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Guion Joins The Pantry Board

“Her knowledge and expertise will be a great addition to our board of directors,” says BOD chairman.  The Pantry Inc.  has announced that Kathleen Guion has joined the company’s board of directors effective May 3, 2013.   “We are very excited to have Kathleen Guion join our board of directors,” said the chairman of The

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Stella Artois Uncorks ‘Stella Artois Cidre’

Distinctive European-style cider offers new option to meet growing U.S. demand.  Stella Artois, the best-selling Belgian beer in the world, is introducing Stella Artois Cidre to the surging U.S. cider market.   Stella Artois Cidre is a crisp, distinctive European-style cider made with apples hand-picked from wine growing regions. Initially it will be available in

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Former Hatco CEO and Board Chairman Passes Away

“Rod was an invaluable treasure to all of us,” says Hatco president.  Rod Chaudoir, former president and chairman of the Board of Hatco Corp., passed away with his family at his side in Wisconsin on April 28.   A native of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Chaudoir was a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

Jobs Report Brightens Dimming Optimism Over Demand

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric The gasoline futures contract that trades on the New York Mercantile Exchange rallied to a nearly one-month high early in the May 6 session, bolstered by the Labor Department’s May 3rd nonfarm payroll report showing greater jobs growth than expected for April and a decline in the

Alon Kicks off Clean 13 Program (Video)

Chain gives away the first of 13 cars to customers, employees and the local community. ALON Brands, which markets ALON motor fuel products at 900 locations and is the largest licensee of 7-Eleven in the U.S., is stepping up its effort to give customers the best experience possible, and that means clean stores and friendly

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Turkey Hill Inks Distribution Agreement with Core-Mark

Turkey Hill, a subsidiary of The Kroger Co. which operates 268 convenience stores across Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, has signed a three-year distribution agreement with Core-Mark, one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America. “Kroger is an industry leader in our channel and we

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Cipolla Joins FIN Branding Group

Former Kraft and Campbell Soup executive to oversee the supply chain for the e-cigarette manufacturer. FIN Branding Group, a leading supplier of electronic cigarettes, has appointed Joe Cipolla as vice president of supply chain. Cipolla is a 20-year veteran with broad based experience from Campbell Soup and Kraft Foods. At FIN, he will oversee the

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Newcastle Brown Ale Takes a “No Bollocks” Approach to Summer Sales

Newcastle Brown Ale, the leading imported ale in the U.S., is kicking off summer sales with the extension of its popular “No Bollocks” retail program. Beginning in May, Newcastle will bring a fresh and exciting twist to retail outlets throughout the country designed to encourage adult consumers, 21 and older, to bring a refreshing dose

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Swedish Snus Counter Display

Kretek International Inc. is launching its Snus category program with a new 20-can retail trial display.  The display offers three authentic imported Swedish brands; Thunder, Offroad, and Oden’s Extreme in 20-portion cans.  The compact new unit holds five-can sleeves of shelf-stable Snus in Tobacco and Frosted styles, as well as 25 ‘take-one’ flyers to educate

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C-Store Hosts Fueling Good Road Trip Stop

Community event to benefit local non-profits and offer customer giveaways. The CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip is stopping at the Food Bag CITGO Quik Mart at 1289 Farmington Ave. on May 8 for the ultimate Fueling Good experience. From noon – 4 p.m. EST, customers will receive free coffee from New England Coffee Co. and

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PDI Unveils New Web-based Product

PDI announces joint venture with iControl at 2013 Idea Exchange. From the site of its 21st annual Idea Exchange, PDI announced a joint venture with iControl Systems to introduce a new supply chain solution. The PDI Supplier Portal, which is powered through Harmony by iControl, will enable convenience retailers and their suppliers to exchange pricebook

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Future Forces, Top Retail Trends To Highlight C-Metrics Outlook Forum

Skrovan speaks on changes impacting go-to-market retail strategies. A developing retail shift that requires business strategy changes by all supply chain partners will be the focus of the keynote address at the AWMA C-Metrics Convenience Industry Outlook Forum, to be held June 24-25 in New Orleans. Speaking on Tuesday, June 25 will be Sandy Skrovan,

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Remington Oil Signs With VP Racing Fuels

Distributor to bolster VP brand presence in northern Wisconsin, Michigan.   VP Racing Fuels Inc. announced Remington Oil Co. Inc. has signed on as its newest retail brand partner, building on its four-year relationship as a distributor of VP’s race fuels. As a supplier to 10 company-operated retail locations and 50+ independent locations, Remington will

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MAPCO Suffers Data Breach

The incident involves credit/debit card payments for transactions at MAPCO locations between March 19-25, April 14-15 and April 20-21. Convenience store operator MAPCO Express Inc. has experienced a security breach by third-party hackers that may have compromised the credit/debit card information of certain MAPCO customers. MAPCO operates convenience stores in Tennessee, northern and central Alabama,

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Parker’s Voted Best Convenience Store

Sweeps three additional categories in Savannah Morning News Reader’s Choice Awards. Parker’s recently swept four categories in the 2013 Savannah Morning News Reader’s Choice Awards. Voters honored Parker’s as Best Convenience Store and also gave the company top honors in the following categories: Best Wine Selection, Best Lunch Bargain and Best She Crab Soup. The

Patrick Hurd Promoted to Kretek Sales VP.

Hurd Appointed Kretek Sales Vice President

Albert José is appointed Djarum brand trade marketing manager, and Jerry Yalowitz as trade marketing manager for EZ Cig e-cigarettes.  Kretek International Inc., exclusive importer and marketer of Djarum Cigars, Cuban Rounds Cigars, EZ Cig and Cig2o e-cigarettes, along with Voodoo Hookahs and a broad range of general merchandise brands, has announced Patrick Hurd as

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Budweiser Sold Through July 4 To Benefit Military Families

Folds of Honor Foundation to receive up to $1.5 Million. Since 2010, Budweiser has raised more than $5 million for the Folds of Honor Foundation and provided more than 1,000 educational scholarships to the families of soldiers killed or disabled in service. In 2013, for every case of Budweiser sold from May 5 to July

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Tropical Fusion Cigarillos

Escape to the islands with the newest flavor of Swisher Sweets Cigarillos: Tropical Fusion. Introduced in January 2013, this unique blend of tropical fruits and fine tobaccos has quickly become a customer favorite. Swisher Sweets Tropical Fusion comes in the well-recognized resealable two-count pouch with the “Sealed Fresh” guarantee. For More Information from Swisher Sweets

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Pizza & Snack Oven

Bake your pizza and see it too with Tomlinson Industries’ new Premium 12-inch Pizza & Snack Oven, featuring a lighted interior cabinet and tempered glass door.  This versatile countertop oven bakes and holds at serving temperature, and is ideal for any frozen pizza, frozen snack food or single-serve entrée. The new Premium 12-inch Pizza and

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Twist Sticks

Morris National has introduced a new flavor to its growing Tangy Zangy Twist Sticks line up: Sour Wild Berry. With four colors twisted into every stick, Tangy Zangy Sour Wild Berry is sure to capture everyone’s attention. Made with real fruit juice in its Southern California factory, it’s  a delicious sour candy for everyone to

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Boost Energy, Curb Appetite

Miracle Nutraceuticals LLC has introduced Miracle Mint. Created through years of research and development, Miracle Mint uses a proprietary, patent pending encapsulation and layering process of the highest quality ingredients to boost energy, curb appetite and enhance focus and alertness. Miracle Mint helps customers lose weight and gain energy in order to look good and

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Warm Tortilla Merchandiser

CSCAMEX, a developer of innovative temperature controlled merchandisers for the retail industry, has introduced the T-01 Warm Tortilla Merchandiser. The T-01 was introduced after the company’s clients expressed a need for a visual merchandiser that effectively displayed warm fresh tortillas, that was well lighted, temperature controlled, and had the ability to retain the moisture in

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Big Calzone Taste, Smaller Size

Lettieri’s has debuted two smaller versions of their now famous calzones.  They include a 3-Cheese and a Pepperoni.  Both are four ounces of Italian goodness. Developed from old world recipes, the 3-Cheese is generously filled with Pepperjack, Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses with pizza sauce.  The Pepperoni variety includes lots of pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and a

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On-Trend Dipping Sauces

The Broaster Co. has introduced six on-trend dipping sauce flavors and a spicy chicken filet. Together, they enhance The Broaster Co. line of products that includes chicken tenders, shrimp, boneless wings, bone-in wings and chicken filets. The dipping sauces are available in two convenient sizes, 1.25-ounce dipping cups and a gallon-size jug, with a handy

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Seize the Day-nish

Little Debbie has introduced three new premium, individually-wrapped Danish pastries. These bake-shop pastries are baked with real fruit and real cream cheese fillings. The three varieties include:  Little Debbie Cream Cheese Danish Pastry, made with real cream cheese; Little Debbie Berries & Cheese Danish Pastry, made with real fruit and cream cheese; and Little Debbie

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