Former Pantry VP Joins Brookwood

Brookwood welcomes Brian Trout as SVP operations for BW Gas & Convenience. Brookwood Financial Partners LLC, a real estate investment and asset management company, has welcomed Brian Trout to the firm as a senior vice president of operations for BW Gas & Convenience LLC. BW Gas & Convenience is an affiliated Brookwood entity that was


TravelCenters To Upgrade Displays and Fixtures

Partners with Pan Oston to revamp store displays. TravelCenters of America has partnered with Pan-Oston, which is providing high quality displays and fixtures to TA-Petro stores all over the nation. TravelCenters of America, with more than 250 locations, serves professional truck drivers, tour buses and bus drivers, and individuals by offering food, fuel and even

CrossAmerica Announces Pricing of Public Offering

Cross America begins public offering set at $31.45 per common unit. CrossAmerica Partners LP has priced its previously-announced public offering, which is expected to close on June 19. The public offering of 4.6 million common units represents limited partner interests in the partnership at a price to the public of $31.45 per common unit. The offering

Eby-Brown Wins Security Award

The convenience store products distributor is recognized for best practices in Cargo security. Eby-Brown Co. LLC has been awarded the 2014 “Best in Cargo Security Award” from CargoNet. Eby-Brown is a consumer products distributor to the convenience industry in the Eastern U.S. The award recognizes CargoNet members that have demonstrated best practices in cargo security

Sea Salt Beef Jerky

KRAVE’s Sea Salt Original Beef Jerky pays tribute to this revolutionized snack with minimal ingredients and a delicious mix of sweet and savory. Perfectly seasoned with just enough sea salt and other mouthwatering spices and marinated to bring out the ideal amount of tenderness, the new flavor continues to follow the KRAVE standard of using […]

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Very Berry Cigarillos

Just in time for summer, White Owl has introduced another fresh seasonal offering that is guaranteed to excite consumers, White Owl Very Berry. The White Owl quality cigarillos are bursting with berry flavor and are sure to be a consumer favorite this summer. This seasonal offering’s unique flavor and eye catching packaging will be available […]

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Taste & Goodness

Mars Chocolate North America is introducing consumers nationwide to a treat that answers America’s hunger for both taste and goodness: goodnessknows snack squares. Available in three flavors—Cranberry Almond Dark Chocolate, Apple Almond & Peanut Dark Chocolate, and Peach & Cherry Almond Dark Chocolate—goodnessknows is crafted with the goodness of whole nuts, real fruits, toasted oats […]

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Kid-friendly Beverages

Big Train has introduced two new Kidz Kreamz flavors: Wild Berry Burst and Banana Splitastic. The first variety features a fun, fruit medley for fresh-picked taste, while the second option blends rich, nostalgic ice cream shop flavors into one sippable beverage. Made with real yogurt for a good source of calcium, these kid-friendly drinks are […]

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Single-Serve Sangria

After an incredible 500% growth in 2014, MYX Beverage LLC has announced another innovative single-serve offering: MYX Fusions Sangria, expected to reach shelves on July 1, just in time for the 2015 summer season. The company, co-owned by international pop superstar Nicki Minaj, is taking the next bold step in the single-serve, ready-to-drink wine market […]

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Sweet Treats

Goetze’s Candy Co. Inc. has introduced three new items: Caramel Creams Pop, Caramel Creams Crispy Rice & Marshmallow Treat, and the Cow Tales Crispy Moo bar. The Caramel Creams Pop features the unique flavor combination of a Caramel Creams, but now in a lollipop format. The concept helps connect the nostalgic brand with a younger […]

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Refrigerated Equipment Stand

Hoshizaki America Inc. has introduced the Low-Profile Refrigerated Equipment Stand CRES72. With a 1,200-pound worktop load capacity, the 72-inch CRES72 Low-Profile Equipment Stand offers a built-in heat shield to accept cook top surfaces. The first in a new line of refrigerated equipment stands, the CRES72 is designed to save space and time. With four refrigerated […]

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Hold Moisture Sensitive Foods

Carter-Hoffmann has introduced VaporPro, an innovative, new large-capacity, humidified, heated-holding cabinet. Its unique top-mounted reservoir eliminates the corrosion problem inherent in others’ cabinets by reducing the contamination risk of food debris. The off-the-shelf reservoir is easy to clean—just throw it in the dishwasher, and it’s inexpensive to replace, eliminating expensive service calls. With precise active […]

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Family Express Named Convenience Store Decisions’ 2015 Convenience Store Chain of the Year

The Indiana retailer will be honored at the Chain of the Year Award gala on Oct. 12 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas. Innovation, outstanding operations, superior leadership and an ongoing commitment to convenience retailing are the common characteristics of the best convenience store chains in industry. Family Express embodies all of these

Gill Energy Acquires Mohawk Oil

First Sun Oil distributor in New Jersey sells to a family-owned and operated fuel retailer. Gill Energy, headquartered in Matawan, N.J., has acquired Mohawk Oil Co. The sale included a collection of fee and leased retail gas assets with convenience stores, service bays and snack shops, wholesale supply only accounts, and assignment of the Branded

Mintel Research Examines Gen Z Attitudes and Lifestyle

New research by Mintel paints a picture of today’s teens as open minded, sedentary and plugged in via social media and cell phones. Mintel found that while there are a number of similarities between American kids and teens—such as the emphasis both groups place of the opinions of their peers and parents, as well as

Health & Wellness Key Trend At Beverage Digest Conference

From fewer calories to smaller package sizes, the beverage industry caters to heath conscious consumers. Wells Fargo Securities LLC came away with positive takeaways about the future of the beverage industry after attending Beverage Digest’s “Wall Street Smarts” Conference in New York. “A key theme in this year’s conference was how best to respond to

Parker’s Honored With TripAdvisor Award

Popular c-store foodie spot gains rave reviews from travelers. Parker’s Market Urban Gourmet in Savannah, Ga., was recently honored by TripAdvisor with a 2015 Certificate of Excellence. Owned and operated by Parker’s, a nationally recognized convenience store leader, Parker’s Market has earned this top award for three consecutive years. The popular foodie destination, located at

Rutter’s York Store Gets Makeover With Upgraded Cooler Doors

Upgraded c-store benefits with energy savings and a modern look that attracts customers. Rutter’s Farm Stores recently upgraded a convenience store in its hometown of York, Pa., with new Anthony cooler and freezer doors. The cooler/freezer area is one of the focal points for all of Rutter’s 60 convenience stores, and the cooler/freezer section of

How To Drive Snack Sales

C-stores can boost sales by offering some of the most in-demand snack items, including healthy and protein-dense options. Customers love snacking and a new report by global research consultancy TNS showed the top 20 snack categories showing the most growth potential among U.S. consumers. The rankings were identified using Growth Point, TNS’s new proprietary, first-of-its

Core-Mark To Webcast Oppenheimer Presentation

Oppenheimer 15th Annual Consumer Conference Webcast to be available for 90 days. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. plans to Webcast its presentation from the Oppenheimer 15th Annual Consumer Conference on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 beginning at 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time. The live Webcast can be accessed at An archived replay of the presentation will be

How To Take a Proactive Approach to EMV

By Ed Collupy, executive consultant, W. Capra Consulting Group. Conversations, whenever and wherever c-store retailers, payment processors, issuers and service providers are brought together for a discussion on the current and future state of the payments landscape, move quickly to EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) readiness despite all the vision and opportunities in front of

Can An Old Marketer Learn New Tricks?

By Betsi Bixby When’s the last time you learned something new specifically for your business that made you say “Wow!” If you are over 50, and can recall a recent time, congratulations! You are in the Amazing Opportunity portion of the industry. If it’s been awhile, you may be overdue and in the Death Spiral

How To Increase Employee Engagement

By Mel Kleiman, founder of Humetrics Engagement is the key to employee retention and here’s an easy-to-implement, cost-free, way to get some going… Make it a practice to ask your people a Question of the Week – either individually or as a question up for discussion at the weekly staff meeting. Examples include: What could

Are Customers Really Always Right?

By Tony Huppert, CEO of Team Oil Inc. With all the changes in retail business and society, it gets more challenging to accept the old saying, “the customer is always right.” When a customer fills their diesel trucks tank with gasoline, or hooks a water hose, instead of an air hose, and fills the tire

CrossAmerica Partners Announces Dropdown Transaction And Acquisition

CrossAmerica has agreed to purchase the 41 company-operated One Stop convenience store network, and also announces two dropdown transactions with CST Brands. CST Brands Inc. and CrossAmerica Partners LP have announced two dropdown transactions totaling approximately $261.5 million between CST Brands and CrossAmerica. The transactions are expected to close in the third quarter of 2015.