Tomlinson- Keep your food fresh, hot & delicious

Tomlinson shows retailers their best new offerings including their Fusion Pizza and Snack Oven for delivering c-store customers restaurant quality food. And for the challenge of counter space, their new Modular Dispensers are the ideal solution!

Hill Country Bakery

Satisfying your customers sweet tooth and your bottom line Hill Country Bakery delivers with their Coffee House Café line featuring Banana Bread, Bear Claw and Lemon Ice Pound Cake!

Axis- Keeping your C-Stores Safe

Axis shows off their simple and affordable solutions for store security

Chobani- Drinkable Yogurt!

New Greek Yogurt made into a smooth drink offered in 4 flavors and 4 more on their way!

Wrigley, Mars’ Transaction Zone Vision Drives Sales For Retailers

Research-based insights bring candy merchandising recommendations. Wrigley and Mars Chocolate North America are driving sales and increasing shopper engagement by working with retailers to implement their Transaction Zone Vision. Since launching the program in 2015, the companies have used research-driven insights to help retail partners boost sales at checkout through channel-specific recommendations. To help their

Hunt Brothers Pizza Awards C-Store Upgrades

Celebrates 25th Anniversary with video contest for convenience store partners. Hunt Brothers Pizza announced the winners of its “25 for 25 Video Contest,” in which it received video submissions from its retail partners detailing the importance of the pizza program to their businesses, families and communities. The majority of Hunt Brothers Pizza retail partners are

7-Eleven Closes Sale of Wyoming C-Stores

Parkland Fuel Corp. acquires two truck stops and one c-store. 7-Eleven has successfully divested two truck stops and one convenience store to Parkland Fuel Corp. with the help of Matrix Capital Markets Group. 7 Eleven acquired the three facilities (“the stores”), two of which are located in Cheyenne, Wyoming and one in Laramie, Wyoming, along

A Technology Sedative

By Tony Huppert Car washes at convenience stores serve as an additional revenue source along with providing a valuable asset for customers. Years ago when we installed our first car wash it was a challenge to know how many to install. Car washes are like churches, too small for busy days and a large expense

Dekorra, Wis. Love’s Travel Stop Opens

Amenities include a Hardee’s restaurant and more than 70 parking spaces. Love’s has opened a new travel stop in Dekorra, Wis.—its fifth travel stop in the state. The new location brings 73 truck-parking spots to Interstate 39/90, Exit 115. “The opening of the new store allows us to serve more customers with the ‘Clean Places,

Menu Labeling Compliance Deadline Arrives

Enforcement by FDA to begin May 2017, but states could take action today. The Food and Drug Administration issued a statement confirming that the compliance deadline for the menu labeling rule remains Dec. 1, 2016 and NOT May 5, 2017, which is when enforcement begins. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) pointed out that

Weigel’s Teams With Salvation Army for 19th Year

Local children receive a free breakfast before a shopping spree at Hall’s Kmart. Weigel’s is hosting its annual event to give 200 local underprivileged children a happy Christmas with the help of more than 400 caring volunteers who will assist in facilitating a Christmas shopping spree. This is the 19th year that Weigel’s has teamed

The Hershey Company highlights innovation and insights at NACS 2016

To meet the needs of the modern consumer and shopper, The Hershey Company is continuing to innovate and expand across its portfolio, including debuting new products with a variety of delicious tastes and textures at NACS Show 2016 including the first public tastes of Hershey’s Cookie Layer Crunch.

Growth Energy, E15 Retailers Raise Funds to Battle Breast Cancer

Growth Energy teams with retailers during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Growth Energy partnered with major fuel retailers Sheetz, Minnoco, Protec Fuel and Murphy USA for its annual Pink Out program to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer during the month of October. For each gallon of clean burning E15 sold, two cents were donated

Sheetz Reaffirms Commitment To $47,500 Base Salary

Despite judge’s FLSA injunction, Sheetz plans to continue with planned salary increases. Sheetz has announced that all of the company’s salaried employees will earn a minimum base salary of $47,500 per year. The decision was made in connection to the proposed Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule from the U.S. Department of Labor, which called

Kum & Go Celebrates New Marketplace Store Opening

First 99 customers to receive a coupon for a 99-cent whole pizza. Kum & Go is set to open a new eco-friendly convenience store in West Des Moines Iowa on Dec. 1. The new store, located at 220 EP True Parkway will open its doors at 6 a.m. The 6,200+-square-foot store featuring the Marketplace store

VP Racing Fuels Launches New Website

New features include easier navigation and additional product information. Customers of VP Racing Fuels will enjoy a whole new user experience when they visit its newly-redesigned website at, according to Chris Wall, chief marketing officer for VP Racing Fuels. “Between our 70+ blends of race fuel and the new product lines we’ve launched in

Are Electric Vehicles The Future?

Millennials view EVs more favorably than older generations. A Reportlinker’s survey about the adoption of Electric Vehicle by U.S. citizens shows that electric vehicles (EV) still have a way to go before they become widely adopted. Some 72% of the respondents reported they fill their tanks with unleaded, premium, super or diesel gas. Highlights include:

Customers To Enjoy Candy in Moderation This Holiday Season

NCA President talks about candy’s role in holiday traditions. John Downs, president and CEO of the National Confectioners Association (NCA), weighed in on candy’s role in the holiday season. This holiday season, Americans will share and gift candy, enjoying their favorite wintertime treats in moderation. Chocolate, candy, gum and mints can play a unique part

Food Gifts On The Rise

As the winter holidays approach, food gift purchases are expected to rise. Packaged Facts’ August 2016 market research report “Food Gifting in the U.S., 5th Edition,” took a look at trends and innovations when it comes to gifting food. Innovations in seasonal gifts are becoming more personalized and designed for specific recipients. Targeting specific demographics

Dollar Tree Faces Demonstrations Over Toxic Chemicals in Products

Protests planned at 65 Dollar Tree locations in 26 states. Dollar Tree is under fire after a report showing many of its products contain toxic chemicals harmful to human health. On Thursday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. EST, local shoppers, public health and product safety experts are planning to hold now over 65 nearly simultaneous

Parker’s Welcomes Development Supervisor

Kevin Long brings extensive background in training and development—both regionally and nationally—to Parker’s. Parker’s recently hired Kevin Long as a development supervisor on the company’s Human Resources team. In his new position, Long will partner with senior leadership to implement training and development strategies for Parker’s retail stores. Before joining Parker’s, Long served as a

First Data Looks at Consumer Spending Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Retail spending is booming and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is becoming another popular shopping day. First Data has released its analysis of consumer spending for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Unlike other reports, First Data’s analysis is based on actual consumer transactions rather than surveys or speculation. First Data powers nearly half of all credit and

The Four Classifications of Products

By Bill Scott I WAS HAVING a discussion with Grant Rogers and Mel Haynes Sr. this morning regarding the grading of products in convenience stores, and the way I see it, it boils down to four classifications. Without reading further, can you guess what they are? Before we get into that, imagine pebbles of various

Somewhere We Missed The Ramp To The Freeway

By Bill Scott … and the world is passing us by AFTER WORKING IN the convenience store industry for nearly four decades, I have concluded that for the most part, the convenience store has evolved from the great American dream, to a sweat shop employing hordes of apathetic workers who deliver sub-standard service to zombie-like

Will New Congress Eliminate Vaping Regulations?

Senator Johnson takes the lead in fighting for the vaping industry. With a new President soon to take office, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is warning the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that Congress is likely to undo the FDA’s costly new rules on vapor products. Johnson wrote to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf last week