Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

NPD finds restaurant lunch facing competition from lunches carried from home

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- As time-pressed workers try to cut costs and eat healthier, brown-bagging is becoming increasingly popular in the American workplace, according to a new study from The NPD Group. It reported that the rise in lunches carried from home is contributing to the softening of the mid-day...

Oklahoma c-store brings in heavy-hitting help for foodservice operation

OKLAHOMA CITY -- While the operators of the Pops 66 convenience store and tourist attraction may have been pleased with its store traffic in the first year of operation, they quickly realized the demands of a successful foodservice operation call for skilled hands. Pops 66 opened in August, and...

High gas prices may help convenience foodservice, Technomic says

CHICAGO -- Higher gasoline prices may be hurting customers at the pump, but convenience store operators are sharing their pain. With gross margins on fuel hovering around 5%, it's no wonder that many c-store operators are taking a fresh look at their foodservice programs, where margins are easily...

Sam's Mart opens fried chicken restaurant in Charlotte, N.C.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced that a jalapeno pepper sample is a positive match with the strain causing the current Salmonella outbreak.
Drugstore chain's new store design concept puts Caf W front and center.
Nederland, Texas, will be home to newest Chester's franchise.
Two Chicks Caf concept carries Texas chain into full-fledged foodservice
Another smaller-format grocery contender emerges to encroach on convenience channel
Major Midwest gasoline and convenience retailer Speedway SuperAmerica LLC has added Javo Beverage Co. Inc.'s iced coffees and lattes to its beverage program.