Samuel Adams to Release New White Ale

The city that tweets the most about the weather will receive a Cold Snap party from Samuel Adams. A new Belgian-style unfiltered White Ale called the The Sam Adams Cold Snap has hit the market. This new brew is perfect for snapping out of the cold weather funk with a bright snap of seasonal citrus, fruit


Why ‘Sugar-Using’ Industry Jobs Are Declining

Outdated policies are leading to massive declines in sugar industry jobs. According to an analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau data from the Coalition for Sugar Reform, between 1997 and 2014 U.S. sugar-using industry jobs declined by 18%. The Coalition claimed that outdated U.S. sugar policies are the cause of much of that decline. The

New “Super” Wawa to Open in Hamilton, N.J.

Wawa begins new store openings for 2016.  Despite traffic concerns and the highly contested location, Jan. 22, 2016 will mark the opening of the first 2016 Wawa location. The new “super” Wawa is located along route 130 in Hamilton, N.J. According to a report from, the new store is slated to open at 8 a.m.

Grand Opening To Celebrate Rutter’s 62nd Store

New convenience store location offers new job openings with competitive wages. A grand opening ceremony is slated to take place on Jan. 29, 2016 to welcome the newest Rutter’s store to Lancaster County, Pa. The new location marks the addition of the chain’s 62nd store, and it is located at 370 West Main Street Leola,

GPM Investments Signs Expansion Agreement

At the deal’s close, GPM will acquire 67 c-stores.  An agreement to acquire 42 convenience stores with gasoline and 25 dealer-operated stores in Virginia and Kentucky has been signed by GPM Investments LLC, further developing GPM’s existing portfolio of stores in the Southeast. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016.

New York Codes Council Eliminates Crucial Fire Safety Regulations

The New York State Association of Fire Equipment Cos. fights to retain fire safety regulations that have been recently removed by the Codes Council. The New York State Association of Fire Equipment Companies (NYSAFECo), the leading voice to maintain fire suppression systems at all New York State gasoline fueling stations, has announced the launch of

Weigel’s Opens New Tennessee Location

Weigel’s latest c-store addition takes convenience to a whole new level. The 63rd Weigel’s convenience store will open soon in Clinton, Tenn., at 2409 Charles G. Seivers Blvd. Along with the state-of-the-art, full-service convenience store, this busy interstate location off I-75 features four wide diesel fuel bays. Long drive-thrus on entrance and exit make access

Verifone Partners with Microsoft

New partnership offers new payment solutions to retailers. Through a new partnership with Microsoft, Verifone will provide comprehensive EMV-ready Payment as a Service solutions certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail and Commerce solutions. SIMPLIFIES EMV CERTIFICATION In addition to Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, merchants are challenged by the expensive and time consuming process

Allied Brand Capital Makes Conversion to New EMV Standards Easy for VP Racing Dealers

VP Racing Fuels Dealers have a new, hassle-free way to upgrade payment systems to meet industry standards. VP Racing Fuel Dealers who are looking to upgrade their fuel dispensers and payment technologies to meet new EMV payment standards are being offered financing incentives from as low as 0% by Allied Brand Capital. VP Racing Fuels

Walmart Folding Express Concept

Walmart abandons its small-format concept, turning its attention back to its supercenters and Neighborhood Market locations. Just a handful of years into its Express concept Walmart announced Friday, Jan. 15, it plans to close all 102 of the small-format stores, amid a larger announcement that it was shuttering 269 total stores this year. According to

Wawa Raises Company Wages

In a competitive labor market, companies are focusing on attaining and retaining quality employees.  Wawa convenience stores has announced that it will be raising its starting wages, as well as increasing the wages of its current employees. According to a report from The Morning Call, the convenience chain is raising wages for its customer service associates

H-E-B Opens New C-Store

Grocery operator, H-E-B, is trying its hand in convenience retail. Grocery store operator, H-E-B, which operates 370 grocery locations in Mexico and Texas, has announced that the company will soon begin construction of a new mini-mart location, and construction is expected to be completed in March. According to a report from mySA, this new mini-mart will

Mondelēz Commits to Cage Free

The Humane Society has applauded Mondelēz International’s efforts to make a difference for animals. Following years of progress in sustainable and responsible sourcing, Mondelēz International has committed to transitioning to using cage-free eggs in the U.S. and Canada by 2020 and in Europe by 2025. “With the ambition of being the global leader in well-being

Consumers Still Prefer to Pay in Cash

The marketplace’s belief that Millennials have abandoned the use of cash is proving to be erroneous.  A recent survey from Cardtronics Inc. has revealed that nearly four out of five consumers choose to use cash when they need to pay someone back. This and additional study findings reveal that, despite increased access to and use

How Consumers Perceive Food Safety

A number of consumers have stated that their food safety concerns have increased in recent months. A national consumer survey from Packaged Facts, following the recent series of E. coli outbreaks linked to fast casual Chipotle Mexican Grill, has revealed consumer concerns about food safety practices in the fast food industry. The Packaged Facts survey

Love’s Opens New Oklahoma Location

New Love’s offers two dining options and other services to customers along in Texhoma, Okla. A new Love’s Travel Stops location has opened for business along U.S. Highway 54 in Texhoma, Okla.. The new travel stop provides drivers in the Oklahoma Panhandle a new place to purchase fuel, snacks and more. The new store offers

Mac’s and Crime Stoppers Join Forces With Captain Canuck

Mac’s Convenience Stores will offer free comics to customers throughout January. Mac’s Convenience Stores and Crime Stoppers have partnered with Captain Canuck to celebrate the 40th Anniversary edition of the iconic Canadian comic book. Mac’s is taking this opportunity to generate brand exposure, while also reinforcing its continued support of Crime Stoppers across Canada. The

Swisher International and Drew Estate Appoint Vice President of Corporate Tobacco Procurement

Swisher International supports Drew Estate’s goals and helps to propel the company forward with the creation of a new position. Nick van Olden has been hired by Swisher International and its sister company, Drew Estate, to fill the newly established position of vice president of corporate tobacco procurement. In this new role, van Olden is responsible

Reynolds American Sells Rights to Natural American Spirit Brand

Nearly all of RAI’s cigarette trademarks are now owned by international tobacco companies. The international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name and associated trademarks have been sold to the Japan Tobacco Group by Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $5.0 billion. The sale also includes the international

Hershey’s Cool Ship Contest

Hershey seeks to develop a practical shipping system to control temperatures of chocolate shipments year round. Shipping chocolate in the summer months and in warmer climates can pose unique challenges, and in an attempt to solve such challenges The Hershey Co. is seeking ideas for the development of a lightweight, affordable cool shipping system that

Americans Advised to Limit Sugar

Sugar is now the top item consumers search for on nutrition labels. The NPD Group has reported that the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are released every five years, were in the first week of January 2016, and  one of the new guidelines’ strongest recommendation is limiting sugar intake. Overall, U.S. consumers have indicated

Top 10 Food Themes for 2016

A report from Campbell’s has revealed which food trends will be influential in 2016. The third annual Culinary TrendScape from Campbell’s Culinary & Baking Institute (CCBI), a global network of highly-trained chefs, bakers and culinary professionals at Campbell Soup Co., has been released. This annual report is tracking the top 10 influential food themes for

Sheetz is Raising Employee Wages

Sheetz’ competitive wages and employee benefits makes it one of the best places to work in retail. Sheetz has announced that, to further its commitment to offer employees a great place to work and a competitive total compensation package, the company will invest more than $15 million to raise the wages of store employees across

The United Family Celebrates 100th Anniversary

The United Family will kick off the year-long birthday celebration on Jan. 16, 2016, by giving away 100,000 free cupcakes to customers. In 2016, The United Family will celebrate the 100th anniversary of United Supermarkets. In 1916, the company began as the United Cash Store in Sayre, Okla., and has since grown into a multi-banner, Texas-based

Cenex Stations Offer Cenex TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline

Cenex TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline exceeds industry standards. All of the 1,450 Cenex stations across 19 states now offer Cenex TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline. Cenex TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline, recommended by seven of the world’s top automakers, goes beyond EPA minimum detergent requirements, containing a premium additive package that exceeds industry standards for improved fuel