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Sheetz Adding E15 in North Carolina

Provides alternative fuel option to customers. Sheetz Convenience Stores plans to offer an E15 fueling option to its North Carolina customers. The company will begin to install the new E15 fuel option in early 2015 and by spring of 2016 installation should be completed at 60 stores in North Carolina. E15 is a combination of

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IRI MarketPlus Survey Finds 2015 Holds Promise

Overall shopper sentiment surged in 2014, but was largely flat in Q4 2014 compared with Q3 2014. Decreasing unemployment rates, falling gas prices and an improving housing market bolstered the U.S. economy in 2014. However, wages are lagging behind, which is causing consumers to remain concerned about their economic future and cautious about their spending

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Jiffy Mart Donates To Carroll County Hospital Center

Funds to benefit breast cancer patients in the community. Westminster, Md.-based Jiffy Mart, a division of Tevis Oil Inc., recently donated $4,000 to the Center for Breast Health on Jan. 19 to benefit breast cancer patients at Carroll Hospital Center. Employees from Jiffy Mart locations throughout Carroll County presented a check to Brenda Frazier, Carroll

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Cumberland Farms Rewards Snow Plow Drivers

Offers free coffee during recent blizzard. Leading convenience, gasoline, and coffee retailer, Cumberland Farms offered free coffee, tea, or hot chocolate to any municipal, state or private plow driver working to clear the public roads until noon on Jan. 28, as a thank you during the recent snow storm. Drivers were able to stop by

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Sheetz To Open Second Campus Concept Store

New model features a beer cave but no gas pumps. Sheetz is planning to open a new store at 129 S. Pugh St. in downtown State College, Pa. Set to open in August of this year, the store will feature a beer cave but no gas pumps, Centre Daily Times reported. Renovations on the 5,000-square-foot

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Conoco/Phillips 66 Customer Nets KickBack Points Grand Prize

Justin Gilbert, of Spokane Valley, Wash., is KickBack Points 2015 grand prize winner. The loyal Conoco and Phillips 66 customer wins a check for $15,000. Convenience store and petroleum marketers are always looking for innovative ways to reward their loyal customers. Thanks to a partnership with KickBack Points, one loyal Conoco and Phillips 66 customer

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Peach Tea + Energy

Monster Energy has introduced the newest addition to its Rehab line, Monster Rehab Peach Tea + Energy. Packed with B vitamins, electrolytes and coconut water, Rehab Peach Tea + Energy packs a triple threat that quenches thirst, fires you up, and is the perfect choice after a hard day’s night. Peach tea has long been

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Clean Eating Made Simple

Protein products company Forward Foods LLC, the maker of the award-winning Detour bar, is making clean eating simple with the introduction of its new line of Detour Simple protein bars. The new line of Detour Simple bars break the protein bar mold with clean ingredients and 20 grams of protein. Detour Simple bars are certified

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Breakfast Sandwiches

Tyson Convenience Foodservice has introduced three new Jimmy Dean Blazin’ Hot Breakfast Sandwiches. Flavors include: Jimmy Dean Hot & Spicy Sausage on a Biscuit; Jimmy Dean Hot & Spicy Sausage, Egg and Pepperjack Cheese on a Biscuit; and Jimmy Dean Spicy Split Smoked Sausage & Cheese on a Croissant. The Jimmy Dean Blazin’ Hot Sandwich

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Frozen Drink Dispenser

Carpigiani, a global innovator and provider for frozen dessert equipment, has introduced Spin Twist, the easy-to-use, one-movement slush dispenser. This simple, sleek dispenser can deliver two-flavor frozen drinks and cocktails in one swift, easy movement, making it perfect for convenience stores. Spin Twist consists of a freezer connected to two clear containers that display the

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Glass Door Merchandisers

Master-Bilt, a manufacturer of a full line of premier commercial refrigeration systems, has introduced its full line of glass door merchandisers with the next generation BMG/BLG Plus and Fusion Plus models. These new glass door merchandisers provide extensive flexibility that businesses require for growing market segments, changing floor plans and improving traffic flow. Master-Bilt’s glass

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Premium Pastry Line

It’s a new year, which means it’s time to rejuvenate your gourmet pastry program. Prairie City Bakery makes it simple with its newest, gourmet breakfast items. New Monster Muffins will wow your customers with premium ingredients like Real fruit, Real nuts and Real eggs! Monster Muffins offer six ounces of jumbo flavor, a 21-day shelf

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All Day Every Day

Here’s a chance to upgrade your food menu while enhancing everyone’s eating experience. Tino’s has added a full line of ready-to-eat sandwiches bearing the “All Day” brand. This new line incorporates four Twin Packs, perfect for the heartier appetite or for sharing. A Cheeseburger, Hot Dog, Spicy Chicken and Ham and Cheese sandwiches round out

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Citrus Remix

Wrigley has introduced Orbit Citrus Remix gum. Orbit added a new flavor to the Remix family in January with the debut of Orbit Citrus Remix, a tart blend of Grapefruit, Orange and Lime flavors. Orbit Citrus Remix is available at retailers nationwide in Single Serve (MSRP $1.29) and Multipack with three 10-count envelope packs (MSRP

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GPM Investments Acquires One Stop Food Stores

Converting the eight acquired stores to the Scotchman banner. GPM Southeast, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GPM Investment, LLC, has taken ownership of eight One Stop Food Store convenience stores with gasoline sales. GPM will convert these acquired stores, which are located in North Carolina and South Carolina, to their Scotchman retail brand, which is

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Canadian C-Stores Must Improve Foodservice To Compete

Gen Zers and consumers earning less than $25K are most likely to purchase any type of food or beverage at c-stores, Technomic study finds. Consumers report that more than 75% of convenience-store foodservice occasions are either for beverages or snacks, meaning meal occasions (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) make up just one quarter. An emphasis on

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Murphy USA, Armor Safe Technologies Celebrate Nine-Year Partnership

Armor’s smart safes prove to be the best solution for long-term durability and reliability. Murphy USA has selected Armor Safe Technologies as its exclusive safe supplier citing the reliability, customer service and lower total cost of ownership of Armor’s safes at existing Murphy USA locations as the reason for choosing to sole-source from Armor. Additionally,

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TBHC Acquires Hunt Brothers Distributor

Adds more than 100 c-store customers. TBHC Delivers announced the acquisition of D&L Distributors in Jackson, Tenn. TBHC Delivers is the largest distributor of Hunt Brothers Pizza. Effective Feb. 1, TBHC Delivers will take over D&L Distributors operations. The purchase price for the acquisition was not disclosed. This adds more than 110 convenience store customers

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Unified Grocers, Giant Eagle to Keynote NFRA Conference

Conference to detail the latest in consumer and industry trends. The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) will hold its 23rd Annual Executive Conference April 13-15, 2015 at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center in Tempe, Ariz. The conference provides the latest information on consumer and industry trends and features retail presentations

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Lower Gas Prices Helping to Drive Cigarette Category Strength

E-cig dollar sales growth tapers off but remains positive, Wells Fargo reports. Cigarette dollar sales remain solid, driven by strong pricing and positive volume, Wells Fargo Securities reported, citing recent Nielsen data. C-store cigarette dollar sales were up 3.8% (down from +4.4% last period and -1.5% last year) during the recent four weeks on +3.0%

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Quick Fuel Selects PriceAdvantage

PriceAdvantage to expedite rapid, accurate price changes at 55 automated fueling stations. Quick Fuel, a division of Jacobus Energy, has selected PriceAdvantage fuel pricing software for its 55 automated fueling stations. Quick Fuel has delivered some of the industry’s most progressive fuel management solutions to America’s fleets, facilities, emergency responders and businesses for more than

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Struggling Full-service Chains Must Revitalize Image

Technomic study shows latest customer behavior and how foodservice operators can respond. According to Technomic’s “Future of Foodservice: Family & Casual Dining Consumer Trend Report,” family and traditional casual-dining restaurant visits are threatened by the growing fast-casual sector, which now rates competitively when it comes to food quality, but is perceived to offer better value

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Blendtec Named Business of The Year

Recognized for overcoming adverse conditions in the face of massive growth by Utah Valley Chambre of Commerce. Blendtec, a manufacturer of commercial-grade blending equipment, was recognized for being selected as Business of the Year and Innovative Business of the Year runner-up behind Google Fiber by Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce. Voting took place over a

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Sunoco LP Announces 10% Increase in Quarterly Distribution

Sunoco LP’s Board of Directors of its general partner has declared a quarterly distribution for the fourth quarter of 2014 of $0.60 per unit, which corresponds to $2.40 per unit on an annualized basis. This represents a 10% increase compared to the distribution for the third quarter of 2014 and a 24% increase compared with

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Three Strategies To Automate Operations

How to stay ahead in an ever changing industry. By Matt Lauck, Emerson Climate Technologies Convenience stores have historically been known for selling packaged foods, cigarettes and cold beverages. Today, convenience stores are evolving to become foodservice destinations. This is a result of busy consumers wanting fresh, ready-to-eat meal solutions faster. For convenience store operators,

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