Hunt Brothers Pizza Awards C-Store Upgrades

Celebrates 25th Anniversary with video contest for convenience store partners. Hunt Brothers Pizza announced the winners of its “25 for 25 Video Contest,” in which it received video submissions from its retail partners detailing the importance of the pizza program to their businesses, families and communities. The majority of Hunt Brothers Pizza retail partners are


IDDBA Publishes “What’s in Store 2017” Report

Retailers are expanding their product lines to attract today’s sophisticated shopper. International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) has released its “What’s in Store 2017” report showcasing the trends ahead in 2017. This year’s edition of the annual report includes a collection of over 150 downloadable graphs and tables, as well as links to white papers and trends


Asian-Style Snacks

Pagoda Asian-snacks, marketed by Schwan’s Consumer Brands Inc., recently unveiled formulation updates to its Potsticker and Crab Rangoon offerings, as well as bold new sauces, to give snack-lovers everywhere a great tasting better-for-you option. Schwan’s Consumer Brands Inc. renovated the Pagoda egg roll product line in 2015 as a part of the company’s commitment to […]

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Hand-made Deli Sandwiches

AdvancePierre Foods is extending its premier Pierre Signatures line with nine deli-style sandwiches. These deli-style offerings convey the fresh-made appeal that attracts consumers and generates sales. Each sandwich is hand wrapped in clear, flexible packaging with simple paper labels. They join the classic, restaurant-quality hot sandwiches in the Pierre Signatures line. The new sandwiches include: […]

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7-Eleven Sandwiches Impacted by Hummus Recall

No illnesses have been reported. 7-Eleven has been impacted by a hummus recall due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. LSG Sky Chefs Supply Chain Solutions Inc. last week issued a voluntary recall for the 7-Eleven Chicken and Hummus sandwiches the company produces for 7-Eleven stores in the Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Ohio and the Buffalo, N.Y.


Enhancing Foodservice Options

Food-forward strategies are helping c-stores drive strong lunch and dinner sales. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Warrior Fuel Convenience Stores’ signature burritos are the talk of Bernalillo, N.M, where the company operates two stores. That word-of-mouth plus the aromas of fresh cooking wafting through the stores sell the house-made burritos more effectively than any advertising


McDonald’s Rolling Out “Experience of the Future” Concept

Pulling from fast-casual restaurants, McDonald’s is introducing kiosk ordering, table service. McDonald’s Corp. is engaging Millennials and adding a fast-casual spin to fast-food with the roll out of a new design that includes self-order kiosks, premium menu items and table service. McDonald’s noted that it has 500 restaurants in Southern California, New York City and


Food & Drink Trends Ahead for 2017

From new but recognizable to sustainable, Mintel outlines key influences expected to impact the food and beverage market in the new year. Mintel has predicted six key trends will impact the food and beverage market in 2017. According to the Chicago-based research firm, 2017 will be a year of extremes, from “ancient” products including grains,


French Toast Sausage

Johnsonville has introduced the new Ultimate French Toast Sausage, as the most recent addition to its Ultimate Premium Sausage line. This unique sausage pairs the aroma of sweet cinnamon with a smooth, buttery, maple syrup flavor that delivers a French toast experience without the mess. The Johnsonville Ultimate French Toast Sausage is a perfect addition […]

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Consumers Demand Transparency On Meat, Poultry

Customer concerns over food ingredients, shape foodservice trends. The new golden rule in the U.S. food industry: “An informed consumer is a satisfied consumer.” This extends not just to the information printed on labels for products such as frozen or shelf-stable foods, but also increasingly includes fresh meat and poultry sold both at retail and


NRA Accepting Applications for FABI Awards

Awards to recognize exciting breakthroughs in taste, marketability, creativity and profit potential in foodservice operations. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is accepting applications for the 2017 Food and Beverage Industry (FABI) Awards, its annual celebration of the year’s most ingenious and impactful food and beverage products. Award recipients will be recognized at NRA Show, which


Younger Consumers Drive Vegetable Consumption

The move toward fresh foods for younger generations has also included vegetables. Millennials and Gen Zs are driving growth in fresh and frozen vegetable consumption, but baby boomers don’t seem to be eating their share, according to The NPD Group, a global information company. Younger consumers, those under age 40, have increased the annual eatings


Innova Market Insights Lists 10 Trends for 2017

A clean supply chain and plant power will trend strongly in 2017. “Clean Supreme” and “Disruptive Green” top Innova Market Insights’ Top Ten Trends list for 2017. Growing calls for transparency throughout the supply chain are taking clean & clear label to a new and supreme level. This comes as the inherent benefits of plant-based


How Millennials Are Changing Food Packaging

Foodservice Packaging Institute’s latest Trends Report finds Millennial opinions and ideals shaping packaging industry. Environmentally-friendly, sustainable, recyclable and compostable packaging are moving mainstream and Millennial influence may have a lot to do with it. This year’s 2016 Trends Report from the Foodservice Packaging Institute revealed key industry shifts that focused on industry changes being driven


SUBWAY Launches New Reuben Duo

Introduces five sandwich ingredients on a national level with new sandwich options. SUBWAY introduced the new Reuben Duo to its menu, available for a limited-time nationwide starting Nov. 14. SUBWAY’s newest offerings come in two varieties: the handcrafted, traditional Corned Beef Reuben or the Turkey Reuben sandwich. Both feature all of the authentic ingredients of


Just How They Roll

A profitable roller grill program combines the hunger to succeed with a taste for offering customers more for their money. By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Editor At Shout & Sack, a long-standing convenience retailer on Route 66 in Vinita, Okla., Owner Chris Carter swears by his roller grill. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a


Building Sandwich Satisfaction

Hearty or healthful—it’s not an either/or situation anymore for customers when it comes to sandwich options. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor How does a turkey sandwich become more than just an ordinary turkey sandwich? When it is paired with cheddar cheese, sweet cranberry mustard sauce, spinach, tomato and red onion and served on nine-grain wheat


Modular Counter

Boost your food-to-go sales with the Modular Counter. The Modular Counter by Fri-Jado allows retailers to present hot and cold products in a single line-up. The display entices customers through a clear product presentation. Retailers can combine hot and cold products in meal deals. The product is easy to install and retailers can adapt the […]

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Clean Ice

Franke has introduced an antimicrobial ice protection system, EcO3Ice. The system treats the water used by ice machines to dramatically reduce microbial build-up, including bacteria, yeast and mold. EcO3Ice is a compact, low-power device that continuously treats incoming water used by ice machines. With each cycle, EcO3Ice creates a small, safe and effective amount of […]

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Turn-Key Bakery Program

Bakery case products deliver high profit margins to convenience stores, but not all operators may know how to launch or maximize their bakery programs. To help c-stores of all sizes offer fresh baked goods, in first quarter 2017 Rich’s Foodservice will launch a solution: a Corner Market Turn-Key Bakery Program. C-stores can choose from one […]

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Tamper-Resistant Clamshell Containers

RoundWare is the latest offering in Inline Plastics’ breakthrough Safe-T-Fresh line of patented, tamper-evident products. The single-piece, four-inch diameter, clamshell design, coupled with Safe-T-Fresh tamper-evident, tamper-resistant technology, is going to revolutionize this market segment. RoundWare is manufactured with patented DPET material, which has a smaller carbon footprint than many products made with rPET, and has […]

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Swiss Farms Debuts New Menu

Hires a chef to develop fresh food choices for c-store customers. Swiss Farms, the Delaware County, Pa.-based drive-through market, is expanding its freshly-prepared meal line, Fresh Solutions, with the addition of signature meals. To head up the development of the freshly-prepared meal line, Swiss Farms hired Justin Vignola as director of fresh food/new product development.


Bold and Boneless

Tyson Convenience has announced the launch of new Bold Boneless Wings. These new wings feature new bold, unique, on-trend flavors. This product is formulated for superior hold quality with consistent piece sizes ideal for convenience stores. Each bite-size piece offers big, bold flavors perfect for consumer snacking opportunities. Tyson Bold Boneless Wings flavor varieties include […]

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Subway Makes Biggest Single Day Donation To Feeding America

Provides 11 Million meals to people in need. Subway’s campaign to raise money for Feeding America helped raise a whopping $11 Million on behalf of local food banks. On Nov. 3 Americans turned out in huge numbers to participate in the first-ever SUBWAY #GoodDeedFeed event on National Sandwich Day to help Americans facing hunger. On


Spicy Chicken

Broaster Co. has introduced Genuine Broaster Chicken Spicy. The new menu item features a one-of-a-kind flavor profile that will entice heat-seekers with its bold and spicy tastes. A craveable game-changer, Genuine Broaster Chicken Spicy is everything consumers know and love about Genuine Broaster Chicken, boasting tender, juicy and delicious flavor all the way to the […]

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