April 2010 Back Rumor

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Hope your recovery is going well, M.Z. You were missed.

Was that Brian P. and his daughter in the audience of “The Price Is Right”?

BR hears a big acquisition may be in the works in the drug channel.

Who would have guessed one of the nicest coffee gals in our industry used to race cars for a living? BR is glad you decided to hang out with us!

Note to self: Send a box of Crispy Crunch to Polk Oil.

BR now knows where to wash cars and see tennis celebs.

Good luck to D.M.! Hope you and your wife enjoy the Arizona desert.

Great to see J.V. working with the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Can’t take the Dodger out of this true Red Bird.

Hey, K.S., that was a nasty bruise on your knee. Hope it is feeling better, eh?

BR hopes Jeremy B. will bring his grill and special barbecue recipe to our office this summer! Hope B.W. doesn’t regret telling us about his publishing background.

J.R., if that c-store thing doesn’t work out, we hear the circus is coming through town … Congrats to Bill P. and his son on their Boy Scout Boxcar Derby finish!

A Tucson retailer is dreading the price wars that will occur once a big player opens up with several new locations.

Holy mackerel— uh, marlin! Congrats on your 400-pound fish, Matt M.!

D.M., hope your next month wasn’t quite as whirlwind as your first one.

BR loves how you had your daughter personalize your business cards with crayon drawings, Pete M.

Don’t discount the pain that partnering with an area hypermarket can be, says one Midwest retailer. The buzz on the floor of the Tobacco Plus.

Expo had some attendees on the lookout for ultimate booth babe Carmen Electra. Pity her attendance was merely a rumor.

W.L., congrats on your new home. Don’t forget to clean the horse stable.

One insightful former tobacco retailer says the next great, smokeless nicotine-delivery system will look like a hollow cardboard cigarette but provide a satisfying drag.  

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