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December Foodservice News Wrap Up
Congratulations to Hot Stuff Pizza on their 30th anniversary. “Thanks to experience and retention, over a quarter of our current Hot Stuff Pizza locations have been with us for more than 20 years,” Orion Food Systems CEO Steve Watkins told CSP Daily News.
December 15, 2016 | Hot Stuff Pizza Celebrates 30th Anniversary
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Hot Stuff Pizza, the signature pizza brand from South Dakota-based Orion Food Systems, is celebrating its 30-year anniversary. In 1986, Hot Stuff Pizza became the first company to offer fresh pizza in U.S. convenience stores when it launched in Webster, S.D. [Keep reading at CSPDailyNews.com]
King-Casey principal Tom Cook believes that “c-stores will place a concentration on providing prepared foods, made-to-order sandwiches, fresh ingredients, healthy options, quality baked goods and barista-style coffee, espresso and tea beverages.” Continue reading for a glimpse at a few other King-Casey c-store predictions.
December 9, 2016 | 2017 Prediction: Foodservice Will Be Primary C-store Focus
WESTPORT, Conn. — Foodservice will take center stage for convenience stores in 2017, predicts King-Casey, a retail consulting and design firm for the c-store industry. [Keep reading at CSNews.com]
Amazon is now stepping into convenience store news, testing their “convenience-store-like retail outlet”–Amazon Go. The test location is currently open to employees, with plans to open to the public in 2017.
December 5, 2016 | Amazon Launches “Just Walk Out” C-Store
SEATTLE – Amazon has launched Amazon Go, a new convenience-store-like retail outlet with no checkout required. The company’s “just walk out” technology automatically detects when a customer takes or returns products to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual cart. When the customer is done shopping, he or she can leave the store. Shortly after, Amazon will charge the customer’s Amazon account and send a receipt. [Keep reading at CSPDailyNews.com]
It seems more and more companies are expanding into the convenience circuit lately; including Wal-Mart. “The concept was born because at Walmart we are constantly looking for ways to add convenience. Customers are changing the way they shop and we want to make sure we are changing too,” Gina Kretoski, Walmart eCommerce market coach, tells the Denver Business Journal.
December 2, 2016 | Wal-Mart Opens New C-Store Concept
THORNTON, Colo. – Wal-Mart opened its latest small-format concept store in Thornton, Colo., on Dec. 1, according to a report by The Denver Business Journal. The 4,000-square-foot location is a convenience store, gas station and online grocery order pickup site. [Keep reading at CSPDailyNews.com]
Are you selling the top coffee products in your c-store? Check out Convenience Store Products photo slideshow of the “8 Premium Coffee Products for C-Stores.”
December 1, 2016 | 8 Premium Coffee Products for C-Stores
Premiumization is leading the way in the coffee market—from iced to instant to cold brew. In fact, it operates under a moniker—the Third Wave—that entails purchasing coffee based on its origin, as well as its artisanal and high-quality characteristics. [Keep reading at CStoreProductsOnline.com]