Alternative Proteins Market Evolves

Healthy lifestyle goals and food allergies are spurring innovation in plant-based proteins. The plant-based protein alternatives market continues to evolve as customers look for healthier options. But even as the buzz around plant-based diets increases, it doesn’t mean customers are giving up meat. In recent years there has been a lot of expansion and innovation

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Rutter’s Introduces Wine Sales at Three Locations

Nine Rutter’s convenience stores now sell beer and six sell both wine and beer. Rutter’s continues to roll out wine departments to its fleet of convenience stores in York, Pa. Three more Rutter’s locations expanded their selection with wine on Friday, May 12. The Rutter’s in Waynesboro, Mercersburg, and Hamburg all began their wine sales

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TA Feeds Kids For Free

Now customers can add ‘free food’ to the list of reasons to stop at a TA or Petro location. This summer season, The TA Restaurant Group is giving parents a break from cooking for the family. Starting May 15, for a limited time, Country Pride Restaurants and Iron Skillet Restaurants will give children, age 10

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Yesway Welcomes New Vice President of Construction and Maintenance

Hatch to oversee remodeling, construction and facility upkeep projects for the c-store chain. Brookwood Financial Partners LLC has announced that Jamie Hatch has joined the firm as vice president of construction and maintenance for BW Gas & Convenience Holdings, LLC, d/b/a Yesway, a gas station and convenience store chain with locations in Iowa and Kansas,

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FDA Issues New Guidance on Deeming Regulations

NATO outlines FDA’s three-month enforcement extension on deeming compliance deadlines. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a guidance document as a follow up to the agency’s announcement last week to further explain the three-month extension of many deeming regulation future compliance deadlines for cigars, pipe tobacco, e-cigarettes, vapor products, hookah tobacco, and

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Registration Open for ACE 30th Annual Conference

Retailers and fuel marketers to explain why they are selling E15 at their convenience stores. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has opened registration and announced a preliminary agenda for its milestone 30th annual conference coming up Aug. 15-17 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Omaha. This year’s conference theme is Tested. Proven.

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Ricker’s ‘Replenish’ Program Plants 11,017 Trees in Indiana

Partners with Arbor Day Foundation and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. Ricker’s Replenish, a reduced emission program that reduces Ricker’s customers’ tailpipe emissions, has planted 11,017 trees through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. Recently announced at the Statehouse Bicentennial Tree Dedication, Ricker’s shared this impactful milestone while dedicating 44 trees Ricker’s

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KickBack Rewards Systems to Showcase its Industry-Leading Loyalty Solutions at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show

Restaurant operators and fast-food retailers looking to drive loyalty can learn about KickBack’s innovative loyalty solutions by visiting the KickBack team at Booth 5670 at The National Restaurant (NRA) Show from May 20-23 in Chicago. Creating a customer loyalty program is an excellent way for restaurants to keep their satisfied customers returning for future business.

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Last Chance to Register for the YEO Roundtable at Maverik

Dozens of next-generation leaders will be on hand to network with other professionals in their age group and learn about one of the industry’s premier convenience store chains. There are just three days left to register for the 4th Annual Young Executives Organization (YEO) Roundtable at Maverik. The roundtable will be hosted at Maverik’s new

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Parker’s Convenience Stores Donates $20,000 to Local School District

Donation to provide additional funding for technology to help kids prepare for the future. Parker’s Convenience Stores has donated $20,000 to Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools as part of the company’s Fueling the Community charitable initiative. Godley Station School Principal John King accepted the donation on behalf of Board of Education at a special ceremony held

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QuickChek Donates Percentage of Sandwich Proceeds to Baseball & Softball Association

To celebrate grand opening of North Brunswick store, QuickChek gives back to the community. QuickChek presented a donation on May 9 of $2,140.75 to the North Brunswick Baseball & Softball Association as part of its grand opening celebration of its new store in the township. The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based fresh convenience market chain presented the

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Cumberland Farms Joins Partnership for a Healthier America

Commits to promoting healthy food choices, renews focus on fresh food. Cumberland Farms has teamed with the nonprofit Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), becoming the largest convenience store chain in the U.S. to join PHA in its mission to promote healthy choices and fight childhood obesity. PHA is a nonpartisan organization led by some

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Rutter’s 67th C-Store Location Welcomes Customers

Celebrates ribbon cutting with donation to three local charities. Rutter’s has opened the doors to its latest convenience store and hosted a grand opening celebration on May 11. The new location is in Annville, Pa. During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Rutter’s donated $1,000 to three local charitable organizations. Recipients were the South Annville Township Police

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Emerson Retail Solutions : Site Supervisor

For small format retailers, providing fresh, quality food while maintaining a convenient shopping experience for their customers is a constant challenge. It means keeping close watch over every store system and piece of equipment impacting that experience — from refrigeration and lighting to heating and cooling. Enter Site Supervisor, a flexible facility control platform that

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BP’s Driver Rewards Program Just Got Easier

BP consumers now can link up to five eligible major credit cards to their BP Driver Rewards account. BP is making it easier for its Driver Rewards customers to gain points when they stop to fuel up at their local gas station. BP consumers will now be able to link any major credit card to

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NACS Commits to Partnership for a Healthier America

Looks to aid c-store members in providing healthier choices to customers. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has become the first retail association to make a commitment with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA). NACS, representing the nation’s 154,000-plus convenience stores, plans to rely on PHA’s resources and expertise to help conveniences stores provide

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M/Chip Fast Aims to Enhance EMV Experience

Mastercard, Verifone and Global Payments come together to speed chip transactions. Customers and retailers alike have complained about slow chip reading experiences following the launch of EMV. Now Mastercard is joining forces with payments industry leaders to enhance and expedite the consumer checkout experience leveraging the company’s M/Chip Fast technology. M/Chip Fast prioritizes the parts

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Foot Traffic Study Details Customer Behavior at Pump

Quality meal offerings could help c-stores lure customers from other channels, such as QSR and grocery. Location data can reveal customers’ real-world behaviors when it comes to shopping and filling up, helping convenience stores and gas stations to better address their needs. Cuebiq, the largest provider of accurate and precise location data in the U.S.

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Cumberland Farms Launches ‘Come to your Coffee Senses’ Campaign

Michael Rapaport joins campaign as the voice of ‘coffee reason.’ Cumberland Farms’ largest advertising campaign to date is launching around its most popular product: Farmhouse Blend Coffee, and includes some ‘coffee reason’ around not paying too much for a cup of Joe. In the multichannel campaign created by Full Contact, Cumberland Farms takes on the

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Pump Prices Dip Steadily

Some 46 states saw average gas prices dip last week, but will the trend continue through next week? Gas prices are trending downward. On Monday, May 8, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline sat at $2.35 per gallon, four cents lower than the previous week and month, and 14 cents more than the

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RILA Launches Ad Campaign Urging Congress to Keep Swipe Fee Reform

Ahead of Financial CHOICE Act vote, retailers appeal to Congress. ​The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America’s largest retailers, launched a national ad campaign urging Congress to protect debit swipe fee reform as the House is set to vote on the Financial CHOICE Act. As it stands, the legislation would eliminate

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Vollrath To Bring ‘Showroom on Wheels’ to NRA Show

The ‘Vollrath Experience Tour’ features Vollrath’s breadth of serving systems and components. Vollrath Co. plans to give attendees an exclusive opportunity to explore its extensive line of serving systems and components with its new Vollrath Experience Tour – a traveling showroom in an expandable 48-foot trailer. The tour will be in Vollrath’s booth 4021 South

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Senate Confirms Scott Gottlieb To Head FDA

Former FDA director and deputy commissioner secures Senate approval. The U.S. Senate has confirmed Scott Gottlieb, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), by a 57-42 vote, according to a report by The Hill. Gottlieb was an FDA director and deputy commissioner under former President George W. Bush. He will replace

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RaceTrac Celebrates Summer With New Campaign

“It’s Always Summer in the South” celebrates the c-store chain’s Southern ties. RaceTrac Petroleum, based in Atlanta has launched its largest summer-focused marketing campaign in select Southern markets through July 31. With summer being the busiest season for RaceTrac, the c-store wants to capitalize on this momentum, and its popular offerings (such as Sodapalooza and

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CST Brands Sees Net Income of $3 Million in Q1

Prepares for merger with Circle K Stores Inc. CST Brands Inc. has reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. “As we anticipate the completion of the merger with Circle K Stores Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., I am proud of what our team has accomplished since becoming a

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