Accepting EMV at the Pump

A year and a half before the liability deadline, FlexPay IV allows gas stations and convenience stores to accept EMV payments at the pump. Gilbarco Veeder-Root, in partnership with Verifone, has developed the next generation of EMV-certified dispenser-based payment terminals – FlexPay IV. The new FlexPay IV will enable gas stations and convenience stores to

Many Factors Shape Future Eating Habits

The NPD Group seeks to discover what life factors influence current and future eating behaviors. A recently released study from The NPD Group has revealed that, when it comes to eating behaviors, there are more variables weighing in when it comes to predicting future consumption trends than previously believed. Previously, a great deal of weight

Core-Mark Releases First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Core-Mark has recorded record first quarter sales on $3 billion for 2016. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. has announced financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2016. The company has experienced substantial growth in the recent quarter, and is expected to encounter year-long growth. “I am very pleased with our organization’s ability to roll

Satisfying Smoked Turkey Breast

Butterball Foodservice is expanding its successful Just Perfect All Natural product line with new Just Perfect All Natural Pecan Wood Smoked Turkey Breast. Scheduled to roll out at the NRA Show 2016, the new offering helps chefs and operators remain on-trend and appeal to consumers’ demand for smoky taste and all-natural protein options. Butterball’s newest […]

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April 2016 Figures Are In

By Bill Scott, President, StoreReport LLC Changes in sales for April were relatively small. An analysis of 30 convenience stores located in Mississippi comes up with a new winner for April. The winner is CAMEL CRUSH Hard Pack that jumped from the 125th position to 91, an impressive gain in rank of 34. Last month’s

Influencer Marketing is Going to be Huge

By Dave Hochman, Founder, DJH Marketing Communications Inc. There have been quite a few new flavors added to the marketing mix over the past few years. One of the most interesting for the C-Store is called Influencer Marketing. Influencer Marketing is basically marketing that takes aim at specific key individuals as opposed to demographically based

Community Involvement: Blog Postings

By Ed Collupy, executive consultant, W. Capra Consulting Group We’re all part of many different communities – where we live, who we socialize with, membership in professional organizations, groups we learn from and our workplace. In each community you have the opportunity to listen, become an active participant in discussions, be challenged by many points

Evolution Elite Open Fryer

Cooking better food with less oil—that’s the inspiration behind the innovative Evolution Elite open fryer from Henny Penny. This revolutionary family of reduced oil capacity fryers uses 40% less oil than regular open fryers and lets you filter any vat any time at the touch of a button. Fast recovery, automatic oil top-off and easy-to-use […]

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Enhance Flavor with Tea

Oregon Chai has introduced a number of exciting tea flavors to help make incorporating this multifaceted ingredient into more food and beverage items easier than ever. As tea popularity continues to increase, chefs are becoming increasingly more creative with this ingredient. From tea lattes or cambrics to baked goods and cocktails, take advantage of this […]

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Have Gas Prices Hit A Plateau?

The summer driving season is expected to rival 2007 levels, according to AAA. The national average price of gas has dipped—a sign prices may have started to stabilize in light of refineries upping production to accommodate record-high demand. AAA reported that the average price of gas, as of May 9, is $2.21—17 cents higher than

NATSO Partners With CareerCo

Online recruitment tool to aid truckstop and travel plaza operators in hiring employees. NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, is set to beef up its recruiting and hiring practices with help from a new partnership with CareerCo, a successful online recruitment leader based in Staten Island, N.Y. In addition to joining

Conserve Water, Cut Costs

Server Products has introduced the expansion of the popular ConserveWell Service Utensil Holder Line providing even more ways to help foodservice operators conserve water and save money. Server came out with the original wall-mount ConserveWell to replace the traditional dipper well perpetual-flow sinks considered by many not to be environmentally friendly. The ConserveWell holds utensils […]

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Jalapeño Shrimp Mac & Cheese Bites

Seafood is the new wave in hot foods. Matlaw’s is introducing its new Jalapeño Shrimp Mac & Cheese Bites. These delicious, rich and creamy bites are delicately battered and then par-fried to a perfect, crispy crunch. They add a trendy seafood twist to your prepared food selections. Jalapeño Shrimp Mac & Cheese Bites can be […]

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Patriotic Candy

Wrigley has introduced Skittles America Mix. The new, limited-edition Skittles America Mix is a must-have for summer gatherings, road trips and more. Skittles America Mix contains red, white and blue Skittles with flavors including Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Wild Berry and Yumberry fruit. The product hit stores nationwide in April and will be on store shelves through […]

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Refreshment For Kids

Summer’s coming, which means kids’ activity levels are about to soar. Fruit Shoot is refreshment on-the-go and offers a hydrating fruit juice drink for kids. In addition to its five flavors, Fruit Shoot is adding Pink Lemonade to its line-up of fruit juice drinks in July. Fruit Shoot will keep active kids moving, with no […]

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Active Shooter Prep Offered by Foodservice Training Portal

A new program from Foodservice Training Portal will help prepare businesses and their employees for possible life-threatening situations. Foodservice Training Portal has officially released its newest course, Active Shooter Prep. This course provides an interactive and comprehensive online tool to employees, which will educate them in the latest active shooter procedures and protocols. The training

VP Racing Fuels Sponsors The New Heartland Park Topeka

VP Racing Fuels builds brand exposure through a new racetrack sponsorship. VP Racing Fuels has been chosen as the Official Fuel of the New Heartland Park Topeka for 2016 and 2017. This new sponsorship will help VP Racing Fuels to grow brand exposure through a variety of marketing efforts. This new sponsorship encompasses Heartland Park’s

NRF Names New Loss Prevention Chairman

The NRF looks to tackle new industry challenges and opportunities with the appointment of a new Loss Prevention Council chairman. The National Retail Federation has named Dan Faketty chairman of the NRF Loss Prevention Council. Faketty, Southeastern Grocers vice president of asset protection, will serve a two-year term in this new position. In his new

NCA Adds Three Individuals to its Executive Team

Three individuals will help drive NCA growth in their new executive positions. The National Confectioners Association has added three skilled executives to the company’s executive team. The new executives include Elise Fennig, who will assume the newly created position of chief of staff; Karen Horan, who has been promoted to vice president of global business

Anheuser-Busch Launches Summer Campaign

Shock Top beer is offering customers the chance to partake in the ultimate adult summer camp experience. Anheuser-Busch’s Shock Top beer has partnered with Camp No Counselors to launch its new summer campaign, Camp Shock Top, which will provide a whole new summer camp experience to those 21 and older. For the millions of Americans wondering how

Instant Miso Soup

Eden Foods has introduced new instant Red and White EDEN Miso Soups. These new, handmade, organic soups include four eight-gram cubes per box in individual packets. Out of the pantry they are ready in minutes. Easy to have at work, school, while traveling, or anywhere. Preparation is simple, requiring only the addition of eight ounces […]

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VMR Products Comments On FDA Deeming Rules

VMR Products declares portions of FDA’s recent decision regarding electronic cigarette regulations to be common sense, but the company has some qualms with the regulatory process. On May 5, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made the decision to extend federal regulatory control to electronic cigarettes. In response the decision from the FDA, Jan

ATMs Can Deliver More

Maybe it’s hard to get animated over the functionality of ATMs, but a pilot program conducted in Ohio this past year could excite retailers over how cash machines can be used to generate business opportunities. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Like grab-and-go sandwiches or a frozen beverage, ATMs are a good fit for the convenience

Chevron Launches New Marketing Campaign

Chevron’s ExtraMan knows what customers want from a convenience store experience. On Monday, May 2, 2016, Chevron launched the new “Extras. Every Day.” campaign to complement the chain’s ExtraMile store concept, which was introduced in 2005. Chevron’s ExtraMile concept has set new standards in convenience store retailing that complements the changing tastes and busy lives of

TravelCenters Releases First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Newly acquired stores and fuel sales increases are among the factors that led to first quarter growth for TravelCenters of America. TravelCenters of America LLC has released the company’s financial results for the three months ending March 31, 2016. Despite a disappointing year over year comparison for the first quarter, the company remains optimistic about

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