Archives for July 2010

Couche-Tard Extends Offer for Casey’s

Casey’s General Stores still has more time to consider Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s  tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Casey’s General Stores Inc. for $36.00 per share in cash. The offer, which previously had been scheduled to expire at midnight EST on July 9, has been extended by Couche-Tard,

Van Holten’s Announces New Hire

Waterloo, Wis.-based snack food manufacturer, Van Holten’s, welcomes Jon Florin as its new marketing manager.   Florin joins Van Holten’s with an extensive background in marketing and in the retail food business with his most recent position being marketing director at Madison Media Institute. Florin is now responsible for formulating and executing marketing strategies to help support and

Flying J Loses Beer License

A Flying J truck stop in Sioux Falls, S.D., has lost its alcohol license after it was caught selling alcohol to minors four times in the last five years, Keloland TV reported.  The Sioux Falls City Council decided Monday night not to renew the store’s beer license.  “I know of many other businesses down here

Seneca Cos. Receives Safety Award

Des-Moines, Iowa-based Seneca Cos. has been granted a Safety Award from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council for outstanding achievement in accident prevention during the 2009 calendar year. The company offers multiple divisions to handle Petroleum construction, remodels and service, as well as environmental clean-up, remediation and the use of potentially dangerous machinery for industrial cleaning, hydroblasting

Tornados Flavor Challenge Hits Facebook

Social networking is an increasingly popular way to get customers enthusiastic for your product. Ruiz Foods’ Tornados announced its Facebook-based promotion “Flavor Challenge 2.0” this month, in which the brand’s 130,000 plus fans can submit flavor ideas in eight different categories. The top flavor in each category wins a year’s supply of Tornados and a

Deepwater Drilling Moratorium Overturned

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled last week that the Obama administration could not impose a six-month moratorium on Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling, according to the New York Times.   A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 that the administration did not prove “irreparable injury” is likely if the moratorium is not

NASCAR Sweepstakes Kicks Off

Mobil 1, the official motor oil of NASCAR and O’Reilly Auto Parts, the official auto parts store of NASCAR are joining forces to give racing fans a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas during the Sprint Cup Champions Week. A total of four grand prize winners will win a trip for two to

BlackBerry Adds Rutter’s Coupon App

Rutter’s Farm Stores has introduced a free app for BlackBerry smart phones, complementing the Rutter’s iPhone app introduced last year. Both apps are available as free downloads from The iPhone app also is available from the Apple App Store; and the BlackBerry app will be available from BlackBerry App World within a couple of

NASCAR Sweepstakes Kicks Off

Mobil 1, the official motor oil of NASCAR and O’Reilly Auto Parts, the official auto parts store of NASCAR are joining forces to give racing fans a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas during the Sprint Cup Champions Week. A total of four grand prize winners will win a trip for two to

Gasoline Prices Again Headed Higher

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale costs for gasoline are again moving higher across the country after a steep sell-off in late June into early July, with sharp gains realized during the first full week of July putting prices on either side of levels seen in late June. The increase in wholesale

Brown & Haley

Brown & Haley Brown & Haley puts peanuts and its premium confection ROCA buttercrunch toffee together to create new Honey Roasted Peanut ROCA buttercrunch toffee. By marrying the highest quality dry and honey roasted peanuts with its legendary buttercrunch toffee, Brown & haley has created the first "sweet & salty" ROCA sensation. Honey Roasted Peanut

E Instruments Group LLC

E Instruments Group LLC E Instruments offers the newest Mini Gas Sniffer, a rugged, compact, ergonomic and highly sensitive natural gas detector, which is widely used throughout the HVAC industry. The Mini Gas Sniffer is designed for simplicity and one-hand operation. The unit is equipped with a highly sensitive LED Scale & Beeper to pin-point

Follett Corp.

Follett Corp. Follett Corp.’s automatic ice begging and dispensing system, Ice Pro, with up to 1,000 lbs. of ice storage, automatically dispenses cube ice into bags, carts and other receptacles, eliminating the need to shovel or scoop ice from the bin. Ice Pro’s easy-to-read controls offer mode selection and variable dispense times. Pins securely hold

New Image Global Inc.

New Image Global Inc. New Image Global Inc. moves to sign some of the hottest and sexiest top models and actresses in the business for its new Royal Blunts "Taste the Flavor" campaign. Meet Amy, Brittany, Loralyn, Mandy, Niresha, Natasha and Gloria Velez, representing a variety of unique cultures and backgrounds. They are synonymous with


Newspring Newspring is pleased to introduce new In-Mold Labeling (IML) technology, a superior way to label packaging while maximizing brand image. With IML, packaging graphics will take on an eye-catching, upscale appearance without the need for conventional label or printing methods. In addition, this new technology offers opertors features like 10 color graphics, readable fine

Merit Industries

Merit Industries Merit Industries introduces fragrant 5" x 7" sachet packets filled with all-natural potpourri and fragrance, which are ideal for impulse sales for women. Just place in car, in a drawer, on a counter or in a suitcase to make any place smell better. The long-lasting natural fragrance will last for many months. SRP

Introducing Reese's Crispy Crunchy Bar

Introducing Reese’s Crispy Crunchy Bar New REESE’S® Crispy Crunchy Bar combines crunchy chopped peanuts, creamy peanut butter, crispy peanut butter candy and a rich chocolate coating to deliver a satisfying new snack. In consumer testing, REESE’S® Crispy Crunchy Bar outscored recent successful product launches and the chocolate candy norm.1 For more information, contact your Hershey

Bunn-o-matic Corp.

Bunn-o-matic Corp. A cost-effective solution for superior cold drinks, the BUNN JDF-2S Silver Series delivers either juice or iced coffee at the touch of a button. Designed to serve either frozen or ambient products, including remote bag-in-box, the JDF-2S ensures consistent drink quality from the top to the bottom of every glass with a patented

Clip Strip Corp.

Clip Strip Corp. Taking an idea from "napkin-sketch" to a fully functioning merchandise display on the retail floor has been made easier with Clip Strip’s new POP Kit. Designers at development meetings are more productive with samples of actual POP display connectors, fasteners, hang tabs, hooks, clips, etc., available for them to manipulate and experiment

Hatco Corp.

Hatco Corp. Hatco Corp. announces its new Individual Built-in Heated Wells, with reliable performance to safely hold food hot. These warmers are available in round, top- and bottom-mounted rectangular with and without insulation. The units have larger drains with flat screens, EZ lock hardware and heavier, durable stainless steel construction. An exclusive long-life heating element

Miller Brewing Co.

Miller Brewing Co. Football fans have a deep passion for their favorite team and ritualistically plan events around where they are watching the game, what they are going to eat and, most importantly, what they are going to drink. These fans crave the opportunity to be as close to the action as possible and retailers

Symbol Technologies Inc.

Symbol Technologies Inc. Symbol Technologies Inc. introduces the LS3008 rugged handheld scanner designed for high-performance and reliability. Built to withstand the rigors of everyday use, Symbol’s new LS3008 rugged scanner is sealed to IP53 standards and provides optimized productivity while reducing the need for equipment repairs, ultimately lowering the total cost of ownership. Providing retailers

Piccadilly Circus Pizza

Piccadilly Circus Pizza Piccadilly Circus Pizza continues to expand the profit opportunities for its operators by launching two new easy-to-prepare products. The Boneless Buffalo Wings offer today’s patrons premium, boneless chicken with a zesty Buffalo-style breading. Likewise the new Gourmet Chicken Tenders also being with premium chicken, which are then finished with a gourmet-style breading.

Pioneer Snacks

Pioneer Snacks Pioneer TenderStrips are slow-cooked strips of 100% beef steak, expertly seasoned, then smoked over real hickory wood for a zesty outdoor taste. TenderStrips are packaged in reclosable gusseted pouches, creating the ultimate meat snack for both retailer and consumer. The pouches can stand up on shelves or in their cady if peg space

Masterfoods USA

Masterfoods USA The great taste of Snickers Original and Snickers Almond will be available with the rich taste of dark chocolate for a limited time only. The new variety will be available beginning November 2006. The brand will also introduce a Miniature variety pack combining new Snickers Dark and Snickers Almond Dark with Snickers Original.