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Designer Merchandiser

Transform your Hatco Flav-R-Savor Holding and Display Cabinet into a Designer Merchandiser with accessory curved or straight front, back or side panels. Curved hinged header panels can be outfitted with a magnetic graphic (not included) allowing easy access to controls and water fill cup. Designer Black and additional colors available. For More Information From Hatco

Wawa Opens 25th Florida Store

New location located across from Orlando International Airport. Wawa Inc. has announced exciting news for the Orlando Community—the grand opening of its newest store located directly across from the Orlando International Airport, at the intersection of Rt. 436 & Lee Vista Blvd at 6500 South Semoran Blvd. After years of price gauging at the pump,

United Supermarkets Offers Fall Fuel Discounts

Fuel discount vouchers earned through in-store grocery purchases.   United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos stores are rewarding loyal guests by offering a fuel discount with their in-store purchases. Between Aug. 28 and Oct. 29, guests will earn discounts on their fuel purchases at United Express fuel stations when they shop at participating United Supermarkets,

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VP Racing Fuels Rocks The Industry

New music video pushes boundaries of marketing support for branding programs. VP Racing Fuels will soon serve up an example of the “edgy” attention-getting marketing support its new retail partners can expect from VP’s innovative branding program. It takes the form of a music video, due for release in early September and for which a

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Miller Oil Foundation Donates Over $25,000 To Hampton Roads Charities

The Hearts of Hope campaign raises record amount of donations from store customers. In July, the Miller Oil Foundation distributed over $25,000 to charities in the Hampton Roads area.  The Foundation’s mission is to help people help themselves and those around them through the meaningful and enthusiastic involvement of the Miller family members, and staff

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Convenience Valet Welcomes Doug Steffen

 Steffen named vice president of sales and business development. Convenience Valet, supplier of single and double dose over-the-counter (OTC) medications and convenience/travel size personal care and general merchandise, has named Doug Steffen vice president of sales and business development.  Steffen brings 15+ years’ experience in the consumer products/retail industry and was most recently executive vice

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Expand Your Dessert Menu

According to a recent study conducted by GuestMetrics, dessert sales at full-service restaurants rose by 2.3% in 2012. In addition, a new study by The NPD Group found one out of every five eating occasions in the U.S. is a snack, and more than half of Americans are snacking two or three times a day.

New Pilot Travel Center Opens In Tucson

The new facility is Pilot Flying J’s 13th in Arizona. Pilot Flying J announced the opening of a Pilot Travel Center in Tucson, Ariz., featuring full amenities for professional drivers. “We’re thrilled that our new travel center will serve professional drivers traveling on I-10 through Arizona,” said Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam. “We hope drivers will enjoy the

Kangaroo Express Takes To The Races

Retired U.S. Army soldier and drag racer Don O’Neal ends summer with NHRA and Lucas Oil Racing event spree in the Salute Our Troops Dragster. The Pantry Inc. announced its Salute Our Troops tour headliner Don O’Neal, U.S. Army soldier (ret.) and drag racer, is set to end the summer with a racing spree. O’Neal

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Subway Opens 40,000th Location

Celebrates 48 years in business. The SUBWAY restaurant chain, which has been providing franchising opportunities to entrepreneurs since 1965 and will soon celebrate its 48th year in business, opened its 40,000th location at an AppleGreen petrol station in Ipswich, England. The milestone opening further illustrates the strength and consistent growth of the SUBWAY brand, which

Hunt Brothers Pizza Supports U.S. Armed Forces

Partners with military charity to raise $25,000 for troops and their families. Hunt Brothers Pizza presented a $25,000 check to the Support U.S. Armed Forces organization at the Sunday Military Family Day at the Liberty Park Amphitheater in Clarksville, Tenn., on Aug. 18. All of the proceeds benefit the military charity, which provides welcome home

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Manitowoc Foodservice Appoints EVP Asia Pacific

Karssiens brings years of experience to the position.  Manitowoc Foodservice has announced the appointment of Chris Karssiens to the role of executive vice president of foodservice Asia Pacific (APAC) effective immediately. In his new role, Karssiens will be responsible for fulfilling the company’s APAC strategy and achieving APAC annual business plans, and overseeing Foshan, Hangzhou,

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New Taste Sensation

Fully-baked and portable, Lettieri’s new Pepperoni  Roll-Upz are sure to become a welcome addition to anyone’s “Value Menu.” Each 3.2-ounce Roll-Upz includes a generous amount of tantalizing pepperoni meat, creamy mozzarella cheese and Lettieri’s exclusive microwaveable bread with its “just out of the oven” taste.  You can also add a serving of marinara sauce to

FDA Denies Discussing Online E-Cigarette Sales Ban

Listening sessions did not include talk on potential restrictions, noted director of FDA’s CTP. The FDA has responded to a Wall Street Journal article titled “FDA Discusses Banning Online Sales of E-Cigarettes” that has been picked up by many news outlets. The article revealed that FDA had held talks regarding potentially banning online e-cigarette sales,

Sam’s Mart Centralizes Fuel Pricing Control

Closed loop pricing from headquarters with price change confirmation feedback. LSAA LLC has chosen PriceAdvantage SMART Fuel Pricing, a fuel price management solution, for its 60 Sam’s Mart stores in the Carolinas and Georgia. It chose PriceAdvantage for centralized fuel pricing control from headquarters, including business intelligence data at their fingertips. Sam’s Mart will be

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2014 Independent C-Store Expo Dates Announced

RBG will announce the winners of the thirteenth annual Royal Buying Group Education Scholarship Program at the show. Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG) announced that its annual Independent C-Store Expo (I-C-Expo) will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Burr Ridge Marriott Hotel located at 1200 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge, Ill.  Additional

M&M’S Invites NASCAR Fans to the Track

M&M’S offers rare opportunity for fans to drive Atlanta Motor Speedway. As the “Official Chocolate of NASCAR” and sponsor of the popular No. 18 M&M’S Toyota, M&M’S Brand in September is giving NASCAR fans the ultimate driving experience—and chance to race the same track as the pros—at the famous Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) during an

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Sunny Sky Products Acquires Turbo Energy Drink

Expands bar and nightclub division. Sunny Sky Products LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of specialty dispensed beverages, has completed the acquisition of Turbo Energy Drink LLC in an all cash transaction. The acquisition will expand distribution of Sunny Sky Products’ beverage offering further into the on-premise (Bar & Nightclub) channel. Turbo Energy Drink is the

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Icebox Water in a Box

Icebox Water in a Box is the creative new concept that retains the convenience and portability of bottled water while using a paperboard container that is environmentally friendly to manufacture and ship. Founded in 2007, Icebox Water in a Box aims to produce conveniently packaged water that is good for people and good for the

FDA Considers Banning Online Sales of E-Cigarettes

The agency is also reviewing advertising standards for the products. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering a possible online-sales ban of e-cigarettes, as it prepares its proposed regulations for the devices, the Wall Street Journal reported. The FDA and e-cigarette makers have had been meeting recently, allowing the e-cigarette makers the opportunity to

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Romine Oil Signs With VP Retail Branding Program

Distributor looks for competitive advantage with new image, program features. De Queen, Ark.-based Romine Oil Co. has signed on as the latest partner in VP Racing Fuels’ national branding program. “We are excited to get in on the ground floor of, what we think, is an industry changing concept,” said Larry Romine, president of Romine

Hershey Selects Global Media Planning and Buying Agency

Selection follows review process started earlier this year. The Hershey Co. has selected Universal McCann to handle its global media planning and buying activities. The decision concludes an eight-month account review process that began at the beginning of the year and included all incumbent agencies. Hershey’s global media assignment includes all paid media, including TV,

Top Trends In Commercial Building

More businesses are turning to alternative energy sources in efforts to lower utility costs. Green’s the word this year as the commercial building industry begins to see a significant move toward greater transparency, higher energy efficiency standards, increased sustainability and a more responsible use of building resources, according to Lennox Commercial, which offers products to

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Strongbow Cider Strikes Gold

Strongbow Cider, the No. 1 global cider brand, has the 2013 holiday season of entertaining and celebration clearly in its sights. Retail program elements, along with a digital overlay, will foster consumer interest, drive shopper traffic and increase sales rate from September through December. At retail, a cohesive program combining a range of elements will

First Public CNG Station Opens in Casa Grande

Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. and Trillium CNG host ribbon cutting at new station. Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. and Trillium CNG hosted a green ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the first public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Casa Grande. The station is located on Golden Eagle’s property at 1000 N Jefferson. Compressed Natural

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