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CSP announces finalists of 14th annual contest; retailers asked to vote in 20 categories

CHICAGO – Voting is now open for CSP ’s 14th annual Retailer Choice Best New Product Contest. CSP magazine, the leading media brand serving the convenience industry, announced the finalists this week; the complete list is below. The editors of CSP and Convenience Store Products magazines identified...


Deal extends the 21-year-old relationship with an updated agreement servicing 430 stores

TEMPLE, Texas -- McLane Co. and Oklahoma City-based Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. have renewed their longtime service agreement. As part of this extended agreement, McLane will continue to deliver to more than 430 Love’s convenience stores across 41 states. The agreement will enable...

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Will lead sales agency's small-format business

IRVINE, Calif . -- Longtime convenience-store supplier representative Tony Gaines will bring his experience to Advantage Solutions, where he will be senior vice president of sales beginning July 31. Gaines has more than 25 years of industry experience at c-store-facing companies including Logic...

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