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Mango Cigarillos

Maintaining its tradition of introducing award-winning limited edition FoilFresh cigarillo flavors, Swedish Match is proud to announce Game Mango. The limited time seasonal flavor has the tropical taste of mango that enhances the natural leaf cigars to deliver a slow, smooth and sweet smoking experience. Game Mango will be available on Jan. 7 in two-for-99-cents

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Coca-Cola Debuts Life

Life is genuinely sweet with the cold, refreshing taste of Coca-Cola Life. The new beverage is The Coca-Cola Co.’s first reduced-calorie cola to use a blend of cane sugar and stevia leaf extract. Coca-Cola Life joins other trademark brands Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coke Zero. Coca-Cola Life underscores The Coca-Cola Co.’s global commitment to provide

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OREO Churros

J&J Snack Foods Corp. is partnering with Mondelez International to introduce OREO Churros. With a crispy exterior, warm soft interior and real OREO cookie pieces in every bite, new OREO churros have a “just-baked” OREO cookie taste. This innovative new snack will be sold nationwide in the foodservice channel. The new churros made their debut

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Limited-Edition Packaging

Budweiser has upped the ante on ‘Friendsgiving’ by introducing a limited-edition, handmade wooden crate with 18 Budweisers and two pilsner glasses inside, all featuring authentic classic labels from 1918, 1933 and 1976. Only 10,000 of the wooden crates—handmade by Vintage Editions in North Carolina—will be available. Budweiser, meanwhile, will do a full conversion of 1.6

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Chocolate Dipped Fruit

DOVE Whole Fruit Dipped In Dark Chocolate is a combination of real fruit dipped in silky smooth DOVE Dark Chocolate. This decadent new item comes in three varieties of real, whole fruit—cranberry, cherry and blueberry—that are the top-selling fruits on the market. Two convenient sizes, a 2.83-ounce Sharing Size and six-ounce Stand-Up Pouch, satisfy both

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Kayak Snuff

Swisher International proves that oversized can still be convenient. The new Kayak Man Can was introduced nationally Oct. 20, 2014. The newly-designed packaging contains 12 regular-sized cans worth of quality moist snuff tobacco and fits perfectly in a cup holder, so customers can conveniently take it in the car, truck or boat. The Kayak Man

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Multi-Purpose Lighters

New Scripto Officially Licensed Multi-Purpose Lighters now feature the team logo and school colors of the Texas Longhorns, Oklahoma Sooners, Georgia Bulldogs, LSU Tigers, Florida Gators, Texas A&M Aggies and Arkansas Razorbacks. The officially licensed multi-purpose lighters bring forth style to everyday lighting activities and let fans show their team spirit. Perfect for lighting grills,

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New Flavor Launches

Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co.’s mike’s HARDER is introducing a new seasonal flavor: Apple Firebomb. It combines the refreshment of a crisp apple ale with red hot cinnamon and 8% ABV. On shelves now, this is also the brand’s first flavor to appear in a series of consumer-designed, limited-edition collectible cans. The design contest for Apple

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Wells Fargo Weighs In On E-Cigarette Sales

Vuse currently leading e-cigarette category when it comes to c-store dollar share. E-cigarette c-store dollar sales sequentially accelerated to 42.4% in the period ending Oct. 25, driven by 75% unit growth, partially offset by a decline of 19% in net pricing, according to Wells Fargo Securities LLC. Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) has further solidified itself

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Falling Gas Prices May Boost Holiday Spending

“Our surveys over the past two years show that gas prices clearly play a major role in consumer sentiment about the economy,” says NACS’ vice president of strategic initiatives. Declining gas prices may increase holiday spending this year—especially among men and those ages 18-34, according to a new national survey measuring consumer optimism. For the

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Daigle Oil Co. Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

Local CITGO marketer ‘Fueling Good’ for Ronald McDonald House. From Nov. 7 through Nov. 9, local CITGO Marketer Daigle Oil Co. and CITGO Petroleum Corp. celebrated the grand re-opening of Daigle Oil Co.’s full-service DOC’s Place CITGO on Stillwater Ave. while giving back to local charitable organization the Ronald McDonald House of Bangor, Maine. The

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New Smyrna Speedway Extends Fuel Partnership With VP

“We are very excited to be extending our partnership with VP Racing Fuels,” says general manager of New Smyrna Speedway. Officials at New Smyrna Speedway announced a two-year agreement extending VP Racing Fuels as the track’s Official Fuel Supplier through 2016. Under the agreement, VP will be the track’s exclusive supplier of race fuels with

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NATO Announces Board of Director Election Results

The 2015 NATO Board of Director election results have been finalized and the following individuals were elected to a two-year term: Retail Board Members Elected: Mary Szarmach (The Cigarette Store Corp./Smoker Friendly), Phil Metzinger (Brookshire Bros.), Bob Roberts (Smoke’em, Inc.), Bob Sanft (Xtramart Stores), Tony Stapleton (7-Eleven,Inc.), and Stacie Tonniges (Casey’s General Stores). Wholesale Board

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Retail Fuel Ecosystems: The Forecourt Technology Revolution is Here

By: Matteo Ciarapica, Global Solution Marketing Leader, Wayne Fueling Systems We live in the era of technology ecosystems, a term we use to describe the complex system of interdependent components that work together to enable cloud services. Purchase an iPhone, for example, and you’re connected to the entire Apple ecosystem, including operating systems, apps, Microsoft

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TravelCenters Honors Veterans

Veterans who are also truck drivers get free meals on Veterans Day. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers, invites all truck drivers who are also veterans of the U.S. armed services to enjoy a complimentary meal on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at any participating

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CST Brands Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

Opens 25 new stores year-to-date. CST Brands Inc., one of the largest independent retailers of motor fuels and convenience merchandise in North America, reported financial results for the third quarter ended Sept.30, 2014. Three Months Results For the three-month period ended Sept. 30, 2014, the company reported net income of $63 million, or $0.83 per

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Stripes Celebrates Veteran’s Day

Facebook promotion encourages customers to post photos of themselves or a loved one in their military uniform.             Stripes Stores Facebook fans will have an opportunity to win a Stripes $50 gift card by submitting a picture of themselves or a loved one(s) in Uniform. To honor and celebrate Veteran’s Day, Stripes will randomly selected

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Kretek Names Central Region Sales Director

Jay Kloepfer brings additional multi-channel experience to company’s growth and category expansion. Kretek International Inc., exclusive importer and marketer of Djarum and Cuban Rounds Cigar brands, Voodoo and EZ-Cig e-vapor products, DjEEP lighters, Nuvino Wines, and VirMax performance products, has named Jay Kloepfer as central region sales director. Kloepfer joins Kretek from Tantus Tobacco and

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Cumberland Farms Adds Apple Pay

Customers can use Apple Pay in-store at any Cumberland Farms location. Cumberland Farms has announced that it is accepting mobile payments via Apple Pay at all of its nearly 600 retail locations across the Northeast and Florida. Apple Pay enables customers to conveniently pay for goods by tapping their iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 or

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7-Eleven Salutes Military With Free Car Washes on Veteran’s Day

More than 300 locations in 16 states plan to participate in the promotion. This Veteran’s Day, 7‑Eleven Inc. car wash locations offer current and former military personnel a free car wash. The free car washes are available from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, when the country observes Veterans Day. This is

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Survey: 77% of Executives ‘Confident’ in Basic Security Controls

Some 27% of IT professionals ‘not confident’ in the secure configuration of network devices. Tripwire Inc., a global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, announced the results of an extensive survey conducted by Atomik Research on the state of foundational security controls. The survey respondents included 404 IT professionals and 302 executives from

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NJOY No. 1 in Vaping Retail Sales, Says IRI

Entire vaping category sees double-digit growth. NJOY, one of the world’s largest independent e-cigarette and vaping company, announced that its new NJOY vaping product line captured the No. 1 rank for U.S. retail vaping sales according to IRI. IRI’s Multi-Outlet data measurement combines both accessories and e-liquids during the most recent four-week period ending Oct.

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Broad Merchant Coalition Wants Breach Notification Legislation

Some 44 organizations sign letter to Congressional leaders. A broad coalition of national and state associations representing retailers and other merchants sent a letter this week to congressional leaders calling for federal legislation to establish a single national standard for notifying American consumers when a business suffers a breach of security involving financial data or

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PCI SSC Announces Special Interest Group Election Results

Daily log monitoring and determining shared responsibilities selected as priority issues by PCI community for 2015 . The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the election results for 2015 Special Interest Group (SIG) projects. SIGS are PCI community-led initiatives that address specific

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Hershey CEO Appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Council

J.P Bilbrey to advise on advancing business priorities in Africa. The Hershey Co. has announced President and CEO J.P. Bilbrey’s recent appointment by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the newly established President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA). The private-sector advisory council will focus on strengthening the U.S.’s commercial relationships with African

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