Channel: Category Managers

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Beverages
Who’s drinking it, what are they doing and what are they eating?
Innovative Control Systems (ICS) (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Car Wash)
Services
Rolls out its first PCI PTS 3.x Compliant & EMV-certified systems
Service That Sells Ready Training Online (RTO) (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores)
Technology
Combine resources to deliver online, offline expertise
Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) LUST Gas Tax (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)
Fuels News
Goes after tank fund rather than increasing gas tax
CSP Magazine
A brand-new RV makes thorough use of space through technology, taking every available inch and expanding living space when the vehicle was stationary for the night. The coolest reminded me of merchandising innovations such as mobile displays and suction-cup devices that create more efficient c-store spaces.
Hershey candy bar (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores)
Snacks & Candy
Commodity spot prices for cocoa, dairy, nuts have increased "meaningfully".
beer convenience store cold vault doors
Beverages
IPCA aims to end liquor-store "monopoly".

Frozen-Pizza Sales Turn Around in C-Stores

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Frozen pizza sales in c-stores
Frozen-pizza sales improved in 2013, and are up 4.1% for the 52 weeks ending May 18, 2014.
Best-Selling Frozen Pizza Brands in Convenience Stores

IRI Convenience AllScan data for 52 weeks ending May 18, 2014

Brand Dollar Sales PCYA* Unit Sales PCYA*
Di Giorno $30,593,190 -4.39% 4,466,488 -4.49%
Tombstone $9,820,989 17.30% 1,906,779 18.64%
Stouffers $7,049,738 7.46% 1,702,353 6.42%
Kettle River $6,884,002 -10.91% 941,093 -15.50%
Pizza Corner $6,422,309 -12.46% 925,903 -11.69%
Jack's $6,110,659 10.22% 1,536,579 8.62%
Red Baron $5,108,633 -0.06% 978,652 2.13%
Hunt Brothers $4,397,629 126.72% 442,477 124.02%
Totino's $4,289,224 -2.67% 1,913,799 -0.66%
Jack's Original $4,118,842 -6.56% 1,065,626 -7.21%
Heggies $3,267,140 41.57% 380,834 35.08%
Orvs $2,539,665 17.33% 657,824 12.25%
Butch's $2,330,281 -10.24% 406,128 -12.00%
Luigi's $2,261,296 20.07% 358,284 24.31%
Palermo's Classic $1,530,335 -1.26% 539,410 1.70%
Red Baron Singles $1,440,515 -25.33% 382,338 -19.24%
Freschetta $1,389,815 -8.29% 167,856 -9.26%
Tony's $1,259,122 12.34% 311,730 7.32%
Emil's $1,096,916 295.28% 179,172 290.61%
Stokkes $1,096,333 -1.27% 165,020 1.42%
Total $113,797,000 4.42% 22,000,730 4.08%

*Percent change from a year ago

Source: 
IRI
Papa Murphy's In-N-Out Burger (CSP Daily News / Conveniecne Stores / Foodservice / Loyalty)
Foodservice
Priorities, results vary by generation, says Technomic

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