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Core-Mark Announces Strategic Geographical Expansion Into Ohio

Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. announced it will be opening a new distribution center in Glenwillow, Ohio. “As we expand our customer base in the Midwest region, it is important we have an effective distribution network to service these customers economically and efficiently,” said Thomas Perkins, Core-Mark CEO. “We look forward to the benefits of having

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RAI’s Q2 Results Beat Expectations

Wells Fargo weighs in on RAI’s share growth. Reynolds American Inc.’s (RAI) second quarter Q2 adjusted earnings per share were $0.89 (+6% Y/Y), above analyst $0.87 estimates. “RAI’s results were driven by retail share growth across all growth brands-Camel, Pall Mall, Grizzly and Santa Fe. Cigarette industry shipment volume was down -4.4% adjusted. RJ Reynolds

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Parents To Increase Back-to-School Spending This Year

Most plan to shop in a physical store, Accenture survey finds. A majority of parents plan to spend more on their children’s back-to-school shopping this year, driven by rising costs or necessity rather than greater spending power, according to a survey released today by Accenture. The Accenture Back-to-School Shopping Survey, which polled U.S. parents of

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RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. Named Convenience Store Decisions’ 2014 Convenience Store Chain of the Year

Outstanding retail programs, a people-focused culture, a connection with its guests, an elegant new store design and a growing presence in the foodservice business earn RaceTrac Petroleum Chain of the Year honors for 2014 Exceptional leadership, great stores and unsurpassed customer service are the hallmarks of the convenience store industry’s extraordinary chains. Following these guiding

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Dollar Tree Inc. Acquiring Family Dollar Stores

With acquisition, Dollar Tree will operate more than 13,000 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces, with annual sales exceeding $18 billion. Dollar Tree Inc., an operator of discount variety stores selling everything for $1 or less, and Family Dollar Stores Inc. a national discount retailer offering name brands and quality, private brand merchandise,

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Early Season Pop in US Gasoline Demand Fades

By Brian Milne, energy editor for Schneider Electric. In the futures market for U.S. oil products, the gasoline contract has taken a backseat to Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel futures, with the ULSD contract used in hedging winter fuels, among other benchmarking uses. The transition away from interest in gasoline during its peak consumption season comes as

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Valero Chooses Acumera To Offer Enhanced Operational Visibility

Valero’s distributors and dealers gain access to valuable data and support with Acumera’s C-Store Connections Package, Fuel Connections Service. Valero has selected Acumera to provide wholesale customers with a suite of services to improve operational visibility and fuel inventory management. According to Acumera CEO Dirk Heinen, Valero will offer branded distributors and dealers the following

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Parker’s Names Bill Bishop Vice President of Real Estate and Development

“Bill’s goal is to find the best sites, negotiate the deals, handle the permitting processes and negotiate our construction contracts,” says Parker’s CEO. Parker’s has named Bill Bishop vice president of real estate and development, a new position for the growing company. He will work with President and CEO Greg Parker on the company’s strategic

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VERC Enterprises Opens Newly Renovated Store

Customers will find a much larger Dunkin’ Donuts, newly-renovated restrooms and a more spacious look and feel to the store. VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout Massachusetts, has completed extensive renovations of its Kingston location, which has now re-opened for business. “We believe people will really like our new

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American Gas And Oil Expands CITGO Brand In Western Michigan

Local CITGO marketer hosts grand opening events to celebrate new stations. Local CITGO Marketer American Gas and Oil (AGO) and CITGO Petroleum Corp. are converting 19 locally-owned gas stations across western Michigan to the CITGO brand. The conversion expands the company’s network of CITGO locations to 27, with the newly branded stations featuring fresh service

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Wells Fargo Weighs In On E-Cig Outlook

Altria takes number three spot, driven by MarkTen rollout. E-cig dollar sales declined (-12.9% in the period ending July 5, 2014), driven by net pricing decline of 13.4% and unit growth of 0.5%. Wells Fargo Securities LLC reported it is optimistic that national rollouts of MarkTen and Vuse could re-ignite category growth. Average equal price

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Chevron’s Hosick Named Network Executive of Women’s Board Chair

“Her keen dedication to our mission to recruit, retain and advance women in the consumer products and retail industry is unsurpassed,” says CEO of NEW. Elizabeth “Betsy” Hosick has been promoted from vice chair to board chair of the Network of Executive Women (NEW). Hosick, who has previously served as the NEW’s secretary and treasurer,

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Stripes Revamps Website

New site focuses on food offerings, with a big emphasis on design. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor Stripes Stores has launched a new company Website, complete with colorful graphics and detailed information about its food and beverage offerings. The site debuted on July 22. New features include photos and information about Stripes Stores’ proprietary products,

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Technomic Study Shows Generational Preferences In Food

Gen Zers and Millennials tend to be more optimistic about and reliant on foodservice. Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers total about 74% of the U.S. population—and make up the bulk of today’s foodservice consumers. Technomic recently examined the needs and behaviors of each generation—including its very first look at Generation Z—to uncover

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Judge Bars FDA From Using TPSAC Menthol Report

Requires appointment of new TPSAC members. Federal District Court Judge Richard Leon has issued a decision requiring the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to appoint new members to the Tobacco Product Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) and prohibiting the agency from using the report prepared by the TPSAC on the impact of the use of menthol

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AATAC Partners With Smokio

New partnership supports company expansion in U.S. after significant success in Europe. Smokio, the world’s first connected electronic cigarette that synchronizes automatically with users’ smartphones, has partnered with Asian American Trade Association Council (AATAC), an organization designed to build partnerships between convenience stores and manufacturers. “We are very proud to partner with AATAC to be

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Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino

General Foods International (GFI) is kicking off the fall season with Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino, which is back by popular demand. Beginning in October, consumers can enjoy this rich and creamy blend of pumpkin flavor and hearty autumnal spices. This on-trend flavor was such a hit last season that operators will want to take advantage of

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Dessert Delights

Wrigely’s Extra Dessert Delights gum has introduced new Cinnamon Roll flavor, which debuted in May 2014. Extra Dessert Delights Cinnamon Roll is available nationwide in a 15-stick Slim Pack (suggested retail price $1.19) and a multi-pack with three 15-stick Slim Pack packaging, with a suggested retail price of $2.69. The rich baked goods dessert-inspired flavor

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Cash Management System

Tidel has introduced the Series 4e, a cash management system that offers an innovative design, superior usability and support for several Tidel peripherals. The primary features of the Tidel Series 4e include expansion capability with the following Tidel peripherals: Bulk Coin and Note Dispenser; Bulk Coin Recycler; Low Capacity Note Dispenser; High Capacity Note Dispenser;

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Low Sodium, Gluten-Free Bases

Add superior flavor to soups, sauces, gravies and proteins while keeping sodium in check with Minor’s Low Sodium Gluten-Free Bases. Featuring less than 140 milligrams of sodium per serving, all Low Sodium Chicken, Beef and Vegetable Bases meet USDA low sodium guidelines and are tested gluten free. With zero grams of trans fat or saturated

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Pretzel Flatbread Sandwiches

AdvancePierre Foods (APF), a nationally-recognized, fully integrated producer and seller of handheld sandwiches and value-added meats, is expanding its Hot ‘n’ Ready sandwich line with the launch of two Pretzel Flatbread Sandwiches: Sausage, Egg & Cheese Pretzel Flatbread and Canadian Bacon, Egg White & Cheese Pretzel Flatbread. The Sausage, Egg & Cheese Pretzel Flatbread features

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Fruit-Flavored Beverage Concentrates

To satisfy customers who increasingly expect a variety of drink offerings throughout the day, DaVinci Gourmet has launched a new line of energizing fruit-flavored beverage concentrates called Invigorators. With the flavored water trend nearly doubling in 2013, now is the perfect time for operators to add refreshing fruit flavors to the menu. Made with green

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Portable, Touch-free Scale

A portable electronic scale that features touch-free operation, making it ideally suited for weighing ingredients for recipes without creating a mess is available from Alliance Scale Inc. The Alliance/Ohaus Navigator XT portable electronic scale operates by waving a hand over two infrared sensors, which can be set up independently to provide up to 36 combinations

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A First Look at Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino from General Foods International

Back by popular demand, General Foods International (GFI) is here to kick off the fall season with Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino. Beginning in October, consumers can enjoy this rich and creamy blend of pumpkin flavor and hearty autumnal spices. This on-trend flavor was such a hit last season that operators will want to take advantage of

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Flourless Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Absolutely Gluten Free Foods is introducing a flourless, cauliflower crust gluten-free pizza, which will be hitting shelves in August. Absolutely Gluten Free pizzas are available in two varieties: Mozzarella and Non Dairy Mozzarella Style topping. Individual pizzas are just 57 calories each and contain only 1.7 grams of fat or two grams of fat. The

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