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Visibly Fresh

Inline Plastics Corp. has introduced a new line of upscale containers specifically designed to meet the needs of the foodservice industry.  The new Visibly Fresh product line consists of rigid, crystal clear plastic containers that represent the ideal combination of value and quality. The upscale design and minimal ribbing of the Visibly Fresh line promotes

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Disposable E-Cigarettes

Size Matters! Smoker Friendly International is proud to announce the birth of their new disposable e-cigarette: Spirit 2. Made in the USA and using the same e-liquid used in the rechargeable version, the Spirit 2 is the most authentic e-cig ever produced. The e-cigarette is sized as a traditional cigarette and only .3 ounces (66%

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Fresh Brewed Tea

SunBrew Iced Tea is a brand new line of drinks for 2012 featuring an old-fashioned, fresh-brewed tea in a recipe reminiscent of the summertime favorite, brewed in the sun on a kitchen window. SunBrew is “Home Brewed Taste, Ready-to-Drink Convenience.” SunBrew Iced Tea is available this spring nationwide in three varieties: Unsweetened, Lightly Sweetened (with

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Cloutier Oil Divests Stores To Victory Properties

A 53-year old company exits the c-store business.  Cloutier Oil, after 53 years in the business, has sold its business to Victory Properties.  Victory Properties, is a partnership formed by Rex Gillis of Columbus and Joe Morris of Ridgeland, two businessmen who also do business with Shell Oil. Victory properties purchased 11 Gas Lane and

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Chevron Adds inOvationTV

Chevron’s Video-at-the-Pump program featuring inOvationTV is available immediately to selected retailers and can be installed via retrofit to existing Wayne Ovation fuel dispensers. Chevron has approved the new inOvationTV media platform for its Video-at-the-Pump program. Wayne, A GE Energy Business and global innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, and Gas Station TV (GSTV) will make

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United Supermarkets Offers Fuel Discount Promotion

United Express to accept fuel discount vouchers earned through grocery purchases. United Supermarkets plans to help its store guests combat the rising cost of driving this spring by offering a fuel discount with their in-store purchases. Between March 28 and May 22, guests can earn discounts on their fuel purchases at all United Express fuel

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Healthy Trends Extending to the Cold Vault

New products and core beverages will always drive cold vault sales. So when is the right time—and how often does that right time come—for category managers to reset them? “We do cold vault resets twice a year, which means we’re making fairly minor adjustments all the time,” said Richard Ginther, category manager for Kum &

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Baltimore Gas Station For Sale

The gas station is equipped with a security surveillance camera, two pumps, and a canopy that extends over both pumping stations. National Commercial Auctioneers announces the foreclosure auction of a former CITGO gas station in Baltimore, Md., on April 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. local time. “This is an excellent business opportunity or investment,” said

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Innovative Dressings Package

The KRAFT YES Pack, an innovative dressings package introduced in January 2012 by Kraft Foodservice, is designed to deliver maximum yield with greater ease. Made from flexible yet durable plastic, the YES Pack allows operators to easily squeeze out up to 99% of the dressing inside without creating any inconvenient mess for the user. The

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Thorntons Enhances Coffee Lineup

Introduces proprietary coffee blends, while phasing out Dunkin’ Donuts brand affiliation. Thorntons Inc. is expanding and enhancing its proprietary coffee brand, Thorntons Premium Blend Coffees in Louisville, Ky. and southern Indiana. The official rollout date for the 33 Kentucky locations that currently serve the Dunkin’ Donuts brand coffee, is set to commence Monday, April 2

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Starbucks Customers Petition for Bug-Free Drinks

In the new age of food ingredient awareness, hundreds sign petition, asking Starbucks to stop coloring drinks with an extract made from insects. At a time when customers are growing increasingly aware and concerned about what’s in their food and beverages, Starbucks is coming under fire for using an extract made from crushed insects to

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Food Lion Launches New Brand Strategy

Lower prices, fresh produce and an enhanced shopping experience to greet customers in 268 Food Lion stores. Food Lion has launched a new brand strategy in 268 stores in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.  These markets are the first stores in 2012 to unveil the new strategy, which is based on customer feedback and

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Car Wash Upgrades on Deck for 2012

Convenience store and petroleum retailers with car washes have faced a challenging 3-4 years in the car wash industry, and as a result have mostly refrained from new development of car wash sites. “We know from our equipment sales reports that there have been low levels of investment, particularly at petroleum c-store car wash sites,”

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Product Innovation & Marketing Fuel Dispensed Beverages

The cold frozen dispensed category is undergoing some major changes these days with many c-stores adding milkshakes and even energy slushees to their offerings. The additions continue to make the cold and frozen dispensed category one of the hottest in the convenience store industry. Digging down into the category even more, the fourth annual CSD/Balvor

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Warm Up Coffee Sales with Folgers

Coffee continues to be a top beverage choice with 60% of consumers saying they routinely drink regular hot coffee, according to Mintel’s “Coffee & Tea, 2011” report. A recent Smucker Foodservice coffee survey found, when drinking coffee away from home, eight in 10 consumers think it’s important that an establishment serves a brand that they

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KelloggsConvenience.com Wins Website Award

The winning site launched in 2011 to market Kellogg brands to the c-store industry. Miron Communications won the best food industry Web site award from the Web Marketing Association on behalf of agency client, Kellogg Company, during the Association’s 10th annual Internet Advertising Competition Awards. The winning Web site, KelloggsConvenience.com, was launched in 2011 to

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Shell, Rainbow Help Customers Save With FuelPerks!

Customers who use their Roundy’s Rewards Card at Rainbow stores can redeem fuelperks! Rewards at local participating Shell stations. Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc.  has teamed with Shell to give Roundy’s Rewards Cardholders the opportunity to redeem their fuelperks! Rewards at participating Shell stations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Savvy consumers who use their Roundy’s Rewards Card

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QuikTrip Expands In Kansas City

New Generation 3 stores focus on an upscale experience, fresh food. QuikTrip  is set to debut an additional four next-generation store locations in the Kansas City, Mo. market by the end of 2012, the Kansas City Business Journal reported. That’s up from the estimated three next-generation stores the c-store chain predicted opening in the area

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Rutter’s Introduces Walking Taco Menu Option

Walking tacos to be made fresh and served in a one-ounce bag of Doritos. Rutter’s Farm Stores has announced several new items to be added to its menu this week, including soft shell tacos, snack wraps and the south central Pennsylvania favorite: walking tacos. A long time preference at area high school sporting events, walking

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Sweet Outlook for Candy and Confections

Despite the continued economic doldrums, U.S. confectionery sales have grown at a pace of 4.2% annually and generate $29 billion in total sales, according to SymphonyIRI, a Chicago-based research firm. Jenn Elleck, of the National Confectioners Association (NCA), said the biggest misconception about selling candy is that candy sells itself. “Retailers don’t think they need

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Beer Bounces Back

It’s always nice when a general statistical look at an industry can be confirmed locally, and that is the case with convenience store beer sales as 2011 closes. The Beer Institute confirms that the convenience channel is one of the most important for beer. The category accounts for 30% of total U.S. industry volume. A

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Dos Equis Commemorates 150 Years Of Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Just in time for the Cinco celebrations, Dos Equis is introducing its popular Beers of Mexico variety pack. Dos Equis, the fastest growing premium Mexican beer in the U.S., is rolling out the successful Lost Art of Celebrating Cinco spring retail program with substantially increased media investment and more engaging support to offer consumers memorable

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Chicken That’s Kickin’

Brakebush Brothers announces its newest chicken sensations: Cayenne Kickers breaded fillets and wings. Cayenne Kickers feature a tongue-tingling cayenne pepper breading that lightly coats each piece. The spice is mixed right in the breading, so there’s no messy sauce to deal with. This high-quality chicken is fully cooked for easy prep. The fillets feature whole

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Solid Growth Projections for Bottled Water and Sports Drinks

Water continues to briskly flow into and out of convenience stores. The key for retailers is to cut through the clutter and put together the most profitable set possible. Bottled water volume overall grew a little over 4% in 2011, according to preliminary tracking figures from the Beverage Marking Corp. (BMC). The single-serve retail PET

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Climbing on RVP Switch, Iranian Export Decline

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Retail gasoline prices, with regular grade averaging at a 10-month high of $3.867 gallon nationally per the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest weekly release, is set to continue higher, with several analysts projecting a $4.10 to $4.15 gallon average before a retreat in pump prices. Throughout

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