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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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Ryko To Distribute Turtle Wax

Ryko is also helping customers drive wash counts with a new Clean Touch brand retail car wash merchandising campaign. Ryko Solutions Inc., a North American manufacturer of car wash equipment and a provider of chemical, managed maintenance and marketing services to help customers build a more profitable car wash, has been awarded a distributorship to

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NACS Welcomes Products and Services Manager

Bethany Saldana joins NACS team. On April 16, Bethany Saldana joined the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) as its products and services manager. Saldana previously worked part time for NACS while she was completing her coursework for her M.S. in organization development and knowledge management, which she received from George Mason University in January.

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Innospec and Crompco Enter East Coast Distribution Agreement

“Our goal is to help add value for the store operator by providing them with the materials to protect their valuable product from microbial activity,” says Innospec. Innospec Specialty Chemicals, an international specialty chemicals company headquartered in Cheshire England, recently announced an agreement that will enable Crompco LLC, a Plymouth Meeting, Pa.-based company, to become

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Chicago Welcomes The 2011 Private Label Trade Show

From Nov. 13-15 at the Rosemont Convention Center, retailers had the chance to view the latest trends and products in private label. Retailer’s brands and entire lines of products marketed around ethnic, restaurant quality foods, wellness, convenience and other themes were on view at PLMA’s 2011 Private Label Trade Show. The show, which took place

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Bath Time Fun

Two new products from the creators of Mr. Bubble Bubble Bath make bath and shower time colorful and fun. The Mr. Bubble Fizzy Bubble Bomb gives kids a great new cleaning option. Shaped like the Mr. Bubble character, the Original Bubble or Bubbleberry scent bath bombs provide extra-long-lasting fizz and fun in the tub. Available

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Traveling With 7-Eleven

 7-Eleven expands its line of travel-size products to help vacationers this season. In today’s world of baggage fees, long security lines and restrictions on what can be carried onto the airplane, few U.S. travelers would use the words “travel” and “convenience”  in the same sentence. But to make life on-the-go a little easier, 7-Eleven Inc.

Vending Dollars

Protocol offers appealing dispensers that provide an important service to the public, while creating additional profit opportunities for retailers. Protocol Vending Machines hold large varieties of product that ensure customers’ needs are met through a trouble-free operation. The machines are low maintenance and feature colorful, eye-catching product decals. And Protocol has unmatched accountability with its industry

Give It a Flavor Shot

IMI Corneliuss Flavor Fusion offers unlimited drink combinations. The unit houses 16 brands (14 chilled), with each position flexible for carbonated or non-carbonated drinks; dedicated bonus flavor nozzles can add up to eight additional flavors. Flavor Fusions drip trays retain 20% more capacity than current models and its flush valves rinse and clean after every

A Touch of Dependability

  Elo Touch Systems Inc. introduces an entry-level touch monitor as part of its expanding 1000 series. The new 1515L 15-inch LCD touch monitor is a new space-saving touch monitor “designed for touch” with Elo’s proven expertise and reliability already built in. The 1515L can function as a desktop or wallmounted unit and the display

Brands, Packaging Benefit HBC

With healthcare capturing so many headlines these days, the health and beauty category (HBC) has taken on added importance in the c-store set. Fueling much of the growth: smaller package sizes that save shoppers money and stimulate impulse sales. Medford, Ore.-based Minute Market has jumpstarted its HBC sales by mixing in smaller-sized packaging, according to

Ruyan America Goes Prime Time

Ruyan America Inc. and Prime Time International Co. have inked an exclusive product development, brand marketing and supply agreement, CSD has learned. Under the terms of the agreement, Phoenix-based Prime Time will become the exclusive North American distributor and marketer of Ruyan America’s digital smoking alternatives and will provide input and direction with respect to

7-Eleven Continues Reinventing Convenience

7-Eleven Inc., the world’s largest operator, franchisor and licensor of convenience stores, was named Chain of the Year in 2005. The stores got their iconic name in the 1940s because they were open from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., which was considered extended hours in those days. By the ‘60s, lifestyles were changing, and consumers

Creating Supply Chain Efficiencies

Getting products to stores more efficiently is now a major focus for all major retailers and distributors. Better distribution means lower costs and higher margins—both items high on c-store owners’ agendas these days—when customers are clutching their wallets more tightly than they have in years. “There are two ways to make money: increase prices or

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