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Carl Buddig & Co. and Old Wisconsin Start Family Road Trip Promotion

New promotion capitalizes on hot online gaming trend. As summer gets into full swing, Carl Buddig & Co. and Old Wisconsin are kicking off a Family Road Trip promotion offering consumers a chance to win a $25,000 Grand Prize. The promotion runs through Sept. 30, 2013. The Family Road Trip will feature a variety of

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root Hosts First Online Conference

Now chains of all sizes can access event information. Gilbarco Veeder-Root is hosting an online conference on July 24, 2013, featuring highlights of its May Retail Technology Conference (RTC,) for customers unable to attend the live event. Marking a first for Gilbarco, the online conference will help retailers of all sizes better understand the changing

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7-Eleven And United Supermarkets Join Rolling Stone Boycott

“This was an easy business decision for us,” says CEO of United Supermarkets LLC. 7-Eleven and United Supermarkets LLC have announced they will not sell the controversial August issue of Rolling Stone magazine that features a photo of accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover, and an article on his life leading up to

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NOCO Express Raises $11,410 For Hospice Foundation

Sunflower Days promotion draws donations at all 35 NOCO Express stores. NOCO Express Stores, its customers and employees recently joined forces to support Hospice Foundation of Western New York (WNY). Throughout the entire month of June, paper sunflowers were sold for $1 each at all of NOCO Express’ 35 locations to benefit Hospice for a

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Gulf Oil Partners With HYPERFUELS

HYPERFUELS to market Gulf Racing Fuel to race tracks and performance retailers throughout the country. Gulf Oil has announced a new partnership with HYPERFUELS, a distributor of high performance race fuels throughout the U.S. The multi-year agreement returns the iconic Gulf brand to race tracks and performance retailers throughout the country. Through this new partnership,

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Kangaroo Express Celebrates National Hot Dog Day

On July 23, guests can enjoy a 25-cent Ball Park hot dog and help Salute Our Troops, or enjoy a free hot dog with military I.D. The Pantry Inc. has announced a National Hot Dog Day celebration, offering 25-cent hot dogs to guests of its 1,160 grill-ready Kangaroo Express convenience stores. As a token of

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New Technomic Report Shows Fast-Casual Industry Growing

“Fast casual has become a $31 billion segment since Chipotle began reinventing fast food 20 years ago,” says executive vice president of Technomic. According to Technomic’s “Top 150 Fast-Casual Chain Restaurant Report,” fast casual makes up just 14% of the total $223 billion limited-service restaurant segment, but its sales continue to outpace other operators. Fast-casual

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e-Swisher Vapor Tour Hits the Road This Summer

Kicks off “Miami Weekend e-Scape” sweepstakes. e-Swisher takes its e-cigarettes and e-cigars on the road this summer visiting county fairs, outdoor festivals, rodeos and concerts throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida from July 27 through Sept. 28. The e-Swisher Vapor Tour will stop at key events where the e-Swisherettes will provide e-Swisher gear, coupons and samples

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Limited Edition Newcastle Werewolf Returns to Stores This Fall

Newcastle Brown Ale, the leading imported ale in the U.S., today announces that it is bringing back its popular Newcastle Werewolf limited edition brew just as the heat of summer fades to the cooler days of fall. On shelves from August through October, Werewolf is a dual-character, “blood red” ale that starts smooth and mellow

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Del Monte Fresh ‘Find Your Inner Chef’ Contest

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Tedeschi Speaks Out On Rolling Stone Cover

Tedeschi Food Shops decides not to carry the controversial Rolling Stone edition with the accused Boston Marathon Bomber’s photo on the cover. Tedeschi Food Shops and Cumberland Farms are among businesses announcing decisions not to carry the latest Rolling Stone edition that features accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s picture on the cover. The issue,

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Getty Realty Corp. Announces Settlement In Lawsuit Against Lukoil

Getty anticipates realizing initial cash proceeds of approximately $32 million pending additional hearings. Getty Realty Corp. has announced that a settlement has been reached in its lawsuit before the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, against Lukoil Americas Corp., Lukoil North America LLC, OAO Lukoil, and certain directors and officers of Getty

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CITGO Petroleum, Little Oil Co. Give Back To The Community

Local CITGO marketer hosts Fueling Good Customer Appreciation Days. CITGO Petroleum Corp. and local CITGO marketer Little Oil Co. are teaming up to give back to the local Richmond, Va. community this summer with a series of “Fueling Good Customer Appreciation Days.” The kick-off event will take place on Friday, July 19 from 9 a.m.

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Dos Equis Unmasks 2013 Masquerade Program

Dos Equis, the fastest growing premium Mexican beer in the U.S., is unveiling the details of this fall’s Masquerade program that will hit retail and on-premise accounts beginning September 1st. Set to coincide with this fall’s entertaining season, Dos Equis Masquerade entices consumers, 21 and older, to take their Halloween celebrations to a new level

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Court To Consolidate Pilot Flying J Lawsuits

CEO Jimmy Haslam commends agreement. The Arkansas Federal Court has agreed to consolidate and oversee the class action claims against Pilot Flying J in the diesel fuel rebate inquiry. Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam commended the company and the class action lawyers for the agreement, which is expected to expedite the legal process by:

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Prepared Foods At Retail To Grow Over Restaurant Visits

Report by NPD Group shows prepared food purchased at retail to grow 10% during the next decade. Home meal replacements or prepared foods from supermarkets, drug stores, and other retail outlets will continue to capture share of the meal/snacks market by stealing visits from restaurants, according to The NPD Group, a leading global information company. 

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Susser Reports Q2 2013 Operating Results

Six new large-format Stripes convenience stores open during Q2 of 2013. Susser Holdings Corp. and Susser Petroleum Partners LP have provided partial operating results for the second quarter and first half of 2013. Susser Holdings expects to report: • Same-store merchandise sales growth of approximately 2.2% for the second quarter and 3.2% for the first

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Kramer Joins The Cigarette Store Corp.

After 20 years as outside legal counsel, Kramer takes on a full time role with The Cigarette Store Corp. The Cigarette Store Corp. (Smoker Friendly & Gasamat Oil Corp. of Colorado) welcomes Ken Kramer as its new general counsel and vice president—administration.  Kramer as a shareholder of Berenbaum Weinshienk PC and has acted as outside

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Hunt Brothers Pizza Reaches 7,000th Retail Location

Shamrock Gas and Go adds Hunt Brothers Pizza program. Hunt Brothers Pizza is celebrating its 7,000th retail location with the addition of the Shamrock Gas and Go in Pottsboro, Texas, to its rapidly growing business family. It is yet another milestone for the nation’s largest supplier of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. “We

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CB Distributors Announces Concert Sponsorship

Concert goers can try samples of 21st Century Smoke. CB Distributors Inc., makers of 21st Century Smoke Electronic Cigarettes, announced last month its official sponsorship and participation in three concerts of the US99.5 Summer Concert Series in Chicago.   21st Century Smoke “Try Me” Samples will be offered to concert attendees who are ages 18

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Google Play Gift Cards Now Available in Germany

“The launch of the Google Play Card strengthens epay’s position in the gift card category,” notes  the managing director of epay Europe. epay, a division of Euronet Worldwide Inc. and a prepaid distributor and payments processor in Germany, has announced the rollout of Google Play gift cards in Germany, starting with more than 5,600 food

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Maverik Inc. Named Convenience Store Decisions’ 2013 Convenience Store Chain of the Year

The Salt Lake City-based chain will be honored at a private gala in Atlanta during The NACS Show in October. There are many common characteristics that comprise Convenience Store Decisions’ Chain of the Year winners. They are retail leaders, innovative marketers, committed to employees and completely driven by a service-first mantra to satisfy their customers.

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Local Store Marketing: “Be” The News

By John Matthews, founder, Gray Cat Enterprises. What person knows the most about what is happening at your store? You! It is your responsibility to create news about your store — don’t wait for others to do this for you.  Being proactive with the local newspapers to generate news coverage on your store is an

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Finding Your Foodservice Niche

From proprietary programs and co-branded QSRs to no-fee, turnkey foodservice solutions, c-stores have a wide variety of program options right at their fingertips. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Having been part of his family’s restaurant for 20 years, David Deddens knows what it takes to build a foodservice brand. That’s one of the reasons the

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Sandwich Programs on a Roll

Last year, the sandwich category was worth $27.7 billion, up 6.3% from 2011, according to Technomic. Retailers are optimistic that 2013 will be even stronger. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. With their in-store kitchens already producing made-from-scratch pizza and cake doughnuts, it was a natural progression for Casey’s General Store locations to expand into made-to-order

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