Washington Dulles International Will Host a New Sunoco Station

New Sunoco station brings one of the first Laredo Taco Co. locations to the East Coast. Sunoco LP has announced that it will be constructing a new convenience store at the Washington Dulles International Airport. The new station is being constructed to serve the growing customer base at the airport. According to a report from

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The NCCR Requests that Congress Review the New Policy from the U.S. Labor Department

The NCCR has voiced concern about new vague standards from the U.S. Labor Department. The joint employer standards issued by the U.S. Labor Department are being called a misguided intrusion in the affairs of America’s small businesses by The National Council of Chain Restaurants. “The Labor Department is codifying a radical concept of employer-employee relationships and

Acosta Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Acosta has chosen an industry veteran to head the company’s Sales and Foodservice divisions. Tom Corley has been appointed as the new chief operating officer of Acosta, a  full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry. In his new position, Corley is responsible for overseeing the Sales and Foodservice divisions and will

RaceTrac Petroleum to Host the Third Annual Young Executives Organization (YEO) Roundtable

YEO’s mission is to cultivate young talent in the convenience store and petroleum industry through implementation of education and networking. Registration is now open to attend the exclusive YEO Roundtable at Racetrac. The convenience store industry’s young executives and next-generation leaders face unique challenges as they grow their businesses in the competitive convenience store market.

Cumberland Farms Celebrates New Store Opening

Cumberland Farms has recently encountered a number of exciting changes. Cumberland Farms has opened the doors of a brand new store for business in Falmouth, Mass. A grand opening celebration was held for the new store at 4 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2016. The grand opening was held onsite at the new store, which is

22nd Century’s Central American Growing Program Deemed Successful

22nd Century will now have extra VLN tobacco stock to support increased production of MAGIC “O” cigarettes. The Central American growing program from 22nd Century Group Inc., a plant biotechnology company that is a leader in tobacco harm reduction, is being considered a great success by the company. Now nearing harvest, the specially-propagated Central American

Butterfinger Believes There is No Such Thing as Excessive Celebration

Butterfinger is asking players to let loose and bring back the boldest moves on the field. As Super Bowl 50 approaches, Butterfinger is launching a bold initiative to encourage players to not hold back on their bold touchdown celebrations. Butterfinger is asking players to be themselves, despite potential fines for excessive touchdown celebrations As part

Dollar General Appoints Non-Executive Chairman

As one board member steps down, another steps up. Dollar General has announced that Michael Calbert will take the position of non-executive chairman on Jan. 30. Calbert’s appointment follows the announcement that Rick Dreiling will step down as a member and the chairman of the board of directors of Dollar General effective Jan. 29. Calbert

Americans Are Becoming Increasingly More Budget Conscious

Research has shown that low prices tend to trump convenience, as consumers become more willing to sacrifice their time in order to save money. New research from Mintel has revealed that, despite the continuing growth in the U.S. economy, Americans remain fixed on tightening their purse strings. In fact, Mintel’s research revealed that more than

New Nebraska Love’s Location

Love’s Travel Stops is continuing to grow its Midwest network. Love’s Travel Stops has opened its doors in Valley, Neb., providing drivers in the eastern part of Nebraska with a new option to purchase fuel, snacks and more. The new Love’s store is located along U.S. Highway 64 and U.S. Highway 275. “Residents and drivers

Governor Christie Vetoes Bill That Would Have Raised New Jersey Smoking Age

Mixed reactions are being reported after Governor Christie vetoed tobacco bill. The bill to raise the smoking age to 21 in New Jersey has officially been rejected by Governor Chris Christie. According to a report from nj.com, the governor’s decision to veto the bill is good news for food retailers and convenience store operators who

The Schwan Food Company Has Assembled Schwan’s Chef Collective

Schwan is taking steps to meet and exceed consumer expectations for taste and quality. A team of up-and-coming chefs from across the U.S., known as the Schwan’s Chef Collective, will now assist in developing the next generation of Schwan-branded frozen foods. This announcement from The Schwan Food Company follows company’s simplicity ingredient initiative announcement. The

How In-Store Delis Can Attract Consumers

As consumer trends evolve, food retailers can make simple changes to continue attracting consumers. The What’s in Store 2016 report from the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) has revealed that Millennials are an important consumer demographic for in-store deli departments, as 42% of Millennials shop the prepared foods department—compared to 33% of baby boomers and 21%

How to Compete for the Modern Consumer

A majority of consumers desire more mobile-friendly retailers. In order to compete for the modern consumer, retailers are continuing to move away from traditional in-store experiences. A recent study from SOTI has revealed that the use of mobile technology within brick and mortar retail locations is proving a successful way to appease today’s technology driven

Inmar Acquires Willard Bishop

Combining the expertise of Inmar and Willard Bishop will help to deliver powerful solutions to manufacturers and retailers. In order to provide manufacturers and retailers with rich and actionable data and analytics, Inmar has acquired Chicago-based Willard Bishop. This union will enable the companies to deliver the industry’s most cohesive and complete access to consumer

Gas Prices Reach Lowest Point Since 2009

Excess supply of crude oil is driving down prices at the pump. As crude oil prices continue to fall and demand for fuel continues to plummet throughout the winter months, drivers are enjoying fuel prices at their lowest point since February 2009. According to a report from AAA, fuel prices have fallen for 63 of the

Cenex Hosts Tanks of Thanks Program

Cenex is once again honoring individuals for their random acts of kindness, in order to promote community well-being. The Cenex Tanks of Thanks program is entering its fifth year of recognizing individuals across the U.S. who are making a difference in their communities. Since 2012, more than 10,000 selfless individuals in more than 3,000 communities

TravelCenters Initiates Expansion

A new Texas TA Stopping Center is the beginning of TravelCenters’ expansion. The construction of a new TA Stopping Center in Hillsboro, Texas has recently concluded, initiating the expansion of  TravelCenters of America LLC’s network. The new TA Hillsboro is located on 78 acres of land at I-35, Exit 370 (160 State Hwy. 77) in Hillsboro, Texas.

QuickChek Sponsors Balloon Festival

For the 23rd consecutive year, QuickChek will sponsor the iconic annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. QuickChek is once again acting as the title sponsor for the annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. According to a report from nj.com, this is the 23rd consecutive year that QuickChek is sponsoring the largest summertime hot air balloon and

How Health and Wellness Factors Influence Meat, Poultry Market

Many consumers have claimed that they are willing to pay more for better-for-you meat and poultry products. Today’s consumers are highly concerned with health and wellness standards, and retailers and foodservice operators are pursuing meat and poultry products that meet such consumer demands. According to market research publisher Packaged Facts in the report Meat and

How to Encourage Beverage Menu Exploration

Consumers tend to stick to ordering their “usual” beverage choice, but there are ways to break that pattern and encourage new beverage options. Beverage menus tend to remain rather stagnant, as top beverage varieties tend to remain the same. This is true for soft-drinks as well as core coffee menu items. The static nature of

Top Five Food Trends for 2016

Some unexpected trends will soon be hitting stores for 2016. At the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show, which is owned and produced by the Specialty Food Association, an expert panel of trendspotters discovered a slew of specialty products that are expected to be hot trends in 2016. Snacks made with crickets, grass-fed everything and protein

InComm Offers New Open-Loop Prepaid Products

InComm is quelling the fears that retailers have for open-loop rewards, and is offering a new product that is perfect for rewarding loyal customers. New digital open-loop prepaid products are now available for distribution from InComm. The new product distribution is available as a part of incentive and loyalty programs. The new products are digital

NACS Launches Online Fuels Database

NACS and the Fuels Institute are striving to amplify the crucial role that c-stores play in fuel retailing. The new Fuels Resource Center, an online resource for everything fuels-related, has officially been released by NACS. The convenience and fuel retailing industry sells 80% of the fuels purchased in the U.S. at approximately 128,000 convenience stores—that’s

Parker’s is Recognized for Economic Impact in South Carolina

Parker’s has been awarded for its contributions to growth in Bluffton, S.C. On Jan. 8, the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Regional Economic Impact Award was presented to Savannah, Ga.-based Parker’s convenience store company, at the inaugural Bluffton Business Awards, held at the Rotary Community Center at Oscar Frazier Community Park in Bluffton, S.C. “We

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