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Foodservice Sustainability Recognized With Grant

“The thoroughness of Phipps’ foodservice sustainability program stood out as having a positive impact on its operations as well as the community at large,” says HCFS spokesperson. The Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability (HCFS) has awarded a $5,000 grant to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pa., in recognition of foodservice sustainability initiatives that

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Susser Reports Strong Operating Results

“Traffic through our stores remains brisk, and we saw increased sales across all of our key categories,” says Susser Holdings Corp. president and CEO. Susser Holdings Corp. has reported strong financial and operating results for the quarter ended April 1, 2012. Same-store merchandise sales increased by 6.7%, compared with growth of 5.6% a year earlier. 

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Core-Mark Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc.’s Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per common share.  The dividend is payable on June 15, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 25, 2012. Core-Mark is one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the

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Ryko To Distribute Turtle Wax

Ryko is also helping customers drive wash counts with a new Clean Touch brand retail car wash merchandising campaign. Ryko Solutions Inc., a North American manufacturer of car wash equipment and a provider of chemical, managed maintenance and marketing services to help customers build a more profitable car wash, has been awarded a distributorship to

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Data Security Spurs Advancements In Loyalty

As loyalty programs evolve, ensuring customers that their private information is secure and being used appropriately is essential in gaining their trust. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. The secret to succeeding with a loyalty program in 2012 is to make sure you’re offering customers value on their terms, while also ensuring them that their information

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Dispelling the Myths of Tobacco Control

A response to the recent misleading “Deadly Alliance” report implicating convenience stores. By Seth A. Mailhot, Special Counsel, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. This is the first of what will be a continuing series on the regulation of tobacco retailing. In future articles, I will address the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) regulation

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Gulf Oil Rolls into Dallas

Just weeks after announcing its return to Houston, and close on the heels of its return to Austin, Gulf Oil announced today that it is back in Dallas through its partnership with Fuel City, one of the Lone Star State’s best known gas stations. Gulf’s new agreement with Fuel City in Dallas puts the Gulf

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Team Oil Honored for Community Service

The owners of the Team Oil Travel Center, Eric and his dad Tony Huppert, were presented a plaque by Pierce County Supervisor, Ken Snow and Gilman County Supervisor, Don Nellessen, commemorating the opening of the Team Oil Travel Center’s Subway addition last month in Spring Valley, Wis. The plaque is in appreciation for the employment

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7-Eleven Franchisees Stage Cancer Fundraiser

The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees announced that it has set a goal of raising and donating $50,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure during its 37th National Convention and Trade Show, which will be held July 8 – 12, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.

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Orion Food Systems Taps Suerth as New CEO

The board of directors of Orion Food Systems, the foodservice provider of leading brands such as Hot Stuff and Lettieri’s, has announced the appointment of Henry J. (Hank) Suerth as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Suerth brings more than 40 years of experience in a variety of industries, including over 20 years at the President/CEO and

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Budweiser Bottle Gets a Red, White and Blue Makeover to Support the Troops

For the first time in many years, the iconic Budweiser bottle will see a major makeover–special red, white and blue packaging for a limited window this summer. The new design comes in advance of a summer initiative in which the brand will contribute a portion of all sales from May 20–July 7 to help raise

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Plummet on Worry over Economic Growth

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The Department of Labor’s non-farm payroll report for April showing job creation at a paltry 115,000 which was much less than expected by the market triggered a selling frenzy in oil futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, with the data suggesting slowing economic growth

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Visa Raises “No Signature” Limit to $50, Enhances Merchant Fraud Protection

Visa Inc. said it plans to raise its Visa Easy Payment Service “no signature required” limit from $25 to $50 for two key U.S. merchant categories. Starting in October 2012, discount stores and grocery stores/supermarkets in the U.S. can accept Visa cards for transactions up to $50 without requiring a cardholder signature or PIN, or

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Douglass Distributing Inks Deals with Gilbarco, Outcast

Douglass Distributing has reached a deal with Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Outcast to that calls for Applause TV with Outcast to be the exclusive digital forecourt media provider for all of the company’s dealer- and company-owned Lone Star Food Store locations. With over 140 ExxonMobil, Valero and Shell fuel branded locations in the Sherman and Dallas/Fort

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Mandatory Receipts at Convenience Stores?

A Philadelphia City Councilman wants to make receipts mandatory at all convenience stores in the city. Philadelphia City Councilman Curtis Jones told CBS News that he is frustrated that not all convenience stores readily offer receipts. Some, he said in the report, are hoping to keep cash transactions off the records. Jones, in the report,

Inspiring Leadership in Those Around You

Master Chief Petty Officer David A. Lindenberger. He is the toughest man I’ve ever met. As the senior enlisted man aboard the submarine USS Providence during my time in the Navy, he was known simply as Chief of the Boat or the COB. He wasn’t a particularly big man, maybe an iron fist taller than

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Servicing Customers in a Jiffy

Jiffy Trip is preparing to unveil a convenience store prototype in Oklahoma and has its sights set on acquisition opportunities. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor Jiffy Trip is gearing up for a busy year. The 28-store chain  based in Enid, Okla. is scouring the market for acquisition targets to fulfill its lofty plans to grow

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Service to the Fleet

With fuel costs again on the rise, a fleet card network can attract new business while offering fleet managers the safety, security and reporting tools they need to be successful. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Fleet cards are a nice piece of business for c-store operators. But the key to keeping that business growing is

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Gum Gets a Fresh Start

Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. After years of  tremendous growth, gum sales have struggled as new products and line extensions crowd the category. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Innovation is a great thing, especially in the fickle gum category. But Danna Huskey, category manager for Texarkana, Texas-based E-Z Mart stores

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NASCAR Tribute Remembers Tornado Victims

The Gulfcoast Loss Prevention Chevrolet will sport a special tribute on the hood for the victims. T.J. Bell and the No. 50 Gulfcoast Loss Prevention MAKE Motorsports team will be teaming up with the Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa Organization to honor those who lost their lives during the tornado outbreak that begin on April 27, 2011.

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Love’s Opening 10 Oklahoma CNG Fueling Stations

With these 10 new fueling stations, Love’s CNG infrastructure count has reached 11, giving Oklahoma more than 70 existing or planned public CNG stations. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, an Oklahoma City, Okla.-based and family-owned operator of more than 290 travel stops and convenience stores, has scheduled grand opening events for six of 10

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BP Wins Fraud Lawsuit Brought By Two Franchisees

Judge reprimands the oil giant for concealing profit margins from buyers. A Cook County judge has ruled in favor of BP Products North America Inc. in a lawsuit brought by two of its Chicago-area franchisees that accused the oil giant of fraud, the Chicago Tribune reported. Cook County Circuit Judge Sanjay Tailor ruled Wednesday that

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NACS Show Named 47th Largest U.S. Trade Show

The NACS Show ranks 27th based on total exhibitors and is the top trade show for “buying plans.” The NACS Show was again named one of the top 50 trade shows based on net square feet, according to the Trade Show News Network’s (TSNN) Top 250 Trade Shows in the U.S., which was released this

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TA Offers Free Food For Female Drivers On Mother’s Day

Women holding commercial drivers licenses eat free May 13 at TA and Petro full-service restaurants. TravelCenters of America (TA) is inviting all professional driving women to enjoy a complimentary meal on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2012, at any participating TA and Petro Stopping Centers sit-down restaurant across the U.S. TA and Petro will be honoring

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Peapod Pilots Virtual Shopping Program

Peapod’s virtual store program for commuter rail stations is a creative, convenient way for passengers to multi-task and knock out their grocery shopping on the go. Peapod, an Internet grocer, has placed a virtual grocery store in Chicago’s highly traveled State and Lake Station Tunnel. Not only is Peapod the first in the nation to

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