Cold Brew Coffee

Serve your customers what they crave: cold, smooth, rich, refreshing coffee with more caffeine kick and less acidity. Red Diamond’s cold brew blend is designed in a way that brings out the distinctive characteristics of the bean, resulting in a full-bodied coffee with a rich, sweet taste and a hint of nutty flavor. The 100% […]

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Energy Star Partner

Welbilt has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Welbilt’s accomplishments were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017. Welbilt, an ENERGY […]

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KFC To Eliminate Antibiotics From Chicken

As consumers become more concerned with food ingredients and sourcing, KFC moves to alleviate antibiotic concerns. Kentucky Fried Chicken announced plans to eliminate antibiotics from its chicken. By the end of 2018, all chicken purchased by KFC U.S. will be raised without antibiotics important to human medicine. This move marks the first time a major

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Adding Value Via Food Variety

When it comes to satisfying consumers’ cravings for lunch and dinner, convenience stores have it all over traditional restaurants by offering a wider variety of fresh foods through both proprietary and co-branding programs. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Foodservice may be the new superstar of convenience store sales, but Lance Harris, owner of nine Leebo’s

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Cooking with Flash

As foodservice garners a greater focus in c-stores, new equipment upgrades are making the category hotter. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor When Parker’s recently renovated Parker’s Market Urban Gourmet, its flagship store in downtown Savannah, Ga., one of the primary objectives was to create the space to showcase its expanding foodservice offerings. “We listened

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Forbes Features PFSbrands ESOP Strategy

PFSbrands’ owner has sold 100% of the company to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Shawn Burcham, the founder and CEO of PFSbrands, has long worked at instilling “ownership thinking” as one of the key driving forces behind his company’s celebrated culture. PFSbrands is the home of the prepared food brands for c-stores—

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Eby-Expo East Explores Foodservice

For the first time, Eby Brown is expanding its show presence to include the eastern U.S. Eby-Expo East wraps up today, April 5, in Cleveland, Ohio as more than 900 retail partners and vendors were on hand to preview what Eby-Brown Co. had to offer in terms of retail solutions for c-stores and their growing

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Mix Storage and Safer Dispensing

Stoelting Foodservice, a division of The Vollrath Co. LLC, and manufacturer of frozen dessert equipment, released the newly-designed U431-A version of the popular U431 Pressure Fed Soft Serve Ice Cream/Yogurt Freezer to include more storage capacity, safer and more flexible dispensing. A refrigerated mix storage cabinet at the bottom of the unit contains three drawers, […]

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S-Series Slicers

Globe Food Equipment Co.’s new S-Series premium heavy-duty slicers deliver powerful features operators need and the high-quality cuts customers demand. With superior slice quality, ease of use and cleaning, and lasting value, the S-Series sets a new standard for heavy-duty slicers. Designed to perform in the most demanding applications such as supermarket delis, correctional kitchens […]

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Turnkey Pizza Program

Rich’s Foodservice has introduced the turnkey Corner Market Pizza Program that enables a convenience store to easily launch its first pizza program for as little as $1,080. The comprehensive program makes it easy as pie—pizza pie—for every c-store to offer America’s favorite meal and attract foot traffic. To initiate a fresh-baked pizza program, a c-store […]

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Green Good Design Winner

The Merrychef eikon e2s – the smallest high-speed oven with the largest cavity to footprint ratio—has been awarded one of the Green GOOD DESIGN Awards. The prestigious Good Design awards, founded in 1950 by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design has this year joined forces with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design […]

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Compostable Coffee Pods

Boyd Coffee Co. is launching the first certifiable 100% compostable, single-serve coffee pod available in grocers throughout the West Coast. The soft pouch generates less waste than the leading portion packs, while delivering a fresh coffee aroma and flavor with full extraction. The new single-serve pod is made from more than 90%- renewable resources, and […]

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Instant Coffee Market To Reach $42.5 Billion in Sales by 2025

Convenience and price are behind instant coffee’s boost in popularity. Instant coffee demand is growing globally. Transparency Market Research’s report “Instant Coffee Market By Distribution Channel (B2B and Retail) By Packaging Type (Jars and Sachets) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2017- 2025,” found the global instant coffee market revenue was

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Genuine Broaster Chicken Named Best in Minnesota

Minnesota television viewers find The Brass Rail offers the ‘Best Broasted Chicken In Minnesota.’ The Brass Rail, a licensed Genuine Broaster Chicken operator, has been named in the ‘Best of Minnesota’ by CBS Minnesota. Serving Broasted Chicken for over 40 years, the establishment has become a destination for Minnesota-residents seeking world-famous Genuine Broaster Chicken. The

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Handcrafted Sandwiches

Raybern’s Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches are high quality, microwaveable sandwiches. Each sandwich is made with 100% beef (no fillers) and American cheese, on pillow-soft bread. Each Raybern’s sandwich is handcrafted and wrapped in premium butcher paper to preserve freshness. Raybern’s Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches ship frozen and can be sold either frozen (one-year shelf life) or refrigerated […]

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Cooking-Oil Management

Having a convenience store operation that functions as efficiently as any commercial restaurant kitchen is critical to producing the quality of food consumers expect. A trusted partner for more than 20 years, Restaurant Technologies is a provider of cooking-oil management to top names in convenience such as Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Enmark and Circle K. Restaurant […]

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Younger Consumers Turn to Snacks for Main Meals

Fresh fruits and vegetables with a “health halo” are in demand. Snacking is allowing customers to eat on the go and support an active lifestyle. Health consciousness, more solo households and convenience are among the reasons more U.S. consumers, particularly young adults, are eating snack foods as part of their main meals, finds The NPD

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Culinary Visions Panel Reveals Latest Foodie Trend

Customers want variety and food markets are offering options. As customers look for new dining experiences, food markets and festivals are piquing their interest. Culinary Visions Panel’s latest research explores consumer attitudes towards experiential-based dining opportunities such as food halls, farmers markets, emporiums and arcades. The inspiration for this emerging market report was a recent

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Lid Dispenser

Vollrath Co.’s LidSaver 2 delivers savings, convenience and improved hygiene by simply dispensing a single clean lid when you open its door. The LidSaver 2 dispenses more kinds of lids than any other single lid dispenser and eliminates the messy, unsanitary and wasteful pile of lids that you often see at quick-serve operations. A simple-to-use […]

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Specialty Coffees Are Hot

Like other convenience retailers, Lassus Handy Dandy Food Stores, a subsidiary of Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lassus Brothers Oil, is boosting its hot dispensed sales with specialty offerings. Following U.S. consumers’ inclination for more specialty coffees and teas, c-stores are banking on this trend continuing. Coffee sales continued to grow in 2016. Overall servings of both

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Manitowoc Foodservice Changes Name to Welbilt

Set to ring New York Stock Exchange opening bell on March 10 in celebration. Manitowoc Foodservice has completed its previously-announced name change to Welbilt Inc. and began trading March 6 on the New York Stock Exchange with the new ticker WBT. Current shareholders will have their existing shares converted from MFS shares to WBT shares

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Total Restaurant Count in U.S. Drops

NPD Group sees most significant drop in restaurants since recession. Increased competition and a dip in restaurant trips is having an impact on the restaurant industry. NPD Group, a global information company, reported that the total number of U.S. restaurants decreased by 2% from a year ago to 620,807 units, according to a count of

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Baking Better Store Sales

A 2016 survey by Q1 Consulting found that 16% of respondents listed in-store bakery as the primary reason for their last c-store visit. Moreover, 85% found bakery items to be the most portable grab-and-go foods at c-stores. “Portability is critical for all grab-and-go foods in c-stores and especially for bakery items that are usually eaten

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Roller Grill Reigns Supreme

No matter how many different food items are on a convenience store menu, there’s still room—and a fan base—for roller grill favorites. “The traditional hot dog will always have its place; it will never go away,” said Ted Roccagli, director of partnerships and preferred vendor programs for Dallas-based Empire Petroleum Partners. “But now, customers expect

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Pizza Slices Through Foodservice

When Americans need comfort they crave pizza twice as much as any other food. That’s what an online Harris Poll of more than 2,000 U.S. adults last year found. And those cravings aren’t likely to disappear any time soon. In its “2017 State of the Industry Pizza Report,” PMQ Pizza Magazine said that in the

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