Yoga Spurs Ayurveda Trend in Food and Drinks

Ancient health practices are finding their way into modern diets and leading to food and product innovations. As customers seek healthy choices, Ayurveda-inspired products are gaining steam. According to ancient wisdom for 21st century living is influencing not just exercise trends, but also food and beverage choices for some Americans, according to Packaged Facts’ “Cutting

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Pilot Flying J Celebrates National Hot Dog Day

Travel center customers gain free menu items from the roller grill from July 19-26. Customers can enjoy a free roller grill item at Pilot Flying J in celebration of National Hot Dog Day—and the celebration lasts all week. In honor of National Hot Dog Day on July 19, Pilot Flying J is giving guests one

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7-Eleven Adds Single-Origin Colombian Coffee

One-third to one-half of 7-Eleven’s coffee lineup now Rainforest Alliance Certified. 7-Eleven is committing to sustainability when it comes to its coffee program. After introducing two Rainforest Alliance Certified coffees in six months, 7-Eleven Inc. is making its biggest product commitment to sustainability with the switch to a new Rainforest Alliance Certified single-origin Colombian coffee.

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Meeting Healthy Foodservice Demands

Many chains are turning to proprietary programs to meet the needs of health-conscious customers seeking “better-for- you” options, while others find their needs best met via co-branded partnerships. Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor In a “U.S. Restaurant Outlook” survey of 1,008 adults published in April by AlixPartners global consulting firm, 91% of the respondents said that

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Deli Is Taking Center Stage

In their quest to craft hardy deli programs, more c-stores are combining the drawing cards of freshness and authenticity with their ace in the hole: convenience. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Freshness is on everyone’s mind lately, including Amazon, which last month announced its intention to buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion. Fresh is

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FDA Menu Labeling Comment Period Extended

NACS asks retail members to comment ahead of the new Aug. 2 deadline. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) has announced that it is extending the comment period for the interim final rule by 30 days to Aug. 2 the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) reported. NACS plans to file comments on behalf

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Countertop Lid Organizer

Tomlinson Industries introduces the new Countertop Lid Organizer to its Modular Dispensing Systems product line. Tomlinson’s new lid organizer features a durable stainless-steel welded frame construction and a sturdy plastic insert with three rows for lids and a bottom row for condiments and straws. Removable plastic insert allows for easy cleaning. Available in large and […]

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Excellence in Design Silver Award

Hatco Corp.’s Rapide Cuisine IRNG-PC1-18 Countertop Induction Range has been recognized by appliance DESIGN magazine’s 30th annual Excellence in Design Awards in the 2017 competition. It was selected by an independent panel of design experts from a variety of industry associations based on creativity, ease of use and visual appeal. Built for commercial foodservice use, […]

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‘Chicken That Eats Like a Rib’

Brakebush Thigh BoneZ are fully-cooked, whole muscle, bone-in, skinless chicken thighs seasoned with a smoky rub, then oven roasted. They’re meaty, hand-cut “Chicken that eats like a Rib.” In fact, they’re so meaty that four Thigh BoneZ typically provide more meat than eight chicken wings. Serve as an appetizer or entrée—they’re great either way. For More […]

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Server Products Introduces New Website

New website design quickly displays  Server products and resources to assist retailers in solving everyday challenges. Server Products has given its website, www.server-products.com, a modern makeover so you can find what you need to serve better faster. From on-trend equipment features and sustainable solutions to an assortment of post-sale support resources and a simple online

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Tyson Convenience Survey Outlines Food Preferences

Demand grows for breakfast all day at convenience stores. A new survey from Tyson Convenience shows consumer preferences when it comes to prepared foods at convenience stores. With 29% of consumers saying they will drive more in June as compared to the previous month (2017 NACS Consumer Fuels), and U.S. gas prices at the lowest

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Sausage Gravy

Sausage gravy has always been the loyal companion to breakfast biscuits, and now Tyson Convenience is ready to carry on that tradition and break bold new ground with its Jimmy Dean Sausage Gravy. Aside from completing the classic breakfast duo of biscuits and gravy, Jimmy Dean Sausage Gravy can do so much more. Culinary adventurers […]

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Hunt Brothers’ Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza Returns

Hunt Brothers’ limited time offers are designed to give store partners a boost in sales. Hunt Brothers Pizza is re-launching a customer-favorite: Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza. Starting this week, consumers can purchase this specialty pizza for a limited time at participating Hunt Brothers Pizza locations in convenience stores across the country, while supplies last. Returning

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Celebrity Chef Creates Signature Items for Pilot Flying J

Chef Tim Love to enhance food experience for travel center customers. Pilot Flying J has formed a unique partnership with renowned chef and restaurant owner Tim Love. Love will create new signature food items that will be available at all Pilot Flying J locations across the nation with the goal of providing fresh, convenient food

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Restaurant Traffic Steady, Consumer Spending Up

QSR visits grow 3% in Q1 due to unit expansion. Restaurant industry sales are a strong economic barometer and show Q1 of 2017 brought steady growth, according to The NPD Group, a global information company, which continually tracks the foodservice industry. Consumer spending grew by 1.3% and visits to restaurants and foodservice outlets held steady.

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U.S. Customers Snack to Reward Themselves

Snacks with health related claims are among the fastest growing snack launches. Even as customers become more health-conscious, they still seek indulgence. Mintel has found that the top reasons Americans snack is to treat themselves (50%) and 28% agree taste trumps health when it comes to selecting a snack item. In addition to rewarding one’s

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Multi-Cook Oven

Alto-Shaam has introduced an oven innovation in a category by itself—the Vector Series Multi-Cook Oven offers two, three or four ovens in one. Control temperature, fan speed and time in each individual oven chamber, featuring exclusive Structured Air Technology for unmatched evenness in cooking. Alto-Shaam has partnered with Appliance Innovation to introduce this game-changing advancement […]

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Spinach Artichoke Dip

Tyson Convenience is introducing a new product – Kettle Collection Spinach Artichoke Dip. Spinach artichoke dip is a chip’s best friend and a favorite of consumers world-wide. But, that’s not all the condiment can be used for. That’s why Tyson Convenience has introduced its new and versatile Kettle Collection Spinach Artichoke Dip to the convenience […]

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Spinach Artichoke Dip

Tyson Convenience is introducing a new product – Kettle Collection Spinach Artichoke Dip. Spinach artichoke dip is a chip’s best friend and a favorite of consumers world-wide. But, that’s not all the condiment can be used for. That’s why Tyson Convenience has introduced its new and versatile Kettle Collection Spinach Artichoke Dip to the convenience […]

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Premium Franks

Snap Dog Inc. launched premium beef franks and sausage at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show in May. Known as “The Hot Dog With Its Name On It,” Snap Dog utilizes a unique, all-natural technique of branding its company logo and the word “beef” on the surface of every Snap Dog. This lets consumers know […]

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Dipping Cabinet

Stoelting Foodservice, a division of The Vollrath Co. LLC, and manufacturer of frozen dessert equipment, has enhanced the design of its dipping cabinets that support continuous flow frozen custard equipment. Available with two, three or four dipping wells, the new dipping cabinets keep frozen custard at a consistent temperature with natural, energy-efficient R290 propane-refrigerant and […]

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Pizza: Baking Bold, Authentic Offerings

Pepperoni and sausage may still reign supreme as pizza toppings, but some c-store retailers are using on-trend bolder, authentic flavors and customized combinations to pique consumer interest in their pies. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Tasty, transportable and easy on the wallet, pizza is a natural foodservice fit for convenience stores and their customers. According

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Demand Continues For Health & Wellness Food

Natural and herbal products on the rise. Customers are continuing to consider their health when it comes to food purchases, and retailers and manufacturers are eager to cater to their evolving needs. Technavio’s latest market research report on the global health and wellness food market 2017-2021 provides an analysis on the most important trends expected

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On-The-Go Chicken Skewers

ProSticks, the latest creation from Expresco Foods, is the optimal snack on the go. Crafted with 23 grams of protein, these tasty, grilled chicken-on-a-stick refrigerated snacks define convenience. ProSticks are hand-made, grilled to perfection and provide the ultimate in portability. At 3.5 ounces and a suggested retail price of $2.99, they are a protein-packed snack […]

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Enhance Your Food Program

More and more customers are choosing their preferred Convenience Store based on food quality—not just fuel prices. Give your customers something to rave about. Mies One-Step Breading enhances your fresh food product sales. It is easy to use— Just Wet It & Bread it. Mies’ unique blend of 13 herbs and spices partners with your […]

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