New Coffee Line

Single Cup Coffee and Discovery Communications have introduced an innovative new line of Keurig-compatible single serve coffee cups inspired by the hit TLC series, Cake Boss.  The line starts with the smooth, medium roast Buddy’s Blend as the perfect complement to your favorite dessert. Famous around the globe for the creativity he brings to the

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Cheese Minis

Jarlsberg Cheese, a nationally-recognized premium quality brand, is now in a mini snack size. Available in a 30-count UPC barcode for individual sale—in a display ready case for immediate placement in the refrigerated case. It taps directly into current consumer demand for all-natural and fresh, ready-to-eat formats of favorite brands. Each 20-gram portion-sized Jarlsberg Cheese


New Brewing System

The Curtis ALP3GT Brewing Systems with FreshTrac technology is a revolutionary way to keep decanters ready to serve freshly-brewed coffee. FreshTrac includes a flashing, visual indicator to monitor the freshness of coffee right from the point of brewing. This technology eliminates the need to manually oversee coffee freshness using hanging timer rings or marking devices.


Orange Chicken Entrees

Milford Valley has developed a new Asian-inspired chicken entrée flavor for its retail chicken product line. The Orange Chicken entrée flavor features breaded white chicken breast filled with vegetables in a sweet and spicy orange sauce. The ready-to-cook chicken entrées are an easy way to enjoy a taste of the orient at home, and are

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Brand Refresh

Meat snacks mainstay World Kitchens recently completed a brand refresh, overhauling its logo, package design and size options. But don’t worry, the brand principles remain steadfast: providing retail customers and consumers with high-quality, expertly flavored meat snacks at attractive prices. The entire product line is made from the finest ingredients, is competitively priced and appeals


U.S. Gasoline Demand Disappoints this Summer

By Brian Milne, energy editor for Schneider Electric. What looked like a recovery for U.S. gasoline demand during the second quarter fizzled this summer, with demand continuing to slip below the year-ago pace and the five-year average since mid-June with the exception of one week. In the United States, driving demand is highest during the


Rutter’s Expands Menu

Adds Beef Short Ribs, plus Cannolis for dessert. Dinner at Rutter’s Farm Stores is a little more succulent and dessert just a little sweeter, thanks to the addition of beef short ribs and cannolis to the Central Pennsylvania chain’s award-winning menu. The tender, fall-off the bone all-beef short ribs are slathered with Sweet Baby Ray’s


Turkey Hill To Award Free Fuel for Life Grand Prize

Eight second prize winners will receive free gas fill ups. For the Grand Prize winner of Turkey Hill’s Great Gas Giveaway, the dream of “free fuel for life” won’t have to be a dream anymore, thanks to a sweepstakes operating in Turkey Hill’s Pennsylvania stores. To enter, customers can simply have store associates scan their

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Corner Store Kicks Off Military Mondays

Corner Store salutes service members with free coffee or soda. Corner Store is kicking off Military Mondays in San Antonio-area stores by offering any size Cibolo Mountain coffee or Flavors2Go fountain drink to all active and retired military members. Beginning this week, customers can show a military ID at the register to get a free


SAS Announces Foodservice Showcase

Event focuses on convenience food with more than 40 exhibitors representing 49 product lines. Convenience store and grocery supplier S. Abraham & Sons Inc. (SAS) will host its 5th annual Foodservice Showcase on Thursday, Aug. 21 in Fort Wayne, Ind. The event will be held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Show hours are from


Buc-ee’s Eying Another Enormous Store

Plans call for a 60,000-square-foot convenience store, which has become a normal model for the expanding Texas chain. By David Bennett, Senior Editor They say everything is bigger Texas, and Buc-ee’s Ltd proves it with every new convenience store it builds. Its newest location is in the works in Corinth, Texas, after that city’s planning


Pilot Flying J Ordered Into Mediation

Customers who opted-out of settlement head to mediation with the truck-stop chain. A U.S. District Court judge has ordered Pilot Flying J and a number of plaintiffs into mediation to resolve allegations that the truck-stop chain fraudulently withheld fuel rebates and discounts from customers, the Nashville Business Journal reported. Pilot has already agreed to pay

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Family Express Pursues Energy Efficiency

Retrofits all of its stores. Family Express has completed a comprehensive energy efficiency initiative by retrofitting the entire chain with the most advanced technologies. “This affords us the opportunity to not only to achieve the highest efficiency standards for our chain, but to also grace our stores with superior lighting that is environmentally non-intrusive, yet


‘Salute Our Troops’ Campaign Hits $1 Million Goal

Kangaroo Express’ fundraising campaign continues through Labor Day to support military cause partners. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc. announced the fourth annual Salute Our Troops campaign has reached its $1 million fundraising goal with a month left in the campaign. Collecting donations through its more than 1,520 Kangaroo Express convenience stores across 13


Western Refining Adds Victory Brand E-Cigs

Western’s 230 c-stores and gas stations to offer the product. Western Refining convenience stores, with 230 locations throughout the Southwest U.S. has added Electronic Cigarettes International Group Ltd.’s Victory Brand Electronic Cigarettes. The stores already carry Electronic Cigarettes International Group’s (ECIG) FIN brand, and made the decision to also bring in ECIG’s Victory brand based

How NAG Can Help You

Tough economic times and stiff competition across the supply chain are making it critical for convenience store operators to have a solid understanding of their customers, particularly their high-frequency, high-value shoppers. Armed with these insights, operators can take the necessary steps to retain and attract new loyal customers. To help retailers improve their operations and

Tax On Beer Considered To Help Pay For Health Care

Craft Beer Sales Surge 110%

Mintel report finds the craft beer trend continues to grow. New research from Mintel suggests that while craft beer drinkers may indeed love the big, bold flavors of their favorite artisanal brew, they also place a premium on what the beer says about them. Amongst the 25-34 age group, representing the segment’s heaviest users, 70%


Weather Drives Sales

Thanks to better weather in Q2, c-stores should see improved results. Wells Fargo Securities LLC predicts that improved weather conditions in the second quarter should result in solid merchandise same store sales. “Based on our analysis, we think weather conditions overall were slightly better than historical averages for our c-store coverage universe, said Bonnie Herzog,


CAA Receives 2014 Best of Washington Award

Honored for exceptional marketing success in the local community and business category. The Cigar Association of America (CAA) has been selected for the 2014 Best of Washington Award in the Trade Associations category by the Washington Award Program. Each year, the Washington Award Program identifies companies and organizations that have achieved exceptional marketing success in


Hunt Brothers Launches Sweepstakes

Company partners with Fathead for daily giveaways right in time for football season. Hunt Brothers Pizza welcomes the start of football season with a brand new promotion, “60 Days of Fathead.” Now through Sept. 30, football fans everywhere will have the opportunity to win lifelike wall decals of their favorite athletes courtesy of Fathead. Fathead


Susser Holdings Considers Merger Agreement

Schedules special meeting of stockholders to consider agreement with Energy Transfer Partners. Susser Holdings Corp. announced it has set a date for a special meeting of its stockholders to consider and vote on the previously announced proposed acquisition of Susser Holdings by Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and certain other matters. The special meeting will be


Love’s Travel Stop Opens More CNG Locations

Love’s to expand CNG in Ardmore, Okla., and Webbers Falls, Okla. Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) is set to introduce fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling capabilities for heavy-duty trucks and a CNG fueling option for passenger vehicles at existing travel stops in Ardmore and Webbers Falls, Okla. Upon completion, the additions will bring the number


PepsiCo To Increase Recycling And Protect Drinking Water

PepsiCo now addressing both curbside and on-the-go recycling as part of its goal to help grow the U.S. beverage container recycling rate to 50% by 2018. It’s a familiar sight. People pull into a gas station or convenience store and have no option other than trash cans to dispose of empty, recyclable beverage containers. Now,


The Hershey Co. to Host Track & Field Games’ North American Final

Program to transition to “Run Jump Throw” in 2015 under new partnership with USA Track & Field and Athletics Canada. The Hershey Co. is set to welcome more than 450 youth athletes to compete in the 37th Annual Hershey’s Track and Field Games’ North American Final Meet, on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Henry Hershey Field


Spot Merchandiser

Increase retail beverage sales in high traffic areas with Master-Bilt’s Fusion MTB30 spot merchandiser. This self-contained, mobile model can be placed virtually anywhere on the sales floor to attract customer attention. The MTB30 incorporates superior system performance and features steel interior and exterior, high impact ABS top frame, heavy-duty casters, a maintenance-free condenser and an