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Easily Fill Squeeze Bottles

The FastFill back-of-the-house bottle filler quickly refills condiment squeeze bottles, ramekins and pans from bulk packaging with no mess. This wall-mounted, lever-operated unit dispenses from common one-and-a-half-gallon pouches with 16-millimeter fitment. The FastFill dispenser helps improve operational efficiency by allowing one ketchup or condiment SKU for both front- and back-of-house use. The FastFill is a

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Tedeschi Promotes Donoghue To Chief Operating Officer

Position includes overseeing the collaboration of all operations and facilitates. Tedeschi Food has promoted Greg Donoghue to chief operating officer. Donoghue succeeds Robert Tedeschi Jr., who retired late last month after nearly 39 years of notable service. In his role, Donoghue will oversee all operations and facilitates collaboration and project management oversight for all departmental

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Gluten-Free Granola

Nana’s Nola introduces grab-and-go gluten-free granola, offering consumers and Celiac’s a healthy snack that packs a powerhouse of multiple organic whole grains, all natural organic sweeteners, and two grams of both protein and fiber. Nana’s Nola contains no soy, artificial additives or preservatives. Nana’s Nola is off to a roaring start as bags of Nana’s

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Prepare Early For Valentine’s Day

The passion for Mars Chocolate brands hits a high note during the Valentine’s Day season. Consumers are looking for both romantic and non-romantic items at a variety of price points, and brand, packaging and shape are all important criteria. Mars answers with delicious items in a range of formats and flavors to satisfy all of

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Kretek Welcomes New Western Region Sales Director

Sean Geary to focus on enhancing Kretek’s retail distribution of key brands and developing key retail chains business relationships. Kretek International Inc. has named Sean Geary as Western Region Sales Director. Geary will report to Kretek Field Sales Vice President Russ Mancuso, and will be responsible for business development and retail growth of Kretek brands

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Global Oil Prices Pressured as Geopolitical Concerns Ease

By Brian Milne, energy editor for Schneider Electric. Global oil prices are down $5 bbl from early June as the market retraces a spike in value to a nine-month high triggered by concern over supply disruptions in Iraq by a Sunni militant group, with the market erasing the geopolitical premium caused by the threat. The

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Weather and Rising Gas Prices Hurt Convenience Store Visits

Loyalty on the rise in the first quarter of 2014, reports NPD Group. Blame the weather and rising gas prices for the decline in visits to convenience stores in the first quarter of 2014, according to The NPD Group, a global information company. Traffic to convenience stores decreased by 3.5% in the first three months

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Atlas Oil Acquires More Than 80 Houston Fuel Customers

Acquires Dennis Trigg portfolio of business. Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Co. has acquired the Dennis Trigg portfolio of business in the greater Houston, Texas area as part of the national fuel supply, logistics and services company’s extensive growth plan. Atlas Oil Company Chairman and CEO Sam Simon made the announcement. Through the acquisition of this

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7-Eleven Partners With Nexxus Group

7-Eleven to use Nexxus Group’s SBT program to manage newspaper category invoices. 7-Eleven Inc. has signed an agreement with The Nexxus Group to employ that company’s scan-based trading (SBT) process to handle payments with its newspaper distributors. The Nexxus Group will use its proprietary SBT program to manage the newspaper category invoices for more than

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22nd Century Group Announces U.S. Patent For Regulating Nicotine in Tobacco

“We believe there will be tremendous commercial opportunities for both our very low nicotine and our higher nicotine tobacco varieties,” says 22nd Century spokesperson. 22nd Century Group Inc. announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for technology that decreases or increases nicotine production and levels in tobacco

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VCU Earns C-Store Accolades

After putting a novel spin on an existing theme, Virginia Commonwealth University is named top innovator in 2014’s NACUFS New Store Design competition. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Convenience stores aren’t new to U.S. college campuses. For years, universities have afforded students expedient spaces where they can purchase beverages, snacks and merchandise. However, just like

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Reflecting on 25 Years

By John Lofstock, Editor Like most organizations, milestone anniversaries are very special for all of us here at Convenience Store Decisions. Providing 25 years of service to the convenience store and petroleum industry is both gratifying and humbling. We have survived this long because of our readers, and that isn’t something I take lightly. This

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Love’s Travel Stop Re-Opens in Erick, Okla.

The rebuilt Love’s features additional amenities for professional drivers. Love’s Travel Stops opened a brand new travel stop in Erick, Okla., on I-40, Exit 7, on Thursday, June 26. The location replaces the Love’s that opened in Erick in 1989. The new travel stop offers additional items and services for professional drivers, including four diesel

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CAA Defeats Anti-Cigar Measures in Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Cigar Association of America, over the past several days, has  defeated harmful taxation and regulation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. On June 26, the Cigar Association of America (CAA) was alerted that cigars and other tobacco products were being considered for new taxes, to help fund a $29 billion annual budget in Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia

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7-Eleven Debuts Doritos Loaded

Mtn Dew Solar Flare joins Big Gulf fountain drinks. 7-Eleven Inc. and PepsiCo have announced the national launch of two complementary food and beverage product innovations for 7-Eleven customers this summer. The two companies are launching Doritos Loaded, a bold, new snack sensation, and Mtn Dew Solar Flare, the first-ever exclusive Mountain Dew flavor for

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Piccadilly Circus Pizza Introduces BBQ Grill Pizza

Lively debate erupts over BBQ sauce. Piccadilly Circus Pizza, a provider of fresh-made pizza and sandwiches to theconvenience store industry, reluctantly (somewhat) introduces its new seasonal pizza—BBQ Grill Pizza—on account of lively debate. “We’re peaceful people,” explains Marketing Vice President Dana Evaro. “But when we couldn’t agree on a BBQ sauce, things got interesting.” The

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Low-Calorie Energy Gem

Energems has launched the new Energems Single Serve Bags. Energems are great tasting energy supplements made with a special blend of Bvitamins, caffeine and real milk chocolate. The hard-coated gems are only 15 calories each and available in Chocolate, Mint and Peanut Butter. Now in addition to being offered in multi-serving boxes that retail for

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Beverage Station

The new Beverage Station from Server Products combines the EZ-Cream dispenser with an array of sweetener dispensers to quickly dispense dairy and sweeteners for drive-through window service and self-service coffee stations. The EZ-Cream energy-efficient, thermoelectric chiller keeps dairy below 41ºF. Sweetener dispensers use color-coded portion triggers preset to portion-pack equivalents. This energy-efficient, low-voltage cooling method

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Classic Gourmet Mayonnaise

Ventura Foods offers its Classic Gourmet line of high-performance, premium mayonnaises, perfect for all hot and cold applications. Classic Gourmet Mayonnaise can be used as a one-to-one replacement for the nation’s leading consumer-recognized brands and is up to 20% less expensive. It offers the same flavor, texture and appearance with superior holding power. Classic Gourmet

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One-At-A-Time Dispensing

Dispense cups one-at-a-time with Tomlinson’s Simpli-Flex 2000 cup dispenser. Totally self-adjusting, the SF2000 dispenser accurately dispenses paper, plastic and foam cups up to 64 ounces. Constructed of NSF and FDA approved materials, the SF2000 cup dispenser can be mounted in counters or cabinets and is also available with an optional stainless steel collar to match

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New Holiday Bag

In time for this year’s holiday season, Jelly Belly Candy Co. is offering seasonal flavors, all packaged together in a special laydown bag that will be on the top of shoppers’ lists everywhere. Just in time to warm hearts and delight taste buds, Pumpkin Pie, Cranberry Sauce, Hot Chocolate, Egg Nog and Candy Cane Jelly

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Naturally-Wholesome Iced Coffee

RealBeanz believes that an iced coffee beverage should do more than just satisfy your taste buds—it ought to help you get through the day and enhance your lifestyle without subjecting your body to harmful chemicals or unhealthy ingredients. That’s why it has taken a different approach in creating its iced coffees. RealBeanz offers a richly-indulgent

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Premium Muffins

McKee Foods, bakers of the Little Debbie brand, has announced the debut of Little Debbie single-serve Premium Muffins. The muffins are available in the two most popular flavors of convenience store shoppers, Banana Nut and Blueberry, and will be in stores early in September. Little Debbie is combining its expertise in muffins with the direct

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Game Day Snacks

Scenic City Brands has teamed up with the nation’s top-selling universities to market an officially licensed NCAA steak snack.  With a consumer audience of more than 172 million, Game Day Snacks will enable collegiate sports fans to “show their spirit” while enjoying our deliciously tender, 100% All Natural steak snacks. Whether at the stadium or

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CITGO, Six Flags Fuel Good With Summer Discounts

Local Illinois and Wisconsin CITGO marketers provide customers with Six Flags giveaways. CITGO Petroleum Corp. and its local CITGO marketers in Wisconsin and Illinois are giving loyal customers discounts on park admission to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill. during the Six Flags Fueling Good Summer Discount promotion. Amusement park fans are encouraged to

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