Tackling New Challenges

During her 13-year career in the industry, Donna Perkins has come a long way. Her enthusiasm and desire to learn drive her success. As pricebook manager for Calloway Oil Co., Perkins maintains costs and retails for all items in the company’s 23 E-Z Stop Food Mart stores in Tennessee. She also handles vendor issues, cost

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CAT Scale Company

If you sell diesel fuel, then you need a CAT Scale.  Join the world’s leading public truck scale network.  Over 1,275 certified scales located across the United States and Canada.  No startup costs.  All equipment, maintenance and staff training is provided by CAT Scale Company.  National advertising program, 24-Hour Help Desk and a loyal customer

Train to Retain

Convenience store turnover is staggering—100% is typical, and 200% is common among hourly retail employees. Yet, in a Fortune magazine survey of the most admired companies, “the single best predictor of overall excellence was a company’s ability to attract, motivate and retain talented people.” Training and preparing employees for advancement is one proven method for

Hunt Brothers® Pizza

Hunt Brothers® Pizza will be present at NACS October 6-8 With more than 6,000 locations in 28 states, Hunt Brothers® Pizza is the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Family owned and operated for over 40 years, the company provides direct store delivery with all of the food products, marketing

Keys to Growing Foodservice Profitably

Why are some retailers prospering when others are struggling? What are the keys to growing the business—even during tough economic times? How are successful retailers approaching the business differently than others? These are all questions that could be applicable to any part of the retail business. However, the questions are extremely salient to foodservice programs

Broaster Company

    The Broaster Company will be introducing 6 new dipping sauces and five new frozen foods from its line of convenient, delicious Broaster® Recipe products. New food items include Fully-Cooked Wings, Zesty Homestyle Chicken Tenders, Zesty Fully-Cooked Breast Fillets, Premium 4 oz. Cod Fillets, and Hand-Breaded Style Catfish. Booth #8733 Broaster Companywww.broaster.com

Keeping USTs and Fuel Dispensers Safe

“Those operators who are only now waking up to the need to tend to UST-related matters need not despair. I recently put together an update for a client I have on all 50 states, and everything I remember reading said that no one’s been cast out, shut down or told they can’t operate because they

Krispy Krunchy Foods

Krispy Krunchy Foods will be showing two of their concepts during this year’s NACS show.  The chicken concept gives a franchise look with no franchise fees.  Operators get a week of training at their location and a first class graphics package.  The pizza concept is a pre-built product of high quality designed to take the

Meeting the Demand for Fresh Foods

Rx for Dinner   Walgreen’s drug chain recently announced that it will test market chilled foods at a dozen of its 7,500 stores this fall to determine if busy consumers are willing to stop at a drug store for a grab-and-go lunch or dinner. While full details of the test have not been made public,

Kellogg’s

  The Kellogg Convenience Store Team is excited to introduce Keebler® Fudge Shoppe® Jumbo Fudge Sticks and other new products this year from our innovative and powerful brands.  Come see us at NACS booth 4953 for more information.  888-289-5554. Booth #4953 Kellogg Conveniencewww.kelloggconvenience.com  

Shopping for POS Solutions

Convenience to customers today means one-stop shopping, short lines at the counter and the ability to get in and out of a store fast. New integrated point-of-sale (POS) solutions are speeding up service and offering customers the convenience they demand thanks to faster processing times. What’s more, they’re saving operators money, labor and time. Finding

Power Service Products

Power Service Products is America’s largest manufacturer of technologically advanced diesel fuel additives. Our products have been formulated to provide trouble-free winter operation as well as year-around diesel engine performance improvement from all diesel fuels, including Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel and biodiesel. New, more powerful antigels protect diesel engines from the fuel problems

Building a Proprietary Food Program

Ingredients for Success   The answer to the question, “How can c-store operators develop proprietary foodservice programs?” is, according to consultant Dan Bendall, founder and president of FoodStrategy Inc. in Rockville, Md., the same as what he would tell any would-be restaurateur. “You need the following ingredients to be successful, not just serve food.” They

Johnsonville

Johnsonville’s plump and juicy Spicy German Brats, will boost margins and drive repeat business. With a powerful merchandising program to help promote and sell, Johnsonville makes selling Spicy German Brats a no-brainer. Remember: it’s not a brat if it’s not from Johnsonville, the brand your customers already know, trust and love. Booth #7923 Johnsonvillewww.johnsonville.com/foodservice

Electronic Wallet: The New Way to Pay

The thirsty teenager steps up to a bright red vending machine and takes out her mobile phone. She places the phone near a reader attached to the machine and a cold can of cola is immediately dispensed. This scene is repeated thousands of times each day for thirsty consumers—in Japan. For almost six years, Japanese

Retalix

Retalix is a leading independent provider of software and professional services to retailers and distributors worldwide.  Our solutions serve the demand-driven needs of convenience and fuel retailers, grocery chains, independent grocers, and food, beverage, and consumer packaged goods distributors. Retalix personalized software applications automate and synchronize essential operations, encompassing stores, headquarters, and warehouses. We help

f’real

The f’real program offers three delicious product lines in one simple blending system—classic Milkshakes, real fruit Smoothies and gourmet Frozen Cappuccinos. f’real’s new FRLB4 has a dynamic 22” touch screen, integrated ServiceAlert™ diagnostics, and is 100% self cleaning and sanitizing.  Having a great-tasting frozen beverage destination has never been so easy.   Booth #7940 f’realwww.freal.com

Developing a Customized Foodservice Menu

Testing New Products   As new products earn their way onto your menu don’t forget about the equipment.   “Let’s say you’ve got a roller grill and you’ve been selling hot dogs forever,” explained Larry Miller, president of Miller Management & Consulting Services Inc. in Sanford, Fla. “Now somebody brings you a handheld Mexican product,

Mars

With everything there is to love about SNICKERS® —peanuts, caramel, nougat and milk chocolate—consumers will be nuts with the addition of peanut butter in new SNICKERS® Brand Peanut Butter Squared.  Available in December 2010, each singles pack will have two delicious square-shaped bars in an optimal size to please consumers. Booth #2561 Marswww.mars.com

Processing PCI Confusion

Many retailers are breathing a sigh of relief in regard to PCI, after this summer’s deadline for software compliance was relaxed after a request by the major oil companies, giving scrambling retailers a little more time to comply. But retailers be warned: chains that face a breach could still get hit with huge fines. “Some

JT International U.S.A.

JT International U.S.A. (JTI) has introduced its newest brand: WINGS. A high-quality, American blend cigarette with a smooth flavor, WINGS is designed for today’s value-seeking adult smokers with its bold, premium packaging and attractive price. WINGS is available in six top-selling box styles, including Red, Gold and Menthol in King Size and 100’s. WINGS is

Pierce Chicken

  Wing Dings® and fiery Wing Zings® Boneless wings mean grab-n-go convenience for your customers, as well as easy prep and high-margins for you. Spice up your foodservice sales with craveable boneless wings from Pierce Chicken. Our best selling Wing Dings® and fiery Wing Zings® products are fully cooked and ready for the oven or fryer.

Lighting the Way to Profitability

Lighters can be an afterthought. There are relatively few manufacturers, everyone merchandises them near the front counter, liability issues have cut down on cheap products and differentiation is only skin deep. But even given the limited number of companies supplying products, lighters produce an excellent margin—between 40% and 60%—and sales have been steady for the

Land Mark Products

Land Mark New Product profile – Omelete Wrap Day’ N Night Bites Omelete Wrap is a delicious solution to the problem of enjoying breakfast on the go – mess. Instead of using crumbly scrambled eggs, the traditional egg-based breakfast wrap is more contained and far less likely to fall out of the tortilla.   Day N’

Industry Shines in National Rankings

Inc. magazine has revealed its fourth annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. “The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said Inc. President Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases

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