Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Dubuque, Iowa, location first of multi-unit deal

DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Ranger Enterprises Inc., which operates the Road Ranger convenience store and travel center chain, has opened a Chester's restaurant in its c-store located in Dubuque, Iowa. The grand opening marks the first of a multi-unit development program in a newly established partnership...

Details on initiative, which includes remodeling, new logo, enhanced foodservice, more

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. -- Quick Chek is launching a new brand positioning complete with logo, private-label product packaging and enhanced website beginning Monday, April 21, 2008, as reported in a CSP Daily News Flash yesterday. With its new logo in the shape of a bright, lime green-colored...

Leahy defends Tesco's new U.S. stores, dismisses critics

LONDON -- Sir Terry Leahy, the CEO of Tesco PLC, has responded to critics of the British retail giant's new Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market convenience/grocery stores in the United States, claiming that the fledgling chain will "last a generation." He told The Telegraph that customers "love"...

SOI workshop looks at trends in foodservice, consumable merchandise
Manitowoc to acquire Enodis for $2.1 billion
Gives $1 million to Culinary Institute of America for scholarship
Honors Greg Parker of Parker Oil with award during SOI event
Casual dining chains oversaturated, undifferentiated, Technomic says
Retailer brings in clinic for food safety testing
Opens Popeyes in Porter, Ind., as foodservice rollout continues