The Pantry Expands Fresh Initiative

Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc. this week unveiled its “Fresh Initiative” to serve customers new coffee, and fresh food options. Triangle-area residents will be the first to experience the new Bean Street Coffee and a broader assortment of pastries, warm breakfast sandwiches and fresh fruit. In addition, the stores will offer a variety of fresh

Starbucks Flavored Coffee Reaches Supermarkets

Starbucks Corp. flavored coffee is headed to U.S. grocery stores this June, BusinessWeek reported. Customers will have the chance to buy vanilla, caramel and cinnamon flavored varieties from Starbuck’s new Natural Fusions line to brew at home. The 11-ounce packages will be available for a suggested retail price of $8.99. About 60% of Starbucks customers

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

Coffee Connoisseur Alert

Following the 2010 introductions of Sumatra Mandheling and Nicaraguan Matagalpa coffees respectively, Quick Chek, which operates more than 120 locations in New Jersey and southern New York, continues its single origin coffee world tour Monday, April 19, with the debut of Costa Rican Tarrazu. A light bodied coffee known for its tangy flavor, enticing aroma

Open Pantry Launches Rainforest Alliance Coffee Campaign

Open Pantry has successfully launched its Rainforest Alliance coffee campaign, with help from GSP Marketing Technologies (GSP), a leader in strategic marketing at the point of purchase. The campaign promotes the new coffee blend that is farmed without harming the rainforests by leveraging a unique in-store experience developed by GSP. As Open Pantry, which operates

Quick Chek Adds Single Origin Blend To Coffee Offering

Quick Chek, which operates more than 120 fresh food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, has added Nicaraguan Matagalpa, a mildy-roasted, medium-bodied coffee, which will make its debut in all store locations beginning Monday, Feb. 22. Certified organic by Quality Assurance International, this Fair Trade Certified Nicaraguan blend from the Matagalpa region

Retailers Counting on COFFEE

Ten years ago, “experts” warned the coffee industry was becoming saturated; then they said it again five years ago and once more two years ago. Turns out they were wrong every time. There’s not a convenience store operator in America who doesn’t work at building coffee sales and expanding dayparts thanks to the category’s excellent

Quick Chek Introduces Sumatra Mandheling

Quick Chek, which operates more than 120 fresh food store locations throughout New Jersey and Southern New York, is announcing the availability of Sumatra Mandheling, a smooth, dark and full-bodied coffee which features a subtly complex mocha flavor. Quick Chek’s new single origin coffee – coffee known for coming from one specific geographical region where

Dispensed Beverages: Hot

TOP PERFORMERS S&D Coffee Boyd Coffee Folgers (J.M. Smucker Co.) HONORABLE MENTIONS Sara Lee Foodservice Ronnoco Coffee Co. If you haven’t figured it out by now, most customers aren’t going to be happy with a one-pot coffee program bookended by a cup of sugar and a bowl of curdled creamer.  They could get that at

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