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Health Claims Reflect Trending Food Concerns

Mintel notes claims like gluten-free are appearing more frequently on food menus. Recently, consumer confidence in the food industry has been shaken by food scandals, lack of transparency in food preparation and questionable treatment of animals. As a result, restaurants have shifted their business practices to introduce a greater number and wider variety of claims

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7-Eleven Reenters Detroit With New Store

Local franchisee celebrates April grand opening event. More than 40 years since opening its first Detroit store and 11 since closing its last, 7-Eleven Inc. is bringing back its brand of convenience retailing to the Motor City. Detroit native and new 7-Eleven franchise Robert Taylor celebrated the grand opening of his new store at 2660

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Tevis Oil Enhances Shopping Experience at Jiffy Mart

NCR’s intuitive software design helps train new employees quickly while a new layer of redundancy promotes optimal availability. Tevis Oil Co. has selected NCR’s Radiant point-of-sale (RPOS) technology solutions to improve service and reliability at its Jiffy Mart convenience store chain. “Prior to installing the NCR RPOS solutions, we were plagued by a slow operating

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Marathon Petroleum Announces Instant Cents-Off Discount Program

“We see this as an investment in the core of the Marathon brand network that will provide dividends for many years,” says MPC Brand Marketing Director. Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) has announced a plan to roll out an instant cents-off-per-gallon discount program on fuel purchases across its Marathon-branded marketing network. MPC will expand its current

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Orlando Tops Most Frugal U.S. Cities List

“While consumers clamor for savings across the entire country, the Midwest and Southeast dominate the most frugal U.S. cities list, owning more than half of the top 25 slots,” says Coupons.com household savings expert. Residents of Orlando shine when it comes to saving money, as the Florida city took the No. 1 ranking on the

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Kum & Go Donates $450,000 To Habitat for Humanity

Customer donations help select North Dakota for site of first company-sponsored Habitat home. Kum & Go and its customers will donate more than $450,000 to Habitat for Humanity International, thanks to the success of the convenience retailer’s “Let’s Build a Home Together” project. Kum & Go’s $100,000 corporate donation, an additional donation estimated at $100,000

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Stripes Signs Statement of Support for the National Guard and Reserve

Reaffirms ongoing support for “Citizen Warriors.” Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced that Otis Peaks, vice president of human resources for Susser Holdings Corp., the parent company of Stripes LLC., signed a Statement of Support for the National Guard and Reserve on Monday, April 7, 2014, on

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NOCO Raises Funds For Pediatric Cancer Care Center

Local four-year-old boy’s story touches community. NOCO customers and employees showed their support for Ben Sauer and his family raising a total of $8,441 during a recent Blue4Ben campaign. NOCO’s donation will benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Pediatric Cancer Care Center. Earlier this year, Ben Sauer, a four-year old from Clarence, was diagnosed with an

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Maine Tobacco Tax Increases Defeated

The Cigar Association of America (CAA) announced that its lobbying efforts to prevent a tax increase on cigars and pipe tobacco paid off in Maine. Following an all-night negotiation session Tuesday, the Joint House and Senate Appropriations Committee adopted a state supplemental budget on Wednesday morning, and the amendment to increase taxes on cigars and

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Premium E-Liquid

As part of the new business endeavor between Republic Tobacco and Johnson Creek Enterprises, Republic has introduced the new REAL Ultra Premium e-Liquid line. Made in the USA from U.S.-sourced ingredients, the manufacturing process is ISO 9001 Certified. The robust flavor of our American, Turkish, and Virginia Blends all provide a palate pleasing vapor experience

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Wawa Celebrates 50 Years

April 16 to be “Wawa Day” in the City of Philadelphia. Fifty years ago, Wawa Inc. opened its very first store at 1212 MacDade Boulevard in Folsom, Pa. In honor of this tremendous milestone, Wawa is kicking-off its 50th anniversary in retail with two in-store celebrations. The first takes place at Wawa’s very first store

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VERC Enterprises Joins Elite List

Makes Boston Business Journal’s “Largest Family Owned Businesses List.” VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, was recently named to the Boston Business Journal’s “Largest Family-Owned Businesses in Massachusetts” list. VERC Enterprises is listed as the 10th largest business on the list, which appeared in

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APCA Forms to Aid Independent C-Stores

“Our goal is nothing less than providing an excellent platform for our members,” says chairman of APCA.  The American Petroleum and Convenience Store Association (APCA) has been formed to unite independent gasoline and convenience store owners, beginning with California and then expanding nationwide.    APCA aims to be a grass roots organization providing representation to

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Pump-n-Pantry Kicks Off Trout Fishing Season

CITGO retailer plans special promotions on opening day. CITGO Retailer Pump-n-Pantry is partnering with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) to thank loyal customers and to keep trout anglers coming back. On April 12, the opening day of trout fishing season, 17 Pump-n-Pantry locations in Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier, including four CITGO-branded stations, will offer

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Florida Retailers Fight Alcohol Separation Law

Senate Regulated Industries Committee to hear SB 804 on April 10. A coalition of retailers is supporting a measure to repeal Florida’s outdated and inconvenient separation law, which restricts consumer access to alcoholic beverages by requiring liquor to be sold in a location separate from groceries and other goods.  Florida has yet to modernize the

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Opportunities Abound at the Car Wash

Increasing profits at the car wash depends on two tasks: drawing new customers and tempting current customers to increase the frequency of their visits, said Jim Callahan, director of marketing for Geo. H. Green Oil Co. in Atlanta. “To succeed with a car wash, you must be convinced that it is worth the effort. I

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Kwik Chek & McCraw Oil Co. Choose PriceAdvantage

Kwik Chek stores to manage fuel pricing more efficiently with automation. McCraw Oil / Kwik Chek has chosen PriceAdvantage SMART Fuel Pricing, a fuel price management solution, for their Kwik Chek company operated stores and dealer stores throughout Texas. Kevin Smartt, CEO of Kwik Chek and Bill Wilson, president of McCraw Oil, were looking for

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VERC Enterprises Names New Manager of East Acton Location

Tamara Gorman takes on new position, after working her way up from associate position. VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire has announced that Tamara Gorman of Ayer, Mass. has been named Manager of the VERC East Acton Mobil, located at 44 Great Road. Gorman

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Consumer Optimism Steady Even as Gas Prices Rise

Consumers in the winter-ravaged Northeast and Midwest are least optimistic about the economy compared to other regions. Consumer optimism remains steady in April, a period in which the ongoing spring transition to summer-blend fuel usually increases gas prices and reduces optimism. While gas prices increased nearly another dime over the past four weeks, 44% of

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Del Monte Joins CIW Fair Food Program

The agreement reaffirms Del Monte’s commitment to strong ethical sourcing standards. Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. has announced that one of its subsidiaries agreed to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (“CIW”) Fair Food Program.  As Del Monte joins the CIW, it joins many of the U.S.’ largest retailers and restaurants who participate in

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Feed Inner Strength

KIND Healthy Snacks (KIND) has announced the release of STRONG & KIND, the brand’s first-ever savory snack line and a movement aimed at changing the way people view strength and kindness. STRONG & KIND helps feed people’s inner strength with 10 grams of natural protein (soy-and-whey free) from ingredients you can see & pronounce, including

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Reusable Food Pouches

Squeez’Ems reusable pouches has announced the release of two new trendy designs for its popular eco-friendly food pouches.  The new Orange Flower and Chevron designs are both functional and stylish as well as an easy way for families to enjoy healthy, organic foods on-the-go.  And, by being reusable, they reduce waste and allow parents to

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Frozen Yogurt Swirling Made Easy

Donper America has introduced a customer-exclusive Android Application that focuses solely on improving training and support for soft serve machine operators. This easy-to-use app includes step-by-step instructions, videos, troubleshooting guides, and much more that will help to continue educating frozen yogurt store operators on their equipment. Ongoing training is something that is currently lacking within the

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Natural Energy Bar

Tantus Tobacco has introduced individually-wrapped Coffee Thins, which offer the convenience of coffee in a bar. The 100% Natural Energy bar is the proud winner of the Candy Industry’s 2012 Buyer’s Choice Award. Coffee Thins are available in three flavors: Americano, Espresso and Latte, in 72-count assorted counter displays, 15- pack displays, and three-bar pack

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Lighter Display

Kretek International Inc. has announced DjEEP’s new 24-count lighter tray display. The new compact unit uses less than one-fourth of a square foot of counter space, and each disposable tray can deliver more than $24 of retail profit. The unique DjEEP shape and design offers instant visibility and around $1 profit per lighter.  The trays

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