Salty snack sales are a surging category and retailers should be going along for the ride. “All chip segments have become accepted mainstream food and that’s not going to change in 2012, said Amer Hawatmeh, president of St. George Oil in St. Louis, operator of six Coast to Coast convenience stores. Part of the attraction
The Waterloo, Wis.- based pickle manufacturer, Van Holten’s, is growing to keep up with consumer demand, having completed the addition of a $1.6 million state-of-the-art pickle storage tankyard this summer, just in time for this year’s crop of cucumbers. It added 165 pickle storage tanks, increasing its total number of 1,000 bushel tanks to 292.
7-Eleven is expanding in New Jersey, and at the Jersey Shore plans to add five new locations in Monmouth County and three in Ocean County this year alone, App.com reported. Throughout the state, 7-Eleven plans to open 200 more stores in 2010 and 2011, according to The Goldstein Group, a commercial real estate firm in Paramus.