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Tesco Exits Japan

The British retailer pulls out of Japan, leaving many to speculate on the future of Tesco’s struggling U.S. venture Fresh & Easy. Tesco has announced it is pulling out of Japan after eight years of heavy losses, leaving some analysts to speculate on the fate of Tesco’s embattled Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets in the

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Productivity: Motivating Employees

By John Matthews, president and founder of Gray Cat Enterprises Inc. “The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker, but of the manager.” – Peter Drucker. I remember my first managerial job in retail foodservice.  The year was 1987, and I was a manager trainee for Little Caesars Pizza.  I had just

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Jewel-Osco Teams With Food Banks For Hunger Action Month

Give a Little, Feed a Lot Campaign to benefit local food banks.  JEWEL-OSCO, a Midwest food and pharmacy retailer, is partnering with multiple food banks in Illinois and Indiana on a proactive food drive to support Hunger Action Month in September. The campaign, called “Give a Little, Feed a Lot,” which is going on now

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Sweet Leaf Liquid Sweetener

SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia offers endless, guilt-free options to tease consumers’ taste buds when added to favorite foods and drinks. Consumers enjoy this calorie-free, zero glycemic option. SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia can be added to water, coffee, milk, yogurt or other low-calorie foods to improve the taste. The Liquid Stevia drops are convenient and available in easy-to-use

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Clark Brands Signs Foster Blue Water Oil

“We’re proud to have Foster Blue Water as a Clark licensee,” says Clark CEO. Clark Brands LLC announced that Foster Blue Water Oil of Richmond, Mich., has branded with Clark. The partnership will continue the growth of the Clark brand in southeast Michigan. Clark will provide customized branding and marketing programs as Foster Blue Water

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Pilot Flying J Offering Largest Network of DEF

“More pumps, more locations and more savings will make life easier for drivers everywhere,” says  Pilot Flying J executive vice president. Pilot Flying J now offers Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at the pump at more than 600 fueling lanes at 135 nationwide locations, providing customers with the industry’s largest network of DEF at the pump.

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Love’s Introduces Cardless Fueling

Love’s to install RFID technology nationwide, offering greater control over fuel theft and speedier transactions for customers. Love’s Travel Stops is set to install RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology at all of its locations nationwide. When combined with a RFID tag in the cab of the truck, this technology will enable fuel transactions without a

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Circle K Store To Welcome Mixed Martial Arts Superstar

XYIENCE hosts autograph-signing with Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva at local c-store. Circle K and XYIENCE, maker of Xenergy, the official energy drink of the UFC, are inviting mixed martial arts (MMA) fans to meet XYIENCE team athlete Wanderlei Silva, who fights in the UFC’s middleweight division. Silva is scheduled to sign autographs at the

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Hunt Brothers Pizza Celebrates NASCAR Victory

Kevin Harvick wins race with No. 2 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet. Hunt Brothers Pizza celebrated in victory lane Aug. 24 when the made-to-order convenience store pizza chain’s NASCAR driver, Kevin Harvick, won the Camping World Truck Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., driving the Hunt Brothers Pizza No. 2

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LinkedIn – The Power of Networking

By John Matthews, founder and president of Gray Cat Enterprises Inc. With the introduction of social media in the last five or so years, networking and expanding your relevancy in your community has never been more productive.  Unlike most advertising and media, social media enables you to create a two-way communication with your network contacts

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