Tornados by El Monterey continue to satisfy the consumer’s desire for delicious “hot-to-go” foods that are perfect for any meal or snack and are available at convenience stores and other quick-serve food outlets. The recent introduction includes two new flavors: Chicken Club and Spicy Cheese Steak Tornados by El Monterey, a division of Ruiz Foods.
BIC Lighter has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, Jeff Gordon, to create another popular line of licensed lighter wraps. The lighters feature four bold new designs featuring Gordon, the iconic #24, and his new car for 2009. Gordon will join Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the
Eco-Products, a leading provider of biodegradable and compostable foodservice solutions, introduced its latest innovation in packaging: a compostable hot cup lid. This spring the company will unveil the first commercially compostable hot cup lid in North America, addressing the growing demand from conscious coffee and tea enthusiasts. Made from the ingeo biopolymer from NatureWorks LLC,
Confectionery manufacturer BestSweet Inc. has introduced a new, smoother shape for its licensed Baskin-Robbins Smooth & Creamy Hard Candy. In addition to the new candy shape, updated packaging for the product is also being introduced and will prominently feature a picture of the new shape on the front of each candy bag. The new Smooth
As retailers continue to look for new profit centers, Vendgogh has introduced its first gas island vending product allowing retailers to tap the 70% of consumers that pay at the pump and never enter the convenience store. Vendgogh has developed a creative and profitable way to bring the c-store to the gas island, while combining
Since 1975, Nature Valley has used wholesome ingredients to make its best-tasting granola bars, with flavors and types for every taste. For the first time, Nature Valley is bringing chocolate to its great-tasting granola bars. The new Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix bar and the Dark Chocolate & Nut bar, now available to convenience store
Shelf-stable Handi-Snacks and Kool-Aid branded snacks offer a convenient single-serve snack for on-the-go consumers and time crunched operators. Handi-Snacks Pudding Snacks are available in consumer preferred chocolate and vanilla varieties, while Kool-Aid Gels come in two refreshing fruit flavors, Strawberry and Orange. New packaging with rounded cups offers an easy-to-handle snack, perfect for the on-the-go
Foodservice equipment manufacturer Lockwood Manufacturing has introduced a new cabinet in a long line of time tested quality cabinets. The new CA69-PFIN-18CDD offers retailers an efficient method of holding and displaying hot food and baked goods for their customers. Featuring a fully insulated frame, external heat unit controls, digital thermometer and heavy duty casters all
Utilizing its unique category focus and a new approach of utilizing its expertise to create powerful business solutions, the Kellogg Convenience Store Team is excited to launch Cheez-It Duoz baked snack crackers to its salty snack set. With two flavors in one bag, Cheez-It Duoz baked snack crackers offer consumers the tasty crunch and bold
The bright light in the bottled water category remains enhanced waters, which consumers looking for more than just refreshment are coming to appreciate. That said, selling enhanced–or any other bottled waters in troubled economic times–means taking greater advantage of supplier programs and doing some savvy marketing and merchandising. The year just passed was difficult on
Being green. You can’t go a day without hearing about it. Escalating energy costs and a renewed awareness of the environment have put green initiatives at the top of the agenda for the global convenience industry. Retail industry leaders such as Walmart and Tesco are setting targets to reduce energy use by at least 20%.
Operators looking for greater energy efficiency should cast an eye on their coolers, where centralized controls, lighting adjustments, basic ongoing maintenance and employee training can save them money. “Coolers are typically an opportunity for improvements in maintenance and operational practices,” said Jerry Lawson, national manager for Energy Star Small Business and Congregations Network, a division
BP At a Glance BP is one of the largest integrated oil companies in the world, with an estimated global market share of around 3% of oil & gas production and 4% of refining capacity in the major global markets in which it operates. Its U.S. retailing brands are BP, ARCO and ampm. Global sales:
Gasoline dealers in New Jersey have won a string of major victories in their race to stave off what they predict will be dire consequences stemming from Exxon Mobil Corp.’s large-scale pullout from parts of the Northeast. Dealer groups have succeeded in pushing legislation through both the state Senate and Assembly in hopes of getting
I have always been a c-store guy, I just did not realize it until I became affiliated with this publication and started paying more attention to the intricacies of the segment. Thanks to my wife, I rarely go to the grocery store anymore–she actually likes the experience. I also rarely take the time to enjoy
I was getting breakfast at my local convenience store recently, an unbranded joint close to my office, when I noticed a new addition to the store. Right by one of the two pay stations was a neatly handwritten sign that read, “No Cell Phones in Line.” I have to admit this message surprised me. The