Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

And a Cumby coffee New Year

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. is again positioning itself as the place for procrastinating consumers to purchase last-minute holiday gifts. Other convenience chains are sure to follow suit for shopping in the St. Nick of time. Alan Beach, 7-Eleven, Inc.'s vice president of merchandising, said, "...

Lunch bigger than dinner daypart

MADISON -- More people visit the deli for lunch than for dinner, according to Foodservice Opportunities from the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA). Common sense would suggest that people are more likely to shop at the supermarket after work, at an hour closer to dinner than lunch...

Coin-counter, coffee giant team up to test automated coffee kiosk

SEATTLE -- Gourmet coffee purveyor Starbucks and automated coin-counting company Coinstar Inc. have teamed up to test an automated coffee machine under the Starbucks Seattle's Best Coffee label, reported Dow Jones. Marci Maule, a Coinstar spokesperson, confirmed the partnership, but would give few...

Unveils foodservice management solution for petroleum, c-store operators
Retailer will install self-service donut, coffee stations in its c-stores
Leedy, Matthews promoted; other appointments announced
McDonald's Corp. told its U.S. franchisees late last week that it will pay up to 40% of renovations needed for the rollout of its specialty coffee program.
Private-equity firm acquires sandwich chain from Dunkin' Brands.
Chet Cadieux reflects on five years at the helm of leading chain QuikTrip
Retailer preparing own food, adding second distribution center; many more stores expected