Archives for July 2010

Citrus Selection

The Meridian Beverage Co. introduces a new flavor in its Aqua Cal line of naturally flavored purified water fortified with calcium and vitamin C. The new flavor, Navel Orange, is bursting with taste. Along with all other flavors (Strawberry, Lemon Zest, Raspberry, Lemon Lime, Peach Mango, Concord Grape and Black Cherry), Navel Orange is available

Self-Assembled Storage

  Walls + Forms Inc. offers a ready-to-assemble commercial grade counter. With no bolts or screws needed, even a novice can assemble these units; the only tool needed is a rubber mallet, which is provided with the counter. Thanks to its slot-fit design, each panel has tabs that fit snuggly into the base, deck and

Sports Sparking

Scripto introduces a new line of C-thru, texture grip lighters for the sports enthusiast. The new sports-themed lighters feature a clear-wrap design, combined with a raised texture, creating the ultimate 3-D effect and feel. The five-piece collection features football, baseball, basketball, golf and soccer designs. This unique line is offered with a choice of sports themed

All-Natural Treats

Sconza Candy introduces a new line of six packaged natural confections right from the farm. Called the Sconza Naturals, each of the creations starts with a whole premium dried nut or dried fruit which is drenched in chocolate or yogurt. From chocolate whole dried cherries to natural chocolate whole almonds, all Sconza Naturals are line

Free to Fry

Frymaster Dean continues to lead the industry with innovative designs that meet customers’ changing needs. The new Frymaster Application Series combines an open pot and tube fryer in the same cabinet and shares a common filter. Frymaster and Deancontinue to “Fit the Way You Fry” with high performance, low maintenance and innovative designs to lead

Packing a punch

Nitro2Go manufactures a premium 12 SKU product line of all-natural dietary supplements available in 2-count single packets and 30-count bottles, and two energy drink formulas—Regular and Light—in both 8.4-ounce and 16-ounce cans. Nitro2Go, which distributes to all 50 states either by DSD or self-distribution, offers a free trial counter display and free samples upon request. For

High-Tech Brewing

High-Tech Brewing BUNNs new BrewWISE ThermoFresh coffee brewing system makes brewing coffee easy. The system provides simple control over the brewing process, consistency from location to location and thermal coffee holding with new unheated servers. The G9-2T DBC grinder reduces the potential for human error by communicating how much and which coffee was ground to

The Pour House

The Pour House Brew exceptional coffee anywhere, all the time, with the new Curtis Caf Pour-Over Systems. Available in four models that brew directly into a Curtis airpot, glass decanter or insulated server, the Caf Pour-Over Systems have a large, widemouth inlet with an attached flip-open lid for easy filling, and a precisely engineered spray

Premium brewing

Premium brewing The L3D, the third generation of Luxus Thermal Dispensers from Fetco Corp., offers several innovations including a freshness timer, which is a lighted gauge that indicates coffee freshness in 15-minute increments for up to four hours, and an easy-to-read, V-shaped volume indicator. Other improvements include a built-in drip tray that slides out for

Sweet success

Sweet success Splenda No Calorie Sweetener has become the top-selling low/no calorie sugar alternative in U.S. retail outlets just two and a half years after its introduction. Splenda products, which include packets and granular, are made from sugar so they taste like sugar, so consumers can have the best of both worlds—the sweetness they love

Travel companion

Travel companion Solo Cups Traveler Plus Lid is a premium lid that is perfect for on-the-go coffee customers and will set retailers apart from the competition. Its unique recloseable lid is spill-resistant and durable for travel. And one Traveler Plus Lid fits all five of Solos paper hot cups—10-, 12-, 16-, 20- and 24-oz.  

‘Espresso’ yourself

‘Espresso’ yourself It just might be espresso. It’s estimated that over the next five years, authentic espresso could become the next high demand beverage in the channel. The problem with introducing this energy booster in the past was keeping labor under control while still producing a quality beverage. Boyd Coffee’s new 1-2-3 Espresso> machine, which

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Follett keeps Rainy Lake on ice

Follett keeps Rainy Lake on ice One might think the last thing an operator in northern Minnesota would worry about is not having enough ice, but it’s a big concern for Steve Lindberg, co-owner of Rainy Lake One Stop (International Falls, MN). Seven years ago, he and his wife Nora purchased the existing store, which

Dmd Keeps Ffp Out of Harm’s Way

Dmd Keeps Ffp Out of Harm’s Way Selling dietary supplements has become somewhat of a slippery slope for retailers ever since the red flag went up on over-thecounter medications containing “List One” chemicals—the primary ingredients in methamphetamine. But that’s not a worry for FFP Marketing (Fort Worth, TX), which owns 500 stores in 10 states.

Tedeschi store heats up deli sales with Autofry

Tedeschi store heats up deli sales with Autofry While Tariq Mehmood’s Tedeschi Food Shop in Hyde Park, MA, doesn’t offer gas, the bulk of his franchise’s sales volume flows from its TD’s Deli. With a roller grill, grill and full-service deli, Mehmood holds his own against some considerable foodservice competitors in the area. But it

BIC sparks Gate’s sales

BIC sparks Gate’s sales Bob Westendick’s business is tobacco and cigarettes, and he likes anything that pushes that category. Which is why he is so enamored with BIC. As the merchandise assistant for Gate Petroleum (Jacksonville, FL), Westendick keeps tabs on the profitability of the chain’s product mix for its 150 stores. Since signing an

Food Fest

Convenience stores can expand and improve their frozen foods section when they add Low Carb Creations new line of frozen Italian food. Low Carb Creations introduces a full line of frozen Italian food entrÈesunder the Bella Carb label. Bella Carb is the first line of frozen low-carb Italian food entrÈes available for retail sale and

Sumptuous Salads

Eating healthy can now be quite delicious with Subway’s new salad options. Subway Restaurants now offers customers even more choices to maintain a healthy and balanced diet with the introduction of two Atkins-Friendly Subway Fresh Salads. The Classic Club Salad carries only nine grams of net carbs while the Grilled Chicken and Baby Spinach Salad

Sandwich Sensation

Carb-concious customers can still satisfy their hunger with delicious, filling foods. MarketFareFoods introduces three delicious heat-and-eat sandwich varieties to provide a satisfying eating experience for carb-conscious customers, while making a healthy contribution to retailers’ bottom lines. CarbFriendly products include a Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Cheeseburger and Turkey Burger with Swiss cheese, and all feature clear carb-related

Sweet Dreams

C-store operators can improve their dairy selections if they choose to include New Blue Bunny Carb Freedom Yogurt to their frozen foods section. New Blue Bunny Carb Freedom Yogurt is a way for carb counters to reap the nutritional benefits of yogurt while watching their waste lines. Carb Freedom’s four flavors—Strawberry, Raspberry, Peach and Vanilla

Delightful Variety

The Sunny Delight Beverages Co. announces the introduction of a new 16-ounce offering available in orange, orange fused strawberry, orange fused peach, orange fused mango and fruit punch. Packaged in PET bottles, this new SunnyD line-up retains 180-day shelf-life at ambient or chilled temperatures. Expected convenience store retail price of $.99 – $1.19. Increase sales

Big Boy Beverage

Energy drinks are still high in sales at convenience stores, so store operators may wish to include some of Kronik Energy’s new beverages. Kronik Energy drink has added the 24-ounce FAT BOY to its current lineup of product offerings. FAT BOY offers consumers the option to purchase a larger version of the company’s flagship 16-ounce

Better Buying

Information and store management can be made simpler for c-store owners and petroleum retailers. DTN introduces DTN Fuel Buyer, a real-time market information service designed to support profitable fuel buying and reselling decisions. DTN Fuel Buyer provides instant access to supplier price messaging from DTN DataConnect, rack and spot price discovery as well as analysis,

Flash Foods Finds A New View With FKI

Until recently, spending hours scanning through poor-quality videotapes was the only way Flash Foods could investigate “questionable” transactions in its stores. The company wanted to maintain a “presence” at the point-of-sale to deter internal theft, but it needed something that met the needs of its time-pressed managers. “The system we had in place was archaic,