Archives for August 2013

Bigger One-Gram Snus Pouch

In response to adult snuser demand, Camel SNUS Frost, the No. 1 selling snus in America, is now available nationwide in a one-gram pouch. Camel SNUS Frost Large offers the same cool, refreshing taste consumers of Camel SNUS Frost have come to expect—just in a larger size. Camel SNUS Frost Large became available nationwide on

Kwik Trip Celebrates 15th Compressed Natural Gas Station

More stations planned for Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Kwik Trip Inc. celebrated the opening of its 15th compressed natural gas station on Aug. 28 in Janesville, Wis. The company plans to add an additional 10 stations before the end of the calendar year. Kwik Trip has committed to developing a functional CNG fueling infrastructure throughout

CITGO-Venezuela Energy Efficient Lighting Program Kicks Off

More than 600,000 CFL bulbs are donated to benefit low-income families. This week at the Linden House in Chicago, CITGO Petroleum Corp. President and CEO Nelson Martinez was joined by 4th District Illinois State Representative Cynthia Soto to launch the fourth edition of the CITGO-Venezuela Energy Efficient Lighting Program (EELP), which will provide 625,000 compact

Rainbow Express Partners With KickBack

Company to offer KickBack points at its Conoco-branded c-store, as well as its Rainbow Grocery store, hardware/sporting goods store in Colorado. In the retail world, storeowners can successfully build their brand and their reputation in a host of ways including advertising, marketing and a number of other building processes. With a little hard work and

Couche-Tard Announces Results for Q1 of Fiscal 2014

“Numerous improvement efforts deployed in Europe enabled us to turn around the negative trend in in-store sales as well as fuel volume,” says CEO. For its first quarter of fiscal 2014, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has announced net earnings of $255.0 million, up $152.1 million (147.8%), which equals $1.35 per share on a diluted basis. The

Avoid Unsanitary Ice

Experts share tips on ice machine maintenance. FCSI-The Americas, the only consulting society dedicated to serving independent foodservice design and hospitality management professionals, has announced the results of the latest FCSI Consultant’s Crystal Ball Survey, which offers insight to good health and safety practices for maintaining and servicing ice machines. FCSI-TA members were asked about

Designer Merchandiser

Transform your Hatco Flav-R-Savor Holding and Display Cabinet into a Designer Merchandiser with accessory curved or straight front, back or side panels. Curved hinged header panels can be outfitted with a magnetic graphic (not included) allowing easy access to controls and water fill cup. Designer Black and additional colors available. For More Information From Hatco

Wawa Opens 25th Florida Store

New location located across from Orlando International Airport. Wawa Inc. has announced exciting news for the Orlando Community—the grand opening of its newest store located directly across from the Orlando International Airport, at the intersection of Rt. 436 & Lee Vista Blvd at 6500 South Semoran Blvd. After years of price gauging at the pump,

United Supermarkets Offers Fall Fuel Discounts

Fuel discount vouchers earned through in-store grocery purchases.   United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos stores are rewarding loyal guests by offering a fuel discount with their in-store purchases. Between Aug. 28 and Oct. 29, guests will earn discounts on their fuel purchases at United Express fuel stations when they shop at participating United Supermarkets,

VP Racing Fuels Rocks The Industry

New music video pushes boundaries of marketing support for branding programs. VP Racing Fuels will soon serve up an example of the “edgy” attention-getting marketing support its new retail partners can expect from VP’s innovative branding program. It takes the form of a music video, due for release in early September and for which a

Miller Oil Foundation Donates Over $25,000 To Hampton Roads Charities

The Hearts of Hope campaign raises record amount of donations from store customers. In July, the Miller Oil Foundation distributed over $25,000 to charities in the Hampton Roads area.  The Foundation’s mission is to help people help themselves and those around them through the meaningful and enthusiastic involvement of the Miller family members, and staff

Convenience Valet Welcomes Doug Steffen

 Steffen named vice president of sales and business development. Convenience Valet, supplier of single and double dose over-the-counter (OTC) medications and convenience/travel size personal care and general merchandise, has named Doug Steffen vice president of sales and business development.  Steffen brings 15+ years’ experience in the consumer products/retail industry and was most recently executive vice

Expand Your Dessert Menu

According to a recent study conducted by GuestMetrics, dessert sales at full-service restaurants rose by 2.3% in 2012. In addition, a new study by The NPD Group found one out of every five eating occasions in the U.S. is a snack, and more than half of Americans are snacking two or three times a day.

New Pilot Travel Center Opens In Tucson

The new facility is Pilot Flying J’s 13th in Arizona. Pilot Flying J announced the opening of a Pilot Travel Center in Tucson, Ariz., featuring full amenities for professional drivers. “We’re thrilled that our new travel center will serve professional drivers traveling on I-10 through Arizona,” said Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam. “We hope drivers will enjoy the

Kangaroo Express Takes To The Races

Retired U.S. Army soldier and drag racer Don O’Neal ends summer with NHRA and Lucas Oil Racing event spree in the Salute Our Troops Dragster. The Pantry Inc. announced its Salute Our Troops tour headliner Don O’Neal, U.S. Army soldier (ret.) and drag racer, is set to end the summer with a racing spree. O’Neal

Subway Opens 40,000th Location

Celebrates 48 years in business. The SUBWAY restaurant chain, which has been providing franchising opportunities to entrepreneurs since 1965 and will soon celebrate its 48th year in business, opened its 40,000th location at an AppleGreen petrol station in Ipswich, England. The milestone opening further illustrates the strength and consistent growth of the SUBWAY brand, which

Hunt Brothers Pizza Supports U.S. Armed Forces

Partners with military charity to raise $25,000 for troops and their families. Hunt Brothers Pizza presented a $25,000 check to the Support U.S. Armed Forces organization at the Sunday Military Family Day at the Liberty Park Amphitheater in Clarksville, Tenn., on Aug. 18. All of the proceeds benefit the military charity, which provides welcome home

Manitowoc Foodservice Appoints EVP Asia Pacific

Karssiens brings years of experience to the position.  Manitowoc Foodservice has announced the appointment of Chris Karssiens to the role of executive vice president of foodservice Asia Pacific (APAC) effective immediately. In his new role, Karssiens will be responsible for fulfilling the company’s APAC strategy and achieving APAC annual business plans, and overseeing Foshan, Hangzhou,

New Taste Sensation

Fully-baked and portable, Lettieri’s new Pepperoni  Roll-Upz are sure to become a welcome addition to anyone’s “Value Menu.” Each 3.2-ounce Roll-Upz includes a generous amount of tantalizing pepperoni meat, creamy mozzarella cheese and Lettieri’s exclusive microwaveable bread with its “just out of the oven” taste.  You can also add a serving of marinara sauce to

FDA Denies Discussing Online E-Cigarette Sales Ban

Listening sessions did not include talk on potential restrictions, noted director of FDA’s CTP. The FDA has responded to a Wall Street Journal article titled “FDA Discusses Banning Online Sales of E-Cigarettes” that has been picked up by many news outlets. The article revealed that FDA had held talks regarding potentially banning online e-cigarette sales,

Sam’s Mart Centralizes Fuel Pricing Control

Closed loop pricing from headquarters with price change confirmation feedback. LSAA LLC has chosen PriceAdvantage SMART Fuel Pricing, a fuel price management solution, for its 60 Sam’s Mart stores in the Carolinas and Georgia. It chose PriceAdvantage for centralized fuel pricing control from headquarters, including business intelligence data at their fingertips. Sam’s Mart will be

2014 Independent C-Store Expo Dates Announced

RBG will announce the winners of the thirteenth annual Royal Buying Group Education Scholarship Program at the show. Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG) announced that its annual Independent C-Store Expo (I-C-Expo) will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Burr Ridge Marriott Hotel located at 1200 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge, Ill.  Additional

M&M’S Invites NASCAR Fans to the Track

M&M’S offers rare opportunity for fans to drive Atlanta Motor Speedway. As the “Official Chocolate of NASCAR” and sponsor of the popular No. 18 M&M’S Toyota, M&M’S Brand in September is giving NASCAR fans the ultimate driving experience—and chance to race the same track as the pros—at the famous Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) during an

Sunny Sky Products Acquires Turbo Energy Drink

Expands bar and nightclub division. Sunny Sky Products LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of specialty dispensed beverages, has completed the acquisition of Turbo Energy Drink LLC in an all cash transaction. The acquisition will expand distribution of Sunny Sky Products’ beverage offering further into the on-premise (Bar & Nightclub) channel. Turbo Energy Drink is the

Icebox Water in a Box

Icebox Water in a Box is the creative new concept that retains the convenience and portability of bottled water while using a paperboard container that is environmentally friendly to manufacture and ship. Founded in 2007, Icebox Water in a Box aims to produce conveniently packaged water that is good for people and good for the