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G&M Oil Partners With OpenStore To Launch Mobile App

Also introduces a redesigned Website for on-the-go c-store customers. G&M Oil Co. has partnered with OpenStore by GasBuddy to introduce the free G&M Mobile App and a newly redesigned Website, www.gmoc.com. As an incentive to customers to check out the new app, those who download it will be rewarded immediately with a free fountain drink

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Mars Grant Benefits Chocolate Research

Grant winners to be announced at the annual meeting of the Colonial Chocolate Society. Mars Chocolate North America is now accepting submissions for its 2015 Chocolate History Research and Investigative Studies Grant, which provides funding for innovation in chocolate history research, scholarship and education. Now in its third year, the grant’s submission deadline is Oct.

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Coca-Cola On Track To Be “Water Neutral” By 2020

Coca-Cola has replenished an estimated 153.6 billion liters of water back to communities in the last 11 years. The Coca-Cola Co. and its global bottling partners, the Coca-Cola system, are expected to meet their 2020 water replenishment goal by the end of 2015. What’s more Coca-Cola’s efforts put it on track to be the first

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Love’s Completes TirePass Rollout

The full-service tire inflation system is now available nationwide at more than 200 sites. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has completed its nationwide rollout of TirePass, a full-service tire inflation system. Installations began earlier this year and now more than 200 locations offer TirePass. This means professional drivers across the country now have access

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Caramel Chai

Oregon Chai has released two new concentrates: Spiced and Salted Caramel. Built on Oregon Chai’s popular, versatile black tea blend, the Spiced concentrate packs a stronger chai flavor with an extra kick of cinnamon, while the Salted Caramel variety features rich caramel with a hint of sea salt. Made with natural ingredients and GMO-free, operators […]

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Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Jif has introduced NEW Jif Peanut Butter Granola Bars. These bars are made with the perfect combination of creamy peanut butter and chewy granola and are the brand’s first granola bar. These bars are available in three delicious varieties: Creamy Peanut Butter, Crunchy Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter Chocolate Flavored. Jif Bars are a satisfying […]

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Natural Banana Chips

Bare Snacks has introduced its new line of All Natural Crunchy Banana Chips. These chips are the first of their kind, and they are baked rather than fried. Crafted in small batches, bare Crunchy Banana Chips are made from fresh, ripe bananas that are slowly baked to a perfect crunch, with no added oil or […]

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Instant Oatmeal Variety Pack

Bakery On Main has introduced a variety pack to its popular lineup of Instant Oatmeal. Made with certified gluten-free oats, chia, flax, amaranth and quinoa, the flavors of Bakery On Main’s Instant Oatmeal were inspired by the company’s history as a small bakery. The new variety pack features two bags each of the Maple Multigrain […]

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Mixed Nut Bars

Mars Chocolate North America has introduced new SNICKERS Brand Mixed Nuts Bars. These new snacks are limited-edition and contain a satisfying mix of peanuts, almonds and hazelnuts combined with SNICKERS Brand caramel and nougat, all coated with creamy milk chocolate. These new Kosher certified bars can be found at convenience stores, as well as drug, […]

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Dos Equis Variety Pack

HEINEKEN USA Inc. has introduced its new, limited edition Dos Equis Exploration variety pack. The new Exploration pack, available in a 24-bottle pack, offers six bottles each of favorites Dos Equis Lager and Ambar along with Dos Equis Roja and Invierno, two unique Dos Equis Mexican beer styles that together, will satisfy consumers’ thirst for […]

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Cigarette Filter Tubes

Republic Tobacco L.P. has introduced new silver cigarette filter tubes to its Gambler, TubeCut and TOP lines. Available in king and 100-millimeter sizes, these premium quality products have filled a consumer demand for goods backed by well-established brands. The silver style products are for consumers that prefer a more airy, clean taste. All Republic Tobacco […]

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Beer Alternative

KINKY Beverage Co. has introduced all-new EXTRA KINKY. This new product offers a seductive alternative to beer, as an addition to the KINKY Cocktails line. The sleek 16-ounce cans are available in the three colorful flavors consumers love with an added kick, 8% alcohol by volume (ABV). EXTRA KINKY Pink is an extra naughty fusion […]

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How the Natural Food, Beverage Market Is Growing

Coca-Cola looks to cold press juices, as Pepsi eliminates aspartame in favor of more natural ingredients. The retail market for natural and organic food and beverages is set to grow by leaps and bounds, according to a new report by MarketResearch.com, and major suppliers are tapping into this new growth area. The natural and organic

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NCA Accepting Leadership Award Nominations

Confectionery Leadership Awards recognize leaders in retail and wholesale. National Confectioners Association (NCA) has announced that nominations are now open for its 2016 Confectionery Leadership Awards. NCA members are encouraged to nominate results-driven, thought leaders in the retail and wholesale community. Now in its sixth year, NCA, in conjunction with Candy & Snack TODAY magazine,

Suzanne Greco President of SUBWAY®; Bob Wonder EVP Sales America’s, Manitowoc Foodservice; John Klingenberger VP Global Account Sales, Manitowoc Foodservice; Bo Erickson Vice President of Sales – Distribution, Manitowoc Foodservice; Bill Hallett SVP- Strategic Accounts, Manitowoc Foodservice; Jan Risi President/CEO at Independent Purchasing Cooperative

Manitowoc Foodservice Named SUBWAY Vendor of the Year

Award recognizes dedication of Manitowoc Ice and Merrychef brands. Manitowoc Foodservice received the Vendor of the Year award by SUBWAY during the brand’s 50th Anniversary Convention held recently in Las Vegas. This award was given in recognition for the hard work and dedication of the Manitowoc Foodservice brands Manitowoc Ice and Merrychef as a truly

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Tillamook Country Smoker Helps Fire Fighters With Jerky Donation

Smoked turkey and cranberry jerky help fuel fire fighting crews. Oregon business Tillamook Country Smoker has stepped up to provide a new tool to fuel brave firefighters who are battling flames raging across the Western states: smoked jerky. A fire at Canyon Creek Complex near John Day, Ore. has destroyed 36 homes over the weekend.

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VP Racing Fuels Welcomes Perfect Petroleum

Distributor Perfect Petroleum joins VP’s retail branding program as it looks to target Millennial customers and tap into new revenue streams. Perfect Petroleum, based in Orlando, Fla., has joined VP Racing Fuels’ retail branding program. Perfect Petroleum services more than 250 retail locations and is positioned to greatly enhance VP’s expansion efforts in Florida and

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7-Eleven Completes Tedeschi Acquisition

Adds 180 convenience stores to its portfolio. 7-Eleven Inc. has closed on the acquisition of Rockland, Mass.-based Tedeschi Food Shops, adding approximately 180 stores to its existing 150 7-Eleven stores in the greater Boston and southern New Hampshire area. 7-Eleven has made job offers to employees working at the stores and most non-store personnel of

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Thorntons Inc. Introduces Cotton Candy Donuts

Inspired by the Kentucky State Fair, new doughnut flavor is sure to ‘wow’ c-store customers. Thorntons Inc. has rolled out a new doughnut flavor: Cotton Candy! The new bakery item is available for a limited time through the end of August in Louisville, Southern Indiana and Lexington, Ky. Thorntons convenience store locations. Inspired by memories

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How To Market To Foodie Customers

Millennial and boomer foodies share remarkably similar attitudes. Foodies come in all ages and ethnicities. Yet foodservice companies continue to focus on foodies under age 35, also known as members of the Millennial generation—and with good reason. These are the findings of a new report “Foodies in the U.S.: Opportunities for Restaurants and Retail, 2nd

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Missouri Convenience Stores Offer Cigarette Tax Proposal

As numerous voices debate cigarette tax increases, Missouri c-stores offer solutions of their own. Missouri convenience stores appear to be taking the “if you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em” approach to fighting tobacco taxation proposals. After spending decades fighting efforts by the state of Missouri to raise cigarette taxes in the state, the c-stores are

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How Americans are Embracing Global Cuisines

A new report by the National Restaurant Association finds U.S. consumers are willing to try more new foods today than in decades past. The National Restaurant Association (NRA)’s new report “Global Palates: Ethnic Cuisines and Flavors in America” surveyed U.S. customers and found more Americans are incorporating a wide array of ethnic cuisines into their

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Fortune Recognizes Starbucks’ Impact

Starbucks named to Fortune list for its reach and progress with social and environmental issues. Fortune magazine has listed Starbucks as No. 23 among 51 companies making “a sizable impact on major global social or environmental problems as part of its competitive strategy.” The list is meant to “shine a spotlight on companies that have made significant

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Bolla Oil’s Bold Moves

With its deep resources and an abundance of industry experience, the New York City oil company is expanding its upscale convenience market concept and heading into New Jersey with its first travel center. By John Lofstock, Editor There are few trends in the convenience store business that catch industry observers by surprise. One of these

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E-Cigs Dollar Sales Growth Slows

Weak pricing to blame for poor year-over-year electronic cigarette dollar sales at c-stores and mass merchandisers. Across multiple channels (mass and convenience stores), electronic cigarette dollar sales fell 3.5% year-over-year in the period ending Aug. 8, 2015. The downward shift was driven by negative net pricing of -19.3% and relatively soft +19.5% unit growth, according

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