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IDDBA Releases On-Demand Webinar on Millennial Shoppers

Explores the evolving U.S. shopper of fresh perimeter categories. Changing American demographics and evolving food culture are affecting how we live, shop and eat. While baby boomers account for a large share of shoppers and dollars, it is Millennial shoppers who are at the forefront of the New American Appetite. IDDBA’s latest study, “Engaging the

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Server Products Earns “Extreme Customer Service” Award

Honored at Foodservice Supply Summit. At the Diversified Foodservice Supply Summit in January, Server Products was honored to accept the “Extreme Customer Service” award. Diversified Foodservice Supply is the parent company of multiple brands focused on the distribution of foodservice parts, supplies, equipment and accessories. Diversified’s portfolio of brands serve some of the top restaurant

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Wawa Launches Remodel Program

Plans to renovate legacy stores. Wawa Inc. has launched the Wawa Remodel Program, an initiative in which the company will embark on a massive effort to remodel older, legacy stores to reflect Wawa’s latest store design and foodservice offering. Throughout 2015, Wawa will remodel 40 existing stores—the most remodels to happen in one year ever

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The Pantry Sets Date To Vote On Couche-Tard Merger

Meeting set for March 10. The Pantry Inc. has scheduled a special meeting of The Pantry stockholders for March 10, 2015 to consider and vote upon the previously announced proposed merger with a U.S. subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. The special meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Eastern Time at the Springhill Inn and

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February Brings Gas Price Increases

Gas prices on the rise after dropping to lowest levels since 2009, according to AAA. U.S. average gas prices have increased seven days in a row for a total of two cents per gallon, AAA reported on Feb. 2. The up tick comes after gas prices had fallen for a record 123 consecutive days to

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Newest Austin-Area Corner Store Celebrates Grand Opening

Corner Store officials present $5,000 donation to Dailey Middle School. Corner Store celebrated the grand opening of its newest store in the Austin area with giveaways and a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday. The store is located off of Texas 130 just south of Manor at 12200 FM 969. At a ribbon-cutting, Kim Lubel, president and

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Banks Still Refuse To Embrace Chip And PIN

Despite support from lawmakers, Banking Association executive claims customers prefer less secure cards. In a U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce hearing on data breaches yesterday, Senator Amy Klobuchar made the case for chip and PIN payment card technology, which would provide customers with the highest level of data protection known today. In the face of

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Sheetz Adding E15 in North Carolina

Provides alternative fuel option to customers. Sheetz Convenience Stores plans to offer an E15 fueling option to its North Carolina customers. The company will begin to install the new E15 fuel option in early 2015 and by spring of 2016 installation should be completed at 60 stores in North Carolina. E15 is a combination of

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IRI MarketPlus Survey Finds 2015 Holds Promise

Overall shopper sentiment surged in 2014, but was largely flat in Q4 2014 compared with Q3 2014. Decreasing unemployment rates, falling gas prices and an improving housing market bolstered the U.S. economy in 2014. However, wages are lagging behind, which is causing consumers to remain concerned about their economic future and cautious about their spending

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Jiffy Mart Donates To Carroll County Hospital Center

Funds to benefit breast cancer patients in the community. Westminster, Md.-based Jiffy Mart, a division of Tevis Oil Inc., recently donated $4,000 to the Center for Breast Health on Jan. 19 to benefit breast cancer patients at Carroll Hospital Center. Employees from Jiffy Mart locations throughout Carroll County presented a check to Brenda Frazier, Carroll

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Cumberland Farms Rewards Snow Plow Drivers

Offers free coffee during recent blizzard. Leading convenience, gasoline, and coffee retailer, Cumberland Farms offered free coffee, tea, or hot chocolate to any municipal, state or private plow driver working to clear the public roads until noon on Jan. 28, as a thank you during the recent snow storm. Drivers were able to stop by

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Sheetz To Open Second Campus Concept Store

New model features a beer cave but no gas pumps. Sheetz is planning to open a new store at 129 S. Pugh St. in downtown State College, Pa. Set to open in August of this year, the store will feature a beer cave but no gas pumps, Centre Daily Times reported. Renovations on the 5,000-square-foot

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GPM Investments Acquires One Stop Food Stores

Converting the eight acquired stores to the Scotchman banner. GPM Southeast, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GPM Investment, LLC, has taken ownership of eight One Stop Food Store convenience stores with gasoline sales. GPM will convert these acquired stores, which are located in North Carolina and South Carolina, to their Scotchman retail brand, which is

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Murphy USA, Armor Safe Technologies Celebrate Nine-Year Partnership

Armor’s smart safes prove to be the best solution for long-term durability and reliability. Murphy USA has selected Armor Safe Technologies as its exclusive safe supplier citing the reliability, customer service and lower total cost of ownership of Armor’s safes at existing Murphy USA locations as the reason for choosing to sole-source from Armor. Additionally,

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Building a Customized Loyalty Program

Using an industry-leading loyalty solution, operators across a host of retail channels can drive new business, gather crucial customer data and increase overall ticket sales. By John Lofstock, Editor Loyalty programs are everywhere in the retail industry. Customers encounter them multiple times almost every day—whether shopping at a grocery store, buying a cup of coffee

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Quick Fuel Selects PriceAdvantage

PriceAdvantage to expedite rapid, accurate price changes at 55 automated fueling stations. Quick Fuel, a division of Jacobus Energy, has selected PriceAdvantage fuel pricing software for its 55 automated fueling stations. Quick Fuel has delivered some of the industry’s most progressive fuel management solutions to America’s fleets, facilities, emergency responders and businesses for more than

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Preventing Power Outages

Generators can set your c-store apart when customers need food and fuel during disasters or bad weather. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Power outages and natural disasters can occur at any time, resulting in disrupted business, spoiled food and much worse. For many c-store owners, having a game plan to keep operations up and running

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Seasonal Factors Poised to Arrest U.S. Gasoline Price Slide

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric Gasoline prices in the primary wholesale spot market in the United States rallied on the final trading day of January on a spike by oil futures triggered by a weekly report on US rig drilling activity, an attack on the Iraq city of Kirkuk by the Islamic State,

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Corner Store Celebrates Two New Store Openings

Corner Store officials present $5,000 donation to El Dorado High School and River Valley Intermediate School. Corner Store celebrated the grand opening two new stores, one in El Paso at 2300 N. Zaragoza Road, and one in Waco at 25930 W. Highway 84, on the corner of 84 and Speegleville Rd. El Paso Ribbon Cutting

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Gas Prices Aiding Merchandise Sales

Foot traffic improving amid falling fuel prices. Wells Fargo Securities LLC found that low gas prices are allowing customers to trade up on in-store merchandise in the fourth quarter. Based on its recent “Tobacco Talk” and “Beverage Buzz” surveys, Wells Fargo said that gas prices and foot traffic were the largest positive factors impacting c-store

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Even With Lower Gas Prices, Consumers Remain Price Sensitive

Nearly three in four consumers (71%) say that the price is the most important factor in determining where they buy gas. Even with gas prices near six-year lows, U.S. consumers are still looking for the best gas prices. Three in five (63%) consumers say they would drive five minutes out of their way to save

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CSD’s 3rd Annual Social Media Awards

Convenience Store Decisions recognizes chains that are using social media to their advantage, as well as the top trends going into 2015. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Convenience Store Decisions examined the results of nearly 60 c-store chains active on social media, specifically examining Facebook and Twitter to compile its 3rd annual Social Media awards.

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Casey’s To Raise Funds for Pediatric Patients

One dollar at a time, convenience stores will raise funds during February to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Casey’s General Stores Inc. is raising funds to help give miracles to sick and injured kids during its second annual Miracle Balloon fundraiser, supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through the month of February, Casey’s customers can purchase

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Family Dollar Stockholders Approve Dollar Tree Merger

“The Family Dollar Board of Directors and management team have worked diligently to advance the best interests of all of the company’s stockholders,” says Family Dollar chairman and CEO. Family Dollar Stores Inc. announced that, based on a preliminary count of the votes cast at the company’s Special Meeting of Stockholders, Family Dollar stockholders voted

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PCI SSC Outlines Payment Security Mistakes

Retailers often get these things wrong when it comes to payment security. PCI Security Standards Council has put together a list of four common areas that retailers often get wrong about payment security along with advice on how to address these common vulnerabilities. Four things retailers often get wrong about payment card security Forgetting about

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