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Champlain Oil Donates More Than $2,500 For Recreation Area

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.

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E-Cig Display Solution

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

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Kangaroo Express Cooks Up Expansion of Aunt M’s Kitchen Locations

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.

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Rutter’s Launches Annual Summer Program

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

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CITGO Petroleum and Goetz Energy Promote Literacy

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

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Budweiser Using Augmented Reality App

By ‘Blipping the Bowtie,’ smartphone users could help direct which U.S. states get scholarships through ‘Folds of Honor’. For more than 150 years, Anheuser-Busch, its employees and family of wholesalers have supported America’s armed forces through numerous programs and philanthropic efforts.  These include lending resources, raising funds for veterans and assisting dependents of military families.

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Core-Mark Announces $30 Million Increase To Share Repurchase Program

“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. 

Wholesale Gasoline Prices Drop on Building Supply

Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric A mid-May price spike in Midwest gasoline cash differentials spurred by a trio of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit outages at refineries located in the region atop of refinery upgrades that have limited the production of oil products in the Midwest continues to abate, pressuring supplier “rack” postings

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The Flavor Customers Want

Green Smoke E-Cigarettes offer the flavor your customers want.  Electronic Cigarettes are expected to reach $3.2 billion in global sales by 2015, according to Citi Bank Investments. Green Smoke e-cigs have been rated by smokers as having one of the most realistic and robust cigarette tastes available, with an 88% retention rate online. Smokers are

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Love’s Donates To Tornado Survivors

With 63 sites in Oklahoma, Love’s reaches out to neighbors impacted by the recent tornado. Love’s Travel Stops has announced a $3 million donation to support the immediate and long-term relief efforts in Oklahoma following a devastating tornado that impacted the communities of Moore, Shawnee and surrounding areas. The first $1 million will be designated

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NRF Asks Judge to Reject Swipe Fee Settlement

Calls agreement a ‘surrender’ that fails to address ‘evil’ of price fixing. The National Retail Federation (NRF) and a broad cross-section of retailers have asked a federal judge to reject a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit over credit card swipe fees that drive up prices for consumers by $30 billion a year, calling the

Kum & Go Sponsors Red Cross Fundraising

Kum & Go customers can add $1 to their purchase at any Kum & Go store to benefit tornado victims. Kum & Go is joining the American Red Cross disaster relief effort in Oklahoma. The convenience retailer is harnessing its network of more than 400 stores across 11 states to raise money for the victims

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Del Monte Announces Final Contest Winners

Grand prize winner receives Culinary Institute Retreat. Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. (Del Monte) has announced its final of four weekly aspiring chef winners for its “Find Your Inner Chef” online contest. The fourth and final winner is Gisele Rainville, from Drummondville, Quebec Canada. Rainville moves on to the final round and will be

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Gulf Oil Providing Electricity Services in New Hampshire

Company plans to expand program into neighboring states. Gulf Oil, the nation’s fastest growing branded marketer of energy products,   announced that its Gulf Electricity services, which earlier launched in Connecticut, Maine and Massachusetts in 2012, are now available to New Hampshire residential and commercial customers. The expansion of Gulf Electricity into New Hampshire is part

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EZ Cig 12-Flavor Retail Sampler

Kretek International Inc. is using its economical new 24-count trial display to get new EZ Cig disposable e-cigarettes to more c-stores and smokeshops. The compact new disposable unit holds 24 flavorful e-cigs and can generate $192 in retail sales at an $8 price point.  The 12 smooth EZ Cig flavors are becoming the preferred standard

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Phillips 66 Hands Out Lifetime Achievement Awards, Launches Innovative Retail Programs

Programs announced at 2013 marketing conference help branded customers compete in challenging marketplace. By John Lofstock, Editor Phillips 66 yesterday wrapped up its 2013 Marketing Conference & Trade Show in Las Vegas with a flurry of new announcements and marketer awards. The Houston-based oil company, which operates the Phillips 66, 76 and Conoco retail brands,

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Kum & Go Opens Its First Store in Conway

LEED-certified store focuses on sustainability, fresh food and a wide array of product options. Kum & Go has opened a new Kum & Go store in Conway, Ark. at 2050 Dave Ward Drive. This is the first Kum & Go store in Conway and the 39th store in Arkansas. In the nearly 5,000-square-foot store, customers

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7-Eleven Launches Summer Slurpee Days

Features 49-cent drinks on Memorial Day weekend. Although the first official day of summer isn’t until June 21, 7-Eleven is kicking off the Slurpee season when most people arguably go into summertime mode— Memorial Day weekend. The convenience retailer’s #Awesummer Summer Slurpee Days officially begins Memorial Day weekend—with a 49-cent medium-size Slurpee drink deal that

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The Pantry Completes Exchange Offer

The Pantry Inc. has successfully completed its offer to exchange up to $250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 8.375% Senior Notes due 2020.  These new notes have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), for an equal aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 8.375% Senior Notes due 2020 (old notes),

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AdvancePierre Foods Donates To Replenish Food Banks

More than 175,000 servings of food to feed relief workers and to help storm victims in Moore, Okla. As Moore, Oklahoma, and the surrounding communities struggle to recover from the devastation caused by the tornado on May 20, AdvancePierre Foods—a supplier of value-added protein and handheld convenience meal items—is helping the relief efforts. This week,

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Phillips 66 Marketers Conference Kicks Off in Las Vegas

Attracting Millennials, alternative fuels, fleet management and adopting a winning loyalty program among the key issues address during day one of the three-day conference. By John Lofstock, Editor Hundreds of Phillips 66, Conoco and 76-branded marketers descended on Las Vegas this week for the Phillips 66 2013 Marketing Conference & Trade Show. The theme of

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Boris Zelmanovich Joins The Pantry

The Pantry welcomes new senior vice president, chief merchandising officer. The Pantry Inc. announced that Boris Zelmanovich is joining the executive leadership team as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer. Zelmanovich joins The Pantry from Big Lots effective June 3 and will lead merchandising. He served as vice president of merchandising strategy at Big

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Sweets And Snacks Expo Showcases 2013 Trends

Comfort, spice and little bites dominate candy and snack category trends. The 2013 Sweets and Snacks Expo, presented by the National Confectioners Association (NCA) took place in Chicago at McCormick Place May 21-23. The show brought together more than 15,000 manufacturers, buyers and industry leaders from 70 countries. More than 600 companies debuted treats, and

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NRF to Reject Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

Retailers who oppose the plan have until May 28 to say whether they will opt out of the money offered. The National Retail Federation announced it will formally oppose a proposed settlement of a federal antitrust lawsuit over credit card swipe fees charged by Visa and MasterCard, and urged retailers to carefully consider their own

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National Restaurant Association Show Debuts 2013 Trends

Flavorization and healthy foods, among show floor themes. The 2013 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show (NRA Show), took place Saturday, May 18 through Tuesday, May 21, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The show is the most comprehensive trade show for the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry in the U.S. and abroad. This year’s 94th annual

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