Foot Traffic Study Details Customer Behavior at Pump

Quality meal offerings could help c-stores lure customers from other channels, such as QSR and grocery. Location data can reveal customers’ real-world behaviors when it comes to shopping and filling up, helping convenience stores and gas stations to better address their needs. Cuebiq, the largest provider of accurate and precise location data in the U.S.

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Cumberland Farms Launches ‘Come to your Coffee Senses’ Campaign

Michael Rapaport joins campaign as the voice of ‘coffee reason.’ Cumberland Farms’ largest advertising campaign to date is launching around its most popular product: Farmhouse Blend Coffee, and includes some ‘coffee reason’ around not paying too much for a cup of Joe. In the multichannel campaign created by Full Contact, Cumberland Farms takes on the

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Pump Prices Dip Steadily

Some 46 states saw average gas prices dip last week, but will the trend continue through next week? Gas prices are trending downward. On Monday, May 8, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline sat at $2.35 per gallon, four cents lower than the previous week and month, and 14 cents more than the

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RILA Launches Ad Campaign Urging Congress to Keep Swipe Fee Reform

Ahead of Financial CHOICE Act vote, retailers appeal to Congress. ​The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America’s largest retailers, launched a national ad campaign urging Congress to protect debit swipe fee reform as the House is set to vote on the Financial CHOICE Act. As it stands, the legislation would eliminate

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Vollrath To Bring ‘Showroom on Wheels’ to NRA Show

The ‘Vollrath Experience Tour’ features Vollrath’s breadth of serving systems and components. Vollrath Co. plans to give attendees an exclusive opportunity to explore its extensive line of serving systems and components with its new Vollrath Experience Tour – a traveling showroom in an expandable 48-foot trailer. The tour will be in Vollrath’s booth 4021 South

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Senate Confirms Scott Gottlieb To Head FDA

Former FDA director and deputy commissioner secures Senate approval. The U.S. Senate has confirmed Scott Gottlieb, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), by a 57-42 vote, according to a report by The Hill. Gottlieb was an FDA director and deputy commissioner under former President George W. Bush. He will replace

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RaceTrac Celebrates Summer With New Campaign

“It’s Always Summer in the South” celebrates the c-store chain’s Southern ties. RaceTrac Petroleum, based in Atlanta has launched its largest summer-focused marketing campaign in select Southern markets through July 31. With summer being the busiest season for RaceTrac, the c-store wants to capitalize on this momentum, and its popular offerings (such as Sodapalooza and

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CST Brands Sees Net Income of $3 Million in Q1

Prepares for merger with Circle K Stores Inc. CST Brands Inc. has reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. “As we anticipate the completion of the merger with Circle K Stores Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., I am proud of what our team has accomplished since becoming a

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Delta Sonic Adds PDI’s ERP Software

The move is expected to provide data consistency and operational control for Delta Sonic. Delta Sonic Carwash Systems Inc. has selected PDI as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider. Delta Sonic was previously a customer of The Pinnacle Corp. but became one of more than 100 customers acquired by PDI during its acquisition of

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7-Eleven Expands Bakery Offering With Candy Bar-Topped Doughnut

New doughnut replicates TWIX’ caramel-chocolate flavor and features TWIX Caramel Cookie Bar pieces on top. 7-Eleven Inc. has partnered with Mars Chocolate North America to add some fun to the bakery case. The c-store behemoth is rolling out a fresh doughnut topped with pieces of TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars. The Caramel Bar Made with TWIX

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Core-Mark Sees Record First Quarter Sales of $3.5 Billion

Fresh sales increased approximately 14%; while total non-cigarette sales increased 13.5%. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. “Core-Mark showed solid revenue and store growth in the first quarter as well as continued progress with our core strategies, but we have more work to do to improve

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Irving Oil Enhances Rewards Program

Now convenience store customers have new ways to save and can even earn on in-store purchases. Irving Oil has enhanced its Irving Rewards programs, offering customers more ways to save. The enhanced program offers big savings to customers across New England with three new ways to save up to 30 cents off per gallon. In

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Pilot Flying J To Celebrate Mother’s Day

An online coupon awards customers a free cup of coffee. Pilot Flying J is preparing to honor Moms the week of Mother’s Day (May 14). From May 14-20, Pilot Flying J is treating moms to one FREE cup (at any size) of Pilot Coffee. To get their free cup, moms can just display an online

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Irving Oil To Open $8 Million Goobies Big Stop

Revamped location to feature a 115 seat restaurant and eight fueling positions. Irving Oil’s plans for a new Goobies Big Stop will be good news to customers looking for great meals and clean washrooms along the TransCanada Highway. The existing Big Stop location will be taken down to make way for the new location featuring

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Rutter’s Introduces Wine Sales to Two Additional C-Stores

The new wine selection is located near the beer cave and offers convenience store shoppers a range of options. York, Pa.-based Rutter’s is growing its wine business. The second and third Rutter’s locations to sell wine started sales Friday, April 28. The Leola Rutter’s is the first convenience store in Lancaster County to start selling

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Circle K Debuts C-Store with Full-Service Food

Fresh pizza and breakfast sandwiches to greet customers in Wheaton, Ill. Circle K continues to expand its footprint in the Chicago area and is hosting a grand opening for the newest location on 100 W Geneva Road in Wheaton, Ill. The opening is notable because it’s the first convenience store in the area to offer

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Brands Sympathetic To Lifestyle Trends Appeal To Singles

As lifestyles change and more shoppers remain single longer, Mintel finds brands that embrace this reality are more likely to be rewarded by customers. New research from Mintel reveals that single adults are more likely to consider improving their physical health (56%), finding a new job (49%), buying a new car (42%), or buying a

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The Pride Stores, GreenPrint Join Forces

Introduce reduced emission program in Chicagoland. Following successes with similar programs, GreenPrint LLC, creator of Reduced Emissions Programs, announces expansion into Chicagoland through a partnership with The PRIDE Stores. The companies will be launching a reduced emissions program across every PRIDE Stores location in and around Chicago. The turnkey sustainability program, called Purpose, reduces consumers’

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SNAP Rule “Variety” Definition To Be Redefined

The rewrite would help make the regulations work for small retailers. The omnibus spending bill just passed by Congress included a provision that would require the Food & Nutrition Service (FNS) to rewrite the definition of “variety” in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) retailer eligibility regulations, according to the National Association of Convenience Stores

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ExxonMobil Speedpass +App Launches Groundbreaking Innovations

The app can now work with Ford vehicles with Ford SYNC 3 and Apple Watch. Customers at Exxon and Mobile stations are about to have even more ways to pay for gas. ExxonMobil is launching a number of updates to its Speedpass+ mobile payment app, including use of the app with both Ford vehicles equipped

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Rutter’s Grows Into Lebanon County

New location features 16 fueling stations, an espresso bar and award winning food options. Rutter’s has opened a new convenience store in Lebanon County located at 798 West Main Street in South Annville Township. This will be Rutter’s 67th location. The 7,500 square foot store has 16 auto fueling stations and four dedicated high speed

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Kum & Go Opens New C-Store in Colorado Springs

Latest c-store is designed for LEED-certified status and features a “Go Fresh Market.” Kum & Go introduced its latest convenience store—located in Colorado Springs, Colo. on May 4 The new store’s address is 525 Wooten Road, and it has a focus on fresh food and features a variety of unique offerings. A key feature of

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Philadelphia Retailers Battle Tobacco and Soda Regulations

While new tobacco ordinances make it challenging to get tobacco permits, a soda tax threatens sales in the beverage category. It’s a tough time to be a convenience store owner in Philadelphia. The City of Philadelphia’s Health Department, looking to protect children, early this year started snuffing out permits for selling tobacco products. According to

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Meat Sales Set to Grow

Be it chicken or beef jerky, protein demand is giving meat sales a boost. While consumers remain ‘mindful’ of meat consumption, their not stopping their consumption any time soon. Meat and poultry products are consumer favorites, food industry mainstays, and protein powerhouses—all factors that will keep the U.S. industry for animal protein growing despite challenges

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Heineken Sponsors ICC, Offers In-Store Sweepstakes

Heineken is bringing the excitement of ICC gameday to retail and to the host stadiums. With a deep heritage in the soccer space, this July HEINEKEN USA is bringing the beautiful game closer to its fans, wherever they are. Heineken will be the presenting sponsor for every International Champions Cup (ICC) match in the U.S.

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