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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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Bite-Sized Cake Balls

Until now, finding a consistent, boutique bakery item with an extended shelf life and a uniquely fresh taste has been rare in the world of mass retail. Cakeballz, bite-sized pieces of cake covered in icing, are refreshing the category with their unique production methods, great taste and eye-catching packaging. Available through many major distributors, including

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New Rules For Repair Costs

Convenience store operators could be in line for tax deductions for building repairs and property depreciation. By Mark Battersby, Contributing Editor Since the inception of the Internal Revenue Code, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and convenience store businesses have been at odds over whether expenditures made are currently deductible or whether they must be capitalized

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7-Eleven Selling 75 C-Stores

Convenience store properties available in Florida, Virginia and 14 other states. 7-Eleven has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC to coordinate the sale of 75 gasoline stations and/or convenience stores. This includes 31 locations in Florida, 14 in Virginia, six in Massachusetts and Illinois, three in Texas, two in New York, Delaware, New Jersey

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Rutter’s Voted No. 1 in Five Categories in Annual Reader’s Poll

Out ranks Starbuck’s and Panera Bread. Rutter’s Farm Stores was voted to the top spot in the annual Best of York reader’s poll in all five categories for which the company received nominations; Best Quick Service Breakfast, Best Quick Service Lunch, Best Quick Service Dinner, Best Coffee and Best Milk. Rutter’s beat several national brands,

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Quick Mart 2 Partners With U-Haul

“I was looking for a profitable business that would increase my profits,” says owner. Quick Mart 2, located at 307 S. Sterling St., welcomed U-Haul to its gas station, which has been in business for eight years. Owner Ravi Patel was looking for a way to increase his profit margin, so he reached out to

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Millennials Shaping Food Trends

From locally-grown to digital information, young adults are impacting trends. Millennials—those born between 1980 and 2000—often called the “foodie” generation, are driving the evolution of restaurants, customized menus and unique foods and flavors. The Business Journals outlined the top ways Millennials are changing the food industry: 1. Food-friendly content goes digital—Food and Wine magazine exemplifies

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Kum & Go Opens New Convenience Store in Colorado Springs

New app gives customers instant digital discounts, information on store locations. Kum & Go opened a new convenience store in Colorado Springs, Colo., located at 3091 N. Chestnut St., on May 23. Customers are invited to stop by the 5,000-square-foot store during opening week to enjoy $1 fresh pizza slices. The new store is designed

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Hershey Joins CocoaAction Initiative

Program goals complement existing Hershey cocoa sustainability programs. The Hershey Co. has announced that it will be a founding member of CocoaAction, a new strategy to align the cocoa sustainability efforts of the world’s largest cocoa and chocolate companies. CocoaAction creates a new level of coordination and commitment by the leading global cocoa and chocolate

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Hostess Brands Names Industry Veteran President and CEO

William Toler takes the helm. Hostess Brands LLC has announced that food industry veteran William Toler, a colleague of Hostess Chairman Dean Metropoulos who previously served as CEO of AdvancePierre Foods and President of Pinnacle, has been named president and CEO. Longtime Hostess executive Rich Seban, who most recently served as the company’s president and

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VP Racing Fuels Extends Partnership With GNCC, ATVMX

VP named official fuel through 2016. VP Racing Fuels has announced an extension of its Official Fuel sponsorship with the AMSOIL AMA Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis (GNCC) and Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series (ATVMX) through 2016. “The two series pit riders against some of the most treacherous terrain for

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Are C-Store Customers Ready For Ethnic Foods?

As the “foodie” culture skyrockets in the U.S., convenience stores are looking for innovative ways to implement new retail trends. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Ethnic foods and flavors are booming in popularity, but are your convenience store customers ready for these exotic and trendy tastes? According to the market research firm Mintel Group, some

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Ross Pillari Joins Board of The Pantry Inc.

Pillari’s knowledge and expertise will be “of great benefit to our board,” notes the chairman of The Pantry’s Board of Directors. The Pantry Inc. has announced that Ross Pillari joined the company’s board of directors effective May 21, 2014. “We are very excited to have Ross Pillari join our board of directors,” said the chairman

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