“Convenience stores are becoming food destinations,” said Nancy Todys, vice president of marketing for Tyson Convenience. “Operators are stepping up with better offerings.”
Among Tyson Foods’ newest products for the convenience channel is a portfolio of more than 60 items for made-to-order operations featuring a “no antibiotics ever” claim for consumers seeking cleaner labels.
New hot foodservice items include Hillshire Farm Sausage Rolls, featuring smoked sausage wrapped in soft, flavored bread. The products may be merchandised in a refrigerated case or heated and held in warmers. Varieties include CheddarWurst smoked sausage wrapped in bagel bread, spicy Italian style smoked sausage with mozzarella and Monterey jack cheese wrapped in Italian bread, and Polish smoked sausage wrapped in cheese bread.