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Italian-Style Calzones

Lettieri’s takes the best from several old world recipes to create two new calzones, which are sure to become customer favorites. Available in two varieties, Italian Trio and Meat Cravers, the calzones are filled with 100% real cheese, meat and other gourmet ingredients. The Italian Trio is a blend of pepperoni, sliced marinated banana pepper

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Investing in a Foodservice Future

It’s time for all convenience store owners to recognize the overall value of a good deli program. By Jim Callahan. While a solid deli program is part of the convenience store industry’s present, it is destined to play an even larger and more critical part of our future. Whether you are a small chain or

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Healthy Snacking Solution

Mars Chocolate North America has released the new Marathon Smart Stuff Bar, which is a healthful snacking solution that provides balanced nutrition for active minds and bodies. The product was developed in June 2011 to help teens and young adults make smarter snack choices when returning to school this fall. The snack bars include wholesome

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Will Tesco Turn it Around?

Fresh & Easy is rolling out a new Express store format, but can the company come out on top after nearly four years of heavy losses? By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Tesco’s Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market grocery chain debuted with a bang in 2007, rolling out 20 stores in rapid succession in California, Nevada

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Lower Gasoline Costs Moving Through Supply Chain

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. retail price average for all formulations of regular grade gasoline fell 6 cents as of Sept. 19, and will continue to move lower into October on declining wholesale gasoline costs. Through the week-ended Sept. 26, wholesale gasoline costs moved lower

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7-Eleven Celebrates National Coffee Day

Free Coffee will greet customers from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Thursday at their local 7-Eleven store. Something’s brewing at 7-Eleven Inc. as its U.S. and Canada stores get ready to celebrate National Coffee Day on Thursday, Sept. 29, with its own caffeinated celebration – CofFREE Day.  From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on

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EZ Energy USA Announces New Hires

EZ Energy has announced a number of new hires and promotions. • Joe Schag has been promoted to controller. Schag has been with EZ Energy for four years in several positions, and most recently held the position of internal audit manager.  • Tiffany Konkol joins EZ Energy as the payroll and treasury specialist. Konkol brings with

Subway Honors Manitowoc Foodservice

Two awards presented to Manitowoc at the Subway chain’s annual convention. At the Subway restaurant chain’s annual convention held in San Francisco in July, Manitowoc Foodservice was the recipient of two distinguished awards that recognized excellence in customer service and innovation.

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Updating the State of the Industry

NACS Chairman Jeff Miller discusses card fees, fuel and the future of convenience stores. By John Lofstock, Editor. Jeff Miller, president of Miller Oil Co. in Virginia, wears many hats. He is an oilman, an industry advocate and a leader.   For the past year, he has also been the chairman of NACS, which could

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Champion Industries Announces New Hire

New director of sales appointed to Champion and Bi-Line brands. Champion Industries welcomes Jay Bravinder as director of sales for its Champion and Bi-Line brands.  In this role, Bravinder will have sales management responsibility for a significant portion of Champion and Bi-Line’s total business in the greater northeast. Bravinder brings to this role extensive sales

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It’s a Wrap

WM-Nano offers the industry’s first tabletop automatic wrapper. Retailers could choose a small, manual station or a room-sized automatic machine. But now, Ishida’s WM-Nano offers another choice. At just 28 inches wide, the WM-Nano is a unique concept—a tabletop unit with an integrated scale-base and printer, offering all the benefits and features of a full-size

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Fuel Management Solutions

FuelQuest Inc., an on-demand software and services company for the downstream energy industry, has expanded its ForeSite product line with two real-time fuel management applications for petroleum retailers and distributors. FuelQuest ForSite Supervisor View (SV) identifies real-time inventory issues based on out-of-plan or changing site conditions. Key features include real-time supervisory view, operations rules, inventory

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Walgreens Reaches 100th Solar Power Installation

Drugstore chain on track to have the most solar power installations among retailers nationwide. Walgreens is marking its continued commitment to sustainability with its 100th rooftop solar power system installation in Mason, Ohio. Since its first solar installation in 2007, Walgreens has expanded its plans to include stores and distribution centers in Connecticut, New Jersey,

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Shell Announces Smarter Driving Sweepstakes Winner

The Shell Smarter Driving program helps motorists make the most of their fuel purchases with tips and contests that promote efficiency. From making small changes to their daily driving routine to ensuring proper vehicle maintenance before setting out on that next road trip, motorists from around the county jumped at the opportunity to share how

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Coca-Cola Mini Can Gets More Affordable

Customers want affordable options on their favorite beverages, and Coca-Cola is answering the call with a better price point. Coca-Cola is providing  a more affordable price point for the popular 7.5-ounce  mini can to expand consumers’ options for enjoying their favorite Coca-Cola beverage. The new price point will make the mini can more accessible during

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Kwik Trip Eyes Oshkosh Site for Acquisition

With the Planning Commission’s approval, Kwik Trip now seeks permission from the Oshkosh Common Council. This week Kwik Trip received approval from the Oshkosh Plan Commission to proceed with plans to demolish an existing Lang Oil gas station on West Ninth Avenue in Oshkosh, Wis., and replace it with a new Kwik Trip that would

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Building Better Beer Sales

While many trends impact the beer category, the one that will most directly influence how marketers do business is the continued demand for more choices by the consumer.  By Joe Bush, Contributing Editor. It’s been two years since Walgreens jumped back into the beer and wine business, and at least three convenience store operators in

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Sheetz Opens New West Virginia Location

As part of the grand opening, Sheetz plans to make a donation to Special Olympics West Virginia. Sheetz is set to open a new store in Beaver, W.Va., Thursday, Sept 22 at 810 Ritter Drive—marking the second Sheetz location in this area to open this year. The first location opened in Beckley on Robert C.

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Tobacco Companies Fight Warning Labels

Hearing underway in U.S. Federal District Court on cigarette health warnings. Yesterday, Sept. 21, a hearing took place before U.S. Federal District Court Judge Richard Leon on a lawsuit filed by five tobacco manufacturers seeking a preliminary injunction against the implementation of the FDA’s new text and graphic picture warning labels for cigarette packages and

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Affluent To Drive 2011 Holiday Season

Biggest winners include makers/retailers of gift cards, value products, technology and vacations. Online, club, dollar, toy and consumer electronics retailers, as well as categories such as gift cards, technology, vacations and toys, will all perform well this season, according to Nielsen’s fourth-annual Holiday Shopping Sales Survey. Nielsen is a global provider of information and analytics

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Wayne to Deploy inOvationTV Media Platform

Wayne’s investment valued at more than $50 million. Wayne, a global innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, has announced that it will deploy the new inOvationTV media platform at fuel retailer locations throughout the U.S. Developed in cooperation with Gas Station TV (GSTV), a national away-from-home television network at the pump, inOvationTV enables fuel retailers

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Giving Back to the Community

The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees boosts charitable funding. By John Lofstock, Editor. As part of its ongoing commitment to charitable causes, the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) helped raise nearly $750,000 this year for two of its charitable partners, Hire Heroes USA and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Hire

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Smoker Friendly Raises More than $80,000 for JDRF

Stores raised more than $36,000 in 45-days to help fight diabetes. Smoker Friendly International, in conjunction with The Cigarette Store Corp., chose to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) as its primary charitable cause in 2011 by joining the “Walk to Cure Diabetes” through sneaker sales in its stores. Having the best year ever,

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RaceTrac To Offer DNA Energy Drink At All Florida Stores

RaceTrac joins Walgreens and Circle K in offering DNA products statewide. RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. is expanding DNA Brands’ presence in Florida by approving DNA Energy Drink for sale at all its Florida locations. RaceTrac operates more than 300 stores under the RaceTrac name in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. “After approximately one year of

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Marathon, Alliance Data Sign Credit Card Agreement

Alliance Data to provide private label and co-branded credit and marketing services for a network of 5,100 independently-owned Marathon brand locations. Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) and Alliance Data Systems Corp., a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions derived from transaction data, have signed a new long-term agreement, through which Alliance will provide private label and

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