QuickChek Donates To First Responders

Gives back to Sayreville, N.J. Fire Department by donating a portion of sales from a store that reopened following a strip mall fire. QuickChek Corp. will donate 25 cents for every sub, sandwich and wrap sold in its Main Street store to the Sayreville Fire Department following the fire-damaged convenience market’s re-opening Tuesday, April 14.


FASTRAK Extends Partnership With VP Racing Fuels

“Since the inception of crate racing, racers have turned to VP fuels for superior power and consistency,” says VP spokesperson. The FASTRAK Racing Series announced that VP Racing Fuels will continue as Official Fuel of the FASTRAK Racing Series, including both the FASTRAK weekly series and touring series throughout the U.S. The agreement designates VP

Cigar’s March Performance Points to Improving Conditions

Cigar growth at c-stores driven by pouches. Cigar dollar sales four weeks-ending March 29, 2015 posted a gain of 6.4%, increasing the average per store week sales to approximately $475. Retail units sold also advanced 7.6% versus last year based on the Balvor Retailer Composite (BRC). “The vast majority of the growth in Cigars came

ITG Brands Executive Team Appointed

“This group represents a wealth of experience across all functional areas and will allow ITG Brands to establish itself as a major competitive player in the U.S. tobacco market,” says CEO ITG Brands. ITG Brands LLC, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, has announced the appointment of executive team members following the expected

Retailers Applaud Advancement of House Cyber Security Bills

“Retailers have taken extraordinary steps in the past year to combat cybercrime and protect our customers from the impact of data breaches and other cyber-attacks,” says vice president for privacy and cybersecurity. The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) applauded House passage of two pieces of legislation designed to strengthen the ability of law enforcement and

Kum & Go Celebrates 100th LEED Certified Store

New Iowa-based site marks company milestone. Kum & Go has secured its 100th LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its use of sustainable construction and design. The Urbandale, Iowa store, located at 11989 Hickman Road, achieved a LEED Silver certification. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a points‐based

Love’s Opens First Location Along Interstate 49

New Neosho, Mo. location offers 24/7 service and a Truck Tire Care center. Drivers traveling the 300-mile stretch of Interstate 49 between Fort Smith, Ark., and Kansas City, Mo., can access parking and driver services at the new Love’s Travel Stop in Neosho, Mo. Love’s has opened its first location on Interstate 49, located at

Verifone Honored For EMV Education

Receives NACHA’s 2015 George Mitchell Payments System Excellence Award. Verifone was presented with the 2015 George Mitchell Payments System Excellence Award—an award given annually by NACHA—The Electronic Payments Association. The award is named after former vice-chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, George Mitchell, an early proponent of electronic payments. It honors

Hunt Brothers Pizza Introduces New Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

Company launches newest limited time offer pizza at participating convenience stores nationwide. Hunt Brothers Pizza, the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry, has introduced Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, the newest pizza to join the company’s list of deliciously daring limited time offers. Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza is now available to

Balvor Reports Strong March Performance for Smokeless Tobacco

Dollar sales up 8% over the previous year. According to the Balvor Retailer Composite (BRC), Smokeless Tobacco posted positive gains across all key performance metrics for the four weeks-ending March 29, 2015. Dollars sales increased 8% versus the previous year, aided by Moist growing at nearly similar rates, SNUs increasing over 12%, and Loose Leaf

Slim Cans

Talking Rain Beverage Co., the makers of Sparkling Ice beverages, is expanding the brand’s packaging offerings with the addition of eight-ounce slim cans. Available in convenient eight-count fridge packs, Sparking Ice will offer four flavors in the new format, including fan favorites Black Raspberry, Orange Mango, Kiwi Strawberry and Cherry Limeade. The addition of Sparkling […]

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Snack Attack

Snyder’s-Lance is launching more than 40 new products nationwide this year, giving consumers even more delicious choices and benefits they desire. New products include: Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Poppers, an airy and light, crunchy pretzel shell, which meets the growing consumer need for lighter snacking. Poppers are available in three flavors—Original, Cinnamon Sugar and Three […]

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Extended Cigarillos

Innovative lifestyle brands manufacturer, Trendsettah USA Inc., is blazing its trail in the tobacco industry once again with its newest product, Extendos by Splitarillos.  At 8.5-inches long, Extendos are extended cigarillos—double the length of a standard 4.25-inch cigarillo. Extendos are sold two to a pouch and will be introduced in Splitarillos’ signature flavor, OG Sweet […]

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Pretzel Breader

With pretzel mentions on foodservice menus increasing by 32.5% in 2013, according to Mintel Menu Insights 2013, now is the time to leverage this trend with the new Pretzel Breader from Golden Dipt. This salty, delectable breading features coarse crumbs of real pretzel and panko for an authentic taste that customers crave. Providing even coverage, […]

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Instant Freshness

The Hershey Co. has introduced Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews, a first-of-its-kind product, which provides an icy cool blast of freshness in a quick dissolving chew. A new alternative to traditional breath fresheners, Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews rapidly dissolve and release a cool blast of instant freshness. As a leader in the refreshment category, […]

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Integrated Icemaker Bin

Follett Corp. has introduced the newest addition to its line of innovative ice machines, the integrated icemaker bin. The Integrated Icemaker will produce up to 425 pounds of ice over a 24-hour period with over 90 pounds of storage. This new machine comes with a choice of Micro Chewblet or flake ice. Follett’s proprietary Chewblet […]

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Pancakes & Maple Syrup

Wake up and smell the pancakes, it’s Pancakes & Maple Syrup Jelly Belly jelly beans. The newest flavor from Jelly Belly Candy Co. captures the warm, buttery flavor of a pancake topped with rich maple syrup whipped together in a single Jelly Belly jelly bean. Pancakes & Maple Syrup Jelly Belly beans are now available

Rutter’s Announces New Menu Additions

Whoopie pies and macaroni and cheese among new options. In a nod to the unique fare of Central Pennsylvania, Rutter’s Farm Stores added two hometown favorites, whoopie pies and fried sweet bologna, and one classic American dish, macaroni and cheese, to their diverse and award-winning menu this week. An all-American favorite, macaroni and cheese adds

BUNN IoT Technology Receives Gold Award

2015 Connected World Awards honors BUNN. BUNN, a global manufacturer of dispensed beverage equipment, was honored with a Gold Award for Remote Equipment Management at the 2015 Connected World Awards for its partnership with Mesh Systems in the development of BUNNlink Wellness Program. “The 2015 Connected World Award winners are leveraging the ‘Internet of Things’

Summer Hiring Survey Reveals Outlook for Summer Workers

Employers predict increase in total hires and wages from last summer encourage workers to start looking for jobs now. Snagajob has announced results from its 2015 Summer Hiring Survey of 1,000 employers responsible for hiring hourly employees this summer, including those in the retail, hospitality and foodservice industries. Combined, these industries make up 44% of

Balvor Reports Electronic Nicotine Devices March Sales Up 7%

Disposable sales dip but rechargeable remains strong. The latest Balvor Retailer Composite (BRC) shows that convenience stores continue to grow Electronic Nicotine Devices (ENDs) with dollar sales up 7.1% while retail units sold grew 26.4%. “It’s critical to have a deeper knowledge of the business as there are many factors causing fluctuations in the category’s

McLane Launches Foodservice Solution

McLane Kitchen approaches foodservice from the consumer’s point of view. McLane Grocery Distribution, a business unit of McLane Co. Inc., launched the McLane Kitchen for its customers in the Convenience, Grocery, Drug and Mass Market channels. McLane Kitchen is a comprehensive, customizable solution to help generate optimum sales and profits in the rapidly growing, highly

Wawa Celebrates 51 Years

Gives away 1.5 million cups of free coffee. Wawa Inc. announced that this year and all years to come, April 16 will be known as Wawa Day, honoring the most important date in the company’s history with a variety of exciting customer-focused celebrations and donations from the Wawa Foundation. On April 16, 1964, Wawa entered

Pump Prices Rise With Crude Costs

Slow building supply sends crude prices up, as do concerns in the Middle East. The national average price of gas jumped seven cents per gallon over the past week due to sharply rising crude oil costs, AAA reported. Domestic crude oil prices last week hit the highest prices so far this year as supplies built

Chevron and JPMorgan Chase Sign Multi-Year Agreement

Chevron offers its customers easy, secure and private payment processing through ChaseNet. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has signed a multi-year agreement with Chase Commerce Solutions, the global payment processing, merchant acquiring business of JPMorgan Chase & Co., to handle payment acceptance and processing at Chevron’s nearly 8,000 retail locations in the U.S. beginning later this year.