Kum & Go Launches October Campaign

Kum & Go continues to serve its community by raising money for local charities. In support of the United Way of Central Iowa’s annual campaign, Kum & Go associates will encourage customers to add $1 with each transaction throughout the month of October. This year Kum & Go’s promotional theme is “& TOGETHER WE DO MORE,” and


Thorntons Customers Save On Fuel

A new program from Thorntons drives in-store sales saves  customers money on fuel purchases. Thorntons has introduced Swipe to Save, a new addition to its Refreshing Rewards program. Swipe to Save provides even more ways for guests to save on fuel purchases. Refreshing Rewards guests qualify for additional cents off on fuel when they purchase select

Natural Lip Balm

MareCare Lip Balm is natural and moisturizing for adults and also safe for children. MareCare may be used for moisturizing the most difficult lips of all ages—girls & boys and grown-up gals & guys. The hexagon jar has a footprint of four-inches by six-inches that easily fits on a counter for point of sale, or on […]

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Royal Danish Pastries

Celebrate National Pastry Day Dec. 9, with coffee’s perfect partner: Schulstad pastries. Crafted in classic European tradition, these uniquely delicious Royal Danish Pastries combine 24 layers of flaky dough and high quality fillings to deliver a memorable treat patrons crave. Pre-proofed, pre-glazed and pre-filled, these pastries can go straight from freezer to oven to customer […]

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Store Used Cooking Oil

Frontline International, a provider of Smart Oil Management systems for foodservice operators, has introduced the Tank Tank, a new mobile containment tank for used cooking oil. This concept—a mobile containment tank—is revolutionary and, depending on the size and volume of the foodservice establishment, actually becomes two products in one. For smaller establishments with a low […]

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Star Wars Candy Novelties

CandyRific is in full force with its newly packaged Star Wars candy novelties, teaming up with Lucasfilm and M&M’S Brand Candies. Items include character fans, lightsaber themed containers, flashlights and 12-inch dispensers featuring M&M’S Characters costumed as Star Wars characters. The M&M’S Brand Star Wars line is now available to ship, and a second line […]

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Tamper-safe Packaging

Inline Plastics is introducing the TS5X5 PET square clamshell food container, the newest member of the company’s breakthrough Safe-T-Fresh line of patented tamper evident products. This handy container size is the perfect size for single take out servings which has become such a developing need in today’s market. More and more, this trend is growing […]

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Smart Beer Fridge

Bud Light, the official beer sponsor of the National Football League, is introducing the ultimate in smart technology innovation at the start of the season to ensure that sports fans never run out of Bud Light when watching the action. The Bud-E Fridge is a first-of-its-kind smart home beer fridge that enables consumers the ability […]

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Halloween Treats

To help kick off the Halloween season, Just Born Quality Confections is introducing bewitching products to help cook up some frightening family fun. This Halloween customers can fill their candy bowls with some classic favorites from Just Born, including: GOLDENBERG’S PEANUT CHEWS in Original Dark and Milk Chocolatey, PEEPS Milk Chocolate Dipped Orange Marshmallow Chicks, […]

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Funny Bones Returns

Drake’s Funny Bones are officially making a much anticipated return to store shelves in the Northeast. Since Drake’s Cakes came back on the market in 2013, customers have flocked to social media sites asking for the return of Funny Bones. Unaffiliated Facebook pages, such as “Bring Back Drake’s Cakes Funny Bones,” have also popped up […]

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How Stinker Stores is Refreshing for the Future

With a new store design and a myriad of new company initiatives, everything is coming up roses for Stinker Stores. By David Bennett, Senior Editor The interactive LED display boards now being erected outside select Stinker Stores locations provide customers the latest in-store promotions, cool graphics and crisp digital messaging all at the flip of

Rutter’s New Route 30 Burger

Rutter’s has created a new burger to pay homage to its Central Pennsylvania hometown. As a salute to its hometown, Rutter’s has combined two Central Pennsylvania favorites to create the new Route 30 Burger. This new creation is a combination of the grilled cheese sandwich and the one-third pound 100% Angus Beef Burger. are being combined

Wayne Fueling Systems Celebrates 125 Years

Wayne Fueling Systems will provide valuable insight to end-customers at its Technology Summit. In celebration of its 125th anniversary, Wayne Fueling Systems (Wayne) will be hosting a Technology Summit from April 4 – 7, 2016 in Austin, Texas. At this event, Wayne, a global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation and control technologies for retail and commercial

The NRF Denounces Chip and Signature Cards to Congress

The NRF fights against requirements for small businesses to install equipment to accept chip embedded cards. The National Retail Federation told Congress that, without a PIN, new chip-and-signature credit cards do not offer greater security against data breaches, and that small businesses should not be required to install the equipment to accept them. More effective technology

New Excise Tax Impacts Company Health Policies

The Cadillac Tax drives employers to reevaluate health care benefits. The American Health Policy Institute (AHPI) has released the “ACA Excise Tax: Cutting Family Budgets, Not Health Care Budgets,” report. This report contains an analysis of employer trends in response to the looming high-cost excise tax. AHPI conducted two new surveys of large employers, in June and September of

Alon Brands Adopts Zenput for 7-Eleven Franchise

Alon Brands has adopted new technology to streamline manager tasks through mobile task management. The largest 7-Eleven franchisee in the U.S. is adopting the Zenput mobile app. Alon Brands will use the Zenput platform to make assigning tasks and centralizing auditing functions easier for more than 400 users across 300 convenience stores in Texas and New Mexico. Zenput

Growing Sales With Better-for-You Products

Convenience stores have an advantage over competitors when it comes to providing better-for-you food items, and it is time to take advantage of the situation. A new Hudson Institute report has revealed that convenience stores are poised to capitalize on the growing trend of consumers seeking convenient, healthy meal options. “Consumers’ desire for convenience is a

Owning a 7-Eleven Franchise is Easier than Ever

7-Eleven has updated its franchise recruitment Website, including making the site mobile friendly. 7-Eleven’s Franchise recruitment Website has been redesigned to enhance the ease of applying for one of its store franchises. In fact, the company branded its franchise process as “Franchisease.” “We are emphasizing that it is easy for qualified candidates to apply for, own and grow

Q1 Acquires Think Marketing

Q1 expands its range of customer services through acquisition of Think Marketing. Q1 Productions has acquired the practice of Think Marketing, Research and Consulting Services of Columbus, Ohio. This move is designed to expand and enhance Q1’s range of client services as Think provides marketing research and strategic consulting services to food, beverage and consumer branded companies. Think founder,

Cumberland Farms CEO Speaks At White House Summit

Panel brings together leaders who aim to make their workplaces fair, productive and prosperous. Ari Haseotes, president and CEO, of Cumberland Farms was selected by the Obama administration to represent the company at the White House Summit on Worker Voice. Haseotes participated in a panel discussion entitled “High Road Employer Strategies: Win/Win Solutions” as part

Mach 1 Convenience Stores Adds NCR Pulse

Real time information delivered right to their smartphones helps c-store operators manage their business more efficiently. Mach 1 convenience stores, a chain of 17 Marathon-branded locations in Illinois and Indiana, is improving its customer experience and store performance with NCR software and hardware. In addition to NCR P1530 POS terminals and RPOS software, Mach 1

How Would Your Employees Answer These Questions?

By Mel Kleiman If you don’t know how your employees would respond to the following, then it’s time to find out. How many of these items should be on your Top 10 List of reasons why a great employee should want to work for your organization? Would your employees answer, “YES,” to each one? Our managers

Nominations Now Open For Top 40 Retailers Under 40

Do you know a convenience store executive or up and comer on an executive track under 40 who stands out? Convenience Store Decisions (CSD) is compiling its list of the top 40 convenience store retailers under the age of 40, and we need your input. In keeping with our mission of recognizing and including the

Companies Combat Childhood Hunger

Talking Rain, Albertsons Cos and Entertainment Industry Foundation pledge efforts to support Hunger Is. The Albertsons Cos and its store brands has partnered with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) to create an in-store campaign to support Hunger Is. Hunger Is, a charitable program of the EIF, raises awareness and funds to fight childhood hunger in America. The campaign will feature Academy Award

Heineken Announces New TV Spot

As a part of its longstanding partnership with the Bond film franchise, Heineken will release a new TV spot this fall. This fall, as part of its integrated global Spectre campaign, Heineken will release a new TV spot, “The Chase,” which will feature Daniel Craig as James Bond in a high speed boat chase. The brand will