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Tyson Deli, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods  Inc. introduces both Russer and Wilson Ham Off the Bone meats for convenience store operators to add to their deli sections. The product comes in both regular and honey ham forms. The deli hams can be sold either hot or cold at any time during the day. They

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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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Vending Organic Coffee

Recent studies from the Harvard School of Public Health find that 54% of American adults consume coffee on a daily basis, and three cups per person is the average. Fresh Healthy Vending Cafe wants to satisfy America’s coffee cravings by releasing a new machine that allows consumers to get fresh-brewed coffee with the push of

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Ayers Oil Teams with Steak ‘n Shake in Canton, Mo.

Ayers Oil partners with Steak ‘n Shake at its new travel plaza. By: Megan Wilkinson. Ayers Oil is set to open its 16th travel plaza by the end of June. The company has also partnered with Steak ‘n Shake, which will be attached to the new convenience store. Ayers Oil President Steve Ayers said his

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Quick and Complete

Roadrunner Markets refines its retail operations with the addition of a c-store prototype, a renewed commitment to foodservice and a firm emphasis on customer service. By John Lofstock, Editor. At a time when customers demand fast service, quality foods and convenient locations, Roadrunner Markets is pushing ahead with a retail strategy that would make even

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Carving Out a Sandwich Strategy

While branded and proprietary foodservice programs get a lot of attention at retail, prepared sandwiches have quietly—and profitably—filled a valuable niche for retailers. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Sandwiches and wraps are a $2.7 billion category and sales are expected to remain strong through 2014, according to a 2011 report from foodservice research and marketing

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NOCO Rolls Out Dino-Mart Franchise

“Our goal is to grow the Dino-Mart brand throughout our operating area and then across upstate New York,” says NOCO executive vice president. NOCO Energy Corp. is launching a retail gasoline convenience store franchise business called Dino-Mart across New York State, the Buffalo News Online reported.   NOCO is hosting a ribbon cutting today to

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Foodservice Sustainability Recognized With Grant

“The thoroughness of Phipps’ foodservice sustainability program stood out as having a positive impact on its operations as well as the community at large,” says HCFS spokesperson. The Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability (HCFS) has awarded a $5,000 grant to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pa., in recognition of foodservice sustainability initiatives that

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Orion Food Systems Taps Suerth as New CEO

The board of directors of Orion Food Systems, the foodservice provider of leading brands such as Hot Stuff and Lettieri’s, has announced the appointment of Henry J. (Hank) Suerth as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Suerth brings more than 40 years of experience in a variety of industries, including over 20 years at the President/CEO and

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Servicing Customers in a Jiffy

Jiffy Trip is preparing to unveil a convenience store prototype in Oklahoma and has its sights set on acquisition opportunities. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor Jiffy Trip is gearing up for a busy year. The 28-store chain  based in Enid, Okla. is scouring the market for acquisition targets to fulfill its lofty plans to grow

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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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Healthy Options Driving Foodservice Demand

Many convenience store retailers are cognizant of the trend toward healthier foods and are adding better-for-you items to their menus. By John Lofstock, Editor. More salads, fruits and vegetables are finding their way onto convenience store shelves—often for purchase in the morning, or as a late afternoon snack—much to the delight of an increasing number

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Online and Mobile Buying Trend Upward

Sales from mobile devices reached 13.3% in Q1 2012, up from the 7% in Q1 2011. The U.S. retail industry saw continued growth in online and mobile buying trends in the first-quarter, driven by today’s rising digital consumer marketplace. According to the IBM retail online economic indicator, a cloud-based analytics report that examines the state

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Ready-to-Serve Yogurt Parfait

The Dannon Co. is making yogurt parfaits a whole lot easier for foodservice operators to offer with its new Dannon Ready-to-Serve Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt Parfait. With the launch of its new parfait, Dannon is continuing its pursuit of the mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible via an innovative way

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NSF International Appoints VP of Global Food Safety and Quality

Tom Chestnut to draw on 25 years of food safety experience in his new role at NSF International. NSF International, an independent global organization that writes public health standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, and consumer goods industries, has appointed Tom Chestnut as vice president of NSF International’s Global Food Safety

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Box System for Dispensing Packaged Oil

Frontline International’s Box System for Dispensing Standard Packaged Oil is the winner of a 2012 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Award from the National Restaurant Association. The KI Award winners represent the most groundbreaking equipment on the market and are judged on their ability to cut costs and improve productivity and food quality in restaurant operations. Frontline’s

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Chicken Dippers

On-the-go snacking and packaging portability are more important today to people in their cars, starved for time and starving for great tasting food. Chicken Dippers from Champs Chicken deliver on all fronts with this marinated, hand-breaded, all white meat chicken. Consumers will love the flavor. Convenience retailers will love the profit. For More Information From

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Tedeschi Partners With Boston Cannons

Promotions and contests to center around Boston Cannons Lacrosse home games. Tedeschi Food Shops has partnered with the Boston Cannons, Boston’s professional Major League Lacrosse team. Throughout the 2012 season, Tedeschi Food Shops will be involved with the team in a variety of contests and promotions. The 2012 season home opener took place at Harvard

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Chester’s Chicken Opens In The Foothills Of The Sleeping Giant

New and improved location re-opens in Helena, Mont. following renovations.   Chester’s, a fried chicken foodservice offering in the convenience store category, has announced the grand re-opening of its location in Helena, Mont. The new Chester’s location is in the Heritage Food Store, which sits at the base of the famous Sleeping Giant mountain. This

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NACUFS Announces Best In Business Winners

Campus c-store convenience retailers awarded for superior operations. The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) presents the 2012 C-Store “Best in the Business” award winners. The following are the 1st place winners of the 2012 “Best in the Business” campus convenience/retail competition: • New Store Design Innovation: University of Northern Colorado –

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Pilot Travel Centers Expands Franchise Agreement With Huddle House

Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pilot Flying J is expanding its partnership with Huddle House, an Atlanta-based restaurant chain, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. Huddle House, which has more than 400 locations in 20 states, has signed franchise agreements with Pilot Travel Centers to open five new travel-center eateries in the next eight months. Already a location in

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Tedeschi Introduces Sausage Sub

Tedeschi Food Shops is excited to introduce a sausage sub to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Boston’s beloved Fenway Park.  This hearty sub is covered with freshly roasted green and red peppers as well as onions. “This is only the beginning of many exciting seasonally and locally relevant sandwiches at Tedeschi Food Shops,” said Director

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Pizza Occasions Grow With Key Sales Drivers

Innovation, convenience and versatility can boost your pizza sales in 2012. A new report by Technomic shows pizza consumption continues to rise. More than four in 10 (41%) consumers polled say they’re now eating pizza once a week, compared to 26% just two years ago. Pizza consumption has increased over the past two years as

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Enter CSD’s 2012 Extreme Makeover Contest: Foodservice Edition

Is your foodservice program ready for an extreme makeover? Experts agree that to successfully compete in the convenience store industry retailers must have a solid foodservice program. Developing a winning foodservice strategy requires a radical change in the corporate culture, a hefty financial commitment, lots of hard work and patience. But if you are committed

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Fresh & Easy Offers Pink Slime Swap Meat

Customers swap meat purchased at other retail stores for ground beef from Fresh & Easy that they can trust to be pink slime free. Customers disturbed about the rampant use of pink slime, which has been making headlines recently, were invited to swap ground beef bought from other retailers at Fresh & Easy’s “Pink Slime

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