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Cotton Takes On New Role At Hershey

Having joined the Hershey Co. in 1992, Brent Cotton has held a range of leadership positions with the company. Brent Cotten has been promoted to director, customer and industry affairs, at The Hershey Co. In this role, he will represent The Hershey Co. at U.S. trade associations, trade events, and customer events to help establish

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Ice Cream, Frozen Novelty Sales Rise

New product development will play a large role in the continued success of the ice cream market in the coming years. It’s been a hot summer, and what’s better to cool people off, but ice cream…and it appears that the market for ice cream in America has got it licked. According to recent Mintel research,

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The Love’s Revolution

With an increasing store count, ongoing redesigns and a renewed focus on foodservice, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has transformed its business model. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is set to begin construction on its 300th location this August. As it prepares for this milestone, the travel stop

Embracing the Changing Retail Environment

Back in 1997 I had the opportunity to sit down with Dave Thomas, the founder of the Wendy’s chain to interview him about his retail strategy. One of the first things he said to me was, “You know why our hamburgers are square? Because we don’t cut corners.” Over the past decade many things have

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Quick and Complete

Roadrunner Markets refines its retail operations with the addition of a c-store prototype, a renewed commitment to foodservice and a firm emphasis on customer service. By John Lofstock, Editor. At a time when customers demand fast service, quality foods and convenient locations, Roadrunner Markets is pushing ahead with a retail strategy that would make even

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Local Store Marketing: Overcoming Retail Wallpaper

By John Matthews, founder and president of Gray Cat Enterprises Inc. Ever drive down the road and out of the corner of your eye you catch a glimpse of a 20-foot pink gorilla in a bathing suit on top of a store? That is a retailer attempting to overcome what I call the “retail wallpaper

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CEFCO Convenience Stores Finds Scalability With PriceAdvantage

Recently acquired Taylor Food Mart stores using fuel pricing solution. CEFCO Convenience Stores has expanded its partnership chain wide with the addition of the recently acquired Taylor Food Mart stores. The new sites were acquired in January of this year, all of which are now fully implemented with PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management solution. “As

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