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Hoshizaki Acquires Jackson MSC

The acquisition will expand the lineup of foodservice products, including ice machines and refrigerators. Hoshizaki Electric Co. Ltd. has announced the acquisition of Jackson MSC Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of Hoshizaki USA Holdings Inc. Jackson, an American dishwasher manufacturer located in Gray, Ky. was previously owned by The Manitowoc Co. “We’re excited to add

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Hunt Brothers Continues Four Race Primary Sponsorship

No. 33 Hunt Brothers Pizza to debut at the Texas Motor Speedway in April. Hunt Brothers Pizza will be the primary sponsor for four races with Richard Childress Racing’s new 2013 Chevrolet Camaro NASCAR Nationwide Racecar. Kevin Harvick will drive No. 33 at the Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, 2013. “We are eager for

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Roller Grills Go Global

It takes very little real estate to offer a world of flavors. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. A year and a half ago, Scott Zaremba removed all the roller grills from his Zarco 66 stores. “We weren’t doing a very good job of merchandising them, so they became almost an expense item for us,” the

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Convenience and Versatility Power Pizza

More Americans than ever are eating pizza, according to data from consumer research firm Technomic. A full 41% of respondents to a Technomic survey said that they now eat pizza at least once a week, up from 26% two years ago. Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Americans’ love affair with pizza isn’t likely to end any

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Curved Display Case

Hatco’s new Flav-R-Savor Curved Display Case presents your food perfectly. This sleekly designed, heated display showcases food from all angles, accommodates a variety of pan sizes, and is ideal for adding a profitable hot food station to your operation. Call your Hatco sales contact today. For More Information From Hatcowww.hatcocorp.com

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Little Lady Foods Launches New Website

Discusses processes, products to better serve clients. Little Lady Foods a custom frozen foods manufacturer of pizza, gourmet sandwiches and other dough-based products, takes it commitment to its customers success very seriously. Its newly-launched state-of-the-art Website, www.littleladyfoods.com, is testimony to that commitment.  The Website explains Little Lady Foods’ processes and product capabilities from frozen pizza

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NSF Calls For Food Safety Leadership Award Nominations

Nomination deadline is Feb. 28, 2013 for the annual awards program that recognizes leadership and innovation in food safety. NSF International, an organization committed to protecting and improving public health, announces its first call for nominations for the 2013 Food Safety Leadership Awards (FSLA) Program. Now in its 10th year, this program recognizes individuals that

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Hunt Brothers Pizza Announces Sweepstakes Winners

Company partnered with Realtree and Bad Boy Buggies to give away $25,000 in prizes. Hunt Brothers Pizza announced Ryan Wilson of Pelahatchie, Miss., as the winner of the grand prize Bad Boy Buggies Recoil IS 4×4 hunting ATV with Realtree camouflage design valued at $15,000 today. The contest which ended on Dec. 31, 2012 enabled

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Mintel Announces Four Biggest Foodservice Trends

In 2013, customers to remain ingredient conscious and innovation to continue to evolve the beverage category. The restaurant industry continues to make gains and consumers are feeling more confident about spending their discretionary dollars on dining out. So, what will they be looking for this year when they sit down at their favorite eatery? Mintel

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What’s Healthy?

More consumers are gravitating toward health-halo claims—such as local, natural and organic, as well as whole-wheat and free-range, according to Technomic. Consumers are becoming increasingly health-conscious, but their perceptions of what is considered healthy eating at restaurants are also changing. Contemporary definitions of health are strongly associated with local, natural, organic and sustainable food and

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Turkey Gobbles Up Large Share Of Poultry Sales

If turkey wants to continue its impressive growth it needs to offer the level of innovation being seen in the chicken parts segment, notes one Mintel analyst. When it comes to poultry sales, chicken rules the roost, but this holiday season,  turkey is giving chicken a run for its money. According to new research from

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McCormick Flavor Forecast 2013 Reveals Flavor Trends

Expected to drive global innovation in food. McCormick & Co. Inc., a global leader in flavor, reveals its McCormick Flavor Forecast 2013. Now in its 13th year, the report is an annual spotlight on the emerging trends that will drive flavor innovation over the next several years. For 2013, five trends and 10 accompanying flavor

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Steps to Success in Opening a Frozen Yogurt Shop

Dannon Foodservice and YoCream University help operators succeed. Whether operators plan to open a frozen yogurt shop, need expert advice to help take their stores to the next level, or want to connect with people who can help grow their businesses, YoCream University may be their first step to success.  YoCream, a brand of Dannon

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Mintel Finds Americans Love Cooking

“As Americans are presented with a wider variety of private label food offerings— and cheaper alternatives to purchasing the otherwise same quality goods—they will more easily be able to pursue interests in cooking at home, regardless of their respective household incomes,” says Mintel analyst. With the holidays quickly approaching, the minds of many Americans will

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7-Eleven Stores Spread Joy Through Toys

Toy donors receive 7-Eleven coupons for free foods and drinks. To make sure kids at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital receive a toy this holiday season, approximately 110 7-Eleven Inc. stores in the greater Portland area collected new, unwrapped toys and games through Sunday, Dec. 16, in their first “Give a Smile to a Child” toy drive.

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Fazoli’s Second Travel Center Restaurant Opens

Italian QSR chain also to debut new stand-alone prototype. Premium quick-service restaurant Fazoli’s, recently rated No. 2 overall among large national fast food chains in the prestigious Zagat Survey, is continuing its expansion into travel center and convenience store locations. Franchise operator Aditi 3 Italian Fast Food LLC, headed by Chintu Patel, has opened the

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Measuring Customer Perceptions at Englefield Oil

As part of Convenience Store Decisions’ Extreme Foodservice Makeover contest MSA and Paradigm Sample conducted a pre-makeover survey as a baseline to measure changes in shopper perceptions. By Trish Temmerman, Management Science Associates (MSA). Nowadays, convenience store operators understand the growing importance of differentiating their foodservice and coffee programs to attract and retain customers. Not

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Mintel Finds Breakfast Is Booming

The breakfast foods category has experienced a 20% increase in dollar sales from 2007-11, going from $10 billion in 2007 to $12 billion in 2011. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the old adage says, and it looks like U.S. consumers are growing more conscious of the importance of a healthy start

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Technomic Reveals Top 10 Adult Beverage Trends

Sweet wines and flavored whiskey, among trendy adult beverages in 2013. Technomic has tapped its analysts, consultants and experts to highlight the trends shaping the drinks business in 2013. Based on ongoing research into spirits, wine and beer volume and sales, as well as surveys, interviews and discussions involving brand marketers, on-premise and retail operators,

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Fresh Coffee and Bakery Make for Good Mornings

Give customers some fresh ways to start their day and they’ll keep coming back for more, according to savvy c-store operators who are driving a.m. loyalty. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Two years ago, Nashville-based Tri Star Energy took at good, hard look at its Daily’s convenience store operation and decided the 80-unit chain needed

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Daypart Diversity Depends on Freshness

Retailers don’t have to wave goodbye to their roller grills to put a fresh face on lunch and dinner foodservice menus. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. One size definitely does not fit all when it comes to lunch and dinner foodservice. Not everyone has the capital to invest in a proprietary commissary or the in-store

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Supermarket Guru Predicts 2013 Trends

Mini meals, a surge in male shoppers and a new appreciation for the frozen aisle to emerge as trends in 2013.             Snackable mini-meals and frozen foods take center stage in supermarket aisles this year while dads and Millennials get more comfortable and powerful in the kitchen, said Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert. Lempert, a well-known

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Dunkin' Donuts To Open In 12 New Airport Locations

Dunkin’ Donuts’ Trip Planner allows holiday travelers to map all of the Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants along their road trip. With the number of airline tickets sold for Christmas and New Year’s already up more than 50% from last year, Dunkin’ Donuts is prepared for the rush of travelers stopping by to fuel up at its

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Foodservice Sales Soar

More than half of today’s consumers pick up snacks from prepared-food sections of convenience stores or mini-marts. Foodservice is a key area of opportunity for convenience stores. As revenues from gasoline and tobacco products fall, foodservice sales are increasingly becoming convenience stores’ most profitable category. C-store foodservice is an $11 billion industry and the second

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Renewable Fuel Standard To Cost Chain Restaurants Billions

National Council of Chain Restaurants urges RFS repeal. The National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) has released a new, comprehensive report on the impact of federal ethanol policies, specifically the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), on the chain restaurant industry, commodity prices and the food supply chain. The 32-page report, which can

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