Hershey Makes Substantial Strides towards Company Goals

Hershey is moving ever closer to its goals of sustainable sourcing, simple ingredients and product transparency. The Hershey Co. has made significant progress towards its goals since February of 2015. Michelle Buck, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Hershey has shared the company’s progress, and identifies the key milestones that have already been

National Petroleum Makes Inc. 5000 List

National Petroleum has now been listed in Inc. 5000 for its sixth year. National Petroleum has been ranked as one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies, as it has once again been listed in the 35th annual Inc. 5000. The Inc. 5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of

Six Iowa C-Stores for Sale

NRC coordinates sale of six Iowa c-stores with the option of fuel supply. Ravinia Capital LLC of Chicago has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors to act as marketing agent and broker to coordinate the sale of six Guppy’s on the Go stores. Ravinia Capital is the financial advisor to the seller. The six stores

Mondelēz International Partners with RBG

Mondelēz International is expanding its reach through a new partnership with RBG. In an effort to drive brand awareness to the independent retail channel, Mondelēz International Inc. has partnered with Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG). “We’re excited to partner with top brands like Oreo, Chips Ahoy, Sour Patch Kids, Trident and many more to ensure

Consumer-Centric Chinese Convenience Store

Lin Jia Convenience Store is working to provide consumers with an above-average convenience store shopping experience, and the company’s success in these efforts has resulted in substantial growth, as the company is now preparing to enter markets outside of China. Lin Jia Convenience Store, a Chinese retailer that focuses in customer service excellence and innovation,

The Evolution of Grocery Shopping

A number of trends are emerging that may be changing the face of grocery shopping. While the traditional grocery store hasn’t changed a great deal since the first supermarket was introduced in 1930, certain megatrends are emerging that have the potential to change grocery shopping forever, according to The Revolution of Grocery Shopping, the most

TravelCenters Sponsors GATS 2016

TravelCenters is offering some exciting incentives for drivers who attend GATS 2016. TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers, is hosting and sponsoring a variety of exciting events at this year’s Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. TravelCenters is making sure that GATS 2016 is well worth the visit. The following

Convenience Delivered

Delivery service competition is heating up in Portland, Ore. Consumers in Portland, Ore. can now have convenience store items delivered to their doors within 30 minutes. According to a recent report from GeekWire, on Aug. 16, goPuff launched its delivery service in Portland, Ore. goPuff offers 30-minute delivery of over 3,000 c-store products, including snacks,

Alimentation Couche-Tard to Announce First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Couche-Tard will discuss its financial results for the company’s first quarter of 2017 during a conference call on Aug. 30. On Aug. 30, 2016, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. will release its financial results for its first quarter of 2017. The company is now inviting analysts known to the corporation to send their two questions to its

The Power of a System

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics Systems are designed to achieve consistency and predictability and can range from simple, paper-and-pen checklists to complex software programs. Do you have the needed hiring systems in place to ensure you consistently hire STAR* employees? Where are your checklists when it comes to recruiting, screening, selecting, onboarding, and employee retention

Do You Know…

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics Why the applicant accepted or turned down your job offer? How the applicants feel about your hiring system and interview process? How many of the applicants who turned you down took another offer from someone else, and why? If you don’t know, how are you ever going to improve your

Not to be Taken Lightly

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics Whether you’re hiring a V.P. or a an entry-level clerk, never take your hiring RoadtoSuccessdecisions lightly. Both you and the job applicant expect certain results from your agreement to work together and you’re both most likely to get what you want if you spell the following out up front: What

Get ‘Er Done?

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics “Just get ‘er done,” may have its place, but it’s not during training. When you train for speed, whether it’s waiting tables or making sales calls, you hinder understanding and quality. Always train for process (not only the hows, but the whys as well) and, with experience, the speed will

Talent vs. Skills & Experience

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics Used to be every employer preferred hiring for skills and/or experience; the thinking was one or both of these traits would help the new hire seamlessly fit into the new job. Today, however, in the wake of ceaseless technological change, it’s all about hiring for talent. So, what is the

“Help Wanted” Won’t Work

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics Back in the day, print media recruitment advertising was a pretty-pricey proposition. You paid by the word, you paid extra for color, you paid for position. No wonder most ads were short and to the point. If you’re writing that same kind of ad for today’s Internet recruiting (via your

What is Your UEP?

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics Your Unique Employment Proposition (UEP) is a list of the top 10 reasons STARS* should want to work for you. After all, if you don’t know why STAR employees should come to work for you, how on earth will those STARS know to apply? The easiest way to come up

The Cost of a Bad Hire

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics What does it cost you if you hire a non-productive, disruptive employee who adds no value? What does it cost you if you hire an okay employee who does the job, but who is not exceptional, and only marginally helps to maintain value? What does it cost you if you

Want to be Known as a Great Place to Work?

By Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics The best way to do it is to create a culture/work environment that makes you an employer-of-choice in your area. Another way to do it is to apply for the honor. Your local paper, your industry, accounting firms and national magazines love to make lists of “The Best Places to

Thorntons Opens New Illinois Location

Thorntons will celebrate the opening of its newest travel center with a ribbon cutting ceremony and check presentation on Aug. 19. Thorntons Inc. has opened a new travel center at 24144 W. Eames St. in Channahon, Ill. In celebration of the new store’s opening, the company will host an official ribbon cutting ceremony and a

7-Eleven Opens its 60,000th Location

The world’s largest convenience retail chain now operates 60,000 stores. 7-Eleven Inc. has now officially opened its 60,000th c-store location. 7-Eleven started out as Southland Ice Co. in Oak Cliff, Texas, 89 years ago in 1927. In 1946, with stores open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., the name was changed to 7-Eleven. Stores started

Server Products Hires New Engineering Manager

Server Products’s new engineering manager will lead the company’s new product development. Greg Hug has been hired on as the new engineering manager for Server Products. In the capacity of engineering manager, Hug will lead Server’s engineering team in developing new products and improving existing ones. He is a proven professional with more than 30


  By Bill Scott, President, StoreReport LLC PART ONE In September of 2010, nearly six years ago, Convenience Store Supply Chain Management was launched. In less than six years we have grown from one member to 15,777 members (as of this writing). If each of our members owned a convenience store, we might be considered

Jack Flash Adopts New Recycling Practices

New recycling services will allow certain Jack Flash locations to recycle cardboard boxes. Five Illinois Jack Flash stores will once again be recycling their cardboard boxes. M J Kull LLC Cardboard Recycling is now offering box recycling services in Effingham and Coles County, Ill., and Jack Flash is the will be the first convenience store

TravelCenters Opens New TA Truck Service Facility

Lincoln, Ala. is now home to the newest TA Truck Service facility. TravelCenters of America LLC has now opened a newly built TA Truck Service facility in Lincoln, Ala. This new service facility offers four service bays and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new TA Truck Service facility in

Forte Product Solutions Changes Name

Forte Product Solutions has changed its name to “Forte Products.” Forte Product Solutions has announced that the company name is being changed to Forte Products. In addition to the introduction of this shorter, fresher name, Forte has also unveiled a new company logo. “As we work to develop our company’s capabilities to propel our organization