Retailers Respond to the American Bankers Association

The National Retail Federation (NRF) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs Bill Thorne in response to the attack from the American Bankers Association: “The American Bankers Association has made the tactical choice to avoid talking about the merits of the court’s swipe fee settlement decision, primarily because the

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Dove Dark Chocolate Launches Sweepstakes with Nicole by OPI

“In 2014, we want to encourage people to discover the delicious taste of DOVE Dark Chocolate,” says Mars chief consumer officer. DOVE Dark Chocolate and NICOLE by OPI are celebrating the New Year with the launch of the “Discover Your Dark Side in the New Year Sweepstakes.”  The Facebook-based promotion will randomly award 25,000 entrants

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Minimum Wage Dilemma

By Tony Huppert, CEO, Team Oil Inc. I recently received an email from a State Senator highlighting the need to raise the minimum wage. The Senator mentions polls and surveys that support the belief. The problem with polls and surveys, they can be worded to get whatever result is wanted.  OK, on with the minimum

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Louie Sheetz Steps Down As Woodley Assumes EVP Role

“Louie has been a great mentor and friend to me.  I am grateful for the same opportunity to follow,” says David Woodley.  Sheetz vice president of sales and marketing, David Woodley, moves into the executive vice presidency spot vacated by Louie Sheetz. Woodley has led the Sheetz sales and marketing department since 2005. The transition

Retailers Appeal Flawed Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

NRF speaks out on antitrust settlement. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has formally filed an appeal of a controversial antitrust lawsuit settlement covering credit card swipe fees, asking the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a lower court’s ruling. NRF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mallory Duncan issued the following statement after

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Cash Depot Names New SVP of Sales And Marketing

Industry Professional Scott Hill started post Jan. 2, 2014. Cash Depot has announced that Scott Hill has accepted the newly created role of senior vice president of sales and marketing. Hill was the vice president of Jack Link’s Convenience & World Kitchen Sales for Link Snacks Inc. dba Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. There he gained

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Carbonated Soft Drinks Buoyed Slightly By Thanksgiving Holiday

Challenges remain for CSDs as customers shift to other beverage options. It’s been a rough road for carbonated soft drinks amidst competition from other beverage categories. The decline in total carbonated soft drinks’ (CSDs)—excluding Energy—dollar sales growth slowed considerably to -0.4% in the latest XAOC Nielsen period during the four-weeks ended Dec. 21, 2013  (vs.

Pilot Flying J Adds Big Papa Dill Pickle Popcorn

The addition marks the first national listing for the product.   Pilot Flying J Travel Centers have made Big Papa Dill Pickle Popcorn a permanent snack item in all 500+ locations across the U.S. This marks the first national listing for the unique new popcorn flavor that was launched by Van Holten’s Pickles in June

Fresno C-Store Inspires Kids To Read

Book reports for Slurpees helps keeps kids off the streets. A convenience store in central Fresno, Calif., is helping motivate kids to read, using its popular Slurpees as an incentive. Store Owner Sushil Prakash started a free children’s library inside his convenience store in response to a high crime rate in the neighborhood. “People have

Some 13 States Increase the Minimum Wage

Trend shows mounting concern about disproportionate spread of low-raise jobs in U.S. economy. While the retail-worker strikes that took place across the U.S. in 2013 did not spur Congress to hike the minimum wage, numerous states are inching the minimum wage upward, though far short of the $15 workers had been demanding, USA Today reported.

Delek US Holdings Announces Changes to Board of Directors

Delek US Holdings Inc., a diversified energy company with assets in the petroleum refining, logistics and retail industries, announced the resignation of Gabriel Last and Asaf Bartfeld from its board of directors effective Dec. 31, 2013. Last, chairman of the board of directors of Delek Group Ltd. and Bartfeld, president and CEO of Delek Group,

Burger King Launches King Deals On Value Menu

Shortly after McDonald’s revamped its Dollar Menu, Burger King offers tasty sandwiches for $1.   Burger King has launched a revamp to its value member with King Deals, the Los Angeles Times reported. The King Deals offering includes more than 20 items that are priced starting at $1. The list includes the new Rodeo Crispy

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Hot Water Dispenser

Hot water is an essential part of any foodservice operation, but space can be an issue. The Wilbur Curtis Co. has introduced the new G3 Five Gallon Narrow Hot Water Dispenser with Aeration. With its slender base and feature-packed design, this new dispenser can take its rightful place on even the most crowded foodservice counter.

Kum & Go Opens New Convenience Store in Springdale

New eco-friendly store features fresh food and a variety of fuel options. Today Kum & Go opens a new 5,000-square-foot convenience store in Springdale, Ark., located at 500 South Thompson Street. Customers are invited to stop by during opening week to enjoy fresh pizza for only $1 a slice. The new store is designed to

2013 Brought Gas Discounts, Fresh Foods At C-Stores

One in five consumers (20%) say that they saw more stores offer prepared foods. While the price of gas was what consumers most noticed at convenience stores in 2013, they also say that they have increasingly noticed stores offering prepared and healthy food options in the past year, according to a consumer survey released by

Sheetz Comments On Pennsylvania Transportation Act

Act 89 aims to make roads in Pennsylvania safer by funding needed repairs. Sheetz Convenience Restaurants released a statement on the issue of Act 89 of 2013 and its impact on Pennsylvania road improvements: The lack of funding available for repairs on Pennsylvania roads and bridges has taken a significant toll on Pennsylvania drivers, including

States Consider E-Cig Laws

Utah looks to raise the smoking age, while Wisconsin seeks to exempt e-cigs from the public smoking ban. On the heels of the New York City decision to ban e-cigarette use in public places, Utah and Wisconsin are putting forth state bills to handle e-cigarette consumption in different ways. A Wisconsin bill would exempt e-cigarettes

Quick Mart Sells Match 6 Lotto Jackpot-Winning Ticket

A $3.4 million lottery ticket was sold from the Berks County c-store. One jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $3.4 million from the Dec. 26 drawing was sold at Quick Mart Convenience Store, 850 Golden Drive, Blandon, Berks County, Pa. The ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers, 03-14-15-19-26-34, to win a jackpot of $3.4

EFSA Verdict Could Impact Diet Soda

Negative sentiment causing a Diet downturn in CSDs, could be reversed with the help of social media in light of a decision by EFSA. This month, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) declared Aspartame to be safe. On Dec. 10, 2013, EFSA issued a report declaring that the consumption of Aspartame. “While the FDA long-ago

M&M’s To Ring In The New Year At The 25th Annual Peach Drop

Music and comedy sensations unite to kick off the ‘Year of Peanut’ at the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the Southeast. One of the country’s most celebrated New Year’s Eve events will sound even sweeter this year. Mars Chocolate North America and Underground Atlanta have announced a star-powered lineup to ring in the “Year

Kum & Go Opens Eco-Friendly Store in Jonesboro

Kum & Go now has 67 LEED-certified stores, with 16 additional projects under construction. Kum & Go has opened a new 5,000-square-foot convenience store, the first of its kind in Jonesboro, Ark. at 2214 E. Johnson Ave. Customers were invited to stop by during opening week, earlier this December, to enjoy fresh pizza for only

Lehigh Gas Acquires 50 Wholesale Contracts

Deal includes independent dealer and subjobber supply contracts from Manchester Marketing in Virginia. Lehigh Gas Partners LP has completed the acquisition of certain wholesale motor fuel supply contracts from Manchester Marketing Inc. for a total consideration of $11.1 million, according to Reuters. The acquisition consisted of 45 independent dealer supply contracts, five subjobber supply contracts

Mars Named Finalist For Secretary of State’s Award For Corporate Excellence

Mars Inc. has been named one of the top 12 finalists for the Secretary of State’s 2013 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) for its cocoa sustainability and economic development work in Indonesia. “Mars is committed to making a real difference in the lives of people worldwide, and we are honored to be a finalist for

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Green Oil Raises $23,000 For Charity

 Now in its 90th year, Geo H. Green Oil Co., based in Fairburn, Ga., guided by its owners The Wyatt Brothers, has announced another successful year of fundraising. Aided by support from its great customer base, loyal vendors, a helpful dealer base and the giant efforts of two busy truck stops, this year’s efforts culminated

Rutter’s 59th Store Opens In Central Pennsylvania

The new store is open 24/7 and offers the Rutter’s menu and free WiFi. The doors at Rutter’s 59th convenience store slid open to welcome the crowd gathered at 714 W. Main St. in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Dec. 18. The 6,280-square-foot store, Rutter’s first in Mechanicsburg, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a

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