Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

White Hen franchisor opens new-store concept, Pantry Gourmet

NORWOOD, Mass. -- Despite White Hen Pantry being sold to 7-Eleven in 2006, the White Hen Pantry brand continues to operate in Massachusetts and New Hampshire under the guidance of New England Pantry Inc., a master franchisor of the White Hen brand for the New England area. With a current count of...

Hollywood store opens; observer asks is Fresh & Easy success in the stars?

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- As Tesco's U.S. offering, Fresh & Easy, made its Hollywood debut earlier this week, complete with celebrity lookalikes, one food industry observer said that "Tesco has yet to prove the viability of the Fresh & Easy concept." Jim Prevor, aka The Perishable Pundit,...

Chain testing $1 "short" coffee, free refills

SEATTLE -- Starbucks Corp., the company that popularized the $4 cup of coffee, is testing a $1 cup and free refills of some of its offerings, reported The Wall Street Journal. The chain is experimenting with selling the $1 "short" cup in the Seattle area, spokesperson Valerie O'Neil confirmed for...

Hard-to-find Huehuetenango joins retailer's gourmet coffee offering.
Technomic reports detail consumption trends
Foodservice vet will be marketing EVP
Wholesaler association forms strategic partnership for CSP foodservice expo
Quick Chek brew now official coffee of N.J. hockey team
Earnhart + Friends deal will allow retailer to focus on foodservice
Fast-feeders expanding breakfast offerings to satisfy time-starved workers