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Excel Fuels Partners With VP Racing Fuels

Aggressive expansion of brand planned for Oklahoma. Excel Fuels, one of the largest independent petroleum distributors in Oklahoma, has partnered with VP Racing Fuels in its retail branding program. Oklahoma City, Okla.-based Excel plans to convert each of its 11 corporate-owned E-Express locations to the VP brand with 29 independent locations to follow. Each store

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As Gas Prices Fall, Consumer Optimism Surges

“We have seen increasingly wide swings in economic mood over the past three months,” notes NACS spokesman. Economic optimism rebounded sharply in September, with 47% of gas consumers saying that they were optimistic about the economy, the highest level of optimism in 14 months. Optimism increased eight percentage points from August’s 10-month low of 39%,

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Wayne Partners With Intel In Next Generation EPS

Transforms electronic payment systems (EPS) for the fuel retailer. Wayne Fueling Systems, a global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation, and control technologies for retail and commercial fuel stations, has announced the launch of a next-generation electronic payment system (EPS) solution in collaboration with Intel Services using its ‘Platform for Retail’ software. The cloud-based solution,

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PriceAdvantage Integrates With Pinnacle

Pinnacle Palm POS and Retail Back Office and Home Office Systems to provide insight into fuel and in-store sales correlation. PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management software company and division of Skyline Products, is announcing new integrations with The Pinnacle Corp., an automation technology company for the convenience store and petroleum industries. PriceAdvantage will integrate its

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Coffee, Foodservice Get Hot

Offering customers enhanced coffee and foodservice options takes innovation and around-the-clock dedication. By CSD Staff Attendees at the 2014 National Advisory Group (NAG) Conference, hosted by Convenience Store Decisions, perked up this week when the topics turned to coffee and foodservice. Joseph Chiovera, president of XS Foodservice & Marketing, moderated the coffee panel discussion. He

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Street Corner Enters San Diego Market

North County Mall has just become a little more convenient for shoppers and mall employees. Aug. 27, 2014, marked the opening of a new Street Corner franchise at the mall. Street Corner, which exploits small and underused spaces in shopping malls, universities and other environments, sells many of the items not usually found in the

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Rutter’s Celebrates 60th Store Opening

One of the largest of the chain’s 60 stores, the new location measures 6,280-square-feet. Rutter’s marked the opening of its 60th store in Middletown with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and donations to three local charities. Rutter’s donated $1,000 to both The Middletown Area Blue and Gold Club and the Lower Dauphin High School Falcon Foundation, which

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E-Liquid Varieties

24/7 e-liquids are now available in four nicotine strengths (0%, 0.6%, 1.2%, and 1.8%) in a variety of flavors in 10-milliliter and 30-milliliter child-proof bottles. 24/7 e-liquids are made and bottled in the U.S. using quality ingredients, under the industry’s highest standards for production control. Flavors are produced in an FDA-approved food grade facility and

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Special Edition Lighters

The new designs in the BIC Special Edition Astrology Lighter Series feature 12 eye-catching holographic images, each representing a different zodiac sign. There are also four limited-edition designs that celebrate the Chinese New Year with “Year of the Horse” artwork. The lighters made in the USA with a suggested retail price of $1.89 per lighter.

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Gelato Bars

The Haagen-Dazs brand is keeping the feeling of summer alive nationwide with the introduction of its new line of decadent Haagen-Dazs Gelato bars in flavors Vanilla Caramel Pizzelle, Tiramisu Dark Chocolate, and Strawberry Dark Chocolate. The expansion into gelato snack bars comes on the heels of the wildly popular release of the brand’s gelato line

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Inspire Candy Impulse Buys

Double the impulse and double the support for our veterans with the Camo Beans Floor Shipper from Jelly Belly Candy Co. This new floor shipper is designed to make the Jelly Belly Camo Beans and Jelly Belly Pink Camo Beans bags stand out together at the front end or in the aisle. The Camo Beans

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Fuel Pricing Software

PriceAdvantage, a fuel pricing software company and division of Skyline Products, is announcing version 2014.2 of its software. The new version gives company and dealer operated convenience stores a single platform to analyze complete wholesale, dealer and competitor fuel pricing strategies, manage pricing and margins, and revise pump prices and digital fuel signs in as

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Nicotine Replacement Therapy Gum

Beginning in September 2014, Niconovum will begin making ZONNIC nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) gum available nationwide. Previously the gum was available in Iowa and Omaha (since 2012) with strong retail results. Niconovum AB was purchased as a separate operating company of Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) in 2009. Niconovum’s NRT products are intended for adult smokers

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Tuscan-Inspired Chips

Pasta Chips is the very first company to recreate the traditional baked pasta from Italy into a snack food.  Pasta Chips are made with the same semolina flour, ancient grains, and Italian herbs that were celebrated over 800 years ago. The Tuscan-inspired chip is married with different seasonings based on regional Italian favorites that are steeped

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All-Natural Nutrition Bars

Mediterra bars are the first all-natural nutrition bars inspired by the Mediterranean Diet. The bars come in Savory, Yogurt and Oats, and Sesame Honey Energy varieties and all offer a healthy snack alternative incorporating healthy fats, grains, seeds, vegetables, fruits and greens. The bars are set to debut at Natural Products Expo East, which kicks

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Reynolds American Wants FDA To Ban Vapor E-Cigs

Reynolds American Inc. has submitted a 119-page document to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking it to ban vapor electronic cigarettes, Winston-Salem Journal reported. The manufacturers have kept e-cigarette flavor choices to a minimum, mainly due to expectations that the FDA would regulate flavors as they have with traditional cigarettes. Meanwhile, vapor/tank/mods (VTM)  offer

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Whole Foods Partners With Instacart

Customers gain the convenience of grocery delivery. Whole Foods Market and one-hour grocery delivery service Instacart announced a new partnership that enables customers to have Whole Foods Market products delivered in as little as one hour. Customers will soon also have the convenient option to place orders via Instacart and pick up their order at

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Walmart To Discontinue Express Brand

Rebranding Express stores as Neighborhood Markets. Walmart is reportedly discontinuing the use of its Express brand, instead rebranding its Walmart Express stores as Neighborhood Markets, IDG Online reported. The news of the rebrand comes as Walmart is set to aggressively expand its small format stores across the U.S., with approximately 270- 300 small stores scheduled

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ICEE Launching Fanta Halloween Promotion

Customers can win a trip to Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park. The ICEE Co. has announced a new Fanta Halloween fall promotion. The promotion features delicious Fanta Orange Flavor ICEE along with a “text to win” Sweepstakes. Consumers can enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for four to Knott’s Berry Farm

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Aloha Petroleum Considers Divestment

Strategic alternatives could include an asset sale or a joint venture. Aloha Petroleum Ltd., Hawaii’s largest independent gasoline station owners and one of the biggest convenience store operators in the Islands, is examining options for the future of its business. Aloha Petroleum has hired New York-based Macquarie Capital to review “strategic alternatives,” which could include selling

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Family Dollar Board Rejects Revised Proposal From Dollar General

Dollar Tree transaction expected to close as early as the end of November. Family Dollar Stores Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously rejected the revised, non-binding proposal made by Dollar General Corp. on Sept. 2, 2014, on the basis of antitrust regulatory considerations. Family Dollar’s merger agreement with Dollar Tree contains a

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We Card Preps Retailers For New Requirements

New FDA regulations on the horizon and 40+ states now forbid e-cig sales to minors. For every 18-year old, there has always been “We Card.” The iconic yellow and red logo “UNDER 18, NO TOBACCO: WE CARD” is everywhere at the nation’s tobacco-selling retailers and has been for 18 years running. September is We Card

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MSA Launches Distributor Trade Program Management

Eby-Brown, Harold Levinson among distributors adopting MSA’s Trade Program Management solution. MSA has launched Distributor Trade Program Management (DTPM), a new service to help distributors and their retail customers drive compliance with trade programs, resolve distribution voids at much higher levels, and achieve maximum payouts. DTPM is an end-to-end solution that empowers wholesalers to capture

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Pilot Thanks Medal of Honor Recipients With Free Coffee for a Year

“Free coffee is a unique way Pilot Flying J can show the Medal of Honor recipients our gratitude for their brave actions,” says Pilot Corp.’s founder. Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, is giving away a year of free coffee and commemorative travel mugs to Congressional

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7-Eleven Celebrates Coffee Anniversary

Some 50 years ago 7‑Eleven introduced on-the-go coffee to America, now celebrates anniversary with 50-cent coffee. 7‑Eleven Inc., the first national retailer to offer fresh-brewed coffee in to-go cups, celebrates 50 years of on-the-go coffee with 50-cent coffee from Sept. 3 through Sept. 14. During this time, a small-size coffee will cost just 50 cents

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