“Eric brings a wealth of contacts and experience to Kretek in tobacco products and e-cigarettes,” says field sales vice president. Kretek International Inc., exclusive importer and marketer of Djarum and Cuban Rounds Cigars, Cig2o, EZ Cig and Voodoo e-vapor products, DjEEP lighters and VirMax performance products, has named Eric Heiberg as Northeast region sales director.
Kimball Distributing services Dallas/Fort Worth and 25 North Texas counties. Eco-Cigs Inc., a fast-growing marketer of electronic cigarettes, announced that it has added another beverage distributor to its expanding distribution network. With the signing of Kimball Distributing Inc. (KDI), Grand Prairie, Texas, Eco-Cigs now has full distribution in seven of the top 10 U.S. markets.
Little boy learns to make pizza at Nice N Easy location. Every 38 minutes Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition in the U.S. and its territories. In February, Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppe’s Pulaski location was asked to participate in granting a wish for a little boy named John.
Exclusive sales data and industry trends insight to be presented. The 2014 AWMA C-Metrics Convenience Industry Outlook Forum is set for June 23–24, at the Doubletree Hotel Chicago O’Hare, and will present the industry’s first look at sales projections for 2014 for core in-store categories, providing information and insight to help companies gain a competitive
Hines “brings a tremendous wealth of IT knowledge and experience to our company,” says Parker’s president and CEO. Parker’s has named Stephen Hines as chief technology officer, a new position for the company. In his new position, Hines will be responsible for overseeing and managing all current technologies for Parker’s. He will ensure that all
General Mills Convenience & Foodservice has introduced Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits to give convenience store retailers a quick and convenient option to offer on-the-go customers during a high traffic time of day. The latest product from the No. 1 granola bar brand in convenience stores, Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits have a unique crispy texture and
Newcastle Brown Ale is bringing back the popular Newcastle Bombshell Blonde Ale this summer, featuring a swimsuit-clad bombshell on its packaging. Newcastle Bombshell is brewed with Cascade, Hallertau and Northdown hops. The combination helps balance the light-colored golden ale’s light aroma and bitterness with toasted malt for a smooth, clean finish. Bombshell is a well-balanced
Krispy Krunchy is introducing four new dipping sauces for its Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Fish & Shrimp. The new sauces include: Classic Tartar Sauce, Dijon Honey Mustard, Cajun Sweet BBQ and Classic Cocktail Sauce. These new sauces will go right along with the Krispy Krunchy Chicken original dipping sauces: Sweet & Hot Mustard, Spicy New Orleans
Customers enjoy free coffee all day on “Wawa Day.” By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor / News & Online. Wawa’s 50th Anniversary celebration kicked off at 6 a.m. at the first Wawa store ever built, located at 1212 MacDade Blvd., Folsom, Pa., which first opened its doors 50 years ago on April 16, 1964. Even at
Locations for sale in Texas, Colorado, Arizona and six other states. San Antonio-based CST Brands Inc. has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC to coordinate the sale of 100 gasoline stations and/or convenience stores, 16 former gas stations and one land parcel. This includes 61 locations in Texas, 22 in Colorado, 14 in Arizona,
“We are engaged in a full-scale modernization effort, and new Ovation dispensers equipped with the inOvationTV media program are an important part of that effort,” says president, New Dixie Oil Corp. New Dixie Oil Corp. has chosen to install new Wayne Ovation fuel dispensers equipped with the inOvationTV media platform at its sites in Rocky
New Website developed by OpenStore to help Rattlers fully integrate all available social media, Rattlers Rewards loyalty, mobile applications and communication tools. Voted Eagle’s Reader Choice Award and Best of the Brazos Valley in 2011, Rattlers convenience store chain’s name and image was established by Jim Kolkhorst in 2004 to unite several convenience stores operating
The United States Mint asks the c-store industry to weigh in on possible coin changes. How would changes to circulating coins impact your industry? The Coin Modernization Oversight and Continuity Act of 2010, Public Law 111-301, authorizes the United States Mint to conduct research and appropriate testing on the use of alternative metals in
When it comes to ordering, convenience stores have special needs and a limited equipment budget. That’s why Stellar Systems recommends CipherLab products to its convenience store customers and the wholesale distributors that service them. Together CipherLab and Stellar Systems can take your convenience store ordering to the next level – what Al Crawford, president of
International Light Technologies (ILT), a designer, manufacturer and distributor of LED-based illuminated sign products, is pleased to announce the introduction of the next generation of its popular Ascent LED Sign Modules. The new Ascent module offers the same low power consumption, the same three modules per foot, the same mechanical fastener, the same thru-wire design,
The Mekanik “RTV” (Ready To Vape) Premium Telescoping System by Vapage is the next generation of powerful “Full Vapor” tube mod systems. Constructed from premium-grade 406 stainless steel, this product will not rust. The adjustable silver-plated battery contact pins make it so you can fine tune this mechanical mod to your preference. The magnetic firing
With the introduction of V8 Splash Lemonade, Campbell Soup Co. provides a refreshing twist on this favorite seasonal beverage. V8 Splash Lemonade comes in a convenient 64-ounce bottle—which serves up multiple glasses of a light and crisp summer drink that comes in two delicious flavors: Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade. The product contains an excellent source
The ICEE Co. has announced new summer promotional flavors, Strawberry, Watermelon and Pina Colada. These exciting and fun flavors will be in market through June 2014, and will be offered in ICEE and Fanta syrups. These promotional flavors are the perfect way to kick of spring and summer. The tropical vibe of Pina Colada, delectable
Observint Technologies, a provider of video surveillance, audio surveillance and access control solutions, has launched the Alibi line, which delivers the latest in analog and IP technology, including cameras, recorders, and turn-key systems specifically engineered to provide customers with feature-rich, extremely cost-effective video surveillance solutions that are easy to install and operate. The Alibi IP
First step in establishment of retail and merchant industry information sharing and analysis center for cybersecurity. The National Retail Federation (NRF) is moving forward with the creation of a program that will provide retailers access to information on cybersecurity threats identified by retailers, government and law enforcement agencies and partners in the financial services sector.
“There is no evidence that use of e-cigarettes and vapor products may lead to or contribute to the use of combustible cigarettes, by teenagers or by anyone else,” says president of SFATA. Following the Durbin report, released yesterday on electronic cigarettes being found to target youth, Phil Daman, Esq., president of SFATA (Smoke Free Alternatives
“We must close this new gateway to addiction to protect our children,” says Durbin. Eleven Democratic lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives released a report that shows a dramatic recent increase in the marketing of electronic cigarettes with extensive resources being dedicated to social media, sponsorship of youth-oriented events, and television and
Offers cents-off discount program. Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) and Drop Tank LLC and have announced a plan to roll out Drop Tank’s fuel discounting technology across Marathon-branded fuel sites to enable a new suite of cents-off products and offers. With Drop Tank technology and services, MPC will expand its current branded card offerings to include
Higher demand coupled with the refinery maintenance season have prompted a string of weekly drawdowns in gasoline supply. By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric Gasoline supplied to the primary wholesale market in the U.S. poked above the five-year average for the fourth week in 2014, climbing to 8.996 million bpd during the week-ended
Wells Fargo predicts that vapors/tanks/mods pose the “greatest new threat” to e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes. Wells Fargo Securities LLC recently conducted a “Tobacco Talk” survey of its tobacco retailer and wholesaler contacts representing 35,000+ convenience stores in the U.S., which revealed that the competitive environment has heated up in the first quarter of 2014. Some