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New Dippin’ Stix

Reichel Foods has introduced the new Dippin’ Stix Apples with Caramel, Peanuts and Chocolate. Fresh fruit is currently the fastest growing snack in the U.S. and the new Dippin’ Stix apple combination was the only fresh produce snack ranked in the top 10 at NACS. The new Apples with Caramel, Peanuts and Chocolate creates a

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Thick + Bold Potato Chips

Known for its extra crunchy, flavorful kettle-cooked potato chips, Kettle Brand has introduced a new line of Kettle Thick + Bold potato chips developed exclusively for the convenience channel. The new line features thick Krinkle Cut chips seasoned with bold natural ingredients, to provide a substantial and satisfying crunch packed with flavor. Developed to appeal

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CST Brands Completes Nice N Easy Acquisition

CrossAmerica Partners LP and CST Brands jointly purchase the assets of Nice N Easy. CST Brands Inc. (CST) and CrossAmerica Partners LP (CAPL) (the “Partnership”) have announced the closing of the previously announced acquisition of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes. Based in Canastota, N.Y., Nice N Easy operates 77 corporate and franchise stores in Central

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Stripes Awards 20 Public Elementary School Grants

Schools received $200 grants and garden kits. Stripes Convenience Stores has awarded 20 Texas public elementary schools $200 each to teach students about fresh vegetables through the Stripes Fresh Learning Garden seeded by Laredo Taco Co. grant. The grant includes $200 for supplies, a garden kit—educational coloring books for each student, garden seed packets to

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Verifone Launches New Brand Voice and Identity

Brand reflects Verifone’s commitment to clients in an era of rapid transformation in payments and commerce. Verifone has launched its new brand identity around the world. The brand represents a new Verifone that is driving the future of commerce in a rapidly evolving digital world where electronic payments, commerce and mobility are converging. “Today’s payments

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Corner Store Hosts Grand Opening in Plano

New 7,707-square-foot store features a modern design. Corner Store is hosting a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting Thursday, Nov. 6 for a brand new store in Plano, Texas. At the event, Corner Store will be making a $5,000 donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County.  Everyone is invited to try a free, fresh-baked

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Survey: Nearly 75% Using Their Mobile Devices to Shop This Holiday Season

Study breaks down mobile preferences by in store vs. out, smartphone vs. tablet, Android vs. iPhone. Retale,  a location-based mobile platform connecting shoppers with their favorite local retailers, announced the results of a commissioned study examining anticipated consumer shopping behavior during the busy holiday season. The study focused on two key areas—the use of mobile

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Ordering & Inventory Made Easy

Convenience stores as a rule tend to be slower than other industries to add new technology. This can be challenging when upgrading handheld ordering and inventory devices that frequently run on Wi-Fi today. But luckily, quality and affordable handheld equipment from CipherLab continues to allow for modem transmission of orders via its handheld equipment. Complete

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Pilot Flying J Gives More Details On Facility Upgrades

Healthy food options, hot beverage variety and $100 million in facility upgrades to greet Pilot customers. Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, is launching a fresh brand identity, invigorating its commitment to improving life on the road for professional drivers. The initiative includes offering customers a

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Thomas Petroleum, Pilot Logistics Services Announce Merger

The merger looks to combine the best of both companies to create a stronger organization and enable it to improve and expand services to customers. Pilot Logistics Services and Thomas Petroleum have reached an agreement to combine their energy services companies to form a premier provider of fuel solutions to the North American energy, mining

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Atlas Oil Launches Careers Website

Invests in recruiting top talent. Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Co., a national fuel supply, logistics and services company, announced the launch of its new comprehensive recruiting Website, www.atlasoilcareers.com. The Website gives potential job candidates an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at life at Atlas Oil Co., and provides a detailed overview of everything that sets Atlas Oil

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Quality State Oil Celebrates 25 Years of Support For MDA

Local CITGO marketer raises $73,000 for Muscular Dystrophy in 2014; $1 Million Since 1989. Local CITGO Marketer Quality State Oil (QSO), based in Sheboygan, Wis., marked a quarter century supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) by raising $73,000 through events and promotions in 2014. QSO once again teamed up with CITGO Petroleum Corporation, MDA ambassadors

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Sales Tax Reform

By Tony Huppert, CEO, Team Oil Inc. The time is now for sales tax collection reform to be taken seriously. Governors in states are suggesting that state gas tax be replaced with sales tax and that income tax be off set by raising the sales tax. I realize this is the ancient known shell game,

Operationalizing Your Strategic Plan

We have all experienced it. The dreaded process of spending hours upon hours creating a strategic business plan that maps out the goals of the organization. We develop the targets and create lofty initiatives only to see the year come and go as we scratch our heads and wonder why we didn’t achieve all our

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Diesel Demand In U.S. Seen Sliding Despite Climbing LDV Sales

By Brian Milne, energy editor, Schneider Electric The U.S. consumer’s past aversion to diesel operated light duty vehicles is subsiding as evidenced by rising vehicle sales and a broader offering of models by auto manufacturers. Despite this evolution, domestic diesel demand is expected to trend lower in 2017 and thereafter, as heavy duty vehicles increasingly

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Kum & Go Plans ADA Compliance Changes After Lawsuit

Some 400 Kum & Go stores to undergo renovations. The Kum & Go is set to spend millions of dollars to make changes at more than 400 stores in 11 states to settle a lawsuit that claimed its gas stations failed to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Gary McDermott, a man from

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NYACS Invites Neighborhood Retailers To ‘Building Blocks’

Educational Forum set for Dec. 3 in Tarrytown, N.Y. Timely education for convenience store operators and other neighborhood retailers will be offered Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, N.Y. Titled “Building Blocks for Today’s Neighborhood Retailers” and presented by the New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS), the event

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Parker’s Raises Over $70,000 For Area Schools

Hosts 2014 Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament. The 2014 Parker’s Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament, held on Oct. 28 at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga., raised $70,708 to benefit area schools. The tournament attracted 144 players from across the region, including a number of Parker’s vendors, suppliers and supporters. Proceeds

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Town Star Holdings Acquires 16 TimeSaver Food Stores

NRC acts as exclusive financial advisor to the buyer. Town Star Holding LLC, an affiliate of Junonia Capital LLC of Fort Myers, Fla., has acquired 16 convenience stores from TimeSaver Food Stores Co., based in Port St. Lucie, Fla. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to the buyer in connection

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Cheyenne International Appoints New CEO

Former chief financial officer takes the helm. Cheyenne International LLC announced that its board of directors has appointed David Scott, 58, as CEO and president of the company. Scott has served as chief financial officer and board member since the company’s inception in 2002 and will transition to the new role effective immediately. “We are

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WhiteWave Foods Acquires So Delicious Dairy Free

The WhiteWave Foods Co., a consumer packaged food and beverage company in North America and Europe, has completed its previously announced acquisition of So Delicious Dairy Free for approximately $195 million in cash. WhiteWave funded the acquisition through existing cash balances and available credit. “We are pleased to complete this transaction, which represents a great

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QuickChek Outsells Starbucks

Ranks first for coffee in overall satisfaction, recommendations and price value. Already voted as making the best cup of coffee in America, QuickChek continues to be the recommended choice close to where those in the Garden State live and work, too. In a survey of retail food service companies, the Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based convenience store

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7-Eleven Treating Hungry Families This Halloween

Retailer invites customers to pay it forward with pizza. Halloween can be a scary holiday for kids. But not having enough food is even scarier for too many kids in the greater Portland, Ore. and Vancouver, Wash., areas. Local 7‑Eleven stores are inviting residents to do something about it this Halloween weekend in its second

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Love’s Opens First Travel Stop In Northwestern Alabama

Debuts new location in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Professional drivers now have 76 additional parking spaces in northwest Alabama. Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) opens its newest location in Muscle Shoals, at the intersection of State Highway 157 and U.S. Highway 72, on Thursday, Oct. 30. The 24/7 travel stop features seven showers, a Love’s Truck Tire

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Core-Mark Announces Third Quarter 2014 Investor Call

Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. plans to release its earnings before the market opens on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014 and will host an investor call later that morning at 9 a.m. Pacific time. This call may be accessed by dialing 800-588-4973 using the code 38339865. The call may

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