Asian Convenience Store Industry Anticipates Growth

A number of different factors are driving growth in the Asian Convenience Store Industry. As disposable income continues to increase and convenience stores continue to offer an increasing variety of value added services, modern convenience stores are growing in popularity in Asia. Active participation of international retailers, such as 7-Eleven, Familymart and Ministop, and increasing

Global Ready-to-Eat Food Products Market Performance

Future Market Insights has revealed the key factors that are expected to drive growth for ready-to-eat food products. New research from Future Market Insights has revealed that the global ready-to-eat food products market is expected to see significant growth over the next 10 years. Future Market Insights delivers key insights on the global ready-to-eat food

Rutter’s Celebrates New Mercersburg, Pa. Store Opening

New Mercersburg, Pa. Rutter’s features the company’s first Beer Cave. From 2 to 4 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 11, Rutter’s will host a Grand Opening ceremony for the company’s new Mercersburg, Pa. location. The Rutter’s in Mercersburg, Pa. is located at 378 North Main Street. Customers will be able to stop by and try samples

Western Union Launches Money Transfer Services Across OXXO

Customers at Mexico’s largest c-store chain now have a faster, easier way to access their funds at checkout. The Western Union Co. has introduced its new Western Union Money Transfer services across Mexico’s largest c-store chain, OXXO. These new money transfer services offer an innovative self-service feature, allowing customers to receive funds faster at check-out.

Eby-Brown Named Official C-Store Partner of AFPD

Eby-Brown and AFPD join to help convenience retailers to continue to grow their businesses. Eby-Brown is now officially the exclusive c-store endorsed program partner of AFPD. Eby-Brown and AFPD share similar missions that make them perfect partners. AFPD is dedicated to remaining and continuing to gain position in the convenience store industry and Eby-Brown is

Reducing the Risk of Theft

Theft comes in many forms and if left unchecked, can become a constant issue. By Brad Perkins, Contributing Editor “Theft is one of the oldest crimes in the world,” said Chris McGoey, president of McGoey Security Consulting and an internationally-known security expert. “There has always been shoplifting and theft, and convenience stores are hit particularly

Mars To Form Mars Wrigley Confectionery

The combination of Mars’ Wrigley and Chocolate segments into one entity aims to bring a more holistic approach to the confectionery category. Mars Inc. has announced plans to combine its Chocolate and Wrigley segments to create Mars Wrigley Confectionery in 2017. The combination will help deliver greater value to customers, and enable the segment to

Love’s Opens Eighth Louisiana Location

The newest Love’s location offers southern Louisiana drivers an array of food and fueling options. Love’s Travel Stops is now offering a new place for drivers in southern Louisiana a new place to eat, rest and fuel up. Love’s has now opened its eighth location in Louisiana at U.S. Highway 190 and Saizan Ave. in

Swiss Farms Extends its National Coffee Day Celebration

Swiss Farms launched month-long free coffee promotion. Swiss Farms has announced that it is extending its National Coffee Day celebration by offering free coffee to customers who purchase a breakfast sandwich throughout the month of October. The promotion is valid at all 13 Swiss Farms store locations, and now on-the-go patrons and breakfast lovers alike

Global Foodservice Traffic Remains Steady over Quarter Two

While foodservice traffic remained steady over the recent quarter, it is unclear how the market will fare over the coming months. A new report from The NPD Group has revealed that foodservice has remained steady across the globe over the second quarter of 2016, ending in June 2016. Britain voted to leave the European Union

Dunkin’ Brands Adopts Salesforce Customer Success Platform

Dunkin’ Brands is working to earn customer loyalty and enhance the customer experience with multiple programs from Salesforce. Dunkin’ Brands has now successfully deployed the Salesforce Customer Success Platform, including the Salesforce Platform, Marketing Cloud and Sales Cloud. These programs from Salesforce will help Dunkin’ Brands to deliver one-to-one loyalty journeys to its customers and

TruStar Energy to Open Public CNG Fueling Station

TruStar is continuing to expand CNG across the country by opening Cincinnati’s first public CNG station. TruStar Energy has announced the ground breaking of Kentuckiana Cleanfuel’s public CNG fueling station, the first public CNG fueling station in Cincinnati, Ohio. The public station, located at 2490 Commerce Boulevard in Sharonville, Ohio, will feature three dual-hose dispensers,

Wawa, Sheetz Provide Lunches at USS John P. Murtha Commissioning Ceremony

Wawa and Sheetz will feed thousands at the USS John P. Murtha Commissioning Ceremony. In honor of the late Pennsylvania congressman John P. Murtha, Wawa Inc. and Sheetz Inc. are joining forces to provide boxed lunches at the USS John P. Murtha Commissioning Ceremony. The ceremony not only honors the congressman, but also the people

NATO Executive Director to Present at TPE 2017

This year’s TPE show will help retailers to prepare to face the regulatory path ahead. Thomas Brian, the executive director of the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO), will be presenting two educational seminars at the 2017 Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE). This year’s expo is scheduled to take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center

Creating a Consistent Brand Experience

Retailers are working to create personalized, compelling and consistent brand messaging across channels. A new report from Boston Retail Partners (BRP) has revealed that 56% of retailers have named creating a consistent brand experience across all channels their top digital priority. According to the BRP 2016 Digital Commerce Survey, retailers understand that consumers expect a

Eating Styles Differ Between Italians and Americans

Eating is an experience for Italian consumers, and ConAgra Foods encourages Americans to try eating the Italian way. October is National Pasta Month, and in celebration of the tasty holiday, Bertolli is encouraging Americans to “Mangia,” or “eat like Italians do.” People think they need to travel thousands of miles for an authentic Italian meal,

TruStar Energy Opens New CNG Fueling Station in Oregon

TruStar Energy has now opened a new CNG fueling station for Rogue Disposal & Recycling. TruStar Energy recently announced the grand opening of Rogue Green Fuels LLC, a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for Rogue Disposal & Recycling Inc. The new station is located at 1125 Anthony Way in White City, Oregon, and

A Number of Trends Expected to Drive Holiday Spending

While holiday spending is expected to rise, it may not benefit store-based retailers as much as they would hope. The new 2016 Holiday Outlook report from PwC has revealed that holiday spending is expected to reach its highest point since the Great Recession. According to the report, holiday spending will increase 10% over the 2015

ALON Brands and GreenPrint LLC Expand Strive

The Strive Reduced Emissions Fuel program is now expanding into Big Spring, Texas. ALON Brands and GreenPrint LLC have partnered with The Arbor Day Foundation, affiliates of Keep America Beautiful and other partners to expand the Strive Reduced Emissions Fuel program to Big Spring, Texas. The expansion into Big Spring, Texas will begin on October 12,

Yesway Builds its Executive Team

Douglas New is helping to support the rapid growth of the Yesway convenience chain. Yesway has announced that Douglas New is joining the convenience store chain’s team of convenience store veterans as the company’s new chief technology officer. New brings an extensive technical background and years of executive-level experience to the rapidly growing Des Moines,

Nielsen and EthniFacts Unveil Intercultural Affinity Segmentation

Nielsen and EthniFacts are helping CPG marketers to market across various cultures. A new resource has been released by Nielsen and EthniFacts to uncover the key consumer segments that provide a deeper understanding of consumers. The new Nielsen Intercultural Affinity Segmentation has combined Nielsen’s Homescan Panel with EthniFacts’ CulturSort cross-cultural survey to reveal that consumers, regardless

IDDBA Elects New Officers and Board of Directors

A number of new members have been appointed to the Board of Directors for IDDBA. At the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association’s (IDDBA’s) Annual Business Meeting, the company elected its 2016-2017 Officers and Board of Directors. The company held its meeting in Chicago. Jewel Hunt, group vice president bakery, Albertsons Cos., was elected as the association’s chairman of

Hoshizaki Names New Senior VP Sales & Marketing

Jim Procuro to focus on product growth strategy in his new role. Hoshizaki America Inc. has named Jim Procuro senior vice president sales and marketing, effective immediately. Procuro joined Hoshizaki America in 1998 and has been a crucial member of the executive team. He will focus on our growth strategy in expanding Hoshizaki’s product offering

Gas Prices Creep Higher

A number of factors are causing fuel prices to fluctuate. Despite the switch from summer to winter blend gasoline and the surplus of crude oil supplies, fuel prices have increased slightly over last week. According to AAA, as of Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, the national average price for gasoline was $2.22 per gallon, two cents

Benefits Matter

Millennials have strong opinions regarding the benefits that their employees offer. According to new research from Aflac, Millennials are very clear about which benefits they want their employers to offer, and Millennials now represent the largest segment of the U.S. labor force (53.3 million); therefore, employers may need to offer a wider range of benefits