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Pump & Pantry Opens Prototype Store in Nebraska

Bosselman’s ever-expanding group of Pump & Pantry convenience stores is expanding with a store design and Cinnabon quick-service restaurant. The new store, according to The Omaha World Herald, features a traditional Pump & Pantry store, Cinnabon and a Bones’ BBQ, which prepares lunch and dinner items fresh onsite. The store also showcases the new “hometown”

FCC Outages Point to Higher Gasoline Prices in June

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric A trio of unexpected gasoline producing unit outages in Illinois, Wyoming, and Kansas, atop of already low supply in the Midwest spiked regional gasoline prices to start out the second half of May, and in front of Memorial Day in what is known as the kickoff to

Kids to Eat Free at TA, Petro Stopping Centers this Summer

TravelCenters of America Invites Kids to Eat Free All Summer Long at TA and Petro Stopping Centers Full-Service Restaurants TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, is upping the stakes in the foodservice business. The company is inviting all kids to eat free for the summer. From May

Dunkin’ Donuts Sets its Sights on North Carolina

Dunkin’ Donuts said it is recruiting franchisees in multiple North Carolina markets, including Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh-Durham, Wilmington and Winston-Salem, to grow its chain of coffee shops. Currently, there are 44 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants located throughout the state. Dunkin’ Donuts’ development in North Carolina is part of the company’s long-term goal to more than double its

Lower Crude Costs to Limit Upside in Gasoline Prices

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric A 1.8-cent gain in the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. retail price average for regular grade gasoline for the week-ended May 6 halted a string of weekly increases in the average that dated back to late February, while lifting the average off a 14-week low. At $3.538

Jobs Report Brightens Dimming Optimism Over Demand

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric The gasoline futures contract that trades on the New York Mercantile Exchange rallied to a nearly one-month high early in the May 6 session, bolstered by the Labor Department’s May 3rd nonfarm payroll report showing greater jobs growth than expected for April and a decline in the

Alon Kicks off Clean 13 Program (Video)

Chain gives away the first of 13 cars to customers, employees and the local community. ALON Brands, which markets ALON motor fuel products at 900 locations and is the largest licensee of 7-Eleven in the U.S., is stepping up its effort to give customers the best experience possible, and that means clean stores and friendly

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Turkey Hill Inks Distribution Agreement with Core-Mark

Turkey Hill, a subsidiary of The Kroger Co. which operates 268 convenience stores across Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, has signed a three-year distribution agreement with Core-Mark, one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America. “Kroger is an industry leader in our channel and we

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Cipolla Joins FIN Branding Group

Former Kraft and Campbell Soup executive to oversee the supply chain for the e-cigarette manufacturer. FIN Branding Group, a leading supplier of electronic cigarettes, has appointed Joe Cipolla as vice president of supply chain. Cipolla is a 20-year veteran with broad based experience from Campbell Soup and Kraft Foods. At FIN, he will oversee the

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Newcastle Brown Ale Takes a “No Bollocks” Approach to Summer Sales

Newcastle Brown Ale, the leading imported ale in the U.S., is kicking off summer sales with the extension of its popular “No Bollocks” retail program. Beginning in May, Newcastle will bring a fresh and exciting twist to retail outlets throughout the country designed to encourage adult consumers, 21 and older, to bring a refreshing dose

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KickBack Rewards Systems to Exhibit at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show

Restaurant operators and fast-food retailers looking to drive loyalty can learn all about KickBack’s innovative loyalty solutions by visiting the KickBack team at Booth 9524 at The National Restaurant (NRA) Show from May 18-21 in Chicago. KickBack Rewards Systems, an Idaho-based rewards and loyalty solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it will makes its

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M-PACT 2013 Fuels Minds, Boosts Business

Record-breaking attendance says it all–and this one’s for the history books. M-PACT 2013 brought together nearly 4,500 energy and convenience professionals from across the Midwest for three exciting days of innovation and inspiration. As the industry’s premier regional tradeshow, M-PACT combined thought-provoking educational sessions with top-notch networking opportunities so attendees left for home with ideas

Newcastle Introduces Limited Edition Bombshell Blonde Ale

Newcastle, the No Bollocks beer brand, today announced the release of its limited edition Newcastle Bombshell pale blonde ale. Available nationwide between May and July 2013, Newcastle Bombshell is a refreshing new addition to the Newcastle portfolio featuring an eye-catching blonde on the label intended to catch the eye of beer drinkers nationally. And sell

Retail Gasoline Prices Poised to Advance

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric Climbing wholesale gasoline costs through the week ended April 29 are set to end a downtrend in the US gasoline average reported weekly by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) , which has declined for eight consecutive weeks since posting a 2013 high in late February. Wholesale costs

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Hershey’s Tom Joyce Honored by the American Jewish Committee

Joyce and Kathleen Evans, president of AMCON Distributing Co., are the recipients of AJC’s 2013 National Human Relations Award. By John Lofstock, Editor Tom Joyce, vice president of global customer and industry affairs for The Hershey Co., was honored last night by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) at the New York Hilton, receiving the organization’s

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KickBack Rewards Systems to Be Featured at The Tech EVENT

Convenience store retailers looking to drive loyalty can learn all about KickBack’s innovative loyalty solutions by visiting the KickBack team at Booth 401 at The Tech EVENT from May 6-10 in Dallas. It’s crucial that convenience store retailers take a step back now and look at what is coming down the pipeline with loyalty solutions

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Tedeschi Food Shops Urges Support for The One Fund Boston

Four of the chain’s nearly 200 stores remain closed due to the ongoing manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers. Separately, 7-Eleven tells CSD that despite media reports one of its stores was not robbed by the suspects early this morning. By John Lofstock, Editor As the nation continues to mourn the senseless terrorist attack on

Shaken Economy Cannot Stir Gasoline Demand

Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric For six straight weeks, the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) retail gasoline price average has declined, down 17.6 cents or 4.7% from Feb. 25 when it reached $3.784 gallon, which is currently the high for 2013. Considering sharp selling activity during the second week of April, the February high

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Dealing with the Transforming Tobacco Industry

R.J. Reynolds launches TransformTobacco.com to help retailers get more active in tobacco legislation. Convenience store retailers and tobacco wholesalers have long known about the impact of higher cigarette excise taxes. But as the industry changes, so do the risks of individual rights. In addition to fighting higher cigarette taxes, retailers and wholesalers have a litany

Convenience Store Sales Topped $700 Billion in 2012

The convenience store industry had record sales of $700.3 billion in 2012, with in-store sales increasing 2.2% to reach a record $199.3 billion and motor fuels sales increasing 2.9% to a record $501.0 billion, according to figures released yesterday by NACS. The industry’s 2012 numbers were announced at the NACS State of the Industry Summit,

Grocers Stretching Formats to Match Shoppers’ Budgets, Time Needs

In this period of economic and demographic fluctuation, U.S. retailers are simultaneously stretching and shrinking their stores to promote convenience for shoppers and compete with online options, according to What’s in Store, the annual trends publication from International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association. Grocery shoppers continue to weather the Great Recession and convenient shopping for the most vital

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Kum & Go Present Supports Des Moines Social Club

At the groundbreaking of the Des Moines Social Club’s new home at a former firehouse in downtown Des Moines on Tuesday, Kyle J. and Sharon Krause presented the organization with a $350,000 gift on behalf of Kum & Go. Announced in December 2012, the gift will help to preserve and renovate the space, which is

The Future of E-Cigarettes

LOGIC Technology CEO Eli Alelov discuss the possible impact of government regulations on electronic cigarettes on Fox News. By John Lofstock, Editor Hailed by many as an emerging threat to the tobacco cigarette industry, electronic cigarettes have provided smokers with an alternative to traditional tobacco-based smoking. These battery-operated devices simulate the experience of traditional cigarette

Fas Mart/Shore Stop Stores Roll Out Mobile App

Fas Mart/Shore Stop Convenience Stores have introduced Fas APP, the company’s first smartphone application, which debuted this month across more than 200 locations primarily in Virginia, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware. Fas APP, dveloped by VERGE Connect, integrates with the retailer’s new Fas CASHBACK secure payment card, which lets customers customize the types of food, beverage

Kum & Go Associate Honored for Military Support

Kum & Go District Supervisor Blaine Corlette has been awarded the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award for recognition of his support of a fellow Kum & Go associate serving in the Army National Guard. “Blaine’s dedication echoes our company-wide commitment to men and women in uniform,” said , Kum &

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