Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Mascot, giveaways make round of ball parks

PHILADELPHIA -- This season, Wawa is teaming up with Minor League Baseball for a promotion that pairs America's favorite pastime with its favorite hometown store. Wawa will help fans from 13 teams in the mid-Atlantic cheer on the home team with on-field fun between innings, special giveaways and...

West Coast chain opening new stores; adding, broadening product lines

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Japanese convenience store store operator FamilyMart Co. is in the process of making its U.S. West Coast-based Famimastores "more Americanized." The company initially aimed to attract American consumers with Japanese products, including "bento" boxed meals and "onigiri" rice...

Some restaurant, grocery chains suspend some sales amid salmonella outbreak

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- McDonald's Corp. and other restaurant chains are pulling certain tomatoes from their menus until they learn the source of a recent spate of salmonella cases, said The Wall Street Journal. Since April, 145 cases of a type of salmonella known as "Saintpaul" have been reported in at...

Kraft Foodservice has launched Kraft GO>WICH Stuffed Rolls, a new hot-sandwich form designed for on-the-go consumers.
Akal Travel Plaza opens Chester's unit in Delano, Calif.
Smuckers buys Folgers coffee brand from P&G
Local officials, store representatives celebrate with Quick Chek Coffee Toast
Features Gourmet to Go from local celebrity chef Tim Love
Following Denny's, longer hours aimed at cutting into McDonald's sales.
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