Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Van Houtte to be acquired, taken private by Littlejohn & Co.

MONTREAL -- Gourmet coffee roaster, marketer and distributor Van Houtte Inc., which offers its coffees across Canada and the United States through distribution channels that include coffee services, retail stores, caf a-bistros and online shopping, said that it has entered into an agreement to be...

Will make donation with every chicken fried steak dinner sold in May

EL PASO, Texas -- Travel plaza chain Petro Stopping Centers and the USO have announced two fundraising partnerships. Throughout May, a one dollar donation will be made to the USO for every Chicken Fried Steak dinner ordered at any of Petro's 54 Iron Skillet Restaurants nationwide. In addition, Iron...

Tellock succeeds Growcock

MANITOWOC, Wis. -- The Manitowoc Co. Inc. said that the company's board has elected Glen E. Tellock, 46, as president and CEO, effective immediately. Tellock succeeds Terry D. Growcock, 61, who will remain chairman through 2008. Tellock was also appointed to serve on the board for a term that...

Farmer Bros. Co. said it has acquired Coffee Bean International (CBI), a privately held roaster and wholesaler of specialty coffees.
Foodservice equipment vet joins firm as regional manager
Marketing effort gets chain's foodservice products into consumers' hands.
Yum Brands announced yesterday that KFC and Taco Bell said that they have completed their elimination of trans fats.
New R&D facility features retail simulation space
Reaches milestone with latest in-store location
Australian temperature-sensitive coffee lid coming to U.S.