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Growing Roller Grill Sales

From hot dogs and sausages to ethnic foods like taquitos and egg rolls, roller grills continue to prosper at convenience stores. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Roller grills—if handled correctly—offer a great opportunity to grow sales. But as simple and relatively labor-free as they are, they still require management oversight, employee training and some marketing savvy. It’s

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Focusing on Foodservice

Burgers, brats and sausages continue to drive sales among core convenience store customers. By John Lofstock, Editor. While customers may say they want healthy and organic foods, a Technomic report found that 91% of consumers said they eat a burger at least once a month and 44% have a burger at least once a week.

Beer Brats

Sara Lee Foodservice has introduced its Hillshire Farm Miller High Life Beer Brats made with real Miller High Life beer for grilling enthusiastic c-store customers. The first nationally distributed bratwurst of its kind, the premium sausage product leverages two powerful brands—delivering value that will allow operators to increase margins. Cooking bratwurst in beer is a

Jimmy Dean Dies

Jimmy Dean, the country star turned sausage king passed away at the age of 81 at his home in Virginia on Sunday evening, June 13, the New York Daily News reported. Born in 1928, Dean was raised in poverty in Plainview, Texas. He dropped out of high school after the ninth grade. After serving in

Be a Grab-And-Go Destination

In today’s highly competitive convenience store environment, setting your store apart from your competitors is more important than ever. With a Johnsonville-branded steamer loaded with convenient Johnsonville products, you can make your c-store a real destination for customers. The steamers are available in three different sizes, to accommodate a variety of space needs. An optional

Meaty Sales in the Snack Aisle

TOP PERFORMERS Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Slim Jim (ConAgra) Old Wisconsin Sausage HONORABLE MENTIONS Old Trapper Smoked Products World Kitchens Oberto Sausage Flavored products from hot and spicy to teriyaki and smoked are driving the meat snacks category as customers look for new varieties of their favorite snacks. Stick sales are reportedly up, and as

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