7-Eleven Unveils Big Red Slurpee

America’s original red soda is now available in Slurpee form at select 7-Eleven stores. 7-Eleven Inc. has partnered with Big Red to introduce a new Big Red summer Slurpee flavor. 7-Eleven showcases national and regional soda favorites that consumers love by recreating them as Slurpee flavors. Sipping on a Big Red soda in the summertime is


Tropical Teas

Red Diamond has announced the launch of new TROPICAL TEMPTATIONS flavored iced teas. These exotic, island-inspired iced teas begin with the finest of orange pekoe and pekoe cut black teas and elegant green teas. With eight ripe, sun drenched flavors these teas provide a refreshingly clear crisp beverage alternative that your customers desire. The new […]

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Eby-Brown to Open New Distribution Center

A new distribution center will help to fuel Eby-Brown’s expansion into the Mid-South. Eby-Brown Co. LLC has announced that it will soon open a new distribution center in Shepherdsville, Ken. This new, state-of-the-art 300,000 square foot distribution center will help to fuel Eby-Brown’s expansion into the Mid-South market. The distribution center will open January 2nd,

VP Racing Fuels Partners with the Gateway Dirt Nationals

VP Racing is now the title partner for the Gateway Dirt Nationals. VP Racing Fuels has signed a multi-year agreement, acquiring the title partnership for the largest indoor stock car race in 34 years, the VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals. In addition to the title partnership, VP Racing Fuels is now the Official Fuel and

Growth Energy Urges the EPA to Finalize New Blending Targets

Growth Energy is urging the EPA to get the RFS program back on track. A group of bipartisan representatives from the Congressional Biofuels Caucus has sent a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize the new blending targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The new blending targets will expand the production of

Gate Opens Multi-Blend Fuel Station in Jacksonville, Fla.

Gate Petroleum celebrated the opening of its new store with generous fuel discounts. With the opening of its newest multi-blend store, Gate Petroleum has brought E15 and E85 ro Jacksonville, Fla. To celebrate the grand opening of the new store at 7099 Collins Rd., Protec Fuel and GATE offered a fuel price discount, giveaways and

How Employees Should Wash Hands

By FoodPros.com Are your employees washing their hands the right way? Share these handy tips on proper hand washing technique.  We all know the signs in public restrooms: “Employees must wash hands before returning to work.“  This is a good reminder, but maybe the sign should read: “How employees should properly wash hands before returning

NRF Approves of New Legislation Regarding Overtime Regulations

The harmful effects of the new overtime regulations may be somewhat alleviated by new legislation. Representative Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., has introduced new legislation proposing that the Labor Department’s new overtime regulations be phased in, rather than implemented all at once. If implemented, the new proposal would reduce the damage that the new overtime regulations will

Chevron is Fueling Education

Chevron recently donated funds to 24 school districts to help fund STEM education programs.  As a part of the company’s month-long “Energy for Learning” series, Chevron awarded grants totaling $1.4 million to 24 school districts and other non-profit organizations in the South Bay, Calif. area. These grants will be used to fund local Science, Technology,

Mastercard Unveils Masterpass Digital Payment Solution

Mastercard introduces an omni-channel, all-digital payment solution for consumers, issuers and merchants. Mastercard has introduced the new Masterpass global digital payment service, which the some are calling the foundation for the future of commerce. This enhanced solution enables consumers to look no further than their own trusted bank or credit union to make fast, simple

Walmart Launches Mobile Pay Platform

Walmart has launched an app that will allow customers to pay in-store with their mobile phones. While Walmart has chosen not to accept digital wallets such as Apple or Android Pay programs, it has now introduced one a mobile payment platform of its own. According to a report from WPRI Eyewitness News, the existing Walmart

Pennsylvania Tobacco Tax Excludes Cigars

The cigar industry is celebrating its victory in Pennsylvania. New legislation levying a tax on a number of tobacco products has been passed by the Pennsylvania Assembly. According to a report from the Cigar Association of America, the historic tax increase, which amounts to $1.2 billion and includes over $500 million in new tobacco taxes

Kum & Go Announces New Iowa Location

Kum & Go is offering a wide variety of amenities to customers in Rock Springs, Wyo. at its newly built store.  At 6 a.m. on Thurs., July 14, Kum & Go opened the doors to its newly built location in Rock Springs, Wyo. The new store is located at 3910 Foothill Boulevard. The brand new,

What are Consumers Sipping on this Summer?

Many consumers are seeking unique cool and refreshing summer flavors to sip on as the summer season heats up. New research from the Harris Poll has revealed that consumer beverage preferences tend to change with the seasons. A recent survey of drinking-age Americans has revealed that many are looking for something to beat the heat,

The Guess Corp. Seeks to Acquire C-Stores

The Guess Corp. is looking to acquire 1,000 convenience store/gas station units. Through one of its subsidiaries, The Guess Corp. is looking to acquire a number of convenience store/gas station units over the next year. The acquired units may include both branded and unbranded locations. The company intends to acquire at least 1,000 units over

Starbucks Partners with Princi

Starbucks Roasteries and Reserve Stores will soon bake items in house as a result of the company’s new partnership with Princi. Starbucks Corp. is now a global licensee and investor in the Italian restaurant Princi. With this new partnership, Starbucks will be helping to expand Princi beyond its current five locations, and bring the artisan

TravelCenters to Present at 2016 Expedite Expo

TravelCenters of America will be hosting a number of sessions at this year’s Expedite Expo. TravelCenters of America LLC will occupy booth 467 at the 2016 Expedite Expo at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Ken., from July 15-16. Let’s Get Technical Expedite Expo attendees will be able to participate in TravelCenters’ five “Let’s Get

C-Stores Profit with Prepared Food Items

An increase in the variety of fresh prepared food items has led to growth in foodservice profitability. According to a new report from Datassential, foodservice is the top driver of profitability for convenience store operators. In fact, 77% of convenience stores claim that their foodservice offerings are “very profitable.” Foodservice is ranked very profitable by

QuickChek Named Convenience Store Decisions’ 2016 Convenience Store Chain of the Year

The convenience store chain is helping to redefine convenience in the Northeast by embracing cutting-edge retail technology and staying true to its foodservice roots at 143 locations throughout New Jersey and New York. Total Customer Dedication. It’s a phrase retailers like to use, but extremely difficult to execute. Not for QuickChek. For Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based

Thorntons Announces Opening of New Illinois Location

Thorntons’ newest store offers an array of freshly prepared breakfast and lunch items for on-the-go customers. On Friday, July 15, 2016, Thorntons Inc. will be hosting an official ribbon cutting ceremony and a check presentation in celebration of the opening of its new store located at 476 North York Road Elmhurst, Ill. 60126. The check

Americans Cut Back on Chocolate Consumption

Confectioners are finding the need to diversify their product offerings as consumers cut back on their consumption of confectionery items. New research on consumer trends suggests that consumers are now decreasing their consumption of confectionery items, and the chocolate industry is expected to see marked declines in the coming years. According to a recent report

Wayne to Supply Fuel Dispensers to Gate Petroleum

In an effort to offer its customers the greatest variety at the pump, Gate Petroleum has chosen Wayne to supply the company’s Florida fueling sites with fuel dispensers.  For the first time, Wayne Fueling Systems is supplying fuel dispensers to Gate Petroleum. Gate will be working with Protec Fuel Management LLC of Boca Raton, Fla.

Pilot Flying J Celebrates National Hot Dog Day

Pilot Flying J offers customers a free roller grill item in celebration of National Hot Dog Day. Thurs., July 14, 2016 is National Hot Dog Day, and Pilot Flying J is inviting fans to join in the celebration by offering them a free hot dog or roller grill item. According to a report from Oak

Dunkin’ Donuts Further Commits to Sustainable Sourcing

Dunkin’ Donuts is working with the Rainforest Alliance to help the brand reach a higher level of sustainable sourcing. Dunkin’ Donuts is working to fulfill its commitment to sustainable sourcing by expanding its current work with the Rainforest Alliance. The extension of this partnership helps Dunkin’ Donuts to incorporate certified products in its coffee portfolio

SoCalGas Opens New CNG Fueling Station

SoCalGas opens its 15th CNG fueling station. SoCalGas has announced the opening of its newest Compressed Natural Gas fueling station in Pico Rivera, Calif. This new fueling station is SoCalGas’s 15th CNG station. Wed., July 13 marked the grand opening of this new station, and the company held a grand opening celebration, complete with a