Wawa Marks Official Entrance Into Southwest Florida

Super Wawa

Celebrates the grand opening of three Fort Myers-area locations. Wawa Inc. has announced the latest milestone in its Florida development—the grand opening of its first three stores in the Fort Myers area—each opened on Thursday,  April 23, 2015—marking its official entrance into Southwest Florida. The stores are located at: • 2370 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers,

Shell, TravelCenters of America Add LNG Fueling Centers

travel centers of america logo

“TravelCenters of America is the ideal partner to help us bring this vision to life,” says Shell spokesperson. Shell and TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) have finalized an agreement to develop a U.S. nationwide network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling centers for heavy-duty road transport customers. The plan is to construct at least two

QuickChek Donates To First Responders

Quick Chek Convenience Store

Gives back to Sayreville, N.J. Fire Department by donating a portion of sales from a store that reopened following a strip mall fire. QuickChek Corp. will donate 25 cents for every sub, sandwich and wrap sold in its Main Street store to the Sayreville Fire Department following the fire-damaged convenience market’s re-opening Tuesday, April 14.

FASTRAK Extends Partnership With VP Racing Fuels

VP Racing

“Since the inception of crate racing, racers have turned to VP fuels for superior power and consistency,” says VP spokesperson. The FASTRAK Racing Series announced that VP Racing Fuels will continue as Official Fuel of the FASTRAK Racing Series, including both the FASTRAK weekly series and touring series throughout the U.S. The agreement designates VP

Cigar’s March Performance Points to Improving Conditions

Havana Cigars Texture

Cigar growth at c-stores driven by pouches. Cigar dollar sales four weeks-ending March 29, 2015 posted a gain of 6.4%, increasing the average per store week sales to approximately $475. Retail units sold also advanced 7.6% versus last year based on the Balvor Retailer Composite (BRC). “The vast majority of the growth in Cigars came

ITG Brands Executive Team Appointed

“This group represents a wealth of experience across all functional areas and will allow ITG Brands to establish itself as a major competitive player in the U.S. tobacco market,” says CEO ITG Brands. ITG Brands LLC, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, has announced the appointment of executive team members following the expected

Retailers Applaud Advancement of House Cyber Security Bills

Safe banking

“Retailers have taken extraordinary steps in the past year to combat cybercrime and protect our customers from the impact of data breaches and other cyber-attacks,” says vice president for privacy and cybersecurity. The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) applauded House passage of two pieces of legislation designed to strengthen the ability of law enforcement and

Kum & Go Celebrates 100th LEED Certified Store

Kum&Gosquare

New Iowa-based site marks company milestone. Kum & Go has secured its 100th LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its use of sustainable construction and design. The Urbandale, Iowa store, located at 11989 Hickman Road, achieved a LEED Silver certification. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a points‐based

Love’s Opens First Location Along Interstate 49

loves-585-neosho-missouri-group

New Neosho, Mo. location offers 24/7 service and a Truck Tire Care center. Drivers traveling the 300-mile stretch of Interstate 49 between Fort Smith, Ark., and Kansas City, Mo., can access parking and driver services at the new Love’s Travel Stop in Neosho, Mo. Love’s has opened its first location on Interstate 49, located at

Verifone Honored For EMV Education

verifone

Receives NACHA’s 2015 George Mitchell Payments System Excellence Award. Verifone was presented with the 2015 George Mitchell Payments System Excellence Award—an award given annually by NACHA—The Electronic Payments Association. The award is named after former vice-chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, George Mitchell, an early proponent of electronic payments. It honors

Hunt Brothers Pizza Introduces New Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

huntbros

Company launches newest limited time offer pizza at participating convenience stores nationwide. Hunt Brothers Pizza, the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry, has introduced Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, the newest pizza to join the company’s list of deliciously daring limited time offers. Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza is now available to

Balvor Reports Strong March Performance for Smokeless Tobacco

smokeless

Dollar sales up 8% over the previous year. According to the Balvor Retailer Composite (BRC), Smokeless Tobacco posted positive gains across all key performance metrics for the four weeks-ending March 29, 2015. Dollars sales increased 8% versus the previous year, aided by Moist growing at nearly similar rates, SNUs increasing over 12%, and Loose Leaf

Pancakes & Maple Syrup

Pancakes

Wake up and smell the pancakes, it’s Pancakes & Maple Syrup Jelly Belly jelly beans. The newest flavor from Jelly Belly Candy Co. captures the warm, buttery flavor of a pancake topped with rich maple syrup whipped together in a single Jelly Belly jelly bean. Pancakes & Maple Syrup Jelly Belly beans are now available

Rutter’s Announces New Menu Additions

MacNChese

Whoopie pies and macaroni and cheese among new options. In a nod to the unique fare of Central Pennsylvania, Rutter’s Farm Stores added two hometown favorites, whoopie pies and fried sweet bologna, and one classic American dish, macaroni and cheese, to their diverse and award-winning menu this week. An all-American favorite, macaroni and cheese adds

BUNN IoT Technology Receives Gold Award

bunn

2015 Connected World Awards honors BUNN. BUNN, a global manufacturer of dispensed beverage equipment, was honored with a Gold Award for Remote Equipment Management at the 2015 Connected World Awards for its partnership with Mesh Systems in the development of BUNNlink Wellness Program. “The 2015 Connected World Award winners are leveraging the ‘Internet of Things’

Summer Hiring Survey Reveals Outlook for Summer Workers

employees

Employers predict increase in total hires and wages from last summer encourage workers to start looking for jobs now. Snagajob has announced results from its 2015 Summer Hiring Survey of 1,000 employers responsible for hiring hourly employees this summer, including those in the retail, hospitality and foodservice industries. Combined, these industries make up 44% of

Balvor Reports Electronic Nicotine Devices March Sales Up 7%

ecigarettes

Disposable sales dip but rechargeable remains strong. The latest Balvor Retailer Composite (BRC) shows that convenience stores continue to grow Electronic Nicotine Devices (ENDs) with dollar sales up 7.1% while retail units sold grew 26.4%. “It’s critical to have a deeper knowledge of the business as there are many factors causing fluctuations in the category’s

McLane Launches Foodservice Solution

mclane-logo

McLane Kitchen approaches foodservice from the consumer’s point of view. McLane Grocery Distribution, a business unit of McLane Co. Inc., launched the McLane Kitchen for its customers in the Convenience, Grocery, Drug and Mass Market channels. McLane Kitchen is a comprehensive, customizable solution to help generate optimum sales and profits in the rapidly growing, highly

Wawa Celebrates 51 Years

Super Wawa

Gives away 1.5 million cups of free coffee. Wawa Inc. announced that this year and all years to come, April 16 will be known as Wawa Day, honoring the most important date in the company’s history with a variety of exciting customer-focused celebrations and donations from the Wawa Foundation. On April 16, 1964, Wawa entered

Pump Prices Rise With Crude Costs

Gas Pump Over White

Slow building supply sends crude prices up, as do concerns in the Middle East. The national average price of gas jumped seven cents per gallon over the past week due to sharply rising crude oil costs, AAA reported. Domestic crude oil prices last week hit the highest prices so far this year as supplies built

Chevron and JPMorgan Chase Sign Multi-Year Agreement

Chevron

Chevron offers its customers easy, secure and private payment processing through ChaseNet. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has signed a multi-year agreement with Chase Commerce Solutions, the global payment processing, merchant acquiring business of JPMorgan Chase & Co., to handle payment acceptance and processing at Chevron’s nearly 8,000 retail locations in the U.S. beginning later this year.

Lower Gas Prices Lead Customers To Spend More On Groceries

Man paying with credit card at grocery store

Acosta Sales & Marketing’s New “The Why? Behind The Buy” Report Analyzes consumers’ grocery shopping decisions. Acosta Sales & Marketing, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, released the 11th edition of “The Why? Behind the Buy” report, which analyzes how Americans grocery shop and what drives consumers’ purchase decisions.

Mars Chocolate Reaches Sustainability Milestone

marschocolate_logo1

Partners with Farmers & Food Industry to lead production of higher quality peanuts. Mars Chocolate has met a significant benchmark in ensuring the sustainability of edible peanuts. In 2014, 51% of the peanuts used for the company’s U.S. products were high-oleic acid peanuts (HOAPs), helping the company keep pace with increasing product demand. The peanut

Love’s Adds Location to Interstate 5

loves-538-group-shot-1

New California location features 86 truck parking spaces, seven showers and an expanded fountain drink selection. Professional drivers now have access to another Love’s Travel Stop location along Interstate 5 in California. The new Love’s in Lodi, located at Interstate 5 and State Route 12, is now open for business. The location marks the opening

C-Store Beverage Sales Strong in Q1

energy drinks

Industry tailwinds continue. Wells Fargo Securities LLC recently completed its Beverage Buzz survey for the first quarter of 2015, where it polls beverage retailers, representing over 15,000 convenience store (c-store) locations across the U.S. “Based on our ‘Beverage Buzz’ survey results, it appears non-alcoholic beverage trends remain very strong with +6.4% sales growth in Q1

css.php