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Hershey CEO Appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Council

J.P Bilbrey to advise on advancing business priorities in Africa. The Hershey Co. has announced President and CEO J.P. Bilbrey’s recent appointment by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the newly established President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA). The private-sector advisory council will focus on strengthening the U.S.’s commercial relationships with African

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Zebra Smoke is the Premier Manufacturer of Electronic Cigarettes, Disposables & Rechargeable

With experience of over three years, we have found that smokers who switch to e-cigs (electronic vaporizers) are enjoying tobacco-free cigarettes without flicking messy ashes or cigarette butts. We sell at wholesale & retail and online at zebrasmoke.com. In our convenience online shop we offer free shipping on all orders over $100. We offer excellent

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Low Gas Prices Spur C-Store Sales

Wells Fargo weighs in on how the price at the pump is impacting fuel and merchandise sales. Wells Fargo Securities LLC has reported that cheaper gas is resulting in strong sales at convenience stores. Since the end of Q2 (June 30, 2014) through Oct. 31, the price of crude oil fell nearly 25%, while retail

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7-Eleven Urges Customers to ‘Go Bananas’ To Help The Hungry

Supports Feeding America by donating 10 cents for every two bananas customers buy for local food banks. 7‑Eleven Inc. is joining the Feeding America network of food banks in a pay-it-forward campaign to buy bananas for food-insecure individuals and families in the U.S. To participate, 7‑Eleven customers can purchase two Del Monte bananas for $1,

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Love’s To Open First Fast-Fill CNG Location in Georgia

Love’s is moving further east in its endeavor to offer CNG to more customers. Love’s Travel Stops will introduce compressed natural gas (CNG) at its first location in Georgia. Upon completion, Love’s existing travel stop in Thomson will be the company’s 18th CNG location and the first connecting the East Coast with Love’s Fast-Fill CNG

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Study Finds Shrink Cost Retailers $128 Billion Worldwide

Retail loss “penalty” costs average U.S. household $403 annually. Shrink, comprised of shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud and administrative errors, cost the global retail industry more than $128 billion last year, $42 billion in the U.S. alone, according to the latest Global Retail Theft Barometer. This represents 1.29% of retail sales, on average. Per household

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Leiszler Oil Renovates Short Stop Forecourts

Adds inOvationTV media platform. Leiszler Oil Co. has selected Wayne Ovation fuel dispensers—equipped with the inOvationTV media program—as part of a major forecourt renovation effort at its Short Stop convenience stores and fueling sites in central and northeastern Kansas. The inOvationTV media platform is offered jointly by Wayne Fueling Systems and Gas Station TV (GSTV).

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Grow Impulse Sales

Tell Industries introduces its best selling Technology Center, which is the perfect size for counter placement next to the register, encouraging impulse purchases of cell phone chargers, etc. The average sell through is 3-5 weeks and has been proven in thousands of stores across the country. Tell Industries is the leading supplier of top selling impulse

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Flavorful Jerky

While climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, KaiYen Mai had the idea of combining American flavors with the tenderness of Asian-style jerky to create Fusion Jerky. Using only U.S. raised animals and locally sourced meats, Fusion Jerky is available in beef, pork, turkey, and chicken. With a totally of eight flavors, Fusion Jerky is a low-fat, gluten free,

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Apple Pie Flavoring

MiniSyrup, the first completely unsweetened flavoring for both hot and cold beverages, has launched brand new Apple Pie flavor. One five-ounce bottle will flavor 300 16-ounce cups of any brewed or iced coffee, dispensed beverage, and hot chocolate. Give your customers the taste of everyone’s favorite fall dessert. Like all MiniSyrup flavors, Apple Pie flavor

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Real Vegetable Chips

TERRA Real Vegetable Chips is launching two new flavors to celebrate its partnership with Seed Savers Exchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing and saving heirloom seeds, and raise awareness of the need for crop diversity. The two new flavors, Heritage Blend and Beauregard Sweets, are made with a variety of heirloom vegetables whose seeds

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Honey Bourbon Cigars

The makers of Backwoods, the leading all-natural tobacco cigar in the U.S., is introducing its first limited edition variant—a unique blend of smooth Kentucky bourbon and golden honey flavors. Backwoods Honey Bourbon will be available in singles and five packs. It begins shipping in November. Supporting the launch will be advertising in leading trade publications,

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Split Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit

AdvancePierre Foods (APF) is expanding its Hot ‘n’ Ready sandwich line with the introduction of the Split Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit. The Split Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, which launched to rave reviews at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show in October 2014, features a butterflied smoked sausage link on a scrambled

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New Dippin’ Stix

Reichel Foods has introduced the new Dippin’ Stix Apples with Caramel, Peanuts and Chocolate. Fresh fruit is currently the fastest growing snack in the U.S. and the new Dippin’ Stix apple combination was the only fresh produce snack ranked in the top 10 at NACS. The new Apples with Caramel, Peanuts and Chocolate creates a

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Thick + Bold Potato Chips

Known for its extra crunchy, flavorful kettle-cooked potato chips, Kettle Brand has introduced a new line of Kettle Thick + Bold potato chips developed exclusively for the convenience channel. The new line features thick Krinkle Cut chips seasoned with bold natural ingredients, to provide a substantial and satisfying crunch packed with flavor. Developed to appeal

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CST Brands Completes Nice N Easy Acquisition

CrossAmerica Partners LP and CST Brands jointly purchase the assets of Nice N Easy. CST Brands Inc. (CST) and CrossAmerica Partners LP (CAPL) (the “Partnership”) have announced the closing of the previously announced acquisition of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes. Based in Canastota, N.Y., Nice N Easy operates 77 corporate and franchise stores in Central

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Stripes Awards 20 Public Elementary School Grants

Schools received $200 grants and garden kits. Stripes Convenience Stores has awarded 20 Texas public elementary schools $200 each to teach students about fresh vegetables through the Stripes Fresh Learning Garden seeded by Laredo Taco Co. grant. The grant includes $200 for supplies, a garden kit—educational coloring books for each student, garden seed packets to

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Verifone Launches New Brand Voice and Identity

Brand reflects Verifone’s commitment to clients in an era of rapid transformation in payments and commerce. Verifone has launched its new brand identity around the world. The brand represents a new Verifone that is driving the future of commerce in a rapidly evolving digital world where electronic payments, commerce and mobility are converging. “Today’s payments

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Corner Store Hosts Grand Opening in Plano

New 7,707-square-foot store features a modern design. Corner Store is hosting a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting Thursday, Nov. 6 for a brand new store in Plano, Texas. At the event, Corner Store will be making a $5,000 donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County.  Everyone is invited to try a free, fresh-baked

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Survey: Nearly 75% Using Their Mobile Devices to Shop This Holiday Season

Study breaks down mobile preferences by in store vs. out, smartphone vs. tablet, Android vs. iPhone. Retale,  a location-based mobile platform connecting shoppers with their favorite local retailers, announced the results of a commissioned study examining anticipated consumer shopping behavior during the busy holiday season. The study focused on two key areas—the use of mobile

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Ordering & Inventory Made Easy

Convenience stores as a rule tend to be slower than other industries to add new technology. This can be challenging when upgrading handheld ordering and inventory devices that frequently run on Wi-Fi today. But luckily, quality and affordable handheld equipment from CipherLab continues to allow for modem transmission of orders via its handheld equipment. Complete

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Pilot Flying J Gives More Details On Facility Upgrades

Healthy food options, hot beverage variety and $100 million in facility upgrades to greet Pilot customers. Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, is launching a fresh brand identity, invigorating its commitment to improving life on the road for professional drivers. The initiative includes offering customers a

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Thomas Petroleum, Pilot Logistics Services Announce Merger

The merger looks to combine the best of both companies to create a stronger organization and enable it to improve and expand services to customers. Pilot Logistics Services and Thomas Petroleum have reached an agreement to combine their energy services companies to form a premier provider of fuel solutions to the North American energy, mining

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Atlas Oil Launches Careers Website

Invests in recruiting top talent. Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Co., a national fuel supply, logistics and services company, announced the launch of its new comprehensive recruiting Website, www.atlasoilcareers.com. The Website gives potential job candidates an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at life at Atlas Oil Co., and provides a detailed overview of everything that sets Atlas Oil

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Quality State Oil Celebrates 25 Years of Support For MDA

Local CITGO marketer raises $73,000 for Muscular Dystrophy in 2014; $1 Million Since 1989. Local CITGO Marketer Quality State Oil (QSO), based in Sheboygan, Wis., marked a quarter century supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) by raising $73,000 through events and promotions in 2014. QSO once again teamed up with CITGO Petroleum Corporation, MDA ambassadors

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