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7-Eleven Capitalizes On Mustache Trend

Rolls out mustache straws, mason jar mugs for Slurpee. It was only a matter of time. They’re seemingly everywhere – on party supplies, clothing, jewelry, candy, decals, at ‘stache bashes, in party photo booths, even on cars and baby pacifiers. Now, mustaches are on Slurpee drink straws too, the perfect accompaniment to this summer’s new,

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BP Introduces ‘To Go’ Convenience Store Makeover Kit

Designed to enhance the consumer site experience. BP has announced the launch of its new ‘to go’ retail image, a flexible image offer that allows BP branded marketers to upgrade their convenience stores with an attractive, new look inside and out. Available starting this month, the BP ‘to go’ image is one more tool that

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Rotten Robbie Adds Lottery to Mobile App

Free mobile app offers c-store customers numerous features, from coupons to a store finder. Robinson Oil has updated its Rotten Robbie-branded mobile app that includes a quick and convenient way to see California lottery numbers. The lottery enhancement to the app is supported by the California lottery feed. This allows Rotten Robbie customers to see

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Buc-ee’s Partners With NCR

“What we have seen here by installing the NCR software solution is a dramatic improvement both inside, at the POS systems and outside at the island card readers,” says co-owner of Buc-ee’s. Texas-based Buc-ee’s, operator of some of the largest convenience stores in the world, is using a complete software, hardware and services solution from

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Quick Chek To Offer The Perfect SNAQUE

The single-serve line caters to health-conscious customers. The Perfect SNAQUE, a leader in the healthy, whole sprouted food snacking trend, announced that its new single-serve line is available for purchase at Quick Chek, which operates 130 locations in the New York and New Jersey region. The convenience chain will specifically carry the ready-to-eat Coconut Almond

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InComm, Softgate Partner

Cashtie to make cash payments more convenient for consumers. InComm, a prepaid product and transaction services company, announced that Softgate Systems, a provider of retail bill payment solutions, is integrating its biller content into InComm’s Cashtie API. As a result, InComm-integrated retailers can now enable consumers to make cash bill payments in-store for 12,000 billers.

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Rutter’s Annual Golf Outing Funds Local Charities

Since its beginning in 2002 the golf outing has raised more than $1.25 million. Rutter’s Children’s Charities raised over $115,000 to benefit local children at its 12th annual charity golf outing. Since its beginning in 2002, the two-day outing has raised over $1.25 million for children’s charities in Central Pennsylvania.  The York Hospital, The Boy

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Nielsen Announces 2014 U.S. Breakthrough Innovation Award Winners

New products fill unmet consumer needs while demonstrating that game-changing innovation is possible in any category. Nielsen, a global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has announced the U.S. Breakthrough Innovation Winners for 2014: Angry Orchard Hard Cider, The Boston Beer Co. Barcel Takis, Barcel USA Bud Light Lime Ritas,

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Families Cut Down On Restaurant Visits

Traffic losses were observed for both lower- and higher-income households, according to The NPD Group. Restaurant visits by families with kids (those including children under age 13) have been declining since 2008, reports The NPD Group, a global information company. Families with kids made one billion fewer visits to U.S. restaurants over the past six years

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Six Flags Entertainment and Impact Confections Partner

Debuting WARHEADS candy on digital kiosks and through in-park experiential program. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., the world’s largest regional theme park company, and Impact Confections Inc. announced a summer program with WARHEADS candy at participating Six Flags Theme Parks in the U.S. The centerpiece of the program is the launch of a custom WARHEADS application

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NCA Appoints John Downs As President

“John’s strong leadership and record of accomplishments will serve our membership well,” says NCA Board chairman. The Board of Trustees of the National Confectioners Association announced the appointment of John Downs, Jr., to president of the trade association, according to Robert Simpson, NCA Board chairman and chief operating officer of Jelly Belly Candy Co. Downs,

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First Data Releases April SpendTrend Analysis

Easter shift, warmer weather pushed consumer spending up in April. First Data Corp., the global leader in payment technology and services solutions, has released its First Data SpendTrend analysis for April 1-30, 2014, compared to April 2, 2013 through May 1, 2013. SpendTrend tracks same-store point-of-sale data by credit, signature debit, PIN debit, EBT, closed-loop

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PCI Council Announces Free Webinar

Helps educate small businesses on how to protect their customers’ payment information. In support of National Small Business Week, on Thursday 15 May the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, will host a Webinar on basic security tips for small businesses to protect

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Wayne Teams With VP Racing Fuels

The relationship also includes a complimentary offer for VP Racing Fuels retailers to upgrade to the Ovation LX dispenser. Wayne, A GE Business, has aligned with VP Racing Fuels to provide equipment for sites across the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and southern U.S. These selected sites will receive Wayne Ovation fuel dispensers equipped with the inOvationTV media

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Street Corner Expands to Northern California

Eyes more locations in Northwest.   The Great Mall of the Bay in Milipitas, Calif., just become a little more convenient for shoppers and mall employees. May 2, 2014, marked the opening of a new Street Corner franchise at the mall. Street Corner, which exploits small and underused spaces in shopping malls, universities and other

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Love’s Travel Stop Opens in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Love’s expands its presence to I-95 in Fort Pierce. Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) opened its second travel stop in Fort Pierce, Fla., on I-95, at Exit 131, on Thursday, May 8. The additional location gives more drivers convenient access to services and amenities such as gourmet coffee, fresh fruit, gift merchandise and more. The new

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Argosy Group International Acquires Donper America

Foodservice equipment manufacturer continues to grow through acquisition. Argosy Group International (AGI) has finalized an agreement to acquire Donper America. The acquisition of Donper America fits with AGI’s philosophy of providing state-of-the-art equipment engineered to be efficient and cost effective for the foodservice operator. The Donper America line has quickly become a favored choice by

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Maxine Bosselman Passes Away

“Grandma Max” got her start cooking for the family’s truck stop food business, which later became the restaurant that carries her name. (Grandma Max) Maxine Bosselman, 92 of Grand Island died peacefully with her loving family at her side Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Tiffany Square. Bosselman was an icon in the Bosselman Cos., parent

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Kangaroo Express Reveals New Military-Focused Fayetteville Store

Designed for military with input from local troops, families. Kangaroo Express’ first military-themed store opened on May 8 at 5642 Bragg Boulevard in Fayetteville, N.C., celebrating the strong Armed Forces community in Fayetteville and Fort Bragg. The grand opening will be celebrated on Friday, May 30 with a variety of festivities, including recognition of the

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Core-Mark Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Non-cigarette revenue increased over 10%, with same store sales increasing 6.7%. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. “I am pleased with our results which were in line

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Nielsen Data Shows Employers Unprepared For PPACA

Despite a lack of information the majority of employers do not plan to seek further information, study shows. Travelers released a Nielsen Research survey that offers insight into U.S. employers’ familiarity with and preparedness for the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The survey, which was sponsored by Travelers, highlights that

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Lorillard Joins Altria In Pricing Action

Tobacco companies enact pricing adjustments, raising the cost of popular cigarette brands in the next few days. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Lorillard Inc. (LO) is pushing through a six-cent per-price increase across the some of its key cigarette brands, a move that will keep pace with rival Altria Group Inc., according to analyst reports.

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Commonwealth-Altadis Unveils Packaging Innovation

“Slide up, light up” feature sure to strike it big with consumers, CA officials predict. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Kicking off a company Webcast describing the latest upgrade to its flagship cigarette brand, Commonwealth-Altadis Inc. (CA) CEO Kevin Freudenthal said “it’s the most exciting thing in packaging for USA Gold in CA’s history.” Rolled

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Flyers Energy Continues Acquisition Streak

Purchases Redding Oil Co. Further advancing its previously-announced aggressive growth strategy, Flyers Energy LLC has acquired the commercial fueling, wholesale contracts and two convenience stores from Redding Oil Co., a fuel distributor based in Northern California. Redding Oil will continue to own and operate its remaining retail stores, local bobtail fuel delivery trucks, and bulk

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Susser Petroleum Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Gallons sold increased 18%. Susser Petroleum Partners LP (SUSP), a wholesale distributor of motor fuels, has reported financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. Net income for the quarter was $10.1 million, or $0.46 per unit, compared to $8.2 million, or $0.38 per unit, in the first quarter of 2013.

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