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Altria To Debut Electronic Cigarette

Altria Group Inc., the largest seller of tobacco in the U.S., is getting into the e-cig business. The company announced that its subsidiary Nu Mark is planning to introduce an electronic cigarette in the second half of 2013, Bloomberg reported. The electronic cigarette will be sold in an undisclosed market. As demand traditional cigarette sales

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TravelCenters of America Opens New Petro Stopping Center

New acquisition in Wells, Nev. to feature Iron Skillet brand restaurant and a fully-stocked travel store.   TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced the acquisition and rebranding of a travel center in Wells, Nevada, to the Petro Stopping Centers brand. Petro Wells is

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Family Dollar Partners With TAS

Improves data visibility and collaboration with enterprise market knowledge solution.    Family Dollar, a dollar store channel business, is seeing a wide variety of benefits from the deployment of TAS Unity, an enterprise market knowledge system specifically designed for retail real estate from Trade Area Systems (TAS) Inc. Since the TAS system went fully operational

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Scotsman Donates To ALFLC

Charity helps military veterans transition to civilian life through foodservice equipment repair industry career training. On behalf of global ice machine and dispenser manufacturer, Ice-O-Matic, Scotsman Industries has donated $10,000 dollars to A Legacy For Learning Corp. (ALFLC). The organization works with military veterans to provide scholarship-funded training for career placement within the Foodservice Equipment

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Carrot Cake Muffins

Introducing the newest addition to the Otis Spunkmeyer Supreme muffin line—delicious Carrot Cake muffin. Made with real carrots, coconut oat streusel and bursts of cinnamon, this muffin lives up to the decadent standards of the Otis Spunkmeyer Supreme name. The tulip-style cup and abundant crown create a distinct, upscale treat—available in the 4 ounce size

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New Caffeine Free Coke Zero

This summer, when Coke Zero fans want to pop the top on their favorite beverage, they no longer need to consult the hands of the clock. Featuring real Coke taste and zero calories, the brand is now being made available in an option without caffeine. The launch of Caffeine Free Coke Zero is part of

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Jiffy Mart Teams Up To Aid Carroll County Food Sunday

The Jiffy Mart team presented Carroll County Food Sunday with funds totaling $4,400. Baltimore Football fans were out in full force on April 18 to see their long snapper, Morgan Cox, punter, Sam Koch and kicker, Justin Tucker at the Jiffy Mart “SNAP.HOLD.KICK.” Charity autograph signing event. The event was held at the Westminster Greene

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Industry Experts Slated For AWMA C-Metrics Outlook Forum

A lineup of four of the convenience industry’s foremost experts will discuss trends, reveal current data and offer projections for the future in Category Close-Up sessions at the AWMA C-Metrics Convenience Industry Outlook Forum, to be held June 24-25 in New Orleans. The Forum is the first of two back-to-back programs that are intended to

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Thorsby Inducted Into Car Wash Hall of Fame

International Carwash Association honors past executive director. Mark Thorsby has been inducted into the Car Wash Hall of Fame by the International Carwash Association (ICA). He receives this honor — the professional car wash industry’s highest honor — in recognition of his immense impact on the profession. The award was presented on April 23 by

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Del Monte Launches Find Your Inner Chef Contest

Customers encouraged to create recipes using Del Monte fruits and vegetables. Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. is set to hold its first ever “Find Your Inner Chef” contest. The contest launched April 15 and runs through June 15, 2013. The “Find Your Inner Chef” contest encourages consumers to submit their own favorite recipe, using

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Hoodia Infused Gum

Desert Labs’ Snack Less chewing gum is the first in a new series of products powered by Hoodia Parviflora, the only Hoodia designated SAFE for human consumption. Snack Less chewing gum is infused with Hoodia Parviflora to give dieters control over snacking and food cravings. Hoodia has long been linked to appetite control, creating the

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Under FBI Investigation Haslam Outlines Steps To Fix Fraud

Pilot Flying J’s CEO hires chief compliance officer, starts electronic rebate payments, restructures team and begins its own field audit, among other steps. Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Pilot Flying J, and owner of the Cleveland Browns, has released a statement regarding the ongoing FBI and IRS investigation into the Pilot Flying J travel plaza business

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V2 Cigs and National Tobacco Co. Announce Partnership

NTC and V2 Cigs expect to expand distribution to no less than 30,000 additional retail locations this year alone. V2 Cigs, America’s largest volume online retailer of electronic cigarettes, announced today a strategic partnership with National Tobacco Co. (NTC), distributor of the iconic Zig-Zag and Beech-Nut brands. The two companies have joined forces in the

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Storms Spike Wholesale Gasoline Costs in Midwest

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric Just as worry demand for oil would be less than previously projected amid expectations for sluggish global economic growth led to a widespread selloff that dropped gasoline futures to their lowest point since mid-January, wholesale costs in the Midwest surged on storm-triggered supply disruptions. Reformulated blendstock gasoline

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Kum & Go Gift Funds Funds Stock Market Video Wall

A $300,000 gift from Kum & Go and the Krause Gentle Foundation helps Tippie College of Business provide live financial information to students. The Henry B. Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa recently unveiled a new stock market video wall, funded by a $300,000 donation from Kum & Go and the Krause

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Retailers Gain Mobile Insights At RAMP Show

The RAMP Advanced Commerce & Mobile Retail Services Summit (known as the Retail RAMP Show) drew a number of retailers and mobile technology companies to St. Charles, Ill., April 15-17, as it delivered an in depth look at emerging payment models and platforms, including merchant coalitions and the growing number of mobile wallet options now

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Breakthrough In Countertop Foodservice

Looking for a revolutionary new way to provide a full array of restaurant-quality foods in a compact, countertop accelerated-cooking oven? Look into Ovention’s award-winning new Matchbox oven. An acclaimed highlight at the 2012 NACS Show and a 2013 honoree in the National Restaurant Association’s Kitchen Innovations Awards program, the UL-listed ventless Matchbox does the work

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7-Eleven Selling 139 C-Store Properties

Properties in Texas, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin are scheduled for a sealed-bid auction. 7-Eleven Inc. has retained NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) to coordinate the sale of 139 gasoline stations and/or convenience stores, 83 of which are located in Texas, 31 in Florida, 11 in Ohio, eight in Pennsylvania, five in

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CITGO Introduces TriCLEAN Gasoline

Fueling Good gets better with custom-blended fuel.     Maximizing engine performance and drivability are two key benefits of an enhanced gasoline recently introduced by CITGO Petroleum Corp.   Known as TriCLEAN gasoline, this custom blend includes more nitrogen cleaning agents to keep vital engine parts clean for a smoother running engine that maximizes mileage

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The Car Wash Show 2013 Opens In Vegas

The Car Wash Show 2013, the world’s largest car wash convention and trade show, opens today, Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Presented by the International Carwash Association, The Car Wash Show 2013 is expected to draw thousands of car wash professionals from around the country and

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Grocery Prices Growing in 2013

Consumer Spending Analysis from The Food Institute, shows food cost trends to impact consumers this year.   Feeding a family of four at home will cost about $4 more each week this year than in 2012, according to The Food Institute. Meanwhile, away-from-home food spending is projected to rise about $2.40 each week.   Nearly

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Tedeschi Food Shops Urges Support for The One Fund Boston

Four of the chain’s nearly 200 stores remain closed due to the ongoing manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers. Separately, 7-Eleven tells CSD that despite media reports one of its stores was not robbed by the suspects early this morning. By John Lofstock, Editor As the nation continues to mourn the senseless terrorist attack on

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Getty Selling 40 Gas Stations, 70 Retail Properties

The majority of the sites are located in New York and New Jersey. Getty Realty Corp. is directing a sealed bid sale through NRC Realty & Capital Advisors of 40 gas stations sold without supply agreements and 70 commercial and retail properties that are former gas stations being sold without tanks. The properties are located

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Pilot Flying J’s Haslam Responds To Rebate Allegations

An FBI affidavit alleges that Haslam knew about rebate fraud. Following the raid of Pilot Flying J headquarters by the FBI and IRS Monday, which was part of a federal criminal investigation into claims Pilot Flying J failed to pay rebates to trucking customers, the FBI filed an affidavit Thursday that noted Pilot Flying J

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Team Oil Celebrates Subway Franchise Success

With one year under its belt, Subway franchise is going strong. Eric Huppert, Subway Franchise Owner at the Team Oil Travel Center in Spring Valley, Wis., was happy and proud to accept the “Certificate of Award for Best Restaurant Opening in the Midwest Region” when he and Head of Operations Carrie Vanasse, attended the owners

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