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Grab & Go Hummus

Kronos Foods Inc., a manufacturer of Mediterranean food products, has announced the introduction of its Grab & Go Hummus and Multi-grain Pita Chip Packs for convenience stores and foodservice locations with on-the-go options nationwide. Available in classic and chipotle flavors, the Mediterranean-inspired hummus combines nine grams of protein and six grams of fiber per serving

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Wawa Celebrates Hoagie Day

Features five-ton Hoagie Salute and 10,000 pounds of Hoagie goodness. As part of its fifth year as title sponsor of Wawa Welcome America!, Wawa will be hosting its most patriotic and meaningful Hoagie Day to date featuring the building and serving of a five-ton hoagie. Wawa’s 2014 Hoagie Day celebration marks the 22nd year since

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Smoker Friendly Acquires Havana Manor Cigar Shop and Club

Venue expected to be a great addition for cigar events. The Cigarette Store Corp. and Smoker Friendly have purchased Longmont, Colo.-based Havana Manor Cigar Shop and Club. Mike Landau, founder of Havana Manor Cigar Shop and Club, made the decision to sell to the Gallagher Family, who have been long-time friends. He plans to step

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Enmark Raises $2,000 for Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia

Funds to be used for scholarship opportunities. Matching proceeds raised from Paula Kreissler’s “Five Strategies for Busy Families to Stay Healthy,” the second of five lectures in the Enmark Encourage Health Education Series 2014, Enmark Stations raised $2000 for Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia, a local Savannah nonprofit. The nonprofit raised an additional

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Eby-Brown Welcomes New Vice President of Strategic Insights

Jim Hachtel, with 32 years of convenience retailing experience, joins Eby-Brown. Eby-Brown Co. LLC welcomes former BP/ ampm Senior Category Manager, Jim Hachtel, as vice president of strategic insights. In this role, Hachtel will focus on Eby-Brown’s SmartProcess. “I’ve always been passionate about the convenience channel of trade, and helping our great retailers grow their

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Service Information For MacDougall Announced

Services have been announced to celebrate the life of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes Founder John MacDougall, who passed away recently at the age of 73. The following services for John’s Celebration of Life have been arranged for Friday, July 25: Mass at 10 a.m. (limited room) Immaculate Conception Church 400 Salt Springs Street Fayetteville,

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Data Capture Solutions Recommends CipherLab For Convenient Store Ordering

Let’s put the word “Convenient” back into owning a convenient store! With technology at your finger-tips that’s also easy on your budget Data Capture Solutions can change the way you do business. Since 1992 Data Capture Solutions has provided innovative solutions, bar code scanners, handheld devices, wireless technologies, software and services to more than 1,500

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Minimum Wage Trade Off

Tony Huppert, CEO, Team Oil Inc. I have said over and over, politicians’ raising the minimum wage to gain votes is now coming to haunt those responsible. Headlines are reading “The New Economy: Unemployment rate falls, but teens get left behind.” As economists will insist, raising the minimum wage doesn’t affect the numbers substantially. It

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Studies Show E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit

While detractors may declare otherwise, science is showing that e-cigs are a safer alternative to traditional tobacco products. By Gregory Conley, Research Fellow, Heartland Institute For years, advocates for smoke-free alternatives, such as electronic cigarettes and other e-vapor products, have known that these products are effective at helping smokers quit or dramatically reduce their cigarette

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Crime Prevention 101

Clear visuals, strict till limits and great customer service are keys to deterring convenience store robberies. Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Robbery occurs less often than some other crimes, but the potential for loss, injury and death is much greater during a single robbery incident, according to the convenience store security guidelines for owners and managers

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Why Customers Choose E-Cigarettes

Electronic cigarette sales are surging. CSD partnered with Study Hall Research to go inside the minds of e-cigarette consumers to learn what motivates their tobacco purchases. By John Lofstock, Editor and Josh Tahan, Study Hall Research The prevalence of electronic cigarette usage amongst the general population is growing and analysts are predicting the category now

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Meeting the Challenge

Aggressive pricing and eliminating product outages are two keys to maintaining cigarette sales. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Even as the buzz of e-cigarettes continues to grow, traditional cigarettes remain an essential product for the convenience store industry. However with increasing pressures from government and regulators, cigarette sales continue to decline with seemingly no let

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E-Cigarette Sales Are Smoking

Despite proposed FDA rules and looming tax hikes, e-cigarettes remain a breath of fresh air for c-store sales. By David Bennett, Senior Editor While the debate on electronic cigarettes is heating up among state and federal officials, convenience stores are pressing forward with broader product offerings, driving e-cigarette sales ever higher. Just ask Mike Gancedo,

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Parsing Data, Events to Understand Trend in U.S. Gasoline Demand

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric. The gasoline futures market on the New York Mercantile Exchange dropped back a nickel from a fresh 11-month high of $3.1520 gallon reached June 23, but remain over $3 gallon while the U.S. retail price average at $3.704 gallon will continue to advance into July as pass

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FDA Offers Training Video On Tobacco Sales

Video to help retailers with vending machines or self-service displays comply with laws. FDA has released a new compliance training video for tobacco retailers pertaining to impersonal modes of tobacco sales, such as vending machines or self-service displays. The video explains the restrictions associated with impersonal modes of sale of regulated tobacco products and will

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Amazon Takes On Takeout Food Delivery

Restaurant food is set to be available through Amazon in select markets. Amazon is rolling out a food takeout service, a direct competitor to GrubHub, Seamless and DeliveryHero, Tech Crunch reported. The service initially will be part of Amazon Local, the company’s Groupon-style service and app that offers people daily deals, coupons and discounts from

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Ari Haseotes Named CEO of Cumberland Gulf Group

Haseotes takes helm of multi-billion dollar company established 75 years ago by his grandparents. The Cumberland Gulf Group, which includes Cumberland Farms, the highly successful convenience store chain, and Gulf Oil L.P., one of the nation’s fastest growing branded marketers of energy products, announced that Ari Haseotes has been named CEO. Haseotes, grandson of founders

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Paychex Brings On-the-Go Accounting To Small Businesses

Launches Accounting Online iPhone App. Paychex Inc., a provider of payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, announced the launch of its Paychex Accounting Online mobile application for iPhone. The Universal iOS app allows users to access their Paychex Accounting Online account from their iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

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Roller Grill Still Real

Made-to-order may be the current darling of a growing number of c-stores, but a well-run roller grill program is still central to successful fresh foodservice. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor They smell it. They see it. They want it. For most convenience stores, the roller grill is the customers’ first introduction to the store’s fresh

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Parker’s Drive-Through Open For Business

New Statesboro, Ga. store opens and in celebration, Parker’s offers a 10 cents per gallon discount on all fuel types across Statesboro. Parker’s new store in Statesboro, Ga. at 1588 Brampton Ave. opened, June 25, marking the company’s 36th store in the Georgia and South Carolina area. The modern convenience and fuel store features Parker’s

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QuikTrip Opens 700th C-Store

Plans to roll out QT Kitchens to most stores across the country. Tulsa, Okla.-based QuikTrip Corp. opened its 700th store on Thursday, June 26, in St. Louis, the Tulsa World reported. The milestone marks the fastest expansion in the history of the convenience chain, which has opened 100 stores in the last two years alone.

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Murphy USA Opens E15/E85 Station

Plans to offer E15/E85 at seven stations by summer’s end. Murphy USA is now offering E15 and E85 at its Indianola, Iowa location. The location marks the first of seven Murphy USA locations in Iowa set to begin offering higher ethanol blends. By the end of summer, Murphy USA plans to roll out E15 and

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BP Brings Olympic and Paralympic Spirit to Chicago

Sponsors ITU World Triathlon Race. BP is a main sponsor and the official energy partner of this weekend’s International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Chicago, furthering its long-running association with U.S. Olympic and Paralympic sports. “As a proud partner of the United States Olympic Committee, BP is honored to sponsor ITU World Triathlon Chicago, where

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Jiffy Mart Wins Business Breakthrough Award

Jiffy Mart was recently honored by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce for a Business Breakthrough Award. For the second year in a row, multiple Carroll County, Md. businesses were nominated for and won the Business Breakthrough Award, sponsored by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. Convenience store chain Jiffy Mart and Tevis Motor Fuel won in

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Parker’s Names David Springer Director of Food Service

“Our Parker’s customers love our fresh, prepared food selections which we continue to enhance every year,” says president and CEO Parker’s. Parker’s has named David Springer as director of food service. In his new position, Springer will oversee the company’s multi-million dollar self-serve food offerings in all 36 stores in Georgia and the South Carolina

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