Couche-Tard Extends Offer for Casey’s

Casey’s General Stores still has more time to consider Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s  tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Casey’s General Stores Inc. for $36.00 per share in cash. The offer, which previously had been scheduled to expire at midnight EST on July 9, has been extended by Couche-Tard,

Van Holten’s Announces New Hire

Waterloo, Wis.-based snack food manufacturer, Van Holten’s, welcomes Jon Florin as its new marketing manager.   Florin joins Van Holten’s with an extensive background in marketing and in the retail food business with his most recent position being marketing director at Madison Media Institute. Florin is now responsible for formulating and executing marketing strategies to help support and

Flying J Loses Beer License

A Flying J truck stop in Sioux Falls, S.D., has lost its alcohol license after it was caught selling alcohol to minors four times in the last five years, Keloland TV reported.  The Sioux Falls City Council decided Monday night not to renew the store’s beer license.  “I know of many other businesses down here

Seneca Cos. Receives Safety Award

Des-Moines, Iowa-based Seneca Cos. has been granted a Safety Award from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council for outstanding achievement in accident prevention during the 2009 calendar year. The company offers multiple divisions to handle Petroleum construction, remodels and service, as well as environmental clean-up, remediation and the use of potentially dangerous machinery for industrial cleaning, hydroblasting

Tornados Flavor Challenge Hits Facebook

Social networking is an increasingly popular way to get customers enthusiastic for your product. Ruiz Foods’ Tornados announced its Facebook-based promotion “Flavor Challenge 2.0″ this month, in which the brand’s 130,000 plus fans can submit flavor ideas in eight different categories. The top flavor in each category wins a year’s supply of Tornados and a

Deepwater Drilling Moratorium Overturned

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled last week that the Obama administration could not impose a six-month moratorium on Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling, according to the New York Times.   A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 that the administration did not prove “irreparable injury” is likely if the moratorium is not

NASCAR Sweepstakes Kicks Off

Mobil 1, the official motor oil of NASCAR and O’Reilly Auto Parts, the official auto parts store of NASCAR are joining forces to give racing fans a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas during the Sprint Cup Champions Week. A total of four grand prize winners will win a trip for two to

BlackBerry Adds Rutter’s Coupon App

Rutter’s Farm Stores has introduced a free app for BlackBerry smart phones, complementing the Rutter’s iPhone app introduced last year. Both apps are available as free downloads from www.rutters.com. The iPhone app also is available from the Apple App Store; and the BlackBerry app will be available from BlackBerry App World within a couple of

NASCAR Sweepstakes Kicks Off

Mobil 1, the official motor oil of NASCAR and O’Reilly Auto Parts, the official auto parts store of NASCAR are joining forces to give racing fans a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas during the Sprint Cup Champions Week. A total of four grand prize winners will win a trip for two to

Gasoline Prices Again Headed Higher

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale costs for gasoline are again moving higher across the country after a steep sell-off in late June into early July, with sharp gains realized during the first full week of July putting prices on either side of levels seen in late June. The increase in wholesale

Parker’s Convenience Stores Drives Inside-Sales with the LIFT Station

Achieving Energy Efficiency

Breaking the Cost Barrier of Trade Promotion Management

Other Tobacco: Find the Right Mix

Few product categories are as dynamic as tobacco—or as controversial—which helps make managing the set all the more interesting. With so many new products, flavors and line extensions to choose from, some operators say they are frankly overwhelmed, a state of affairs that has never been good for anyone’s bottom line. Keeping sets fresh—allocating shelf

Identifying More Effective Profit Building Strategies

Electricity Choices for Small-and Mid-Sized Businesses

Translating Shopper Insights into Merchandising Strategies

Leveraging Activity-Based Costing in Merchandising

The State of Foodservice in 2007 and Beyond

When Did We Decide the Health Department Knows More About Our Stores Than We Do?

Workforce 2007

Beat the Pay at the Pump Blues

A New Era of C-Store Management

Fas Mart Spreads its Wings for Foodservice Growth

Examining Growth Opportunities in Moist Smokeless Tobacco

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