Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

While some consumers cutting back on visits, others are trading down

DALLAS -- A study conducted by M/A/R/C Research found 48% of fast- food consumers have reduced their visits to quick service restaurants (QSR) over the past three months. The survey found that many consumers are eating at home more often to save money; however, some consumers have actually...

U.S. economic downturn prompting prudence on Tesco's part; 200 stores by Nov. 2009

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- One of Tesco PLC's most senior executives has said that the "meltdown" in the American economy will force the supermarket giant to slow the rollout of its one-year-old Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc. business, reported The Times of London. Tim Mason, CEO of Fresh...

McDonalds sales up; Starbucks profits drop 97% as consumers "trading down"

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Despite steep declines in sitdown restaurant sales, McDonald's appears to be navigating the global economic slowdown just fine. The fast feeder said it saw an 8.2% sales increase last month at stores open at least a year. Consumers were buying more burgers and chicken breakfast...

Grocery/c-store chain reaches first birthday as it is about to hit triple-digit store count
San Antonio Food Bank first to receive "pantry on wheels," more.
Chain offers new coffee for free on Fridays through December 5, 99 cents all other times
Restaurant industry's modest gain driven by discount offers; but outlook sours.
Kum & Go execs target foodservice,store customization for 2009
Fill-Ups Convenience Store in Crestview, Fla., is home to the newest Chester's restaurant in Florida, said Chester's International.
E-Z Mart Stores' first full-service restaurant celebrates grand opening today.