Convenience Store News

NOV 2014

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WWW.CSNEWS.COM | NOVEMBER 2014 | Convenience Store News 23 INDUSTRYROUNDUP n Swisher International Inc. will acquire Drew Estate Inc. in its entirety. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Drew Estate will continue to operate under its current management team as a subsidiary of Swisher. n The Kellogg Co. is re-establishing its Kashi family of brands as a standalone natural foods business. It will be led by David Denholm, former president of U.S. Morning Foods, who rejoined The Kellogg Co. on Sept. 2 as Kashi Co. CEO. n The Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc., Dr Pepper Snapple Group and the American Beverage Association worked out a pact with The Alliance for a Healthier Generation to decrease beverage calories consumed per person nationally by 20 percent by 2025. n Cardtronics Inc. completed its $160-million acquisition of Welch ATM. As part of the deal, Welch ATM founder and CEO Jeff Hewitt joined the Cardtronics leadership team as an executive vice president. n Heineken USA launched this year's holiday retail and on- premise program on Nov. 1. The campaign's tagline is: "Share the Heineken. Spark Your Holidays." n LOGIC Technology Development LLC is expanding beyond electronic ciga- rettes and launch- ing LOGIC PRO Advanced Vapor Systems. The e-vapor product made its official debut at the 2014 NACS Show. n Douglass Distributing entered into a business relationship with Convenience Store Alliance (CSA). For the month of October, Douglass covered CSA's $300-per- site enrollment fee for all Douglass retailers who joined the alliance. Frank Bayley, co-founder of Huck's Convenience Stores, passed away Oct. 18 at the age of 86. Bayley and his business partner Bob Martin (who died in March 1998) formed Carmi, Ill.-based Martin & Bayley Inc. in 1960, beginning by opening supermarkets in small southern Illinois towns and eventually branching out to Kentucky and Tennessee. They opened the first Huck's convenience store in Grayville, Ill., in 1974. Today, the c-store chain operates 113 stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri. Bayley also developed the nonprofit organization Karing for Kids, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. supplier tidbits in memoriam

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