Archives for October 2008

Chicken Delight

Village Pantry celebrated the grand opening of its newest Chester’s Chicken in the Indianapolis area yesterday. This is Chester’s third restaurant to open with Village Pantry in the market. “Chester’s is a great opportunity for Village Pantry to help grow its strong food service programs with the highest quality Fried Chicken and side dishes to

Diamonds in Your Own Backyard

While searching for the magic bullet to grow your business, don’t forget about the extensive pool of customers the competition is attracting. I had the genuine great fortune of being hired, trained, nurtured and guided for several years by legendary NACS Hall of Fame member and wonderful friend, Robert E. “Bob” Seng. Many remember Bob

Fruit Stand

Fruit is one of the country’s top choices for snacking and new Fruit Stand Fruit Bars are delicious, high energy snack bars that are the perfect choice for on-the-go consumers. Each 1.4-ounce fruit bar is made from real fruit, not concentrates, pastes or purees. Available in Banana, Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry and Cherry flavors, Fruit Stand

Portable Valve Tester

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set new requirements to reduce and eliminate hazardous air pollutants at gasoline-dispensing facilities that went into effect on Jan. 10, 2008. To enable easy testing of P/V vent valves, OPW Fueling Components is pleased to offer the X23-2000 Automatic P/V Vent Valve Tester. The X23-2000 is an automatic, easy-to-use

“Dubble” Your Profits

Maxim Manufacturing and Marketing knows new products drive sales, so the company is now proud to offer Dubble Bubble gumball machines that adults and children are sure to love. The Dubble Bubble Gumball Machine stands 6 inches high, is made of durable plastic and has a red base, clear globe and black panel on the

Whip it Up

Designed specifically for the culinary professional, the iSi Gourmet Whip is the innovative answer for presenting soups, light gravies, espuma foams, specialty whipped creams and trendy libations. Made from stainless steel, the iSi Gourmet Whip is available in 1-pint and 1-quart sizes and includes three decorator tips to maximize presentation options. Industrial dishwasher safe, the

Tank Testing Made Easy

Tanknology Inc. has developed and introduced a new system for the testing of pressure/vacuum vent caps. This new proprietary system, which is now available throughout the country, is designed specifically to meet the regulations recently enacted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as part of its expanded rules governing stage I vapor balancing. The high

Safety First

Ensuring that food and inventory storage temperatures in both refrigerators and freezers fully comply with regulatory requirements is now possible with the Dickson Alarm Thermometer. Featuring tamper-resistant audible and visual alarms, the Dickson Alarm Thermometer is also the most cost-effective tool available to worldwide grocery managers charged with safeguarding temperature-sensitive food product quality. At a

Calling All Kids

Farley’s & Sathers’ top-selling Kiddie Mix is now available in a big 36-ounce stand-up bag. This all-time favorite candy mix includes: Now and Later, Super Bubble, SweeTarts, Smarties, Tootsie Midgees, lollipops and jawbreakers. Farley’s & Sathers is a leading manufacturer and distributor of quality confectionery and gum products, offering full-line, full-service opportunities to all classes

Ultimate Flavor

The easiest way for operators to flavor up their menu is with new Johnsonville Fully-Cooked Ultimate Sausage Slices. These fully-cooked, pure pork slices are available in two seasoned varieties: Italian and Hot ‘N’ Spicy. In any menu part or any day part, you’ll be able to eliminate menu fatigue from chicken or beef while easily

Scan the Possibilities

Adesso Inc., a leading manufacturer of computer input peripherals, has announced the release of the NuScan 3200, an optical laser barcode scanner. Featuring technical advancements that eliminate internal vibrating mirrors and moving parts, Adesso’s latest barcode scanner ensures for better shock absorption, longevity, and durability. Offering best-in-class solutions for various applications, the NuScan 3200 is

Farm Fresh

Farmland Dairies, manufacturer of the Special Request Skim Plus line of fortified milk products, announced the launch of its new 14-ounce plastic single-serve whole white, chocolate and low-fat strawberry milk and orange juice products. An excellent source of calcium, phosphorus and vitamins A, D and B2, Farmland Dairies’ 14-ounce single-serve dairy products are made from


In January 2009, consumers can “plug into the SOUR source” with new STARBURST® Sour GUMMIBURSTS™.  As the only liquid-filled gummi candy with an intense burst of sour flavor, STARBURST® Sour GUMMIBURSTS™ will be a hit, based on recent IRI data: Sour is a leading segment in the sugar category, and Gummi was the fastest growing

Benchmaster® Stock-Block™

Benchmaster® has done it again! After setting the standard for outdoor Convenience Store merchandising, Structural Plastics Corporation does it one better by introducing the Stock-Block™, a versatile indoor/outdoor display system. Visit for more details, and be sure to visit us at the show at booth #6825.

Sam’s Club

Visit Booth #263 and learn how Sam’s Club® helps c-store operators save money and boost the bottom line with a variety of products, support programs and tips developed just for c-stores.  

Living Essentials

5-Hour Energy: Why settle for anything less than the category leader, 5-Hour Energy? You get a complete line of energy shots including the original formula plus new Extra Strength and Decaf versions. We are in booth #1411.

Twice the Protection

Duo Shield Insulated Paper Hot Cups from Solo are the cool solution for specialty beverages. With built-in air-pocket insulation for perfect hand-hold temperature, operators can reduce their serving time per drink by using a cup that does not require a Java Jacket or double cupping. Available in a premium stock design called Tuscan Café, Duo

APW Wyott Unveils Slimline Countertop half-size holding drawer

APW Wyott last month announced a new addition to its popular holding drawer line, the HDDS-Half, a slimline countertop half-size holding drawer. The HDDS-Half contains two half size slim drawers and is the perfect answer for doubling your holding capacity in a small amount of space. Thanks to its slim design, the HDDS-Half allows multiple

Italian Sausage Patties

DiCapo Foods, a frozen food manufacturer announces the introduction of its fully cooked Italian sausage patty. Seeing the dinner sausage market filled with many varieties DiCapo seized the opportunity to be the first to enter into the breakfast market with an Italian patty sure to satisfy that spicy and ethnic appetite. Paired with egg and

Holding Pattern

Giles Foodservice Equipment has introduced a new line of foodservice equipment into its existing portfolio with its Holding Cabinet. The Giles Holding Cabinet (GHC) is designed to keep cooked foods hot, moist and flavorful until peak demand occurs for each foodservice operation. Units may be purchased as standalone unit or in double-stacked configuration. The GHC

Smarter, Faster Washes

Introducing the new i5000 touchless, in-bay automatic car wash from D&S Car Wash Equipment Co. The "intelligent" i5000 is the latest innovation from D&S. Designed with proven technology adapted from its Quicksilver D&S5000 touchless line, the i5000 is loaded with advanced features. The powerful i5000 is space- and energy-efficient which makes it the ideal car

Obey Your Master

Today’s rising energy costs and new regulations are affecting businesses worldwide, especially in the foodservice industry, where refrigeration constitutes one-fifth of energy costs. Master-Bilt’s foamed-in-place polyurethane panels have foam that bonds directly to the metal overlay, creating a higher R-value than those that are not. The foam is mixed from two parts, polyurethane resin and

Build Traffic, Add Revenue

Self-Service coin systems are Cummins-Allison Corp’s response to retailers’ need for added revenue, increased store traffic, and enhanced customer service. Cummins two self-service coin kiosks provide a fast and simple solution for converting mixed coins to currency, while increasing overall store profitability. The JetCoin Self-Service Coin kiosk is rugged, reliable and able to process up

Upscale Brew

Consumer demand for flavorful cappuccino continues to grow, and nothing satisfies it faster than the G3 Primo Cappuccino (PCGT) system from Wilbur Curtis. Based on the superior Generation 3 brewing technology, the PCGT machines are top-of-the-line and include a large, easy-to-read digital display so operators can change any setting in seconds. The attractive Euro-styled unit

Bud Moves to the Dark Side

  Beer drinkers around the world have long appreciated Budweiser’s quality and heritage. Now fans of "The Great American Lager" are invited to discover the newest member of the Budweiser family—Budweiser American Ale. Robust and well-rounded, Budweiser American Ale’s rich amber color and bright, hoppy finish is the ideal counterpart to Budweiser’s signature golden, crisp