May 2011 Back Rumor

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N.M. gets bonus points for creativity for hosting a cyber call from a stall in an airport bathroom.

Will J.K. come back to convenience?

BR sends good thoughts to our amiga J.H.!

To our new Midwest friend: We’re looking forward to your next land purchase.

Congrats to John McIndoe of SymphonyIRI and his wife on the arrival of twins John and Maggie!

Preparing for heated but healthy discussion, one East Coast retailer has built a “tranquility room” for employees to rediscover balance.

Congrats on your nuptials, Tiffany S.! Have a great honeymoon.

Thanks, Bob U., for the black-andgold cookies. VCU had a great run despite the outcome!

BR hears more than one convenience retailer is researching the value of putting a beer tap in stores.

To M.G. at Golden Pantry: No apology necessary.

BR hopes Sam J. Susser is healing well after his transplant. Best wishes! BR hears Tom L. loves to drive fast.

 “Blackmail” is such a dirty word … even if it’s appropriate. Right, John W.?

It’s nice to have a husband who meets landscapers at The Home Depot.

Father’s Day cookies for the dads in the workforce? Nice touch, S.P. BR hears some great new ideas are bubbling up from Nestlé Waters.

BR hears a lot of ExxonMobil folks went down to Florida in the 7-Eleven buy.

A major retailer in the Southeast is about to jump on the iPad bandwagon. Prototypes? Who needs them? That’s what at least one retailer tells BR.

BR hears a Texas-based chain is looking at a sizable acquisition in its home state.

Congrats to Lundy Edwards’ grandson on wrestling his way to a championship— at age 5.

Next time BR has something 300 pounds or more to move, we’re calling Jim M. of Handee Marts.

BR hears John S. slipped a CD of his songs to Bo Bice’s manager. We’re crossing our fingers for him. 

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