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Sep 2, 2014

Unwrap Foodservice Packaging Opportunities
NACS CAFÉ webinar explores how effective packaging can drive trial, trigger sales and lead to repeat food purchases.

Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi C-Store Associations Announce Gulf Cost Food & Fuel Expo
State associations join forces to create region’s largest trade show for petroleum marketers, convenience store operators and industry suppliers.

Dunkin’ to Launch First Hot Dark-Roast Coffee
Dunkin' Donuts will sell the new blend nationwide September 22.

Celebrity Chefs to Open Healthy Fast-Food Chain
Loco’l seeks to bring healthy fast food to California’s low-income areas.

Virginia Lottery Sets Record-Profit Year
More than half-billion dollars generated for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.


Aug 29, 2014

Walmart Will Debut EMV-Enabled MasterCards
Cardholders can expect to receive new cards within a few weeks.

To Cash, or Not to Cash
Depending who you ask, cash is still king … or not.

BP to Roll Out Network-Wide Technology Offer
Technology upgrades to meet global card standards will be introduced in early 2015.

7-Eleven Partners with Belly for Expanded Loyalty Program
Partnership will bring expanded loyalty offer to 2,600 stores nationwide.

Canadian Politicians Go Behind the Counter
Nova Scotia Convenience Store Day brings recognition to industry.

DCC Energy Agrees to Acquire France’s Esso SAF
Acquisition will bring DCC Energy’s total European retail stations to 672.


Aug 28, 2014

Retail Gas Prices Fall Heading Into Labor Day
U.S. average retail price was lowest price on the Monday before Labor Day since 2010.

Latest E-Cigarette Push Gets a Reality Check
Sales shifting from c-stores to vape shops.

Convenience Stores As a Safe Haven
Seoul, South Korea, uses convenience stores as a safe shelters for women in need.

Two Things for Retailers to Get Right
Independent retailers have the tools they need to compete against the big guys.

Ideas From Coca-Cola on Boosting C-Store Sales
Coca-Cola offers Smartwater racks, summer campaign and holiday promotions.