Instant Coffee Market To Reach $42.5 Billion in Sales by 2025

Convenience and price are behind instant coffee’s boost in popularity. Instant coffee demand is growing globally. Transparency Market Research’s report “Instant Coffee Market By Distribution Channel (B2B and Retail) By Packaging Type (Jars and Sachets) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2017- 2025,” found the global instant coffee market revenue was

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Genuine Broaster Chicken Named Best in Minnesota

Minnesota television viewers find The Brass Rail offers the ‘Best Broasted Chicken In Minnesota.’ The Brass Rail, a licensed Genuine Broaster Chicken operator, has been named in the ‘Best of Minnesota’ by CBS Minnesota. Serving Broasted Chicken for over 40 years, the establishment has become a destination for Minnesota-residents seeking world-famous Genuine Broaster Chicken. The

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Handcrafted Sandwiches

Raybern’s Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches are high quality, microwaveable sandwiches. Each sandwich is made with 100% beef (no fillers) and American cheese, on pillow-soft bread. Each Raybern’s sandwich is handcrafted and wrapped in premium butcher paper to preserve freshness. Raybern’s Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches ship frozen and can be sold either frozen (one-year shelf life) or refrigerated […]

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Cooking-Oil Management

Having a convenience store operation that functions as efficiently as any commercial restaurant kitchen is critical to producing the quality of food consumers expect. A trusted partner for more than 20 years, Restaurant Technologies is a provider of cooking-oil management to top names in convenience such as Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Enmark and Circle K. Restaurant […]

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Younger Consumers Turn to Snacks for Main Meals

Fresh fruits and vegetables with a “health halo” are in demand. Snacking is allowing customers to eat on the go and support an active lifestyle. Health consciousness, more solo households and convenience are among the reasons more U.S. consumers, particularly young adults, are eating snack foods as part of their main meals, finds The NPD

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Culinary Visions Panel Reveals Latest Foodie Trend

Customers want variety and food markets are offering options. As customers look for new dining experiences, food markets and festivals are piquing their interest. Culinary Visions Panel’s latest research explores consumer attitudes towards experiential-based dining opportunities such as food halls, farmers markets, emporiums and arcades. The inspiration for this emerging market report was a recent

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Lid Dispenser

Vollrath Co.’s LidSaver 2 delivers savings, convenience and improved hygiene by simply dispensing a single clean lid when you open its door. The LidSaver 2 dispenses more kinds of lids than any other single lid dispenser and eliminates the messy, unsanitary and wasteful pile of lids that you often see at quick-serve operations. A simple-to-use […]

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Specialty Coffees Are Hot

Like other convenience retailers, Lassus Handy Dandy Food Stores, a subsidiary of Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lassus Brothers Oil, is boosting its hot dispensed sales with specialty offerings. Following U.S. consumers’ inclination for more specialty coffees and teas, c-stores are banking on this trend continuing. Coffee sales continued to grow in 2016. Overall servings of both

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Manitowoc Foodservice Changes Name to Welbilt

Set to ring New York Stock Exchange opening bell on March 10 in celebration. Manitowoc Foodservice has completed its previously-announced name change to Welbilt Inc. and began trading March 6 on the New York Stock Exchange with the new ticker WBT. Current shareholders will have their existing shares converted from MFS shares to WBT shares

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Total Restaurant Count in U.S. Drops

NPD Group sees most significant drop in restaurants since recession. Increased competition and a dip in restaurant trips is having an impact on the restaurant industry. NPD Group, a global information company, reported that the total number of U.S. restaurants decreased by 2% from a year ago to 620,807 units, according to a count of

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Baking Better Store Sales

A 2016 survey by Q1 Consulting found that 16% of respondents listed in-store bakery as the primary reason for their last c-store visit. Moreover, 85% found bakery items to be the most portable grab-and-go foods at c-stores. “Portability is critical for all grab-and-go foods in c-stores and especially for bakery items that are usually eaten

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Roller Grill Reigns Supreme

No matter how many different food items are on a convenience store menu, there’s still room—and a fan base—for roller grill favorites. “The traditional hot dog will always have its place; it will never go away,” said Ted Roccagli, director of partnerships and preferred vendor programs for Dallas-based Empire Petroleum Partners. “But now, customers expect

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Pizza Slices Through Foodservice

When Americans need comfort they crave pizza twice as much as any other food. That’s what an online Harris Poll of more than 2,000 U.S. adults last year found. And those cravings aren’t likely to disappear any time soon. In its “2017 State of the Industry Pizza Report,” PMQ Pizza Magazine said that in the

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Fresh Ideas Sell Sandwiches

Grab and go? Made to order? Kristi Patel sees it all as assistant director for retail operations for Iowa State University, which has five convenience stores on its campus. All of the stores offer grab-and-go sandwiches and three also have delis that offer the made-to-order (MTO) option. Some locations also offer the option of toasting

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Broaster Participates in 2017 MotoAmerica Season

Team Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda joins the 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Broaster Co. announced that Team Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda is a key player in the Superbike class for the 2017 MotoAmerica season. This marks the first year Broaster Co.’s involvement with the RoadRace Factory is elevated to a corporate-wide level of participation. “We’re excited

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Hispanic Food Offers Opportunity

As the U.S. Hispanic and Latino populations continue to grow, the demand for Hispanic items in c-stores is expected to increase as well. The Hispanic population in the U.S. has grown 43% in the past decade, reported IBISWorld, a Los Angeles market research firm. There has never been a larger or more influential minority than

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Chicken Options Span Dayparts

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans are expected to eat close to 92 pounds per capita of the nation’s favorite fowl, making it the most popular center-of-the-plate choice. The National Chicken Council (NCC) noted that chicken consumption per capita has increased nearly every year since the mid-1960s, while red meat consumption has declined.

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‘The Donut’ Breakfast Sandwich

Land Mark Products’ Day’n Night Bites, a provider of pizza and sandwiches to the convenience store industry, has introduced the successful fusion of two American breakfasts: “Eggs’n Sausage” and “Donuts.” They’re not joking. Again (just to prove this is no typo) Day’n Night Bites created a single breakfast sandwich by combining real eggs, savory sausage […]

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Curved Strip Heaters

The Glo-Ray Curved Infrared Strip Heater from Hatco Corp. is the perfect, stylish solution for front-of-the-house applications where heat is needed. Featuring a patented housing design that is unobtrusive, this curved strip heater uses Hatco’s signature pre-focused heat pattern to effectively blanket food holding areas to safely hold products at optimum serving temperatures without drying […]

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Baking Flexibility

Moffat, manufacturer of commercial convection ovens, proofers and holding cabinets, has launched the new Turbofan 40 Combi Series. The new Turbofan 40 Series Combi oven delivers convenience in a compact 32-inch wide footprint. The Turbofan 40 Series features enhanced settings, which operate in three modes, including combi, convection or steam. Each unique setting delivers improved […]

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Wendy’s Introducing Ordering Kiosks

Kiosks expected to cut down on labor costs, appeal to younger customers. Fast-food behemoth Wendy’s has announced plans to introduce self-ordering kiosks in one out of every six—or about 1,000—of its franchise locations nationwide by the end of 2017, with a typical location receiving three kiosks, according to a report by the Detroit Free Press.

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Health Consciousness Drives Protein Alternative Consumption

As more consumers adopt healthier lifestyles, interest in meat substitutes is growing. While not fully committing to a meat-free lifestyle, ‘Meatless Mondays’ seem to be catching on among Americans as a way to cut back with new research from Mintel revealing that the top reason U.S. consumers use meat alternatives is because they occasionally like

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Burger King Parent Company Acquires Popeyes

The transaction is expected to close in April. Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI)—one of the largest global quick-service restaurant companies and owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons is set to acquire Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. $79 per share in cash, or $1.8 billion. The acquisition of Popeyes will add a successful, highly-regarded brand with

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Reheating Coffee Sales

With so many options available, consumers expect to get their perfect cup of coffee all day, every day. Retailers share tips on how they turned their store coffee bars into daily destinations for brew enthusiasts. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Many consumers associate convenience stores with coffee, and if the coffee program is done right

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TA Restaurant Introduces Popeyes Louisiana Restaurant in New Mexico

Marks the 66th Popeyes for TA, but its first in New Mexico. The TA Restaurant Group opened a new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen at TA Santa Rosa located at I-40/Rt. 54/Rt. 84, Exit 277 (2634 Historic Route 66), in Santa Rosa, N.M. The new Popeyes will serve the prominent southern-style cooking that has made Popeyes famous.

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