CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Checkout Lines

Idea of the day: Split the sales counter with the cash register to form two lines for customers—one line on each side of register. Two shorter lines look less intimidating than one short line. In stores with multiple registers, always keep the registers manned during busy hours. The majority of convenience store customers crave speed

Hunt Brothers Launches Annual Hunt to Win Sweepstakes

Hunt Brothers has announced the return of the company’s most popular sweepstakes, and this year’s prizes are too exciting to pass up. Just in time for the upcoming hunting season, Hunt Brothers Pizza has launched the company’s fifth annual “Hunt to Win” sweepstakes. Now through November 13th, hunting and outdoor enthusiasts can enter to win

Health Trends haven’t Hurt Sales of Less Healthy Breakfast Items

Despite current health trends, syrup smothered breakfast items remain a menu staple in American households. While American consumers continue to opt for healthier food choices, new research from Packaged Facts has revealed that Americans have not completely cut out the less healthy items, especially when it comes to breakfast. Recent research by Packaged Facts reveals

McLane Announces 2016 National Trade Show Features

The 2016 NTS from McLane Co. features celebrity guests and a new interactive foodservice experience. On Aug. 30, McLane Co. Inc. kicked off its annual National Trade Show (NTS) in Grapevine, Texas. This year’s NTS runs from Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, and it features a “Profit Playbook” theme. Throughout the event, there will be

Love’s to Double the Size of its Main Corporate Campus

Love’s has purchased property and a building adjacent to its current main corporate campus in order to house future growth. On Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the building and land located to the south of the company’s main corporate campus on Pennsylvania

Jonnie Lindberg Uses Only VP Racing Fuels in Battle for Championship

Jonnie Lindberg call VP’s M1 the cleanest Methanol on the market. VP Racing Fuels has announced a new partnership with Jonnie Lindberg Motorsports for the 2016 racing season. As a part of this new alliance, Jonnie Lindberg, reigning NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car champion, will exclusively use VP’s M1 Methanol to fuel his attempt to

Alimentation Couche-Tard Releases First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

A busy first quarter of 2017 has led to substantial growth for Alimentation Couche-Tard. It has been a busy first quarter of fiscal 2017 for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., and the company has now released its financial results for the quarter, ending July 17, 2016. These financial results have been released on the heels of a

Amazon May Soon Expand Deeper into Grocery Business

Consumers may soon have a new way to grocery shop with Amazon, and they wont have to worry about their perishable food items going bad before they are delivered. Amazon may soon be moving even further into the grocery market with a new “click and collect” option for online grocery shoppers. According to a new

Consumers Increasingly Opt for Specialized Diets

Consumers are willing to pay more for foods that do not contain the ingredients that they are trying to avoid. According to recent research from Nielsen, consumers around the world are increasingly choosing more specialized diets in order to eat organic, low-fat, low-carb or to eliminate certain ingredients from their diets for a variety of

Sheetz Opens Four Stores in Four States

This week, Sheetz is opening new stores in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio. Sheetz has announced the grand opening of three new store locations. The three new stores are located in Morrisville, N.C., Galax, Va. and Parma, Ohio. Sheetz has also announced the grand opening of the company’s third Sheetz restaurant/grocery concept in Indiana,

Mondelēz Abandons Hershey Acquisition Efforts

Mondelēz International will now be seeking different ways to create value for the company as no agreement could be reached with Hershey. Following a number of discussions with The Hershey Co., Mondelēz International Inc. has announced that it is no longer looking for an opportunity to combine the companies. “As the world’s leading snacking company,

Wayne Fueling Dispensers to Come Standard with E25 Compliance

Wayne is preparing for the introduction of higher ethanol blends to the market by making E25 compliance a standard feature for its retail fuel dispensers. Wayne Fueling Systems has announced that compatibility with UL-Listed fuel to E25 will now be a standard feature for all Wayne North American retail fuel dispensers. The shift is effective

McLane to Service 42 Apple Market Stores for GPM Investments

McLane Co. continues to help GPM Investments to expand into new markets. McLane Co. Inc. has now entered into an expanded service agreement with Richmond, Va.-based GPM Investments LLC. Under the newly expanded agreement, McLane will provide its services to GPM for its 42 recently acquired Apple Market convenience stores in Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.

CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Undercounter cigarette racks

Idea of the Day: Utilize under-counter cigarette racks so your best top-selling cigarette brands are always at an arm’s length from employees. Think of how many times a day your employees are turning around and searching for the most popular packs of cigarettes on the display behind them. By adding this simple under-counter rack, you’ll

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em

Instead of worrying how meal kit delivery services may harm their businesses, many grocers and food marketers are devising their own delivery services. While there has been some question lately about the success of meal kit delivery services, new research from Packaged Facts has revealed that these services have been met with considerable success since

Average Fuel Prices Rise for 14 Consecutive Days

Much of the country has seen drastic increases in fuel pricing over the past week. Fuel prices are back on the rise as the summer driving season winds down and autumn is on the horizon. According to the latest AAA Fuel Gauge, fuel prices have risen for each of the past 14 days, bringing the

Frostop Voted Best in Taste and Quality by Consumers

Frostop Root Beer is still a fan favorite, even after 90 years on the market. Frostop Root Beer, which is currently celebratinf its 90th anniversary, was recently voted the best in taste and quality at the Convenience Store Decisions’ 2016 Consumer’s Choice New Products Contest. The magazine’s products contest was held at Truenorth Convenience Store

NOCO Express Supports United Way through Donations

NOCO Express raises over $13,000 during one month fundraising campaign for United Way. During a paper t-shirt pin up campaigh, which ran throughout the month of July, NOCO Express raised $13,743 for the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, N.Y.  Customers and employees at all 36 NOCO Express stores helped to raise money by

Energy Gum

Energy Bombs has now made its revolutionary, premium Energy Chewing Gum, which has already been proven a retail success in Europe, available to the U.S. retail trade market. Energy Bombs Chewing Gum is ideal for retailers who want to offer customers a new, convenient and healthy alternative to energy shots and drinks. Available in two […]

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Gas Stations Gear Up to Implement EMV Technology

 The window of opportunity is shrinking for hackers at gas stations, as station owners prepare to integrate EMV technology. October 1, 2017 is the deadline for the installation of EMV payment technology at fuel pumps, but many fuel retailers are looking to have the technology installed by September of 2017. As fuel retailers work to

Premium Vaping Systems

Spark Vapor Brands has introduced the new CTS line of eVaping systems. This new line is premium vaping made easy with great flavors, rich vapor and it is priced for the convenience channel. Four new closed tank system devices from Vapage and Cig2o deliver the premium eLiquid, sub-ohm vaping experience with the ease, quality and […]

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Meat-Based Nutrition Bars

Country Archer Jerky Co. recently introduced The True Bar, a new line of high protein meat-based nutrition bars boasting 20 grams of protein and low sugar content. Made from high-quality, real food ingredients with no antibiotics or hormones, The True Bar is available in three unique flavors—Cayenne made with beef and pork, Herb Citrus made […]

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Unique Fruit Fusions

Dole Packaged Foods LLC has unveiled its latest, innovative product offering: DOLE Mixations. Available nationwide, these one-of-a-kind fruit fusions showcase imaginative combinations of smooth fruit sauces and juicy chunks of real fruit in four delectable flavor pairings: Apple-Strawberry Sauce with dices of apple, Pineapple-Mango Sauce with Pineapple Pieces, Peach-Apple Sauce with Pineapple Pieces and Apple-Raspberry […]

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Organic Tortilla Chips

Good Health has now officially launched Organic Black Bean & Rice Tortillas, the first tortilla chips to join the brand’s portfolio of savory snacks. USDA Certified Organic and gluten free, Good Health Organic Black Bean & Rice Tortillas pack a distinctly crisp texture and south of the border flavors for a seriously dippable chip. Now […]

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Autumn-Inspired Treats

Just in time for autumn’s arrival, Tastykake has introduced new, fall-inspired treats. The new Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Apple Mini Donuts from Tastykake capture the comforting fall flavors of pumpkin spice and caramel apple in delicious mini doughnuts. Pumpkin Spice Mini Donuts feature a pumpkin spice doughnut covered in cinnamon and the Caramel Apple Mini […]

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