7-Eleven Unveils Thor Movie Promotion

“Our customers are both enthusiastic supporters of action-hero movies and Slurpee-lovers,” says 7-Eleven vice president. When the first Super Hero movie of the year hits the big screen, you can be sure a 7-Eleven fun-filled Slurpee promotion, with collectible cups, straws and a crazy-colored flavor, isn’t far behind … or in many cases, out in

FDA Proposes Draft Menu Labeling Requirements

“This proposal is aimed at giving consumers consistent and easy-to-understand nutrition information,” says FDA Commissioner. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued two proposed regulations regarding calorie labeling on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, retail food establishments and vending machines. The FDA invites input on the proposed regulations by visiting http://www.regulations.gov. “These

Foodservice Sustainability Grant

Best foodservice sustainability program of the year to be recognized at 2012 National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago. For the fifth year, the Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability (HCFS) plans to award a $5,000 grant to the organization judged to have the best-executed foodservice or grocery sustainability project. Applications are currently being accepted, and the

Tedeschi Food Shops Opens Quincy Store

For a limited time, customers of the new Quincy store can receive a free fresh-baked muffin when they buy any freshly brewed Green Mountain coffee. Tedeschi Food Shops has announced the opening of its newest store located at 85 Quincy Avenue in Quincy, Mass.  This 3,926 square foot mini-market features an updated design aesthetic and

Getty Realty Corp. Acquires 66 Shell Branded Properties

“We expect the acquisition to be immediately accretive to annual earnings and the acquisition is consistent with our strategy to grow and diversify our tenant base,” says Getty Realty CEO. Getty Realty Corp. has acquired 66 Shell-branded gasoline station and convenience store properties located in and around the Greater Boston and southern New Hampshire area

Kangaroo Express, Coca-Cola Partner for Kids

Five-week fundraiser across three states aims to help send kids with chronic medial conditions to Kyle Petty’s Victory Junction for a once in a lifetime camping experience. Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc., an independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern U.S., is partnering with Coca-Cola for a third consecutive year to send children to

NACS Show Retailer Registration, Housing Opens Monday

Exhibitor registration begins in June. Retailer registration and housing opens on Monday, April 4, for the NACS Show, a comprehensive event for convenience and fuels retailing professionals. This year’s NACS Show takes place Oct. 1-4 in Chicago at McCormick Place. NACS Show retailer attendees, as well as wholesalers and distributors, can register for the event

7-Eleven Franchisees Convene on Capitol Hill

Retailers ask Congress to stand by small business, uphold swipe fee reform. On March 30, 7-Eleven franchisees from across Maryland and Virginia met with Senators, Congressmen and staff to ask them to protect and implement the critical swipe fee reforms that were passed by Congress and signed into law by the president last year. Sen.

One-Third of Shoppers Shun C-Store Foodservice

“Improved quality—not just for products, but for service, location and marketing communications—is needed to bring in or bring back consumers for whom c-stores aren’t top-of-mind choices,” says Mintel spokesperson. While on-the-go customers are consistently searching for convenient snack and meal options that won’t slow them down, Mintel reported hungry shoppers often ignore the convenience store

Beef Jerky Giveaway Starts Tomorrow

Pemmican plans to give away a free bag of beef jerky every 20.11 seconds on April 1, while simultaneously donating to Safari Club International Foundation’s Sportsmen Against Hunger Program. Marfood USA’s Pemmican Brand Beef Jerky plans to give away one free bag of beef jerky every 20.11 seconds on Pemmican Beef Jerky April 1, to

Mansfield Oil Honored by Pepsi

Mansfield Oil Co. was honored with PepsiCo’s 2011 Supplier of the Year award this month during the company’s annual supplier conference in San Antonio. Based in Gainesville, Ga., Mansfield Oil supplies fuel products and services to PepsiCo, which operates a fleet of 100,000 vehicles throughout the U.S. Ranked as one of the Top 100 privately

Wholesale Gasoline Costs Still Moving Through Supply Chain

The Energy Information Administration reported a 0.5 cents decline in the U.S. retail gasoline price average for regular grade as of March 21, but at $3.562 gallon, that’s likely little consolation for American drivers. Moreover, the average will again move higher after this brief rest stop, with wholesale costs still moving through the supply chain.

NCASEF Speaks Out On Swipe Fee Delay Attempts

“We urge Congress to oppose any attempt to delay the important reforms that it successfully passed last year,” says NCASEF chairman. Statement from Bruce Maples, chairman of the National Coalition of Associations of 7-11 Franchisees: The National Coalition of Associations of 7-11 Franchisees, representing nearly 5,000 small businesses across the country, strongly opposes the last

Thorntons Partners With Dare to Care Food Bank

“This is just another way where are our team members can contribute and give back their time and talents to the local community,” says Thorntons CEO. Louisville, Ky.-based Thorntons has partnered with Dare to Care Food Bank to help prepare foods for distribution for the Kentuckiana area. Thorntons team members volunteered their time, and sorted

NATSO Urges Congress to Maintain Commercial Rest Area Ban

“This is a move to expand government, at a cost to businesses, county governments and consumers,” says NATSO CEO. NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings is urging Congress to strongly oppose any effort to amend or repeal the Federal law prohibiting commercial development on the Interstate right-of-way, testifying that such efforts represented government intrusion into

Vendgogh Debuts Next Generation Green Vending Solutions

Vendgogh LLC, a provider of integrated gas island vending solutions, has introduced its next generation “green” vending solutions aimed at creating the ultimate shopper experience for gas island customers. The new machines will include a patented, first-of-its-kind dual sided delivery system that incorporates up to four user interfaces in a single vending machine. This new

Family Express Selects Retalix

Retalix to optimize fresh product inventory management and reduce out-of-stocks for Family Express. Valparaiso, Ind.-based convenience store chain Family Express, plans to reduce out-of-stocks, enhance the quality of its center-of-store product and fresh product offerings, and optimize its inventory position with Retalix’s Demand-Driven Replenishment solution. “We conducted a detailed search of industry vendors who could

Mirabito Partners With U.S. Bank on Fleet Cards

“By co-branding with U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems, we’ve expanded the reach of the Mirabito fleet card and made it more valuable to our customers,” says Mirabito spokesperson. New York-based Mirabito Convenience Stores has entered into a fleet card referral agreement with U.S. Bank, a provider of universal fleet fueling and maintenance cards. Under terms

Rutter’s Announces “Register, Scan and Win Sweepstakes” Winners

“The Register, Scan and Win Sweepstakes is another way for us to show our appreciation to our loyal customers by rewarding them with great prizes,” says Rutter’s spokesperson. Rutter’s Farm Stores customers that are Rutter’s Rewards cardholders learned this week if their loyalty to Rutter’s paid off more than usual: the February winners in the

WARHEADS Fights Childhood Cancer

“We hope to expand our WARHEADS for Baldheads into other cities and continue to help the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in their quest to end childhood cancer,” says WARHEADS spokesperson. WARHEADS, a sour candy brand, has partnered for the second year in a row with an organization committed to funding the most promising research to find

Tedeschi’s Introduces Phase III Recovery Drink

“Tedeschi’s will be supported by our current, aggressive go-to-market campaign for Phase III,” says Attitude Drinks brand manager. Tedeschi Food Shops, which operates more than 190 convenience stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut, is adding Phase III Recovery Drink by Attitude Drinks to its product mix. Attitude is authorized to sell Phase

Love’s Picks Gilbarco Veeder-Root

“Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s superior quality, support and service network made it a logical choice to continue our partnership,” says Love’s spokesperson. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has awarded Gilbarco Veeder-Root a three-year contract to supply Gilbarco forecourt equipment, including Gilbarco fuel dispensers, Veeder-Root tank monitoring systems and Red Jacket submersible turbine pumps. Based in Oklahoma

7-Eleven Launches Japan Disaster Relief Campaign

“We want to connect with our customers around the world to assist Japan and its people in rebuilding their lives after such devastating disasters,” says 7-Eleven CEO. The global chain of 7-Eleven is raising funds in close to 39,000 store locations to assist organizations providing relief for the Japanese people devastated by the March 11

Sheetz Opens Beckley, W.Va. Store With Drive-Through

Customers line up early for a chance to win hundreds of dollars in prizes. Sheetz has opened its first new location in Beckley, W.Va., at 5481 Robert C. Byrd Drive. Excitement for this store has been heightened with a contest for the first 50 people in line when the doors open.  These lucky customers all

Food And Beverage Market Rebounds

“As the economy continues to improve, shoppers are more likely to remain with a set of brands and retailers that they know delivers the value they expect,” says Symphony Consulting spokesperson. The U.S. food and beverage market is expected to continue its rebound in 2011 and 2012, as more shoppers believe the economy will improve