Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

New "country of origin label" rule for fresh fruits, vegetables applies to some c-stores

WAWA, Pa. -- Wawa and other convenience stores that sell a healthy bulk of fresh fruits are getting COOL; that is, they have started tagging their fresh fruits and vegetables with a "country of origin label" as part of a federal rule enacted recently. An interim final rule to the 2008 Farm Bill...

Retail giant opens small-format Marketside stores to compete with Fresh & Easy

PHOENIX – As expected, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Thursday launched its first new store concept in a decade with the official opening of four small grocery/convenience stores in the Phoenix area that are less than a tenth of the size of its huge Supercenters, reported The Financial Times. The new 15,...

Chester's International celebrated the grand opening of its newest location in the Indianapolis area last week.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Chester's International, a major fried chicken brand in convenience stores worldwide, celebrated the grand opening of its newest location in the Indianapolis area last week. This is Chester's third restaurant to open with Village Pantry in the Indianapolis area. "Chester's is a...

Foodservice expo and trade show return to Chicago August 17-19
St. Germain to serve as senior manager at convenience group
Customers raise their cups to candidates in third "7-Election" coffee cup poll.
CSP's new foodservice publication to launch February 2009.
As pilot program rolls out, pizza sales are surpassing cigarette sales
Jo To Go America Inc. has opened the first franchise site to offer the Taco Flamingo/Jo To Go Coffee fast-casual Mexican food/specialty coffee concept.
Starbucks Corp. said that it plans to introduce several new warm breakfast sandwiches next week, according to the Associated Press.