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What Issues Are Ahead For Convenience Retailers?

Jack Kofdarali, president of J&T Management in California, discusses the obstacles retailers will face over the next year and the benefits of political advocacy. By John Lofstock, Editor The convenience store industry continues to evolve, becoming a bigger part of the American consumers’ daily lives. In 2014, the industry again experienced solid growth recording $697.5

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ACID Cigarillos

Swisher International and Drew Estate have introduced ACID Premium Cigarillos. The ACID Cigar experience, famous among cigar lovers, is now available in a premium infused cigarillo. ACID Premium Cigarillos contain the legendary ACID sweetness and aroma for a one-of-a-kind smoking experience and are available in three unique expressions: Blue, Red and Green. The Mellow ACID […]

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Liquid Concentrate Squeeze Bottle

Coffee-mate has launched the Liquid Concentrate Squeeze Bottle. This convenient, 8.25 –fluid-ounce, 48-serving, shelf-stable format helps foodservice operators build their businesses with flavor appeal. Coffee-mate Liquid Concentrate Squeeze Bottles are designed to be visibly placed where customers enjoy coffee. The Liquid Concentrate Squeeze Bottle is offered in Coffeemate’s most popular flavor, French Vanilla, sure to […]

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Unique Vape Juices

Joy Flavor has introduced a colorful new line of Vape juices. This new line features a unique collection of bouquets that will flavor the Vape experience. Joy Flavor E-juice products have created an adventurous array of Vape flavor choices, featuring both natural tobacco juice tasters, as well as a line of bold fruit, and berry […]

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Brillo Erase & Wipe

Brillo has introduced the new Brillo Erase & Wipe. These wipes are unique 2-in-1 cleaning pads designed to easily erase marks and clean all around your home. The white side is the erasing side for taking marks off of walls, counters, doors and anything else you can think of. Because of the unique cell structure […]

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Fruit and Nut Bars

The Hershey Co. has introduced Brookside Fruit and Nut Bars. Brookside Fruit and Nut Bars are extraordinarily delicious snack bars made with real fruit, whole roasted almonds and signature Brookside dark chocolate. Two varieties, Brookside Fruit and Nut Cranberry with Blackberry Flavor and Brookside Fruit and Nut Cherry with Pomegranate Flavor, will be available in […]

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Eye-Catching Displays

Tasty Puff has introduced 48-pack displays. Tasty Puff, “The Grand Daddy of Flavor,” has made it possible for convenience stores to place the perfect flavor and quality easily on their counter tops or shelves with its new 48-pack displays. These eye-catching displays are available in six themes: Cigarillos, Happy Hour, Ice, Java Shop, Tobacco Road […]

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7-Eleven Introduces Second Regional Delivery Service

7-Eleven launches second on-demand delivery service, this time in Austin, Texas. Last week, 7-Eleven launched its first ever delivery service in the San Francisco area, and this week it has expanded its on-demand delivery service to Austin, Texas. The delivery service in both areas is powered by Postmates, a San Francisco based technology company. Postmates is a tech

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Corner Store in Floresville, Texas Celebrates Grand Opening

New Floresville, Texas Corner Store features a Redbox and in-store dining area, among other amenities. The grand opening of the new Corner Store at 908 10th Street, Floresville, Texas was celebrated Friday with giveaways and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. At the ribbon-cutting, Pete Linton, regional vice president for CST Brands, Corner Store’s parent company, presented Floresville High

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Gluten Free Bites

The Gluten Free Bar (GFB) has introduced Gluten Free Bites in two new flavors. A combination of a delicious nutrition bar and a healthy truffle, Gluten Free Bites are now available in Peanut Butter & Jelly and Dark Chocolate Hazelnut. The classic combination of creamy peanut butter paired with real dried strawberries creates the perfect […]

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Recruiting Tip

Employers can increase job survival rate by using inside sources. By Mel Kleiman, president, Humetrics An Ohio State University study found that companies could increase their job survival rate by 25%  or more if they focus on finding new workers through inside sources, such as re-recruiting former employees, referrals by current employees and internal job

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More Customers are Choosing to Dine-In

The number of customers dining-in is on the rise, because customers don’t just want to buy, they want an experience. According to a report by The NPD Group, a global information company, more customers are dining-in rather than using a drive-through or carrying-out. Typically, an on-premises visit results in a higher average check size than

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7-Eleven Partners With New ATM Provider in U.S.

7-Eleven convenience stores in the U.S. to begin installing ATMs from a subsidiary of the company that supplies ATMs to its Japan-based locations. Financial Consulting & Trading International Inc. (FCTI), of California, is the new ATM provider for 7-Eleven Inc. The agreement between FCTI and 7-Eleven was completed on July 6, 2015. FCTI is a wholly-owned subsidiary

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Jiffy Mart Raises Funds for St. Jude

Jiffy Mart exceeds fundraising goal, raising $11,500 for St. Jude. For the eighth year in a row, during the month of May, Jiffy Mart stores in Carroll County Md. took part in the “Give Thanks. Give Hope.” campaign for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Jiffy Mart customers and associates have raised over $59,000 for St. Jude since

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Corner Store Thanks and Honors Heroes

Corner Store celebrates the country’s heroes with Military Mondays and the Share a Hero campaign. To celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, Corner Store is hosting Military Mondays and the Share a Hero campaign in order to recognize military and personal heroes. “Between Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day, summer is a great

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Greater Access to Sugar Market Necessary to Avoid Price Inflation

The Coalition for Sugar Reform demands an expansion in sugar market access in order to avoid inflated sugar prices. The Coalition for Sugar Reform, along with 13 other trade, consumer and retail associations, sent a letter to the United States Trade Representative Michael Froman requesting a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement that includes expanded sugar market

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Strategic Alliance Formed Between Nestlé and Polar Beverages

Nestlé and Polar Beverages to manufacture, distribute and sell cans under both brand names through new partnership. A distribution agreement has been made between Nestlé Waters North America Inc. and Polar Beverages, Inc. to produce cans under Nestea and Poland Spring brand names. The agreement is being called “Polar Strategic Ventures,” and it will become effective July 15, 2015 and will cover the

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Opportunities to Use Gasoline Alternatives Study is Released

A study has been commissioned to investigate opportunities for using gasoline alternatives in Pennsylvania. The Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center (SGICC) has commissioned a study regarding opportunities for using natural gas and propane as an alternative to gasoline. The study was funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED). The SGICC’s

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Tecate Light’s Born Bold Program Extended for Authentic Mexican Celebrations

Tecate Light takes advantage of authentic Mexican Celebrations to drive sales. Tecate Light is extending its Born Bold program this September to push sales during authentic Mexican Independence Day celebrations. Tecate Light is encouraging bi-cultural consumers celebrate the holiday with a bolder tasting light beer. National TV spots, digital and social media and Independence Day focused bilingual messaging

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What’s in a Brand?

Convenience retailers come and go; that’s the reality of the business. However, some brands seem destined to endure. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Arguably, it’s taken the convenience store industry two decades to catch up to the illustrious White Hen Pantry chain that sprang from Chicagoland. At its peak, White Hen was comprised of 300

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Conferences Provide Valued Experience

“Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.” Ritu Ghatourey By Ed Collupy, executive consultant, W. Capra Consulting Group Stimulation….I recently heard at the NCR Synergy Users Conference Mario Andretti talk about his racing career and that his motivation to drive was always about stimulation

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BP to Pay Billions in Settlement Over 2010 Oil Spill

A record-breaking environmental settlement is reached after years of litigation from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico brought on years of litigation, but the federal government and Gulf Coast states have agreed upon a settlement with BP. The settlement is for a record-setting $18.7 billion.

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Family Dollar Sale to Dollar Tree in Final Stages

Takeover deal is set to close between Family Dollar and Dollar Tree. Deal is expected to cut costs and corporate jobs. After a yearlong takeover deal, Dollar Tree anticipates completing its purchase of Family Dollar Monday, July 6, 2015. The takeover took some time to settle due to another buyout attempt made by Dollar General. The

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Wawa Seeks To Sell Beer At Pennsylvania Store

Wawa seeks to make shopping even more convenient by gaining a liquor license to sell beer for a Pennsylvania store. One Pennsylvania Wawa store in Concord Township, Delaware County is seeking approval to sell beer according to a report by CBS Philly. Grocery stores in the area already sell beer, and Wawa is hoping to

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Over 200K Jobs Added Nationwide in June

Job growth is on pace to represent the nation’s strongest gain since 1999. As the economy seems to be on the rise once more, the country is experiencing an increase in job growth over the first half of the year. The rate of increase is currently up slightly from 2014, and there is hope that

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