New Phillip Morris product set for limited release to compete in growing OTP market. by Michael Ferrari ____________________________________________ In a move long anticipated by tobacco industry observers, Philip Morris USA yesterday said it would begin test marketing a smokeless tobacco product bearing its flagship Marlboro brand. Marlboro Snus, a tobacco pouch product that is neither
Kevin Elliot takes on responsibilities in merchandising, fresh foods and logistics. 7-Eleven Inc. has named Kevin Elliott as senior vice president for merchandising and logistics. He will report to Masa Asakura, the company’s executive vice present and chief operating officer. Elliott has 19 years of experience in merchandising, inventory management, supply chain, logistics and procurement.
Three of the 22 locations for sale are being offered for redevelopment. BP is selling BP-branded gas stations in southern Florida, according to NRC Realty Advisors LLC, the firm coordinating the sale. Of the 22 sites, 20 are operating stations and two are closed. Additionally, three of the 20 working sites are also being offered
No one injured in the blaze, cleanup efforts continue. Clean up efforts continue after a fire damaged a Pilot Travel Center last week in Barstow, Calif., according to the Desert Dispatch. The fire apparently started shortly after midnight in a clothes dryer on the west side of the store, Barstow Fire Protection Division Chief Sal
Customer service system helps manage credit limitations and product allocations at the terminal. CITGO Petroleum Corp. expanded its partnership with DTN by adding its TABS service. DTN TABS, a system that helps suppliers manage inventory and credit limits, will help CITGO provide systematic and consistent control of product lifting across all channels of trade at
ATM customer wins Z-card to promote recent partnership with M&T Bank. Sheetz Inc. and MT Bank are celebrating the success of the partnership that allows customers who withdraw cash from any MT Bank ATM machine at Sheetz, regardless of their own bank-to access their money without incurring a surcharge. Since the partnership began in March
Las Vegas-based chain finalizes multimillion-dollar deal to build a new store. Fabulous Freddy’s has set in motions plans to open a store in Sandy, Utah. The chain plans to break ground over the upcoming summer and eventually open the full-service gas station/c-store in 2008. “What we do is pump people’s gas for them at no
Group takes over four store and Hosanna Development. Mega Group Inc. has entered into an asset purchase agreement pursuant leading it to acquire four gasoline convenience store operations located in Tidewater, Va. The purchase price is $12,900,000, plus the value of the inventory, payable in cash at the closing. The agreement also provides for a
Getting & Keeping More Than Your Share of the Labor Pool in the New Economypresented by Mel Kleiman, President, Humetrics Workforce 2007 (ppt)To view this document, click here
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“If you are not constantly innovating and changing to meet the needs of consumers, you might as well hand the business over to your competitors.” That was the message delivered by Sheetz Inc. Vice President of Marketing Louie Sheetz during the keynote address to conclude Convenience Store Decisions’ 2007 Foodservice Show in Fort Worth, Texas.
Quebec-based chain begins carrying line of all-natural waters. Couche-Tard has begun listing Clearly Canadian Corp.’s new line-up of Natural Enhanced Waters in its stores. The Quebec-based chain has chosen to feature Clearly Canadian’s dailyENERGY, one of the three health-conscious beverages recently launched. “Couche-Tard plays a very important role in our strategy of gaining national exposure
New “Sunflower Days” fundraiser earns cash for local foundation. Wilson Farms, with its Wilson Farms, Sugar Creek and Wilson Farms Express stores, and the Hospice Foundation of Western New York stores are collaborating for the Sunflower Days promotion. With the tagline “Bring Some Sunshine into your Life,” the campaign offers the opportunity for customers to
Chain kicks off month-long promotion for Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer Surf’s Up at 7-Eleven as it prepares moviegoers for the release of Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. As part of the month-long promotion, 7-Eleven stores will host exclusive, advance screenings of “Rise of the Silver Surfer” in 20 U.S. cities.
New agreement with Alghanim Sons allows company to franchise in the Gulf Region. Chester’s Int., fried chicken foodservice offering for the convenience store category, has signed a multi-unit franchise agreement with Alghanim Sons, a business development group with a focus in Kuwait and the surrounding Gulf Region. The agreement calls for 46 Chester’s locations to
New contract with Car Wash Technologies allows distribution to new areas. Mark VII Equipment Inc., the US subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany and supplier of solutions for the carwash business worldwide, has signed Car Wash Technologies as its distributor for Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. With over 10 years’ experience as a carwash distributor and
Anyone with an interest in lean-manufacturing principles, and the challenges and rewards in implementing them, will find this brochure a handy reference. In it, UltraSource reviews their journey towards Lean and outlines some key achievements along the way, including a 475% increase in a critical productivity metric. The Road to Lean (pdf)To view this document,
Denver company acquires 10 stores in Kansas and Nebraska. Pester Marketing Co., the Denver-based owner of the 1st Stop brand of convenience stores and gas stations, acquired 10 convenience stores in North Central Kansas and Hasting, Neb. R & C Petroleum previously operated the units under the Time Saver brand and increases to 51 the
Distribution deal to last an additional three years. McLane Co. Inc. said it has extended its service agreement for an additional three years with Enmark Stations Inc. Enmark, based in Savannah, Ga., approximately 80 stores in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Enmark began operation in 1963 as Interstate Stations and were branded as Enmark
Hurricane season will put new generator law to the test. As the 2007 hurricane season begins, many gas station owners are still scrambling to adhere to a new state law requiring certain gas stations within a half-mile of an interstate highway or evacuation route to be prewired so that a generator can be quickly installed
Customers that fill up could win tickets to a Red Sox, Mets or Phillies game. Gulf Oil LP has launched a prize program in conjunction with Major League Baseball to give Gulf customers a chance to win Red Sox “Green Monster” tickets, Mets Dream Seats, andfor the first timePhiladelphia Phillies Luxury Suite tickets to pre-selected
The nation’s pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies report that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made progress with improved guidance, expectations and approvals, but the industry remains concerned about a number of regulatory challenges.A national report issued today outlines a series of issues that still need to be resolved to improve product
Top U.S. retailer undaunted, Tesco caps U.S. venture at $3 billion. Tesco should do well when it enters the U.S. market later this year, but it should not have a significant impact on Wal-Mart Stores’ sales in the near term, Wal-Mart’s chief executive said. “I would expect that we will learn things from them, what
RBS Lynk will manage credit, debit and gift card transactions. Dallas-based Alon USA Energy Inc., an independent refiner and operator of more than 200 7-Elven convenience stores, said it has selected RBS Lynk, the U.S. payments processing division of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, as its new credit card processor. RBS Lynk will manage
The National Confectionery Sales Association (NCSA) has been very busy lately. First was the introduction of eleven candy business leaders into the Candy Hall of Fame. The NCSA selected these candidates after they dedicated their careers to the industry. The 2007 inductees were: Raymond Brace, The Hershey Co.; Allan Dudovitz, Prinsen Distributing; Charles Flavelle, R.C.