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Convenience Retailer Daily October 9, 2014

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O s e r C o m m u n i c a t i o n s G ro u p La s V e g a s Th u r s d a y, O c to b e r 9 , 2 0 1 4 By Heather Steines, Executive Vice President, All Paws Pet Wash I got to thinking recently about how times have changed. I mean, today's world is so very different. Just look at man's best friend. Dogs have been a big part of our lives for a long, long time. Early dogs were farm dogs. They existed to guard their owner's prop- erty and to protect livestock. Fast for- ward a few decades and dogs became pets. They served the purpose of fetching MAKE YOUR C-STORE A ONE-STOP-SHOP WITH ALL PAWS PET WASH DNA Distributors, manufacturer of Cigalectric e-cigs and Just Juice vapor prod- ucts, has been chang- ing the industry with its innovative pack- aging and new product designs since 2009. The Just Juice vapor line is the newest edition to the DNA catalogue of products and has been receiving rave reviews from some of the nation's top wholesalers, retailers and industry ana- lysts. The Just Juice line was designed with easy retail execution in mind. Dan Mastrolonardo, CEO of DNA By William Gagnon, Vice President of Marketing, Excel Dryer Inc. Restrooms play a critical role in the public percep- tion of cleanliness. Nowhere is this more rel- evant than for the convenience store industry, whose customers rely on the accessibility of their public restrooms. Customers do not want to buy food or beverages from a store that looks dirty – and those items represent large portions of revenue for convenience stores. Continued on Page 45 DNA DISTRIBUTORS INC.'S NEW JUST JUICE VAPOR LINE THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CONVENIENCE STORE RESTROOMS Continued on Page 41 Continued on Page 45 An interview with Bob Dee, Chief Operating Officer, Crompco LLC. CRSD: Crompco is well known in the convenience store industry as a field service company with a focus on compliance testing services, AccuMeasure precision meter calibra- tion service and most recently light con- structions services. Can you explain how the Vault fits in to your overall business strategy? BD: We feel that having served a wide CROMPCO PROVIDES SOLUTIONS FOR C-STORE INDUSTRY Continued on Page 45 By Yasmina Dhimes, Director of Sales, Forte Product Solutions Forecourt Equipment and Merchandising Fixtures at their finest! That's what Forte brings to NACS 2014, and to our customers throughout the year. Our products offer C-store operators innova- tion, great value and durable equipment to make their sites cleaner, more appealing and to support creative merchandising programs that boost their sales revenue year after year. Each Forte product is manufactured of strong plastic material to withstand extreme weather conditions, impact and daily wear and tear. More importantly, our equipment is made for convenience, practicality, efficacy and Years ago, everyone thought a car- wash was a great method of increasing the sale of gasoline. Today, the carwash can be the most profitable square footage on the property if you make it a destina- tion for your customers. Studies have shown that the addition of an effective car wash does increase gas vol- umes as well as increase inside store merchandise sales, but the bottom line that is most important is the net prof- its from car wash operations properly done can easily reach 50 to 60 percent. "At Autec, we make more than car washes – we make success stories." Autec Inc. specializes in developing the most Sunny Delight Beverages Co. (SDBC) recognizes its consumer's desire for great tasting yet more wholesome products and invests in ways to create healthier beverages and make them readily available. Staying true to its commitment of producing healthier, value-priced bever- ages in right sized packaging for consumers, retailers and distributors, its 2015 innovation platform spans both of our primary brands. SunnyD is one of the most recognized brand names in the juice drink category and celebrates 50 years of pleasing consumers and customers in 2014. In recent years, SunnyD aggressively responded to consumer demand for "healthier" beverages and reduced calories Continued on Page 41 Continued on Page 41 Continued on Page 41 FORTE PRODUCT SOLUTIONS: 'YOU FINALLY FOUND US!' SDBC UNVEILS 2015 INNOVATION TO CONVENIENCE CHANNEL CUSTOMERS MAKING YOUR CAR WASH A DESTINATION AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH NACS

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