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Dot Foods Partners With General Mills

“We’re excited to offer General Mills products to our customers,” says Dot Foods spokesperson. Dot Foods, a national food re-distributor, has partnered with General Mills Convenience Store Division for the distribution of dry products to its convenience store distributors. General Mills is home to some of the most recognizable food brands, such as Cheerios, Betty

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RaceTrac Debuts Prototype Store

“The whole goal is to take you back to the idea of a neighborhood store versus a traditional gas station,” says RaceTrac spokesperson. RaceTrac opened a new store this week on the corner of Cherokee Street and Lake Acworth Drive in Acworth, Ga., that is set to serve as the prototype for all new RaceTrac

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Ball Park Franks

Sara Lee Foodservice has introduced Ball Park Angus Beef Franks and Deli Style Beef Franks for convenience store operators’ roller grill programs, providing premium beef offerings with strong brand recognition. Angus continues to gain momentum as a nationally recognized product. The Angus Beef Franks are made with 100% Angus beef, no artificial colors, flavors or by-products.

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Frostberry Energy Blast

XYIENCE, maker of Xenergy, the offi cial energy drink of the UFC, has added Xenergy Xtreme Frostberry Blast to its lineup of energy drink flavors. The third in its collector can series; Frostberry Blast’s can features the image of Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva, a UFC middleweight fighter and international icon in the sport of mixed

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Pilot Flying J Completes Purchase of Bosselman Travel Centers

“These seven stops significantly enhance our network by shrinking the distance our customers travel to receive service in the Upper Midwest,” says Pilot Flying J president. Pilot Flying J and Bosselman Travel Centers Inc. today announced that the sale of seven Bosselman travel centers in the Midwest to Pilot Flying J has been completed. The

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Stripes Celebrates Grand Opening in Marble Falls

Ribbon cutting, check presentation and prize giveaways planned as part of the new store celebration. A Stripes convenience store and gas station is opening on Jan. 6 at U.S. 281 in Marble Falls, Texas, The River Cities Daily Tribune Online reported. A grand opening event is set to include a ribbon cutting at 501 U.S.

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Scotsman Industries Announces Interim President

Rich Gleitsmann joins Scotsman team. Scotsman Industries, a global commercial ice machine company, announced that Rich Gleitsmann has joined the organization as interim president of Scotsman Ice Systems, reporting to Kevin Fink, group managing director – Americas.    Gleitsmann has more than 10 years’ experience in the foodservice industry. He has served as president of

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Walgreens Reports December Sales Increase of 2.7%

 The drug store chain opened nine new locations in December. Walgreens has reported December sales of $6.98 billion, an increase of 2.7% from $6.80 billion for the same month in fiscal 2011. Total front-end sales increased 1.4% in December 2011 for the drug store chain, compared with the same month in 2010, while comparable store

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Italian Inspiration

Lettieri’s has launched two new Italian-inspired flavors—3-Meat and Italian Trio —to go along with its already successful line of enrobed lunch items under the “Stufferz” brand. A Lettieri’s exclusive, “Stufferz” brings together specially formulated baked bread with hearty fillings. The 3-Meat package includes three popular meats; diced ham, pepperoni and Genoa salami, blended with a

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New Twist On Snacking

General Mills is giving convenience store retailers a new twist on growing fruit and candy section sales with new Nature Valley Fruit Twists. A convenience channel exclusive, Nature Valley Fruit Twists are available in cherry and strawberry, provide two servings of fruit in each package, and are also 100% natural and gluten-free. At 1.27 ounces,

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GIANT Acquires 16 Genuardi’s Family Market Locations

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to expand our presence in greater Philadelphia and serve new customers,” says GIANT Food Stores president. GIANT Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa. has entered into an agreement with Genuardi’s Family Markets, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., to acquire 16 Genuardi’s stores in Greater Philadelphia for $106 million.

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Clark Brands Grows West

Marketer is expanding its footprint beyond legacy states as it signs on independent operators. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor Clark Brands LLC is pursuing an aggressive growth strategy in 2012, expanding from the Dakotas to Texas, from New Mexico to Michigan and all points in between, as more fuel marketers elect to join the Clark

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NATSO Elects 2012 Chairman

Darrin Flitton elected chairman of NATSO board of directors. NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, has named Darrin Flitton, fleet and truckstop manager of the Gold Truckstop network for Sinclair Oil, as its 2012 chairman of the board. Flitton, who succeeds Bobby Berkstresser as chairman, has served 24 years in truckstop

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Pilot Flying J Introduces Android App

“We’ve gotten terrific feedback on the app’s new and improved features since the launch of the iPhone version, and we’re pleased to expand its availability to users of Android devices,” says Pilot Flying J spokesperson. To kick off the New Year, Pilot Flying J has launched the Android version of its newly popular MyPilot smartphone

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Dollar General To Open More Than 600 New Stores

Dollar General set to create more than 6,000 new jobs in 2012. Dollar General Corp. plans to open 625 new stores and add more than 6,000 new jobs in 2012. These new stores and jobs will be spread among Dollar General’s 38-state operating area, plus California and Massachusetts. “Dollar General is excited about our tremendous

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7-Eleven Australia Chooses KSS Fuels

ARA Australian Retailer of the Year to adopt PriceNet for fuel price management. 7-Eleven Australia is set to implement PriceNet within its recently expanded Australian retail network of more than 400 fuel sites. PriceNet will streamline the fuels pricing process and deliver the real-time information needed to enhance fuel pricing decisions at every store. KSS

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Thorntons Selects GSP

GSP to provide POP services and solutions. GSP, a provider of retail services, has entered into an agreement with Thorntons to provide point of purchase (POP) solutions and management services for all their stores. “We selected GSP because of their years of expertise in delivering the highest quality, lowest cost POP marketing and software management

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Prevent Slip And Falls

Cintas Corp.’s professional mat program is now available for retailers. A recent Harris Interactive survey revealed dirty floors negatively impact 86% of U.S. adults’ perception of a retail store, so Cintas has designed a customized mat program for retailers to maintain safe, clean and attractive fl oors. To reduce slips, trips and falls, all of

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Smokehouse Fresh Jerky Line

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky has launched a new line of Smokehouse Fresh Jerky. Boasting a reformulated recipe, Jack Link’s new Smokehouse assortment is made from premium cuts of meat, perfectly seasoned and smoked. Jack Link’s also introduced a new Smokehouse merchandising system with an innovative and sleek rack with easy-to-clean, easy-to-rotate, peel-n-go freshness trays. Smokehouse

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Easy Blending

There’s no need to waste valuable time standing over a typical blender. The new Hamilton Beach Commercial Summit Blender with one-touch auto-blend technology senses when the perfect drink profi le has been reached and shuts off automatically. With hundreds of preprogrammed cycles, an entire menu can be stored on each blender and accessed in seconds.

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Wood Tip Cigars

New from Kretek International: Djarum natural leaf wood tipped cigars in five-packs and 25-count upright units. These new cigars are offered in four new clove blends including Classic, Vanilla, Cherry and Rum. Each blend carries a unique clove signature, smoothed by the imported natural leaf wrapper and a blend of mild tobaccos. Each wood tipped

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Jiffy Mart & Tevis Motor Fuel Named 2011 Small Business of the Year

Jiffy Mart & Tevis Motor Fuel, based in Westminster, Md., has been named 2011 Small Business of the Year by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll County Department of Economic Development. The award was presented Nov. 3 at a dinner held at the Portico of St. John for outstanding service to the

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Gasoline Futures’ Index Spikes in Opening 2012 Trade

Although wholesale gasoline costs were mixed during the final week of 2011, retail gasoline prices are poised to move higher in early January, with futures prices spiking to a nearly two-month high during the first trading day of 2012. Reformulated blendstock for oxygenate blending or RBOB futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange is

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Weigel’s Family Christmas Treats Children To Shopping And Festivities

“We plan on Weigel’s Family Christmas growing larger each year,” says Weigel’s president. Christmas arrived early this year for 180 area children – thanks to Weigel’s Family Christmas. On Saturday, Dec. 10, 180 area children were treated to a day of shopping and a festive holiday party.  The magic began at 8 a.m. for the

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Geo.H Green Oil Helps Disadvantaged Kids Have A Merry Christmas

Annual fundraiser beat last year’s charity goal by 6.4%. The Wyatt Brothers, co-owners of Geo.H Green Oil in Fairburn, Ga., have announced the results of their annual fundraising event that raised $25,000 for Atlanta’s Empty Stocking Fund, Newman’s Welcome House and Fairburn’s In His Great Name Ministry.  “We are so pleased and proud to report

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