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Atlas Oil Buys K9 For Taylor Police

National fuel supply and logistics company purchases police dog, plans to buy second one, for local police department. Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil Co. announced today the company has purchased a new K9 police dog for the Taylor Police Department, and plans to purchase another one for the department in the near future. Atlas Oil Chairman

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Cinnabon Opens 100th Bakery With Pilot

By the end of 2015, an estimated 150 Pilot Flying J locations will carry fresh-baked Cinnabon products. Cinnabon Inc. this month celebrated the 100th opening with Pilot Flying J, a partnership that has fueled the fast growth of the bakery leader in travel centers and plazas across the country. The 100th bakery opened Aug. 1,

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Core-Mark Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 11 cents per common share. The dividend is payable on Sept. 15, 2014 to shareholders of record as of

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Courting Candy Customers

The sweet news is that sour sells in the non-chocolate confections category. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Overall sales growth for non-chocolate confections topped $10 billion last year, a 3.6% increase over the year before, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA). Sales per capita grew from the year prior by 1.9% to $32.44 per

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The Story of Herb and Charley

There are many attributes that good store owners and operators possess, but knowing the value of a dollar and the value of a satisfied customer is critical. By Jim Callahan. For years, I was always puzzled by the fact that the best automatic transmission mechanic I ever knew ultimately went bankrupt, and the least talented

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Kentucky Town Fuels Debate

In an effort to balance fuel prices for local motorists, officials in the city of Somerset, Ky. have gone into the gas business despite complaints from area retailers. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Consumers frequently voice their displeasure over high gasoline costs but often find themselves over a barrel because they don’t have the means

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Roller Grill BBQ Ribs

AdvancePierre Foods (APF) has introduced a BBQ Pork Rib designed for the roller grill. The new Pork Roller Rib brings the same tender, meaty texture of APF’s well-established Rib-B-Q pork rib patty to the low-maintenance, highly visible roller grill. Infused with APF’s proprietary blend of sweet and tangy barbecue seasonings and juicy sauce, the Pork

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Filtering Caddy System

Frontline International, a provider of Smart Oil Management systems for foodservice operators to better control their fresh and waste oil value, offers a standalone oil filtration unit that can extend the life of your cooking oil. Frontline’s filtration unit is part of a wheeled Caddy System that is ideal for fryers that lack built-in filtration.

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Sanitizing Wipes

Diamond Wipes International has introduced the newly improved Handyclean cleaning and sanitizing wipes. The updated line will offer more variety in size and display, as well as an option for improved sustainability. This is the first of the new professional-grade wipe portfolio Diamond Wipes has to introduce in 2014. The Handyclean wipes include three formula

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New Coffee Line

Single Cup Coffee and Discovery Communications have introduced an innovative new line of Keurig-compatible single serve coffee cups inspired by the hit TLC series, Cake Boss.  The line starts with the smooth, medium roast Buddy’s Blend as the perfect complement to your favorite dessert. Famous around the globe for the creativity he brings to the

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Cheese Minis

Jarlsberg Cheese, a nationally-recognized premium quality brand, is now in a mini snack size. Available in a 30-count UPC barcode for individual sale—in a display ready case for immediate placement in the refrigerated case. It taps directly into current consumer demand for all-natural and fresh, ready-to-eat formats of favorite brands. Each 20-gram portion-sized Jarlsberg Cheese

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New Brewing System

The Curtis ALP3GT Brewing Systems with FreshTrac technology is a revolutionary way to keep decanters ready to serve freshly-brewed coffee. FreshTrac includes a flashing, visual indicator to monitor the freshness of coffee right from the point of brewing. This technology eliminates the need to manually oversee coffee freshness using hanging timer rings or marking devices.

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Orange Chicken Entrees

Milford Valley has developed a new Asian-inspired chicken entrée flavor for its retail chicken product line. The Orange Chicken entrée flavor features breaded white chicken breast filled with vegetables in a sweet and spicy orange sauce. The ready-to-cook chicken entrées are an easy way to enjoy a taste of the orient at home, and are

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Brand Refresh

Meat snacks mainstay World Kitchens recently completed a brand refresh, overhauling its logo, package design and size options. But don’t worry, the brand principles remain steadfast: providing retail customers and consumers with high-quality, expertly flavored meat snacks at attractive prices. The entire product line is made from the finest ingredients, is competitively priced and appeals

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U.S. Gasoline Demand Disappoints this Summer

By Brian Milne, energy editor for Schneider Electric. What looked like a recovery for U.S. gasoline demand during the second quarter fizzled this summer, with demand continuing to slip below the year-ago pace and the five-year average since mid-June with the exception of one week. In the United States, driving demand is highest during the

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Rutter’s Expands Menu

Adds Beef Short Ribs, plus Cannolis for dessert. Dinner at Rutter’s Farm Stores is a little more succulent and dessert just a little sweeter, thanks to the addition of beef short ribs and cannolis to the Central Pennsylvania chain’s award-winning menu. The tender, fall-off the bone all-beef short ribs are slathered with Sweet Baby Ray’s

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Turkey Hill To Award Free Fuel for Life Grand Prize

Eight second prize winners will receive free gas fill ups. For the Grand Prize winner of Turkey Hill’s Great Gas Giveaway, the dream of “free fuel for life” won’t have to be a dream anymore, thanks to a sweepstakes operating in Turkey Hill’s Pennsylvania stores. To enter, customers can simply have store associates scan their

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Corner Store Kicks Off Military Mondays

Corner Store salutes service members with free coffee or soda. Corner Store is kicking off Military Mondays in San Antonio-area stores by offering any size Cibolo Mountain coffee or Flavors2Go fountain drink to all active and retired military members. Beginning this week, customers can show a military ID at the register to get a free

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SAS Announces Foodservice Showcase

Event focuses on convenience food with more than 40 exhibitors representing 49 product lines. Convenience store and grocery supplier S. Abraham & Sons Inc. (SAS) will host its 5th annual Foodservice Showcase on Thursday, Aug. 21 in Fort Wayne, Ind. The event will be held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Show hours are from

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Buc-ee’s Eying Another Enormous Store

Plans call for a 60,000-square-foot convenience store, which has become a normal model for the expanding Texas chain. By David Bennett, Senior Editor They say everything is bigger Texas, and Buc-ee’s Ltd proves it with every new convenience store it builds. Its newest location is in the works in Corinth, Texas, after that city’s planning

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Pilot Flying J Ordered Into Mediation

Customers who opted-out of settlement head to mediation with the truck-stop chain. A U.S. District Court judge has ordered Pilot Flying J and a number of plaintiffs into mediation to resolve allegations that the truck-stop chain fraudulently withheld fuel rebates and discounts from customers, the Nashville Business Journal reported. Pilot has already agreed to pay

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Family Express Pursues Energy Efficiency

Retrofits all of its stores. Family Express has completed a comprehensive energy efficiency initiative by retrofitting the entire chain with the most advanced technologies. “This affords us the opportunity to not only to achieve the highest efficiency standards for our chain, but to also grace our stores with superior lighting that is environmentally non-intrusive, yet

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‘Salute Our Troops’ Campaign Hits $1 Million Goal

Kangaroo Express’ fundraising campaign continues through Labor Day to support military cause partners. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc. announced the fourth annual Salute Our Troops campaign has reached its $1 million fundraising goal with a month left in the campaign. Collecting donations through its more than 1,520 Kangaroo Express convenience stores across 13

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Western Refining Adds Victory Brand E-Cigs

Western’s 230 c-stores and gas stations to offer the product. Western Refining convenience stores, with 230 locations throughout the Southwest U.S. has added Electronic Cigarettes International Group Ltd.’s Victory Brand Electronic Cigarettes. The stores already carry Electronic Cigarettes International Group’s (ECIG) FIN brand, and made the decision to also bring in ECIG’s Victory brand based

How NAG Can Help You

Tough economic times and stiff competition across the supply chain are making it critical for convenience store operators to have a solid understanding of their customers, particularly their high-frequency, high-value shoppers. Armed with these insights, operators can take the necessary steps to retain and attract new loyal customers. To help retailers improve their operations and

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