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Rutter’s Donates $230,000 in Scholarship Money

Carrying on a long tradition, York, Pa.-based c-store gives back to the community.   Rutter’s will donate an additional $230,000 to 10 area schools to provide tuition to eligible students, the company recently announced. The latest announcement follows Rutter’s commitment to provide $200,000 for scholarships at 12 preschools and daycare centers in south central Pennsylvania

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Del Monte Opens Plant in Toronto

Company expands its operations to service customers in Ontario and Quebec with full line of products.   Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (Del Monte) announced that its first state-of-the-art Canadian distribution center, that opened in January this year, is now being complemented by the opening of a fresh cut facility in Oshawa, ON. The

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NOCO Stores Dig Out From the Snow

NOCO Express finds itself buried along with many other western New Yorkers. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Like thousands of stranded New Yorkers over the last few days, employees of NOCO Express found themselves buried to the hilt in one of the largest snowstorms to every hit the Buffalo area. In western New York, locations around Buffalo were covered with massive mounds of

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Anheuser-Busch Media Event Shares Best Practices

“Being best in craft beer also means being best in value brands—you can’t succeed by only growing one segment,” says Anheuser-Busch’s vice president of small format sales. Anheuser-Busch hosted a media event for the trade press, Wednesday Nov. 19-20 in St. Louis, to share best practices in driving beer sales, beer and food pairing concepts,

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QuikTrip Challenged Over Expansion Plans

Convenience chain in neighbors’ crosshairs over development project.   QuikTrip as a Kansas City neighborhood and the convenience store chain are going toe-to-toe over a new development plan. Worried about extra traffic and other related concerns, area neighbors filed a protest petition with the city clerk. The plans to buy the extra land and expand

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Maverik Inc. Donates $5,000 To Nonprofit

Maverik supports Idaho miracle makers this holiday season.   Maverik Inc. recently donated $5,000 to the Idaho-based Miracle League of Payette, which assists area communities. Currently, the Miracle League has more than 240 leagues in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada and serves more than 200,000 children and young adults with disabilities. The Miracle League

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7‑Eleven Rolls Out Private-Label OTC Drugs

“Just like when our customers are hungry or thirsty, if they come to our stores feeling ill, they have an immediate need they want fixed fast,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. When shoppers visit a 7‑Eleven store, they are typically on a mission—a snack if they’re hungry, a drink if they’re thirsty, fuel if their gas tank’s

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CITGO Raises Funds for ALS Reseach

CITGO partners recently sponsored a gala in honor of local resident Jane Vanden Heuvel, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011.   CITGO Marketer Garrow Oil Corp. and CITGO Petroleum Corp. recently sponsored the inaugural Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Toast to Life Gala, raising $40,000 to fund ALS research. The event honored Jane Vanden Heuvel of Little

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OnCue Express Raises Big Money for St. Jude

Oklahoma c-store has raised almost $1 million for St. Jude since 2006.   OnCue Express recently surpassed its goal to raise $200,000 during the 23rd annual St. Jude Halloween Pinup promotion to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During the month-long promotion, consumers joined the fight and donated $1 or more for a personalized Halloween-themed

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Rutter’s Earns 2014 Commercial Recycling Award

Known for its ecological initiatives, Rutter’s Farm Stores has recycled 400 pounds of fryer grease and 17 tons of cardboard at one store.   Rutter’s Farm Store in Mechanicsburg, PA has been named the recipient of the 2014 Commercial Recycling Award given by the Mechanicsburg Borough Council in recognition of the company’s  recycling practices.  Since

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“Vape” Chosen as Word of the Year

Vape is part of the English language and a popular word at that, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.   The Oxford English Dictionary has selected “vape” as its word of the year. The dictionary defines vape as a verb meaning “to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device. “A

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Vaping Group Derides Wisconsin Ban

Council looks to ban vaping in all locations in the Madison where smoking tobacco is banned.   Today, the American Vaping Association, a leading advocate for the benefits of vapor products such as electronic cigarettes, reacted to the introduction of an ordinance by members of the Madison City Council that would ban vaping in all

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Longtime C-Store Veteran Joins Kalibrate

Gregg Budoi was CEO and president of EZ Energy when it was sold to 7-Eleven two years ago. Former EZ Energy Inc. co-founder Gregg Budoi has joined the executive management team of global fuel retail provider Kalibrate as chief financial officer (CFO) and executive vice president. After launching EZ Energy in 2008, Budoi built the business to a chain

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Turkey Hill Launches Limited-Edition Ice Cream

Introduced Nov. 15, the nutty concoction is exclusively available  at Turkey Hill Minit Markets.   Turkey Hill Minit Markets is getting into the holiday spirit alit early with Turkey Hill Butter Almond All Natural Ice Cream, a limited batch flavor launching exclusively at Turkey Hill Minit Markets starting Saturday. Like all Turkey Hill All Natural Recipe

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New Corner Store Opens in Round Rock, Texas

CST Brands continues to up its store count in Texas as well as other parts of the U.S.   Though CST Brands Inc. is expanding its corporate footprint at a fast clip, the parent of company of Corner Store convenience stores,  still celebrates store openings big time in its home state of Texas. Corner Store recently held the grand opening celebration

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U-Stop Convenience Shops Adds Mobile Platform

U-Stop now has the ability to reach customers through a branded mobile app, individual store web pages and social media. U-Stop Convenience Shops, a convenience store chain based in Lincoln, Neb., launched their new website and mobile apps with OpenStore by Gasbuddy today. After integrating OpenStore, a complete digital marketing solution provider, U-Stop now has the ability

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MAPCO Announces Thanksgiving Promotion

Lucky commuters in Hendersonville and Franklin, Tenn., will enjoy $1 off per gallon of gas Nov. 22-23.   By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor   Holiday travel isn’t easy, just ask the two million Tennesseans—as reported by AAA—who drove last year to spend time with friends and family. This year, MAPCO and PayPal are teaming up

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Moist Tobacco Six-Pack Tubs

CN Smokeless Co. LLC is bringing some muscle to the traditional moist tobacco category with its latest introduction: Klondike Premium Moist Tobacco Six-Pack Tubs. The Klondike Six-Pack Tub is redefining what a tub should be by eliminating the mess and hassle of traditional tubs. Adult tobacco consumers are saying “no” to the time-consuming and messy

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Smart Floor Signs

Visual Workplace Inc. offers smart floor signs that enable your floors to communicate critical information about safety instructions clearly and effectively. The floor signs are peel and stick, easy to apply, and made of durable high bond acrylic that will withstand forklift and heavy foot traffic. Signs are available in three sizes: 12-inches and 17-inches

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Celebrate Peanut Butter

Reese’s fans have a reason to celebrate! November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, and Hershey is launching Reese’s Spreads, the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors in spreadable form. Based on the iconic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, Reese’s Spreads delivers the unique, one-of-a-kind combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors to any

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12-Ounce Sauce Sizes

Arcobasso Foods has introduced a lineup of new 12-ounce sauce bottles. The selection includes eight flavors, including a new Hot Sauce, that serve as condiments to the foodservice offerings of convenience stores nationwide. The new 12-ounce bottles will complement the current 18-ounce bottle sizes to give the convenience store operators greater selection. For More Information

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Mixed Nuts Bar

Mix it up with SNICKERS Brand Mixed Nuts Bar—a satisfying mix of peanuts, almonds and hazelnuts combined with SNICKERS Brand caramel and nougat, all coated with creamy milk chocolate. Nut lovers have much to celebrate with their favorite nuts in one bar. To drive awareness, category growth and sales, the launch of SNICKERS Brand Mixed

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Portable Coffee Offerings

Appeal to consumers looking to personalize specialty beverages on-the-go with new dairy-free DaVinci Gourmet Coffee Flavorings. Made with quality ingredients and no sugar, these zero-calorie flavorings are perfect for health conscious customers that want to take coffee house flavors with them on the road, to work or at home. One squeeze provides delicious flavoring to

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2015 Candies

Just Born is introducing new products for 2015. Hot Tamales Tropical Heat erupts with three spicy tropical flavors: Pineapple Picante, Limon Fever and Mango Tango. Also, in 2015, “Retro is Back” with Mike And Ike Cotton Candy flavored chewy candies, which are back by popular demand for a limited time. With a suggested retail price

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New Juice Line

AriZona Beverages has launched its newest juice line, Shaq Fu Punch. This is the second product launch to come from AriZona’s all-star partnership with Shaquille O’Neal and it’s already a knockout. Shaq Fu Punch delivers a crisp and fruity taste in three new fruit punch flavors: Grape, Strawberry and Pineapple. Shaq Fu Punch is Vitamin

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