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New Sweets Added to Rutter’s Dessert Menu

Oreo Churro and Krispie Treat are new sweet options for consumers. Rutter’s menu promises a happy ending to every meal with the addition of the Oreo Churro and Krispie Treat to the dessert menu, the central Pennsylvania retailer announced. The Oreo Churro is seven-inches of Oreo cookie twist, which is fried to a crisp and

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Hatco Corp. Named ESOP Company of the Year

WI Chapter of the ESOP Association recognizes Hatco. Hatco Corp., a 100% employee owned manufacturer with locations in Milwaukee and Sturgeon Bay, Wis., was recently named ESOP Company of the Year by the WI Chapter of the ESOP Association. The ESOP Association is the largest advocacy and education association that focuses on preserving and promoting

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Obama Touts Healthy Economy

The president appears in Cleveland to explain how “middle-class economics” is taking hold and helping. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Boasting one of the most diverse manufacturing bases in the country, the city of Cleveland served as a suitable backdrop for President Obama who arrived Wednesday to promote proposals for more federal investment to help

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Love’s Travel Stops Opens Location in Box Elder, S.D.

Love’s adds 74 parking spaces on Interstate 90. Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) opens its second location in South Dakota on Thursday, March 19. The new Love’s in Box Elder is located at Interstate 90, Exit 67B. Professional drivers have 24-hour access to name-brand snacks, gourmet coffee, a Hardee’s restaurant, electronics, gift merchandise, a game room,

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Sheetz Opens New Locations in North Carolina

“Sheetz is experiencing a lot of growth companywide and we have done a tremendous amount of growth in the North Carolina market,” says Sheetz spokesperson. Sheetz opened two new locations in Winston-Salem and Lexington, N.C., on March 11. The stores give people in Winston-Salem and Lexington a new location for great food and drinks. The

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Craft Beer Brewers Gain Double-Digit Volume Share

“Craft brewers are key in keeping the overall industry innovative and growing,” says chief economist for the Brewers Association. The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers, released 2014 data on U.S. craft brewing growth. For the first-time ever, craft brewers reached double-digit (11%) volume share of the marketplace.

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Starbucks Reaffirms Growth Strategies

Looks to increase market cap to $100 billion. Starbucks Corp. kicked off its 23rd Annual Meeting of Shareholders, with more than 2,800 partners, shareholders, invited guests and board members in attendance. Together with the Starbucks leadership team, Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks, will honor the accomplishments of the company over the past year

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CST Brands Celebrates Grand Opening of New Distribution Center

New complex in San Antonio will serve as new company headquarters in 2016. Fortune 500 company CST Brands (parent company of Corner Store) celebrated the grand opening of its new Corner Store Distribution Center on Tuesday, a 365,000 square foot warehouse that will serve as the main hub for distributing food and merchandise to approximately

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QuikTrip Site Burned In Ferguson Riots To Be Repurposed

Jobs training center set to be built on the property. The site of a QuikTrip destroyed during the Ferguson riots earlier this year is finding a new purpose. QuikTrip Corp. recently donated its former convenience store property at 9420 W. Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo. to the Urban League of Metropolitan St., which plans to

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Couche-Tard Begins Pantry Overhaul

The company has already begun consolidating staff and downsizing via employee layoffs. Following the acquisition of The Pantry by Couche-Tard, the company has laid off 250 employees as it consolidates job functions, according to Triangle Business Journal. The cuts were disclosed via mandatory filing with the N.C. State Commerce Department, and are directly related to

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ExxonMobil Launching Coalition Loyalty Program

Debuting this spring, customers can earn and use points among well-known brands. ExxonMobil, AT&T Macy’s, Nationwide, Rite Aid, Direct Energy and Hulu are joining with American Express to launch Plenti, the first U.S.-based coalition loyalty program with well-known brands where consumers can earn and use Plenti points for purchasing a wide range of products, regardless

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Couche-Tard, Pantry Deal Complete

Couche-Tard reviews third quarter results. Couche-Tard has completed its acquisition of The Pantry through an all-cash transaction valued at US $36.75 per share, with a total enterprise value of approximately $1.7 billion including debt assumed. The Pantry operates over 1,500 stores in 13 states. “The third quarter of fiscal 2015 was marked by the great

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E-Z Mart Selects PriceAdvantage Fuel Pricing Software

Gains greater speed and control over fuel pricing. E-Z Mart has chosen PriceAdvantage software to drive fuel pricing automation at 286 convenience stores throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. E-Z Mart selected PriceAdvantage based on the software’s automation of manual processes, management by exception tools, and demonstrated return on investment. “Simply put, we wanted greater

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As Millennials’ Lifestyles Change So Do Their Restaurant Visits

Concerned about the money they spend at foodservice, Millennials cut back. Millennials are the chosen generation for many marketers because of their sheer number and perceived buying power, but they are not a homogenous group and depending on their age and lifestyles, they use restaurants differently, according to a recently released report by The NPD

Sophisticated Scanning

Datalogic has announced the availability of the Heron HD3100 linear imager. The Heron HD3100 scanner bridges the gap between man and machine while bringing unmatched elegance and the latest advance technology to the point-of-sale (POS).  The Heron scanner brings sophistication, class and style to the retail POS.  It offers multiple opportunities to incorporate the retailer’s […]

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Syrups & Shakers

Sunny Sky Products Inc. introduces Eden Gourmet Syrups & Shakers. Fashioned with natural flavors and pure cane sugar, Eden Gourmet products promise rich indulgent flavor that you and your customers will love and enjoy. An array of flavors are available for adding to coffee, hot or cold tea, smoothies, juices cocktails and desserts. Choose from […]

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Couche-Tard Acquiring Tiger Tote Food Stores

Circle K to gain 21 stores and 151 dealer sites in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has signed, through its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, Circle K Stores Inc., an agreement with Cinco J, Inc. (doing business as Johnson Oil Co.), Tiger Tote Food Stores and their affiliates to acquire 21 stores, 151 dealer fuel

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Roasted Salted Mix

Santé Specialty Foods, maker of a gourmet line of roasted and spiced nuts, is broadening its bulk line with a new Roasted Salted Mix. Consisting of cashews, almonds, pecans and pistachios, the new line delivers the unparalleled crisp, delicious crunch that Santé is known for, with a just-right touch of salt. The line is sugar-free […]

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Back by Popular Demand

Living Essentials LLC, the distributor of 5-hour ENERGY shots, continues to support military causes with the announcement of a second year of limited edition cherry flavored 5-hour ENERGY shots. From May 1 through July 31, 2015, the company will donate five cents from the sale of every specially marked red, white and blue bottle of […]

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New Soup Station

Hatco’s “hot and tasty” Soup Station (120 volt) provides an attractive appearance while using Hatco’s legendary reliability for holding hot food products at safe serving temperatures—whether it’s front of the house, self-serve kiosks or catering. For More Information From Hatco Corp. www.hatcocorp.com

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Accelerated Cooking

The Merrychef e4s accelerated cooking oven combines three heat technologies: convection heat, impingement air and microwave energy to achieve cook times up to 15 times faster than conventional ovens. It is the perfect solution for convenience stores offering great crispy food fast around the clock with consistent results. All menu items are never more than […]

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Combi Steamer

Foodservice operators at c-stores must deliver a big volume of quality food, fast without the capacity for large cooking equipment. That’s why Eloma, a worldwide manufacturer of professional combi-steamers and bake-off ovens, developed the Genius MT C 1-1. The new pint-sized oven is a small-footprint version of Eloma’s Genius MT steamers and still packs the […]

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Premium Ice Cream

Jack Nicklaus had very few weaknesses in his legendary, record-setting golf career. There is, however, one weakness he confesses to off the course—ice cream—and now he’s giving into it and sharing it with the public. In a partnership between two great family-owned companies, rooted in the Midwest, comes Jack Nicklaus premium ice cream, manufactured by […]

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Couche-Tard, Pantry Merger Set To Close Today

Now that the HSR waiting period has expired, the acquisition is expected to be finalized soon. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (“HSR Act”) applicable to the offer made by its indirect wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary to acquire The Pantry has expired. The expiration

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7-Eleven Announces Franchise Contest Semi-Finalists

Public to choose top three finalists among 10 semi-finalists vying for franchise fee-free 7-Eleven store. And now there are 10. Ten military veterans or those soon to leave the U.S. Armed Forces are competing for the public’s favor and the opportunity to own a 7‑Eleven franchise without the expense of a franchise fee. The Facebook

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