Clark Brands Signs Scher-Cash and Belmont Carson Petroleum

Clark is assisting Scher-Cash and Belmont Carson Petroleum with the installation of the new image at all 14 locations that are set to be converted to the Clark brand. Clark Brands LLC today announced that Scher-Cash Inc., based in Martin’s Ferry, Ohio, and Belmont Carson Petroleum Corp., based in Bridgeport, Ohio, have branded with Clark.

34 Georgia C-store/Gas Stations For Sale

Bid deadline set for Aug. 18. Sam’s Real Estate Holdings – Georgia LLC  is selling  34 c-store properties located in the greater Atlanta, Ga., metropolitan area by sealed bid sale. Sam’s has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) to coordinate the offering and sale of the properties. Sealed bids are required to be

Koko’s Chillin’ Weekend At NYC Dylan’s Candy Bar

Starting the summer off right, Dylan’s Candy Bar hosted a “Chillin’ Weekend” this past June 4-5, featuring Koko’s Confectionery’s ICEE and Slush Puppie candies. The iconic team of the ICEE bear and Slush Puppie were seen hanging around Dylan’s and signing autographs for children of all ages. Confection and beverage lovers alike were privy to

Hangable Clamshell Containers

Inline Plastics Corp. has introduced the new Hangables line of clamshell containers, the newest version of the company’s Safe-T-Fresh line of products, and ideal for c-store retailers. The new Hangables version of the product line has a molded-in hang-tab to enable merchandising on racks and pegboard displays throughout the store. When the clamshell is closed

Sparkling Fruit Juice

Nestlé Juicy Juice Sparkling Fruit Juice is made with 70% premium quality fruit juice and 30% water that is carbonated, with no added sugar. It is all natural, is an excellent source of vitamin C, and contains one serving of fruit in each can. Now available in Apple, Berry and Orange flavors in 8.4-fluid-ounce cans,

Fuel Rewards Luring Customers

With gas prices rising, loyalty programs are rewarding customers with steep discounts. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. With fuel prices approaching record highs in May, customers were thinking carefully about where they stop for gas and are paying more attention to rewards programs that offer cents-off fuel gallons purchased. Convenience store chains are responding with

NACS Responds As Debit Card Reform Passes Final Barrier

The Senate’s rejection of an amendment offered by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Bob Corker (R-TN) demonstrates the power of consumer and retail industry advocacy efforts and is a major victory for the convenience and fuel retailing industry, said NACS Chairman Jeff Miller. The Tester-Corker amendment needed 60 votes for passage in the Senate, however

Swipe Fee Reform Safe

It’s a huge victory for convenience store retailers and merchants across the U.S. today, as the Senate rejected an amendment offered by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Bob Corker (R-TN) to delay swipe fee reform. The vote was 54-45 in favor of the Tester-Corker amendment, six short of the 60 needed to delay swipe fee

Sign Says: Please Watch For Text Messagers

By: Lance Winslow The other day, I went to go buy some gas for my little red sports car down at the local gas station. It’s one of those really cool new c-stores with all the bells and whistles, trimmings and a car wash. As I was there, unfortunately the credit card reading machine wasn’t

VPS Holds Annual Summer Swing Golf Tourney

Proceeds from the auction and golf tournament to benefit the Cape Fear Council of Boy Scouts. The VPS Convenience Store Group and the Cape Fear Council of Boy Scouts are holding their 28th Annual Summer Swing Golf Tourney and Auction to benefit the Boy Scouts of America June 7-8, 2011 in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. The dinner and

Swipe Fee Vote Pending Today

NACS is urging retailers to call their Senators in one final push before the 2p.m. EST vote. Today, June 8, at 2 p.m. EST, the Senate is set to vote on an amendment by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), which seeks to delay and effectively kill swipe fee reform. The debate ( happening now) and the

Chevron Invests $2 Million in South Bay Schools

“Supporting STEM is a key Chevron value, and these funds are truly an investment in preparing the next generation workforce for increasingly technical careers,” says Chevron spokesperson. Chevron has completed the distribution of its 2011 “Energy for Learning” grants delivered via a yellow school bus to South Bay schools. The grants represent a significant increase

Adding Spice to the Morning Menu

Remember those great tasting skillet breakfasts we’ve all enjoyed? Lettieri’s new Breakfast Skillet Rounds brings back that experience with these hand-held, all-in-one morning treats. Totally enrobed in “bakery-fresh” bread, each filling is reminiscent of a particular breakfast skillet recipe. At four ounces each, varieties include: Cajun Style; Western Style Omelet; Cheesy Potato, Egg and Bacon;

Maintaining Cigarette Sales

Despite taxation and regulation, convenience store retailers remain optimistic about this lucrative category, though a potential ban on menthol products is looming. By John Lofstock, Editor. In an era in which the sports page sounds like the business page, talk of selling cigarettes inevitably sounds like political rhetoric. When c-store operators talk cigarettes these days

Untipped Cigarillos

John Middleton’s Black & Mild is launching two premium untipped cigarillo products nationally: Classic and Sweets. Classic is for adult cigar smokers interested in a classic Black & Mild pipe tobacco taste, while Sweets is a more traditional cigarillo taste made from primarily air-cured tobaccos. Both products are available in five-packs and singles. During initial

Tobacco Sales Rolling Along

As consumers embrace roll your own (RYO) tobacco, retailers are seeing a boost in sales of accessories such as rolling papers, cigarette tubes and rolling machines. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Smokers seeking a safe harbor from cigarette tax increases have made port in the roll your own (RYO) segment. Many have been pleasantly surprised

Worries Over Economy Pressuring Oil Prices

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale gasoline costs are again moving lower, pressured in early June by worry over economic growth highlighted by an increase in the U.S. unemployment rate in May. Poor results in manufacturing and housing detailed in recent data releases have also piled onto the heightening concern over the

Pilot Opens Two New Sites

Travel centers in Haines City, Fla., and Morgantown, W.Va., welcome customers. Pilot has opened two new travel centers with full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public. The new sites are located  at 2309 Smithtown Rd. in Morgantown, W. Va., off Interstate 79 at Exit 146, and at 35647 U.S. Highway 27 North in

Krispy Krunchy Chicken Opens New Locations

With 132 new stores open already this year, Krispy Krunchy Chicken moves toward its goal. Krispy Krunchy Chicken opened seven new stores this week, bringing its YTD total openings to 132. “I ask each market for its (store opening) goals at the beginning of the year,” said Dan Shapiro, executive vice president of Krispy Krunchy

New All-Stars For Charities Fruit Snack Benefits Fight for Autism

JAL Enterprises and Summit Foods team with the Darryl Strawberry Foundation Fight for Autism. JAL Enterprises, a company that creates products to support non profit organizations and Summit Foods have teamed up with the Darryl Strawberry Foundation “Fight for Autism” to introduce a new fruit snack, All-Stars for Charities Fruit Snacks. All-Stars for Charities Fruit

Reese’s Brand and Warner Bros.’ Team for ‘Green Lantern’ Promotion

Instant-win promotion will land one lucky consumer a chance to fly like Superhero Hal Jordan. Imagine soaring at 40,000 feet, topping the speed of sound as you man a state-of-the art fighter jet. Well, now customers can score just such an experience as Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, in partnership with Warner Bros. Entertainment, launches an

TA Releases TruckSmart 2.0 Mobile App

New version includes UltraONE Rewards access and instant shower feature. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has released version 2.0 of its TruckSmart mobile application for Android and iPhone smartphone platforms. Version 2.0 continues the track record of the popular 1.0 by bringing even more first-in-the-industry features. TruckSmart 2.0 gives professional drivers the power to access

Flourishing After the Floods

After suffering extensive water damage at its Nashville, Tenn., store, TravelCenters of America has reopened the unit with a new look and a host of modern features. By: Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Just a year ago, the TravelCenters of America truck stop in Nashville, Tenn., fell victim to the historic flooding that ravaged Middle Tennessee

Wake Up Your Menu With Folgers

Coffee consumption has come a long way recently, from being traditionally consumed with breakfast and dessert, to being requested during all dayparts. According to the National Coffee Association, 80% of Americans drink coffee, with more than half of the population drinking it every day. Available in a variety of flavors and foodservice-friendly packages, all Folgers

Kellogg Expands Cereal Line

Cereal aisles in the U.S. are about to get a little bit busier with the introduction of megabrand Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal. After decades of success overseas, Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal is being launched in the U.S. with a marketing campaign— “It’s Morning Somewhere”— giving consumers the perfect excuse to enjoy the great taste and

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