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Tedeschi Debuts Sparkling Waters

The new proprietary line provides customers with a beverage that is flavorful as well as healthful. Tedeschi Food Shops has released a new line of proprietary Tedeschi Select Sparkling Waters. The 20-ounce line of calorie-free, caffeine-free and sodium-free waters are available in four unique flavors: Raspberry Blackberry, Kiwi Strawberry, Key Lime and Wild Cherry.  Tedeschi

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Sweeten the Deal for Chocolate

Market researchers report that between 82% and 92% of Americans admit to indulging in chocolate candy. Even more important is the revelation that the majority of them do it at least once a month. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Americans aren’t eating out as much as they used to, but they are eating more chocolate,

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Ready-to-Serve Yogurt Parfait

The Dannon Co. is making yogurt parfaits a whole lot easier for foodservice operators to offer with its new Dannon Ready-to-Serve Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt Parfait. With the launch of its new parfait, Dannon is continuing its pursuit of the mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible via an innovative way

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NSF International Appoints VP of Global Food Safety and Quality

Tom Chestnut to draw on 25 years of food safety experience in his new role at NSF International. NSF International, an independent global organization that writes public health standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, and consumer goods industries, has appointed Tom Chestnut as vice president of NSF International’s Global Food Safety

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Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Plaza In Canada

The new travel plaza marks Pilot Flying J’s 62nd location in Canada. Pilot Flying J recently acquired a travel plaza in Ayr, Ontario, and will remodel the Flying J Travel Plaza to feature full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public. The travel plaza is located at 2492 Cedar Creek Road off Highway 401

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2012 Candy Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

Gala event this fall to honor 12 leaders of the confectionery industry. Twelve leaders of the confectionery industry are set to be honored with induction into the National Confectionery Sales Association’s (NCSA) Candy Hall of Fame class of 2012 during a gala event scheduled for Oct. 20 in Tampa, Fla., Candy & Snack Today reported.

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7-Eleven Franchisees Support Hire Heroes

“The franchisees of 7-Eleven, their families, employees and all of our customers recognize what our servicemen and women do for our country and we are honored to be able to give back to them,” says the national chairman of the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees. The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees

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Shell, BI-LO Team To Help Customers Save

Charleston customers can now redeem My BI-LO BONUSCARD fuelperks! Rewards at local Shell stations. BI-LO and Shell have teamed up to give My BI-LO BONUSCARD Cardholders the opportunity to redeem their fuelperks! Rewards at participating Shell stations in Charleston, S.C. Savvy consumers who use their My BI-LO BONUSCARD at participating BI-LO stores will now be

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A Gift for All Seasons

The prepaid market is booming as retailers begin to capitalize on seasonal opportunities and serving the underbanked. By John Lofstock, Editor. The gift card market is rosy and analysts are poised for another strong year in 2012. In 2011, 80% of consumers planned on buying gift cards for the holiday season, up from 2010, and

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Box System for Dispensing Packaged Oil

Frontline International’s Box System for Dispensing Standard Packaged Oil is the winner of a 2012 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Award from the National Restaurant Association. The KI Award winners represent the most groundbreaking equipment on the market and are judged on their ability to cut costs and improve productivity and food quality in restaurant operations. Frontline’s

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Chicken Dippers

On-the-go snacking and packaging portability are more important today to people in their cars, starved for time and starving for great tasting food. Chicken Dippers from Champs Chicken deliver on all fronts with this marinated, hand-breaded, all white meat chicken. Consumers will love the flavor. Convenience retailers will love the profit. For More Information From

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LED Enlightenment Aids Efficiency Options

With so many choices now available, retailers must make sure they select wisely when upgrading canopy and interior lighting. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Lighting technology is undergoing a rapid expansion, with more energy-efficient options appearing in the marketplace. Many retailers seeking cost savings on their electric and maintenance bills are flocking to their utility

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Sunoco Acquired By Energy Transfer Partners

As part of the acquisition agreement, ETP is to own Sunoco’s branded retail business, which includes approximately 4,900 retail locations in the U.S. Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (ETP) has acquired Sunoco Inc. The two companies today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby ETP will acquire Sunoco in a unit and

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More Downside for Retail Gasoline Prices

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale gasoline costs were mixed in metropolitan markets across the U.S during the final week of April, but retail gasoline prices should continue moving lower in early May. At $3.87 gallon on April 23, the Energy Information Administration’s US average for retail gasoline prices was at

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Family Express Partners With Purdue University

Purdue football fans have the chance to win free fuel for a year.   Valparaiso, Ind.-based Family Express has entered a multi-year sports marketing agreement with Purdue University Athletics and its multimedia rights holder, Purdue Sports Properties. Effective with the upcoming fall football season, the Purdue-Family Express partnership will center on various social media promotions

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Tedeschi Partners With Boston Cannons

Promotions and contests to center around Boston Cannons Lacrosse home games. Tedeschi Food Shops has partnered with the Boston Cannons, Boston’s professional Major League Lacrosse team. Throughout the 2012 season, Tedeschi Food Shops will be involved with the team in a variety of contests and promotions. The 2012 season home opener took place at Harvard

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Paw Wipes For Pets

Retailers looking to boost general merchandise sales have a new option to target pet owners. All American Pet Co. Inc. introduces PAWTIZER—an antibacterial paw wipe for dogs. Retailers and their distributors are currently sampling the eight-ounce spray, and 45-count and 100-count wipes. The alcohol-free PAWTIZER kills 99.9% of the germs on a dog’s paws to

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Satisfy Your Krave

Vapor Corp.’s Krave brand of e-cigarettes offers Krave1000 / Krave1001, a complete retail rack-ready, rechargeable e-cigarette program. Simple to use and simple to sell, Krave is a favorite among e-cigarette users for its taste and design. Krave1000 / Krave1001 is available in four varying nicotine levels and in tobacco and menthol flavors, along with starter

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Cenex And FuelQuest Extend Contract

“The fact that we can now use Zytax Compliance over the Web, knowing that our data is secure and that the application supports high transaction volumes, made it a straightforward decision for our company,” says CHS spokesperson. CHS Inc. and FuelQuest Inc. have announced a five-year contract renewal where CHS will adopt FuelQuest’s Zytax Compliance

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Hot New Look

HOT TAMALES cinnamon-charged candy is heating things up this spring with a new look, unveiling new package graphics for the brand that consumers have loved for over 50 years. The new package graphics feature a more modern, fiercer design. While still maintaining its traditional fireball, the bold new flames highlight the heat within. The new

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Mark Bierley Resigns From The Pantry

As The Pantry searches for a new CFO, Berry Epley, vice president and corporate controller, will assume Bierley’s responsibilities until a successor is found. The Pantry Inc. an independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern U.S., announced today that Mark Bierley, the chief financial officer (CFO) of the company, is resigning effective May 25,

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Kum & Go Prepares For Colorado Springs Debut

In the next five years Kum & Go aims to construct 20-25 c-stores in Colorado Springs, eight of which are expected to open in 2012. Kum & Go is set to debut its first Colorado Springs convenience store on June 1 at Academy Boulevard and Vickers Drive on the city’s northeast side. Based in West

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Ignite Wellness Sales

Prestige Imports LLC is launching Penthouse branded libido and sexual wellness shots: Per4mance Shots by Penthouse for men and Pleasure Shots by Penthouse for women. The launch is a result of Prestige Imports’ licensing deal with General Media Communications Inc., the publisher of Penthouse magazine. Recent IRI data shows an impressive increase in retail sales

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NRF Urges FTC To Move Cautiously on Mobile Payments

“The government should not impose regulations that would forestall yet-to-be-imagined advances and innovation,” says NRF spokesperson. The National Retail Federation is urging the Federal Trade Commission to move cautiously in establishing regulations for mobile payments, and said any rules that are adopted should parallel those for the underlying form of payment and not be specific

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Energize Your Cigarette Sales

JTI U.S.A. introduces Export ‘A’ Limited Edition Packs—the only beveled edge 72-millimeter 20’s pack offered in the U.S.A. Crafted using premium, 100% Virginia leaf tobacco with no added flavors, Export ‘A’ Smooth Taste is now available in four stylish and distinct limited edition pack designs —all in one carton. Supported by the JTI U.S.A. Field

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