Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Fresh & Easy food a real threat: report

LOS ANGELES -- Tesco's Fresh & Easy chain represents a significant threat to U.S. food retailers, according to two research organizations. Both the IGD and TNS Retail Forward have warned the UK operator should not be underestimated, with TNS forecasting Tesco could be a $4-billion retailer with...

Will implement growth strategy, "vision"

SHAKOPEE, Minn. -- John Fontana, CEO of parent company Hot Stuff Foods, has announced the appointment of Jeff Crowley to the position of executive vice president/general manager. In this position, Crowley will oversee the implementation of the company's vision and growth strategy and be responsible...

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