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EZ Energy Sells U.S. Stations

Sale expected to close Sept. 15. Israel-based EZ Energy Ltd. is selling its U.S. gas station and c-store operations for $64 million to a foreign operator, whose name has yet to be disclosed, Globes reported. The proceeds derived from the sale are expected to cover all the company’s debt to Israeli bondholders and the loans

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Quick Chek Balloon Festival Celebrating 30 Years

New balloon shapes include an 80-foot, bright pink elephant and a 12-story Tyrannosaurus Rex. The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC Bank, the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America, is celebrating its 30th festival July 27-28-29, 2012. The three-day festival at Solberg Airport in Readington

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Budweiser Introduces Six Small-Batch Beers

Named for the zip codes where they’re brewed, the six finalists are being sampled nationwide this summer. Twelve Anheuser-Busch brewmasters at Budweiser’s 12 geographically dispersed breweries have worked together to create their own “tribute” beers to fit the Budweiser brand’s reputation for quality and consistency as part of “Project 12.” The assignment pays homage to

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Kangaroo Express Hands Out Hot Dogs

Kangaroo Express promotes its foodservice by handing out free hot dogs on National Hot Dog Day. The Pantry Inc. celebrates National Hot Dog Day this upcoming Monday, July 23, by offering a free hot dog to every guest at its 1,160 grill-ready Kangaroo Express c-stores. The Kangaroo Express invites customers to stop by participating stores

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Keep Stores Smelling Fresh In Summer

Restrooms, dumpsters and drain lines are among areas foodservice operators need to pay extra close attention to on hot summer days.  Recent record temperatures have made foodservice venues a haven for people dodging the heat. However, higher temperatures can mean more than just oppressive heat and humidity—they can also create malodors. Cintas a provider of

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Circle K Enters Agreement With NJOY

Circle K focuses on evolving its sale of e-cigarettes through a partnership with NJOY. Circle K entered a partnership with NJOY electronic cigarettes for chain-wide corporate store distribution in 3,100 U.S. retail locations as of August 2012. Circle K has been an early leader in the e-cigarette category, and this new partnership further strengthens NJOY’s

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Hoshizaki America Recognized At Dealer Design Awards

Hoshizaki America Inc. was recognized for excellence in product design in the 9th annual Dealer Design Awards program, sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. A panel of 29 contractors judged 81 entries in the contest. Hoshizaki’s Compact Undercounter Reach-In Refrigerator, HR24A, earned the silver award in the ice machine and refrigeration

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Alimentation Couche-Tard Acquires 27 Stores

Alimentation Couche-Tard builds company-operated business in its West Coast Division as it plans to acquire a handful of Sun Mart stores. Alimentation Couche-Tard has signed an agreement to acquire 27 stores from Sun Pacific Energy in Eastern Washington State, mostly in the tri-city area of Pasco, Kennewick and Richland. The transaction is expected to close

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FOAC Charity Golf Outing Benefits Chicago-Area Nonprofits

7-Eleven Franchise Owners of Chicagoland invites its team and the public to help out in its annual charity golf outing to support two local nonprofits. 7-Eleven Franchise Owners of Chicagoland (FOAC) wants to fundraise for two local nonprofits by hosting a charity golf outing on Aug 22 at the Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont, Ill.

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Susser Releases Pricing For Wellspring’s Secondary Offering Of Common Stock

Susser prices approximately 5 million shares of its common stock. Susser Holdings Corp. announced it has priced a public secondary offering by affiliates of Wellspring Capital Management of 5 million shares of Susser common stock at a price of $36 per share. Wellspring has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 750,000

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BP Features Futuristic Fuel Dispensers At London 2012 Games

New Wayne Helix fuel dispensers are on display in London at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. BP plans to showcase the new Wayne Helix fuel dispenser at the “Fueling the Future” showcase in London during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. BP challenged Wayne, a global innovator of fuel dispensers, to design and build

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AllOver Media Creates a Larger Gas Station Ad Network

AllOver Media acquires GSA Media to gain dominance in the fast-growing gas station advertising market. AllOver Media Inc. recently acquired GSA Media, a division of Brite Media Group, to solidify its place in the gas station advertising market. Tony Jacobson, founder and CEO for AllOver Media, said this acquisition is important for the company’s plans

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An Inside Look At Wawa’s Superior Distribution Center

To help keep its stores stocked with fresh products, the Pennsylvania chain’s high-volume distribution center sports an inventory accuracy rate exceeding 99.9%. By Patrick Roberts, Contributing Editor The name Wawa is well known throughout the mid-Atlantic states. Its convenience stores are seemingly on every major thoroughfare and, with 400 million customers annually, it presents a serious

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Retail Gasoline Prices Reverse Higher after Three-month Slide

Brian L. Milne Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN After 13 consecutive weeks moving lower, retail gasoline prices snapped the decline, gaining during the first full week of July. Moreover, retail gasoline prices are in position to again increase, while the July 2nd six-month low in the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. average might hold for

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Fudge Pop-Tarts

The Kellogg’s Convenience Team announced that frosted chocolate fudge Pop-Tarts are returning to c-store shelves. The treats are chocolate crusted with a chocolate filling. This is in an effort to expand the wholesome snack category. The product comes with six pouches in a display carton with 12 cartons in a case for a total of

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New Yorkers Petition Against Proposed Soda Ban

More than 60,000 New York citizens oppose the city’s proposed bans on large soft drinks. New Yorkers have started to petition against Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed “soda ban,” which will create size restrictions on soft drinks, juice drinks, sports drinks, flavored water and teas sold at many retail outlets. The ban would affect delis, restaurants, movie

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Jiffy Mart Fundraises For Carroll County Food Sunday

Donation to help fund milk vouchers for families. Jiffy Mart and football punter Sam Koch teamed up at John Street Quarters from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 9 in Westminster, Md. to help raise both funds and awareness for Carroll County Food Sunday. Baltimore Football fans came out in full force to see

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Hunt Brothers Pizza Encourages C-Store Support of U.S. Troops

“Hunt Brothers Pizza is a proud American company with a tremendous appreciation of the men and women who serve in our military,” says Keith Solsvig, vice president of marketing for Hunt Brothers Pizza. Hunt Brothers Pizza is asking consumers to donate $1 to Support U.S. Armed Forces when they stop for fuel or pizza at

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Political Debate Set For NACS Show Closing Session

Democrat Howard Dean and Republican Rick Santorum to debate issues impacting the industry. A political debate between Republican Rick Santorum and Democrat Howard Dean is set for part of the NACS Show closing general session on Oct. 10. “NACS Show attendees will get an insider’s perspective into the political process and what to look for

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Walgreens Helps Customers Navigate In-Store

Walgreens creates a new app to help customers find what they need on their shopping trips. Walgreens partnered with aisle411, a mobile retail navigation service, to create a virtual map of its store layouts for smartphones. Walgreens is the first national retailer to map all of its stores with a mobile app. The app will

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Bursting With Energy

The energy shots and drinks market has been on an upward growth trajectory since 2010 and with the improvement in the economy is expected to continue on this growth. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Americans need all the energy they can get their hands on, which goes a long way to explaining the enduring success

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Darker Cigarillos

Mild cigarillos are popular products in the cigar category by a 10 to 1 margin. Swedish Match wants to expand across both its cigar brands, as White Owl and Game introduce Black Cigarillos. Each black cigarillo is covered in a dark wrapper, and filled with finely blended tobaccos. They deliver a smooth, sweet flavor with

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Parker’s Opens State-Of-The-Art C-Store

Parker’s announces its plans to open a highly developed convenience store this November in Garden City, Ga. Parker’s, a leader in convenience store sales across Georgia and South Carolina, has announced its latest cutting-edge c-store in Garden City, Ga., which is expected to open this November. The store, which measures almost 4,000 square feet, is

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AWMA Summit & Business Exchange Expecting Record Attendance

“We are up 11% in distributor company participation and 17% in manufacturer company participation,” says AWMA president. The AWMA Summit & Business Exchange (ABX), to be held Sept. 10-13 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Amelia Island, Fla., is on pace to set new attendance records as convenience distributors and suppliers prepare for the annual conference

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Gas Stations Experience Sharp Decline In Sales

Retail sales are declining across the board, and gas stations receive the biggest blow. Retail sales declined by 0.5% in June, following declines in May and April as more consumers cut spending on goods and services, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported. The biggest decline in sales occurred at gas stations, which is a good

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