Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Will market program under special terms to 16-state network

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Hunt Brothers Pizza, a major provider of fresh-baked pizza in convenience stores, said that it has signed an agreement with Marathon Petroleum Co. LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corp., to be the preferred pizza provider for Marathon-branded c-store operations,...

Firm gives stations way to entice motorists into c-store

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- ScentAndrea Multisensory Communications LLC is offering gas stations a way to bring customers inside the store using scents. Knowing that c-stores are dying as long as people can do their gasoline transaction at the gas pump and never go inside, we can provide them with the...

Named to marketing VP post

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A veteran of 25 years in the foodservice industry has joined BUNN to lead the company's marketing group. Desiree Logsdon was recently named vice president of marketing for the Bunn-O-Matic Corp. Logsdon is responsible for all marketing communications, association relations and...

Van Houtte to be acquired, taken private by Littlejohn & Co.
Will make donation with every chicken fried steak dinner sold in May
Tellock succeeds Growcock
Farmer Bros. Co. said it has acquired Coffee Bean International (CBI), a privately held roaster and wholesaler of specialty coffees.
Foodservice equipment vet joins firm as regional manager
Marketing effort gets chain's foodservice products into consumers' hands.
Yum Brands announced yesterday that KFC and Taco Bell said that they have completed their elimination of trans fats.