Branded food program celebrates 500th opening. A major milestone gave one business something to cheer about. Champs Chicken, a nationwide branded food program, opened its 500th location this week at the Choctaw Travel Plaza in Poteau, Okla. Festivities included door prizes and meal deals throughout the day, as well as an appearance by Champ himself.
Cash control programs and effective employee training will help minimize theft and ensure the well being of your employees. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Keeping theft at bay has always been a major concern for c-store retailers. While technology has come to the rescue in the form of safe and cash-management systems, the best way
Summer campaign attracts customers by encouraging them to use their snacking skills. Kum & Go launched a summer campaign to attract snacking experts whose two main summer food groups are snack foods and fountain drinks—dubbed “snaxperts” by the West Des Moines, Iowa-based convenience store chain. “Snaxperts are those who know Dr. Pepper tastes even better
New summer snacks include whoopie pies and smoked sausages on the expanding menu of fresh choices. New sweet and savory snacks are coming to Corner Stores this summer, as the menu of fresh-made items continues to expand. Corner Store’s new German Chocolate Whoopie Pie and Eckrich Applewood Smoked Sausage with Monterey Cheese will round out
Folgers is giving cappuccino drinkers reasons to fall for the season by offering two new flavors: Caramel Macchiato and Pumpkin Spice from Folgers—the 2013 Coffee Brand of the year, according to 2013 Harris Poll EquiTrend. Over 40% of consumers say their beverage preferences change with the seasons, according to the Technomic 2012 Beverage Consumer Trend
As the tobacco industry evolves, the convenience store and tobacco shop operator continues to grow to meet its customers’ needs. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Kocolene Marketing LLC maintains a booming tobacco business at its Fast Max convenience stores and Smokers Host Discount tobacco stores, and is implementing a number of IT initiatives to keep
Expands Stripes leadership team. Susser Holdings Corp. has recently opened two new Stripes convenience stores, bringing the total number of new stores completed to eight since the beginning of the year. A sale and leaseback transaction of these two new stores was completed at the end of May for a total cost of $6.7 million.
Brands renew partnership for five more years. CHS Inc., an energy, grains and foods company and the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative, announced it has signed an agreement to secure the loyalty partnership between its Cenex brand and the Cabela’s brand for an additional five years. “At a time when other co-branded programs are declining or
Stores are giving away $1,000 in gift cards each day, and customers may have a chance to win up to $90,000 all season long. Participating Corner Stores across the U.S. are giving away $1,000 in Corner Store gift cards each day from June 4 to Sept. 2 in the company’s $1K-A-Day 4U Summer Sweepstakes. During
Provides new tools to help retailers, distributors and manufacturers build sales and profits. Two consecutive conferences to be held this June by AWMA at the Loews Hotel in New Orleans, La., are set to provide the answers and tools needed for c-store distributors, manufacturers and retailers to succeed in today’s increasingly competitive convenience industry. The
Market Force Study finds top convenience retailers excel in cleanliness, friendliness and food quality, and tend to be regional favorites. QuikTrip—the convenience store chain found largely in the Midwest and East—is where consumers prefer to stop for gas, food and other conveniences, according to a new study by Market Force Information, a worldwide leader in
Options include solutions for natural gas, hydrogen and ethanol blends and bio-diesel. Bennett Pump Co., a North American manufacturer of fuel dispensers, has announced a new comprehensive line of alternative fuel dispensers. As the retail and commercial fuel markets have begun to rapidly change and embrace alternative fuels, so has Bennett by now providing dispensing
“This is one way our employees can truly make a difference in their own communities,” says Sheetz CEO. Former Dallas Cowboys running back, Emmitt Smith and NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus are among the names that headline the 15th Annual Sheetz Family Charities “For the Kidz” Golf Classic being held at Kingsmill Resort in
Funds to benefit 12 children’s hospitals in three states. Stripes Convenience Stores is proud of their customers and employees for helping to raise $953,462 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during its fundraising campaign April 1-28. The campaign ran in all 558 Stripes Convenience Stores locations across Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The record-breaking total exceeded
Sells southwest U.S. retail assets to Tesoro. BP has completed the previously announced sale of its Carson, California refinery and related logistics and marketing assets in the region to Tesoro Corp. for approximately $2.4 billion as part of a plan to reshape BP’s U.S. fuels business. Cash proceeds from the sale include approximately $1.075 billion
By October, all but seven sites will offer DEF. Pilot Flying J is on track to offer diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at the pump at nearly every diesel lane at the company’s travel centers and travel plazas across the U.S. by October. In March, Pilot Flying J announced that the company’s network of DEF at
Cause Marketing Forum ranks top U.S. campaigns, totaling $358 million raised for non profits in 2012. Coin canisters, paper icons and other fundraising tools at retail and restaurant checkouts are generating hundreds of millions in revenue for charity, according to America’s Checkout Charity Champions, a new Cause Marketing Forum study. More than $358 million was
Krispy Krunchy Chicken aids storm victims in Moore, Okla. Volunteers from Krispy Krunchy Foods, a Lafayette, La.-based company, are preparing and delivering 10,000 Krispy Krunchy Chicken meals to the residents, emergency responders, and volunteers in the storm-ravaged area of Moore, Okla. Representatives from Krispy Krunchy, including former Moore resident Jordan Lindsey, converged on the region
Stephens Inc. Spring Investment Conference presentation to be available online. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., a marketer of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, announced today that it will Webcast its presentation from the Stephens Inc. Spring Investment Conference on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern.
Company responds to news of federal conspiracy charges of two employees. Two Pilot Flying J sales employees pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal conspiracy charges for their role in what federal authorities are calling a large-scale scheme to defraud unsuspecting trucking companies, Cleveland Online reported. In response to inquiries, Pilot Flying J spokesman Tom Ingram released
“We rebuilt this travel center with the professional driver in mind,” says CEO of TravelCenters. TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has opened its newly rebuilt Petro Stopping Centers facility in Gary, Ind. Located at I-80/I-94, Exit 9, (3001 Grant Street), on 29 acres of
Exclusive offers and deals on doughnuts all week long lead up to National Donut Day on June 7. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc. is celebrating National Donut Day on Friday, June 7 by offering a free doughnut for every guest at its more than 300 bakery-ready Kangaroo Express convenience stores throughout the Southeast.
Donation will support the construction of Bissonette Family Recreation Area in Hinesburg. Local CITGO Marketer Champlain Oil Co. raised $2,530.60 by collecting three cents from every gallon of gas purchased in the month of April at the Hinesburg Jiffy Mart in Vermont for the construction of a new recreational facility, the Bissonette Family Recreation Area.
Mandela Market hosts first “Fueling Good in Buffalo Day” with Bess the Book Bus. East Buffalo’s Mandela Market and local CITGO Marketer Goetz Energy Corp. hosted the first “Fueling Good in Buffalo Day” on Saturday, May 25, with special guest Bess the Book Bus. A national mobile literacy outreach program, Bess the Book Bus, gave
“We continue to invest in our growth,” says CEO of Core-Mark. 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 authorized the company to repurchase an additional $30 million of the company’s common stock.