New Menu-Labeling Legislation Could Ease Burden For C-Stores

Proposed legislation would give retailers some flexibility in communicating calorie nutrition information, and would provides  protection from potential felony penalties on retail employees. New menu labeling legislation introduced on Oct. 29 in the U.S. Senate, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (S. 2217), appears to offer the flexibility and understanding of convenience store foodservice operations

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OpenStore Delivers Industry Advice

OpenStore’s third annual conference provided attendees with indispensable retail strategies. OpenStore by GasBuddy recently hosted its third annual OpenForum by OpenStore conference, where current OpenStore retailers shared their visions of digital marketing success, best practices and new developments in c-store technology. The OpenForum event was initiated by OpenStore in 2012 to provide an environment where OpenStore retailers

ACE Thanks USDA for Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership

New partnership will expand availability of E15 and flex fuels to consumers. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has thanked the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its efforts to expand the availability of E15 and flex fuels for consumers through the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP). In an announcement at a Kissimmee, Fla Citgo fuel

New Program Extends Ethanol Availability Nationwide

New investment will more than double the number of stations that offer intermediate blends of ethanol nationwide. Protec Fuel announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack recently visited Mid-State Energy’s Kissimmee, Fla. Citgo E15 and E85 retail station. The secretary made an announcement on ethanol fuel investment of $16 million for the state alone. At the first retail fueling

2015 NACS Welcomes Record Number of Attendees

The size of the NACS Expo grew 2% from 2014. The 2015 NACS Show attracted a record 24,392 registered attendees, of which 9,038 were classified as buyers (retailers, convenience distributors). The total number of registered attendees, which includes Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) buyer registration, was 3.3% higher than last year and topped the previous attendance

TravelCenters Acquires Eight Stop-a-Sec Stores

An eight-store family chain has been acquired by TravelCenters. Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. has closed the sale of eight stores owned by Stop-a-Sec Inc. and Seck Enterprises Inc. of Luck, Wis. to TravelCenters of America LLC. All eight of the sites were owned in fee. The stores are located in western Wisconsin and serve the communities

What To Consider Before Making the Decision to Offer Biodiesel

By Jon Scharingson Whether or not to sell biodiesel can be a significant decision for a convenience store owner. Convenience store owners need to determine what will work best for their operation and how they can maximize their profitability through the use of biodiesel. Here are a few things to consider: Tank and pump availability

BP Combats Low Fuel Prices

BP must make cuts to counter current circumstances, but the end is in sight, and the company remains optimistic. Lower oil prices have led to oil companies making spending cuts and reducing operating costs, and these cuts have resulted in the loss of thousands of jobs and projects being scrapped. BP is among the oil

AB InBev and SABMiller Merger Deal Deadline Extended

Two giants in the beer industry struggle to finalize terms of merger agreement. A new deal is in the works that will potentially combine two of the world’s largest brewers, but the deadline has arrived and no terms have been finalized. According to a report from Fortune, the aforementioned deal would combine AB InBev, containing Budweiser,

Casey’s Discovers Credit Card Skimming Devices

Seven of Casey’s General Stores locations were found to have credit card skimming devices on pumps. Credit card skimming devices were recently discovered at seven Casey’s General Stores Inc. locations. Six of the locations effected are in Nebraska,  and one is in Iowa. The effected stores are located at: 4150 W. U.S. Highway 30, Grand Island,

NOCO Combats Cancer in the Community

NOCO raises over $25,000 to support local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society chapter. Throughout August and September, NOCO customers and employees raised $25,015 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Western & Central New York Chapter. “As a company firmly committed to giving back to our local community, NOCO has been a proud supporter of the Leukemia

Raising the Foodservice Bar

C-stores and supermarkets are becoming strong competition for QSRs. Convenience stores and supermarkets have greatly improved their foodservice offerings in recent years. The NPD Group has reported that as food quality increases, so does the number of consumers choosing these outlets for their prepared meals and snacks in addition to quick service restaurants (QSRs). Quick and convenient

Mini-Express Tunnel

Ryko Solutions Inc. introduces the new Mini-Express Tunnel among its superior car wash equipment, providing a retrofit express tunnel solution that will increase profitability. Ryko is the one of the largest providers of managed car wash systems in North America. It allows car wash operators with 35 feet of space to take an underperforming in-bay […]

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Pretzels With A Cause

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Herr’s has partnered with the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.” The company is filling store shelves with its limited edition, ribbon-shaped Whole Grain Pretzels with Flax Seed & Honey in a specially-designed pink bag in support of breast cancer awareness. For every bag sold, Herr’s […]

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Savory Nutrition Bars

Following its successful launch just over one year ago, award-winning Mediterra, the first company to introduce all-natural nutrition bars inspired by the Mediterranean Diet, has added two new Savory Bar flavors: Kale/Pumpkin Seed and Bell Pepper/Green Olive. With these new flavors, Mediterra now offers four truly savory bars that also include Sundried Tomato/Basil and Black […]

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Boost Energy

Looking to increase your energy, boost your metabolism, bring back focus and reach your goals? Try Rapid Action Energize 2-Way! It is the number one selling and fastest growing dietary supplement in the market today. It comes on smooth and lasts for hours. Bring back the vigor in your life with Rapid Action Energize 2-Way! The […]

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ADA-Compliant Hand Dryer

Excel Dryer Inc. introduces the new ThinAir Hand Dryer, a high-efficiency surface-mounted model that protrudes no more than four inches from the wall making it ADA-Compliant. ThinAir is touch-free, dries hands in 15 seconds, operates on 960 watts and is a quick and easy retrofit solution for any facility looking to save money and easily […]

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Energy For Winter

CLIF Bar is unwrapping its holiday energy bar lineup. Crafted with organic ingredients by athletes and foodies in the CLIF Kitchen, all CLIF Bar seasonal flavors deliver delicious and wonderfully wintery nutrition for sustained energy. The limited-edition CLIF Bar seasonal lineup includes: Hot Chocolate, Iced Gingerbread and Spiced Pumpkin Pie. All three seasonal flavors are […]

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For Dogs On the Go

According to the Travel Industry Association, 30 million Americans travel with their pets annually. For Dogs on the Go is a one-stop shop designed with three simple SKUs for impulse purchases. Eye-catching floor and counter displays use a small footprint, as well as make a big impact on those who value quality and convenience. Don’t […]

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Churro Flavored Popcorn

Erin’s Popcorn has debuted its most decadent popcorn ever: Erin’s Churro flavored Popcorn. Erin’s Churro Popcorn is sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon and is truly a “hands-on” dessert. Erin’s Churro Popcorn is made with simple ingredients and only uses premium white corn for popping crunch. The Churro Popcorn has an ethnic and on-trend bold flavor […]

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Online Credit Card Fraud On the Rise

Retail fraud weighs heavily on the industry and consumers, alike. The U.S. Retail Fraud Survey 2015, which was launched at the first Retail Fraud – New York conference, has revealed a substantial increase in online credit card fraud. Published by Retail Knowledge and sponsored by intelligent cash handling experts Volumatic, the Survey, now in its third year,

Walgreens Buying Rite Aid

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Rite Aid Corp. announced on Tuesday, Oct. 27, that Walgreens will acquire all outstanding shares of Rite Aid, a U.S. retail pharmacy chain, for $9 per share in cash, for a total enterprise value of approximately $17.2 billion, including acquired net debt. The purchase price represents a premium of 48% 

7-Eleven Selects New Distributor For 900 Locations

Core-Mark will soon service 7-Eleven stores in three western regions. A five-year supply agreement was recently signed stating that approximately 900 7-Eleven stores in three western regions will be serviced by Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. Core-Mark will be the primary wholesale distributor, delivering a wide range of products to these stores out of three of

Western Refining Proposes Acquisition

Western Refining has made an offer to purchase Northern Tier Energy common units. Western Refining Inc. has made a proposal to acquire all of Northern Tier Energy LP’s publicly-held common units. According to a report from Market Watch, Western Refining submitted their proposal to the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the general partner

How McDonald’s Is Perking Up Beverage Sales

In another attempt to drive sales, McDonald’s is now selling Monster energy drinks at select locations. Following the launch of all-day breakfast, McDonald’s is now testing another strategy to drive business in its restaurants. Some 20 U.S. McDonald’s stores in various states are now offering these highly caffeinated beverages for individual sale, as well as

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