Archives for 2013

MSA Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation

Over the past half-century, MSA has continually proven that it is dedicated to the principles that have always led to success. Over the course of the past 50 years, Management Science Associates Inc. (MSA) has been a diverse, dynamic, evolving partner to its clients. By remaining true to its research-driven roots and consistently nurturing a

Hot Air Popcorn Popper

C. Cretors and Co. has introduced Poppi, the first industrial construction air popper small enough to fit on a counter. Poppi produces healthier popcorn and reduces food costs because no oil is used. The lack of oil also makes for easier maintenance, faster cleanup and increased product shelf life. Poppi creates a 12-ounce batch in

Fuel Your School Program Benefits Nearly 700,000 program funds $4.49 million dollars for classroom projects. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and announced that its Fuel Your School program funded $4.49 million, benefitting local classroom projects at 1,733 K-12 public schools across the country and impacting a total of 697,904 students in 2012. Through Chevron’s Fuel Your School program, 5,673 teachers in nine

Eby-Brown Leverages MSA To Support Enterprise Strategy, Growth

“We chose MSA because their platform and insights enable us to immediately identify opportunities and solve business issues,” says Eby-Brown spokesperson. Management Science Associates Inc. (MSA), a solution provider to consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and distributors leveraging demand-chain data to drive growth and efficiency, has announced that Eby-Brown Co., a privately held U.S. convenience

Delek US Holdings And Delek Logistics Appoint Chief Financial Officer

Ginzburg’s “intimate knowledge of our operations and financial processes makes him a natural choice to assume additional responsibilities as our chief financial officer,” says Delek US CEO. Delek US Holdings Inc., a diversified energy company with assets in the petroleum refining, retail and logistics industries, and Delek Logistics Partners LP, a growth-oriented master limited partnership

U.S. Consumers Craving High Protein Foods

The U.S. leads the way in global launches of high protein products, says Mintel. Today, it seems high protein foods are one of the most sought after nutritional choices among American consumers to meet a variety of needs, from balancing diet, building muscle and weight loss. Indeed, according to the latest research from Mintel, introductions

Speed Retail Stocking

The compact Stock & Roll shelf-stocking cart makes stocking faster, safer and easier, without blocking aisles. Because its platform is easily adjusted to the most convenient height, the need to bend and stretch is greatly reduced. There will be less breakage, since users have both hands free for stocking and pricing and no longer need

New Hydration Line

XYIENCE has introduced three innovative non-carbonated beverages that combine energy with other beverage formats: hydration, tea and lemonade. New Xenergy + True Hydration, Xenergy + Tea and Xenergy + Lemonade, which debuted at at the 2012 NACS Show in Las Vegas. The beverages are packaged in Xenergy’s signature 16-ounce silver can that’s been modifi ed

Cenex Tanks of Thanks Program Rewards Good Deeds

More than $130,000 in free fuel awarded to people who are making a difference in their communities. Cenex—the CHS Energy brand—has announced that the Tanks of Thanks program rewarded more than 2,600 people with nearly $132,000 in free fuel in 2012. This month kicks off the second year of the program, which recognizes and rewards

Ryko Grows Revenues By 22% In 2012

Ryko experienced double-digit growth in all three segments of its business; maintenance services, car wash equipment, and cleaning solutions. Ryko Solutions Inc., North America’s largest manufacturer of car wash equipment and a major provider of national technical services, cleaning products, and marketing programs, achieved one of its best annual performances in 40 years of business


Jane’s Dough Foods introduces Fast Break retail package and can be sold frozen or out of a deli grab-n-go case. For a hot pizza, simply open the box, remove the plastic wrap, put the pizza back in the box and cook. This simple cooking process allows your customers to walk out with a hot pizza

Freshly-Brewed Coffee

Wilbur Curtis has developed a revolutionary way to keep decanters ready to serve freshly brewed coffee. The FreshTrac digital freshness indicator, available only on Curtis Alpha GT brewers, utilizes a fl ashing, visual indicator that tracks the freshness of coffee right from the point of brewing. It alerts the operator when coffee is no longer

Magic Johnson To Headline The Car Wash Show

“The Car Wash Show is a great way to discover key strategies and resources to grow your business,” says CEO of the International Carwash Association. The International Carwash Association has announced NBA basketball legend and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson as the keynote speaker for The Car Wash Show 2013, which will take place April 22—24

Mars Makes Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For List

“We believe Mars is a great place to have a career and we are especially pleased that this ranking is due in large part to what our associates have to say about our culture, heritage and winning business,” says Mars president. Mars Inc. has been ranked 95 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work

BP Fuels Future Of Paralympic Hopefuls

More than 300 New York and New Jersey BP Stations selling window clings to benefit local Paralympic Sport Clubs in need of funding. BP Products North America Inc., the exclusive energy partner of Team USA through 2016, and New York and New Jersey BP station owners have launched a fundraising campaign in support of four

NSF Calls For Food Safety Leadership Award Nominations

Nomination deadline is Feb. 28, 2013 for the annual awards program that recognizes leadership and innovation in food safety. NSF International, an organization committed to protecting and improving public health, announces its first call for nominations for the 2013 Food Safety Leadership Awards (FSLA) Program. Now in its 10th year, this program recognizes individuals that

Ali Group To Integrate Scotsman Industries

“I am delighted that Scotsman Industries is now part of the Ali Group and can benefit from being part of one of the largest foodservice equipment companies in the world,” says former Scotsman CEO. Scotsman Industries, recently acquired by the Ali Group, will remain a U.S.-based global group reporting to Ali Group North America.  Responsibilities

Stella Artois Unveils New Campaign

Campaign shot by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz. Stella Artois has announced that photographer Annie Leibovitz has harnessed her legendary creative talents on behalf of the iconic Belgian beer. Leibovitz recently shot a new campaign for Stella Artois that will be formally unveiled at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. “Annie Leibovitz’s work marries artistic genius with

Color Flame Lighters

Color Flame lighters come with red and green flames, are childproof, windproof and are all refillable with regular butane and will still keep their color. They come in 10 different designs, and are available in 50-piece counter displays. With the eye catching displays and colorful designs, these lighters are a match made in heaven for

Premium Ice Cream

Ice cream fans will flock to dip into DOVE Ice Cream, which now offers an improved premium taste, a better value and three new flavors that will appeal to a wide range of consumers and occasions. DOVE Unconditional Chocolate Ice Cream blends rich chocolate ice cream, delectable chunks made with DOVE Dark Chocolate, and a

NOCO Express Opens Its First Travel Center

New travel center features a commercial diesel station, a Tim Hortons and a Subway. NOCO Express, a family owned and locally operated convenience store chain, celebrated the grand opening of its newest and largest store in the company’s history, kicking off their 80th anniversary.  Located at 4221 Walden Avenue at the corner of Pavement Road

Tedeschi Food Shops Installs MegaPath MPLS Network Upgrade

Improves compliance and business communications. Tedeschi Food Shops has successfully completed an ambitious MPLS network upgrade by MegaPath Corp., a provider of managed data, voice, security and hosted IT services.  With this upgrade, MegaPath is providing the company with seamless communications capabilities between its headquarters and stores. “We were already using MegaPath for our network

Susser Provides Fourth Quarter Results

Analyst day set for March 21 in Houston. Susser Holdings Corp. and Susser Petroleum Partners LP have provided partial operating results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012. For the fourth quarter of 2012, Susser Holdings expects to report: • Same-store merchandise sales growth of approximately 5.8%, compared to growth of 5% for the year-earlier

West Springfield, Mass. Considers E-Cig Ban

Ordinance would ban e-cigs but allow traditional cigarettes. An article in the Springfield Republican has reported that the West Springfield, Mass. Board of Health is considering a regulation that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes in the town. However, unlike laws in other cities, which ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, this proposal

Anheuser-Busch Announces Brand Lineup For Super Bowl XLVII Ads

Viewers will see a mix of traditional favorites and the debut of new brands. Anheuser-Busch has announced it will debut four-and-a-half minutes of new ad creative during CBS’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3.  Super Bowl icons Bud Light and Budweiser will share the spotlight in this year’s game with Anheuser-Busch’s two