Alon USA Energy Reviews Strategic Alternatives

Alon has yet to reach a decision regarding the possible merger with Delek US Holdings Inc. Alon USA Energy Inc.’s Board of Directors recently formed a Special Committee to review strategic alternatives for the company’s future. Since its formation, the Special Committee, which is comprised of members who have no affiliation with Delek US Holdings Inc.,


Consumer Spending May Soon Decline

This year’s election process seems to have caused a shift in consumer sentiment, as many are expecting a decline in their financial well-being, regardless of who wins the November election. The results of the recent IRI Consumer Connect survey have revealed that many U.S. consumers expect their financial situations to deteriorate in 2017. According to

Coca-Cola Celebrates the Olympics with New Global Campaign

In preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Coca-Cola is encouraging fans to celebrate their own Gold Moments. As the  Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games approaches, Coca-Cola is working to remind its fans that celebrating gold is not reserved for those standing on top of the world’s most elite podium. The Coca-Cola

Nicopure Calls New FDA Tobacco Deeming Regulations Unconstitutional

Nicopure has requested that the FDA’s Deeming Rule be declared unconstitutional by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. On Tues., July 12, Nicopure Labs LLC filed a Motion for Summary Judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in regards to the FDA’s Deeming Rule. This filing is the

The Beer Institute Strives for Greater Label Transparency

A number of major brewers have agreed to the standards of the new Brewers Voluntary Disclosure Initiative. In an attempt to help consumers make informed decisions when it comes to choosing which beer to purchase, The Beer Institute has launched a new initiative to encourage member companies to display specific information on their products, packaging

Parker’s Hires New District Manager

Parker’s has chosen a highly successful industry veteran to serve as one of the company’s district managers. Savannah, Ga.- based Parker’s has hired Scott Morris, an industry veteran, to serve as district manager for the company. Morris has more than 13 years of experience in the industry, and in his new position he is responsible

Bud Light Announces 13-City Summer Tour

Bud Light is hosting a summer campaign, featuring performances from this summer’s hottest music artists. This summer, the Bud Light Party is working to unite the nation over refreshing, ice-cold Bud Lights and the nation’s hottest musical talent, during a a 13-city tour. Furthering the campaign conversation, super delegates of the Bud Light Party campaign

Bar-B-Q is on Trend

New mouthwatering BBQ ideas have arrived, just in time for the summer grilling season. July is National Grilling Month, and as the summer grilling season is now in full swing, consumers and backyard grill masters are looking for new and exciting summer grilling ideas. As consumers continue to experiment with new flavors, a number of

How Restaurant Operators Can Regain Customer Favor After a Poor Dining Experience

One poor dining experience may be enough to turn customers away for good, but new research shows that there is a way to regain a customer’s trust following a bad dining experience. A new survey from Original Review has revealed that restaurant goers greatly value their voices being heard when it comes to their dining

Alimentation Couche-Tard Announces 2016 Financial Results

Alimentation Couche-Tard recorded significant growth in Fiscal 2016, and company officials have high hopes for the coming year. For the fourth quarter ended April 24, 2016, Alimentation Couche‑Tard Inc. has recorded significant financial growth. The company reported net earnings of $206.2 million, representing 36 cents per share on a diluted basis. The results for the

Dunkin’ Donuts Announces Expansion in Los Angeles

Plans have been made to open eight new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Los Angeles. Dunkin’ Donuts recently signed a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisee Precision Hospitality & Development to develop eight new restaurants in Los Angeles. The first restaurant under the new agreement is planned to open in 2018. This agreement closes out

Hunt Brothers Announces the Return of Buffalo Chicken Pizza

One of Hunt Brothers Pizza’s most popular LTO pizzas is back, for a limited time. This summer marks the return of one of Hunt Brothers Pizza’s most popular Limited Time Offers (LTOs) – the Buffalo Chicken Pizza. This fan favorite will be available at participating locations across the country, while supplies last. This daringly bold

Love’s Adds CNG Fueling Option in Guthrie, Okla.

There is now a fourth Love’s location offering CNG along I-35. The Love’s Travel Stop at Interstate 35 Exit 157 in Guthrie, Okla. is now offering a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling option. The travel stop is now offering Fast-Fill CNG for heavy-duty trucks, along with a CNG fueling option for motorists. Trillium CNG, part

Growth Energy Comments on 2017 RFS

Growth Energy has requested that the EPA adjust its final RFS proposal to meet the statutory levels that Congress intended. Growth Energy has filed an official, detailed comment as a part of the public comment period on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) newest proposal for the 2017 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs), which are part of

Falling Fuel Prices Increase Consumer Optimism

Younger consumers are more optimistic about the economy than their older counterparts. The latest consumer survey from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has revealed that consumer optimism last month reached its highest level since March, following a 12 cent drop in gas prices. Overall consumer optimism about the U.S. economy increased three points

ACE Expresses Concerns about the 2017 RFS

ACE has expressed its concerns with the 2017 RFS, and has recommended improvements to the EPA. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has officially submitted comments regarding the proposed blending volumes for 2017 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACE’s full comments can be read on the ACE website.

Hormel Foods Hires New Corporate Development Chef

Hormel has hired an experienced chef to help bring added value to foodservice operators around the world. Hormel Foods Corp. has hired Tony Finnestad as the company’s new corporate development chef for its foodservice division. “We are thrilled to have Tony on our team,” said Jeffrey Baker, group vice president, foodservice for Hormel Foods. “He

Early Bird Registration Extended for the 2016 NAG Conference

Discounted registration for NAG members and guests now available through July 20. The National Advisory Group (NAG), a convenience store industry association for small, mid-sized and family-owned convenience store chains, has extended its early bird registration deadline to Wednesday, July 20. The deadline extension gives key industry executives and decision-makers an additional week to take

Rutter’s Opens 63rd C-Store

New Rutter’s marks Northward expansion. With the opening of a new store in Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pa., Rutter’s is continuing its 2016 expansion. The new store will mark Rutter’s 63rd convenience location. This new Rutter’s is farther North than any previous Rutter’s store. The doors to the new store will open to the public on

Starbucks Announces Plans for Wage Increase

Starbucks is planning significant wage increases for all of its employees. Following recent accusations from employees that Starbucks Corp. has drastically cut employee hours in the U.S., the company has announced that it will soon be raising wages for all of its workers. According to a new report from Yahoo Finance, the coffee chain has

Free Fruit Available to Children at Family Express

Changes are coming to Family Express stores as a part of the company’s new “Better For You” initiative. As a part of an initiative to expand access to healthy foods, Family Express c-stores are now offering a free piece of fruit to children 12 and under. According to a report from the NWI Times, the

Western Refining Helps Send Kids with Muscular Dystrophy to MDA Summer Camp

Western Refining raised $600,000 to help send kids with Muscular Dystrophy to MDA Summer Camp. Western Refining has announced that more than 260 company stores raised $600,000 during the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Summer Camp pinup program to help kids fighting muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases experience a week of fun and friendship at MDA Summer

One California Gas Station Gives Drivers a Blast from the Past

On National Collector Car Appreciation Day, retro car owners in Beverly Hills, Calif. had the chance to fuel up for retro prices. One of the nation’s most iconic gas stations, located in Beverly Hills, Calif., was recently transformed into a full-service station from the past by Hagerty magazine. The transformation was performed in celebration of

Kroger Increases Sustainability Efforts

Among other new commitments, Kroger has committed to transitioning to 100% cage-free eggs by 2020. The Kroger Co. is working towards greater sustainability with new commitments to increase its responsible sourcing and improve its eco-stewardship by 2020. Kroger’s new sustainability goals include: Expanding their 100% sustainable seafood commitment Achieving the EPA’s “zero waste” threshold of

Cumberland Farms Releases National Ice Cream Day Survey Results

Cumberland Farms has introduced a new frozen treat, just in time for National Ice Cream Day. Just in time for National Ice Cream Day, which is Sun. July 17, Cumberland Farms has released the results of its recent consumer survey where consumers indicated their personal ice cream preferences. Cumberland Farms’ National Ice Cream Day survey