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Take Your Deli to the Next Level

Sides, combo meals and even small equipment purchases can take your foodservice program from blah to booming. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association’s (IDDBA) “What’s in Store 2012” report revealed consumers are buying more prepared meals at convenience stores that provide quality and variety to shoppers. Just being on top

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Target Remodels 90 Stores to Expand Fresh Food Selection

Stores are currently under construction for June completion. Target Corp. is remodeling 90 general merchandise stores across the U.S., which are expected to be completed on June 24, 2012. Upon completion of the construction, these stores will offer a full selection of affordable and quality fresh foods, upping the competition for c-stores in those areas.

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C-stores Help Fight Obesity in Maryland

As Maryland attempts to aid residents in slimming down, it is turning to some local c-store owners to help introduce healthier food options. Four convenience store owners in Charles County, Md., are joining the state’s initiative to help obese residents lose weight and make healthier choices by taking part in the Maryland Healthy Stores program,

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Tedeschi Remodels Falmouth and Randolph Stores

Store upgrades continue, as Tedeschi prepares its locations to offer an increased assortment of fresh foods. Rockland, Mass.-based Tedeschi Food Shops remodeled its East Falmouth and Randolph locations, bringing the number of stores remodeled since 2010 to 26. These remodels are part of Tedeschi’s plan to upgrade all store locations and offer an assortment of

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Walgreens Expands Food Offering in Bayview

Larger assortment of produce, whole grains and lean protein helps address the need for access to healthier foods in food deserts. Walgreens is celebrating the expansion of its fresh food selection at the location at 3rd Street and Williams Avenue in San Francisco’s Bayview community. The drugstore now offers a larger assortment of fresh fruits,

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Keeping Pace With Foodservice Trends

Whether it’s a branded food program or a proprietary deli offering, focusing on quality ingredients, outstanding service and consumer needs has helped boost industry sales. By Heather Henstock, Contributing Editor. Consumers are looking for fast service, fresh ingredients and value pricing when choosing a foodservice solution and convenience stores are answering the call with innovative

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Tedeschi Aggressively Remodels Sites

Newly renovated locations offer an array of fresh foods. Tedeschi Food Shops recently remodeled six locations in Massachusetts, bringing the number of stores remodeled since 2010 to 24. Renovations in Dorchester, Stoughton, Millis, Franklin, Saugus and Fall River are part of a company-wide initiative to ensure that all store locations are remodeled and able to

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CDCG Helps Small Stores Go Fresh

C-stores in the Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady, N.Y., area are getting a helping hand in providing fresh produce to customers thanks to Capital District Community Gardens (CDCG), a private non-profit community service organization and the group behind the Veggie Mobile,  a produce truck that sells  fruits and vegetables in food deserts. So far the c-store

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Commissary Sales Gaining Momentum

While commissary products are growing in popularity at c-stores, not all retailers are at the same level. Luckily, options abound in ways to integrate commissary products for all quartiles. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor Commissaries and a centralized distribution system are becoming more popular across all foodservice segments in both convenience stores and supermarkets as

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EZ Trip To Offer Fresh Doughnuts

EZ Energy Partners with Aunt Mary Ann Donuts to provide improved fresh bakery offering to hungry customers. EZ Energy USA Inc. has introduced a new freshly delivered bakery program. Doughnuts and other baked goods will now be delivered to its Easy Trip stores fresh every morning. These items are expected to provide an improvement in

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Salad Singles

Ready Pac Salad Singles are the latest creation from Ready Pac. While consumer demand for healthy convenience has always been a focus of Ready Pac’s, economic instability has forced many shoppers to watch their spending closely by adopting more cautious spending habits and establishing a new, lower-cost normal. Ready Pac is offering a simple solution

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Commissaries Grow In Popularity

Commissaries account for a quarter of all supermarket and convenience store prepared food purchases, according to Technomic. In a first-of-its-kind study, Technomic found that commissaries (also known as meal assemblers and central kitchens) are the source of a large percentage of all foodservice purchases in both supermarkets and c-stores. Commissaries have recently become more popular

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Vermont Rolls Out Fit And Healthy Campaign

State calls on small stores to help fight obesity. The state of Vermont is launching a “Fit and Healthy” campaign aimed at small stores, encouraging them to offer more healthful products in the quest to fight obesity, WPTZ News reported. More than half of all Vermont adults are overweight or obese, while the number of

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United Supermarkets Introduces United Express

Fresh foods, traditional c-store offerings available at new smaller format store. United Supermarkets has entered the convenience market, introducing its first United Express standalone convenience store location this week in Lubbock, Texas,  Chain Store Age reported. The new United Express offers six fuel pumps, fresh foods and traditional c-store items. “Our goal with United Express

Emphasizing Category Management

 By: John Lofstock, Editor. Convenience Store Decisions‘ annual Category Management Outlook issue is routinely one of my favorite issues of the year because it gives the CSD staff an opportunity not only to analyze the industry’s performance over the past 12 months, but to forecast the sales trends retailers can expect to see over the

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Fresh & Easy Breaks Ground in South LA

Fresh & Easy aims to provide greater food access and healthier options to the communities where it operates, vice president says. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market broke ground on a new commercial office and retail center on the corner of Crenshaw & Jefferson Boulevards in South Los Angeles earlier this month. The 45,000-square-foot West Angeles

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Tedeschi Enters Commissary Business

Tedeschi Food Shops has acquired DSD1, the local start-up commissary that produces the chain’s signature TD’s Deli packaged fresh food line. DSD1 will now be known as “Tedeschi Fresh Foods” and will be a subsidiary of Tedeschi Food Shops. Nearly two years ago, Tedeschi Food Shops engaged DSD1 to develop and distribute a new fresh

Del Monte Launches Redesigned Web site

  Del Monte Fresh Produce Company has launched its newly redesigned corporate Web site. The new site, www.freshdelmonte.com, has been designed to better serve Del Monte’s customers. It features a more streamlined navigation, a fresher and more contemporary look and flash animation. The site also features a new sustainability section, which highlights Del Monte’s achievements

Fully Prepared Hot & Cold Sandwiches

TOP PERFORMERS Deli Express (E. A. Sween Co.) Landshire Inc. Pierre Foods HONORABLE MENTIONS Jimmy Dean (Sara Lee Foodservice) Lettieri’s (Hot Stuff Foods) Proprietary foodservice programs get a lot of love and admiration for their relentless innovation and ingenuity, and even branded fast-food concepts tend to get their share of attention from convenience operators who

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