Archives for November 2012

Empire Petroleum Acquires Eagle Fuels

“The Eagle Fuels acquisition will allow Empire to expand its operational footprint into two new states,” says Empire CEO. Empire Petroleum Partners LLC has acquired the fuel distribution rights of Eagle Fuels LLC, a Tulsa, Okla.-based distributor that supplies branded and unbranded fuel to gas stations throughout Oklahoma and Kansas, as of Oct. 9, 2012.

Improving by Admitting to Mistakes

No matter how much you try, you can’t completely avoid making mistakes. But, according to Michael Houlihan, they can actually help to improve your company’s effectiveness and reputation if you handle them well. By Michael Houlihan, Contributing Editor and Co-Founder of Barefoot Cellars It seems our society has turned dodging responsibility into an art form.

Dealing with Difficult Colleagues

When an organization’s employees aren’t happy, it’s unlikely they’ll be providing the kind of quality service that leads to happy customers. By John Lofstock, Editor. Too often, retail chains promise satisfaction to customers and then allow internal politics to frustrate their employees’ good intentions to deliver. It’s important to remember that your customers aren’t the

Give & Goetze Grand Prize Winner Announced

Boy Scout Troop wins, plans to use award towards future Pack activities and to help subsidize kids to go to Summer Camp. Goetze’s Candy Co. Inc. has officially declared the Grand Prize Winner of September’s Give & Goetze Initiative: Pack 55 from the Northern New Jersey Council. The surprise announcement took place during the winning

Cigar Taxes In Michigan Changing Effective Today

A retailer who is licensed as an Unclassified Acquirer in Michigan must posts a sign in the store informing purchasers of cigars through catalog or Internet of new tax requirements. Taxes on premium cigars are changing in Michigan, effective today, Nov. 1, the National Associate of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) reported. Cigars that cost $1.5625 or

Sun Mart Converts To Circle K

Sun Marts featuring Shell gasoline change over to Circle K stores with Exxon-branded gas. Sun Mart Stores are officially converting to Circle K branded stores this week, NewsTalk 870am KFLD reported. The sale of the 27 Sun Marts in S.E. Washington to Couche-Tard was announced earlier this summer, but signage is now changing over to

Xenergy Named Best Energy Drink Finalist at InterBev Awards 2012

In the brand’s 2012 research survey of energy drink consumers, taste checked in as the leading motivator for purchasing Xenergy among the brand’s consumers. XYIENCE Xenergy was honored at a special gala dinner celebrating the finalists and winners of the InterBev Awards 2012 on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at the Encore at Wynn in Las

Pemmican Beef Jerky Supports U.S. Troops

Pemmican Beef Jerky partners with Operation Gratitude to repeat its successful promotion, resulting in a donation of more than $20,000 in beef jerky to deployed U.S. Troops Marfood USA has announced that for the second consecutive year, through its Pemmican Brand Operation Gratitude promotion, the company was able to make a sizable donation of Pemmican

Chester's Opens Two New Michigan Locations

Newaygo, Mich. and White Cloud, Mich. welcome new Chester’s locations. Chester’s is celebrating the grand opening of two new stores in Michigan—Hilltop Express in Newaygo and Hilltop Shopping Center in White Cloud. Deliciously crispy on the outside, tender and flavorful on the inside, Chester’s Chicken is marinated, double hand breaded, and cooked to golden perfection. 

Guy Food On The Go

The Ball Park brand, maker of great tasting guy food, is expanding its line of lunch sandwiches. The new handheld varieties are: •            Ball Park Pot Roast Sandwich•            Ball Park Barbeque Pork Sandwich•            Ball Park Double Cheeseburger•            Ball Park Bacon Double Cheeseburger•            Ball Park Spicy Chicken and Spicy Chicken Double with Cheese•            Ball Park Barbeque

Salt & Vinegar Flavored Sunflower Seeds

THANASI Foods LLC has introduced the addition of BIGS—Heinz Salt & Vinegar flavored sunflower seeds to the BIGS line. Salt & Vinegar has been the No. 1 requested BIGS sunflower seed flavor from the company’s fan base and it’s happy to deliver.  The BIGS Heinz Salt & Vinegar Sunflower Seeds became available in October for