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SunBrew Iced Tea

Turkey Hill has introduced SunBrew Iced Tea, 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,

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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 Market Intelligence Report: Coffee & Tea, 2011. According to a recent Smucker Foodservice coffee survey, when drinking coffee away from home, eight in 10 consumers think it’s important that an establishment serves a

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Pace of Retail Prices Gains Should Slow But…

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. retail regular grade gasoline average has now gained for four consecutive weeks through Jan. 9 to a $3.382 gallon two-month high, climbing 15.3 cents since Dec. 19. Of that total advance, 8.3cts of the gain took place during the week-ended

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McMahon Joins Cumberland Gulf Group Leadership Team

John McMahon enters the role of senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Cumberland Gulf Group. The Cumberland Gulf Group of Cos. has named John McMahon senior vice president and chief human resources officer. McMahon is an experienced human resources professional with a track record of creating successful programs for talent management and

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Susser Holdings Announces Q4 Results

During the fourth quarter of 2011, Susser Holdings opened six new large-format convenience stores. Corpus Christi, Texas-based Susser Holdings Corp. has set up an earnings conference call for 11 a.m. EST on Feb. 22 to discuss its fourth quarter results. The company expects to report same-store merchandise sales growth for the fourth quarter of 2011

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NACStech Opening Session Speaker Announced

Registration is now open for NACStech 2012. Social media guru Paul Ollinger has been announced as the opening general session speaker for NACStech, which will take place May 21-23, 2012, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn. Registration opened on Jan. 17 for NACStech, the industry’s most comprehensive event for top retail and supplier

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History Channel Features C-Store Design

Veteran Designer Joseph Bona shares trade secrets with viewers of TV’s ‘Modern Marvels’. The History Channel’s “Modern Marvels” makes clear in a new episode on the convenience-store phenomenon that there is much more to America’s go-to pit stops than just coffee, soda, snacks and hot dogs. Indeed, convenience stores are carefully designed for maximum speed

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Daily’s Convenience Stores Hosts Mark Hominick

UFC mixed martial arts athlete to sign autographs for fans at two Daily’s Convenience Stores locations. Daily’s Convenience Stores and XYIENCE, maker of Xenergy, the official energy drink of the UFC, are hosting Canadian mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete Mark “The Machine” Hominick on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at two Daily’s locations in Smryna, Tenn.

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Building New Tobacco Sales

Retailers and government officials butt heads over handmade cigarettes. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor Celeste Lucas likes to smoke, but she doesn’t like paying $5 a pack for cigarettes, so she took matters into her own hands and purchased a roll-your-own cigarette machine. Using loose tobacco and paper tubes, she can now create an entire

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Tesco Deploys Retalix 10 Store Suite

Retalix to present at NRF Show, outlining the future of Tesco’s retail IT strategies. Tesco Plc. is set to deploy the Retalix next generation store platform following a successful initial pilot of the Retalix 10 Store Suite software. Tesco, the third largest grocery retailer in the world, has been a Retalix business partner since 1995,

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McIntosh Group To Provide ADA Compliance Tools For NACS Members

NACS and McIntosh are developing industry-specific programs to help NACS members meet ADA responsibilities. NACS has selected The McIntosh Group to provide its members with access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility compliance tools. The agreement provides NACS members with access to customized and specific solutions using McIntosh’s existing branded offer. “The McIntosh Group

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Out-of-Stocks Drive Customers To Your Competitors

Nearly one-third of U.S. shoppers found empty shelves this holiday season, an Aldata survey finds. Holiday shopping wasn’t a cheerful experience for many Americans this holiday season. According to a new survey of more than 1,000 U.S. in-store shoppers, 31% discovered that the product(s) they were looking for this holiday season were out of stock.

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Rutter’s 2011 Charitable Giving Tops $320,000

“We believe these donations have made a lasting impact on the organizations that receive them and those who’ve benefitted from them,” says Rutter’s CEO. Rutter’s Farm Stores made charitable donations to several community organizations, which totaled more than $320,000 in 2011. “In economies as tough as this one, charities need the financial support of the

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NCR, VendorNet Integrate In-Store Pick Up With POS Software

Integration of product inventory to point-of-sale software helps retailers drive sales across channels and preserve margin in an increasingly competitive market. NCR Corp. and VendorNet Inc., a provider of cross-channel fulfillment technology, have entered into a strategic agreement that will see NCR integrate VendorNet’s cross-channel StoreNet In-Store Pickup fulfillment technology into its NCR Advanced Store

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Driving Foodservice Profitability

Taking steps to promote innovative products and value pricing can elevate the whole roller grill experience. By Heather Henstock, Contributing Editor. When consumers think of convenience store food, roller grill hot dogs are top of mind. Roller grills have developed a mixed reputation over the years, but they remain a staple of c-store foodservice programs

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AWMA To Introduce Hall of Fame at 2012 Show

Steve Shing and Jim Colucci are set to be the inaugural inductees. AWMA has announced that Steve Shing, corporate vice president, sales and marketing at GSC Enterprises Inc. and James Colucci, recently retired as executive vice president of sales and marketing, at Altadis U.S.A., will be the first recipients of the newly established AWMA Hall

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Boyer’s Food Market and Holiday Stationstores Select Revionics

“We are extremely pleased with the ROI and increased gross margin we have obtained from Revionics’ system,” says Holiday spokesperson. Boyer’s Food Market Inc., which operates 17 full service supermarket locations in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Holiday Stationstores, with over 450 corporately-owned and franchise stores, have both renewed their service agreements with Revionics. Boyer’s cited the

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AWMA Expo Sells Out

Space now being added to accommodate more manufacturers. AWMA’s 2012 Expo is sold out and space is being added to accommodate additional manufacturers at its annual convention and expo to be held Feb. 15 – 17, 2012, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. For the past three years, AWMA has been focused on reinventing

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NATSO Foundation Supports AMBER Alert

Truckstops and travel plazas engage in efforts to safely recover abducted children. The NATSO Foundation has announced that the truckstop and travel plaza industry will now be engaged in efforts to safely recover abducted children.  In support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s AMBER Alert program, the NATSO Foundation will work with the National Center

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Tedeschi Completes Weymouth Remodels

Brings fresh food into Weymouth, Mass. stores. Tedeschi Food Shops completed the remodel of two locations in Weymouth, Mass. in 2011. Renovations of the 11 Sea Street and 425 Washington Street stores are part of a company-wide initiative to ensure that all Tedeschi Food Shops offer an increased assortment of fresh, healthy meal and snack

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Village Pantry Acquires Miller Oil Co.

Acquisition gives Village Pantry a strong foothold in the Midwest.   Miller Oil Co., based in Champaign, Ill., is set to sell its seven Colonial Pantry convenience stores to Village Pantry of Wilmington, N.C.   American Business Brokers and WJF Services Inc. facilitated the transaction. The seven stores are all located in Illinois in the

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President Bill Clinton to Address NRA Show Attendees

“Clinton’s insights are sure to be both interesting and entertaining, making his keynote address one of the main attractions at NRA Show 2012,” says NRA convention chair. President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the 42nd President of the United States, will address attendees at the 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant,

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Hess Corp. Announces Capital and Exploratory Budget for 2012

“We are committed to creating value and delivering sustainable growth in production and reserves from both our unconventional and conventional portfolios,” says Hess spokesperson. Hess Corp. has announced a 2012 capital and exploratory budget of $6.8 billion, nearly all of which is targeted for Exploration and Production: $2.5 billion for unconventionals, $1.6 billion for production,

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Boosting Energy Sales

Although some c-store operators admit to being worried about regulators turning their focus toward energy products, many believe the category has at least another year of strong growth ahead. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Sales of energy shots are soaring despite the lingering recession. New products, flavors and marketing messages are making it one of

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