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Sundried Tomato And Basil Wheat Thins

Wheat Thins has added the zesty flavor of Sundried Tomato and Basil to its vending lineup to help operators capture additional sales from the 81% of consumers (according to International Food Information Council Food and Health Surveys 2006-2009) trying to incorporate more whole grains into their diets. Wheat Thins Sundried Tomato & Basil features a

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Natural Cigarette Alternatives

Bluegrass Blends USA has introduced Rockfield Natural Cigarette Alternatives with no tobacco, no nicotine and no nitrosamines. Rockfield Natural Cigarette Alternatives sell for up to 70% less than traditional cigarettes and provide a low-cost alternative for consumers seeking relief from the high cost of traditional cigarettes. Benefits include no costly MSA tobacco taxes and higher

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VERC Enterprises Recognized During “Celebrating Families” Event

Commitment to hiring individuals with developmental disabilities honored. VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with 24 locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire was recognized for its commitment to hiring those with developmental disabilities during the 16th annual “Celebrating Families” event at the State House. The Patrick-Murray Administration honored individuals and families

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CEFCO Convenience Stores Finds Scalability With PriceAdvantage

Recently acquired Taylor Food Mart stores using fuel pricing solution. CEFCO Convenience Stores has expanded its partnership chain wide with the addition of the recently acquired Taylor Food Mart stores. The new sites were acquired in January of this year, all of which are now fully implemented with PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management solution. “As

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Are CAFE and RFS Doomed?

“RFS and CAFE policies cannot coexist without substantial changes in the retail and vehicle markets,” says NACS vice president of government relations. The requirements mandated by the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and the proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards are likely to create a situation in which one or both of these programs will

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Wright Express Selects ReD For Payment Fraud Protection

“Wright Express has aggressively addressed fuel card fraud, and adding ReD’s PRISM to our robust capabilities affords our clients an added layer of protection,” says Wright Express spokesperson. Wright Express, a specialist in fleet, corporate and prepaid payment solutions, has signed an agreement to use ReD’s enterprise fraud prevention service. The established fleet and fuel

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Handee Marts Awards $6,500 Grant

BP funds grants for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation as part of Fueling Communities program. At its Annual Meeting and Trade Show Dinner, Handee Marts President & CEO, Mike Triantafellou, presented a grant check for $6,500 to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. President Greg Barrett was in attendance and accepted the check on behalf

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CITGO Wins API Award

CITGO Pipeline Co. was recently honored with the 2011 Safety Performance Award and the 2011 Environmental Performance Award in the small operator category presented by the American Petroleum Institute (API). These awards are among the industry’s top honors and are reserved for companies that demonstrate excellence in safety and environmental stewardship. The Occupational Safety Award

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Speedway Raises Funds For Children’s Miracle Network

Month-long campaign to benefit 17 children’s hospitals. Throughout the month of May, Speedway LLC is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all fountain drinks and Speedy Freeze purchases to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals. All funds raised by each Speedway location will

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Target Remodels 90 Stores to Expand Fresh Food Selection

Stores are currently under construction for June completion. Target Corp. is remodeling 90 general merchandise stores across the U.S., which are expected to be completed on June 24, 2012. Upon completion of the construction, these stores will offer a full selection of affordable and quality fresh foods, upping the competition for c-stores in those areas.

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Heartland Country Co-op Teams With iRely LLC

Heartland will have access to real time data to improve office efficiencies and communication between departments. Heartland Country Co-op has partnered with iRely LLC, a developer of commodity software solutions, to implement a comprehensive business software system. Founded in 1940, Heartland Country Co-op, based in Westby, Wis., services a variety of local industries, including a

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Express Mart Debuts New Larger Locations

Bigger, better and more energy efficient, two new Express Mart stores wow customers. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Express Mart is living up to its name, rapidly increasing its store count and expanding the size of its store footprint to outpace the competition.In just the first two months of 2012, Home Service Oil debuted two

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Wholesale Gasoline Prices Dive Lower on Industry News

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale gasoline prices moved sharply lower during the third week of April, coming under heavy selling pressure as those in the market not hedging liquidated long holdings on growing sentiment that there will be enough supply this summer to avoid a tight market. There were a handful

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ExxonMobil Donates $40 Million to U.S. Colleges and Universities

Some 900 educational institutions are receiving funds from a program that matches employee donations. ExxonMobil and its employees are donating $40 million to higher education institutions across the country as part of the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2011 Educational Matching Gift Program. ExxonMobil employees, retirees, directors and surviving spouses contributed $12 million, which was matched with $28

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NACS and VIVA Creative Launch NACS Show Virtual

NACS Show Virtual features exclusive content from the 2011 event and insider information about the upcoming NACS Show. National Association of Convenience Store Retailers (NACS) and VIVA Creative, Agency of Results, are continuing their partnership to launch a highly interactive virtual environment, “NACS Show Virtual,” (www.nacsshowvirtual.com) to engage association members and attendees in preparation for

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Dunkin’ Donuts Expands In Texas

Franchise opportunities throughout Texas remain available and new markets may be added soon. Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with three franchise groups to develop 25 new restaurants in Texas over the next several years.  Locations targeted for development include the following:   •            521 Interests LTD plan to develop 16 restaurants in

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GAO Suggests Equalizing Tobacco Tax Rates

A new report finds shift in using pipe versus roll-your-own tobacco and large cigars versus small cigars to avoid hefty taxes. This week, the federal Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued a report titled “Large Disparities in Rates for Smoking Products Trigger Significant Market Shifts to Avoid Higher Taxes.” The document shows the impact of the

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NACS Testifies On Domestic Fuels Bill

NACS Vice President of Government Relations speaks before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. On April 19, NACS Vice President of Government Relations John Eichberger testified before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, on behalf of the convenience and fuel retailing

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Starbucks Cuts Crushed Bug Ingredient After Outcry

Starbucks is switching to natural, vegetarian coloring in response to consumer pressure via petition on Change.org. In response to massive public outcry and consumer pressure, Starbucks announced it plans to replace cochineal coloring derived from crushed bugs and instead use a tomato based ingredient to color several products, including its strawberry Frappuccinos. A popular campaign

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Stripes Convenience Stores Adds Xenergy Drinks

Four flavors of the sugar-free, zero calorie energy drinks to hit store shelves in south Texas. Stripes Convenience Stores and XYIENCE Xenergy have partnered, giving the energy drink a greater presence in south Texas and adding to Stripes’ energy assortment. Stripes plans to carry up to four flavors of the sugar-free, zero calorie energy drinks,

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S&S Fuels LLC Acquires City Stop Assets

The c-stores are being rebranded as 7-Eleven stores, while the gas is being rebranded Sinclair. S&S Fuels LLC (S&S) of Littleton, Colo. has acquired all of the assets of City Stop Inc. and its affiliates in the metropolitan Las Vegas market. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) served as the exclusive financial advisor to

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$1 Million Lottery Ticket Sold at Rutter’s

Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pa.-based c-store sells ticket that results in big win. Powerball players in and around Waynesboro, Pa. are abuzz this week with news of a seemingly unbreakable lucky streak; Rutter’s Farm Stores is, again, the site of a big lottery win. The Pennsylvania Lottery announced this week that, though there were no jackpot

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Hispanics, Singles, Matures and Millennials Reshape Retail Market

International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association report shows demographics are changing, impacting the way retailers market. A new cultural mix is shaping the retail food market, according to the “What’s In Store 2012” report from the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA). The burgeoning U.S. Hispanic population, in addition to single-person households, are steadfast forces in the grocery aisle. Active

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Cintas Announces The Top Five Disaster Preparation Techniques

Protect your business in case of a disaster. According to the Insurance Information Institute, up to 40% of businesses affected by a natural or human-caused disaster never reopen. With the approaching storm season, Cintas Corp. issued the top five tips to help retailers prepare for disasters. Cintas will speak about these tips, along with other

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Lil’ Drug Store Products Wins Award

Lil’ Drug Store Products Inc. reinforces its local commitment and leadership with “Here’s to Your Health” program for employees. Lil’ Drug Store Products Inc. (LDSP), a multinational company that pioneered the non-prescription drug market and revolutionized health and beauty care in the convenience, grocery, drug, and mass market retailing sectors, has received recognition for promoting

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