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Sep 30, 2014

Grow In-Store Sales the Healthy Way
NACS Show educational session will help retailers learn how providing healthy options can be a key sales differentiator.

Food Truck’s Fight Against Hunger: Free Produce
Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s new food truck is delivering fresh produce to inner-city residents.

Cumberland Farms Launches Free Coffee Fridays
Convenience retailer survey also reveals what their customers would do (or not do) to get their daily coffee fix.

Missouri Retailers Embrace Gilbarco’s Lottery Innovation
Retailers are increasing lottery sales by using Gilbarco’s Passport POS to sell tickets at the pump.

Sprite Goes Cranberry for Holidays
Limited-time flavor is back by popular demand through the end of holiday season.

You Are What You Tweet
Study use Twitter hashtags to reveal most talked-about foods in the United States.


Sep 29, 2014

U.S. Postal Service May Begin Grocery Delivery
New plan would expand successful AmazonFresh pilot program in San Francisco to more cities.

NACS Event Brings Business Perspectives to Washington
Upcoming NACS Government Relations Conference gives members of Congress personal insights into the convenience and fuel retailing industry.

Chipotle Brings Vegan Sofritas Menu to South, Southeast
Fast-casual chain’s tofu option is expanding into more states.

Thorntons Launches New Refreshing Rewards Program
Program to offer fuel discounts, personalized rewards and more to customers.

OXXO to Expand Bogotá Store Count
Mexican convenience retailer plans to reach 100 stores in Colombian capital in next 10 years.

Restaurant Mobile Apps Fall Short on Speed
Study shows that restaurant sites served on mobile devices are slow to load and lack online ordering options.


Sep 26, 2014

NACS Show Highlights: Committing to Foodservice Transformation
Spotlight Session features advice from Focus Brands CEO Steve DeSutter, on building foodservice into your company DNA.

France to Mandate Plain Packaging of Cigarettes
Country is latest member of EU to implement anti-smoking strategy.

Conexxus Hosts Technology Innovators at Strategy Event
Start-ups and tech experts share strategies from the latest companies changing the retailing industry through beacons, big data and more.

Wendy’s Bets the Farm on Pork
Number three burger chain hopes that new BBQ pork-focused menu will help keep up strong sales from the past year.

Growing Start-up Aims to Replace Paper Loyalty Cards
FiveStars focuses on targeting existing customers, wants to become the loyalty software for small businesses.


Sep 25, 2014

Senator Durbin Says Swipe Fees Are Too High
Author of swipe fee cap rule now says retailers are right, and “consumers have suffered” from excessive bank fees.

Philadelphia to Tax Cigarettes for School Funding
Pennsylvania’s governor will sign measure levying $2 per pack tax to help fund city’s schools.

Soda Companies Pledge to Reduce Calories Consumed
Companies will concentrate on lower-calorie options and smaller sizes to cut calorie consumption 20% by 2025.

Philippines Is Primed for C-Store Growth
C-store chains expanding rapidly, thanks to a changing urban workforce with more disposable income.

Fuel Retailers Lost $250 Million Last Year to Fraud
Fraud at the pump affects both retailers and their customers.


Sep 24, 2014

Consumers Will Drive the Future of Fuels
Consumer perception will go under the microscope at Fuels Institute Annual Meeting and Fuels Summit.

Iowa's Top Workplaces: Kwik Trip
Wisconsin-based c-store chain recognized by employees for benefits and community-building.

The Rise of Europe’s Modern Convenience Store
Still in recovery mode from recession, stores are changing to accommodate new shopper behaviors.

Kangaroo Express Raises $1.9 Million to Support Military Families
This summer’s fundraising brings four-year campaign total to $10 million.

PepsiCo Equipment Getting Greener
Company fighting climate change with plan to phase out use of hydroflourocarbons in equipment.