Mountain Express Oil Optimizes Fuel Pricing Strategies

Partners with PriceAdvantage to maximize fuel volumes and profitability. Mountain Express Oil Co. has partnered with PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management software company and division of Skyline Products, to streamline and automate site-specific fuel pricing strategies for 70 commission sites throughout the U.S. “Mountain Express is creating a powerful commission model which utilizes software to

General Mills Outlines New Organizational Structure

Introduces changes to company leadership. General Mills has announced a new global organizational structure that will support growth and drive greater efficiency by streamlining the company’s leadership, maximizing global scale, and increasing operational agility. As previously announced, Jeff Harmening, president and CEO has assumed global operations responsibilities reporting to Chairman and CEO Ken Powell. As

Cheyenne International at NACS 2016

Cheyenne International discusses product features at the NACS 2016 Show in Atlanta, GA.

Krispy Krunchy Chicken at NACS 2016

Lex12 little cigars and vapor products.

NATO Visionary Don Bores Passes Away

Bores helped form the National Association of Tobacco Outlets. Don Bores, the individual who saw the need for a national retail tobacco association and the vision to help form the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO), passed away peacefully yesterday, NATO reported. NATO gave the following tribute: “In 2000, Don was one of the owners

EMV Fuel Pump Compliance Date Moves to 2020

Retailers have three extra years to become compliant. Mastercard and Visa are changing the automatic fuel dispenser liability shift date from October 2017 to October 2020. This decision applies only to automated fuel pumps. In a press release, Mastercard noted, “EMV compliance for fuel merchants with Automatic Fuel Dispensers brings significant regulatory and implementation challenges.

NACS Urges EPA To Deny Petitions To Change Point of Obligation

NACS and seven organizations say changing the point of obligation under the RFS would add complexity and uncertainty. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) along with other organizations in the fuel marketing community, petroleum producers and renewable fuels producers have urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deny recent petitions to move the

Sheetz To Transition to Cage-Free Eggs

Sheetz works to balance safety standards along with consumer demand and supply as it looks to go cage-free by 2025. Sheetz is committing to making a move toward cage-free eggs, with the goal of selling only cage-free eggs in its stores by 2025. The shift is a component of its efforts toward offering a wide

Gasoline Prices Spike On OPEC Deal

By Brian Milne, Schneider Electric Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The January reformulated blendstock for oxygenate blending futures contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange settled at a better than five-month high on the spot continuous chart in concluding its first session as nearest delivery on Dec. 1, continuing a

5-hour ENERGY

What’s new at 5-hour ENERGY? Find out from Brandon Bohland reporting from NACS 2016. See new Blue Raspberry Extra Strength 5-hour ENERGY, and the new 5-hour ENERGY Protein Shots.

Tomlinson- Keep your food fresh, hot & delicious

Tomlinson shows retailers their best new offerings including their Fusion Pizza and Snack Oven for delivering c-store customers restaurant quality food. And for the challenge of counter space, their new Modular Dispensers are the ideal solution!

Hill Country Bakery

Satisfying your customers sweet tooth and your bottom line Hill Country Bakery delivers with their Coffee House Café line featuring Banana Bread, Bear Claw and Lemon Ice Pound Cake!

Axis- Keeping your C-Stores Safe

Axis shows off their simple and affordable solutions for store security

Chobani- Drinkable Yogurt!

New Greek Yogurt made into a smooth drink offered in 4 flavors and 4 more on their way!

Wrigley, Mars’ Transaction Zone Vision Drives Sales For Retailers

Research-based insights bring candy merchandising recommendations. Wrigley and Mars Chocolate North America are driving sales and increasing shopper engagement by working with retailers to implement their Transaction Zone Vision. Since launching the program in 2015, the companies have used research-driven insights to help retail partners boost sales at checkout through channel-specific recommendations. To help their

Hunt Brothers Pizza Awards C-Store Upgrades

Celebrates 25th Anniversary with video contest for convenience store partners. Hunt Brothers Pizza announced the winners of its “25 for 25 Video Contest,” in which it received video submissions from its retail partners detailing the importance of the pizza program to their businesses, families and communities. The majority of Hunt Brothers Pizza retail partners are

7-Eleven Closes Sale of Wyoming C-Stores

Parkland Fuel Corp. acquires two truck stops and one c-store. 7-Eleven has successfully divested two truck stops and one convenience store to Parkland Fuel Corp. with the help of Matrix Capital Markets Group. 7 Eleven acquired the three facilities (“the stores”), two of which are located in Cheyenne, Wyoming and one in Laramie, Wyoming, along

A Technology Sedative

By Tony Huppert Car washes at convenience stores serve as an additional revenue source along with providing a valuable asset for customers. Years ago when we installed our first car wash it was a challenge to know how many to install. Car washes are like churches, too small for busy days and a large expense

Dekorra, Wis. Love’s Travel Stop Opens

Amenities include a Hardee’s restaurant and more than 70 parking spaces. Love’s has opened a new travel stop in Dekorra, Wis.—its fifth travel stop in the state. The new location brings 73 truck-parking spots to Interstate 39/90, Exit 115. “The opening of the new store allows us to serve more customers with the ‘Clean Places,

Menu Labeling Compliance Deadline Arrives

Enforcement by FDA to begin May 2017, but states could take action today. The Food and Drug Administration issued a statement confirming that the compliance deadline for the menu labeling rule remains Dec. 1, 2016 and NOT May 5, 2017, which is when enforcement begins. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) pointed out that

Weigel’s Teams With Salvation Army for 19th Year

Local children receive a free breakfast before a shopping spree at Hall’s Kmart. Weigel’s is hosting its annual event to give 200 local underprivileged children a happy Christmas with the help of more than 400 caring volunteers who will assist in facilitating a Christmas shopping spree. This is the 19th year that Weigel’s has teamed

The Hershey Company highlights innovation and insights at NACS 2016

To meet the needs of the modern consumer and shopper, The Hershey Company is continuing to innovate and expand across its portfolio, including debuting new products with a variety of delicious tastes and textures at NACS Show 2016 including the first public tastes of Hershey’s Cookie Layer Crunch.

Growth Energy, E15 Retailers Raise Funds to Battle Breast Cancer

Growth Energy teams with retailers during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Growth Energy partnered with major fuel retailers Sheetz, Minnoco, Protec Fuel and Murphy USA for its annual Pink Out program to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer during the month of October. For each gallon of clean burning E15 sold, two cents were donated

Sheetz Reaffirms Commitment To $47,500 Base Salary

Despite judge’s FLSA injunction, Sheetz plans to continue with planned salary increases. Sheetz has announced that all of the company’s salaried employees will earn a minimum base salary of $47,500 per year. The decision was made in connection to the proposed Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule from the U.S. Department of Labor, which called

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