Prairie Four-Pack

Prairie City Bakery offers retailers the foodservice bulk bakery solutions they need, with the right size packages, right now to meet the needs of their morning bakery case customers. Its foodservice bulk bakery solutions in four-packs and new white box donut six-packs are the ideal morning solution. The cinnamon rolls, muffins, danishes and doughnuts are

Hangover Defense

Drinkin’ Mate is nature’s answer to alcohol’s unpleasant side effects. Made with all-natural guava leaf extract, Drinkin’ Mate maintains balance in the body and defends against headaches, queasy stomach and dehydration. Media testing was conducted in five markets during the fall of 2007 to determine the most effective methods of establishing awareness with 21-to-44-year-old males.

Secure Video Management

Electronics Line USA launched the ETV 5 Flex Video Recorder that allows more flexibility and data integration opportunities for retailers. The ETV 5 is a combined network video recorder/digital video recorder that boasts real-time exception-based reporting, remote access, centralized management, support for up to 32 traditional and IP cameras, better-than-broadcast quality images, as well as

The Wright Sausage

With foodservice becoming a more important part of convenience store operators’ in-store operations,  Wright Breakfast Sausage, from Tyson Foods Inc., will complement any menu, even beyond breakfast. With consumers eating breakfast all day long, sausage is perfect for any daypart. Anytime menu items such as the Monterey Sausage Wrap help capture the clockless trend of

Pure Organic Pickles

Del Monte proudly presents the first line of USDA-certified organic pickles in five varieties. The new organic pickle line-up, which promises to pack a powerful punch to any picnic platter, includes Sweet Bread & Butter Chips, Dill Burger Slices, Kosher Dill Whole Pickles, Kosher Dill Baby Pickles and Kosher Dill Spears. These organic products feature

Vitamin Blast

With demand for enhanced waters showing no signs of abating, it is clear that consumers continue to seek the benefits of vitamins in their beverages. Now a new entrant promises to deliver those benefits at a level of potency previously unavailable. VBlast! from New York Spring Water is the first bottled water to provide fully

On-the-Go Vitamins

 4C introduces the newest, most delicious way to take your vitamins, 4C Totally Light2Go Vitamin Stix. Packed with vitamins and full of flavor, these convenient on-the-go drink mixes are quickly becoming a staple for the on-the-go customer, specifically female consumers. Even those watching their waistlines can indulge as all three flavors of the 4C Totally

Classic Fries

Give your customers another reason to frequent your operation by adding one of the three new My Fries cuts to your menu. My Fries from ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston deliver 100% on the French fry taste and texture consumers love. Customers will be amazed to learn that My Fries have 25% less fat than conventional

Signature Sandwiches

Twister Croissant Rolls are the newest addition to Sara Lee Foodservice’s portfolio of premium croissants and innovative new bread carriers, including round sliced sourdough bread. Made with swirled, laminated croissant dough for an upscale bread carrier appearance, this unique format is ideal for creating signature, premium sandwiches throughout the day.  Sandwiches made with premium breads

Supreme Cookies

Otis Spunkmeyer’s Supreme Indulgence super-premium cookie dough offers the appeal of gourmet made-from-scratch cookies without the labor. Meet customer demand and command higher price points with larger sizes, more generous inclusions and distinctive eye appeal. Conveniently preportioned dough eliminates thawing, scooping or mixing. Supreme Indulgence is available in nine delicious flavors: Shortbread, Honey Nut Chocolate

Stix Snacks

The Procter & Gamble Co. is introducing consumers to a totally different kind of Pringle snack treat with the official nationwide rollout of Pringles Stix, an all-crispy, all-crunchy, baked cracker stick. Pringles Stix are baked-wheat, crispy-cracker sticks with a one-of-a-kind great taste. Pringles Stix are available in four popular snacking flavors including Crunchy Wheat, Vanilla,

Lemon Line

Mike and Ike Lemonade Blends is now arriving on store shelves. This new Mike and Ike flavor is the result of Just Born’s 2007 “Mix Master” consumer contest to choose the next Mike and Ike candy. Over 140,000 online votes resulted in Lemonade Blends being chosen as consumers’ favorite. Lemonade Blends candy is a five-flavor

Hand-Wrapped Sandwich Line

Pierre Foods has once again tipped the scales on innovation and product quality. Six new Big Az items have all of the attributes of the classic Big Az brand, but are now wrapped in specially designed paper packaging that allows for the sandwiches to be held in the warmer case for four hours. The new

Shake and Chug

In an effort to fill a void in the beverage aisle at convenience and grocery stores nationwide, Dean Foods introduced the first ever ice cream parlor style milk shake in a bottle called Chug Milk Shakes. An extension of the company’s No. 1 selling Chug single-serve milk brand, Chug delivers the indulgent taste of a

Extreme TV

With the release of the Infrared Imager i3 Series, Extreme CCTV is combining IP Infrared Imaging (i3) design, Black Diamond technology and performance optics to provide high-fidelity imaging integrating seamlessly with IP network infrastructure. Building on the success of Extreme’s integrated day-night cameras, the Infrared Imager i3 Series incorporates IP connectivity for remote access and

Zero-Calorie Waters

Consumers are looking for more health benefits in their beverages, minus the calories and sugar that pack on the pounds. Skinny Nutritional Corp. introduced a healthy solution with its new line of multi-functional Skinny Waters that deliver a variety of health benefits consumers are looking for in their beverages: weight control, multi-vitamins, antioxidants, and energy

Pump Up Profits

Washworld has announced its latest technological advancement, a new in-bay pump station. Washworld’s proven pump station components are now housed in a space-saving design for use within a wash bay. For car wash owners who lack space or are without an equipment room, Washworld’s In-Bay version is the ideal solution. With its narrow 2-foot depth,

Lime Light

Anheuser-Busch, the leading American brewer, has launched Bud Light Lime, a crisp light lager beer that combines the superior drinkability of Bud Light with a splash of 100% natural lime flavor. Bud Light Lime tastes great ice cold or straight from the bottle, and pairs well with spicy, grilled meats and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Energy Boost

The trend-setting, off-the-charts energy drinks from Monster will command more real estate on c-store shelves with the introduction of five exciting new products further enhancing the already diverse Java Monster energy drink lineup. The new beverages include: Lo-Ball, Nut-Up, Irish Blend, Russian and Chai Hai, Monster’s first tea-based energy drink. “Everybody at Monster Energy knew

Changing the Channel

Maybe it’s all headed toward a day of total convergence, when the lines separating one industry from the next will be irreversibly blurred. Consider the freewheeling dynamics of retailing in the past few years: McDonald’s has been offering DVD rentals by way of in-store kiosks. Blockbuster stores have begun offering c-store fare such as fountain

Finding Success with Divesting Dealer Sites

I’ve devoted several articles over the past few years to the necessity of implementing a network rationalization strategy whereby marginal retail sites are divested and proceeds redeployed to improve chain quality. Heeding the call, several marketers have enlisted our support to find optimal solutions for their unique retail circumstances including both direct store operations and

Tobacco products that reduce harm featured at Tobacco Plus Expo

It all began to take place on April 23, 2008 on US Airways flight #797 as I was headed to the Tobacco Plus Expo 08 in Las Vegas. As usual I was excited to explore new products and programs at this year’s show, and as I would learn, the show would not disappoint. The night

Bring Trust and Loyalty Back to the Workplace

Once upon a time in corporate America people actually liked going to work every day. They enjoyed the camaraderie of their co-workers, and they truly believed their work was making a difference, not only in the organization, but also in the world. Likewise, the company took care of its people, listened to them, and provided

Where to Find the Best Hourly Employees

You might be surprised to learn that the best source of new employees in convenience retailing has changed very little over the past 25 years. The number one best source of great employees still is and always has been referrals—people you already know or who your employees know. In surveys we conducted between Feb. 2007

Is Bulk Candy Marketing Right for You?

While single packs of gum and candy get the most attention in the candy aisle, retailers often report strong margins from bulk packages and multi packs, which carry a higher price and typically offer a greater value for consumers. But will that greater value translate into consistently stronger sales? The answer appears to be yes…sometimes,

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