Cigars Stay on Course

Over the past year cigars continued to help boost the other tobacco products category at convenience stores. Inexpensive two- and three-cigar packs made up less than 1% of cigar sales in 2008, but by 2015 this packaging style held 40% of the retail market share. Black & Mild and Swisher Sweets dominate the convenience store

MAPCO Optimizes Operations

Converts to Passport POS system. MAPCO, an owner of nearly 350 convenience stores located throughout the Southeast U.S., has selected Gilbarco Veeder-Root to modernize its in-store and forecourt infrastructure. MAPCO has chosen Gilbarco’s Passport Point-of-Sale (POS) System, EMV-ready Encore 700S dispensers and Applause Media System to promote sales and loyalty through an enhanced customer experience,

Business Accelerator Team Names New Partners

Jay Price and Mike Flebotte bring broad experience to the group. Business Accelerator Team (BATeam), a consultancy providing business development and digital marketing expertise to retailing and foodservice, announced the appointment of Jay Price and Mike Flebotte as partners of the Group. Jay Price joins the Group with broad CPG industry experience after holding numerous