Peter Tedeschi accepts the Chain of the Year award from Matt Thornton.

Team Tedeschi Brings Home the 2012 Chain of the Year Award

In front of nearly 300 convenience store industry retailers and suppliers, Peter Tedeschi, president and CEO of Tedeschi Food Shops, accepted Convenience Store Decisions’ 2012 Convenience Store Chain of the Year award at a banquet in Las Vegas. Tedeschi’s is CSD’s 23rd Chain of the Year winner, the oldest and most prestigious award offered in

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Thorntons Kicks Off Basketball Bracket Challenge

March Madness is here, and basketball fans can enter Thorntons free online sweepstakes beginning Sunday, March 13 for a chance to win free gas for a year. Thorntons Inc. has announced its first-ever ‘Basketball Bracket Challenge’ sweepstakes where customers can score big time by winning free gasoline for one year. Sweeps players fill in the

Thorntons Debuts “CofFREE Day”

Thorntons Inc. has announced its first-ever “CofFREE Day Celebration” on Friday, Dec. 24, at all 165 Thorntons locations in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. From 3 p.m. to midnight (Central & Eastern Standard Times) on Christmas Eve, customers may enjoy a complimentary coffee, cappuccino, or hot chocolate. Thorntons signature coffee blend is made from

Thorntons Launches eGift Cards

Thorntons Inc. has signed a deal with Transaction Wireless, a provider of virtual mobile and gift card services. Transaction Wireless is using its proprietary technology for gift card services to create a turnkey store on Thorntons Web site at www.thorntonsinc.com and Thorntons Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/thorntonsinc. The new agreement is being launched through a relationship

Getting Back to Beer Basics

Beer continues to be an essential category for convenience stores and one that requires more than the usual amount of observation, knowledge, planning, execution and overall savvy. According to The Nielsen Co.:• Nearly 787 million cases of beer were sold in the c-store channel during 52-weeks ending March 6, 2010; down 1.5% from 799 million

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