Change, Challenge and Opportunities in Hourly Hiring

Leveraging the Power of New Products to Drive Growth

Examining Growth Opportunities in Moist Smokeless Tobacco

Fas Mart Spreads its Wings for Foodservice Growth

A New Era of C-Store Management

Beat the Pay at the Pump Blues

Workforce 2007

When Did We Decide the Health Department Knows More About Our Stores Than We Do?

The State of Foodservice in 2007 and Beyond

Leveraging Activity-Based Costing in Merchandising

Translating Shopper Insights into Merchandising Strategies

Electricity Choices for Small-and Mid-Sized Businesses

Identifying More Effective Profit Building Strategies

Other Tobacco: Find the Right Mix

Few product categories are as dynamic as tobacco—or as controversial—which helps make managing the set all the more interesting. With so many new products, flavors and line extensions to choose from, some operators say they are frankly overwhelmed, a state of affairs that has never been good for anyone’s bottom line. Keeping sets fresh—allocating shelf

Breaking the Cost Barrier of Trade Promotion Management

Achieving Energy Efficiency

Parker’s Convenience Stores Drives Inside-Sales with the LIFT Station

Financial Reform Tops Congressional To Do List

Congress is scheduled to be back in session starting Monday, and the first task on the agenda for the Senate is voting on the financial reform bill that contains the crucial interchange amendment put forth by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL). Last Wednesday, June 30, the House voted on the financial bill package, passing it by

XYIENCE Launches Sweepstakes

XYIENCE, maker of Xenergy, the official energy drink of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), is giving mixed martial arts (MMA) fans a chance to host a UFC viewing party in their hometown with legendary UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva. The winner of XYIENCE’s “Bring Wanderlei to Your Hometown” sweepstakes, which kicked off July 1 and runs

Flying J To Emerge From Bankruptcy

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware has confirmed Flying J’s plan to reorganize and emerge from bankruptcy, repaying its creditors in cash plus interest, reported. Flying J filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection back in December 2008, and since that time has been working to restructure. It officially merged retail operations with Pilot Travel

Thorntons Celebrates Freedom Day

Thorntons has announced that Sunday, July 11 is its FREEdom Day Celebration, and customers can go to any neighborhood Thorntons, and receive a free fountain or coffee drink. Thorntons’ fountain drinks are made with 100% filtered water to ensure a crisp clean tasting beverage, while its signature coffee is made with handpicked 100% Arabica beans. Customers

Smucker’s Gets ACF Seal of Approval

The American Culinary Federation (ACF) has recognized the quality of The J.M. Smucker Co.’s Crisco Professional, Jif, Smucker’s JJP, Smucker’s PlateScapers and Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk lines, awarding them the ACF Seal of Approval. Presented by the nation’s largest organization of professional chefs, the seal is designated to products that meet the criteria set

Wal-Mart Discounts Soda

At Chicago area Wal-Mart stores, shoppers are finding Coke cases at a special price: 24 cans for $5, the Chicago Tribune reported. The 20 cents per can price demonstrates Wal-Mart’s purchasing power, and is less than good news for the beverage industry, where after higher bottling prices and 10 years of stagnant pricing beverage companies

BP Offers $30,000 To Atlas Oil

After receiving a recent $30,000 rebate from BP Corp., Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Co. is considering investing in capital improvements and image building for its network of BP gas station retailers affected by customer boycotts, following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Crain’s Detroit Business reported. Atlas is a fuel distributor to about 70 BP

TPE 2011 Expecting Strong Attendance

Building on the success of the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2010, the Tobacco Plus Expo slated for March 2-3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center is attracting a record level of early interest from both exhibitors and attendees. “A full 10 months out we already have commitments from the majority of last year’s exhibitors, as