Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Partnership will allow retailers to remodel coffee bars

WICHITA, Kansas -- PrairieFire Coffee Roasters has announced a new partnership with Saint Joe Distributing, a regional convenience store product and service provider. This partnership has the potential to place PrairieFire Coffee in an additional 800 convenience stores in the Midwest, the companies...

Starbucks to challenge McDonald's with value meals

SEATTLE -- With the dismal economy, Starbucks Corp. is hoping to find a sales boost through value meals, said the Associated Press. Starbucks has yet to offer many details about what CEO Howard Schultz described to investors last week as "several breakfast pairings" at "attractive" prices. More...

New sites include Bristol Torrey Mobil in Flint, Mich.

JONESVILLE, La. -- Krispy Krunchy Foods has added five more locations to its branded chicken program; two in Michigan, two in Louisiana and one in Indiana, bringing the total number of branded locations to more than 500 in 14 states. The five locations are Bristol Torrey Mobil, Flint, Mich.; Circle...

New "Fresh on the Go" program will deliverperishable foods to c-stores.
Facility prepares, delivers fresh food to 674 Long Island, Greater NYC, N.J., E. Pa. stores
Kwik Trip, Stripes, PowerMart execs share foodservice strategies
Appointed to VP sales, marketing, convenience, foodservice
Starbucks Corp. said nearly 7,000 employees may lose their jobs due to a new round of store closures and cost cuts.
A new eco-friendly, healthy food c-store opens in Los Angeles
Technomic revises 2009 restaurant industry forecast downward