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Rutter’s Rewards October Sweepstakes Winners

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 receive flat screen TV, free gas and more.  York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Farm Stores gave many people in central Pennsylvania a reason to be thankful this week when it announced the latest winners in the Register, Scan and Win Sweepstakes.
 
 October’s grand prizewinner, Paul Seibert of Shippensburg, Pa. took home a

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Deloitte Survey Shows Shoppers Expecting Discounts

Savvy consumers research brands and prices before heading into stores.  Excitement over unexpected in-store deals has diminished as discounted prices become an anticipated part of the consumer products shopping experience, according to the Deloitte/Harrison Group annual American Pantry Survey. For nearly one-third (30%) of consumers, at least seven of 10 items in their shopping cart

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Thorntons Salutes Employees, Troops

The 2011 General Manager’s Conference in Louisville features awards for top team members and vendors and a Humanitarian Event at Fort Knox. By John Lofstock, Editor Close to 400 general managers, regional managers, company executives and corporate sponsors gathered in Louisville, Ky., this week as Thorntons Inc. kicked off its 2011 General Managers’ Conference. The

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PLMA Awards New Product Honors

PLMA’s Salute to Excellence winners showcased within Idea Supermarket at PLMA Chicago trade show. Nearly two dozen retail chains and wholesalers from across the country were selected as the winners of PLMA’s annual Salute to Excellence Awards. The year’s winning products were featured during PLMA’s 2011 Private Label Trade Show in Chicago with a special

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Chicago Welcomes The 2011 Private Label Trade Show

From Nov. 13-15 at the Rosemont Convention Center, retailers had the chance to view the latest trends and products in private label. Retailer’s brands and entire lines of products marketed around ethnic, restaurant quality foods, wellness, convenience and other themes were on view at PLMA’s 2011 Private Label Trade Show. The show, which took place

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FDA Comments on the International Tobacco Regulators’ Conference

“It is only natural that like-minded leaders band together to combat this global threat in unison,” says the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.  This week, 65 representatives of health and regulatory agencies from 22 countries attended the International Tobacco Regulators’ Conference, hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization

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Irving Oil Awards Free Gas for a Year

Lucky customers in Connecticut and Vermont enjoy fuel savings. Sheila Riley of Berlin, Conn. and Jim Hayssen of Bondville, Vt., have won free gas for a year thanks to Irving Oil. Riley and Hayssen are two of six New England residents who will each receive $2,100 worth of Irving gas cards for participating in the

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Terrible’s Rewards Veterans

“Our armed service personnel do so much for our country, that we wanted to do our part to recognize their service and say thank you on Veterans Day,” says Terrible’s spokesperson. To celebrate Veterans Day, Terrible’s Car Wash continued a Las Vegas tradition it began years ago. To show its support and gratitude for our

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Free Coffee Fridays

Customers who stop into Cumberland Farms on a Friday this November can enjoy a free cup of coffee in the size of their choice. Cumberland Farms is offering Free Coffee Fridays this November. On Nov. 11, 18 and 25 customers can receive a smooth cup of Cumberland Farms’ Farmhouse Blend coffee—any size, any way they

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TA Kicks Off Annual Campaign

Donations raised benefit professional drivers in need. TravelCenters of America LLC’s full-service TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands have launched their support of the 2011 customer and employee donation drive to benefit St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF), an organization that helps truck drivers suffering from financial hardship due to medical problems. The

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Industry Veteran Scott Barrett Joins KSS Fuels

Bringing 20 years of fuels marketing experience from BP, Barrett aims to help customers enhance performance. KSS Fuels announced that Scott Barrett has joined the management team as vice president of customer pricing and planning management. Barrett joins KSS Fuels from BP and brings more than 20 years of retail and wholesale fuels marketing experience

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Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Center in North Dakota

“The travel center will serve this community through products and services as well as contribute to the local economy through jobs and tax revenue,” says Pilot Flying J CEO. Pilot Flying J recently acquired a travel center in Grand Forks, N.D., and will remodel the Pilot Travel Center to feature full amenities for professional drivers

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Rutter’s To Break Ground on New Loganville Store

New store plans to employ 80 during construction, 40 full-time. York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Farm Stores plans to break ground on the chain’s 57th convenience store, which will be located off the Loganville exit of I-83 in Loganville Borough in southern York County, Pa. The multi-million dollar project is situated at the intersection of Susquehanna Trail

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Truckstop Sales Surge 10%

Total merchandise purchases by truckstops nationwide served by McLane Corp. increased 10% during the 2011 third quarter compared with a year earlier led largely by growth in automotive product and hot dispensed beverage sales, according to the McLane-NATSO Index. The index, designed to illustrate market trends within the truckstop and travel plaza industry by comparing

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Starbucks Launches Holiday App

New Starbucks Cup Magic App, skinny peppermint mocha and holiday Starbucks Petites debut on Nov. 15, alongside returning seasonal favorites. Starbucks Coffee Co. is celebrating the holiday season with an innovative new mobile app. This year, Starbucks will make the season come alive with Starbucks Cup Magic, an augmented reality app customers can download for

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Tumbling on Weak Demand

Even as the U.S. crude price benchmark comes within pennies of $100 barrel, wholesale gasoline costs moved sharply lower, down by double digits in numerous major metropolitan markets across the country during the second full week of November. Partly explaining the disconnect is weak demand for gasoline, which recently sunk to near an eight-year low

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Starbucks Looks To Reinvent Juice Segment With Acquisition

After buying Evolution Fresh Inc., Starbucks vows to create a never before seen retail model as it introduces a new health and wellness business based around the juice brand. Starbucks Corp. has acquired the San Bernadino, Calif.-based juice business Evolution Fresh Inc. for $30 million as part of a larger effort to move beyond just

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Hit-n-Run Food Stores Prepares for the Future

Brenton Investment Corp. is set to build a new prototype design as it sets its sights on growth through new builds. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. With 11 years under its belt and 13 successful convenience stores throughout southern Louisiana, Brenton Investment Corp. is ready to grow its fleet of Hit-n-Run Food Stores beginning with

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Walgreens Adds Kronik Energy Drinks

Walgreens is adding KroniCo LLC’s Kronik Energy drink formulas to 261 locations throughout Southern California. Already the fourth best-selling brand in Arizona and officially known as “Chronic Fatigue’s worst nightmare,” Kronik Energy drinks are a major player in the energy category. “We are so honored to be welcomed into the Walgreens family; this is a

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KSS Fuels Expands Traffic Intelligence Database

KSS Fuels’s TrafficMetrix improve the accuracy of consumer traffic counts. KSS Fuels has announced a major update to its globally recognized consumer traffic database source, MPSI TrafficMetrix, which now contains almost 1.3 million traffic counts. In addition to refreshing and extending key traffic data, KSS Fuels has developed analytic tools to improve the accuracy of

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CITGO’s Popp’s for Paws Fundraiser Supports Humane Society

CITGO station launches first annual fundraiser as part of customer appreciation month.  Popp’s Riverwalk CITGO, with support from CITGO Petroleum Corp. has kicked off its first annual Popp’s for Paws fundraiser and pet food drive to support the Lakeshore Humane Society (LHS). Now through Nov. 20, customers are invited to drop off canned pet food

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ConocoPhillips Names Its Downstream Company Phillips 66

The strategic repositioning of ConocoPhillips is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2012. ConocoPhillips has revealed that its new independent downstream company, created through its previously announced strategic repositioning, will be named Phillips 66 and will be headquartered in Houston. Phillips 66 will have leading businesses in refining, marketing, midstream and chemicals.

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Tobacco Retailers Get an “A” For FDA Compliance

NATO encourages FDA to issue letters of compliance to the tobacco retailers that pass compliance inspections, as positive reinforcement. More than 96% of tobacco retailers inspected by federal contractors in 38 states and the District of Columbia were found to be in compliance with new tobacco regulations designed to prevent the sale of tobacco products

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Sheetz Plans Health And Fitness Center

New health and wellness center to improve employee health and manage healthcare costs. Leading a national trend by companies offering enhanced work place benefits to improve employee health, Sheetz Inc. announced it is building a new health and wellness center at its distribution facility in Claysburg, Pa. Scheduled to open in the fall of 2012,

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Brink’s Introduces New Smart Supply Chain Solutions

“The earlier in the supply chain that Brink’s can help automate the deposit process the bigger the benefit to the bottom line,” says Brink’s spokesperson. Brink’s U.S., a provider of secure logistics solutions, announces its latest payment automation solutions: Check Imaging for Brink’s award-winning CompuSafe Service, Cash Room Automation Solution for retailers, and outsourced lockbox

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