Have you ever dropped your cell phone in the toilet? One in five cell-phone owners have done just that. In most cases, the phone is ruined, all contacts are lost and the owner is out several hundred dollars, not to mention the frustration. But now there is Yikes! Phone & Tablet Rescue, a new product [...]
By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which was followed by a less destructive but still menacing nor’easter, the fuel distribution chain in the Northeast continues to experience disruptions. Phillips 66 estimates it would take another week or two before a resumption of normal operations would occur [...]
Rebranding to be completed by mid-February 2013. 7-Eleven Inc. has completed the purchase of 12 stores from Fast Track Inc. in Central North Carolina, including Winston-Salem. The seller is J. C. Faw of Wilkesboro, N.C. Terms of the agreement are not disclosed. The Fast Track stores that are part of the purchase are located [...]
“We remain convinced that this is a bad deal and we will look at our options to appeal this decision,” says NACS CEO. A U.S. judge on Friday, Nov. 9, granted preliminary approval to the proposed $7.2 billion swipe fee settlement between merchants and Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc over credit card fees, despite objections [...]
Effective immediately, Fastech can be contacted directly with questions regarding the sales, service, installation, and support of Sonny’s car wash equipment and control systems. Sonny’s The CarWash Factory has added Fastech Inc. to its select service organization (SSO) network. Under the partnership, Fastech will distribute, install, and service Sonny’s Tunnel Equipment and AutoPilot CarWash Control [...]
Connects children in U.S. and rural Ghana. The Hershey Co. has launched a unique distance learning program linking school children in Hershey, Pa., and Ghana through real-time, high-definition technology that creates a common, virtual classroom. The program allows approximately 80 elementary students to learn together based on a curriculum developed by teachers in Hershey and [...]
Geolocation, QR codes and NFC are just some of the technologies changing they way people pay at retail. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. In an ever-evolving world of payment technology, there’s no time for retailers to rest on their laurels when it comes to managing data security. Most c-store chains that intend to strive for [...]
Squeezable pouches, which have been the preferred packaging on children’s products for many years, are emerging as a big hit for alcohol marketers. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Retail dollar sales of alcoholic beverages in pouches were only $12 million for the 12-month period ending August 2010, according to Nielsen. For the same period ending [...]
Suddenly everybody’s a coffee expert, even the neighborhood pharmacy. So what are c-stores doing to maintain customer loyalty as the competition over brewed beverages heats up? By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Et tu, Walgreens? With the opening earlier this year of a new Upmarket Café in Walgreens’ new Chicago flagship store, shoppers can have a [...]
Exciting new profit offerings from BIC including new c-store products for grilling, the new Powerhouse Lighter Dispensers and the new Hip Nation Lighter!
Advance Pierre displays their new Fast Fixin’ Sandwich Bar, a unique c-store food solution that is fast, easy and fresh!
Help Your Customers Get a Whiter Smile and Fresh Breath with these two new dental products from Kretek.
One of the hottest products at NACS ’12! NJOY redefines the category with the new NJOY King Premium Electronic Cigarette! A game changer for c-stores.
Scotsman’s Ice Machines will make your stores a destination point thanks to the popularity of Nugget ice. Watch this video to learn how Scotsman’s Ice Machines will help you grow your beverage sales.
Retailers looking for the latest in fresh and healthy offerings for their customers can look to Chiquita and their line of bananas and the new Fruit Chips and Fruit Bites!