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Chiquita offers Fresh and Healthy alternatives for the Convenience

Chiquita is offering convenience retailers a variety of fresh and healthy alternatives including bananas that feature sustainability through the supply chain. Fresh and ready to eat the Chiquita to Go program is ideally suited for the retailer looking to offer their customer a perfect grab n go item. In addition, Chiquita offers a full line

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Champs Chicken at NACS 2013

Learn how adding Champs Chicken’s new items: teriyaki dippers, catfish, chicken tenders, boil-n-bag side dishes, automatic lift fryer and POS system will help you drive more foodservice sales.

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5 Hour Energy at NACS 2013

5 Hour Energy’s popular nine Box Rack has now integrated sour apple strength! In 2014 5- Hour Energy will work with a new flavor in Cherry with the Warrior Foundation set available in a floor stand or two -tiered rack.

Pilot Flying J Named Best Place To Work

Knoxville News Sentinel Reader’s Choice Poll recognizes Pilot Flying J. Pilot Flying J has been voted the ‘Best Place to Work’ in the category of companies with more than 50 employees by the readers of the Knoxville News Sentinel, the daily newspaper in Knoxville, Tenn., where Pilot Flying J is headquartered. The designation was announced

Parker’s Presents $1,500 Check to Liberty County Schools

“We’re deeply committed to giving back to every community where Parker’s does business,” says CEO of Parker’s. Parker’s presented a $1,500 Fueling the Community check to Liberty County Schools as part of a larger unrestricted charitable contribution to area schools in South Carolina and Georgia. Parker’s president and CEO Greg Parker officially presented  the donation

Mintel Announces 2014 Foodservice Trends

Key demographics offer opportunity for foodservice growth. The U.S. restaurant industry has enjoyed modest growth in the past few years, and Mintel estimates sales of $438 billion in 2013, as well as a 5.9% increase in sales in 2014. Five key trends identified by Julia Gallo-Torres, category manager, US foodservice reports at Mintel, are set

ECIG Denounces NY City Council Public Ban of E-Cigarette Use

Regulation banning the use of e-cigarettes in public venues lacks merit and evidential support, says the Electronic Cigarette Industry Group. The Electronic Cigarette Industry Group (ECIG), a non-profit association of consumers, manufacturers, importers and distributors of electronic cigarettes, has issued a statement in response to the decision by the City Council of New York City

NYC Council Bans Vaping in Public Places

E-cigarettes forced to adhere to the same smoking bans as traditional cigarettes. The New York City (NYC) Council passed major health and environmental regulations on Thursday, Dec. 19, forcing e-cigarettes to follow the public smoking rules that apply to e-cigarettes and banning plastic-foam foodservice containers, the New York Times reported. The proposal to include e-cigarettes

Rutter’s Ends the Year With Recognition Ceremony

Toy drive collects 200 toys for Salvation Army of York and Mont Alto Fire Co. Rutter’s manager and guests of honor gathered together to round out another year of dedication and hard work with a ceremony to recognize the employees of the year. Most of the evening was dedicated to celebrating and rewarding the excellent

Incom Direct Announces New Fee Structure For Credit Card Transactions

Flat fee above actual costs enables merchants to reduce one of their largest variable expenses. Incom Direct, a national broker and specialized provider of credit card transaction and related services for merchants and other businesses, has instituted a fully transparent, flat fee above actual costs pricing program for credit card transactions. Credit card transaction costs,

Epay, PayPal Collaborate To Offer Digital Gift Codes

“We look forward to extending our relationship with PayPal to include more digital gift card brands in more countries in the coming months,” says president of Euronet Worldwide Inc. epay, a division of Euronet Worldwide Inc. and a global prepaid product provider, distribution network and payments processor, has announced the availability of epay-provided digital gift

RGIS and Retail Control Group Announce Partnership

Companies combine resources to provide expert physical inventory and shrink reduction best practices. RGIS LLC, the market leader in physical inventory services, and Retail Control Group (RCG), the industry’s leading store operations and shrink control consultancy, announced a new partnership to provide profit improvement services to the retail industry. For more than 25 years, the

Target Rocked By Credit Card Breach

Retail giant breached over Black Friday weekend. Target Corp. has confirmed a data breach that may have affected about 40 million customer credit card and debit card accounts between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, which included Black Friday weekend, one of the biggest shopping times of the year. The breach occurred on a national level

TravelCenters Completes Minit Mart Purchase

The 31 locations are set to keep the same convenience store banner post acquisition. TravelCenters of America LLC has closed on its purchase of 31 Minit Mart convenience stores with gas stations for $67.9 million, the Associated Press reported. This week the company noted that it plans to continue operating the stores under the “Minit

Hershey To Acquire Majority Share of Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Co.

“The agreement between Hershey and Shanghai Golden Monkey is a win for both companies,” says CEO of The Hershey Co. The Hershey Co. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hershey Netherlands B.V., has signed an agreement to acquire 80% of the iconic Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock Co. Ltd. (SGM), a privately held confectionery company

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Pro Reps To Represent Server Products In Southern California

“I am confident this new strategic business relationship will create value for all our customers in Southern California,” says Server Products’ director of sales & marketing. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, Pro Reps will be Server Products’ professional representation to the foodservice industry in Southern California. With 12 outside sales people and 10 more support staff

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Newcastle Introduces Limited-Edition Cabbie Black Ale

Company also launches Taxi Magic partnership to promote responsible alcohol consumption. Just in time for the holidays, Newcastle is introducing a new limited-edition brew that will have fans calling for a Cabbie in more ways than one. Beginning this month, beer drinkers can hail a Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale in bars and liquor stores nationwide.

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7-Eleven Introduces Gifts For Millennials

From toys to tech, 7-Eleven targets Gen Y gift givers and receivers with pop culture, gadgets, games and gift cards. The holidays are full of surprises, and 7-Eleven stores’ variety of gift options this season is a pleasant one. To appeal to Gen Y, or millennial-age, (born between 1980 and 2000) shoppers, the retailer’s selection

Susser Announces $150 Million Increase In Revolving Credit Facility

“This increase provides added capacity as we plan for future growth,” says CEO of Susser Petroleum Partners. Susser Petroleum Partners LP (SUSP), a wholesale distributor of motor fuels, announced that it increased the aggregate lender commitments under its revolving credit facility by $150 million to a total of $400 million.  SUSP retains the ability to

BP Completes Commissioning of Whiting Refinery Units

Commissioning of new, state-of-the-art coker marks final major milestone in refinery upgrading project. BP has announced that all of the major new units associated with the Whiting modernization project have been successfully brought on stream.  The start-up of the new 102,000 barrel per day coker in mid-November marked the last major milestone of the multi-year,

Private Label, National Brands Have Opportunity For Mutual Growth

New IRI report shows private label and national brands each showing areas of strength. About one year ago, Information Resources Inc. (IRI) predicted that private label in the U.S. had hit a proverbial glass ceiling. This prediction has proven true, at least at the macro level, according to the latest IRI Times & Trends, “Private

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Diminished Upside Price Pressure for Gasoline Expected in 2014

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric Reformulated Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending gasoline futures traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell to a one-month spot low Dec. 13 at $2.6152 gallon, pressured on building supply and weakening demand. NYMEX RBOB futures values are benchmarked against in the spot gasoline market and guides suppliers

French Court Deals Potential Blow To E-Cigarettes

E-cigarette outlets could be forced to close if the ruling stands. A French court ruled Monday that tobacconists should have the exclusive right to sell electronic cigarettes and are subject to the same ban on advertising as tobacco products—a decision that disrupts the burgeoning e-cigarette industry and could set a precedent for other countries to

Twelve C-Store/Gas Stations For Sale In Texas

SDI Petroleum partners with NRC to divest properties in sealed bid sale. SDI Petroleum LLC selling 12 convenience store/gas stations in Texas through a sealed bid sale. The convenience stores are being sold without a c-store brand, but with a fuel brand  and may be sold with or without fuel supply. The bid deadline is

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Experian Study Shows Email Volume Growing

Email volume increased nearly 13% Q3 2013. Experian Marketing Services, a global provider of integrated consumer insight and targeting, data quality and cross-channel marketing, showed that overall email volume increased 12.7% in Q3 2013 versus Q3 2012, according to the Experian Marketing Services 2013 Q3 Email Benchmark Report. The cross-channel marketing leader also found that

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