Archives for 2012

Product Launch Specialist

The Checkstand Program is a product  launch specialist that guarantees recurring distribution with a successful initial test launch designed to increase product volume through testing with confirmation of sales on the launch. It is a great way to expand into the convenience store market because products gain c-store distributors and stores while the product tests.

Better For You Chips

General Mills Convenience is bringing the No. 1 tortilla chip in the natural channel  to convenience stores with the introduction of Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips in three popular flavors, including Multigrain, Sweet Potato and Jalapeno. Specially formatted for convenience stores, each pegged, 1.5-ounce bag of Food Should Taste Good chips has a suggested

Wet Cell Phone Rescue

Have you ever dropped your cell phone in the toilet? One in five cell-phone owners have done just that. In most cases, the phone is ruined, all contacts are lost and the owner is out several hundred dollars, not to mention the frustration. But now there is Yikes! Phone & Tablet Rescue, a new product

NYC follows N.J. Lead, Institutes Odd-Even Gas Rationing

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which was followed by a less destructive but still menacing nor’easter, the fuel distribution chain in the Northeast continues to experience disruptions. Phillips 66 estimates it would take another week or two before a resumption of normal operations would occur

7-Eleven Purchases 12 Fast Track Stores

Rebranding to be completed by mid-February 2013. 7-Eleven Inc. has completed the purchase of 12 stores from Fast Track Inc. in Central North Carolina, including Winston-Salem.   The seller is J. C. Faw of Wilkesboro, N.C. Terms of the agreement are not disclosed. The Fast Track stores that are part of the purchase are located

Swipe Fee Settlement Gets Preliminary OK

“We remain convinced that this is a bad deal and we will look at our options to appeal this decision,” says NACS CEO. A U.S. judge on Friday, Nov. 9, granted preliminary approval to the proposed $7.2 billion swipe fee settlement between merchants and Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc over credit card fees, despite objections

Sonny’s Partners With Fastech

Effective immediately, Fastech can be contacted directly with questions regarding the sales, service, installation, and support of Sonny’s car wash equipment and control systems. Sonny’s The CarWash Factory has added Fastech Inc. to its select service organization (SSO) network. Under the partnership, Fastech will distribute, install, and service Sonny’s Tunnel Equipment and AutoPilot CarWash Control

Hershey Launches Distance Learning Program

Connects children in U.S. and rural Ghana. The Hershey Co. has launched a unique distance learning program linking school children in Hershey, Pa., and Ghana through real-time, high-definition technology that creates a common, virtual classroom. The program allows approximately 80 elementary students to learn together based on a curriculum developed by teachers in Hershey and

Data Security and Evolving Payment Systems

Geolocation, QR codes and NFC are just some of the technologies changing they way people pay at retail. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. In an ever-evolving world of payment technology, there’s no time for retailers to rest on their laurels when it comes to managing data security. Most c-store chains that intend to strive for

Proving Profitable with Adult Beverages

Squeezable pouches, which have been the preferred packaging on children’s products for many years, are emerging as a big hit for alcohol marketers. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Retail dollar sales of alcoholic beverages in pouches were only $12 million for the 12-month period ending August 2010, according to Nielsen. For the same period ending

How to Win the Battle of the Brews

Suddenly everybody’s a coffee expert, even the neighborhood pharmacy. So what are c-stores doing to maintain customer loyalty as the competition over brewed beverages heats up? By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Et tu, Walgreens? With the opening earlier this year of a new Upmarket Café in Walgreens’ new Chicago flagship store, shoppers can have a

Advance Pierre Foods at NACS 2012

Advance Pierre displays their new Fast Fixin’ Sandwich Bar, a unique c-store food solution that is fast, easy and fresh!

BIC at NACS 2012

Exciting new profit offerings from BIC including new c-store products for grilling, the new Powerhouse Lighter Dispensers and the new Hip Nation Lighter!

Kretek at NACS 2012

Help Your Customers Get a Whiter Smile and Fresh Breath with these two new dental products from Kretek.

NJOY at NACS 2012

One of the hottest products at NACS ’12! NJOY redefines the category with the new NJOY King Premium Electronic Cigarette! A game changer for c-stores.

Scotsman at NACS 2012

Scotsman’s Ice Machines will make your stores a destination point thanks to the popularity of Nugget ice. Watch this video to learn how Scotsman’s Ice Machines will help you grow your beverage sales.

Chiquita at NACS 2012

Retailers looking for the latest in fresh and healthy offerings for their customers can look to Chiquita and their line of bananas and the new Fruit Chips and Fruit Bites!

Broaster at NACS 2012

Watch this video to learn how Broaster’s line of pressure fryers will help you lower your operating costs and lower oil costs.

Daktronics at NACS 2012

Looking to drive more traffic into your store? This video details how Daktronics new Gas Price Displays and Electronic Message Center saves on labor, creates a modern perception of your stores and generates more impulse buys from attractive photos and offers you can advertise on the large message center.

JTI-USA at NACS 2012

JTI discusses their offerings perfect for the convenience retailer including their Wave, Wings and ExportA profit opportunities!

Drew Estate at NACS 2012

Drew Estates, the largest premium cigar maker launches a product specifically for the convenience trade. The Acid G Fresh cigars; fast turns, high profits, low inventory costs and a shelf life of up to a year!

Cardtronics at NACS 2012

The world’s largest ATM provider shares their latest innovations!

FBD at NACS 2012

FBD showcases their full line of frozen carbonated beverage equipment solutions!

RYKO at NACS 2012

Turn your forecourt into a profit generator. Learn how RYKO Solutions can help you deliver a more profitable car wash with their forecourt five zone approach that will help you increase car wash counts and ticket value.

BP Donates $800,000 in Humanitarian Supplies

Generators and other supplies given in addition to BP Foundation $500,000 Red Cross Donation. In support of Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts and in response to the storm that hit the U.S. Northeast this week, BP has donated a large stockpile of humanitarian assistance supplies from past hurricane recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast to the