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BP, Miller Oil Co. Donate To Protect Children

“We cannot express how grateful we are to donors such as BP and Miller Oil whose generosity has helped us improve the lives of children in desperate need of help,” says CHKD spokesperson. BP Oil presented a $20,000 check to support CHKD’s child abuse program for the second year in a row, thanks to encouragement

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Wayne Partner With Isis To Advance Mobile Commerce

“Integrating the Isis SmartTap mobile commerce application will open entirely new payment, loyalty and promotional opportunities for consumers and fuel retailers,” says Paul de la Port, vice president of Wayne, on its partnership with Isis. Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Wayne agreed to provide integrated support for the Isis SmartTap mobile commerce application, which allows customers to

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AWMA Summit & Business Exchange Expecting Record Attendance

“We are up 11% in distributor company participation and 17% in manufacturer company participation,” says AWMA president. The AWMA Summit & Business Exchange (ABX), to be held Sept. 10-13 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Amelia Island, Fla., is on pace to set new attendance records as convenience distributors and suppliers prepare for the annual conference

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MACS To Offer Shopkick In Washington D.C. Stores

MACS becomes one of the first c-store chains in the U.S. to pioneer shopkick technology. As an ExxonMobil partner, Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS) has announced its Washington, D.C. stores will now offer shopkick Inc.’s loyalty program. MACS is one of the first convenience store chains in the country to join the ranks of major retailers

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FDA Rejects Petition On BPA

The FDA noted it requires more evidence of harm before banning BPA in food packaging. Late Friday afternoon, on the eve of its legal deadline, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it has rejected the 2008 Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) petition requesting that the toxic chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, be declared

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Shell, Rainbow Help Customers Save With FuelPerks!

Customers who use their Roundy’s Rewards Card at Rainbow stores can redeem fuelperks! Rewards at local participating Shell stations. Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc.  has teamed with Shell to give Roundy’s Rewards Cardholders the opportunity to redeem their fuelperks! Rewards at participating Shell stations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Savvy consumers who use their Roundy’s Rewards Card

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Chicken That’s Kickin’

Brakebush Brothers announces its newest chicken sensations: Cayenne Kickers breaded fillets and wings. Cayenne Kickers feature a tongue-tingling cayenne pepper breading that lightly coats each piece. The spice is mixed right in the breading, so there’s no messy sauce to deal with. This high-quality chicken is fully cooked for easy prep. The fillets feature whole

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Starbucks Opens Evolution Fresh

The coffee giant delves into fruit and vegetable juices with the debut of its new juice bar chain. Starbucks Corp. debuted its first Evolution Fresh juice bar store on Monday. The launch is expected to boost the company’s position in the $50 billion health food sector, Reuters reported. Starbucks bought Evolution Fresh for $30 million

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New Report Attacks Tobacco Sales, Targets C-Stores

Report by anti-smoking groups condemns c-stores for point-of-sale tobacco marketing. A new report, titled “Deadly Alliance: How Tobacco Companies and Convenience Stores Partner to Market Tobacco Products and Fight Life-Saving Policies” has been released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Counter Tobacco (a project that works to counter tobacco product sales and marketing at the

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VeriFone Acquires LIFT Retail Marketing

“LiftRetail Solutions extends our digital media reach into the convenience store environment,” says VeriFone spokesperson. VeriFone Systems Inc. has announced the acquisition of LIFT Retail Marketing Technology Inc., the provider of a digital marketing system designed to increase sales for convenience stores. Financial terms were not disclosed. LIFT Retail, based in Atlanta, developed and markets

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PS Food Mart Stores Fight Hunger

In conjunction with the ‘Fight Hunger. Give Hope.’ campaign, PS Food Mart is introducing a smart phone application that provides updates on gas prices and current discounts and promotions. PS Food Mart Charities, created by CITGO Marketer Folk Oil, has launched its third annual ‘Fight Hunger. Give Hope.’ campaign, a fundraiser dedicated to supporting local

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Blischok Joins Booz & Co.

“Thom Blischok is a recognized expert in the grocery, drug, convenience store and mass retailing space, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have him on our team,” says Les Moeller, senior partner at Booz & Co. Booz & Co., a global management consulting firm, has announced that Thomas Blischok has joined the firm based

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Scotsman Named Energy Star Partner of the Year

Scotsman Ice Systems earns award for protecting the environment through manufacturing energy-efficient products. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Scotsman Ice Systems as a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Product Manufacturer for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and helping to educate consumers about those products. Scotsman’s

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Xtra Large, Xtra Good

Today’s convenience store customers want portability, quality and value. Conveneince stores and their supplier partners are delivering new foodservice solutions to meet this growing demand. New from Deli Express, a leader in convenience store foodservice: “XXL Breakfast Sandwiches.” These sandwiches are large and in charge with their high quality ingredients, including western omelet and Ciabatta

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Noble Group and Mansfield Form Noble Mansfield Renewable Energy

Two leaders in renewable energy define the next generation of ethanol plant marketing.   Noble Group and Mansfield Oil Co. have launched a new venture that combines the companies’ existing plant marketing divisions. The new company, Noble Mansfield Renewable Energy, will be headquartered in Bloomington, Minn., currently the home of Mansfield’s C&N ethanol marketing business.

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AMBEST Announces AMBUCK$ Grand Prize Winner

Loyalty card holder Randy Brundige receives a free motorcycle after he swipes his AMBUCK$ card. AMBEST, America’s Best Truck Stops, in partnership with Lucas Oil Products, has announced the winner of the 2011 AMBUCK$ Grand Prize.  Randy Brundige of Irwin, Mo., who drives professionally for Enright Ranch & Supply located in Lamar, Mo., recently was announced

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Dollar General Launches Honoring Our Every Day Heroes Program

Lynchburg, Va. man selected as first national hero.   Dollar General is launching Honoring Our Every Day Heroes, a year-long program to honor the heroes among us—from firefighters and veterans to teachers and caregivers. “Dollar General is pleased to launch the Honoring Our Every Day Heroes program to recognize our customers—the everyday heroes who are

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Robin Oxford Joins NACS

NACS welcomes new director of political affairs. Robin Oxford has joined NACS as its director of political affairs. In this position, Oxford will be responsible for all elements of NACSPAC, the political action committee representing the convenience and fuels retailing industry, and will handle all day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives designed to maximize the NACSPAC’s

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Plans New Locations

Franchise opportunities with Dunkin’ Donuts are still available in Ottumwa, Iowa. Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisee, Savoureux Corp., for 12 new restaurants in North Omaha, Neb. and Sioux City, Iowa, with the first restaurant planned to open in 2013. Savoureux Corp. is led by NFL greats and former

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Burger King Tests Delivery

Customers in the D.C. region can get their Whoppers delivered right to their door. Burger King is testing delivery at about 10 locations in Maryland and Virginia, the Washington Post reported. Burger delivery, while a new phenomenon in the U.S. is old-hat in Asia and parts of Europe. Burger King officials told the Washington Post,

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Subway Aims To Open 2,500 Locations in 2012

New SUBWAY restaurants are expected to create a total of 25,000 full and part-time jobs in 2012. Through the opening of more than 2,400 restaurants worldwide, including 1,100 new locations just in the U.S. and Canada alone, the SUBWAY restaurant chain created approximately 24,000 new foodservice job and career opportunities in 2011. By opening an

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Chester’s Moves Up On Top Franchise List

Entrepreneur magazine ranks Chester’s No. 134 in its 33rd Annual Franchise 500 Report. Entrepreneur magazine, recently announced that Chester’s International, LLC was once again ranked as a leading quick-service restaurant franchise, highlighted by the company’s move up to No. 134 in the magazine’s annual Franchise 500 awards. “Chester’s consistent ranking is a testament of the company’s

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Hunt Brothers Re-launches Buffalo Chicken Pizza

“With the peak of the football party season upon us, what better time to bring it back than for the football playoffs and the big game,” says Hunt Brothers Pizza spokesperson. Hunt Brothers Pizza has re-launched its popular limited-time offer Buffalo Chicken Pizza, just in time for the football playoffs party season. This delicious offering

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Dunkin’ Donuts Opens Eight Restaurants in Des Moines

Franchise opportunities still available in Sioux City and Ottawa, Iowa, as well as in Lincoln and Omaha, Neb. Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with sister and brother franchisee team, Lori Kelderman High and Jeff Kelderman, for eight new restaurants in Des Moines, Iowa. Two restaurants are slated to open in 2013 and

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Cumberland Farms Selects Spacenet’s Managed Network Services

Spacenet to upgrade and manage Cumberland Farms’ network at retail locations. Cumberland Farms Inc. has selected Spacenet Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., and provider of managed network services, to upgrade and manage its communications infrastructure at more than 600 stores across 11 states. The upgraded network solution will utilize DSL

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