Kwik Stop Houses Newest Fazoli’s Location

Kwik Stop takes part in Fazoli’s aggressive expansion efforts. The Kwik Stop in Dubuque, Iowa holds the latest convenience store Fazoli’s location. The addition of this fast-casual restaurant is part of the chain’s aggressive franchise recruitment program. In addition to the new location, Fazoli’s has also released an all-new prototype design. The latest c-store unit

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NOCO Supports The Salvation Army

NOCO employees and customers help to raise money for those most in need. In this spirit of the holiday season, NOCO Express has donated $13,000 to The Salvation Army of Buffalo, N.Y. Each of NOCO Express’ 35 locations sold paper kettles for $1 each, throughout the month of November to raise money for The Salvation Army.

Retailers Concerned With Internal Theft

Internal theft is one of the greatest concerns for retailers, and it is on the rise. The U.S. Retail Fraud Survey 2015 has revealed that employee theft, of both stock and cash, is now one of the top three concerns for retailers. The survey reveals that alongside online fraud and return fraud, internal theft is

Flavored Tobacco Ban Regulations Finalized

New database will assist retailers in avoiding infractions against Chicago’s flavored tobacco ban. The regulations for the flavored tobacco ban in Chicago have been finalized and an implementation timeline has been constructed. NATO suggests that its retail members review these new rules to avoid infractions. In 2014, an ordinance was passed by the Chicago City

‘2 To Go’ Chocolate

Mars has introduced the MILKY WAY MIDNIGHT Bar in a new “2 To Go” format. Perfect for sharing or for saving some for later, every bite of a MILKY WAY MIDNIGHT Bar offers creamy caramel and vanilla-flavored nougat coated in rich dark chocolate. The 2 To Go format provides consumers with portability and portion control. […]

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Digital Labeling

LG Innotek from Korea has introduced a new digital pricing system called troniTAG GmbH. The troniTAG is the beginning of the conversion from the paper label to the electronic tag. The current troniTAG system connects the  existing POS or ERP system directly to the digital price display on the shelf. By using the wireless data […]

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Gluten-Free Hot Breakfast

Bakery On Main has introduced a Hot Breakfast lineup. Made in-house at the company’s dedicated gluten-free facility, Bakery On Main’s premium, whole grain Hot Breakfast is boosted with protein and ancient grains for sustained energy. Certified gluten free, Non-GMO Project Verified and free of sodium, cholesterol, wheat, dairy and casein, the lineup features three grams […]

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Healthy Energy Drinks

Celsius Holdings Inc. is introducing two new flavors to the Celsius RTD (ready-to-drink) collection: Sparkling Watermelon and Sparkling Grape Rush. Backed by multiple published university studies, drinking Celsius before exercise has been proven to help burn up to 93% more body fat, burn 100 calories and more per serving and provide healthy clean energy. Grape […]

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Flavored Pumpkin Seeds

Kathie’s Kitchen has added a new flavor to its line of SuperSeedz gourmet pumpkin seeds: Maple Sugar & Sea Salt. These seeds can be enjoyed as a standalone snack, or as a welcome addition to cereal, yogurt and more. This new flavor sells for an SRP of $4.99, and can be found in new one-ounce […]

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Premium Croissant Sandwich

AdvancePierre Foods has introduced the Pierre Signatures Chicken Salad with Bacon on a Croissant to its premium sandwich line. The 6.84-ounce sandwich, hand-wrapped in clear film for fresh-made appeal, features a sweet relish chicken salad topped with Applewood-smoked bacon, all on a flaky croissant. The result is a sweet and savory lunch or dinner item. […]

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Star Wars Jelly Beans

Jelly Belly Candy Company has embraced the excitement around the recently released major motion picture, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” by adding two packages to its STAR WARS Collection of gifts: the new 8.5-ounce Star Wars: The Force Awakens 20 Flavors Gift Box, and 6.5-ounce Star Wars: The Force Awakens Galaxy Mix Peg Bag. These […]

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Gourmet Holiday Cupcakes

The Cake Boss has a way to make this holiday season even sweeter with new, limited edition Excellent Peppermint cupcakes and Let It Snow cakes and cupcakes now available in stores nationwide. The holidays are a great time for families to connect and what better way than sharing a sweet treat together. Buddy Valastro, a […]

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Holiday Snack Treats

Snappers, creator of award-winning gourmet chocolate, caramel and pretzel treats from Edward Marc Brands has released three new limited-edition holiday Snappers flavors. Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Caramel, Dark Chocolate Caramel Fudge and Dark Chocolate Peppermint join Snappers everyday flavors to help spread a little magic, love and joy this season. Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Caramel Snappers features […]

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Mini Pies

J&J Snack Foods Corp. has joined with General Mills to introduce Pillsbury Mini Pies. These perfectly portioned frozen dessert squares will soon be available in three varieties: Apple Cinnamon, S’mores and Chocolate Lava. Each package comes with four 1.8-ounce frozen mini pies and a flavored icing packet. The pies can be ready in 15 minutes […]

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Mardi Gras in a Cup

Community Coffee Co. has reintroduced its popular Mardi Gras King Cake coffee. This limited time offer flavor features the same high-quality coffee that consumers love blended with light vanilla and cinnamon flavoring. Community Mardi Gras King Cake coffee will hit shelves in late-December and will be available for a limited time only in 12-ounce bags […]

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Bottled Broth

Swanson Stocks and Broths has recently added two new broths to its offering – Unsalted Broth and Bottled Broth. With bottled broth, the iconic Swanson Broth is now available in bottled form to enhance every recipe in two varieties – Chicken and Natural Goodness Chicken. The bottled packaging offers a new easy measure strip, so […]

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CPD Energy Supports St. Jude

Fundraising efforts made throughout the year by CPD operated c-stores and fueling stations raise $96,000 for St. Jude. Results of CPD Energy Corp.’s Annual Charity Drive, on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, have been revealed. At an annual recognition meeting for company managers on Dec. 16, 2015, CPD Energy Corp. presented a check in

“Star Wars” Soups

Star Wars fans can now fill their soup spoons with mini classic “Star Wars” characters with Campbell’s special edition Star Wars Soups & Spaghetti O’s Pasta. The new line features characters such as R2D2, C3PO, Yoda, Chewbacca, Stormtrooper and Darth Vader. Both of these new “Star Wars” options are free of artificial flavors and artificial […]

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Unsweetened Apple Sauce

Knouse Foods is adding four new unsweetened flavors to its line of Mussleman’s unsweetened Natural Apple Sauce: Cherry, Cinnamon, Peach and Strawberry. Musselman’s 4.5-ounce cups satisfy the minimum daily fruit requirement, which is of interest to a growing number of consumers. Plus, all 4.5-ounce flavors are gluten free, with no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. […]

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New Oklahoma Love’s Location

There is a new resting place for drivers in central Oklahoma. Union City, Okla. is home of the newest Love’s Travel Stops, which has opened its doors for business along U.S. Highway 81 and Southwest 59th Street. Drivers in the central part of Oklahoma now have a new place to rest and access to driver

Super Food Snacks

Slammers SuperFood Snacks from Go Gourmet, the fastest growing premium snacking brand in the fruit cup aisle, is expanding its distribution across the U.S., strengthening Go Gourmet’s presence in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast regions. Since launching in the U.S. in 2014, Slammers’ original line of Super Food pouched snacks have appealed tremendously to school-aged kids exercising their independence in picking out treats from the […]

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Yogurt Industry Grows

Claims that the yogurt market is cooling off couldn’t be more wrong. Data studying year-over-year growth rates has revealed that yogurt retail sales have been on the rise over the last year, despite recent claims that this market is cooling. According to a report from Food Navigator USA, the growth rate in the yogurt industry

2016 Packaging Trends

Consumers will soon make purchasing decisions based on packaging when choosing between similar products. Mintel has revealed six key trends that are set to impact the global packaging markets in 2016. These trends hold implications for both consumers and brands. “There’s a parallel path between brands striving to engage consumers on a more personal level

Scott Hartman and Denise Keane Honored By AJC

A CSD Exclusive. Leaders recognized for their ongoing commitment to numerous charitable causes and social diversity. By John Lofstock, Editor Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter’s Farm Stores and Denise Keane, executive vice president and general counsel for Altria, were honored with the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) National Human Relations Award at the Harmonie

Eskimo Hut Debuts New Location in Lubbock, Texas

The new convenience store offers wine and beer on tap. Eskimo Hut, a chain of drive-through convenience stores specializing in frozen daiquiris and margaritas to-go, has introduced a new store in southwest Lubbock, Texas. The new store is located at 54th Street and Slide Road, near Garcia’s Mexican restaurant, Wild Oats and Melrose clothing store.

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