Senate Passes Food Safety Law

By a vote of 73 to 25 on Tuesday, the Senate passed the Food Safety Modernization Act, which aims to overhaul the nation’s food safety system, the New York Times reported. The law, which gives increased powers to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), comes after instances of tainted foods, including peanut butter and spinach,

Quick Chek’s ’Joe to the World’ Sets Record

To welcome the holiday season, and as part of the third annual Joe to the World free coffee event, Quick Chek, the family-operated chain of 125 fresh food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, supplied customers with more than 100,670 complimentary cups of ‘Joe,’ saving thousands of coffee lovers much-needed dough in

‘Joe to the World’ Returns For Black Friday

When alarm clocks ring Friday, Nov. 27, waking thousands from their after-turkey slumbers to hit those early morning holiday sales at their local malls, Quick Chek, the family-operated chain of more than 120 fresh food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, will offer these early risers complimentary medium coffees to help jump

Mars Unveils Most Colorful Fan of NASCAR

Mars Chocolate North America announced that Joseph Haus of Phoenix was selected as the grand prize winner of M&M’S Brand “MOST COLORFUL FAN of NASCAR” Contest. Haus topped more than 6,000 other colorful NASCAR fans who entered the contest, held between Memorial Day and Labor Day, by uploading his colorful photo to NASCAR.com/MostColorfulFans, showing his

Subway To Be Featured On Undercover Boss

Don Fertman, chief development officer for the Subway sandwich chain, has played a pivotal role in the growth of the Subway brand to become the largest quick service restaurant chain in the world. But recently, while participating in the hit CBS television series Undercover Boss, Fertman was able to get a glimpse at a part

McDonald’s Launches McCafe Scavenger Hunt

This Friday, Nov. 19, McDonald’s plans to hide three giant McCafe coffee cups in three locations located throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties during its first-ever national McCafe Scavenger Hunt. Beginning at 7 a.m. PST, McDonald’s will distribute clues on their local Twitter account, @McDonalds_SoCal. The first person to find one

BBU Acquires Sara Lee’s Bakery Business

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) announced that its parent company Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V. has acquired the North American Fresh Bakery business of Sara Lee Corp. “This transaction demonstrates Grupo Bimbo’s commitment and singular focus on baking,” said Gary Prince, BBU president.  “Our goal is to build a U.S. bakery business that provides the highest

McDonald’s Reports October Sales Growth

McDonald’s Corp. reported Monday across-the-board sales growth in October, fueled by a steady uptick in North America and strong worldwide demand, MarketWatch reported. In the U.S., the fast food giant was up 5.6% on the back of the company’s Monopoly game promotion and products including Chicken McNuggets, McGriddles, and McCafe beverages. In Europe, same-store sales

Candy Tax Overturned

Tuesday’s election results brought relief to Washington consumers and a hard fought victory for Washington confectioners. The citizens of Washington overturned a food and beverage tax that would have cost consumers nearly $300 million over the next three years. This was achieved through the work of a coalition of consumers, retailers and food and beverage

Jewel-Osco Helps Customers Manage Diabetes

At a time when 26 million Americans are living with diabetes, and the incidence of the disease is on the rise, expected to affect nearly 37 million people by 2015, (according to Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index),  JEWEL-OSCO has launched its  whole-store health and wellness program called “living healthy with my diabetes.” The program offers a variety

Shoppers Struggle to Buy Healthy

A new consumer attitude research study conducted by Catalina Marketing, which provides shopper-driven marketing solutions, shows despite the industry’s healthy-eating consumer initiatives, shoppers have not changed their old buying habits, behavior and perceptions. “We will use this study to make it easier for both manufacturers and retailers to help shoppers make healthy, nutritious choices in

Specialty Tortillas

Seventy-seven percent of customers would like to see healthier items on c-store menus, according to Mintel. The Mexican Original brand from Tyson Food Service offers a full line of specialty tortillas that help meet the needs of health-conscious consumers without sacrificing flavor. Mexican Original tortillas are available in a variety of different sizes to help

U-PAK-IT’s Business Model Proves Successful

U-PAK-IT Corp., the third largest Louisiana-based c-store chain, features a unique business model that helps mom-and-pop stores unite to compete in an industry that often eats single stores for breakfast. The first U-PAK-IT store was opened in Winnsboro, La., in 1986. The company quickly grew when a number of neighborhood stores, faced with rising prices

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Legacy Leadership

  At a Glance: Rutter’s Farm Stores Rutter’s enjoys a long, proud history tracing its roots in Central Pennsylvania all the way back to 1747. The company broke ground on its first convenience store in 1967 and today retails more than 100 million gallons of fuel annually throughout Pennsylvania’s York, Lancaster, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin and

Deli Express Expands Donation Program

Deli Express a supplier of hot and cold sandwiches recently made a 2010 second quarter donation of $50,745 to the National Military Family Association, surpassing $250,000 in total donations to the organization, which is dedicated to serving family members of military service members. Deli Express has been donating a portion of sales of its hot

Understanding Your Foodservice Customers

Now more than ever convenience store executives recognize that both survival and prosperity depend on their ability to adapt to changing customer preferences and the evolving business environment. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the changing role of convenience stores as a foodservice provider for budget-conscious, time-sensitive consumers that have scaled back on restaurant

Recipes That Break Boundaries

Giving customers the traditional pizza classics they have come to love and the unique flavors they desire is made easy with Tyson Food Service’s Bonici Brand Recipe Collection, Volume 2. The new collection features trend-based recipes that operators can leverage to make their store an anticipated destination—not only expanding their menus, but also offering ideas

Feed Your Wild Side

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky offers the Sasquatch Big Stick, a larger-than-life meat snack stick, measuring a full 16 inches in length. With a direct connection to Jack Link’s iconic Messin’ With Sasquatch marketing campaign, teens and young adults can now find Sasquatch Big Sticks in stores nationwide. Flavors include Happy (mild) and Angry (original). Beginning

Edible Strips

Health Essist Inc. manufactures and develops a unique line of all-natural, zero-calorie, caffeine-free Edible Strips. The current product line consists of Alcohol Defender to help with the “morning after feeling,” X-Energy-Boost and Apple-A-Day strips that provide a boost to your immune system. The products are FDA approved for food use and are kosher approved. Each

Evolution Fuels Prepares For Dallas

Evolution Fuels Inc. has begun the permitting process to construct its first flagship fuel station in Dallas. The station location is in the heart of the Dallas metropolis, immediately adjacent to the upscale Park Cities neighborhood, and is set to serve as the first “marquee” location for the company’s planned rollout of its branded stations.

Sweet success

Sweet success Splenda No Calorie Sweetener has become the top-selling low/no calorie sugar alternative in U.S. retail outlets just two and a half years after its introduction. Splenda products, which include packets and granular, are made from sugar so they taste like sugar, so consumers can have the best of both worlds—the sweetness they love

Sumptuous Salads

Eating healthy can now be quite delicious with Subway’s new salad options. Subway Restaurants now offers customers even more choices to maintain a healthy and balanced diet with the introduction of two Atkins-Friendly Subway Fresh Salads. The Classic Club Salad carries only nine grams of net carbs while the Grilled Chicken and Baby Spinach Salad

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

Sweet Surrenders

  Broaster Recipe now offers two delightful selections that provide the ideal finish to any meal. The companys new Fried Mini Cheesecakes, packed in two easy-to-handle 4-pound bags per case, are warm and crunchy on the outside and cool and creamy on the inside. With a cook time of just 60 to 90 seconds at

Bursting With Energy

Sultry Sales One new energy-shot sales trend WSCO’s general retail manager Darrell Looney sees is that some shots are being touted as aphrodisiacs. “The last NACS show was the first time I really noticed the presence of products that specifically spoke to potency and endurance,” Looney said, adding that it’s probably too soon to tell

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