Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

New market named for Marketside; Fresh & Easy adding 200 private-label products

SAN DIEGO -- Wal-Mart and Tesco each upped the ante on their small-format rollouts in the West with news of a new market and an increase in private-label products, respectively. Wal-Mart is now targeting the San Diego market for its Marketside stores, while Tesco plans to introduce more than 200...

Grocery stores see popularity of prepared foods growing

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Grocery stores say they have seen the popularity of their prepared foods grow as consumers try to save time, money and sometimes calories, reported the Associated Press. And the economic downturn has helped boost the trend as folks trade down from restaurants to dinner at home. So...

Construction begins on the eco-friendly, health-conscious c-store concept

LOS ANGELES -- Locali Conscious Convenience is set to open its doors this fall. The market, located in Los Angeles, will seek to make healthy eating and eco-friendly household necessities easily accessible to those on the go. It will conveniently connect the community to eco-friendly food, beverage...

Promotion, microsite mark "one-billionth cup of 21st century" milestone.
Testing iced coffee, Frosty-cino, more
United Supermarkets parks c-store, gas in lot; selects KSS Retail in separate software deal
Donates more than $60,000 to U.S. military families
Launches new "extra bold" coffee in On The Run, Tiger Market c-stores.
"Fresh from the Deli" American Subs pulled from Circle Ks in three states.
Jim Pinkert has been promoted to the position of perishable field specialist for the midstate region at Wilson Farms Neighborhood Food Stores.