NATO Executive Director to Present at TPE 2017

This year’s TPE show will help retailers to prepare to face the regulatory path ahead. Thomas Brian, the executive director of the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO), will be presenting two educational seminars at the 2017 Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE). This year’s expo is scheduled to take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center

7-Eleven and Johnsonville Join to Support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Johnsonville and 7-Eleven raised $2,200 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through a one day charity event. On July 19, 2016, 7-Eleven teamed up with the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill in Irving, Texas to host an event in support if St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Parked at the 7-Eleven headquarters on Hackberry Road, the Big

TravelCenters Dominates this Year’s TMC SuperTech Competition

A number of TravelCenters’ technicians competed at the TMC SuperTech competition, earning titles in 11 challenges. TravelCenters of America LLC recently competed and dominated the competition with a record-breaking performance at this year’s TMC SuperTech. The TMC SuperTech is North America’s premier annual professional commercial vehicle technician skills competition. Five technicians from TA Truck Service

Pinnacle’s Summit 2016 Draws Record Attendence

Pinnacle offered attendees of its Summit 2016 the opportunity to attend multiple training sessions and to take advantage of networking opportunities. The Pinnacle Corp. recently completed the company’s annual client conference, Summit 2016, and this year’s conference drew record attendance. Among the attendees were Pinnacle clients, respected partners and Pinnacle team members from across the

PDI Conference Draws Hundreds of Attendees

A number of retailers, petroleum marketers and vendors gathered at the PDI UC to take advantage of networking opportunities and attend a number of events. The 2016 PDI Users Conference (UC), which took place at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, drew in over 500 retailers, petroleum marketers and vendors from across the U.S. The four-day

Thorntons Hosts First-Ever Race Week

Thorntons guests have a chance to enter to win Xfinity Series tickets, during Race Week. September 12 marks the launch of Thorntons first-ever Race Week. From Sept. 12-16, Thorntons guests can catch a glimpse of the Thorntons racecar, at participating Thorntons locations. Additionally, during Race Week, Thorntons guests will have the opportunity to enter to

NCA is Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Future Leadership Program

NCA has begun its search for the five young professionals who will make up the Future Leadership Program’s class of 2017. Now through Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, young professionals are invited to apply for the NCA’s class of 2017 Future Leadership Program. Five young professionals (40 and under) in the confectionery industry will be selected to

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

Speedway Raises $2.35 Million for CMN Hospitals through Golf Tournament

This year, Speedway celebrated its 25-year partnership with CMN Hospitals through a record-breaking golf fundraising event. The 25th Annual Speedway Miracle Tournament, which is the main event for Speedway’s annual fundraising efforts, raised $2.35 million for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. This year’s tournament, which was held in Dayton, Ohio, hosted nearly 800 golfers, and

The President of The Coca-Cola Co. Will Present at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference

Investors are invited to tune into a presentation by The Coca-Cola Co. on Sept. 6. On Tues., Sept. 6, 2016, James Quincey, president and chief operating officer for The Coca-Cola Co., will present at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference, which will be held in Boston. Quincey will present at 3:45 p.m. The company has

Kroger Announces Second 2016 Nationwide Hiring Event

Kroger’s continued growth has created a number of job openings across the country. The Kroger Co. is once again holding open interviews in its stores nationwide. On Tues., Aug. 9, job-seekers are invited to visit their local Kroger store for an interview, with no appointment necessary. Additionally, Kroger has now made applying online even easier

Thorntons Participates in Community-Wide Lemonade Stand

Thorntons partnered with Lemonade for Life to help support families dealing with Type One diabetes and pediatric cancer. On Sat., July 30, 2016, Thorntons partnered with Lemonade for Life to host the first community-wide Lemonade Stand fundraiser. The event, which ran from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m., was held at 13 Thorntons locations across Louisville,

Truenorth Hosts CSD’s Second-Annual Consumer Choice Contest

Customers excitedly expressed their opinions on the new products that were displayed at this year’s Consumer’s Choice New Products Contest. By Amber Koontz, editorial assistant Convenience Store Decisions’ (CSD) second-annual Consumer’s Choice New Products Contest kicked off on Thursday, July 28 at 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the truenorth convenience store in Medina,

Incentivizing the Use of Natural Refrigerants

The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council is hosting an event to help create utility incentive programs to benefit retailers who install natural refrigerants. On Thurs., Aug. 4, 2016, utilities representatives and supermarket end-users will convene at the Energy Efficiency & Natural Refrigerants Workshop, “Bringing the Energy Profile of the Grocery Sector into the 21st Century,”

Trends Emerge at the 2016 Summer Fancy Foods Show

Tea trumps coffee in the Hot Beverage category, but that isn’t the only surprising trend that cropped up at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show. This year’s Summer Fancy Food Show, which was hosted by the Specialty Food Association from June 26-28, boasted a record turnout this year. At the event, which was the largest

TravelCenters to Present at 2016 Expedite Expo

TravelCenters of America will be hosting a number of sessions at this year’s Expedite Expo. TravelCenters of America LLC will occupy booth 467 at the 2016 Expedite Expo at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Ken., from July 15-16. Let’s Get Technical Expedite Expo attendees will be able to participate in TravelCenters’ five “Let’s Get

Wawa’s Welcome America Celebration Features Two Mile Long Hoagie

Wawa helps feed those who go hungry in the Philadelphia area. On Thurs., June 30, 2016, Wawa kicked off its Welcome America Celebration, which ran through July 4, 2016. According to a report from The Philly Voice, thousands of individuals attended the kick-off celebration, which was hosted at the Independence Mall. As a part of

CST Brands Hosts Second Annual Corner Store Country Run

The proceeds from this year’s Corner Store Country Run will benefit the Big Btothers Big Sisters program. On Aug. 6, 2016, San Antonio, Texas-based CST Brands will be hosting its second annual Corner Store Country Run in Syracuse, N.Y. This year’s run will be held at Onondaga Community College at 8:30 a.m. The 2016 run

RaceTrac Hosts the 2016 YEO Roundtable

Nearly 50 next-generation executives representing 40 c-store chains traveled to Atlanta for an in-depth look at RaceTrac’s operations and to participate in ample networking opportunities. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor The National Advisory Group (NAG) kicked off its third annual Young Executives Organization (YEO) roundtable on April 27 in Atlanta. RaceTrac Petroleum, Convenience Store Decisions’

The Dairy-Deli-Bake Show Brought Innovative Trends Under One Roof

Retailers cultivated new relationships and new innovative ideas at this year’s Dairy-Deli-Bake show. From June 5-7, IDDBA hosted the 2016 Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The event hosted 9,294 registered attendees, which included top-tier retail buyers, merchandisers, executives, food manufacturers, brokers, distributors and additional leading industry

USDA Cochran Fellowship Seminar

By Bill Scott, President, StoreReport LLC We had a great seminar in Dallas this week, hosted by Dr. Deacue (DQ) Fields and Dr. Ron Rainey, and held at the Embassy Suites in Irving, Texas. The program was made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Cochran Fellowship Program. The topics included, Overview of

Core-Mark to Webcast its Presentation at the Oppenheimer Annual Consumer Conference

Core-Mark’s presentation at this year’s Oppenheimer Annual Consumer Conference can be watched live on the company’s website. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. has announced that it will webcast its presentation from the Oppenheimer 16th Annual Consumer Conference. The conference will take place on Tues., June 21, 2016, and Core-Mark, one of the largest marketers of fresh

BOGO Slurpees at 7-Eleven

7-Eleven is helping its customers cool down this Memorial Day weekend with Buy One-Get One Free Slurpees. To kick off the company’s “Hundred Days of Summer,” 7-Eleven is launching a four day Buy One-Get One (BOGO) Free Slurpee promotion from May 27 through May 30. During the promotion, customers can purchase any size Slurpee, all

QuickChek Once Again Sponsors Festival of Ballooning

Customers can now purchase presale tickets to the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at their local QuickChek fresh convenience markets. The 34th annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, presented in association with PNC Bank, will feature several new balloons from several different countries, as the event continues to grow as a global spectacle. This

Dates Announced for Sunshine Expo

Retailers will have access to revamped and expanded education sessions at this year’s Sunshine Expo. The Southeast Asian American Store Owners Association (SAASOA) has announced that this year’s annual Sunshine Expo, which will take place at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla., is scheduled to occur from July 29 – August 1, 2016.