ALON 7-Eleven and GreenPrint Expand Strive Program

All 312 pumps in the chain’s Albuquerque market now feature the reduced emissions fuel program. After early indicators of success, ALON 7-Eleven and GreenPrint LLC, creator of the first reduced emission fuel program, announced continued growth of the Strive – Reduced Emissions Fuel Program as it expands to an additional 14 stations, more than doubling

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H-E-B Launches Online Store

Some 50,000 products now available on HEB.com. Texas-based H-E-B, one of the nation’s largest regional grocery retailers with more than 370 stores in Texas and Mexico, announced that 50,000 shelf-stable foods, drugstore and general merchandise products are now available to purchase and ship at HEB.com. Products include H-E-B’s popular store brands like Central Market Organics

Honor Thy Brother

By Tony Huppert,  CEO of Team Oil Inc. Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a ceremony honoring my brother-in-law, John T. Snoeyenbos, for his service in the U.S. Army. My sister, Arlene, was presented the plaque of gratitude. As I sat there in this humbling atmosphere I thought of my other brothers. My oldest

Cyber Monday Customer Service Issues Affect In-Store Sales

Can customers’ online experiences affect their in-store shopping choices? Consumer research from LoyaltyOne has revealed that customer service mistakes made with Cyber Monday online shoppers could lead to significant in-store sales losses in the coming holiday shopping season. In LoyaltyOne’s October 2015 nationwide survey of 1,019 American consumers, nearly half (47%) of Cyber Monday shoppers indicated

Turkey Hill Donates to Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation

Turkey Hill honors veterans and active military personnel while striving to help those who are struggling. In a ceremony held on Nov. 6, 2015, Turkey Hill Minit Markets presented a donation check for $67,000 to the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation. The donation includes funds raised for the foundation during Turkey Hill’s 2015 Charity Golf Outing, which took

How Consumers Use eGift Giving

Consumers tend to use gift cards for gift giving and egifts more for themselves. A recent shopper survey from Blackhawk Network, examining how consumers use plastic versus digital gift cards or egifts, has revealed that consumers tend to purchase plastic gift cards to give as gifts and use egifts more for themselves. The survey also explored how consumers use

Authentic “Smoking”

NJOY is delivering the most authentic “smoking” experience to date with new NJOY Daily, which blends Satisfaction, Performance, Authenticity, Flavor and Design for an experience that’s more than 90% as satisfying as a cigarette during the first seven minutes of use. The disposable e-cigarettes are available in three flavors: robust Rich Tobacco, the chilling Cool […]

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English-Style IPA

Guinness has introduced the new Nitro IPA. Nitro IPA is made using Guinness-style nitrogenation and India Pale Ale characteristics, giving Guinness Nitro IPA a hop-forward IPA profile with the qualities of a classic Guinness pint, like a creamy mouthfeel and thick head. This English-style IPA has a strong flavor coming from five different hop varieties […]

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Chocolaty Fruit

Zola has introduced a new product line: Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Fruit. This new product launch expands Zola’s portfolio beyond beverages into healthy snacks and reinforces the company’s ability to develop great tasting better-for-you products in multiple categories. Zola Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Fruit is a combination of indulgent dark chocolate and tropical fruit from […]

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Limited Edition Cigarillo Flavor

Swedish Match’s Game Leaf is introducing its first Limited Edition flavor, Black Cherry, into its lineup of Natural Rolled Leaf cigars. Since its launch in March of 2015, Game Leaf has been nominated as a Best New Product within the industry and has been widely popular with consumers. Black Cherry joins a lineup of four […]

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Apple Chips

World Finer Foods has added ThreeWorks Apple Chips to the Company’s comprehensive assortment of award winning products. ThreeWorks Apple Chips are born right on the tree, picked, sliced, dehydried (it’s a company secret), naturally flavored and popped into fun portable canister packages. This innovative production process maintains the natural apple flavor and creates a unique […]

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Mini Sweets

Rich Products Corp. has  created a lineup of “mini-hybrid” treats that possess many of the qualities consumers want most from their sweet goods. For this inventive dessert project Rich’s focused on three larger consumer preferences – mini desserts, hybrid desserts and natural/no-artificial-ingredient desserts. The company then combined the best elements from each of the concepts […]

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Ultimate Nutrition Bar

ViSalus has introduced the Nutra-Bar – a delicious and nutritious snack product designed to support any healthy lifestyle goal while adding more flavor variety and greater flexibility for on-the-go lifestyles. Nutra-Bars are the latest products available as part of ViSalus’ wholesome line of snacks, which follow its successful launch of Vi Bites in 2014, and […]

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Customers Can Get Fuel Price Updates Via Apple Watch

Consumers can now view the most updated fuel prices via their Apple Watch thanks to an app from AAA. AAA has released a new app for Apple Watch. This recent update allows Apple Watch owners to find the nearest gas station the station with the lowest price for the type of fuel they use in their vehicle. The app also provides the most

FDA Approves Eight New Swedish Match Snus Products

The decision by the FDA does not allow the company to market the product as a less dangerous alternative to other tobacco products. The FDA has approved eight new Swedish Match snus products to be sold in the U.S. According to a post from Reuters, the FDA has declared that Swedish Match will be allowed

TravelCenters Third Quarter Financial Results

During the first three quarters of 2015, TA invested $319.4 million to acquire and renovate a combined 153 travel centers and convenience stores. TravelCenters of America LLC has announced financial results for the three and nine months ended Sept. 30, 2015: Business Commentary Fuel sales volume for the 2015 third quarter increased by 36.7 million

Anheuser-Busch and Molson Coors Complete Divestiture

A $12 billion transaction has been completed between Anheuser-Busch and Molson Coors. A joint venture has been forged between Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors Brewing Co. regarding a complete divestiture of SABMiller plc’s interest in MillerCoors LLC in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The transaction is valued at $12 billion and is conditional on the completion of

How To Profit With Pizza

Few foods are as veto-proof as pizza. Because of the promise of profits, convenience stores are getting an increasingly larger piece of the $40 billion U.S. pizza market. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Americans are passionate about pizza. They crave it morning, noon and night, as convenience store operators have discovered. And stores don’t have

Parker’s Gives Back

Parker’s third annual golf tournament raised funds to benefit Georgia and South Carolina communities. Parker’s Fueling was able to raise $83,597 to benefit education, healthcare and other important causes in coastal Georgia and South Carolina through the 2015 Parker’s Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament attracted 138 players from across the region, including a

Miss Virginia Celebrates With CITGO

Miss Virginia made appearances at two of CITGO’s customer appreciation events. CITGO stations in Waverly and Wakefield, Va., along with Marketer Little Oil Co., hosted customer appreciation events for their respective communities. Miss Virginia 2015 Savannah Lane played a big part in both events by meeting with customers, signing autographs, taking photos and sharing content on her

Manitowoc Foodservice Gains New Board Members

Seasoned industry members have been chosen to serve on the Board of Directors for the newly created Manitowoc Foodservice Inc. Timothy Fenton and Thomas  Davis have been added to to the Board of Directors of The Manitowoc Co. Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary Manitowoc Foodservice Inc., which is planned to be spun-off from The Manitowoc Co. Inc. in the

22nd Century Group Settles Litigation with Former CEO

Differences have been settled between 22nd Century Group and former CEO. 22nd Century Group Inc. (the Company) and Joseph Pandolfino, the former CEO and founder of the Company, have settled all litigation and disputes between the parties. The details of this settlement have been disclosed by the Company in its filing with the U.S. Securities

McDonald’s CEO Weighs in on Refranchising Plans

McDonald’s officials are confident about the current turnaround plan. McDonald’s Corp. president and CEO Steve Easterbrook and members of senior management provided an update on the company’s Turnaround Plan during the its recent investor meeting. “The cornerstone of our System is our powerful and enduring brand. While we are still in the early stages of

How To Win With Coffee

The best means for c-stores to edge out the competition lies in promoting quality and providing better value.  By Howard Riell, Associated Editor When considering a quality coffee product, differentiating the offer from those of competing convenience stores and quick-service restaurants (QSR) is vastly important, experts say. However, too much thinking and tinkering can result

Fast Food Workers Strike

Workers across the country are banding together to fight for a living wage. A national protest took place on Tuesday, Nov. 10, as fast food workers took to the streets to protest for a $15 minimum wage. According to a report from Time, Tuesday’s strike took place in 270 cities across the country at McDonald’s,

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