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VP Offers C-Stores A New Branding Program

VP Racing Fuels is in the process of creating alternative branding solutions for the retail industry. VP hired both Bryan Noonen and Matt Schuster to be regional mangers of branded wholesale business development because of their background on branding. VP expects to leverage the valuable industry expertise Noonen and Schuster acquired at past companies to

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Wayne Introduces Wayne Helix Family of Fuel Dispensers

Fuel dispenser line emphasizes design, security and advanced technology. Wayne, a global innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, has announced the arrival of the Wayne Helix fuel dispenser line, emphasizing intelligent design, transaction security and advanced technology. Wayne developed Helix as the result of extensive research working closely with customers, retailers and users from around

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RaceTrac Hosts New Feedback System

RaceTrac learns what its customers want through its new feedback program with Mindshare Technologies. RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. teamed with Mindshare Technologies, a feedback management provider, to roll out a new guest survey program for its stores. The feedback system allows RaceTrac to continuously gather feedback and respond to the customer’s needs in real-time to make

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Pinnacle Corp. Introduces New POS Solution

The new Palm POS helps three gas station brands with PCI compliance. The Pinnacle Corp. announced it has completed its Palm POS interface for Conoco, Phillips66 and 76 branded locations. Palm POS is designed just for the petroleum convenience store industry. The new NTS host replaces the CPNI5 payment host, and provides Conoco, Phillips66 and

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Real-Time Upgrades With Telvent

  Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider, announced the release of its DTN Guardian3 Terminal Automation Solution. It offers new information management functionalities and security features that reflect industry-specified capabilities. It is effective in optimizing real-world oil and gas terminal operations for North American customers. Upgrades to the DTN Guardian3 Terminal

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Advancing Car Wash Technologies

  Mark VII Equipment Inc., U.S. subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, announced two new products at The Car Wash Show in Las Vegas. SoftLine MT leverages Mark VII tunnel technology to a 35-foot rollover bay with a mini-tunnel that can wash as many as 50 cars per hour. It includes an integrated presoak system, wheel

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Ignite Wellness Sales

Prestige Imports LLC is launching Penthouse branded libido and sexual wellness shots: Per4mance Shots by Penthouse for men and Pleasure Shots by Penthouse for women. The launch is a result of Prestige Imports’ licensing deal with General Media Communications Inc., the publisher of Penthouse magazine. Recent IRI data shows an impressive increase in retail sales

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Tedeschi Introduces Sausage Sub

Tedeschi Food Shops is excited to introduce a sausage sub to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Boston’s beloved Fenway Park.  This hearty sub is covered with freshly roasted green and red peppers as well as onions. “This is only the beginning of many exciting seasonally and locally relevant sandwiches at Tedeschi Food Shops,” said Director

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Rutter’s Introduces Walking Taco Menu Option

Walking tacos to be made fresh and served in a one-ounce bag of Doritos. Rutter’s Farm Stores has announced several new items to be added to its menu this week, including soft shell tacos, snack wraps and the south central Pennsylvania favorite: walking tacos. A long time preference at area high school sporting events, walking

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Dos Equis Commemorates 150 Years Of Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Just in time for the Cinco celebrations, Dos Equis is introducing its popular Beers of Mexico variety pack. Dos Equis, the fastest growing premium Mexican beer in the U.S., is rolling out the successful Lost Art of Celebrating Cinco spring retail program with substantially increased media investment and more engaging support to offer consumers memorable

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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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Jiffy Mart Revamps Coffee Program

After adding the new ThermoFresh Digital Server and Brewing system Jiffy Mart expects an increase in sales and a decrease in waste. Partnering with Lacas Coffee and Cooper Booth Wholesale, Jiffy Mart Convenience Store Chain has revamped its coffee program.  Jiffy Mart has moved away from its mix of air pots and glass pots, upgrading

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Quality Food Programs

Fast Food Systems LLC is dedicated to designing and developing quality food programs for the c-store industry. 320 Mainstreet is a versatile food program that has the quality and taste for which you have been searching. This program offers a high margin, minimal labor and an excellent variety of foods. Fast Food systems develops food

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Hoshizaki Ice Machines Feature QR Codes

Now customers and technicians can scan the machines’ QR codes with a smartphone to gain additional information. Hoshizaki America’s ice machines manufactured in Peachtree City, Ga., now feature a label with QR codes specific to make, model and serial number. Customers and service technicians can use their smartphone to scan the QR code for convenience.

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Luv the Nug iPhone App

Fans of the Original Chewable Ice can now find locations serving nugget ice with a new iPhone application released by Scotsman Ice Systems. By downloading the “Nug Locator,” ice chewers can instantly view a list of venues serving nugget ice near their location using GPS tracking, or they can search for locations by inputting a

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How to Boost the Value of Your Convenience Store

By Mike Handelsman, group general manager, BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com. There’s no arguing that banks, potential investors and creditors look heavily to a company’s financial statements to determine its value. However, past financials often aren’t the whole story. Here are some additional factors to consider as you seek to maximize your company’s value – whether you

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Enhance Retail Productivity

CipherLab, an innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution industries, has launched its 8200 series. This enterprise mobile computer optimizes retail workflow and efficiency with expandable memory capacity, long-lasting performance, and a lightweight ergonomic design. Developed with workflow management in mind, the 8200 series addresses the needs of

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Mustard Mixology

Convenience store operators can now put America’s Favorite Mustard on their menus to join the team of French’s Mustard Mixologists. Simply mixing French’s Mustards with standard back-of-house ingredients will transform average sauces to unique, spreadable blends. The French’s Mustard Mixology program helps store operators create unique sauces, such as Smoky Chipotle Honey Mustard or Bistro

Fueling New Sales

FuelQuest Inc., an on-demand software and services company for the downstream energy industry, has released ForeSite, an innovative, map-based fuel inventory management solution that deploys in a single day. Offering real-time views of inventory across multiple sites, ForeSite gives retailers control and visibility over their fuel inventory, reducing runouts and retains, as well as optimizing

Mall Variety

  Coinstar Inc. announced an agreement between Coinstar E-Payment Services Inc. and Charter One for Coinstar to distribute the universal Charter One MasterCard Gift Card through Coinstar gift card malls. The program offers consumers the convenience and flexibility of being able to usethis card at millions of locations where Debit MasterCard is accepted. The balanced

Hot Stuff Foods

Hot Stuff Foods unveils a new format, name, look and incentive for its SmashHits Deli program. Formerly known as Smash Hit Subs, the new SmashHits Deli has an expanded menu including sub sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, fresh baked cookies and Italian ciabatta bread sandwiches and the new Phat Burrito. A removal of franchise fees for

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QuikStock.com has expanded its offering of Insulair brand products to now include the entire Insulair line. As of November 12, 2006, Insulair no longer offers an online ordering option. The QwikStock web site has been modified to expand its product offering of Insular products immediately. The Insulair inventory has been received and Insulair online customers

Taking Back Breakfast

Hot Stuff Foods has launched an initiative to help retailers “Take Back Breakfast” from the QSR competition. “Fast food restaurants have amped up their efforts to take the traditionally strong breakfast business from convenience stores,” said Craig VanHyfte, vice president of marketing for Hot Stuff Foods. “And Hot Stuff Foods is arming our retailer partners

Kwik Trip Adds Blockbuster Express

Kwik Trip is adding NCR’s Blockbuster Express kiosks in more than 300 of its locations throughout Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, increasing Blockbuster Express availability in the Midwest in addition to existing presence in markets such as Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis. Kwik Trip customers will be able to rent their favorite new and classic DVD titles 24

iPhone App Locates Pilot Travel Centers

Professional drivers and motorists can now locate the nearest Pilot Travel Center anywhere in North America with a new free iPhone application introduced this month. “We appreciate the fact that many loyal Pilot customers only look for Pilot Travel Centers when they are on the road, and this online tool makes it very easy to

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