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Hershey’s Joyce To Receive AWMA Hall of Fame Award

Tom Joyce, vice president, global customer & industry affairs at The Hershey Co., is set to receive the AWMA (American Wholesale Marketers Association) Hall of Fame Award this September at the AWMA Summit & Business Exchange. Joyce is being awarded by the AWMA Past Chairman’s Advisory Council and will be honored on Tuesday, Sept. 9,

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Isis Rebranding After Militant Group Shares Name

“We have no interest in sharing a name with a group whose name has become synonymous with violence,” says Isis CEO. Isis, the U.S. mobile wallet platform backed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, announced it is changing its name and embarking on a new brand. “Recently, we have observed with growing concern a militant group

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Vitamix President and CEO Receives EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in the family business category. Jodi Berg, president and CEO of Vitamix, has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award in the Family Business Category in the Northeast Ohio region. Vitamix, a fourth-generation family-owned manufacturer of high-performance blending equipment for home and commercial use, was founded by Berg’s great

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Pro Food Systems Acquires Cooper’s Express

Champs Chicken to add 150 locations following acquisition. Pro Food Systems already serves a Champs Chicken in over 530 locations. That number recently increased by another 150 locations overnight—not bad for a day’s work. It was a mere coincidence that on the 15th anniversary of its first Champs Chicken location opening, Pro Food Systems celebrated

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7-Eleven Celebrates 87th Birthday

Free Slurpee Drink Day is just the beginning of 7-Eleven’s weeklong birthday bash. 7-Eleven is celebrating its 87th birthday with a full week (actually eight days) of free offers, beginning Friday, July 11, or 7-Eleven Day. Except this time, instead of guests bringing presents to the birthday party, they’re receiving them as a thank-you from

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Top 10 Foodservice Trends on Campus

Ten years worth of surveys, interviews and roundtable discussions reveal the evolution of trends in the education segments. Ten years ago Y-Pulse (ypulse.org) began tracking foodservice trends through the nation’s leading foodservice directors in the education segments to give food marketers insight on what would shape the tastes of tomorrow’s consumers, and this latest report

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Redwood Markets Implements Technology To Enhance Customer Loyalty

“This opportunity will give us the ability to connect with our consumers in a new way,” says Redwood Oil’s president. Redwood Oil has launched anew digital and mobile marketing strategy. Redwood Oil Co. partnered with OpenStore by GasBuddy to build customer loyalty and drive in-store sales. OpenStore gives Redwood Markets the ability to reach drivers

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Robert Gates Announced as NACS Show Closing Speaker

NACS has also announced that author and journalist David Freedman will be the keynote speaker during the Opening General Session. Dr. Robert Gates, former secretary of defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, has been announced as a Closing General Session speaker at the NACS Show, which takes place Oct. 7-10 at the Las

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Norbest Names Dr. Huang Director of Research & Development

“Hank adds an impressive list of skills to our company,” says SVP of sales and marketing. Norbest, a foodservice and retail turkey processor recently named Dr. Hank Huang as director of research & development. The announcement was made by Norbest Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Robert Wangerien. Huang brings with him 16 years

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Stripes Launches New Environmentally-Safe Parking Area

New truck parking area uses recycled materials. Stripes is paving the way for the future of truck stops with its first installation of a new environmentally-safe truck parking area in Refugio, Texas. Recently, Stripes replaced its over-the-road truck parking lot at a Stripes located in South Texas with a new technology called TRUEGRID, a product

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Rutter’s Debuts New Menu Items

“We are always searching for interesting flavors and creative foods to add to our menu,” says Rutter’s vice president of food service. Rutter’s Farm Stores has brought even more diversity to its unique menu by adding Mahi Mahi fish bites, chicken wings, pork wings and taco dogs. Rutter’s all-new flaky, mouth-watering Mahi Mahi fish bites

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Mars Announces Leadership Appointments

Creates chief health and wellness officer to implement a comprehensive cross-segment strategy to drive change across the company’s businesses. Mars Inc. has named Debra Sandler chief health and wellbeing officer, and Tracey Massey will step up into the role Sandler previously held as the acting president, Mars Chocolate, North America. The creation of the chief

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Ryko Solutions Names Toubia Senior Director of Professional Services

“Under Sam’s leadership, we expect an even greater focus in implementing a consistent series of strategic business initiatives….” says Ryko Solutions CEO. Ryko Solutions, Inc., the operator of the car wash industry’s largest nationwide managed services organization, has selected Sam Toubia to be the company’s senior director of professional services. In this key new role

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Duskiewicz Takes The Helm At Nice N Easy

Following Founder John MacDougall’s passing, his right hand man assumes leadership of the business. Fran Duskiewicz has taken the helm as president and CEO of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, following the passing of founder and CEO John MacDougall in June. “A few years ago, when John started experiencing health issues, he forged an agreement

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Kum & Go Opens New Store in Oklahoma

Eco-friendly store offers more food and fuel options. Kum & Go has opened a new convenience store at Ninth Street and Speer Avenue in Sapulpa, Okla. This 5,000-square-foot store, which offered $1 fresh pizza slices during opening week, replaces a smaller store at 709 N. Ninth Street. The location opened on June 27. The new

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Parker’s Names Wayne Reed As District Manager

Expands district manager team to manage growth. Parker’s has named Wayne Reed as District Manager. In his new position, Reed will oversee the company’s six stores in Beaufort County, South Carolina, part of Parker’s 36 stores in Georgia and the Lowcountry. “We are excited to welcome Wayne to the Parker’s family,” said Greg Parker, president

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Premium Fresh-Brewed Coffee

The Coca-Cola Co. introduces Gold Peak Coffee, enabling foodservice operators and retailers to offer consumers fresh-brewed premium coffee at an affordable price. The branded, high-quality coffee is rich, full-bodied, aromatic and made from 100% Arabica beans cultivated with care to ensure a smooth taste. It’s available to independent restaurants and national chains in three proprietary,

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Spreadable Chocolate

Hershey’s Spreads offers Hershey’s unmistakable chocolate taste in three delicious spreadable varieties: chocolate, chocolate with almond and chocolate with hazelnut. Make snacking enjoyable with Hershey’s Spreads on a variety of foods from bananas, apples, nuts and berries to breads, crackers and pretzels. The spreads are available in 13-ounce jars, with a suggested retail price of

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Versatile Grill

Hatco Corp.’s innovative Multi Contact Grill (MCG) offers flexibility, ease of cleaning and precision cooking performance. It provides operators with reliable quality for years of trouble-free, versatile cooking. The Multi Contact Grill includes enamel coated, rust and scratch resistant cast iron plates. Both grooved and smooth are available and coupled with a quick-change feature, to

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BBQ Grill Pizza

Piccadilly Circus Pizza, an industry-leading provider of fresh-made pizza and sandwiches to the convenience store industry, introduces its new seasonal pizza, the BBQ Grill Pizza. The company’s concept kitchen developed the pizza by combining favorite summer BBQ elements with traditional pizza components. Though there was no debate about the excellence of the meat toppings (Beef,

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Deli Wedge Sandwiches

AdvancePierre Foods (APF), a nationally-recognized, fully-integrated producer and seller of handheld sandwiches and value-added meats, is expanding its Fast Choice sandwich line to include a variety of deli wedge sandwiches, including Turkey Breast & Cheese, Honey Ham & Cheese, Chicken Salad and Tuna Salad. With the addition of deli sandwiches to the hot sandwich offerings

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Easily Fill Squeeze Bottles

The FastFill back-of-the-house bottle filler quickly refills condiment squeeze bottles, ramekins and pans from bulk packaging with no mess. This wall-mounted, lever-operated unit dispenses from common one-and-a-half-gallon pouches with 16-millimeter fitment. The FastFill dispenser helps improve operational efficiency by allowing one ketchup or condiment SKU for both front- and back-of-house use. The FastFill is a

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Tedeschi Promotes Donoghue To Chief Operating Officer

Position includes overseeing the collaboration of all operations and facilitates. Tedeschi Food has promoted Greg Donoghue to chief operating officer. Donoghue succeeds Robert Tedeschi Jr., who retired late last month after nearly 39 years of notable service. In his role, Donoghue will oversee all operations and facilitates collaboration and project management oversight for all departmental

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Gluten-Free Granola

Nana’s Nola introduces grab-and-go gluten-free granola, offering consumers and Celiac’s a healthy snack that packs a powerhouse of multiple organic whole grains, all natural organic sweeteners, and two grams of both protein and fiber. Nana’s Nola contains no soy, artificial additives or preservatives. Nana’s Nola is off to a roaring start as bags of Nana’s

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Prepare Early For Valentine’s Day

The passion for Mars Chocolate brands hits a high note during the Valentine’s Day season. Consumers are looking for both romantic and non-romantic items at a variety of price points, and brand, packaging and shape are all important criteria. Mars answers with delicious items in a range of formats and flavors to satisfy all of

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