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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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NACS Refuses To Accept Proposed Antitrust Settlement With Visa And MasterCard

“NACS does not accept this proposed settlement, and we reserve the right to fight it if other class representatives do accept it,” says Henry Armour, NACS president and CEO, on the proposed settlements between merchants and credit card companies. NACS rejected the proposed settlement of antitrust litigation between merchants and the credit card industry. NACS

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Susser Provides Q2 Preliminary Results

Announces secondary offering of common stock by Wellspring. Susser Holdings Corp. has provided partial preliminary financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2012,  ended July 1, 2012.  Susser expects to report: • Same-store merchandise sales growth of approximately 8% year-over-year, versus growth of 5.8% for the year-earlier period. • Total merchandise sales of approximately

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Wawa Celebrates Grand Opening of First Florida Store

Five Wawa stores are scheduled to open in five weeks in the Orlando area, with the chain forecasting 100 stores for the Orlando/Tampa markets in the next five years. Wawa Inc. today announced a milestone in its company’s history—the grand opening of its first store in the state of Florida. Located directly across from SeaWorld

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Open Pantry Food Marts Looks To Growth Opportunities

Open Pantry Food Marts has plans to grow and improve business for its eight c-store sites. Open Pantry wants to continue to operate eight core sites in Southeast Wisconsin, and plans to reposition the Open Pantry Brands for a 2013 roll out. Open Pantry sold 19 sites to 7-Eleven this summer, which allowed 7-Eleven to

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Arco’s ampm Sponsors Alianza de Futbol Event

“ARCO’s ampm is proud to support the next generation of soccer superstars,” says ampm spokesperson. Convenience store chain ampm, has been named the official retail convenience store sponsor of the 2012 Los Angeles Alianza de Futbol events. “It’s exciting to be able to support Hispanic soccer with this sponsorship opportunity,” said Donna Sanker, ampm vice

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Pocket-Sized Pain Relief

Introducing new Lil’ Drug Brand Vials: Lil’ Drug Brand now offers four popular pain relief formulas in a convenient, pocket-size vial, ideal for convenience store shoppers.  At only $2.99 for 10 pills, vials offer both value and convenience to on-the-go consumers, and easily fit into a pocket or purse.  For retailers, Lil’ Drug Brand Vials

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Zarco 66 First To Offer E15 Fuel

Zarco 66 is first U.S. gas station to deliver E15 ethanol fuel to consumers, reducing dependence on gasoline and imported oil. American drivers can now choose to use E15 fuel at the Lawrence, Kan., Zarco 66 gas station. The Zarco 66 is the first U.S. retailer to offer E15 fuel, which is 15% ethanol and

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Apache Oil Opens CNG Fuel Station In Louisiana

Apache Corp. helps the Lafayette, La., community by adding a CNG fuel station to fuel city vehicles. Apache Corp. celebrated the opening of its first public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in the state of Louisiana at its Lafayette station. “The state of Louisiana is a leader in supporting increased use of natural gas,”

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Anheuser-Busch Builds Homes For St. Louis Families With Habitat For Humanity

Anheuser-Busch team members fund and build homes for St. Louis families with Habitat for Humanity. Anheuser-Busch employees and family members prepare for “Builder Day” this Saturday to help Habitat for Humanity St. Louis build homes in both the University City and Carondelet communities. Habitat St. Louis plans to build five homes in each St. Louis

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Dispensed Beverage Sales Heating Up

Fueled by new flavors and supported by high-quality equipment, the cold and frozen category shows unlimited potential. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor The cold facts go like this: with margins from tobacco and fuel still lagging headed into the summer of 2012, the booming frozen beverage segment has been a pleasant top-performing surprise for convenience

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