Five new breaded and battered appetizers are available from Lamb Weston's Tantilizers Appetizers ¿ Battered Jalapeno & Onion Strips, Battered Jumbo Onion Rings, Beer Battered Zucchini Oval Slices, Breaded Cheddar Cheese Curds and Breaded White Cheddar Cheese Curds.
In this issue's article on rising credit-card interchange fees, we describe MasterCard's recent announcement that it would post its rate schedule online and place a cap on the fees it charges retailers who accept cards for fuel purchases as a "tipping point" that may lead to some relief for c-store operators. As our story points out, the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) played and continues to play a pivotal role in bringing this issue to a head and is to be commended for its efforts.
Over the years, we at Convenience Store News have been impressed with — and extremely grateful to — the many retailers in this industry who have seen the value of sharing information and participate enthusiastically in opportunities to do so.
Customers are angry over the escalating price of gasoline, an undisputed reality of the market. How that anger is preempted, managed and/or handled at the store level, however, can do more than reduce costly drive offs. It can prevent injury and save lives.
New ElimiTaste Smoke Screen Insane MaxxMint, by Inhale Solutions Inc., is the first Xylitol-based chewing gum specifically formulated to reduce and, in some cases, eliminate the aftertaste from smoking cigars, pipes and cigarettes.
In the dog-eat-dog world of convenience retailing, operators have long seen the need for keeping things fresh. As competition intensifies from within and outside the channel, more and more convenience store companies are picking things up a notch, creating new and innovative concepts to keep their customers coming back and attracting new business.