Consumers Crave Pokémon Themed Discounts

Pokémon themed products and promotions drive traffic in retail and foodservice establishments. Last month, MGH conducted a study to determine whether retailers and restaurants who are working to take advantage of the Pokémon Go craze have actually attracted more customers. The verdict is in, and the results of the study have revealed that offering Pokémon-themed

Maximizing Milk Sales

Retailers may be missing out on key opportunities to drive profits and attract new shoppers with milk. New, in-depth research on the fluid milk category has revealed that milk is one of the most underleveraged profit drivers for both grocery and convenience stores. Milk is a traffic driver for shoppers, but there is much more

Love’s Reopens Roseburg, Ore. Location

Fire damage repairs have been completed at the Roseburg, Ore. Love’s location, and the store is reopening with a few improvements. In March, the Love’s Travel Stop in Roseburg, Ore. was temporarily closed when a fire damaged the store. Now, all repairs have been made, as well as some improvements, and the store has reopened

Strongbow to Launch Flavorful Fall Program

This autumn, Strongbow will engage with customers and drive sales through a comprehensive fall program. Strongbow Hard Apple Cider has announced that it will be launching a new program this fall to encourage LDA+ shoppers to incorporate Strongbow’s award-winning range of flavors into their harvest season. Strongbow’s comprehensive fall program will incorporate national TV spots,

Gold Medalist to Celebrate Olympic Win at Wawa

Olympic Gold Medalist, Laurie Hernandez, may be headed to Wawa to celebrate her win when she returns home from Rio. After landing a gold medal in the Rio summer Olympics when the U.S. gymnastics team took first place, Laurie Hernandez snapped a selfie and surprised her brother with the news. Laurie’s brother, Marcus Hernandez, later

How to Appeal to Millennial Diners

After studying Millennial dining trends, the Culinary Trend Tracking Series has offered advice on how to attract Millennial consumers. Millennials are unique consumers, and their demands are changing the face of the foodservice industry. The latest issue of the Culinary Trend Tracking Series from Packaged Facts offers strategies that foodservice operators can use to attract

San Jamar Becomes Sole Supplier of Escali Measurement Tools

The new partnership between San Jamar and Escali will bring Escali measurement tools to a wider audience and drive growth for both companies. Under a newly formed agreement, San Jamar, provider of valuable solutions for the foodservice industry and facility operations, will now be the sole supplier of Escali measurement tools to the commercial foodservice

TBHC Delivers Introduces New ‘Rolling Warehouse Guarantee’

If an item you need isn’t on the truck, you will receive it at no cost during your next service visit. The new Rolling Warehouse Guarantee from TBHC Delivers, the largest distributor of Hunt Brothers Pizza, is helping to ensure that the company’s c-store customers are always stocked with the necessary products need to sell

Mondelēz Acquires Cadbury Biscuits License

The acquisition of the Cadbury Biscuits Licence will help Mondelēz to continue to grow globally.  Mondelēz International has purchased the license that enables the company to manufacture, market and sell Cadbury-branded biscuits around the world from Burton’s Biscuit Co. The agreement is subject to regulatory approval. “Ownership of the Cadbury biscuits license offers us exciting opportunities

CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Pay off Scanning

Today’s idea: Pay off scanning for items like propane to reduce tying up inventory capital.  For slower moving, but important high-margin items, such as propane, fire wood and even flowers, look to cut deals with suppliers to pay off scanning. That means you are billed at the end of the week or month based on

Sunoco LP to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences

Sunoco LP will present at two upcoming investor conferences. Sunoco LP’s senior management team will be participating in two investor conferences this month. Management held meetings on Aug. 11, 2016 with investors at the Goldman Sachs Power, Utilities, MLP and Pipeline Conference in New York.  On Aug. 17-18, Sunoco will also participate in investor meetings

Chester’s Partners with Promark

Promark will now help Chester’s to expand both its convenience and super market locations. Chester’s International has forged a new partnership with Promark Food Industry Marketing. This new partnership will cover southern Louisiana and Texas. Promark has been in the food service business in excess of two decades. As a new area director for Chester’s,

Love’s Opens 12th Tennessee Location

Love’s is expanding its presence in Tennessee, as it has now opened a new store in a new part of the state. Love’s is providing drivers in western Tennessee  a new place to eat, rest and fuel up with the opening of its newest Travel Stop in Dyersburg, Tenn. The new store is now open

How to Protect Yourself from ADA Lawsuits

Five ways business owners and facility managers can protect themselves from ADA lawsuits when building new facilities. By Brad Gaskins Irene Bowen shared alarming statistics and noteworthy news last week week at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s class titled ADA and Facility Access Compliance: An Advanced Interpretation and Application Workshop on Federal Accessibility

Play at the Pump Gains Popularity

Playing the lottery in North Carolina is now more convenient and efficient than ever. There is a new way to play the lottery in North Carolina, and consumers are taking notice. The partnership between Linq3, creator of Play at the Pump technology, and the North Carolina Education Lottery (NCEL) has now surpassed $1 million in

Gulf Offers Increased Rewards to New Gulf Visa Card Holders

New Gulf Visa Card holders will receive extra rewards points on purchases at Gulf stations for their first two billing cycles. Gulf Oil has now launched a summer campaign to encourage customers to apply for the Gulf Visa Card. The new program offers incentive to consumers for becoming a Gulf Visa Card holder. During the

CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Outdoor Advertising

Today’s idea of the day: Incorporate the fundamentals of billboard marketing and design in outdoor advertising to maximize potential. Here are some ways to maximize outdoor advertising success: Remember you are communicating with driving and distracted people on the move. Be brief but focused with ONE idea. Make it a big idea that’s relevant to

QuickChek Debuts New C-Store Location

Donates a portion of sub and sandwich sales to Bloomingdale Butler Youth Club in celebration. QuickChek has opened a new Butler, N.J. convenience store, which began welcoming customers on Aug. 9. The new c-store measures 4,542-square-feet and is located at 1268 Route 23. It will be open 24 hours a day, enabling customers to create

IRI’s 2016 HispanicLink Study Details Hispanic Shoppers’ Interests

Hispanic shoppers are a diverse group with huge spending power, but are you doing the right things to attract their business? The Hispanic population continues to grow in the U.S., with this demographic’s preferences having a big impact on overall trends. IRI released findings from its latest HispanicLink study, with new information about Hispanic shoppers’

EMV Impacting Other Payment Initiatives

Some 86% of retailers surveyed have implemented or expect to implement the new EMV chip card system by the end of 2016. As EMV(Europay MasterCard Visa) woes continue, they’re pulling focus from other initiatives such as the move to mobile payments. Reducing credit and debit card fraud by implementing EMV chip card acceptance has become

Chevron Expands Rewards Program

Rewards between Chevron and Albertsons Co. expands into southern Louisiana. Chevron Products Co., a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., and Albertsons Cos. LLC have announced further expansion of their fuel rewards program to customers in southern Louisiana. The expansion of the fuel rewards program helps to maximize value and savings for both Albertsons and Chevron

Water, Tea and Gen Z

Younger consumers are redefining top sellers among packaged beverages. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor Earlier this year, John Archer noticed the display for LaCroix sparkling water in his local grocery store kept growing in size and prominence. He wondered what would happen if he elevated the brand’s real estate in his convenience store As

Trillium Building CNG Station for San Antonio Transit Authority

Part of Love’s Family of Cos., Trillium, will help VIA transition more buses to clean-burning CNG. A compressed natural gas (CNG) system is scheduled to be added to VIA Metropolitan Transit’s current fueling facility next year. The San Antonio-based transit authority recently selected Trillium CNG, part of the Love’s Family of Cos., for the contract

CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Clear Trash Bags

Today’s idea of the day: Use clear trash bags inside store so you can see what employees are carrying out of the store. Simply using clear trash bags is one way to curb employee theft before it begins. If you use black or opaque trash bags, you might think an employee is carrying trash out

NAG Burning Issue 4: Embracing a Foodservice Future

As consumers increasingly crave quick, easy and accessible meals, convenience stores have a great opportunity to become go-to destinations across three prime dayparts. In this power panel only at the 2016 NAG Conference in Savannah, hear exclusively how QuikTrip, Kum & Go, Cubby’s and Coen Markets are changing the perceptions about just how good convenience

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