Pep Up Store Sales

Pep Up Store Sales DMD Pharmaceuticals introduces the new Xtreme Peptime Mini-White Liquid Sport Pack. This 12ml Sport Pack provides an easy to open rip top for those on-the-go consumers. This dietary supplement contains vitamin B, caffeine, and taurine. This convenient blend of vitamins and energizers is formulated for an instant energy rush lasting for

Eliminate Cup Concerns

The new Sentry adjustable cup dispenser from San Jamar is the simple, affordable way to protect and dispense any cup and keep counters clean and organized. With beverage programs constantly changing this is a dispenser that can be adjusted for your current and future cup needs. The dispenser offers adjustable lifetime levers that prevent cup

Overcoming Adversity

Good things happen to good people. That’s an axiom we’ve all heard from the moment we were able to distinguish right from wrong. For Jeff Morris, president and CEO of Alon USA, that was a concept he struggled to wrap his brain around eight months ago. Morris has enjoyed a reputation as a great leader

Portable Valve Tester

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set new requirements to reduce and eliminate hazardous air pollutants at gasoline-dispensing facilities that went into effect on Jan. 10, 2008. To enable easy testing of P/V vent valves, OPW Fueling Components is pleased to offer the X23-2000 Automatic P/V Vent Valve Tester. The X23-2000 is an automatic, easy-to-use

Onboarding: The Key to Valued Employee Retention

Branding, corporate identity and corporate image are just a few of the buzzwords the folks in the marketing department use to describe the basic building blocks of a comprehensive business development plan. What these terms have in common is that they’re all about communications. Simply put, as every convenience retailer knows, the world won’t beat

Sam’s Club

Visit Booth #263 and learn how Sam’s Club® helps c-store operators save money and boost the bottom line with a variety of products, support programs and tips developed just for c-stores.  

Xtreme Peptime Mini-White Liquid Sport Pack

DMD Pharmaceuticals introduces the new Xtreme Peptime Mini-White Liquid Sport Pack.  This 12ml Sport Pack provides an easy to open rip top for those on-the-go consumers.  This dietary supplement contains vitamin B, caffeine, and taurine.  This convenient blend of vitamins and energizers is formulated for an instant energy rush lasting for hours.  The new Liquid

Dashboard Dining Made Easy

Ruiz Foods has introduced El Monterey Chimi Rolls, 4-ounce chimichangas in two new authentic Mexican flavors, tightly rolled for easy on-the-go eating and perfect for the hot-to-go case. Each El Monterey Chimi Roll uses quality meats and cheese, Mexican spices and freshly baked tortillas. "When today’s consumer looks to the foodservice hot case for innovative

What’s your “WOW” Factor?

A retailer needs three elements to deliver great service: a warm welcome, a magic moment and a fond farewell. These elements are fundamental for companies like Ritz Carlton and Disney, as well as the growing chain of Waffle House restaurants. Disney, of course, has been a leader in customer service for decades, having more or less

“Dubble” Your Profits

Maxim Manufacturing and Marketing knows new products drive sales, so the company is now proud to offer Dubble Bubble gumball machines that adults and children are sure to love. The Dubble Bubble Gumball Machine stands 6 inches high, is made of durable plastic and has a red base, clear globe and black panel on the

Tobacco’s Cloudy Future

Selling tobacco products at retail continues to get harder—this time because of H.R. 1108, the Family Smoking Prevention and Control Act, which passed overwhelmingly in the House on July 30 and would, if it becomes law, be the first time the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regulatory authority over tobacco manufacturing and retailing.

Atlas Oil Recognized For Safety

Atlas Oil Company said this week that a Department of Transportation (DOT) safety audit conducted by the State of Michigan Motor Carrier Division has given the company the highest of three possible ratings. The DOT safety investigation gave positive reviews on the condition and maintenance of Atlas Oil’s trucks and security plan, as well as

N.Y. Eases Restrictions On Unbranded Fuel Sales

New York gas station owners are celebrating a new law signed last week by Gov. David Paterson that will allow them to sell cheaper unbranded gasoline, The Times Union in Albany, N.Y., reported. Owners of stations affiliated with major oil companies such as ExxonMobil, Hess and Sunoco are typically required under contract to buy gas

Gilbarco, PDI Develop Foodservice Back-office Solution

Gilbarco and PDI said they’ve partnered to develop a full back-office system linking Gilbarco’s Express Ordering self-service kiosks and PDI/Enterprise and PDI/FocalPoint applications. The companies said retailers can benefit from streamlined foodservice inventory and accounting management from the familiar PDI system operation. Express Ordering works in conjunction with the retailer’s choice on point of sale

7-Election

As election day nears, things are really heating up, especially at neighborhood 7-Eleven stores. Today, the convenience store giant kicks off its third quadrennial 7-Election presidential coffee cup poll. Unabashedly unscientific, the just-for-fun poll has proven remarkably accurate in elections past, with results closely mirroring the official surveys by the country’s top political pollsters. In

A Breakfast Blitz

Starbucks said it’s planning to introduce warm sandwiches to its breakfast menu in the next week, The Associated Press reported. Additionally, smoothie chain Jamba Juice is expanding its offerings with a new breakfast menu offering a lineup of on-the-go products containing granola, yogurt and chunks of fruit, the New York Post reported. About 80% of

Slurp The Vote

Dallas-based 7-Eleven is bringing back its presidential coffee cup promotion – the same program whose results closely mirrored the actual results from the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, the Dallas Morning News reported. The program begins at 7-Eleven stores on Wednesday and ends on Nov. 4, Election Day. 7-Eleven customers can cast their c-store vote

CBX Designing Prototype For Aloha Petroleum

Aloha Petroleum Ltd., a privately owned oil marketer in Hawaii, said it has chosen New York-based retail design firm CBX to put together a new prototype convenience store debuting on Oahu in 2009. Aloha Petroleum has more than 30 company-operated Island Mini-Mart convenience stores and nearly 80 retail fuel locations on the islands of Oahu

Outsite Gives $10K To Store Workers

C-store loyalty marketing company Outsite Networks Inc. has awarded $10,000 to employees at Express Convenience Center in Menasha, Wis., as part of an employee rewards contest promoting Outsite’s loyalty program. More than 1,500 stores that are part of Outsite Networks loyalty program were eligible to participate. Retailers gained entry into the sweepstakes by meeting certain

Alon USA Refinery Back Online

Alon USA Energy Inc. said its 24,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) at its refinery in Big Spring, Texas, is back online. Damaged in a Feb. 18 fire, the FCCU is operating at planned rates, enabling the refinery to return to its 70,000 bpd operating capacity. More on Alon’s refinery restart and its

Southeastern U.S. Still Struggling With Fuel Frenzy

The Washington Post and other media outlets say gasoline shortages triggered by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike are continuing to hit towns across the southeastern U.S. this week, sparking panic buying, long lines and high prices. Portions of The Washington Post report: In Atlanta, half of the gasoline stations were closed, according to AAA, which said

Realities and Rumors

Wrigley shareholders approved the $23 billion sale of the company to Mars Inc., a transaction that the Chicago Tribune says will end the independence of one of Chicago’s most venerable companies. The deal is expected to close within two weeks, when Wrigley will become part of the privately-held Mars, creating the world’s biggest confection company.

Avoiding the Lottery Line

Retail equipment innovator Pan-Oston said its Utopia self-checkout system that was introduced to Crossroads Market near Bowling Green, Ky., about three months ago is proving to be a success. “We selected the Utopia self-checkout solution for our new Crossroads Market store because we just wanted to make our customers happy and our stores more profitable,”

San Francisco Tobacco Legislation Comes Under Attack

Philip Morris USA filed suit today in federal court to overturn a controversial San Francisco ordinance that would ban the sale of tobacco products in convenience drug stores. The lawsuit asks the court in the Northern District of California to delay enforcement of the ordinance and ultimately declare it unconstitutional. The ban, passed by a

Free Gas For Life

A Spokane, Wash., woman was the grand prize winner in a ConocoPhillips promotion that provides her with free gas for life. Crystal Waggy, whose husband is a disabled Marine who survived three helicopter crashes, will receive free gas for the rest of her life every time she fills up her 1997 Ford F150, the company

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