Corn Chips

RW Garcia, a family-owned and -operated snack brand, has launched a new line of Organic Corn Chips. While corn chips have long been labeled a guilty pleasure, snackers now have a USDA Certified Organic and non-GMO alternative that is jam-packed with flavor and crunch. The new line launched exclusively at Harris Teeter as part of […]

Packaged Beverages Trend Upward

Consumer demand for healthier beverage options continues to spur development in the convenience store cooler. Low-sugar beverages with straightforward ingredients such as flavored waters, sparkling waters and ready-to-drink coffees continue to deliver sales. By Scott McKinney, Contributing Editor Health-conscious consumers are the driving force behind the dominant trends in the packaged beverage category over the […]

Chipotle Temporarily Shuts Restaurant Over Food Safety Issue

Chipotle continues to struggle with food safety issues after a Powell, Ohio location leaves customers sick, and a Columbus-area restaurant violates health codes. Chipotle Mexican Grill is once again facing closures due to food safety issues. A Chipotle in Powell, Ohio closed this week following “a handful of illness reports,” according to the New York […]

Summer Cakes

Café Valley recently launched a new line of four specialty summer cakes, available at select retailers nationwide with a suggested retail price of $5.99 per package. The cakes are available as 26-ounce packages – moist, delicious and tasty – all without the kitchen hassle. Varieties include Celebration Cake, Pink Lemonade Cake, Key Lime Cake and   […]

Superfood-Infused Granola

Lehi Valley Trading Co. has introduced soft baked granolas that are handcrafted in small batches with the freshest ingredients. Simply Forage Granola includes superfood grains, nuts and seeds, and fruit all blended together for a one-of-a-kind granola experience. Full of hearty and delicious ingredients like Puffed Wild Rice, Quinoa Puffs and Cranberry Seed, mixed with […]

How C-Stores Can Gain Enterprise-Level Insights

By Paul Carlson Improve operations and save thousands per store with enterprise-level insights. This blog is the last of a three-part series exploring building management systems and energy-efficiency strategies. This post focuses on how convenient store operators can use building management systems to gain deeper insights across their enterprises. In my last post, I discussed […]