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Steve Holtz is the online news director and beverage editor for CSP. He has been covering the convenience-store industry for more than a decade and the beverage category since 2004.

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A unique gathering of professionals from all foodservice channels provided unusual insights into the world of food. Here's a sampling.

Any courtship would have to lead to a formal proposal within a month.

The penny-an-ounce charge is intended to combat obesity by curbing consumption of sugared soft drinks.

The winners of the 2014 Leaders in Foodservice Awards received plaques and applause in Grapevine, Texas, on Wednesday, the last day of FARE.

In the mind of marketing consultant Tom Feltenstein, branding is how your brand makes people feel about themselves.

Ever feel that running a restaurant is like climbing Mount Everest? Alison Levine says it is, and she would know. She’s an accomplished businesswoman as well as one of the few people who’s climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents. Then there are her treks across the North and South Poles.

The CEO of 7-Eleven could have boasted about the inroads his chain has made into a market that was once owned by attendees of the Restaurant Leadership Conference. Joe DePinto certainly had the sales numbers to support a little braggadocio: $2.7 billion from fresh food, $5 billion from beverages, 1 million cups of coffee, 100 million fountain drinks.

As the executives of Burger King and Five Guys revealed during a session at the Restaurant Leadership Conference, their brands share a conscious commitment to style over substance in their marketing approaches.

There are “new rules” to competing in the restaurant industry, attendees of the Restaurant Leadership Conference learned during an opening breakout session hosted by Darren Tristano and Ron Paul of Technomic Inc. They outlined 10 strategies for restaurateurs to consider.

Darren Tristano felt the need to apologize for a key point in the data he presented to attendees of the Restaurant Leadership Conference.