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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

McLane Introduces Two New Grocery Programs

McLane, a supply chain services company, has debuted its new Grab & Go Hot Foods program and its new Grab & Go Gourmet Pastry program. Grow Sales With Hot FoodMcLane’s Grab & Go Hot Foods program addresses the growing demand for hot prepared foods at a fair price and includes an array of products and

Gasoline Prices Retreat from Fresh Highs

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale gasoline values are easing from an 18-month high while the national average for retail gasoline prices started April at a 17-month high, prompting some in the industry to quip, “It’s déjà vu all over again,” borrowing a line from legendary baseball star Yogi Bera. Widely discussed,

Expanding the Foodservice Menu

Most convenience store operators don’t offer a whole lot of seafood on their menus, which is usually fine, because convenience store customers aren’t looking for seafood. Logistical issues, product-paucity, quality and food safety concerns are among the fears retailers have about investing in the seafood segment. But given seafood’s health benefits and generally growing popularity

Keeping It Fresh

Now that customers are used to finding fresh food at their local c- stores the pressure is on the roller grill to maintain its share of foodservice sales. Thanks to the innovation of retailers and suppliers alike, the roller grill continues to turn out strong sales. Chains are bundling meals with fountain drinks and chips

New Flavors, Demand Drives OTP

Despite the SCHIP bill and mounting state taxes, smokeless tobacco products have experienced a strong year packed with innovation, new flavors and increased consumer demand. According to the NACS 2009 State of the Industry report, smokeless tobacco sales surged 6.1% to $2.96 billion last year. The average c-store totaled $1,703 per month in smokeless sales

C-stores Poised for Huge Growth Through 2013

In the midst of a cavalcade of negative news about the down economy, RNCOS Inc., a research firm, offers some positive news for c-store operators. The firm found that with help from increasing motor fuel and in-store sales, the U.S. c-store industry is expected to skyrocket in growth between 2009 and 2013. In it’s newly

Growing Snack Sales

Sunflower seeds, which have quietly built a loyal following both as planned and impulse purchases, are garnering more shelf space these days as c-store retailers expand this category. Randy Adams, buyer for Huck’s Food and Fuel in Carmi, Ill., found that sunflower seeds have proven so popular that when he recently completed a nuts and

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