Just How They Roll

A profitable roller grill program combines the hunger to succeed with a taste for offering customers more for their money. By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Editor At Shout & Sack, a long-standing convenience retailer on Route 66 in Vinita, Okla., Owner Chris Carter swears by his roller grill. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a

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Building Sandwich Satisfaction

Hearty or healthful—it’s not an either/or situation anymore for customers when it comes to sandwich options. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor How does a turkey sandwich become more than just an ordinary turkey sandwich? When it is paired with cheddar cheese, sweet cranberry mustard sauce, spinach, tomato and red onion and served on nine-grain wheat

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Modular Counter

Boost your food-to-go sales with the Modular Counter. The Modular Counter by Fri-Jado allows retailers to present hot and cold products in a single line-up. The display entices customers through a clear product presentation. Retailers can combine hot and cold products in meal deals. The product is easy to install and retailers can adapt the […]

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Clean Ice

Franke has introduced an antimicrobial ice protection system, EcO3Ice. The system treats the water used by ice machines to dramatically reduce microbial build-up, including bacteria, yeast and mold. EcO3Ice is a compact, low-power device that continuously treats incoming water used by ice machines. With each cycle, EcO3Ice creates a small, safe and effective amount of […]

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Turn-Key Bakery Program

Bakery case products deliver high profit margins to convenience stores, but not all operators may know how to launch or maximize their bakery programs. To help c-stores of all sizes offer fresh baked goods, in first quarter 2017 Rich’s Foodservice will launch a solution: a Corner Market Turn-Key Bakery Program. C-stores can choose from one […]

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Tamper-Resistant Clamshell Containers

RoundWare is the latest offering in Inline Plastics’ breakthrough Safe-T-Fresh line of patented, tamper-evident products. The single-piece, four-inch diameter, clamshell design, coupled with Safe-T-Fresh tamper-evident, tamper-resistant technology, is going to revolutionize this market segment. RoundWare is manufactured with patented DPET material, which has a smaller carbon footprint than many products made with rPET, and has […]

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Swiss Farms Debuts New Menu

Hires a chef to develop fresh food choices for c-store customers. Swiss Farms, the Delaware County, Pa.-based drive-through market, is expanding its freshly-prepared meal line, Fresh Solutions, with the addition of signature meals. To head up the development of the freshly-prepared meal line, Swiss Farms hired Justin Vignola as director of fresh food/new product development.

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Bold and Boneless

Tyson Convenience has announced the launch of new Bold Boneless Wings. These new wings feature new bold, unique, on-trend flavors. This product is formulated for superior hold quality with consistent piece sizes ideal for convenience stores. Each bite-size piece offers big, bold flavors perfect for consumer snacking opportunities. Tyson Bold Boneless Wings flavor varieties include […]

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Subway Makes Biggest Single Day Donation To Feeding America

Provides 11 Million meals to people in need. Subway’s campaign to raise money for Feeding America helped raise a whopping $11 Million on behalf of local food banks. On Nov. 3 Americans turned out in huge numbers to participate in the first-ever SUBWAY #GoodDeedFeed event on National Sandwich Day to help Americans facing hunger. On

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Spicy Chicken

Broaster Co. has introduced Genuine Broaster Chicken Spicy. The new menu item features a one-of-a-kind flavor profile that will entice heat-seekers with its bold and spicy tastes. A craveable game-changer, Genuine Broaster Chicken Spicy is everything consumers know and love about Genuine Broaster Chicken, boasting tender, juicy and delicious flavor all the way to the […]

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Chocolate Croissants

Bridor, a maker of high quality, authentic European croissants, pastries, savory Bistro items and breads to the U.S. foodservice and retail markets, has introduced The Chocolatine made with Ghirardelli. This pastry features three rich and creamy semi-sweet chocolate bars—more than any competitive chocolate croissant on the market—enveloped in Bridor’s acclaimed flaky and light croissant dough. […]

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PFSbrands Welcomes New Vice President of Business Development

Parent company of Champs Chicken and Cooper’s Express expands senior leadership team. PFSbrands, a U.S. supplier of branded, prepared food programs to the grocery and convenience store markets, has hired Jamie Long as vice president of business development. Long brings 14 years of in-depth foodservice knowledge and strategic thinking to PFSbrands from McDonald’s, Boston Market,

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IDDBA Report Outlines Ways To Boost Bakery Bread Sales

Identifying natural sales connections between bakery bread and other areas of the store can help increase sales. The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) and Nielsen Fresh announce the release of original research that provides retailers with ideas and strategies for boosting bakery bread sales. The report examines the connections between in-store bakery breads and the rest

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7-Eleven Celebrates the World Series

Special offers for Cleveland and Chicago fans at local 7-Eleven convenience stores help celebrate the World Series. Beginning Oct. 26, 7-Eleven, Inc. has introduced some historic offers for the hometown fans of the two baseball teams making history this October. This year’s ultimate baseball match-up is a very big deal for both Cleveland and Chicago.

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Hispanic Food and Beverage Market Hits $18 Billion

As Americans expand their palates and the Hispanic population grows, demand for authentic Hispanic flavors gets a huge boost. Savvy convenience store retailers are making room for more Hispanic foods and beverages as the segment continues to soar. The size of the Hispanic food and beverages market approached $18 billion in 2015. This represented an

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Mega S’mores

Hunt Brothers Pizza has introduced MEGA S’mores, an easy-to-bake, easy-to-take version of s’mores for the on-the-go convenience store shopper. MEGA S’mores features a giant, soft graham cracker crust; gooey Hershey’s real milk chocolate; and melted marshmallows. This new freshly-baked sweet treat helps Hunt Brothers Pizza retailers build out a more robust program and serves as […]

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Mega S’mores

Hunt Brothers Pizza has introduced MEGA S’mores, an easy-to-bake, easy-to-take version of s’mores for the on-the-go convenience store shopper. MEGA S’mores features a giant, soft graham cracker crust; gooey Hershey’s real milk chocolate; and melted marshmallows. This new freshly-baked sweet treat helps Hunt Brothers Pizza retailers build out a more robust program and serves as

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Seafood Cakes

National Fish & Seafood’s Matlaw’s brand has introduced new appetizer-sized Crab Style Seafood Cakes. These cakes are coated with panko breading and then par-fried to provide a crispy crunch. This new appetizer concept is perfect for a quick on-the-go meal or snack. The cakes can also be served with French fries as a combo meal. […]

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Chicken Sausage

Tyson Convenience has announced the launch of a new line of Hillshire Farm Premium Chicken Sausage. This new line provides operators with the in-demand, bold flavors that consumers crave. The new line offers four unique flavors, including Mango Habanero, Chicken Apple, Bacon Gouda and Sriracha Jack. Chicken sausages also provide the option of a full-flavor […]

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SUBWAY Launches ‘The Good Deed Feed’

On National Sandwich Day customers can buy a sub and drink, get a free sub and Subway will donate a meal to Feeding America. In celebration of National Sandwich Day, Subway is donating to families in need. More than 42 million Americans—including more than 13 million children—live in households that may not have enough food

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Aloha Petroleum, Ricker Oil and Core-Mark Make Healthy Commitment

Joining with Partnership for a Healthier America, Aloha, Ricker’s and Core-Mark commit to making sure healthier options are more accessible for customers. On Thursday, Oct. 20, convenience store chains Aloha Petroleum, operators of Aloha Island Marts, and Ricker Oil Co., operators of Ricker’s convenience stores, and Core-Mark, a leading national food and beverage distributor, announced

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Family Express Introduces Cravin’s Kitchen MTO Program

New foodservice offering features upscale pizza and breakfast sandwich offering—all made to order. Family Express is debuting a new made-to-order (MTO) hot foodservice offering, labeled Cravin’s Kitchen, as well as rebranding the inside of its stores with a focus on foodservice. Cravin’s Kitchen features made-to-order breakfast sandwiches and an exciting upscale, customizable/MTO pizza offering. This

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Buffalo Chicken Snacks

Tyson Convenience has introduced a new line of rolled tortilla snacks: Crispitos. This new snack line is a must-have for convenience stores. As buffalo and chicken has become the go-to flavor combination on menus in the U.S., the new Buffalo Chicken Crispitos are sure to be a hit. For More Information From Tyson Convenience www.tysonfoods.com […]

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Healthier Hot Pockets

Nestle Professional has announced the release of Hot Pockets grab-and-go sandwiches with a cleaner label and quality ingredients. With no artificial flavors or partially hydrogenated oils, newly improved Hot Pockets have lower levels of sodium and saturated fat. Each sandwich is comprised of superior ingredients such as 100% Angus beef, hickory ham, signature peperoni and […]

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Natural Chicken Offerings

Brakebush has announce the release of new Brakebush Sliced Natural Chicken Breast and Diced Natural Chicken Breast. These new offerings come from chickens fed an all vegetarian diet and raised without antibiotics (RWA). They are the perfect additions to any menu. The Brakebush line of RWA chicken is natural and clean label. The Chicken Breast […]

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