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How To Make Your C-store Shine

Convenience store retailers can follow this easy checklist from Cintas to better clean their stores this spring. As convenience store retailers prepare for summer traffic and warm temperatures, Cintas Corp. introduced a checklist to show c-store retailers how to shed the final remnants of winter grime and dirt and help their stores shine. “After an

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Nielsen Finds Consumer Confidence Cautiously Growing in 2015

Spending among U.S. consumers picked up in the first quarter of 2015, but many customers continue to struggle financially. Nielsen’s Q1 2015 Consumer Confidence Report examined 30,000 consumers in 60 countries and found consumer optimism is on the rise so far this year, although many consumer continue in a recessionary mindset. U.S. results were widely

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Fresh & Easy Introduces New Bakery Offering

Wild Oats Organic line of muffins and cakes to provide convenient bakery options for customers as part of its new vision of modern convenience. Fresh & Easy is appealing to health conscious customers by making organic products more available, affordable and now even more delicious with the introduction of some of the first lines of

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7-Eleven Listed Among BrandZ’s Top Retail Brands

7-Eleven joins Walgreens, CVS on Retail Top 20 list, showing convenience is a key trend. 7-Eleven took the No. 17 spot on BrandZ’s Retail Top 20 list, part of its 100 Most Valuable Global Brands report. The appearance of 7-Eleven in the BrandZ Retail Top 20 for the first time confirms the strength of the

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Beverage Dollar Sales Show Solid Growth

Wells Fargo report shows energy, beer, salty snacks and carbonated soft drinks all posting gains. Wells Fargo Securities LLC, quoting Nielsen data, showed carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), energy drinks and beer dollar sales were up for the four-week period ending May 16, 2015. CSD (excluding energy) dollar sales in all channels were up +2.6% for

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Love’s Travel Stops Aids Drivers With New Tire Service

TirePass rolls out to 75 sites, and is expected to be at all locations by end of summer. Love’s Travel Stops has debuted TirePass, a new system designed to inflate tires automatically, offering fleets and drivers a way to stay on the road longer by catching potential problems before they occur. Love’s TirePass is now

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Gas King Partners With OpenStore by Gasbuddy

Gas King becomes first Canadian c-store retailer to team with OpenStore, introducing a complete digital marketing solution. Gas King introduced its new mobile app and Website this month to become the first Canadian convenience store retailer to partner with OpenStore by GasBuddy to better reward and connect with its c-store customers. OpenStore is a complete

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BP Adds New Cost-Effective Loyalty Program For C-store Retailers

Gas station loyalty program features three great card options and the same low fees for c-store marketers. BP has launched a simpler Driver Rewards loyalty program, providing BP-branded gas stations with an easier and more cost-effective program to manage. Gas station and c-store customers visiting the BP-branded sites now have the option of choosing between

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Fast Max Convenience Stores Grows Annual Fuel Volumes

Fast Max sees improved fuel gross profits with PriceAdvantage fuel pricing software. Kocolene, operator of 22 Fast Max convenience stores throughout Indiana and Kentucky, experienced a 3% increase in 2014 fuel volume sales after just one year of using PriceAdvantage fuel pricing software—exceeding the national average increase by 2%. At the same time, the fuel

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RAI-LO Deal Receives FTC Clearance

Wells Fargo does not anticipate any further brand divestitures or behavioral modifications. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), yesterday evening, May 26, “voted to accept a proposed consent agreement” by a 3-2 vote, paving the way for Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) to proceed with its Lorillard (LO) acquisition, broadly in line with certain already agreed-upon conditions

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Memorial Day Brings Highest Gas Prices of 2015

Midwestern region sees largest uptick in prices based on production issues. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline hit $2.74 on Memorial Day, marking the highest pump price of the year, but the lowest pump price for the Memorial Day holiday since 2010, AAA reported. Drivers are paying three cents more than one week

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E-Cig Sales Growth Continues

Cigarette pricing remains strong. All channel (mass channel + c-stores) e-cig dollar sales growth continued to accelerate sequentially to +28.9% in the period ending May 16, 2015, driven by +66.5% unit growth, partially offset by -22.5% net pricing, according to Wells Fargo Securities and Nielsen data. While year-over-year e-cigarette pricing has been negative for 12

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7-Eleven Goes Wild With Animal Slurpee Straws

Novelty cups reminiscent of vintage glass milk bottles accompany the new straws.    Starting May 26, 7-Eleven Inc. is introducing limited-edition Slurpee straws with muzzles, snouts and beaks based on four popular spirit animals—the eagle, fox, wolf and cat. The straws retail for $1.49 at participating stores. Accompanying the collectible straws are new novelty Slurpee

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Stripes Celebrates Grand Opening

Donates $1,000 to Woodrow Wilson Jr. High School. Stripes Convenience Stores celebrated the opening of its first Stripes Convenience Store in Dayton, Texas with a grand opening fiesta and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, May 22, 2015 at 811 Highway 90. The grand opening celebration was held in honor of Stripes guests and showcased the many

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Casey’s Adds Online Ordering

Select counties offer the chance to get pizzas and subs through online ordering. Casey’s General Stores are now offering online ordering for pizzas, subs and more at select convenience store locations in Polk, Dallas and Warren, Iowa counties. Customers can visit www.caseystogo.com to see if it’s available in their area, KCCI News Online reported. Casey’s

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Back to the Coffee Grind

New survey finds the vast majority of Americans need caffeine to get through the work day. Everyone needs a little pick-me-up. A whopping 94% of workers drink at least one caffeinated beverage on an average workday, according to a new survey conducted by WorkPlace Impact, a national marketing company that targets consumers directly at work.

Stress Reducing Hemp Oil Vapor Comes to C-Stores Nationwide

Hemp Oil Vapor is currently already in 700 convenience stores in Oregon, New Jersey and Arizona. It will soon be in locations nationwide. In pharmacies also, the stress reducing hemp e-juice is a vaping liquid for e-cigarettes. But is it marijuana? No, it’s an extract from the cannabis genus of plants called Cannabidiol or CBD.

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Parker’s Wins 2015 Historic Preservation Award

Parker’s recognized for renovation of Philbrick-Eastman Mansion in Savannah, Ga. Parker’s, headquartered in Savannah, Ga., recently won a Historic Savannah Foundation Historic Preservation Award for the company’s renovation of the Philbrick-Eastman House. Winners were recognized at Historic Savannah Foundation’s annual Preservation Awards Luncheon on May 7. Under the leadership of company president and CEO Greg

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NATO Executive Director Talks Tobacco Regulations

Tom Briant outlines upcoming bills at the state level. Some 26 state legislatures have considered bills to raise the cigarette or tobacco product tax rate, but so far this year the bills have either died or failed in 10 states, including Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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Love’s Travel Stops Opens Location in Jacksonville, Fla.

Love’s adds 82 parking spaces. Love’s Travel Stops has opened its doors for business in Jacksonville, Fla., along Interstate 95. The new travel stop provides drivers with a place to rest and access driver services along the nearly 1,200-mile highway that stretches from Florida to Maine. The new store offers gourmet coffee, fresh fruit, gift

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Rutter’s Launches Private Label ‘R’ Sauce

Adds loaded potato skins to the menu. The menu at Rutter’s has expanded once again pairing new flavors like the sweet and smoky tang of Rutter’s ‘R’ Sauce, with old favorites, like Loaded Potato Skins, the York, Pa.- based retailer announced. Rutter’s ‘R’ sauce is a new addition both on the menu and on Rutter’s

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7-Eleven Partners With Ultra Mobile

Ultra Mobile prepaid service plans now available at 6,000 U.S. 7-Eleven stores. 7-Eleven and Ultra Mobile, the mobile operator known for keeping people connected with families and friends overseas, have reached a key distribution agreement where Ultra Mobile will supply more than 6,000 7-Eleven Inc. convenience stores nationwide with its prepaid service plans starting this

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More Vacationers Will Travel by Car this Summer

More vacationers to be traveling by car this summer. One in four Americans (27%) say that they will take more time on vacation trips this summer, and 86% of these vacationers say that they will travel by car, according to new consumer survey results released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Affordability is

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Kissimmee Citgo Adds E15 Fuel

Introduces E15 fuel to the greater Orlando area. Offering the first E15 in the greater Orlando area, Kissimmee Citgo and Protec Fuel have launched the 88-octane E15 ethanol blend fuel. E15 can run in any 2001 and newer gasoline engine and costs less than regular gas. The station also sells E85 fuel and B20 biodiesel

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NCA Announces 2015 Trends From Sweets & Snacks Expo

New candy and snack flavors evoke nostalgia and appeal to a sophisticated palate. New product launches reveal that candy and snack manufacturers are looking beyond the category for flavor inspiration this year. Breakfast staples like maple, waffles, and bacon are highlighted and will be hitting stores shelves soon, as are classic flavors inspired by childhood

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