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Core-Mark Second Quarter Earnings to be Released

Core-Mark has announced a second quarter investor call which will be accessible on Aug. 6. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. plans to release its Q2 earnings before the market opens on Thursday Aug. 6, 2015.  The company will later host an investor call at 9 a.m. Pacific Time that same day. The call will be accessible by dialing 800-588-4973 using the

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Sheetz Cuts Ties With Local Pepperoni Roll Supplier

Sheetz may no longer sell West Virginia made pepperoni rolls, and customers do not approve. When Sheetz first announced that it was seeking a new supplier for its pepperoni rolls, customers made their disapproval clear. Pepperoni rolls are believed to have originated in West Virginia, and customers are demanding that the rolls continue to be

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Eby-Brown Promotes Mathew Mandeltort to Help Drive Strategic Vision

Eby-Brown has appointed a new vice president of foodservice strategy and education. Mathew Mandeltort has been appointed vice president of foodservice strategy and education for Eby-Brown Co. LLC., effective immediately. Prior to accepting his new position, Mandeltort was the corporate foodservice manager. In his new position, Mandeltort will be responsible for providing the strategic direction of all Eby-Brown foodservice

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7-Eleven Expands to Vietnam

New agreement helps 7-Eleven to add to its worldwide store total. A master franchise agreement between 7-Eleven, Inc. and Seven Systems Vietnam Co. Ltd. has been signed to allow the development and operation of 7-Eleven stores in Vietnam. The expansion will add to the company’s already established 56,400 stores worldwide, and also marks the company’s first stake in the

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How To Recover After Storm Damage

While rushing to re-open after summer storm damage, some crucial repairs are often overlooked. When a retail outlet or restaurant is damaged by severe weather, a quick recovery is essential. Realizing the importance of time, Cintas Corp. has provided five tips to help with a speedy recovery from disruptions, just in time for summer storm

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NAG Awards Five Student Scholarships

Selected students receive $1,000 each toward their college education. By CSD Staff The National Advisory Group (NAG) has announced the five winners of the 2015 John MacDougall/NAG Memorial Scholarship. The winners are Emily Harris, Louisville, Ky., Thorntons; Ashley Hernandez, Key West, Fla., Dion Quik Marts; Rachel Hudson, Amarillo, Texas, Toot N’ Totum; Maxwell Klyczek, Hollywood,

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Shell Makes Cuts to Combat Low Oil Prices

As oil maintains its lower prices, Shell adjusts with spending and job cuts. Given the extended period of low oil prices, oil companies are experiencing a decrease in net income from a year ago. Decreases in oil production revenue must be countered with other strategies. Some companies are finding it necessary to change former plans in order to

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Wells Fargo Weighs in on RAI and Altria Financial Reports

RAI expected to build momentum with Newport, while Altria Marlboro momentum leads to record retail share. Altria Altria released impressive second quarter results, demonstrating its strong execution. The company reported adjusted diluted Q2 earnings per share (EPS) of 74 cents (up 13.8%), primarily driven by strong cigarette volume growth of +1% and solid pricing of

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How Does Fuel Pricing Influence Vehicle Purchases?

Despite today’s price conscious consumers, it seems that consumers are not highly concerned about fuel prices when it comes to choosing a vehicle. A report by the Fuels Institute suggests that consumer vehicle purchases are not significantly influenced by fuel prices. Over the past five years, the average price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline

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Hubertus Muehlhaeuser Appointed CEO of Manitowoc Foodservice

Muehlhaeuser to lead Foodservice through its planned separation from Manitowoc Co. The Manitowoc Co. Inc. has appointed Hubertus Muehlhaeuser as CEO of Manitowoc Foodservice Inc. Muehlhaeuser will join the company on Aug. 3, 2015. “Hubertus is a dynamic leader with a demonstrated ability to drive strategic transformation throughout an organization. He has also established a

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Circle K Divesting 26 Properties Through An Auction

A number of former and operating c-stores and gas stations are available for purchase in four states. Circle K is selling 26 properties in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri through a real estate auction set to take place from Aug. 10-12. The properties for purchase include operating gas stations and former gas station/convenience stores as

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What Do Foodservice Customers Want?

Technomic plans webinar to explain its Eater Archetypes study. Instead of stereotyping customers based on demographic groups, zeroing in on shopper behaviors can better help foodservice providers deliver what customers want. Technomic Inc. responded to this industry need for behavioral segmentation with its proprietary Eater Archetypes, which break new ground for turning psychographic data into

Is Amazon Opening A Brick-And-Mortar Store?

The drive-through style pick-up location for previously ordered items is reportedly in the planning stages and set for Silicon Valley. Amazon is looking to enter the brick-and-mortar business, introducing drive-through grocery stores where customers can collect groceries they’ve purchased online, according to reports from the Silicon Valley Business Journal and CNBC Online. The first location

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Rita’s Italian Ice Enters C-Store Channel

Plans to open locations at 60 convenience stores by 2025. Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with more than 600 stores, is entering the convenience and gas channel nationwide with two area development agreements. The agreements were awarded to M&M ARC Inc. for the development of the West and to Ice &

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7-Eleven Divesting 25 Convenience Stores in 10 States

C-stores for sale in Virginia, Texas, Florida and Illinois, among other states. 7-Eleven Inc. is selling 25 gas stations/convenience stores, and has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC to coordinate the sale. The sale includes six locations in Virginia, three each in Colorado, Illinois, Texas and West Virginia, two each in Florida and Missouri,

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Sunoco, Cardtronics Renew ATM Agreement

Renewal extends 15-year relationship Sunoco Inc. has renewed its ATM services agreement with Cardtronics Inc., adding a long-term extension to a 15-year relationship between the two companies. Cardtronics is the world’s largest retail ATM owner / operator. Cardtronics currently owns and operates approximately 700 ATMs for Sunoco, Inc. in 15 Eastern states, primarily under the

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Craft Beer Production Soars

Growth in the craft beer industry is happening in all regions and from a mix of sources—from retail settings to unique brewery business models. Craft beer’s popularity continues to grow, and production volume is keeping pace. American craft beer production volume increased 16% in the first half of 2015, according to new mid-year data released

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Could A Series of Emails Disrupt Swipe Fee Settlements?

A number of emails sent between lawyers on opposite sides of the swipe fee antitrust lawsuit could possibly impact the previous settlement rulings. Emails sent between two lawyers representing opposing sides in swipe fee settlements could impact the $6 billion swipe fee antitrust settlement between MasterCard, Visa and a vast number of merchants, and could

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Natural Gas Refueling Stations To Skyrocket

Almost 39,000 natural gas stations are expected to open globally by 2025, according to Navigant Research. Natural gas stations are forecast to grow by leaps and bounds in the next 10 years, driven by its abundant supply, low price and ability to reduce operating costs, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The report

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CITGO Sponsored ‘Roar On the Shore’ Welcomes Over 150,000 Attendees

County Fair and CITGO celebrated the release of the new Club CITGO mobile app at the event. CITGO Marketer Country Fair Inc. and CITGO Petroleum Corp. recently teamed up to support the Roar on the Shore motorbike rally in Erie, Pa. hosted by the Manufacturer & Business Association. Since 2007, Roar on the Shore has

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How Millennials Differ From Other Generations And Each Other

IRI examines the myths and misconceptions about Millennials. Numerous generalizations have been thrust upon the Millennial Generation, from the idea that they are self-absorbed, rejecting of “traditional” life paths, and being tethered to their mobile devices. But new research from IRI examined the myths versus realities of Millennials and discovered not only that there are

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How Are U.S. Customers Paying For Goods and Services In 2015?

Mobile, digital and tradition payments are converging, according to a shopper study released by Blackhawk Networks. In this day and age, customers are using numerous different payment methods, with digital and mobile payments serving as supplements to the traditional cash and card-based payments tools, according to new research released by Blackhawk Network. The study, “How

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NACS Introduces Online Training Platform for Convenience Stores

New learning management system enhances NACS’ education and training programs for convenience store employees. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has launched an online training program for c-store employees. The program is available through NACS’ new online platform: NACS e-Learning, powered by Ready Training Online (RTO). “The goal in offering this training platform to

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Wells Fargo Survey Sees Bright Future for Tobacco

The tobacco industry has seen recent growth, and that growth is expected to continue. A  tobacco survey, recently conducted by the Wells Fargo Securities, LLC Equity Research Department, shows combustible cigarette volume is up. The survey reached out to Wells Fargo’s industry trade contacts in order to identify trends in the cigarette, smokeless and other

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Healthy On-the-Go Snacking Made Easy With Nutritional Bars

America’s shift toward healthy living is facilitated by nutritional bars that fit in with the busy lifestyles of American consumers. The new report, Nutritional and Cereal Bars in the U.S., 4th Edition, by Packaged Facts has shown nutritional bars to be growing in popularity among American snackers. Whether on the go or at home, nutritional bars

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