Sweet Summer Coffee Specials at Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts has launched two new coffee flavors, just in time for summer, along with a sweet summer sweepstakes. Dunkin’ Donuts has taken the sweet taste of a candy bar and turned it into a refreshing coffee for its customers to enjoy. Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced new Heath and Almond Joy flavors to the brand’s


Food Marketers Adapt Based on Consumer Ingredient Avoidance

A new report from Packaged Facts has revealed which foods consumers are trying to avoid, as well as their reasons for doing so. A recent report from Packaged Facts has taken an in-depth look into the growing “free-from” foods trend. The new report, Food Formulation Trends: Ingredients Consumers Avoid, 2nd Edition, identified the ingredients that

Adult Smoking Rates Decline

A number of different factors have led to a decline in smoking rates among adults. Smoking rates among adults have declined rapidly over the past year. According to a report from ABC News, the CDC has reported that the smoking rate among adults fell to a mere 15% last year, down from approximately 17% in

Stripes and APlus Raise Over $1.8 for CMN Hospitals

Stripes Convenience Stores and APlus Stores have helped millions of children over the past 16 years through its partnership with CMN Hospitals. Stripes Convenience Stores and APlus Stores have concluded their recent four week fundraising efforts, and have announced that, combined, they raised over $1.8 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). Stripes and

Pump & Pantry C-Store Expansion

The current Pump & Pantry location in Saint Paul, Neb. will now feature a Little Caesars Express. Bosselman Enterprises and Pump & Pantry Inc. have announced plans for the major expansion of its Saint Paul, Neb. Pump & Pantry convenience store location. This expansion and remodel to the store will bring the store to a

McLane Co. Announces Rollout of Nationwide Supply Chain Solution

As consumers continue to seek better-for-you options, McLane Co. is making it easier for convenience store retailers to provide their customers with these options. McLane Co. Inc. has announced the official rollout of a turnkey solution that will help convenience retailers to provide top quality products to its customers. McLane Kitchen’s Fresh Produce + supply

GasBuddy Announces Leadership Additions

Gas Buddy has added three new members to its leadership team, and it has added 22 new positions company wide.  As GasBuddy continues to move forward with current growth plans, the company has announced that it has made some new additions to its leadership team. These new additions are intended to help drive the company’s

Dates Announced for Sunshine Expo

Retailers will have access to revamped and expanded education sessions at this year’s Sunshine Expo. The Southeast Asian American Store Owners Association (SAASOA) has announced that this year’s annual Sunshine Expo, which will take place at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla., is scheduled to occur from July 29 – August 1, 2016.

TA Associates Invests in Professional Data Solutions Inc.

As convenience stores continue to increase the variety of items that are sold in-store, it is expected that the need for the solutions provided by PDI will continue to increase. TA Associates has officially completed a majority investment in the leading provider of ERP software and services to the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale marketer

What Summer Snacking Means for C-Stores

General Mills has offered advice on how c-store retailers can make the most out of the increased summer traffic. As the summer driving season approaches, convenience stores can expect to see an increase in traffic, as more consumers will be stopping by to refuel and to stock up on snacks for their trips. In an

Bottled Water Gains Popularity

As consumers continue to grow more health conscious, bottled water is rising above other major beverage categories. A recent report from the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), in conjunction with Beverage Marketing Corp. (BMC), has revealed that, in 2015, the sales and consumption of bottled water had risen significantly from the previous year. Additionally, the

Love’s Partners with Revionics

In an effort to become a one-stop source and to deliver greater value to its customers, Love’s has selected Revionics to assist in price optimization. As a part of the company’s aggressive growth plan, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has selected Revionics Inc. to act as the company’s retail solution provider. Love’s is working

VERC Enterprises Celebrates National Pizza Day With Employee Surprise

VERC works to value its employees who are key in building relationships with customers. VERC Enterprises celebrated May 20—National Pizza Day—by surprising its convenience store employees in all 26 of locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire with a noontime pizza delivery from Papa Gino’s. VERC employees—and a few regular customers—enjoyed a lunchtime break complete

RaceTrac Launches People-Focused Programs

RaceTrac is working to improve its already unique, fun culture for its employees. In an attempt to increase loyalty and engagement among its already enthusiastic workforce, Atlanta-based RaceTrac has launched a number of enhanced people-focused programs. The new programs have been created in response to a 2014 survey of over 7,000 RaceTrac employees. In the

IRI Leadership to Present at NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo

IRI’s company leadership will offer key insights into the sweets and snacks industry at this years Sweets & Snacks Expo. Two of IRI’s company leaders are scheduled to present the latest candy and snacks insights at the annual NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo. Sally Lyons Wyatt, executive vice president & practice leader, consumer shopper insights,

Dairy Queen Enters Coffee Market Competition

Dairy Queen has expanded its iced coffee and frappé offerings nationwide as a part of its summer happy hour promotion. Dairy Queen has announced the national launch of iced coffee and frappés as a part of its new Hardest Working Happy Hour promotion. The Happy Hour promotion will take place at participating U.S. DQ locations

Coca-Cola Enterprises to Create Coca-Cola European Partners

The creation of Coca-Cola European Partners will combine three bottlers to create the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. Shareowners of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. have officially approved the pending transaction to create Coca-Cola European Partners plc. The approval from Coca-Cola Enterprises is a key step in the completion of this transaction. A European Union listing prospectus is

Growth Expected in Alcoholic Beverage Market

A new report from Research and Markets has revealed the key growth drivers in the alcoholic beverage market. A new report has been added to the Research and Markets report offering. The new report, “Alcoholic Beverage Market in the US 2016-2020,” covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the alcoholic beverage market from

The Coca-Cola Co. Announces Structural Changes and Leadership Promotion

Effective Aug. 1, 2016, the Coca-Cola Co. will be implementing leadership changes and a new international operating structure. In an effort to align its operating units against its global bottling footprint, The Coca-Cola Co. has plans to launch a new streamlined international structure. Additionally, the company is working to promote and develop key Coca-Cola leaders.

Ecolab Supports the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Ecolab is helping to provide students with the opportunity to develop valuable industry skills by raising money for the NRAEF. During the 14th Annual Ecolab Chairman’s Reception in May 22, which was held in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago, Ecolab Inc. helped to raise more than $187,000 for

Snacking Changes Consumer Relationships with Traditional Breakfast

The idea of snacking for breakfast, rather than eating a traditional meal, is being embraced by a growing number of consumers. A new report from Packaged Facts has revealed that consumers are embracing snacking, both as a ‘between meal’ solution and as an opportunity to eat more frequent, smaller meals. The new report, Breakfast: Retail

New Ethical Labels Database

The rise in demand for vegan, kosher and other ethnically and religiously diverse food categories has led to the need for ethical food labeling. In response to the growing movement sustainability, social responsibility and transparency on labels, Euromonitor International, a global market research company, has launched the new Ethical Labels database. According to the new

Natural and Organic Food Trends

As consumer demand for natural and organic food options, a number of different trends are rising to help make organic and natural foods a part of daily life. A rise in the health conscious consumer has led to a rise in the incorporation of natural and organic food options in daily life. In response to

Mondelēz International Addresses Child Protection in Cocoa Production Sectors

Embode has advised Mondelēz International to address the root causes of child labor in cocoa-farming communities in order to address the bigger picture and foster the well-being of children. As part of the company’s continued efforts to empower cocoa-farming communities through its Cocoa Life program, Mondelēz International recently commissioned two independent assessments of child protection

National Restaurant Association Hosts Inspiring Keynote Address

Three industry game changers spoke at the recent National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show. On Sunday, May 22, 2016, members of the restaurant industry attended the National Restaurant Association’s “Signature ’16: Turn the Tables” keynote address. This keynote address took place at the 2016 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, and this unique approach to industry