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Outstanding Mayo

Hellmann’s Light, Real and Extra Heavy Mayonnaise products earned the Master Chef’s Seal of Excellence. The company out-performed competitors in almost all of the 3,760 evaluations and tests conducted by certified master chefs. A couple things that they looked at were the products’ performance in a foodservice environment and sensory properties. All three of Hellmann’s

PEAPOD VIRTUAL GROCERY STORE

Peapod Pilots Virtual Shopping Program

Peapod’s virtual store program for commuter rail stations is a creative, convenient way for passengers to multi-task and knock out their grocery shopping on the go. Peapod, an Internet grocer, has placed a virtual grocery store in Chicago’s highly traveled State and Lake Station Tunnel. Not only is Peapod the first in the nation to

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Pickle-In-A-Pouch

The Waterloo, Wis.- based pickle manufacturer, Van Holten’s, is growing to keep up with consumer demand, having completed the addition of a $1.6 million state-of-the-art pickle storage tankyard this summer, just in time for this year’s crop of cucumbers. It added 165 pickle storage tanks, increasing its total number of 1,000 bushel tanks to 292.

No longer just a venue for traditional American hot dogs, roller grills that sport everything from Mexican tortas to pork-filled Chinese steamed buns to breadsticks stuffed with jalapeño peppers and cheese are popping up all over the country.

Roller Grills Growing Up

Thanks to a surge of new products focused on ethnic diversity, the roller grill is hotter than ever before. There has been so much emphasis on fresh, made-to-order food and upscale coffee programs in the convenience store industry it’s easy to forget the tried-and-true roller grill. Sometimes implicated as part of the industry’s food-image problem—burned

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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