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Welcome to the Foodservice page of CStore Decisions’ CStore Playbook, a new online reference series for convenience store retailers. Whether you have questions on food safety considerations, mastering proprietary or branded foodservice programs, managing food waste or executing foodservice in a small footprint, the resources below can help position your food program for success. Created by CStore Decisions’ editorial team, this playbook features answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, as well as in-depth articles, podcasts and videos about mastering foodservice in a convenience store environment.

Erin Del Conte

Executive Editor, CSD

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The Basics

What’s the Difference Between Proprietary and Co-branded Foodservice?

How to Create Compelling Foodservice

Food Safety: Get Back to Basics

Getting Started with Foodservice

Follow these top 10 steps to ensure your foodservice offering is positioned for success.

Creating a food safety culture involves training and retraining employees on food safety protocols.

Whether introducing proprietary or co-branded foodservice, savvy c-store retailers first build a foodservice culture.

Learning the advantages of each foodservice option will help you decide which is the best fit for your company.

Food Focus

Navigating Food Waste

Branded vs. Proprietary Foodservice

Overcoming Challenges in C-Store Cooking

Hungry for Dinner

Foodservice Resources

Equipped for Foodservice Success: How to Execute A Successful Foodservice Strategy in Small Places

Cooking Up Quality Foodservice

The 2021 Foodservice Report

Foodservice sales are expected to rebound in 2021, especially for c-stores keeping pace with current trends — from comfort food to international and healthy fare — as well as new technology.

Being intentional about each aspect of the foodservice process, from selecting versatile equipment to testing recipes, adds up to a successful food program.

Foodservice Segments

C-Store Sandwich Programs Stand the Heat

Bean-to-Cup Coffee Buzz

Pizza and Chicken Shine as Foodservice Favorites

Building on Pizza, Roller Grill

Core-Mark is one of the largest marketers of fresh, food and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America. Founded in 1888, Core-Mark offers a full range of products, marketing programs and technology solutions to customer locations in the U.S. and Canada through 32 distribution centers.

Core-Mark invests and innovates to achieve our goals as a pioneer of food programs and technology for the convenience retail industry. We are Fresh Solutions Delivered.