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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Dives into Retail Coffee

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, a leading family-dining restaurant, is stepping into the world of retail coffee. Guests are invited to celebrate the inaugural retail coffee launch by enjoying a 20% discount on retail coffee bags and K-Cup Single Serve Coffee boxes from September 25 – September 29. But the excitement doesn’t end there, as Perkins […]

First Watch, MOD Pizza Headed to Parkside at Alliance Town Center

Parkside at Alliance Town Center, the highly anticipated 3.5-acre food and beverage destination within AllianceTexas, has added two new restaurants to its list of culinary experiences. With the announcement of First Watch and MOD Pizza, Parkside at Alliance Town Center will soon offer a total of four elevated dining concepts alongside a scenic park setting, […]

Olé Mexican Foods Owners Inducted Into TIA Hall of Fame

Olé Mexican Foods owners, Veronica and Eduardo Moreno, were recently inducted into the Tortilla Industry Association’s (TIA) Hall of Fame. The presentation was made during the 2018 TIA Annual Convention & Trade Expo, held at JW Marriott in Desert Springs, California, on June 1 and June 2. Members of the TIA Hall of Fame have […]

Organic Valley Deli Meats Get a Makeover

To millions of Americans, the name Organic Valley means great tasting, high-quality dairy products from the nation’s well-loved cooperative of family farms. The launch of Organic Valley Deli Meats marks a move from the label of sister brand Organic Prairie. Organic Valley ready-to-eat meats now mean great-tasting organic sandwich boards, snack trays, and hors d’oeuvres […]

Royal Cup’s Ready-to-Drink Cold Brew Hits Walmart Shelves

In March 2018, Royal Cup introduced its first line of shelf-stable, ready-to-drink cold brew coffees, which includes three flavors—French Roast, French Roast Lightly Sweetened and Rain Forest Bold. Consumers now can find two of these blends—French Roast Lightly Sweetened and Rain Forest Bold—on the shelves of their neighborhood Walmart store. “We are thrilled that our […]

Elmhurst Milked Launches Plant-Milks In Whole Foods Across NYC

Innovative plant-based beverage company Elmhurst Milked announced its products’ debut in Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, Walmart, and independent grocers across the greater New York region and beyond.  Using an evolutionary ‘cold milking’ process developed by renowned food scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Cheryl Mitchell, Elmhurst Milked crafts a new category of nutritive plant milks, meaning the […]

Ian’s Achieves Significant Multi-Channel Retail Growth Nationwide

Ian’s, maker of delicious, convenient, and trustworthy allergy-friendly foods, announced key distribution advances across traditional grocery, mass merchandiser, naturals and online channels. In 2017, the brand secured more than 13,000 new points of distribution, significantly increasing its national presence. Among these advances are new partnerships with Walmart and Amazon, as well as new and expanded […]

Consumer Preference for Butterball Turkey Burgers Creates Operator Opportunity

Burgers are a popular menu category, and the incidence of turkey burgers in particular increased by 20 percent at the top 500 limited-service restaurants from 2015 to 2017. Understanding what consumers are seeking can help operators distinguish their offerings from the competition’s. A Butterball frozen turkey burger has been No. 1 in retail sales for […]

Campbell’s Introduces Goldfish Grahams to Foodservice

Campbell’s Foodservice supports culinary professionals by providing more than 500 soups, beverages, broths, sauces and entrées from trusted brands—Campbell’s, Pepperidge Farm, V8, Prego, Pace, Swanson, and more. Goldfish is the most popular cracker brand in households with children 12 and younger. Previously sold only in retail, Goldfish Grahams are now also part of the foodservice […]

Italian Entrepreneur Tommaso Chiabra Invests in Beyond Meat

Italian entrepreneur Tommaso Chiabra is also investing in Beyond Meat, the company founded in 2009 by Ethan Brown, committed to producing meat with vegetable proteins that perfectly replace animals ones. In addition to having the same amount of protein, Beyond Meat burgers look, smell, taste and have a texture similar to those of a normal […]

Urbanspace’s Columbus Circle Holiday Market to Open Tuesday

The beloved Columbus Circle Holiday Market, presented by Urbanspace, will open on November 28 at Central Park West and 59th Street. Internationally known as one of the most elegant and beautiful places for holiday shopping, the highly anticipated annual bazaar returns for the 2017 season featuring a diverse mix of over 150 original concepts from […]

Hillwood Breaks Ground on Food and Entertainment Destination

Residents and visitors of Alliance Town Center, the 900-acre mixed-use development within AllianceTexas, will soon have several new options for savoring a delicious meal or enjoying a refreshing drink on a patio overlooking scenic Bluestem Park. Hillwood recently broke ground on Parkside at Alliance Town Center, a 3.5-acre food and entertainment destination integrated within a […]

Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat, a leader in plant-based meat, announced today the addition of Leonardo DiCaprio as an investor and advocate. “I am thrilled to officially welcome Leonardo DiCaprio to the Beyond Meat family,” says Ethan Brown, CEO of Beyond Meat. “His investment and role as an advocate reflects a shared vision that meat made directly from […]

Slater’s 50/50 Taking Famed Bacon Burgers to Grocery Stores

Slater’s 50/50, a Southern California restaurant phenomenon that takes its name from its patented burger made of 50 percent ground beef and 50 percent bacon, has partnered with Jensen Meat Company to bring the legendary patty to grocery stores. The product will initially be introduced to 77 Sam’s Club locations in Southern California and six […]

Las Vegas’ Grand Bazaar Shops Announces New Restaurant Lineup

Grand Bazaar Shops, the destination retail and entertainment attraction at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, is expanding its robust food, beverage and entertainment experience with several new offerings that have recently opened, with more to come this summer. The exciting new additions join the already popular and wildly-successful Wahlburgers celebrity burger bar; iconic […]

Empire Steak House Launches Signature Steak Sauce

Brothers Jack, Jeff and Russ Sinanaj started Empire Steak House in 2010 after working within the hospitality industry for decades, honing their craft in order to create an exceptional brand of their own. The trio opened their first Empire Steak House on Manhattan’s west side and went on to open a second location on the […]

New Tenants Announced for Dallas’ Victory Park

Victory Park’s rebirth continues in Dallas: Two of the biggest names in dining and fitness have signed on at Victory, adding to the growing list of new tenants opening at the mixed-use district. Mesero, the latest concept from local Mexican food empresario Mico Rodriguez, will open a flagship location at Victory Park, joining Victory’s curated […]

Isaly’s Ice Cream Makes its Return to Market

This spring, Isaly’s, one of the most trusted names in the dairy and deli business, is making its return to freezer shelves with Isaly’s Ice Cream. The relaunch of the iconic super-premium ice cream will adhere to Isaly’s family tradition and source only high-quality ingredients including fresh cream and the purest flavors—a commitment to quality […]

Friendly’s Introduces Two New Ice Cream Products

Friendly’s Manufacturing and Retail, LLC, the manufacturer of the iconic Friendly’s-branded packaged ice cream and frozen dessert treats, introduced Signature Sundaes, a new line consisting of four unique, indulgent sundae creations, and Naturally Friendly’s, an ice cream line featuring eight delicious flavors made from simple ingredients with no artificial favors or preservatives. Available now at […]

Dream Dinners Kicks Off 2017 With Alabama Expansion

Dream Dinners, originator of the meal assembly industry, announced that it has signed a franchise deal with Ken Kleban to expand its presence in Alabama. Kleban and his partners have signed an agreement to open a store in Daphne, Alabama this summer with a long-term goal of continued development throughout the Gulf Coast.   This […]

Merchant Groups to Defend Debit Swipe-Fee Reform

More than 60 representatives from retailers, grocers, convenience stores, and restaurants will gather in Washington this week to meet with lawmakers. The groups will discuss the importance of upholding hard-fought debit swipe-fee reforms as Congress readies legislation to repeal it. In 2010, debit swipe-fee reforms introduced competition and transparency into a market where previously there […]

Renovated Guinness Store Opens in Las Vegas

Guinness fans from around the world have the opportunity to learn the six steps to pour the perfect pint of Guinness with the Perfect Pint Experience at the newly redesigned GUINNESS Store, located next to Rí Rá Las Vegas inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay. Following the unique one-on-one experience, guests will drink their pints […]

Neighborhood Retail Group Opening Café Chocolat in DC

Neighborhood Retail Group recently announced Café Chocolat, a premier chocolate and coffee retailer, will open at 1423 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C., in spring 2017. Founder Gjergj Dollani created the “beans to bar” concept as a place to discover and experience the best in high-end chocolate and specialty coffee. “Café Chocolat will be a unique […]