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Senate Passes Bill for FDA to Regulate Tobacco

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WASHINGTON In a 79-17 vote yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed a bill giving the Food and Drug Administration regulatory authority over the tobacco industry. The vote sends the measure back [...]

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Senate Passes Bill for FDA to Regulate Tobacco

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In a 79-17 vote yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed a bill giving the Food and Drug Administration regulatory authority over the tobacco industry. The vote sends the measure back to [...]

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Walmart Debates Continued Tobacco Sales

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NEW YORK At its annual shareholders meeting, Walmart reveled in its strong performance during the recession and promised further improvements in store merchandise and store aesthetics. Of most interest to [...]

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Walmart Debates Continued Sale of Tobacco

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In an annual shareholders meeting, Walmart reveled in its strong performance during the recession and promised further improvements in store merchandise and store aesthetics. Of most interest to convenience store [...]

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A-B, Nascar’s Petty Launch Designated-Driver Push

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Nascar driver Richard Petty and Anheuser-Busch are teaming up on a new Budweiser responsibility campaign aimed at reminding fans to use a designated driver, the company said. “Racing is about [...]

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A-B, Nascar’s Petty Launch Designated-Driver Push

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. Nascar driver Richard Petty and Anheuser-Busch are teaming up on a new Budweiser responsibility campaign aimed at reminding fans to use a designated driver, the company said. “Racing [...]

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Lay’s Chips Spotlights Potato Farmers

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Marking the second phase of its repositioning strategy that started earlier this year, Lay’s Potato Chips launched a nationwide marketing campaign celebrating the power of the people and communities producing [...]

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Lay’s Launches Phase 2

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PLANO, TEXAS Marking the second phase of its repositioning strategy that started earlier this year, Lay’s Potato Chips launched a nationwide marketing campaign celebrating the power of the people and [...]

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Snacks Gain Consumer Clout

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Snacks have taken center stage in American eating, according to Snack Foods Culinary Trend Mapping Report from the Center for Culinary Development (CCD) and Packaged Facts. The study shows time-crunched [...]

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7-Eleven Brings OGPlanet Game Cards to Stores

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OGPlanet game cards are now available at 7-Eleven stores, thanks to the collaboration between OGPlanet and game card-developers Incomm to offer players easier access to OGPlanet’s online currency. “Partnering with [...]

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Certified Oil Expands Loyalty Program to Grocery Stores

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Certified Oil Co., operator of gas stations and convenience stores in Ohio, is expanding its “Certified Savings Program,” a three-level customer loyalty program, to grocery stores, the company reported. The [...]

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ExxonMobil Sponsors Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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ExxonMobil stands behind the effort to encourage more Hispanic students to pursue higher education. As part of its philanthropic support for math and science education, the oil company sponsored a [...]

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Loyalty Rewards Membership on the Rise

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Membership in U.S. loyalty rewards programs has reached 1.8 billion, according to the newly released 2009 Colloquy Loyalty Census. The adjusted total represents a 24 percent increase from the 1.3 [...]

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Gulf Takes Customers Out to the Ballpark

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For the fourth consecutive year, Gulf Oil is running a ticket giveaway sweepstakes in conjunction with Major League Baseball. With every fill-up, customers can enter to win choice seats at [...]

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FDA Could Have Power to Restrict Tobacco Ads

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In a 298-112 vote, the House passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act yesterday, a bill that would give the Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate the [...]