Ellen Blossman Ph.D. to Speak at Enmarket Encourage Health Series

Ellen Blossman is scheduled to speak on the benefits of phytochemicals at this year’s Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series. The 2016 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, which will take place Tuesday, June 21, will feature a presentation from Ellen Blossman, Ph.D., entitled “Eat Well and Boost Your Energy With Phytochemicals.” Blossman’s presentation is scheduled to be

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Core-Mark to Acquire Pine State Convenience

Core-Mark is acquiring the industry leading “supplier of choice” for the northeast. A Definitive Asset Purchase Agreement has been signed, stating that Core-Mark Holding Co. will acquire all of the assets of Pine State Convenience. Pine State Convenience is a division of Pine State Trading Co., located in Gardiner, Maine. The transaction is structured as

Spider-Man Soup

Campbell Soup Co. has teamed up with Disney Consumer Products and Marvel Entertainment to bring web-slinging Super Hero Spider-Man to the soup aisle to celebrate the recent launch of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-vs. Sinister Six on Disney XD. Made with intricate, die-cut pasta figures, followers of the classic comic can fill their soup spoons with miniature […]

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Customer-Friendly ATM

Cash Depot has introduced the Nautilus Hyosung 5200 ATM. With the NH-5200, locations with large revenue potential will enjoy the winning combination of a simple-to-use, customer-friendly ATM and the superior functionality and security of a financial institution cash dispenser. The NH-5200 features an eye-catching 12.1-inch LCD screen, provides a high-capacity 6,000 note load option and […]

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Mondelēz International Supports Soccer

Mondelēz International invites local communities to support their local soccer teams. Mondelēz International has announced its continued support of soccer through the #PassTheLoveBack campaign. This is the third consecutive year for this multi-brand program from the Official Snacks of U.S. Soccer and the Official Snacks if Major League Soccer. The program will leverage U.S. Women’s

The NACS In Store Program Continues

An Illinois Representative recently worked behind the counter at a Springfield, Ill. Qik-n-EZ. The latest participant in the NACS In Store program from the National Association of Convenience Stores, Representative Darin LaHood (IL-18), was invited to interact with the community while working the counter at a local Illinois c-store. During his time behind the counter,

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

By Bill Scott, President, StoreReport LLC Lately, I have been looking for new ideas regarding analyzing the millions of records we have accumulated over the past 13 years. You can find yourself lost in analysis if you are not careful. However, there is something about it that intrigues me. Assumptions have the propensity of becoming

Heroes Aren’t Who They Used to Be

The faces of acclaimed Americans have been replaced by some who aren’t so recognizable, but are heroic nevertheless. By Jim Callahan I saw the recent presidential debates and I’m left very troubled, with an emptiness and fear for our country. I watch as Republicans and Democrats hurl insults, spout half-truths, and make outlandish accusations and

Millennials Know What They Want

Packaged Facts has revealed five trends that are prominent among Millennial consumers. Packaged Facts has released new data revealing that Millennials are more confident and make bolder food choices than older consumers. The market research publisher’s new Millennial Menus: Culinary Trend Tracking Series offers strategies for those in the foodservice industry to nurture the demanding

Hispanic Consumer Trends in Foodservice

The NPD Group has offered advice on how foodservice operators can attract Hispanic consumers. The NPD Group has reported that Hispanics have increased their visits to restaurants and foodservice outlets last year while total restaurant traffic was flat. Hispanics are a major growth target for restaurant chains. NPD’s ongoing CREST Hispanic foodservice market research revealed that,

Stripes Opens a New Texas Location

Brownsville, Texas consumers have access to a wide range of amenities at the new Stripes Convenience Store. Brownsville, Texas is now home to the newest Stripes Convenience Store. The new location held a grand opening fiesta and ribbon cutting ceremony with the Brownsville, Texas Chamber of Commerce on Friday, April 22, 2016. The new Stripes

Renewable Energy Group Supports New Biofuel Legislation

Iowa lawmakers are supporting worthwhile biofuel incentives. Daniel Oh, president and CEO of Renewable Energy Group Inc., recently made a statement in support of legislation which was passed by the Iowa House and Senate. This new legislation extends biofuel production and retail incentives through 2024. This legislation adjusts the current retail incentive for fuel containing

Raising the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage

The secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry praises Sheetz for its decision to raise workers’ pay. During the recent “Jobs that Pay” tour in Cambria County, Pa., Kathy Manderino, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, focused her presentation on raising the minimum wage. At the Greater Johnstown Career & Technical

AMBEST Announces 2015-16 Grand Prize Winner

One lucky AMBEST customer has been awarded a brand new Harley Davidson. Steve Johnson has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2015-16 AMBUCK$ Grand Prize.  On Thursday, March 24, 2016, Johnson was awarded the AMBEST Grand Prize Harley Davidson Softail Motorcycle by AMBEST, in partnership with Lucas Oil Products, at the AMBEST Penn

How to Operate Sustainably

The NRA has offered advice to help restaurant’s operate in a more sustainable way. Just in time for Earth Day, the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA’s) Conserve program has released a list of sustainability tips advising restaurant operators on how a few simple steps can make a significant impact on their environmental footprints and their bottom

Is the Dairy Milk Market in Trouble?

Dairy milk is struggling to gain favor over non-dairy substitutes among consumers. New research from Mintel has revealed that the U.S. dairy milk market has declined in recent years. This decrease in the dairy milk market is being attributed to negative health perceptions, reductions in retail prices and exports and the growing number of non-dairy

Thomaston Extends Sealed Bid Deadline

The previous sealed bid deadline for the six properties being offered by Thomaston Land Co. has been extended an additional two weeks. The deadline for the previously announced sealed bid sale offered by Thomaston Land Co. has been extended. The company is still offering six properties located in Maryland and Pennsylvania by sealed bid sale,

Bob O’ Connor Appointed Chairman of WPMCA

The NAG board member and president of the Jetz convenience store chain was elevated to chairman at the association’s annual conference this week in Green Bay, Wis. The Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association (WPMCA) has elevated Bob O’Connor to chairman of the organization’s board of directors. O’Connor has been a member of the board

Protect Hands

At work or at home, indoors or out, daily activities are hard on hands and skin. They can dry it out, rough it up, irritate it, stain it, causing dry cracking and damage. True Effects Hand & Skin Shield goes on as a soothing cream, protects like a glove, lasts for hours, allows hands and […]

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Pilot Flying J Hones Workforce Success

Utilizing innovative team-building tools can put you ahead of the pack when it comes to fostering a competitive workforce. By Mark Rowan, Chief People Officer, Pilot Flying J Like most industries, convenience stores are adjusting to keep up with emerging technologies and an increasingly multigenerational workforce. As this evolving workplace continues to reshape the way

TravelCenters Completes Quaker Steak & Lube Acquisition

TravelCenters looks to grow QSL into a nationally-recognized brand through franchising and licensing. TravelCenters of America LLC has completed of its previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Quaker Steak & Lube (QSL), for approximately $25 million. The sale amount does not include working capital adjustments, inventory and other closing costs. “We are pleased to

QuickChek Opens New Store and Donates To Local Recreation Department

A portion of sandwich and wrap revenue from the new QuikChek’s first 30 days of operation benefited youth sports in Fairfield, N.J. In honor of its newest New Jersey c-store location, QuickChek donated $4,127.50 to the Fairfield, N.J. Department of Recreation to benefit the township’s youth sports teams. It is the largest ever store-opening donation

Love’s Opens 12th Florida Location

The new travel stop offers 69 parking spaces, showers, gourmet coffee and more. Love’s Travel Stops opened a new travel center in Davenport, Fla., on April 21, located along Interstate 4 and U.S. Highway 27. “We are excited to open our first stop on the busy U.S. Highway 27 in central Florida,” said Greg Love,

The Rutter & Hartman Family Receive Cornerstone Award

Recognized for their philanthropy including generous donations to central Pennsylvania charities. SpiriTrust Lutheran presented their annual Cornerstone Award to the Rutter and Hartman family, which acknowledges remarkable generosity of leadership, charitable support, and volunteer service of York County individuals. Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter’s Farm Stores, Todd Rutter, president of Rutter’s Dairy, and

Study Shows State of Retail Supply Chain

Overall retailers globally share the same supply chain challenges. The second annual supply chain research study: ‘State of the Retail Supply Chain 2016’ highlights the key priorities for North American retail supply chain executives. The study was conducted by research firm Martec International and commissioned by RELEX, the first supply chain solution provider to offer

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