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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. 

April Foodservice News Wrap Up

CSP Daily News provides a nice case study of Kwik Trip’s fresh food offerings, including fresh produce–a hard to find convenience storing offering that’s a truly smart move.

April 29, 2016 |  ‘A Dietitian Walks Into a Convenience Store …

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Bad gas station food. It’s the longest-running joke in the retail world. [Keep reading at]

This video provides a visual recap of the 2016 CSNews Foodservice Summit.

April 28, 2016 | One-of-a-Kind Experiences at 2016 CSNews Foodservice Summit

NEW YORK — This year’s Convenience Store News Foodservice Summit provided convenience foodservice executives with a wide variety of learning experiences, from interacting with famous visionary chefs and restaurateurs, to a guided tour of innovative foodservice concepts throughout New York City. [Keep reading at; includes video]

While providing interesting insights from Nielsen, this article from CSP highlight 4 important trends in shopping, the most interesting of which is perhaps that products “wellness claims” have increased in sales by 14% YOY; but is it that customer’s actually reading the labels? Or are they just lured in by the claims?

April 14, 2016 | 4 Shopper Trends to Watch

CHICAGO – Todd Hale, a Nielsen consultant and principal of Todd Hale LLC, doesn’t just examine the current state of the retail market, but uses the data to predict what’s in store for years to come. [Keep reading at]

A fun recap of c-store and foodservice industry April Fool’s Day jokes, as found on Twitter (our favorite is the giant 4XL pizza from QuikTrip).

April 1, 2016 | Did Convenience Stores Sell the Laughs?

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — Maybe it’s because we’re in the midst of the strangest political campaign in modern times, or maybe it’s just the new abnormal, but this year, something is in the air, and the April Fools’ Day jokesters were out in force for the convenience-store industry like never before [Keep reading at]

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