tuna and egg salad sandwiches recalled

Listeria contamination in products presents potentially fatal symptoms. CFS Operations Ltd. has issued a recall on 4219 units of Cloud’s Tuna Salad Sandwiches and Egg Salad Sandwiches because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and maybe fatal infections in young children, elderly people and others with weakened immune

giant eagle offers backtoschool promotion

Customers can double “fuelperks!” rewards until Sept. 8. Pittsburg-based Giant Eagle has revealed its new back-to-school promotion. Consumers can now double fuelperks! rewards when they purchase gift cards from Giant Eagle stores, GetGo locations and online at GiantEagle.com. The promotion and runs through Sept. 8 and offers a 20 cents-per-gallon discount at GetGo stores for

rennie petroleum assets head to auction

Matrix Capital to manage the sale of the bankrupt Virginia chain. As part of its bankruptcy proceeding, Rennie Petroleum Corp. said it would sell its chain of 24 convenience stores along with its motor fuels supply agreements to an additional six stores through an auction to be managed by Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. The

tesco inks banking deal

Wachovia to be the exclusive ATM provider to Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets. Tesco have revealed that Wachovia Bank will be the exclusive ATM provider to Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market when the company’s first stores debut in Southern California, Las Vegas and Phoenix this fall. The partnership between Wachovia and Fresh & Easy Neighborhood

7eleven recognizes miller brewing with retailer initiative award

7-Eleven Inc. will present Miller Brewing Co. its 2006 Retailer Initiative Award on Aug. 30 in Dallas. This annual honor recognizes top suppliers/partners that excel at assisting 7-Eleven in meeting its customers’ changing needs through team merchandising, demand-chain solutions, cost of goods and category management and creativity in advertising and promotional programs. Miller Brewing was

tim hortons introduces the timcard

Chain moves forward with initiative to increase electronic payments. Tim Hortons Inc. will be launching the closed-loop, reloadable “TimCard” this fall as part of a movement by the chain to increasingly accept electronic payments. During a recent analyst call, company officials for Oakville, Ontario-based Tim Hortons said they expect it will take two years before

macs pulls controversial ad

New marketing aimed at 16-year-olds causes public outcry. Mac’s is in trouble once again for offending the general public with promotions centered on its frozen carbonated beverages. This time, the trouble comes from 19 videos produced and posted by the store on the Internet. One of the most controversial of the videos feature to scantily

toledo extends moratorium on cstores

Ban expected to be lifted after new expiration date in September A moratorium on convenience store permits that has existed in Toledo, Ohio since last August has been extended until Sept. 15 in certain parts of the city, reported the Toledo Blade. City Council voted to extend the moratorium in many of Toledo’s central neighborhoods.

iowa settles touchplay lawsuit

Deal with division of Krause Gentle worth $1.6 million. The State of Iowa will pay a $1.6 million settlement to the largest of several companies that sued after the state pulled more than a thousand TouchPlay machines from Iowa businesses. A statement issued by the Iowa attorney general’s office said state reached the out-of-court settlement

titan grows with appco acquisition

Plans to swell its energy division come together in three-part strategy. Titan Global Holdings Inc. has released its Energy’s Strategic Initiatives for fiscal 2008 following the acquisition of Appalachian Oil Co. (Appco). Titan has launched a three-part strategic plan to follow the Appco deal, starting with securing the supply of biofuels products through strategic agreements

the fair fight against hot fuel

New act offers solution to motorists paying more for gasoline due to hot temperatures. U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has introduced the Future Accountability In Retail, or FAIR, Fuel Act, which requires the installation of automatic temperature compensating equipment in all retail gas station pumps within six years to adjust the price of gas as it

pilot refuses visa and mastercard at pump

Pilot Travel Centers LLC is following Flying J’s lead by becoming the latest truck stop chain to stop accepting Visa and MasterCard at the pump. Pilot made the change in order to halt “significant” quarterly losses due to chargebacks– a process by which credit card banks bill merchants after a cardholder claims either fraud or

pool power bringing bigbusiness electricity choices to small and midsize businesses

Health insurance. Wholesale clubs. Retirement plans. Small and mid-size businesses have longunderstood the power of banding together, gaining strength in numbers to address the basic costs of doing business. The ability to save money on operational essentials can directly affect your opportunities to survive and grow. Pool Power: Bringing Big-Business Electricity Choices to Small and

house passes clean energy bill

Measure reduces oil company tax breaks, promotes renewable fuels. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a radical new energy bill, which aims to expand the use of renewable fuels and cut tax breaks to oil firms The draft law details support for “clean” energy sources like biofuels, wind, and solar and geothermal resources. It

rutters honored in pa

Named fourth in state’s list of Top 100 Private Companies, up one spot from 2006. Rutter’s Holdings Inc. moved up to fourth on the Central Penn Business Journal’s annual list of the Top 100 Privately Held Companies in central Pennsylvania. The list, featured in the weekly newspaper’s Aug. 3 issue, ranked companies based on their

senate supports tobacco tax increase

The Senate has fully approved, by a vote of 68-31, plans to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP), which provides health coverage to low-income, uninsured American children whose parents do not qualify for Medicaid. To do this, the bill will increase taxes on cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products as a way of

kumgo auctions 33 locations

Twenty-one stores and 12 surplus locations become available for sealed bid. West Des Moines, Iowa-based Kum & Go has launched plans to sell 21 convenience stores in three states. The stores and 12 surplus sites–33 locations in all–will be sold in a sealed bid auction conducted by the Energy Exchange of Chicago on Sept. 18,

tesco fares poorly in market study

Even before European grocery-retail giant Tesco arrives in the U.S., it’s already under scrutiny for its business practices. A study issued yesterday by the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College, titled “Shopping for a Market: Evaluating Tesco’s Entry into Los Angeles and the United States” said the company fails to meet the environmental

cumberland farms to carry coinstars pay as you go line

Turnkey solution aims to drive in-store traffic, new customers and revenue. Cumberland Farms, the largest convenience store and petroleum marketer in the Northeast, said it would begin carrying Coinstar’s ‘pay as you go’ products at all 600 Cumberland Farms convenience stores. The product line includes national and regional prepaid wireless programs, prepaid MasterCard and Visa

atm surcharges jump

Bank of America to charge non-customers $3 to use machines. Can you put a price on offering convenience for your customers? The Bank of America has and it’s $3. That what the nation’s largest banking chain is now charging non-customers for as a surcharge for using one of its ATMs. The $1 hike in the

couchetard takes stock of its future

U.S./Canadian marketer launches share repurchase program. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Convenience Store Decisions 2007 Chain of the Year, said that the Toronto Stock Exchange has approved its share repurchase program, authorizing the Laval, Quebec-based company to purchase up to 2,808,765 of the 56,175,312 Class A multiple voting shares and 7,332,066 of the 146,641,334 Class B subordinate

couchetard named convenience store decisions chain of the year

In a year where several top convenience store companies distinguished themselves with new store prototypes, increased sales and strong financial portfolios, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. stood out from the crowd by cementing its position as a dominant marketer in the U.S. and Canada. As a result of its outstanding growth and strong leadership, Convenience Store Decisions

noco adds to store count

New unit in Tonawanda, N.Y. features Nickel City Market Café. NOCO Express Shops today reported that it has acquired a Mobile Station in Tonawanda N.Y. and has completely rebranded the entire location, which is now officially open for business as a NOCO Express Shop. The 3,000 sq. ft. store, NOCO’s 32nd unit, took three days

nacs awards scholarships

Ten convenience store employees receive memorial Jim Yates award. NACS announced the 10 convenience store employees who are recipients of a 2007 NACS Yates Scholarship, which annually recognizes employees in the convenience store industry based on their dedication to achieving excellence in retailing, strong leadership skills at the store level, and persistence in the pursuit

chevron revs up gift card program

Limited edition cards feature No. 42 Texaco/Havoline driver Juan Pablo Montoya. In celebration of Texaco’s 20th anniversary in sponsoring stock car racing and a successful season for rookie driver Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevron Products Co. introduced its special limited edition gift card carrying the image of the No. 42 Texaco/Havoline racecar and driver Juan Pablo

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