Amazon Dash Button Threatens C-Store Profits

Dash Buttons take convenience to a new level. Amazon continues to expand what it means to be convenient, giving convenience stores a run for their money. Prime members can use an Amazon Dash Button to conveniently reorder everyday essentials. And that service is now set to grow. Amazon just announced it is adding more than

Growth Energy Appoints Head of Communications and Public Affairs

Christopher Hogan brings a deep understanding of association management, energy policy and consumer engagement. Growth Energy has appointed veteran D.C. communicator, Christopher Hogan, as the trade association’s new Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, effective Nov. 28. In his new role, Hogan will oversee all aspects of the organization’s efforts to raise awareness of

E-Alternative Solutions Introduces Cue Vapor System

EAS becomes exclusive distributor of the Cue Vapor System technology in the U.S. E-Alternative Solutions (EAS) introduced the Cue Vapor System— a revolutionary patent-pending technology that delivers full-flavor and all day vaping with just the push of a button—during the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show in Atlanta. Cue is set to be distributed

Thorntons Provides Mobile Mammogram Screenings

Partners with Norton Healthcare Prevention & Wellness to bring screenings to customers. Through a partnership with Norton Healthcare Prevention & Wellness Thorntons provided a week of low to no cost mammogram screenings with the Norton Healthcare Mobile Prevention Center from Oct. 17-21. The screenings were available for women ages 40 and over who had not

CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Door Clings

Today’s Idea of the Day: Add door clings in the cold vault. What goes better with a cold beverage than a chocolate bar? If you’re not using door clings you’re missing out on cross merchandising opportunities that can grow basket spend. Put door cling displays right on your cooler doors and watch incremental candy sales

Wawa Grows in Philadelphia

Two new c-store locations are planned for the Center City area. Wawa is set to expand with two new convenience stores in Center City, Philadelphia. and the Philadelphia Business Journal reported that a 7,000-square-foot store is set for 12th and market streets in the East Market Project, while a 4,500-square-foot store, will span the

Hispanic Food and Beverage Market Hits $18 Billion

As Americans expand their palates and the Hispanic population grows, demand for authentic Hispanic flavors gets a huge boost. Savvy convenience store retailers are making room for more Hispanic foods and beverages as the segment continues to soar. The size of the Hispanic food and beverages market approached $18 billion in 2015. This represented an

Global Chocolate Market Expected To Climb Through 2020

Trends such as a demand for premium chocolate, innovations in packaging and new varieties are driving chocolate growth world wide. Technavio analysts forecast that the global chocolate market is set to grow at a CAGR of close to 5% through 2020. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global chocolate

HEINEKEN USA Presents 1864 Award for Responsibility and Sustainability

Honors Harbor Distributing L.L.C and High Country Beverage. HEINEKEN USA (HUSA) announced that Harbor Distributing L.L.C of California and High Country Beverage of Colorado have been selected as this year’s recipients of the company’s 1864 Award for Responsibility and Sustainability. For the first time, the 2016 selection process considers environmental sustainability efforts, as well as

CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Seasonal Ingredients

Today’s Idea of the Day: Add seasonal ingredients to sandwiches or other food offerings. Not only are seasonal ingredients a great way to communicate freshness and on-trend creativity to customers, but they are also less expensive than non-seasonal ingredients. It can be as simple as adding a cranberry mustard to sandwiches in fall or seasonal

Sheetz Launches Delivery In Two Locations

Ordering from Sheetz is now more convenient than ever for Morgantown and State College residents. Sheetz has partnered with OrderUp from Groupon, an on-demand restaurant food-delivery service, in two locations: Morgantown, W.Va. and State College, Pa. Customers in these two locations can now place orders from local Sheetz stores and have them delivered to their

TravelCenters of America Donates To Truckers in Need

Raises more than $275,000 for professional drivers during Annual ‘Band Together for SCF campaign. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) is once again helping out professional drivers in need with an annual campaign donation to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF). As a result of customer and employee donations received during its annual

Gulf Oil To Supply Fabian Oil’s New England Locations

Agreement to enhance service for customers. Gulf Oil has increased its reach in New England through an expanded relationship with Fabian Oil Inc. With this expansion, Gulf will provide branded wet barrel supply to the Oakland, Maine-based company’s stations throughout the region, further promoting reliable fuel supply, exceptional customer service and unique marketing programs. Fabian,

SUBWAY Launches ‘The Good Deed Feed’

On National Sandwich Day customers can buy a sub and drink, get a free sub and Subway will donate a meal to Feeding America. In celebration of National Sandwich Day, Subway is donating to families in need. More than 42 million Americans—including more than 13 million children—live in households that may not have enough food

Emerson, United Refrigeration Form National Distribution Partnership

Partnership to better serve the needs of refrigeration and air conditioning contractors across the U.S. Emerson has finalized a national distribution agreement with United Refrigeration Inc. that authorizes all United Refrigeration locations to sell Emerson’s full line of Copeland products “We recognize the need to expand our position with high-performing, growth-oriented wholesalers who are well-aligned

Sheetz Expands in West Virginia

Donates to the Special Olympics of West Virginia during convenience store grand opening event. Sheetz Inc. has opened a new location in Charleston, W.Va, marking the second location to the Kanawha County surrounding area. The new location opened its doors on Thursday, Oct. 20, and is located at 104 Lakeview Drive. Sheetz continues its growth

CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Prepare for an Aging Population

Today’s Idea of the Day: Prepare for an aging population. Today some 46 million people are 65+, but that number is set to skyrocket to 74 million. Retailers should begin considering adaptations to accommodate the changing set of needs that will come with this age shift. Consider lighting changes—including eliminating blue tones from lighting which

Hawaii Petroleum Receives Community Business Award

Maui Nonprofit Directors’ Association honors Hawaii Petroleum. Hawaii Petroleum was recently recognized by the Maui Nonprofit Directors Association, which awarded it the “Community Business Award” at its recent 2016 Legislative Pau Hana event. The award recognizes Hawaii Petroleum’s impressive work as an outstanding business leader in the non-profit community. Hawaii Petroleum has a long history

FDA Deeming Regs Discussed at NACS

Electronic nicotine delivery systems face hazy future because of stricter a regulatory policy. By CSD Staff Because of the deeming rule published by the U.S Food and Drug Admiration earlier this year, more tobacco products now fall under the same scrutiny as cigarettes. Today, cigars, pipe tobacco, other tobacco products including vape items and e-cigarettes

NOCO Express Debuts Newly Remodeled C-Store

Introduces new food concept that includes quick meal offerings. NOCO Express has finished an extensive three-month interior and exterior remodel at its Webster convenience store location at 58 W. Main Street. The store, which was closed during the renovations, debuts a complete redesign for an easier shopping experience in addition to enhanced fresh and convenient

New Chairman Rahim Budhwani Addresses NACS Attendees

NACS delivers ideas and connections, Budhwani says. Convenience retailing, or life for that matter, can be summed up by the two words of “hope” and “love,” said NACS 2016-17 Chairman Rahim Budhwani during the 2016 NACS Show Closing General Session today. “Hope is the constant of all things. It’s the only thing that stays with

Card Skimming Hot Topic at NACS 2016

Convenience stores can take steps to protect themselves from data theft at the pump. By CSD Staff Many convenience retailers by now are aware of what card skimming is and the losses it can mean to an operation. As c-stores become more diligent in stopping the illegal practice, thieves of credit card information are becoming

With Major Shifts Ahead C-Stores Must Prepare

Cultural and demographic shifts are set to change consumer needs and subsequently how c-stores adapt to stay relevant. By Erin Rigik Del Conte, Senior Editor In an educational session titled, “Ready or Not! The World of Work is Changing (And What it Means for the Convenience Industry),” speaker John Martin, CEO and president of Southeastern

NACS CEO Hank Armour Looks To The Future

From being great neighbors to summits abroad, Armour discusses how the c-store industry is growing into the future. During the general session on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show, NACS President and CEO Hank Armour celebrated industry successes as well as outlining future industry initiatives. “We believe that to

Aloha Petroleum, Ricker Oil and Core-Mark Make Healthy Commitment

Joining with Partnership for a Healthier America, Aloha, Ricker’s and Core-Mark commit to making sure healthier options are more accessible for customers. On Thursday, Oct. 20, convenience store chains Aloha Petroleum, operators of Aloha Island Marts, and Ricker Oil Co., operators of Ricker’s convenience stores, and Core-Mark, a leading national food and beverage distributor, announced