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Former Hatco CEO and Board Chairman Passes Away

“Rod was an invaluable treasure to all of us,” says Hatco president.  Rod Chaudoir, former president and chairman of the Board of Hatco Corp., passed away with his family at his side in Wisconsin on April 28.   A native of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Chaudoir was a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

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Pizza & Snack Oven

Bake your pizza and see it too with Tomlinson Industries’ new Premium 12-inch Pizza & Snack Oven, featuring a lighted interior cabinet and tempered glass door.  This versatile countertop oven bakes and holds at serving temperature, and is ideal for any frozen pizza, frozen snack food or single-serve entrée. The new Premium 12-inch Pizza and

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Warm Tortilla Merchandiser

CSCAMEX, a developer of innovative temperature controlled merchandisers for the retail industry, has introduced the T-01 Warm Tortilla Merchandiser. The T-01 was introduced after the company’s clients expressed a need for a visual merchandiser that effectively displayed warm fresh tortillas, that was well lighted, temperature controlled, and had the ability to retain the moisture in

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Big Calzone Taste, Smaller Size

Lettieri’s has debuted two smaller versions of their now famous calzones.  They include a 3-Cheese and a Pepperoni.  Both are four ounces of Italian goodness. Developed from old world recipes, the 3-Cheese is generously filled with Pepperjack, Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses with pizza sauce.  The Pepperoni variety includes lots of pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and a

Broasters

On-Trend Dipping Sauces

The Broaster Co. has introduced six on-trend dipping sauce flavors and a spicy chicken filet. Together, they enhance The Broaster Co. line of products that includes chicken tenders, shrimp, boneless wings, bone-in wings and chicken filets. The dipping sauces are available in two convenient sizes, 1.25-ounce dipping cups and a gallon-size jug, with a handy

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Seize the Day-nish

Little Debbie has introduced three new premium, individually-wrapped Danish pastries. These bake-shop pastries are baked with real fruit and real cream cheese fillings. The three varieties include:  Little Debbie Cream Cheese Danish Pastry, made with real cream cheese; Little Debbie Berries & Cheese Danish Pastry, made with real fruit and cream cheese; and Little Debbie

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Heatable Eatables

Mama Cola’s is a third generation Italian gourmet pasta sauce, originating in Naples Italy. Its rich flavor is a combination of quality ground beef, plump tomatoes, and fresh herbs and spices. And now, Mama Cola’s Sauce has introduced Heatable Eatables. The easy-to-merchandise, microwaveable, gourmet quality single serve meals are available in an array of choices,

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Diversifying the Foodservice Menu

With beef prices continuing to rise, poultry remains the protein of choice for many Americans. And, with the flexibility of chicken, this means ample opportunity for daypart-spanning sales. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Since introducing the Charley Bigg’s Chicken and Sauce program into two Friendship Food Stores six years ago and four more two years

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LTO Café Flavors

Insight Beverages has introduced the 2013 Limited-Time Offer (LTO) flavors in its Café Supreme line, providing operators on-trend flavors and high quality soluble cappuccino and cocoa beverages at an affordable price point. New flavor Double Mocha, is also being launched as part of Insight Beverages’ core line of products.  All products are available for order

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Rutter’s Adds Value Menu

Customers can find favorites for all dayparts priced under $2. Rutter’s Farm Stores introduced a value menu this week, reinforcing its commitment to delivering exceptional food at a great value, the chain announced this week. The new value menu consists of existing choices, more than 50 long-time customer favorites, all priced to please from 99

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Rutter’s Adds Rotisserie Chicken

Original and spicy chicken in quarters and halves heat up the Rutter’s menu. Rotisserie chicken is the newest addition to the national award-winning menu at Rutter’s Farm Stores, the central Pennsylvania chain announced this week. Rutter’s tender chicken is offered in both quarters and halves. The quarters will be available in breast and wing combinations

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Scotsman Donates To ALFLC

Charity helps military veterans transition to civilian life through foodservice equipment repair industry career training. On behalf of global ice machine and dispenser manufacturer, Ice-O-Matic, Scotsman Industries has donated $10,000 dollars to A Legacy For Learning Corp. (ALFLC). The organization works with military veterans to provide scholarship-funded training for career placement within the Foodservice Equipment

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Carrot Cake Muffins

Introducing the newest addition to the Otis Spunkmeyer Supreme muffin line—delicious Carrot Cake muffin. Made with real carrots, coconut oat streusel and bursts of cinnamon, this muffin lives up to the decadent standards of the Otis Spunkmeyer Supreme name. The tulip-style cup and abundant crown create a distinct, upscale treat—available in the 4 ounce size

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Del Monte Launches Find Your Inner Chef Contest

Customers encouraged to create recipes using Del Monte fruits and vegetables. Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. is set to hold its first ever “Find Your Inner Chef” contest. The contest launched April 15 and runs through June 15, 2013. The “Find Your Inner Chef” contest encourages consumers to submit their own favorite recipe, using

OVENTION

Breakthrough In Countertop Foodservice

Looking for a revolutionary new way to provide a full array of restaurant-quality foods in a compact, countertop accelerated-cooking oven? Look into Ovention’s award-winning new Matchbox oven. An acclaimed highlight at the 2012 NACS Show and a 2013 honoree in the National Restaurant Association’s Kitchen Innovations Awards program, the UL-listed ventless Matchbox does the work

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Grocery Prices Growing in 2013

Consumer Spending Analysis from The Food Institute, shows food cost trends to impact consumers this year.   Feeding a family of four at home will cost about $4 more each week this year than in 2012, according to The Food Institute. Meanwhile, away-from-home food spending is projected to rise about $2.40 each week.   Nearly

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Team Oil Celebrates Subway Franchise Success

With one year under its belt, Subway franchise is going strong. Eric Huppert, Subway Franchise Owner at the Team Oil Travel Center in Spring Valley, Wis., was happy and proud to accept the “Certificate of Award for Best Restaurant Opening in the Midwest Region” when he and Head of Operations Carrie Vanasse, attended the owners

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Rutter’s Expands Walking Taco Menu

Frito’s corn chips help create alternate walking taco varieties.   Fans of Rutter’s Farm Stores’ walking taco will now have the option to choose Frito’s as the base for the tasty central Pennsylvania treat, the chain announced today.   Rutter’s first introduced the walking taco in early 2012 using Doritos’s as the base, but has

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Meeting the Demand for Fresh Foods

I was having drinks with some friends recently at the NACS Leadership Conference  when the topic of exceeding the customers’ expectations came up. I was asked by a member of the group what I thought was the true cost of not doing something right the first time. The consensus was that when it came to

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Manitowoc Co.’s Foodservice Segment President Resigns

Strong internal candidates are being considered for the position. The Manitowoc Co. Inc. has announced that Michael Kachmer has resigned as president of the company’s foodservice segment and as senior vice president of the company to pursue a CEO role. Chairman and CEO Glen Tellock will lead the foodservice segment on an interim basis while

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The Convenience of Co-Branding

Partnering with an established brand can help your chain leap into the foodservice business with a widely-recognized and trusted menu offering. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Foodservice demand is on the rise and competition is fierce for share of stomach sales not only from QSRs, but from grocery stores, other c-stores and even Walgreens. As

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Grab-and-Go Continues to Grow

Consumers are looking for fast service, fresh ingredients and value pricing when choosing a foodservice solution and convenience stores are answering the call with innovative programs that meet the latest food trends. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. The number of consumers purchasing grab-and-go sandwiches and other foods is continuing to rise. Retailers have to be

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Rolling Right Along

Emphasizing quality and a dynamic product assortment has had positive effects on food sales at the roller grill. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Rollers grills can do a lot, but they do not sell for themselves. Managing roller grill food sales is no different from other foodservice categories in that convenience store operators need to

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The 2013 Convenience Foodservice Outlook

Thanks to an increasingly busy lifestyle, today’s c-store customers regard food prepared away from home as a necessity, and the industry’s top-quartile retailers have benefited handsomely from meeting the growing demand for fresh foods. By David Bishop, Managing Partner, Balvor LLC Convenience store retailers are battling even harder for their share of the retail foodservice

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IDDBA Sets FSCRP Scholarship Deadline

The next application deadline for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program is Aug. 1, 2013, for training completed May 1 – June 30. The IDDBA reimburses a portion of expenses to IDDBA-member retailer companies that certify dairy, deli, and bakery department-level managers and associates in food safety. Since the program began

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