Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Coffee retailerpiloting $2.50 "press brewed" offering

SEATTLE -- Starbucks Corp. is experimenting with a $2.50 cup of coffee that would add a new, premium product to help fight the first drop in U.S. customer visits in its 37-year history, reported Bloomberg. In its hometown Seattle, Starbucks is testing a 12-oz. cup of "fresh-pressed" coffee at $2.50...

Also opens new prototype location

CHICAGO -- Dinner by Design, a meal-assembly company, has unveiled a new package of convenience foodservices. Dinner by Design's services will save an average family up to 35 hours a month or 10 hours a week in menu planning, shopping and meal preparation, said company president and CEO John...

Hess caught in middle after forging Dunkin' Brands marketing agreement

BELLINGHAM, Mass. -- A majority of Dunkin' Donuts franchise owners in New England and New York say that they oppose new partnerships that have been struck between Dunkin' Brands and Sara Lee Foods, Procter & Gamble and Hess Corp. The franchise owners said they believe that these marketing...

Technomic reports on growth in smaller emerging chains
And Prince Andrew makes appearance at Compton, Calif., Fresh & Easy opening
PETA, "lettuce ladies" help retailer promote vegan sandwiches.
The newest addition is the 57th Sheetz store in Virginia, bringing the chainwide total to 345 convenience stores.
7-Eleven launches "freshness guarantee" coffee campaign.
C-store sells "Giant" pizza on Super Bowl Sunday.
Church's Chicken celebrated the opening of its 1,600th restaurant worldwide on Dec. 20, 2007 in Blue Springs, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City.