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Health-Sports Bands

Florida-based 386 Warehouse LLC’s Ampli5 health and sports wristbands are available for purchase at major retail outlets and convenient stores nationwide. Ampli5’s Health-Sports bands are designed to increase one’s performance by balancing the natural energy field and restoring the proper internal frequencies of the body. The Ampli5 Technology is contained in a proprietary alloy that

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Sunoco Reports Fourth Quarter 2010 Results

Sunoco “finished the year with $1.5 billion in cash, achieved growth in our retail and logistics businesses and improved the competitiveness of our refineries,” says CEO. Sunoco Inc. has reported its fourth quarter results for 2010, including net income attributable to Sunoco shareholders of $87 million ($0.72 per share diluted) compared to the net income

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Hess Adds Quiznos To Two Florida Locations

After debuting its first Quiznos location last December, Hess has added six more of the franchises to its fleet of stores. Two Hess Express gas station/convenience stores on Florida’s Treasure Coast recently welcomed Quiznos franchises to their locations, TCPALM reported. The first Quiznos opened two weeks ago in a Port St. Lucie Hess Express at

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Shell Celebrates WINsday With Rewards

Shell Saver Card holders will gain cents off fuel when driver Kurt Busch wins a race. Shell is encouraging motorists to join its Shell Saver Card program with new offers rewarding customer loyalty. New cardholders will be rewarded for activating a card with savings of 10 cents per gallon on every grade of Shell Nitrogen

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Wilson Farms Launches Cookie Contest

Customers are encouraged to name the Wilson Farms cookie line for a chance to win a free ipad. Wilson Farms is introducing a new line of cookies and is reaching out to customers for their help in naming the new offering. The cookies are made locally in Western New York and at a giant four-ounces

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MSA Releases VendorExpress for Distributor-Manufacturer Connections

Management Science Associates Inc. (MSA) announced its intention to market VendorExpress to enhance and streamline information exchanges between wholesale distributors and their suppliers. VendorExpress is an expansion of an in-house product developed by Pine State Trading Company called mypinestate.com, a collaborative business platform that provides the Maine-based distributor’s suppliers with 24×7 access to the most

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TA Stocks Soar Amid Lease Agreement

“The amended lease and debt agreements give us confidence that (TA) will continue operating for the foreseeable future and places them in an effective position to better compete,” analyst says. Shares of stock in TravelCenters of America LLC soared by 109% earlier this week, after the company and its landlord agreed on a deal for

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Atlas Oil Offers Employees Enhanced Benefits

“At Atlas, we recognize that our team members are truly our greatest asset,” says CEO. Atlas Oil Co. has rolled out enhanced benefits to its employee base, which has grown to more than 400 in 2011. At a time when many companies are looking for ways to cut from its workforce—jobs, benefits, bonuses, etc.—Atlas Oil

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Wilson Farms Supports ‘Check Out Hunger’ Campaign

For the sixth year, Wilson Farms helps shoppers find an easy way to feed the hungry in their communities. Wilson Farms Inc. is once again teaming up with other local retailers to support the Food Banks of Western and Central New York in the annual “Check Out Hunger” campaign. All 188 Wilson Farms, Sugarcreek and

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Thorntons Holds Job Fair

Thorntons is expanding its coffee program and is now filling new positions created by its coffee initiative. Thorntons is launching a new coffee program, company-wide, starting in the Louisville/Southern Indiana Market, and plans to add up to 160 new jobs over the next year to support its new coffee program. Thorntons will be accepting applications

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Innovative New Heineken Can Offers Distinct Feel, Contemporary Look

Heineken, the No. 1 selling European Lager in the U.S., announced the launch of their new can packaging beginning in February. Heineken’s upscale and visually appealing new look – and unique, tactile feel – elevates the overall appeal of the package and reinforces the high quality and great brewing tradition of the nation’s premier beer

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Casey’s Looks To Buy City Block In South Dakota

Planned site would include a sit down area for foodservice and a modern appearance. Casey’s General Stores Inc. has plans to purchase a long-vacant lot on East 10th in Sioux Falls, S.D., allowing it to develop a convenience store and gas station that could span an acre, Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported. Communication Service for

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Quick Chek Launches N.J. Devils Sweepstakes

The grand prize includes free Quick Chek coffee for one year and tickets to a N.J. Devils game. Celebrating its fourth year as the official coffee of the New Jersey Devils, Quick Chek, the premier chain of more than 125 food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, has launched its “Win A

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Shell Market Tests Nitrogen Enriched Diesel

New branded diesel helps protect engines, can reduce fuel consumption in heavy duty fleets, Shell reports. Shell Oil Products US today is testing Shell Nitrogen Enriched Diesel, extending the company’s “Nitrogen Enriched” advanced cleaning system to diesel. The fuel has been proven to reduce fuel consumption in an extensive test of heavy-duty vehicles and is

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TA Nashville Location Reopens After 2010 Floods

Once ravaged by floods, the newly renovated Nashville site now includes upgraded amenities, including a driver’s lounge. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) is reopening its travel center located on 111 North First Street in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 3, 2011. The site, conveniently located at Exit 48 off of Interstate 24 was closed in May 2010

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Tedeschi Opens Store in Stoughton

Customers visiting the new location can enjoy free coffee with breakfast sandwich purchase for a limited time. Tedeschi Food Shops has opened its newest store located at 987 Central Street in Stoughton, Mass., near the intersection of Route 138. The interior of this store boasts the company’s latest design, colors, and graphics along with state-of-the-art

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BP to Divest ARCO Brand

BP says it plans to focus future downstream investment in the U.S. on further improving and upgrading its more advantaged refining and marketing networks in the country. BP is repositioning its refining and marketing (R&M) business in the U.S. and divesting two of its US refineries, in a move that will halve BP’s U.S. refining

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Atlas Oil Expands Sales Team

Atlas to focus on business development and emerging markets as it looks to expand its footprint. Atlas Oil Co. has expanded its sales team, adding five sales representatives to focus on business development and emerging markets. Bob Kenyon, executive vice president, sales and business development, announced the appointments of McKenzie Egender, regional sales team leader,

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Sara Lee Divides Into Two Companies

Sara Lee’s North American Retail and North American Foodservice businesses are expected to be one entity while its International Beverage and Bakery businesses and North American beverage business are set to comprise another. Sara Lee Corp. is dividing into two separate publicly traded companies, in a move planned for completion in early 2012, after the

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The Customer is King

“The customer is always right.”  “Our customers come first.”  “We value our customers.” Blah, blah, blah… Sure we have all read retailer mission statements about how they value their customers, but how many truly take these words to heart?  For most companies, their mission statement and promise of “the best customer experience” is just words

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Innovation And Leadership In 2011

Click on an image to enlarge or click here to download as on PDF file. As we enter the New Year, I am excited about the many opportunities the Swedish Match portfolio will offer our valued customers and consumers. Swedish Match takes pride in being the industry leader when it comes to innovation and bringing

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U.S. Gasoline Prices Climb Amid Egyptian Uprising

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Gasoline price watchers should expect prices at the pump to again nudge higher in closing out January, pushed up by a surge in oil valuations in wholesale trading on Jan. 28 sparked by unrest in Egypt. The rally reversed what would have been a decline in

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Chevron Shows Its Pricing Power

BP maintains second highest market share after Shell despite oil spill crisis. Chevron used 2010 to restructure, exiting states on the edge of its marketing area, but it nonetheless exhibited more pricing power than any other brand, according to a just release OPIS report. The OPIS Retail Year in Review & 2011 Profit Outlook found

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Sunoco To Continue With Separation of SunCoke

Settlement with ArcelorMittal resolves lawsuit on Coke pricing litigation. Sunoco Inc. is moving forward with the planned separation of SunCoke Energy after reaching an agreement with ArcelorMittal that resolves the lawsuit concerning coke pricing for the Jewell facility. Additional information regarding the planned separation of SunCoke Energy from Sunoco will be discussed on the previously

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CITGO Expands With 42 Stations

“When we decided to convert these new locations, we wanted a partner who had refining might,” said president of C.N. Brown Co. CITGO Petroleum Corp. and Maine-based fuel distributor C.N. Brown Co. have converted 42 locally owned gas stations across Maine and New Hampshire to the CITGO brand. The move extends the company’s 20-year partnership

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