Eby-Brown Promotes Mathew Mandeltort to Help Drive Strategic Vision

Eby-Brown has appointed a new vice president of foodservice strategy and education. Mathew Mandeltort has been appointed vice president of foodservice strategy and education for Eby-Brown Co. LLC., effective immediately. Prior to accepting his new position, Mandeltort was the corporate foodservice manager. In his new position, Mandeltort will be responsible for providing the strategic direction of all Eby-Brown foodservice

7-Eleven Expands to Vietnam

New agreement helps 7-Eleven to add to its worldwide store total. A master franchise agreement between 7-Eleven, Inc. and Seven Systems Vietnam Co. Ltd. has been signed to allow the development and operation of 7-Eleven stores in Vietnam. The expansion will add to the company’s already established 56,400 stores worldwide, and also marks the company’s first stake in the

How To Recover After Storm Damage

While rushing to re-open after summer storm damage, some crucial repairs are often overlooked. When a retail outlet or restaurant is damaged by severe weather, a quick recovery is essential. Realizing the importance of time, Cintas Corp. has provided five tips to help with a speedy recovery from disruptions, just in time for summer storm

Is Amazon Opening A Brick-And-Mortar Store?

The drive-through style pick-up location for previously ordered items is reportedly in the planning stages and set for Silicon Valley. Amazon is looking to enter the brick-and-mortar business, introducing drive-through grocery stores where customers can collect groceries they’ve purchased online, according to reports from the Silicon Valley Business Journal and CNBC Online. The first location

7-Eleven Divesting 25 Convenience Stores in 10 States

C-stores for sale in Virginia, Texas, Florida and Illinois, among other states. 7-Eleven Inc. is selling 25 gas stations/convenience stores, and has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC to coordinate the sale. The sale includes six locations in Virginia, three each in Colorado, Illinois, Texas and West Virginia, two each in Florida and Missouri,

Sunoco, Cardtronics Renew ATM Agreement

Renewal extends 15-year relationship Sunoco Inc. has renewed its ATM services agreement with Cardtronics Inc., adding a long-term extension to a 15-year relationship between the two companies. Cardtronics is the world’s largest retail ATM owner / operator. Cardtronics currently owns and operates approximately 700 ATMs for Sunoco, Inc. in 15 Eastern states, primarily under the

Could A Series of Emails Disrupt Swipe Fee Settlements?

A number of emails sent between lawyers on opposite sides of the swipe fee antitrust lawsuit could possibly impact the previous settlement rulings. Emails sent between two lawyers representing opposing sides in swipe fee settlements could impact the $6 billion swipe fee antitrust settlement between MasterCard, Visa and a vast number of merchants, and could

How Millennials Differ From Other Generations And Each Other

IRI examines the myths and misconceptions about Millennials. Numerous generalizations have been thrust upon the Millennial Generation, from the idea that they are self-absorbed, rejecting of “traditional” life paths, and being tethered to their mobile devices. But new research from IRI examined the myths versus realities of Millennials and discovered not only that there are

NACS Introduces Online Training Platform for Convenience Stores

New learning management system enhances NACS’ education and training programs for convenience store employees. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has launched an online training program for c-store employees. The program is available through NACS’ new online platform: NACS e-Learning, powered by Ready Training Online (RTO). “The goal in offering this training platform to

“Holy Cow” Promotion is Cause for Religious Upset

Hindus upset by ampm promotional campaign. Hindus are calling a current “ampm” promotion, which links a cheeseburger with “Holy Cow,” inappropriate. A Hindu statesman is urging the immediate removal of the posters in question. The posters displaying “Big Western BBQ Cheeseburger” in “ampm” stores contain the words “Holy Cow” in bold and capital letters at

M&M’S Mouth-Watering Marketing

Mars Chocolate’s new M&M’S commercial catches a blushing bride red-handed with “spokescandy,” Red. Mars Chocolate North America has launched a new commercial called “Eating in Bed” where a married couple argues over eating chocolate in the bedroom after Scott catches his wife, Liz, red-handed with M&M’S “spokescandy,” Red. The new commercial, produced by BBDO New York,

New 7-Eleven Stores Roll Out in Oklahoma

After years of planning and market research, 7-Eleven is rolling out new stores in Oklahoma that will better cater to the needs of consumers. The Oklahoma City-based 7-Eleven Stores (not affiliated with the Dallas-based national chain) are introducing new, larger stores in Oklahoma. After years of planning and research, the first new store opened last

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Tests Pizza To Go

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market stores are looking to create a shopping experience that is customized to cater to the specific communities that they serve. Wal-Mart’s growing number of Arkansas Neighborhood Markets continue to become more unique. These new Neighborhoood Market stores look to become the ultimate one-stop-shop by offering services, from fuel to hot and ready pizza,

Management Proxy Circular Filed By Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Amendments to Alimentation Couche-Tard articles to be made in favor of non-founding shareholders. Alimentation Couche‑Tard Inc. has filed its management proxy circular, in connection with its annual general and special meeting of shareholders scheduled for Sept. 22, 2015 (the “Meeting”). Proposed Amendments In addition to the annual general matters to be voted on at the Meeting,

Starbucks Releases Third Quarter and Fiscal 2015 Financial Results

Starbucks has experienced enormous growth in the last quarter, and the company is expected to continue to grow. Starbucks Corporation has reported financial results for its 13-week fiscal third quarter and 39-week fiscal year to date which ended June 28, 2015. Starbucks Japan acquisition-related items, which are excluded from the non-GAAP results, are included in the

The Rex Griswold Foundation Launches #DanceForMSA Campaign

The Rex Griswold Foundation has created a social media challenge to help in the search for treatment and a cure for MSA. An exciting and fun social media challenge has been started by the Rex Griswold Foundation to help raise awareness and funds for MSA (Multiple System Atrophy). The new challenge is being referred to

RaceWay to Sell 30 Store Locations

As its business model changes, Raceway is finding that some of its current locations no longer fit with the plan. RaceWay has once again retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors, LLC to coordinate the sale of 30 convenience stores with gasoline. The 30 stores to be sold include nine locations in Tennessee, five each in Alabama

7-Eleven Slurpee Selfie Challenge

7-Eleven continues promoting this summer’s watermelon Slurpee by hosting a social media campaign and by offering free Slurpees to valued customers. To continue the celebration of 7‑Eleven’s Sour Slurpee Summer, 7-Eleven is granting fans the opportunity to earn free Slurpee drinks and inviting fans to participate in a social media selfie challenge! July 25 is SOUR

Tomball, Texas is Home to the Newest Corner Store

New Corner Store quickly builds a relationship with the community, by donating to the local high school.  Corner Store’s newest store opened its doors today, July 23, 2015, in Tomball, Texas. As part of the grand opening celebration, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held, and donations were made to Tomball high school. The new store is the first

New Love’s Travel Stop Opens Along Interstate 70

Love’s Travel Stops opens in an ideal location along a well traveled interstate. Knightstown, Ind. is home of the newest Love’s Travel Stop (Love’s). Located off of Exit 115, the new location provides drivers with a place to rest and access to driver services along the nearly 2,200 mile interstate that stretches from Maryland to Utah. The

National Automatic Merchandising Association Appoints New Chair

NAMA appoints Royal Cup Inc. office coffee services division manager as chair of the board. Office Coffee Services Division Manager for Royal Cup Inc., Howard Chapman, has been appointed chair of the board of directors for National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA), the national trade association for refreshment services. NAMA supports the vending, coffee services, micro market

Customers With Special Dietary Needs Save With Store Brands

Although specialty foods are notoriously more expensive than regular products, store brands may offer less expensive alternatives. Despite popular belief, specialty food and non-food alternatives that are being sought by consumers trying to maintain or improve their health, may actually be saving consumers money. Many believe that organic, gluten-free, dye-free or lactose-free products are costly, but a

New York Wage Board Urges $15 Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers

The multi-step raise for workers would impact chain and franchise convenience stores with 30 or more locations nationally. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Fast Food Wage Board,” on July 22, recommended that the state Labor Department administratively increase the state minimum wage for “fast food” workers to $15 an hour in New York City by

VP Racing Fuels Has Solutions For A Changing Industry

As the industry changes, retailers are struggling to keep up, but VP Racing Fuels has come up with solutions to many of the problems caused by change. Alan Cerwick, president of VP Racing Fuels, has noticed, during his 19 years in the industry, that c-store owners and distributors have struggled to adapt to industry changes. Whether

Conexxus Partners With IFSF in Standards Agreement

Experts must be equipped for change in a changing industry. Conexxus, the International Forecourt Standards Forum (IFSF),  and nexo have ratified an agreement to enhance the ISO 20022 standards to meet the needs of the petroleum retail and convenience store industries. As part of the agreement, expert support will be on hand should the need

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