gradual increase in retail pump prices in many metropolitan markets. That follows four consecutive weeks in which the U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline

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CJ Crunk Grows Distribution

Gila Brew Co. LLC’s CJ Crunk, a premium-flavored malt beverage, is expanding distribution to include more U.S. states due to high consumer demand since its return to market two months ago with brand new adult-packaging and refreshing flavors. Distribution now includes Florida (Brown Distributing Co. Inc.), Illinois (Town & Country Distributors, Chicago Beverage Systems, and

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Less Fat, Richer Chocolate

Mars Chocolate North America has reformulated the classic light and fluffy taste of its 3 Musketeers bar to deliver a richer chocolate experience. Taste is the leading driver of sales for 3 Musketeers and this new formulation still satisfies as a lighter candy bar with 45% less fat, while increasing the chocolate appeal for consumers.

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COLLOQUY Educates Loyalty Marketers

As the middle-class gets further squeezed five loyalty trends are helping merchants add value to attract customers. In its most recent issue, LoyaltyOne’s COLLOQUY magazine examined the strapped U.S. middle-class and what marketers can do to develop loyalty with this group through the lingering recession and beyond.  With 50% of Americans defining themselves as middle-class,

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Visa To Introduce New Fees

In the wake of the Durbin Amendment, merchants to face new fees from Visa, as the credit card company lowers transaction rate. Visa Chief Executive Joseph Saunders, in a conference call with analysts, said the payment processor would introduce a network participation fee in the U.S. for all of its debit, credit and prepaid card

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Coulson Oil Forms Real Estate Company

“By the formation of Coulson Real Estate Group, we can place increased focus on the acquisition and development of current and future holdings,” says chairman of Coulson Oil. North Little Rock, Ark.-based Coulson Oil Co., one of the southwest’s largest independent distributors of motor fuels, has formed a new real estate company called Coulson Real

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Virginia C-store Owners Converge At Expo

Independent store owners find power in a united front. Virginia convenience store owners, on July 28, flocked to the Richmond Raceway Complex in eastern Henrico County to view the latest products and services from vendors at an expo sponsored by the Virginia Asian American Store Owners Association, the Richmond-Times Dispatch reported. This year the organization—just

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