Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Drugstore chain's new store design concept puts Caf W front and center

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. -- A new Walgreens store design is giving the drugstore chain's Caf a W beverage-center concept a higher-profile position, potentially offering a greater threat to neighboring convenience stores. The new stores include a "W Market" section in the front of the store that features...

Nederland, Texas, will be home to newest Chester's franchise

NEDERLAND, Texas --A Super Stop convenience store in Nederland, Texas, is the home of the newest Chester's restaurant, just across the state line from Louisiana. This new restaurant celebrated its grand opening on July 11. Chester the Chicken was on hand to help with the ribbon-cutting ceremonies...

Two Chicks Caf concept carries Texas chain into full-fledged foodservice

TEXARKANA, Texas -- E-Z Mart Stores' EZ-Eatz proprietary deli program is getting a sister programTwo Chicks Cafe. The chain of 303 locations in five southwestern states unveiled on Tuesday a new, full-service restaurant program with sitdown accommodations, connected to one of its Texarkana, Texas,...

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.
Chester's opens third Road Ranger location.
Receives $35 million in DIP financing; normal operations to continue during restructuring
Pa. provided grant, other funds for new distribution facility
Sandwich chain testing coffee caf concept on small scale
Eby-Brown subsidiaryto sponsor competitive eating contest at CSP's FARE.