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Stripes Raises $772,486 for Children’s Miracle Network

Funds to benefit 12 children’s hospitals in three states.   Stripes Convenience Stores, with help from customers and employees, has raised $772,486 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during its fundraising campaign April 2-29. The campaign ran in all 543 Stripes locations across Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The record-breaking campaign raised an average of $1,422

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Gum Gets a Fresh Start

Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. After years of  tremendous growth, gum sales have struggled as new products and line extensions crowd the category. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Innovation is a great thing, especially in the fickle gum category. But Danna Huskey, category manager for Texarkana, Texas-based E-Z Mart stores

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Stripes Convenience Stores Adds Xenergy Drinks

Four flavors of the sugar-free, zero calorie energy drinks to hit store shelves in south Texas. Stripes Convenience Stores and XYIENCE Xenergy have partnered, giving the energy drink a greater presence in south Texas and adding to Stripes’ energy assortment. Stripes plans to carry up to four flavors of the sugar-free, zero calorie energy drinks,

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Finding the Right Foodservice Equipment

To be a winner in the foodservice arena, break out of the convenience store box and take some equipment cues from quick-service, fast casual and white tablecloth restaurants. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. No one understands the pain of working in a cramped space better than a food truck operator, said Larry Miller, president of

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Capturing Hispanic Customers

Offering quality customer service with bilingual employees and traditional foods can drive retail loyalty among the growing Hispanic population. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Today, Hispanic food is mainstream and attractive to a wide array of demographics seeking spicier flavors, but the secret to keeping your Hispanic customers’ repeat business lies in more than just

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Foodservice Trends for Hispanic Consumers

Stripes is among the growing number of convenience store chains providing an authentic Hispanic cuisine to attract this growing demographic. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor. Early each morning the parking lots of Stripes Convenience Stores fill up with the trucks and cars of customers wanting to purchase a hearty meal of breakfast tacos, carne guisada

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New Stripes Store First in Corpus Christi Area to Offer E85

“With the number of flex fuel vehicles growing, and as cities like Corpus Christi push to find ways to improve air quality and make renewable resources a focus, Stripes will offer E85 fuel at more locations if we find that consumers demand that option,” says Stripes’ CEO. The newest Stripes Convenience Store location, located on

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Susser Holdings Authorizes $15 Million Stock Repurchasing

“These opportunistic share purchases will allow us to directly leverage a portion of our cash flow to enhance shareholder value,” says Susser CEO. Susser Holdings Corp.’s Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $15 million of the company’s common stock. The share purchases may be made from time to time in open

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Surging Demand for Ethnic Foods

With the growth of specialty restaurants, consumers today are exposed to new foods they may not be used to finding locally, and it’s creating a demand at convenience stores. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Ethnic offerings are driving foodservice sales at convenience stores hoping to diversify beyond basics like hot dogs, burgers and sandwiches. But

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Susser Holdings Reports Q1 Results

“Based on this strong first quarter performance, we are raising our guidance for 2011 for same-store merchandise sales growth to a range of 3.0-5.5%, and we also are raising the lower end of our guidance range for new dealer sites to a minimum of 20,” says Susser CEO. Susser Holdings Corp. released its Q1 2011

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Susser Holdings Releases Q4 Results

“Following a challenging 2009, we set a new all-time record for Adjusted EBITDA in fiscal 2010, driven by unusually strong fuel margins, steady same-store growth in merchandise sales and careful expense control,” says Susser president and CEO. Susser Holdings Corp. released its fourth quarter of 2010 report, showing strong merchandise sales and fuel volumes as

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