Dos Equis Kicks Off College Football Season with New Retail Program

A new retail program will help make Dos Equis the beer of choice during this year’s college football season. Throughout the college football season, Dos Equis, the Official Beer Sponsor of the College Football Playoff (CFP), will be running a comprehensive, 360° retail and on-premise program that will encourage consumers who are 21 and older

Thorntons Opens New Illinois Location

Thorntons will celebrate the opening of its newest travel center with a ribbon cutting ceremony and check presentation on Aug. 19. Thorntons Inc. has opened a new travel center at 24144 W. Eames St. in Channahon, Ill. In celebration of the new store’s opening, the company will host an official ribbon cutting ceremony and a

CVS Introduces a New Way to Pay

It is now easier than ever to pick up prescriptions, make payments and earn loyalty rewards at CVS. CVS is streamlining the checkout process both at the front of the store and at the pharmacy with the introduction of its new mobile payment platform. According to a recent report from Fortune, CVS has launched the

Generational Differences in Dinner Preferences

Millennials’ desire to personalize their food has led them to prefer preparing their dinners at home. A new generational study from The NPD Group has revealed that dinner is the one meal that exemplifies the differences between generations, as each generation seems to have unique motivations, needs and wants when it comes to dinner. Millennials,

Phillips 66 to Accept Chase Pay

Phillips 66 customers now have a more convenient way to pay at the pump and for in-store purchases at Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 branded locations. A new multiyear agreement between JP Morgan Chase and Phillips 66 will now enable Phillips 66 to accept Chase Pay at its Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 branded locations

7-Eleven Opens its 60,000th Location

The world’s largest convenience retail chain now operates 60,000 stores. 7-Eleven Inc. has now officially opened its 60,000th c-store location. 7-Eleven started out as Southland Ice Co. in Oak Cliff, Texas, 89 years ago in 1927. In 1946, with stores open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., the name was changed to 7-Eleven. Stores started

Server Products Hires New Engineering Manager

Server Products’s new engineering manager will lead the company’s new product development. Greg Hug has been hired on as the new engineering manager for Server Products. In the capacity of engineering manager, Hug will lead Server’s engineering team in developing new products and improving existing ones. He is a proven professional with more than 30

CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: DSD

Today’s idea of the day: Use warehouse programs and discontinue any duplications with DSD (direct store delivery). Do you have an idea to share? Email Senior Editor Erin Rigik Del Conte at

Is A CST Sale Coming Soon?

Rumors speculate that Couche-Tard may be close to reaching an acquisition agreement for CST Brands. Alimentation Couche-Tard is reported to be close to reaching a deal to acquire CST Brands, according to a report by the Financial Post. The deal is expected as soon as this week. But the Wall Street Journal said other bidders,

CSD Announces Consumer’s Choice Contest Winners

Customers lined up to taste-test new products at the Consumer’s Choice Contest hosted at a truenorth convenience store. Convenience Store Decisions (CSD) has announced the winners of the second-annual Consumer’s Choice New Products Contest. The product contest, hosted by Truenorth Energy, took place on Thursday, July 28, in the parking lot of a truenorth convenience


  By Bill Scott, President, StoreReport LLC PART ONE In September of 2010, nearly six years ago, Convenience Store Supply Chain Management was launched. In less than six years we have grown from one member to 15,777 members (as of this writing). If each of our members owned a convenience store, we might be considered

Campbell Oil Partners with Little Caesars

Campbell Oil has plans to open multiple Little Caesars Express locations in company convenience stores as a part of a new partnership. Family owned and operated Campbell Oil Co. has announced a new partnership with Little Caesars Enterprises Inc. Campbell Oil Co. is the parent company of the Minuteman Food Mart/Marathon convenience store, and this

Jack Flash Adopts New Recycling Practices

New recycling services will allow certain Jack Flash locations to recycle cardboard boxes. Five Illinois Jack Flash stores will once again be recycling their cardboard boxes. M J Kull LLC Cardboard Recycling is now offering box recycling services in Effingham and Coles County, Ill., and Jack Flash is the will be the first convenience store

Thornton’s Launches New Store Concepts

Thornton’s is redefining convenience with its new Real Kitchen. Real Food. campaign.  Thorntons has announced the official launch of 28 new store concepts across the “Kentuckiana” (Kentucky and Indiana) market. These new stores will offer guests an elevated experience as Thorntons is redefining convenience with delicious, high quality food that is fast and fresh, served

McLane Unveils POMS Mobile App

McLane has made ordering inventory even simpler than ever with a new mobile app. The popular Premium Order Management Suite (POMS) from McLane Co. Inc. has now been adapted for Android and Apple iOS mobile devices. McLane has now officially introduced new POMS applications for c-store and grocery retailers so that they can execute their

TravelCenters Opens New TA Truck Service Facility

Lincoln, Ala. is now home to the newest TA Truck Service facility. TravelCenters of America LLC has now opened a newly built TA Truck Service facility in Lincoln, Ala. This new service facility offers four service bays and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new TA Truck Service facility in

Fresh Fruit in Fast Food Restaurants is a Slow Growing Evolution

Adding fresh items to the menu may be more difficult for fast food restaurants than for any other foodservice establishment. Certain fast food restaurants, such as Wendy’s and McDonalds have recently added some new, fresh fruit items to their menu offerings. These additions are being made in an attempt for these quick service establishments to

Sheetz Concentrates on Colleges

Sheetz is introducing its new café concept to college towns. Sheetz is making an effort to move into a different kind of market as the company’s foodservice offerings continue to attract countless fans. The new concept that Sheetz is now experimenting with is the college town casual dining experience, through which the company hopes to

Forte Product Solutions Changes Name

Forte Product Solutions has changed its name to “Forte Products.” Forte Product Solutions has announced that the company name is being changed to Forte Products. In addition to the introduction of this shorter, fresher name, Forte has also unveiled a new company logo. “As we work to develop our company’s capabilities to propel our organization

PriceAdvantage Goes International

PriceAdvantage is expanding to provide its fuel pricing software to European companies.  PriceAdvantage is now expanding its reach beyond the U.S. to serve clients in Europe. The company will now be providing software enhancements that are designed to cater to the specific needs of European fuel marketers. This expansion also includes the addition of new

CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Identify EBT Products

Today’s idea of the day: Utilize shelf tags and other signage to identify EBT-approved products. Electronic Benefit Transfer, or EBT, is used in all states to issue food stamp benefits to recipients. Recipients are issued an “EBT Card” similar to a bank ATM or debit card to receive and use their food stamp and cash

Burning Issue 5: Are You Paying too Much for Insurance?

Whether it’s a fire, a natural disaster or protecting yourself from slip-and-fall lawsuits, c-stores must have the proper coverage to protect their investments. But how do you know if you have the right coverage? Attendees at the 2016 NAG Conference Sept. 11-14 will learn best practices to ensure they have the right insurance plan. Can any convenience

Rich’s Fully Topped Artisan Crust Pizzas

Inspired by Old World recipes and hometown pizzerias, NEW Rich’s Fully Topped Artisan Crust Pizzas make it fast and easy for you to deliver a true, on-trend artisan pizza experience. Featuring savory toppings piled onto groundbreaking par-baked artisan crust, these pizzas offer exceptional quality with freezer-to-oven convenience. Your customers will love the fresh-baked aroma and […]

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CVR Energy Majority Owner Eyes Delek US Holdings

Carl Icahn may be preparing to gain greater stake in the energy industry. The owner of a controlling stake in CVR Energy, Carl Icahn, has announced that he is preparing to make an offer on Delek US Holdings. According to a new report from the New York Post, Icahn may be building some personal stake

Fuel Prices Expected to Remain Low for the Remainder of the Summer Driving Season

Fuel prices are currently down more than 50 cents from this time last year. The national average price of gasoline has fallen daily for the past four days, continuing the downward trend that was seen prior to the relatively steady gasoline prices of last week, when fuel prices dropped for 54 of 55 days. According