NACS 2015 Texas Pete

Learn how to increase your foodservice customers satisfaction utilizing T.W. Garner’s complete line of Salsa’s, Hot Sauces and Tortillia strips. 100% gluten free, GMO free and preservative free. View what differentiates Texas Pete from the rest. Bold, balanced flavors in multiple pack sizes and spice flavors to enhance your foodservice offerings at the condiment bar,

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The latest electronic tobacco products and energy solutions on display from CB Distributors

Watch this video to learn how Vapin Plus will help you grow your electronic tobacco sales and how the Rapid Action tablets from CB Distributors will help you increase your energy category sales.

NACS 2015 Verifone

Creating unprecedented consumer interaction and unrivaled business growth View a few of the integrated platforms Verifone offers retailers through our Commander Console system, our Lift in store media platform to help increase add on sales and profitability and our Ruby CI integrated systems.

Missed Vitamix at the 2015 NACS Show? Watch Our Recap.

Vitamix premium blending equipment is known for performance, durability and reliability. From beverage and food preparation blenders to frozen treat mixers, Vitamix can bring value to your business with smooth, consistent blends and improved speed of service. Visit http://Vitamix.com/commercial to learn more about our products.

Award-winning meat snacks and merchandising solutions on display from Old Wisconsin Sausage

Drive your meat snack sales with Old Wisconsin’s award-winning new products and merchandising solutions.

How Are Gift Card Sales Faring This Season?

Gift cards are the most requested gift but early retailer promotions may impact card purchases. It’s the season of gift card purchases, but will sales be as robust as in past years? While gift cards remain the most requested holiday gift, they seem to have fallen off consumers’ shopping lists this year. Torn between the

Citrus Ale

Samuel Adams has introduced new Rebel Grapefruit IPA as the newest addition to the Rebel family. Rebel Grapefruit is brewed with real grapefruit for a big punch of citrus that amplifies the tropical fruit and citrus notes of one of the Sam Adams brewers’ favorite West Coast hops, Mosaic. Rebel Grapefruit’s flavor and aroma come […]

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Mars Plans Sweetest Superbowl Yet

Mars will launch new promotion that is unlike any previous marketing campaign.  Mars Chocolate North America’s SNICKERS Brand and Wrigley’s SKITTLES Brand will launch all new commercials that will air on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, during Super Bowl 50 on CBS. Leveraging their status as official sponsors of the National Football League (NFL), the brands

Taco Bell Commits to Cage-Free Eggs by 2017

Many of the country’s quick-service restaurants are moving to cage-free eggs for their menu items. Quick-service restaurants in the U.S. are moving away from cage laid eggs, and Taco Bell is leading the flock. According to a report from Reuters, Taco Bell has committed to ceasing the use of eggs laid by caged hens by

McDonald’s Launches McPick 2 Menu

McDonald’s to launch new deal menu to drive sales. In its latest attempt to bounce back, McDonald’s has announced a new initiative to drive store traffic. According to a report from Fox News, McDonald’s has unveiled its newest replacement for the ever-popular Dollar Menu; the “McPick 2” menu. This new menu will allow customers to choose

Major Brewers Move into Craft Beer Industry

Major brewers are evolving strategies to get into the craft beer industry. As the craft beer industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, larger brewing companies are paying big to stake a claim in the industry. According to a report from CNN Money, Constellation Brands, the company behind Corona Extra and Modelo Especial has announced a

QuickChek’s Graczyk Among Veterans Who Rang NASDAQ Bell

U.S. companies are being encouraged to hire more veterans. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, a select group of military veterans was invited to ring the opening bell of the NASDAQ in Times Square. Among the chosen veterans was Bob Graczyk, QuickChek’s vice president of human resources. Graczyk, a retired officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve with

Wells Fargo Weighs In On RAI Investors Day

“RAI is setting the stage today for accelerated top-line growth and margin expansion over the next few years,” according to a Wells Fargo analyst. Wells Fargo Securities attended Reynold’s American Inc.’s (RAI) Investor Day in New York City on Nov. 16., which highlighted RAI’s growth strategy in the context of an ever-evolving consumer, societal and

TravelCenters To Acquire Quaker Steak & Lube

TravelCenters to convert some of its existing full-service restaurants to the Quaker Steak & Lube brand. TravelCenters of America LLC has agreed to acquire Quaker Steak & Lube® casual dining restaurants and certain related assets, including existing restaurant operations, restaurant franchise program and bottled sauces for retail sale business, for $25 million. Founded in 1974,

Hershey’s Hot Chocolate Brownies at Pizza Hut

Consumers can cuddle up with Pizza Hut’s newest indulgent desert, for only $6.99. Pizza Hut has introduced the all-new Hershey’s Hot Chocolate Brownie to its line of deserts. The brownie has been added to the menu, and will be available for a limited-time only. Available while supplies last, the Hershey’s Hot Chocolate Brownie is packed with three types of genuine

BRP Releases its Vision of the Future Store

The future store will seamlessly transition customers from digital retailing. Boston Retail Partners (BRP) is formulating a transformation of the store environment. BRP has published “The Future Store Manifesto” to illustrate its vision of the future store and to identify the challenges that retailers will face in delivering the experience consumers expect. “Stores must now encompass both worlds – the

Mobile Payments Making Noise

By Ed Collupy, executive consultant, W. Capra Consulting Group “Cha-Ching!” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Kd7LcKbaUA) With all the announcements about mobile payments over the past few weeks I’ve been hearing, in my mind, the sound of an older cash register when the total button was pushed, and thinking that it should become the ringtone for mobile payments. Clearly all

ETP and Sunoco Announce Dropdown Transaction

Energy Transfer Partners is confident that Sunoco will continue to grow into the future. Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) L.P. and Sunoco LP have announced an approaching dropdown transaction. The dropdown will equate to approximately $2.226 billion, and it includes the dropdown if of the remaining 68.42% interest in Sunoco LLC and 100% interest in the legacy Sunoco

Corner Store Fundraising Event Raises $1.4 Million

CST Brands supports Big Brothers Big Sisters program, along with local charities, with the money raised at its annual event. CST Brands, parent company of Corner Store, on Nov. 14, held the second annual Corner Store Country Run. This signature fundraising event took place in San Antonio, Texas, and consisted of a 10-city 5K run series. The final race took

Low Fuel Prices May Raise Black Friday Spending

C-stores can expect traffic from Black Friday shoppers, along with regular travelers this holiday shopping season. A new consumer survey from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has revealed that nearly half (42%) of all regular Black Friday shoppers expect to shop more this holiday season as a result of lower gas prices. Shoppers

Gas Prices Continue To Fall

Eleven states are posting pump prices below $2 per gallon, and prices are expected to continue to decline through the end of the year. The national average price for gas has fallen to $2.16 as of Nov. 16, having decreased for 10 straight days, according to a report by AAA. AAA noted that the average

How Consumers Feel About Foodservice Spending

By Tim Powell, Vice President of Consulting, Q1 Productions Many consumers are continuously trying to find ways to cut back their spending. In fact, “eating out” tends to be one of the top areas for households to try to reduce expenses, opting to pack a lunch or cook at home more often. A majority of consumers

RILA Applauds Move By Attorneys General on Chip and PIN

Letter by nine attorneys general echos concerns by retailers. The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) approves of a move by nine state attorneys general, who sent a letter to the CEOs of America’s largest banks and card networks urging the adoption of chip and PIN technology in the U.S. In the letter, state attorneys general

First Data, NCR Partner

Agreement establishes First Data as preferred payments technology provider for NCR in grocery, petroleum and convenience store industries, while NCR becomes First Data’s preferred ATM and services provider. First Data, a global provider of commerce-enabling technology and solutions, and NCR Corp. a global provider of consumer transaction technologies, have entered into a strategic commercial agreement.

Wawa Thanks Veterans With Care Packages, Free Coffee

Presents USO with $770,000 check from Wawa’s Summer Campaign. Wawa Inc. celebrated Veterans Day last week by offering offer free coffee of any size to veterans, active military members and their families, all day, with no military ID required. The giveaway will took place on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at all of Wawa’s more than

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