Team Oil Participates In Bike Giveaway

Kids of all ages have the chance to win a new bike. Team Oil Travel Center has announced that its Spring Valley, Wis. Dam Days Bike give away was a big success. With the no admission, no charge and no fee event, kids of all ages had the opportunity to participate.  “Team Oil has participated

Tedeschi Food Shops Rolls Out New Ciabatta Sandwich Line

Unique flavor combinations draw customers. Tedeschi Food Shops has announced its newest addition to its expanding fresh food lineup in the fresh case: five new “Signature” sandwiches on fresh Artisan Cibatta Bread. The new line boasts Chorizo and Smoked Gouda, Fire Roasted Veggie Omelet, Italian with Roasted Red Peppers, Turkey Gobbler with Gourmet Fire Roasted

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Hunt Brothers Pizza Names Winner of Hawaiian Vacation

Company’s biggest customer giveaway ever includes airfare, hotel and fun. Hunt Brothers Pizza has announce that Daniel Luscomb of Canton, Ohio is the lucky winner of a dream vacation for four to Hawaii as part of this summer’s launch of the new Hawaiian pizza. “I’ve been to 48 states, but never to Hawaii,” said Luscomb.

Former American Lung Association CEO Joins Electronic Cigarette Industry Group

Charles Connor to serve as primary liaison to public heath community. The Electronic Cigarette Industry Group Inc. (ECIG), a non-profit association of consumers, manufacturers, importers and distributors of electronic cigarettes, announced that Charles (Chuck) Connor, former American Lung Association CEO and president, has joined the organization as a consultant. In his new role, Connor will

Digital Coupons: The Mobile Category

Q & A with Catherine Tabor, CEO, Sparkfly. By: David Hochman, founder of DJH Marketing Communications Inc. According to a recent post on Mashable.com, most consumers who subscribe to a mobile plan from a carrier own a smartphone. In fact, it was way back in March 2012 when the smartphone became the dominant mobile device

TravelCenters of America Introduces DIRECTV with NFL Sunday Ticket

TA and Petro Stopping Centers now offer drivers the chance to watch NFL games. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has expanded its full-service offering to professional drivers with the addition of DIRECTV service at nearly 200 TA and Petro locations. With DIRECTV, drivers can

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Del Monte Announces Gold For Gold Pineapple Promotion

Grand prize winner to receive a pound of gold. Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. has launched a first-of-its-kind pineapple promotion: “Gold for Gold.” This consumer promotion encourages U.S. and Canadian grocery shoppers to enjoy Del Monte Gold Extra Sweet Pineapples and participate in the sweepstakes for a chance to win 24-carat gold bars and

FDA CTP Releases Educational Video

Video focuses on legal age requirements and ID checks when selling tobacco products. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products’ (CTP) Office of Compliance and Enforcement (OCE), in an effort to further retailer compliance with tobacco product regulation, has produced a short educational video to support retailer training. The video focuses on

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General Mills To Sustainably Source 10 Priority Ingredients By 2020

Commitment emphasizes dedication to sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship throughout the supply chain. General Mills announced a commitment to sustainably source 100% of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. These ingredients represent 50% of General Mills’ total raw material purchases. The commitment builds on the company’s sustainability mission to conserve and protect the resources upon

Lehigh Gas Partners Finalizes Rocky Top Markets Acquisition

Rocky Top Owner is “confident that the Rocky Top brand will grow and prosper under Lehigh’s capable leadership.” Eight weeks after announcing that it entered into an asset purchase agreement with Rocky Top Markets LLC and Rocky Top Properties LLC, Lehigh Gas Partners LP  has completed all outstanding operational and regulatory hurdles, and has officially

New Petro Stopping Center Opens in California

The addition of a Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen restaurant is scheduled for the new location. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has unveiled its newest Petro location at I-10, Exit 57 (4325 E. Guasti Rd.) in Ontario, Calif. This location was previously a TA travel center.

Petro Serve USA First To Add E15 in North Dakota

North Dakota marks the ninth state to offer E15. E15 is available for the first time in North Dakota at six Petro Serve USA locations in Bismarck, Mandan, West Fargo and Fargo. North Dakota is only the ninth state to offer E15, an economical high-performance fuel, as an option to its consumers since it was

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Yuengling’s Ice Cream Returning To Shelves

David Yuengling and Rob Bohorad team to revive popular ice cream. A branch of the Yuengling family will re-launch its storied ice cream early in 2014, bringing back a cherished Pennsylvania-made product that’s been absent from store shelves and scooping stands for nearly three decades. Though the family name is one and the same, Yuengling’s

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Root Beer Flavored Malt Beverage

SpinDoktor is bold new root beer flavored, malt-based beverage (8% ABV) that recently launched in the Cleveland & Akron markets in Ohio.  The beverage was created by D-Spin Beverages LLC, which was founded by Northern Ohio natives Blanton Unger and Dana Pawlicki. The beverage has a smooth root beer taste with an overtone of vanilla

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Tradition You Can Taste

Wave’s expertly-crafted American blend has tradition you can taste—and Wave is honoring that craftsmanship with a new Limited Edition Pack. The Limited Edition Pack celebrates Wave’s premium tobacco quality, represented by its signature crest. This combination of taste, strength and unparalleled smoothness is created by master blenders with over a century of experience. The Limited

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Fastrac Customers Save $5 Million

New members in Fastrac’s loyalty program get double discounts for 60 days. Fastrac, a local upstate New York convenience store chain, announced today that its customers have saved more than $5 million dollars in fuel discounts. Motivated by the promise of savings at the pump, Fastrac customers have racked up over $5 million in discounts

Stripes’ March of Dimes Campaign Aims To Break $3 Million Mark

Partnership with March of Dimes has huge impact on moms and babies. Beginning Sept. 30, Stripes Convenience Stores will kick off its sixth annual March of Dimes cut-out campaign, encouraging its customers to make a small donation that will have a big impact. By donating at least $1 for a March of Dimes paper cut-out

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Heineken Announces “Celebrate Together” Holiday Program

“Upscale beer drives category growth during the holiday period,” says Heineken brand director. HEINEKEN USA, an upscale beer importer, has announced this year’s “Celebrate Together” holiday program scheduled to hit retail outlets beginning Nov. 1. At the center of the program, celebratory limited edition bottle labels and promotional packaging on Heineken Lager 12 packs will

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Quinn Returns As 2014 Sweets & Snacks Expo Chairman

2014 marks Quinn’s third year as chair of the Expo. Mars Chocolate North America announced that Tim Quinn, vice president of trade development, has agreed to chair the National Confectioners Association’s (NCA) 2014 Sweets & Snacks Expo for the third year in a row. The Expo is the largest venue representing all major U.S. distribution

Young Adults, Minorities Take the Lead On Mobile Payments

Mercator Advisory Group expands research panel to 3,000 consumers in first report from 2013 CustomerMonitor Survey Series. Mercator Advisory Group is releasing the first in a series of eight reports on consumer payments and banking channels, CustomerMonitor Survey Series 2013 Insight reports, based on primary research conducted with an expanded panel of over 3,000 U.S.

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Uncle Neal’s Partners With KickBack Rewards to Roll Out Loyalty Program

The 10-store Nebraska convenience store chain launched Uncle Neal’s Rewards to drive new business and reward its existing customers. Uncle Neal’s, a family-owned and -operated convenience store chain in Hastings, Nebraska, has announced the launch of a comprehensive customer loyalty program that offers customers ways to save money, earn points and get rewarded for purchases

Cumberland Gulf Group’s Petrowski Steps Down

Lily Bentas to serve as interim CEO. The Cumberland Gulf Group announced that, effective Oct. 1, Joe Petrowski will be stepping down as CEO of the Cumberland Gulf Group and moving to a new role as a strategic advisor to management and the Board of Directors. As Petrowski steps down as CEO, Lily Bentas, chairman

Rogers Petroleum Sells 17 Stores To Lehigh Gas

The outcome of the sale “exceeded our expectations,” says chairman of Rogers Petroleum Inc. Matrix Capital Markets Group announced the sale of Rogers Petroleum Inc.’s 17 company-operated convenience stores to Lehigh Gas Partners LP and Lehigh Gas – Ohio LLC.  All of Rogers’ stores are located in the Tri-Cities region of eastern Tennessee and southwestern

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Wheels Convenience Stores Partners With OpenStore

New app and Website add even more convenience for customers. Wheels Convenience, with 16 stores in Connecticut and part of the Consumers Petroleum family, launched a new Website and mobile app with OpenStore by GasBuddy this month. The new Website: http://mywheelscstores.com/Home, includes pages for each store, deals and much more. The free Wheels Convenience mobile

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Seasonal Hiring Survey Predicts More Jobs Than Last Year

Increased hiring driven by strong sales forecast. It’s shaping up to be a happy holiday for job seekers looking for a seasonal job, according to the sixth-annual survey commissioned by Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment marketplace for job seekers and employers. The 2013 forecast indicates that more seasonal jobs should be available this year than

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