Archives for 2009

Prepare Meals Quickly and Efficiently

Denver-based Catering by Design, which offers everything from intimate dinners to large corporate barbeques and was named Catering Company of the Year 2008 by Event Solutions Magazine, depends on Electrolux Professional products to meet its catering demands. This includes an Electrolux air-o-chill 102 blast chiller/freezer and air-o-steam 102 combi oven, which together comprise the air-o-system.

Combo Packs for Kids Cup Line

Fabri-Kal, a leading provider of disposable foodservice packaging, announced that their Kids Cup line now comes combo packed with cups,  snap-tight spill resistant red lids and straws to improve ease of use. The cups are available custom printed or with two new stock print designs, which require no order minimums. The lightweight, economical polypropylene drink

Southern Style Biscuit Sandwiches

Lettieri’s is building on its already sensational breakfast program by adding two Southern Style biscuit sandwiches for busy customers on-the-go.  The company is introducing two new menu choices: the Country Fried Steak & Cheese Biscuit, which starts with a light and tender southern-style biscuit complimented with a lightly breaded southern-spiced, country-fried steak and a generous

Plug-and-Play Kit Helps Hearing Impaired

Pan-Oston, a leader in smart retail counter and checkout solutions, offers a simple kit that enables retailers to unobtrusively and directly assist hearing aid wearers. Shop Hear and Service Hear upgrade kits combine sophisticated electronic induction loop circuitry along with the amplifier, microphone, power, connecting cables and signage to quickly convert any service or checkout

Freezer-to-Oven Fresh Baked Bread

Rich Products Corp. has pioneered the industry’s first line of fresh bread that can be taken directly from the freezer and baked in the oven, eliminating the time-consuming preparing and proofing process otherwise necessary to make freshly baked bread. Rich’s proprietary “Fresh ‘n Ready” Classic Sandwich Breads, developed over five years of intensive research, are

New Beverage Offerings

Cliffstar Corporation introduces new items that promise to set the beverage market on its ear. Cliffstar is the largest private label beverage supplier in the U.S. and currently carries premium juices, teas, nutrient enhanced waters and isotonic thirst quenchers. Thanks to its elaborate, state-of-the art innovation center, Cliffstar is announcing new products available for sale

Selling Freshness Just Got Easier

New Colgate Wisp gives customers that just brushed clean feeling anytime, anywhere. Colgate Wisp is a single-use mini toothbrush with a breath-freshening bead that allows customers to brush on the go; no water or rinsing required. Its cleaning bristles and soft pick help remove food and particles from between teeth, while the freshening bead dissolves

New High Speed Sandwich Press

Electrolux Professional introduces its new High Speed  Sandwich Press, which grills sandwiches and wraps with various fillings in half the time of a traditional Panini Grill. What would normally take nearly two minutes, now takes only 40 seconds! The Sandwich Press outperforms any standard sandwich grill by taking a sandwich from 39 degrees to perfectly

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.

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

Optimo Flavored Mini Cigarillos

The growing Optimo line of cigars from Swisher International Inc. now offers customers a Mini Cigarillo size in two extremely popular flavors: Peach and Grape. The Mini Cigarillo size has already proven to be a favorite among customers—and both grape and peach are two of the hottest flavors in the market. Combine this popular size

Mini Monster Battered Taquito

Are your roller grills still bringing consumers into your stores? Today quality, value and a trusted brand are more important than ever.  Your customer knows Don Miguel stands for quality and authentic Mexican foods.  Don Miguel’s new Mini Monster Battered Taquitos maintain this tradition, which the company began in 1908. Its 3-ounce battered taquitos bring

Flavorful Peanuts

Diamond Foods’ Emerald Snack Brand offers  Bold-Flavored Oven Roasted Peanuts including Barbeque, Wasabi and Chipotle flavors.  In addition to being a great source of natural energy, the peanuts have the unique distinction of being “mess free” (no napkins needed). The Emerald Barbeque Oven Roasted Peanuts evoke the outdoors with a combination of sweet honey and

Republic Tobacco Introduces Gambler Cigars

Republic Tobacco, the country’s number one provider of roll-your-own and make-your-own cigarette tobacco, papers and accessories, is entering the cigar category with the introduction of Gambler Cigars. Gambler Cigars couple fine cigar tobacco with a low per-pack price to provide cigar smokers with a genuine smoking experience within a modest budget. “Cigars are a natural

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

Newcastle Launches Summer Ale

Newcastle Importers, exclusive importer of Newcastle Brown Ale, America’s No. 1 imported ale, announces the launch of Newcastle Summer Ale, a limited release seasonal offering created to offer consumers a new refreshing blend from Newcastle and on-premise accounts the opportunity to grow their import sales during the summer’s warmer months.   Summer Ale will debut

Residents Fight to Keep White Hen Pantry

  Folks in Newburyport, Mass., love their White Hen Pantry, so much so, more than 2,000 customers have signed a petition asking that the local c-store be allowed to stay, Eagle Tribune Publishing Co. reported.   The White Hen in question, located about four blocks from Market Square, serves as a market for thousands of

Free Beverage Displays for C-stores

  As part of the Sam’s Club 100 Days of Summer commitment to help independent  c-store owners make a profit, Gatorade is providing free equipment with bulk purchases of Gatorade.    Using the equipment, products can be organized into a secondary product display, which serves as an attractive attention-grabber for customers.   Through May 1,

Speedway Named Best Gas Brand

  Speedway SuperAmerica LLC, headquartered in Enon, Ohio, has been named the top gasoline brand in the 2009 EquiTrend Brand Study conducted by Harris Interactive, the Springfield News-Sun reported.   The annual online study measured 1,120 brands across 39 categories. The survey data was based on categories, such as  familiarity, quality, brand expectations and trust.

Kris Falkner Leads Server Products

  Server Products, Richfield, Wis., a manufacturer of foodservice dispensing and merchandising equipment, recently appointed Kris Falkner to the position of president.   Kris is the third generation of the founding family to run the company. Server was founded by her grandfather, the late Al Wickesberg, and most recently led for many years by her

Chevron Announces New Vice President

  Chevron Corp., San Ramon, Calif., has appointed R. Hewitt Pate as vice president and general counsel effective Aug. 3. Pate, 47, will succeed and report to Chevron’s current general counsel, Charles James, who was named executive vice president earlier this year.   As Chevron’s chief legal officer, Pate will direct the company’s worldwide legal

7-Eleven and Pepsi Max Sponsor WWE Event

  Pepsi Max and 7-Eleven stores are sponsoring World Wresting Entertainment’s Aug. 23 pay-per-view SummerSlam event, which will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Brandweek reported.   Surrounding the event, 7-Eleven will launch a four-week nationwide storefront branding campaign beginning July 31 and running throughout August at more than 5,400 locations.  

Magellan Buys Bankrupt Longhorn’s Assets

  Magellan Midstream Partners L.P., Tulsa, Okla., has been approved to purchase almost all assets of Longhorn Partners Pipeline L.P. by the bankruptcy court. The closing date was set for yesterday, July 29.   Longhorn Partners Pipeline is a 700-mile common carrier pipeline system that transports refined petroleum products from Houston to El Paso, Texas.

Sheetz Looks To Technology To Support Growth

  Sheetz has deployed Pentaho Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition and Teradata Data Mart Appliance from Pentaho Corp., a commerical open source alternative for business intelligence. The application serves users across multiple departments, providing self-service access to corporate data to drive company performance, EarthTimes reported.   Altoona-Penn.- based Sheetz Inc. operates 350 c-stores across Pennsylvania,

Go Fast Sports and Beverage Co. Launches 16-Ounce Cans

  Denver-based Go Fast Sports and Beverage Co. is now distributing Go Fast 16-ounce cans in the Kansas City region. For the past four years,  Go Fast Regular and Go Fast Light have been available in 8.4-ounce and 11.9-ounce cans. Strong sales and demand, has inspired Central States Beverage to expand the Go Fast beverage