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NOCO Express Opens Getzville Convenience Store

Store includes Tim Hortons, Subway and on-the-go amenities. NOCO Express came full circle in its convenience store evolution as it celebrated the grand opening of its newly rebuilt store located at 1555 North French Road at Campbell Boulevard in Getzville, N.Y.  This is the location where the family-owned and locally-operated convenience store chain opened its

Love’s Selects Capgemini For SAP Implementation Project

Capgemini leads project designed to build a foundation for continued growth and standardize business processes. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, has contracted with Capgemini, a provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, to lead a major SAP implementation project. The nine-month project will enable Love’s to take advantage of the new SAP Business Suite

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New Cube Ice Machines

Manitowoc Foodservice has launched a new brand of cube ice machines marketed and sold under the Koolaire brand name.  Koolaire modular “Kube” ice machines are available in three convenient sizes, 22-inch, 30-inch and 48-inch with seven different production ranges from 250-1350 pounds of ice per day. The Koolaire brand was designed and developed to address

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Disposable E-cigs

Kretek International Inc. has introduced the new EZ Cig ‘Q’ King Size disposable e-cigarettes.  The new EZ Cig ‘Q’ e-cigs have the size, look and feel of an actual king size cigarette, with the battery power and smooth rich flavors of a larger stick.  They’re smaller than most e-cigarettes, so they’re easier to carry and

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The Perfect Cup

Thanks to the Viaggio unique double wall, all paper insulated cup from Seda, you no longer have to pay extra for “double cupping” or for a pulp paper sleeve. With Viaggio the sleeve is an unnecessary extra expense and more than a nuisance, since it covers your logo and can slide down in your customer’

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Inspirational Design

In a nod to Taylor Swift’s inspirational sayings and award-winning lyrics, Diet Coke has created a collector’s edition can in celebration of extraordinary individuals across the country. The limited-time Diet Coke Taylor Swift can six-pack will be on beverage aisles nationwide in October and November, and is sure to catch the eye of people who

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Love’s Raises $2 Million For Children’s Miracle Network

Employees raised a record amount for the 15th annual campaign benefiting sick and injured kids. Love’s Travel Stops and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are pleased to announce a $2 million donation that will benefit 92 CMN Hospitals across the country. Love’s recently wrapped up a five-week fundraising campaign at its 304 travel stop and country

Wawa Celebrates Grand Opening in New Jersey

New Lodi, N.J. store is the first ever Wawa to offer self-serve lottery in the state of New Jersey. Wawa Inc. has announced a milestone in its company’s history—the grand opening of its newest northern New Jersey store, signifying Wawa’s first store in Bergen County, N.J. Throughout the North Jersey market, Wawa plans to have

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Stripes Turf + Surf Event Raises Over $525,000

Benefits 38 United Way Agencies across Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Stripes Convenience Stores raised more than $525,000 at its annual Turf + Surf event fundraiser benefiting 38 United Way agencies across the Stripes Convenience Stores market areas: Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The event was held on Sept. 26 and 27, 2013, in Corpus

7-Eleven Rebrands Speedy Stops Acquisition

7-Eleven has rebranded its Speedy Stops acquisition, and is open for business in Rio Grande Valley, the Monitor Online reported. On Dec. 31 2012, 7-Eleven acquired 143 Speedy Stops and Tiger Mart retail locations from Victoria-based C.L. Thomas Inc. In addition to rebranding the locations under the 7-Eleven banner, “Angelina’s Tacos Caseros” has replaced Tacos

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Asian Fusion Frozen Sandwiches

Go Fusion Foods has introduced GO FUSION, a new frozen sandwich filled with gourmet Asian fusion flavors. Asian fusion cuisine is growing exponentially in popularity around the U.S., especially among the millennial segment of the high volume frozen sandwich industry. GO FUSION provides the market with a gourmet, Asian, and fusion options to consumers. GO

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Fresh-Brewed Soup

Campbell Soup Co. and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) are bringing together Campbell’s and Keurig. Campbell’s Fresh-Brewed Soup K-Cup packs will offer consumers the taste and experience of Campbell’s soups in a convenient snack that can be prepared at the touch of a button in Keurig brewers. Campbell’s Fresh-Brewed Soup uses proprietary Keurig manufacturing

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New Brewing Technology

Operators will be delighted to see Curtis Gemini brewers in action with new IntelliFresh Technology that keeps coffee fresher, longer. Putting brains behind the brew, the Wilbur Curtis Company developed new IntelliFresh Technology as part of their quest to simplify serving a totally fresh, perfectly heated cup of coffee to the masses. IntelliFresh maintains coffee’s

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Premium Branded Coffee

Invite your guests to escape from the ordinary with a premium, branded coffee program from Java Coast Fine Coffee. Made with 100% Arabica beans, Java Coast Fine Coffee delivers consistently rich, smooth flavor in every satisfying cup. The Java Coast Fine Coffee program allows you to offer a complete branded coffee destination without the costly

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Halloween Treats

Mars Chocolate North America makes Halloween easy with an assortment of new sweet treats.   “We’re taking the celebration and excitement of Halloween to an even higher level this year,” said Roy Benin, chief consumer officer, Mars Chocolate North America. “From decorating, snacking and baking to parties and trick-or-treating, Mars offers a range of innovative

Tobacco Legislative Update

Tom Briant, executive director of the National Association of Tobacco Outlets, discusses the state of e-cigarettes and the local issues affecting tobacco retailing.   By John Lofstock, Editor. Of all the different tobacco legislative bills introduced this year in Congress and state legislatures, two issues stand out, namely higher tobacco taxes and electronic cigarettes. Both issues

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Creating a Rewarding Retail Experience

Paper punch cards are a thing of the past. Today’s loyalty programs incorporate a variety of innovative strategies to persuade customers to spend more time—and money—in your stores. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Sometimes you think you know what your customers want, but you really don’t know until you ask…and listen. That’s what Salt Lake

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Navigating Your Lighting Upgrade

As technology improves, more businesses are making the switch to cost-effective LED fixtures. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. In these days of tight margins and intense retail competition, convenience store owners are doing everything they can to boost revenues and reduce operating costs. Something as simple as investing in upgraded lighting can significantly reduce monthly

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Managing Network Security

To maintain the trust of your customers and to protect your business against liability issues, convenience stores must maintain the integrity of their credit and debit card networks. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor. Think you can’t find yourself in the middle of a lawsuit for a credit card breach? Think again. Multiple class-action lawsuits have

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Creating Foodservice Theatre

With fresh foodservice taking center stage at many c-stores, packaging is playing an increasingly important role in creating an appetizing presentation. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. In foodservice, packaging used to be an afterthought, simply a vehicle to get the product from here to there. However, today’s food packaging does more than just hold product.

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A Pleasing Pizza Experience

A full 41% of respondents in a recent survey said they now eat pizza at least once a week, up from 26% two years ago, making pizza a $33.5-billion business, according to foodservice research firm Technomic. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Pizza is such a popular item at Casey’s General Store that, in August, the

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Getting Serious About Foodservice Equipment

Space limitations used to be the bane of c-store operators who wanted a professional foodservice program. But now manufacturers are stepping up to the plate with equipment that serves multiple purposes and still fits nicely within the c-store footprint. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Scott Zaremba has three Zarco 66 c-stores that sell made-to-order food,

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Sunoco Acquires Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores, Converting Stores from BP

UPDATE 12:32 p.m.: PARAGRAPH TWO ON REBRANDING CSD has learned that all of MACS BP-branded locations are currently being converted to the Sunoco brand. Sunoco Inc. today reported that is has acquired Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS). CSD has learned that Sunoco is currently in the process of converting all of MACS BP-branded locations over to

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Raspberry Flavored Energy Shot

Living Essentials LLC continues to support breast cancer causes with the introduction of a new, limited edition, specially marked raspberry flavor of 5-hour ENERGY. Through Dec. 31, 2013, Living Essentials will donate five cents from the sale of every bottle of specially marked raspberry flavored 5-hour ENERGY to Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), a national

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JTI USA Announces Employee Promotions

JTI USA announced that Tom Morris has been named vice president of national sales and Renee Duszynski has been promoted to national key accounts manager, both within the Consumer & Trade Marketing group. Tom MorrisIn his new role, Morris will manage field sales activities and business development of the JTI USA portfolio of brands: Wave,

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