pastry-crisps0

C-store Chain ampm Celebrates National Corndog Day

Customers can enjoy a corn dog and Pepsi deal this Saturday. This March 23, National Corndog Day gets off to a strong start at participating ampm convenience stores with an exclusive coupon offer for corn dog-loving customers. In collaboration with sponsors Pepsi and Foster Farms, participating ampm locations are offering a coupon, available in participating

mintel

Young Americans Gravitate Toward Ethnic Foods

Young Americans and those with children like to spice things up in the kitchen, according to new research from Mintel on the ethnic foods market. Some nine in 10 adults aged 25-to-34-years-old say they prepared ethnic food at home in the past month versus only 68% of those 65+. In addition, 91% of Americans with

bunn

Machine-to-Machine Communication

Bunn-O-Matic Corp. (BUNN) has announced a new chapter in its equipment support services unit that was formed to help customers manage the lifetime costs of owning premium commercial beverage equipment. Beginning with this year’s new product launch in the BUNN Espress superautomatic espresso series, the company’s BUNNlink service program will begin utilizing a progressive, cloud-based

1AMM_Front

Automatic Mix’n Machine

Vitamix, a global supplier of high-performance blending equipment for home and commercial-use, offers the Automatic Mix’n Machine, a hands-free, fully programmable commercial-grade mixer that incorporates candies, syrups, cookies and hard-to-mix ingredients into hard or soft serve ice cream or yogurt. Specifically created for convenience retailers, it’s ideal for “self-serve” and “operator-serve” milkshake and mix-in dessert

belVitaImage

Power Up Breakfast Sales

Mondelēz International Inc. has launched of belVita Breakfast biscuits in foodservice and vending. Made with 18-20 grams of whole grain, each individual package of four biscuits is portioned to provide nutritious and sustained energy all morning long. Each package provides three grams of fiber and is a good source of B Vitamins and Iron. The

Tedeschi

Tedeschi Rolls Out “400 Calories or Less” Menu

Customers have more than 25 healthy options to choose from. With consumers increasingly having healthy eating on their minds, Tedeschi Food Shops unveils their new “400 Calories or Less” menu. The menu seeks to accommodate a new wave of healthy eaters who are trying to eat better, but not sacrifice taste. By adding sandwiches, such

Parker Hot Deli

Parker’s Adds Hot Deli to Buckwalter Parkway Store

Store now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Parker’s recently added a hot deli at the Parker’s location at 469 Buckwalter Parkway in Bluffton, S.C. The new Parker’s hot deli serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Highlights include a full Breakfast Bar as well as Southern Fried Chicken, old-fashioned mac ‘n’ cheese and other tasty favorites

7-ELEVEN, INC. LOGO

7-Eleven Adds New Premium Sandwiches, Packaging

Today, people are less willing to give up quality for convenience, notes 7-Eleven spokesperson. After introducing several new better-for-you salads, snacks and mini-versions of consumer favorites, 7-Eleven Inc. is turning its attention to heartier fare with the addition of two new premium sandwiches: the Steakhouse Roast Beef and Bistro Deluxe. During March, consumers have an

1YoCream-Image-1

New Frozen Yogurt Flavors

In anticipation of warm spring days approaching, Dannon Foodservice will launch three new low-fat flavors from its popular frozen yogurt brand, YoCream, on March 18. New flavors include Salted Caramel Corn, Birthday Cake and Chocolate Caramel Turtle. Salted Caramel Corn delivers the taste of the real country fair favorite while Birthday Cake makes every day

Sriracha-Chicken

Sriracha Chicken Bites

Brakebush Brothers has turned a hot food trend into a hot food with the introduction of their Sriracha Chicken Bites. Sriracha, a Thai chili-based flavor, delivers a slow, steady heat with slightly sweet overtones. Brakebush, widely known as the industry’s breading expert, has infused Panko coated whole muscle chicken breast with on-trend Sriracha and dusted

1BuffaloChicken_color(1)

Hunt Brothers Adds Buffalo Chicken Pizza

“We are going to have a little fun by introducing an animated character that is part buffalo and part chicken on our Facebook page,” says vice president of marketing. Hunt Brothers Pizza is offering Buffalo Chicken Pizza during the month of March. Buffalo Chicken Pizza includes 100% all natural white meat chicken topped with a

gavel

Hearing On Labeling For GE Foods Draws Crowd In New Jersey

Bipartisan legislation would require disclosure of genetically altered ingredients currently found in most processed foods. A large crowd of consumer, environmental, labor, health, farming, faith and business activists packed a hearing of the State Senate Health Committee today where a bill to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods was being discussed. The legislation,

PCGT-open-and-shut

Profitable Counter Space

Open up more profitable counter space with the Curtis Primo Cappuccino Specialty Drink Dispenser. With its new, space saving open “UP” access door there’s no need to leave a gap between equipment, freeing up valuable and profitable counter space.Beautifully styled, digitally advanced and financially rewarding, the Curtis’ G3 Concept Series Primo Cappuccino (PCGT) Machine is

2ozPumpPR

New Two-Ounce Condiment Dispensers

A new line of two-ounce pumps specifically designed to dispense larger portions of condiments and ingredients has recently been introduced by Server Products. Perfect for back-of-house dispensing, these pumps deliver portions up to two-ounce per stroke to help speed prep time and improve operational efficiency. They come with ½-ounce and ¼-ounce portion-reducing gauging collars to

1Light & Fit

Creamy Greek Yogurt

Dannon Foodservice announced that in addition to creamy-thick Dannon Oikos yogurts, it has added new Light & Fit Greek to its flavorful foodservice yogurt portfolio. At 80 calories per 5.3-ounces per serving, it’s the lightest Greek nonfat yogurt with fruit on the market. Together, this pair of deliciously creamy Greek yogurts offers operators a way

1InSeason-Dispenser-PR

New Seasoning Dispenser

Server Products has created the new In Season dispenser, which delivers perfect portions of granular seasonings to help ensure consistent flavor in menu items and promote nutritional accuracy. The InSeason dispenser comes in two models—INS 87100 with a wide cone spread pattern ideal for large area applications like French fries, and the INS 87090 with

coca-cola-ghra-award-scholarships-to-texas-students01

Prepared Foods Prove Top Strategy For Supermarkets

Over the past five years, supermarket prepared foods have grown more than 6% annually. Rotisserie chicken may have started the trend, and Whole Foods may get credit for raising prepared foods to a new level, but these days food retailers of every ilk are finding ways to ramp up their retailer meal solutions (RMS) programs.

AmericanCombo

Expanding the Foodservice Menu

Leveraging combo meals to include snacks and beverages can help boost lunch and dinner sales. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. According to a survey by Chicago-based research company Technomic Inc., 60% of consumers place a high level of importance on receiving a good value for their money when deciding which foodservice location to visit for

food2

NSF International To Help Retailers Build A Culture of Food Safety

Appoints retail food safety expert, Gina Nicholson, to lead the program. NSF International, an independent global organization with nearly 70 years of food safety expertise, has appointed Gina Nicholson to global director of retail accounts. With over 23 years of retail food safety experience, Nicholson will focus on utilizing new technology and science-based approaches developed

yogurt

FastLane Finds Sweet Success

Warrenton Oil Co. launches its Swirls n Sweets frozen yogurt concept in its convenience stores and in a standalone format. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Warrenton Oil Co. knows first hand that staying versatile in an ever-changing industry is the key to long-term success. This past fall, the owners of the FastLane convenience store chain

donuts

Bakery Appeal Goes Beyond Breakfast

Fresh pastries and desserts are driving all-day snacking, helping to keep bakery sales active well past the morning daypart. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Keeping the doughnut and muffin displays filled and fresh in the morning is pretty much a no-brainer. But, in many convenience stores, these bakery displays look picked over and just plain

7eleven_logo

7-Eleven Introduces Fabulous Fresh Foods Friday

Invites Oregon-area residents to sample eats and drinks this week at participating stores. Tasting is believing. That’s why 7-Eleven, Inc is dedicating a day for Oregon-area residents to see what’s cooking, brewing, baking and warming at its stores on Fabulous Fresh Foods Friday, (FFFF), this Friday, Feb. 22. Add two more “Fs” to that for

Preptable

Keeping Foodservice Equipment Efficient

Due diligence and proper maintenance can protect your investment and help keep your kitchen tools running longer. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Choosing the right foodservice equipment can be an often overwhelming task given the range of options available to retailers today. Efficient cooking equipment from induction cooktops, clamshell griddles, convection ovens and combi ovens

del monte

Festival Recognizes Del Monte As Official Fresh Produce Provider

“We have the opportunity to reach the South Florida community and our trade business partners in a very sophisticated light,” says Del Monte spokesperson. The 2013 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE has recognized Del Monte Fresh Produce as the Official Fresh Produce Provider of the 2013 festival.

sandwich

Focusing on Fresh Foods

The grab-and-go business is constantly evolving. Today’s customers not only want their foodservice fast, but they expect quality, consistency and healthy daypart options. By John Lofstock, Editor. Convenience store operators are driving sales of healthy, portable foodservice offerings like packaged sandwiches, wraps, salads and some roller grill items. But, historically, the industry has seldom gotten

7ads6x98ycss.php