Healthier Hot Pockets

Nestle Professional has announced the release of Hot Pockets grab-and-go sandwiches with a cleaner label and quality ingredients. With no artificial flavors or partially hydrogenated oils, newly improved Hot Pockets have lower levels of sodium and saturated fat. Each sandwich is comprised of superior ingredients such as 100% Angus beef, hickory ham, signature peperoni and […]

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Natural Chicken Offerings

Brakebush has announce the release of new Brakebush Sliced Natural Chicken Breast and Diced Natural Chicken Breast. These new offerings come from chickens fed an all vegetarian diet and raised without antibiotics (RWA). They are the perfect additions to any menu. The Brakebush line of RWA chicken is natural and clean label. The Chicken Breast […]

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Rutter’s Debuts Kunzler’s Bacon-Wrapped Cheddar Dog

The York, Pa.-based c-store chain to be first in the U.S. to add the Bacon-Wrapped Cheddar Dog to its roller grill. Rutter’s Farm Stores is offering the Kunzler’s Bacon-Wrapped Cheddar Dogs exclusively at Rutter’s marketplace through January 2017. Rutter’s will be the first in the country to sell the new Bacon-Wrapped Cheddar Dog from Kunzler.

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Nittany Oil Launches Foodservice Kiosks

MinitMart Convenience Stores provides self-service ordering technology to foodservice guests. Nittany Oil’s 26 MinitMart locations are now offering customers the chance to order food via kiosk. The chain is using Gilbarco’s Express Ordering Food Service solution in all 26 locations. Nittany MinitMart has evolved its foodservice program across central and northern Pennsylvania over the past

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U.S. Yogurt Drinks Up 62% in Five Years

The yogurt category’s health and convenience as well as its wide array of flavors and formats are helping it grow. Sales of yogurt drinks have skyrocketed, growing 62% from 2011 to 2016, according to the latest research from Mintel. A relative newcomer to the yogurt sector, yogurt drinks* are a standout in the yogurts market.

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Global Foodservice Equipment Market Growing

Advancement in refrigeration technology, cost-effectiveness, safety, efficiency & automation in kitchen equipment brings growth to the global foodservice equipment market. The global foodservice equipment market is predicted reach $43,379 million by 2022, according to a new report by Allied Market Research, “Foodservice Equipment Market: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022.” The cooking equipment segment

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Stuffed Breadsticks

Tyson Convenience has announced the launch of a new line of Bosco Sticks Stuffed Breadsticks. Perfect for quick grab-and-go snacks, the new additions to the Bosco Sticks line have big classic taste in a five-inch snack size. This new item features a folded dough appearance with fresh, soft texture that delivers big flavor. The new […]

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Global Ready-to-Eat Food Products Market Performance

Future Market Insights has revealed the key factors that are expected to drive growth for ready-to-eat food products. New research from Future Market Insights has revealed that the global ready-to-eat food products market is expected to see significant growth over the next 10 years. Future Market Insights delivers key insights on the global ready-to-eat food

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Global Foodservice Traffic Remains Steady over Quarter Two

While foodservice traffic remained steady over the recent quarter, it is unclear how the market will fare over the coming months. A new report from The NPD Group has revealed that foodservice has remained steady across the globe over the second quarter of 2016, ending in June 2016. Britain voted to leave the European Union

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Hoshizaki Names New Senior VP Sales & Marketing

Jim Procuro to focus on product growth strategy in his new role. Hoshizaki America Inc. has named Jim Procuro senior vice president sales and marketing, effective immediately. Procuro joined Hoshizaki America in 1998 and has been a crucial member of the executive team. He will focus on our growth strategy in expanding Hoshizaki’s product offering

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7-Eleven Improves Calorie Labeling on Menu Boards

7-Eleven commits to helping Canadians make informed meal choices on-the-go. 7-Eleven stores across Canada have now improved the calorie labeling on its menu boards, making it easier for Canadians to find healthier options on-the-go. Now, calorie counts are on both price tags and menu boards for non-packaged foods and beverage products. The labeling applies to hot

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Thorntons Partners with Alessi Bakery

Thorntons is now offering a variety of fresh bakery items in its Florida stores. Thorntons has entered into a new partnership with Alessi Bakery in Tampa, Fla. Through this new partnership, Alessi Bakery products are now available in Thorntons’ Florida locations. Alessi Bakery is a Tampa, Fla. favorite that offers a traditional bakery feel. A

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Food Safety Remains a Top Priority for Retail Businesses

By James Mitchell, product manager, ProAct Enterprise Software and Services, Emerson Climate Technologies Fresh, nutritious food options are available today in more locations than ever before. Food retailers are adapting their facilities to meet this consumer demand for fresh foods. Supermarkets are offering prepared food options and convenience stores are adding foodservice elements. Small format

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Stripes and Laredo Taco Co. Celebrate National Taco Day

Stripes Stores and Laredo Taco Co. offer buy one, get one free tacos on National Taco Day. Laredo Taco Co. has introduced a new taco in honor of National Taco Day. October 4 is National Taco Day, and in celebration, Laredo Taco Co. has launched “the champion” of all tacos filled with egg, chorizo, potato,

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Ethnic Goes Mainstream

Food offerings that once were considered exotic are becoming everyday cuisines in many convenience stores. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor A few years ago, dining on Colombian, Korean or Szechuan fare was a novel experience for most Americans. But thanks to growing Hispanic and Asian communities in the U.S. ethnic foods are now widely available,

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Clearly Delicious

To today’s consumers, transparency equals trust. Not just in how foods are sourced and produced, but also in how they are packaged for grab and go. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor It has long been known that consumers eat first with their eyes, so see-through packaging is the best way to tempt consumers to grab

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Crafting a Winning Menu

Great menus don’t happen overnight. They evolve with consumer preferences and food trends. But a few basic steps and a little creativity can help you build a market-competitive menu and keep it fresh and dynamic for your customers. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor  Each day at Cubby’s convenience stores in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota,

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All Day Breakfast Happy Meal

Following the brands successful All Day Breakfast expansion, McDonald’s has introduced a new Breakfast Happy Meal. For the first time in 30 years, McDonald’s is updating its Happy Meal offerings. On Mon., Sept. 26, the 72 McDonald’s locations in Tulsa, Okla. added an All Day Breakfast Happy Meal option to its menu. The new All

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Pizza Vending Machines Offer a Taste of the Future

Pizza lovers can now access their favorite food 24/7 at new pizza vending machines. Pizza Touch has introduced new pizza vending machines to three Florida gas stations. According to a new report from NBC News, the new vending machines from Pizza Touch will offer piping hot pizza within two minutes. The new vending machines are

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Swiss Farms Unveils New Line of Breakfast Sandwiches

Swiss Farms celebrates National Coffee Day with free coffee and a new line of breakfast sandwiches. In celebration of National Coffee Day, on Sept. 29, Delaware County, Pa.-based Swiss Farms will launch a new line of fresh-made, breakfast sandwiches. The new sandwiches will be released at a special introductory price of $2 per sandwich. Also,

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Consumers Crave Freshness

A new study has revealed a new emerging fresh food trend. The new Garden and Grove: Culinary Trend Tracking Series (CuTTS) report from Packaged Facts has revealed that freshness is greatly valued among consumers. The report revealed that freshness is valued above non-GMO, local, organic or natural claims, and it is even more important to consumers than

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Love’s Brings Godfather’s Pizza to 64 Travel Stops

Early next year, Love’s will have increased its number of stores featuring Godfather’s Pizza from 21 to 85. Love’s Travel Stops has announced that it will soon be adding 64 Godfather’s Pizza Express locations. The new additions will span across 16 states, and this new initiative will be completed in early 2017. Godfather’s Pizza vice

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The Maple Bacon Donut has Returned to Thorntons

Thorntons has announced the limited time return of the perfect salty and sweet breakfast treat. For a limited time, Thorntons is once again offering the wildly popular Maple Bacon Donut. The donut, which first debuted in 2014, combines two things everyone loves: bacon and donuts. It begins as handmade yeast dough that is cut into

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Rutter’s Celebrates Autumn with Pumpkin Palooza

Rutter’s has introduced a new line-up of pumpkin-flavored treats, just in time for the Pumpkin mania that is soon  to sweep the nation with the arrival of fall. In celebration of the arrival of fall, Rutter’s has once again launched its Pumpkin Palooza promotion, but this year Rutter’s has introduced even more pumpkin flavored treats

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Consumers’ Concerns about Grocerant Food Safety Grow

Consumers don’t trust food found in grocery stores like they used to. As serving restaurant-style foods in supermarkets continues to grow in popularity, consumers concerns regarding food safety are also growing. Although the majority of U.S. consumers feel that foods in supermarkets are safe, the percentage who feels this way has decreased over the last

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