Server Products Introduces New Website

New website design quickly displays  Server products and resources to assist retailers in solving everyday challenges. Server Products has given its website, www.server-products.com, a modern makeover so you can find what you need to serve better faster. From on-trend equipment features and sustainable solutions to an assortment of post-sale support resources and a simple online

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Tyson Convenience Survey Outlines Food Preferences

Demand grows for breakfast all day at convenience stores. A new survey from Tyson Convenience shows consumer preferences when it comes to prepared foods at convenience stores. With 29% of consumers saying they will drive more in June as compared to the previous month (2017 NACS Consumer Fuels), and U.S. gas prices at the lowest

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Hunt Brothers’ Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza Returns

Hunt Brothers’ limited time offers are designed to give store partners a boost in sales. Hunt Brothers Pizza is re-launching a customer-favorite: Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza. Starting this week, consumers can purchase this specialty pizza for a limited time at participating Hunt Brothers Pizza locations in convenience stores across the country, while supplies last. Returning

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Celebrity Chef Creates Signature Items for Pilot Flying J

Chef Tim Love to enhance food experience for travel center customers. Pilot Flying J has formed a unique partnership with renowned chef and restaurant owner Tim Love. Love will create new signature food items that will be available at all Pilot Flying J locations across the nation with the goal of providing fresh, convenient food

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Restaurant Traffic Steady, Consumer Spending Up

QSR visits grow 3% in Q1 due to unit expansion. Restaurant industry sales are a strong economic barometer and show Q1 of 2017 brought steady growth, according to The NPD Group, a global information company, which continually tracks the foodservice industry. Consumer spending grew by 1.3% and visits to restaurants and foodservice outlets held steady.

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U.S. Customers Snack to Reward Themselves

Snacks with health related claims are among the fastest growing snack launches. Even as customers become more health-conscious, they still seek indulgence. Mintel has found that the top reasons Americans snack is to treat themselves (50%) and 28% agree taste trumps health when it comes to selecting a snack item. In addition to rewarding one’s

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Spinach Artichoke Dip

Tyson Convenience is introducing a new product – Kettle Collection Spinach Artichoke Dip. Spinach artichoke dip is a chip’s best friend and a favorite of consumers world-wide. But, that’s not all the condiment can be used for. That’s why Tyson Convenience has introduced its new and versatile Kettle Collection Spinach Artichoke Dip to the convenience […]

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Spinach Artichoke Dip

Tyson Convenience is introducing a new product – Kettle Collection Spinach Artichoke Dip. Spinach artichoke dip is a chip’s best friend and a favorite of consumers world-wide. But, that’s not all the condiment can be used for. That’s why Tyson Convenience has introduced its new and versatile Kettle Collection Spinach Artichoke Dip to the convenience […]

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Premium Franks

Snap Dog Inc. launched premium beef franks and sausage at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show in May. Known as “The Hot Dog With Its Name On It,” Snap Dog utilizes a unique, all-natural technique of branding its company logo and the word “beef” on the surface of every Snap Dog. This lets consumers know […]

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Dipping Cabinet

Stoelting Foodservice, a division of The Vollrath Co. LLC, and manufacturer of frozen dessert equipment, has enhanced the design of its dipping cabinets that support continuous flow frozen custard equipment. Available with two, three or four dipping wells, the new dipping cabinets keep frozen custard at a consistent temperature with natural, energy-efficient R290 propane-refrigerant and […]

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Pizza: Baking Bold, Authentic Offerings

Pepperoni and sausage may still reign supreme as pizza toppings, but some c-store retailers are using on-trend bolder, authentic flavors and customized combinations to pique consumer interest in their pies. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Tasty, transportable and easy on the wallet, pizza is a natural foodservice fit for convenience stores and their customers. According

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Demand Continues For Health & Wellness Food

Natural and herbal products on the rise. Customers are continuing to consider their health when it comes to food purchases, and retailers and manufacturers are eager to cater to their evolving needs. Technavio’s latest market research report on the global health and wellness food market 2017-2021 provides an analysis on the most important trends expected

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On-The-Go Chicken Skewers

ProSticks, the latest creation from Expresco Foods, is the optimal snack on the go. Crafted with 23 grams of protein, these tasty, grilled chicken-on-a-stick refrigerated snacks define convenience. ProSticks are hand-made, grilled to perfection and provide the ultimate in portability. At 3.5 ounces and a suggested retail price of $2.99, they are a protein-packed snack […]

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Enhance Your Food Program

More and more customers are choosing their preferred Convenience Store based on food quality—not just fuel prices. Give your customers something to rave about. Mies One-Step Breading enhances your fresh food product sales. It is easy to use— Just Wet It & Bread it. Mies’ unique blend of 13 herbs and spices partners with your […]

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‘No-Antibiotics-Ever’ Turkey

Butterball Foodservice is introducing Farm to Family by Butterball—a line of no-antibiotics-ever, all-natural turkey, raised on local family-owned farms and fed an all-vegetarian diet. According to Technomic, 66% of consumers prefer to eat proteins raised without antibiotics and 43% are willing to pay more for it (Technomic Consumer Survey, 2016). As a result of consumers’ […]

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Global Frozen Food Market Expands

The rise of single-person households, working women and desire for convenience are the factors responsible for the rapid growth of the market Technavio’s latest market research study found that the global frozen food market is expected to reach USD 311.9 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of more than 6%. This research report titled

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Gelato Made Easy

Carpigiani has introduced Mister Art Plus, an innovative one-of-a-kind frozen dessert machine that integrates two artisanal gelato production machines all into one countertop cabinet, which can produce gelato, soft serve, sorbets, gelato pastry single-serving treats, gelato/ice cream/sorbet on a bar along with mousses and creams. Mister Art Plus features two side-by-side hoppers, two motors and […]

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Filter Cooking Oil

VITO Fryfilter Inc. is set to introduce the VITO 80 oil filter system at the upcoming National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show in Chicago. VITO is a market leader in portable oil filtration. The concept is simple: put VITO in the hot fryer, turn it on—that’s it. VITO automatically filters the oil with no supervision needed. […]

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7-Eleven Expands Bakery Offering With Candy Bar-Topped Doughnut

New doughnut replicates TWIX’ caramel-chocolate flavor and features TWIX Caramel Cookie Bar pieces on top. 7-Eleven Inc. has partnered with Mars Chocolate North America to add some fun to the bakery case. The c-store behemoth is rolling out a fresh doughnut topped with pieces of TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars. The Caramel Bar Made with TWIX

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Packaging Sandwiches

When it comes to offering sandwiches and other to-go foods at convenience stores, the right packaging can make or break a sale. Retailers and other experts share how they use packaging to catch the eye and whet the appetite of customers. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor A growing number of c-store retailers are putting more

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Ham And Cheddar Link

The classic ham and cheese sandwich just got an on-the-go update to satisfy your busy customers. The OSCAR MAYER Honey Ham and Cheddar Link is a tasty OSCAR MAYER pork link that combines ham, a touch of honey and KRAFT OLD ENGLISH Cheddar Cheese. Packed with rich, grilled ham and cheese flavor, the new link […]

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Refrigerated Combo Cabinets

Hoshizaki America Inc. has introduced door and drawer combo cabinets to its refrigerated undercounters and worktops line up. The 48-inch wide cabinets, CRMR48-D2 and CRMR48-WD2, include 13.66 cubic feet of interior storage two stainless-steel drawers and one spring-assisted, self-closing door. Each drawer can accommodate one 1/2 and one 1/3 size, six-inch deep pans. Each door […]

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Spicing Up the Menu

Ethnic foods continue to trend as consumer demands evolve to include house-made and authentic cuisine. By Erin Rigik Del Conte, Senior Editor Convenience Store Decisions spoke with Nick Powell, corporate chef for QuikTrip Corp. on how the ethnic flavor trend is playing out at the c-store chain and what he’s doing to spice things up

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Tyson Foods Cuts Antibiotics From Chicken

Customer demand fuels move toward antibiotic free poultry. Tyson Foods has announced that it plans to eliminate antibiotics from its chicken by the end of 2017, USA Today reported. Tyson Foods joins competitors like Perdue and Pilgrim’s Pride, as well as fast food chains, including KFC, McDonald’s, Burger King, Panera, Chipotle, Taco Bell and Wendy’s.

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Vollrath Co. Acquires Belleco Inc.

Acquisition extends Vollrath’s product offerings for cooking equipment. The Vollrath Co. LLC, a manufacturer of equipment and smallwares for the foodservice industry, has acquired Belleco Inc. Located in Saco, Maine, Belleco is a manufacturer of American-made conveyor toasters and ovens. “Well designed and market proven, Belleco’s products live up to the standards of the industry’s

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