Abbie Westra

Abbie Westra
Deputy Group Editor, CSP
Winsight LLC
(630) 528-9230
starbucks cold brew

As nitro cold-brew coffee gains traction in mainstream cafés, can you tap into the trend?

Consumers’ craving for regional American specialties finds its latest obsession


Flavor Forecast can help retailers stay ahead of foodservice trends

McDonald's All-Day Breakfast

Numbers from The NPD Group revealed that McDonald's All-Day Breakfast helped the chain gain new customers and boost check averages at lunch.

clean oven

Forget your gas pumps. Never mind the back office. New solutions are making it easier for kitchen devices to share their feelings with operators.


Delivery, convenience, customization and kids’ meals are among the headlines percolating this month in the restaurant sector.


Many advances, including high-speed functionality, small-footprint pieces and automation, directly reflect the needs of convenience-store operators.


The c-store industry is one of numbers, which makes the nuances and gray areas of foodservice—where no one empirical answer exists—a difficult challenge to accept.

pizza hut triple treat box

Menu rollouts reflect consumers’ nostalgia for cult brands, our desire to add heat to just about any meal, and brands’ efforts to boost sales before the new year.

You can take a c-store reporter out of the country, but you can't take the c-store out of the reporter. Here are her thoughts on the product mix and general style of the Norwegian convenience stores she visited.


The convenience-store industry has been watching the implications of digital commerce—be it a passing curiosity or a sweat-inducing threat—for some time.

roller grill

A study conducted by Convenience Store Products ad Product Evaluations examined the spectrum of c-store foodservice to help retailers target their own growth.