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Love’s Opens Three New Locations

Love’s opens in Franklin, Va.; Angola, Ind.; and Indianola, Miss. Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) opened three new travel stops on Thursday, Aug. 21. The travel stops are in Franklin, Va., located at U.S. Highways 58 and 258; Angola, Ind., I-69, Exit 348; and Indianola, Miss. at U.S. Highways 82 and 49. All three sites are

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LED Vapor Tight Linear Fixtures

Engineered for powerful lighting in a watertight enclosure, MaxLite introduces DesignLights Consortium (DLC)-qualified LED Vapor Tight Linear Fixtures for harsh environment installations. MaxLite provides the IP66-rated fixtures. The dimmable fixtures can meet California Title 24 requirements and are available for purchase with rebates of up to 50 cents per kilowatt-hour from select utilities. The DLC-qualified

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Specialty Drink Pumpkin Flavor

Draw in consumers looking for popular holiday beverages this fall with DaVinci Gourmet Pumpkin Pie Sauce. Crafted with high-quality ingredients and real sugar, this festive, decadent sauce tastes just like a slice of pie. DaVinci Gourmet specially formulated its Pumpkin Pie Sauce for specialty coffee drinks, meaning it pairs well with espresso and will not clump

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Pizza Chips

Combining the flavor of pizza with the crunch of a light and crispy chip, new Totino’s Pizza Chips from General Mills Convenience & Foodservice help convenience stores capitalize on the popularity of pizza today. Available in two popular pizza flavors, Pepperoni and Cheese, each 1.25-ounce package has a suggested retail price of $1.49. Bringing a

New Voodoo E-Vapor Merchandisers Fit Any Retail Set

Voodoo Merchandisers

Kretek International  has announced a new series of Voodoo acrylic displays and pre-packed merchandisers, with choices ranging from a complete line of pre-packed six-count e-liquid and disposable e-vaporizer display cartons to 74-count and 144-count permanent acrylic Voodoo merchandisers with up to 17 different SKUs of e-liquids, e-pens, and accessories. A 12-count refillable acrylic cube of

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Whoopie Pies

Traditionally a New England treat, Whoopie Pies can be found on the shelves and in bakery cases across America. Serve then as a snack or dessert. Bake’n Joy makes it easy: Chocolate Pudding Cake Batter in an eight-pound pail is ideal for creating traditional whoopie pies in whatever size you desire —simply change the scoop

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Hearty Chili For Fall Menus

With cooler weather approaching, now is the perfect time to warm up with a variety of Chef-Mate chili entrees. Choose from Hot Dog Chili or the Original Chili with or without beans to serve a perfect home-style meal that customers crave. Serve these delicious products as-is or to top hot dogs, burgers, nachos or potatoes

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Free Merchandising Racks

Kraft Foodservice is offering FREE MiO merchandising racks to help boost bottled water sales. With two options available, branded merchandising racks make it easy to present eye-catching mini MiO bottles and entice customers to add on to their bottled water purchases. MiO is here to create new profit occasions—especially considering 40% of MiO buyers also

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FlexIP Control Panel

3xLOGIC Inc. has introduced the availability of the FlexIP Control Panel, supporting 16 Audio Sensors, 16 Alarm Inputs, and 4 Auxiliary Outputs. FlexIP represents a multi-communication protocol (IP, cell, and modem) plug-and-play solution for new Sonitrol customers and upgrades for existing customers as well. Developed at 3xLOGIC’s Innovation Center in Orlando, the FlexIP Control Panel

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Breaking: Malware Related to Recent Breach Incidents

Urgent immediate action required regarding POS malware that may have infected numerous organizations. In a statement released on Aug. 22 by the U.S. Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security, a warning was issued that a Point of Sale (POS) malware dubbed “Backoff” may have infected systems in over 1,000 organizations and represents a very

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MLPs: Sign of the Times

In the last 12 months, more convenience store chains are banking on the benefits of master licensing agreements to improve their position in a widely-fragmented industry. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Acquisitions have always played a strategic role in the convenience store industry. Take for example CST Brands Inc., which last month entered into an

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Cenex Tank Program Assists Retailers Offering E15

Covers a significant portion of the cost to purchase and install an additional storage tank for the purpose of offering E15. CHS, an energy, grains and foods company and the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative, has announced a new program to better enable some of the 1,400 Cenex branded locations to meet consumer demand for an

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Burger King Acquiring Tim Hortons

Creates third largest fast food company in the world. Burger King Worldwide Inc. is set to acquire Tim Hortons Inc., in a move that Burger King executives claim is motivated by global expansion opportunities as opposed to lower tax rates in Canada. The U.S.-based Burger King made its official announcement Tuesday that it is acquiring

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KickBack Points Kicks Off a New Fantasy Football Season

For the second straight year, KickBack cardholders can build their Fantasy Football team with each purchase using their KickBack Points’ card and will compete against other cardholders for a chance to win two tickets to The Big Bowl game in Arizona. As the Pro Football League prepares to kick off the 2014 Pro season, KickBack

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Parker’s Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Makes list for third consecutive year. Inc. 5000 recently announced that Parker’s has been named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500|5000 ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing companies for the third consecutive year. “This is a very difficult achievement for a brick and mortar business [versus an Internet-based, wholesale or technology business] and it’s astonishing that Parker’s

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Snack Foods Consumed At Main Meals To Increase

Blurred lines between meal and snack foods to drive growth, says NPD Group. U.S. consumers are eating traditional snack foods, particularly snacks with a perceived health benefit, in between and at meals, and this behavior will drive the growth of snack foods eaten at main meals over next five years, reports The NPD Group, a

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Susser Announces Preliminary Merger Consideration Election Results

Susser Holdings Corp. and Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (ETP) announced preliminary election results by Susser common stockholders regarding their preference as to the form of merger consideration to be received in Energy Transfer Partners’ pending acquisition of Susser. As previously announced on April 28, 2014, Susser Holdings Corp. entered into an agreement and plan of

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NOCO Promotes DefIlippis to General Manager, Express Division

DeFilippis brings nearly 40 years of retail industry experience to his new role at NOCO. NOCO has announced that Jim DeFilippis has been promoted to general manager of the NOCO Express division. He most recently served as the director of merchandising and marketing for NOCO Express. “With Jim’s vast experience and knowledge of the retail

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Ryko CEO Transitions To Vice Chairman Position

“I am proud of the success we have achieved at Ryko and am excited about the solid foundation that has been built for future growth,” says Ryko CEO. Ryko Solutions Inc., the largest provider of managed car wash systems in North America, announced that Steve L’Heureux has transitioned out of his role as president and

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Veeder-Root Acquires FuelQuest Inc.

Purchase combines global leader in automatic tank gauging with industry’s premier fuel logistics SaaS provider. The Veeder-Root Co. has acquired FuelQuest Inc. located in Houston, Texas, FuelQuest is the recognized Software as a Service (SaaS) provider for retail and commercial fueling logistics applications. With over 15 years of experience in logistics software development and analytics,

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One Last Hurrah for Peak Driving Season in U.S.?

By Brian Milne, energy editor at Schneider Electric. Recently released reports suggest stronger gasoline consumption in the United States this summer compared with preliminary data from the federal government, although a falloff in year-on-year demand from late in the second quarter is still observed. Initial reaction to the new data suggests a more bullish view

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Wawa Celebrates Florida Lottery Partnership

Adds lottery terminals in all Florida Wawa stores. Wawa Inc. announced a milestone in its Florida development—the celebration of a partnership with the Florida Lottery, which will create the addition of self-service Lottery terminals to all existing and future Wawa stores in Florida. The partnership with the Florida Lottery will be announced at Wawa’s grand

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TravelCenters Updates TruckSmart Mobile App

New features help save time for professional drivers. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, released another update to its free TruckSmart Mobile App. This update enables professional drivers to place an advance Truck Service maintenance/repair request from the app, prior to arriving at a TA

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Wheels CITGO Hosts Customer Appreciation Event

Debuts new Kandy bandZ, developed by an elementary school student. On July 19, 2014, CITGO Marketer Consumers Petroleum and its Wheels Convenience Stores hosted a Customer Appreciation Event and new product launch at the Wheels CITGO at 2729 Tamarack Avenue in Danbury, Conn. The event, which included games, prizes and complimentary snacks, launched the sale

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Couche-Tard Squashes Sinopec Acquisition Rumors

The retail giant has no current plans to invest in Sinopec. A number of media outlets have reported that Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is among a handful of companies rumored to be pursuing the acquisition of a minority stake in China’s Sinopec. Couche-Tard reported that it has no plan to invest in the Sinopec placement at

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