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Local Store Marketing: Customer Appreciation Days

By John Matthews, founder and president of Gray Cat Enterprises Inc. Customer Appreciation Days are excellent ways to attract consumers that have similar backgrounds or interests. Honoring your best customers with a distinctive recognition day is a terrific way to create a “call-to-action” for specific selected groups.  Whether it is for school personnel or administrative

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ExxonMobil To Reward Speedpass Customers

A 15-cents-per-gallon rebate is available for 60 days after customers register online. Speedpass customer appreciation days are back. To express appreciation to customers, ExxonMobil is repeating a favorite promotion of 15-cents-per-gallon rebate of gas purchased with a registered Speedpass account. Beginning today, customers may register their Speedpass accounts at Speedpass.com/save to earn discounts for a

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Cenex Launches Tanks of Thanks

First of its kind, community-driven initiative celebrates customers’ good deeds and generates engagement from retailers. Cenex—the CHS energy brand—has launched a new a program that recognizes and rewards people for the everyday acts of kindness that make our communities a better place to live. As part of a new marketing campaign launched last December, Tanks

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Customers to Vote for Best TA & Petro Restaurants

Online ballots accepted through Jan. 3. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) is asking all of its guests to identify the best TA and Petro Stopping Center sit-down, table-service restaurant locations and servers. Customers are asked to cast their votes through an online ballot at www.ta-petro.com/thebest. Votes will be accepted through midnight on Jan. 3, 2012.

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Marshfield’s Renovated Tedeschi Celebrates Customer Appreciation

This Friday cooking demonstrations and giveaways to greet customers at Tedeschi’s newly remodeled store. Tedeschi Food Shops at 774 Plain Street in Marshfield recently underwent a major renovation. The store, which features an expanded TD’s Deli, now serves fresh foods and meats alongside its standard convenience fare.  In addition to offering a variety of snacks

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Thorntons Announces Text-To-Win Sweepstakes Results

Winner receives a 2011 Ford Explorer. Jody Kistlers of Lyons, Ill., is the winner of Thorntons Inc.’s 2011 Text-to-Win Sweepstakes, Thorntons announced this week. The sweepstakes was part of Thorntons’ summer-long promotion, kicking off the company’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. The contest began on May 25, at all 162 Thorntons stores located throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois,

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Icelandic Wins Award

Gordon Food Service 2011 VIP Partner Award recognizes Icelandic’s excellence and improvement in supply and customer relations. Icelandic was recently honored with the Gordon Food Service 2011 VIP Partner Award.  In business since 1897, Gordon Food Service delivers quality, value and customer service to foodservice operators throughout the Midwest and along the East Coast of

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Rutter’s Reveals Winners For Summer Contest

A loyal Rutter’s customer wins big in the chain’s “Register, Scan and Win” contest. Summer is heating up in Central Pennsylvania thanks to more prizes being awarded to loyal Rutter’s customers in the “Register, Scan and Win” contest. Among the winners was Joshua Welty, of Red Lion, Pa., who won a free month of gas.

McDonald’s Launches McCafe Scavenger Hunt

This Friday, Nov. 19, McDonald’s plans to hide three giant McCafe coffee cups in three locations located throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties during its first-ever national McCafe Scavenger Hunt. Beginning at 7 a.m. PST, McDonald’s will distribute clues on their local Twitter account, @McDonalds_SoCal. The first person to find one

Wawa Hosts Third Hoagiefest Tour

For a third year, Wawa is taking its 1960s-inspired Hoagiefest on the road with stops this summer at stores in Rio Grande, N.J.; Toms River, N.J.; Sandston, Va.; Philadelphia and Lewes, Del. These one-day festivals pay tribute to the almighty hoagie, bringing together hoagie fanatics from across the region to celebrate their love of Wawa and

Quick Chek Awards Sweepstakes Winners

Quick Chek, which operates more than 120 food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, has announced the winners of its third annual Devils Night Out Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes, which celebrate Quick Chek’s famed coffee as the official coffee of the New Jersey Devils, asked customers to submit an essay stating why they

The Singers Strike Gold

The third time is indeed the charm for Bill and Loretta Singer, who own and operate Singer’s Chevron just outside the Oregon border in Walla, Walla, Wash. In 2006, the Singers were presented with Chevron’s “Customer First” bronze award. In 2007, they took home the silver. And, for 2008, they finally laid claim to the

Appreciate Your Antique Assets

A great source of dedication and experience, seniors can excel throughout the entire organization. Surfing through the TV channels recently, I paused to watch a few minutes of the popular Antiques Road Show program. I was amazed at the value we place on antiques in this country, how they appreciate with time. Indeed, the older

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