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Top trends at the 2022 NACS Show

LAS VEGAS — Food and beverage makers are zeroing in on snacking occasions to drive sales in the convenience channel. From mid-morning treats to afternoon- pick-me-ups, new products geared toward key dayparts were trending at the 2022 NACS Show, presented by the National Association of Convenience Retailers.

Held Oct. 2-4 in Las Vegas, the event saw more than 1,200 exhibitors present the latest innovations for convenience stores, including packaged food and beverages and foodservice offerings.

The convenience retailing industry saw in-store sales increase to a record $277.9 billion in 2021, according to NACS State of the Industry data released this

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Top things I ate on Mariner of the Seas

When I look back to my first cruise ever on Mariner of the Seas last month, I think of the stunningly beautiful beaches, watching the sunset over the ocean from Deck 12, and, of course, the obscene amount of delicious food I consumed.

I’ll admit, I actually had quite high expectations for the food onboard prior to embarkation. Royal Caribbean heavily markets its dining options and I had heard a LOT about the food while editing videos on the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube channel.

So when I got onboard, I was ready to taste all that Royal Caribbean had

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Column: Top five slick food myths you probably don’t know

This week, columnist Nonie De Long looks at the top five food myths, which includes thoughts on just how important breakfast is

Dear readers,

Last week we started learning about some of the slick food myths the food industry and regulatory bodies, including the dietetic profession, has perpetuated. We looked at five of the 10 top food myths and today we’ll cover the top five. The question that spearheaded this list came from Maya and today we’ll get to her query about whether breakfast is as essential as we’ve been told or whether fasting might be better. If you missed

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Trending Food: Get sweet on chunky, fully loaded cookies, Food News & Top Stories

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WTOP TOP 10: 2021 Best Coffee Shop

WTOP readers and listeners nominated a number of local businesses that have coffee in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Out of hundreds of restaurants and eateries, Simply Social Coffee was voted the favorite.

WTOP listeners and readers voted Simply Social Coffee as one of the best places to get coffee in the D.C. area. (Courtesy Simply Social Coffee)

WTOP readers and listeners nominated a number of local businesses that have coffee in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Out of hundreds of restaurants and eateries, Simply Social Coffee was voted the favorite.

Here are the TOP 10 finalists.

  1. Simply Social CoffeeVirginia
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