NACS Show Kicks Off

From mobile to FDA rules for food labeling and tobacco, NACS shares the latest trends and information with convenience store retailers. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show kicked off in Vegas on Oct. 11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center with a number of educational sessions. In an


NACS Discusses Fuel, Employees and Branding

NACS 2015 kicks off with education sessions that strike at the core of c-store operations. By David Bennett, Senior Editor In the session, Preparing Your Infrastructure for Future Fuels, Norman Turiano, principal of Turiano Strategic Consulting, theorized that because gasoline costs will likely rise again, alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) will continue to increase in number

Success Begins at The NACS Show

Convenience store retailers and everyone in attendance should be sure to reap all of the available benefits of the NACS Show.  New relationships, industry insight and networking opportunities are just a few of the benefits that are gained by attending the NACS Show. The NACS Show is so important to the industry that it’s almost unimaginable to

Jiffy Mart and Tevis Motor Fuel Named Small Business of the Year

Jiffy Mart and Tevis Motor Fuel has been awarded by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carroll County Department of Economic Development to recognize their contributions to the local economy. When evaluating each business for recognition, the Chamber considered each company’s history and background, performance and growth, innovation and creativity, Competitiveness and Community Involvement. Jiffy Mart and Tevis Motor Fuel received a Chamber of

C-Stores Thrive on Finding Great People

No other works as hard to make each other better than the c-store industry. In his general session presentation at the 2015 NACS Show, Steve Loehr, NACS vice president of operations, explained that the key to Kwik Trip’s success is finding great people and giving them resources to help them thrive The lessons shared about

C-Stores Promote Health With PHA

Convenience stores across the U.S. are working to promote a healthier America. Two major convenience store chains, U-Gas, home of GiGi’s Café Express, and Tri Star Services’ Twice Daily have joined with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to expand healthy options across their stores. This was announced at the 2015 NACS Show. The PHA works

NACS Elects Four Board Members

NACS has added four successful retailers to its Board of Directors. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has elected four retail members to serve on its Board of Directors. The new members were announced at the NACS Board of Directors meeting at the 2015 NACS Show in Las Vegas. The four NACS retail members elected to serve

Wayne Presents New Fueling Technology

Wayne Fueling Systems has revealed new technology at the 2015 NACS Show. At this years National Association if Convenience Stores (NACS) Show, Wayne Fueling Systems revealed its new technology that will provide EMV-compliance for outdoor fueling dispensers. The iX Pay T5 and T7 terminals from Wayne are a one-size-fits-all retrofit kit which enables legacy fuel dispensers in the

New Ohio Thorntons Store

Thorntons celebrates new store opening with generous gifts to customers and charities. Thorntons Inc. has opened a new store location in Hamilton, Ohio. In celebration of the store’s grand opening, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held. In addition to the ceremony, Thorntons also celebrated by presenting a check to Master Provisions, to help support their mission to feed and clothe

Seven Days of Free Coffee

Being a 7Rewards member has never been better. 7-Eleven, Inc. has launched the 7Rewards Free Coffee Week. From Oct. 12-18, 7Rewards members can  enjoy a FREE any-size hot beverage every day through the 7‑Eleven app. During the promotion, no purchase is necessary to receive a free fresh-brewed cup of coffee, cappuccino, latte or hot chocolate

Chip-Based Credit Cards Need PINs

Chip and signature cards do not offer maximum security to consumers. According to the FBI and the National Retail Federation, new chip-based credit cards are safer than traditional cards, but these cards still leave customers vulnerable to fraud. The FBI warns that these cards need to be used with a PIN instead of a signature to minimize

New Chester’s Express

Retailers can now be ready to operate a Chester’s location in as little as 30 days. Chester’s International has made it easier than ever to operate a Chester’s location with the new Chester’s Express program. The Express program’s boasts a smaller footprint and simplified menu, making it possible for operators to be ready to serve Chester’s fried chicken in as little

Natural Gas as Transportation Fuel

Carnegie Mellon University is evaluating the feasibility of creating a natural gas economy. A recent study from Carnegie Mellon University has revealed the uncertainty and variability of the potential life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from using natural gas to power light-duty vehicles. The study contributes to the library of studies conducting life cycle analysis of GHG emissions from

Kum & Go Launches October Campaign

Kum & Go continues to serve its community by raising money for local charities. In support of the United Way of Central Iowa’s annual campaign, Kum & Go associates will encourage customers to add $1 with each transaction throughout the month of October. This year Kum & Go’s promotional theme is “& TOGETHER WE DO MORE,” and

Thorntons Customers Save On Fuel

A new program from Thorntons drives in-store sales saves  customers money on fuel purchases. Thorntons has introduced Swipe to Save, a new addition to its Refreshing Rewards program. Swipe to Save provides even more ways for guests to save on fuel purchases. Refreshing Rewards guests qualify for additional cents off on fuel when they purchase select

Natural Lip Balm

MareCare Lip Balm is natural and moisturizing for adults and also safe for children. MareCare may be used for moisturizing the most difficult lips of all ages—girls & boys and grown-up gals & guys. The hexagon jar has a footprint of four-inches by six-inches that easily fits on a counter for point of sale, or on […]

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Royal Danish Pastries

Celebrate National Pastry Day Dec. 9, with coffee’s perfect partner: Schulstad pastries. Crafted in classic European tradition, these uniquely delicious Royal Danish Pastries combine 24 layers of flaky dough and high quality fillings to deliver a memorable treat patrons crave. Pre-proofed, pre-glazed and pre-filled, these pastries can go straight from freezer to oven to customer […]

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Store Used Cooking Oil

Frontline International, a provider of Smart Oil Management systems for foodservice operators, has introduced the Tank Tank, a new mobile containment tank for used cooking oil. This concept—a mobile containment tank—is revolutionary and, depending on the size and volume of the foodservice establishment, actually becomes two products in one. For smaller establishments with a low […]

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Star Wars Candy Novelties

CandyRific is in full force with its newly packaged Star Wars candy novelties, teaming up with Lucasfilm and M&M’S Brand Candies. Items include character fans, lightsaber themed containers, flashlights and 12-inch dispensers featuring M&M’S Characters costumed as Star Wars characters. The M&M’S Brand Star Wars line is now available to ship, and a second line […]

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Tamper-safe Packaging

Inline Plastics is introducing the TS5X5 PET square clamshell food container, the newest member of the company’s breakthrough Safe-T-Fresh line of patented tamper evident products. This handy container size is the perfect size for single take out servings which has become such a developing need in today’s market. More and more, this trend is growing […]

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Smart Beer Fridge

Bud Light, the official beer sponsor of the National Football League, is introducing the ultimate in smart technology innovation at the start of the season to ensure that sports fans never run out of Bud Light when watching the action. The Bud-E Fridge is a first-of-its-kind smart home beer fridge that enables consumers the ability […]

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Halloween Treats

To help kick off the Halloween season, Just Born Quality Confections is introducing bewitching products to help cook up some frightening family fun. This Halloween customers can fill their candy bowls with some classic favorites from Just Born, including: GOLDENBERG’S PEANUT CHEWS in Original Dark and Milk Chocolatey, PEEPS Milk Chocolate Dipped Orange Marshmallow Chicks, […]

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Funny Bones Returns

Drake’s Funny Bones are officially making a much anticipated return to store shelves in the Northeast. Since Drake’s Cakes came back on the market in 2013, customers have flocked to social media sites asking for the return of Funny Bones. Unaffiliated Facebook pages, such as “Bring Back Drake’s Cakes Funny Bones,” have also popped up […]

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How Stinker Stores is Refreshing for the Future

With a new store design and a myriad of new company initiatives, everything is coming up roses for Stinker Stores. By David Bennett, Senior Editor The interactive LED display boards now being erected outside select Stinker Stores locations provide customers the latest in-store promotions, cool graphics and crisp digital messaging all at the flip of

Rutter’s New Route 30 Burger

Rutter’s has created a new burger to pay homage to its Central Pennsylvania hometown. As a salute to its hometown, Rutter’s has combined two Central Pennsylvania favorites to create the new Route 30 Burger. This new creation is a combination of the grilled cheese sandwich and the one-third pound 100% Angus Beef Burger. are being combined