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American Natural Retail Acquires Mon Valley Petroleum

Sale includes 15 Buy-N-Fly gas stations. American Natural Retail  has acquired Mon Valley Petroleum, a fuel retailer and distributor based in McKeesport, Pa. American Natural Retail is planning a fleet of upscale convenience stores and gas stations with compressed natural gas in the Pittsburgh region, Pittsburgh Business Times reported. The sale includes 15 Buy-N-Fly gas

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NRA Responds To Beverage Ban

Law is punitive to restaurant owners, and ineffective tactic to impact obesity, says NRA. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is speaking out against the beverage ban approved by the NYC Board of Health, saying it unfairly targets restaurants, and is a misguided tactic to impact the obesity problem. “There is no scientific support that this

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Coca-Cola, GHRA Award Scholarships To Texas Students

The $50,000 donation supports Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s goal of one college degree per Hispanic household. Paying for college just got a little bit easier thanks to the Greater Houston Retailers Association (GHRA), Coca-Cola and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). The organizations are awarding $50,000 in scholarships to 20 deserving Hispanic students to ease the financial

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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. The NYC Board of Health has approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial ban on the sale of sugary drinks over 16 ounces in restaurants, coffee houses, fast-food joints, movie theatres, Broadway theaters, workplace cafeterias and most other places selling prepared food. The

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McDonald’s To Post Calorie Counts

Calorie signs, a new app, and more healthful options are headed for McDonald’s. McDonald’s plans to begin posting calorie counts on all its menus next week — a move that will likely pressure other QSRs to follow suit.  At the same time, the company introduced several menu additions aimed at making its offerings more healthful,

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Lukoil Stations Protest With $8 Gas

Station owners speak out against prices they say put them at a competitive disadvantage. More than 50 Lukoil gas stations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania doubled their gas prices on Wednesday, Sept. 12, to more than $8 a gallon. The one-day price hike was meant to capture attention as they protested what they called unfair

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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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