Ideas 2 Go: In a Pickle (NACS)

Could a single pickle set your store apart from the competition? Double Quick, a 45-store chain headquartered in Indianola, Mississippi, thinks so. The retailer has successfully refined a local favorite that’s caught the attention of a cable food network and The New York Times.Read More

Honey Farms Integrates With OpenStore by GasBuddy (CSDecisions)

Honey Farms Inc., with 36 locations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, officially rolled out OpenStore earlier this month, and the free Honey Farms Inc. mobile app is worth the download.

The app showcases in-store promotions, updated gas prices, locations and more.  Customers can send feedback from their mobile phone and receive time-sensitive electronic mobile coupons.

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First Things First for Seibert’s (CSP Daily)

RICHMOND, Va. Seibert’s Family of Cos. has announced that it successfully applied to the BP Fueling Communities program and received a $6,500 grant on behalf of First Things First of Greater Richmond.The Fueling Communities initiative provides grant donations to local BP business owners to help them support a local organization of their choosing. First Things First is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families through education, collaboration and mobilization. Its primary focuses are encouraging healthy marriages; connecting dads with their kids; and teaching youth relationship skills.Read More

Love’s Travel Stop Reopens in Webbers Falls, Okla. (CSDecisions)

Love’s Travel Stops has announced it reopened a travel stop in Webbers Falls, Okla., at Interstate 40 and Hwy 100. This travel stop is a raze and rebuild to replace a 22-year-old Love’s in Webbers Falls, which was closed in late September 2012.The rebuilt location includes 80 truck parking spaces, Subway and Burger King restaurants and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center.Read More

Wawa Previewing First Tampa Bay Store (CSP Daily)

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — Wawa Inc. is celebrating the Feb. 8 grand opening of its first store in the Tampa Bay area with a VIP Store Tour & Luncheon preview the day before the store opens to the public. At the Thursday event, the mayor of Pinellas Park, Fla., Sandra Bradbury, along with Wawa officials, will announce expansion plans and Wawa’s expected economic impact in the Tampa area.

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Wawa Hits One Million Facebook Fans (CSDecisions)

Wawa hit one million Facebook fans on Jan. 28, and has launched a two week celebration to reward fans for their loyalty.From merchandise to gift cards, Wawa is showering its social media fans with affection. But the celebration doesn’t end there; Wawa is also launching its “What Will Wawa do Next?” program.

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Tedeschi Food Shops Honored By Social Media Award (CSDecisions)

The Brooklyn Nets? Fugetaboutit. New York City’s largest borough is celebrating the growth of a convenience store chain it can call its very own. That’s because Bolla Management Corp. hasn’t just come of age over the past two years, it is setting standards in retail design and foodservice that are attracting the attention of customers and competitors alike.“We take our relationship with our customers very seriously,” said Harry Singh, president and CEO of family-owned Bolla Management Corp., which oversees the company’s retail, jobber, construction and consulting businesses.

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