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Crime Prevention 101

Clear visuals, strict till limits and great customer service are keys to deterring convenience store robberies. Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Robbery occurs less often than some other crimes, but the potential for loss, injury and death is much greater during a single robbery incident, according to the convenience store security guidelines for owners and managers

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Why Customers Choose E-Cigarettes

Electronic cigarette sales are surging. CSD partnered with Study Hall Research to go inside the minds of e-cigarette consumers to learn what motivates their tobacco purchases. By John Lofstock, Editor and Josh Tahan, Study Hall Research The prevalence of electronic cigarette usage amongst the general population is growing and analysts are predicting the category now

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Meeting the Challenge

Aggressive pricing and eliminating product outages are two keys to maintaining cigarette sales. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Even as the buzz of e-cigarettes continues to grow, traditional cigarettes remain an essential product for the convenience store industry. However with increasing pressures from government and regulators, cigarette sales continue to decline with seemingly no let

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E-Cigarette Sales Are Smoking

Despite proposed FDA rules and looming tax hikes, e-cigarettes remain a breath of fresh air for c-store sales. By David Bennett, Senior Editor While the debate on electronic cigarettes is heating up among state and federal officials, convenience stores are pressing forward with broader product offerings, driving e-cigarette sales ever higher. Just ask Mike Gancedo,

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Parsing Data, Events to Understand Trend in U.S. Gasoline Demand

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric. The gasoline futures market on the New York Mercantile Exchange dropped back a nickel from a fresh 11-month high of $3.1520 gallon reached June 23, but remain over $3 gallon while the U.S. retail price average at $3.704 gallon will continue to advance into July as pass

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FDA Offers Training Video On Tobacco Sales

Video to help retailers with vending machines or self-service displays comply with laws. FDA has released a new compliance training video for tobacco retailers pertaining to impersonal modes of tobacco sales, such as vending machines or self-service displays. The video explains the restrictions associated with impersonal modes of sale of regulated tobacco products and will

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Amazon Takes On Takeout Food Delivery

Restaurant food is set to be available through Amazon in select markets. Amazon is rolling out a food takeout service, a direct competitor to GrubHub, Seamless and DeliveryHero, Tech Crunch reported. The service initially will be part of Amazon Local, the company’s Groupon-style service and app that offers people daily deals, coupons and discounts from

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Ari Haseotes Named CEO of Cumberland Gulf Group

Haseotes takes helm of multi-billion dollar company established 75 years ago by his grandparents. The Cumberland Gulf Group, which includes Cumberland Farms, the highly successful convenience store chain, and Gulf Oil L.P., one of the nation’s fastest growing branded marketers of energy products, announced that Ari Haseotes has been named CEO. Haseotes, grandson of founders

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Paychex Brings On-the-Go Accounting To Small Businesses

Launches Accounting Online iPhone App. Paychex Inc., a provider of payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, announced the launch of its Paychex Accounting Online mobile application for iPhone. The Universal iOS app allows users to access their Paychex Accounting Online account from their iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

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Roller Grill Still Real

Made-to-order may be the current darling of a growing number of c-stores, but a well-run roller grill program is still central to successful fresh foodservice. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor They smell it. They see it. They want it. For most convenience stores, the roller grill is the customers’ first introduction to the store’s fresh

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Parker’s Drive-Through Open For Business

New Statesboro, Ga. store opens and in celebration, Parker’s offers a 10 cents per gallon discount on all fuel types across Statesboro. Parker’s new store in Statesboro, Ga. at 1588 Brampton Ave. opened, June 25, marking the company’s 36th store in the Georgia and South Carolina area. The modern convenience and fuel store features Parker’s

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QuikTrip Opens 700th C-Store

Plans to roll out QT Kitchens to most stores across the country. Tulsa, Okla.-based QuikTrip Corp. opened its 700th store on Thursday, June 26, in St. Louis, the Tulsa World reported. The milestone marks the fastest expansion in the history of the convenience chain, which has opened 100 stores in the last two years alone.

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Murphy USA Opens E15/E85 Station

Plans to offer E15/E85 at seven stations by summer’s end. Murphy USA is now offering E15 and E85 at its Indianola, Iowa location. The location marks the first of seven Murphy USA locations in Iowa set to begin offering higher ethanol blends. By the end of summer, Murphy USA plans to roll out E15 and

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BP Brings Olympic and Paralympic Spirit to Chicago

Sponsors ITU World Triathlon Race. BP is a main sponsor and the official energy partner of this weekend’s International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Chicago, furthering its long-running association with U.S. Olympic and Paralympic sports. “As a proud partner of the United States Olympic Committee, BP is honored to sponsor ITU World Triathlon Chicago, where

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Jiffy Mart Wins Business Breakthrough Award

Jiffy Mart was recently honored by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce for a Business Breakthrough Award. For the second year in a row, multiple Carroll County, Md. businesses were nominated for and won the Business Breakthrough Award, sponsored by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. Convenience store chain Jiffy Mart and Tevis Motor Fuel won in

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Parker’s Names David Springer Director of Food Service

“Our Parker’s customers love our fresh, prepared food selections which we continue to enhance every year,” says president and CEO Parker’s. Parker’s has named David Springer as director of food service. In his new position, Springer will oversee the company’s multi-million dollar self-serve food offerings in all 36 stores in Georgia and the South Carolina

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Rhodes 101 Introduces Mobile App

App allows customers to pay at the pump. Rhodes 101, a convenience store chain in southeast Missouri, has launched a mobile app: Rhodes 101 To Go! The app is available for download from the Google Play and Apple App stores.  With this app, customers will be able to see the chain’s current specials, find a Rhodes

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Logic Continues Aggressive Growth

Moves toward No. 1 position in total U.S. dollar and unit shares. LOGIC Technology, makers of premium electronic cigarettes, announced the latest results from Nielsen’s C-Track Database. All figures from the report continue to indicate that of the top three brands in the space, LOGIC is the only company that has experienced significant growth in

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Auditors OK Pilot Flying J Rebate Math

Amount set to refund truckers for rebates owed gets the green light. Internal auditors at Pilot Flying J correctly tallied the amount owed to truckers under a rebate program that is the subject of an ongoing federal probe, according to an accounting firm that filed a report on June 13 in U.S. District Court in

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Comfort Food On the Go

Johnsonville has introduced its new Sausage & Gravy Stuffed Biscuits for grab-n-go foodservice venues. These hand-held sandwiches are perfect for breakfast and snacking, creating more menu opportunity for convenience stores. Sausage & Gravy Stuffed Biscuits are well suited to provide early and late afternoon sales boosts because they fit into peak snack times. With nearly two-thirds

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Turkey Burgers

Butterball Foodservice has developed a full line of delicious turkey burgers that are easily customizable to fit a wide variety of flavor profiles and patron taste preferences. Butterball makes it easier than ever to add innovative burgers to your menu by offering: · All American Grill Turkey Burger—This traditional American burger is all dark meat

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New Vaping Products

S&M Brands is showcasing its LEX12 expanded line of new vaping products nationwide. The lineup includes 16 flavors of e-liquid bottles with a slender extended applicator tip for easy e-liquid use. Each LEX12 e-liquid bottle is available in five nicotine strengths: 0%, 0.6%, 1.2%, 1.8% and 2.4%. Flavors include the popular LEX12 Classic Tobacco, Menthol

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Kid-Friendly Beverages

Wow taste buds with bold Kidz Kreamz frappes from Big Train. With only three grams of fat per eight-ounce serving, these dessert-like drinks offer a delicious low-fat option that parents approve and kids love. Simply mix with water or milk and blend to serve fun, eye-catching cold or hot beverages. Choose from three on-trend varieties:

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English Raspberry Tea

It’s tea time with General Foods International’s (GFI) English Raspberry Tea. This brand-new limited time flavor blends the taste of sweet raspberries and tea to deliver a creamy café style beverage. Don’t miss out on this delectable summertime treat, available July 1. English Raspberry Tea provides the perfect opportunity for operators to capitalize on the

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Pizza Prep Tables

Hoshizaki America Inc. has launched a new addition to the Commercial Series Line: Pizza Prep Tables, Model CPT46. The 46-inch wide single section Pizza Prep Table exterior is constructed with high quality stainless steel. Interior sides, back and floor feature anodized aluminum. CPT46 Pizza Prep Table accommodates six one-third-inch size pans, features a solid state

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