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McDonald’s To Post Calorie Counts

Calorie signs, a new app, and more healthful options are headed for McDonald’s. McDonald’s plans to begin posting calorie counts on all its menus next week — a move that will likely pressure other QSRs to follow suit.  At the same time, the company introduced several menu additions aimed at making its offerings more healthful,

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Reichel Foods Inc. Recalls Products From C-Stores

A foodservice company recalls a limited number of its snack and lunch products to protect consumers from possible Lysteria cases. Reichel Foods Inc., a healthy snack food company based in Minnesota, issued a voluntary recall for a variety of its products. NACS released a report that said several of the company’s products have the potential

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Preparing Sandwiches The Ways Consumers Want Them

Technomic Inc. reports that sandwiches prove to be more successful items on lunch and dinner menus for the past two years. Sandwiches are a staple food item for both lunch and dinner menus at limited- and full-service restaurants, and more consumers report purchasing sandwiches away from home today compared to two years ago. “Today’s consumer

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Vending Organic Coffee

Recent studies from the Harvard School of Public Health find that 54% of American adults consume coffee on a daily basis, and three cups per person is the average. Fresh Healthy Vending Cafe wants to satisfy America’s coffee cravings by releasing a new machine that allows consumers to get fresh-brewed coffee with the push of

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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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Ready-to-Serve Yogurt Parfait

The Dannon Co. is making yogurt parfaits a whole lot easier for foodservice operators to offer with its new Dannon Ready-to-Serve Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt Parfait. With the launch of its new parfait, Dannon is continuing its pursuit of the mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible via an innovative way

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Sundried Tomato And Basil Wheat Thins

Wheat Thins has added the zesty flavor of Sundried Tomato and Basil to its vending lineup to help operators capture additional sales from the 81% of consumers (according to International Food Information Council Food and Health Surveys 2006-2009) trying to incorporate more whole grains into their diets. Wheat Thins Sundried Tomato & Basil features a

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New Lemonade Combinations

Once trumpeted as the drink of summer, lemonade is flexing its versatility and causing stores to clear shelf space and take notice year round. Single-serving lemonade sales are up more than 11% in the past year. MADE Drinks Co.’s original MADE Lemonade has been on the market for almost a year. Now the company is

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Convenience Store Sales Topped $680 Billion in 2011

Convenience store sales, both at the pump and inside the store, set new records in 2011, according to data released today by NACS. In-store convenience store sales grew 2.4%, reaching a record $195.0 billion. Combined with $486.9 billion in motor fuels sales, total convenience store sales in 2011 were $681.9 billion, or one out of

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Starbucks Opens Evolution Fresh

The coffee giant delves into fruit and vegetable juices with the debut of its new juice bar chain. Starbucks Corp. debuted its first Evolution Fresh juice bar store on Monday. The launch is expected to boost the company’s position in the $50 billion health food sector, Reuters reported. Starbucks bought Evolution Fresh for $30 million

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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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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!

Chicken is the most versatile food. You can put it in any form you want—chicken sandwiches, fried chicken, roasted chicken, hot or cold.

Chicken Fuels Foodservice Flexibility

Whether it’s grilled, baked or fried, poultry meal solutions are available in a variety of dishes that are helping operators create a diverse menu. Chicken has a “health HALO,” in the foodservice industry’s parlance, meaning consumers perceive it to be a healthy alternative to burgers and pizza. Bonnie Riggs, restaurant industry analyst for The NPD

Yogurt and Then Some

YoCrunch yogurt introduces two new flavors to its core line offering healthy and decadent yogurt experiences. Smooth and creamy low-fat YoCrunchVanilla yogurt is paired with crunchy Butterfinger and Strawberry-Bananais joined by 100% natural low-fat granola. All of YoCrunch’s low-fat yogurt products contain live and active cultures perfect for digestion and replete with a mix of

Low-Carb Dining

Quiznos introduces a new, healthier line of subs for its customers. Quiznos Sub launches the next phase of low-carb living: more than 20 Low Carb Toasty Flatbreadsandwiches under 10 grams of net carbohydrates. This unique line of low carbsandwiches are prepared similarly to Quiznos’ toasted sub sandwiches. Quiznosserves customers’ favorite sub recipes on top of

Better-For-You Snacks

C-stores can now stock a healthier version of Doritos and Tostitos snacks. Frito-Lay launches a line extension of Doritos and Tostitos that has less than half the carbohydrates of its top-selling tortilla chip brands. The new great-tasting products, which are named Doritos Edge and Tostitos Edge, have a total of six net carbs, 10 grams

Low-Tip

Solo GI Low Glycemic Bars are great tasting and clinically validated. Low Glycemic foods are the hottest new trend in healthy eating because they help prevent a spike and crash in blood sugar. Solos Slooow Carbs provide sustained energy and support weight management without sugar alcohols, trans fats or artificial ingredients. The 47 gram bars

POWERBAR

  PowerBar announced it has expanded its women’s nutrition product line with PowerBar Pria Grain Essentials. Made with 70% organic ingredients, a half daily serving of whole grains per bar and specific nutrition for women, the Pria Grain Essentials bars offer women a great-tasting, nutritious snack to help curb hunger and keep them naturally satisfied

Quite Corny

Brakebrush Brothers has added yet another fun and yummy product to its already successful line of Kids Klassics chicken: Mini Chik N Corn Dogs. The new corn dogs are a novel breast-meat chicken nugget with a dip-able shape and kid-friendly, fritter-style sweet cornmeal coating. The product is fried in 100% non-hydrogenated soybean oil until its

Energy for Busy Lifestyles

Marathon energy bars offer the sustained energy and nutrients needed for a busy life. As a low glycemic index food, Marathon energy bars provide the brain and working muscles with long-lasting energy and come in five flavors: Chewy Chocolatey Peanut, Chewy Peanut Butter, Crunchy Dark Chocolate, Crunchy Honey & Toasted Almond and Crunchy Multi-grain. Marathon

New Apple Sauce Flavors

To enhance its line of Musselman’s single-serve apple sauces, Knouse Foods is launching two new flavors: Totally Fruit Mixed Berry and Healthy Picks Granny Smith. Perfect for a multitude of foodservice operations, the apple sauce cups are an on-the-go solution, healthy meal accompaniment and anytime snack option. With flavors that appeal to all ages, each

Core-Mark Holdings To Offer Jamba-Branded Products

Jamba Inc. and Core-Mark Holding Company Inc. have signed a non-binding memorandum of intent to establish a relationship to offer and deliver health-oriented Jamba branded food and beverage consumer products to Core-Mark serviced convenience retail locations.  The parties aim through this collaboration to strengthen Core-Mark’s fresh and health-oriented food and beverage product offering to its

Lifeway Foods Donates to Haiti

Lifeway Foods Inc., makers of the probiotic dairy beverage called Kefir, will donate 5% of the proceeds from all Lifeway and Helios brand Kefir and ProBugs product sales in the U.S. generated through shipments during February to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of Haitian relief efforts. The effort strives to provide life-saving supplies

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