Celebrating National Beer Day

Lager represents the country’s most popular beer style. Thursday, April 7 is National Beer Day—an actual holiday marking the end of Prohibition in 1933, allowing people to buy and drink beer in public. To celebrate, Let’s Grab a Beer created a “Brewnited States” Beer heatmap showing beer styles that are exceptionally popular across the USA,

Experian Study Shows Knowing Customers Is Key

Enhancing consumer knowledge a top priority of more than half of marketers. Experian Marketing Services has released its 2016 Digital Marketer Report. The eighth annual study reveals the challenges, priorities and other key issues impacting marketers worldwide. This year, the top challenge marketers faced also is their top priority: knowing their customers’ needs, wants and

Lee Oil Co. Now Distributes Gulf Racing Fuels

In searching for a new, quality product, Lee Oil has chosen to begin distributing a variety of Gulf Racing Fuels. Lee Oil Co. Inc., a full service wholesale fuel and lubricant distributor is now a distributor of Gulf Racing Fuels. Lee Oil Co. Inc., located in Alvin, Texas, now offers a variety of Gulf Racing

J.M Smucker Co. Announces Leadership Changes

Company names new appointments amid Dennis Armstrong’s retirement. The J.M. Smucker Co. announced that Dennis Armstrong, senior vice president, supply chain logistics and operations support, will be retiring on Sept. 30, 2016, following 37 years with the company. Armstrong has served in a number of leadership roles during his career with the company in logistics,

RaceTrac Launches Rewards App

TracFanatics can now earn a multitude of rewards through the new RaceTrac Rewards app. Just in time for the impending summer heat, RaceTrac has launched the new RaceTrac Rewards app in order to reward its loyal customers, and to help them cool down when the weather heats up. The new app rewards seven in-app coupons

Rutter’s Sells $1 Million Lottery Ticket

Rutter’s has sold yet another huge winning lottery ticket. Rutter’s has once again sold a Pennsylvania Lottery ticket that has turned out to be worth $1 million. This marks the second time this year that a Rutter’s customer has won a huge Pennsylvania Lottery prize. The Rutter’s in Mountville, Pa. sold a winning $1 Million

Paying Heed to Food Safety

With the increased emphasis on quality foodservice, maintaining in-store equipment is necessary for keeping a clean image. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor In the wake of the publicized instances of food-borne illnesses such as the Norovirus outbreak at Chipotle, more convenience stores are protecting their operations against similar operational risks. Many c-store operators are looking

Subway Speeds Ahead of the FDA

Subway is no longer awaiting final guidelines from the FDA as menu labeling laws are once again delayed.  The previously announced federal rule that would require all foodservice locations to provide nutrition information has once again been delayed. However, despite the delay, Subway is moving to meet these demands. According to a report from NBC15,

blu Expands International Presence

blu will be reaching new customers, in two new countries, through its new global brand and marketing campaign. On April 4, 2016, blu launched a new global brand and marketing campaign, under the tagline “Just You & blu.” blu, an electronic vaping company, launched the campaign in the U.S., United Kingdom, Italy and France. The

U-Gas Launches New Mobile App

U-Gas customers can learn about new promotions first with the new U-Gas app. U-Gas, in partnership with GasBuddy OpenStore, has launched a new mobile app. U-Gas has been serving the St. Louis area since 1977, and serves the community with 19 locations throughout the area. The official U-Gas app allows customers to get real time

CDA Names New President and CEO

The CDA has named a seven year company veteran as its new president and CEO. The Executive Committee for the Convenience Distribution Association (CDA) has officially named Kimberly Bolin as the company’s new president and CEO. The announcement follows a period, which began Feb. 19, 2016, during which Bolin acted as interim president and CEO.

Just Two More Weeks to Register for the YEO Roundtable at RaceTrac Petroleum

The Third Annual Young Executives Organization (YEO) Roundtable will feature an inside look at one of the leading c-store chains in the country along with networking events for the convenience store industry’s next-generation leaders. The convenience store industry’s young executives and next-generation leaders face unique challenges as they grow their businesses in the competitive convenience

Redesigned Tea Collection

Sparkling Ice has launched a new packaging design for its great tasting, zero-calorie, Sparkling Ice tea product line. As part of the new packaging design debut, Sparkling Ice will also merge its current Sparkling Ice Lemonade with Tea product into the redesigned tea collection, now called “Sparkling Ice Half & Half.” The beverage line is […]

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A Crunchier, Healthier Chip

popchips inc. has introduced an entirely new product line called Ridges. popchips spent several years experimenting with its innovative process of combining heat and pressure to create an extraordinarily crunchy and bold tasting ridged chip. The new Ridges line rolls out to retailers nationwide in June in four taste bud-tempting flavors: salted, tangy barbeque, cheddar […]

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E-Liquid Debut

Gaïatrend USA has announced the launch of the company’s leading brand, Alfaliquid, in the U.S. to grow the brand internationally and mark its entry into the North American marketplace. Alfaliquid’s early success in Europe can be attributed to the brand’s extensive variety of unique, quality e-liquid flavors and the company’s commitment to health and safety […]

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Sparkling Juice Drinks

Minute Maid has introduced new Minute Maid Sparkling, a line of great-tasting, low-calorie fizzy juice drinks made with real fruit juice and natural flavors. Minute Maid Sparkling is now available nationwide in four delicious flavors: Fizzy Lemonade, Mixed Berry, Tropical Citrus and Fruit Punch. The sleek 16.9 fluid ounce bottles have just 30-40 calories per […]

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M&M Snack Boxes

Mars Inc. has announced the relaunch of the M&M’S Brand Box Packs. The relaunch is being incorporated into the 2016 “M&M’S Brand Movie Mania,” Mars’ blockbuster summer promotion, starring the iconic M&M’S Characters. M&M’S Brand Box Packs are available in three flavors – Milk Chocolate, Peanut and Peanut Butter – and boast an attractive lower […]

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S’mores Any Time

Snyder’s of Hanover has introduced Sweet & Salty Pretzel Pieces S’mores. It’s the perfect snack for customers who crave the family-favorite campfire treat s’mores. The product contains Snyder’s of Hanover sourdough hard pretzels, but with so much bold flavor they had to be broken into bite-sized pretzel pieces! Taste the marshmallow and chocolate flavors in […]

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Packs of Protein

Duke’s has unveiled a new look and feel, new products and new flavors. The new Shorty three-pack, a single-serve innovation, will hit stores this spring. Focused on the healthy, protein-based snack trend, Shorty three-packs contain zero to one gram(s) of sugar per nine or 10 grams of protein. Shorty’s are crafted in small batches with […]

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Extra Fun Pencil Designs

BIC Consumer Products USA has extended its popular BIC XTRA-Fun cased graphite pencils to include XTRA-Fun Stripes, which come in a variety of bright, two-toned color barrels with stripes. BIC XTRA-Fun is the only #2 pencil with two-toned color barrels on the market. BIC XTRA-Fun pencils feature two-toned, striped barrels in eight color combinations, including […]

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Wrigley Shows its Silly Side

Wrigley meets Walgreens’ social media challenge, and is now challenging Nestlé in turn. Walgreens recently issued a challenge on social media for Americans to get Seriously Silly, and Wrigley has stepped up to the challenge, by showing off its comedic side. Associates at Wrigley’s offices, led by President Casey Keller, got Seriously Silly during a

Security: An End-to-End Job

From cash management to surveillance to data security, protecting c-stores from all areas of theft is a nonstop commitment. By Brad Perkins, Contributing Editor Do you know how secure your convenience stores are? Surveillance cameras and secure cash storage keep stores physically safe, but to be fully secure, retailers also need to think about point-of-sale

Nouria Energy Acquires J&S Oil Assets

Nouria Energy has acquired eight convenience locations and more through its acquisition of J&S Oil assets. The acquisition of J&S Oil assets by Nouria Energy Corp. is officially complete. Eight convenience store locations with fuel, two Express Lube auto-service stations, three state-of-the art carwash locations, a wholesale fuel supply division and a transport logistics business

Krause Gateway Center Construction Continues

The new Krause Gateway Center will provide an engaging space for the community to interact with Kum & Go associates. Plans for the new Krause Gateway Center, which will house the Kum & Go store support center headquarters, have been submitted to the City of Des Moines for review. The Center is currently under construction

How to Boost Employee Retention

The annual Workplace America report has revealed the key drivers that help employers retain their employees. The 12th annual Workplace America report has been released by TalentKeepers. The report observes employee engagement and retention trends, and it is now the longest continuously running study of engagement and retention in the U.S. Over 880 organizations participated