Register Now For CSD’s 2010 Foodservice Webcast Series

There’s a host of potholes marring the road to profitability, and few convenience chains on the market can afford to bankroll a multimillion dollar facility to optimize their foodservice production and profits.

What c-stores can do, however, is build an effective foodservice program from the ground up if they learn to nurture the fundamentals and capitalize on the resources available. To help retailers manage their foodservice operations more effectively, Convenience Store Decisions is proud to host our fourth annual Foodservice Webcast Series. And to best of all, since this category is so crucial to the industry’s success, CSD is offering this two-part Webcast series is absolutely free.

Retailers are also encouraged to take the 2010 CSD/Balvor Foodservice Survey. Participating retailers will receive a complimentary summary of results. Otherwise, we’ll share only key findings along with additional insights during Part 1 of CSD’s FREE two-part Foodservice Webcast Series on June 10 at 2:00 p.m. EST. The short, 10-minute survey closes Friday, May 28. 

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Part I

Thursday, June 10, 2 p.m. EST.

Building a Stronger Fresh Foods Program in Convenience Retail: Trends and Perspectives
Hear Fresh insights from David Bishop, Managing Partner of Balvor and Dr. Jack Cushman, Executive Vice President of Foodservice of Nice N Easy, as they share how convenience retailers are managing and perceiving the fresh foods component of foodservice currently. Learn what the outlook is for the remainder of 2010 and how convenience retailers are fighting to grow a critical business segment. Take away unique benchmarks, emerging retail practices, and perspectives on how convenience retailers are enhancing the value of current food programs.


David Bishop
Managing Partner, Balvor 

Dr. Jack Cushman
Executive Vice President of Foodservice, Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes Inc

John Lofstock
Editor, Convenience Store Decisions

Part II

June 17, 2010 2:00 PM EDT

Foodservice Fundamentals: Marketing and Merchandising to Today’s Convenience Customers
Convenience retailers recognize that a strong foods program drives differentiation and profits. Just consider that foodservice now generates nearly 30% of in-store gross margin dollars, according to the NACS recently released 2010 State of the Industry report. However, the profit center is at risk as competition heats up and consumers adjust their away-from-home consumption habits. It’s critical to routinely improve the foodservice so it continues to fuel the chain’s economic engine.


Ira Blumenthal
President, Co-Opportunities Inc. and Managing Director of NACS Café

Ryan Olsen
Adventures First Chef, Maverik Inc.

John Lofstock
Editor, Convenience Store Decisions


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