Wendy’s Investigating Possible Data Breach

After banking industry sources found that a number of cards that suffered fraud had all been recently used at Wendy’s locations, Wendy’s admits it’s investigating a potential breach. Fast-food chain Wendy’s is the latest business to find itself investigating claims of a potential credit card breach at a number of its locations. KrebsOnSecurity reported that

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GasBuddy Appoints New Leadership and Opens New Office

New leadership and the opening of a new office are steps to poise GasBuddy for future growth. Walt Doyle has been named the new CEO of GasBuddy, the largest community-based gas price comparison app. Along with this exciting addition to the GasBuddy team, the company has also announced the opening of the new Boston office.

America’s Favorite Comfort Foods

Although generations and demographics differ, there seems to be a general consensus when it comes to comfort food choices. When it comes to stress and depression, many Americans tend to look to food for comfort. According to data from The Harris Poll of 2015, just over half (53%) of Americans indicate they eat more when

How to Stand Apart from the Mainstream Menu

Restaurants make menu changes to help consumers to explore a variety of different cuisines. As consumers become more adventurous and open to trying new foods, Packaged Facts has studied the best ways to encourage consumers to taste outside their comfort zone. According to the recent report from Packaged Facts, authentic Asian noodle dishes are the

Steve Wegert Joins Republic Tobacco Team

Republic Tobacco appoints seasoned industry veteran to a key position in the company. Steve Wegert, with more than three decades of tobacco-industry experience, has joined Republic Tobacco LP in the role of key account manager. Previously, Wegert was national chain account manager at cigar maker Commonwealth-Altadis Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was with the company

How Americans View Health in Modern Society

Health is taking on new forms as society becomes more accepting. New research from Mintel has revealed that all of today’s modern conveniences are making it difficult for Americans to be healthy. In fact, the study revealed that 43% of Americans agree that living a modern lifestyle makes it very difficult to be healthy, and

Walmart Provides Relief for Flint, Mich. Water Crisis

A number of major companies are collectively making donations for community relief in Flint, Mich. Through donations, education and online services, Walmart is committing to supporting the Flint, Mich. community in this time of need. Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo will collectively donate water to meet the daily needs of over 10,000 school children for

Kroger Makes it Easy for Customers to Save

Combining low fuel prices and Kroger’s fuel points is helping customers pay the lowest possible prices at the pump. The Kroger Co. has relaunched its #FuelPointsSweeps giveaway as an initiative to help its customers fuel up for less. With Kroger’s fuel points and the current low prices of retail fuel in many parts of the

QuikTrip’s Specially Designed Carryout Pizza Boxes Unveiled

QuikTrip has chosen GreenBox to design the company’s new, perfect-for-sharing pizza boxes. As a part of QuikTrip’s introduction of full-sized, made-to-order carryout pizzas, GreenBox recently unveiled QuikTrip’s custom-designed GreenBox pizza box. The new pizza boxes are now available at over 700 QuikTrip locations in 11 states across the Southern and Midwestern U.S. Recently spotlighted on

Claude Tessier Joins the Couche-Tard Team

Couche-Tard has appointed an industry veteran as the new chief financial officer. Effective Jan. 28, 2016, Claude Tessier will assume the position of chief financial officer of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. Tessier is a retail industry veteran and is joining Couche-Tard from Canadian grocer Sobeys Inc., where he was president of the IGA Operations Business Unit.

10-Count Sandwich Cases

AdvancePierre Foods now packages its seven top-selling BIG AZ sandwiches for distribution in 10-count cases. Previously sold eight to a case, the transition to 10-count cases will save an estimated 50 tons of corrugated board annually, saving it from landfills and other energy-consuming reprocessing. The shift to 10-count cases has resulted in new item numbers […]

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Love’s Now Offers CNG at Seven Travel Stops Along I-40

Love’s offers travelers easy access to compressed natural gas. From Tennessee to California, seven Love’s Travel Stops along Interstate 40 are now offering compressed natural gas (CNG). An existing travel stop in Williams, Ariz. Has become Love’s seventh location to offer Love’s Fast-Fill CNG for heavy-duty trucks and a CNG fueling option for motorists. “Our

Sunoco Renews Agreement with McLane Co.

Sunoco and McLane expect growth and expansion. Sunoco APlus has renewed its multi-year service agreement with McLane Co. Inc.  Sunoco APlus is a chain of more than 430 corporate stores and 237 franchise locations, and operates stores in 14 states. The company has been a McLane customer since 1992. Sunoco is extending its agreement with

Combustible Cigarettes Stay Strong

Strong industry volumes and pricing in the fourth quarter help boost the category, according to Wells Fargo Securities.     Wells Fargo Securities LLC recently conducted its “Tobacco Talk” survey of tobacco retailers and wholesalers representing about 30,000 convenience stores in the U.S. to gain insights into the health of the category. “Tobacco Talk” survey results found

Wayne Fueling Systems Certified to Accept EMV Transactions

Wayne Fueling moves to meet EMV technology and regulatory compliance. First Data, a company that is at the forefront of EMV expertise and readiness, has officially certified Wayne Fueling Systems to accept EMV credit and debit card transactions. First Data has been producing EMV-enabled cards and processing EMV transactions for years. EMV is the global

Wine Varieties

E. & J. Gallo Winery has introduced Dark Horse California Chardonnay and Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark Horse California Chardonnay delights with abundant aromas of baked apple and pear, layered with notes of toasted oak and caramel. The rich, luxurious flavors of this Chardonnay are nicely complemented by a refreshingly crisp acidity, culminating in a […]

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TAKE5 Redesign

The Hershey Co. is relaunching the TAKE5 Bar with the help and ideas of Millennials. The TAKE5 is the layered combination of five classic ingredients —pretzel, caramel, peanut butter and peanuts, all enrobed in rich milk chocolate—that create the perfect salty-sweet, chewy-crunchy remixed snack. The bar is tailor-made for the new generation. Hershey and the […]

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Undercounter Ice Unit

Hoshizaki America Inc. has introduced its newest model in the popular large square cube ice machine series. The IM200BAA is an undercounter unit— perfect for convenience stores—while having the capacity to create up to 200 pounds of individual square cubes daily. With a 75-pound capacity built-in storage bin for optimum convenience, small footprint and ENERGY […]

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Coffee-Flavored IPA

Rogue Ales has introduced the new Cold Brew IPA. This collision of bold flavors features Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ Cold Brew Coffee blended with an IPA made using Rogue Farms hops for a unique interplay of hops and coffee flavors. Opening with a huge hit of rich coffee aroma that is balanced by a not-so-subtle hop […]

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Locking Outdoor Cabinet

MasonWays has introduced the new MasonWays Locking Outdoor Cabinets. These cabinets are designed to increase impulse sales at the front of stores, pump islands and forecourt. The cabinet allows retailers to present, merchandise and sell where they may not have before. Rock salt, water, windshield washer fluid, soda and other seasonal products are now available at […]

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Way Better Nacho Chips

Live Better Brands LLC has introduced A Nacho Above tortilla chips. This new cheesy tortilla chip variety is the first new everyday flavor to be added to Way Better Snacks’ tortilla chip line since March 2014. A Nacho Above joins eight other varieties including fan favorites Sweet Chili and ‘Sweeet’ Potato. Holding true to the […]

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Compact Ovens

FWE has introduced a new, smaller and more efficient Cook & Hold Oven. Designed for point-of-purchase at convenience stores , the new model is also perfect for “on-the-go” operations. Built sturdy and highly mobile, it is perfect for on-site or off-premise events. Several models are available to hold 12-by- 20 inch pans, 18-by-13 inch trays […]

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Fuel on Demand

A new initiative to deliver fuel to customers will provide the highest safety standards and the best customer service to consumers. A new on-demand gas delivery start-up known as WeFuel has now officially launched in the “transportation transformation” marketplace. This new start-up brings a fusion of the ultimate advancements in technology, safety and security to

Why Work?

By Tony Huppert, CEO of Team Oil Inc. I recently read an article which reported that working people will spend around $4,000 dollars a year going out for lunch. The article suggested these individuals should carry their lunch or do other cost saving measures to save money. Saving money at lunch reminds me of my 85-year-old

McDonald’s on the Rebound

After two years of falling sales, McDonald’s shares are now at a record high. McDonald’s Corp. has reported positive quarterly “same-restaurant sales” results for the quarter ended Dec. 31. In fact, according to a report from Reuters, McDonald’s has reported the best quarterly growth in nearly four years for the last quarter. The company growth

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