Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Deal expected to accelerate geographic expansion

WATERBURY, Vt. -- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. said that it has executed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the Tully's coffee brand and wholesale business from Tully's Coffee Corp. for a cash purchase price of $40.3 million, subject to adjustment at closing. Tully's wholesale business...

McDonald's to complete coffee rollout by mid-2009

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- All of McDonald's Corp.'s U.S. locations should be able to offer espresso drinks by the middle of next year, with a new line of smoothies and frappes on all menus by 2010, the company said Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. At a Bank of America investor conference, Chief...

Product, company will now be called PrairieFire

WICHITA, Kansas -- C.R. Hall and the Prestige Coffee/Coffee Time Co. have announced the new name and unveiled the logo for PrairieFire Coffee Roasters, the company said. When C.R. Hall, president and owner of Hall's Culligan Water, acquired Coffee Time/Prestige Coffee in mid-2007, the company was...

New market named for Marketside; Fresh & Easy adding 200 private-label products
Grocery stores see popularity of prepared foods growing
Construction begins on the eco-friendly, health-conscious c-store concept
Promotion, microsite mark "one-billionth cup of 21st century" milestone.
Testing iced coffee, Frosty-cino, more
United Supermarkets parks c-store, gas in lot; selects KSS Retail in separate software deal
Donates more than $60,000 to U.S. military families