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Healthy Options Driving Foodservice Demand

Many convenience store retailers are cognizant of the trend toward healthier foods and are adding better-for-you items to their menus. By John Lofstock, Editor. More salads, fruits and vegetables are finding their way onto convenience store shelves—often for purchase in the morning, or as a late afternoon snack—much to the delight of an increasing number

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The Pantry Names Dennis Hatchell President and CEO

“My initial focus will be to work with the Board and the management team to refine our strategic vision,” says Hatchell. The Pantry Inc. has announced that Dennis Hatchell will become President and CEO of the company, effective March 5, 2012. Hatchell previously served as vice chairman of Alex Lee Inc. headquartered in Hickory, N.C.,

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Dot Foods Partners With General Mills

“We’re excited to offer General Mills products to our customers,” says Dot Foods spokesperson. Dot Foods, a national food re-distributor, has partnered with General Mills Convenience Store Division for the distribution of dry products to its convenience store distributors. General Mills is home to some of the most recognizable food brands, such as Cheerios, Betty

Marlin Network Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Springfield, Mo.-based Marlin Network Inc. celebrated its 25th anniversary at the 2010 National Restaurant Association Show, May 20 – 25, 2010 in Chicago. Founded in May of 1985, Marlin Network has steadily grown as an agency in the foodservice channel, now employing 80+ strategic, creative and culinary professionals, and representing more than 60 of the

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