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Rutter’s Gets New Pricing Solutions

Rutter’s Farm Stores integrates PriceAdvantage and OpenStore from the Skyline Products line to make smarter fuel pricing decisions. Rutter’s Farm Stores added PriceAdvantage and OpenStore to improve fuel price management and media marketing. The integration of PriceAdvantage and OpenStore help synchronize gas pricing across Rutter’s store POS, fuel pumps, electronic price signs, mobile apps and

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Kangaroo Express And Coca-Cola Raise A Million For Victory Junction

Guests and employees raise more than $1 million at Kangaroo Express this year to help out a local organization. The Pantry Inc. announced more than $1 million has been raised for Victory Junction, which will help send more than 400 children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or illnesses to summer camp. Kangaroo

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Seizing Smokeless Opportunities

Convenience store operators are enjoying the growing popularity of smokeless tobacco products, but they are also being forced to keep a wary eye on federal and local regulations. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Is the smokeless tobacco product category, which includes moist snuff, snus and dissolvables, the lifeboat that convenience store retailers hope it will

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Kwik Trip Touts Bit9 Benefits In Webcast

On Wed., June 13, Bit9 presented a Webinar titled “Protecting POS Systems: Kwik Trip Inc. Shares Their Experience.” Bit9 stops advanced persistent threats by combining real-time sensors, cloud-based software reputation services, continuous monitoring and trust-based application control and whitelisting—eliminating the risk caused by malicious, illegal and unauthorized software. Managing Data Threats As data relevance grows,

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Flavorful E-Cigs

Now available in 10 flavors, Krave 300 is everything you love about a disposable electronic cigarette, plus it offers much more than your typical, traditional tobacco and menthol flavors. Enjoy great flavors from Krave’s 10-unit, point-of-purchase (POP) boxes, available in either a Fruits Collection (Sour Apple, Blueberry, Great Grape, Juicy Peach, Strawberry) or a Sweets

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Champs Dipping Sauces

Champs Chicken has created a wide variety of dipping sauces so consumers can customize their eating experience. Appeal to each customer’s unique taste preferences by pairing Champs Chicken hand-breaded Chicken Tenders and Fish with a savory sauce. Champs Chicken offers eight flavors of dipping sauces: Ranch, Chipotle Ranch, Buffalo, Sweet & Sour, Sweet & Smoky

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Kum & Go Names New Senior VP of Marketing

Experienced marketing professional joins Kum & Go’s senior management team. David Miller has been named Kum & Go’s new senior vice president of marketing. In his role as senior vice president of marketing, Miller is responsible for providing executive leadership and management of Kum & Go’s marketing organization, which includes: Category Management, Communications, Food Service

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Logic Technology Secures E-Cigarette Patent

Logic Technology is raising the stakes in the electronic cigarette category by obtaining a patent that tracks product usage. The patent covers a unique digital counter the lets the user know precisely how many puffs are remaining in the e-cigarette, Logic CEO Eli Alelov told Convenience Store Decisions. “This is new technology that will change

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COMBOS Promotes Manliness In Cities

Oklahoma City ranked No. 1 in Mars Chocolate North America’s fourth annual COMBOS “America’s Manliest Cities” study. According to the study, from its stellar hoops to its love of pick-up trucks, Oklahoma City represents the best of being a man. COMBOS partnered with Bert Sperling, research expert behind “Best Places to Live” studies to develop

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Three-Fourths At Statoil Accept Couche-Tard’s Offer

More Statoil shareholders accept Alimentation Couche-Tard’s tender offer as of Tuesday. Alimentation Couche-Tard reports 77.7% of Statoil Fuel & Retail shareholders have accepted its takeover offer, an increase from 66.7% three weeks ago, after a large shareholder agreed to bid on Tuesday. Alimentation Couche-Tard declined to identify the shareholder, but said it was “very confident”

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Americans Favor Fuel From Grocery And Wholesale Markets, Study Finds

Traditional gasoline and c-store brands continue to sell the most gasoline, but consumers are increasing their tendency to fuel-up at grocers or warehouse retailers. A survey of 4,500 consumers, completed by Market Force Information, reports that Costco and Kroger are consumers’ favorite places to fill their gas tanks as of April 2012. The survey found

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Casey’s Reports Strong Results For Q4 Earnings

Casey’s reports significant sales and margin gains in its fiscal fourth-quarter. Casey’s General Stores Inc. reported a 1.4% increase in earnings for the fiscal fourth-quarter due to strong sales and higher margins inside its stores, which offset impacts of lower gasoline margins. The Iowa-based company’s revenue has grown for more than two years due to

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FDA Scrutiny Clouds Cigar Outlook

While flavored and pre-priced cigar sales are booming, FDA’s pending regulation of the category could upset trends and profits. by Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Tedeschi Food Shops does a strong cigar business, and with 3-4 feet of space reserved for cigars on the back bar, consumers take notice. Sales on cigars were up for the

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Growing Roller Grill Sales

From hot dogs and sausages to ethnic foods like taquitos and egg rolls, roller grills continue to prosper at convenience stores. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Roller grills—if handled correctly—offer a great opportunity to grow sales. But as simple and relatively labor-free as they are, they still require management oversight, employee training and some marketing savvy. It’s

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root Welcomes New VP Of Marketing

Gilbarco Veeder-Root pleased to introduce its new VP of Marketing. Travis Bouck joined Gilbarco Veeder-Root as vice president of marketing, North America. Bouck plans to lead the Greensboro-based marketing team in positioning and product strategy, business development as well as new product introduction. Bouk is dedicated to initiating “Voice of the Customer” activities into the

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Cookies and Crème

Now customers can savor the grown-up experience of a childhood favorite with the flavors of cookies and crème. New DOVE Brand Silky Smooth Cookies and Crème blends white chocolate and crunchy chocolate cookie bits into an indulgence that only DOVE Chocolate can deliver. This new item is available in three formats: single bar, large bar

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Limited Edition Milkshakes

C-store operators with goals to increase their selection of refreshing products this summer should consider f’real products and its new Caramel Chocolate Crunch Milkshake. f’real’s new Caramel Chocolate Crunch taste will only be available through the 2012 year, so this limited edition milkshake might be more appreciated by c-store consumers. The milkshake is currently offered

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Valero Offers Free Music And Movie Nights

Customers get a choice of a free Billboard MP3 download or a Redbox movie night with each 44-ounce fountain drink. As summer heats up, Valero Retail Holdings Inc. Corner Store locations are giving a gift of FREE music or FREE movie nights with every 44-ounce fountain drink purchase. Corner Stores are ready to give away

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TETCO Dan Cook Memorial Classic Raises Money For SA Youth

TETCO fundraises for the San Antonio youth in honor of Dan Cook in a recent golf tournament. The 4th annual TETCO Dan Cook Memorial Classic golf tournament raised $90,000 for the San Antonio (SA) Youth on June 4 at La Cantera Resort. The tournament raised almost $5,000 more than last year’s event. The event is

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ExxonMobil Offers Free iPad App

New iPad app release helps give in-depth insight to ExxonMobil news and reports. ExxonMobil released a new app for the iPad that has free news, blog posts, stock prices and more for people who subscribe. The app, which launched on June 10, gives people the latest ExxonMobil news, stock prices, videos, blogs and notifications. It

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VPS Convenience Store Group Hosts Golf Tourney

The VPS Convenience Store Group hosts its 29th annual Summer Swing Golf Tournament and Auction. VPS Convenience Store Group, operator of the Scotchman c-stores, hosts a golf tournament and auction on June 12-13 to benefit the Boy Scouts of America, Cape Fear Council. The dinner and auction will take place at the Holiday Inn resort

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SavOn Earns CNY BEST Award

The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) of Central New York (CNY) gives BEST Award to SavOn stores. SavOn convenience stores has earned first place recognition from the Central New York BEST awards in 2012 for its commitment to workplace learning and performance. This is the first year SavOn applied for the award, beating

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Fresh Hand-Wrapped Cigars

Imported Ashford Bentley’s factory-fresh, hand-wrapped cigars have a natural shade wrapper with a mild, smooth taste, and consistent smoke with a perfect draw every time. The cigars are always imported fresh from the factory. Ashford Bentleys are packaged in a 20-cigar bundle and feature printed quotes from the most famous cigar smokers in world history.

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Flexibility Fuels Chicken

America’s passion for poultry is translating into greater opportunities for c-stores to strengthen their foodservice presence across all dayparts and provide destination-worthy products with high perceived customer value. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Whether prepared plain or fancy; fried, broiled, roasted, grilled or baked; in tenders, strips or “popcorn” bites, chicken has universal appeal, said Dr.

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Retail Gasoline Prices Seen Sliding Again

by Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The Energy Information Administration (EIA) should report its tenth consecutive weekly decline in the U.S. national average for regular grade gasoline sold at retail outlets Monday (6/11), with the previous average of $3.612 gallon on June 4 a nearly four-month low. The EIA’s average shows gasoline

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