Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Competing against and partnering with coffee giant offer lessons in retail

SEATTLE, Wash. -- In 2003, Starbucks opened up shop next to Douglass Distributing's showcase location in Sherman, Texas. Some Douglass execs feared sales carnage. The actual damage: Coffee, cappuccino and hot chocolate sales dropped 19% from March to August 2003part of which may be blamed on...

Includes first Chester's cobranded with McDonald's

HORSE CAVE, Ky. -- Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, which operates travel plazas in 31 states, has opened its 200th location. The new facility is in Horse Cave, Ky., on Interstate 65. The location will also feature the first Chester's International LLC fried chicken franchise cobranded...

Searsport, Maine, c-store will also get upgrades

SEARSPORT, Maine -- Maritime Energy, which operates the Maritime Farms convenience store chain, is putting a Subway sandwich shop at the Maritime Farms Searsport, Maine, location. Subway will occupy approximately 700 square feet of the Maritime Farms c-store area, including customer seating...

QuikTrip opens bakery to serve its Kansas City-area c-stores
Opens 21,000st site
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. said that it is realigning its franchise and company stores operations.
Laverty to succeed Berger
Gas discount offered with sandwich purchase
Doughnut chain to open 105 new sites
Dave's Taverna Express moving into Dukes Liberty.