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As Gas Prices Decline, American Consumer Confidence Goes Up

Nielsen shows how low gas prices are impacting consumer spending. With gas prices down 31% since June, 2014 and oil prices around $85 a barrel, tumbling rapidly to its lowest levels in several years, American Consumer Confidence has improved dramatically, going up 12% points year over year, Nielsen reported. For Q4, while overall consumer confidence

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BP Debuts New Ad Campaign For BP Gasoline With Invigorate

New ads showcase the humor in everyday travel situations to deliver a quality fuel message to motorists. BP announced the debut of a new advertising campaign for BP gasoline with Invigorate. “We’re continuing to invest in advertising as a way to attract consumers to fill up at BP gas stations,” said Jo Brecknock, director of

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Restaurant Burgers Had A Banner Year in 2014

Higher beef prices incent casual dining restaurants to add more burgers and consumers to choose burgers over beef entrees, NPD reports. Against tough competition from other sandwiches and flat to declining restaurant traffic, burgers ordered at U.S. restaurants and foodservice outlets had a banner year in 2014, finds foodservice market research from The NPD Group,

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Lynco Products Announces New Hire

Ross Haynes brings 20 years of experience to new role. Lynco Products announced that Ross Haynes has joined Lynco in a newly created position as vice president of new business development and member of the executive team. Haynes will have oversight of the strategic direction and expansion of new business. With over 20 years of

Irwin Lipstein Passes Away

After working his way to the top, Lipstein felt he was the “luckiest man alive.” Irwin Lipstein, who dedicated his career to the wholesale candy and tobacco industry, passed away on Jan. 13 at the age of 87. Lipstein was a man driven to succeed. At one time, recounted his family, he worked four jobs

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Wawa Launches New Mobile App and Wawa Rewards Program

Offers customers a new way to connect, save and pay. Wawa Inc. has launched two exciting new initiatives—the Wawa Mobile App and Wawa Rewards program. The Wawa mobile app, which features the Wawa Rewards program on its platform, is now available for free through the App Store for Apple devices and through Google Play for

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Cumberland Farms SmartPay Program Saves Customers $20 Million

SmartPay Check-Link users save 10 cents per gallon of gas. Cumberland Farms has announced that its SmartPay Check-Link payment program has saved customers $20 million on gas since its launch in January 2013. Available as both a card and a mobile payment app, the SmartPay Check-Link program has also experienced significant user growth with a

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Parker’s Presents $10,000 Check to Beaufort County School District

Donation part of Fueling the Community Program. Parker’s recently presented a $10,000 Fueling the Community check to Beaufort County School District. The donation, which is part of a larger unrestricted charitable contribution to area schools, was officially presented at the Beaufort County Board of Education meeting on Jan. 20. “We’re deeply committed to giving back

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SAS Sets Theme for 2015 Trade Show

Show opens Feb. 26 at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. “Celebrates the Stars of Convenience Retailing” is the theme for the 2015 S. Abraham & Sons (SAS) Vendor Exhibit and Trade Show. DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Mich., is the site of the 29th annual show, will feature over

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Rutter’s Teams With SOAR for 10th Year

“We are proud to lend our support to this worthy cause,” says Rutter’s chief consumer officer. For the 10th year, volunteers from Rutter’s and Support Our American Recruits (SOAR) packed Valentine’s Day goodie boxes to be shipped to American troops stationed abroad. The boxes are filled with snacks, chewing gum, coffee and magazines donated by

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CHS and Cenex Retailers Award Free Fuel for a Year

Tanks of Thanks program recognizes 10 individuals for making a difference in their communities. In every community across the country, there are people selflessly taking the time to help others. It is the small and often random acts of kindness that can make a difference in a community and in the lives of the people

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Corner Store Celebrates Grand Opening in Kingwood

Corner Store officials present $5,000 donation to local high school. Corner Store celebrated the grand opening of its newest store in Kingwood, a community located in Houston, Texas, on Thursday with giveaways and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store is located at 19506 North Park I59. At a ribbon-cutting Thursday, Pete Linton, regional vice president for

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Bosselman Boss Shops Contracts Sales Efforts to AMBEST

Combined effort between Boss Shops and AMBEST Service Centers results in a sales team representing 85 service center locations across the nation. Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. announced that, effective Jan. 1, 2015, it has contracted with AMBEST Inc. to coordinate its sales efforts. Don Doty, previously executive sales director of the Bosselman Cos., has

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PCI Council Urges Payment Security Vigilance In 2015

In support of Obama administration’s focus on cybersecurity, Council calls for cross-industry collaboration and increased education and awareness to protect payment data. The PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, is urging merchants, banks, technology vendors and industry organizations to make payment security a top priority

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Tantus Tobacco Makes Key Hire

Tantus Tobacco has named John Rudolfs to the position of president. Rudolfs was most recently executive vice president of marketing for Murphy USA, a fortune 200 company. Rudolfs has had a successful track record of helping lead and build companies, in roles as diverse as business development to president, in organizations ranging from start-ups to

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VERC Enterprises Presents Grants To Trinity Catholic Academy

Two $500 grants are made possible through the ExxonMobil Education Alliance program. VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, recently presented Trinity Catholic Academy in Brockton with two checks for $500, grants made possible through the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program. Funded by the ExxonMobil Corp.

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Report Reveals Insights to Future Transportation Trends

Transportation demand stabilizes after a century of continuous growth. The Fuels Institute has released its latest report, “Driver Demographics: The American Population’s Effect on Vehicle Travel and Fuel Demand.” The report analyzes historical demographic data as it relates to driving behavior and vehicle-miles traveled (VMT). “Our newly released ‘Driver Demographics’ report is an impressive assessment

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Team Sledd’s Rob Sincavich to Assume AWMA Chairmanship

Succeeds 2014 chairman Mark Davenport, Core-Mark Distributors Inc. and will address the convention at the opening general session on Feb. 25. The American Wholesale Marketers Association (AWMA) announced that Rob Sincavich, president of Team Sledd, Wheeling, W.Va., will assume the chairmanship of AWMA at the association’s annual convention, the AWMA Marketplace & Solutions Expo, in

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Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Properties Completes Asset Sale

Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. provides merger and acquisition advisory services. Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Properties (MAPP) has successfully sold certain assets to Petroleum Marketing Group Inc. and affiliates. Headquartered in Germantown, Md., MAPP has been an owner and operator of petroleum marketing and convenience retailing businesses in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. MAPP’s owners started the

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Enmark Gives Encourage Health Education Series Details

Announces speakers and benefiting nonprofit organizations. Enmark’s Encourage Health Educational Series presents the 2015 lineup and benefiting nonprofit organizations. The series will feature four presentations throughout the year, from the area’s most respected experts sharing insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living. Selected 501c3 nonprofit organizations will be awarded a $2,000 grant

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Miller Oil To Update Graphic Identity

Selects CBX to handle new identity program for stores and fuel centers. Miller Oil, the family-owned operator of more than 50 fuel centers/convenience stores in Virginia, has retained CBX, a brand agency and retail design consultancy, to update the graphic identity for its retail network. “The Miller name has enjoyed great recognition in the markets

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SNICKERS Teases Super Bowl XLIX Ad

Thanks to SNICKERS Brand, the most beloved star of Super Bowl XLIX could be someone you might not expect. Mars Chocolate North America has given America its first taste of the all-new 30-second commercial from SNICKERS that will air during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, on NBC. A new

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Salmon Burgers

Matlaw’s Salmon Burgers are created from premium Alaska Salmon. They are rich in omega-3 and high in protein. It starts with superior salmon; add the right flavors to create a light mesquite smoke, gluten- free salmon burger. Available in three-ounce and four-ounce home-style patties, Matlaw’s Salmon Burgers are tender with tremendous flavor and an unforgettable

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Organic Soups

Campbell Soup Co. is introducing Campbell’s Organic, its first line of ready-to-eat soups made with USDA-certified organic ingredients. New Campbell’s Organic soups combine high-quality organic ingredients with the delicious taste that people have always expected from Campbell. Available in six varieties, Campbell’s Organic soups come conveniently packaged in cartons, which are easy to open, help

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Mini Breakfast Biscuits

It’s true what they say. Great things sometimes come in small packages. The same can be said about belVita Bites, delicious mini breakfast biscuits that provide four hours of nutritious steady energy. With 42% of Americans skipping breakfast due to being crunched for time (Technomic’s Breakfast Consumer Trend Report), the on-the-go convenience of belVita Bites

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