U.S. Gas Price Dip Continues For Longest Period Since January

South Carolina gas $1.50 per gallon less than California gas due to regional factors. The national average price for regular unleaded gas in the U.S. declined for 12 consecutive days (July 15-27), marking the longest dip since January. Month-over-month, pump prices have moved lower in 34 states and Washington, D.C., offering relief to motorists. The

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Couche-Tard Sells Lubricants Business in Europe

Deal should close by year’s end. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has signed, through its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary Couche-Tard Luxembourg S.A.R.L., an agreement to sell its lubricants business to FUCHS PETROLUB SE (FUCHS). The sale is through a share purchase agreement, pursuant to which FUCHS would acquire 100% of all issued and outstanding shares in Statoil Fuel

Seizure of Counterfeit Zig-Zag Products Executed

North Atlantic enforces zero tolerance policy for counterfeit goods imported into the United States. Seizure orders from the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut have been successfully executed on a number of merchants and individuals who were selling counterfeit Zig-Zag cigarette paper products. In the case, Michael Rye and Thomas Mango, Cantor Colburn

Joint Venture will Bring Crude Oil From Texas to Louisiana

Bayou Bridge pipeline to be constructed through a three-way venture. A joint venture has been formed between Phillips 66, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. This venture was made to construct the Bayou Bridge pipeline to transport crude oil from the Phillips 66 and Sunoco Logistics terminals in Nederland, Texas, to Lake Charles, La.

FREE Weekends at 7-Eleven this August

For 7-Eleven fans, more weekends equals more savings. 7-Eleven, is launching another summer special in August – FREEkends (FREE Weekends). During this new promotion, 7-Eleven will have a free product offer each weekend throughout August. The best part is that there are five weekends in August this year. 7-Eleven will launch its FREEkend offers Aug. 1 for

Sheetz Opens Two New Pennsylvania Stores

The growing family-owned convenience store chain continues strong expansion in Pennsylvania. On July 30, Sheetz opened two new locations in Burnham, Pa. and Huntingdon, Pa. The new stores give customers in the Mifflin County, Pa. and Huntingdon, Pa. areas more food and fuel options. The store openings were celebrated with fun games, food, drinks and prize giveaways, along with free coffee

NOCO Fights Hunger Through Donations

NOCO fights against hunger by donating thousands of pounds of non-perishable food items to the local Food Bank. NOCO and its employees recently donated more than 6,500 non-perishable food items to the Food Bank of Western New York. From July 10-17, NOCO’s eight office/warehouse locations throughout Western New York donated non-perishable items to the cause. On July 28,

Fresh & Easy Makes More Cuts

A competitive market forces Fresh & Easy to cut underperforming locations. Fresh & Easy has announced that it will be closing 14 of its stores. These closures are being made as a part of a downsizing effort as the company attempts to compete in a challenging industry. Recent initiatives have been made to help drive sales

A Job Verses A Career

A job will provide you a living. A career will provide you a life. By Tony Huppert, CEO of Team Oil Inc. I have met people over the years that have told me how lucky I have been over my 63 years. They emphasize the fact that, whatever I have been involved in, I always kept

Sunoco Acquires Susser Holdings Corp.

Sunoco’s expansion continues with the acquisition of Susser Holdings Corp. Sunoco LP has completed the acquisition of Susser Holdings Corp. (SHC). The corporation was acquired from ETP Holdco Corp. and Heritage Holdings Inc., wholly-owned subsidiaries of Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP). The transaction is valued at approximately $1.93 billion. Sunoco paid $966.9 million in cash and

S. Abraham & Sons’ 6th Annual Foodservice Showcase

Convenience store distributor dedicates showcase to foodservice. Thursday, Aug. 20 will be the sixth annual Foodservice Showcase by S. Abraham & Sons, Inc. (SAS). The showcase will take place in Lake Geneva, Wis., at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The company also hosts an annual trade show in

Ready-to-Drink Iced Coffee

Krispy Kreme has introduced three of its ready-to-drink iced coffee flavors to the refrigerated section and beverage aisles of participating grocery, convenience and mass merchant stores nationwide. This new offering is an effort to make Krispy Kreme products more widely available to consumers to meet an increasing demand. The three available flavors are mocha, vanilla […]

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Single-Serve Sauces

Broaster Co. has introduced a new line: Broaster Express dipping sauces. This line of sauces includes six mouth-watering flavors. Customers can choose from Asian Dipping Sauce, Buffalo Dipping Sauce, Honey Mustard Sauce, BBQ Dipping Sauce, Chipotle Dipping Sauce and Ranch Dipping Sauce. The sauces come in 1.25-ounce portion packs, which are convenient and versatile. Individual packages […]

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Sweet Cigar

Inter-Continental Cigar (ICC) has introduced the Al Capone SWEET Cigar. This new cigar plays off the success of Al Capone Sweet Cigarillos and offers a larger version of the popular product. The cigar is hand rolled in a premium, natural leaf wrapper and cognac dipped for sweetness on the lips. Each cigar is individually sealed […]

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Organic Craft Beers

Dr. Jekyll’s Craft Brewery has introduced a line of organic craft beers with super food ingredients. Now beer lovers can fortify their diets with acai berry, turmeric, flax seed oil, cinnamon oil, hawthorn berry, grapefruit fiber and other nutrients with three new brews: Bio Beer, Beer Attack and Beer Belly. Dr. Jekyll’s teamed with bitechnology […]

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Eco-Friendly Ovens

Alto-Shaam has introduced several ENERGY STAR rated CT PROformance and CT Classic Combitherm ovens. The ovens, rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are engineered to provide unmatched performance, precision and quality, and are the all-in-one solution for efficient and consistent volume food production. The CT PROformance and CT Classic with EcoSmart technology boost energy […]

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Organic Peanut Butter Cups

Justin’s has introduced Organic Mini Peanut Butter Cups. Available in dark and milk chocolate, these bite-sized versions of Justin’s finely-crafted organic peanut butter cups are 100% organic, gluten-free and made with Justin’s famous peanut butter and Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa. Portable and sharable, Justin’s Organic Mini Peanut Butter Cups come individually wrapped in a 4.7-ounce […]

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Real Fruit & Yogurt Snacks

Promotion in Motion Co.’s Welch’s brand has introduced new Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks. These new snacks are made with real fruit centers covered in creamy yogurt. Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks are an excellent source of Vitamins A (25%), C (100%) and D (25%), a good source of Calcium (10%) and are low fat. […]

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Flexible Filter System

Frontline International has introduced the Flexible Filter System. This new standalone filtration system allows operators to easily swap out different filter media depending on the restaurant’s needs and usage. The three filter media choices Frontline offers are stainless steel, paper and a disposable carbon filter. Stainless steel is the most economical choice, whereas paper may […]

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Core-Mark Second Quarter Earnings to be Released

Core-Mark has announced a second quarter investor call which will be accessible on Aug. 6. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. plans to release its Q2 earnings before the market opens on Thursday Aug. 6, 2015.  The company will later host an investor call at 9 a.m. Pacific Time that same day. The call will be accessible by dialing 800-588-4973 using the

Sheetz Cuts Ties With Local Pepperoni Roll Supplier

Sheetz may no longer sell West Virginia made pepperoni rolls, and customers do not approve. When Sheetz first announced that it was seeking a new supplier for its pepperoni rolls, customers made their disapproval clear. Pepperoni rolls are believed to have originated in West Virginia, and customers are demanding that the rolls continue to be

Eby-Brown Promotes Mathew Mandeltort to Help Drive Strategic Vision

Eby-Brown has appointed a new vice president of foodservice strategy and education. Mathew Mandeltort has been appointed vice president of foodservice strategy and education for Eby-Brown Co. LLC., effective immediately. Prior to accepting his new position, Mandeltort was the corporate foodservice manager. In his new position, Mandeltort will be responsible for providing the strategic direction of all Eby-Brown foodservice

7-Eleven Expands to Vietnam

New agreement helps 7-Eleven to add to its worldwide store total. A master franchise agreement between 7-Eleven, Inc. and Seven Systems Vietnam Co. Ltd. has been signed to allow the development and operation of 7-Eleven stores in Vietnam. The expansion will add to the company’s already established 56,400 stores worldwide, and also marks the company’s first stake in the

A Convenience Store is a Grocery Store on Steroids

Change takes effect much faster in a convenience store than in a grocery store. By Bill Scott,  founder of StoreReport LLC & Scott Systems Inc. Convenience stores make the perfect test labs for statistical analysis, because they offer an environment where the slightest change may have immediate, far-reaching and noticeable effects. In these compact environments,

How To Recover After Storm Damage

While rushing to re-open after summer storm damage, some crucial repairs are often overlooked. When a retail outlet or restaurant is damaged by severe weather, a quick recovery is essential. Realizing the importance of time, Cintas Corp. has provided five tips to help with a speedy recovery from disruptions, just in time for summer storm

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