Building a Proprietary Food Program

Ingredients for Success   The answer to the question, “How can c-store operators develop proprietary foodservice programs?” is, according to consultant Dan Bendall, founder and president of FoodStrategy Inc. in Rockville, Md., the same as what he would tell any would-be restaurateur. “You need the following ingredients to be successful, not just serve food.” They

Meeting the Demand for Fresh Foods

Rx for Dinner   Walgreen’s drug chain recently announced that it will test market chilled foods at a dozen of its 7,500 stores this fall to determine if busy consumers are willing to stop at a drug store for a grab-and-go lunch or dinner. While full details of the test have not been made public,

Keys to Growing Foodservice Profitably

Why are some retailers prospering when others are struggling? What are the keys to growing the business—even during tough economic times? How are successful retailers approaching the business differently than others? These are all questions that could be applicable to any part of the retail business. However, the questions are extremely salient to foodservice programs

Tackling New Challenges

During her 13-year career in the industry, Donna Perkins has come a long way. Her enthusiasm and desire to learn drive her success. As pricebook manager for Calloway Oil Co., Perkins maintains costs and retails for all items in the company’s 23 E-Z Stop Food Mart stores in Tennessee. She also handles vendor issues, cost

VERC Enterprises Aims and Delivers

VERC ENTERPRISES AT A GLANCE   VERC Enterprises was launched 35 years ago by Paul Vercollone and his father Eugene in 1975 with a single gas station/car wash in Marshfield, Mass. Leo Vercollone, the company’s current president and CEO, joined the team after he graduated from Boston College in 1977. Paul continues to oversee the

Tedeschi’s Showcases Pride and Tradition

At a Glance: Tedeschi Food Stores   Headquarters: Rockland, Mass. Founded: 1923 Store Count: 189 2009 Annual Revenue: More than $600 million Employees: 2,100 Markets of Operation: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island Proprietary Brands: TD’s Deli and TD’s Express foodservice; Tedeschi Select groceries, snacks and beverages; and Tedeschi Fuel   While other chains

Saluting Family Businesses

I just got back from the National Advisory Group’s (NAG) 2010 Ideas Conference in Charleston, S.C., and came away with a much better understanding of the issues facing small businesses and family-owned companies. Whether it’s dealing with the massive overhaul of the U.S. medical system, costly PCI compliance investments that yield no ROI or embracing

Gulfcoast Software Solutions

Gulfcoast produces uniquely designed and highly sophisticated tools to integrate POS and facility management devices with the latest video surveillance technologies.   Booth #1517 Gulfcoast Software Solutionswww.cstorecameras.com

PDI

PDI provides software, hardware, and professional services to multi-unit convenience retailers and wholesale petroleum marketers. Worldwide, approximately 350 companies operating more than 23,000 locations rely on PDI’s systems for retail automation, supply-chain management, business intelligence, financial reporting, and employee selection and training. PDI’s flagship product, PDI/Enterprise, reflects the best practices of over 250 PDI customers.

JT International U.S.A.

JT International U.S.A. (JTI) has introduced its newest brand: WINGS. A high-quality, American blend cigarette with a smooth flavor, WINGS is designed for today’s value-seeking adult smokers with its bold, premium packaging and attractive price. WINGS is available in six top-selling box styles, including Red, Gold and Menthol in King Size and 100’s. WINGS is

Retalix

Retalix is a leading independent provider of software and professional services to retailers and distributors worldwide.  Our solutions serve the demand-driven needs of convenience and fuel retailers, grocery chains, independent grocers, and food, beverage, and consumer packaged goods distributors. Retalix personalized software applications automate and synchronize essential operations, encompassing stores, headquarters, and warehouses. We help

Power Service Products

Power Service Products is America’s largest manufacturer of technologically advanced diesel fuel additives. Our products have been formulated to provide trouble-free winter operation as well as year-around diesel engine performance improvement from all diesel fuels, including Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel and biodiesel. New, more powerful antigels protect diesel engines from the fuel problems

Krispy Krunchy Foods

Krispy Krunchy Foods will be showing two of their concepts during this year’s NACS show.  The chicken concept gives a franchise look with no franchise fees.  Operators get a week of training at their location and a first class graphics package.  The pizza concept is a pre-built product of high quality designed to take the

Hunt Brothers® Pizza

Hunt Brothers® Pizza will be present at NACS October 6-8 With more than 6,000 locations in 28 states, Hunt Brothers® Pizza is the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Family owned and operated for over 40 years, the company provides direct store delivery with all of the food products, marketing

POP ROCKS®

POP ROCKS® is the original brand for popping candy and a pop culture icon with phenomenal popularity status. With loyal consumers since 1970´s and a wide target audience, POP ROCKS® continues to be the promise of an exceptional fun experience. POP ROCKS® Strawberry is a TOP50 SKU in novelty non chocolate confectionery. We will be

5-Hour Energy®

Come to the 5-Hour Energy® booth at NACS (3365) to find out how to greatly increase your energy shot sales. According to Nielsen, the average number of 5-Hour Energy® shots sold per week per store is 23. But c-store chains that carry the 5-Hour Energy® 9-Box Rack sell an average of 41 bottles per week.

Marfood USA

  Marfood USA is proud to announce the revived and refocused Pemmican Brand. New packaging. New product. New promotions. And most importantly, a new passion for returning to the traditions that built the Beef Jerky category. You know what we’ve done so far in 2010, now join us at NACS booth #4127 to see where

Petroleum Card Services

To assist its independent merchants become and stay PCI (Payment Card Industry) DSS (Data Security Standards) compliant, Petroleum Card Services (PCS) specializes in understanding how the security standards affect independent petroleum merchants and makes it easier for clients to adhere to the standards. As a reseller of credit card processing for independent c-store merchants, PCS

Calico

Scripto® introduces the new electronic Mega Lighter®  to it’s everyday line of popular disposable pocket lighters. The new Mega Lighter® features a wide tank, adjustable flame, clean electronic ignition and visible fuel supply. Available in an assortment of colors: white, burgundy, black and blue. Booth #6940 Calicowww.calicobrands.com

Land Mark Products

Land Mark New Product profile – Omelete Wrap Day’ N Night Bites Omelete Wrap is a delicious solution to the problem of enjoying breakfast on the go – mess. Instead of using crumbly scrambled eggs, the traditional egg-based breakfast wrap is more contained and far less likely to fall out of the tortilla.   Day N’

Mars

With everything there is to love about SNICKERS® —peanuts, caramel, nougat and milk chocolate—consumers will be nuts with the addition of peanut butter in new SNICKERS® Brand Peanut Butter Squared.  Available in December 2010, each singles pack will have two delicious square-shaped bars in an optimal size to please consumers. Booth #2561 Marswww.mars.com

Johnsonville

Johnsonville’s plump and juicy Spicy German Brats, will boost margins and drive repeat business. With a powerful merchandising program to help promote and sell, Johnsonville makes selling Spicy German Brats a no-brainer. Remember: it’s not a brat if it’s not from Johnsonville, the brand your customers already know, trust and love. Booth #7923 Johnsonvillewww.johnsonville.com/foodservice

Kellogg’s

  The Kellogg Convenience Store Team is excited to introduce Keebler® Fudge Shoppe® Jumbo Fudge Sticks and other new products this year from our innovative and powerful brands.  Come see us at NACS booth 4953 for more information.  888-289-5554. Booth #4953 Kellogg Conveniencewww.kelloggconvenience.com  

Broaster Company

    The Broaster Company will be introducing 6 new dipping sauces and five new frozen foods from its line of convenient, delicious Broaster® Recipe products. New food items include Fully-Cooked Wings, Zesty Homestyle Chicken Tenders, Zesty Fully-Cooked Breast Fillets, Premium 4 oz. Cod Fillets, and Hand-Breaded Style Catfish. Booth #8733 Broaster Companywww.broaster.com

CAT Scale Company

If you sell diesel fuel, then you need a CAT Scale.  Join the world’s leading public truck scale network.  Over 1,275 certified scales located across the United States and Canada.  No startup costs.  All equipment, maintenance and staff training is provided by CAT Scale Company.  National advertising program, 24-Hour Help Desk and a loyal customer

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