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Susser Holdings Authorizes $15 Million Stock Repurchasing

“These opportunistic share purchases will allow us to directly leverage a portion of our cash flow to enhance shareholder value,” says Susser CEO. Susser Holdings Corp.’s Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $15 million of the company’s common stock. The share purchases may be made from time to time in open

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Rutter’s Kicks Off Sumer Gas Giveaway

Every time customers purchase a hot beverage they are entered to win free gas. Rutter’s Farm Stores’ Summer Gas Giveaway is starting off hot. In June, each time Rutter’s customers purchase a hot beverage at a Rutter’s store and scan their registered Rutter’s Reward card, they’ll be entered into a drawing to win free gas

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Thorntons Celebrates National Donut Day

Stores to offer free doughnut with beverage purchase on June 3. Thorntons is participating with “National Donut Day” by offering a free doughnut with any coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate, fountain or fresh brewed tea purchase. The promotion is taking place today, Friday, June 3, at all 42 Louisville and southern Indiana store locations until 6

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Casey’s Purchasing 22 Kum & Go Sites in Rural Iowa

“These types of communities have proven to be an excellent fit for our business model,” says Casey’s CEO. Casey’s General Stores Inc. is acquiring 22 convenience stores from Kum & Go. All 22 stores are located in Iowa operating under the Kum & Go banner. The stores will be immediately rebranded to Casey’s once the

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New and Improved JOOSE

A new year marks the beginning of a new era for expanding demographics, increasing retailer traffic, and adding to your bottom line. United Brands Co. has taken a giant leap forward to grow the flavored malt beverage (FMB) category by introducing JOOSE 12-ounce glass bottles. The user-friendly, 12-ounce bottle lineup, now with 8.5% alcohol by

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Mosquito Repellent Wristbands

A children’s line of mosquito repellent wristbands has been introduced by Mosquitno LLC. The children’s line complements Mosquitno’s adult line of bands. Mosquitno bands are all-natural, DEET-free citronella-infused silicone bands that ward off mosquitoes and other summer bugs. The bands are effective for 150 hours after opening. Mosquitno was introduced to the U.S. market last

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Taking Foodservice From Good To Great

With fresh food sales booming, operators are turning their attention to take-out packaging and finding that with so many options available, choosing the proper solution can be as tricky as selecting the foodservice program itself. By Joe Bush, Contributing Editor. Convenience store foodservice programs have been big business and growing for a decade thanks to

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Irving Oil Launches New Rewards Program

Rewards customers save on fuel at Irving locations and are entered for a chance to win free gas for a year. In this time of high gas prices and with summer travel just around the corner, Irving Oil is launching its new Rewards program for customers. Now visitors to any of the 289 participating Irving

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Love’s Unveils Free App and Sweepstakes

“Love’s Connect” is the first travel stop application available on all three major mobile platforms. Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores has announced its new “Love’s Connect” mobile application for iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones is available to download. The new Love’s mobile app provides customers real-time access to store locations, fuel prices, store amenities,

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CITGO Kicks Off Fueling Good 2011

“The principles of Fueling Good, to support those making a difference in the lives of others and improving their communities, are central to everything we do at CITGO,” says CITGO spokesperson. CITGO Petroleum Corp.’s 2011 Fueling Good program, which recognizes and rewards 501(c)3 organizations that make a positive difference in their communities is now open

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Cumberland Farms Sells 29 Stores

“The repositioning of capital within our market area is an important part of our strategy to acquire new sites, renovate existing sites, and own and operate sites consistent with our brand identity,” says Cumberland Farms CEO. Framingham, Mass.-based Cumberland Farms Inc. has divested 29 stores to multiple buyers, including regional jobbers, individual store buyers, and individual

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El Monterey Joins Stewart-Haas Racing

In an effort to promote its popular foodservice products, El Monterey, a brand of Ruiz Foods, announced a partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing. El Monterey, the No. 1 frozen Mexican food brand in the U.S., will adorn Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet Impala as an associate sponsor for the entire 2011 Sprint Cup race series. Ruiz

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Honey With A Touch of Vanilla

Honey Stinger, a manufacturer of honey-based nutritional products, announced a new twist on its critically acclaimed Stinger Waffle—vanilla. The original Stinger Waffle was suggested by Honey Stinger co-owner Lance Armstrong and quickly became a favorite among athletes and moms. The original and the new vanilla version both provide 160 calories of great-tasting, organic energy. Rather

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Surging Demand for Ethnic Foods

With the growth of specialty restaurants, consumers today are exposed to new foods they may not be used to finding locally, and it’s creating a demand at convenience stores. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Ethnic offerings are driving foodservice sales at convenience stores hoping to diversify beyond basics like hot dogs, burgers and sandwiches. But

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NACS Issues an Urgent Industry Call to Action on Swipe Fee Reform

“We are locked in a difficult battle and we cannot afford to be defeated. Retailers must contact their senators and urge them vote against the Tester Amendment. If not, all of the hard work we have done over the past decade on swipe fee reform could be lost in an instant. Losing simply isn’t an

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Operations Vice President Leaving The Pantry

“The company appreciates Mr. Williams’ dedication and hard work over the years and wishes him the best in his new endeavors,” the company says. The Pantry Inc. has announced  that Brad Williams, senior vice president of operations, has announced his decision to leave The Pantry. “During his 13-year tenure Mr. Williams has made many important

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7-Eleven Rolls Out Super 8 Promotion

“This promotion will rank as the largest ever for 7-Eleven with an expected 21,000 prizes distributed,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. In June, 7-Eleven Inc. will award one of its most unusual prizes ever—a trip to space—as part of its super month-long promotion with Paramount Pictures’ film Super 8, released in theaters June 10. Super prizes, super

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Clark Teams with Petroleum Parts

Clark Brands LLC said it has partnered with Petroleum Parts Inc. (PPI) to offer dispenser overlay graphics and replacement exterior sheet metal for Clark branded facilities. As a Clark preferred vendor, PPI will provide a full-catalog of overlays to rebrand or “facelift” nearly any make or model of petroleum dispensers including Gilbarco, Wayne and Tokheim.

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VERC Enterprise Customers Receive Free Bottled Water With Fill Up

Customers in June get free half liter bottles of Nestlé Pure Life with fuel purchase. In an effort to help ease the pain at the gas pump, VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with 23 locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, is giving away free bottles of Nestlé Pure Life water

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Poultry Fuels Healthy Food Sales

Whether it’s sandwiches, wraps or salads, chicken’s flexibility allows for a variety of healthy menu options. By John Lofstock, Editor. Convenience stores are going fresh and healthy, but not quickly enough for consumers, a new research report suggests. Convenience stores have been a growing outlet for produce, but consumers want more. More than half (52%),

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