Subway Speeds Ahead of the FDA

Subway is no longer awaiting final guidelines from the FDA as menu labeling laws are once again delayed.  The previously announced federal rule that would require all foodservice locations to provide nutrition information has once again been delayed. However, despite the delay, Subway is moving to meet these demands. According to a report from NBC15,

blu Expands International Presence

blu will be reaching new customers, in two new countries, through its new global brand and marketing campaign. On April 4, 2016, blu launched a new global brand and marketing campaign, under the tagline “Just You & blu.” blu, an electronic vaping company, launched the campaign in the U.S., United Kingdom, Italy and France. The

U-Gas Launches New Mobile App

U-Gas customers can learn about new promotions first with the new U-Gas app. U-Gas, in partnership with GasBuddy OpenStore, has launched a new mobile app. U-Gas has been serving the St. Louis area since 1977, and serves the community with 19 locations throughout the area. The official U-Gas app allows customers to get real time

CDA Names New President and CEO

The CDA has named a seven year company veteran as its new president and CEO. The Executive Committee for the Convenience Distribution Association (CDA) has officially named Kimberly Bolin as the company’s new president and CEO. The announcement follows a period, which began Feb. 19, 2016, during which Bolin acted as interim president and CEO.

Just Two More Weeks to Register for the YEO Roundtable at RaceTrac Petroleum

The Third Annual Young Executives Organization (YEO) Roundtable will feature an inside look at one of the leading c-store chains in the country along with networking events for the convenience store industry’s next-generation leaders. The convenience store industry’s young executives and next-generation leaders face unique challenges as they grow their businesses in the competitive convenience

Redesigned Tea Collection

Sparkling Ice has launched a new packaging design for its great tasting, zero-calorie, Sparkling Ice tea product line. As part of the new packaging design debut, Sparkling Ice will also merge its current Sparkling Ice Lemonade with Tea product into the redesigned tea collection, now called “Sparkling Ice Half & Half.” The beverage line is […]

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A Crunchier, Healthier Chip

popchips inc. has introduced an entirely new product line called Ridges. popchips spent several years experimenting with its innovative process of combining heat and pressure to create an extraordinarily crunchy and bold tasting ridged chip. The new Ridges line rolls out to retailers nationwide in June in four taste bud-tempting flavors: salted, tangy barbeque, cheddar […]

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E-Liquid Debut

Gaïatrend USA has announced the launch of the company’s leading brand, Alfaliquid, in the U.S. to grow the brand internationally and mark its entry into the North American marketplace. Alfaliquid’s early success in Europe can be attributed to the brand’s extensive variety of unique, quality e-liquid flavors and the company’s commitment to health and safety […]

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Sparkling Juice Drinks

Minute Maid has introduced new Minute Maid Sparkling, a line of great-tasting, low-calorie fizzy juice drinks made with real fruit juice and natural flavors. Minute Maid Sparkling is now available nationwide in four delicious flavors: Fizzy Lemonade, Mixed Berry, Tropical Citrus and Fruit Punch. The sleek 16.9 fluid ounce bottles have just 30-40 calories per […]

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M&M Snack Boxes

Mars Inc. has announced the relaunch of the M&M’S Brand Box Packs. The relaunch is being incorporated into the 2016 “M&M’S Brand Movie Mania,” Mars’ blockbuster summer promotion, starring the iconic M&M’S Characters. M&M’S Brand Box Packs are available in three flavors – Milk Chocolate, Peanut and Peanut Butter – and boast an attractive lower […]

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S’mores Any Time

Snyder’s of Hanover has introduced Sweet & Salty Pretzel Pieces S’mores. It’s the perfect snack for customers who crave the family-favorite campfire treat s’mores. The product contains Snyder’s of Hanover sourdough hard pretzels, but with so much bold flavor they had to be broken into bite-sized pretzel pieces! Taste the marshmallow and chocolate flavors in […]

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Packs of Protein

Duke’s has unveiled a new look and feel, new products and new flavors. The new Shorty three-pack, a single-serve innovation, will hit stores this spring. Focused on the healthy, protein-based snack trend, Shorty three-packs contain zero to one gram(s) of sugar per nine or 10 grams of protein. Shorty’s are crafted in small batches with […]

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Extra Fun Pencil Designs

BIC Consumer Products USA has extended its popular BIC XTRA-Fun cased graphite pencils to include XTRA-Fun Stripes, which come in a variety of bright, two-toned color barrels with stripes. BIC XTRA-Fun is the only #2 pencil with two-toned color barrels on the market. BIC XTRA-Fun pencils feature two-toned, striped barrels in eight color combinations, including […]

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Wrigley Shows its Silly Side

Wrigley meets Walgreens’ social media challenge, and is now challenging Nestlé in turn. Walgreens recently issued a challenge on social media for Americans to get Seriously Silly, and Wrigley has stepped up to the challenge, by showing off its comedic side. Associates at Wrigley’s offices, led by President Casey Keller, got Seriously Silly during a

Security: An End-to-End Job

From cash management to surveillance to data security, protecting c-stores from all areas of theft is a nonstop commitment. By Brad Perkins, Contributing Editor Do you know how secure your convenience stores are? Surveillance cameras and secure cash storage keep stores physically safe, but to be fully secure, retailers also need to think about point-of-sale

Nouria Energy Acquires J&S Oil Assets

Nouria Energy has acquired eight convenience locations and more through its acquisition of J&S Oil assets. The acquisition of J&S Oil assets by Nouria Energy Corp. is officially complete. Eight convenience store locations with fuel, two Express Lube auto-service stations, three state-of-the art carwash locations, a wholesale fuel supply division and a transport logistics business

Krause Gateway Center Construction Continues

The new Krause Gateway Center will provide an engaging space for the community to interact with Kum & Go associates. Plans for the new Krause Gateway Center, which will house the Kum & Go store support center headquarters, have been submitted to the City of Des Moines for review. The Center is currently under construction

How to Boost Employee Retention

The annual Workplace America report has revealed the key drivers that help employers retain their employees. The 12th annual Workplace America report has been released by TalentKeepers. The report observes employee engagement and retention trends, and it is now the longest continuously running study of engagement and retention in the U.S. Over 880 organizations participated

Fuel Prices Impact C-Store Sales Trends

The majority of retailers feel optimistic about business prospects in the coming quarter. A new survey of convenience retailers from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has revealed that fuel prices are having a significant impact on c-store sales. According to data from the study, low gas prices are driving convenience store sales, in

Snack and Beverage Dollar Sales are Up

Wells Fargo has released data on the current status of the beverage and snacking markets, specifically considering the industry’s giants. Wells Fargo has released data on the beverage and snacking markets. The research has revealed that the sales in both of these markets is up for the period in the last period. All Channel Sales

Snyder’s-Lance Commits to Cage Free

Snyder’s-Lance is making an effort to improve its supply chain sustainability. Snyder’s-Lance Inc. has announced new efforts to begin using only 100% cage-free eggs. The efforts are being made as the company continues to commit to supply chain sustainability. The company intends to use 100% cage free eggs in all of its products that contain

The Pressures Facing Family Businesses

By John Lofstock, Editor-in-Chief, Convenience Store Decisions According to the Small Business Administration, family businesses comprise 90% of all business enterprises in North America, and 62% of the U.S. employment. Yet, only a third of these businesses make it to the second generation, 12% to the third generation, and only 3% are a fourth-generation entity.

Valley Dairy Launches Mobile App

A number of new services are now available to Valley Dairy customers through the company’s new mobile app. Members of the Grand Forks, N.D. community, which Valley Dairy has served for nearly 50 years, now have access to the new mobile app from Valley Dairy, which was created in partnership with GasBuddy OpenStore. Customers can

Kum & Go Launches New Rewards Program

Kum & Go customers will now be rewarded for their everyday purchases through the new &Rewards program. A new free rewards program from Kum & Go is rewarding customers simply for shopping at Kum & Go. The free program, &Rewards, is easy to use and customers earn points for everyday purchases, like fuel, food, soft drinks,

Sunoco Privately Offers Senior Notes

Sunoco LP has announced a private offering of senior notes in order to repay a portion of a recently entered loan. Sunoco LP is privately offering $500 million of senior notes, which will be co-issued by Sunoco Finance Corp., a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Sunoco. The senior notes are due 2021. Sunoco intends to use

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