October 2010 Back Rumor

By  CSP Staff,

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More New York taxation has one retailer down 1,000 packs a month.

Kudos to K.F. and her husband for opening their home and their hearts.

Look for a Northeast chain to open up a new concept store— without gas.

Congrats to Tracy Wilbanks of Pinnacle Corp. on being named manager of the quarter!

BR thinks C.B. has a future in journalism.

A dominant chain seems to be hitting the skids in one Arizona market.

If having to deal with the Chevron pullout wasn’t bad enough, one Southeast retailer then had to ease customer ire over rebranding to BP during the oil spill in the Gulf.

BR hears a certain Tucson retailer has a genius for a granddaughter.

Will oil companies lock down their loyalty ports once they establish their own programs? A.B. says it’s a strong possibility.

BR hears Casey’s General Stores in mid-August was a hero for many folks in the Ames, Iowa, area when the company sent bottled water to those dealing with extreme flooding.

BR hears Steve B. is keeping his competitors on their toes with unexpected— and smart— business moves.

Another big deal may be closing in the Midwest.

“Pot brownies”: Brownies in a pot, or something else?

BR hears Huck’s has an amazing new white wine on its shelves. Can’t wait to try it!

M.L., sorry you got kicked off the island. A new loyalty program in Indiana seems to be going gangbusters.

Todd W., let us know the next time you have to drill into an overturned fuel tanker. We’ll have our fire suits on.

Martha L., beware of those dastardly TSA folks!

B.H., watch out for Skink!

One Florida retailer is hunting for a new direction for its foodservice program.

Can one oil company influence regional prices? J.K. thinks it may be happening in his area.

BR hears a 90-store chain in Michigan is on its way toward the launch of a proprietary deli program.

Is Fas Mart on the fast track to store-count growth? BR hears yes, and soon! 

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