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Technomic Study Shows Generational Preferences In Food

Gen Zers and Millennials tend to be more optimistic about and reliant on foodservice. Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers total about 74% of the U.S. population—and make up the bulk of today’s foodservice consumers. Technomic recently examined the needs and behaviors of each generation—including its very first look at Generation Z—to uncover

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Corner Store Adds Spice to Summer Menu

New puff pies and whoopie pies feature kick of sriracha. Corner Store is kicking up the spice in its summer offerings and promotions, introducing sriracha sauce and a culinary twist in its new savory puff pies and sweet whoopie pies. The new Sriracha Club Puff Pie is a flaky, buttery pastry filled with piping hot

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Weigel’s Adds Proprietary Bakery

An array of daily delivered fresh bakery products to help Weigel’s compete at breakfast, snacking occasions. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor After eight years in the foodservice game, Weigel’s is upping its bakery offering with help from its newly-opened bakery facility that now creates proprietary fresh baked products for the c-stores. Weigel’s launched the new

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Winning with a Quality Deli

Giving customers more than they expect is key in building foodservice sales. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Folks in New York don’t take their deli lightly. So when Harry Singh, president and CEO of Bolla Oil Corp., decided to pilot a “gourmet” deli program in one of his company’s Brooklyn Bolla Market convenience stores in

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Chicken Minis

Milford Valley has developed new stuffed chicken minis for its retail chicken product line. The ready-to-cook products are a miniature version of Milford Valley’s chicken entrées that feature raw, breaded chicken breast meat stuffed with delicious fillings. The stuffed chicken minis are available in three flavors—Cordon Swiss (filled with ham and cheese), Buffalo Style (filled

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Testing Your Hot Dispensed Beverage IQ

With convenience stores putting so much focus on the coffee category, consumers stop to buy coffee at c-stores more than they fill up their cars. Can your stores compete with industry leaders? By David Bishop, Managing Partner, Balvor LLC Most convenience store retailers appreciate the value that hot dispensed beverages provide. Retailers also recognize the

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Kangaroo Express Celebrates National Hot Dog Day

Guests with Military I.D. or a Kangaroo Mobile App can get a free Ball Park hot dog on July 23. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc., announced it will once again celebrate National Hot Dog Day on July 23. As a token of appreciation for our Armed Services, Kangaroo Express will offer a free

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New Study Reveals America’s Favorite Pizzas

Restaurant pizza preferences differ demographically. American consumers’ restaurant pizza preferences differ depending on their age, gender and where they live, according to a new study by Culinary Visions Panel. Some 500 consumers were presented with the following pizza concepts and asked how likely they would be to order them at their favorite restaurant. ·         Meat

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brewing a Coffee Strategy Pays Dividends

A well-run program can help customers start the day with a smile and bring them back again and again. It can also anchor a breakfast program, serve as a profit center and prove a key point of differentiation—assuming it is done right. Doing it right means starting with top-quality products, having all the condiments and

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Piccadilly Circus Pizza Introduces BBQ Grill Pizza

Lively debate erupts over BBQ sauce. Piccadilly Circus Pizza, a provider of fresh-made pizza and sandwiches to theconvenience store industry, reluctantly (somewhat) introduces its new seasonal pizza—BBQ Grill Pizza—on account of lively debate. “We’re peaceful people,” explains Marketing Vice President Dana Evaro. “But when we couldn’t agree on a BBQ sauce, things got interesting.” The

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Beverage Station

The new Beverage Station from Server Products combines the EZ-Cream dispenser with an array of sweetener dispensers to quickly dispense dairy and sweeteners for drive-through window service and self-service coffee stations. The EZ-Cream energy-efficient, thermoelectric chiller keeps dairy below 41ºF. Sweetener dispensers use color-coded portion triggers preset to portion-pack equivalents. This energy-efficient, low-voltage cooling method

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Classic Gourmet Mayonnaise

Ventura Foods offers its Classic Gourmet line of high-performance, premium mayonnaises, perfect for all hot and cold applications. Classic Gourmet Mayonnaise can be used as a one-to-one replacement for the nation’s leading consumer-recognized brands and is up to 20% less expensive. It offers the same flavor, texture and appearance with superior holding power. Classic Gourmet

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One-At-A-Time Dispensing

Dispense cups one-at-a-time with Tomlinson’s Simpli-Flex 2000 cup dispenser. Totally self-adjusting, the SF2000 dispenser accurately dispenses paper, plastic and foam cups up to 64 ounces. Constructed of NSF and FDA approved materials, the SF2000 cup dispenser can be mounted in counters or cabinets and is also available with an optional stainless steel collar to match

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Gulf-Branded Locations To Offer Frozen Yogurt

Program includes marketing support, loyalty programs and promotions as part of the kiosk package. Gulf Oil LP has selected Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt as a preferred vendor for its Yumz Express frozen yogurt offering. Yumz Express is an innovative self-serve, compact frozen yogurt kiosk. “Gulf Oil is pleased to add Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt as

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Amazon Takes On Takeout Food Delivery

Restaurant food is set to be available through Amazon in select markets. Amazon is rolling out a food takeout service, a direct competitor to GrubHub, Seamless and DeliveryHero, Tech Crunch reported. The service initially will be part of Amazon Local, the company’s Groupon-style service and app that offers people daily deals, coupons and discounts from

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Roller Grill Still Real

Made-to-order may be the current darling of a growing number of c-stores, but a well-run roller grill program is still central to successful fresh foodservice. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor They smell it. They see it. They want it. For most convenience stores, the roller grill is the customers’ first introduction to the store’s fresh

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Comfort Food On the Go

Johnsonville has introduced its new Sausage & Gravy Stuffed Biscuits for grab-n-go foodservice venues. These hand-held sandwiches are perfect for breakfast and snacking, creating more menu opportunity for convenience stores. Sausage & Gravy Stuffed Biscuits are well suited to provide early and late afternoon sales boosts because they fit into peak snack times. With nearly two-thirds

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