McLane Introduces DSD Mobile App

New Direct Store Delivery (DSD) from McLane checks deliveries against price book to identify unapproved items, saving c-store operators time. McLane Co. Inc. has released its new Direct Store Delivery (DSD) app for Android mobile devices. Working in conjunction with the company’s popular Premium Order Management Suite (POMS) applications and Grocery Mobile platform, DSD enables

Family Express Introduces Cravin’s Kitchen MTO Program

New foodservice offering features upscale pizza and breakfast sandwich offering—all made to order. Family Express is debuting a new made-to-order (MTO) hot foodservice offering, labeled Cravin’s Kitchen, as well as rebranding the inside of its stores with a focus on foodservice. Cravin’s Kitchen features made-to-order breakfast sandwiches and an exciting upscale, customizable/MTO pizza offering. This

C-Stores Invest Over $6 Billion A Year to Upgrade Stores

Convenience store owners regularly update stores to meet the demands of modern customers. To keep pace with the needs of today’s consumers and the competition, convenience store owners are regularly revamping locations to add foodservice and other amenities. The U.S. convenience store industry cumulatively invested more than $6 billion in upgrading stores in communities across


CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Training

Today’s Idea of the Day: Train, train and retrain employees. Training employees isn’t something top quartile c-stores do only once. Training employees must be an ongoing process. Don’t be shy about retraining employees in areas where they are deficient. Re-certify their training when it comes to sales of age-restricted products like alcohol and tobacco. What’s

Kum & Go’s Krause To Be Inducted Into Iowa Business Hall of Fame

Krause honored for contributions to Iowa’s business climate. The Greater Des Moines Committee is honoring Kyle Krause, president and CEO of Kum & Go LC, by inducting him into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame, according to a report in the Business Record. Krause, along with two other inductees—Randy Winegard, CEO of Winegard Co. and

Cumberland Farms Accepting Believe and Achieve Applications

Embarks on 11th consecutive year for Believe and Achieve Scholarship Program. Cumberland Farms is helping prospective college students reach for their dreams. The c-store chain is accepting applications for the Believe and Achieve Scholarship Program, marking the 11th consecutive year the company will provide financial assistance to deserving high school seniors. The Believe and Achieve

Walgreens Offering ‘Ship to Store’ Delivery

Online and mobile app offerings now available at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations. As all channels look for new ways to offer extra convenience to customers, Walgreens has launched a new delivery option where customers can pick up eligible online and mobile app retail orders in-store at more than 7,600 locations, with free shipping and

Certus Partners with LDSP, National Vending On Tire Inflation

Together the three companies look to raise the bar for the tire inflation industry. In a move to continuing to change the way the tire inflation market operates in the U.S., Certus Manufacturing LLC (Certus) has formed new strategic partnerships with Lil’ Drug Store Products (LDSP) and National Vending. The partnerships, which took effect Sept.

McLane Co. Gives Sneak Peek of NACS Show Presentations

McLane Kitchen and new CVP line among showcased initiatives and items. McLane Co. Inc., has announced its 2016 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show experience taking place Oct. 18-21 in Atlanta. As an annual exhibitor, McLane will highlight its many signature programs and initiatives including McLane Kitchen, Fresh Produce +, Consumer Value Products (CVP)

Tyson Foods, NACS Donate to Atlanta Food Bank

Some 33,000 pounds of donated food to help people in need. The Atlanta Community Food Bank just received a sizeable protein food donation, thanks to Tyson Foods Inc. and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Atlanta Community Food Bank, which serves 29 counties, will distribute the donated food through its service network of 600

Quality Oil Adds Play at the Pump

Now c-store customers can play the lottery right at the fuel pump. Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Quality Oil is adding lottery sales at its fuel-and-go kiosks. The company partnered with Linq3, adding Play at the Pump technology without expanding its physical footprint. Typically, industry-standard fuel kiosks cannot support many lottery technologies, such as lottery vending machines, due

LFFO Using Automation To Speed Delivery

Partnership with Descartes optimizes planning and scheduling to deliver fresh produce to market shelves in record time. Lancaster Farm Fresh Organics (LFFO) is using the Descartes Route Planner On-demand solution to more efficiently deliver freshly-picked produce to wholesale markets and community supported agriculture (CSA) members. “Our mission is to deliver healthy, high-quality food within 24

Family Express Partners With Watchfire Signs

As Family Express moves into made-to-order foodservice it installs Watchfire electronic message centers. Family Express has selected Watchfire Signs to provide digital signage for its convenience store locations throughout the Midwest. Named the 2015 Chain of the Year by Convenience Store Decisions, Family Express is pivoting into made-to-order foodservice and needed a digital marketing platform

Eco-Friendly Water

Consumer Value Products (CVP) has announced the launch of its new Pristyn line. Pristyn is CVP’s premier control label purified bottled water line to be sold in 100% recycled individual bottles and 24-packs. With crisp, clean packaging, this line will not only quench your profit margin thirst, but also that of your customers! Individual Pristyn […]

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Trolls Themed Snacks

Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Snacks has announced that it is entering the colorful, wondrous world of “Trolls” as part of a nationwide licensing deal for DreamWorks Animation’s new animated film. This is the first national movie campaign for Sensible Portions, launching the brand’s mission to become the go-to all-family snack in the natural snacks category. As […]

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Buffalo Chicken Snacks

Tyson Convenience has introduced a new line of rolled tortilla snacks: Crispitos. This new snack line is a must-have for convenience stores. As buffalo and chicken has become the go-to flavor combination on menus in the U.S., the new Buffalo Chicken Crispitos are sure to be a hit. For More Information From Tyson Convenience […]

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Baked Party Snacks

Inventure Foods Inc. has added a new snack line to its licensed line of TGI Fridays snacks. Inventure is encouraging consumers to step out of the kitchen and into the party with the introduction of TGI Fridays Party Bites, a line of ready-to-eat snacks inspired by classic Fridays favorites like Buffalo Wings and Mac and […]

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Healthier Hot Pockets

Nestle Professional has announced the release of Hot Pockets grab-and-go sandwiches with a cleaner label and quality ingredients. With no artificial flavors or partially hydrogenated oils, newly improved Hot Pockets have lower levels of sodium and saturated fat. Each sandwich is comprised of superior ingredients such as 100% Angus beef, hickory ham, signature peperoni and […]

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Natural Chicken Offerings

Brakebush has announce the release of new Brakebush Sliced Natural Chicken Breast and Diced Natural Chicken Breast. These new offerings come from chickens fed an all vegetarian diet and raised without antibiotics (RWA). They are the perfect additions to any menu. The Brakebush line of RWA chicken is natural and clean label. The Chicken Breast […]

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Spooky Candies

The Hershey Co. has unveiled a new line of Halloween themed treats. The new treats include Reese’s White Peanut Butter Ghosts; Kit Kat White Minis; Jolly Rancher Lollipops Spooky Shapes; Hershey’s Caramel Apple Filled Milk Chocolates; Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Crème Skulls; and a new Halloween Party Assortment. The White Peanut Butter Ghosts are white crème-coated […]

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Coloring Cans

Talking Rain Beverage Co., the maker of Sparkling Ice flavored sparkling waters, has announced that it is collaborating with DreamWorks Animation in support of the November release of the highly-anticipated film “TROLLS.” In support of the new film, Sparkling Ice is introducing a series of TROLLS fridge packs including limited-edition “coloring cans.” Specially designed to […]

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CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Drive-through Alternatives

Today’s Idea of the Day: Consider drive-through alternatives. While drive-throughs remain popular with customers who find it more convenient to stay in their cars, the concept isn’t feasible for every convenience store. But all retailers can consider drive-through alternatives, such as having guests order via their phones and having an employee meet them at the

Delek Proposes Completing Alon USA Acquisition

Delek looks to purchase outstanding shares of Alon USA. After purchasing part of Alon USA last year, Delek US Holdings is looking to take its acquisition of the company’s assets further. Delek, on Friday, Oct. 14, delivered non-binding letter to special committee of the board of Alon USA, in which it proposed a potential business

TA Opens New Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

New restaurant marks 61st opened by TravelCenters. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced that the TA Restaurant Group has opened a new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen at TA Matthews located at I-55 Exit 58 (854 State Hwy 80), in Matthews, Mo. The new Popeyes