SHEETZ FOR THE KIDZ™ KICKS OFF JULY CAMPAIGN, CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL GOLF TOURNAMENT

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“Sheetz For The Kidz is an amazing program that brings together Sheetz employees, vendors and friends to help children in need. Abierto is a proud supporter of the Sheetz For The Kidz program and we thank everyone at Sheetz for giving us the opportunity to help bring happiness and hope to young children in America.” Rick Sales, Abierto President ALTOONA, Pa., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — For the past 25 years Sheetz For The Kidz (SFTK) has set out to provide support, hope, joy and happiness to children within the communities in which Sheetz operates. SFTK is an employee driven 501 (c)(3) charitable organization …

Convenience Stores..the new fast food?

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The new fast food? Convenience stores add hot, cheap options By Candice Choi | AP May 1 As reported in the Washington Post NEW YORK — Saying “convenience store food” may make people think of spinning hot dogs by the counter, but places like 7-Eleven are expanding their hot food offerings in hopes of stealing customers away from fast-food chains.The push by convenience stores into hot, fast, affordable foods is just one of the pressures facing chains like Burger King, Wendy’s and Taco Bell. The traditional fast-food chains are also fighting for customers with smaller restaurant chains, and with supermarkets that offer …

FDA Delays Menu Labeling Enforcement

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FDA Delays Menu-Labeling Enforcement Originally published by NACS Daily May 2, 2017 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) filed a pre-publication version of an interim final rule that extends the compliance date of the agency’s final menu-labeling rule until May 7, 2018. In addition to the delay, FDA requests comments on how the agency may reduce the regulatory burden on retailers and alternative approaches for labeling self-service foods, other methods for providing calorie disclosure other than on the menu itself, and criteria for distinguishing between a menu and other information such as an advertisement. The interim …

FDA Updates Menu-Labeling Compliance

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FDA Updates Menu-Labeling Compliance Originally published by NACS Daily FDA Updates Menu-Labeling Compliance The compliance date will now move to the enforcement date of May 5, 2017. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Buckling to pressure brought by NACS and other allies, FDA announced late Friday that it would be issuing a new rule to move the menu-labeling compliance date to the enforcement date of May 5, 2017. Once this new rule is published, convenience stores nationwide will no longer be in jeopardy of private lawsuits, and c-stores in California will no longer be at risk of state or local enforcement of the …

Menu Labeling Compliance Deadline is Today

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Menu Labeling Compliance Deadline is Today Originally published by NACS Daily Although the FDA has been talking to stakeholders about May 2017, that is when enforcement will begin. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Food and Drug Administration has issued a statement “clarifying” that the compliance deadline for the menu labeling rule is still today, Thursday, December 1, rather than the May 5, 2017, date when enforcement will begin. This is despite the fact that the FDA has been telling all stakeholders for months that they had until May 2017. What this means is that while the FDA itself will still not …

Supermarkets’ Best Weapon Against E-tailers: Produce

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Supermarkets’ Best Weapon Against E-tailers: Produce Physical stores are sprucing up their fruit and vegetable offerings to drive traffic and keep Amazon at bay By Sarah Nassauer of the Wall Street Journal Bernie Dave, a regional manager for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. near Detroit, starts his weekly store visits in the backrooms of the produce departments. Mr. Dave checks the “crisping” stations where workers keep lettuce fresh longer by washing it, cutting off the browned ends and culling any crushed leaves. It is one of several upgrades Wal-Mart is making to its produce areas—improving lighting, training staff to better care for …

Video walls in hospitality: A gateway into the future

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Published by Kiosk Marketplace, written by Tim Griffin Hotel lobbies are high traffic areas where people gather and wait; a perfect place for eye-catching and mood setting digital signage. The lobby is also a place to showcase and set the tone for a hotel’s brand. Digital displays in the hotel lobby help inform and entertain guests, and can add an air of sophistication and class to the property. But individual displays, now common place, may not generate a great impact anymore. Large Individual displays are an expected part of a hotel room, but they easily get lost in the greatness …

Secrets Behind Speedway’s Speedy Rewards

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By Mitch Morrison www.cspdailynews.com ENON, Ohio – It is the loyalty of envy in the convenience channel: Speedy Rewards, Speedway’s brilliantly employed card that a year ago touted more than 3.8-million active users. So it was hardly a surprise when dozens of vendors attending the IRI Growth Summit 2016 took copious notes as two key members of the Speedy Rewards program shared the thought process and aspirations behind the loyalty program. Here are several key insights from the session held during the conference in Washington: Customer Segmentation. Are you tired of hearing about millennials and baby boomers? Well, so are …

FDA Issues Final Menu-Labeling Rule

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Agency’s final guidance on the menu-labeling law fails to address industry concerns with compliance. May 2, 2016 www.nacsonline.com ​ WASHINGTON – Late last week the Food and Drug Administration issued its final guidance on menu-labeling regulations, with a final date of May 2017 for compliance—17 months after compliance was initially slated to take place. After reviewing the final document, NACS counsel determined that the May 2017 compliance date is about the only language the FDA updated from its draft guidance, which was issued on November 25, 2014 and made available to NACS members. “The FDA has done a disservice to …

Marketing to Millennials: “Story Selling” Is Key

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Marketing to Millennials: “Story Selling” Is Key Brands must go beyond traditional tactics to connect with this key demographic. Published on www.qsrmagazine.com by Charles Wiedenhoft There’s a lot of buzz in almost every circle about the Millennial generation—those born between 1978 and 1995—and for good reason. They are spending money in a big way and, if you market to them right, they’ll spend it eating out. The numbers don’t lie. Millennials spend more per capita in restaurants than any other generation, according to Restaurant Marketing Labs. But the type of experience they prefer can be a bit of a moving …