Tecate Light is Launching its Champions Night Campaign

Tecate Light will drive sales through a month long advertising campaign. On March 1, Tecate Light, one of the fastest growing imported light beer in the U.S., will launch its Champions Night campaign. This fully-integrated, 360-degree campaign will inspire excitement in boxing fans over Tecate’s partnership with boxing. The campaign will include national TV advertising,

How Kwik Trip Stays Focused on Fresh

Paul Servais leads the retailer’s efforts to drive foodservice sales. By John Lofstock, Editor While foodservice represents an extraordinary opportunity for convenience store retailers to grow sales, boost profits and swipe customers away from competitors, it is just another in-store category and needs to be treated as such. This means that while the category remains

Why Restrooms Matter

C-stores can make a good impression on patrons by maintaining clean and well-equipped facilities. By Traci Dawn Carneal, Contributing Editor Will the state of your restrooms put you out of business? Probably not, but why give consumers a reason not to buy? With competition for sales dollars on the rise and foodservice a common offering,

How To Provide On-the-Go Options

Customers want fresh food fast, that’s easy to eat on the go and features ingredients that excite. Quality sandwiches deliver fresh ideas that satisfy. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor As the demand for on-the-go foods with new and exciting ingredients continues, sandwiches are providing an efficient way for c-stores to provide new and customizable options in

What Electronic Payment Options Are Consumers Demanding?

Diversity is a key request among retail customers when it comes to electronic payments. A national survey conducted by Morning Consult and released by the Electronic Payments Coalition reveals trends in consumer attitudes toward cybersecurity and electronic payments. Of the 2,028 registered voters surveyed, 75% agree stores should move as quickly as possible to adopt

QuickChek Employees Get A Raise

The convenience store chain boosts its starting salary as it continues to focus on investing in its employees. As of Feb. 1, QuickChek has raised its starting salary to $10 an hour. The move follows other convenience store chains, such as Sheetz, Wawa and Rutter’s, that have announced increased wages for employees as chains look

Sheetz Charity Gets Updated Name

A Sheetz employee-run charity is changing its name to better reflect its mission. Sheetz Family Charities Inc., a Sheetz employee-run charity is changing its name to Sheetz For The Kidz. For the past 23 years, the charity has worked to make the holiday season brighter for children in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and

Enmarket Automates Fuel Price Changes

Partnership with PriceAdvantage allows for the faster execution of fuel price changes. Fuel prices changes are set to run smoothly at Enmarket now that the chain has partnered with PriceAdvantage to automate and accelerate fuel pricing at its 61 convenience stores throughout Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Enmarket decided to partner with PriceAdvantage based

House Passes Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act

Bill H.R. 2017 now moves to the Senate for consideration. On Friday, Feb. 12, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act for 2015,” by a vote of 266-144. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) President and CEO Henry Armour hailed the legislation, noting it represents “another giant step forward in

How Loyalty Preferences Differ By Region

Fuel savings ranks as the top incentive preferred by loyalty customers. A recent report from Excentus, “Road to Rewards: American Shopper Insights” shows customers remain eager to save regardless of prices at the pump, but differ according to reward preference depending on where in the country they live. Not only do consumers differ in their

How Dairy’s Health Halo Is Helping The Category Rebound

High in protein and containing simple ingredients, dairy products are resonating with health-conscious customers. The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA)’s recent “What’s In Store 2016” annual trend report show the dairy segment is well-positioned to capitalize on its “health halo” of products, as positive nutrition and wellness attributes are prioritized by today’s dairy department shoppers. This

Golden Pantry Supports Make-A-Wish Foundation

Exceeds original goal by $2,000 thanks to the generosity of c-store customers and team members. Golden Pantry Food Stores Inc. raised $25,000 selling Make-A-Wish Stars and donated the proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation this week. The Athens, Ga.-based convenience store chain’s 39 locations, which are spread across Georgia, are proud to have come together to

Spread the Love with Dunkin’ Donuts

A number of heartfelt initiatives are being launched by Dunkin’ Donuts to help spread the love this Valentine’s season. Dunkin’ Donuts has launched a number of fun new initiatives to help its customers celebrate Valentine’s Day, including an online contest to give engaged couples the chance to win a $10,000 wedding present. Dunkin’ Donuts is

The Coca-Cola Foundation Supports the Community

The Coca-Cola Foundation donated nearly $85 million to support a number of initiatives in 2015. Nearly 300 organizations received financial support from The Coca-Cola Foundation in 2015. The foundation donated $84.5 million in grants which will benefit communities across more than 70 countries and territories. Approximately 95% of the grants are focused on The Coca-Cola

Challenging Consumers’ Conceptions of Pizza

Restaurants and pizza retailers continue seeking new ways to make their pizza stand out above the rest. A new report from Packaged Facts, “Pizza Market in the U.S.: Foodservice and Retail, 2nd Edition,” pizza has become a universal menu staple, and it has remained consistent year after year. Pizza continues to grow in popularity, and

How Flory’s Is Carving Its Own Niche

With a full-service deli business, idiosyncratic stores and strong community ties, this second-generation convenience chain is the best pit stop in the eastern Hudson Valley. By David Bennett, Senior Editor During the heyday of travel on Route 66, gas stations had their own unique identities. Akin to motels adorned with massive wagon wheels or furnished

Fuel for Less than $1

As fuel prices remain low, one city in Kansas is selling fuel for 99 cents per gallon. Midwestern fuel supplies are currently at the highest point since 1993, and fuel prices are fluctuating accordingly, as one city in Kansas has become the first to report gasoline prices lower than $1 per gallon. According to a

VERC Provides Grant to Fitchburg High School

VERC is investing in the future of the communities it serves through educational grants. A grant for $500, made possible by ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program, has been presented to Fitchburg High School by VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with 24 locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Funded by the ExxonMobil

Rutter’s Sells Winning Powerball Ticket

Winner of the $100,000 prize has yet to be identified. The Rutter’s Farm Store at 509 Greenbrier Road, York, Pa. sold a $100,000 winning lottery ticket, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery. While there weren’t any jackpot winners from Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, there was a winning ticket from Rutter’s ‘store 47’ that matched four of the

BP Rewards Members Gain Greater Access to Rewards

A partnership between BP and Visa has helped streamline BP’s rewards program. Thanks to a new partnership between BP and Visa, BP Driver Rewards members now have access to a one-swipe solution at the pump. Members of BP’s loyalty program now have the ability to link an eligible Visa payment card to their BP Driver

The NRF and University of Phoenix Offer Dream BIG Scholarship Program

The NRF and University of Phoenix School of Business are working to help the next generation of retail leaders grow. The National Retail Federation (NRF) is once again collaborating with the University of Phoenix School of Business to offer the Dream BIG Scholarship Program, for the fourth consecutive year. The Dream BIG Scholarship Program awards

Sunoco Redefines Sourcing Process

Information gained through solutions offered to Sunoco by SciQuest will help the company to make strategic expansion decisions. Sunoco LP has announced that it will be replacing its current procurement tools with SciQuest Inc.’s entire source-to-settle suite, which will completely redefine Sunoco’s sourcing process. Sunoco, which has recently completed a series of acquisitions, recognized the

Wawa Continues to Support Environmental Community Service

Applications for the annual Environmental Community Service Award are now available. Wawa, 6abc and the environmental law firm Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLC (MGKF) are once again presenting the annual Environmental Community Service Award. The award is now celebrating its 11th year of supporting environmental programs that improve the local community. The goal of

Why Food Delivery Is Soaring

Customers crave the quality food typically associated with ‘dining out’ experiences, but without the time and money constraints. Food delivery availability is skyrocketing as in-home meal kits like Blue Apron and foodservice delivery like DoorDash increase in number. A recent report by The NPD Group, a leading global information company, found that while historically delivery

How the CSD/Humetrics HR Survey Can Help You

In order to support the convenience store industry’s forecasting and planning responsibilities for the new year, Convenience Store Decisions and Humetrics are collaborating to provide insight into the industry most challenging problem, finding, hiring, retaining and motivating employees. For the eighth consecutive year, Convenience Store Decisions, in partnership with human resources expert Mel Kleiman is launching

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