Convenience Store News - July 2018 - 10
TOP 5 DAILY NEWS HEADLINES
Derek Gaskins Leaves Rutter's to Join Yesway
Yesway is adding a new member to its executive team: Derek Gaskins,
formerly of Rutter's. Gaskins will assume the position of senior vice
president of merchandising and procurement at Yesway's Beverly, Mass.,
office, overseeing the chain's entire marketing team.
Pilot Flying J to Add 5,000 New Team
Members This Summer
Pilot Flying J is going on a hiring spree, with plans to expand its
employee roster by more than 5,000 team members this summer.
During this year's hiring push, Pilot Flying J is looking to fill positions that
range from entry level to management roles across its retail, restaurant
and deli operations throughout North America.
Buc-ee's Wins Trademark Infringement Fight
Against Competing Texas Travel Stop
A federal jury sided with Buc-ee's in its trademark infringement
challenge against a competitor, Choke Canyon. The panel found that
Choke Canyon's alligator logo violated state and federal trademark law,
infringing on Buc-ee's established beaver logo.
QuikTrip Scooping Up Acres for Its
San Antonio Entrance
QuikTrip Corp. is preparing to enter the San Antonio marketplace by
making land purchases totaling more than $10 million. The company
plans to open around 60 stores in San Antonio and 40 in Austin, with a
smaller number along Interstate 35 between the two Texas cities.
Wawa Reinvents Hoagiefest for
Summer 2018 Campaign
After a 10-year run of its 1960s-themed campaign, Wawa is going more
modern for its summer 2018 Hoagiefest with new graphics, special
effects and contemporary music. The convenience store retailer is also
introducing special pricing during Hoagiefest for all three of its hoagie
sizes, in all varieties.
Five Steps to Crack Down on Shoplifting
Some retailers have been unwilling to take action against shoplifters due
to a certain level of acceptance that shoplifting is just a part of the cost of
doing business, but more and more retailers
are fighting back. By employing a combination of good retailing practices, improved
staffing policies, technology improvements
and partnerships with law enforcement,
these retailers are reducing the opportunity
to shoplift. Store operators can improve
store layout and displays; upgrade security
measures; hire more better-trained staff; use
advanced technology; and form partnerships
with law enforcement, according to Nick
Coult of Numerica Corp.
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exclusive, interactive conversation with
former Whole Foods Market co-CEO
Walter Robb; and much more.
For more exclusive stories, visit the Special
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MOST VIEWED NEW PRODUCT
Nestlé Crunch Dark
Nestlé Crunch Dark
and Buncha Crunch
Dark provide a twist
on the classic candy,
rich dark chocolate. Featuring 100
percent real dark chocolate, Nestlé
Crunch Dark is now available in a
single bar (1.5 ounces), with a suggested retail price of $1.09. Buncha
Crunch Dark is available in a resealable stand-up bag (8 ounces) for a
suggested price of $3.79, as well as a
snackable concession box (3.2 ounces)
for a suggested price of $1.06.