Windshield Service Center

Forte Product Solutions is launching its new the TwoFold Pole Mount Windshield Service Center. This innovative unit is outfitted with dual, large capacity washer buckets and double towel trays to provide customers with more convenient access to these services. The TwoFold Pole Mount Windshield is made of strong plastic material with added UV inhibitors to […]

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Thermometer Integration

Zenput, a provider of mobile operations management for retail stores and restaurants, has announced an integration with BlueTherm probe thermometers, which lets multi-unit foodservice operators instantly measure and log temperature readings for all prepared foods. Together, the thermometer probe and Zenput’s mobile solution eliminate the need for foodservice workers or managers to manually log temperatures, […]

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Taco Bell Offers Pre-Pay Option Through New Website

Taco Bell has unveiled innovative plans to revolutionize the fast food experience. Taco Bell has launched its new virtual restaurant and Website, ta.co, which will allow customers to customize, order and pay for food in advance. The new site gives customers access to the full Taco Bell menu and to flavor combinations that they never knew

Research and Markets Reveals Confectionary Trends

An increase in disposable income has led to increased customer willingness to pay for better quality confections. Rising disposable income has led to increased consumer willingness to pay more for better quality products and premium chocolates, according to a new report by Research and Markets, titled Confectionery Market in the US 2015-2019. Confectionery Market in

RAI Sells Natural American Spirit International Businesses to JT Group

The sale does not include the rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name and associated trademarks in the U.S. Reynolds American Inc. announced that it is selling the international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name and associated trademarks, along with the international companies that distribute and market the brand outside the U.S.,

How to Foster a Stronger Workforce

As convenience retailers compete with other channels to attract qualified workers, it may be time for c-stores to rethink their strategies. By David Bennett, Senior Editor The old adage that one bad apple spoils the bunch can apply to numerous things—from pies to politicians. Inside c-stores, a bad apple can impair customer service, productivity and

QuickChek Revises New Market Plans in Seaford

QuickChek seeks to assure the local community that the new market concept will greatly benefit the local economy. QuickChek has revised it’s original plans for the construction of a new convenience market in Seaford, N.Y. The company’s original plans were met with concerns from the community, and in order to show that the new market

MFA Oil Expands Footprint Through New Acquisition

MFA Oil welcomes Lyberger Oil’s former employees and customers into it’s family. MFA Oil Co. has announced its acquisition of Lybarger Oil Inc., based in Garnett, Kan. The new acquisition will establish a substantial presence in the east-central Kansas market for MFA Oil. “We are excited to welcome Lybarger Oil’s employees and customers to the MFA

Wawa Signs Multi-Year Credit Agreement With Citi

Wawa customers will soon have a credit card of their own to make fueling up better than ever. Wawa Inc. has announced a new multi-year agreement with Citi Retail Services to launch a private label consumer credit card program for Wawa customers. The new program will launch on Sept. 30, 2015, and the service and portfolio

Will Japan Tobacco Purchase RAI Cigarette Assets?

While talks are said to be “advanced” a deal has not been finalized. Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI) is reportedly in talks to buy cigarette assets from Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) According to a report by Bloomberg, JTI may acquire assets worth about $5 billion, including some of the Natural American Spirit tobacco brand. Discussions were

MotoMart Partners With Acumera

Rolls out a comprehensive network management solution, including Dual WAN Failover app, which provides high availability wide area network (WAN) connectivity. MotoMart convenience stores have added Acumera’s C-Store Connections package. MotoMart is part of family-owned FKG Oil Co., is headquartered in Belleville, Ill., and operates 78 stores in six states in the Midwest. According to

Samsung Pay Launches in the U.S.

Samsung enters mobile payments race with new, widely accepted technology. Samsung, as of Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, has launched it’s new Samsung Pay technology within the U.S. This debut comes only weeks after Android Pay was launched and approximately one year after the introduction of Apple Pay, but Samsung is confident that its new technology

Tyson and NACS Provide Protein to Food Bank

Tyson and NACS help to provide wholesome food to hungry people throughout southern Nevada. Tyson Foods Inc. and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)  recently donated a truckload of protein to Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas. This donation was made in an effort to eliminate hunger in southern Nevada. Three Square, which serves Clark, Esmeralda,

New Sheetz Concept Launched in State College, Penn.

The new store concept is expected to attract the students of nearby Penn State University. The students of Pennsylvania State University now have a new place to eat and purchase alcohol, within walking distance of campus. A new and improves Sheetz store has just opened and this is a treat for all State College, Penn.

How Cold Brew Coffee Is Rising In Popularity

There has been substantial growth in cold  brew coffee popularity, but its popularity is quite precarious. New research form Mintel has revealed that the popularity of cold brew coffee in the U.S. has exploded in the last year. The expanding role of cold brew coffee is reflected in the retail sales from last year, with

Postmates to Deliver for Walgreens

7-Eleven isn’t the only chain delving into delivery.  Postmates, which recently partnered with 7-Eleven, is also set to deliver for Walgreens drug stores in all cities where Walgreens has stores and Postmates operates. This newest partnership is helping Postmates to expand delivery beyond the realm of food and into more diverse categories. According to a

FDA Releases Proposed Rule On Tobacco Product Jurisdiction

A comment period is now open through November. The Cigar Association of America reported that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has clarified its proposed rule on tobacco product jurisdiction. Parker Kasmer, an associate in the FDA Group, provided the following summary regarding the proposed rule on Friday: “FDA issued a proposed rule today, clarifying

New Frisco, Texas Corner Store Opens

New Corner Store celebrates grand opening while demonstrating commitment to the community with donations to local high school. In celebration of the grand opening of its newest Frisco, Texas location, Corner Store held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, complete with giveaways to customers in attendance. The new store is located at 6529 Dallas Parkway on the corner of

How to Prepare for NACS

Arriving at the NACS Show ready to mingle and network will increase your chances of coming away with new relationships and future opportunities. By Bill Scott, founder of StoreReport LLC & Scott Systems Inc. Before you pack up your golf clubs and wing it to Las Vegas to attend the 2015 NACS Show, it would

How to Figure Acquisition Financing

If a convenience store operation is primed to commit to a merger or acquisition, the potential benefits can be huge. However, missteps made when raising the capital can also be huge. By Mark Battersby, Contributing Editor Obviously, not every company is in a position to buy, but for many small convenience store operators and chains,

How to Attain C-Store Success

Perfecting the shopping experience and operating more efficiently can help a struggling convenience store perform better. By Betsi Bixby Not every convenience store is an elite performer. Challenges do arise that will slow a location’s performance. Of course, finding solutions to right the ship can be challenging as well.  Here are four suggested measures that

How C-Stores Can Influence Public Health

As e-cigarettes and tobacco harm reduction continue to garner discussion, convenience stores are positioned to play a role. By Carl V. Phillips As the most convenient place to buy smokeless tobacco, convenience stores have been at the center of tobacco harm reduction (THR)—and the substitution of low-risk alternatives for cigarettes—before anyone really spoke about the

How to Take Advantage of Learning Opportunities

Retailers looking for insights on the technology front, whether it’s optimizing data or adding a mobile payment system, can find it at the NACS Show. By Ed Collupy The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show being held this month offers convenience store retailers an opportunity to learn about the latest trends and innovations impacting

When Violence Strikes At Your C-Store

By Bill Scott, founder of StoreReport LLC & Scott Systems Inc. You’ve just shot a robber at your convenience store—now what? The decisions you make, and the actions you take over the next few minutes, or the next few hours, may be the most important challenges you will face in your lifetime. The most dangerous

How to Optimize Fuel Supply Profitability

There’s always a disciplined approach to building a high-value fuel distribution business. Mark Radosevich Marketers competing for fuel distribution contracts are facing an increasingly tough environment to garner profitable dealer business. Several years ago some marketers began offering deals whereby the dealer could retain the prompt pay discount (PPD), in an attempt to aggregate rapid

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