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KickBack Points Program Launches Mobile App

The KickBack Points Program, an industry leading loyalty program, has announced the launch of a new mobile application for use on iPhones and iPads. The app allows consumers to enroll their KickBack card, check their KickBack Points balance or locate participating KickBack Points Program retailers. “We are committed to remaining the industry leader for loyalty

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Rutter’s Takes Top Slots In Best of York Voting

Customers recognize Rutter’s for its milk, quick service lunch and breakfast, and coffee program. York, Pa.-based Rutter’s once again was voted to the top for the 2012 Best of York contest. Voted on by readers of the York Daily Record, Rutter’s again placed first in Best Milk and Best Quick Service Lunch. Rutter’s also placed

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Hoshizaki Lends Hands In Georgia Fundraising Events

Hoshizaki America Inc. serves communities by supporting several local and national benefit organizations. Hoshizaki America supported two main fundraisers to help out local communities throughout Georgia. In March, Hoshizaki had 54 supporters help walk in Georgia’s Breast Cancer 1-Day Walk in Peachtree City, Ga. The company’s supporters who walked in the event raised a total

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Caffeinated Partnership In Charleston, S.C.

Sunoco hosts a press conference with the Lowcountry Food Bank Monday to introduce their partnership plans. Sunoco executives plan to announce a partnership with the Lowcountry Food Bank during a press conference at 2 p.m. on Monday. Pat Walker, president and CEO of the Lowcountry Food Bank, Cynthia Archer, vice president of marketing and development

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RAI Improves Its Strategies Online

Reynolds American Inc. aims to achieve market leadership through its new, online transformation strategy. Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) announced that its www.reynoldsamerican.com Website has added a new “Transforming Tobacco” section to inform visitors about the company’s strategic framework. “We find ourselves at RAI helping to resolve controversial issues on tobacco and advancing commercial objectives at

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LA Bans Plastic Bags In Retail Outlets

Los Angeles plans to get rid of all plastic bags in the city to promote sustainability in its grocery, convenience and retail stores. The Los Angeles City Council approved a sweeping ban on the distribution of single-use, plastic shopping bags at grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies within the city. This decision came from a

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Bit9, Kwik Trip Webinar Addresses How To Secure Your POS System

Bit9 and Kwik Trip are offering a Webcast to help retailers better protect their businesses from breaches. Some 85% of the breaches that occurred in 2011 involved POS terminals and servers, according to a 2012 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report. Retailers understand the growing challenges they face in securing their POS systems, but many remain

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Mars Buys Nearly 90,000 Metric Tons of Certified Cocoa in 2012

Mars meets 2011 milestone of 10% of total cocoa purchases certified while on track to buy over 20% certified cocoa in 2012. Mars Chocolate has made significant progress in just three years towards fulfilling its 2009 pledge to purchase its entire cocoa supply from certified sustainable sources by 2020. The company stated that it had

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Headache Medicine

Lil’ Drug Store Products, a leading Health and Beauty Care (HBC) supplier, offers new Headache Relief 4 ct. to c-store retailers, a new addition to the Lil’ Drug Brand. The headache medicine features ingredients comparable to Excedrin for relief that consumers trust with the added value of a private label and reliable supply from Lil’

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Valero Expands In D.C., Maryland

Springfield, Va.-based Landmark Petroleum Suppliers converts 27 stores. Motorists in Washington, D.C., Maryland and surrounding areas are seeing new teal-and-yellow signs going up at gasoline stations now that Valero has expanded its presence in the region under an agreement with Springfield, Va.-based distributor Landmark Petroleum Suppliers LLC. Twenty-seven Landmark properties are converting to the Valero

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Speedway’s Wireless Convenience With Revol

Customers gain “new level of support and convenience” from Speedway as it teams with Revol Wireless, says Joey Holibaugh, Revol VP of Sales. Speedway has partnered with Revol Wireless to offer phone service cards and wireless products at its 355 stores across Ohio and Indiana. Speedway is the fourth largest chain of company-owned and operated

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Couche-Tard Extends Statoil Bid To June

Alimentation Couhce-Tard’s offer to acquire all of the shares of Statoil Fuel & Retail for NOK 51.20 per share in cash now expires in early June. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announced that its voluntary offer to acquire all of the issued shares of Norwegian-based Statoil Fuel & Retail has been extended and will expire at 5:30

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CITGO Rewards Visa Cardholders In Summer

CITGO and Visa work together to reward customers with a $15 gift card for choosing their companies. CITGO Petroleum is launching CITGO Good Rewards, a summer promotion that allows customers to earn CITGO gift cards after eight purchases of $20 or more on a Visa card enrolled in the program. From June 1 to Sept.

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Marriner To Assist Foodservice Rollout Of Nutella

Ferrero U.S.A. appoints Marriner Marketing to increase awareness and encourage greater usage of Nutella Hazelnut Spread in the foodservice industry. Ferrero U.S.A. Inc. has selected Marriner Marketing Communications as its full-service agency of record to support the introduction of Nutella branded hazelnut spread, into the U.S. foodservice market. Marriner’s industry relationships, experience and reputation as

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DIGIOP Enters Strategic Partnership With Retail Realm

New partnership brings POS integration capabilities and advanced video analytics to Microsoft RMS customers. DIGIOP Inc. has announced a strategic partnership with Retail Realm, an innovative distribution company that offers retail-focused software solutions through a global reseller network. DIGIOP Inc. is an agile software development company that provides intelligent integration of video and data. DIGIOP’s

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Quick Chek Sponsors Iraq And Afghanistan War Veterans

Quick Chek plans to raise money through in-store donations for the veterans living in the New York and New Jersey communities. Quick Chek plans to raise more than $50,000 for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) this summer at its 130 New Jersey and New York stores. “There is a tremendous amount of

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Handheld Inventory

The Pinnacle Corporation plans to launch its new Handheld Inventory Management solutions as part of the Manager Workstation product line. Pinnacle’s Retail C-Store Solution Suite offers features for convenience store retailers to control inventories, and the new Handheld Inventory Management solutions provides an extension of those features onto the store floor. The device helps store

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Gasoline Futures Up From Four-Month Low

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Gasoline prices in spot market trading following the Memorial Day weekend were moving higher alongside an advance by gasoline futures known as the Reformulated Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending contract that trades on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Trading has been relatively thin so far in post-holiday

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Indiana Proposes Better Safety Practices At Its C-Stores

Groups meet in Indiana to discuss the future of convenience store security standards in the state. The Indiana Department of Labor is preparing to launch a major initiative aimed at convenience store owners to adopt security measures on lighting, bulletproof enclosures and more. The security measures are expected to give low-wage, hourly employees who work

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Kroger Brings Hope To Hungry Families

Kroger contributes more than $30 million in food and funds to local food banks through charity since 2006. The Kroger Co. commits to bringing hope and help to hungry families throughout the year, but from May 27 through June 9, the company plans to participate in the annual “Bringing Hope To The Table” campaign. “Bringing

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Pilot Flying J To Open Seven New Stores

“Pilot Flying J is always on the lookout for new store locations that will add to our North American network in order to better serve our customers,” says Pilot Flying J CEO. Pilot Flying J recently announced plans to open seven new travel centers and travel plazas in June and July. The new stores include:

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Campbell Releases CSR Report

“As we work to build a more innovative, balanced and responsive Campbell, I believe we also have the opportunity to become one of the most socially responsible consumer goods companies in the world,” says Campbell’s CEO. Campbell Soup Co. has released its 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, Nourishing, emphasizing the company’s integrated CSR approach

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Pinnacle Corp. Introduces New POS Solution

The new Palm POS helps three gas station brands with PCI compliance. The Pinnacle Corp. announced it has completed its Palm POS interface for Conoco, Phillips66 and 76 branded locations. Palm POS is designed just for the petroleum convenience store industry. The new NTS host replaces the CPNI5 payment host, and provides Conoco, Phillips66 and

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Orion Food Systems Announces Promotion

Watkins says he plans to take Orion Food Systems to the “next level of foodservice success.” Hank Suerth, CEO of Orion Food Systems, announced Steve Watkins, chief financial officer, has been promoted to president of Orion Food Systems. Watkins has been a member of the Orion team for 25 years. He said he plans to

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New Currency Management

The Sentinel SCM (Sentinel Control Module) is a cash management product that includes cassettes that hold 2,250 notes or 1,200 notes. It can also be arranged with a Sidecar to add up to two additional note validators. They can be single or bulk note feeders. Retailers can easily fix note jams by removing the validator. 

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