Flyers Energy Expands into the High Desert

Flyers Energy has made a number of acquisitions in the past two years, and the company has plans for furthering its expansion efforts. Flyers Energy LLC has finalized its acquisition of Hesperia, Calif.-based RE Goodspeed & Sons Distributing, a Chevron lubricants distributor. Goodspeed comprises cardlocks, bulk fuel, bulk lubricant services and transportation. Both Flyers and

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New Sheetz Commercial Warns Against Making Assumptions

The newly released Sheetz commercial uses donkeys to show consumers what happens when they make erroneous assumptions about Sheetz’ foodservice. North Carolina-based Tattoo Projects is helping Sheetz to battle the assumption that a gas station can’t serve high quality food. In a continuation of their nine-year Agency of Record relationship, Sheetz and Tattoo Projects have

Jack Flash to Open Central Illinois Store

The new Jack Flash store will give customers access to Shell’s Fuel Rewards Network. Belleville, Ill. will soon be home to the 11th central Illinois Jack Flash store. A new Jack Flash convenience store and Shell gas station are slated to be constructed. The new store will be: Located on IL Rt. 15 across from

Former President of Pilot Flying J Indicted

Eight other former employees are facing indictments. Mark Hazelwood, the former president of Pilot Flying J was indicted Tuesday, Feb. 9, in connection with the ongoing investigation into a federal rebate scheme that came to light after a raid on the company’s Knoxville headquarters in 2013. According to a report by the Tennessean, Hazelwood is

How Will a New Tax on Oil Affect Motorists?

President Barack Obama has introduced a new oil tax. A new oil tax has been proposed by President Barack Obama, and this tax, if passed, is expected to result in a spike in fuel prices for motorists. According to a report from Market Watch, the proposed $10-per-barrel tax will be part of the budget request

December/January Comparison Sales Based on Sales From 33 C-Stores in Southern Mississippi

By Bill Scott, President, StoreReport LLC Big changes in sales from December to January. Off the Top 100 list are Sprite two-liter, Funyuns, NEHI Peach 20 ounce, Camel Menthol Green HP, A&W Cream 20 ounce, Lighter BIC Mini, Tweaker en Drink, Marlboro 72s Gold HP, and A&W Root Beer. The big winner in January was

How to Curb Employee Theft

Encouraging best practices among employees requires effective training, monitoring and accountability. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Superior cash management and loss prevention strategies begin with best practices in labor management, including employee training, monitoring and accountability. A recent report from Retail Knowledge, a retail fraud and loss prevention firm, indicated that over the past three

CSD EXCLUSIVE: Dion’s Quik Marts Acquired by Uphoff Ventures

Acquisition allows the former owner of the Uppy’s convenience store chain in Virginia to reenter the c-store business, this time in South Florida. By John Lofstock, Editor Dion’s Quik Marts, the family-owned South Florida convenience store founded by Larry and Florence Dion in 1948, is has been sold to Chester, Va.-based Uphoff Ventures, Convenience Store

Super Bowl Series Lighters

BIC is releasing limited edition Super Bowl 50 lighters to help celebrate the winning team. BIC Consumer Products USA will soon be releasing its Super Bowl 50 Champion Series Lighters, for the third consecutive year. BIC is using real-time manufacturing and marketing to help celebrate the Broncos’ victory. The six designs in the series feature

VERC Provides Grants to Trinity Catholic Academy

A total of $1,000 has been awarded to Trinity Catholic Academy. With the help of ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program, VERC Enterprises has provided two checks for $500 to Trinity Catholic Academy in Brockton, Mass. Funded by the ExxonMobil Corporation and Global Partners LP, the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide local retailers an

Wells Fargo Releases Fourth Quarter Beverage Industry Results

U.S. beverage sales are strong, but it is not strictly smooth sailing in the current market. A new report from Wells Fargo has revealed the state of the beverage industry from the fourth quarter 2015. The new report shows that, despite strong industry sales, certain markets may continue to struggle in the coming year. Some

Minit Mart Expands California Presence

Minit Mart continues in its efforts to provide a positive experience for travelers. TravelCenters of America LLC is expanding its network of Minit Mart stores. The expansion is underway, as the company has opened the new Minit Mart Wheeler Ridge, Calif. The new store is located at I-5, Exit 219A/219B (5615 Laval Road) in Arvin,

Millennial Shopping Trends

Growth is on the horizon, and the new trends revealed in What’s in Store 2016 will help retailers to prepare. The annual trends research report from the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA), What’s in Store 2016, has revealed that Millennials will be moving into the heaviest spending life stage over the next 10 years. Millennials currently

Three Industry Trends for Leading Convenience Stores to Consider

Convergence of store concepts, a focus on fresh foods and the impact of changing regulations. By Mark Dunson, President, Retail Solutions, Emerson Climate Technologies The convenience store space is continuing to evolve to keep up with industry trends and consumer demands. Today, some retailers are expanding their footprints, others are narrowing to niche markets, and some may even

VP Racing Has a New Quality Control Manager

VP Racing’s new Quality Control Manager will help quality remain at the forefront of the company’s growth. Anna Crowder has been appointed as the Quality Control Manager for VP Racing Fuels Inc. In her new position, Crowder will report to Chris Taylor, Director of Specialty Chemicals, and will be responsible for overseeing the ISO certification

Schwan’s Food Service Creates New Position

Jeffrey Swinton has plans to help Schwan’s Food Service and its partners to drive success by developing new food offerings and service platforms. Schwan’s Food Service Inc. has appointed Jeffrey Swinton as the new senior director of sales, convenience stores and national accounts. This newly created position reflects the company’s dedicated commitment to these important

Hunt Brothers Has Announced Sweepstakes Winners

Thanks to a partnership with Easton Corbin, Hunt Brothers offered an unforgettable grand prize to one lucky sweepstakes winner. Hunt Brothers Pizza has announced the winners of the fourth annual “Hunt to Win” sweepstakes. A number of winners have received prizes fit for any hunter and country music fan. Becky Harrell of Elizabethtown, Ky., is

RingCentral Offers Del Monte a Business Communications Solution

Del Monte’s team can now stay connected from anywhere using the cloud-based solution from RingCentral. Del Monte Foods Inc. has chosen the RingCentral Office solution to replace its current on-premise system and consolidate its communications in the cloud. RingCentral is a leading provider of cloud communications and collaboration solutions. The selection has enabled Del Monte

Peach and Berry Cactus Waters

Caliwater Cactus Water has announced two new flavors, Cactus + Peach and Cactus + Berry. Both new flavors contain Prickly Pear Extract, are Non-GMO Project verified, not from concentrate and contain zero added sugar. The two new flavors utilize locally grown, wild- harvested Prickly Pear Cactus fruit puree. Caliwater Cactus + Peach is made from […]

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Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Mrs. Freshley’s is continuing the expansion of its snack line with the addition of new single serve Peanut Butter Cupcakes. This addition to the line follows the recent introduction of Peanut Butter Brownies to the line. Consumers nationwide can now purchase Mrs. Freshley’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes in two-count, four ounce single-serve packages for an estimated […]

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake Rum

Malibu has introduced its newest addition to the Malibu Sensations portfolio, Malibu Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The indulgent treat can be shared over casual connections with friends or during a relaxed night out in shots, mixed with fruit juices or blended with ice cream. To drive awareness of Malibu Pineapple Upside Down Cake, the brand […]

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Organic Milk to Go

Organic Valley has introduced Good to Go, the first organic single-serve milk for adults. This convenient, on-the-go milk is for busy consumers seeking a portable, ready-to-drink option that’s both organic and delicious. It’s the same great pasture-raised Organic Valley milk consumers know and love, but in a more convenient 11-ounce single serve bottle. Good to […]

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Jalepeño Ranch Popcorn

Smartfood has introduced the new Smartfood Spicy Jalapeño Ranch Popcorn. The all-new popcorn flavor combines the spice from jalapeños with a cool and creamy finish for an unforgettable taste. With 100% whole grains, a light and airy crunch and just the right amount of heat, this popcorn will be a snacking staple for spice lovers […]

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Organic Whole Milk Yogurt

Annie’s Inc. has introduced a new line of Organic Whole Milk Yogurt in three delicious varieties, including Berry Patch, Summer Strawberry and Very Vanilla. Annie’s Organic Whole Milk Yogurt fills the need for parents in search of kid-friendly, whole milk yogurt options for little ones. Made with the goodness of Annie’s ingredient promise, Annie’s Organic […]

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Premium Organic Teas

Pure Leaf Iced Tea has launched the Pure Leaf Tea House Collection, a super-premium line of the finest organic tea leaves brewed with fruits and herbs, for exciting aromas and layered flavors for pure refreshment. In addition to Pure Leaf Tea House Collection, the brand is building on the popularity of its Unsweetened Iced Tea […]

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