7-Eleven On-Demand

Numerous college campuses across the U.S. can now receive 7-Eleven goods by delivery, on-demand. On-demand delivery of 7-Eleven products are now available in the college market through a new partnership between 7-Eleven Inc. and Tapingo. Tapingo users at or near the participating colleges in California, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland can now enjoy delivery of


How Rebranding Adds a New Appeal

The addition of VP Racing Fuels to stations has turned stores into a destination for consumers. Sean Patel took a chance when adding the VP Racing Fuels’ branding program, and the results so far have been promising. When David Norrell of D&D Energy introduced Sean Patel to VP Racing Fuels’ branding program, Patel not only

How Americans Are Shying Away From Sugar

Adult consumers have greatly increased consumption of foods claiming to be low in sugar and sugar free. A new study from The NPD Group has revealed that sugar is now the top ingredient consumers are trying to avoid in their diets. Sugar and calories are competing for the position as the top items consumers look

Sub $2 Gasoline and Robust U.S. Vehicle Sales

Brian Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric The U.S. average retail price for regular grade gasoline slipped to the second lowest weekly price in 2015 in closing out November, and is poised to dive below the $2 gallon psychological threshold for the end-year holiday season, as growing inventory weighs on values. At $2.059 gallon on Nov.

BLINK Designs Ambient Grocery Chain

A new grocery chain is on the horizon for the U.S. A new grocery chain has been designed by BLINK, the Scandinavian design agency, who has previously worked with international top tier clients such as Marks & Spencer, Albert Heijn, Scandinavian Airlines and Electrolux. The new chain is known as bfresh, and it is making it

QuickChek Offers Greater Convenience and Savings

One-stop shopping has never been this simple. QuickChek customers can now purchase $25 gift cards for a variety of major retailers and restaurants for only $20. Consumers who already save time and money when they order the fresh subs, sandwiches, wraps, salads and coffee at QuickChek can save even more, as  QuickChek is offering 20% savings

Strongbow Ciders Bring Home Medals

Strongbow’s Hard Ciders won awards at this year’s World Cider Championships. Strongbow Hard Apple Ciders line of premium hard ciders has been awarded four medals. At the 2015 World Cider Championships, hosted by Tastings.com, Strongbow Gold Apple and Strongbow Honey received gold medals in the Common Cider and Specialty Cider categories, and Strongbow Ginger and Strongbow Red Berries took

Heineken Joins Recycling Initiative

HEINEKEN encourages recycling of its products to promote a positive impact on the environment. HEINEKEN USA has joined forces with The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit committed to improving curbside residential recycling. HEINEKEN is the first alcohol company member of The Recycling Partnership. As a leading sponsor, the brewer will provide industry expertise to help

New Legislation Means Danger For Vapor Industry

The vapor industry is trying to combat grandfather date, which threatens many products currently on the market. The vapor tobacco industry has requested that the language be added to a new spending bill that will change the grandfather date for electronic cigarettes and cigars under new rules that are being finalized by the Food and

New FDA Regulations May Injure Craft Brew Industry

New FDA mandate may cost craft brewers upwards of $100,000. A new mandate from the FDA may have some devastating effects on the craft beer industry. According to a report from KRQE News 13, by next December the FDA will require restaurant chains to provide full nutritional information on all products served, including beverages. According

EPA Announces Volume Requirements For RFS

EPA says the final rule considered more than 670,000 public comments, and relied on the latest, most accurate data available. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced final volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program on Nov. 30 for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and final volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for

Wawa’s Great Expansion

Wawa has experienced great success, and company officials expect this trend to continue. Wawa has recently experienced a great deal of growth, and company officials expect this cycle to continue. As Wawa continues to encounter success in a number of different markets, the company plans to continue extending its reach from New York to Miami.

Hunt Brothers Pizza Donates To Toys for Tots

Coloring contest raises funds to help spread joy over the holidays. Hunt Brothers Pizza is asking its fans to participate in its inaugural Christmas Coloring Contest as a way to help raise money for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Consumers are invited to color in the graphics on the front and back of the

QuickChek Rolls Out New Sub Sandwich

The c-store chain’s fall comfort food menu appeals to hungry customers. QuickChek has introduced Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Subs, which combine Buffalo chicken and creamy mac and cheese on an oven-toasted sub. The fresh convenience market chain’s newest creation is proving to be a hot sensation this fall as its Buffalo Chicken Mac and

American Coalition for Ethanol Reacts To EPA RFS Rules

EPA’s final rule sets blending targets for 2015 and 2016, which fall short of statutory requirements. Brian Jennings, the executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “When Congress

Chain Restaurants React To EPA Decision on RFS Volume

A PricewaterhouseCoopers study conducted for NCCR concluded that if the corn ethanol mandate is left unchanged, chain restaurant industry costs will increase by up to $3.2 billion a year. The National Council of Chain Restaurants issued the following statement from Executive Director Rob Green following the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of regulations that would increase

NRF Stresses Importance of Cybersecurity

Although moves have been made to increase cybersecurity, industry professionals are calling for more improvement, on a federal level. Tom Litchford, vice president of retail technology for National Retail Federation, has represented retailers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), hosted by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. This event focused on trends

How To Perk Up Coffee Sales

Some 26% of all coffee drinkers consume four or more cups of coffee per day. It is time to win their business. According to the latest Packaged Facts report, Coffee and Ready-to-Drink Coffee in the U.S.: Retail and Foodservice, 8th Edition, new innovations are providing the coffee industry with growth opportunities, new usage occasions and

CST Brands Names Reece To Board

Reece brings extensive investment banking and capital markets experience to the CST Board. CST Brands Inc.’s Board of Directors has appointed Joseph Reece as an independent director of the company. Reece will also serve on the company’s Executive and Nominating and Governance Committees. The CST Nominating and Governance Committee periodically assesses the Board’s composition so

Sheetz Named One of 20 Best Workplaces in Retail

Great Place to Work and Fortune recognize the c-store chain for the quality and inclusiveness of its workplace. Sheetz is honored to announce that after surveying more than 45,000 employees in the retail sector, Great Place to Work and Fortune have recognized Sheetz as one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Retail. “We consider this

The Biggest Holiday Shopping Weekend of the Year Approaches

Cyber Monday sales may be bigger than ever this year, as adults continue to gravitate towards the digital experience. Even with the majority (60%) of shoppers starting their holiday shopping by November 10, millions of shoppers are eagerly awaiting the deals that retailers will be offering, in store and online, for the biggest holiday shopping

Family Express Acquiring Former Urschel Laboratories Site

Plans prototype store featuring Valparaiso High School’s colors. Family Express is acquiring the former Urschel Laboratories site at the corner of Vale Park Road and Calumet Avenue in Valparaiso, Ind. It plans to demolish and restore the site over the next three months. Indiana 105.5 FM Radio reported Family Express plans to build a colonial

How Beacons, Proximity Marketing Are Impacting Millennial Spending

Mobile to greatly affect the way Millennials shop this holiday season. Beacons and proximity marketing programs are set to impact $7.5 billion in U.S. Millennial spending this holiday season, according to data from inMarket, the world’s largest beacon proximity and location intelligence platform. Beacons are BLE devices that connect with partnered mobile apps that are

Snack Pellets Market Growth

Snack Pellets Market is one of the fastest growing segments in the snack market. According to a recent report published by MarketsandMarkets, the Snack Pellets Market is expected to experience substantial growth within the next five years. The report, Snack Pellets Market by Type (Potato, Corn, Rice, Tapioca, Multigrain), Form (Laminated, Tridimensional, Die-face, Gelatinized), Equipment (Twin Screw Extruder,

40 Under 40: Saluting the C-Store Industry’s Next-Generation Leaders

Young executives across the industry are assuming greater responsibilities in the areas of operations, finance, marketing and technology. CSD partnered with the Young Executives Organization (YEO) to look at these emerging leaders. A CSD Staff Report Growth in the c-store industry today, as it was decades ago, is a complex, multi-tiered web that requires everyone