Chocolate Snack Mixes

Debuting this June, Hershey’s and Reese’s Popped Snack Mixes provide a delicious blend of creamy and crunchy textures, with sweet and salty flavors. The Popped Snack Mixes are launching in three flavors: Hershey’s, Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme and Reese’s. Hershey’s Popped Snack Mix includes mini Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars together with chocolate drizzled popcorn, almonds […]

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Meaty Line Extensions

Jack Link’s is launching two new line extensions – Extra Tender and Hickory Smoked Bacon – along with retail availability of new Jack Link’s AM line, a morning snack targeting those who want to add protein to their breakfast. Jack Link’s Extra Tender is an extra tender meat snack that’s available in four flavors: Jack […]

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Meaty Line Extensions

Jack Link’s is launching two new line extensions – Extra Tender and Hickory Smoked Bacon – along with retail availability of new Jack Link’s AM line, a morning snack targeting those who want to add protein to their breakfast. Jack Link’s Extra Tender is an extra tender meat snack that’s available in four flavors: Jack […]

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Dipping Cabinet

Stoelting Foodservice, a division of The Vollrath Co. LLC, and manufacturer of frozen dessert equipment, has enhanced the design of its dipping cabinets that support continuous flow frozen custard equipment. Available with two, three or four dipping wells, the new dipping cabinets keep frozen custard at a consistent temperature with natural, energy-efficient R290 propane-refrigerant and […]

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Innovative Egg Products

NestFresh is launching an expanded line of new pasture-raised eggs alongside a line of hard cooked eggs. The brand will introduce Pasture Raised Organic Eggs, Pasture Raised Non-GMO Eggs and Pasture Raised Soy Free Eggs, all available in either 12-count plastic or pulp cartons. Included in the hard-cooked products launching are Hard Cooked Organic Eggs […]

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Celebrate America

Now customers can show their patriotism with Wrigley’s Skittles America Mix and Juicy Fruit America Pop. Every bag of Skittles America Mix contains fruit-flavored red, white and blue Skittles with flavors including Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Wild Berry and Yumberry fruit. Available at retailers nationwide this summer in a two-ounce, single pack for an MSRP of […]

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Brownie Collaboration

Mrs. Freshley’s has announced an exciting new collaboration with America’s favorite cookie, OREO. The two brands have joined forces to bring the new Mrs. Freshley’s Brownie Made with Oreo Cookie Pieces to convenience stores nationwide. This new snack layers Mrs. Freshley’s moist, fudge brownie with crunchy and classic OREO cookie pieces, giving chocolate lovers everywhere […]

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Napkin Dispensers

Cascades PRO has introduced three new Cascades PRO Tandem Interfold Dispensers including a stand/wall unit, a smaller capacity tabletop unit, and a large capacity counter-top unit. Designed to reduce waste and costs for the foodservice market and any other establishments that handle the preparation, dispensing or consumption of food. These new dispensers are the latest […]

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Moving Forward With Payment Technology

As EMV implementation wraps up, retailers must consider where mobile payment solutions are headed. By Ed Collupy The baseball season is in full swing and I’m reminded as I continue to think about card payments in the petro/convenience store industry of the quote from the great Yogi Berra: “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” And

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Pizza: Baking Bold, Authentic Offerings

Pepperoni and sausage may still reign supreme as pizza toppings, but some c-store retailers are using on-trend bolder, authentic flavors and customized combinations to pique consumer interest in their pies. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Tasty, transportable and easy on the wallet, pizza is a natural foodservice fit for convenience stores and their customers. According

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NCA Announces Product Award Winners

Hershey recognized for Best in Show. National Confectioners Association (NCA) has announced its 2017 Most Innovative New Product Award winners. The delectable award winners – including those for Best in Show and the newly added Small Business Innovator – represent the most creative, innovative and fun products that the industry has to offer. The winners

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Core-Mark Hires New Senior VP & Chief HR Officer

Jordana Kammerud to succeed Joe Wegener, who is retiring. Core-Mark Holding Co., Inc. welcomes Jordana Kammerud as senior vice president and chief human resource officer, effective immediately. Kammerud has held executive level human resources positions at leading global companies over her career. Joe Wegener, the company’s current vice president of human resources, will retire on

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Sweets & Snacks Features Health Focus

Global confectionery companies work in cooperation with the Partnership for a Healthier America. The National Confectioners Association (NCA) at its annual Sweets & Snacks Expo May 23 – 25 in Chicago, introduced a ground-breaking new initiative to provide consumers with information, options and support as they enjoy their favorite treats. The initiative, a commitment to

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U.S. Motorists Drive Over One Billion Miles on E-15

More than 800 retail outlets offer E15 fuels across 29 states. More Americans are using E15 – a fuel containing 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline – to fuel their cars, and as a result have helped the fuel reach a significant milestone. According to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported

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Rutter’s Introduces 9th Beer Cave

The York, Pa. convenience store chain aims to add beer to as many of its c-store locations as possible. The Rutter’s at the corner of the Susquehanna Trail and Lightner Road in York, Pa. introduced beer sales on May 24, following a remodel to add a beer cave. Rutter’s Beer Caves are set to 29

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Parker’s Supports Effingham Public Schools

Awards $9,000 donation through Fueling the Community program. Parker’s is once again giving back to local schools. Parker’s donates a portion of every gallon of gas sold on the first Wednesday of each month to area schools through the Fueling the Community program. PumpPal club members can select which school will receive the proceeds from

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Designing for Success

Branding accents can help weave a holistic design concept throughout the store. By Erin Rigik Del Conte, Senior Editor A convenience store’s design can convey an unconscious message to customers about its values, brand and food quality. Today, many convenience store chains are remodeling to feature a modern, upscale look that showcases their brand message

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Bottlenecks and Hidden Treasures

Sometimes the best workplace resources are already on your staff. By Fran Duskiewicz A friend of mine is a retired registered nurse who speaks fluent Spanish. This makes him worth his not inconsiderable weight in gold here in southwest Florida. He recently took on a part-time job at a major medical facility just to keep

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G&M Oil Co., GasBuddy Honor Military Members

Announces ‘Tank’ You for Your Service event. GasBuddy partnered with G&M Oil Co., a Southern California operator of company-owned fueling stations and convenience stores, to give away thousands of dollars worth of free fuel to GasBuddy members who are active military and veterans at a G&M location in the San Diego County, Calif. on May

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Rutter’s #SummerofFreedom Sweepstakes Returns

Customers have the chance to win even more prizes. Rutter’s is bringing back its #SummerofFreedom Sweepstakes. Now, registered Rutter’s Rewards customers across Central Pennsylvania are just a scan away from winning their choice of a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport, Dodge Challenger RT, or Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab. Customers will also be entered

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YEO Wraps up in Salt Lake City

YEO members get a personal tour of the evolution of Maverik stores from a Country Store through to the most recent prototype. The second and final day of the National Advisory Group’s (NAG) Young Executive Organization (YEO) Roundtable hosted by Maverik in Salt Lake City wrapped up on Thursday, May 25, 2017. YEO members gathered

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Popcorn Market Set to Grow

New products, innovative flavors to drive popcorn sales. Popcorn sales are expected to increase globally over the next four years. Technavio analysts forecast the global popcorn market to grow at a CAGR of almost 8% between 2017-2021. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global popcorn market. The major factors

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Fuels Institute Announces Student Competition Winners

Students tasked with answering market transition questions that industry professionals have been struggling to answer for years. Georgetown University students took top honors at the 2017 Fuels Institute Case Competition, which took place at the Institute’s Annual Meeting in Denver, by introducing a proposal that focused on incorporating liquefied natural gas into the U.S. transition

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Fourth Annual YEO Roundtable Kicks Off at Maverik

Young executives gather in Salt Lake City to learn about Maverik and network with peers facing similar challenges. By Erin Rigik Del Conte, Senior Editor The National Advisory Group’s (NAG) fourth annual Young Executive Organization (YEO) Roundtable hosted by Maverik Convenience Stores welcomed more than 40 executives ages 40 and under to Salt Lake City

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Memorial Day Shoppers Plan To Eat on the Go

A survey by Cumberland Farms reveals the habits of traveling Americans ahead of Memorial Day. A whopping 63% of customers eat in their car every day, according to a new survey from Cumberland Farms, which means c-stores have a prime opportunity to drive foodservice sales this Memorial Day when a record number of customers are

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