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Wawa’s Boasts a Superior Distribution Center

To help keep its stores stocked with fresh products, Wawa’s high-volume distribution center sports a high-bay chilled warehouse serviced by 16 fully-automated mini-load stacker cranes and a warehouse management system from Swisslog, allowing the dairy to move 42,000 crates of liquid products daily with an accuracy rate exceeding 99.9%. by Patrick Roberts, Contributing Editor The

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Eco-Cigs Prepares for Retail Expansion

Industry veteran Roger Grogman joins the Illinois firm to help guide its expansion strategy into new sales channels. Eco-Cigs, Inc., a leading electronic cigarette company, has hired Roger Grogman as their Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Grogman will be responsible for the expansion and growth of the Eco-Cigs brands within opportunistic retail channels. “The

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Alimentation Couche-Tard Extends Statoil Offer

Alimentation Couche-Tard announces its offer to Statoil Fuel & Retail expires June 20. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. waived all conditions under its offer to Statoil Fuel & Retail, including but not limited to the 90% acceptance level as indcated in the offer document dated April 19.  The new extension period will expire on June 20, and

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RaceTrac Hosts New Feedback System

RaceTrac learns what its customers want through its new feedback program with Mindshare Technologies. RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. teamed with Mindshare Technologies, a feedback management provider, to roll out a new guest survey program for its stores. The feedback system allows RaceTrac to continuously gather feedback and respond to the customer’s needs in real-time to make

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Smucker’s Foodservice Updates Its Coffee Program

Smucker Foodservice promotes the sale of coffee in retail outlets since more than half of U.S. consumers drink coffee on a daily basis. The company is offering c-stores with more coffee solutions since Smucker’s added the Douwe Egberts Cafitesse Liquid Coffee System to its portfolio. Douwe Egberts has been in the coffee business for more than

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Rutter’s Opens 57th Store

New location brings 35 jobs to Loganville, Pa.  The 57th store in Rutter’s Farm Stores expanding chain of local convenience stores opened its doors this week at the intersection of Reynolds Mill Rd. and Susquehanna Trail in Loganville, Pa. The 5,700 square foot store, located just off Route 83 in southern York County, Pa. has

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Pan-Oston Receives Domino’s Pizza Teamwork Award

In 90 days Pan-Oston engineered, manufactured and delivered new image counters to six Domino’s stores. Pan-Oston was awarded the Domino’s Pizza Teamwork Award for 2011 at its annual Supplier Summit. By receiving this award Domino’s Pizza recognizes Pan-Oston for its outstanding teamwork and execution of the New Image Counters it engineered, manufactured and delivered within

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SymphonyIRI Says Shopper Marketing Is Critical To Retailers

SymphonyIRI reports that “shopper-centric” retailers perform stronger than those focused more on the products. SymphonyIRI Group released its latest Times & Trends report, “Shopper Marketing: Every Decision Begins & Ends with the Shopper” for c-store owners to consider. Amazing products, strong advertising and outstanding stores are useless without shoppers. The shoppers in today’s market demand

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Doing Deli the Right Way

Convenience store operators have plenty of help when it comes to investing in a foodservice program. By Jim Callahan. I recently read that China’s convenience stores are experiencing double-digit growth in deli sales primarily driven by hot dog sales. But let’s be frank, nobody does hot dogs better than Americans. From the quality of the

Embracing the Changing Retail Environment

Back in 1997 I had the opportunity to sit down with Dave Thomas, the founder of the Wendy’s chain to interview him about his retail strategy. One of the first things he said to me was, “You know why our hamburgers are square? Because we don’t cut corners.” Over the past decade many things have

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Surging Demand for Pizza

With so many national brands already well established in the marketplace, c-store retailers have to create a niche of their own by combining quality products and personal service. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Before the CENEX convenience store opened in Killdeer, N.D., the only pizzas readily available to the town’s residents were the ones in

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Decoding Haverstraw’s Questionable Tobacco Display Ban

With various federal laws banning or limiting certain cigarette product advertising, cigarette packaging itself has become a commercially accepted form of advertising. By John Lofstock, Editor. In early April, the Village of Haverstraw, N.Y., adopted a first-of-its-kind ordinance in the U.S. that requires retailers to keep tobacco out of public view. To learn more about

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Speedway To Acquire 10 Road Ranger Sites

The sale of 10 Road Ranger locations in Ohio and northern Kentucky is expected to close by the end of July. Speedway LLC has signed an agreement to acquire 10 convenience stores throughout Ohio and northern Kentucky from Road Ranger LLC, Reuters reported. Speedway paid for the transaction with cash and a truck stop located

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Sara Lee Corp. Announces Name Change

Sara Lee Corp. splits to form two companies: D.E. MASTER BLENDERS 1753 and Hillshire Brands Co. Sara Lee Corp. has selected Hillshire Brands Co. as the new name for its North American business. Sara Lee is set to become two independent pure-play, publicly-traded companies on June 28, 2012. D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753 will focus on

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Monin Gives Kids Vibrant Beverage Options

Monin Gourmet Flavorings, a provider of premium syrups and flavoring products, offers more than 100 products made with pure cane sugar and authentic flavors to satisfy both kids and parents. The flavors offered by Monin are popular choices such as smoothies, homemade sodas and flavored lemonades. They contain no artificial flavoring, color or high fructose

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NYC Mayor Expects To Restrict Soda Sales

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposes to ban the sale of large sugary drinks. New York City residents might be in for a shock if Mayor Michael Bloomberg follows through on his proposed ban of sugary drinks with more than 16-ounces in eateries. The ban will affect restaurants, delis, food trucks, sports stadiums and movie

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Jiffy Mart Welcomes Dogs To The C-Store

Jiffy Mart partners with All Paws of CCSI International Inc. to give customers at one of its stores pet-washing services. Some Jiffy Mart customers can take their pets with them on their next stop since the company expanded its services to offer a self-serving pet wash station at one of its stores. The Jiffy Mart

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Promotion In Motion Opens New Headquarters

Promotion In Motion celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 4 at The Promotion In Motion Companies Inc. new corporate headquarters in Allendale, N. J. Congressman Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) joined Michael Rosenberg, president and CEO of Promotion In Motion Companies Inc., along with Mayor and Borough Council, Vince Barra of Allendale, N.J. to celebrate the

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Gasoline Prices Tumble as Economic Growth Slows

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor for Telvent DTN From the Friday before Memorial Day to June 1, the gasoline futures contract took a 23.61 cents or 8.2% plunge in value, with the contract early Monday (6/4) trading at its lowest point in 2012 at $2.5971 gallon. The precipitous drop came with a host

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New Roast Coffee Blend

Georgia Coffee, a roast and ground version of the Coca-Cola Co.’s billion-dollar coffee brand, is now available to U.S. retailers. The new product is offered in multiple blends to meet consumers’ needs: dark roast, light roast, decaf and sustainable organic. Each is made of 100% Arabica beans, has a distinct flavor profile and comes in

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Coca-Cola’s Frozen Drink Treats

The Coca-Cola Co. has several frozen beverage options that are great for consumers who want a cool, refreshing snack as temperatures hit highs this summer. Minute Maid Smoothie mixes from the Coca-Cola Co. are available to c-store retailers in shelf-stable and frozen varieties. There are three shelf-stable flavors, and ten trendy frozen flavors this year.

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Propel Fuels Receives Millions To Expand In California

New gas station in Redwood City, Calif. receives millions in grant money to open more stations across the state. Propel Fuels plans to expand its sales of alternative fuels throughout California within the next four years. Matt Horton, CEO of Propel Fuels, wants to help consumers find convenient places for drivers to fill their tanks

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Sunoco Launches Summer Fuel Rewards Program

Sunoco to give away fuel cards to loyal customers who promote the business this summer. Sunoco is kicking off its eighth annual Free Fuel 5000 to give one lucky driver 5,000 gallons of Sunoco fuel. Sunoco wants to reward customers who sport familiar Sunoco: Official Fuel of NASCAR decal on their automobiles between June and

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Shell Saves Customers Cents-Per-Gallon On Fuel

Shell and Excentus team up to help customers save as much as $3 per gallon of gasoline in two Florida markets. Shell’s new rewards program with the Fuel Rewards Network (FRN) allows consumers in the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-areas to save cents-per-gallon on gasoline. The new loyalty program has kicked off in the two

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CEFCO, BeBevCo Partner

CEFCO to carry Koma Unwind in 257 stores in seven states across the Southern U.S. CEFCO Convenience stores is set to carry Koma Unwind regular and sugar-free relaxation drinks in over 250 stores across the southern U.S. Koma Unwind is made by Bebida Beverage Co. (BeBevCo) a developer, manufacturer and marketer of relaxation and energy

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