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Foodservice Labels

Alliance Supermarket & Retail Labels are fully compliant with FDA indirect food contact requirements and are designed to provide high image sensitivity at low energy settings to extend the life of thermal printing scales. They are offered in blank and pre-printed styles and can be custom designed for use with virtually all major printing scales,

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Hot Cheese Sauce

Knouse Foods expands the company’s line of high-quality Lucky Leaf ready-to-use cheese sauces by introducing Queso Blanco. This product is ideal for multiple types of cuisine, enhancing dishes with its mild flavor and smooth texture. Retail operators can simplify back-of-house operations, deliver consistent results and increase profit potential with every meal. Ethnic cheeses were listed

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Developing a Menu for All Customers

The flexibility of chicken as a menu item allows convenience store operators to develop profitable branded and proprietary programs without sacrificing quality or value.    By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Whether it’s sandwiches, tenders, wings, fried, breaded or sliced, customers have affordable options which can offer them a new experience during each trip to the

Is Big Oil Losing its Drawing Power?

For many, many years the power of the Big Oil brands was indisputable. They owned the refineries, the stations and the credit card networks to boot. While my father was an Exxon dealer and jobber for more than 30 years I distinctly remember seeing Shell and Texaco credit cards lying around the house. In those

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Pemmican To Introduce New Products At NACS Show

Pemmican Beef Jerky plans to introduce three new product lines to the market during the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show in Chicago, where Pemmican – Marfood USA is inviting retailers, distributors and wholesalers to visit them at NACS booth 540 between Oct. 2 and Oct. 4, 2011. Pemmican will be showing its new

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Clean Restrooms Offer Distinct Competitive Advantages

As convenience store operators vie for foodservice customers, they need to ensure they are conveying a safe, sanitary image throughout the store. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. When David Miller, president of Chandler Oil Chevron, remodeled his 3,000–square-foot convenience store in Chandler, Ariz. last year, he had design team C7 Works give extra attention to

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Rice Mixes for Foodservice Operators

McCormick For Chefs, the Food Away From Home Division of McCormick & Co., launched a portfolio of rice mixes from Zatarain’s. This new Zatarain’s product line is designed to meet foodservice operator needs and patrons’ desire for great-tasting and “better-for-you” dishes. According to an industry survey of more than 500 foodservice chefs and operators, 89%

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Mustard Mixology

Convenience store operators can now put America’s Favorite Mustard on their menus to join the team of French’s Mustard Mixologists. Simply mixing French’s Mustards with standard back-of-house ingredients will transform average sauces to unique, spreadable blends. The French’s Mustard Mixology program helps store operators create unique sauces, such as Smoky Chipotle Honey Mustard or Bistro

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McLane-NATSO Quarterly Index Up 24%

Hot dispensed beverages up 54% for the three-month period, ended June 30, 2011. Total merchandise purchases by truckstops nationwide served by McLane Corp. increased 24% during the 2011 second quarter, compared with a year earlier, led largely by hot and cold beverage sales along with commissary, foodservice, dairy and deli sales, according to the McLane-NATSO

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NCASEF 2012 Convention To Be Held In Hawaii

The 37th NCASEF National Convention, themed Islands of Opportunity, prepares to welcome attendees to Honolulu. The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) announced today its  37th National Convention and Trade Show will be held July 8 – 12, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.  Vendors, store owners

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Tedeschi Introduces New Advertising and Promotions Manager

Arscott to help Tedeschi showcase its fresh, healthy food concepts as it looks to draw new customer demographics. Tedeschi Food Shops welcomes Mary Arscott to its sales and marketing team. In her new role as advertising and promotions manager, Arscott now oversees all advertising and marketing functions, including promotions, media relations, traditional and digital advertising,

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PDQ Manufacturing Donates To Twin Towers Orphan Fund

Funds help provide long-term higher educational assistance and healthcare to kids who lost one or both parents in the Sept. 11 tragedies. De Pere, Wis.-based PDQ Manufacturing Inc., a manufacturer of touch-free vehicle wash systems, has recently made a donation to the Twin Towers Orphan Fund (TTOF). Founded on Sept. 11, 2001, the mission of

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Earhart Announces Retirement

Handee Marts’ 30-year veteran to retire on June 30, 2012. Bruce Earhart, vice president of marketing for Handee Marts Inc. a domestic licensee of 7-Eleven, announced his retirement effective on June 30, 2012  to pursue other interests. At the time of his retirement Earhart will have served Handee Marts for 30 years with increasing levels

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Tax Savings After the Deadline

With operating costs soaring in a sluggish economy, convenience store owners have a variety of tax benefits available to them from the IRS.  By Mark E. Battersby, Contributing Editor. Earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service advised taxpayers to cool their heels and wait until mid- to late-February 2011 before filing their returns to allow

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Family Mart On Wheels Heads to Disaster Areas

A new mobile c-store concept rolls into areas in Japan that are left without c-store access after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, as well as other food deserts in the country. Family Mart, a major c-store chain in Japan is launching a new fleet of mobile convenience store trucks to provide services to tsunami

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VERC Employee To Throw Red Sox Pitch

Nestlé Waters selects John Burgess to toss ceremonial first pitch based on his 19 years of excellent c-store service.  John Burgess, a 19-year employee with VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with 24 locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, has been selected to throw out the first pitch at the Sept.

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Spinx Partners With PeopleMatter To Streamline HR Process

“This will create a dynamic experience that will carry our team members through the life-cycle of our organization from hiring to retire,” says Spinx CEO. Spinx has partnered with PeopleMatter, a comprehensive talent management solution provider for the service industry, which is set to help automate and streamline the HR processes for Spinx’s 66 locations

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Sheetz Selects Marathon Health

New 10,000-square-foot multi-use facility to house health center. Marathon Health Inc. is set to serve as Sheetz Inc.’s  onsite medical services provider at the company’s Claysburg, Pa., distribution center. Under the agreement signed last month, Marathon Health will operate the 2,200-square-foot health center and provide high-quality primary care, health assessments, lifestyle coaching, and disease management

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Gasoline Prices Tumbling Amid Weak Demand, Economic Worry

Wholesale gasoline costs in major metropolitan regions of the country tumbled during the week following Labor Day, pressured by several features including weak consumption of the fuel leading up the holiday weekend, while driving demand consistently slumps in September from August. Historically, gasoline demand and prices move lower in September after the summer driving season.

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Trader Joe’s To Enter Florida

With discount prices and an exotic array of private label products, grocery chain Trader Joe’s looks to attract customers in north Naples, Fla.  Traders Joe’s is headed for Florida with its first store, which will measure 14,000 square feet, scheduled to open in north Naples, at a former Borders bookstore at 10600 U.S. 41 North,

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Demand Expands Use of Clean Diesel Power

As President Obama outlines construction and infrastructure projects ahead, the Diesel Technology Forum explains how clean diesel power can help. The expansion of new construction programs for U.S. schools, roads, bridges and buildings in the “American Jobs Act” outlined by President Obama in his speech on Sept. 8, will require the efficient power provided by

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FDA Seeks Comments On Draft Guidance

FDA Center for Tobacco Products posted two Draft Guidance documents and an Advance Notice of Proposed Rule-Making, and encourages retailers to review the documents and submit comments.  • Draft Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff Demonstrating the Substantial Equivalence of a New Tobacco Product: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions. This draft guidance provides information in

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Preparing for PCI D-Day

As the deadline for PCI DSS 2.0 compliance approaches, chains should make sure they understand the changes— and triple check that they meet the requirements. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. On Jan. 1, 2012 all convenience store retailers must comply with PCI DSS 2.0 standards. While some chains have been ready for more than a

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Instant Rewards for Fuel Customers

With gas prices again on the rise, consumers are pumped about loyalty programs that offer discounts on gasoline. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor. Today’s competitive retailing environment makes it tough to attract and keep customers, so convenience stores are turning to loyalty programs that allow the faithful to earn points as they shop and redeem

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Capitalizing on Coffee Trends

Hot beverages anchor the industry’s foodservice offering, but the category is also a top in-store destination and among the most profitable.   By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Numbers don’t lie–and when it comes to consumers and coffee, they show a category poised for even greater growth in the months ahead.Coffee consumption among consumers aged 18-29

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