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Heineken Welcomes Colbert

Colbert to lead a team of more than 80 sales and marketing professionals. Heineken USA has appointed Jeffrey Colbert as region vice president sales, central region, effective immediately. In his new role, Colbert reports to Scott Blazek, senior vice president of sales, and is responsible for driving HUSA performance and delivering results through the effective

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Chester’s Opens 200th Store of the Year

“Chester’s success can be attributed to our commitment to our retailers,” says Chester’s spokesperson. Chester’s International LLC, a fried chicken foodservice provider in the convenience store industry, has opened its 200th store of the year. The milestone was crossed with three recent openings:  Sunmart Store #115 in Fargo, N.D., Bailey’s in Franklin Furnace, Ohio and

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HEINEKEN Appoints Senior Director, Trade Marketing Activation

Catherine Vieira brings more than 20 years of trade marketing, sales and account management experience to HEINEKEN USA’s trade marketing and sales strategy team. HEINEKEN USA has appointed of Catherine Vieira as senior director, trade marketing activation, effective immediately. In her new role, Vieira will report to Kheri Tillman, vice president of trade marketing and

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The Importance of Fully-Stocked Shelves

A survey shows lack of inventory, difficulty finding desired items and long checkout lines are top threats to retaining loyal customers. Nearly 70% of U.S. adults would avoid shopping at a retail store if they encountered empty shelves, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by Galleria Retail Technology Solutions, a provider of retail and category

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Champion Industries Announces New Hire

New director of sales appointed to Champion and Bi-Line brands. Champion Industries welcomes Jay Bravinder as director of sales for its Champion and Bi-Line brands.  In this role, Bravinder will have sales management responsibility for a significant portion of Champion and Bi-Line’s total business in the greater northeast. Bravinder brings to this role extensive sales

Strength in Numbers

Resilient, tough and tested. These are just a few of the words analysts and retailers alike used to describe the convenience store and petroleum industry over the past 12 months. With the economy suffering its most difficult period in some 80 years, convenience stores held up rather admirably considering how consumer confidence plunged and the

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