Enmarket Hosts Encourage Health Series

Nonprofit organizations are invited to compete for a chance to win a $1,000 grant through and Enmarket Stations Facebook contest. Nonprofit organizations in the Savannah, Ga. area are being invited by Enmarket Stations to participate in the 2016 Encourage Health Series through a facebook contest, for a chance to win a $1,000 grant. Any Savannah, Ga. area

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American Frozen Food Institute Approves of 2015 Dietary Guidelines

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans will recommend all forms of fruits and vegetables, rather than exclusively fresh varieties. Interim president for the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), Joseph Clayton, has commended the recommendation of all forms of fruits and vegetables, without limiting language, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and

New South Carolina Parker’s Location

In response to consumer demand, Parker’s has opened its first location on Hilton Head Island, S.C. Hilton Head Island, S.C. is now home to the newest Parker’s convenience store. This is the Savannah, Ga.- based company’s 43rd convenience store, and its first on Hilton Head Island. The store is located on Hwy. 278 at 165 William Hilton

Heineken Launches its SOCCER IS HERE Program

Retailers are encouraged to take advantage of Heineken’s popularity among soccer fans through a new promotion from the brewer. Through a new partnership with UEFA Champions League(UCL) and Major League Soccer(MLS), Heineken Premium Lager is advising soccer fans Never Miss a Minute of the action this season. Beginning March 1, Heineken’s fully-integrated, 360° retail and on-premise SOCCER IS HERE

CrossAmerica Acquires 31 Stores for $48.5 Million

CrossAmerica becomes Holiday Station stores franchisee. In a $48.5 million agreement, CrossAmerica Partners LP will acquire 31 franchise Holiday stores located in Wisconsin and Minnesota from SSG Corp. Of the 31 company-operated stores, 28 are located in Wisconsin and three are located in Minnesota. Twenty-seven of the sites are owned fee simple locations. For the

Love’s Expects Rapid Growth in 2016

In addition to growing its number of travel stops, Love’s plans to introduce three new restaurant concepts in 2016. In 2015, Love’s Travel Stops experienced the busiest year of store openings in company history. The company opened 27 new locations and added more than 2,000 truck-parking spaces in the past year, and the company has

How Lifestyle Changes Trump Dieting

Although dieting has been on the decline over the last decade, consumers are still concerned with losing weight, they are just going about it differently. The NPD Group has discovered that U.S. consumers today prefer living healthier lifestyles as opposed to restricting their habits with dieting. The NPD’s recently released annual compilation of food and

Core-Mark to Webcast ICR Conference Presentation

Core-Mark will soon put on a live webcast on the company’s website. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, will webcast its presentation from the 2016 ICR Conference beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern. This

General Mills Acquires EPIC

General Mills is now poised to grow in the new natural snacking category. EPIC Provisions, a growing premium meat snacks company, has been acquired by General Mills Inc. Austin, Texas-based EPIC will now operate under General Mills’ Annie’s business, which itself has experienced strong sales growth since General Mills acquired the company more than a

Natural Gas Market Poised for Growth

Natural gas is an attractive alternative fuel, but there are some factors that are hindering growth in this market. The market for natural gas (NG) refueling infrastructure and factors expected to influence its deployment have been analyzed in a recent report from Navigant Research. Global market forecasts segmented by fuel type, station type and region,

CSA Offers Extra Incentive to Join Core-Mark

One lucky new Core-Mark member will win an all inclusive vacation for two. A new promotion from Convenience Store Alliance (CSA) is offering an all-inclusive vacation for two to the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos resort in Cabo San Lucas, airfare included, to one lucky c-store owner. From now through March 31, c-stores that convert all

New Year Begins With Sub $2 Per Gallon Gas Prices

While prices are expected to climb this spring, the days of $3 per gallon gas are not expected to return in 2016. The New Year is off to an inexpensive start for drivers who are paying the lowest average for gas since March 25, 2009. Gas prices rang in the New Year at $1.997—the lowest

Enmarket Donates $10,000 to Four Nonprofits

Enmarket strives to help Savannah, Ga. become a healthier community through education. Through Enmarket’s 2015 Encourage Health Educational Series the c-store chain donated $10,000 to four area nonprofit organizations. The company, which was founded in 1963 as Interstate Stations, then rebranded as “Enmark” in 1983 and most recently as “enmarket” in 2015 to reflect their

Circle K Closes Nine-State Deal

Circle K Stores Inc. has closed an enormous deal with Greatstone Equities Inc. Circle K Stores Inc., headquartered in Dallas, has purchased 62  locations in a nine-state deal. According to a report from Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, the stores were purchased from Greatstone Equities Inc. The purchase price for the stores has not yet

TravelCenters Completes Acquisition of Four Stores

Four stores, located in Kansas and Missouri, have been acquired by TravelCenters of America. The previously disclosed acquisition of four convenience stores in Kansas and Missouri by TravelCenters of America LLC has been completed. TravelCenters expects these convenience stores, formerly known as Meiners, will be rebranded as Minit Mart convenience stores and that they will undergo improvements

SAS Announces 2016 Trade Show Theme

SAS to welcome comedy magician Mike Hammer as the headline entertainment for The Grand Illusion, its Thursday evening event. “SAS and Convenience Retailing – Where the Magic Begins” is the theme for the 2016 S. Abraham & Sons (SAS) Vendor Exhibit and Trade Show. DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is the site

Sugar’s Reputation Doesn’t Curb America’s Sweet Tooth

The negative stigma surrounding sugar seems to be good news for the honey market. As sugar, especially white granulated sugar, continues to get a bad rap, being compared to tobacco and cigarettes in terms of the danger it poses to health, the love-hate relationship that America’s have with sugar and sweeteners grows. Some public health

EchoSat Acquires SmartLink

A new acquisition will expand EchoSat’s reach to over 20,000 merchants. The Smartlink division of Heartland Payment Systems has been acquired by EchoSat Inc. Through the addition of Heartland SmartLink’s Secure Payment Gateway (SPG) and managed network services, EchoSat, a provider of payments security, managed firewall and network solutions, will now serve more than 21,000

22nd Century Group Seeks to Introduce Reduced Exposure Cigarettes in the U.S.

BRAND A cigarettes have 95% less nicotine than “Big Tobacco” cigarettes. On Dec. 31, 2015, Goodrich Tobacco Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of 22nd Century Group, Inc., submitted a Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking a reduced exposure order. The move was made so that 22nd Century’s

TravelCenters Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle

TravelCenters’ StayFit program aims to help professional drivers stay healthy. In the New Year, TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, will offer professional drivers new helpful options to lead healthier lifestyles. TravelCenters now offers more better-for-you food offerings, fitness options and helpful information from their StayFit

Sheetz Rings In The New Year

Free coffee greets customers on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Sheetz Convenience Stores celebrated 2016 by ushering in the New Year with free coffee. On New Year’s Eve, beginning at 4 p.m. through 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day, Sheetz customers had the opportunity to visit any participating Sheetz stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio,

Casey’s Launches New App

Customers can order food, check fuel prices and play games with the new Casey’s App. The Casey’s App from Casey’s General Stores Inc. can now be used by customers to order pizza, made-to-order sub sandwiches and appetizers. Online ordering has been implemented in all Casey’s stores company wide, and the app makes online ordering even

Dole Creates Award-Winning Float

Dole creates sixth straight award-winning Rose Parade float. The “Soaring over Paradise” Rose Parade float from Dole Packaged Foods  was awarded the Director’s Trophy from the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade for its outstanding artistic merit in design and floral presentation. Dole has received much recognition from the Tournament, holding the Rose Parade record for

How to Maintain Snack Consumption As Millennials Age

Millennials have had an enormous impact on the global snacking market. Thanks to the unique behaviors and choices of the Millennial generation, savoury snacks have risen from a pub/cinema nibble to a coveted health food item. Euromonitor International’s The Future of Savoury Snacks: The Role of Millennials as a Snacking Generation global briefing offers an

Wendy’s Commits to Cage Free

A timeline has been announced as a part of Wendy’s cage free initiative. The Wendy’s Co. has committed to transitioning to 100% cage-free eggs in its U.S. and Canadian locations by 2020. The announcement represents the next step in Wendy’s overarching animal welfare program. Since the late 1990s, the Company has worked with animal welfare

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