On the Move Adds Three C-Stores to its Store Portfolio

On the Move is fighting to keep up with the competition by striving to add 50 new stores in 2016. As a part of brand expansion, On the Move Corp. (OTM) has acquired three convenience stores/gas stations in South Florida. These units, located in Jupiter, Wellington and Boynton Beach, Fla. are in addition to the

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Manitowoc Foodservice Appoints New Senior Vice President

A fresh perspective will help Manitowoc to take advantage of new growth opportunities. The Manitowoc Co. Inc. has announced that Andreas Weisharr is now the senior vice president of strategy, marketing & human resources for Manitowoc Foodservice Inc. “Andreas brings a unique set of skills to Manitowoc Foodservice. He has led and implemented large-scale corporate

Be Careful

By Tony Huppert, CEO of Team Oil Inc. I think it is important that people are careful about what they ask for. It is common to hear people say “Government should be run like a business.” Big business or a small local business is the question? Big business has a tendency to only look at the

Chicken Wings: America’s Favorite Party Food

Super Bowl Sunday is the hottest day of the year for chicken wings. The new National Chicken Council’s 2016 Wing Report has revealed that 1.3 billion wings will be eaten the weekend leading up to and during Super Bowl 50. That figure is up 3%, or 37.5 million wings, from last year’s big game. It

Chobani Continues Natural Ingredient Campaign

Chobani has not let a judge’s ruling hinder the spread of the company’s message about natural versus artificial ingredients. As Chobani LLC awaits its day in court, the company intends to continue its mission to call on food makers to use only natural ingredients. Chobani will respect the Court’s preliminary decision that it can focus

Fielding Joins Getty Realty As Chief Financial Officer

Danion Fielding brings a combination of executive-level skills, relationships and leadership to Getty. Getty Realty Corp. has appointed Danion Fielding its new vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, effective Feb. 1, 2016. Prior to joining Getty, Fielding held various positions in real estate, finance and investment banking. Most recently he was the founder and

CST Brands’ Acquisition of Flash Foods Completed

CST Brands’ CEO welcomes Flash Foods’ team members. CST Brands Inc. has closed the previously announced acquisition of the Flash Foods convenience stores from the Jones Co. and its affiliates. Based in Waycross, Ga., the Jones Co. and its affiliates operate 165 stores in the Georgia and Florida markets. “I want to welcome the dedicated

Matrix’s DER Group Advised Transactions Involving Iconic Brands

Matrix’s DER Group closed several successful transactions throughout 2015. As the most active transactional advisory services provider to downstream energy and convenience retailing companies, the Downstream Energy & Retail Group (DER Group) of Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. successfully advised on 18 M&A transactions which closed in 2015. The clients advised by DER Group in

What’s The Difference Between “Non-GMO” and “Organic”?

Organic companies and farmers suffer, due to the less strict guidelines that qualify food as Non-GMO. As consumer demand for healthy, natural foods with fewer added ingredients, the number of products identified as non-GMO in the U.S. market is growing steadily in both the retail market and in foodservice. In the report, Non-GMO Foods: U.S.

How Weather and Fuel Prices Are Affecting The Beverage Industry

The beverage industry has reported substantial growth in recent months. A recent survey from Wells Fargo Securities has revealed strong growth in c-store non-alcoholic beverage sales for the fourth quarter, and good weather and decreasing fuel prices appear to have helped grow sales. The Wells Fargo survey, the “Beverage Buzz,” which represents over 15,000 c-store

Couche-Tard Acquires Topaz Energy Group

The acquisition of Topaz plays a major role in Couche-Tard’s global expansion. As a part of a previously announced deal, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has finalized its acquisition of Topaz Energy Group Ltd. in Ireland. The transaction, which was announced in December, has received the appropriate regulatory approvals and all final closing requirements have been completed.

ExxonMobil Smart Card Savings

ExxonMobil has introduced one of the most rewarding offers on a branded fuel credit card.   ExxonMobil Smart Card users will now enjoy six cents in savings per gallon of gas purchased at Exxon- or Mobil-branded station. The savings have no minimum purchase requirements, and no maximum savings cap. “The six cents per gallon discount

How to Brew a Better Coffee Program

More convenience stores are expanding their coffee programs to deliver quality and value to customers. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Convenience store operators are growing increasingly creative with their coffee programs— emphasizing quality and variety, while engaging and educating consumers on the latest category offerings. According to a recent Packaged Facts report, innovations are providing

Gulf Racing Fuels Chosen as Official Fuel of MSR Houston

Gulf specialty fuels helped Gulf Racing Fuels to earn the title of the Official Fuel of MSR Houston. MSR Houston Race Track has selected Gulf Racing Fuels as the track’s Official Fuel. MSR Houston Race Track, a private membership country club race track in Houston, will now offer the new Gulf ethanol-free gasolines – EPA

VP Racing Appoints New Director of Supply

VP Racing Fuels chooses a creative professional to improve company supply chain management. Jeff Mitchell has been named the new director of supply for VP Racing Fuels Inc. In his new position, Mitchell will be responsible for the procurement of materials for all VP divisions and supply chain management. Mitchell will work from the company’s

Reed Oil Co. Chooses to Operate with ADD Systems Software

After contemplating a change in technology partners, Reed Oil Co. has chosen to stay with ADD Systems. Reed Oil Co. Inc. has selected Advanced Digital Data Inc. (ADD Systems) as the company’s technology partner for the future. New Castle, Pa.-based Reed Oil Co. currently utilizes ADD Systems software across multiple business units including heating oil,

How Consumer Views On Weight Are Changing

Americans today are becoming more willing to accept their weight status and to take responsibility for their weight. “Weight Management & Healthy Living 2015,” the latest report from The Hartman Group, has revealed that society today is much more accepting of being overweight than society was in the 1950s, when modern dieting culture began. Most

The NRA and NRAEF Have Elected New Officers

The NRA and NRAEF have chosen foodservice veterans to lead their boards. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) have elected new officers to its Board of Directors and Board of Trustees, respectively. The officers, who serve one-year terms, led their first board meeting this week in Palm Beach,

Why Health Trends Could Mean Trouble for Sweet Baked Goods

As consumers become increasingly health conscious, retailers will need to work extra hard to drive sales of pre-packaged bakery items. Sweet Baked Goods: U.S. Market Trends, a report from Packaged Facts, has revealed that, even though Americans love to indulge in sweet baked goods, as Americans continue to eat and snack healthier, many are searching

Organic Butter Substitute

MELT Organic has introduced Buttery Sticks, a new form of luscious butter improvement that is truly good for you and has been optimized for baking and cooking. MELT Organic Buttery Sticks is the first dairy-free butter substitute featuring MELT’s signature blend of Fair Trade Certified Virgin Coconut Oil combined with Non-GMO Certified Hi-Oleic Sunflower Oil and […]

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Mexican-Style Hot Sauce

Texas Pete has introduced the new ¡Sabor! Mexican-Style Hot Sauce. The new hot sauce has superior flavor and ingredients compared to other brands in its category. The new flavor offers a uniquely bold and balanced combination of spices, sea salt, sautéed garlic and aged peppers. In consumer taste tests, ¡Sabor! by Texas Pete was rated […]

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Protein-Infused Water

Miami Bay Beverage Co. (MBB) has teamed up with Polar Beverage to grow distribution of MBB’s trimino protein-infused water throughout New England. With seven grams of whey protein, 100% B-complex vitamins and essential amino acids, trimino has been achieving strong performance in a category that’s growing aggressively as the consumer’s awareness of the benefits and desire for protein […]

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Hispanic Meat Snacks

El Norteño has unveiled three new meat snacks aimed directly at the growing U.S. Hispanic market. With guidance from partners in Guadalajara, Mexico and Los Angeles, the El Norteño team spent a year developing their new Cecina with Tapatío Hot Sauce, Tira de Carne Habanero and Tira de Carne Habanero y Limón. Cecina is Mexican […]

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Bold Flavored Cashews

Emerald has announced the launch of a new line of bold flavored cashews. Emerald has created new flavor combinations that are sure to excite. The new flavor profile includes Dill Pickle, Jalapeño, Sriracha and Salt & Pepper cashews. Each variety combines the buttery crunch of Emerald Cashews with a unique blend of spices and ingredients. […]

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Nitro Beer

Samuel Adams has launched the new Nitro Project which features a new line of Nitro Beers. In its new line, Samuel Adams has added Nitrogen to the four traditional beer ingredients – water, malt, hops and yeast – an in place of carbonation. Water. Malt. Hops. Yeast. These are the four traditional ingredients in beer. […]

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