Research and Markets Offers Insight into Mobile Payments

The new mobile payments report from Research and Markets offers advice to retailers on how to succeed with mobile payments technology. A new report has been added to Research and Markets’ array of report offerings. The new “Mobile Payments at the Service Station- Trend Report” offers key insights into the mobile payment industry, and instructs


Jack Flash Caters to Diesel Truck Customers

New updates at a recently opened Jack Flash Stores location has turned the store into a destination for diesel truck drivers. The final phase of construction on the new Jack Flash Stores location, which opened in Farmersville, Ill. on Jan. 6, 2015, is now officially complete. With the completion of this final phase, this store

7-Eleven Employee Sets Mt. Everest Record

Lhakpa Sherpa has reached the summit of Mt. Everest seven times and counting. A 7-Eleven employee based in Connecticut has set a world record for being the first woman to scale Mount Everest seven times. In doing so she broke her own previous record for the most summits of Mt. Everest by a woman. According

New Love’s Opens in Nebraska

The newest Love’s Travel Stops location features made-to-order meal options at any time of day. Love’s has opened the doors to its newest travel stop location in western Nebraska, and it features an IHOP Express restaurant. This new location offers drivers a place to park and access to a variety of driver services, along with

Innovation Keeps the Burger Market Alive

Foodservice operators now have the chance to experiment with their burger offerings, as consumers are looking for menu items that excite. According to a report from Mintel, despite the decline in beef consumption over the past decade, burgers remain a staple in the American diet. However, although beef burgers remain quite popular, a growing number

Organic Food Industry Reaches All Time High in 2015

Enormous growth in the organic food industry in 2015 can be attributed partially to overwhelming consumer demand. A recent survey from the Organic Trade Association (OTA) has revealed that the organic food industry reached new industry records in 2015. The Organic Trade Association’s 2016 Organic Industry Survey revealed that the industry reached a new benchmark

Tomlinson Encourages Employees to Stay Active

Tomlinson recently challenged its employees to step up their game with a company-wide step competition. Tomlinson Industries recently held a competition between its employees to help team members to remember to stay active during their busy lives. From Monday, April 4 through Sunday, May 15, 52 Tomlinson employees took part in a six-week Step to

Swiss Farms Announces Summer Promotion

Swiss Farms is helping save customers time and money with fully stocked beach coolers that offer both healthy and indulgent snacks. Swiss Farms has announced the launch of a new summer promotion, Store to Shore. This new promotion will run from May 23 – June 5, and it offers customers a quick and convenient way

Parker’s President and CEO Recognized by Grand Lodge Order of Elks

Greg Parker is being recognized for the many charitable services he provides to his community. On May 7, 2016, Parker’s president and CEO, Greg Parker, was awarded the 2015-2016 Distinguished Citizenship Award by the Grand Lodge Order of Elks at a special Elks banquet. The banquet was hosted by Savannah Lodge No. 183 in Savannah,

Two C-Stores with Fuel in Arizona Available for Sale

Two attractive convenience stores and their properties are being offered for sealed bid sale through NRC. One lender has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC to arrange the sale of two convenience stores with fuel in Mesa, Ariz. The properties are located on Broadway, a heavily trafficked arterial street in Mesa, Ariz. and are

Cumberland Farms Partners with f’real to Make Wishes Come True

Cumberland Farms and f’real foods help to build awareness for Make-A-Wish during the companies’ special f’real day promotion. On May 20, Cumberland Farms and f’real foods sponsored a 99 cent f’real day to help raise money to make a child’s wish come true. In an effort to help make wishes come true, the companies donated

Sweets & Snacks Expo Educates on Specialty Consumer Landscape

Key insights on the evolving state of the specialty consumer landscape will be offered by experts at the upcoming Sweets & Snacks Expo. Sweets & Snacks Expo attendees will have the opportunity to hear from speakers from the Specialty Foods Association (SFA), Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) and SPINS LLC. Subject matter experts from these organizations

Enmarket Combats Childhood Obesity with Partnership for a Healthier America

Convenience stores have enormous opportunity for growth as consumers continue to demand healthier options, and Enmarket has recognized this growth potential and is committed to offering healthier options. Enmarket is demonstrating its commitment to providing consumers healthier choices through a new partnership with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), making Enmarket the sixth convenience store

Independent Restaurants Increase Spending with Broadline Distributors

Independent retailers who were able to withstand recent economic hardships are now doing quite well. Research from The NPD Group has revealed that, despite declines in the number of independent restaurants in the industry, independent restaurant operators account for one third of broadline foodservice distribution dollars. Data from the NPD’s report also revealed that independent

Pilot Flying J Introduces Hearty Breakfast Menu

Pilot Flying J has created a new breakfast offering that will help its customers to eat a wholesome breakfast that will keep them going throughout the day. Pilot Flying J has introduced a variety of new breakfast sandwiches to help customers get more out of the most important meal of the day. The new PJ

Dunkin’ Donuts Seeks Gas and C-Store Operators to Sign on as Franchisees

Dunkin’ Donuts is looking to gas and convenience store operators to assist the brand in its expansion throughout Michigan. Dunkin’ Donuts is recruiting franchisees to develop Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout Michigan. The brand is currently searching among qualified gas and convenience store operators in the market to apply for franchises. The brand is offering flexible

McLane Joins The Partnership for a Healthier America

McLane is working to make America healthier by launching more affordable, healthy private label products. McLane Company Inc. is demonstrating its commitment to making healthy choices easier for families by becoming the first grocery and chain restaurant distributor to sign on as a partner of The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA). As part of

Kellogg’s Encourages Retailers to ReThink Breakfast

A new study from Kellogg’s will help retailers appeal to customers who consider purchasing breakfast food from a c-store. Kellogg Company recently released its exclusive ReThink Breakfast II research. This research has identified consumer trends to help retailers drive business during breakfast hours. In this second edition of the exclusive study, Kellogg’s examines the new

Parker’s Fuels Education through Recent $8,000 Donation

In recognition of the value that Effingham County, Ga. places on education, Parker’s had presented the schools in this community a check for $8,000.    On May 6, as a part of the company’s Fueling the Community program, during a special celebration, Parker’s presented a check for $8,000 to Bulloch County Public Schools. The check

Technavio Reveals Organic Packaged Food Market Top Vendors

Increased consumer health consciousness, among other variables, is driving competition in the organic foods market. A recent report from Technavio has revealed the top vendors in the organic packaged food market. The report, Organic Packaged Food Market in the U.S., lists the six leading vendors in the market, as well as 12 vendors that are

Warnings to Appear on Sugary Beverage Advertisements

Despite efforts made by a number of industry groups, the new law mandating that sugary beverage ads must be accompanied by warning labels will soon take effect in San Francisco. A new law that is intended to inform and protect consumers from the hazardous effects that may occur from excessive consumption of sugary beverages will

EY Announces Southwest Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalists

Ernst & Young has chosen 50 finalists for the 2016 Entrepreneur Of The Year Southwest program. The finalists for the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 in the Southwest program have officially been named by EY. The winners of the award are chosen based on their demonstration of excellence and success in

Kwik Fill Introduces Mobile Offers

As a result of a new partnership, Kwik Fill will now present mobile offers to its customers. Customers of the Kwik Fill/Red Apple convenience store chain will now have access to mobile offers as a result of a new partnership between the chain’s parent company, United Refining Co., and Koupon Media. The new mobile offers

Parker’s Hires Construction Project Manager

Parker’s has chosen an experienced contractor and manager for the position of construction project manager. Savannah, Ga.-based Parker’s recently hired Andrew Udinsky to oversee the construction of new stores and the renovation of existing stores as the company’s new construction project manager. An experienced contractor and manager, Udinsky excels at leading building projects to a

U.S. Department of Labor Reveals Revised Overtime Regulations

Final regulations will extend overtime pay to millions of workers who were previously ineligible. On Wednesday, the Department of Labor released the final overtime pay regulations, set to go into effect at the end of this year. John Thompson, an attorney with Fisher & Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm that represents employers,