EPA Finalizes 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard RVOs

The agency also establishes biomass-based diesel volume for 2019. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released final 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, setting the RVO for total renewable fuel at 19.29 billion gallons, including 288 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel, 2.1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel, and 4.29 billion

Marketplace Disruption Shapes Eating Patterns in America

Consumers are also making fewer visits to restaurants opting to stay at home or spend money on experiences. Understanding the consumer needs of your demographic remains of key importance for food operators as marketplace disruption brings changes to consumer demands. Shifting consumer attitudes, behaviors, and demographics; an evolving marketplace with ongoing channel and digital disruptions;

Yesway Acquires KAPS LLC

Grows in Kansas and Texas. Yesway has acquired KAPS LLC, a five store chain in Kansas, (located in Lyons, McPherson, Lindsborg, and Cheney), and the New Deal Travel Center of Texas located at 101 E. Main in New Deal, Texas. These six new Yesway locations will complement the company’s growing footprint in Kansas and its

Popular Food Trends May Create Safety Challenges in 2018

Whether they’re adding smoothies, cookie dough or vegan and gluten-free options, c-stores need to make sure they’re following food safety best practices. By Gina (Nicholson) Kramer Those delicious fruit smoothies your store sells to health-conscious customers may be popular. But they may not be safe. Several modern food trends – including the smoothie craze –

TravelCenters Makes Leadership Changes

Thomas O’Brien resigns as CEO, and Andrew Rebholz takes the helm. TravelCenters of America LLC announced that Thomas O’Brien, president and CEO has resigned effective Dec. 31, 2017. The TA Board has appointed: (ii)Andrew Rebholz, a 20 year veteran of TA and currently TA’s executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, to be TA’s

Food Shoppers Prioritize Convenience & Experiences

Creating experiences for shoppers can help drive consumer loyalty. The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association’s (IDDBA), “What’s in Store 2018” report found grocery shopping isn’t just a traditional food trip these days—it’s about the entire experience, which includes convenience/location, produce selection, prices, store layout and more. The shifting of shopping becoming a destination experience is