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Rutter’s Inks Deal With Core-Mark, US Foods

“The addition of Rutter’s represents Core-Mark’s continued commitment to delivering fresh and broad line products with a more efficient supply-chain, which resonates with the country’s best retailers,” says senior vice president marketing for Core-Mark. Rutter’s Farm Stores has entered into three-year agreements with both Core-Mark, one of the largest supply-chain management companies in the convenience

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Murphy Oil Reports Progress in Spin Off

Announces preliminary Q2 earnings. Murphy Oil Corp. has announced its current development status of its Murphy USA Inc. spin off, and its preliminary second quarter 2013 results. Steven Cosse, president and CEO, of Murphy Oil Corp. noted that “substantial progress has been made” in the spin off of Murphy Oil Corp.’s retail gas station business

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Capturing Latino Customers

Insights from new study help retailers compete for Latino $1.3 trillion buying power. Every 30 seconds, a Hispanic turns 18 years old in the U.S., amplifying the influence of the country’s fastest growing ethnic minority. A new study called “The Multi-Cultural Latino Consumer” finds that though Latinos are far from homogenous, diverse segments overall stay

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ExxonMobil Launches Mobile App Pilot In Nashville

Speedpass+ uses geo-location technology to locate and activate a pump for fueling. ExxonMobil has launched its ExxonMobil Speedpass+ Mobile Payment App pilot, effective Aug. 1, in Nashville, Tenn. at 27 locations. SpeedPass+, ExxonMobil’s mobile payment application, is designed to make paying at the pump quick and convenient.  Speedpass+ is a complement to ExxonMobil’s existing Speedpass

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Getty Realty Corp. Announces Earnings Release Date

Second quarter earnings conference call set for Aug. 8. Getty Realty Corp. plans to release its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 after the market closes on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. The company plans to conduct an earnings conference call on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate

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Defining Social Media Success

More and more convenience store chains are adopting interactive promotions to attract friends and fans and establish a longer-term relationship. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Today’s customers are more connected into the digital world than ever and to communicate with them effectively, convenience store operators must have a visible presence on social media sites. Savvy

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Blueberry Snacks

Berries are becoming increasingly important in our diets as more health benefits are discovered. One of the most popular fruits, blueberries are recognized as a super fruit and have many health benefits. A single serving of blue-berries offers more antioxidants than any other fresh fruit. Naturipe Berry Quick fresh blueberry snacks are pre-portioned, single serve

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Warning: Encroachers Encroaching

The competitive landscape is changing again as drug stores, such as Walgreens and Duane Reade, and even furniture stores are beginning to feature foodservice, and dollar stores are selling snacks, cigarettes and beer. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. It seems that everybody wants to be a convenience store these days. Walgreens has 10 and growing

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Fast-Food Workers Strike For Higher Wages

Protests demand higher wages for fast food employees. Fast-food worker strikes to demand higher wages that started in New York eight months ago have spread now to Midwestern cities, including Chicago and Washington and this week has hit St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit and Flint, Mich., the New York Times reported. Thousands of fast-food workers

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United Supermarkets Supports MDA

During the 15th Annual “Aisles of Smiles” promotion guests can buy Smiley Face scan tags for $1 to benefit the cause. United Supermarkets LLC, Acosta Marketing and manufacturers are once again teaming up to help fight neuromuscular disease through the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Aisles of Smiles promotion. From July 31 to Sept. 3, when

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Casey’s To Card For Energy Shot Purchases

The Midwestern c-store chain looks to prevent teens from consuming the shots irresponsibly. Casey’s General Stores  is now requesting ID with the purchase of energy shots and pills.   Brian Johnson, Vice President of Finance for Casey’s General Store, told CBS News St. Louis that the chain will not sell energy shots and pills to

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Swisher International Debuts Gold Strike Handmade Cigars

Royal Gold Cigars is launching  Gold Strike Handmade Cigars, marking the first cigar line introduced by the newly-formed premium cigar division of Swisher International. Gold Strike handmade cigars are the first of four lines to be introduced by Royal Gold Cigars in the next few months. With three cigars in each package, Gold Strike is

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Nacho Cabinets

C. Cretors and Co. introduces the Nacho Alto and Nacho Pequeno nacho cabinets for use in concessions stands, convenience stores, stadiums and theaters. Both cabinets keep product fresh while being easy to clean and easy to maintain. They feature corrosion-resistant frames, a heated deck, interior lighting, non-skid rubber feet, and tempered safety glass that prevents

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NACS, NRF Applaud Court’s Decision to Reject Swipe Fee Rules

Judge Leon rules that the Fed did not have the authority to institute a 21-cent cap on debit-card transactions. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and the National Retail Federation (NRF) have responded to news that U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in Washington ruled that the Fed didn’t have the authority to set a

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BP Adds 17 Branded Sites In Northeastern Michigan

Agreement with Corrigan Oil strengthens BP presence in Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area. BP is adding 17 more branded sites in Michigan’s Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area. The agreement, which was finalized in June, represents approximately 19 million gallons of new volume for BP and also expands the brand’s relationship with Brighton-based Corrigan Oil. The 17 site conversions are

Sheetz Prize Patrol Rolls Through Winston-Salem

Celebrates its title as a best place to work in North Carolina.            Sheetz employees have another reason to brag about their jobs.  The company continues its summer tour of celebrations this week with customers and employees at several of its Convenience Restaurants. Employees of Sheetz voted their employer the 3rd Best Place to Work in

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Former Altria Executive to Lead LOGIC Electronic Cigarettes

LOGIC Technology, developers of premium electronic cigarettes, announced the addition of Miguel Martin to its executive team. In his role as president, Martin will lead LOGIC Technology’s rapid growth, developing and implementing a strategic plan to accelerate LOGIC’s status as a leader in the electronic cigarette industry. “This is an exciting time for LOGIC Technology,

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Hunt Brothers Sends Father-Son Duo On Racing Fans’ Dream Vacation

Winners of Richard Childress Racing Fan Experience Sweepstakes head to race in Charlotte, N.C., RCR Museum and more. Hunt Brothers Pizza is thrilled to send Michael Barham of Shaker Heights, Ohio, on the ultimate race lover’s dream vacation. As the grand prize winner of the Richard Childress Racing Fan Experience Sweepstakes, Barham has won a

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Core-Mark Announces Second Quarter 2013 Investor Call

Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. plans to release its earnings before the market opens on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, and will host an investor call later that morning at 9 a.m. Pacific time.  This call may be accessed by dialing (800) 588-4973 using the code 35282385.  The call

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LOGIC E-Cigs Secures Top 3 SKUs in U.S.

Premium e-cigarette brand holds nine of the top 14 SKUs for dollar sales per point distribution. LOGIC Technology, makers of premium electronic cigarettes, has announced the results of Nielsen’s Item Rank Report indicating LOGIC is outperforming its competitors in the second quarter of 2013 for sales per point of distribution. Just six months after an

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Mixed as July Nears End

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric Wholesale gasoline costs were mixed with a downside bias for the week-ended Monday (7/29), pressured by a selloff in New York Mercantile Exchange Reformulated Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending futures from a four-month registered July 19. The mostly lower wholesale costs won’t, however, translate into lower retail prices

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7-Eleven’s Summer of Snacking

Retailer responds to snackers’ needs with new bites, treats and deals. 7-Eleven Inc. continues to answer consumers’ 24-hour need for small-portioned foods, snacks and mini-meals with an evolving menu of bits, bites and snacks—all at a sweet price. The newest hot snacks to join the mini-meal scene at 7-Eleven stores are Corn Dog Bites, Mozzarella

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Bashas’ Grocery Store Upgrades Lighting

Renovated grocery store showcases merchandise with better light, improved efficiency and continued savings. Bashas’, a family-owned and operated grocery retailer in the Western U.S., recently installed energy-efficient LED lighting from Cree Inc. to better illuminate its Tempe, Ariz. location. The newly renovated store features luminaires powered by Cree TrueWhite Technology, delivering superior light quality that

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Love’s Travel Stops To Offer DEF At All Locations

Love’s completes installation of DEF at the pump at all of its travel stops nationwide. Love’s Travel Stops now offers diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at the pump for professional truck drivers at all 245 travel stops across the country. Love’s began installing DEF at the pump on diesel islands in 2011 and completed its rollout

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Mars Publishes Principles In Action Summary

Encompassing themes of its supply chain, operations, brands, health and nutrition and working at Mars, the Principles in Action Summary focuses on progress Mars has made against its ambitious targets set in 2011. Mars Inc. has published its third annual Principles in Action Summary on Mars.com, which details the company’s approach to business—its progress and

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