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Kroger Receives Black Pearl Award For Food Safety

“Every day, 339,000 associates work to ensure the safety of the food products manufactured in our plants and sold in our stores,” says Kroger spokesperson. The Kroger Co. has been named the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Black Pearl Award for advancing food safety and quality. The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) names one

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NACS 2011 Broaster Chicken

Looking to add versatility to your foodservice offering? Watch this video to see how Broaster’s pressure frying systems, full-line of sauces, which includes honey mustard, ranch, BBQ, mild wing, signature and oriental, new line of interactive menu boards and complete packaging options will help you expand and grow your foodservice sales.

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Foodservice Trends for Hispanic Consumers

Stripes is among the growing number of convenience store chains providing an authentic Hispanic cuisine to attract this growing demographic. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor. Early each morning the parking lots of Stripes Convenience Stores fill up with the trucks and cars of customers wanting to purchase a hearty meal of breakfast tacos, carne guisada

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Chipotle Hot Sauce

Bring out the best of Southwestern flavor with new Texas Pete Chipotle Hot Sauce. This sauce is made from a traditional method of smoke drying red jalapeño peppers offering your menu creations a balance of heat, earthiness and complex flavor. Available in six-ounce bottles and 4.5-gallon plastic jugs, add new Texas Pete Chipotle Hot Sauce

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A Salty And Sweet Treat

General Mills has introduced Chocolate Chex Mix Cookies & Cream to c-stores. It is the first salty snack mix to include the popular Cookies & Cream flavor. With 60% less fat than regular potato chips, Chocolate Chex Mix Cookies & Cream combines sweet-coated corn Chex with real chocolate cookie crunch. Each 4.25-ounce bag is suggested

Warming Up to Soup Sales

This is Foodservice 101: when the weather turns cold, consumers want warmth—often in the form of soups and hot convenience foods. Giving your consumers what they want is Convenience Store Success 101. Putting hot soups and other ready-to-go items on the menu this the fall only makes sense, and isn’t all that hard to do.

Xpress Delivery

Hot Stuff Foods has introduced Hot Stuff Foods Xpress, a new foodservice distribution partnership and license initiative. Hot Stuff Foods Xpress offers the retailer delivery through their distributor, coupled with trusted Hot Stuff branding. It is designed specifically to occupy minimal space, utilize less labor and require less capital expense while offering strong gross margins

Specialty Tortillas

Seventy-seven percent of customers would like to see healthier items on c-store menus, according to Mintel. The Mexican Original brand from Tyson Food Service offers a full line of specialty tortillas that help meet the needs of health-conscious consumers without sacrificing flavor. Mexican Original tortillas are available in a variety of different sizes to help

New “Omlete” Wrap

Land Mark Products, which provides companies with customized food manufacturing solutions introduces the Day’ N Night Bites’ “Omlete” Wrap, a way to enjoy breakfast on-the-go without the mess. Instead of using crumbly scrambled eggs, the traditional egg-based breakfast wrap is more contained and far less likely to fall out of the tortilla. Day N’ Night

Pierce Chicken

  Wing Dings® and fiery Wing Zings® Boneless wings mean grab-n-go convenience for your customers, as well as easy prep and high-margins for you. Spice up your foodservice sales with craveable boneless wings from Pierce Chicken. Our best selling Wing Dings® and fiery Wing Zings® products are fully cooked and ready for the oven or fryer.

Manitowoc Foodservice Releases Sustainability Report

New Port Richey, Fla.-based Manitowoc Foodservice in conjunction with its parent company, The Manitowoc Co. has released its first Corporate Sustainability Report. In a press release today, the company discussed notable portions of the report: At Manitowoc Foodservice we believe it is our mission to be a responsible manufacturer, industry leader, and employer, not only

Tyson Chicken Featured at National Food Conference

An example of Tyson Foods’ commitment to the advancement of child nutrition was featured at the 2010 National Food Policy Conference, hosted by the Consumer Federation of America in cooperation with the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Tyson Wokin’ Orange All-in-One Entree (Fully-Cooked Dark Meat Strips with Spicy Orange Sauce) was part of the meal served during

White Castle

White Castle has had the same packaging design for nearly 10 years.  “We are trying to align ourselves closer to our restaurants and we’re promoting our association with our restaurants on the back of our new packages”, said Kelly Collins, Marketing Supervisor for White Castle Food Products.   The new design includes a picture of a

Top Snack Trends

The Food Channel has released its top 10 snack trends, one of its regular trend reports prepared in conjunction with CultureWaves, Mintel International and the International Food Futurists. “These trends are meant to inspire your back-to-school snacking,” said Kay Logsdon, editor-in-chief of The Food Channel. “But they also show how people are eating today, with

Lettieri’s Combats Brand War

Lettieri’s has launched a ‘Counter Intelligence’ initiative, partnering with retailers nation-wide to highlight branded foodservice. According to David Poplau, director of marketing and sales support at Lettieri’s, the company’s new Counter Intelligence program was created to convert drab unprofitable counter space into a highly visible and profitable food marketing magnet. “We want to grab the customer’s attention

Wilson Farms Adds Chester’s Chicken

Wilson Farms has remodeled its Hyde Park Boulevard location in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to include a Chester’s Chicken site inside the store. Savino Nanula, a Niagara Falls native, chairman of the board and founding partner of Wilson Farms, along with his son Paul Nanula, president and CEO of Wilson Farms, were joined by Niagara Falls Mayor

Big Dipping

Herschel Walker’s Famous 34 line offers six new dipping sauces available in convenient portion cups. The six flavors—Overtime Sauce, Sweet Mustard Sauce, Chillin’ Cucumber Sauce, Coolin’ Down Sauce, Tartar Sauce and Barbecue Sauce—join the successful Famous 34 appetizer line, which includes Popcorn Chicken, Spicy Glazed BBQ Wings, Breaded Catfish Strips & Bites and Spinach &

Guilt-Free Cookie Flavors

  Luna, the whole nutrition bar for women, introduces three new cookie flavors—-Peanut Butter Cookie, Cookies ‘n Cream Delight and Iced Oatmeal Raisin—-giving women the delicious taste of cookies in an all-natural bar they can eat without the guilt. Iced Oatmeal Raisin combines the sweet taste of oatmeal, plump organic whole raisins, a touch of

Chill Out

  Master-Bilt introduces the Master-Chill MCR series, a new roll-in blast chiller. The MCRSeries blast chiller features two sizes: the MCR-200 accommodates a single pan rack; and the MCR-400 accommodates two pan racks. Both units are offered a seither roll-in or pass-through. In addition, the blast chiller now offers afield-reversible door, which in addition to being

Cooking on a Tilt

  Cleveland Range Inc. introduces new ultra-efficient tilting skillets to its Short Series line, which combines powerful yet energy-saving cooking with low-height convenience. With a 35″ rim height, 10 degree  tilt feature and open base, the T-1 Short Series tilting skillets allow easy access for both cooking and cleaning. Exclusive value-added features include an ultra-efficient

Free to Fry

Frymaster Dean continues to lead the industry with innovative designs that meet customers’ changing needs. The new Frymaster Application Series combines an open pot and tube fryer in the same cabinet and shares a common filter. Frymaster and Deancontinue to “Fit the Way You Fry” with high performance, low maintenance and innovative designs to lead

The ‘Fries’ Have It

ConAgra Food Specialty Potato Products uses a proprietary process that thinly coats each fry with a virtually transparent batter made with potato starch. This exclusive coating cooks up crisp and golden, and insulates the fry to retain heat and flavor much longer than conventional fries. They are ideal for drive-thru and takeout applications where holding

Perfect Fit

  Showcase menu items in the best light with Solo Highlights bowls and lids. Solo Highlightsare perfect for serving salads, fresh fruit, desserts or any cold menu item in-house or to-go. Highlights bowls and lids are available in black and clear options. Black-bottom bowls offer a premium, upscale look, while the clear bottoms display foods

Spicy Package

  Tuxedo Chilis single serving salsa in a bag allows consumers to enjoy a fresh serving of salsa any time. Tuxedo Chili developed the product line to appeal to today’s on-the-go customer. These convenience-sized bags are the perfect accompaniment for a quick meal in the car or on the run—or for the consumer who simply

Campbell’s Celebrates Grand Opening

Campbell Soup Company kicked off the grand opening celebration of its Campbell Employee Center, an 80,000-square foot addition to the company’s World Headquarters, earlier this month. Against the backdrop of a glass entrance complete with a signature red wall and iconic “Campbell’s” logo, Campbell Soup Company executives, along with hundreds of community members and state

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