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Coffee Driving Bakery Sales

To capture a greater share of the breakfast business, retailers are developing fresh bakery programs extensive enough to make their products destination-worthy in the morning and throughout the day. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Few, if any, local supermarkets or mom-and-pops in the Iowa, Minnesota or Wisconsin market areas where Kwik Trip has its 358

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Bursting With Energy

The energy shots and drinks market has been on an upward growth trajectory since 2010 and with the improvement in the economy is expected to continue on this growth. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Americans need all the energy they can get their hands on, which goes a long way to explaining the enduring success

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Bob Marley For Breakfast At Fresh & Easy

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market serves and sells new, organic coffee from Marley Coffee at an affordable price Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, a 197-store grocery retailer serving California, Arizona and Nevada, announced it partnered with Marley Coffee to offer an organic blend to consumers. Marley Coffee is sustainably grown, ethnically farmed and artisan roasted

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Rutter’s Takes Top Slots In Best of York Voting

Customers recognize Rutter’s for its milk, quick service lunch and breakfast, and coffee program. York, Pa.-based Rutter’s once again was voted to the top for the 2012 Best of York contest. Voted on by readers of the York Daily Record, Rutter’s again placed first in Best Milk and Best Quick Service Lunch. Rutter’s also placed

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Caffeinated Partnership In Charleston, S.C.

Sunoco hosts a press conference with the Lowcountry Food Bank Monday to introduce their partnership plans. Sunoco executives plan to announce a partnership with the Lowcountry Food Bank during a press conference at 2 p.m. on Monday. Pat Walker, president and CEO of the Lowcountry Food Bank, Cynthia Archer, vice president of marketing and development

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Fas Mart Awards Customer $10,000

The Sip, Scratch & Win promotion runs through July 31 at all Fas Mart and Shore Stop stores. A lucky Fas Mart customer received a $10,000 check at the Montpelier Virginia Fas Mart Store for winning one of two $10,000 grand prizes in the Sip, Scratch & Win Instant Win Game taking place in all

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Light Summer Teas

The Community Coffee Co. debuts two new iced tea flavors for convenience store operators to sell in their stores. The Community Green Tea with Lemon is light and refreshing with naturally occurring antioxidants. The Community Skinny Sweet iced tea contains fewer calories than traditional sweet tea, and is made of orange pekoe and cut black

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Peapod Pilots Virtual Shopping Program

Peapod’s virtual store program for commuter rail stations is a creative, convenient way for passengers to multi-task and knock out their grocery shopping on the go. Peapod, an Internet grocer, has placed a virtual grocery store in Chicago’s highly traveled State and Lake Station Tunnel. Not only is Peapod the first in the nation to

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Thorntons Enhances Coffee Lineup

Introduces proprietary coffee blends, while phasing out Dunkin’ Donuts brand affiliation. Thorntons Inc. is expanding and enhancing its proprietary coffee brand, Thorntons Premium Blend Coffees in Louisville, Ky. and southern Indiana. The official rollout date for the 33 Kentucky locations that currently serve the Dunkin’ Donuts brand coffee, is set to commence Monday, April 2

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Warm Up Coffee Sales with Folgers

Coffee continues to be a top beverage choice with 60% of consumers saying they routinely drink regular hot coffee, according to Mintel’s “Coffee & Tea, 2011” report. A recent Smucker Foodservice coffee survey found, when drinking coffee away from home, eight in 10 consumers think it’s important that an establishment serves a brand that they

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Coffee Driving Foodservice Sales

Convenience stores are expanding their brew programs and condiment offerings, allowing guests to customize each cup. Most c-stores have embraced the consumer’s desire for customization by offering broad coffee and condiment selections and stations for customers to prep their cups the way they like. C-stores are improving coffee quality in line with greater demand for

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Jiffy Mart Revamps Coffee Program

After adding the new ThermoFresh Digital Server and Brewing system Jiffy Mart expects an increase in sales and a decrease in waste. Partnering with Lacas Coffee and Cooper Booth Wholesale, Jiffy Mart Convenience Store Chain has revamped its coffee program.  Jiffy Mart has moved away from its mix of air pots and glass pots, upgrading

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TA Opens Its Fourth Dunkin’ Donuts

TA adds a Dunkin’ Donuts to its Mebane Petro Stopping Center to complement the location’s full-service Iron Skillet restaurant. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has announced the opening of Dunkin’ Donuts at the Petro Stopping Center located at I-40/I-85, Exit 157 in Mebane, N.C. The new location will be open from 5 a.m. to 10

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Munchy Mart Meeting Student Demands

The University of Northern Colorado has rolled out a new convenience store brand to satisfy student cravings with products they need at prices they can afford. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. When students rolled into the University of Northern Colorado’s (UNC) University Center this fall, Munchy Mart was waiting. The brand new 1,250-square-foot convenience store,

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Coffee Consumption Surging

One in four coffee drinkers are now choosing gourmet products daily as younger consumers embrace upscale brews. By John Lofstock, Editor.  Coffee consumption tracks strong and steady, according to the National Coffee Association’s (NCA) National Coffee Drinking Trends, with sales data suggesting a solid footing for future growth. Rebounding youth consumption, strong gourmet allegiance and

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The 2012 Convenience Store Foodservice Report

Top-quartile chains continue to post strong sales across all food segments, while retailers express confidence for healthy category growth throughout 2012. By David Bishop, Contributing Editor. We all know times are tough. The consumer is looking for greater value at a time when retailers are focusing on being competitive without losing their shirts. Retailers recognize

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NACS CAFÉ Helps Identify Foodservice Solutions

Certified foodservice managers have shown that they are competent and disciplined, and they tend to display outstanding human resources management skills. By Dr. Nancy Caldarola, Education Director, NACS CAFÉ Foodservice has taken a prominent place in convenience stores. This segment has grown from a humble cup of coffee to a wide array of fresh sandwiches,

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Tedeschi Acquires Six Munces Stores

Now operated by Tedeschi, the former Munces stores undergo a remodel to accommodate fresh foods. Massachusetts-based Tedeschi Food Shops has acquired six stores in central New Hampshire, two of which are in Plymouth, and one of which is operated in Warren.  Former Munces stores located at 22 Main Street and 494 Tenney Mountain Highway in

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Sheetz Debuts New Locations

New stores in West Virginia and North Carolina welcomed customers for the first time Thursday. Sheetz opened two new stores on Jan. 26. One store opened in Beckley, W.Va.—marking the second store in the area—and the other in McGee’s Crossroads near Benson, N.C., located at 13433 NC Highway 210. Doors officially open to customers Thursday

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Plans New Locations

Franchise opportunities with Dunkin’ Donuts are still available in Ottumwa, Iowa. Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisee, Savoureux Corp., for 12 new restaurants in North Omaha, Neb. and Sioux City, Iowa, with the first restaurant planned to open in 2013. Savoureux Corp. is led by NFL greats and former

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Warm Up Coffee Sales With Folgers

Coffee continues to be a top beverage choice with 60% of consumers saying they routinely drink regular hot coffee, according to Mintel Market Intelligence Report: Coffee & Tea, 2011. According to a recent Smucker Foodservice coffee survey, when drinking coffee away from home, eight in 10 consumers think it’s important that an establishment serves a

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Tedeschi Completes Weymouth Remodels

Brings fresh food into Weymouth, Mass. stores. Tedeschi Food Shops completed the remodel of two locations in Weymouth, Mass. in 2011. Renovations of the 11 Sea Street and 425 Washington Street stores are part of a company-wide initiative to ensure that all Tedeschi Food Shops offer an increased assortment of fresh, healthy meal and snack

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Sheetz Celebrates The New Year With Free Coffee

Customers receive free coffee on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day as a “thank you” from Sheetz. All 408 Sheetz Convenience Restaurants across six states are set to serve customers a free 16-ounce cup of coffee from 4 p.m. Dec. 31 to 4 p.m. Jan. 1, wishing them a Happy New Year. For Sheetz,

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NOCO Express Donates To Food Bank of Western New York

“Fighting hunger in Western New York is important 365 days a year, but the need is especially great during the holidays,” says NOCO executive vice president. Tonawanda-N.Y.-based NOCO Express Stores presented representatives from the Food Bank of Western New York with a donation of $2,126 to help feed those in need this holiday season. From

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Cumberland Farms Celebrates the New Year With Free Coffee

Customers welcome in new years with a free cup of Joe. For the fifth consecutive year, Cumberland Farms will offer free coffee starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 until 5 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. An annual community service tradition, Cumberland Farms encourages customers to stop by any one of Cumberland

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