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Rutter’s Golf Outing Raises Over $110,000

Local charities benefit from donations. Rutter’s Children’s Charities raised more than $110,000 for central Pennsylvania charities at its 11th annual golf outing, the company announced. Since its beginning in 2002, the two-day outing has raised over $1 million for children’s charities in central Pennsylvania.  The Make-a-Wish Foundation of greater Pennsylvania, the Chambersburg Hospital, and York

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BP Cherry Point Refinery Adds Diesel, Hydrogen Units

Project positions Cherry Point for future opportunities. BP has announced the successful commissioning of a state-of-the-art diesel hydrotreater and hydrogen plant at its 234,000 barrel per day Cherry Point Refinery located in Blaine, Wash. “BP is committed to safe operations and providing consumers in the Northwest with cleaner fuels,” said Jeff Pitzer, BP’s Northwest fuels

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MACS Appoints Salaria As Senior Vice President of Merchandising

Salaria joins MACS from Giant Eagle. Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS) has announced the appointment of Liza Salaria as senior vice president of merchandising. In this role, Salaria will be responsible for leading merchandising and marketing strategy to achieve sales and gross profit goals. Salaria joins MACS from Giant Eagle, where she served as senior director

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Parker Featured As Georgia Trend “Power Player”

Article notes Parker’s Convenience Stores offer style in addition to substance. Greg Parker, the president and CEO of Parker’s, is featured in a “Power Players” profile in the May 2013 issue of Georgia Trend. An award-winning industry leader, Parker has influenced the convenience store industry with his emphasis on loyalty, spirit of innovation, love of

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Orion Food Systems’ President Joins China Trade Mission

Food safety was a major component of Orion’s successful trade dialogue. Orion Food Systems President Steve Watkins joined South Dakota governor Dennis Daugaard and other executives as part of a trade delegation to China.  With over 1.3 billion consumers, and a growing interest in American brands, Watkins sees a tremendous upside for American food and

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Acumera Introduces Fuel Connections Service

Offering provides fuel inventory management and monitoring connectivity to retailers, fuel dealers, and wholesale suppliers. Acumera has announced the release of Fuel Connections Service, a remote connections and monitoring service to improve fuel inventory and compliance management for fuel marketers and wholesale distributors. Acumera’s Fuel Connections Service is now being offered as a freestanding solution

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Del Monte Announces Second Contest Winner

Find Your Inner Chef grand prize winner to be awarded Culinary Institute retreat. Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc.  announced its second of four weekly aspiring chef winners of its “Find Your Inner Chef” online contest. Karen Gulkin, from Greeley, Colo., gets the opportunity to move on to the Cook Off Challenge event that will

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Core-Mark Announces Q1 2013 Financial Results

Non-cigarette margins improved by more than 30 basis points, results show. 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 first quarter ended March 31, 2013. “I am encouraged to see healthy growth in our non-cigarette sales and robust

Holiday Stationstores Acquires 7 SuperAmerica Stores

Holiday Stationstores, which operates approximately 300 corporately-owned stores and more than 100 franchise stores throughout 10 states in the Midwest and West Coast regions, acquired seven of its rival SuperAmerica’s convenience stores in Rochester, according to a report by The Rochester Post-Bulletin. Holiday had reportedly closed two of the former SuperAmerica stores and rebranded five

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Guion Joins The Pantry Board

“Her knowledge and expertise will be a great addition to our board of directors,” says BOD chairman.  The Pantry Inc.  has announced that Kathleen Guion has joined the company’s board of directors effective May 3, 2013.   “We are very excited to have Kathleen Guion join our board of directors,” said the chairman of The

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Stella Artois Uncorks ‘Stella Artois Cidre’

Distinctive European-style cider offers new option to meet growing U.S. demand.  Stella Artois, the best-selling Belgian beer in the world, is introducing Stella Artois Cidre to the surging U.S. cider market.   Stella Artois Cidre is a crisp, distinctive European-style cider made with apples hand-picked from wine growing regions. Initially it will be available in

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Former Hatco CEO and Board Chairman Passes Away

“Rod was an invaluable treasure to all of us,” says Hatco president.  Rod Chaudoir, former president and chairman of the Board of Hatco Corp., passed away with his family at his side in Wisconsin on April 28.   A native of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Chaudoir was a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

Jobs Report Brightens Dimming Optimism Over Demand

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric The gasoline futures contract that trades on the New York Mercantile Exchange rallied to a nearly one-month high early in the May 6 session, bolstered by the Labor Department’s May 3rd nonfarm payroll report showing greater jobs growth than expected for April and a decline in the

Alon Kicks off Clean 13 Program (Video)

Chain gives away the first of 13 cars to customers, employees and the local community. ALON Brands, which markets ALON motor fuel products at 900 locations and is the largest licensee of 7-Eleven in the U.S., is stepping up its effort to give customers the best experience possible, and that means clean stores and friendly

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Turkey Hill Inks Distribution Agreement with Core-Mark

Turkey Hill, a subsidiary of The Kroger Co. which operates 268 convenience stores across Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, has signed a three-year distribution agreement with Core-Mark, one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America. “Kroger is an industry leader in our channel and we

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Cipolla Joins FIN Branding Group

Former Kraft and Campbell Soup executive to oversee the supply chain for the e-cigarette manufacturer. FIN Branding Group, a leading supplier of electronic cigarettes, has appointed Joe Cipolla as vice president of supply chain. Cipolla is a 20-year veteran with broad based experience from Campbell Soup and Kraft Foods. At FIN, he will oversee the

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Newcastle Brown Ale Takes a “No Bollocks” Approach to Summer Sales

Newcastle Brown Ale, the leading imported ale in the U.S., is kicking off summer sales with the extension of its popular “No Bollocks” retail program. Beginning in May, Newcastle will bring a fresh and exciting twist to retail outlets throughout the country designed to encourage adult consumers, 21 and older, to bring a refreshing dose

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Swedish Snus Counter Display

Kretek International Inc. is launching its Snus category program with a new 20-can retail trial display.  The display offers three authentic imported Swedish brands; Thunder, Offroad, and Oden’s Extreme in 20-portion cans.  The compact new unit holds five-can sleeves of shelf-stable Snus in Tobacco and Frosted styles, as well as 25 ‘take-one’ flyers to educate

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C-Store Hosts Fueling Good Road Trip Stop

Community event to benefit local non-profits and offer customer giveaways. The CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip is stopping at the Food Bag CITGO Quik Mart at 1289 Farmington Ave. on May 8 for the ultimate Fueling Good experience. From noon – 4 p.m. EST, customers will receive free coffee from New England Coffee Co. and

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PDI Unveils New Web-based Product

PDI announces joint venture with iControl at 2013 Idea Exchange. From the site of its 21st annual Idea Exchange, PDI announced a joint venture with iControl Systems to introduce a new supply chain solution. The PDI Supplier Portal, which is powered through Harmony by iControl, will enable convenience retailers and their suppliers to exchange pricebook

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Future Forces, Top Retail Trends To Highlight C-Metrics Outlook Forum

Skrovan speaks on changes impacting go-to-market retail strategies. A developing retail shift that requires business strategy changes by all supply chain partners will be the focus of the keynote address at the AWMA C-Metrics Convenience Industry Outlook Forum, to be held June 24-25 in New Orleans. Speaking on Tuesday, June 25 will be Sandy Skrovan,

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Remington Oil Signs With VP Racing Fuels

Distributor to bolster VP brand presence in northern Wisconsin, Michigan.   VP Racing Fuels Inc. announced Remington Oil Co. Inc. has signed on as its newest retail brand partner, building on its four-year relationship as a distributor of VP’s race fuels. As a supplier to 10 company-operated retail locations and 50+ independent locations, Remington will

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MAPCO Suffers Data Breach

The incident involves credit/debit card payments for transactions at MAPCO locations between March 19-25, April 14-15 and April 20-21. Convenience store operator MAPCO Express Inc. has experienced a security breach by third-party hackers that may have compromised the credit/debit card information of certain MAPCO customers. MAPCO operates convenience stores in Tennessee, northern and central Alabama,

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Parker’s Voted Best Convenience Store

Sweeps three additional categories in Savannah Morning News Reader’s Choice Awards. Parker’s recently swept four categories in the 2013 Savannah Morning News Reader’s Choice Awards. Voters honored Parker’s as Best Convenience Store and also gave the company top honors in the following categories: Best Wine Selection, Best Lunch Bargain and Best She Crab Soup. The

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Hurd Appointed Kretek Sales Vice President

Albert José is appointed Djarum brand trade marketing manager, and Jerry Yalowitz as trade marketing manager for EZ Cig e-cigarettes.  Kretek International Inc., exclusive importer and marketer of Djarum Cigars, Cuban Rounds Cigars, EZ Cig and Cig2o e-cigarettes, along with Voodoo Hookahs and a broad range of general merchandise brands, has announced Patrick Hurd as

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