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


Healthy, Portable Snacks

It’s no secret that on-the-go snacking is a growing trend. According to Technomic’s 2014 Consumer Trend Report, when it comes to choosing snacks, 60% of consumers cite portability as a key factor, which is up 5% in the last two years. In addition, 50% indicate healthfulness as a very important consideration. To meet the growing


Elevate Menu Offerings

Put a premium twist on traditional dishes by adding new ¡Que Bueno! White Queso Sauce from Chef-Mate. Made with no artificial flavors, this versatile queso is a creamy blend of aged white cheddar, green chiles and jalapeño peppers with the authentic flavor that patrons value. Serve as-is or create a signature item, such as drizzling


Introducing Dutch

America’s iconic Dutch Masters brand is introducing “Dutch” by Dutch Masters for August distribution. Available in three unique fusion concepts—Mint Fusion, Berry Fusion and Java Fusion—Dutch is using the expertise at Dutch Masters to offer a unique pairing of tobacco blends and natural leaf wrappers. Ordering for these pouches specially marked at two-for-99 cents began


Healthy Energy

Hangover Joe’s Holding Corp., the maker of “The Hangover” Recovery Shot and developers of an innovative state of the art proprietary Git-R-Done-Energy Shot, along with Git-R-Done Productions Inc. and Larry the Cable Guy, announced initial shipments of Git-R-Done-Energy, healthy energy drinks to distributors, DSD, Truck Jobbers and stores. Git-R-Done Energy shots is caffeine free and


Ready-To-Drink Tea and Juice Blends

Zone 8 Beverages is a new beverage company formed to introduce the world to great-tasting, culturally-relevant beverages. Made with real, premium ingredients found in nature, the Zone 8 line has four flavor varieties, which can be served hot or cold: Agua de Jamaica Hibiscus Tea, which appeals to the growing Hispanic population, Honey Lemon Tea,


Neutralize Unpleasant Odors

Sunburst Chemicals has added Spray Kleen Air Fresh odor neutralizer products to the company’s Spray Kleen Janitorial and Sanitation Program. Spray Kleen Air Fresh products chemically react with and neutralize unpleasant smells, and leave behind a fresh, pleasant fragrance; scents include Summer Fruit, Fiji and White Tea. Sunburst’s Spray Kleen Program is a complete cleaning

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Quarter Sheet Cornbreads

Bake’n Joy’s PanFree 48-ounce Quarter Sheet Cornbread Batter and Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Batter provide the ultimate in convenience with delicious and consistent results. Premium cornbread batters are deposited into paper “pans” that go from freezer to oven to merchandising rack or display. The upscale natural colored pan adds instant eye appeal. The select pan is


Couche-Tard Acquiring 55 Stores From Tri Star Marketing

Sites located in Illinois and Indiana. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s Mac’s Convenience Stores LLC is acquiring 55 stores and related assets from Tri Star Marketing Inc. and affiliates, of which 51 stores are located in the state of Illinois and four stores are located in the state of Indiana. These stores are currently operating under the

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RaceTrac Reaches $1 Million Donation Milestone

Supports The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. RaceTrac, CSD’s 2014 Chain of the Year, announced that its cumulative giving to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has exceeded $1 million. This milestone is due in large part to the continued efforts of their team members who have executed various initiatives over


The Pantry Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results

Comparable store merchandise revenue increased 2.3%. The Pantry Inc. announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 26, 2014. Third Quarter Summary: Net income was $14.0 million or $0.61 per diluted share. This compares to net income of $5.9 million or $0.26 per diluted share in last year’s third quarter. Excluding the impact

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The Art of Training

Tony Huppert, CEO, Team Oil Inc. Every generation speaks of the next generation of workers like they are aliens. My parents use to say, “When I was young, I use to walk to and from school uphill both ways.” My generation likes to say, “The younger generation just doesn’t understand.” Statements like these do not


Franchisees Suing 7-Eleven

Franchisee group claims racial discrimination, among other allegations. On July 11 as 7-Eleven celebrated its birthday, the Franchise Owners Association of Greater Los Angeles (FOAGLA) filed a lawsuit against 7-Eleven, alleging racism, ageism, invasion of privacy and illegal surveillance and mistreatment. The lawsuit represents 1,200 franchisees in the area, the majority of whom are South


Core-Mark Announces Strategic Geographical Expansion Into Ohio

Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. announced it will be opening a new distribution center in Glenwillow, Ohio. “As we expand our customer base in the Midwest region, it is important we have an effective distribution network to service these customers economically and efficiently,” said Thomas Perkins, Core-Mark CEO. “We look forward to the benefits of having


RAI’s Q2 Results Beat Expectations

Wells Fargo weighs in on RAI’s share growth. Reynolds American Inc.’s (RAI) second quarter Q2 adjusted earnings per share were $0.89 (+6% Y/Y), above analyst $0.87 estimates. “RAI’s results were driven by retail share growth across all growth brands-Camel, Pall Mall, Grizzly and Santa Fe. Cigarette industry shipment volume was down -4.4% adjusted. RJ Reynolds


Parents To Increase Back-to-School Spending This Year

Most plan to shop in a physical store, Accenture survey finds. A majority of parents plan to spend more on their children’s back-to-school shopping this year, driven by rising costs or necessity rather than greater spending power, according to a survey released today by Accenture. The Accenture Back-to-School Shopping Survey, which polled U.S. parents of

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RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. Named Convenience Store Decisions’ 2014 Convenience Store Chain of the Year

Outstanding retail programs, a people-focused culture, a connection with its guests, an elegant new store design and a growing presence in the foodservice business earn RaceTrac Petroleum Chain of the Year honors for 2014 Exceptional leadership, great stores and unsurpassed customer service are the hallmarks of the convenience store industry’s extraordinary chains. Following these guiding


Dollar Tree Inc. Acquiring Family Dollar Stores

With acquisition, Dollar Tree will operate more than 13,000 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces, with annual sales exceeding $18 billion. Dollar Tree Inc., an operator of discount variety stores selling everything for $1 or less, and Family Dollar Stores Inc. a national discount retailer offering name brands and quality, private brand merchandise,


Early Season Pop in US Gasoline Demand Fades

By Brian Milne, energy editor for Schneider Electric. In the futures market for U.S. oil products, the gasoline contract has taken a backseat to Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel futures, with the ULSD contract used in hedging winter fuels, among other benchmarking uses. The transition away from interest in gasoline during its peak consumption season comes as


Valero Chooses Acumera To Offer Enhanced Operational Visibility

Valero’s distributors and dealers gain access to valuable data and support with Acumera’s C-Store Connections Package, Fuel Connections Service. Valero has selected Acumera to provide wholesale customers with a suite of services to improve operational visibility and fuel inventory management. According to Acumera CEO Dirk Heinen, Valero will offer branded distributors and dealers the following