citgonew1

CITGO’s Annual Meeting Addresses State of the C-Store Industry

Attendees to gain expert advice on how to build, grow and develop businesses within the industry. More than 400 CITGO marketers and retailers from nine states are convening at the Foxwoods Resort Casino today, June 3, for the annual CITGO Northeast Region Retailer Meeting. Attendees will gain valuable insights from marketing, branding and consumer behavior

RUIZ

Ruiz Foods Acquires Manufacturing Facility

Renovation set to begin immediately. Ruiz Foods has announced an expansion through the acquisition of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Florence, S.C. Renovation of the facility is scheduled to begin immediately and the company plans to begin manufacturing a variety of its nationally distributed El Monterey and Tornados products in 2015. El Monterey is

NSF

NSF International Earns IFS Logistics Standard Accreditation

NSF’s accreditation means NSF’s auditors can certify that companies meet the requirements of this standard, which is accepted globally. Global public health organization NSF International is the first North American certification body to be accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to offer certification to the IFS Logistics (International Featured Standard Logistics) standard. IFS

Tony Huppert

Swipe Fees

By Tony Huppert, CEO, Team Oil Inc. The court ruling on Credit Card Swipe Fees is a double edge sword. The credit card companies, with their unlimited staff of lawyers and lobbyist, have convinced the politicians and courts of their expenses collecting and processing credit card transactions. If the cost of collecting and processing retailer’s

sportsdrink

Beverage Sales Up Over Memorial Day

Wells Fargo finds weather, promotions driving cold vault sales. Wells Fargo Securities’ recent Beverage Buzz survey found that c-store beverage sales were up 4% during the 2014 Memorial Day holiday, compared to 2% in 2013. The survey of beverage retailers represented tens of thousands of c-store locations across the country. Wells Fargo attributed the growth

STRIPES

Stripes, Laredo Taco Co. Exceed $1 Million Fundraising Goal

Record-breaking campaign for Children’s Miracle Network to benefit 13 children’s hospitals in three states. Stripes and Laredo Taco Co. are proud of their customers and employees for surpassing their goal of raising $1 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during their 10th annual Miracle Balloon icon campaign from March 31-April 27. Stripes Stores raised a

InWisconsin_white-logo3

$250,000 State Grant Will Help Re-Open Vacant Grocery Store

Project expected to create new jobs and alleviate “food desert” in the northern Wisconsin county. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded a $250,000 grant to Florence County to help re-open a grocery store that has been vacant for more than seven years. The lack of a full-service grocery store has been an impediment

shellpumps

Bennett Pump Co. Supplying Shell LNG Dispensers

TravelCenters of America installs dispenser at Ontario location. Bennett Pump Co. has been selected by Shell to supply LNG fuel dispensers for Liquefied Natural Gas fueling stations across the U.S. Earlier this month, Shell and Travel Centers of America (TA) announced the opening of their first LNG station in Ontario, Calif. This station is the

huntbros

Hunt Brothers’ Buffalo Chicken Pizza Returns

Highly-demanded, specialty pizza is back for the first time ever during summer months. Hunt Brothers Pizza is excited to bring back its most popular limited time offer (LTO), Buffalo chicken pizza, to kick off the summer season. Beginning June 1, customers will be able to order this specialty pizza at their local Hunt Brothers Pizza

wawa florida

Wawa Celebrates 50 Years of Retail Excellence

From loyal customers to prominent politicians, the community joined together in Philadelphia last month to commemorate the landmark anniversary for one of the convenience store industry’s most iconic brands. By John Lofstock and Erin Rigik While many retail brands these days tend to focus solely on the bottom line, Wawa serves as a reminder that

Atlas

Atlas Oil Sells BP-Branded Chicago-Area Assets

Parent Petroleum Inc. and Lehigh Gas Partners acquire Atlas locations. Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. has announced the successful closing on the sale of Atlas Oil Co.’s BP-branded Chicago area assets. The assets included 99 sites currently supplied by Atlas, two sites under contract to be supplied by Atlas, four undeveloped retail land sites and

Cenex_Brookings-SD_FL3000-(45)-cutout300x300

Retail Solutions Help New Cenex Retailers Succeed

Community Oil Co. opens first c-store in Iowa. Retail services provided by CHS Inc., an energy, grains and foods company, continue to help marketers achieve a smooth and successful transition to its Cenex brand. Recently Community Oil Co. took advantage of those retail services to ensure a successful opening for its first convenience store in

parkers

Parker’s To Sponsor Picnic in the Park

“We’re delighted to sponsor Picnic in the Park again this year,” says president and CEO of Parker’s. The City of Savannah has announce that Parker’s will be the Presenting Sponsor for Picnic in the Park 2014, which will take place on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at Forsyth Park. This marks the third

ShellCanopy-Newtown-0003-7x5

Shell Oil Makes LED Lighting Available to Network

Partners with LSI Industries. LSI Industries Inc. has been selected by Shell Oil Company to participate in Shell’s National Wholesaler Co-op Program to make available LED technology lighting products to their network of wholesalers and dealers that brand Shell across locations in North America. With this program, Shell announced to its network recently that they

friendlyexpress copy

Friendly Express Updating Georgia C-stores

CBX to help with design and branding initiative focusing on next-generation approaches to the c-store experience. Global brand agency CBX will help Friendly Express update the design and branding of its 42-store network of community-focused convenience stores in southeast Georgia. “Friendly Express, which has been in business for more than 25 years, is known for

parkers

Trip Advisor Awards Parker’s Market Urban Gourmet

Parker’s receives 2014 Winner Certificate of Excellence. Parker’s Market Urban Gourmet has been named a 2014 Winner of the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, based on the ratings of customers at Savannah’s leading gourmet market, deli and coffee bar in the city’s Historic District at 222 Drayton Street, Savannah, Ga.

7-eleven 125

7-Eleven Adds Sprite 6 Mix By Lebron James Slurpee

Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee combines the traditional taste of Sprite with cherry and orange flavors and is available exclusively at participating 7-Eleven locations. As summer heats up and the hardwood action reaches a fever pitch, 7-Eleven is exclusively introducing a game-changing flavor to its Slurpee all-star roster— Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron

fruit

Freshness is Fundamental at Lunchtime in Convenience Stores

Survey shows freshness tops the list of shopper priorities when buying food. Lunchtime is an important time of day for convenience stores. However, there is stiff competition from a variety of competing venues, including fast-food stores, coffee shops and more. General Mills Convenience & Foodservice recently conducted a research project to understand the convenience channel’s

Scripto Officially Licensed Multi-purpose lighters

Multi-Purpose Lighters

Scripto Officially-Licensed Multi-Purpose Lighters feature team logos and school colors, including for the Texas Longhorns, Oklahoma Sooners, Georgia Bulldogs, LSU Tigers, and Florida Gators, allowing fans to show their team spirit. Perfect for lighting grills, candles, campfires, and fireplaces. The lighters are available in a variety of display vehicles such as: floor displays, counter displays,

PiratesBooty

New Mac & Cheese

B&G Foods has introduced Pirate’s Booty Macaroni & Cheese. Pirate’s Booty is a well-known and loved brand (by parents and children alike), and this is an important milestone for the brand as it moves from the snack aisle into the macaroni and cheese section of the grocery store. People will find the same delicious, cheesy

CheesewichFlavorsw/slices

Grab-N-Go CHEESEWICH

CHEESEWICH was designed with today’s fast paced, health-conscious consumers in mind. Healthy low-carb and gluten-free meals are not always easily prepared. CHEESEWICH satisfies moms looking for a great lunch for their children, construction workers needing fuel and the busy entrepreneur. This fast grab-and-go meal of salami sandwiched with cheese is their delicious rescue. Each 2.5-ounce

Lovely_Licoricegroup

Gluten-free Licorice

Advancing its role in premium confections that are gluten-free and GMO-free, the Lovely Candy Co. has announced its new gluten-free licorice. Following through with founder Mike Nakamura’s quest, the company has developed a new line of licorice, which is believed to be the first extruded licorice product in North America that is gluten-free. Branded as

MINOR'SLatinFlavors_RedChileAdoboGrilledChickenSalad

Infuse Flavor

Operators can easily create signature dishes with everyday sauces and condiments by adding MINOR’S Latin Flavor Concentrates. Now, MINOR’S has created the “plus-one ingredient matrix” guide found at flavormeansbusiness.com/latin-flavors to show how easy it is to add zest to any recipe. Gluten-free and vegetarian concentrates boast rich, on-trend flavor from real fire roasted chiles, onions,

DuraSmoke flavor image 2

Flavored E-Liquids

Currently, DuraSmoke manufactures more than 65 unique flavors of e-liquid, ranging from traditional tobacco and menthol fusions, to exotic fruit flavors and dessert tastes, as well as beverage variations and numerous custom blends. The company offers its products in five nicotine levels and two base liquid options.Based in Milwaukee, Wisc., DuraSmoke has been manufacturing purely

Testostrex Image CMYK

Testosterone Booster

DBI Distribution, marketers of the popular Mini Thin family of energy products, has introduced Testostrex. Testostrex, an herbal dietary supplement for men, helps to increase erectile response and sex drive with its state of the art formula. This high-quality formula also works to enhance muscle mass, making it ideal for the workout connoisseur. With many

css.php