Driving New Profits

Fleet Card Facts There are an estimated 650,000 fleets in the U.S. for a total of nine million vehicles. Currently, fleet cards are the fastest growing segment of MasterCard’s business. Most fleet cards offer valuable and robust reporting/management tools The tools can track mile-per-gallon variances, driving patterns, fuel purchases, calculate various tax exemptions and more.

Holding Pattern

Giles Foodservice Equipment has introduced a new line of foodservice equipment into its existing portfolio with its Holding Cabinet. The Giles Holding Cabinet (GHC) is designed to keep cooked foods hot, moist and flavorful until peak demand occurs for each foodservice operation. Units may be purchased as standalone unit or in double-stacked configuration. The GHC

The Slimline Countertop Holding Drawer

APW Wyott announces a new addition to its popular holding drawer line, the HDDS-Half, a slimline countertop half-size holding drawer. The HDDS-Half contains two half size slim drawers and is the perfect answer for doubling your holding capacity in a small amount of space. Thanks to its slim design, the HDDS-Half allows multiple products such

Sweet as Honey

Just in time for cold and flu season, BestSweet Inc. proudly introduces its newest product: Bee M.D. According to the World Health Organization, tens of millions of people contract influenza every winter. Even more catch a common cold with symptoms of fiery throat and sore mouth. Bee M.D. is a honey-based, organic throat drop dedicated

Mapping Atlas’ Technology

Maher Najjar may be the new guy at Atlas Oil Co., but he leans on an old saying to illustrate the technological challenges he knows loom on the horizon for the c-store industry. "You have to know where you are before you know where you’re going," said Najjar, who after just three months at Taylor,

Calling All Kids

Farley’s & Sathers’ top-selling Kiddie Mix is now available in a big 36-ounce stand-up bag. This all-time favorite candy mix includes: Now and Later, Super Bubble, SweeTarts, Smarties, Tootsie Midgees, lollipops and jawbreakers. Farley’s & Sathers is a leading manufacturer and distributor of quality confectionery and gum products, offering full-line, full-service opportunities to all classes

CITGO Chooses FleetCor

Fleet Card Facts There are an estimated 650,000 fleets in the U.S. for a total of nine million vehicles. Currently, fleet cards are the fastest growing segment of MasterCard’s business. Most fleet cards offer valuable and robust reporting/management tools The tools can track mile-per-gallon variances, driving patterns, fuel purchases, calculate various tax exemptions and more.

Smarter, Faster Washes

Introducing the new i5000 touchless, in-bay automatic car wash from D&S Car Wash Equipment Co. The "intelligent" i5000 is the latest innovation from D&S. Designed with proven technology adapted from its Quicksilver D&S5000 touchless line, the i5000 is loaded with advanced features. The powerful i5000 is space- and energy-efficient which makes it the ideal car

Frozen Goodness

Hoshizaki America Inc. manufactures complete lines of ice makers, dispensers, refrigerators/freezers and related accessories to help convenience store operators enhance their businesses. Our features include: The CycleSaver Design * Hoshizaki cubers produce the same quantity of ice in half as many cycles as competitive brands.  * Fewer cycles per day results in increased life &

Smart Sports Cards

Realizing the need for a consumable product in the highly trafficked and visible gift card shelf space, Smart Circle launched the next generation gift card. Smart Circle has recognized two major problems in the traditional gift card category: Cards are a gift and not a consumable item. If 100 consumers enter a convenience store, only

Alon Emerges

Alon USA At a Glance: Alon USA is a Dallas-based independent refiner and marketer majority owned by Alon Israel Oil Co. Ltd. It was formed in 2000 when Alon Israel purchased the downstream operations of Atofina Petrochemical. Today, Alon owns and operates the Fina fuel brand and Southwest Convenience Stores LLC (SCS), the largest 7-Eleven

Ultimate Flavor

The easiest way for operators to flavor up their menu is with new Johnsonville Fully-Cooked Ultimate Sausage Slices. These fully-cooked, pure pork slices are available in two seasoned varieties: Italian and Hot ‘N’ Spicy. In any menu part or any day part, you’ll be able to eliminate menu fatigue from chicken or beef while easily

Creating Loyal Customers

Faced with rapidly escalating costs, cutthroat commodity pricing and broader competition, the time is right for convenience stores to adopt more aggressive loyalty marketing programs that will attract new customers and reward existing ones. For nearly 80 years, loyalty and frequent shopper plans have proven to be highly effective promotional and brand-building tools for businesses

Obey Your Master

Today’s rising energy costs and new regulations are affecting businesses worldwide, especially in the foodservice industry, where refrigeration constitutes one-fifth of energy costs. Master-Bilt’s foamed-in-place polyurethane panels have foam that bonds directly to the metal overlay, creating a higher R-value than those that are not. The foam is mixed from two parts, polyurethane resin and

World-Class Service and Support

Piccadilly Circus Pizza has been there from the beginning, bringing new and innovative food programs to the convenience store industry since 1977. Piccadilly has grown steadily from a few standalone restaurants to nearly 1,400 locations in convenience stores across the country. Our philosophy has always been to "Keep it Simple," while providing the highest quality

Italian Sausage Patties

DiCapo Foods, a frozen food manufacturer announces the introduction of its fully cooked Italian sausage patty. Seeing the dinner sausage market filled with many varieties DiCapo seized the opportunity to be the first to enter into the breakfast market with an Italian patty sure to satisfy that spicy and ethnic appetite. Paired with egg and

Food Sales: Keeping Current and Competitive

Too many consumers still think Famima is a Japanese specialty foods marketer, admitted Hidenari Sato, executive vice president of the Los Angeles-based convenience store chain. However, while Famima stores are attracting more and more new customers every day to correct this misperception, the fact that Famima has a notoriously great sushi program is a tremendous

Scan the Possibilities

Adesso Inc., a leading manufacturer of computer input peripherals, has announced the release of the NuScan 3200, an optical laser barcode scanner. Featuring technical advancements that eliminate internal vibrating mirrors and moving parts, Adesso’s latest barcode scanner ensures for better shock absorption, longevity, and durability. Offering best-in-class solutions for various applications, the NuScan 3200 is

Express Rewards

Looking for a new tax accountant? How about a local bakery? The search may be a little easier—and more lucrative—thanks to the highly successful loyalty marketing program at Express Convenience Stores. The 19-store Wisconsin-based chain, which is operated by US Oil Co. Inc. and has units from Oshkosh to Green Bay, launched its GoFor Rewards

Build Traffic, Add Revenue

Self-Service coin systems are Cummins-Allison Corp’s response to retailers’ need for added revenue, increased store traffic, and enhanced customer service. Cummins two self-service coin kiosks provide a fast and simple solution for converting mixed coins to currency, while increasing overall store profitability. The JetCoin Self-Service Coin kiosk is rugged, reliable and able to process up

Hunt Brothers® Pizza

Hunt Brothers® Pizza is thelargest distributor of fresh dough pizza to the convenience store market, withover 6,000 locations in 27 states. Visit booth number #3150to learn more about our high profit concepts and our exciting NASCARsponsorship. 

APW Wyott Unveils Slimline Countertop half-size holding drawer

APW Wyott last month announced a new addition to its popular holding drawer line, the HDDS-Half, a slimline countertop half-size holding drawer. The HDDS-Half contains two half size slim drawers and is the perfect answer for doubling your holding capacity in a small amount of space. Thanks to its slim design, the HDDS-Half allows multiple

Looking at the Future Face of America

Continued ethnic population growth is making ethnic consumers one of the most sought-after demographics in the American retail grocery market. While the following demographic facts and expectations are based on U.S. census bureau data, the variety within each ethnic population means retailers need to tailor the ethnic food products they carry as closely as possible

Farm Fresh

Farmland Dairies, manufacturer of the Special Request Skim Plus line of fortified milk products, announced the launch of its new 14-ounce plastic single-serve whole white, chocolate and low-fat strawberry milk and orange juice products. An excellent source of calcium, phosphorus and vitamins A, D and B2, Farmland Dairies’ 14-ounce single-serve dairy products are made from

Hide ‘em or Flaunt ‘em?

Wisconsin architectural historian Jim Draeger figures two schools of thought exist in American towns where gas stations or c-stores are introduced. He calls these schools the “hide ‘em or flaunt ‘em approaches.” In the “hide ‘em” school, town planners want gas stations or c-stores to adopt architectural flavors that reflect the community’s subjective tastes. Colors,

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