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Mini Rotating Rack Oven

Baxter, a designer and manufacturer of quality foodservice and bakery equipment worldwide, recently launched the next generation of its popular mini rotating rack oven. The new OV310 Series ovens include updated and additional features without sacrificing the quality performance or small footprint that have become industry standards. New features include a larger viewing area (350

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Building Profits and Relationships

The 2011 NAG Conference in Savannah, Ga. offered timely retail solutions and outstanding networking opportunities. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Retailers and suppliers joined together at the Westin Hotel and Resort in Savannah, Ga. for four days of strategic educational sessions and networking as part of the 2011 National Advisory Group (NAG) Conference. This year’s

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Shell Bolsters Loyalty

The Fuel Rewards Network, an extension of its Grocer Rewards program, is enhancing the brand proposition for Shell marketers and wholesalers. By John Lofstock, Editor. The competition for customers has never been so furious. Consumers have more and more choices every day, and the right customer loyalty program has the power to make or break

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Spinx Chooses PriceAdvantage

“It is a superior tool in that it gives us the ability to pull historical data easily, manage multiple price changes per day,” says The Spinx Co.’s CEO. The Spinx Co. is now using PriceAdvantage at its 65 Spinx stores across the Carolinas. PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management solution, has given Spinx the ability to

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Hess Express App Debuts

Hess partners with OpenStore by GasBuddy to launch innovative mobile app and Website for people on the go. Hess Corp. and OpenStore by GasBuddy have launched the Hess Express mobile app and redesigned Website, HessExpress.com, to provide busy people on the go with customized deals and coupons, real-time gas prices and traffic information. “This digital

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Susser Holdings Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

 Susser Holdings Corp. has commenced an underwritten public offering of approximately 3.5 million shares of its common stock. In connection with the offering, Susser will grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to 525,000 additional shares. Susser intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for growth capital for new store development and

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Mansfield California Operations Center

“This opening affords Mansfield the opportunity to interact more closely with the California energy industry,” says Mansfield spokesperson. Mansfield Oil Co. has opened a new refined product and renewable fuel operations center in Irvine, Calif. For more than 50 years, Mansfield has served customers in the retail, government and commercial sectors with transportation fuels and

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Susser Accelerates Store Building Program in 2012

About 25-30 new Stripes convenience stores planned for next year. Susser Holdings Corp. plans to accelerate its new retail store building program in 2012, with an estimated 25-30 Stripes convenience stores expected to be built next year. “Our plan to pick up the pace of new store building next year reflects the strong traction our

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Protein Boost

Convenience Valet has partnered with Pro Balance LLC to distribute Protein to Go, a protein shot that provides 28 grams of hydrolyzed whey protein with zero sugar and zero fat in each convenient, single serving 2.5-ounce bottle. Made with the finest whey protein available, Protein to Go is available in three varieties, including great tasting

New Lagunas Premium Cigarettes from Djarum

New Lagunas Premium Cigarettes

Kretek International Inc. has launched Lagunas brand premium imported cigarettes by Djarum in the U.S. The Lagunas blend was developed by an international team from Djarum and Kretek over a two-year period of blending and testing. Lagunas’ taste is characterized by a unique combination of tobaccos from the U. S., Brazil Indonesia, Turkey and Greece,

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C-Store Foodservice Shopper MegaStudy Released

Over 600,000 convenience store trips analyzed to understand the in-store behavior related to foodservice as part of syndicated national program. VideoMining Corp., a provider of in-store intelligence for retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers, has released a report called C-Store Foodservice Shopper MegaStudy. The report is part of an ongoing national syndicated program, C-Store

Swedish Match at NACS 2011

“Fresh as the day they were made!” HTL cigar brands exhibited at NACS; Garcia Vega, Game and White Owl. White Owl sweets and Green Sweets. 100% Freshness Guarantee is key to Swedish Match’s product offerings. New and improved line of Game cigarillos with new wrap. White Owl White Grape with a slow burning wrapper. Foil

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Bar Code Scanner

Datalogic introduces the Magellan 800i scanner to its family of bar code readers to help retailers around the world—large and small—harness the latest trends in data collection while improving productivity and reliability. The Magellan 800i scanner is available now through Datalogic’s global network of distribution partners. The Magellan 800i scanner offers image capture, illumix intelligent

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Mini Photobook Maker

Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America Inc. has introduced its mini photobook maker in the U.S., starting with a trial run in several pharmacies in New York City and select retail supermarkets in the Northwest. The mini photobook maker lets people create compact books that are perfect for sharing memories of family vacations, weddings, corporate events,

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Thorntons Reopens Bloomingdale Store

Station features eco-friendly E85 flex fuel. Thorntons is celebrating the grand re-opening of its store location at 190 East Lake Street, Bloomingdale, Ill., on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Thorntons currently operates 162 stores throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee and Ohio. Customers will experience a newly designed store, with a clean and friendly environment. Thorntons will

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Turn Higher

After tumbling to a nine-month low of $3.368 gallon on Nov. 21, the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. retail gasoline average is positioned to increase following higher wholesale costs during the final full week of November. Wholesale gasoline costs were under renewed pressure in front of Thanksgiving Day on weak demand and heightened concern over

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IDDBA FSCRP Expands Reach of Food Safety Certification

Retailers weigh in on how the program has helped their business. The necessity of food safety in retail dairy, deli, and bakery departments is increasingly apparent every day. For that reason, the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program reimburses a portion of expenses to IDDBA-member retailer companies that certify dairy, deli, and

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Quick Chek Raises $100,000 To Combat Juvenile Diabetes

Colleagues Ride for the Cure in Tucson, surpass fundraising efforts. Quick Chek, a chain of 127 fresh food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, announced that its Riding Team, a group of 14 Quick Chek volunteers completed the Nov. 19 & 20 Tour de Tucson weekend-long bike ride event, raising $100,000 for

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Team Oil Offers Scholarships

Five high school graduates to receive $1,000 each toward pursuing further education. The Team Oil Travel Center, Team Oil Subway, and Harold Dungan, all benefactors of the Team Oil Scholarship Program, are proud to announce the 2012 scholarship program. The program will award $5,000 in scholarships—five $1,000 awards to graduates from the Spring Valley High

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Holiday Hoops for Hope

BP and BP marketer, Automated Petroleum & Energy Co., to present $20,000 donation to benefit Tampa youth and adults with physical disabilities. To fuel the spirit of BP’s sponsorship of the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, Tampa-based BP Marketer, Automated Petroleum & Energy Co. (APEC), has teamed up with Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay to

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Retail Trends for 2012

As technology continues to change the way we do business, retailers must weigh the benefits of being ahead of the curve versus the risks, and the disadvantages of falling behind. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. In a scene from the futuristic movie “Minority Report,” Tom Cruise’s character walks through a shopping mall while 3-D screens

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Gas Rewards Programs Drive Loyalty to Sponsoring Retailers

The Convenience Consumer Insights Panel finds that convenience store owners not engaged in a fuel program are missing significant sales opportunities. By Trish Temmerman, Management Science Associates (MSA). The pinch of the recession is forcing consumers to take a hard look at where they can tighten their belts and how they can stretch their hard-earned

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Fas Mart and Shore Stop Poised For Growth

“Our customers will begin seeing innovative initiatives around our core service offerings that will both surprise and delight them,” says GPM Investments CEO.   Richmond, Va.-based GPM Investments LLC, operator of both the Fas Mart and Shore Stop Convenience Store chains, announced today that it has entered into a new $35 million credit facility with

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Thorntons Donates To Santa’s Workshop Program

Thorntons partners with the Red Cross to provide 100 bicycles and 3,500 care packages to soldiers and their families. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Thorntons Inc. and the American Red Cross joined forces to show their appreciation for the awe-inspiring sacrifice of the soldiers of Fort Knox, Ky. As part of Thorntons Humanitarian Day event, 300

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Sunoco’s “Free Fuel 5000” Winner Announced

Sunoco gives away eight years worth of free gasoline. Roger Brooks of Bristol, Tenn. is the winner of Sunoco’s 2011 Free Fuel 5000 promotion. As this year’s grand prize recipient, Brooks won 5,000 gallons of high-quality Sunoco gasoline, enough fuel to keep him driving for eight years. As the official fuel of NASCAR, Sunoco’s Free

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