Tyson Foods Launches Two Million Acre Sustainable Grain Initiative

Sustainable grain commitment, part of Tyson Foods’ new sustainability report, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Tyson Foods Inc. has committed to support improved environmental practices on two million acres of corn by the end of 2020. It is the largest-ever land stewardship commitment by a U.S. protein company and supports Tyson Foods’ recently announced goal

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Cumberland Farms Celebrates National Pretzel Day

Customers can enjoy a free beverage with pretzel purchase. Westborough, Mass.-based Cumberland Farms is celebrating National Pretzel Day on April 26 by offering customers a FREE Chill Zone beverage (fountain or frozen HYPERFREEZE) with the purchase of any pretzel—all for just $2.39! On National Pretzel Day, customers can get in on the celebration from 12

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Quality Equipment Yields Superior Food

Equipment that caters to the needs of c-stores can help elevate a program to new heights. By Brad Perkins, Contributing Editor Convenience store foodservice has come a long way in recent years, and equipment is a big reason why. With advances in speed, durability and technology, foodservice equipment now allows convenience stores to provide food

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Fostering Proprietary Foodservice

To put a brand on their brand, more convenience retailers are entering the proprietary foodservice pool. By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Editor As convenience stores increasingly become go-to options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, more and more operators are mulling the decision to launch proprietary foodservice options or partner with a co-brand. They know either alternative

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Hoshizaki America Welcomes New President

Kazuya Jinno brings foodservice background to new role. Hoshizaki America Inc., based in Peachtree City, Ga., has announced that Kazuya Jinno has been appointed president of Hoshizaki Holdings USA. Jinno joins Hoshizaki with a background in the foodservice industry. Hoshizaki America is known for premier ice machine and refrigeration products throughout the North American market.

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Krispy Krunchy Chicken Sponsors Cajun Navy Relief Search and Rescue Games

Training exercise to train onshore dispatchers and rescue teams for natural disaster response. Cajun Navy Relief will hold its first Search and Rescue Games, sponsored by Krispy Krunchy Chicken, this Saturday in Henderson Bay, located 15 minutes east of Lafayette, La. The games will also use the land owned by St. Martin Land Co. so

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Coffee in California to Require Cancer Warning

Companies selling coffee in California will need to post signage to warn of risks. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle has ruled that coffee sold in the state of California must carry a cancer warning. Judge Berle found that Starbucks and other companies failed to prove their case that a chemical found in coffee

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Wawa Expands Coffee Line

Wawa Reserve line of coffees gives customers the chance to explore bold, new flavors. Wawa has introduced a new addition to its coffee offer, Wawa Reserve 100% Tanzania. This new variety is Wawa’s second limited-time, specialty-grade coffee offering and will join Wawa’s existing line of coffee varieties through early May. Wawa Reserve 100% Tanzania is

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Food Megatrends Reflect Healthy Choices

Euromonitor release a new report indicating heathy living will drive future food patterns in the U.S. Euromonitor International has released the eight most influential packaged food megatrends for 2018. These megatrends, sharing common drivers, have the power to transform and disrupt entire categories while also providing sustainable growth and relevance for companies that succeed in

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7-Eleven Launches Exclusive Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee

New Seven Reserve Africa Blend is available now for the same low price as other 7-Eleven coffee varieties. 7-Eleven coffee customers are in for a treat now that the c-store giant is adding a new coffee segment that provide brews from ‘exotic’ locations. 7-Eleven Inc. headed straight to the continent of Africa for the first

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Dunkin’ Donuts Mobile Ordering Now Pairs with Google Assistant

Move makes accessing mobile ordering even more convenient for customers. Dunkin’ Donuts’ On-the-Go Mobile Ordering is now available through the Google Assistant, on iPhones and Android phones. Though this new integration, DD Perks Rewards members can use the Google Assistant, Google’s voice assistant technology, on their iPhones and Android phones to place a mobile order

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Signature Wrap Collection

Subway has launched a new Signature Wraps Collection in the U.S. The crave-worthy, protein-packed wraps come in bold, flavorful choices—all featuring double the meat of an average six-inch sub, plus a unique combination of veggies, cheese and sauces. To be clear—these wraps are a meal, not a tiny snack. Initially introduced in Maine, and tested […]

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Undercounter Icemakers

Hoshizaki America Inc. has transitioned its popular C-101BAH series undercounter icemakers to the C-80BAJ series. The same slender dimensions, sleek stainless-steel construction are enhanced by stylish addition of a full-length stainless-steel door handle. The C-80BAJ and C-80BAJ-AD models include the new tubular handle and the door remains field reversible. The C-80BAJ-DS and C-80BAJ-ADDS models allow […]

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Streamlining Hot Dispensed

Sometimes you really can have two much of a good thing. Until recently, the 15 Pump-N-Pantry stores located in six northeastern Pennsylvania counties offered between 10-12 varieties of hot coffee. Along with its proprietary dark Endless Mountain Beanery Coffee, an even darker Midnight Blend and decaf, a variety of different flavored brews rounded out the

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Indulging On-the-Go Bakery

Fresh bakery is a hot category at The Hub convenience stores in western North Dakota, especially the bulk packs of muffins, cookies and doughnuts that are baked on site, said Jared Scheeler, the company’s managing director. Last year, bakery sales at two of The Hub’s three stores (the third is a new acquisition that’s being

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7-Eleven’s Condiment Bar Adds Customization to New Tots

Tater tots are a popular snack and now convenience store customers can top them to their satisfaction. 7-Eleven Tots, the newest hot food available at participating 7-Eleven stores has a distinct advantage over other tater tots – 7-Eleven’s condiment and toppings bar. Condiments used to top nachos and Big Bite hot dogs also provide a

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Extending Hispanic Offerings

York, Pa.-based Rutter’s, which has 69 c-stores in Pennsylvania, with nine more planned, including sites in West Virginia and Maryland, has been in the burrito business since its made-to-order foodservice offerings were instituted about a decade ago. Rutter’s plans to expand on the stores’ current Hispanic food menu to take advantage of the growing demand

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Adding Zest to Sandwiches

Made-to-order sandwiches have their share of loyal fans. But, according to Chicago-based Q1 Consulting, grab and go still rules the roost in the sandwich category. In its Grocerant Consumer Survey for 2018, Q1 reported that 71% of consumers of prepared take-out food who purchased a cold deli sandwich went the grab-and-go route. The grab-and-go cases

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High Pressure Processing Helps Meet Fresh Food Demand

High Pressure Processing uses cold temperatures and high pressure to improve food safety. As demand for fresh food grows, more retailers are stocking their shelves with foods and beverages that have been high pressure processed (HPP) to help ensure food safety, food quality, and eliminate food waste, according to a new survey. A whopping 85%

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C-Stores Push Pizza Innovation

In its “Global Pizza Market 2016-2020” report, Technavio research forecasted a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 3% for that period. Researchers attributed much of that growth to the influx of new and often bold topping ingredients and combinations, a trend that is being greeted with open minds and palates, particularly by Millennials. “Limited

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Poultry Sales Set to Soar

Last year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated that per capita consumption of chicken in the U.S. would be a little more than 91 pounds. The forecast for this year is 92.5 pounds. That’s a lot of poultry even though, according to a report published by Mintel research company last November, the category has experienced

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Opening the Door to Foodservice Delivery

While more convenience retailers are mapping out how to deliver food items to customers, 7-Eleven is molding its next model of innovation. By David Bennett, Senior Editor As convenience retailers labor to distinguish their foodservice program, some c-stores have added off-site delivery as part of the package. For example, Wawa Inc. recently announced the company

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Kwik Trip Committed to Healthier Choices

Kwik Trip’s partnership with Partnership for a Healthier America has spurred many changes at the c-store chain. By Erin Del Conte, Senior Editor Kwik Trip Inc. (KT) partnered with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in May 2014 and was recognized by PHA for its commitment for healthy food in 2016. KT increased bulk produce

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Pilot Steers Its On-the-Go Program Forward

While Pilot Flying J is known for adding some dash to its foodservice, Shannon Johnson is ensuring the program is around for the long haul. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Over-the-road truckers and even the local commuter on the run can be challenged to eat a healthy diet and by the monotony of fast food.

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Rutter’s Menu Wows With Over Two-Dozen Seafood Options

Rutter’s is continuing to grow its seafood selection to meet customers’ needs. Something’s fishy at York, Pa.-based Rutter’s—the foodservice menu. Rutter’s continues to grow its extensive and expansive food menu by offering customers over 25 different seafood options to choose from. Rutter’s offers the most seafood options out of any other convenience store in central

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