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Restaurant Style Sandwiches

AdvancePierre Foods (APF), a nationally-recognized, fully-integrated producer and seller of handheld sandwiches and value-added meats, has extended its premium Pierre Signatures line with three restaurant-style sandwiches sold in clear, hand-wrapped packaging: All Beef Cheddar Cheeseburger, Southern Style Chicken Breast with Cheese and Spicy Breaded Chicken Breast with Cheese. Each hand-made sandwich features APF’s famous microwavable

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House Blend

Community Coffee Company has released its newest coffee, House Blend. The newest blend, Community House Blend, provides a new option for premium medium-roast coffee customers and will be a complement to the Community Coffee Company line-up of blend offerings. This rich, smooth coffee has a medium body and brightness appealing to medium/medium-dark coffee drinkers. Community

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New Apple Sauce Cup

Tree Top is introducing a 4.5-ounce Apple Sauce Cup. Portable fruit is a hallmark of Tree Top’s new 4.5-ounce Apple Sauce Cup. Made from 100% USA apples and with no sugar, high fructose corn syrup or artificial coloring added, this delicious fruit cup is a great fit anywhere on the menu. It is shelf stable

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Pepperoni Sticks

Jack Link’s introduces Pepperoni Sticks in two varieties. Original Pepperoni sticks have a classic pepperoni flavor and are seasoned and smoked to perfection. Hot & Spicy Pepperoni Sticks have a classic pepperoni flavor with a perfect, spicy kick. These brand new protein-packed snacks are perfect for grab-and-go customers. Each stick is .8-ounces and the suggested

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Fantasy Series Lighters

The new BIC Special Edition Fantasy Series Lighters feature six provocative fantasy designs for the adventurous adult consumer. Tapping into the growing popularity of erotica novels, these lighters are certain to entice and enchant. Lighters in this series are made in the USA and have a suggested retail price of $1.79 per lighter. For More

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Groundbreaking Checklane

Pan-Oston recently introduced a groundbreaking new checklane. The ErgoLane enriches the customer experience by combining the benefits of three checklane styles, Scan & Pass, Carousel and Scan Bag & Pass, into one. Customers experience less wait time and 11% higher efficiency. Grocers love this lane because it is the only lane of its kind that

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Keep Fresh Foods Profitable

ADC’s InterStore software suite helps keep fresh foods in convenience stores profitable through centralized and in-store production planning, at-case markdowns, shrink (wastage) tracking/management, and suggested orders for ingredients/supplies, based on demand. InterStore provides accurate forecasting, ensuring that fresh products will be available to meet customer demands, without wasting too much when it goes outside of its

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Jiffy Mart Donates To Library Program

Encourages kids to read through its participation in Battle of the Books program. Carroll County Public Library (CCPL) received 1,500 Subway Read a Book certificates and 1,500 coupon sheets, featuring eight Subway coupons, from Jiffy Mart of Westminster, Md. Read a Book certificates award readers a Subway Fresh Fit Kids meal. These items will be

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Corner Store Celebrates Newest Store Opening in Killeen

Corner Store officials present $5,000 donation to Ellison High School. Corner Store celebrated the grand opening of its newest store in Killeen on Tuesday with giveaways and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store is located at 3900 Trimmier Road. At a ribbon-cutting, Dave Mock, regional vice president for CST Brands, Corner Store’s parent company, presented Rico

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Mountain Express Adding E15 Fuel In Atlanta

Mountain Express, Protec Fuel, First in Georgia to offer E15 ethanol. Offering the first E15 in Georgia, Mountain Express convenience stores, assisted by Protec Fuel, has launched the 88-octane E15 at two stations in the Atlanta metro area. E15 ethanol blend can run in any 2001 and newer gasoline engine and costs less than regular

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Brakebush Brothers Celebrates 90 Years

Brakebush Brothers is a world-class supplier of further-processed chicken for foodservice. A family-owned company, Brakebush looks forward to celebrating their 90th Anniversary with community-wide celebrations throughout 2015. Founded in 1925 by brothers Bill and Otto Brakebush, the company began as an egg distributor to the greater Wisconsin and Chicago areas, and operated out of a

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When Your Team Isn’t Playing Nice With Each Other

By Betsi Bixby Your team is supposed to act like a team. Help each other. Solve problems together. Be nice to each other. Put the other guy first. That’s the perfect world, but it may not always look or feel like this. What happens when the team isn’t playing nice with each other? When the

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As Gas Prices Decline, American Consumer Confidence Goes Up

Nielsen shows how low gas prices are impacting consumer spending. With gas prices down 31% since June, 2014 and oil prices around $85 a barrel, tumbling rapidly to its lowest levels in several years, American Consumer Confidence has improved dramatically, going up 12% points year over year, Nielsen reported. For Q4, while overall consumer confidence

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BP Debuts New Ad Campaign For BP Gasoline With Invigorate

New ads showcase the humor in everyday travel situations to deliver a quality fuel message to motorists. BP announced the debut of a new advertising campaign for BP gasoline with Invigorate. “We’re continuing to invest in advertising as a way to attract consumers to fill up at BP gas stations,” said Jo Brecknock, director of

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Restaurant Burgers Had A Banner Year in 2014

Higher beef prices incent casual dining restaurants to add more burgers and consumers to choose burgers over beef entrees, NPD reports. Against tough competition from other sandwiches and flat to declining restaurant traffic, burgers ordered at U.S. restaurants and foodservice outlets had a banner year in 2014, finds foodservice market research from The NPD Group,

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Lynco Products Announces New Hire

Ross Haynes brings 20 years of experience to new role. Lynco Products announced that Ross Haynes has joined Lynco in a newly created position as vice president of new business development and member of the executive team. Haynes will have oversight of the strategic direction and expansion of new business. With over 20 years of

Irwin Lipstein Passes Away

After working his way to the top, Lipstein felt he was the “luckiest man alive.” Irwin Lipstein, who dedicated his career to the wholesale candy and tobacco industry, passed away on Jan. 13 at the age of 87. Lipstein was a man driven to succeed. At one time, recounted his family, he worked four jobs

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ACA Spurs Change

Convenience retailers should weigh their options to determine how their operations will coexist with the Affordable Care Act. By David Bennett, Senior Editor When Congress in 2010 enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), one pillar of the law’s sweeping objective was fostering a wide span of health plans to empower smaller employers.

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Wawa Launches New Mobile App and Wawa Rewards Program

Offers customers a new way to connect, save and pay. Wawa Inc. has launched two exciting new initiatives—the Wawa Mobile App and Wawa Rewards program. The Wawa mobile app, which features the Wawa Rewards program on its platform, is now available for free through the App Store for Apple devices and through Google Play for

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Cumberland Farms SmartPay Program Saves Customers $20 Million

SmartPay Check-Link users save 10 cents per gallon of gas. Cumberland Farms has announced that its SmartPay Check-Link payment program has saved customers $20 million on gas since its launch in January 2013. Available as both a card and a mobile payment app, the SmartPay Check-Link program has also experienced significant user growth with a

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Parker’s Presents $10,000 Check to Beaufort County School District

Donation part of Fueling the Community Program. Parker’s recently presented a $10,000 Fueling the Community check to Beaufort County School District. The donation, which is part of a larger unrestricted charitable contribution to area schools, was officially presented at the Beaufort County Board of Education meeting on Jan. 20. “We’re deeply committed to giving back

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SAS Sets Theme for 2015 Trade Show

Show opens Feb. 26 at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. “Celebrates the Stars of Convenience Retailing” is the theme for the 2015 S. Abraham & Sons (SAS) Vendor Exhibit and Trade Show. DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Mich., is the site of the 29th annual show, will feature over

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Rutter’s Teams With SOAR for 10th Year

“We are proud to lend our support to this worthy cause,” says Rutter’s chief consumer officer. For the 10th year, volunteers from Rutter’s and Support Our American Recruits (SOAR) packed Valentine’s Day goodie boxes to be shipped to American troops stationed abroad. The boxes are filled with snacks, chewing gum, coffee and magazines donated by

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CHS and Cenex Retailers Award Free Fuel for a Year

Tanks of Thanks program recognizes 10 individuals for making a difference in their communities. In every community across the country, there are people selflessly taking the time to help others. It is the small and often random acts of kindness that can make a difference in a community and in the lives of the people

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Corner Store Celebrates Grand Opening in Kingwood

Corner Store officials present $5,000 donation to local high school. Corner Store celebrated the grand opening of its newest store in Kingwood, a community located in Houston, Texas, on Thursday with giveaways and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store is located at 19506 North Park I59. At a ribbon-cutting Thursday, Pete Linton, regional vice president for

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