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U.S. Gasoline Futures Finds Bottom

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric The freefall in New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) traded gasoline futures looks to have been arrested, halted near long-term support at $2.1354 gallon after nose diving 62.3 cents or 23% from a late September high to mid-October low. Retail prices have more downside. NYMEX Reformulated Blendstock for Oxygenate

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Turkey Hill Helps Fight Hunger

Turkey Hill’s innovative approach to food drive helps customers. In an innovative approach to supporting the fight against hunger in central Pennsylvania, this year’s Fall/Winter Food Drive at Turkey Hill Minit Markets now enables customers to earn fuel savings by purchasing non-perishable items to donate in the stores. The Food Drive, which is operating through

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Susser Petroleum Changes Name To Sunoco LP

Launches new Website and returns to the New York Stock Exchange. Susser Petroleum Partners LP (The Partnership) has announced the changing of its name to Sunoco LP, as well as the changing of its ticker symbol for its common units to “SUN.” Sunoco has returns to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as Sunoco LP.

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Tri-State Food Expo Kicks Off

Trade show set to host thousands of restaurant, foodservice and retail buyers next week. Restaurant industry pros from across the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut regions are in for a good show and business-building opportunity when doors open this week (Oct. 27-28, 2014) for the 2014 Tri-State Food Expo at the Meadowlands Exposition Center

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IDDBA Shares ‘What’s in Store’ for 2015

Consumers are not only seeking more fresh and local products, they’re also willing to pay more for them. What’s in Store 2015, the latest edition of the annual trends publication of the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA), and What’s in Store Online, a collection of more than 150 downloadable tables, as well as white papers and

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Murphy USA Installing Surveillance Systems By 3xLOGIC

Integrator CBE to install 1,200+ locations with customized security and organizational efficiency solution. Murphy USA is planning to deploy 3xLOGIC’s VIGIL surveillance systems at more than 1,200 of its convenience store locations. The new systems, currently being rollout, are comprised of 3xLOGIC IP and hybrid appliances, cameras and business intelligence software integrated into a customized

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Chevron Expands Platforms Aimed At Building Customer Loyalty

Texaco and Luke Bryan amp up to give a lucky fan the ‘Ultimate Tailgate Truck.’ Chevron U.S.A. Inc., announced its program line-up to expand the Chevron and Texaco brands platforms into two classic American pastimes: country music and sports. Chevron retains its focus on platforms aimed at helping to build customer loyalty among the millions

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Wilbur Curtis Co. Appoints New Director of Marketing

Krista Reddington to lead marketing activities. Wilbur Curtis Co., a manufacturer of commercial coffee and tea brewing systems, recently named Krista Reddington as director of marketing. The announcement was made by Curtis Executive Vice President Kevin Curtis. Prior to this appointment, Reddington supported the company as manager of sales support and marketing. She has over

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Rapid Refill Raises Funds For Alzheimer’s Association

Purple Pump Up Campaign raises more than $64,000. Rapid Refill Convenience Stores, part of Volta group, became leaders in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by collecting donations for the Alzheimer’s Association from their customers this past May through July. The campaign in total raised over $64,000 donated directly to the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter. An

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PS Food Mart Fights Hunger In Michigan and Ohio

Local CITGO marketer hosts fifth annual Pop-Tarts fundraiser. CITGO Petroleum Corp., Folk Oil Co. and 31 PS Food Mart locations in Toledo, Ohio and across south-central Michigan have teamed up for the fifth annual PS Food Mart Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts fundraiser to support local food pantries, after school lunch programs and churches. Between now and Nov.

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Hunt Brothers Pizza Continues Partnership With Kevin Harvick

Signs on as primary sponsor of Harvick in four 2015 NASCAR races. Hunt Brothers Pizza, the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry, is returning to the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2015 with its sponsorship of Kevin Harvick and JR Motorsports. For the second consecutive season, Hunt Brothers Pizza will serve

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Imperial Selects Greensboro As Headquarters For New Company

“This wonderful facility is in the heart of tobacco country, near our factories and has the infrastructure to accommodate the enlarged business,” the company says. Imperial Tobacco Group has announced that it has selected Greensboro, N.C. as the location of the new company it is forming from its existing business in the U.S. and the

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Retailers Underleveraging Critical Consumer Data

New HRC Advisory report indicates need for new approach to meet challenges created by today’s digitally savvy consumers. While numerous retailers have collected years of customer data, only 9% are leveraging the information in a structured, usable way, according to HRC Advisory (HRC), a strategic retail advisory firm and unit of Hilco Global. The finding

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Individually-Wrapped Pie Slices

Hillshire Brands’ Sara Lee individual pie slices are perfect grab-and-go options that have the taste and appearance of a homemade pie in a convenient individual serving that saves operators time and money. And now they offer a longer shelf life. Sara Lee Southern Pecan Pie now has a 10-day refrigerated shelf life and five-day ambient

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New Brownie Supreme Flavor

General Mills Convenience is adding more variety to its popular Chex Mix Muddy Buddies line with the introduction of the new Brownie Supreme flavor. A decadent treat that combines the delicious taste of brownies with sweet-coated Chex pieces, Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Brownie Supreme is the latest addition to a well known brand in convenience

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Fizzy Fruity Water

The Skinnygirl brand has another all-star partner and new product line. Bethenny Frankel, the Original Skinnygirl, announced her new partnership with powerhouse AriZona Beverages on a recent episode of Bethenny. From the woman who brought you delicious, low calorie cocktails comes her first line of non-alcoholic beverages. Skinnygirl Sparklers are a new line of sparkling

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100% Natural Gum Pops

Just in time for Halloween, Verve Inc., the producer of Glee Gum and Make Your Own Candy Kits, has debuted the first and only 100% natural gum pops—hard candy lollipops with ooey, gooey, bubblegum centers. The limited release, special edition pack of 10 Glee Gum Pops is a sweet alternative to conventional Halloween treats. Each

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Jamaican Style Jerky

Performance Enhancing Meat Snacks Inc., creator of Perky Jerky, is adding another fun and innovative flavor to its lineup: Jamaican Style Turkey Perky Jerky. The upscale meat snack is packed with flavor and protein with no added preservatives, nitrites or MSG. Jamaican Style will be available for purchase online at PerkyJerky.com in fall 2014, and

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Self-Serve Smoothie Machine

Convenience store owners can create hassle-free frozen drinks with the Blendtec Self Serve Smoothie Machine. Featuring three peak horsepower, 1,600 watts direct-drive blender, more than 40 customizable drink combinations and seven peristaltic pumps, this fully-enclosed beverage system takes the work out of blended drink programs. The Self-Serve Smoothie Machine also cleans and sanitizes the blender

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Bacon Cheddar Popcorn

Van Holten’s is expanding its ready-to-eat popcorn line by announcing a bold new flavor: Bacon Cheddar. Get the delicious taste of sizzlin’ bacon and real cheddar cheese in one bite. Bacon Cheddar Popcorn comes in peg-able three-ounce bags packed in a 12-count stack-able display case with a tear-away front. Bacon Cheddar is line priced with

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Fruit-Flavored Protein Gummies

Nearly 60% of Americans are looking to increase their protein intake, according to Hartland Group Protein Category Study 2014, however, many don’t enjoy the taste of traditional bars or shakes. Now, adults have a fun and convenient new way to get the protein they are seeking. RAP Protein Gummies are the first protein gummy snack

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Maverik Adds APT Software

Licenses APT’s Test & Learn and Market Basket Analyzer software. Maverik, an innovative convenience store chain with over 250 locations, has signed an agreement to license Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) Test & Learn and Market Basket Analyzer software modules. Maverik will use APT’s software to improve their data-driven decision-making across merchandising, pricing, marketing, operations, and

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NATSO AND WPMA Partner For 2015 Conventions

“We first took advantage of this unprecedented opportunity in 2012 and found that it benefited both of our members, so we are excited to be able to recreate it again in 2015,” says NATSO president and CEO. For their 2015 annual tradeshows, NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, and the Western Petroleum

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Love’s Travel Stops to Expand CNG Network on I-40

Love’s to open a seventh fast-fill CNG location on I-40 in West Memphis, Ark. Professional drivers and motorists will soon have access to compressed natural gas (CNG) at another location along I-40. The existing Love’s Travel Stop in West Memphis, Ark., will be the seventh Love’s location along the busy interstate to have Love’s Fast-Fill

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Hershey Learn to Grow To Impact Nearly 9,000 Cocoa Farmers

Programs benefit communities connected to 27 cooperatives in six regions of Cote d’Ivoire. The Hershey Co. announced an innovative partnership with Hershey suppliers and a European sustainability agency to help thousands of farmers in Cote d’Ivoire improve productivity, raise incomes and improve communities. The partnership includes Blommer Chocolate and Olam International through their joint “GrowCocoa”

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