Technavio Reveals Organic Packaged Food Market Top Vendors

Increased consumer health consciousness, among other variables, is driving competition in the organic foods market. A recent report from Technavio has revealed the top vendors in the organic packaged food market. The report, Organic Packaged Food Market in the U.S., lists the six leading vendors in the market, as well as 12 vendors that are

Warnings to Appear on Sugary Beverage Advertisements

Despite efforts made by a number of industry groups, the new law mandating that sugary beverage ads must be accompanied by warning labels will soon take effect in San Francisco. A new law that is intended to inform and protect consumers from the hazardous effects that may occur from excessive consumption of sugary beverages will

EY Announces Southwest Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalists

Ernst & Young has chosen 50 finalists for the 2016 Entrepreneur Of The Year Southwest program. The finalists for the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 in the Southwest program have officially been named by EY. The winners of the award are chosen based on their demonstration of excellence and success in

Kwik Fill Introduces Mobile Offers

As a result of a new partnership, Kwik Fill will now present mobile offers to its customers. Customers of the Kwik Fill/Red Apple convenience store chain will now have access to mobile offers as a result of a new partnership between the chain’s parent company, United Refining Co., and Koupon Media. The new mobile offers

Parker’s Hires Construction Project Manager

Parker’s has chosen an experienced contractor and manager for the position of construction project manager. Savannah, Ga.-based Parker’s recently hired Andrew Udinsky to oversee the construction of new stores and the renovation of existing stores as the company’s new construction project manager. An experienced contractor and manager, Udinsky excels at leading building projects to a

U.S. Department of Labor Reveals Revised Overtime Regulations

Final regulations will extend overtime pay to millions of workers who were previously ineligible. On Wednesday, the Department of Labor released the final overtime pay regulations, set to go into effect at the end of this year. John Thompson, an attorney with Fisher & Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm that represents employers,

Tecate Light Launches Summer Soccer Program

Tecate Light will help drive traffic for its retail partners through the brand’s summer promotion. Tecate Light has announced a new partnership with Chivas del Guadalajara, one of the most followed soccer clubs in the Americas. As a part of this partnership, Tecate Light will sponsor four of the club’s premier summer matches in the

SUA Applauds USDA’s Move to Increase Raw Sugar Supply

The SUA has raised concern about the state of America’s sugar policy. Recent action taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase raw sugar supplies to meet market demand has been met with approval from the Sweetener Users Association (SUA). The SUA released the following statement in regards to the recent action: “We

Giant Eagle President to Retire

John Lucot, who has served a variety of roles for Giant Eagle over the past four decades, has announced his retirement. After a 42 year career of leadership within the company, John Lucot, Giant Eagle’s president and chief operating officer has decided to retire. Lucot began his career as a Giant Eagle supermarket clerk in

7-Eleven Celebrates Shark Week

7-Eleven is bringing the excitement of Shark Week to a whole new level with a new eight week promotion. 7-Eleven has announced the launch of a massive eight week promotion that will embody the spirit of the Discovery Cannel’s Shark Week, which airs Sunday, June 26 through Sunday, July 3. Participating 7-Eleven locations will feature

NRC Arranges Sealed Bid Sale for Global Partners LP

Global Partners is looking to sell a variety of properties, with or without fuel supply agreements. Global Partners LP and its subsidiaries (Seller) has retained NRC Realty and Capital Advisors LLC to coordinate the offering and sale of 86 properties. The properties, located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island,

National Fuel Price Average Continues to Rise

The approach of the summer driving season and the recent Canadian wildfires are driving fuel prices skyward. The national average fuel price continues to increase over the past week, and prices are expected to continue trending upward as we enter into the summer driving season, with some expecting prices to reach a new high for

McDonald’s Continues Turnaround Efforts

McDonald’s is working to improve its food quality, along with the customer experience. After recent struggles threatened the success of fast food giant, McDonald’s, the company has been working on multiple turnaround efforts to bring the chain out of its slump. From introducing all-day breakfast to devising new menu items, the chain has made a

New Mobile App Helps Combat Skimming

As customer payment information security becomes a top priority, retailers are seeking ways to ensure that their customers’ data is safe. NACS has teamed up with The Pinnacle Corp. in an effort to help convenience store operators combat skimming. Skimming is a growing concern in the convenience industry, as fuel dispensers are one of the

Core-Mark Increases Capacity of Credit Facility

The increased capacity of Core-Mark’s credit facility will allow the company greater flexibility and enable growth. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. has entered into an eighth amendment to its credit facility which increased the size from $300 million to $450 million. In addition, this amendment includes an expansion feature which provides the company the option to

Meal Kit Delivery Services Take Off

Are meal kit delivery services posing a threat to the foodservice and grocery industries? Across the country, consumers are embracing the convenience of meal kit delivery services, and incorporating this service into their busy lives. Offering consumers a more convenient way to cook at home, these services are rapidly gaining popularity, and this growth and

Registration Opens for the 2016 NAG Conference in Savannah

With an agenda featuring more than a dozen speakers from the convenience store industry’s leading chains, NAG 2016 is one industry conference you cannot afford to miss. The convenience store industry continues to grow sales at record numbers, but the stakes have never been higher as convenience store owners face competition from multiple retail channels.

The Ladder To Success Is…

a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step ~ Laozi By Bill Scott, President, StoreReport LLC When Wilbur and Orville Wright set out to build their flying machine, I doubt seriously they were thinking about walking on the moon. They merely wanted to get a new prospective on their environment. It might

Brakebush Acquires Wells Food Processing

Brakebush has grown to operate three processing facilities through a recent transaction with North Central Equity LLC. Previously owned by North Central Equity LLC, Wells Food Processing has been purchased by Brakebush. The transaction of the Wells, Minn.-based company was completed April 21, 2016. Founded in 1925 by brothers William and Otto Brakebush, Brakebush is

ampm Offers Dodger Dogs

Dodger fans in the Los-Angeles area no longer have to take a trip to the stadium to get their hands on a Dodger Dog. Los Angeles-area ampm convenience stores are now carrying the iconic Dodger Dogs. According to a report from ABC7, for the first time ever, the iconic 10-inch long hot dogs can be

Kids Eat for Free this Summer at TA and Petro Restaurants

Children can eat breakfast, lunch or dinner for free at TA and Petro Restaurants. TA Country Pride and Petro Iron Skillet Restaurants are offering free meals to children, age 10 and under,  from May 15 – Sept. 5, 2016. The TA Restaurant Group announced that the restaurants will provide children with a free meal from

7-Eleven Supports Relief Efforts in Fort McMurray, Canada

Every dollar raised in 7-Eleven stores to support relief efforts in Fort McMurray, Canada will contribute $4 to the cause. In response to the recent fire that destroyed whole communities in the Fort McMurray area, 7-Eleven has donated $15,000 directly to the Canadian Red Cross to support relief efforts. Additionally, the company has launched coin

QuickChek Announces New Howell, N.J. Locations

QuickChek has announced the opening of two stores in Howell, N.J, which will feature the company’s new store prototype. Among a number of new locations planned to open in 2016, QuickChek has announced the opening of two new locations in Howell, N.J. this spring. The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based fresh convenience market chain opened a new

Beer Salt

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, we are honoring our Latino roots by introducing a new Beer Salt flavor, Michelada Especial. With Michelada Especial Beer Salt, we’re honing a Latino favorite, the traditional Michelada, a combination of beer, tomato juice, lime juice and assorted sauces and spices to add a kick. We believe that these […]

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Minit Stop Recognized for Design Excellence

Minit Stop’s new logo and carry-out designs have received one of Hawaii’s most design prestigious awards. On April 23, during the Pele awards ceremony on Oahu, Hawaii, Minit Stop was awarded top honors for the company’s new logo and carry-out food boxes. The Pele awards are Hawaii’s top recognition for excellence in advertising design, and