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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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Rutter’s Rolls Out Mac and Cheese Options

Customers can choose from more than 500 varieties. Rutter’s Farm Stores has added macaroni and cheese to the menu, and it could take customers quite a while to decide which version of it they like the best. When all of the variations of toppings and meaty additions are tallied, Rutter’s provides its customers with more

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Quiet Commercial Blender

Vitamix introduces The Quiet One, a powerful, premium blender that utilizes exclusive technology for superior noise reduction.  An innovative door seal design, coupled with patent-pending floating technology, significantly reduces vibration transmission and improves airflow, which reduces sound, making The Quite One ideal for any front-of-the-house environment. It operates 18 decibels below its closest competitor on

Chiquita

Sell the banana that’s full of profits. There is no banana like Chiquita To Go bananas. See how you can bring a fresh approach to counter-top profit building. Watch this video to learn more!

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Boosting Fresh Food Sales

Americans are more amenable to buying meals at convenience stores, but won’t budge when it comes to quality, price or convenience factors like portability and packaging. By Howard Riell, Contributing Editor. Takeout food was invented for on-the-go consumers. But a takeout program has to do more than travel at high speeds. Today’s consumers want quality

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Sheetz Opens Mansfield Store

Customers are known to line up as early at 4:30a.m. in anticipation of a new Sheetz store opening for a chance to win Sheetz Z-cards. Sheetz is opening a new store in Mansfield, Pa., today, Thursday, Sept. 29.,  at 85 West Wellsboro Street. Doors officially open to customers this morning at 11 a.m. Excitement for

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Sheetz Opens New West Virginia Location

As part of the grand opening, Sheetz plans to make a donation to Special Olympics West Virginia. Sheetz is set to open a new store in Beaver, W.Va., Thursday, Sept 22 at 810 Ritter Drive—marking the second Sheetz location in this area to open this year. The first location opened in Beckley on Robert C.

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Champlain Farms Partners With Quiznos

“We know Champlain Farms customers will be attracted by Quiznos’ brand recognition and appetizing menu,” says president of Champlain Farms.   Vermont-based convenience and gasoline retailer Champlain Farms is set to open Quiznos restaurants inside Champlain Farms’ 40 locations. The new Quiznos restaurants are planned for Champlain Farms locations throughout Vermont, situated in highly-frequented locations,

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Thorntons Salutes Hot Dogs

On National Hot Dog Day Thorntons serves up 40 cent hot dogs. July 23 marks National Hot Dog Day, and Thorntons is set to celebrate by offering Ball Park hot dogs with a variety of toppings for less than a dollar  at participating stores. Customers are limited to two specially-priced hot dogs upon their visit.

Countertop Frying

Autofry, the top-selling line of ventless and automated deep frying systems is proud to introduce the MTI-40C—-the worlds first ventless, fully-enclosed and automated dual basket counter-top deep fryer. The MTI-40C is capable of producing up to 100 pounds ofproduct per hour. Ventless and fully enclosed, the Autofry Model MTI-40C has a high product capacity in

Better-for-You Chicken

Chester’s International has embarked on a system-wide transition to 100% trans fat-free operations. This change emphasizes Chester’s commitment to providing the highest quality ingredients to produce the highest quality fried chicken. The transition is expected to be complete by the end of 2007. For More Information fromChester’s International www.chestersinternational.com  

Vying for Customers with Value Meals

McDonald’s has it. Dunkin’ Donuts has it. And if your c-store doesn’t have it, you’re likely losing customers to the QSR down the street. In 2010, featuring a value meal with your foodservice offering is essential to driving new customers through your doors and securing them as regular visitors.  C-stores with foodservice programs are facing

CSD Presents the Foodservice Webcast Series

As competition heats up and consumers adjust their away-from-home consumption habits it’s critical to continuously refine your programs and strategies in order to drive profitable and sustainable growth. For the third consecutive year, Convenience Store Decisions, is proud to offer its FREE two-part Foodservice Webcast Series. Part II: June 17, 2010 2:00 PM EDT Foodservice

Sheetz Opens Store In Woodward

Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz continues to expand with the opening of its first new store in Woodward Township, near Jersey Shore.   “We are very excited to be opening another store in Lycoming County,” said Stan Sheetz, president and CEO, Sheetz Inc. “Our stores in nearby Williamsport do very well and customers there have been very

IDDBA Program Reimburses Retailers For Food Safety Certification

To promote food safety certification for retail dairy, deli, and bakery department employees, the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) offers a Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program (FSCRP). The program reimburses IDDBA member retailers for food safety certification test fees (up to the published cost) for dairy, deli, and bakery employees who successfully complete the certification exam.

Tools of the Trade

Busy consumers continue watching their wallets, but one thing hasn’t changed. They want great tasting meals and snacks—and they want them fast. In spite of today’s economic angst, opportunities abound for providing time-crunched consumers with foods on the run. According to a survey by the National Restaurant Association (NRA), 69% of adults surveyed said purchasing

BP’s ampm Launches Personal Size Pizza

On March 3, ampm  debuted its new personal-size pizza, adding another fresh food to its line of proprietary products. The new pizza comes in two flavors: pepperoni and four-cheese (a blend of mozzarella, provolone, parmesan and romano cheeses). The New York-style pizza will be baked fresh on-site and packaged in a box with two eye-catching

Keeping It Fresh

Now that customers are used to finding fresh food at their local c- stores the pressure is on the roller grill to maintain its share of foodservice sales. Thanks to the innovation of retailers and suppliers alike, the roller grill continues to turn out strong sales. Chains are bundling meals with fountain drinks and chips

Daniele International Recalls 1,240,000 Pounds of Sausage

 Daniele International Inc., an establishment with operations in Pascoag and Mapleville, R.I., is recalling about 1,240,000 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) varieties of Italian sausage products, including salami/salame, in commerce and potentially available to customers in retail locations because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

C-Store Food Sales Get Healthier

Convenience retailers are increasing their share of healthy, fresh food sales, according to industry observers, who noted convenience outlets and big boxes are also gaining share at the expense of grocery stores. Though fresh and prepared foods offer high margin rings, c-store retailers should be certain they are truly ready to do food preparation before

Chicken

TOP PERFORMERS Tyson Foods Inc. Chester’s International The Broaster Co. HONORABLE MENTIONS Krispy Krunchy Chicken Squawkers (Brakebush Brothers) For such a little creature, chicken certainly knows how to command a formidable presence on foodservice menus.  To fully grasp this indefatigable bird’s share of American stomachs, look no further than this: Each U.S. consumer gobbled up

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