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Hess Toy Truck Now Available Online

Integrated marketing supports nationwide launch of 2012 Hess Toy Truck, making the toy available nationwide this holiday season. Hess Corp.’s Hess Toy Truck, a holiday tradition for 48 years on the East Coast, will be available for purchase online this year for the first time. Details of the 2012 Hess Toy Truck will be announced

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Kum & Go Pledges Over $100,000 To Toys For Tots

Hot drink fall promotion to benefit underprivileged children during the holiday season.    Giving back has never been so easy, or delicious. Through the new “Drink good. Do good.” campaign at Kum & Go convenience stores, coffee and cappuccino lovers can help buy toys for underprivileged children just by purchasing their favorite warm beverage.  Kum

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SymphonyIRI Reaches 19,000 Retailers

SymphonyIRI works with more than 19,000 retailers by the end of 2012. SymphonyIRI builds its market position in convenience stores through recent retailer agreements, such as BP and Murphy Oil, which will provide data to more than 19,000 sample stores by the end of 2012.  SymphonyIRI AllScan Convenience Store Tracking Service already serves more than

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Kum & Go Names New Senior VP of Marketing

Experienced marketing professional joins Kum & Go’s senior management team. David Miller has been named Kum & Go’s new senior vice president of marketing. In his role as senior vice president of marketing, Miller is responsible for providing executive leadership and management of Kum & Go’s marketing organization, which includes: Category Management, Communications, Food Service

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root Welcomes New VP Of Marketing

Gilbarco Veeder-Root pleased to introduce its new VP of Marketing. Travis Bouck joined Gilbarco Veeder-Root as vice president of marketing, North America. Bouck plans to lead the Greensboro-based marketing team in positioning and product strategy, business development as well as new product introduction. Bouk is dedicated to initiating “Voice of the Customer” activities into the

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Caffeinated Partnership In Charleston, S.C.

Sunoco hosts a press conference with the Lowcountry Food Bank Monday to introduce their partnership plans. Sunoco executives plan to announce a partnership with the Lowcountry Food Bank during a press conference at 2 p.m. on Monday. Pat Walker, president and CEO of the Lowcountry Food Bank, Cynthia Archer, vice president of marketing and development

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Future Of Sunoco Gas Stations

Changes ahead for Sunoco with definitive merger agreement with Energy Transfer Partners Energy Transfer Partners, a Texas pipeline company, has received many calls about Sunoco’s gas stations since the merger was announced April 30, Martin Salinas Jr., the company’s chief financial officer, told analysts this May. Kelcy Warren, CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, bought Sunocoo

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Cultivating Loyal Customers

Savvy c-store operators are using loyalty programs to improve merchandise planning and forecasting to spur long-term growth. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Loyalty programs, when administered well, offer c-store retailers solid benefits—the ability to react to trends quickly, make more informed decisions, improve cost effectiveness and aid in merchandise planning and sales forecasting. “Loyalty programs

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Core-Mark Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc.’s Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per common share.  The dividend is payable on June 15, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 25, 2012. Core-Mark is one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the

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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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CITGO and Citi Renew Private Label Card Program

Since 1995, CITGO has offered payment products from Citi Retail Services, allowing CITGO locations to quickly and efficiently process purchases, and offering customers added convenience and flexibility. Citi Retail Services and CITGO Petroleum Corp. have announced a multi-year renewal of their long-standing U.S. private label credit card relationship. This extension is the latest in a

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Sunoco Reports Preliminary Q4 2011 Pretax Results

Retail Marketing earned $40 million pretax in the current quarter versus $1 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Sunoco Inc. has reported a net pretax loss attributable to Sunoco shareholders of $660 million for the fourth quarter of 2011 versus pretax income attributable to Sunoco shareholders of $119 million for the fourth quarter of

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Parker’s Adds PriceAdvantage

Retailer finds new way to manage fuel pricing process. Parker’s Convenience Stores has successfully completed its rollout of PriceAdvantage Enterprise. This innovative software offering from Skyline allows companies like Parker’s to automate and streamline the process of changing fuel prices at their stores. “We are always looking for innovative solutions to increase our efficiencies in

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Thorntons Names Harris Chief Operating Officer

Harris’ leadership of Thorntons’ retail strategy has helped result in the chain’s unprecedented growth, says Thortons CEO. Thorntons Inc. has named Tony Harris chief operating officer (COO) of the Louisville, Ky.-based convenience store chain. Harris will be responsible for operations, marketing, gasoline pricing, brand management, customer experience and retail strategy. A Thorntons Inc. veteran of

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Willoughby Appointed VP of Marketing for Frymaster

With 18 years of experience in the food industry, Willoughby looks to drive sales growth in his new role. Manitowoc Foodservice has appointed Steve Willoughby to the position of vice president of marketing for Frymaster, effective Jan. 1, 2012. In his new role, Willoughby will be responsible for driving sales growth through the development of

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Hess Express App Debuts

Hess partners with OpenStore by GasBuddy to launch innovative mobile app and Website for people on the go. Hess Corp. and OpenStore by GasBuddy have launched the Hess Express mobile app and redesigned Website, HessExpress.com, to provide busy people on the go with customized deals and coupons, real-time gas prices and traffic information. “This digital

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Retail Trends for 2012

As technology continues to change the way we do business, retailers must weigh the benefits of being ahead of the curve versus the risks, and the disadvantages of falling behind. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. In a scene from the futuristic movie “Minority Report,” Tom Cruise’s character walks through a shopping mall while 3-D screens

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7-Eleven, Pepsi Partner on Feeding America Campaign

Up to $250,000 to be donated to Feeding America from every Pepsi purchase. 7-Eleven Inc. and Pepsi have partnered to ask consumers to help relieve domestic hunger by purchasing a Pepsi trademark product at participating 7-Eleven locations nationwide, with proceeds of up to $250,000 going to Feeding America. Through Dec. 31, Pepsi plans to donate

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Outsite Networks Introduces AllPoints

AllPoints is set to officially launch at the NACS Show, Oct. 1, 2011 in Chicago. Outsite Networks Inc. has launched AllPoints Rewards – a first-of-its-kind mobile application for the c-store industry. AllPoints is the c-store industry’s equivalent to Urbanspoon and Flixster. It brings together features of many of the nation’s leading mobile applications into one

Valero Adds Policies To Prevent Underage Tobacco Sales

The Valero company has agreed to a set of measures aimed at reducing tobacco sales to minors at more than 4,900 gas station convenience stores operating nationwide under Valero trademarks, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Wednesday. “Valero owns 1,000 convenience store outlets and has nearly 4,000 franchise outlets, so this will make a difference,”

Nice N Easy Named CSD’s 2009 Chain of the Year

Nice guys do finish first. Nice N Grocery Shoppes Inc., the Canastota, N.Y. operator of 82 convenience stores, was named Convenience Store Decisions’ 2009 Convenience Store Chain of the Year. Nice N Easy will be honored at an invitation-only gala at the Wynn Las Vegas during the NACS Show on Oct. 21.  “The last line

Concerns Abound for Cigars

The war over tobacco taxes to pay for an expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) ended on February 4 when Congress passed the Senate’s version of the bill and new President Barack Obama signed it into law. What that means for c-store operators who sell cigars in an era of a rough

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