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October Foodservice News Wrap Up
Thanks to NACS and Technomic; we have eight crucial c-store foodservice statistics to help benchmark your business. Read the entire article over at CSPDailyNews.com. Enjoy this quick sampling of what you will find: Of the 154,016 convenience stores in the United States, 139,261 offer foodservice and 90% of those offer only ‘basic’ foodservice, 7% have ‘premium’ programs, and just 3% have a super-premium program. The margin on non-foodservice items is 27% while foodservice generates 57%.
October 19, 2016 | 8 Fundamental Stats on C-Store Foodservice
ATLANTA — The deluge of data on convenience-store foodservice is unceasing, as was evident in the 2016 NACS Show education session “Prospering in Foodservice,” led by Technomic President Darren Tristano and Associate Principal Donna Hood Crecca. But a few core statistics are crucial to understanding the size, scope and opportunity of c-store foodservice—and how your company fits into its growth. [Read more at CSPDailyNews.com]
Clint McKinney with Coca-Cola North America spoke during a 2016 NACS Show educational session that focused on consumer trends in foodservice. He explains that today’s consumers value wellness, transparency and convenience. Find out his six keys to satisfying these new consumers on CSNews.com.
October 19, 2016 | What Consumer Trends Are Impacting Foodservice?
ATLANTA — Changing demographics, advancing technology and a bifurcated economy are factors that will shape the future of foodservice for convenience stores and other food providers by the year 2025. [Read more at CSNews.com]
“Convenience stores are closely tied to the communities they serve, especially around charitable giving,” says Jeff Lenard, vice president of NACS’ strategy industry initiatives. It’s always great to hear feel-good stories! Tyson Foods, along with NACS, generously donated more than 33,000 pounds of food to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Tyson Foods’ “KNOW Hunger” campaign is focused on helping more people understand and join the effort to eliminate hunger in America and since 2000 they have donated more than 100 million pounds of protein in the United States.
October 17, 2016 | Tyson Foods, NACS Donate to Atlanta Food Bank
The Atlanta Community Food Bank just received a sizeable protein food donation, thanks to Tyson Foods Inc. and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). [Read more at CStoreDecisions.com]
Amazon is everywhere. Now they are planning to build brick-and-mortar locations and offer curbside pickup for online orders. Selling produce, milk, meats and other perishable items, Amazon aims to compete more directly with grocery discounters, as well at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
October 11, 2016 | Will Amazon’s C-Stores Be Category Killers?
SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. plans to introduce convenience stores as well as curbside pickup locations, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing people familiar with the matter. [Read more at CSPDailyNews.com]
Mars Wrigley Confectionery brings together Mars Chocolate and Wrigley in an effort to better address consumer trends and accelerate growth and simplifying interactions with vendors and open opportunity for better collaboration on new products.
October 6, 2016 | Mars Wrigley Confectionery Brings Candy HQ to Chicago
CHICAGO — Candy maker Mars Inc. said vendors and retailers will benefit from a new Mars Wrigley Confectionery that combines Mars Chocolate and the gum company. [Read more at CSPDailyNews.com]
Now is the time to invest in c-store foodservice programs! Technomic reports that almost 9 out of 10 foodservice customers purchase hot foods and 69% do so at least one time per month and 44% of them indicate they are buying hot food more now than 1 year ago. Review your existing foodservice offerings and read below for a few tips and tricks to make it better;
September 29, 2016 | Hot Foodservice Boosts Sales, Profits
Fuel prices are dropping and convenience stores are feeling the difference, as more customers come in for a bite after fueling up. And they’re often looking for hot food. [Read more at CSPDailyNews.com]