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Spice Up Sandwiches to Spike Sales

Technomic’s 2012 Sandwich Consumer Trend Report found that more than half (55%) of Americans are now purchasing grab-and-go sandwiches. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Just two years ago, the top-selling sandwiches at Famima convenience stores were tuna salad, turkey and cheese and egg salad, all on white bread. Today, the same proteins lead the pack,

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Fuel Purchases On the Go

Telvent GIT S.A., a real-time IT solutions and information provider introduces DTN Exchange Mobile. By remotely accessing the DTN Exchange, users with mobile devices will be able to make fuel buying decisions on the go. Due to escalating volatility in the fuel market in recent years, it has become increasingly important for buyers and sellers

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VeriFone Bringing Lottery to Card Payment Screens

“Convenience, speed and security are the three key elements that make payment systems in taxis, at fuel pumps and other VeriFone-enabled locations ideal venues for expanding access to lottery tickets,” says VeriFone vice chairman. VeriFone Systems Inc. today announced that it plans to deliver lottery sales through card payment acceptance systems in taxis and at

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Susser Holdings Announces Q4 Results

During the fourth quarter of 2011, Susser Holdings opened six new large-format convenience stores. Corpus Christi, Texas-based Susser Holdings Corp. has set up an earnings conference call for 11 a.m. EST on Feb. 22 to discuss its fourth quarter results. The company expects to report same-store merchandise sales growth for the fourth quarter of 2011

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Fikes Wholesale Acquires Taylor Food Mart

“This agreement truly represents a win-win for all parties involved,” says Fikes Wholesale CEO. Fikes Wholesale Inc., parent company of the 194 location CEFCO Convenience Stores Chain based in Temple, Texas, has successfully acquired the retail interests of 63 Taylor Food Mart Stores from Taylor Petroleum Co. based in Amarillo, Texas. The Taylor Food Marts

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Kum & Go Considers Colorado Expansion

Kum & Go is looking to open at least five new locations in the Pikes Peak region. Midwest-based convenience store chain Kum & Go is considering opening five or more locations in Colorado Springs, The Colorado Springs Gazette reported, citing proposals Kum & Go submitted to Colorado Springs and Monument officials. Colorado Springs has given

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Clark Brands Signs Foster Blue Water Oil

“We’re proud to have Foster Blue Water as a Clark licensee,” says Clark CEO. Clark Brands LLC announced that Foster Blue Water Oil of Richmond, Mich., has branded with Clark. The partnership will continue the growth of the Clark brand in southeast Michigan. Clark will provide customized branding and marketing programs as Foster Blue Water

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Walgreens July Sales Up 4.7%

Fiscal 2011 year-to-date sales up 7% from fiscal 2010. Walgreens opened 13 stores during the month of July, including three relocations, and closed one store for a net increase of nine in the month. The drug store chain reported July sales of $5.82 billion, an increase of 4.7% from $5.56 billion for the same month

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What’s On Your Customer’s C-Store Shopping List?

By: Jeff Weghorst, director of merchandising at dunnhumbyUSA One of the primary drivers behind a customer’s willingness to transact with a retailer is product selection. If a customer does not encounter an appealing assortment of products in-store, they are highly unlikely to engage even once with the retailer, and much less likely to become a

Seizing Real Estate Opportunities

Prying Properties Loose   Important for retailers to understand is that commercial real estate today is an industry in transition. Its landscape is littered with landlords, if not desperate, than at least strongly motivated to make deals work.   “Things are tight,” said George Anderson, vice president of market analytics for NAI Global in Princeton,

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DTN DTN introduces DTN Fuel Buyer, a real-time market information service designed to support profitable fuel buying and reselling decisions. DTN Fuel Buyer provides instant access to supplier price messaging from DTN DataConnect, rack and spot price discovery as well as analysis, industry news, weather and market information-all located on one convenient screen. DTN Fuel

Better Buying

Information and store management can be made simpler for c-store owners and petroleum retailers. DTN introduces DTN Fuel Buyer, a real-time market information service designed to support profitable fuel buying and reselling decisions. DTN Fuel Buyer provides instant access to supplier price messaging from DTN DataConnect, rack and spot price discovery as well as analysis,

Register Now For CSD’s 2010 Foodservice Webcast Series

There’s a host of potholes marring the road to profitability, and few convenience chains on the market can afford to bankroll a multimillion dollar facility to optimize their foodservice production and profits. What c-stores can do, however, is build an effective foodservice program from the ground up if they learn to nurture the fundamentals and

The Pantry Divests 80 Locations

The Pantry Inc., based in Cary, N.C., is selling 80 locations throughout the Southeast. The properties for sale include a mix of convenience stores with gas, stand-alone convenience stores, closed sites and prime real estate. Most of the stations are currently branded Kangaroo, Shell, Chevron, Citgo, Mobil, BP and Texaco. Stores are located in a

Finding Financing in a Tight Market

Money is tight, but some convenience store operators are finding the means to finance remodels or even acquisitions. Generally speaking, the availability of money depends on the size of the operator, according to Mark Radosevich, president of PetroProperties & Finance LLC in Miami. “The guys who are moderate size to large generally have relationships with

Casey’s Uses Poison Pill Defense

Canadian c-store giant Alimentation Couche-Tard is calling on Casey’s General Stores to discuss its bid, as the Iowa-based chain moves to instead thwart the hostile acquisition, the Globe and Mail reported. “A meeting would be more productive than putting roadblocks, like a poison pill, in the path of our compelling proposal,” Couche-Tard said in a statement.

Consumer Confidence Improving

“Consumers are back in the game,” James Russo, vice president of global consumer insights at Nielsen, assured the crowd of retailers at the NACS State of the Industry Summit in Chicago this week. Russo shared the top consumer behaviors c-store operators should watch for this year, noting that while consumers were on the sidelines in

Florida Holdings Acquires 24 BP Stations

Scottsdale-based Florida Oil Holdings LLC bought 24 BP locations in Florida’s Lake, Orange and Osceola counties between March 8-11 for $33.5 million, marking its entry into the Central Florida market, the Orlando Business Journal reported. The stations were purchased in separate transactions under different business entity names. In acquiring the stores, the firm signed a

Casey’s Rejects Unsolicited Couche-Tard Bid

Following an unsolicited proposal from Alimentation Couche-Tard, Casey’s General Stores stock grew 20.7% to $38.10 in premarket trading Monday after the company unanimously rejected the offer, The Street reported. Casey’s received the unsolicited buyout proposal for $36 a share in cash on March 9. In a statement released on April 9, Casey’s said “the board

7-Eleven Adds Stores In Salt Lake City

7-Eleven Inc. has announced a real estate partnership with NAI Corporate Real Estate Services (NAI CRES) in the Salt Lake City market to build its presence in the area and significantly add to the nearly 100 stores the company operates, franchises and licenses in the area. The convenience retail leader selected NAI as its exclusive

The Simple Secret of Free Publicity

Whether you operate a large or small chain, there are deals to be made that can attract a lot of positive attention to your company. I know some of you don’t place much of a value on publicity, but when was the last time you priced the cost of a retail ad in the local

Maintaining Faith in America

With jobs being transferred overseas and business burdened with new financial challenges, more and more employees are struggling to survive. Now I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have a great understanding of the global economy, but there’s a disturbing trend of outsourcing jobs overseas, while at the same time hamstringing American business

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