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Team Tedeschi Brings Home the 2012 Chain of the Year Award

In front of nearly 300 convenience store industry retailers and suppliers, Peter Tedeschi, president and CEO of Tedeschi Food Shops, accepted Convenience Store Decisions’ 2012 Convenience Store Chain of the Year award at a banquet in Las Vegas. Tedeschi’s is CSD’s 23rd Chain of the Year winner, the oldest and most prestigious award offered in

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Fresh Foods, Fast Service

Burgers, brats and sausages continue to drive sales among core convenience store consumers. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Convenience dining is on the rise and the demand for sandwiches is jumping. Americans’ love of burgers, sausage and brats is creating plenty of opportunity for convenience stores, where lunch and dinner solutions anchor the menu. The

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Tedeschi Expands Soda Offering At Nine Stores

Tedeschi Food Shops integrates the new Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser at nine of its c-stores. Tedeschi Food Shops added the Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage dispenser at several of its Massachusetts locations. The Coca-Cola Freestyle is expected to expand Tedechi Food Shops’ beverage program for customers, giving their customers a wider variety of refreshment options. Tedeschi Food Shops

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FDA Scrutiny Clouds Cigar Outlook

While flavored and pre-priced cigar sales are booming, FDA’s pending regulation of the category could upset trends and profits. by Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Tedeschi Food Shops does a strong cigar business, and with 3-4 feet of space reserved for cigars on the back bar, consumers take notice. Sales on cigars were up for the

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Tedeschi Debuts Sparkling Waters

The new proprietary line provides customers with a beverage that is flavorful as well as healthful. Tedeschi Food Shops has released a new line of proprietary Tedeschi Select Sparkling Waters. The 20-ounce line of calorie-free, caffeine-free and sodium-free waters are available in four unique flavors: Raspberry Blackberry, Kiwi Strawberry, Key Lime and Wild Cherry.  Tedeschi

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Tedeschi Partners With Boston Cannons

Promotions and contests to center around Boston Cannons Lacrosse home games. Tedeschi Food Shops has partnered with the Boston Cannons, Boston’s professional Major League Lacrosse team. Throughout the 2012 season, Tedeschi Food Shops will be involved with the team in a variety of contests and promotions. The 2012 season home opener took place at Harvard

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Tedeschi Introduces Sausage Sub

Tedeschi Food Shops is excited to introduce a sausage sub to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Boston’s beloved Fenway Park.  This hearty sub is covered with freshly roasted green and red peppers as well as onions. “This is only the beginning of many exciting seasonally and locally relevant sandwiches at Tedeschi Food Shops,” said Director

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Mean Healthy Business

While some c-store operators are gingerly testing the waters of healthy lunch and dinner solutions, others have plunged right in as the tide of consumer demand moves steadily toward fresher fare. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. With the opening of its latest store in Marshfield, Mass., Tedeschi Food Shops launched a new initiative that puts

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Tedeschi Acquires Six Munces Stores

Now operated by Tedeschi, the former Munces stores undergo a remodel to accommodate fresh foods. Massachusetts-based Tedeschi Food Shops has acquired six stores in central New Hampshire, two of which are in Plymouth, and one of which is operated in Warren.  Former Munces stores located at 22 Main Street and 494 Tenney Mountain Highway in

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Tedeschi Remodels Bridgewater Locations

Newly upgraded stores feature a selection fresh foods prepared by Tedeschi’s proprietary commissary. Tedeschi Food Shops has completed the remodel of two locations in Bridgewater and East Bridgewater, Mass. Renovations of the 169 Spring Street, Bridgewater and 52 Bedford Street, East Bridgewater stores, which were completed in 2011, are part of a company-wide initiative to

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Tedeschi Completes Weymouth Remodels

Brings fresh food into Weymouth, Mass. stores. Tedeschi Food Shops completed the remodel of two locations in Weymouth, Mass. in 2011. Renovations of the 11 Sea Street and 425 Washington Street stores are part of a company-wide initiative to ensure that all Tedeschi Food Shops offer an increased assortment of fresh, healthy meal and snack

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Marshfield’s Renovated Tedeschi Celebrates Customer Appreciation

This Friday cooking demonstrations and giveaways to greet customers at Tedeschi’s newly remodeled store. Tedeschi Food Shops at 774 Plain Street in Marshfield recently underwent a major renovation. The store, which features an expanded TD’s Deli, now serves fresh foods and meats alongside its standard convenience fare.  In addition to offering a variety of snacks

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Peter Tedeschi Named Vice Chairman of NACSPAC

As vice chairman of NACSPAC, Tedeschi spearheads the c-store industry’s support for political candidates that respond to legislation that impacts the industry. Peter Tedeschi, president and CEO of Tedeschi Food Shops Inc., has been named vice chairman of the National Association of Convenience Stores Political Action Committee (NACSPAC).  As vice chairman of NACSPAC, Tedeschi spearheads

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A Remedy for Boosting Impulse Sales

Whether it’s aspirin or shaving cream, HBC is a growing category that deserves a renewed focus. By Joe Bush, Contributing Editor. HBC is making a comeback from coast to coast. The category—from shampoos and skin creams to cough drops and cold remedies—has always had its rightful place in a convenience store—providing a grab-and-go remedy for

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AWMA’s Closing Super Session Panel Announced

AWMA’s 2012 Show Closing Super Session titled “What’s Driving the Changing Retail Landscape?” is set to be held Friday, Feb. 17., and will include insights from a panel of leading retailers that includes Tedeschi  Food Shops President & CEO Peter Tedeschi, Open Pantry Food Marts of Wisconsin COO James F. Fiene, and CPD Energy CEO

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Sweetening Candy Sales

Avoiding common pitfalls and developing a merchandising plan can boost convenience store confectionery sales. By Heather Henstock, Contributing Editor. Keeping shelves full of customers’ favorite candy, gum and mint brands may seem like an obvious practice for convenience store category mangers. However, controlling out-of-stocks continues to be the top challenge for c-stores managing the candy

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Tedeschi Introduces New Advertising and Promotions Manager

Arscott to help Tedeschi showcase its fresh, healthy food concepts as it looks to draw new customer demographics. Tedeschi Food Shops welcomes Mary Arscott to its sales and marketing team. In her new role as advertising and promotions manager, Arscott now oversees all advertising and marketing functions, including promotions, media relations, traditional and digital advertising,

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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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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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Tedeschi Food Shops Hires Director of Fresh Foods

Tedeschi Food Shops today announced that it has hired Bob Goodwin to join its retail team as the company’s director of fresh foods. Goodwin will oversee all facets of food service including the commissary, TD’s Deli, fresh meat and poultry, freshly baked goods, produce and flowers, and hot and cold dispensed beverages. Having spent 42

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Tedeschi Adds Skinny Water

Enhanced zero-calorie water meets customer demand for better-for-you beverages. Tedeschi Food Shops is adding Skinny Water, a zero-calorie enhanced water at all 190 store locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut. With the addition of these stores, Skinny Water is now available in 7,486 retail locations nationwide. “As consumers search for ‘healthier-for-you-beverages,’ Skinny

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Tedeschi Food Shops Opens Quincy Store

For a limited time, customers of the new Quincy store can receive a free fresh-baked muffin when they buy any freshly brewed Green Mountain coffee. Tedeschi Food Shops has announced the opening of its newest store located at 85 Quincy Avenue in Quincy, Mass.  This 3,926 square foot mini-market features an updated design aesthetic and

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Choosing a Foodservice Model That Works

Is co-branding or a proprietary program the right choice for your chain? Retailers weigh in on what factors to consider before selecting a food brand. By: Erin Rigik, Associate Editor In today’s market, foodservice is crucial to attracting customers and maintaining strong sales. When adding foodservice, building a proprietary brand, co-branding and leasing space to

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Tedeschi Opens Store in Stoughton

Customers visiting the new location can enjoy free coffee with breakfast sandwich purchase for a limited time. Tedeschi Food Shops has opened its newest store located at 987 Central Street in Stoughton, Mass., near the intersection of Route 138. The interior of this store boasts the company’s latest design, colors, and graphics along with state-of-the-art

Tedeschi Remodels Three Locations

Continuing with its plan to update all of its sites, Tedeschi Food Shops has remodeled three stores in Leominster, Mass., bringing the total of locations remodeled in 2010 to 16. The stores are located at 185 Main Street, 766 Central Street and 782 North Main Street, and now offer a wide variety of fresh, healthy

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