Many Retailers ‘Not Confident’ in Security of POS Devices

Tripwire study reveals retailers lag behind other industries on Internet of Things security. Tripwire Inc., a global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, announced the results of a  study sponsored by Tripwire conducted by Atomic Research examining the impact of emerging enterprise security threats connected with the Internet of Things (IoT) in the


Report Shows Evolution of Eating Habits

“The way our society views food has come a long way since the TV dinner heyday of the 1950s,” says senior vice president, Acosta. Acosta Sales & Marketing, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, has released “The Evolution of Eating Hot Topic Report.” The research report explores changes

Hershey Names New Chief Financial Officer

Patricia Little to bring 30 years of broad financial experience and leadership to her role at Hershey. The Hershey Co. has appointed Patricia Little as its new senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective March 16. In her role at Hershey, Little will oversee the company’s global finance organization and be a part

CNG Station Opens in Grove, Okla.

New station marks the 89th in Oklahoma. Oklahoma’s newest CNG station is now open for business. A grand opening ceremony was held at the quick-fill station in Grove, about 90 minutes northeast of Tulsa, on Feb. 19. The station, at 573 W Third St in Grove, was built by Tulsa Gas Technologies (TGT), and is

BP Unveils Improvements To Loyalty Program

“We’re confident this new technology will provide customers with a more sophisticated and personalized experience,” says marketing director of product and offer development at BP. BP has unveiled a number of improvements to its Driver Rewards loyalty program and credit card processing technology designed to help BP-branded marketers meet consumers’ evolving payment and card security

Graham Partners Acquires Tidel

Looks to expand Tidel’s product portfolio. Tidel, a provider of cash management systems and robbery deterrent products, announced its acquisition by an affiliate of Graham Partners, a private investment firm specializing in the advanced manufacturing and industrial technology sector. With the backing of Graham Partners, Tidel plans to accelerate growth by expanding its product portfolio,

Sheetz Opens In Morgantown

New location to feature a fuel-free concept. Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, will open their new concept restaurant to the students and locals of Morgantown, W.Va. on March 3, 2015. This will be the first location for Sheetz featuring the fuel free concept with a complete focus on

Gulf Oil Returns To Cincinnati

Partners with Lykins Energy Solutions. Gulf Oil LP and Lykins Energy Solutions, a petroleum marketer in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana announced a new partnership that brings the iconic Gulf brand back to the greater Cincinnati area for the first time in 20 years. A regional “The Legend is back!“ advertising campaign will also begin in

Convenience Retailers Optimistic About Future Prospects

C-store retailers note gas customers are spending their savings at the pump in-store. More than four in five convenience store retailers (82%) are optimistic about their business prospects in the first three months of 2015, according to the results of retailer sentiment survey released today by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). The drop

Consumers Crave Packaging Size Variety

By Suley Muratoglu, vice president, marketing & product management, Tetra Pak Inc. Not too long ago, grocers offered little variety in packaging sizes. Shoppers could buy soups in one of two sizes of metal cans; they grabbed milk in gallon and half-gallon jugs or quart cartons; and they reached for juices in multi-serving bottles or

Gas Prices Continue To Climb

Only two states continue to enjoy gas prices below $2 per gallon. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has increased for 28 consecutive days for a total of 27 cents per gallon, which is the longest streak of rising prices since last spring, AAA reported, as of Feb. 23. Today’s national average price

GPM Investments Donates To MDA

Raises more than $118,000 in December. For GPM Investments LLC, December was the season to give back and support those in need in a big way. GPM’s highly successful MDA “icon” selling campaign raised an astounding $118,921. Funds will help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease throughout the company’s store footprint.

Wayne Advances Capabilities With Wayne Fusion

New hardware design delivers next-generation technology allowing for superior reliability, performance and scalability combined with accessibility and serviceability. Wayne Fueling Systems, a global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation, and control technologies for retail and commercial fuel stations, has announced the availability of the next evolution of its cloud-based technologies with the Wayne Fusion site

SuperAmerica Gives Award To Land Mark Products

Named Category Partner & Vendor of the Year. Land Mark Products, a food manufacturer to the Convenience Store industry, has been awarded the 2014 Category Partner & Vendor of the Year Award from SuperAmerica. The award is given to companies that have demonstrated extraordinary performance in service to the employees and customers of the SuperAmerica

Gluten-Free Cheerios

Five Cheerios products, including original Cheerios in the Yellow Box, Honey Nut, Multi-Grain, Apple Cinnamon and Frosted Cheerios (in all packages and sizes:  bowlpak, bulk, cup, etc.) produced after July 2015 will be gluten free. General Mills has announced that packages of gluten-free Cheerios are set to begin rolling out in July with anticipated full

Zero-Calorie Beverages

Honest Tea is expanding its zero-calorie beverage offerings in 2015, unveiling three new varieties: two unsweetened, caffeine-free herbal iced teas and a zero-calorie organic soda. All will be for sale in natural food stores and the natural food aisles of mainstream grocers starting March 2015. In addition to the new product launches, the company is


The popular Bud Light Lime-A-Rita franchise continues its expansion by introducing Lemon-Ade-Rita, a new summer seasonal flavor joining the Rita brand. As consumer demand for convenient cocktail solutions and more delicious flavor variants in the Rita family increases, Bud Light continues to demonstrate the unique ability to introduce new, great tasting and flavorful drinks to

Zesty Salsa Tortillas

In celebration of National Tortilla Chip Day, Pringles Tortillas are introducing a new Zesty Salsa flavor, packed with a tangy, mouth-watering, tomato flavor that is so delicious you don’t need dip, making them the perfect snack to have on hand. Pringles Tortillas is celebrating both National Tortilla Chip Day and it’s new nom-worthy Zesty Salsa

Frozen Custard

A new, unique, extra thick and creamy dessert is now available courtesy of Edy’s Ice Cream, a Nestlé brand. In an innovative move for the brand, known for nearly 90 years as a traditional premium ice cream brand, Edy’s announces the national launch of a classic American treat–Frozen Custard. Frozen Custard, which was historically launched

Healthy Protein Meals

gardein, the plant-protein brand currently sold in over 22,000 stores across North America—announces the launch of its handheld products, including new pocket meals in three flavors–crispy chick’n and kale, Italian meat-free sausage and BBQ pulled porkless shreds.These game changing products give people a healthier protein meal to eat on the run. Ready in minutes, these

Wells Fargo Analyzes Industry As Fuel Margins Fall

Fat fuel margins end, but Wells Fargo’s sector overweight rating continues. Although fuel margins have fallen significantly over the past several weeks, according to OPIS data for the first quarter of 2015 to date, Wells Fargo assured investors there is no cause for alarm. Wells Fargo’s analysis suggested: (1) c-store earnings are greatly influenced by

A Peek In Consumers’ Kitchens

Consumer purchases reflect interest in fresh and more healthful options, reports NPD Group. More almond milk, Greek yogurt, quinoa, and sea salt are in America’s kitchens today than in 2011, the last time The NPD Group, a leading global information company, conducted its Kitchen Audit survey, which asks U.S. consumers to report on what appliances,

Mondelez International Acquires Enjoy Life Foods

“The Enjoy Life brand expands our portfolio into faster growing, on-trend, ‘better-for-you’ areas,” says chief growth officer. Mondelez International has acquired Enjoy Life Foods, a private U.S. snacking company and the market-leading brand in the fast-growing “free from” segment. Enjoy Life offers more than 40 great-tasting products, including cookies, chocolate, snack bars, and savory snacks

Star Fuel Signs With VP Racing Fuels

Distributor to leverage VP brand to make independent sites more competitive. VP Racing Fuels Inc. announced that Star Fuel of Oklahoma LLC, has signed on as the latest partner in its national branding program. Based in Leawood, Kan., Star supports 275 retail sites in an operating area that encompasses Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Missouri and Arkansas

Core-Mark Announces Fourth Quarter Investor Call

Audio replay to be available for one month following the call. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. plans to release its earnings for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014 before the market opens on Monday March 2, 2015, and will host an investor call later that morning at 9 a.m. Pacific time. This call may be