PFSbrands Welcomes New Vice President of Business Development

Parent company of Champs Chicken and Cooper’s Express expands senior leadership team. PFSbrands, a U.S. supplier of branded, prepared food programs to the grocery and convenience store markets, has hired Jamie Long as vice president of business development. Long brings 14 years of in-depth foodservice knowledge and strategic thinking to PFSbrands from McDonald’s, Boston Market,

Corner Store Partners With GasBuddy in ‘Tanks’giving Giveaway

Customers at select locations to win free fuel. Corner Store is partnering with GasBuddy to launch ‘Tanks’giving to give away thousands of gallons of free gas to customers in various cities across the nation just in time for the start of heavy holiday travel. During ‘Tanks’giving events, brand representatives from both companies will surprise drivers

Swiss Farms Challenges Customers To Name Rooster

Winner to gain a free month of ice cream. Swiss Farms, based in Broomall, Pa. is asking customers of all ages to help name the Swiss Farms Rooster. Starting now, kid, teen and adult customers are welcome to participate by completing a MadLibs-style letter via the Swiss Farms website. The Swiss Farms Rooster has been

Customers Turn To Food Delivery

A new report from Mintel has found that food delivery is one the rise, especially among younger consumers. After a long day at work, there’s nothing like relaxing at home with a delicious meal and it appears the convenience of food delivery service is catching on as a hassle-free option with new research from Mintel

Kum & Go Supports United Way of Central Iowa

All month, c-store customers have been donating to the cause at their local Kum & Go convenience store. Throughout the month of October, Kum & Go associates have been encouraging customers to add $1 with each transaction to be donated to United Way of Central Iowa’s annual campaign. Approximately 50 stores in Polk, Dallas and

Stripes Convenience Stores Debuts New Location in Houston

Adds more than 50 new jobs to the Houston area and donates $1,000 to North Shore High School. Stripes Convenience Stores is opening its newest Stripes Convenience Store in Houston, Texas. Stripes Stores will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony with the North Channel Chamber of Commerce beginning at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov.

Core-Mark Schedules Third Quarter Earnings Call

An audio replay will be available one month following the call. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. is releasing its earnings before the market opens on Monday Nov. 7, 2016 for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2016 and will host an investor call later that morning at 9 a.m. Pacific time. This call may be accessed

QuickChek Opens New Location

Sub and drink specials greet customers during grand opening celebration as QuickChek debuts new location in Hanover, N.J. QuickChek, Convenience Store Decisions‘ 2016 Convenience Store Chain of the Year has opened its newest store in the Whippany section of Hanover Township in New Jersey. The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based fresh convenience market chain debuted the new

Nielsen Looks at Shopping Needs of Customers with Disabilities

From spending habits to shopping behavior, Nielsen reports on reaching customers with disabilities. Nielsen released its first-ever study on the state of consumers with disabilities: “Reaching Prevalent, Diverse Consumers with Disabilities.” More than one in three households in the U.S. has a person that identifies with a disability, representing spending power that exceeds $1 billion,

Trends in Nutritional Supplements

Supplements addressing prenatal and pregnancy care, probiotics, and multicultural consumers driving market. Focused targeting and specialized supplementation are among the key trends shaping the nutritional supplements market over the next five years, according to leading market research firm Packaged Facts in the brand new report “Nutritional Supplements in the U.S., 7th Edition.” On a larger

Most Sought After Halloween Treats

HookLogic reveals what customers are shopping for across channels this Halloween. New data from  HookLogic reveals this Halloween’s most sought after candy and costumes. Candy terms searched for show that chocolate rules but fruity/sour flavors still rank high. M&M’s were the most sought after candy product during the research period, with three times the search

Alon Announces Financial Results

Results reflect a continuation of the difficult refining environment experienced in the first two quarters of 2016, says Alon’s president and CEO. Alon USA Partners LP announced results for the third quarter of 2016. Net income for the third quarter of 2016 was $2.1 million, or $0.03 per unit, compared to $53.8 million, or $0.86

Sheetz Celebrates Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

Debuts its 10th E85/E15 refueling station in Virginia. Sheetz is celebrating the impact of the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Biofuel Infrastructure Project Grant with the opening of its 10th E85 and E15 Biofuel station in Virginia. The Biofuel station opened on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership, which aims to increase

Amazon To Rollout 2,000 Grocery Stores by 2026

Pilot program to begin with 20 locations in 2018. Watch out c-stores, Amazon is coming for your brick-and-mortar business. While rumors have been swirling about Amazon’s brick-and-mortar plans, new details have emerged this week. Reports in Business Insider and Fortune note that Amazon plans to open 2,000 Amazon Fresh grocery stores within the next 10

Love’s Opens Travel Stop in West Siloam Springs, Okla.

Godfather’s Pizza and Chester’s Chicken restaurants are among the amenities that greet customers at the new location. Love’s Travel Stops has debuted a new travel stop in West Siloam Springs, Okla., along U.S. Highway 412. The new travel stop provides drivers in eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas with a new place to purchase fuel, snacks

Altria Reports Financial Results

Altria reports it has maximized the value of its SABMiller investment and expanded and extended its share repurchase program. Altria Group Inc. has announced its 2016 third-quarter and nine-month business results and reaffirmed its outlook for 2016 full-year adjusted diluted earnings per share. Highlights include: Altria’s 2016 third-quarter reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) decreased

McLane Launches New Online Portal

From planograms to delivery scheduling, McLane Link portal solution saves convenience store retailers valuable time. A new online portal is giving McLane retail customers a tool to make doing business easier and more efficient than ever before. McLane Co. has announced its continued investment in analytics and performance tracking tools with the rollout of McLane

Survey Shows Retailers See Growing Organized Crime

Some 59 executives found 100% of their companies dealt with organized crime problems in the past year. Organized retail crime (ORC) remains an issue that retailers must increasingly combat. In fact, some 83% of merchants surveyed reported an increase in ORC in the past year, according to the 12th annual ORC study released by the

Dos Equis Debuts First New Most Interesting Man Commercial

Campaign evolution brings faster pace, more energy to reach the modern consumer. After premiering a trailer of The Most Interesting Man in the World last month, Dos Equis released a full-length commercial, “Airboat“, revealing more of the character’s mystique and depth. In this latest installment, viewers ride full throttle alongside The Most Interesting Man and

IDDBA Report Outlines Ways To Boost Bakery Bread Sales

Identifying natural sales connections between bakery bread and other areas of the store can help increase sales. The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) and Nielsen Fresh announce the release of original research that provides retailers with ideas and strategies for boosting bakery bread sales. The report examines the connections between in-store bakery breads and the rest

7-Eleven Celebrates the World Series

Special offers for Cleveland and Chicago fans at local 7-Eleven convenience stores help celebrate the World Series. Beginning Oct. 26, 7-Eleven, Inc. has introduced some historic offers for the hometown fans of the two baseball teams making history this October. This year’s ultimate baseball match-up is a very big deal for both Cleveland and Chicago.

RTD Tea and Coffee Sales Climb

Changing habits related to taste and flavors along with a demand for more healthful beverages are among factors fueling the growth in the RTD tea and coffee segment. A report by Grand View Research Inc., has found that the ready-to-drink (RTD) tea and coffee market is set to be worth $116.13 Billion by 2024. The

Amazon Dash Button Threatens C-Store Profits

Dash Buttons take convenience to a new level. Amazon continues to expand what it means to be convenient, giving convenience stores a run for their money. Prime members can use an Amazon Dash Button to conveniently reorder everyday essentials. And that service is now set to grow. Amazon just announced it is adding more than

Growth Energy Appoints Head of Communications and Public Affairs

Christopher Hogan brings a deep understanding of association management, energy policy and consumer engagement. Growth Energy has appointed veteran D.C. communicator, Christopher Hogan, as the trade association’s new Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, effective Nov. 28. In his new role, Hogan will oversee all aspects of the organization’s efforts to raise awareness of

E-Alternative Solutions Introduces Cue Vapor System

EAS becomes exclusive distributor of the Cue Vapor System technology in the U.S. E-Alternative Solutions (EAS) introduced the Cue Vapor System— a revolutionary patent-pending technology that delivers full-flavor and all day vaping with just the push of a button—during the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show in Atlanta. Cue is set to be distributed