1-800-Flowers Finalizes PersonalizationMall.com Purchase

Carle Place, NY — 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. has closed its acquisition of PersonalizationMall.com, LLC in a deal that was valued at approximately $252 million, the purchasing company reports. “The addition of PersonalizationMall.com to our unique business platform, including our all-star family of…

7-Eleven Strikes $21B Deal To Purchase Speedway

Irving, TX — 7-Eleven, Inc. the largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry, has entered into an agreement to acquire Speedway LLC from Marathon Petroleum Corp. As part of the agreement, 7-Eleven will acquire approximately 3,900 Speedway stores located in 35 states,…

NACS Cancels 2020 Expo, Virtual Event Is Planned

Alexandria, VA — The 2020 NACS Show, schedule for October 11 to 14, in Las Vegas, has been canceled, according to the show organizers, stating that as part of daily communications with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA),…

Former NCA President & CEO Dick O’Connell Passes

Isle of Palms, SC — Richard “Dick” Thomas O’Connell, past president and CEO of the NCA, as well as a past president and CEO of the Chocolate Manufacturers Association and the American Cocoa Research Institute, died Monday at the age…

Crunch Brand Gets New Look

Parsippany, NJ — Ferrero U.S.A., Inc. has redesigned the logo and packaging for Crunch chocolate bars to reflect a more modern appearance, according to the candymaker. The new packaging highlights that the bars are made with “100% real chocolate” and crisped…