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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


FDA Menu-Labeling Rule Delayed

The FDA’s regulations add unfair costs and compliance barriers. In a huge relief to c-stores, the menu labeling rules set to go into effect next week have been delayed. On Thursday, April 27, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted an interim final rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget that


Demand for Delivery Spikes

A whopping 29% of Millennials ordered restaurant foods/beverages via delivery in the last week. More customers are turning to food delivery to make food purchases even more convenient. Delivery now represents 1.7 billion foodservice visits annually, according to The NPD Group, a global information company. Delivery is such a popular way to source meals and


Antibiotic-Free Chicken

Brakebush has a significant portfolio of chicken raised without antibiotics (RWA) to help foodservice operators meet consumer demand. The RWA options include fully- cooked, sliced or diced chicken breast items and ready-to-cook IQF breast fillets, tenderloins and chunks—which provide excellent flexibility for numerous RWA menu applications. Request a sample. For More Information From Brakebush Co. […]

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New Look and Tone

Gehl Foods, producer and distributor of Gehl’s brand cheese sauce, continues to unveil a new logo, look, feel and tone for the Gehl’s brand. The company updated the brand’s previous script logo and voice to more accurately represent its brand purpose and principal product: cheese sauce, enjoyed by more than 1 million Americans each day. […]

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On-The-Go Containers

Inline Plastics has launched new SnackWare food containers, the newest members of the company’s patented breakthrough Safe-T-Fresh line of tamper evident products that ensure product protection. Now a wide variety of retail locations can offer healthy combinations with the versatility these products provide. This new line of Safe-T-Fresh products is unique in that it’s the […]

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Small-Batch Coffee Brewing

FETCO has introduced new CBS-2121 Series Pourover Coffee Brewers to the marketplace. They’re the ideal solutions for small venues that need a way to offer their guests, employees or customers a fresh cup of coffee. These 0.5-gallon brewers are available for thermal and glass servers. Each brewer features elegant front-of-house looks and reliable performance, making […]

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Door & Drawer Pizza Prep Tables

Hoshizaki America Inc. has added door and drawer combo cabinets to its refrigerated pizza prep table line up. The 67-inch wide cabinet, CPT67-D2, includes two stainless-steel drawers and one spring-assisted, self-closing door. The 93-inch cabinet can be ordered with four drawers and one door, CPT93-D4 or with two drawers and two doors, CPT93-D2. Each drawer […]

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Thorntons Gets Set For Derby Season

Introduces a food truck and a trio of Bourbon-inspired offerings. As Derby season kicks off, Thorntons is preparing to woo Derby fans with a Bourbon Kitchen food truck and a three bourbon-inspired treats. The beloved Bourbon Ball Donut is back, and the brand is launching a new Johnsonville Bourbon BBQ Sausage and Bourbon Vanilla Latte


Brakebush Brothers Promotes Dan Caron

Caron to be responsible for Northeast sales. Brakebush Brothers Inc. has promoted Dan Caron to Northeast regional sales manager, effective April 17, 2017. Caron has worked as a territory sales manager for Brakebush since 2001, continuously earning high sales achievements for his market. Prior to joining Brakebush, he was employed by Jordan Meats, a large


Stuffed Crust Pizza

Day’n Night Bites, a brand of Landmark Products, has announced an industry first: Double Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza. The pizza is unique in two ways. First, Day’n Night Bites created the recipe using both pepperoni slices and diced pepperoni. Secondly, the pizza’s crust is stuffed with 100% mozzarella cheese. The result is a pizzeria experience […]

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White Castle Introduces New Vegetarian LTO

Dr. Praeger’s Black Bean Slider and Bacon Jam Slider join limited time menu. The health conscious trend is inspiring more customers to opt for vegetarian offerings and White Castle is making sure its bold new limited time offerings (LTOs) appeal to everyone—including those limiting or avoiding meat. The chain is introducing Dr. Praeger’s Black Bean