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SAS Presents 2012 Vendor Exhibit and Trade Show

In its 26th year, the trade show is set to feature 140 booths representing 251 manufacturers. The year was 1962 when the Beatles, John, Paul, George and Ring began performing and recording some of the most popular songs of all time.  S. Abraham & Sons (SAS) will present its 2012 Vendor Exhibit and Trade Show,

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Drew Arberg Joins NACS

Arberg appointed new data integrity coordinator. Drew Arberg has joined NACS as its data integrity coordinator. Most recently, Arberg worked as a research assistant for the Charleston School of Law’s Career Services Department. He graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in political science in 2009. Arberg is a resident of Reston, Va.

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2012 Gets Off To A Strong Start

“As a traditionally slower sales month for the industry, it’s encouraging to see such sustained growth in consumer spending and sentiment,” says NRF CEO. Building on the momentum of a strong holiday shopping season and propelled by gift card redemptions and warm weather, retailers’ January sales saw solid growth across the board. According to the

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Kellogg Launches Website

Website tools to help convenience retailers maximize sales potential. The Kellogg’s Convenience Team has launched a redesigned Website, www.kelloggsconvenience.com, a comprehensive and interactive tool for convenience store owners. “Our goal has always been to provide a high level of personal service for our customers every day,” said Kimberly Belson, spokesperson for Kellogg’s Convenience Team. “We’ve

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Summer Candy Promotion

Mars Chocolate is introducing Summer Movie Mania, a promotion set to run June-August 2012, that provides consumption incentives across retail channels during the summer movie months by helping customers save money at the movies and enjoy the breadth of the Mars Chocolate Brand. Six Mars Chocolate brands: Snickers, M&M’s, Twix, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way and

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Xtra Large, Xtra Good

Today’s convenience store customers want portability, quality and value. Conveneince stores and their supplier partners are delivering new foodservice solutions to meet this growing demand. New from Deli Express, a leader in convenience store foodservice: “XXL Breakfast Sandwiches.” These sandwiches are large and in charge with their high quality ingredients, including western omelet and Ciabatta

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Explosive Flavor, Smooth Smoke

Three new Zig-Zag cigarillos from National Tobacco Co. are now available in re-sealable, two-cigar foil packets. Sweets, White Grape and Strawberry complete the family of seven styles, including Grape, Mango, Peach and Straight Up. Zig-Zag cigarillos are priced to sell with an everyday low price. For More Information From National Tobacco Co. (800) 331-5962 customerservice@nationaltobacco.com

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Mix ‘n Chill Drink Mixer

With new programmed cycles for mix time and speed, the latest edition to the Hamilton Beach Commercial Mix ‘n Chill drink mixer series provides consistent results when preparing ice cream, frozen custard or frozen yogurt drinks and candy, fruit or cookie mix-in treats. The mixer’s Smart-Start activation allows for simple one-hand operation. Operators never need

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Hawaii E-Cigarette Bill Passes Senate Committee

After much debate, an edited e-cigarette bill in Hawaii will not tax e-cigs at the 70% tobacco tax rate, but will restrict sales to minors. E-cigarette bill, SB2233, was passed by the Hawaii Senate Ways and Means Committee Friday, Feb. 10, after members voted to delete language that would require a 70% tobacco tax on

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Noble Group and Mansfield Form Noble Mansfield Renewable Energy

Two leaders in renewable energy define the next generation of ethanol plant marketing.   Noble Group and Mansfield Oil Co. have launched a new venture that combines the companies’ existing plant marketing divisions. The new company, Noble Mansfield Renewable Energy, will be headquartered in Bloomington, Minn., currently the home of Mansfield’s C&N ethanol marketing business.

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NACS Releases Compensation Report of 2011 Data

“Data from the NACS State of the Industry Compensation Survey of 2011 Data increases human resource’s strategic value to your business,” says NACS spokesperson. NACS has released its NACS State of the Industry Compensation Report of 2011 Industry Data, the latest snapshot of compensation levels, turnover and benefits metrics for the convenience and fuel retailing

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MACS Donates $10,000 To Fight Hunger

Grant helps food bank distribute 50,000 meals. In partnership with the BP “Fueling Communities” program, Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), presented a check of $10,000 to FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank, NACS reported. The grant is intended to help the food bank distribute 50,000 meals to the one-in-seven residents in central Virginia who live in food-insecure

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Innovative Dressings Package

The KRAFT YES Pack, an innovative dressings package introduced in January 2012 by Kraft Foodservice, is designed to deliver maximum yield with greater ease.  Made from flexible yet durable plastic, the YES Pack allows operators to easily squeeze out up to 99% of the dressing inside without creating any inconvenient mess for the user. The

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Spinx Celebrates 40 Years

Secret gas giveaway to award 40 lucky customers with free gas every 40 days. Spinx kicked off its 40th anniversary celebration yesterday, Thursday, Feb. 9, with festivities at a local store that included a free gas giveaway, WYFF4 Online reported. The location of the event was kept secret leading up to the event, with Spinx

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Speedway To Acquire 88 Gas America Locations

“They are very well-managed stores that will complement our existing network,” says Speedway spokesperson. Speedway LLC and GasAmerica Services Inc. have signed an agreement in which Speedway will acquire 88 operating locations situated throughout Indiana and Ohio from GasAmerica, plus several parcels of undeveloped real estate for future development. “GasAmerica Services, Inc. has been a

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Circle K Renews Xenergy’s National Brand Status

“XYIENCE has continually shown commitment to overall category growth as well as taken steps in customer-first initiatives, and we have a great partnership together,” says Circle K spokesperson. Circle K has renewed its national brand agreement with XYIENCE, continuing to give its energy drink brand Xenergy access to all 4,200 locations of the convenience store chain in the

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Beverages Fuel Gas Customers’ In-Store Purchases

NACS releases findings from its 2012 consumer fuels report. Beverage purchases drive gas customers inside the store more than any other item, but new preferences are emerging, with consumers saying that more foodservice, more healthy options and more local involvement could all increase their spending at convenience stores, according to findings released today from the

Finding Your Way with Foodservice

Growing up in New YORK CITY few things were as natural to me as eating out. Even now with three children, a minimum of two meals a day are eaten outside the house seven days a week. The kitchen table is more of a convenient place to store things, like takeout menus and the kids’

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NACS CAFÉ Helps Identify Foodservice Solutions

Certified foodservice managers have shown that they are competent and disciplined, and they tend to display outstanding human resources management skills. By Dr. Nancy Caldarola, Education Director, NACS CAFÉ Foodservice has taken a prominent place in convenience stores. This segment has grown from a humble cup of coffee to a wide array of fresh sandwiches,

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Cushion Tipped Cigars

From one of America’s leading cigar brands comes an exciting new line of products: Cheyenne Cushion Tipped Cigars. Cheyenne Cushion Tipped Cigars. are a larger cigar offering full flavor, wine, vanilla and wild cherry styles in a five-count pack. The cigars represent a new standard from the brand you count on to offer high-quality products

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AMBEST Announces AMBUCK$ Grand Prize Winner

Loyalty card holder Randy Brundige receives a free motorcycle after he swipes his AMBUCK$ card. AMBEST, America’s Best Truck Stops, in partnership with Lucas Oil Products, has announced the winner of the 2011 AMBUCK$ Grand Prize.  Randy Brundige of Irwin, Mo., who drives professionally for Enright Ranch & Supply located in Lamar, Mo., recently was announced

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Doug Reed Joins NACS

NACS welcomes vice president of marketing. Doug Reed joined NACS on Feb. 8 as its vice president of marketing. In this position, Reed will oversee the association’s marketing department and its related functions. Prior to joining NACS, Reed was the director of interactive technology at OTM Partners, and he was responsible for developing the plan,

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Dollar General Launches Honoring Our Every Day Heroes Program

Lynchburg, Va. man selected as first national hero.   Dollar General is launching Honoring Our Every Day Heroes, a year-long program to honor the heroes among us—from firefighters and veterans to teachers and caregivers. “Dollar General is pleased to launch the Honoring Our Every Day Heroes program to recognize our customers—the everyday heroes who are

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Shell Launches iPad App

New app showcases “some of the amazing means we use to produce energy, deliver it to local communities and help people use it more efficiently,” says Shell spokesperson. Shell has launched a free iPad application called INSIDE ENERGY to highlight the vital role innovation and technology play in delivering energy to power people’s lives. A campaign

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Coulson Oil Buys Two Arkansas Convenience Stores

While it usually leases properties to independent operators, Coulson Oil plans to operate its newly acquired stores. After years of supplying gasoline, North Little Rock, Ark.-based Coulson Oil Co. has purchased two convenience stores in the Texarkana, Ark. area, marking a new direction for the company, which chiefly sells fuel, Arkansas Business Online reported. The

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