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IDDBA Scholarship Deadline Set

IDDBA scholarship program deadline is April 1, while the application deadline for the IDDBA Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program is set for June 1. The next application deadline for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) scholarship program has been set for April 1, 2012. The IDDBA offers scholarships to employees of IDDBA-member companies in amounts ranging

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Baked to Perfection

As c-stores enhance their coffee and foodservice programs, operators look to fresh bakery to complete the package. By Heather Henstock, Contributing Editor. Convenience stores are investing heavily in store remodels and an experienced staff to create a bigger, better fresh foods program for customers. Too often they fall short in the bakery category, but a

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IDDBA FSCRP Expands Reach of Food Safety Certification

Retailers weigh in on how the program has helped their business. The necessity of food safety in retail dairy, deli, and bakery departments is increasingly apparent every day. For that reason, the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program reimburses a portion of expenses to IDDBA-member retailer companies that certify dairy, deli, and

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7-Eleven Honors Bake Fresh

“Bake Fresh has embraced 7-Eleven’s strategy to narrow our focus with laser-like precision and drive continuous improvement,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. 7-Eleven Inc. has awarded Bake Fresh Co. LLC the 2010 Retailer Initiative Award, citing the dramatic turn-around of a Colorado commercial bakery the Chesapeake, Va.-based company assumed just a year ago. Jesus Delgado-Jenkins, 7-Eleven senior

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Meeting the Demand for Fresh Foods

When adding foodservice, retailers have many different options—each with distinct advantages. Deciding which one works best for your chain is half the battle. By Joe Bush, Contributing Editor. All convenience store operators should be looking at adding a foodservice solution to some degree, whether it’s simply a fresh-brewed coffee program and a roller grill or

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Kum & Go Grows in Cedar Rapids

New Kum & Go stores are set to feature a more fresh food choices and a green design. Kum & Go is planning 8-10 new convenience stores in Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha and Marion, Iowa, over the next several years, KCRG TV reported. All locations are scheduled to feature environmentally-friendly designs. Construction is underway on the

Quick Chek Grows In New Jersey

Quick Chek, which operates more than 120 locations in New Jersey and southern New York, is set to open its newest store in Dayton, N.J. Located at 2432 Route 130, the new store will open to the public Tuesday, May 18 at 5 a.m., following a special Quick Chek Coffee Toast ceremony Monday, April 17

Breakfast Battle Brewing

Bundling with Bakery Rick Lawlor, vice president of retail sales and marketing for Hess Corp., said his company began growing breakfast sales when it added an old favorite for customers who want a sweet with their coffee: doughnuts. “There are a number of ways we’ve been growing our breakfast business, the most significant being our

Boosting Bakery Sales

With sales of packaged bakery snacks down, the allure of fresh- or par-baked items can generate revenue in the coming year if c-store operators handle things correctly. Jim Schutz, vice president of people assets for Open Pantry Food Marts of Wisconsin, said his chain has two different bakery offerings, muffins and doughnuts, which are supplied

The Sky’s the Limit

Making your mark in the convenience store industry requires hard work, dedication, great people and outstanding service. Throw in three generations of family-owned leadership and a firm commitment to quality and value, and you’ll understand why High’s of Baltimore Inc. is among one of the most revered operators in its markets. “Our brand has been

C-Store Food Sales Get Healthier

Convenience retailers are increasing their share of healthy, fresh food sales, according to industry observers, who noted convenience outlets and big boxes are also gaining share at the expense of grocery stores. Though fresh and prepared foods offer high margin rings, c-store retailers should be certain they are truly ready to do food preparation before

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