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Manitowoc NACS 2014

Two new blended ice machines being offered.  Blend In A Cup machine fills manually, shaved and dispensed in the cup allowing retailers to easily expand into the popular blended frozen drink category. Secondly, the Ice On Board machine has a built in icemaker producing 450 lbs of ice in a 24-hour period.  Ideal for a

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McCain Foods NACS 2014

Take a tour of McCain Foods to see exciting foodservice solutions across breakfast lunch potato sides and appetizers for the PM Snacking daypart. The tour includes some great featured products and grab and go packaging options.

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McKee Foods NACS 2014

The #1 snack in America continues its legacy of great selling snack cakes with new muffins, danishes, and donuts.  Little Debbie offers c-store retailers margins of 40% or more on their products. Little Debbie also offers a guarantee of no stales and no shrinkage on their products backed by the only brand with nation wide

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RYKO Solutions NACS 2014

RYKO Solutions has several new products the help you drive revenue while adding a sparkling clean finish to your customer’s vehicle. See how these solutions will increase your bottom line.

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CST Brands Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

Opens 25 new stores year-to-date. CST Brands Inc., one of the largest independent retailers of motor fuels and convenience merchandise in North America, reported financial results for the third quarter ended Sept.30, 2014. Three Months Results For the three-month period ended Sept. 30, 2014, the company reported net income of $63 million, or $0.83 per

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Swedish Match Cigars NACS 2014

For 2015, White Owl will continue to offer retailers both our 2 for 99 and Save on 2 price points across 13 flavors. For GAME cigarillo’s, one of the fastest growing cigar brands in the fastest growing segment; natural leaf will offer the same price points.  Both brands will offer LTO’s in the 4th quarter

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Tennant NACS 2014

Tennant Company mechanized solutions show you how to keep your floors clean, bright, and safe across all your c-stores with a combination of our quality floor scrubbers and deep retail expertise

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Texas Pete NACS 2014

Sriracha + Hot Sauces + Salsa, look no further than TW GARNER AND TEXAS PETE. New “CHA” Sriracha Sauce available in 18 0z, 24 oz and portion control pack size as well. Take advantage of one of the hottest flavor trends both for retail shelves and Back of the House usage. Multiple uses in applications

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White Castle NACS 2014

Around since 1921, White Castle is launching a several new products and announcing penetration into the Canadian market. Your customers will love the new Jalapeño Cheeseburger, nice added kick to the famous original White Castle Cheeseburger. White Castle burgers are made from 100% beef. Another new launch for White Castle, the Chicken Breast Filet is

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Stripes Celebrates Veteran’s Day

Facebook promotion encourages customers to post photos of themselves or a loved one in their military uniform.             Stripes Stores Facebook fans will have an opportunity to win a Stripes $50 gift card by submitting a picture of themselves or a loved one(s) in Uniform. To honor and celebrate Veteran’s Day, Stripes will randomly selected

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ADD Systems at NACS 2014

Check out ADD Systems E-Store Software Suite For over 41 Years ADD Systems has been a leader providing both Home Office Accounting and Back Office Software to the wholesale and retail fuel industry. The E Store Software Suite interfaces with all the modern POS Systems and is ideal whether at the home office or store

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Kretek Names Central Region Sales Director

Jay Kloepfer brings additional multi-channel experience to company’s growth and category expansion. Kretek International Inc., exclusive importer and marketer of Djarum and Cuban Rounds Cigar brands, Voodoo and EZ-Cig e-vapor products, DjEEP lighters, Nuvino Wines, and VirMax performance products, has named Jay Kloepfer as central region sales director. Kloepfer joins Kretek from Tantus Tobacco and

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U.S. Gasoline Demand Pops As Retail Prices Break Below $3 Gallon

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric For the first time since late 2010, the U.S. retail gasoline price average for regular grade slipped below $3 gallon, with the Energy Information Administration reporting a $2.99 gallon average on Nov. 3 in its weekly survey. The average has more downside, with lower wholesale costs still working

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Cumberland Farms Adds Apple Pay

Customers can use Apple Pay in-store at any Cumberland Farms location. Cumberland Farms has announced that it is accepting mobile payments via Apple Pay at all of its nearly 600 retail locations across the Northeast and Florida. Apple Pay enables customers to conveniently pay for goods by tapping their iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 or

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7-Eleven Salutes Military With Free Car Washes on Veteran’s Day

More than 300 locations in 16 states plan to participate in the promotion. This Veteran’s Day, 7‑Eleven Inc. car wash locations offer current and former military personnel a free car wash. The free car washes are available from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, when the country observes Veterans Day. This is

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Survey: 77% of Executives ‘Confident’ in Basic Security Controls

Some 27% of IT professionals ‘not confident’ in the secure configuration of network devices. Tripwire Inc., a global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, announced the results of an extensive survey conducted by Atomik Research on the state of foundational security controls. The survey respondents included 404 IT professionals and 302 executives from

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Make Sure You’re Secure

With credit card data hackers becoming increasingly innovative and sophisticated in their methods, it’s more important than ever for retailers to comply with current security standards set by the PCI Security Standards Council. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Target, Supervalu, UPS, PF Chang’s and, most recently, Home Depot and even Dairy Queen—American retailers are being

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Differentiate With Design

Everything from upscale amenities to drive-throughs can make your stores stand out from the competition. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor In an era of increased channel blurring, where dollar stores, quick-serve restaurants (QSRs) and drug stores are vying for the same customers, smart store design can help differentiate your c-store over the competition. Pak-A-Sak Convenience

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C-Store Program Seeks to Help Less Fortunate

A campaign designed to provide support to area residents is enlisting the help of willing convenience stores. By David Bennett, Senior Editor With the help of local, nonprofit partners and a major U.S. pizza distributor, several c-stores have gotten into the spirit of giving in a big way as part of a regional charitable program.

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Reducing Employee Turnover

Whether it’s at Exxon or Google, ensuring employee satisfaction is an often overlooked factor when running a business. By Jim Callahan I am, if nothing else, an unabashed copier of good ideas. Let me explain. Early in my retail career, I was tasked to try and “turn around” an Exxon distributorship noted for its dwindling

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Tracking Today’s Retail Beverage Trends

As carbonated soft drink sales fall, figures show that energy and non-carbonated beverages, such as teas, are growing in popularity. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Consumer preferences are moving away from carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and toward beverages they perceive as healthier, such as energy drinks and non-carbonated beverages like teas, bottled water and functional

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Sami’s Quick Stop Gets Innovative

Newly remodeled site serves as a one-stop shopping convenience destination. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Sami’s Quick Stop on the corner of East Midlothian Blvd. and Youngstown-Poland Road in Youngstown, Ohio recently wowed customers when it reopened its doors in September, following a major $1.8 million renovation. The new and improved 24-hour location was expanded

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NJOY No. 1 in Vaping Retail Sales, Says IRI

Entire vaping category sees double-digit growth. NJOY, one of the world’s largest independent e-cigarette and vaping company, announced that its new NJOY vaping product line captured the No. 1 rank for U.S. retail vaping sales according to IRI. IRI’s Multi-Outlet data measurement combines both accessories and e-liquids during the most recent four-week period ending Oct.

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Broad Merchant Coalition Wants Breach Notification Legislation

Some 44 organizations sign letter to Congressional leaders. A broad coalition of national and state associations representing retailers and other merchants sent a letter this week to congressional leaders calling for federal legislation to establish a single national standard for notifying American consumers when a business suffers a breach of security involving financial data or

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PCI SSC Announces Special Interest Group Election Results

Daily log monitoring and determining shared responsibilities selected as priority issues by PCI community for 2015 . The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the election results for 2015 Special Interest Group (SIG) projects. SIGS are PCI community-led initiatives that address specific

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