ExxonMobil Launching Coalition Loyalty Program

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Debuting this spring, customers can earn and use points among well-known brands. ExxonMobil, AT&T Macy’s, Nationwide, Rite Aid, Direct Energy and Hulu are joining with American Express to launch Plenti, the first U.S.-based coalition loyalty program with well-known brands where consumers can earn and use Plenti points for purchasing a wide range of products, regardless

Couche-Tard, Pantry Deal Complete

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Couche-Tard reviews third quarter results. Couche-Tard has completed its acquisition of The Pantry through an all-cash transaction valued at US $36.75 per share, with a total enterprise value of approximately $1.7 billion including debt assumed. The Pantry operates over 1,500 stores in 13 states. “The third quarter of fiscal 2015 was marked by the great

E-Z Mart Selects PriceAdvantage Fuel Pricing Software

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Gains greater speed and control over fuel pricing. E-Z Mart has chosen PriceAdvantage software to drive fuel pricing automation at 286 convenience stores throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. E-Z Mart selected PriceAdvantage based on the software’s automation of manual processes, management by exception tools, and demonstrated return on investment. “Simply put, we wanted greater

As Millennials’ Lifestyles Change So Do Their Restaurant Visits

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Concerned about the money they spend at foodservice, Millennials cut back. Millennials are the chosen generation for many marketers because of their sheer number and perceived buying power, but they are not a homogenous group and depending on their age and lifestyles, they use restaurants differently, according to a recently released report by The NPD

Sophisticated Scanning

Datalogic has announced the availability of the Heron HD3100 linear imager. The Heron HD3100 scanner bridges the gap between man and machine while bringing unmatched elegance and the latest advance technology to the point-of-sale (POS).  The Heron scanner brings sophistication, class and style to the retail POS.  It offers multiple opportunities to incorporate the retailer’s […]

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Syrups & Shakers

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Sunny Sky Products Inc. introduces Eden Gourmet Syrups & Shakers. Fashioned with natural flavors and pure cane sugar, Eden Gourmet products promise rich indulgent flavor that you and your customers will love and enjoy. An array of flavors are available for adding to coffee, hot or cold tea, smoothies, juices cocktails and desserts. Choose from […]

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Couche-Tard Acquiring Tiger Tote Food Stores

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Circle K to gain 21 stores and 151 dealer sites in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has signed, through its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, Circle K Stores Inc., an agreement with Cinco J, Inc. (doing business as Johnson Oil Co.), Tiger Tote Food Stores and their affiliates to acquire 21 stores, 151 dealer fuel

Roasted Salted Mix

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Santé Specialty Foods, maker of a gourmet line of roasted and spiced nuts, is broadening its bulk line with a new Roasted Salted Mix. Consisting of cashews, almonds, pecans and pistachios, the new line delivers the unparalleled crisp, delicious crunch that Santé is known for, with a just-right touch of salt. The line is sugar-free […]

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Back by Popular Demand

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Living Essentials LLC, the distributor of 5-hour ENERGY shots, continues to support military causes with the announcement of a second year of limited edition cherry flavored 5-hour ENERGY shots. From May 1 through July 31, 2015, the company will donate five cents from the sale of every specially marked red, white and blue bottle of […]

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New Soup Station

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Hatco’s “hot and tasty” Soup Station (120 volt) provides an attractive appearance while using Hatco’s legendary reliability for holding hot food products at safe serving temperatures—whether it’s front of the house, self-serve kiosks or catering. For More Information From Hatco Corp. www.hatcocorp.com

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Accelerated Cooking

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The Merrychef e4s accelerated cooking oven combines three heat technologies: convection heat, impingement air and microwave energy to achieve cook times up to 15 times faster than conventional ovens. It is the perfect solution for convenience stores offering great crispy food fast around the clock with consistent results. All menu items are never more than […]

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Combi Steamer

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Foodservice operators at c-stores must deliver a big volume of quality food, fast without the capacity for large cooking equipment. That’s why Eloma, a worldwide manufacturer of professional combi-steamers and bake-off ovens, developed the Genius MT C 1-1. The new pint-sized oven is a small-footprint version of Eloma’s Genius MT steamers and still packs the […]

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Premium Ice Cream

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Jack Nicklaus had very few weaknesses in his legendary, record-setting golf career. There is, however, one weakness he confesses to off the course—ice cream—and now he’s giving into it and sharing it with the public. In a partnership between two great family-owned companies, rooted in the Midwest, comes Jack Nicklaus premium ice cream, manufactured by […]

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Couche-Tard, Pantry Merger Set To Close Today

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Now that the HSR waiting period has expired, the acquisition is expected to be finalized soon. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (“HSR Act”) applicable to the offer made by its indirect wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary to acquire The Pantry has expired. The expiration

7-Eleven Announces Franchise Contest Semi-Finalists

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Public to choose top three finalists among 10 semi-finalists vying for franchise fee-free 7-Eleven store. And now there are 10. Ten military veterans or those soon to leave the U.S. Armed Forces are competing for the public’s favor and the opportunity to own a 7‑Eleven franchise without the expense of a franchise fee. The Facebook

Acumera, ZipLine Partner

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Introduce ZipLine Connection App. Acumera and ZipLine, a provider of mobile- and card-based decoupled debit (ACH) payment solutions, announced the launch of the ZipLine Connection App. As a part of Acumera’s fast-growing suite of Apps for Your Network services, the new app runs on Acumera’s Merchant Gateway platform. Acumera customers can now benefit by offering

NATO Responds To IOM Study On Tobacco Age Requirements

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Study confirms that most underage users rely on social sources to get tobacco. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a study that concludes raising the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco products “will likely prevent or delay initiation of tobacco use by adolescents and young adults,” according to the National Association of Tobacco Outlets

Pilot Flying J To Settle Lawsuits With Three Trucking Companies

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Four additional trucking companies are continuing a civil lawsuit. Pilot Flying J is settling lawsuits with three trucking companies who allege the company cheated them out of fuel rebates, ABC News Cleveland reported Attorneys for National Retail Transportation, Keystone Freight and Shoreline Transportation of Alabama notified U.S. District Court Judge Amul Thapar of the settlement

New TeaZa Energy – Smooth Energy, No Crash!

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The new simple, smart and healthy choice for enhanced energy and performance. A natural tea packaged in a pouch and that offers alternatives to candy, shots, tobacco and other energy boost options. Your consumer enjoys the taste and you the retailer enjoys the margins.

Natural Gas Fueling Station Opens In Orlando

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New station at Orlando International Airport to service a range of vehicles. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced the opening of its newest natural gas fueling station, located at 6155 Cargo Road, Orlando, Fla. The new station at Orlando International Airport is open to the public 24/7 and can accommodate a variety of natural gas vehicles

Meeting America’s Fuel Efficiency & Environmental Goals

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Automakers and Diesel Associations outline benefits of new diesel technology on Capitol Hill. As the U.S. advances efforts to increase passenger car mileage and decrease Greenhouse Gas emissions in the coming years, advanced clean diesel vehicles can play a key role in achieving efficiency and environmental gains providing new government policies don’t hinder current or

CSD Exclusive: NACS Ends NACS CAFE Food Training Program

A NACS-supported foodservice training curriculum will continue to be available for convenience store retailers on the Web through Ready Training Online. By John Lofstock, Editor The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has decided to shut down its Center for Achieving Foodservice Excellence (CAFE) program, Convenience Store Decisions has learned. While NACS remains committed to

An End To Climbing Gas Prices?

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Prices dip after a 40-day climb, but more fluctuation is expected. The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline dipped on March 8 for the first time since increasing for 40 consecutive days—the longest streak of daily price increases since 2011, AAA reported. During the 40-day rise, average gas prices grew by 43 cents per

7-Eleven Launches 7Rewards Loyalty Platform on App

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When customers buy six drinks they get the 7th free. 7‑Eleven Inc. is launching 7Rewards, an expanded customer loyalty platform that rewards customers with a free beverage for every six cups purchased through its 7‑Eleven mobile app. The program includes 7‑Eleven coffee and its other hot beverages, Big Gulp, Slurpee and Chillers drinks. “7‑Eleven is

Craft Beer Drinkers Go Beyond IPAs

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Some 83% of craft beer drinkers say they also drink non-craft beer. As the craft beer category becomes increasingly competitive with larger companies and niche brewers alike entering the market, attempting to edge out established players, research shows that brewers have their work cut out for them when attracting craft drinkers. Market intelligence agency, Mintel

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