December 2010 Back Rumor

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BR hears a certain retailer was attacked by a sofa at the Consumer Insights Forum.

Congrats on the 900- store rollout, G.G.!

BR hears Scott Z. is bringing a foodservice “oasis” to Kansas. Talk about a sunny outlook!

A New York chain is saying cheese—lots of it, based on the amount of toastedcheese sandwiches and mac and cheese the stores are selling.

J.H., so sorry to hear the sombreros have been banned from your walls! Kudos to Plaid Pantry: The company raised nearly $30,000 through $1 donations at its 100 stores in Oregon to benefit the Light the Night charity, which benefits lymphoma and leukemia research. Instructions to keep M.P. happy: No photos nor fish. Private branding and a rejuvenated sandwich offer helped one Boston-area chain ring in a profitable year.

BR hears Z.P. is ready to get back into the c-store industry.

Think you have a memorable story about Sept. 11? Just ask Rick W. about his stay in Las Vegas.

BR hears 7-Eleven got a number of helpful calls from lighting companies after burned-out bulbs became an issue during CEO Joe DePinto’s appearance on the TV show “Undercover Boss.”

BR thinks you could be called worse things, K.F. Code for “going out for a smoke”: “getting a hot snack.”

BR is rooting for C.B. and R.M., both in training for half-marathons.

Five daughters and a wife mean always going to c-stores with clean bathrooms, huh, N.T.?

C.B. and K.K., how’s that backwards reading going?

A certain Western retailer plans to pop up in Vegas soon.

Maple bacon lollipops for everyone!

Fourth tier isn’t making up for lost profits from consumers who are moving away from the middle, says J.S.  

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