Archives for 2012

Corner Store Breaks a Record for Children’s Hospitals

Raises over $2.3 million in the 2012 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Campaign. Valero Retail Holdings Inc. announced that its Corner Store locations raised a record $ 2,352,599 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  These results show a 21.7% increase over 2011.   With the help of generous customers and enthusiastic employees, Corner Store dedicated the month of

Smoker Friendly at NACS 2012

Smoker Friendly offers retailers a disposable, rechargeable and express kit line of electronic cigarettes in both tobacco flavor and menthol. We’re an FDA approved facility assembling our entire product in the U.S. Because we’re a retailer as well, we know what it takes to move this product successfully in your organization. For more information you

Hunt Brothers at NACS 2012

Hunt Brothers Pizza goal is to help you drive sales through the roof and maximize your profit. With 90% of the labor already taken care, we’ll help you drive sales through free marketing materials nationwide, a national NASCAR commitment to help promote the Hunt Brothers brand, promotional efforts throughout the year and products that serve

Manitowoc at NACS 2012

Manitowoc is committed to helping drive c-store foodservice with equipment designed specifically to meet your needs. Our beverage-dispensed systems provide choices for your customers with cubed or crushed ice options. Our E2 ovens are ideal for applications where space requirements are an issue and has built in specifications that can adapt to your specific menu,

DelMonte at NACS 2012

DelMonte offers fresh cut of fruits, which drive consistent in store sales for the convenience store channel. Our extended shelf life CRT banana sku offers retailers shelf stable produce 7 days a week to satisfy your customer base looking for healthier snacking offerings. At DelMonte, we promote Eat Healthy Live Healthy!

Hoshizaki at NACS 2012

At Hoshizaki, we’ve listened to your needs and have the developed the following products to meet those needs. Through our innovation, quality and service you can be sure that when you’re looking for food prep tables, upright 1-2 and 3 door freezer and refrigeration units and “chewable ice” beverage dispensing systems, choosing Hoshizaki will be

Pierce Chicken at NACS 2012

Your customers expect the best and that’s what Pierce Chicken will help you deliver through our fresh warmer based chickenproduct offerings helping you drive foodservice sales. New in 2012 is our fully cooked 4 oz. Chicken Burger, which provides your customers with a better for you option.

Krispy Krunchy at NACS 2012

At Krispy Krunchy, our unique selling proposition is quality graphics, quality food and quality training. Because our graphics have a franchise look, your customers will gravitate to trying your food. Once they do, they’ll understand the quality of our product, which will help make your store a destination going forward. New this year is our

Logic at NACS 2012

Logic the Premium Electronic Cigarette Brand provides consumers with the real sensation of smoking. We offer retailers 2 great flavors, Rich tobacco and Minty menthol targeted to legal aged smokers. We also offer customers four different levels of nicotine to satisfy all levels of smokers. Our display cases hold 24 units which equates to roughly

Texas Pete at NACS 2012

At Texas Pete we offer retailers a line of hot sauces that are full of variety with bold and balanced flavors. We offer our original line in addition to garlic and chipotle as well. Multiple pack sizes help you with multiple produce placements for your customers. In addition to our award winning hot sauce line,

5-hour Energy at NACS 2012

Introduced in 2011 was our 4-Pack series, which is showing no signs of slowing down. This year we introduced a new “Pink Lemonade” flavor, also available in a 4 pack, to target your female demographic. This flavor is also associated with our Avon Cancer Crusade campaign, which will raise well over $75,000 for this important

Little Debbie at NACS 2012

Little Debbie is the #1 selling cookie in c-stores. Shoppers buy a Little Debbie sku every 42 seconds on average, which retailers hoping to grow their sweet snack category certainly don’t want to miss.

Coca-Cola Introduces Shopper Experience Innovation Center

High-tech facility features realistic scale, customizable retail and foodservice facilities to incubate and test solutions. The brightest new star in the world of shopper marketing is not a renowned expert or an insightful study. It’s The Coca-Cola Co.’s recently launched Shopper Experience Innovation Center (SEIC) which contains two retail environments that can morph like a

A Fresh Perspective on Grab-and-Go Sandwiches

With foodservice taking on a greater role in the industry, retailers find themselves with a tough decision: invest in a commissary, partner with a third party or build an in-house brand of their own. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Bob Goodwin pulls no punches when he says he wants to make sure everyone in Tedeschi

Starbucks Offers Square Wallet Beginning Today

Starbucks extends mobile payment choice and convenience to its customers at participating U.S. stores. Starbucks Coffee Co. is now accepting Square’s mobile payment application, Square Wallet, in participating U.S. company-operated locations, offering customers another way to enjoy a quick, seamless payment experience at approximately 7,000 Starbucks stores. With Square Wallet people can pay at Starbucks

Core-Mark Announces Q3 Financial Results

“I have never felt more bullish on the future of the company as I do at this time,” says CEO. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., a marketer of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, announced financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012. “We expect record sales

Pan-Oston Delivers Custom-Designed Merchandisers

“Pan-Oston’s collection of planning tools and functional capabilities help ensure delivery of our client’s vision and quality requirements on time and within budget,” says president of Pan-Oston. Pan-Oston, a provider of custom and integrated retail planning and merchandising solutions, has taken just-in-time design, manufacturing and logistics to an entirely new level. Earlier this year, Pan-Oston

Mobile Wallet Race Intensifies

Isis, with the support of Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Wayne, launches in Texas and Salt Lake City as it looks to gain traction in the growing mobile payments industry. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Isis, a mobile commerce joint venture by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, introduced its long-anticipated Isis Mobile Wallet last month,

Dual Zone Hot Dog Grill

The Cretors Hot Dog Grill 36 includes a patented, center drive shaft design ensuring a longer motor life.  Dual heat zones cook and warm meat products simultaneously. The Grill’s stainless-steel cooking surface with internal aluminum plate evenly heats meat. Safe temperature maintenance is ensured by two digital temperature controllers with clear, accurate readings. A unique

Kangaroo Express Launches Kash for Kids

The in-store fundraiser will run Nov. 1 to Dec. 26 in participating Kangaroo Express stores, proceeds to benefit Junior Achievement. The Pantry Inc. is inviting customers in 72 Kangaroo Express convenience stores throughout the Chattanooga, North Georgia and Cleveland areas to donate to its first annual “Kash for Kids” campaign in support of Junior Achievement,

Cumberland Farms’ Free Coffee Fridays Returns

Cumberland Farms is so certain customers will love its coffee it’s giving it away for free on Fridays in November to entice customers to return for more.   Cumberland Farms’ Free Coffee Fridays are back, beginning Friday, Nov. 9. Cumberland Farms says its Farmhouse Blend coffee is “so surprisingly delicious” it dares customers to give

Canadian C-Stores Applaud Late Night Safety Standards

“The industry has social responsibilities, and individual employers have a direct responsibility to protect their employees and the public from risk of harm,” says president of WCSA. The Western Convenience Stores Association (WCSA) commended the Government of Saskatchewan for recognizing best practices proven to protect employees and the public during late night retail hours. “We’re

Susser Petroleum Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

“We are pleased to be reporting such favorable results of Susser Petroleum Partners for the first time as a publicly traded partnership and to be announcing our first quarterly distribution,” says Susser CEO. Susser Petroleum Partners LP (SUSP or the Partnership), reported financial and operating results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012. Pro

NCA Establishes Rockaway Disaster Relief Fund

Aids recovery in hurricane-hit communities. Last week Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast, severely damaging many areas in the northeast. One community that has been at the center of much of the news coverage is the Rockaway Peninsula, a peninsula of Long Island in the New York City borough of Queens. Rockaway Peninsula, home to

The Hershey Co. Aids Relief Efforts

For the weekend of Nov. 3-4, Hershey’s Chocolate World donated $5 from every “Create Your Own Candy Bar” purchase to the American Red Cross. The Hershey Co. has been active in its disaster relief contributions following Hurricane Sandy, including candy donations to a local shelter. Hershey contributed $50,000 to the American Red Cross disaster relief