Rutter’s Helps Feed More than 150 Families at Christmas

Provides donations to charities during ribbon cutting celebration for new c-store. Rutter’s is giving back this holiday season. During Rutter’s Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at its newest store in Strasburg, Pa. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, Rutter’s donated $4,000 to local charities. Each organization received $1,000. Recipients were the Food Pantry in the First

Love’s Travel Stops Opens Five New Locations in Five States

New travel centers provide more safe places for parking where demand for driver services is high. Love’s Travel Stops opened five new locations across five states, adding more than 450 truck-parking spaces to busy interstates and highways. The openings of stores in South Jacksonville, Illinois; Ellsworth, Iowa; New London, Mo.; Norfolk, Neb., and Cayce, S.C.,

Core-Mark, Walmart Sign New Supply Agreement

Core-Mark to act as main distributor of candy, tobacco and various snacks for Walmart. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. has entered a three-year supply agreement (which may be extended for two one-year periods by mutual agreement of the parties) to service approximately 530 Walmart Neighborhood Markets and Supercenter stores in five western states (Arizona, California, New

Food Channel Reveals Top 10 Food Trends for 2017

To what’s on the menu to what is influencing the menu, the Food Channel forecasts what’s ahead in the new year. For the 29th year running, the Food Channel has revealed its Top Ten Food Trends for 2017, based on research conducted in conjunction with CultureWaves and the International Food Futurists. The list identifies some

AFPD Supports Michigan Bill Allowing Retailers to Ship Wine

Opens unique sales opportunities. The Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers (AFPD) applauded the House passing Senate Bill 1088 on Dec. 14. SB 1088, introduced by Sen. Peter MacGregor (R) allows retailers to ship wine directly to customers via common carrier like UPS and FedEx, provides for exciting new delivery abilities for beer, wine and spirits,

Are You Looking for the Perfect Employee?

Humetrics’ Mel Kleiman reveals why looking for the perfect worker can be problematic. Mel Kleiman, Humetrics You may have heard me tell one of my favorite jokes about the woman looking for the perfect husband. …She thought she’d found him, but, alas, he was looking for the perfect wife. If you’re looking for that perfect

TA “SweepSTEAKS” Grand Prize Winners Revealed

Customers had a chance to win one of more than 100,000 prizes this fall. TravelCenters of America announced that its TA Restaurant Group has revealed the grand prize winners of its fall “SweepSTEAKS” program that ran from Sept. 12 – Nov. 21, 2016 at participating TA and Petro full service restaurants nationwide. Country Pride, Iron

Convenience Top Concern For Food Shoppers

IDDBA’s “What’s In Store 2017” report outlines key trends across channels. Today’s shoppers place high value on convenience and seamless shopping experiences, according to “What’s in Store 2017, ” the latest edition of the annual trends publication from the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA), and What’s in Store Online, a collection of over 150 downloadable graphs

Parker’s Donates to Local Schools

Fueling the Community Program helps Parker’s Convenience Stores give back. Parker’s recently donated $3,500 to Toombs County Public Schools and $2,000 to Vidalia City Schools through the company’s popular Fueling the Community program, which donates a portion of the sale of every gallon of gas on the first Wednesday of each month to area schools.

Michigan House Passes Senate Bill Allowing Growler Sales

Michigan merchants who carry an SDD license can sell beer in growlers under SB 973. The Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers (AFPD) applauded the Michigan House passing Senate Bill 973 late yesterday on Dec. 14. SB 973, introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on May 18, 2016, allows merchants licensed to sell package liquor for

Majority of Voters Say Shifting Renewable Fuel Standards Harmful

Pricing, complexity and fraud among top concerns. A majority of American voters believe that shifting the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) from refiners to wholesalers and fuel retailers would harm the economy and hard-working Americans, according to a survey released by NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas,

FDA Makes Statements on Synthetic Nicotine

During NICOPURE vs. FDA lawsuit the agency confirms products not made from tobacco are not regulated tobacco products under recent deeming rule. Next Generation Labs, the makers of proprietary TFN Nicotine – a non-tobacco derived synthetic nicotine liquid and crystals – has noted statements made to the court by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The Coca-Cola Co. Reveals Succession Plans

James Quincey succeeding Muhtar Kent as CEO, effective May 1, 2017. The Coca-Cola Co. this week announced succession plans set to occur in 2017. The company’s Board of Directors has approved unanimously the recommendation of chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent for an evolution of the company’s senior leadership structure. Under the new structure, company veteran

Know The Facts About Biodiesel

By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. The abnormally warm autumn we had here in the Midwest seems like a distant memory. Freezing, even sub-zero temperatures have set in. Winter is here. That has me thinking about one of the most persistent myths about biodiesel: The fuel can’t be used in cold weather. That would

Two Birds, One Stone

‘Tis the season to look for potential new hires. by Mel Kleiman, Humetrics A great time to look for the employees who could help you build your business next year is when you’re doing your holiday shopping this year because… When you get outstanding service during the hectic holiday hustle, the person who helped you

Fuel Savings Rank As Top Loyalty Reward

A new Excentus Survey finds 37% of consumers prefer fuel discounts over other rewards. For the second year in a row, American consumers have identified rewards that help them save on the everyday cost of fuel as their preferred loyalty program currency. Findings from Excentus’ new “Road to Rewards Revisited” annual survey and report also

Chevron Celebrates 500th Franchised ExtraMile

The ExtraMile store concept has grown since its debut more than 10 years ago. Chevron Products Co., a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., has announced its 500th franchised ExtraMile convenience store. Since the first store opened more than 10 years ago, the ExtraMile store concept has experienced steady growth, setting new standards in convenience store

Casey’s Buys Five Guppy’s Stores in Iowa

Fauser Energy divests retail locations. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC in conjunction with Ravinia Capital LLC announced the sale of five Guppy’s convenience stores located in and around Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The stores were owned by Fauser Energy Resources of Elgin, Iowa and were sold to Casey’s General Store. “These stores were non-core assets

NOCO Express Supports The Salvation Army

Raises more than $13,000 through the sale of paper kettles at NOCO Express stores. During this season of giving, NOCO Express customers donated $13,541 to support The Salvation Army Buffalo Area Services. Throughout the month of November, paper kettles were sold for $1 each at all NOCO Express’ 36 locations to benefit The Salvation Army.

Johnson & Johnson Transport Partners with ADD Systems

Implements ADD Energy E3 software. Johnson & Johnson Transport Inc. of Madison, Fla. has partnered with Advanced Digital Data Inc. (ADD Systems). Johnson & Johnson Transport needed a software solution for its wholesale fuel business and discovered ADD Systems in a non-traditional way—it called the state of Florida’s taxing authority and got a list of

Hot Stuff Pizza Celebrates 30 Years

Orion Food Systems first brought great tasting pizza to rural South Dakota in 1986. Imagine life in rural towns 30 years ago; there weren’t many options for people who wanted to dine out. Options were limited in 1986, especially in rural South Dakota, where towns were just too small for Quick Serve Restaurants. But let’s

American Express Extends EMV Liability Shift

Fuel retailers gain an extra three years to become compliant. American Express plans to extend the effective date of its EMV Fraud Liability Shift for U.S. fuel merchants by three years, to October 2020. The extension will give U.S. fuel merchants increased flexibility in their fight against fraud by providing additional time to upgrade their

National Carwash Solutions 2016 NACS Highlights

Pilot CEO Haslam Deposed in Lawsuit

Cleveland Browns Owner participates in deposition in Knoxville in relation to the trucking rebate fraud scheme discovered in 2013. Cleveland Browns Owner and Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam was deposed Tuesday, Dec. 13, in a civil lawsuit against the Pilot Flying J in relation to the trucking rebate fraud scheme that came to light

Seven Steps to “Poach-Proof” Your Best People

Keep your best employees on board with these helpful tips. by Mel Kleiman Have you ever lost a great employee to another employer? Hurts, doesn’t it? And while that person probably told you they were leaving for more money, that’s rarely the case. More often the real reasons have to do with relationships, opportunities and