Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Technomic reports on growth in smaller emerging chains

CHICAGO -- Restaurant chains and other foodservice providers frequently look towards smaller chains to identify emerging trends with solid growth potential. Market research firm Technomic recently issued its 2008 Top 100 Emerging Chain Concept Report, which features 100 up-and-coming operators that...

And Prince Andrew makes appearance at Compton, Calif., Fresh & Easy opening

CHICAGO -- British supermarket retailer Tesco is scouting sites for Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets in the Chicago area, according to a report by The Chicago Sun-Times. One potential site is northwest suburban Arlington Heights, "knowledgeable sources" told the newspaper. A Tesco spokesperson...

PETA, "lettuce ladies" help retailer promote vegan sandwiches

PHILADELPHIA -- Wearing nothing but strategically placed lettuce leaves and waving signs that read, "Turn Over a New Leaf—Go Vegetarian," People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA's) Lettuce Ladies handed out free Moshe's brand soy-based sandwiches at a Philadelphia 7-Eleven store on...

The newest addition is the 57th Sheetz store in Virginia, bringing the chainwide total to 345 convenience stores.
7-Eleven launches "freshness guarantee" coffee campaign.
C-store sells "Giant" pizza on Super Bowl Sunday.
Church's Chicken celebrated the opening of its 1,600th restaurant worldwide on Dec. 20, 2007 in Blue Springs, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City.
Chain hits 28,500 total locations
Chernak was active in foodservice equipment association
Will replace with healthy alternative that won't "dilute the integrity or romance of coffee".