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MSA Welcomes Convenience-Channel Veteran

“Steve Levey’s knowledge and understanding will enable MSA to engage more effectively with our manufacturing clients by consulting on programs and applications that are more wholesaler and retailer-friendly,” says MSA’s SVP. After an extensive six-month candidate search, Management Science Associates Inc. (MSA) welcomes Steven Levey to the role of account director focusing on channel partner

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“Salute Our Troops” Campaign Raises $2.5 Million

Donations from Kangaroo Express store guests to benefit the USO, Wounded Warrior Project and other military support organizations. Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc. announced $2.5 million has been raised by its “Salute Our Troops” campaign, more than double its original goal of $1 million. Through The Pantry’s more than 1,600 Kangaroo Express stores across 13

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Falafel Salsa Wraps

Foodservice industries have seen a notable leap in patrons embracing Mediterranean dishes over the past few years, and Falafel Republic responds to this national demand with the new Falafel & Salsa Wrap with Hummus. The dish is the first of its kind: an on-the-go, handmade sandwich wrap, made with natural ingredients.  The product caters to

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Meeting the Demand for Fresh Foods

When adding foodservice, retailers have many different options—each with distinct advantages. Deciding which one works best for your chain is half the battle. By Joe Bush, Contributing Editor. All convenience store operators should be looking at adding a foodservice solution to some degree, whether it’s simply a fresh-brewed coffee program and a roller grill or

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All Natural Beef Jerky

Consumers seeking more healthful snack options now have something to cheer for since Oh Boy, Oberto! rolled out its new All Natural Jerky line to retail shelves in July. This new snack is made from simple, all-natural ingredients with no preservatives or artificial flavors, resulting in a flavorful, hearty jerky that will satisfy consumers, while

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Rutter’s Announces Latest Sweepstakes Winners

Customers who used their Rutter’s Rewards card in August had the chance to win prizes including a free month of gas and a flat-screen TV. York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Farm Stores added a little sunshine to the rainy end of summer in central Pennsylvania this week by announcing the latest set of winners in the Register,

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Frost & Sullivan Awards Telvent DTN

Telvent DTN’s customer-centric terminal automation solutions for the oil and gas industry win recognition.  Frost & Sullivan has recognized Telvent DTN, a real-time IT solutions and information provider, with its 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement based on its recent analysis of the terminal automation market for the oil and

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PC&F Adds Digital Forecourt Marketing

Applause TV allows PC&F to entertain customers, while providing advertising and couponing to enhance site-specific promotions. Pacific Convenience & Fuels LLC (PC&F) is set to install Gilbarco Applause TV with Outcast as the standard digital forecourt marketing solution for its new locations. PC&F already has systems installed at some California and Colorado locations and is

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Thorntons Introduces Phone App

New app enables customers to have Thorntons with them 24/7. Louisville Ky.-based Thorntons has announced the launch of its brand-new proprietary, free mobile phone app available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry users. The mobile phone app, powered by OpenStore by GasBuddy, is free for all Thorntons customers at http://thorntons1.com/MobileApps.aspx. “Thorntons consumers are extremely tech-savvy and

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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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