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How To Deliver On Fresh Produce Offerings

When it comes to determining whether category growth would be effective, asking the right questions is key. A growing number of convenience stores are considering expanding their fresh produce offerings. A new resource has been published to help convenience stores examine what they need to consider in order to have success with a fresh produce program.

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S. Abraham & Sons’ 6th Annual Foodservice Showcase

Convenience store distributor dedicates showcase to foodservice. Thursday, Aug. 20 will be the sixth annual Foodservice Showcase by S. Abraham & Sons, Inc. (SAS). The showcase will take place in Lake Geneva, Wis., at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The company also hosts an annual trade show in

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Sheetz Cuts Ties With Local Pepperoni Roll Supplier

Sheetz may no longer sell West Virginia made pepperoni rolls, and customers do not approve. When Sheetz first announced that it was seeking a new supplier for its pepperoni rolls, customers made their disapproval clear. Pepperoni rolls are believed to have originated in West Virginia, and customers are demanding that the rolls continue to be

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Hubertus Muehlhaeuser Appointed CEO of Manitowoc Foodservice

Muehlhaeuser to lead Foodservice through its planned separation from Manitowoc Co. The Manitowoc Co. Inc. has appointed Hubertus Muehlhaeuser as CEO of Manitowoc Foodservice Inc. Muehlhaeuser will join the company on Aug. 3, 2015. “Hubertus is a dynamic leader with a demonstrated ability to drive strategic transformation throughout an organization. He has also established a

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What Do Foodservice Customers Want?

Technomic plans webinar to explain its Eater Archetypes study. Instead of stereotyping customers based on demographic groups, zeroing in on shopper behaviors can better help foodservice providers deliver what customers want. Technomic Inc. responded to this industry need for behavioral segmentation with its proprietary Eater Archetypes, which break new ground for turning psychographic data into

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Rita’s Italian Ice Enters C-Store Channel

Plans to open locations at 60 convenience stores by 2025. Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with more than 600 stores, is entering the convenience and gas channel nationwide with two area development agreements. The agreements were awarded to M&M ARC Inc. for the development of the West and to Ice &

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How To Pep-Up Sales with Pizza

Many convenience store operators are offering what specialty pizza shops cannot. By Amber Koontz, Editorial Intern As foodservice becomes a more important part of the convenience store, it is important that stores are providing the food that customers desire. It is no secret that Americans love pizza, and that love is only getting stronger. In

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On-Campus Dining Battles Off-Campus Foodservice

As off-campus foodservice gains popularity and becomes more convenient and available, on-campus dining services must remain competitive. College students rely heavily on foodservice outlets —both on and off campus— due to their tendency to start their day later, snack between meals, try unique cuisines and prioritize environmental and social responsibility. For on-campus operations to remain competitive,

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C-Stores Celebrate National Hot Dog Day

Hot dog promotions in celebration of Hot Dog Day bring in business.  On Thursday, July 23, 2015, a number of convenience stores participated in National Hot Dog Day. In celebration of this grilled American classic, quick-service restaurants and convenience stores across the nation offered hot dogs at discounted prices, and in some cases even for

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McDonald’s to Serve Breakfast All Day

Slumping sales and decreased traffic calls for McDonald’s new CEO to find a way to turn business around. In an attempt to stand up to the competition, McDonald’s has decided to move forward with its plan to serve breakfast all day long. According to a report by CNN Money, during its trial period, which began

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Subway Remains Top Ranked QSR on the Buzz Scale

Are consumers becoming less concerned about speed and more concerned about the ingredients in the food they eat? Over the first half of 2015, quick-service restaurants have trended downward as a category. It seems that customers are now looking for more than just quick service. According to a report by YouGov BrandIndex, the most improved

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7-Eleven to Serve Only Vegan Mayonnaise

7-Eleven’s switch to vegan mayonnaise has the potential to promote health and also cut costs. 7-Eleven has switched to plant-based mayonnaise. A food start up, Hampton Creek, has released a line of plant-based and vegan products, and among these products is Just Mayo. This mayonnaise alternative is made without any animal products. According to a

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How to Cater to On-the-Go Customers

Consumers are looking for food that tastes good and fits into their busy lifestyles. By Amber Koontz, Editorial Intern In a time where consumers are always on the go, traditional sit-down meals are not always practical. These days, customers are finding their cup holders to be the new dining table. This is why when it

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Early Risers

McCain Foods has introduced the new Fiesta Bold Early Risers. These restaurant style snacks include a delicious chorizo stuffed hash brown patty made with savory potato, white American cheese, egg, and Chorizo in a cornflake crust seasoned with red and green pepper flakes. This new treat will be the perfect addition to your grab-and-go breakfast selection. For More […]

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Cooper’s Express Breakfast Menu

Pro Food Systems Inc. has introduced Cooper’s Express new and improved breakfast menu. The new menus include eight quick on-the-go breakfasts that are very fast and easy to prepare for retailers, while customers get to enjoy the true quality and taste of a freshly-made breakfast. With the new menu, Cooper’s Express now has a larger […]

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Growing Hispanic Population Brings Change to U.S. Foodservice

By 2060, Hispanics are expected to account for 30% of the U.S. population, and with their numbers, their influence on foodservice is growing. As the Hispanic population grows in the U.S., so does its influence on the foodservice industry. Technomic’s Hispanic Foodservice Consumer Trend Report explores how this consumer group has and will continue to

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How to Create a Successful Breakfast Menu

Many Americans hardly have time to get dressed in the morning, let alone prepare a substantial breakfast. Make your store their go-to for the day’s most important meal. By Amber Koontz, Editorial Intern The trends of eating away from home have shifted in recent years, with fewer people eating out for lunch and dinner, and more

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How To Help End Childhood Hunger

Restaurants are joining an initiative to ensure children have access to healthy food. Since 2008, restaurants across the U.S. have joined Dine Out for No Kid Hungry in its initiative to end childhood hunger. Since its inception, thousands of restaurants and millions of consumers have joined together and raised over $28 million to help ensure that every child

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How To Make Your Roller Grill Shine

Keeping your convenience store roller grill clean and well stocked shows customers you are committed to foodservice success.   By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor C-store retailers tend to either love or hate the roller grill. Some feel it helps the overall perception of foodservice, while other feels it hurts it. But for those providing roller

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Chipotle Launches “Friend or Faux” Campaign

Chipotle uses new interactive campaign to educate customers on the ingredients used in different fast food items and offers customers a chance to win free food as an incentive to participate. With the current health trend, Chipotle Mexican Grill has designed an integrated marketing campaign. This campaign includes an interactive digital experience and invites customers

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Technomic Reveals Six Foodservice Trends So Far for 2015

The restaurant industry has seen an increase in business in 2015, but new trends are on the rise and it is crucial not to fall behind. As the halfway-point of 2015 is now behind us, Technomic research experts have taken note of market forces and emerging menu trends in the foodservice industry. There is no

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How to Use Co-Branding to Attract Business and Drive Sales

Although c-stores carry their own branded products, co-branding can provide an extra push to drive business. By Amber Koontz, Editorial Intern Many convenience stores are opting to co-brand with established restaurants in order to attract customers who would normally look elsewhere for food. Co-branding with a known brand will help win the trust of customers,

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FreshTrac Brewing Technology

The Wilbur Curtis Co. has introduced the new Curtis Alpha GT Brewing System with FreshTrac technology. This new technology is a revolutionary way to keep decanters ready to serve freshly-brewed coffee. FreshTrac includes a flashing, visual indicator to monitor the freshness of coffee right from the point of brewing. FreshTrac starts timing at the moment […]

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BOCA Burgers

Kraft Foodservice has introduced BOCA Essentials Roasted Vegetable & Red Quinoa burgers and BOCA Essentials Chile Black Bean burgers. Made with authentic ingredients like black beans, quinoa, brown rice or roasted vegetables, BOCA Essentials are a good source of protein with “real food” credentials, meeting demand for nourishing, flavorful sources of alternative protein. BOCA Essentials […]

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Menu-Labeling Rules Delayed

The FDA has delayed the menu-labeling rule and plans to assist businesses with efficient compliance. After receiving extensive input from stakeholders, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to extend the compliance date for the new menu labeling rule. The FDA has agreed that additional time is needed to address the questions and concerns

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