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Board of Health Approves NYC Soda Rule

Consumer group criticizes Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban as an assault on  New Yorkers’ intelligence. Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) criticized New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial decree to ban the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages over 16 ounces in restaurants, coffee houses, stadiums, movie theaters, and arenas. “The Board of Health formally

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Love’s Travel Stop Opens in South Hill, Va.

Drivers will receive double “I Love Rewards” loyalty points at the new location. Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new travel stop in South Hill, Va., at Interstate 85, Exit 15. The store was built from the ground up to provide a new travel stop for professional drivers and motorists. The company invested approximately $7.5

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Cotton Takes On New Role At Hershey

Having joined the Hershey Co. in 1992, Brent Cotton has held a range of leadership positions with the company. Brent Cotten has been promoted to director, customer and industry affairs, at The Hershey Co. In this role, he will represent The Hershey Co. at U.S. trade associations, trade events, and customer events to help establish

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Network Video Recorder

Observint Technologies has launched a 16-Channel Embedded Network Video Recorder (NVR); the first in the company’s new Solstice line of high-performance, aggressively-priced video security products. The compact NVR provides a powerful turn-key IP security solution, ideal for small to medium-sized businesses. Optimized for low power consumption, the all-in-one Solstice 16-Channel Embedded NVR comes loaded with

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Wing Bar

The Champs Chicken Wing Bar is the newest concept from Pro Food Systems. It brings together high quality marinated jumbo chicken wings, marinated boneless wings and a full line of premium sauces with the best technology in self service hot food application. The Champs Chicken Wing Bar will allow foodservice operators to capture quick-service lunch

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Pilot Flying J CEO Steps Down

PepsiCo president to succeed Jimmy Haslam as CEO of Pilot Flying J. Jimmy Haslam has stepped down as CEO of his family-owned Pilot Flying J, Cleveland.com reported. Haslam, the presumptive Browns majority owner who plans to purchase the team for a reported $1 billion, will act as the chairman of Pilot Flying J going forward.

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Casey’s Enters North Dakota

Kum & Go divests 22 sites to Casey’s General Stores. Casey’s General Stores is officially moving into the North Dakota market as it acquires 22 stores from Kum & Go. The stores are located in Iowa (19), Missouri (2) and North Dakota (1). “These stores are an excellent fit to our existing store base and

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Survey Shows Men Are Biggest Mobile Shoppers

Men most frequently shop on mobile while at the office, while 12% of women use mobile to shop while in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. In the mobile and digital age, men have surpassed women shoppers with 45% of men having made a mobile purchase vs. 34% of women, according to a new

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CIGALECTRIC Adds New Senior Director of Sales

“His blend of tobacco industry, distribution and electronic cigarette experience uniquely qualifies him for this high profile CIGALECTRIC position,” says DNA Distributors president.    DNA Distributors, maker of CIGALECTRIC electronic cigarettes, has announced that Thomas Hartman has joined their Sales Team as its new senior director of sales.  Hartman’s primary role will be to develop

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NRF To Fight Swipe Fee Settlement

“The proposal is a lose-lose-lose for merchants, consumers and competition,” says NRF CEO. The National Retail Federation’s Board of Directors has authorized the Federation to go to court to block the proposed $7.25 billion settlement of a federal antitrust lawsuit over skyrocketing Visa and MasterCard credit card swipe fees that cost consumers hundreds of dollars

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BP, Miller Oil Co. Donate To Protect Children

“We cannot express how grateful we are to donors such as BP and Miller Oil whose generosity has helped us improve the lives of children in desperate need of help,” says CHKD spokesperson. BP Oil presented a $20,000 check to support CHKD’s child abuse program for the second year in a row, thanks to encouragement

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Casey's General Stores Beats Profit Predictions

Casey’s General Stores posted a quarterly profit that exceeded estimations, helped by higher margins at its prepared foods and grocery businesses, and sending its shares up about 5% in extended trading, Reuters reported. Casey’s net income fell slightly to $39 million, or $1.01 per share, from $39.4 million, or $1.03 cents per share, a year

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Casey’s General Stores Beats Profit Predictions

Casey’s General Stores posted a quarterly profit that exceeded estimations, helped by higher margins at its prepared foods and grocery businesses, and sending its shares up about 5% in extended trading, Reuters reported. Casey’s net income fell slightly to $39 million, or $1.01 per share, from $39.4 million, or $1.03 cents per share, a year

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7-Eleven Launches Feeding America Campaign

Fundraiser coincides with Hunger Action Month. To mark Hunger Action Month, 7-Eleven Inc. is kicking off a national awareness and fundraising campaign to benefit Feeding America and the 37 million Americans it serves. Through the end of the year, customers at participating 7-Eleven stores can make donations of cash and spare change in specially marked

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FDA Announces New Compliance Check Inspection Notice

If a minor succeeds in purchasing a regulated tobacco product during a compliance inspection, the FDA will now send the retailer a “Compliance Check Inspection Notice” after the inspection occurs. Last week, during an FDA-hosted compliance training Webinar for retailers, the FDA announced it plans to use a new Compliance Check Inspection Notice if a

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7-Eleven Expected To Acquire EZ Energy's 91 Stores

Purchase of ampm, EasyTrip stores to triple chain’s reach in the Ohio market. 7-Eleven is planning to buy EZ Energy USA Inc’s 91 stores in Ohio and Pennsylvania, Crain’s Cleveland Business reported. The deal would boost 7-Eleven’s footprint in the Ohio market, where it currently operates only 23 sites. EZ Energy is part of Israel-based

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7-Eleven Expected To Acquire EZ Energy’s 91 Stores

Purchase of ampm, EasyTrip stores to triple chain’s reach in the Ohio market. 7-Eleven is planning to buy EZ Energy USA Inc’s 91 stores in Ohio and Pennsylvania, Crain’s Cleveland Business reported. The deal would boost 7-Eleven’s footprint in the Ohio market, where it currently operates only 23 sites. EZ Energy is part of Israel-based

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Gasoline Waiting On The Fed As Jobs Disappoint

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor for Telvent DTN. Wholesale gasoline costs were mixed across the country’s major metropolitan markets during the week ended Sept. 10, with supply tightness in some parts of the country bolstering values while other regions saw their costs decline on fading demand and the switch away from the more

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Manitowoc Americas Ovens Division Opens Headquarters

The new regional headquarters building will also include an expanded state of the art commercial kitchen. Manitowoc Foodservice is investing in expanded manufacturing and has opened a new operating company headquarters for the Americas Ovens operating company at its Cleveland, Ohio location. “The consolidation of our Americas ovens manufacturing and related business activities in one

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Discover The Masquerade

This October, Dos Equis, the fastest growing premium Mexican beer in the U.S., is inviting adult consumers and retailers to take their celebrations to a more exotic and interesting level with Dos Equis “Masquerade” retail program. Through “Masquerade” program elements assessable via mobile devices and Facebook, consumers will have access to mysterious special offers, sweepstakes

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Hunt to Win Sweepstakes

Hunt Brothers partners with Realtree and Bad Boy Buggies to give away $25,000 in prizes. Hunt Brothers Pizza is helping hunters re-load their collection of camouflage hunting gear with the launch of the Hunt to Win Sweepstakes. Now through Dec. 31, hunting enthusiasts across the country can enter to win more than $25,000 in Realtree

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Thorntons Partners With Norton Cancer Institute

Helps provide low-cost/no-cost mammogram screenings. As part of its ongoing “Thorntons Challenge” philanthropic commitment toward breast cancer awareness, Thorntons Inc. is partnering with Norton Cancer Institute to provide mobile unit mammogram screenings for women throughout the Louisville metropolitan area later this month.  This important—and often life-saving—initiative is made possible by a $100,000 grant Thorntons has

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Little General Acquires Five Stores

The company has purchased a total of eight stores from Prima Marketing this year. Little General Stores Inc. has acquired four stores in West Virginia and one in Ohio that were previously operated under the 7-Eleven brand by Denver-based Prima Marketing, The Charleston Daily Mail reported. The West Virginia stores are located in Hurricane, Scott

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E-Z Shops Join Relaxation Revolution

Koma Unwind expands in beverage cases across South Carolina. E-Z Shop Convenience Stores are set to carry Koma Unwind products in their 28 stores throughout eastern South Carolina. The rollout follows the introduction of Koma Unwind at a major retailer in South Carolina that began in August. “It is amazing how many new store chains

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Profit With Ice Vending

Bag of Ice LLC is targeting vending operators with a versatile line of machines designed to make it simple to profit from selling ice. The compact venders come in four models— the smallest measuring 34-inches wide x 52-inches deep x 112-inches high—that produce quantities of ice equal to much larger machines. This opens more doors

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