Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Sheetz won't chicken out over edgy campaign

ALTOONA, Pa. -- A billboard advertising Sheetz Inc.'s fried chicken sandwich is ruffling the feathers of some residents. The convenience store chain unveiled the "Crispy Frickin' Chicken" billboards at the beginning of February, reported the Associated Press. The campaign consists of 100 billboards...

Rebuts claims that U.S. venture in trouble

LONDON -- British supermarket group Tesco said that its U.S. expansion plans are on track, despite growing speculation that the initial performance of its new Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets discount grocery/convenience stores have fallen short of expectations, reported The Financial Times...

Starbucks holds training "event"; employees emerge with quality promise

SEATTLE -- Starbucks Corp. on Tuesday conducted what it called an "unprecedented in-store education and training event" for more than 135,000 of its employees. As part of this major customer-focused initiative, Starbucks is also introducing a promise to exceed customers' expectations by delivering...

Partners with c-store food broker Ultimate Sales & Services
Piper Jaffray analyst claims Fresh & Easy faltering, needs fix
Location is 16th in Tar Heel State
C-store kiosks part of Canadian QSR's new U.S. expansion strategy.
A Kwik Chek Food Stores Inc. convenience store in Bonham, Texas, is the newest Chester's Chicken location.
Franchisee tradeshow highlights new products, focus on foodservice, Slurpee
Also sponsors stair climb for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation