“The thoroughness of Phipps’ foodservice sustainability program stood out as having a positive impact on its operations as well as the community at large,” says HCFS spokesperson. The Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability (HCFS) has awarded a $5,000 grant to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pa., in recognition of foodservice sustainability initiatives that
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“Traffic through our stores remains brisk, and we saw increased sales across all of our key categories,” says Susser Holdings Corp. president and CEO. Susser Holdings Corp. has reported strong financial and operating results for the quarter ended April 1, 2012. Same-store merchandise sales increased by 6.7%, compared with growth of 5.6% a year earlier.
Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc.’s Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per common share. The dividend is payable on June 15, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 25, 2012. Core-Mark is one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the
Ryko is also helping customers drive wash counts with a new Clean Touch brand retail car wash merchandising campaign. Ryko Solutions Inc., a North American manufacturer of car wash equipment and a provider of chemical, managed maintenance and marketing services to help customers build a more profitable car wash, has been awarded a distributorship to
A response to the recent misleading “Deadly Alliance” report implicating convenience stores. By Seth A. Mailhot, Special Counsel, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. This is the first of what will be a continuing series on the regulation of tobacco retailing. In future articles, I will address the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) regulation
Just weeks after announcing its return to Houston, and close on the heels of its return to Austin, Gulf Oil announced today that it is back in Dallas through its partnership with Fuel City, one of the Lone Star State’s best known gas stations. Gulf’s new agreement with Fuel City in Dallas puts the Gulf
The owners of the Team Oil Travel Center, Eric and his dad Tony Huppert, were presented a plaque by Pierce County Supervisor, Ken Snow and Gilman County Supervisor, Don Nellessen, commemorating the opening of the Team Oil Travel Center’s Subway addition last month in Spring Valley, Wis. The plaque is in appreciation for the employment
The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees announced that it has set a goal of raising and donating $50,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure during its 37th National Convention and Trade Show, which will be held July 8 – 12, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.
The board of directors of Orion Food Systems, the foodservice provider of leading brands such as Hot Stuff and Lettieri’s, has announced the appointment of Henry J. (Hank) Suerth as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Suerth brings more than 40 years of experience in a variety of industries, including over 20 years at the President/CEO and
For the first time in many years, the iconic Budweiser bottle will see a major makeover–special red, white and blue packaging for a limited window this summer. The new design comes in advance of a summer initiative in which the brand will contribute a portion of all sales from May 20–July 7 to help raise
By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The Department of Labor’s non-farm payroll report for April showing job creation at a paltry 115,000 which was much less than expected by the market triggered a selling frenzy in oil futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, with the data suggesting slowing economic growth
Visa Inc. said it plans to raise its Visa Easy Payment Service “no signature required” limit from $25 to $50 for two key U.S. merchant categories. Starting in October 2012, discount stores and grocery stores/supermarkets in the U.S. can accept Visa cards for transactions up to $50 without requiring a cardholder signature or PIN, or
Douglass Distributing has reached a deal with Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Outcast to that calls for Applause TV with Outcast to be the exclusive digital forecourt media provider for all of the company’s dealer- and company-owned Lone Star Food Store locations. With over 140 ExxonMobil, Valero and Shell fuel branded locations in the Sherman and Dallas/Fort
A Philadelphia City Councilman wants to make receipts mandatory at all convenience stores in the city. Philadelphia City Councilman Curtis Jones told CBS News that he is frustrated that not all convenience stores readily offer receipts. Some, he said in the report, are hoping to keep cash transactions off the records. Jones, in the report,
Master Chief Petty Officer David A. Lindenberger. He is the toughest man I’ve ever met. As the senior enlisted man aboard the submarine USS Providence during my time in the Navy, he was known simply as Chief of the Boat or the COB. He wasn’t a particularly big man, maybe an iron fist taller than
Jiffy Trip is preparing to unveil a convenience store prototype in Oklahoma and has its sights set on acquisition opportunities. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor Jiffy Trip is gearing up for a busy year. The 28-store chain based in Enid, Okla. is scouring the market for acquisition targets to fulfill its lofty plans to grow
With fuel costs again on the rise, a fleet card network can attract new business while offering fleet managers the safety, security and reporting tools they need to be successful. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Fleet cards are a nice piece of business for c-store operators. But the key to keeping that business growing is
Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. After years of tremendous growth, gum sales have struggled as new products and line extensions crowd the category. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Innovation is a great thing, especially in the fickle gum category. But Danna Huskey, category manager for Texarkana, Texas-based E-Z Mart stores
The Gulfcoast Loss Prevention Chevrolet will sport a special tribute on the hood for the victims. T.J. Bell and the No. 50 Gulfcoast Loss Prevention MAKE Motorsports team will be teaming up with the Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa Organization to honor those who lost their lives during the tornado outbreak that begin on April 27, 2011.
With these 10 new fueling stations, Love’s CNG infrastructure count has reached 11, giving Oklahoma more than 70 existing or planned public CNG stations. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, an Oklahoma City, Okla.-based and family-owned operator of more than 290 travel stops and convenience stores, has scheduled grand opening events for six of 10
Judge reprimands the oil giant for concealing profit margins from buyers. A Cook County judge has ruled in favor of BP Products North America Inc. in a lawsuit brought by two of its Chicago-area franchisees that accused the oil giant of fraud, the Chicago Tribune reported. Cook County Circuit Judge Sanjay Tailor ruled Wednesday that
Women holding commercial drivers licenses eat free May 13 at TA and Petro full-service restaurants. TravelCenters of America (TA) is inviting all professional driving women to enjoy a complimentary meal on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2012, at any participating TA and Petro Stopping Centers sit-down restaurant across the U.S. TA and Petro will be honoring
Peapod’s virtual store program for commuter rail stations is a creative, convenient way for passengers to multi-task and knock out their grocery shopping on the go. Peapod, an Internet grocer, has placed a virtual grocery store in Chicago’s highly traveled State and Lake Station Tunnel. Not only is Peapod the first in the nation to