Love’s Continues its Support for CMN Hospitals

Love’s is once again raising money to help the sick and injured children in the communities it serves. On Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, Love’s Travel Stops will launch its annual campaign to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). Beginning Friday, more than 390 Love’s locations will begin selling paper balloons for $1,

Krispy Krunchy Chicken Feeds Flood Victims

Over 5,000 meals have been provided to flood victims by KKC team members in Louisiana. Last week, devastating floods were caused by continuous rainfall throughout Louisiana. Over 100,000 homes were flooded in multiple parishes throughout the state. In response to this devastation, Krispy Krunchy Chicken (KKC) organized community efforts to feed those affected by the

Burger King Unveils Tex-Mex Mash-Up

Burger King has created a burger-burrito crossover. Burger King has launched another fast-food mash-up to close out the summer. Earlier this summer, Burger King launched the revolutionary Mac ‘n Cheetos mash-up, and on August 15, Burger King introduced its newest creation: the Whopperito, Newsday reported. According to Newsday, this new mash-up is a burger-burrito crossover,

CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Error Keys

Today’s idea of the day: Remove or forbid the use of the error correct key on the cash registers. That means theft. Error corrects and voids should be warning signals. Make it store policy that shift managers must approve error corrects and voids and provide documentation of these transactions. Plus, when applicable, use video monitoring

National Average Fuel Prices on the Upswing

Refinery issues lead to an increase in gasoline prices in 42 states. Fuel prices are back on the upswing, as prices have now increased for 12 of the past 17 day. Prices have climbed higher for each of the past six days, bringing the national average price to $2.16 per gallon. According to the recent

7-Eleven AMPs Up Energy Offerings

A new fruity energy drink is now available to 7-Eleven customers. 7-Eleven is adding some excitement to its cold vault with the addition of a new AMP Energy flavor. Exclusive to 7-Eleven, the new AMP Energy Tropical Punch flavor is now available across the country. The new flavor was released in celebration of the partnership

Sheetz Looks to Cater to Air Travelers

Sheetz may soon open a new store that will serve both air and road travelers. Air and road travelers in Lancaster, Pa. may soon have a new place to stop and grab some coffee and a snack, as the Lancaster Airport Authority is working to bring a Sheetz convenience store to Airport Road and Lititz

Dunkin’ Donuts Rewards Program Reaches Five Million Members

DD Perks members can receive 50 bonus points on their next purchase, through Aug. 28. Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating a new milestone for its DD Perks Rewards program. The company has announced that its rewards program now has over five million members. In celebration of this achievement and to thank the brand’s fans, Dunkin’ Donuts

Pump & Pantry Launches New “Keep it Local” Campaign

Pump & Pantry is supporting small, local businesses through the “Keep it Local” campaign. In support of the “Shop Small” initiative, Bosselman Enterprises and Pump & Pantry Inc. have launched a new campaign as part of the “Keep it Local” and #ShopLocal movements. Pump & Pantry stores throughout Nebraska now feature signage as part of

Customers Can Use Android Pay to Earn and Redeem Loyalty Points at Walgreens

Android Pay is providing Walgreens customers with a truly cardless checkout option. It is now easier than ever for Walgreens Balance Rewards Members to apply their loyalty account at checkout. Android Pay is furthering the convenience of earning and redeeming points by allowing Walgreens Balance Rewards members to seamlessly apply their loyalty account at checkout.

What’s on the Menu for College Students this Year?

A new report is helping retailers to remain on trend with college students’ eating habits. EatStreet has released a new report, Student’s Back-to-School Ordering Habits, to help foodservice operators to ensure that they are carrying what students want this school year. From crazy combos to critically important news that finally puts the ranch versus bleu

How to Effectively Engage with Consumers Using Social Media

The majority of retailers who use social media to connect with consumers are not taking advantage of the platform’s full potential. Boston Retail Partners (BRP) has released a new report studying the opportunities that social media presents to retailers when it comes to creating a memorable and personalized customer shopping experience. The new report has

CST Brands and Couche-Tard Enter into Definitive Merger Agreement

Couche-Tard is expected to complete its acquisition of CST Brands by early 2017. The Board of Directors for CST Brands Inc. has unanimously decided to enter into a definitive merger agreement with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. Under this new agreement, Couche-Tard will acquire all shares of CST for $48.53 per share in cash. The total transaction

Manufacturing Marvels Showcases Hoshizaki

The Fox Business Network is going behind the scenes with Hoshizaki America Inc. Peachtree City, Ga.-based Hoshizaki America Inc. is being highlighted in the Manufacturing Marvels production from Marvel Production Group LLC. Hoshizaki will be featured in the nationally televised program between 9:30 and 9:44 pm EDT, on Thurs., Aug. 25, 2016 on The Fox

New DOVE Chocolate Commercial Encourages Living without Regrets

DOVE Chocolate is encouraging consumers to indulge and savor life’s pleasures. Mars Chocolate North America has released a new DOVE Chocolate Brand television commercial that encourages consumers to enjoy every moment and live with no regrets. Featuring the timeless voice and lyrics of Edith Piaf’s “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien,” (“No, I Do Not Regret

CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Fewer SKUs

Today’s idea of the day: Analyze scan data frequently! Fewer SKUs mean more sales. Analyzing scan data will help you know what your customers are buying. Run velocity reports that set minimum sales standards. If a product falls below your standard for a month, look to rotate it out in favor of a higher-selling SKU.

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

Yesway Implements PriceAdvantage Fuel Pricing Software

Yesway will improve fuel margin and volumes with PriceAdvantage software. Yesway has chosen to use PriceAdvantage software to streamline and automate store-specific fuel pricing strategies for the company’s convenience stores. “Yesway recognizes that in order to launch a competitive brand they need to be strategic about how quickly and accurately they price fuel,” shared Chip

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

How To Dress Roller Grill Items

It’s easy to get the perfect looking hot dog. Sharing useful tips with your customers will make you their first stop for roller grill items.  By Food Pros Getting that perfect hot dog condiment squiggle, whether it be ketchup or mustard–or both—is a great way to dress up your food, without a lot of effort,

Giving the Gift of Food

Americans are increasingly giving food as a gift, in fact, food gifting sales are expected to reach $18 billion in 2016. New research released in the new Food Gifting in the U.S., 5th Edition has revealed that many Americans are choosing to give food as a gift for a variety of occasions. Since 2010, consumers

How To Maximize Bratwurst Sales

Special topping suggestions can entice customers. By Food Pros Aug. 16 marked National Bratwurst Day. Beef up bratwurst sales with unique toppings and condiment combinations, whether you’re preparing them for the customer or adding to a condiment bar so customers can create their own. Check out the following topping suggestions to make bratwursts extra appealing

Tobacco Companies Prevail in Suit Against FDA

Judge rules that new packaging does not create a new product. In 2015, the Big Three tobacco manufacturers filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, claiming that the new tobacco guidelines introduced on Sept. 8, 2015 were too restrictive. Finally, on Tues., Aug. 16, 2016, a federal judge ruled partially in favor