Maverik Takes Gold in CSNews Foodservice Innovators Awards

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Maverik Takes Gold in CSNews Foodservice Innovators Awards

By Don Longo, Convenience Store News - 11/03/2014

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — From innovation in menu development to creative money-making promotions, this year’s Convenience Store News Foodservice Innovators Award winners show why they are helping to revolutionize consumers’ perception about convenience store foodservice offerings.

Presented in partnership with Tyson Foods, the annual Convenience Store News Foodservice Innovators Awards recognize convenience retail leaders who are raising the bar on quality, service and innovation in this fast-growing and critically important product category for c-stores.

Winners were chosen by CSNews’ 18-member How-To-Do World-Class Foodservice "How To Crew," made up of experts from the retailer, supplier, research and consulting fields.

There are six award categories. Gold and silver medals are awarded in each:

FOODSERVICE INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Gold medal: Maverik Inc.

Silver medal: Rutter’s Farm Stores

BEST PREPARED FOODS INNOVATOR

Gold medal: Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes

Silver medal: Kwik Trip Inc.

BEST HOT BEVERAGES INNOVATOR

Gold medal: QuickChek Corp.

Silver medal: Wawa Inc.

BEST COLD & FROZEN BEVERAGES INNOVATOR

Gold medal: 7-Eleven Inc.

Silver medal: QuikTrip Corp.

BEST NEW FOODSERVICE PROGRAM (introduced in past year)

Gold medal: Casey’s General Stores Inc.

Silver medal: QuikTrip

BEST FOODSERVICE LIMITED-TIME OFFER/PROMOTION

Gold medal: Kangaroo Express (The Pantry)

Silver medal: Maverik

This year’s winners are recognized at our specially created Foodservice Innovators Awards microsite at http://innovators.csnews.com.

The microsite spotlights all the winning companies and includes video profiles, narrated by CSNews Editorial Director Don Longo, that explain how and why each retailer won its award.

The winners will also be featured in the November issue of Convenience Store News.