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Hunt Brothers Re-launches Buffalo Chicken Pizza

“With the peak of the football party season upon us, what better time to bring it back than for the football playoffs and the big game,” says Hunt Brothers Pizza spokesperson. Hunt Brothers Pizza has re-launched its popular limited-time offer Buffalo Chicken Pizza, just in time for the football playoffs party season. This delicious offering

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Supply Chain Solutions

Brink’s has unveiled three new smart supply chain solutions, which incorporate new hardware and technology to streamline payment processing for retailers and financial institutions. 1.) Brink’s CompuSafe Check Imaging. This solution turns currency and checks into digital payment streams to give retailers accelerated access to their cash flow reducing the time for the deposit to

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Prevent Accidental Dispensing

Tomlinson Industries now offers a “safer upper assembly” for S Series Faucets. This safer upper assembly requires a three-step action to control dispensing and prevent accidental dispensing. The faucet handle must be lifted, squeezed and then pulled down to activate. Release the handle to shut off. This safety feature is now available for the S

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Bosselman Cos. Chairman Chuck Bosselman Dies

Chuck Bosselman, chairman of The Bosselman Cos., has passed away. He was 67. Bosselman lost his battle with cancer on Saturday in Grand Island, Nebraska, surrounded by his family. A leader among leaders and visionary of the company, Bosselman was a second-generation business owner. His father, Fred, founded the first Bosselman’s location in 1948. In

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Retail Gasoline Prices at Five-Week High

The U.S. retail price average for regular grade gasoline reported by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reached a five-week high at $3.299 gallon in beginning 2012, and is set to notch its third straight weekly increase amid higher wholesale costs. Several factors continue to drive gasoline prices higher despite ongoing weak demand, with preliminary EIA

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New Employment Screening Tools For NACS Members

LexisNexis program makes it easy and affordable for NACS member companies to screen employees. NACS and LexisNexis have teamed up to offer NACS member companies an affordable, user-friendly employment screening solution. The LexisNexis service is specifically designed to streamline and simplify the screening and hiring process to NACS members — both retailers and suppliers —

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Fikes Wholesale Acquires Taylor Food Mart

“This agreement truly represents a win-win for all parties involved,” says Fikes Wholesale CEO. Fikes Wholesale Inc., parent company of the 194 location CEFCO Convenience Stores Chain based in Temple, Texas, has successfully acquired the retail interests of 63 Taylor Food Mart Stores from Taylor Petroleum Co. based in Amarillo, Texas. The Taylor Food Marts

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Holiday Stationstores Renews Agreement With Revionics

“With a steep competitive landscape and a still fragile economy, there is no room for pricing errors,” says Holiday Stationstores spokesperson. Holiday Stationstores, which operates more than 450 corporately-owned and franchise convenience stores, has renewed its service agreement with Revionics due to the benefits it has obtained by leveraging Revionics’ Life Cycle Price Optimization solutions.

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Snack Fuel for Consumers

Consumers are increasingly craving better-for-you on-the-go snacks. Promotion In Motion Inc. (PIM) has the proven mix of snacks to make the sale. Better-for-you snacks include the new Juicefuls brand, Tuxedos Dark Chocolate Almonds and innovation from Welch’s Fruit Snacks. Juicefuls Juice-Filled Fruit Snacks are the first and only fruit snacks made with real fruit and

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Dunkin’ Donuts Opens Eight Restaurants in Des Moines

Franchise opportunities still available in Sioux City and Ottawa, Iowa, as well as in Lincoln and Omaha, Neb. Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with sister and brother franchisee team, Lori Kelderman High and Jeff Kelderman, for eight new restaurants in Des Moines, Iowa. Two restaurants are slated to open in 2013 and

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A Shot of Energy

Multi-platinum music star and entrepreneur Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson believes that with better energy and focus you gain the power to do greater things. That’s why he created Street King, an energy shot that provides six hours of energy with 100% natural flavors. Available in Orange Mango and Grape flavors, the 2.5-ounce shot contains zero

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Salinsky Honored by SIGMA

Massachusetts retailer is the 19th operator in 53 years to receive the association’s Distinguished Marketer Award. By John Lofstock, Editor. Few people have seen the convenience store and petroleum industry evolve as has Richard Salinsky, president of Best Petroleum in Lynn, Mass. With more than 50 years of experience and dedication to the industry, Salinsky

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Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

While management is always on the lookout for new talent, it’s also up to employees to demonstrate that they are ready to advance to leadership positions. By Jim Callahan. As we embark on 2012, it’s time to start considering how you’re going to begin grooming team members for advancement within the company. Today’s employees are

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Luke Oil Plans To Grow in Northwest Indiana

New locations would grow Luke Oil’s portfolio of stores to 30 sites in 2012. Hobart, Ind.-based Luke Oil Co. plans to open at least five new gas stations and convenience stores in 2012, the NWI Times Online reported. New stores planned for Cedar Lake, Hobart and East would beef up Luke Oil’s portfolio of 25

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Last Chance to Take the Fifth Annual CSD/Balvor 2012 Foodservice Survey

Today is the last day to take the survey! How is foodservice performing for your company? What’s your outlook for the various foodservice categories in 2012? And what are some of the best practices for marketing the foodservice category to today’s convenience store consumers? Convenience Store Decisions in partnership with David Bishop, managing partner of

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Technomic Report Unveils Habits of Teens, Tweens

The report provides an overview of attitudes toward food preferences, dining-out behaviors with friends and family, snacking behavior, convenience-store patronage, technology usage and more. Tweens and teens influence the decision making of their friends and families, playing a large role in their dining choices. Fifty-eight percent of teens and 54% of tweens report that their

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Dot Foods Partners With General Mills

“We’re excited to offer General Mills products to our customers,” says Dot Foods spokesperson. Dot Foods, a national food re-distributor, has partnered with General Mills Convenience Store Division for the distribution of dry products to its convenience store distributors. General Mills is home to some of the most recognizable food brands, such as Cheerios, Betty

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RaceTrac Debuts Prototype Store

“The whole goal is to take you back to the idea of a neighborhood store versus a traditional gas station,” says RaceTrac spokesperson. RaceTrac opened a new store this week on the corner of Cherokee Street and Lake Acworth Drive in Acworth, Ga., that is set to serve as the prototype for all new RaceTrac

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Ball Park Franks

Sara Lee Foodservice has introduced Ball Park Angus Beef Franks and Deli Style Beef Franks for convenience store operators’ roller grill programs, providing premium beef offerings with strong brand recognition. Angus continues to gain momentum as a nationally recognized product. The Angus Beef Franks are made with 100% Angus beef, no artificial colors, flavors or by-products.

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Frostberry Energy Blast

XYIENCE, maker of Xenergy, the offi cial energy drink of the UFC, has added Xenergy Xtreme Frostberry Blast to its lineup of energy drink flavors. The third in its collector can series; Frostberry Blast’s can features the image of Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva, a UFC middleweight fighter and international icon in the sport of mixed

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Pilot Flying J Completes Purchase of Bosselman Travel Centers

“These seven stops significantly enhance our network by shrinking the distance our customers travel to receive service in the Upper Midwest,” says Pilot Flying J president. Pilot Flying J and Bosselman Travel Centers Inc. today announced that the sale of seven Bosselman travel centers in the Midwest to Pilot Flying J has been completed. The

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Stripes Celebrates Grand Opening in Marble Falls

Ribbon cutting, check presentation and prize giveaways planned as part of the new store celebration. A Stripes convenience store and gas station is opening on Jan. 6 at U.S. 281 in Marble Falls, Texas, The River Cities Daily Tribune Online reported. A grand opening event is set to include a ribbon cutting at 501 U.S.

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Scotsman Industries Announces Interim President

Rich Gleitsmann joins Scotsman team. Scotsman Industries, a global commercial ice machine company, announced that Rich Gleitsmann has joined the organization as interim president of Scotsman Ice Systems, reporting to Kevin Fink, group managing director – Americas.    Gleitsmann has more than 10 years’ experience in the foodservice industry. He has served as president of

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Walgreens Reports December Sales Increase of 2.7%

 The drug store chain opened nine new locations in December. Walgreens has reported December sales of $6.98 billion, an increase of 2.7% from $6.80 billion for the same month in fiscal 2011. Total front-end sales increased 1.4% in December 2011 for the drug store chain, compared with the same month in 2010, while comparable store

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