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New Smart Safe

Tidel, a global supplier of cash management systems and robbery deterrent devices, has announced the TACC VI, a new addition to its TACC family of products. The TACC VI brings an innovative design, superior usability, and enhanced serviceability for the retail marketplace. The primary features of the Tidel TACC VI include: integrated tube vending functionality

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Krackel Bar Is Back

Krackel Milk Chocolate with Crisped Rice Bar, a long-time consumer favorite, is no longer just a tasty miniature candy treat. For the first time in nearly 20 years, Krackel Milk Chocolate with Crisped Rice Bar is back as a full-size offering. The beloved candy bar, which has only been available in Hershey’s Miniatures Assortment bags,

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Snacks Remain A Mainstay

Salty snacks again are grabbing a lion’s share of c-store snack sales, but healthier offerings are making noise. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Convenience stores represent five times their fair share when it comes to grab-and-go snacking occasions, beating out grocery stores and even discount stores, according to a 2013 study by market research firm

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Gulf Oil Raises Over $100,000 For Breast Cancer Research

Inaugural “Swing for Hope” Golf Tournament benefits American Cancer Society. Gulf Oil LP announced that the Gulf Oil Giving Foundation’s inaugural Swing for Hope Golf Charitable Tournament has raised over $100,000 for breast cancer research and awareness. The event was held on Monday, May 19 as part of Gulf’s 2014 Brand Meeting and Trade Show,

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Hallum Fuel Distributors Partners With VP Racing Fuels

Increases growth potential for VP in Southwest U.S. VP Racing Fuels announced the newest partner in its retail brand program—Hallum Fuel Distributing. Providing distribution services in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado, including company-owned and operated c-stores, Hallum represents significant expansion potential for VP’s program in the southwest U.S. “Hallum Fuel Distributing is excited

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CST Divesting 117 Properties in Sealed Bid Sale

Bid deadline set for June 17. CST Brands LLC, parent company of Corner Store convenience stores,  is selling 117 properties located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming by sealed bid sale. CST has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) to coordinate the offering and sale of the

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Core-Mark Announces Two-for-One Stock Split

“We continue to have confidence in the company’s strong financial position and believe additional liquidity is in the best interest of our shareholders,” says Core-Mark CEO. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, announced that its Board of Directors

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Hunt Brothers Announces Primary Sponsorship of Harvick In History 300

Harvick to drive No. 5 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. Hunt Brothers Pizza is set to be the primary sponsor for Kevin Harvick and the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet for the History 300 May 24 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. “Kevin has had a really impressive season thus far, and we are

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NRA Announces Winners of Operator Innovation Awards

National Restaurant Association recognizes cutting-edge restaurant operators at gala event. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has announced the winners of the third annual Operator Innovation Awards. Selected by an independent panel of expert judges, the winners were recognized for their achievements in driving advancement in the foodservice industry. These cutting-edge restaurant operators were revealed live

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Sunhouse Petroleum Selects inOvationTV Media Program

Innovative technology creates opportunities to engage consumers. Sunhouse Petroleum LLC recently installed the inOvationTV media platform in Greensboro, N.C. “The oil industry is constantly evolving and at an increasingly rapid rate,” stated Shri Kamma, president, Sunhouse Petroleum LLC. “Technology creates so many new opportunities to engage with our customers. The inOvationTV media program is an

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Cooper-Booth Wholesale Co.’s Chapter 11 Plan Confirmed

Confirmation paves the way for the company’s emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Cooper-Booth Wholesale Co. (CBW), one of the top 15 largest convenience store distributors in the country, announced that its Chapter 11 Plan of reorganization has been confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Cooper-Booth Wholesale is now moving

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App Lets Freestyle Users Dispense Personal Beverage Mix

Pilot runs through June before nationwide launch later this year. Building on its legacy as a game-changing innovation, Coca-Cola Freestyle is about to make the consumer experience even more personal. Beginning this month, an enhanced “Create Your Own Mix” feature on the popular Coca-Cola Freestyle app will allow users to choose from 100+ drink options

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Higher Wholesale Gasoline Costs Working Through Supply Chain

Domestically, crude production reached a 28-year high. By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric. The decline in U.S. retail gasoline prices through early May is set to reverse ahead of Memorial Day, frequently referenced as the start to the summer driving season and, indeed, expectations call for robust travel during the holiday weekend. The

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Bazco Oil Co. Celebrates New CITGO Location

Raises money for breast cancer awareness at station grand opening. Local CITGO Marketer Bazco Oil Co. celebrated the grand opening of its newest CITGO location in Dearborn, Mich., by raising money for breast cancer awareness and research. To celebrate, the company offered discounts of 20 cents per gallon on gasoline and, on May 3, 10

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Love’s Travel Stop Reopens in Oklahoma City

Love’s family members and employees welcome the new store four years after the previous location was destroyed by a tornado. Love’s celebrates the reopening of its travelstop in east Oklahoma City on I-40 at Exit 166, on Thursday, May 15. The previous site was destroyed by a tornado in May 2010. Four years later, Love’s

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Smoker Friendly Enters XO Corp. Locations

SF Private Label products to enter stores at the end of May. Smoker Friendly has signed a new Authorized Dealer to its SF Private Label Program. The new dealer is XO Corp., doing business as World Liquors, Xtra Mile, Jmart, Lakestop, and Gorilla Express. Shawn Choudry, owner of XO Corp., operates 12 locations in the

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NEwhere Financing Growth In Vapor, E-Cig Market With $4.7 Million

Financing agreement with Bibby Financial Services to help fund rapid national expansion. NEwhere Premium Vapor Products, a marketer and distributor of e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, e-liquids and rechargeable vaporizer products has announced that it has finalized a financing agreement with Bibby Financial Services Inc. of up to $4.7 Million. “The electronic vapor industry is a fast paced

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New Jolly Rancher Flavors

Sunny Sky Products LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of specialty dispensed beverages, announced it was awarded the license agreement to produce, package, sell and distribute Jolly Rancher-branded products. The products include concentrated flavor mixes and ready-to-use flavor mixes for frozen carbonated and non-carbonated frozen beverages in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Sunny Sky Products will

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Americans Are Primed for Travel This Summer

In Midwest, one in three customers plan to spend more money this summer. Americans plan to put the severe winter weather in their rearview mirrors and travel more frequently this summer, according to the results of a consumer survey released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). One in four consumers (25%) say that

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Goetz Energy Corp., CITGO Petroleum Partner With Buffalo Bisons

Introduce CITGO Fueling Good Wednesdays. Local CITGO Marketer Goetz Energy Corp., on behalf of its CITGO dealers and CITGO Petroleum Corp., have teamed up with the Buffalo Bisons to give back to baseball fans, CITGO customers and charitable organizations in the western New York community with “CITGO Fueling Good Wednesdays.” At every remaining Wednesday home

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NATSO Applauds Senate Transportation Legislation

“We thank the committee for setting us on a solid path forward,” says NATSO president and CEO. NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, commended the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for putting forth a pragmatic, long-term plan for funding highway infrastructure. “We applaud Senator Barbara Boxer and the Senate

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7-Eleven Capitalizes On Mustache Trend

Rolls out mustache straws, mason jar mugs for Slurpee. It was only a matter of time. They’re seemingly everywhere – on party supplies, clothing, jewelry, candy, decals, at ‘stache bashes, in party photo booths, even on cars and baby pacifiers. Now, mustaches are on Slurpee drink straws too, the perfect accompaniment to this summer’s new,

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Developing Committed Employees

Cultivating a competent workforce shouldn’t be a temporary exercise, but a long-term goal. By Jim Callahan There is an old story that states that the difference between involvement and commitment can best be explained by likening it to a breakfast of ham and eggs: While the chicken was certainly involved in the meal, the pig

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Disaster Preparedness Spares Business Losses

From power outages to natural disasters, stores with a disaster preparation plan, including generators to keep the lights on and the fuel flowing, fare much better than those who are unprepared. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor At Dion’s Quik Marts in south Florida, May marks the beginning of annual hurricane preparation month, where all 12

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Weighing Financial Services

Whether it’s check cashing or the latest mobile wallet technology, providing customers with useful financial offerings can help your bottom line. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Cash makes up nearly 29% of U.S. consumer transactions per year, or about $1.2 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve. Among those transactions last year were a lot of

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