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An apple a day may keep the doctor away. But apples priced at only 99 cents a pound, six organic romaine hearts advertised at $5, and a pound of ground turkey for $1.99 keep the customers coming back in droves. At least that’s the hope—and hoopla—fueling Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, an upstart grocery chain that’s looking to steal thunder from fresh-food- centric stalwarts such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s and carve out a healthy niche in the Midwest.
Food quality and taste are crucial to the c-store foodservice decision-making process. Nine out of 10 c-store foodservice users say the quality and taste of the food are the most important factors when deciding which c-store to visit. A comparable number assigned similar rankings to pleasant, friendly service and a convenient location.
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Forward-thinking Fillinup c-store concept evolves based on local needs (slideshow).
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