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Convenience Retailer Show Daily Day 3 NACS 2013

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An interview with Gary Bevers, B u s i n e s s Development Consultant, Gevo, Inc. CRSD: What is Gevo? GB: Gevo is a leading renewable chem- icals and next generation biofuels com- pany. Gevo is developing bio-based alternatives to petroleum products using a combination of synthetic biology and chemistry. The company produces isobutanol, a versatile platform mole- cule for the fuels and petrochemicals market, in its Luverne facility and has a GEVO: PRODUCING THE FUEL OF THE NEXT GENERATION CROSSMARK Convenience has a unique role in the convenience channel: Working with convenience stores and manufacturers to ensure shop- per satisfaction as well as increased suc- cess and profitability for each company. One area in which CROSSMARK Convenience has been providing guid- ance is the Health, Beauty and Wellness (HBW) category, which remains an area of significant potential growth and profit for manufacturers and retailers. Convenience Retailer Show Daily recent- ly talked with Kennith Fries, who heads CROSSMARK Convenience, to get his In a deal that's sure to animate the kids' health food industry, Crunchies Food Company, LLC – the leading producer of all-natural freeze-dried fruits and vegetables – has joined with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create a new line of better-for-you snacks for kids: Little Organic Crunchies ® . The decision to have every kid-sized piece of freeze-dried fruit be 100 percent organic sprang from discussions with two very important audiences: moms, and natural foods retailers. It is clear Children's Miracle Network Hospitals ® , a charity raising funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals across North America, recently announced a partner- ship with Convenience Valet ® . Starting January 1, 2014, Convenience Valet will donate a mini- mum $250,000 annually to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals based on proceeds from carded items with the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals logo on it. The logo will be on trusted name brand products from manufactur- ers such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson Continued on Page 55 CROSSMARK SHARES HBW INSIGHTS FOR CONVENIENCE OPERATORS CRUNCHIES GOES LOONEY TUNES WITH CERTIFIED ORGANIC KIDS' LINE CONVENIENCE VALET RAISES FUNDS FOR CHARITY Continued on Page 57 Continued on Page 57 Continued on Page 57 O s e r C o m m u n i c a t i o n s G r o u p A t l a n t a M o n d a y, O c t o b e r 1 4 , 2 0 1 3 Sunny Delight Beverages Co. rec- ognizes its con- sumer's desire for great tasting yet more wholesome products and is investing in ways to create healthier beverages and make them readily avail- able. The Sunny Delight Beverages Co. is excited to unveil its 2014 initiatives to its convenience channel customers. Staying true to a commitment to pro- duce healthier beverages in right sized packaging and value priced to meet the needs of consumers, retailers and dis- tributors, Sunny Delight Beverage Co.'s SUNNY DELIGHT SHINES ON WITH NEW PRODUCTS FOR 2014 Continued on Page 55 Now finding ZICO is as easy as spotting Coca- Cola's iconic Big Red Truck! The successful and exciting partnership that started in 2009 with an initial investment from Coke has continued to grow and thrive, and has organically evolved into national distribution via the Coca-Cola distribution channels. ZICO's brand and sales growth and innovation have elevated it from humble beginnings to the No. 2 coconut water in the nation. As the first brand to offer a resealable and recyclable bottle nationally, An interview with Keith Caldwell, President, CCSI International, Inc. mfg,. All Paws Pet Wash. CRSD: Tell our readers about your company. What's your main line of business? KC: CCSI International, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer in the wet environ- ment industry since 1964. After nearly fifty years in manufacturing, our compa- ny has enveloped many diverse product lines. Diversifying into the car wash Continued on Page 57 Years ago, every- one thought a car wash was a great method of increasing the sale of gasoline. Today, the car wash can be the most profitable square footage on the property if you make it a destination for your customers. Studies have shown that the addition of an effective car wash does increase gas volumes as well as increase inside store merchandise sales, but the bottom line that is most important is the net profits from car wash operations properly done can easily reach 50 to 60 percent. AUTEC makes more than car Continued on Page 55 ZICO/COCA-COLA PARTNERSHIP THRIVES GET THE BEST PET CARE WITH ALL PAWS PET WASH AUTEC: MAKING YOUR CAR WASH A DESTINATION Continued on Page 44 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH NACS

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