Sweet & Salty

Mars Chocolate has introduced new COMBOS Sweet & Salty Chocolate Fudge Pretzel. This new item features creamy fudge filling surrounded by a salty, crunchy pretzel shell. It follows the successful 2014 launch of COMBOS Caramel Crème Pretzel and COMBOS Vanilla Frosting Pretzel. The COMBOS Sweet & Salty Chocolate Fudge Pretzel Medium Bags ship in a […]

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Sweet and Sour

Wrigley has introduced new Sweets & Sours Skittles. This new line of Skittles features a delicious mix of sweet and sour fruit flavors all in one pack. Skittles Sweets & Sours candy will include the perfect mix of sweet and sour fruit flavors: Sweet Strawberry, Sweet Orange, Sour Watermelon, Sour Cherry and Sour Blue Raspberry. […]

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Dessert Inspired Yogurt

Müller Yogurt has introduced a new line of dessert-inspired Yogurt varieties. The flavors in this new line include Strawberry Cheesecake, Raspberry Brownie Supreme, Dulce De Leche Delight and Peach Cobbler. These new flavors are hitting grocery shelves nationwide this month. The dessert inspired flavors feature creamy, signature Müller yogurt on top of a layer of […]

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Coconut Collection

FAL Food and Beverages has introduced new product offerings from Coco Joy, the first all-natural portfolio of coconut products. The Coco Joy collection now includes premium classic and flavored coconut waters, natural and flavored coconut milks, natural and flavored coconut oils, coconut flour, coconut sugar and coconut chips. The FAL Food and Beverages group now […]

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New Cookie Flavors

Ezaki Glico U.S.A. has introduced two new Pocky flavors to its popular Pocky product line: Chocolate Banana Pocky and Cookies & Cream Pocky. Chocolate Banana Pocky pairs the light crunch of a chocolate cookie stick with a smooth banana flavored cream, while Cookies & Cream Pocky pairs a chocolate-flavored cookie stick with a sweet cream […]

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Backup Power Solutions

Generac Power Systems offers a full range of backup power solutions, including mobile gaseous generators and its Protector Series line. Generac’s mobile gaseous generators are ideal for owners with multiple locations. Mobile gaseous generators are designed for applications that require temporary power or when a permanently installed generator is not feasible. They also can be […]

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Cactus Water

Nature’s Best Powered by KeHE is now distributing Caliwater Cactus Water. Both the 11.2 ounce (330 milliliter) and one liter of the brand’s fresh prickly pear cactus beverage are available to retailers. Caliwater contains fewer calories and less sugar than all of the leading coconut waters and aloe juices currently on the market. Caliwater contains […]

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Overtime Regulations Discourage Employee Advancement

New proposed overtime regulations will generate significant costs for job creators and leave little room for employee choice and opportunity. A hearing was held July 23, 2015 on the Department of Labor’s proposed changes to federal overtime rules. The hearing, held by the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Representative Tim Walberg, explored the potential impact of the proposed changes

Overtime Proposal Could Cost Retailers Millions

The overtime proposal issued by the Department of Labor meets strong opposition due to the increased costs and the decreased career opportunities for employees. Updated research on the Labor Department’s overtime proposal was presented to Congress on July 22, 2015 by the National Retail Federation (NRF). This research illustrated how the proposal to expand overtime would limit

“Holy Cow” Promotion is Cause for Religious Upset

Hindus upset by ampm promotional campaign. Hindus are calling a current “ampm” promotion, which links a cheeseburger with “Holy Cow,” inappropriate. A Hindu statesman is urging the immediate removal of the posters in question. The posters displaying “Big Western BBQ Cheeseburger” in “ampm” stores contain the words “Holy Cow” in bold and capital letters at

Grocery Shopping Responsibilities are Changing Hands

Younger generations are seeing a shift in household dynamics, and this shift is bringing about changes outside of the household as well. According to Retail Food Marketing Trends in the U.S.: Technology, Mobile, and Social Media, a recent report by Packaged Facts, as household dynamics have shifted, grocery shopping is no longer solely the mother’s responsibility. Research indicates that the

M&M’S Mouth-Watering Marketing

Mars Chocolate’s new M&M’S commercial catches a blushing bride red-handed with “spokescandy,” Red. Mars Chocolate North America has launched a new commercial called “Eating in Bed” where a married couple argues over eating chocolate in the bedroom after Scott catches his wife, Liz, red-handed with M&M’S “spokescandy,” Red. The new commercial, produced by BBDO New York,

New 7-Eleven Stores Roll Out in Oklahoma

After years of planning and market research, 7-Eleven is rolling out new stores in Oklahoma that will better cater to the needs of consumers. The Oklahoma City-based 7-Eleven Stores (not affiliated with the Dallas-based national chain) are introducing new, larger stores in Oklahoma. After years of planning and research, the first new store opened last

Gasoline Prices Trending Downward

Gasoline is slowly trending away from its summer peak and seems to be stabilizing in recent weeks. Despite a number of factors such as the decreased number of oil rigs in the U.S. and a decrease in imported oil from Saudi Arabia, gasoline prices have not seen too much of an increase over the past 30

How to Freshen Up Gum and Mint Sales

C-store retailers struggling with gum and mint sales may be able to grow sales with some extra attention to merchandising the category.  By Amber Koontz, Editorial Intern Some simple tricks may be all you need to boost gum sales at your convenience stores. One rule to always remember is that if the customer cannot see

SEI Fuels Becomes Largest Shell-Branded Distributor in New Orleans

SEI Fuels will now supply Shell-branded fuel to approximately 60 branded locations in and around New Orleans. A transaction closed July 16 in which SEI Fuel Services, Inc. purchased the dealer fuel supply business of LavigneBaker Petroleum, LLC, in and around New Orleans. SEI Fuels entered the wholesale fuel business in 2012 when it and its

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Tests Pizza To Go

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market stores are looking to create a shopping experience that is customized to cater to the specific communities that they serve. Wal-Mart’s growing number of Arkansas Neighborhood Markets continue to become more unique. These new Neighborhoood Market stores look to become the ultimate one-stop-shop by offering services, from fuel to hot and ready pizza,

American Consumers Link Food Safety to Cleanliness

A majority of American consumers claim that they will only shop in a store that appears clean. One-third of U.S. adults have ended shopping trips due to a lack of cleanliness. The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association’s (IDDBAs) new research, High Stakes of Food Safety in Dairy, Deli, Bakery & Prepared Foods, developed in conjunction with Phil Lempert,

Management Proxy Circular Filed By Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Amendments to Alimentation Couche-Tard articles to be made in favor of non-founding shareholders. Alimentation Couche‑Tard Inc. has filed its management proxy circular, in connection with its annual general and special meeting of shareholders scheduled for Sept. 22, 2015 (the “Meeting”). Proposed Amendments In addition to the annual general matters to be voted on at the Meeting,

Starbucks Releases Third Quarter and Fiscal 2015 Financial Results

Starbucks has experienced enormous growth in the last quarter, and the company is expected to continue to grow. Starbucks Corporation has reported financial results for its 13-week fiscal third quarter and 39-week fiscal year to date which ended June 28, 2015. Starbucks Japan acquisition-related items, which are excluded from the non-GAAP results, are included in the

The Rex Griswold Foundation Launches #DanceForMSA Campaign

The Rex Griswold Foundation has created a social media challenge to help in the search for treatment and a cure for MSA. An exciting and fun social media challenge has been started by the Rex Griswold Foundation to help raise awareness and funds for MSA (Multiple System Atrophy). The new challenge is being referred to

RaceWay to Sell 30 Store Locations

As its business model changes, Raceway is finding that some of its current locations no longer fit with the plan. RaceWay has once again retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors, LLC to coordinate the sale of 30 convenience stores with gasoline. The 30 stores to be sold include nine locations in Tennessee, five each in Alabama

7-Eleven Slurpee Selfie Challenge

7-Eleven continues promoting this summer’s watermelon Slurpee by hosting a social media campaign and by offering free Slurpees to valued customers. To continue the celebration of 7‑Eleven’s Sour Slurpee Summer, 7-Eleven is granting fans the opportunity to earn free Slurpee drinks and inviting fans to participate in a social media selfie challenge! July 25 is SOUR

Gulf MARINE Fuel Meets New Biofuel Recommendations

Gulf MARINE fuel has been deemed safe and suitable to fuel recreational marine engines as well as racing boats. Last week, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) issued new biofuel recommendations. Following the release, Gulf Racing Fuels has announced that its Gulf MARINE biofuel with isobutanol is one

Tomball, Texas is Home to the Newest Corner Store

New Corner Store quickly builds a relationship with the community, by donating to the local high school.  Corner Store’s newest store opened its doors today, July 23, 2015, in Tomball, Texas. As part of the grand opening celebration, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held, and donations were made to Tomball high school. The new store is the first

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