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Oh Baby!

We are ecstatic to announce that Lindsey and Gabe are NEW proud parents to baby Joey Martinez! Joey was born on November 6 2018 at 7:03 a.m.  He was 8lbs 3oz, 21 inches long! Congratulations Gabe and Lindsey… and welcome to the world, Baby...

Core-Mark relocating HQ to DFW Area

Exclusive: Dallas-Fort Worth area nabs another Fortune 500 company with headquarters relocation to Westlake     By Bill Hethcock  – Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal Sep 6, 2018, 2:57pm Core-Mark, a Fortune 500 company based in San Francisco, plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Westlake in 2019. Scott McPherson, president and CEO of Core­Mark Holding Co. Inc. (Nasdaq: CORE), announced the move in an Aug. 7 earnings call, according to a transcriptfrom Seeking Alpha. “Recently, we have finalized plans to relocate Core-Mark’s corporate headquarters to the Dallas-Fort Worth area,” McPherson said. “The move will take place during the first half of 2019. The cost of operating out of the San Francisco Bay Area (is) high, and while San Francisco is our longtime home, the business has expanded dramatically over the years.” Dallas offers more favorable operating costs, lower taxes and a central location for Core-Mark’s nationwide business, McPherson said. “Being closer to our customers and more central to our divisions will create cost and logistical efficiency for us,” he said. Later, in response to an analyst’s question, McPherson said Core-Mark’s employees have been informed of the move.­ He said Core-Mark, the second-largest distributor to the convenience store industry, is a relatively decentralized company, with the corporate office consisting of about 100 of the company’s 9,000 employees. Several factors beyond cost savings went into the decision to move to North Texas, the CEO added. “It’s getting us in a much better position as a nationwide company to service our customers to be in a market that is, I’d say, employee friendly with a really high quality of life,” McPherson said. Though McPherson made the announcement almost a month ago, it’s largely flown under the radar. Calls and emails to Core-Mark and Westlake city officials were not immediately returned. Core-Mark will be the 23rd Fortune 500 company based in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. DFW...

Fun at the 2017 NACS Show in Chicago

Once again, the entire CMS Sales Team traveled to the annual NACS Show.  Here are a few fun photos of the team enjoying the Windy City!

Krispy Kreme Honey Buns and Cinnamon Buns are the fastest growing* UPC’s in their segment – Nationwide!*

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation is world-renowned for its premium sweet treats. In selecting TSW Foods as its exclusive master distribution and purchasing team, Krispy Kreme has positioned itself strongly as it expands availability of its best-in-class packaged snack items. Like the products featured in the article, many of the 15 SKU’s offered include Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed® Flavoring. The current frozen bakery product lineup includes honey and cinnamon buns, fried and baked pies as well as 6 count and bagged mini doughnuts. Krispy Kreme Honey Buns and Cinnamon Buns are the fastest growing* UPC’s in their segment – Nationwide!* “Our growth has been outstanding, led by the steady climb of our 5oz Glazed honey bun and 4oz Cinnamon Roll,” said Wil Torres, operating Partner at TSW Foods. “Since partnering with TSW Foods just under two years ago, Krispy Kreme has represented seven figures worth of incremental pastry business for our customers, said Nelson Lopes, Buyer at Harold Levinson Associates. “Over 2,000 HLA customers have become consumer destinations for Krispy Kreme packaged pastries. With its continued growth, Krispy Kreme will become a force in the packaged pastry category.” *Based on Nielsen Answers Dollar Percentage Change 26 weeks end July 15 2017   Source:  CS...

2017 NACS Show in Chicago!

BE SURE TO VISIT OUR MANUFACTURER’S BOOTHS AT THIS YEARS NACS SHOW AT THE McCORMICK PLACE in CHICAGO! Greg Testerman, Bruce Bristow, Emily Jones, Bryan Van Cleave and Jackie Garcia will all be available on October 17-19 to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact them to meet or schedule an appointment… Brownie Brittle, LLC. – BOOTH 147— Brownie Brittle is a chocolate snack product with a rich brownie taste and a cookie crunch. Available in 1oz, 2oz, 2.75 oz and 5 oz bags in a variety of flavors. Only 120 calories per serving.  Stop by Booth #147 to sample any or all! Conagra – BOOTH 5718— Making great food for nearly 100 years.  Our portfolio of iconic and emerging brands continue to evolve to offer contemporary choices for every occasion.  Some brands include Slim Jim, David’s, Penrose, Act II Popcorn, HK Anderson and the newly acquired Duke’s Meat Snacks and BIGS Sunflower Seeds! Convenience Valet – BOOTH 1240— Convenience Valet distributes to more than 100,000 outlets: c-stores, cruise lines, airports, hotels and everything in between. We strive to provide the highest quality HBC products and programs to our wholesale and retail partners. We sell brands at competitive prices and provide the right products for your business. At CV “partnership” means we are always working with you to maximize and grow sales and profits: all while helping our partners “give back” via our charity partnerships. Creative Marketing Concepts – BOOTH 1440— Creative Marketing Concepts (CMC) is a national master broker and drop ship distributor of branded consumer products including Sony Alkaline Batteries, Mossy Oak Pursuit Energy, DiBella Baking Co,...

2016 NACS Show in Atlanta GA

BE SURE TO VISIT OUR MANUFACTURER’S BOOTHS AT THIS YEARS NACS SHOW AT THE GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER! Greg  Testerman,   Bruce Bristow , Emily  Jones and  Bryan Van Cleave will all be available  on  October 19-20  to  answer  any questions  you  may  have.   Please  feel  free  to  contact  them to meet or schedule an appointment…   Blue Diamond Growers – BOOTH 7709—  Blue Diamond®, the world’s leading almond brand, continues to build markets and create new products, new uses, and new opportunities for global consumers. In 2013, we doubled our capacity by opening the first phase of a new plant in Turlock, California, designed to create more value-added global products using state-of-the art technology. We have also expanded our research and development capabilities with our Almond innovation Center, a one-of-a-kind facility dedicated to new almond products. Bahama Mama – BOOTH 5700—  Gourmet To Go is a purpose-driven company consistently delivering superior meat products at an affordable price including the Original Schmidt’s Bahama Mama. We aspire to be America’s #1 choice for meat products and sandwiches due to the quality of our products and the honesty and integrity with which we do business. Brownie Brittle, LLC. – BOOTH 8518—  Brownie Brittle is a chocolate snack product with a rich brownie taste and a cookie crunch. Available in 1oz, 2oz, 2.75 oz and 5 oz bags in a variety of flavors. Only 120 calories per serving. NEW Products featured at NACS 2016: Sheila G’s Thindulgent Chocolate Bark in four delicious flavors, Sheila G’s Cookie Bites, and Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle Bites. Stop at Booth #8518 to sample any or all! Convenience...

Couche-Tard Acquiring CST Brands

LAVAL, Quebec, and SAN ANTONIO — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has announced a definitive merger agreement with CST Brands Inc. under which Couche-Tard would acquire CST in an all-cash transaction for $48.53 per share, with a total enterprise value of approximately $4.4 billion (U.S.) including net debt assumed. The terms and conditions of the agreement were unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies. The transaction price represents a premium of 42% to CST’s closing share price on March 3, 2016, the last trading day prior to CST announcing that it would explore and review its strategic alternatives to further enhance its stockholder value. This all-cash transaction is expected to be financed by Couche-Tard’s available cash, existing credit facilities and a new term loan. The CST transaction is expected to close in early calendar year 2017 and is subject to the approval of CST’s stockholders and regulatory approvals in the United States and Canada. Couche-Tard has also entered into an agreement with Parkland Fuel Corp. pursuant to which it would sell certain Canadian assets of CST after the merger for approximately $750 million (U.S). The assets in Canada that would be sold include CST’s Cardlock business, CST’s Dealer and Commission Agents business, CST’s commercial and home energy business, a number of company-operated stores to be determined following the Competition Bureau of Canada’s review of the transaction and CST’s Montréal corporate head office. This transaction is subject to customary regulatory approval and closing conditions. Couche-Tard intends to use the proceeds from this sale to repay part of its credit facilities. CST is based in San Antonio and has more...