Memorial Day Shoppers Plan To Eat on the Go

A survey by Cumberland Farms reveals the habits of traveling Americans ahead of Memorial Day. A whopping 63% of customers eat in their car every day, according to a new survey from Cumberland Farms, which means c-stores have a prime opportunity to drive foodservice sales this Memorial Day when a record number of customers are

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Gulf Oil Sponsors The Pittsburgh Penguins

Gulf signage to be displayed throughout the PPG Paints Arena. Gulf Oil has announced a major sponsorship agreement with the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Pittsburgh Penguins. Gulf Oil has a deep-rooted history of outstanding service and involvement in the Pittsburgh community, making this partnership a perfect fit. In 1913, Gulf revolutionized the way people fuel

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Walmart Expands in Florida

As the company grows its footprint in the Sunshine State, online grocery pickup will expand to 70 stores, while Walmart Pay launches statewide. Walmart is set to grow in Florida, bringing an economic impact to the chain of well over $450 million. The plan will expand the company’s more than 375 facility footprint in Florida

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Phillips 66 Introduces New Mobile Experience

New platform to connect retail-fueling customers to Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 sites through a mobile app. In anticipation of the launch of their new mobile commerce platform, fuel brands Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 debuted their “Mobile Connect Experience” at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas during Phillip 66’s Momentum: Driven by

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Pump Prices Tick Upward With Memorial Day Weekend on the Horizon

Crude oil prices, demand drive pump prices upward. After four weeks of gas price dips, pump prices are again climbing ahead of Memorial Day weekend. AAA reported that the national average price of gas, on May 22, was $2.36 per gallon – two cents more than a week ago, six cents less than a month

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Love’s To Introduce 50 New Locations This Year

Enters Montana—the company’s 41st state. Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) is expecting to open more than 50 new stores in 2017. The move comes on the heels of a record year in 2016 where the chain opened 47 new locations, the most ever opened in one year for the company. With more than 410 locations nationwide

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Consider An Experienced Mentor To Help Grow Your Business

Game-Changing Strategies for Retailers walks readers through founding, maintaining and growing a small business. A small business takes time and effort to build, maintain and grow. You need patience, a willingness to endure setbacks and—most important of all—an experienced mentor. John Matthews, president and CEO of Gray Cat Enterprises Inc., offers that mentorship. After decades

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Demand Continues For Health & Wellness Food

Natural and herbal products on the rise. Customers are continuing to consider their health when it comes to food purchases, and retailers and manufacturers are eager to cater to their evolving needs. Technavio’s latest market research report on the global health and wellness food market 2017-2021 provides an analysis on the most important trends expected

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Retailers Speak Out On $1 Trillion Border Tax Proposal

Higher prices for customers would hurt business, NRF says. Retailers would “have no choice” but to pass the higher costs on to consumers if Congress passes a proposed $1 trillion border adjustment tax as part of tax reform, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said. “The border tax proposal would cause the tax burden on retailers

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Core-Mark To Acquire Farner-Bocken Co.

Acquisition gives Core-Mark a strong foothold in the Midwest and additional foodservice and fresh expertise. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. has entered into a ‘Definitive Asset Purchase Agreement’ to acquire substantially all of the assets of Farner-Bocken Co. located in Carroll, Iowa. The purchase price is estimated to be approximately $190 million, predicated on the value

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NYACS Awards Marshall First MacDougall Leadership Award

The award recognizes industry leadership, relationship building and involvement in NYACS. During the New York Association of Convenience Stores’ (NYACS) recent trade show and convention, Case Marshall of Pit Stop Convenience Stores, Weedsport N.Y, was presented with the first-ever John MacDougall Leadership Award. Named for the late president of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes and

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Yesway Welcomes Vice President of Operations

Douglas Wald promoted from his former position as regional manager. Douglas Wald has been promoted to vice president of operations for BW Gas & Convenience Holdings, LLC, d/b/a Yesway, a gas station and convenience store chain with locations in Iowa and Kansas, and with expansions underway across the Midwest. Yesway is expected to employ over

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Rutter’s Serves Troops Before Deployment

Active military members enjoy free coffee and fountain drinks at Rutter’s. In anticipation for their upcoming deployment, a local military unit is making the Rutter’s in York Springs their last stop before departure from Sunday going forward. Yesterday a military unit added the Rutter’s on Heidlersburg Road in York Springs as the last stop on

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Paytronix Finds Low-Frequency Guests Key to Loyalty Success

As good programs mature, most new members were once infrequent customers. Paytronix Systems Inc., a provider of reward program solutions to restaurants and retailers, explained that targeting low frequency guests is the key to loyalty program impact in its latest brief, “Target low-frequency guests. Here’s why.” Defining critical mass as the point where more than

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Electronic Shelf Tag Market Grows

Electronic shelf tags market to reach $11.64 million in convenience stores by 2021. The electronic shelf labels market in the U.S. is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 20% from 2017-2021. Technavio’s latest market study, titled “Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL) Market in the U.S. 2017-2021” provides an in-depth analysis of the market

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Wawa To Enter Washington, D.C. Market

Specific location for the new c-store remains a secret. Wawa is headed for Washington, D.C. The Washington Business Journal reported that the first Wawa store in Washington, D.C. is set to feature a unique design created specifically for the nation’s capital. But the specifics on where the store will be located, whether it will offer

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Customers Reach for Energy Drinks

Energy and sports drink market set for growth, according to Packaged Facts. Busy lives are inspiring customers to choose energy and sports drinks. Over the past five years, the U.S. retail market for energy and sports drinks expanded in vigorous fashion culminating in sales of $25 billion in 2016 after rising at an annual rate

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Strongbow Cider Brings Americans a Nature Fix

HEINEKEN announces global launch of Nature Remix campaign. HEINEKEN is looking to bring customers back to nature with its latest campaign. Scientists say that people living in urban environments surrounded by concrete, cars and a cacophony of city sounds feel isolated from nature. It’s called Nature Deficit Disorder and experts say that even small sparks

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Do Customers Prefer Cash?

Despite a plethora of payment options, from virtual wallets and ecommerce to mobile payments and online banking, 79% of U.S. customers still make monthly cash payments. Retailers face pressure to offer new and expanding payment options to keep up with the competition, but Packaged Facts found many customers are still comfortable with cash. In fact,

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Cuber Ice Machine

Hoshizaki America Inc. has introduced its newest icemaker with the KM Edge Design. The KM-2600S_J3 stackable 3 phase cuber is replacing the KM-2500S_H3 series. The new model increases ice production by 7% while using 22% less energy. Stack two units to produce double the ice in the same footprint. The 48-inch wide icemaker is available […]

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On-The-Go Chicken Skewers

ProSticks, the latest creation from Expresco Foods, is the optimal snack on the go. Crafted with 23 grams of protein, these tasty, grilled chicken-on-a-stick refrigerated snacks define convenience. ProSticks are hand-made, grilled to perfection and provide the ultimate in portability. At 3.5 ounces and a suggested retail price of $2.99, they are a protein-packed snack […]

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New Ice Cream Flavors

With the summer season quickly approaching, Tillamook is introducing two new special batch flavors: Monster Cookie and Oregon Strawberry Lemonade, delivering the really creamy ice cream Tillamook fans know and love in new, playfully nostalgic flavors. The higher butterfat content makes Tillamook Ice Cream richer than regular ice cream and naturally delicious. Since its release […]

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Chocolate Cake Bites

General Mills Convenience continues to add to its popular packaged-bakery line with the new Pillsbury Minis Chocolate Cake Bites. The decadent bite-size cakes come in 3.2-ounce resealable packaging, making them easy to eat on the go. As snack cake is the fastest growing segment within packaged bakery (Nielsen FY data ending May 28, 2016), the […]

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Shrink Film

In a major advance in the premium shrink film market, Sealed Air is introducing Opti Next Generation Shrink Films from Millennium Packaging. The new film supplies up to 30% more footage in the same footprint and at the same price as competitive products, yielding key cost, material use and production advantages. These benefits stem from […]

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Enhance Your Food Program

More and more customers are choosing their preferred Convenience Store based on food quality—not just fuel prices. Give your customers something to rave about. Mies One-Step Breading enhances your fresh food product sales. It is easy to use— Just Wet It & Bread it. Mies’ unique blend of 13 herbs and spices partners with your […]

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