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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.

January Foodservice News Wrap Up

Pilot Flying J hires Shannon Johnson to be responsible for PJ Fresh Marketplace brand and food innovation. His past experiences will aid in the growth of their food offerings.

January 19, 2017 | Pilot Flying J Hires New VP of Food Innovation

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The convenience-store industry snagged another restaurant-industry veteran with the hiring of Shannon Johnson as Pilot Flying J’s new vice president of food innovation. Johnson was previously chief food innovation officer for KFC and product innovation director for McDonald’s USA. [Keep reading at]

In a Convenience Store News exclusive forecast study, “73.5 percent of retailers polled believe that their foodservice sales — which include prepared food and hot, cold and frozen dispensed beverages — will increase in the next year. This compares to 82.4 percent who felt the same way heading into 2016.” Where do you see your foodservice category trending in 2017?

January 18, 2017 | The 2017 Forecast for Foodservice

NATIONAL REPORT — Is the foodservice category cooling off a bit? It would appear so based on the fewer number of convenience store retailers who expect their foodservice sales to increase in 2017, vs. the number who held a positive outlook last year, according to the findings of the 15th annual Convenience Store News Forecast Study. [Keep reading at]

Do you know the top morning purchases at your cstore? RaceTrac discovered “three in five people chose hot dogs over doughnuts in the morning.” I find that to be a very surprising statistic; check out what else RacTrac found out below.

January 16, 2017 | RacTrac Uncovers Surprising Morning Purchase Trends

ATLANTA — Mornings are not necessarily for breakfast anymore, according to new insights from RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. [Keep reading at]

According to Technomic’s most recent menu data, chicken and bacon are, by far, the most popular proteins on sandwiches, but what’s next? Keep reading to find out other innovative ingredient ideas.

January 11, 2017 | Cutting-Edge Ingredients Will Drive Sandwich Innovation

CHICAGO — Technomic has been tracking trending flavors for quite some time now, watching as they evolve from the introductory stage into a menu mainstay. One category that consistently invites innovation and creativity is the sandwich category. While traditional sandwich varieties remain hallmarks of most menus, consumer curiosity about bigger, bolder flavors continues to nudge sandwich-menu development toward innovation. [Keep reading at]

Tyson Convenience along with CSP Daily News share insights into what millennials crave and how to maximize traffic and profits.

January 5, 2017 | 6 Ways to Capture Millennials

Brought to you by Tyson Convenience. Millennials are flavor explorers. They like to experiment with bold tastes, globally inspired ingredients and flavor-packed condiments. They relish the chance to try new varieties of favorite products. They are up for an adventure. [Keep reading at]


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