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Marshfield’s Renovated Tedeschi Celebrates Customer Appreciation

This Friday cooking demonstrations and giveaways to greet customers at Tedeschi’s newly remodeled store. Tedeschi Food Shops at 774 Plain Street in Marshfield recently underwent a major renovation. The store, which features an expanded TD’s Deli, now serves fresh foods and meats alongside its standard convenience fare.  In addition to offering a variety of snacks

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SymphonyIRI Report Examines Shopping Mission Trends

Times & Trends report finds pantry stock-up and quick trips account for two-thirds of CPG trips and dollar sales.   It has long been a daunting task to stay in lock step with the shopper mindset. After all, mindsets are a moving target and can quickly change due to a variety of reasons, including purchase

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Rutter’s Announces November Winners

Register, Scan and Win Sweepstakes gives Rutter’s customers a chance to win an array of prizes.   Christmas came early to many loyal Rutter’s customers across central Pennsylvania this week with the announcement of November’s Register, Scan and Win Sweepstakes winners. Employees at the store from which the grand prizewinner is drawn are entered to

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Chester’s Opens 200th Store of the Year

“Chester’s success can be attributed to our commitment to our retailers,” says Chester’s spokesperson. Chester’s International LLC, a fried chicken foodservice provider in the convenience store industry, has opened its 200th store of the year. The milestone was crossed with three recent openings:  Sunmart Store #115 in Fargo, N.D., Bailey’s in Franklin Furnace, Ohio and

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Maine Customer Wins Free Gas for a Year from Irving Oil

Irving Rewards program offered customers gas savings and chance to win free gas for a year. Julie Jones of Hollis, Maine has won free gas for a year thanks to Irving Oil. Jones is one of six New England residents who will receive $2,100 worth of Irving gas cards for participating in the Irving Rewards

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Kangaroo Express Welcomes Returning Fort Bragg Soldiers

Kangaroo Express to provide breakfast to returning soldiers before address by President Obama. The Pantry Inc. is joining the USO of North Carolina in welcoming more than 200 men and women returning to Fort Bragg with breakfast before they are addressed by President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Dec. 14. “Providing breakfast to these brave service

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ConocoPhillips Expands Partnership With Heartland Payment Systems

The fuel marketer renews and increases its card processing agreement to include Visa and Mastercard transactions. ConocoPhillips has signed a five-year contract with Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors. Under the expanded contract, Heartland Network Services group will continue to authorize debit and credit card transactions and will now also begin

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Kum & Go Selects NCR C-Store Technology

Radiant solution to help Kum & Go improve efficiencies and grow customer loyalty.   Kum & Go L.C. has entered into an agreement with NCR Corp., which will implement its Radiant c-store technology within each of the retailer’s 400+ stores. Kum & Go, the fifth largest privately held, company-operated convenience store chain in the U.S.,

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Retail Gasoline Prices Extend Lower Trend

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN On Monday (12/12), the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported the fourth consecutive weekly decline in its regular grade gasoline average, which fell 1.6 cents from the prior week to $3.274 gallon. That’s a nearly 10-month low in the average, although its 10% higher than during the

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The Pantry Reports Q4 and Fiscal 2011 Results

“Fiscal 2012 represents an important transitional period for the company, as we focus on a pricing strategy that is intended to improve merchandise sales growth and align our gasoline volume with industry trends,” says The Pantry’s Interim CEO. The Pantry Inc. has announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended Sept. 29,

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NOCO Unveils Rebuilt Store With Special Features

The new store, located near Buffalo Niagara International Airport, includes kiosk check-in for flights, expanded Charlie The Butcher offerings and green building technologies. NOCO Express Stores has unveiled its newly rebuilt gasoline convenience store at 4590 Genesee Street, on the corner of Holtz Street across from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The store will open

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Global Brand Study Shows Simplicity is Key

Grocers, along with other retailers, could gross $1.9 billion more in profits if they better simplified customers’ experiences, report shows. For two years running, quick-service restaurants and supermarket chains, including Publix, Subway, McDonald’s, Whole Foods Market and Pizza Hut, have been listed among the top 10 simplest brands by U.S. consumers, according to results from the

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Starbucks Branches Into Beer, Wine

New Chicago area stores to feature upscale menu, spirits and live entertainment. Starbucks plans to open up to seven stores featuring beer and wine in addition to coffee in the Chicago area by the end of 2012, the Chicago Tribune reported. The Seattle-based coffee giant has been testing a more community-oriented store concept to improve

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Heineken Launches “Sunrise” Campaign

New campaign supports responsible consumption. HEINEKEN has launched the latest phase in its global approach to encourage the responsible consumption of its brands. The new theme, titled “Sunrise belongs to moderate drinkers” continues to use Heineken, the world’s most international premium beer brand, to deliver and reinforce this important message. This initiative is an integral

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Pilot Flying J Acquires New Travel Centers

“These travel centers will serve the 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 has acquired two new Pilot Travel Center locations in Pennsylvania: one in Duncannon and one in Frystown. Both locations will be remodeled to

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BP’s ampm Adds Chase ATMs

Some 800 ATMs scheduled for ampm locations in five states. Chase ATMs are set to be installed at 800 ARCO-branded ampm locations in California as well as Washington, Arizona, Oregon and Nevada as part of Chase’s nation-wide ATM network expansion. “Chase’s ATMs are an exciting addition to our convenience store offering, and will help us

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Circle K Acquires Neighbors Stores

Eleven properties to change hands today with sale closing soon. Neighbors Stores Inc. is selling 11 stores to Circle K, citing increasing competition from larger corporations, for the move, The Mount Airy News reported. The properties sold include Neighbors stores in high-traffic areas of Surry County, N.C. The sites changed hands Monday, with the sale

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FDA Calls For Comments

The FDA is encouraging retailers to send comments, data, research or other information related to non-face-to-face sale and distribution of tobacco products. The FDA is extending the comment period until Jan. 19, 2012, for an Advance Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (ANPRM) that was published in the Federal Register of Sept. 9, 2011 (76 FR 55835).

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Kangaroo Express Reopens Tornado-Damaged Store

After complete rebuilding, Kangaroo Express store celebrates reopening on Dec. 8 The Kangaroo Express convenience store that was extensively damaged by April tornadoes celebrated its reopening on Dec. 8 after a complete rebuilding of the store and gas pumps. Mayor Barger led the celebration with a ribbon cutting announcing its open doors. Kangaroo Express took

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QuikTrip Adds Blackhawk Gift Card Mall

“Our partnership with Blackhawk Network will provide consumers with a quick and easy solution for all their gifting and telecom needs,” says QuikTrip spokesperson. QuikTrip Corp. has partnered with Blackhawk Network, a provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses, offering its award-winning Gift Card Mall in over 500 QuikTrip locations nationwide.

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Hershey To Acquire Brookside Foods

“The acquisition of Brookside is an opportunity for Hershey to expand our portfolio in this category,” says Hershey’s CEO.   The Hershey Co. has reached an agreement to purchase Brookside Foods Ltd., a privately held confectionery company based in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Brookside is a chocolate confectionery company with products based on a unique formula

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Susser Closes Public Offering of Common Stock

Susser intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for growth capital for new store development. Susser Holdings Corp. has closed its public offering of 3,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $21.75 per share. Net proceeds from the sale of these shares were approximately $72 million, after deducting underwriting discounts

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ATA Welcomes TravelCenters of America

“We intend to play an active role in the ATA to help promote the success of the trucking industry and continue to foster the respect its drivers deserve,” says TA CEO. American Trucking Associations has welcomed TravelCenters of America LLC as its newest allied member. “I am excited about becoming an ATA member. TravelCenters of

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Peter Tedeschi Named Vice Chairman of NACSPAC

As vice chairman of NACSPAC, Tedeschi spearheads the c-store industry’s support for political candidates that respond to legislation that impacts the industry. Peter Tedeschi, president and CEO of Tedeschi Food Shops Inc., has been named vice chairman of the National Association of Convenience Stores Political Action Committee (NACSPAC).  As vice chairman of NACSPAC, Tedeschi spearheads

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FDA Webinar Clarifies Regulations

FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) is hosting a series of webinars on federal tobacco regulations. These webinars are designed to provide FDA tobacco compliance education and information to retailers and small businesses. Each webinar includes a Q&A session to provide participants the opportunity to have their questions answered by FDA. Today, Dec. 8, 2011 from

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