7-Eleven Partners With Zipcar in Washington, D.C.

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Now convenience store customers can pick up a Zipcar when they stop for their coffee at nine 7-Eleven locations. 7-Eleven is about to get even more convenient for car-less commuters in Washington D.C. who rely on the services of Zipcar, a car sharing network. 7-Eleven Inc. is set to place a total of 18 Zipcars

Sunoco LP Acquiring Fuel Distributor For $57 Million

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Included in the purchase are 30 fee-and-lease properties. One of Sunoco LP’s (SUN) wholly-owned subsidiaries is acquiring a wholesale motor fuel distribution business that services the Northeastern U.S. The transaction is expected to cost SUN approximately $57 million plus the value of inventory on hand at the time of closing. The business distributes approximately 55

How RJR is Helping Prevent Youth Tobacco Use

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Right Decisions Right Now youth tobacco prevention program enhances Website to make it easier to navigate. In order to better fight teen and youth tobacco use, Right Decisions Right Now: Be Tobacco Free (RDRN), a free, evidence-based youth tobacco prevention program, has made major enhancements to its Website, offering a more user-friendly experience for educators,

How Bakery Competition Is Escalating In Canada

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Quick-service restaurants are stealing share from bakery and coffee cafés. What can c-stores do to up their own baked goods game? Technomic’s recent “Canadian Bakery & Coffee Café Consumer Trend Report” shows that bakery competition is fierce as more businesses look to gain share of stomach from hungry baked goods customers. Quick-serve restaurants (QSRs) are

How Working Women Shop For Groceries

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Depending on the type of shopping trip—be it fill-in or a full stock up trip—female customers prefer to visit different channels. Today’s working women are strapped for time and frequently shop for groceries during their evening commute home from work. Now a new study from WorkPlace Impact (WPI) is looking at the various types of

Quality Oil Acquires GOGAS Assets and Brand

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Some 20 high volume sites and the respected GOGAS brand join Quality Oil’s portfolio. GOGAS Corp. has successfully closed on the sale of its assets to Quality Oil Co. Matrix Capital Markets Group oversaw the transaction. Prior to the sale, Wilmington, N.C.-based GOGAS directly operated 20 high volume retail motor fuel outlets in southeastern North

Alon Brands Acquires 14 Convenience Stores From Roberts Oil

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Roberts Oil Co. divests family-owned Pump-N-Save c-stores in Albuquerque to Alon Brands. Roberts Oil Co. has sold 14 family-owned Pump-N-Save convenience stores in Albuquerque, N.M. to Dallas-based Alon Brands, which has already begun converting the sites to Alon/7-Eleven stores. Customers can expect to see their favorite 7-Eleven brands, including Slurpee, Big Gulp and Big Bite

Parker’s Hires Talent Acquisition Specialist

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Adrian Gibson Sr. joins the Parker’s Convenience Store team. Parker’s has welcomed Adrian Gibson Sr. as its new talent acquisition specialist. In his new position, Gibson is responsible for recruiting, onboarding and retaining qualified job candidates at Parker’s. Gibson brings more than 13 years of human resource experience in the U.S. Army to his position

A Punch of Protein

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Convenience Valet and BPI Sports have extended their BPI supplement line up. This new line of sports nutrition supplements is for fitness enthusiasts and those looking for products that promote healthy living. Consumers who are seeking supplements such as whey protein, L-carnitine and melatonin in a portable format need look no further. The BPI Sports […]

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Aspartame-Free Diet Pepsi

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Pepsi has released new aspartame-free Diet Pepsi. This new soda, created to meet consumer demand, still has the refreshingly crisp, great taste fans have come to expect from Pepsi. Diet Pepsi, Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi and Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi will now be sweetened with a blend of sucralose instead of aspartame and will be available […]

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Water Drops

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SweetLeaf’s has introduced new SewwtLeaf Water Drops. These new additions to SweetLeaf’s product line of stevia sweeteners are available in four delicious flavors. The sweeteners are a sugar-free, gluten-free way to give plain or sparkling water a flavor boost that could be more appealing to the whole family, not just the kids. Flavors like Peach […]

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Fruit and Veggie Fusions

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Del Monte has released new Fruit and Veggie Fusions. These fusions contain a tasty blend of fruit in a lightly-sweetened vegetable and fruit juice that equals one combined serving of fruit and vegetables in each cup. The cups come in three flavors: Peach Mango, Apple Pear Watermelon and Cherry Fruit Trio. They contain no high […]

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Mini White Kit Kat

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The Hershey Co. has released new Kit Kat Minis White. These new Minis are an expansion to the Kit Kat Minis line. The new candies are light, crispy wafers covered in a rich white crème that are perfect for on-the-go. The candies is available in a 2.2-ounce package have a SRP of $1.29. For More […]

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Zombie Soda

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Caprice Brands has released Deadworld Zombie Sodas. This premium, all-natural flavored, glass-bottled soda line is distributed through Redstone Foods based in Dallas. Deadworld Zombie Sodas are available in 12 unique flavors and feature labels drawn by 41 comic book artists who have provided their own creative spin with depictions of zombies and characters based on […]

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Caffeinated Chocolate

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AWAKE has released new AWAKE Caffeinated Chocolate Bars. AWAKE Chocolate fuses the great taste of premium milk chocolate with the pick me up of a cup of coffee (or eight-ounce energy drink). It’s customers’ two favorite vices together, Kosher certified and in one convenient format. The 1.55-ounce chocolate bars feature a convenient four-piece breakable format. This treat is perfect for […]

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Defining Your Retail Culture

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Top Five Reasons to Attend the 2015 NAG Conference No. 3: Defining Your Retail Culture In today’s competitive convenience store industry, your corporate values and what you stand for are just as important to customers as the products you sell. How often have you considered another company’s success and immediately known that it was largely

How American Breakfast Habits Have Evolved

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Study shows time-crunched consumers want grab-and-go foods at breakfast. It’s long been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But the results of a recent national consumer poll on breakfast habits revealed that more than half of Americans do not consistently eat breakfast every day of the week, with 12% rarely

How to Cater to Millennial Shoppers

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Catering to the spontaneity of Millennial shoppers can prove to be quite the feat for grocers. The unique consumption patterns, budget constraints and spontaneous shopping habits of Millennials are having a profound impact on the food shopping landscape. According to the report, Food Shopping in America, by MSLGROUP and The Hartman Group, Millennials’ food purchase decisions

Salty Snacks Remain An American Favorite

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Healthy living trends have not deterred the majority of Americans from enjoying their favorite salty snacks. Despite the national shift toward living healthier lifestyles and the increasing availability of artisanal food products, salty snacks— such as chips, pretzels, cheese snacks and popcorn—have maintained their position as consumer favorites. According to the Packaged Facts report Salty Snacks in

Sheetz Shutters College Avenue Store

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New concept convenience store set to debut this fall. As Sheetz looks to debut a new concept store in State College, it announced it is also closing one of its State College convenience stores, located at 2000 E. College Avenue. The store in question is set to close Wednesday, Aug. 19. Store associates from this

How Dunkin’ Donuts Is Wooing Customers With Pumpkin

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From in-store celebrations to pumpkin flavored muffins and lattes, Dunkin’ Donuts helps customers welcome the fall season. Fall is on the horizon, and Dunkin’ Donuts is helping customers get into the mood with its famous lineup of pumpkin food and drink options, which are returning for a limited time to its locations nationwide over the

Easy Weighing

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METTLER TOLEDO has launched a new compact, battery-operated ML-T balance line. The balances feature larger-than-average weighing pans, while also boasting the smallest in-class footprint. Built-in applications and a straightforward user interface make the ML-T convenient, even for untrained operators. A standard weigh-in guide and large color touchscreen with red light/green light indicators creates easy readability […]

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Clark Crown Brands Introduces Rewards and Gift Card Programs

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New programs to help dealers increase profitability while offering more services to convenience store customers. Clark Crown Brands LLC is launching two new initiatives for its dealers: a new Clark Crown-branded Endless Rewards MasterCard and a new Clark Crown multi-store gift card program that are sure to provide a value-added to its branded locations and

How Dramatic Changes Are Affecting The Retail Industry

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By Bill Scott, founder of StoreReport LLC & Scott Systems Inc. Millennials and Generation Y consumers do everything with their tablets, computers and smartphones; and they subconsciously avoid entering areas that sever the links between them and their virtual world. But that’s just the beginning. The retail store of the future will be a lot different

Wawa Partners With The Philadelphia Eagles

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Wawa has been named the “Official Hoagie of the Philadelphia Eagles.” Wawa Inc. is now a “proud partner” of the Philadelphia Eagles. Wawa and the Eagles have signed a multi-year agreement partnering the organizations, as well as naming Wawa the “Official Hoagie of the Philadelphia Eagles” Unique experiences will now be available to Eagles fans through promotions throughout the year that

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