Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Ripley location features Chester's, McDonald's restaurants

RIPLEY, W.Va. -- Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. has opened its first retail outlet in West Virginia, located in Ripley, just off interstate 77 at exit 132 on Old Highway 21. Chester's, a leading fried chicken foodservice offering in the convenience store category, has announced the...

Even as gas prices fall, shoppers sticking with house brands because of economic uncertainty

WASHINGTON -- Food costs have fallen in recent months, and the stalling economy has kept price the top concern for consumers. For many grocery stores, that has been a blessing, not a curse, reported Forbes. The reason: house brands. "Lots of people say they're looking more at generic- and private-...

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