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22nd Century Group Announces U.S. Patent For Regulating Nicotine in Tobacco

“We believe there will be tremendous commercial opportunities for both our very low nicotine and our higher nicotine tobacco varieties,” says 22nd Century spokesperson. 22nd Century Group Inc. announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for technology that decreases or increases nicotine production and levels in tobacco

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Love’s Travel Stop Re-Opens in Erick, Okla.

The rebuilt Love’s features additional amenities for professional drivers. Love’s Travel Stops opened a brand new travel stop in Erick, Okla., on I-40, Exit 7, on Thursday, June 26. The location replaces the Love’s that opened in Erick in 1989. The new travel stop offers additional items and services for professional drivers, including four diesel

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CAA Defeats Anti-Cigar Measures in Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Cigar Association of America, over the past several days, has  defeated harmful taxation and regulation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. On June 26, the Cigar Association of America (CAA) was alerted that cigars and other tobacco products were being considered for new taxes, to help fund a $29 billion annual budget in Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia

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7-Eleven Debuts Doritos Loaded

Mtn Dew Solar Flare joins Big Gulf fountain drinks. 7-Eleven Inc. and PepsiCo have announced the national launch of two complementary food and beverage product innovations for 7-Eleven customers this summer. The two companies are launching Doritos Loaded, a bold, new snack sensation, and Mtn Dew Solar Flare, the first-ever exclusive Mountain Dew flavor for

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Piccadilly Circus Pizza Introduces BBQ Grill Pizza

Lively debate erupts over BBQ sauce. Piccadilly Circus Pizza, a provider of fresh-made pizza and sandwiches to theconvenience store industry, reluctantly (somewhat) introduces its new seasonal pizza—BBQ Grill Pizza—on account of lively debate. “We’re peaceful people,” explains Marketing Vice President Dana Evaro. “But when we couldn’t agree on a BBQ sauce, things got interesting.” The

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CITGO, Six Flags Fuel Good With Summer Discounts

Local Illinois and Wisconsin CITGO marketers provide customers with Six Flags giveaways. CITGO Petroleum Corp. and its local CITGO marketers in Wisconsin and Illinois are giving loyal customers discounts on park admission to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill. during the Six Flags Fueling Good Summer Discount promotion. Amusement park fans are encouraged to

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Gulf-Branded Locations To Offer Frozen Yogurt

Program includes marketing support, loyalty programs and promotions as part of the kiosk package. Gulf Oil LP has selected Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt as a preferred vendor for its Yumz Express frozen yogurt offering. Yumz Express is an innovative self-serve, compact frozen yogurt kiosk. “Gulf Oil is pleased to add Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt as

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Mercury Fuels Partners With VP Racing Fuels

Distributor to help expand VP presence in Northeast. VP Racing Fuels Inc. announced its newest retail brand partner—Mercury Fuel Service Inc., based in Waterbury, Conn. Mercury distributes wholesale gasoline and fuel oil throughout Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts while servicing 75 branded retail locations, each of which will be on the table for rebranding with

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7-Eleven and Coca-Cola Celebrate 2014 FIFA World Cup

“Thanks to the support of Coca-Cola, this promotion marks the first time we’ve had anywhere near 35,000 7-Eleven stores participating in one event at the same time,” says executive vice president of 7-Eleven. Big things happen when you combine the world’s most iconic brand and the world’s largest convenience retailer with the most widely viewed

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Wawa Celebrates Hoagie Day

Features five-ton Hoagie Salute and 10,000 pounds of Hoagie goodness. As part of its fifth year as title sponsor of Wawa Welcome America!, Wawa will be hosting its most patriotic and meaningful Hoagie Day to date featuring the building and serving of a five-ton hoagie. Wawa’s 2014 Hoagie Day celebration marks the 22nd year since

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Smoker Friendly Acquires Havana Manor Cigar Shop and Club

Venue expected to be a great addition for cigar events. The Cigarette Store Corp. and Smoker Friendly have purchased Longmont, Colo.-based Havana Manor Cigar Shop and Club. Mike Landau, founder of Havana Manor Cigar Shop and Club, made the decision to sell to the Gallagher Family, who have been long-time friends. He plans to step

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Enmark Raises $2,000 for Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia

Funds to be used for scholarship opportunities. Matching proceeds raised from Paula Kreissler’s “Five Strategies for Busy Families to Stay Healthy,” the second of five lectures in the Enmark Encourage Health Education Series 2014, Enmark Stations raised $2000 for Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia, a local Savannah nonprofit. The nonprofit raised an additional

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Eby-Brown Welcomes New Vice President of Strategic Insights

Jim Hachtel, with 32 years of convenience retailing experience, joins Eby-Brown. Eby-Brown Co. LLC welcomes former BP/ ampm Senior Category Manager, Jim Hachtel, as vice president of strategic insights. In this role, Hachtel will focus on Eby-Brown’s SmartProcess. “I’ve always been passionate about the convenience channel of trade, and helping our great retailers grow their

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Service Information For MacDougall Announced

Services have been announced to celebrate the life of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes Founder John MacDougall, who passed away recently at the age of 73. The following services for John’s Celebration of Life have been arranged for Friday, July 25: Mass at 10 a.m. (limited room) Immaculate Conception Church 400 Salt Springs Street Fayetteville,

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Parsing Data, Events to Understand Trend in U.S. Gasoline Demand

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric. The gasoline futures market on the New York Mercantile Exchange dropped back a nickel from a fresh 11-month high of $3.1520 gallon reached June 23, but remain over $3 gallon while the U.S. retail price average at $3.704 gallon will continue to advance into July as pass

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FDA Offers Training Video On Tobacco Sales

Video to help retailers with vending machines or self-service displays comply with laws. FDA has released a new compliance training video for tobacco retailers pertaining to impersonal modes of tobacco sales, such as vending machines or self-service displays. The video explains the restrictions associated with impersonal modes of sale of regulated tobacco products and will

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Amazon Takes On Takeout Food Delivery

Restaurant food is set to be available through Amazon in select markets. Amazon is rolling out a food takeout service, a direct competitor to GrubHub, Seamless and DeliveryHero, Tech Crunch reported. The service initially will be part of Amazon Local, the company’s Groupon-style service and app that offers people daily deals, coupons and discounts from

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Ari Haseotes Named CEO of Cumberland Gulf Group

Haseotes takes helm of multi-billion dollar company established 75 years ago by his grandparents. The Cumberland Gulf Group, which includes Cumberland Farms, the highly successful convenience store chain, and Gulf Oil L.P., one of the nation’s fastest growing branded marketers of energy products, announced that Ari Haseotes has been named CEO. Haseotes, grandson of founders

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Paychex Brings On-the-Go Accounting To Small Businesses

Launches Accounting Online iPhone App. Paychex Inc., a provider of payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, announced the launch of its Paychex Accounting Online mobile application for iPhone. The Universal iOS app allows users to access their Paychex Accounting Online account from their iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

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Parker’s Drive-Through Open For Business

New Statesboro, Ga. store opens and in celebration, Parker’s offers a 10 cents per gallon discount on all fuel types across Statesboro. Parker’s new store in Statesboro, Ga. at 1588 Brampton Ave. opened, June 25, marking the company’s 36th store in the Georgia and South Carolina area. The modern convenience and fuel store features Parker’s

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QuikTrip Opens 700th C-Store

Plans to roll out QT Kitchens to most stores across the country. Tulsa, Okla.-based QuikTrip Corp. opened its 700th store on Thursday, June 26, in St. Louis, the Tulsa World reported. The milestone marks the fastest expansion in the history of the convenience chain, which has opened 100 stores in the last two years alone.

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Murphy USA Opens E15/E85 Station

Plans to offer E15/E85 at seven stations by summer’s end. Murphy USA is now offering E15 and E85 at its Indianola, Iowa location. The location marks the first of seven Murphy USA locations in Iowa set to begin offering higher ethanol blends. By the end of summer, Murphy USA plans to roll out E15 and

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BP Brings Olympic and Paralympic Spirit to Chicago

Sponsors ITU World Triathlon Race. BP is a main sponsor and the official energy partner of this weekend’s International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Chicago, furthering its long-running association with U.S. Olympic and Paralympic sports. “As a proud partner of the United States Olympic Committee, BP is honored to sponsor ITU World Triathlon Chicago, where

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Jiffy Mart Wins Business Breakthrough Award

Jiffy Mart was recently honored by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce for a Business Breakthrough Award. For the second year in a row, multiple Carroll County, Md. businesses were nominated for and won the Business Breakthrough Award, sponsored by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. Convenience store chain Jiffy Mart and Tevis Motor Fuel won in

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Parker’s Names David Springer Director of Food Service

“Our Parker’s customers love our fresh, prepared food selections which we continue to enhance every year,” says president and CEO Parker’s. Parker’s has named David Springer as director of food service. In his new position, Springer will oversee the company’s multi-million dollar self-serve food offerings in all 36 stores in Georgia and the South Carolina

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