June 2013 Back Rumor

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Good luck to E.H. on his next Half Iron Man!

BR is in awe of your energy! BR hears a big brand out East is looking for retail sites.

Marijuana legalization has some retailers in the West seriously considering selling the wacky weed.

Kudos to Chevron for its perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”

BR hears some rival buddies in the brew business are pondering a jam session.

Congrats on the new frontier, J.F., and your internal job shift.

If you want to get on the good side of the new guy at the FDA,get him a tryout as an announcer for the Yankees.

A big Southeast chain is interested in loyalty and  potentially upgrading its POS.

Who’s going to control the ID element of the mobile wallet? That’s what P.L. wants to know.

Seen at a Pantry site near Charlotte: toy helicopters for $29.99, and word is they are hot sellers.

BR hears “Tee-Tee” is proud of his nickname and glad it’s not “Doo-Doo.”

A retailer in the South is putting the finishing touches on a new, large-footprint prototype store and has plans for five or six by the fall.

A Gulf state retailer is reporting a big foodservice payoff at its 50-seat sites.

Who knew ballroom dancing would be a hobby for G.S. and his wife, and at quite a few grand venues, too?

One Texas retailer’s revamp efforts are far surpassing expectations.

Restaurateurs may not be “afraid” of c-stores’ moves into foodservice, but they sure were attentive when 7-Eleven CEO Joe DePintos poke are a recent industry conference.

Did you meet at The NATO Show or somewhere else?

Congrats to Larry Glass and Karen Stevens on their engagement! Congrats to Todd and Marla Jenney on grandchild No. 2!

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