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
Server Products—an innovative, market-driven dispensing equipment company—has introduced the new Chilled Food Dispenser. This compact unit uses energy-efficient thermoelectric technology to keep a variety of potentially hazardous foods properly chilled below 41 degrees Fahrenheit indefinitely, and dispenses accurate and consistent portions wherever needed. This chiller is ideal for dispensing dairy into coffee at the drive-thru
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
By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric The final and holiday-shortened trade week in May brought about a great amount of volatility in US oil markets, which whipsawed in futures and spot trading on a multitude of concerns ranging from assessments of U.S. and global economies, Federal Reserve stimulus efforts, geopolitical tension in Africa
Mini tacos and pastrami burger entice customers. New tastes abound on Rutter’s menu this week with the introduction of the pastrami burger melt and mini tacos. Rutter’s pastrami burger melt is 50% reuben sandwich, 50% patty melt and 100% delicious. It’s a Rutter’s burger topped with pastrami and Thousand Island dressing and the choice of
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
Sweet Ballz are available in more than 5,000 7-Eleven stores across the country. The cake balls come four to a package, and make their debut featuring three flavors: Red Velvet, Chocolate and Cookies & Cream. Cake balls have become a confectionary phenomenon in the past few years, and their popularity continues to grow, especially during
“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
Scripto has introduced the new Folding Utility Lighter. The refillable utility lighter folds into a compact 5.5-inch lighter allowing for easy storage in small compartments, kitchen drawers, garages and backpacks. The bright and easily distinguishable neon green color makes it easy to spot, and the folding nozzle conveniently lights in multiple positions. Available in a
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.
While FDA regulations remain to be seen, e-cigarette companies are self regulating, and technology continues to evolve. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. In a conference call yesterday with Bonnie Herzog, managing director of beverage and tobacco analyst at Wells Fargo securities, and Andries Verleur, co-founder at VMR Products, parent company of V2 Cigs, discussed trends
Swisher International’s e-Swisher e-cigarettes and e-cigar now feature soft tips to provide a more realistic look and feel. Soft tips are 30% lighter than current e-Swisher products and the flexible tip is more comfortable to smoke. The quality soft-core filter also ensures the cap stays on. e-Swisher products with soft tips are available now. e-Swisher
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.
Logic is releasing a new, innovative multivendor e-cigarette display solution. The solid construction display consists of four shelves large enough to house all three major e-cigarette players as well as other SKUs. It is very versatile in that it can be used as a counter top non-self-service display, or as a back bar display. The
Even more guests will enjoy Aunt M’s fresh and hearty food options at Kangaroo Express. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc. has announced it will expand its Aunt M’s Kitchen offering to several Kangaroo Express locations throughout the Southeast. Aunt M’s Kitchen is an exclusive quick-service restaurant concept found only at Kangaroo Express stores.
Prizes and free gas await customers at Rutter’s Farm Stores. Registered Rutter’s Rewards customers are just a scan away from free gas for a whole year, and over 1,000 other valuable prizes, with the start of the Rutter’s Rewards Summer Gas Giveaway. Four prizes of a year of free gas will be awarded throughout the
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