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Pizza Cone Comes To Three C-Stores

Several New York-area convenience stores are delving into the sale of pizza cones. Three gas station chains in the New York metropolitan-area are selling new Cono Italiano Inc. “pizza conos” at their c-stores. Exxon, BP and Gulf Gas Stations are now selling pizza conos and empanadas to consumers. The pizza cono is a drip-free, cone-shaped

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Wayne Releases Futuristic Fuel Dispenser

Wayne launches the sale of its new Wayne Helix fuel dispenser to c-stores and gas stations later this year. Wayne, a GE Energy Business and global innovator of fuel dispensers and forecourt technologies, announced the launch of the new Wayne Helix fuel dispenser line. The new dispensers are intelligently designed and technologically advanced compared to

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Manitowoc Donates To Red Robin Foundation

Manitowoc Foodservice funds victims who were injured in the “The Dark Knight Rises” movie premiere shooting. Manitowoc Foodservice donated $1,000 to the Red Robin Foundation, and an additional $1,000 to the In Memory of Alex “Sully” Sullivan donation fund.  The fundraisers support eight of the individuals injured or killed in the “The Dark Knight Rises”

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Army-Themed Lighters

Scripto introduces the new U.S. Army Utility Lighters to its product line. The U.S. Army Utility Lighter offers reliable performance for consumers, reminding them of the U.S. Army. The lighters will be available in yellow and black, featuring the U.S. Army Gold Star logo, and packaged in U.S. Army branded blister cards. The lighters are

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Fresh & Easy Slashes Jobs

Despite job cuts, Tesco continues to fight for the future of Fresh & Easy.   Tesco has cut jobs at the Californian headquarters of its struggling Fresh & Easy chain in the U.S, but is still continuing with business as usual, according to Reuters. “In April we said we are taking a more cautious approach

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Time Management

By John Matthews, founder of Gray Cat Enterprises. “……And then one day you find, ten years have got behind you. No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun…..”   — Gilmour, Mason, Waters, Wright What is the quickest way to reduce stress and achieve greater balance in your life?  Develop better time

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Chevron Announces Partnerships To Reduce HIV Transmission Rates

Chevron partners with four other companies to help reduce HIV transmissions between mothers and children in three African nations. Chevron announced at the 2012 International AIDS Conference that a business partnership will work to combat mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Nigeria, Angola and South Africa. “We must intensify our collective efforts to meet the serious

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Stop & Shop Opens Cape Cod-Area Store

Stop & Shop celebrates the opening of its newest store in the Cape Cod community this weekend. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC opened its doors in Hyannis, Mass., Friday to deliver value and convenience to the community. The new store will provide Cape Cod-area residents and vacationers with an expanded selection of food

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Save-A-Lot Increases Brand Awareness Through Nationwide Tour

Save-A-Lot visits a handful of U.S. cities to let consumers know about the savings they can make at their stores. Save-A-Lot launched its 2012 Fuel Your Family Road Trip on Friday in Orlando, Fla., to raise awareness of its business. This marks the second year of the Save-A-Lot Fuel Your Family Road Trip. Two Save-A-Lot

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Manitowoc Appoints New VP Of Global Accounts

Manitowoc Foodservice promotes an experienced team member to vice president of global accounts. Manitowoc Foodservice announced the promotion of Bill Hallett to vice president of global accounts–YUM effective immediately. Hallett will be responsible for managing the relationship aspects of YUM! Brands / YUM! Restaurants International (YRI) corporately and globally. Both Joe Kaplan, vice president of

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Pilot Travel Centers President In Talks To Buy Stake In NFL Team

James Haslam III considers an investment in the Cleveland Browns. The president of Pilot Travel Centers LLC, James Haslam III, who is also a part owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, is reportedly in talks with Cleveland Browns Owner Randy Lerner to buy part of the National Football League team, Bloomberg reported. Pilot Travel Centers LLC

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Well-Fashioned Disposable E-Cigs

Kretek International Inc. announced the introduction of EZ Cig disposable electronic cigarettes. EZ Cig brand is available in 12 smooth, fresh flavors including Double Apple, Java, Peach and Wild Berry in addition to Tobacco and Menthol. Each stick, packaged in its own carrying tube to keep the product clean, delivers 600 puffs with 2.1% nicotine.

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CEFCO Builds Fourth Prototype Store

CEFCO invites the public to its new, prototype store, as it features the chain’s new c-store design. CEFCO Convenience Stores opened a new store location in Killeen, Texas, Wednesday. The new store is the company’s fourth prototype store, reflecting CEFCO’s latest design for its convenience stores. The stores will provide customers with a stronger shopping

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Valero, Cardtronics Help Frost Bank Build ATM Business

Three Texas-based companies help to expand a local bank’s services in convenience stores. Valero Corner Stores in Texas and Cardtronics Inc. help Frost Bank significantly expand its ATM service locations for Frost customers. Frost customers will have free access to all 615 ATMs at Valero Corner Stores in Texas by Aug. 15. The additional 615

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TA Installs At-The-Pump DEF At 100th Location

TA reaches milestone with installing DEF dispensers at its locations. TravelCenters of America LLC completed the installation of bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensers at 100 TA and Petro Stopping Center branded locations. The company plans to have most of its locations fitted with on-island bulk DEF by the end of 2012. The new dispensers

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Sheetz President Recognized By Nation’s Restaurant News

“It takes vision and confidence in your strategy” to be a Golden Chain Award winner, says Randall Friedman of Nation’s Restaurant News. Sheetz President and CEO Stan Sheetz has been honored and named a 2012 Golden Chain Award winner by Nation’s Restaurant News for demonstrating overall business performance and growth. Sheetz will be presented the

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Tobacco Merchandising In C-Stores

As more tobacco companies are charging retailers for tobacco merchandising displays, Pan-Oston, an expert retail manufacturing company, releases its full line of customizable tobacco merchandising equipment for convenience stores. Although strict FDA regulations on tobacco packaging and labeling make it difficult to advertise the product in stores, Pan-Oston’s merchandising can help make sure the tobacco

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Ontario C-Stores Push For Sale Of Alcohol In Stores

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in Ontario convenience stores. The Ontario Convenience Stores Association is pushing a new petition to get permission to sell beer and wine in Ontario c-stores. According to The Globe and Mail report, the petition currently has 112,500 signatures from across

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NRA Speaks Out About Beverage Ban In NYC

The National Restaurant Association takes a stance on the proposed large beverage ban in New York City. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) spoke out at a public hearing on the proposed large beverage ban in New York. The NRA told the New York Department of Health that it thinks the proposed ban is a misguided

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NACS Praises New Menu-Labeling Legislation

The legislation “sets realistic requirements for how businesses are classified under these regulations,” said Jeff Miller, former NACS chairman. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) hailed legislation introduced yesterday, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, as a thoughtful approach to providing the necessary flexibility and understanding of convenience store foodservice operations. “This legislation will

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TA Builds Its StayFit Fitness Program

TravelCenters of America moves forward with its StayFit program by adding a new fitness center at a Dallas-based store. TravelCenters of America opened its 40th StayFit fitness center in a Dallas-based travel plaza.  The company announced all of its StayFit fitness rooms are free to professional drivers who carry the UltraONE Driver Rewards card.  The

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Mars Inc. Funds American Business Exhibition At Smithsonian

Mars Inc. plans to sponsor the American Business Exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 2015, featuring the role of business and innovation in the U.S. from the mid-1700s to present. Mars supports the “American Enterprise” section, which will be located in the Mars Hall of American Business in recognition of the

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Air Shots Could Be New Trend In C-Stores

A handful of New England c-stores begin to test AeroShot products, which were invented by a Harvard University professor. Air shots have hit the New England c-store market as AeroDesigns launches its AeroShot product at convenience stores in Northeastern U.S. AeroDesigns has established distribution partnerships with the New England-area’s leading distributors such as J Polep,

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Circle K Renews Lil’ Drug Store Supply

Circle K creates a multi-year agreement with Lil’ Drug Store Products to extend its partnership. Circle K renewed its supply relationship with Lil’ Drug Store Products Inc., a global consumer product company in the Health and Beauty Care (HBC) section. Lil’ Drug Store Products revolutionized the health and beauty care sections for convenience and other

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Verge Connect, Digital Deal Partner To Bring Text Marketing To C-Stores

Two companies help c-stores reach c-store customers through all mobile devices. Verge Connect, a mobile application solution for smartphones, and the Digital Deal, a text marketing program accessible by conventional mobile phones, teamed up to allow c-store operators to cost-effectively connect with customers who use smartphone or conventional mobile phones. Their partnership represents the first

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