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7-Eleven Celebrates 43 Years in Canada

For the 13th consecutive year, Manitoba has been crowned the Slurpee Capital of the World for having the highest average number of Slurpee cups sold per store in a region. It has become a long-standing and much-anticipated tradition. Each summer, 7-Eleven Canada serves up hundreds of thousands of free Slurpee drinks to toast the company’s

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Fruit Punch in a Box

CRYSTAL LIGHT promotes its new bag-in-box liquid concentrate lineup with CRYSTAL LIGHT Fruit Punch. Convenience store operators can encourage customers who love drinking water to trying CRYSTAL LIGHT’s new offering. The bag-in-box dispensers are easy to set up and save operators from the messes that are caused by self-mixed pouches. Operators can just hook up

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Hunt Brothers Pizza Partners With Minor League Baseball Teams

Hunt Brothers Pizza to be official pizza of five Minor League Baseball teams. Hunt Brothers Pizza is set to be the official pizza provider for five Minor League Baseball teams for the 2012 season. In addition to renewing its partnership with the Lexington Legends, Gwinnett Braves and Jackson Generals, the company has added new partnerships

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Landmark Selects Gilbarco’s Applause TV with Outcast

Exclusive forecourt media solution for up to 300 Houston area sites. Houston based Landmark Industries, operator of Timewise convenience stores, has selected Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s Applause TV with Outcast as the exclusive digital forecourt media solution for 300 company operated and dealer sites. Gilbarco and Outcast Media were first to market with the award-winning Applause TV,

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Hunt Brothers Pizza Offers Free Music

A partnership with Universal Music Group Nashville allows Hunt Brothers to offer song downloads to customers who purchase the Pizza of the Month. Hunt Brothers Pizza is giving music fans everywhere something to sing about with the launch of its new Pizza of the Month promotion. Now through Dec. 31, consumers who purchase the Pizza

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Chevron Adds inOvationTV

Chevron’s Video-at-the-Pump program featuring inOvationTV is available immediately to selected retailers and can be installed via retrofit to existing Wayne Ovation fuel dispensers. Chevron has approved the new inOvationTV media platform for its Video-at-the-Pump program. Wayne, A GE Energy Business and global innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, and Gas Station TV (GSTV) will make

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United Supermarkets Offers Fuel Discount Promotion

United Express to accept fuel discount vouchers earned through grocery purchases. United Supermarkets plans to help its store guests combat the rising cost of driving this spring by offering a fuel discount with their in-store purchases. Between March 28 and May 22, guests can earn discounts on their fuel purchases at all United Express fuel

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Slurpee Drinks Arrive At Six Flags

This summer Six Flags guests can bring their 32-ounce Slurpee Six Flags Souvenir cup to a local 7-Eleven to refill their drink for only 99 cents. 7-Eleven and Six Flags Entertainment Corp. have announced a new partnership, where 7-Eleven’s Slurpee drink will be the Official Frozen Carbonated Beverage of Six Flags. Slurpee fans can now

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Thorntons Renews Partnership With Churchill

“Not only do both companies share a Louisville heritage, Churchill Downs and Thorntons have an ongoing commitment to customers and fans, our loyal team members and associates, as well as to the community itself,” says Thorntons CEO. Thorntons Inc. has announced an extension of its partnership with Louisville, Ky.-based Churchill Downs Inc. as the “Convenience

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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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TA Opens Its Fourth Dunkin’ Donuts

TA adds a Dunkin’ Donuts to its Mebane Petro Stopping Center to complement the location’s full-service Iron Skillet restaurant. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has announced the opening of Dunkin’ Donuts at the Petro Stopping Center located at I-40/I-85, Exit 157 in Mebane, N.C. The new location will be open from 5 a.m. to 10

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Hoshizaki America Recognized With 2012 Energy Star Award

Hoshizaki America Inc. earns award for protecting the environment through energy efficiency.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Hoshizaki America Inc. as a 2012 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion winner for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by sponsoring significant consumer education efforts promoting energy-efficient products. Hoshizaki

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Del Monte Launches 500 Sneaker March

Promotion encourages customers to exercise and eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Del Monte Fresh Produce has launched its 500 Sneaker March promotion, which begins March 1 and runs through March 31. The promotion, hosted on the Del Monte Fresh Produce Facebook page, will randomly award 500 sneakers to 500 Del Monte Facebook fans who enter

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Parker’s Opens New Convenience Store

New Bluffton, S.C. location offers discounted gasoline. The Parker Cos., which offers fuel and retail services across southeast Georgia and South Carolina, has opened a new state-of-the-art convenience store in Bluffton, S.C. The newest Parker’s store, located at 1286 Fording Island Road just east of Tanger Outlet Center 1 on Hwy. 278, offers discounted gasoline

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Summer Candy Promotion

Mars Chocolate is introducing Summer Movie Mania, a promotion set to run June-August 2012, that provides consumption incentives across retail channels during the summer movie months by helping customers save money at the movies and enjoy the breadth of the Mars Chocolate Brand. Six Mars Chocolate brands: Snickers, M&M’s, Twix, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way and

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Spinx Celebrates 40 Years

Secret gas giveaway to award 40 lucky customers with free gas every 40 days. Spinx kicked off its 40th anniversary celebration yesterday, Thursday, Feb. 9, with festivities at a local store that included a free gas giveaway, WYFF4 Online reported. The location of the event was kept secret leading up to the event, with Spinx

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TA Bulks Up with DEF At Over 60 Locations

TruckSmart Mobile App shows all on-island DEF sites. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has completed the installation of bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (“DEF”) dispensers at 62 of its TA and Petro Stopping Center branded locations. Included in this number are four sites that have bulk DEF pumping capabilities Professional drivers can see all TA and

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7-Eleven Offers Healthy Eating Resolution Advice

Customers on a diet can make better-for-you food choices at their local convenience store. 7-Eleven Inc. Corporate Dietitian Patsy Ross has advice for resolution makers who find themselves often falling short of their New Years goals, and how to make healthy eating choices at their local c-store. She noted some resolution-makers try such drastic changes,

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Sheetz Debuts New Locations

New stores in West Virginia and North Carolina welcomed customers for the first time Thursday. Sheetz opened two new stores on Jan. 26. One store opened in Beckley, W.Va.—marking the second store in the area—and the other in McGee’s Crossroads near Benson, N.C., located at 13433 NC Highway 210. Doors officially open to customers Thursday

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Rutter’s Wins Top Mobile App at NRF

Blackberry, iPhone and Android users can access the Rutter’s mobile app for information on gas prices and more. Rutter’s mobile app was named the Best Mobile Application at the recent Customer Engagement Awards held during the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual convention in New York City. “It is great to have our innovation being recognized

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Daily’s Convenience Stores Hosts Mark Hominick

UFC mixed martial arts athlete to sign autographs for fans at two Daily’s Convenience Stores locations. Daily’s Convenience Stores and XYIENCE, maker of Xenergy, the official energy drink of the UFC, are hosting Canadian mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete Mark “The Machine” Hominick on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at two Daily’s locations in Smryna, Tenn.

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NATSO Foundation Supports AMBER Alert

Truckstops and travel plazas engage in efforts to safely recover abducted children. The NATSO Foundation has announced that the truckstop and travel plaza industry will now be engaged in efforts to safely recover abducted children.  In support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s AMBER Alert program, the NATSO Foundation will work with the National Center

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Kangaroo Express Announces Collegiate Coffee Mugs

Tar Heel, Wolfpack and Blue Devil hoops fans now can show team spirit while enjoying a cup of coffee. The Pantry Inc. is now offering collegiate coffee mugs at Kangaroo Express convenience stores, allowing fans to start their day with a mug of Bean Street Coffee marked with school pride. Aligned with the start of

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Bosselman Cos. Chairman Chuck Bosselman Dies

Chuck Bosselman, chairman of The Bosselman Cos., has passed away. He was 67. Bosselman lost his battle with cancer on Saturday in Grand Island, Nebraska, surrounded by his family. A leader among leaders and visionary of the company, Bosselman was a second-generation business owner. His father, Fred, founded the first Bosselman’s location in 1948. In

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Last Chance to Take the Fifth Annual CSD/Balvor 2012 Foodservice Survey

Today is the last day to take the survey! How is foodservice performing for your company? What’s your outlook for the various foodservice categories in 2012? And what are some of the best practices for marketing the foodservice category to today’s convenience store consumers? Convenience Store Decisions in partnership with David Bishop, managing partner of

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