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Six cases reported in Wisconsin from March 30 to April 18

MADISON, Wis. – Another state has reported consumers suffering from severe bleeding after consuming or likely consuming synthetic cannabinoids. Between March 30 and April 18, the Wisconsin Department of Public Health received six cases of severe bleeding; half confirmed using synthetic cannabinoids...

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Will cosmetics ever become a key category for c-stores?

"I was at 7-Eleven, getting my Slurpee. It was, like, 1 a.m. I think it was a Saturday night or something. And I saw at the end of an aisle … that 7-Eleven had a full-on, like, makeup section and I was like, ‘What? … I need to pick up a full face of 7-Eleven makeup and do it on camera for you guys...

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Brings 25 years of experience at Kraft Foods, Core-Mark, Advantage Solutions, more

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. -- Distributor Convenience Valet has appointed industry veteran Brad Heetland to its board of directors. “Brad and I have had many positive work experiences over the last 25 years,” said Steve Jungmann, president and CEO of Convenience Valet. “His longstanding industry...

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Supplier will bring Nicotac to convenience stores beginning May 1
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Prompts realignment of soup, meals, snack and beverages portfolios
Agency investigating multistate outbreak, safety of substance
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Owner, employees charged after DEA sting
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Consumer death follows a month of 'fake weed' hospitalizations.