Love’s Donates to Louisiana Flood Relief

Love’s donates $25,000 to recovery and relief efforts in Louisiana.  Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is helping to provide aid to those affected by the devastating flooding that recently struck Louisiana by donating $25,000 to The Salvation Army. The money is to be used for relief and recovery efforts in the Louisiana Gulf Coast

NAG/CSD Idea of the Day: Pump signage

Today’s idea of the day: Use four-inch riser signage on all fuel pumptoppers. You can sell space monthly to local companies or trade space for free advertising on local radio and TV. Casey’s General Stores is one of the companies that has perfected this type of marketing. It turns every pump in your chain into


There are some things we simply cannot live without. By Bill Scott, President, StoreReport LLC PART TWO The Worst Punishment of All Solitary confinement, isolation from all forms of human contact could be the cruelest punishment of all. While many of us enjoy the solitude of our quiet time alone, no human contact for an

SUBWAY Recognized Top Performers

SUBWAY Restaurants has named the company’s Franchisees of the Year and the Development Agents of the Year. During the company’s annual meetings in Chicago, SUBWAY Restaurants recognized the company’s outstanding franchisees and development agents. SUBWAY restaurants recognized 12 franchisee teams as recipients of its 2016 Franchisee of the Year awards, and three teams from its

Sinclair Oil Launches New Rewards Program

Sinclair Oil has introduced a new way for its customers to save on fuel. Sinclair Oil Corp. is now offering its customers the opportunity to earn rewards with the company’s new DINOREWARDS program. With the new program, Sinclair customers can now earn rewards through online purchases and convert the rewards into discounted fuel. According to

Chipotle Ordered to Remove Unlawful Social Media Policy

The policy prohibiting Chipotle employees from making disparaging comments against the company publicly online has been ruled illegal. Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that the social media policy that Chipotle had in place is in violation of federal law. According to a recent report from Business Insider, Chipotle is no longer

Dunkin’ Donuts Unveils New Breakfast Sandwich

Dunkin’ Donuts fans can now take their Belgian waffles to go with the brand’s newest breakfast sandwich. August 24, 2016 was National Waffle Day, and in celebration of the unofficial holiday, Dunkin’ Donuts announced that it will soon be adding the new Belgian Waffle Breakfast Sandwich to its menu. The new breakfast sandwich will be

Americans Seek Healthful Comfort Food

Traditional comfort foods are getting the boot as consumers continue to grow more health-conscious. New research has revealed that consumers are growing more interested in comfort foods, but the definition of comfort food may be evolving. A national consumer survey on Pinterest has revealed that consumers are moving away from traditional comfort foods in favor

TravelCenters to Accept New Voyager Fleet Card from U.S. Bank

TravelCenters of America has strengthened its partnership with U.S. Bank by implementing U.S. Bank’s new fuel payment solution. TravelCenters of America has announced that it will now be accepting the new single Voyager Fleet Card from U.S. Bank at all of the company’s TA and Petro Stopping Centers and Minit Mart convenience store locations. The

Sheetz Opens Two New C-Store Locations

Travelers in Pennsylvania and North Carolina now have a new place to grab coffee and snacks with the opening of two new Sheetz stores.   Sheetz has announced the opening of two new stores in two different states. On Thursday, Aug. 25, Sheetz opened two new stores one in Shippensburg, Pa., located at 8000 Olde

CSD/NAG Idea of the Day: Growlers

Today’s Idea of the Day: Explore a draft beer program (Howlers/Growlers). Growlers are a great way to gain a loyal craft beer following and expand your beer offering without taking up more cooler space. Plus, you ensure repeat business and earn great margins on the beer and the bottles. If you have an idea to

Consumer Demands Shift in Tobacco Market

Data has revealed some category shifts within the tobacco market. Cigarettes, smokeless tobacco products and electronic cigarettes all experienced growth over the recent four-week period, but each category is growing at an immensely different rate. New Nielsen Data reported by Wells Fargo Securities has revealed that cigarette dollar sales increased slightly over the recent four-week

Beverage Sales Show Soft Growth

Dollar sales soften across all categories in the beverage market. The most recent four-week period has resulted in softening sales across the beverage market. New research from Wells Fargo Securities has shown that dollar sales across the beverage market have experienced only modest growth in most categories during the recent four-week period ending Aug. 13,

Packaging Redesign

Spindrift’s line of sparkling beverages made with real squeezed fruit has unveiled new packaging that conveys its core mission of “real.” Their new look of “real” will roll out to stores and foodservice partners beginning in August 2016. Spindrift’s new design shows consumers exactly what makes them different – real fruit in every beverage. The […]

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A Nutty Dairy Alternative

Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Inc. has unveiled a new line of innovative dairy-free Royal Hawaiian Orchards Macadamia Nut Milks. Available in four better-for-you, creamy, original and vanilla varieties, the new macadamia nut products give consumers the buttery-rich taste of macadamia nuts they love in a drink they crave while adding fuel to the fast growing […]

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Protein-Packed Beverages

Nestlé USA has introduced the NEW NESQUIK Protein Plus flavored milk drink. NESQUIK Protein Plus is packed with 23 grams of protein to help consumers reach their goals for the day. Protein Plus is nutritious and has the delicious taste that consumers have always loved. With 22 grams of sugar per eight-fluid ounces, NESQUIK Protein […]

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Veggie Snacks

Good Natured Selects is extending its premium snack food product line with the addition of Veg-ables. These new snacks are made with nutrients naturally extracted from real vegetables including spinach, carrots and tomatoes. Veg-ables are fun, 3-D triangle shaped and offer a crunchy, good-for-you snack the whole family will love. Veg-ables are available in 1.5-ounce […]

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Clean Whey Protein Products

PowerBar has added new Clean Whey Protein Bars and Clean Whey Protein Drinks to its rapidly evolving portfolio of real and energizing foods. In response to consumer requests for cleaner ingredient labels, PowerBar Clean Whey products feature no artificial sweeteners, two grams of sugar and high quality whey protein for sustained energy, all while maintaining […]

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Fruit Cups for Adults

Del Monte is now teaming up with actress Katrina Bowden to introduce the new Del Monte Fruit Refreshers. These refreshers are a unique Fruit Cup snack made just for adults. With unexpected flavors, exciting combinations and refreshing fruit waters, it’s the Fruit Cup all grown up. Del Monte Fruit Refreshers are a modern, delightful twist […]

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Fresh-Brewed Iced Beverages

Community Coffee Co. is merging fresh and easy with two new chilled beverage offerings for foodservice operators: Southern Sweet Tea in a convenient filter pack and freshly-brewed iced coffee. Both of these freshly-brewed beverages deliver ease of preparation and exceptional taste. Convenient, consistent and compliant, Community Southern Sweet tea 48-ounce filter pack’s one-step brewing process […]

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Nutrient-Packed Snacks

Absolutely Gluten-Free has introduced the new Organic Superseed Crunch, a light, sweet and crispy snack packed with a powerhouse of important nutrients that every body needs for good health. These nutrition dense superfoods provide 2000 milligrams of Omega 3 ALA per serving, gut-friendly prebiotic fiber and powerful antioxidants and lignans from the superseeds in a […]

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Small Businesses Changing Hands at Record Rate

Will the upcoming election influence the sale of small businesses?   New research from has revealed that, during the first half of 2016, the total number of small business sales has not only increased from last year, but it has also surpassed the record-setting numbers in 2014. A total of 1,935 closed transactions were

Parker’s Hires New Marketing Assistant and Graphic Designer

Pocket Media Marketing’s lead graphic designer is now working for Parker’s. Savannah, Ga.-based Parker’s has announced that the company has hired Brittany Rehan as its new Marketing Assistant and Graphic Designer. Rehan will be responsible for graphic design for the company website as well as digital advertising. Before joining Parker’s, Rehan worked as the lead

VP Racing Fuels Appoints New Western Division Regional Manager

VP Racing’s new Western Division regional manager has a passion for motorsports. Kyle Moose has been appointed as the regional manager for the Western Division of VP Racing Fuels Inc. In his new position, Moose will be responsible for the sales and distribution of race fuel in the company’s Western region, which includes California, Oregon,

Giant Eagle and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Implement Pilot Wine-to-Go Program

Giant Eagle is now offering Pennsylvanians a one-stop-shop for groceries, wine and beer. It has only been two weeks since Act 39 went into effect in Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) and Giant Eagle have already introduced the first pilot wine-to-go sales program. Additionally, one Pittsburgh Giant Eagle store has already begun