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Swisher International Debuts Gold Strike Handmade Cigars

Royal Gold Cigars is launching  Gold Strike Handmade Cigars, marking the first cigar line introduced by the newly-formed premium cigar division of Swisher International. Gold Strike handmade cigars are the first of four lines to be introduced by Royal Gold Cigars in the next few months. With three cigars in each package, Gold Strike is

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Nacho Cabinets

C. Cretors and Co. introduces the Nacho Alto and Nacho Pequeno nacho cabinets for use in concessions stands, convenience stores, stadiums and theaters. Both cabinets keep product fresh while being easy to clean and easy to maintain. They feature corrosion-resistant frames, a heated deck, interior lighting, non-skid rubber feet, and tempered safety glass that prevents

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NACS, NRF Applaud Court’s Decision to Reject Swipe Fee Rules

Judge Leon rules that the Fed did not have the authority to institute a 21-cent cap on debit-card transactions. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and the National Retail Federation (NRF) have responded to news that U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in Washington ruled that the Fed didn’t have the authority to set a

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BP Adds 17 Branded Sites In Northeastern Michigan

Agreement with Corrigan Oil strengthens BP presence in Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area. BP is adding 17 more branded sites in Michigan’s Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area. The agreement, which was finalized in June, represents approximately 19 million gallons of new volume for BP and also expands the brand’s relationship with Brighton-based Corrigan Oil. The 17 site conversions are

Sheetz Prize Patrol Rolls Through Winston-Salem

Celebrates its title as a best place to work in North Carolina.            Sheetz employees have another reason to brag about their jobs.  The company continues its summer tour of celebrations this week with customers and employees at several of its Convenience Restaurants. Employees of Sheetz voted their employer the 3rd Best Place to Work in

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Former Altria Executive to Lead LOGIC Electronic Cigarettes

LOGIC Technology, developers of premium electronic cigarettes, announced the addition of Miguel Martin to its executive team. In his role as president, Martin will lead LOGIC Technology’s rapid growth, developing and implementing a strategic plan to accelerate LOGIC’s status as a leader in the electronic cigarette industry. “This is an exciting time for LOGIC Technology,

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Hunt Brothers Sends Father-Son Duo On Racing Fans’ Dream Vacation

Winners of Richard Childress Racing Fan Experience Sweepstakes head to race in Charlotte, N.C., RCR Museum and more. Hunt Brothers Pizza is thrilled to send Michael Barham of Shaker Heights, Ohio, on the ultimate race lover’s dream vacation. As the grand prize winner of the Richard Childress Racing Fan Experience Sweepstakes, Barham has won a

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Core-Mark Announces Second Quarter 2013 Investor Call

Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. plans to release its earnings before the market opens on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, and will host an investor call later that morning at 9 a.m. Pacific time.  This call may be accessed by dialing (800) 588-4973 using the code 35282385.  The call

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LOGIC E-Cigs Secures Top 3 SKUs in U.S.

Premium e-cigarette brand holds nine of the top 14 SKUs for dollar sales per point distribution. LOGIC Technology, makers of premium electronic cigarettes, has announced the results of Nielsen’s Item Rank Report indicating LOGIC is outperforming its competitors in the second quarter of 2013 for sales per point of distribution. Just six months after an

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Mixed as July Nears End

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric Wholesale gasoline costs were mixed with a downside bias for the week-ended Monday (7/29), pressured by a selloff in New York Mercantile Exchange Reformulated Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending futures from a four-month registered July 19. The mostly lower wholesale costs won’t, however, translate into lower retail prices

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7-Eleven’s Summer of Snacking

Retailer responds to snackers’ needs with new bites, treats and deals. 7-Eleven Inc. continues to answer consumers’ 24-hour need for small-portioned foods, snacks and mini-meals with an evolving menu of bits, bites and snacks—all at a sweet price. The newest hot snacks to join the mini-meal scene at 7-Eleven stores are Corn Dog Bites, Mozzarella

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Bashas’ Grocery Store Upgrades Lighting

Renovated grocery store showcases merchandise with better light, improved efficiency and continued savings. Bashas’, a family-owned and operated grocery retailer in the Western U.S., recently installed energy-efficient LED lighting from Cree Inc. to better illuminate its Tempe, Ariz. location. The newly renovated store features luminaires powered by Cree TrueWhite Technology, delivering superior light quality that

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Love’s Travel Stops To Offer DEF At All Locations

Love’s completes installation of DEF at the pump at all of its travel stops nationwide. Love’s Travel Stops now offers diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at the pump for professional truck drivers at all 245 travel stops across the country. Love’s began installing DEF at the pump on diesel islands in 2011 and completed its rollout

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Mars Publishes Principles In Action Summary

Encompassing themes of its supply chain, operations, brands, health and nutrition and working at Mars, the Principles in Action Summary focuses on progress Mars has made against its ambitious targets set in 2011. Mars Inc. has published its third annual Principles in Action Summary on Mars.com, which details the company’s approach to business—its progress and

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Bobby & Steve’s Auto World Launches World-Class Loyalty Program

Minnesota convenience store chain will offer its loyalty customers lower gas prices through its World Rewards program powered by KickBack Rewards Systems. Bobby & Steve’s Auto World has introduced its highly-anticipated advocate loyalty program – World Rewards. The World Rewards program, powered by KickBack Rewards Systems, was created as a loyalty platform to help consumers

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Atlas Oil Expands Presence in Southeast U.S.

Adds offices in Orlando, Fla., Charlotte, N.C. and Greensboro, N.C. Atlas Oil Co. has expanded its presence in the Southeast with additional offices and trucking assets in Orlando, Fla,, Charlotte, N.C. and Greensboro, N.C. The expansion is a natural outgrowth of increasing commercial business demand for fuel in the Southeast. “As the nation’s economy continues

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Massachusetts Prepares For Tobacco Tax Hike

Retailers in the state will need to mark up cigarettes as of July 31, 2013 at least an additional 25 cents per pack due to the $1 per pack tax increase because the state minimum cigarette price law requires a 25% minimum retail mark up. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has issued a notice that

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Delek Logistics Acquires Tyler Storage Tanks, Product Terminal

“This transaction is expected to increase the annual EBITDA forecast provided in Delek Logistics’ IPO prospectus by approximately 21%,” says Delek Logistics CEO. Delek Logistics Partners LP and Delek US Holdings Inc. have announced that Delek Logistics has acquired, from a subsidiary of Delek US, certain storage tanks and the product terminal at Delek US’s

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Consumer Confidence Tied To Gas Prices

“For the past seven months, consumer sentiment has risen or fallen along with gas prices,” says NACS Vice President of Government Relations. The news is decidedly mixed as it relates to consumer confidence about the economy. On one hand, U.S. gas consumers headed into July more optimistic than they have been all year. However, given

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Corner Store Raises $58,000 For Colorado Wildfire Victims

“We strive every day to be positive, contributing members of our Corner Store communities,” says CEO of CST Brands. Over the past four weeks, Corner Store has raised more than $58,000 for the people whose lives and homes were devastated by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history. Contributions came from customers at 155 Colorado

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Burger Consumption On The Rise

New Technomic report examines factors driving more customers to eat burgers more often. Consumers are eating burgers more often than ever before, according to new research from Technomic. The overwhelming majority of consumers (95%) say they eat burgers at least once a month—and cravings are driving this high consumption. Half of consumers (49%) cite cravings

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Kangaroo Express Sponsors Babe Ruth Softball Commission

Fans invited to celebrate 12U Babe Ruth World Series kick-off with Kangaroo Express on Aug. 1 Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc., announced it is the exclusive convenience store sponsor for the Babe Ruth Softball Commission in Alachua County, Fla. during its upcoming tournament games. The commission is hosting three tournament games taking place

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Dunkin’ Donuts Enters Southern California

“Our continued focus on franchisee profitability and restaurant economics has made our long-awaited expansion into California possible,” says president of Dunkin’ Donuts, U.S. & Canada. Dunkin’ Donuts, has signed its first Southern California multi-unit store development agreements with four franchise groups for a total commitment of 45 new restaurants. The first standalone restaurants are expected

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Hershey Announces Second Quarter Results

Updates outlook for 2013. The Hershey Co. has announced sales and earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. Consolidated net sales were $1,508,514,000 compared with $1,414,444,000 for the second quarter of 2012. Reported net income for the second quarter of 2013 was $159,504,000 or $0.70 per share-diluted, compared with $135,685,000 or $0.59 per

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Four Charged In Major Hacking Scheme That Impacted 7-Eleven

More than 160 million stolen credit and debit card numbers were sold globally. Four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian have been charged with running a hacking organization that during the course of seven years penetrated computer networks of more than a dozen major American and international corporations, including 7-Eleven, the Independent Record reported. More than

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