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Coffee Driving Bakery Sales

To capture a greater share of the breakfast business, retailers are developing fresh bakery programs extensive enough to make their products destination-worthy in the morning and throughout the day. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Few, if any, local supermarkets or mom-and-pops in the Iowa, Minnesota or Wisconsin market areas where Kwik Trip has its 358

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New Era Of Soups

Global. Bold. Gourmet. This is how Campbell’s Certified Master Chef Thomas Griffiths describes the flavorful line-up of new soups from Campbell Soup Co. Coconut, chorizo and quinoa are just a few of the striking flavors and ingredients in a new wave of Campbell’s soups. Designed for more adventurous appetites, six new Campbell’s Go soups draw

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Stuffing Mixes

Uncle Ben’s has introduced two convenient and easy-to-prepare stuffing mixes—Traditional White Bread and Classic Cornbread. These stuffing mixes make it simple to take a dish from ordinary to signature in seconds. Uncle Ben’s Stuffing Mixes combine an ideal blend of seasonings, breadcrumbs, grains and veggies into the savory flavors and textures patrons love. With the

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Packaged Facts Defines Dining Habits In America

A market study takes a close look at the generational differences in eating habits of Americans to help the retail and foodservice industries  Packaged Facts released a report that analyzes America’s mealtime tendencies and eating habits. The study titled “How We Eat: Retail and Foodservice Opportunities in When and Where America Eats” reports that age

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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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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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Understanding What Your Customers are Buying

MSA and Paradigm Sample, in partnership with Convenience Store Decisions, examine the market basket of 18-34-year-old convenience store shoppers. By Trish Temmerman, Contributing Editor. Numerous reports are being written about connecting to and interacting with the Millennial (18-34 year-old) generation. These Millennials, numbering 71 million-plus according to the 2010 U.S. Census, are a key shopper

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90-Calorie Brownies

Convenience store retailers can indulge in more sales with new Fiber One 90-Calorie Brownies, the first baked good offering in the successful Fiber One line of products. Available in Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie, the sweet, indulgent and guilt-free treats have just 90 calories and a full five grams of fiber –

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Award-Winning Rice

RiceSelect is causing consumers to think twice about which rice they buy with its unique Texmati Rice. Similar to basmati, the award-winning Texmati has a nutty flavor, delightful aroma, unique texture and easy cooking characteristics that set it apart from all other aromatics. Texmati Rice is produced by American family farmers; packed in reusable, re-sealable

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Italian-Style Calzones

Lettieri’s takes the best from several old world recipes to create two new calzones, which are sure to become customer favorites. Available in two varieties, Italian Trio and Meat Cravers, the calzones are filled with 100% real cheese, meat and other gourmet ingredients. The Italian Trio is a blend of pepperoni, sliced marinated banana pepper

Demand Grows for Packaged Sales

Given current level of public concern over health issues, it’s hardly surprising more c-stores are increasing offerings of prepackaged goods, including sandwiches and baked products. Even with prepackaged sandwiches, “stores need to be vigilant against contamination of any kind,” said environmental specialist and HACCP-Plus President Marsha Robbins, who added store employees must also be attentive

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TOP PERFORMERS Sara Lee Foodservice Oscar Meyer (Kraft Foods Inc.) Ruiz Foods Inc. HONORABLE MENTIONS Don Miguel Mexican Foods Inc. Stouffer’s (Nestle) Old-time retailers tell it this way: Some years ago, convenience customers were more willing to give up a little something on quality—in the way of food, at least—if it meant they’d get something

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