Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Former Balmar exec to assist retailers with foodservice

GIG HARBOR, Wash. -- Dean Dirks, former vice president of category management for Denver-based Balmar Petroleum, has formed a consultancy to assist retailers in becoming competentand completefoodservice providers. In launching Gig Harbor, Wash.-based Dirks & Associates, Dirks said his firm...

Competition called for recipes using chain's soups

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. -- Quick Chek, the family-operated chain of more than 100 convenience food store locations in New Jersey and southern New York, has announced Monica Garcia of Rahway, N.J., has been declared the company's first-ever Quick Chek Souper Chef Contest Champion. Following a month...

And coffee competition coming from Starbucks

WYTHEVILLE, Va. -- A new Sheetz location will officially open for business Thursday in Wytheville, Va., reported The Wytheville Enterprise. The 5,000 square-foot facility includes a convenience store, a six-island gas station, a restaurant and a car wash. "We're thrilled to be at the finish line,"...

QSRs riding resolution train with healthier offerings, but will consumers buy in?
New 7-Eleven franchisee chairman will focus on communication, foodservice
How the chain has grown beyond just a coffeehouse
One franchisee plans 4 new stores a year
Retailer closes underperforming QSR programs, cuts related jobs
Fresh & Easy food a real threat: report
Will implement growth strategy, "vision".