foodpros FoodService Wrap Up is our monthly recap of important foodservice news posts from some of the most trusted names in the industry. You’ll find a brief snippet of the original to tantalize you; click through to read the whole post on the original site.
September Foodservice News Wrap Up
According to NACS, every year, the NACS Show brings together convenience and fuel retailing industry professionals for four days of learning, buying and selling, networking, and fun–all designed to help participants grow their bottom line. In just a couple weeks, new products and services will be on display. While you wait, enjoy this sneak peak into the new products.
September 23, 2016 | Products to See at NACS
Next month, The NACS Show will devote 400,000 square feet of expo space to new products and services for the c-store industry. Thousands of new and groundbreaking products and services will line the aisles and more than 23,500 industry stakeholders from all over the country will be focusing on these latest innovations. [Keep reading at CStoreProductsOnline.com]
Joe Petrowski, senior advisor to Yesway, shares his thoughts on the best foodservice practices for convenience store operators. One of the many insights he has includes, “Bakery display cases, coffee bars, shake and fountain dispensers, coolers and freezers are often more important than the food they contain”–and that’s something that foodpros might just be able to help you with.
September 13, 2016 | 12 Steps to a Better Foodservice Program
CHICAGO — Convenience stores are simultaneously working to combat some lingering negative perceptions about c-store food, while trying to successfully capitalize on the strengthening trend toward retail foodservice. Brands looking to get in the foodservice game–as well as existing players hunting for a stronger point of differentiation–need to consider the fundamentals, while keeping outside-the-box creativity top of mind. [Keep reading at CSPDailyNews.com]
Cold brew is the new hot trend (check out our previous blog here), but don’t disregard hot coffee just yet. Make sure that you are allowing your customers to customize the coffee offerings to their likings.
September 5, 2016 | Stirring Coffee Innovation
Cold brew may be trending, but a quality cup of hot coffee with the option for customization can woo any morning commuter. Coffee has seen surge in innovation in 2016 from the rise of cold brew and nitro coffee to unique coffee cocktails in the restaurant industry. [Keep reading at CStoreDecisions.com]
7 Eleven is bringing back the “cast your cups” vote with a twist this year. Tossing in a third cup option requesting customer to “Speak Up” and talk about the issues on social media using the hashtag #7ELECTION. With more than 1 million Americans buying a cup of coffee at 7-Eleven stores each day, they are a warm-up to the real election.
September 1, 2016 | 7-Eleven Brews Up Another Political Promo
IRVING, Texas — America, prepare to “cast your cups.” Convenience-store retailer 7-Eleven Inc. has brought back its election-themed promotion, the 7-Election Presidential Coffee Cup Poll, at participating 7-Eleven stores. But this time, there’s a twist. [Keep reading at CSPDailyNews.com]