Seeds, Nuts Agree with Snackers

Americans are snacking more now than ever before, with 94% snacking daily and more than half of them snacking two or three times each day, according to the Mintel Group, a Chicago-based research company. But those snack lovers also are concerned about their health, so many are choosing better-for-you snack items, such as seeds and

Pilot Flying J, McLane Co. Extend Partnership

McLane to service 530 Pilot Flying J travel centers in 42 states. Pilot Flying J and McLane Co. have extended a multi-year agreement through which McLane will service 530 Pilot Flying J travel center locations. McLane is a supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions. Pilot Flying J is the largest

How Novel Coffee Offerings Spur Growth

Coffee sales were projected to rise 5% in 2015, according to Packaged Facts research firm. But the researchers forecasted that this growth is expected to remain flat through 2018. Tea, on the other hand, is expected to experience steady growth through 2018. “As consumer demand for tea options increases, more foodservice operators will use tea

Wawa Tests CNG In New Jersey

Test site allows Wawa to determine demand for CNG. Wawa has teamed with a New Jersey utility, South Jersey Gas, to offer compressed natural gas (CNG) at its Paulsboro, N.J. gas station. The south New Jersey location, which is on Berkley Road at the Interstate 295 interchange, marks Wawa’s first test site for the fuel.

VP Racing Appoints Industry Veteran To Sales Manager-Lubricants Position

Glady to manage the sales of lubricants for the consumer market. VP Racing Fuels has appointed Richard Glady to the position of sales manager-lubricants. Glady will be reporting to Bruce Hendel, VP’s director-consumer product sales. Based at the company’s headquarters in San Antonio, Glady will be responsible for sales of lubricants developed for the consumer

How to Track Customer Trends

By John Lofstock, Editor-in-Chief When discussing some future opportunities recently with human resources consultant Mel Kleiman, a good friend and confidant, he cautioned that opportunities to expand your business are constant. It’s knowing when to pounce that really matters. “Never let a good idea get in the way of a great idea,” he said. It’s

Niagara Falls, N.Y. NOCO Express Completes Renovations

The Niagara Falls, N.Y. NOCO Express has changed its look and now offers a wider selection of food items. The two-week interior remodel of the NOCO Express store in Niagara Falls, N.Y. has been completed. The renovations included creating an updated look and expanding the store’s fresh product selection. The renovated store is located at 6724

ALON Presents $10,000 to Text Contest Grand Prize Winner

Thousands of dollars in YOUCash and coupons have been awarded to ALON Brands customers. A lucky Allsup’s customer received $10,000 in YOUCash from ALON Brands the week of Feb. 20, 2016. Mary Lou Griego of New Mexico was the lucky grand prize winner of ALON’s latest All About YOU text contest. More than 800 ALON

Manitowoc Foodservice Spin-Off Established

Manitowoc Foodservice is now poised for sustainable growth as an independent public company. The Manitowoc Co. Inc. has announced the successful completion of the spin-off of Manitowoc Foodservice Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary. With the spin-off completion, Manitowoc Foodservice is now an independent public company, and its shares are now listed on the New York Stock

Mini Cupcakes

Tastykake has introduced two new single-serve options from its bite-sized, mini cupcake line. Single-serve Tastykake Mini Swirly Cupcakes and Mini Peanut Butter Cupcakes are now available for retailer purchase. Tastykake’s Mini Swirly Cupcakes are chocolate cupcakes with a white-creme filling and topped with chocolate icing. Mini Peanut Butter Cupcakes are chocolate cupcakes filled with peanut […]

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Protect Drivers At The Pump

U-GLOVE is a simple concept born in response to a strong demand for clean, safe and friendly standards at the gas pump. U-GLOVE, a hypoallergenic recyclable poly glove, protects drivers at the pump, proactively keeping them from infectious diseases (like the common cold), chemicals and fuel odors. The U-GLOVE system is as simple as its […]

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Cherry Dynamite

Cherries are now in season with Swisher Sweets’ new limited edition cigarillo. Swisher Sweets Cherry Dynamite cigarillos deliver a memorable blast of cherry taste perfect for Spring season. Available for shipment to stores nationwide beginning March 1, Swisher Sweets Cherry Dynamite comes in a resealable two-count pouch with the “Sealed Fresh” guarantee. It is available […]

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Sparkling Caffeine Water

Avitae USA LLC is introducing “Sparkling Avitae,” an all-new product line of carbonated caffeine water, at the Natural Products Expo West, March 11-13 in Anaheim, Calif. Sparkling Avitae is available in the 90-milligram caffeine level with an unflavored version and in four all-new flavors: Black Cherry, Raspberry Lime, Berry Kiwi and Mandarin Passion Fruit. The […]

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Pre-Mixed Cocktail Shots

LIQS, the world’s first pre-mixed cocktail shot, introduces Fireshot, the newest flavor to join its portfolio of ready-to-drink shots. Tapping into the popular flavored whiskey category, Fireshot combines cinnamon and vanilla with premium whiskey to create a cocktail in a shot glass that can be shot, sipped or poured over ice. Fireshot joins LIQS’ cocktail […]

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Baking Mix for Foodservice

Enjoy Life Foods, has launched five pound Baking Mix packs specifically designed for the foodservice channel, offering a unique, one-of-a-kind allergy-friendly baking experience. Hot on the heels of Enjoy Life’s successful Baking Mix retail launch, the brand’s five-pound Baking Mixes will feature the same great functional ingredients and are available in all five-signature varieties, including […]

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CrossAmerica Reaffirms Guidance Following CST Announcement

CrossAmerica plans to execute on its strategic plans for growth. CrossAmerica Partners LP reiterated its guidance following the announcement that the Board of Directors of CST Brands Inc., the owner of the general partner of the Partnership, will be exploring strategic alternatives. Cross America Partners is headquartered in Allentown, Pa., and is a wholesale fuels

CST Brands Announces BOD Appointments

Following agreements, JCP Investment Management and Engine Capital L.P. withdraw their plans to nominate candidates for CST’s Board of Directors. CST Brands Inc. has entered into an agreement with JCP Investment Management (JCP) and Joshua Schechter through which Thomas “Tad” Dickson, former Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Pantry Inc. was appointed to

CST Brands To Explore “Strategic Alternatives”

Wells Fargo weighs in on CST Brands’ plans. CST Brands Inc. is beginning an “exploration of strategic alternatives” to further enhance stockholder value, the company has reported. In order to facilitate the review, the Board of Directors will oversee the process through a committee of outside, independent directors. The strategic review process will be comprehensive

Heineken Highlights its Passion for Soccer

Heineken is celebrating soccer’s rise and growth within the U.S. Heineken has launched a new year-long campaign to highlight soccer’s rich history in the U.S., and to promote the sport’s exciting future. In an effort to support the growth of the sport in the U.S., Heineken recently launched a number of new commercials, contests and

M&M’S Celebrates 75 Years

M&M’S fans are the guests of honor for the company’s year-long birthday celebration. M&M’S, the world’s favorite chocolate candies, is launching a year-long celebration as it recognizes the brand’s 75th anniversary. The brand was introduced on March 3, 1941, and it is still going strong. “For 75 years, our fans have made M&M’S the iconic

ALON Brands Expands its Strive Sustainability Program

Drivers in Texas and New Mexico can support the community and the environment, just by purchasing fuel at an ALON 7-Eleven station. The Strive – Reduced Emissions Fuel Program is now available at more than 50 ALON 7-Eleven fuel locations in Texas and New Mexico, as the company, in partnership with The Arbor Day Foundation

QuickChek Supports Cooking for a Cause

A representative from QuickChek served on the judges’ panel at Cooked & Uncorked’s largest fundraiser to date. On Feb. 29, in an effort to raise money for burn victims, QuickChek partnered with 20 New Jersey fire departments at the Pines Manor in Edison, N.J. to cook up some culinary action at the sixth annual Cooked

Sheetz Ranked in Top 100 Places to Work List

Sheetz invests in its employees and promotes a company-wide effort to create a positive workplace. Global research and consulting firm, Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine have announced that Sheetz Inc. is one of the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. This list, now in its 19th year, recognizes companies that have

Chicken Tops Food Pecking Order

The National Chicken Council (NCC) estimated that Americans devoured 1.3 billion wings during Super Bowl weekend this past February. That number represents a 3% spike over last year’s event. Perhaps a more interesting statistic is that 75% those wings consumed were purchased from foodservice outlets rather than supermarkets—meaning prepared chicken offerings are the popular pick

Vote Your Industry This Election

This year’s political election is one race that c-store members can influence for the betterment of the industry. By Jim Callahan It’s election year and certainly this time around it’s critically important that each and every one of us get invested and involved in the industry that provides our livelihood—if you’re not actively involved already.