cigarettes2

Imperial Tobacco Introduces Commonwealth – Altadis Inc.

Commonwealth – Altadis, Inc. strengthens competitive position with total tobacco focus and larger sales force. Altadis U.S.A. Inc. and Commonwealth Brands Inc., both owned by Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, have come together to create a new sales and distribution company called Commonwealth – Altadis Inc. (CAI), offering consumers and customers a high quality range of

SALEsign

Buchanan Energy Selling 61 Stations

Locations for sale in Chicago and St. Louis markets. Buchanan Energy LLC is selling 38 ExxonMobil-branded gas stations in the Greater Chicago area, as well as 23 BP-branded stations in the Greater St. Louis area.  All 61 stations are being sold with branded fuel supply with help from NRC Realty & Capital Advisors. “These stores

Bolla1

Bolla Oil Adds innovationTV at 40 Sites

“The investment creates an exciting resource that will become an asset to help us connect with and deliver great advancements to our valued customers,” says Bolla Oil CEO. Bolla Oil gas station and convenience store locations, located in the New York market, are adding inOvationTV to more than 40 sites, some of which will be

foodphoto

C-Store Foodservice Challenges QSRs

“Convenience stores are increasingly falling into the same consideration set as fast-food restaurants,” says Technomic director. As convenience stores continue offering busy consumers more options for meals and snacks, new research by Technomic finds consumers are taking advantage of the expanding foodservice options, many times at the expense of quick-service restaurants. Of consumers polled on

Tucker Hibbert pic photo credit John Hanson

Hot Stuff Sponsors Snowmobile Snocross Champion

“Many of our restaurant franchisees and customers are Tucker Hibbert fans, and will be excited to learn that Tucker is a Hot Stuff Pizza lover,” says Orion CEO. Orion Food Systems, the international foodservice provider, which franchises over 1000 Hot Stuff Pizza locations world-wide, announced its official sponsorship of World Snocross Champion and 10-time ESPN

snickers

Snickers the Tops

Mars Foodservice presents the top-testing new candy bar launch from Mars in over three years: Snickers Brand Peanut Butter Squared, which combines peanuts, caramel, nougat, milk chocolate and peanut butter. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is quickly becoming a leader in the snack industry, making up more than 18% of the entire chocolate

Baxter OV310 Mini Rotating Rack

Mini Rotating Rack Oven

Baxter, a designer and manufacturer of quality foodservice and bakery equipment worldwide, recently launched the next generation of its popular mini rotating rack oven. The new OV310 Series ovens include updated and additional features without sacrificing the quality performance or small footprint that have become industry standards. New features include a larger viewing area (350

NAG

Building Profits and Relationships

The 2011 NAG Conference in Savannah, Ga. offered timely retail solutions and outstanding networking opportunities. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Retailers and suppliers joined together at the Westin Hotel and Resort in Savannah, Ga. for four days of strategic educational sessions and networking as part of the 2011 National Advisory Group (NAG) Conference. This year’s

Shell_Station_Exterior

Shell Bolsters Loyalty

The Fuel Rewards Network, an extension of its Grocer Rewards program, is enhancing the brand proposition for Shell marketers and wholesalers. By John Lofstock, Editor. The competition for customers has never been so furious. Consumers have more and more choices every day, and the right customer loyalty program has the power to make or break

spinx1

Spinx Chooses PriceAdvantage

“It is a superior tool in that it gives us the ability to pull historical data easily, manage multiple price changes per day,” says The Spinx Co.’s CEO. The Spinx Co. is now using PriceAdvantage at its 65 Spinx stores across the Carolinas. PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management solution, has given Spinx the ability to

HESS

Hess Express App Debuts

Hess partners with OpenStore by GasBuddy to launch innovative mobile app and Website for people on the go. Hess Corp. and OpenStore by GasBuddy have launched the Hess Express mobile app and redesigned Website, HessExpress.com, to provide busy people on the go with customized deals and coupons, real-time gas prices and traffic information. “This digital

susserlogo

Susser Holdings Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

 Susser Holdings Corp. has commenced an underwritten public offering of approximately 3.5 million shares of its common stock. In connection with the offering, Susser will grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to 525,000 additional shares. Susser intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for growth capital for new store development and

mansfield.jpg

Mansfield California Operations Center

“This opening affords Mansfield the opportunity to interact more closely with the California energy industry,” says Mansfield spokesperson. Mansfield Oil Co. has opened a new refined product and renewable fuel operations center in Irvine, Calif. For more than 50 years, Mansfield has served customers in the retail, government and commercial sectors with transportation fuels and

stripes

Susser Accelerates Store Building Program in 2012

About 25-30 new Stripes convenience stores planned for next year. Susser Holdings Corp. plans to accelerate its new retail store building program in 2012, with an estimated 25-30 Stripes convenience stores expected to be built next year. “Our plan to pick up the pace of new store building next year reflects the strong traction our

ProteinToGo

Protein Boost

Convenience Valet has partnered with Pro Balance LLC to distribute Protein to Go, a protein shot that provides 28 grams of hydrolyzed whey protein with zero sugar and zero fat in each convenient, single serving 2.5-ounce bottle. Made with the finest whey protein available, Protein to Go is available in three varieties, including great tasting

New Lagunas Premium Cigarettes from Djarum

New Lagunas Premium Cigarettes

Kretek International Inc. has launched Lagunas brand premium imported cigarettes by Djarum in the U.S. The Lagunas blend was developed by an international team from Djarum and Kretek over a two-year period of blending and testing. Lagunas’ taste is characterized by a unique combination of tobaccos from the U. S., Brazil Indonesia, Turkey and Greece,

food2

C-Store Foodservice Shopper MegaStudy Released

Over 600,000 convenience store trips analyzed to understand the in-store behavior related to foodservice as part of syndicated national program. VideoMining Corp., a provider of in-store intelligence for retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers, has released a report called C-Store Foodservice Shopper MegaStudy. The report is part of an ongoing national syndicated program, C-Store

Swedish Match at NACS 2011

“Fresh as the day they were made!” HTL cigar brands exhibited at NACS; Garcia Vega, Game and White Owl. White Owl sweets and Green Sweets. 100% Freshness Guarantee is key to Swedish Match’s product offerings. New and improved line of Game cigarillos with new wrap. White Owl White Grape with a slow burning wrapper. Foil

PLP-MG800i-BW-LF100x100

Bar Code Scanner

Datalogic introduces the Magellan 800i scanner to its family of bar code readers to help retailers around the world—large and small—harness the latest trends in data collection while improving productivity and reliability. The Magellan 800i scanner is available now through Datalogic’s global network of distribution partners. The Magellan 800i scanner offers image capture, illumix intelligent

MiniPhotobookPrinter

Mini Photobook Maker

Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America Inc. has introduced its mini photobook maker in the U.S., starting with a trial run in several pharmacies in New York City and select retail supermarkets in the Northwest. The mini photobook maker lets people create compact books that are perfect for sharing memories of family vacations, weddings, corporate events,

thorntons

Thorntons Reopens Bloomingdale Store

Station features eco-friendly E85 flex fuel. Thorntons is celebrating the grand re-opening of its store location at 190 East Lake Street, Bloomingdale, Ill., on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Thorntons currently operates 162 stores throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee and Ohio. Customers will experience a newly designed store, with a clean and friendly environment. Thorntons will

fuelpumpingLARGE

Wholesale Gasoline Costs Turn Higher

After tumbling to a nine-month low of $3.368 gallon on Nov. 21, the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. retail gasoline average is positioned to increase following higher wholesale costs during the final full week of November. Wholesale gasoline costs were under renewed pressure in front of Thanksgiving Day on weak demand and heightened concern over

IDDBA

IDDBA FSCRP Expands Reach of Food Safety Certification

Retailers weigh in on how the program has helped their business. The necessity of food safety in retail dairy, deli, and bakery departments is increasingly apparent every day. For that reason, the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program reimburses a portion of expenses to IDDBA-member retailer companies that certify dairy, deli, and

image003

Quick Chek Raises $100,000 To Combat Juvenile Diabetes

Colleagues Ride for the Cure in Tucson, surpass fundraising efforts. Quick Chek, a chain of 127 fresh food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, announced that its Riding Team, a group of 14 Quick Chek volunteers completed the Nov. 19 & 20 Tour de Tucson weekend-long bike ride event, raising $100,000 for

Scholarship

Team Oil Offers Scholarships

Five high school graduates to receive $1,000 each toward pursuing further education. The Team Oil Travel Center, Team Oil Subway, and Harold Dungan, all benefactors of the Team Oil Scholarship Program, are proud to announce the 2012 scholarship program. The program will award $5,000 in scholarships—five $1,000 awards to graduates from the Spring Valley High

css.php