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Illinois Eyeballing Cigarette Tax

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The push is on to raise statewide cigarette taxes in Illinois by $1 a pack, reported The Chicago Tribune . The American Lung Association and the American Heart Association are discussing the issue with lawmakers and State Senator ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - 7 hours ago]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

2014 Outlook Leadership Attendees Will Earn Their Stripes

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- This year, the speakers of the Outlook Leadership conference bring a unique mix of military acumen and millennial understanding to the conference stages in an effort to help industry executives lead the next workforce genera ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

CST Brands Adds Yowie Chocolates

SAN ANTONIO -- CST Brands convenience stores will add Yowie Group’s Kinder Surprise-style chocolates to a group of test stores this summer, according to the candy manufacturer.Yowie will initially roll out in 235 stores across Texas, Colorado and Southern ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

When Viral Video Attacks

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Consumer brands often strive to create online content that will go viral, that is, it reaches numerous eyeballs and promotes the company. The flipside, however, is viral content—often video—that sends a negative message about ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Heineken Unveils 'Savor Your Summer'

NEW YORK -- Heineken is unveiling the details of its Phase II Savor Your Summer program, designed to encourage legal-drinking-age consumers to make their last summer gatherings legendary from Aug. 1 through Sept. 30.Savor your Summer follows Heineken’s ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

Gas Exodus Extra: Diesel Has Its Day

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Despite the sexier flash of electric, hydrogen and natural gas, many industry watchers believe diesel has the greatest potential as a true alternative motor fuel to gasoline.The diesel engine is about 30% more fuel-efficient ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 25 2014]
Entities: Diesel, Wawa Inc, Gasoline
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Family Express Wraps Up Energy-Efficiency Initiative

VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Family Express has completed a comprehensive energy-efficiency initiative by retrofitting the entire chain of about 60 convenience stores with advanced technologies.“This affords us the opportunity to not only to achieve the highest ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Hosick Named Board Chair of NEW

CHICAGO -- Chevron Corp. executive Elizabeth "Betsy” Hosick has been elevated from vice chair to board chair of the Network of Executive Women (NEW). Hosick, who has previously served as the network’s secretary and treasurer, is general manager, SCM, ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Narrowing the Spot Where the Generations Converge

CHICAGO -- Generation Z, millennials, generation X and baby boomers total about 74% of the U.S. population—and make up the bulk of today's foodservice consumers. Technomic recently examined the needs and behaviors of each generation, including its very ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

McDonald’s Refocuses on Value, Service, Marketing and Menu

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Retailers can expect McDonald’s to double down on its dispensed-beverage program, among other enhancements, and the chain looks to rebrand itself over the next year and a half.McDonald’s will take the next 18 months to develop a lineup ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Stripes Gets Bold With Website Relaunch

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Foodservice first—That’s a good way to describe Stripes Convenience Stores’ new website at www.stripesstores.com .Launched on Tuesday, the new bright and responsive website features the chain’s breakfast offer prominently with ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

KonaRed Expands Into New York Area

KOLOA, Hawaii -- Beverage maker KonaRed Corp. has expanded its reach into the New York metropolitan area via Preferred Beverage Distributors. Splash Beverage Group, a partner brought in to manage all KonaRed beverage distribution in the U.S., negotiated ... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 24 2014]

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"The state is looking for new revenue and this is a smart way to find it" Harold Wimmer, president of the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest, told the newspaper...
...show a number of convenience store clerks nonchalantly following Polo to 'make sure' he doesn't steal anything," an observer posted on MicNetwork. "They are not slick. Each time Polo catches them snooping, his accusatory outburst sends them scurrying down the aisles. It would be hilarious social satire if it wasn't so real."
CHICAGO -- Chevron Corp. executive Elizabeth "Betsy” Hosick has been elevated from vice chair to board chair of the Network of Executive Women (NEW). Hosick, who has previously served as the network’s secretary and treasurer, is general manager, SCM, for downstream, midstream and services for Chevron Corp., San Ramon, Calif. Hosick will work with other network officers and board members to provide strategic direction for Chicago-based NEW."
...imilarities and target specific customer groups without alienating others," said Sara Monnette, senior director, consumer insights of Technomic Inc. "Regardless of the generation, it's vital for restaurant operators and suppliers to understand their core audience. So whether you're working to appeal to your boomer base through dine-in ambiance or traditional menu offerings, or drawing in younger guests with faster service and an innovative menu, successful execution can begin with identifying and addressing what each group values as a generation."

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Illinois Eyeballing Cigarette Tax [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - 7 hours ago]
2014 Outlook Leadership Attendees Will Earn The... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 25 2014]
CST Brands Adds Yowie Chocolates [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 25 2014]
When Viral Video Attacks [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 25 2014]
Gas Exodus Extra: Diesel Has Its Day [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 25 2014]
Family Express Wraps Up Energy-Efficiency Initi... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 25 2014]
Heineken Unveils 'Savor Your Summer' [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 25 2014]
Hosick Named Board Chair of NEW [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 25 2014]
Narrowing the Spot Where the Generations Converge [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 25 2014]
Stripes Gets Bold With Website Relaunch [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 24 2014]
McDonald’s Refocuses on Value, Service, Marketi... [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 24 2014]
KonaRed Expands Into New York Area [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 24 2014]
Gas Exodus Extra: Consider the Alternatives [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Jul 24 2014]
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