Flying J Truck Repair Shops Acquired

  Flying J, the struggling travel center corporation that recently merged with PilotTravel Centers LLC of Knoxville, Tenn., as part of its framework for emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, is selling its truck repair shops, the Post-Tribune reported.   Bosselman Boss Shops of Grand Island, Neb., has acquired the 15 J Care Service Centers, a

R.J. Reynolds Joins Others in Challenging Provisions of FDA Tobacco Act

  R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company joined Commonwealth Brands Inc., Lorillard Inc., National Tobacco Company L.P. and Discount Tobacco City & Lottery Inc. in filing a lawsuit Monday to protect their First Amendment right to communicate with adult tobacco consumers about their products, Reuters reported.   The suit was filed in federal court in Bowling Green, Ky.,

Tropical Tremor Frozen Beverage

YoCream introduces new Tropical Tremor flavors under their Jolly Rancher Frozen Beverage brand: Pomegranate, Wild Berry, Mango, Fruit Punch and Sour Green Apple. The exciting new beverages are boldly flavored, less sweet, a little tart and intensely colored. Available for frozen, carbonated and uncarbonated applications, the syrups are packaged in shelf stable bags with a

New Time Delay Ink Labels

SafeTScribe Technologies has developed a new line of time delay sensitized ink labels that can be programmed to change over specific periods of time, ranging from two hours to 200 days. SafeTScribe’s TimeMarks can be used to accurately manage the freshness of products on retail shelves to ensure inventory rotation and proper handling in the

Three New Flavors

Farley’s & Sathers Candy Co. Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of quality confectionery and gum products is introducing three new flavors to its Now and Later SOFT Nine-Piece Changemakers line. The flavors are Soft Banana, Soft Cherry and Soft Watermelon. The nine-piece bar comes packed 24 in a tray and has 12 trays per

Shake Up Your Deli Case

Chicken wings are one of the hottest carry-out items around. Now, MINOR’S Up For Grabs flavor bags make it easier than ever to offer customers chicken wings in the flavors they crave, in a versatile, easy-to-use format. Each re-sealable Up for Grabs pouch contains 4-ounces of ready-to-use Honey BBQ, Buffalo or Teriyaki sauce. Just place

FEEL THE GOOD

Convenience Valet partnered with Alacer Corp. to be the exclusive distributor of Emergen-C blister packs to all channels of trade. Alacer Corp. has been producing nutritionally enhanced products for more than 35 years. Convenience Valet now is distributing three flavors of Emergen-C effervescent drink mix. Emergen-C is packed with 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C, seven

New Baked Snack Mix flavors

The Kellogg Convenience Store Team is excited to bring you Cheez-It Barbecue & Cheddar and Extra Hot & Spicy Snack Mix flavors. A great addition to the Cheez-It Snack Mix family, these zesty new flavors give your consumers the bold and tasty crunch they’re looking for. The convenient mid-sized bags are perfect for your on-the-go

New Cinnabon Crisps

Cinnabon Crisps, the latest creation from Nostalgic Specialty Foods (NSF), will be unveiled to select retailers in 2009, including at trade shows, such as the Association for Convenience and Petroleum Retailing NACS Show. The Cinnabon name offers high brand recognition and is synonymous with delicious snacking. These crisps are crafted with Cinnabon’s fragrant, flavorful Makara

SIMPLE, MESS-FREE AND DELICOUS

f’REAL! Foods launched its first co-branded product–the new Limited Edition MilkShake made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups–available exclusively in Sheetz stores; and new Limited Edition flavor–f’REAL! chocolate chip Cookie Dough Limited Edition MilkShake–available in most of the company’s 4,000+ retail accounts nationwide. The line extension accounted for about 20% of total MilkShake sales in its

Premium Brisket Beef Jerky

Prime Snax Inc. of Salt Lake City, a processor of a variety of quality meat snacks and beef jerky, including organic beef jerky, announced the introduction of their newest product line: Desert Star Premium Brisket Beef Jerky. The new jerky boasts an All-American origin, including U.S. grown beef and processing in Prime Snax’ U.S.D.A. approved

Enhanced Juice

The newest addition to the Minute Maid Enhanced line of chilled juice drinks, Strawberry Kiwi flavor, combines both Yerba Maté and real fruit juice to provide consumers with a delicious natural energy boost. Available to retailers nationwide beginning in August, Minute Maid Strawberry Kiwi is the brand’s first offering of the popular, great-tasting strawberry and

Sandwich Aioli

If you think it’s hard to come up with new and creative sandwich ideas, think again. New Hellmann’s Real Aiolis are the easiest way to upscale your sandwich menu and keep your customers coming back for more. Aioli is a sauce that has been a foundation of classical cuisine for many years. Because it’s tricky

First Energy Drink With Nitrous Oxide

Monster Energy is launching a new, innovative product called Nitrous Monster. Nitrous Monster is the first and only energy drink to feature nitrous oxide gas technology. The revolutionary new drink boasts a rich creamy texture and a smooth drinkable flavor. Nitrous Monster is packaged in the re-sealable 12-ounce Rexam SLEEK Cap Can with closure technology

Chocolate With a Twist

The Painted Pretzel is a gourmet pretzel company that specializes in chocolate covered pretzels. The company now offers a large variety of chocolate pretzels that are topped with candy and nuts. Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., The Painted Pretzel currently has products being sold at retail outlets throughout the country in many high-end, specialty stores. This

New Peeler Saves Money

The new Raw Star Ceramic Peeler is taking the cooking, kitchen and convenience store world by storm. Sales have been increasing as people are discovering all the high-tech, amazing benefits of Raw Star Ceramic Peelers. The peelers never rust, stay razor sharp much longer than any metal or stainless-steel peeler and keep food fresher longer,

Hot Stuffed Sandwiches

Hot Stuff Foods has rolled out Hot Stuffed Sandwiches, a new line of portable hand-held sandwiches for busy on-the-go consumers. Sandwiches are fully loaded with fresh-made ingredients, using hand-pinched, live dough. Each Hot Stuffed Sandwich is fully enrobed for convenient grab-n-go and dashboard dining. Sandwiches are the fastest growing category in foodservice and offer an

Big Flavor In Fewer Bites

These days, having “mini” on the menu means BIG business. To help operators leverage the increasing “less is more” demands of customers in the most flavorful way, Johnsonville Sausage LLC has introduced new Sausage Minis in two marketplace-driven varieties. Mini Stadium Style Brats offer the uniquely seasoned brats customers crave. Mini Italian Sausages feature a

New Worldwide Brand ‘epay’

PaySpot Inc., a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwid Inc. and a leading prepaid and payments processor in the U.S., is offering a new worldwide brand under the name epay. Previously one of six brand names operating under the Prepaid Division of Euronet, PaySpot has rebranded with its sister prepaid companies to become the united global brand

Bake’R Fry Shrimp Fries

Enhance your menu variety with Tampa Maid’s New Bake’R Fry Shrimp Fries. This unique product begins with tender, diced shrimp, which are formed into a stick and coated with crispy, oven-ready breading for a delicious flavor your customers won’t be able to resist. It is an ideal hand-held food ready for ketchup, ranch dressing or

Low-calorie Vitamin Water

In response to consumers’ thirst for more great-tasting, low-calorie hydration, Glacéau vitaminwater10 will introduce four brand-new varieties on Aug. 17. Currently available in New York City and southern California, the low-calorie game-changer will flood stores nationwide next month. The four new varieties are go-go (mixed berry), mega-c (grape raspberry), revitalize (green tea) and recoup (peach-mandarin).

5-Hour Energy Introduces Grape Flavor

Sitting atop the growing liquid energy shot category by a substantial margin, 5-Hour Energy seeks to continue its category dominance with the introduction of its newest flavor, Grape, in late September. Founded in 2004, 5-Hour Energy is a 2-ounce energy shot that provides hours of energy with no crash or jitters through a blend of

Wind Resistant Lighters

Built upon a long term relationship, Scripto, America’s first and most trusted brand of utility lighters, and Anheuser-Busch, a dominating industry leader, team up once again to continue their success in the Utility Lighter category by announcing the release of the new Anheuser-Busch Utility Lighter Collection. The Budweiser and Bud Light Wind Resistant Outdoor Utility

Cheese Jerky

Snack Patrol LLC has developed a new snack, called Cheese Jerky, that combines shredded beef jerky with string cheese. This new product, which is already available in stores across the U.S., offers a previously impossible variation of string cheese. To make this snack, premium beef jerky is shredded, then added to Wisconsin farmstead string cheese.

Deter Hawks With Decoy

Bird-B-Gone Inc. introduces the Bird-B-Gone Hawk, a life-like Red Tailed Hawk decoy. The Bird-B-Gone Hawk can be used to scare pest birds away from balconies, gardens, fruit trees, buildings and other areas where birds or rodents have become a problem. Birds will avoid areas treated with the decoy and move on to a more secure

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